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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 4 Jun 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

TINRYLAND/Bennekerry girls u-13 soccer team won the County Community Games Title for the first time last week after defeating Slaney Valley 2-1 on penalties after the sides drew 1-1 in normal time.

The game, which was played in Clonegal was always a very exciting and entertaining affair. The teams were evenly matched throughout and the game was scoreless at half time. Midway through the second half, a quick breakaway by Bennekerry/Tinryland finished with a goal scored by Ann Marie Keogh. In the final minute of the game, Slaney Valley scored a dramatic equalizer after a poor clearance by the Bennekerry/Tinryland girls led to a spectacular goal from Noirin Lambert. After extra time the teams were still deadlocked and the stage was set for a penalty shootout. In the shootout goals from Amanda Doyle and Christine Scully sealed the first ever soccer win for Area 11. Others to play well were Sinead Lyons (despite a broken finger), Tara Burke, Andrea Jeaney and Rachel Chall.

The team was Sinead Lyons (Tinryland), Christine Scully (Tinryland), Ann Marie Keogh (Ballybar), Amanda Doyle (Tinryland), Andrea Jeaney (Tinryland), Rachel Chall (Tinryland), Tara Burke (Tinryland), Jessica Nolan (Kernanstown), Bonita Butler (Palatine), Mairead Cushen (Rutland), Lisa McGuill (Brownshill), Roisin Walshe (Rutland).

Holy Communion: 16 1st class pupils of Tinryland NS received their 1st Holy Communion in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Saturday May 22nd. The celebrant was Fr. Peter Dunne PP and the music was provided by David Sheridan. Those who received their Communion were David Nolan (Powerstown), Paul Costello (Castletown), Gary Finnerty (Tinypark), Declan Ryan (Ballybar), Amanda Curran (Lime Grove), Maggie Doyle (Linkardstown), Zoe Curran (Linkardstown), Eadaoin Carthy (Park), Cillian Townsend (Linkardstown), Adam Doyle (Linkardstown), Dean Farrell (Linkardstown), Ian Sibbald (Tinryland), Maria Lawlor (Lime Grove), Jacqueline Nolan (Linkardstown), Ciara Fitzpatrick (Castletown) and Kate Morgan (Tinryland).

Special Olympics Star: Richard Costello of Rathcrogue was an impressive winner of 4 individual medals in the Leinster Special Olympics held in Tallaght on Saturday last. Richard, representing St. Lazerian’s School, Carlow, won a gold medal for the floor exercise, a silver for overall performance, a silver for tumbling, a bronze on the beam and was also placed 4th for the vault.

Tennis Double: Area 11 u-13 and u-16 mixed tennis teams both won the County Community Games title last weekend. The u-16 team had a good start when they defeated a strong Tullow team in the semi-final before recording a fine win over St. Mary’s in the final. The team was John Whyte (Tinryland), Richard Whyte (Tinryland), Padraig Delaney (Tinryland), Niall Barrett (Kilmeany), Louise McArdle (Tinryland), Aishlin Whelan (Ballycrogue), Niamh Delaney (Tinryland) and Louise Costello (Rathcrogue).

The under 13 team was Colm Delaney (Tinryland), Patrick Townsend (Linkardstown), Declan Redmond (Tinryland), Maria Doyle (Linkardstown), Orla Glancy (Tinryland), Sinead Byrne (Linkardstown) and Amanda Kelly (Linkardstown).

U-10 Winners: Bennekerry/ Tinryland 4-5 Burrin Area 3-2. This Boys U10 Community Games Football Match was eventually played in Rathcrogue on Tuesday evening. As this is only a preliminary round game, the pressure is on to complete this competition by its deadline on June 7th. Area 11 emerged winners in this game by 4-5 to 3-2 despite being in arrears with 10 minutes to go. The winners, who were short 4 regulars, can thank their star players Shane Redmond and Colm Nolan for keeping them in the game. The Burrin team had some fine performers drawn from the New Oak and O’Hanrahan’s GAA areas. Bennekerry/Tinryland will now play St. Lazerian’s in the quarter finals.

IMPORTANT MEETING: An extraordinary general meeting of Tinryland Tennis Club will be held in the Tinryland Centre, Rathcrogue on Monday, June 28 at 9.00 pm sharp. The purpose of this meeting is to elect three trustees.

Members eligible to vote on this matter must be aged 18 years or over.

In keeping with the Constitution and Rules of the Club, the names of those prepared to go forward as trustees, are being circulated to you 21 days prior to the EGM. The committee invites all members to attend. Your support in this matter would be appreciated.

The names put forward for election are Miriam Sweetnam, Ned Brennan, Peter Scully, Enda Nolan, Clem Delaney, Denis Shannon, Shay Byrne and Pat Finnerty.

GOOD START: Tinryland Intermediate Footballers began life in the Carlow IFC with a very good 0-11 to 0-8 win over St. Andrew’s in Fenagh on Friday last. After a slow start, the former 15 times senior champions settled down to play their best football for some time. That slow start by Tinryland left them trailing by 0-7 to 0-2 at the interval. Both Tinryland’s scores in the opening half came from county player Connie Guidera, who was excellent throughout, covering every blade of grass on the pitch.

Immediately after the restart, a brace of Gary Morrissey points and further scores from John Doyle, Noel Scully and PJ Murphy left the scores level after 16 minutes. Bagenalstown briefly regained the lead after 22 minutes when Mick Johnson scored their only second half point. Tinryland, however finished very strongly and points from Niall Walsh, PJ Murphy and the excellent John Doyle sealed victory in the closing stages.

Best for Tinryland, who play Ballon in their next intermediate game this Thursday evening were defenders John Murphy, JJ Doran, Bernard Mullan, midfielders Connie Guidera, Martin Doyle and forwards John Doyle, PJ Murphy and William Power.

Defeat for U12’s: Tinryland were beaten by a stronger Bagenalstown team by 1-17 to 1-8 in the Coisde na nOg Competition in Rathcrogue on Monday last. The visitors made a good start early on when they scored several fine points. Tinryland responded well to this dominance with Patrick Townsend scoring 0-3 from a frees and Ian Scully scoring a fine goal before the break, leaving the score 0-8 to 1-3 in favour of Bagenalstown at the interval. In the second half Bagenalstown gradually took the upper hand and ran out worthy winners. Scorers for Tinryland were Ian Scully (1-0), Patrick Townsend (0-4), Padraig Townsend (0-2), Jason Kelly (0-1) and Mark McLean (0-1).

The next championship match will be away to Clonegal on Monday next at 7.30 pm.

Basketball: The Dolmenettes Basketball team had a fine 15 pts to 7 win over Killeen in the Carlow u-17 league final on Sunday last. The u-17 team were beaten by Killeen in their final.

Club Meeting: There will be a meeting of Tinryland AC in Rathcrogue House (tonight) Wednesday at 7.30 pm. All members are asked to attend.

ICA Meeting: The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA will be held in Rathcrogue House tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm. All new members are welcome.

Doctors on Call: Local doctors in the Carlow town, county and neighbouring areas have organised a new service with the support of the South Eastern Health Board and the Department of Health. The service is for patients with urgent medical problems who need to contact a doctor after surgeries close. During these times patients will ring a central number at 0503-34999. This number will be answered by a nurse at the CAREDOC headquarters at the District Hospital, Athy Road, Carlow.

Table Quiz: There will be a table quiz in aid of Tinryland Parent Teacher Organisation in Rathcrogue Centre on Thursday, June 10 at 8.30 pm sharp. The cost per table of 4 is £12 and all support would be greatly appreciated

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