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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 25 Jun 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann


The second Tinryland Field day held in Rathcrogue on Sunday was again a very successful one for all the clubs involved. Despite the uncertainty of the weather the event was well attended.

A novel event this year was the introduction of the 56 lbs without follow throwing event. After many competitors trying their luck Micheal Mannion was the eventual winner who just got the verdict over his brother Alan. The G.A.A. skills event was won by John Townsend. (Nurney)

The dog show always attracts great interest. Competition here is so keen that often there is little between the canine and human barking. The overall winner was a dog called “Rocky” trained by Annette Dowse. Other winners were John Doyle (Kernanstown) with Ann Dowse’s “Rambo” the best groomed dog.

Michael Murphy, Ballyloo accurately predicted what spot Ballybannon Daisy would select and won £100 for his efforts and hers!

Eire Og beat Tinryland in u-7 and u-8 G.A.A. matches. The 5000m road race was won by Barrowhouse athlete Colm Burke from Tommy Payne with Mick Byrne (Parnell’s Wicklow) 3rd. John Joe Murphy won the vets award with Andrew Murphy winning the junior event in 19mins 15secs.

In the junior athletics there were wins for Greg Murphy, Elaine Ware, Killeen Townsend, Niamh Redmond, Darren Murphy, Tina Walker, Padraig Townsend, Laura Murphy and Rachel Condron.

Pascal Doran was a fine winner of the father’s race with Catherine Curran (nee Dermody) showing that she has lost none of her old basketball pace winning the mother’s event. Josie Kelly and her band provided a great night’s entertainment for the well attended field day dance on Sunday night.

Tennis Club EGM: An extraordinary general meeting of the above club will be held in Tinryland G.A.A. Clubhouse, on Monday June 28th at 9.00pm. sharp. The purpose of this meeting is to elect three trustees from the 8 nominees. Members eligible to vote on this matter must be age 18 years or over. Your support would be appreciated.

Hopper McGrath Race: Tinryland athletes excelled in the Hopper McGrath race on Wednesday night last. The race was won by Pat Byrne with Tommy Payne 5th, P.J. Byrne 7th and J.J. Murphy 14th to give Tinryland the team award. Tommy Payne won the V1 award with J.J. Murphy 1st in the V2 and Jimmy Morgan 3rd. Denis Shannon won the V3 from Denis Noonan.

Treble for Aidan: Aidan Nolan, Old Leighlin was Tinryland A/C star performer at the Leinster B.L.O.E tests held in Tullamore on Sunday. Nolan won the hammer, discus, and shot in the U18 section. Local athlete Andrew Doyle was also a treble winner taking the 100m, 200m and 400m U16. Karen McGrath won bronze in the 80m U13 and helped Carlow to Gold in the U13 relay. Antoinette Farrell won her heat in the U13 hurdles and finished 4th in the final narrowly missing a medal.

SWIMMING: Area 11 finals – Girls: u-8 freestyle, 1st Alison O Neill. u-10 freestyle, 1st Roisin Walsh. u-10 back stroke, 1st Deirdre Doyle; 2nd, Bonita Butler. u-12 F.S., 1st, Emer Daly; 2nd, Rosalind Deane. u-12 breast stroke, 1st, Laura Murphy. u-14 backstroke, 1st, Karen Doyle. u14 freestyle, 1st, Sinead Byrne. u-14 breaststroke 1st, Elizabeth Gaule; 2nd, Sinead Byrne. u-13 squad, Karen Doyle, Elizabeth Gaule, Sinead Byrne, Emer Daly, Rosalind Deane.

Boys – u8 freestyle, 1st, Craig Sutton; 2nd, Karl Rennick. u-10 freestyle, 1st, Nicholas Byrne; 2nd, Conall Byrne; 3rd, Keith Byrne. u-10 backstroke, 1st, Ciaran Byrne; 2nd, Simon Breheny. u-12 F.S., 1st, Patrick Byrne; 2nd, Darragh Walsh; 3rd, David Kinsella; 4th, Ross O Neill. u-13 squad, Declan Redmond, Patrick Byrne, Michael Murphy, Darragh Walshe, Ross O Neill.

Cemetery Cleaning: The Parish Council would like to thank the volunteers who came and tidied up the cemetery during the week. Cemetery Mass will take place on Friday week 2nd July at 8pm

Young Priest’s Society: St. Joseph’s Young Priests society holds their annual pilgrimage to Knock on 26th June. Price £7. There will be a bus leaving Tinryland at 7.30. Contact Josie Kelly 0503 46286.

Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Ms. Celia Curran, Linkardstown on the death of her brother Ollie Horan, Avondale Drive, Hanover, who died last week. Ollie was a prominent member of the athletic club for many years and was always a willing helper at the Rockford Roof Roadrace.


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