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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 16 Jul 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland GFC will stage an attractive fixture on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Eire Og will take on Glen Ryan’s, Round Tower’s in the semi-final of the Dan Morrissey cup.

Both teams are still very much involved in their respective county Championships and will be at full strength for this match. The winners will play St. Joseph’s (Laois) in the Final.

Malahide Castle: There will be a trip to Malahide Castle on Sunday, next (June 18th). There will be tours of the castle, which includes the Fry model Railway display. The tours will then take in the rose festival St. Anne’s park Raheny where there will be a flower display, wood turning and children’s entertainment. Gerry Daly will be present to answer queries. For further details contact Eithne Ryan or Edward Dawson (59109).

U-21’s Unlucky: Tinryland U.21’s made their exit from this years championships when they suffered defeat by Mt. Leinster Rangers on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-9 in Kildavin on Thursday last. The teams had finished level on Tuesday evening in Ballon 0-10 to 1-7. As in the drawn game Tinryland enjoyed a healthy halftime lead by five points thanks to a well taken goal by Niall Walsh.

In the second half the hardworking Gary Morrissey was unlucky with his two penalties which only yielded one point. However a great finish by the Rangers team sealed a well merited victory after two hours of very entertaining football. Tinryland who only managed three points in the second half were best served by defenders Barry McDaniels, Eddie Dowling and Ger Scully. Garry Morrissey played well at midfield as did John Doyle, Eddie Lyons, Paul Whelan and the Power brothers Damien and Willie.

Scorers for Tinryland were G. Morrissey 0-4, P. Whelan 0-3 N. Walsh 1-0, J. Doyle 0-1 and P. McGrath 0-1.

Leinster Semi-Finals: Area 11 will contest Leinster Community Games semi-finals in Carlow over the weekend.

The boys under 10 football team who were so successful in their preliminary games with wins over Kilkenny (Muckalee) and Wexford (Taghman), will face the winners of the Dublin/Kildare/Wicklow zone in the Carlow Hurling Club at twelve noon. The final is fixed for 3 p.m.

The tennis squads U.13 and U.16 have received byes to the semi-finals and will play in Carlow Tennis Club at 11 a.m.

The choir will compete in their final in St. Leo’s at 1 p.m. on Saturday. They are drawn second.

Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Mrs T. Butler, Castletown on the death of her father Michael O’Sullivan, London and late of Castletown who died in London last week

Pilgrimage: St. Joseph’s young Priests society pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island will take place on Sunday 18th of July. Bus will collect pilgrims at 11:40 a.m. Fare £4:50. Please contact Maria Sheehan, 0503 21967 for further information.

Accord: Catholic Marriage Counselling Service - a voluntary organisation providing Marriage Counselling and Marriage Preparation Workshop. Interested in training as a volunteer? For details contact Fr. Dunne or phone Teresa at (0503) 31354 (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday and Friday).

Charity Auction: Charity Auction of All Kinds of Everything in aid of the Alzheimer Society , Carlow Branch Day Respite Centre, in Askea Community Centre, on Saturday, 17th July. For further information contact 51500.

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