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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 14 May 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The Bennekerry-Tinryland Community Games Athletics Finals will be held this Friday evening in Bennekerry at 6.30 p.m.

Events will cater for ages as diverse as tiny tots to U.17’s. Children from the catchment areas of Bennekerry, Tinryland are eligible to compete. Admission is 50p for children and £1 for adults The Area 11 Field Events Finals will be held in Tinryland training field on Wednesday May 19th at 7.00 p.m.

Basketball Finals: The Area 11 girls u-16 basketball team will play St.Mary’s in the county final in St. Leo’s on Thursday at 7 pm while the boys u-16 team will play their decider against St. Lazerian’s after this match at 8 pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Gymnastics Finals: The Bennekerry-Tinryland Gymnastics Area Finals will be on Tuesday 18th May in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal at 6.30 pm sharp.

Pilgrimage: The St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on June 26th. To celebrate the Jubilee Year 2000, there will also be a pilgrimage to Lourdes between the 12th and 17th of October. Anyone interested contact Josie Kelly at 46286.

Successes: Bennekerry-Tinryland athletes gave a fine account of themselves in the Carlow BLOE Track and Field Championships held in Askea on Sunday last. Star performers were Darren Murphy, Gold Boys U9 80m, Padraig Townsend Gold Boys U11 65m hurdles, Karen McGrath Gold Girls U13 80m and Eilish O’Neill, Gold Girls U15 1500m and Silver in the 800m. Silver medals were achieved by Ambrose Doran Boys U11 65m hurdles, Sinead Lyons Girls U11 80m, Amanda Doyle Girls U12 High Jump, Annette Farrell Girls U13 75m hurdles and Julie Ann Farrell Girls U16 100m.

Bronze medals were achieved by Philip Condron Boys U10 80m, Andrew Murphy Boys U13 800m, Laura Murphy Girls U11 80m and 800m and Rachel Condron Girls U13 75m hurdles.

Because of the inclement weather conditions relay and shot putt events were postponed until the 2nd leg of the Carlow Senior Track and Field Championships on Thursday May 20th.

In the BLE Games held in Santry on Sunday last, Pat Byrne of Tinryland had a great win in the 3000m event. Pat finished in a time of 8 mins 28 secs and was 2 secs ahead of internationals Peter Matthews and Alan Merriman. Pat was very pleased with his time despite the blustery conditions that prevailed on the day. His win will improve his chances of international selection during the coming months.

On Saturday next, May 15th a club team of Pat Byrne, Tommy Payne and PJ Byrne will compete in a 5000m team event in Santry which is being run in conjunction with the National Relays.

Good Win: Tinryland Minor Football team gained their 3rd victory in the MFL Division B in Rathvilly on Thursday when they accounted for the home team on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-2. Leading by 1-2 to 0-2 at the interval, Tinryland really opened up in the second half, scoring 1-8. John Doyle once again gave another 5 star performance for Tinryland, scoring 0-6 while Trevor Jeaney (1-2) and Pierce McCarthy were the goal scorers. Paul Doyle and Brian Foster were the other scorers while Chris Cleary, Barry McDaniel and Willie Power were outstanding.

Fine Display: 16 year old Brian Foster was the outstanding player for Tinryland in their 3-10 to 0-10 defeat by Clonegal in the U16 Championship on Tuesday last. Brian, playing at full forward scored 0-7 of his team’s tally. The lively Clonegal team showed their superiority by scoring 3 goals in the final quarter of the game. Others to play well were Paul Haughney, Christopher Cleary, John Paul Moore and Niall Barrett.

Tinryland U14’s had a very convincing victory over Fenagh in the Championship on Saturday to add to wins over Michael Davitt’s and Mount Leinster Rangers. The U10 also had a good win over Askea in the Maurice Nolan Cup.

LEINSTER MARTS: Tinryland were beaten by Askea on a score of 1-13 to 2-6 in the semi-final of the Leinster Marts Cup in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. Tinryland were best served by Gary Morrissey, Connie Guidera, Edward Dowling and Noel Scully. Askea will now play Fenagh in the final in Rathcrogue on Friday May 21st.

MORRISSEY CUP: This year’s Morrissey Cup has some very attractive semi-final pairings. Next Saturday, five times Leinster Club Champions Eire Og will play former All Ireland Club winners Baltinglass in Rathcrogue at 7 pm. The match referee is the well known Tommy Howard of Kildare. The other semi-final sees the emerging Palatine team face St. Joseph’s of Laois in Rathcrogue on the following evening at 7 pm. John Conway of Arles is the match referee.

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