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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 7 Aug 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland GFC Intermediate team play a crunch match against Mt. Leinster Rangers in Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday night next August 10th at 7.45 p.m.

To date Mt. Leinster have lost 2 points in their campaign, compared to 3 for Tinryland. Tullow have already qualified for a semi final spot, so this is a game that the locals have to win if they hope to survive in this year's c'ship. Playing Division 1 in the league should give this young team the confidence to progress to the last four.

Trip to Knock: There will be a trip to Knock on Monday August 9th. This is a special day of intercession for priests. In attendance will be Sr. Breege McKenna. She will be accompanied by Fr. Kevin Scallon (Dana's brother - in -law). Ceremonies start at 2.15 p.m. with Stations of the Cross and Rosary. Concelebrated Mass at 3p.m, concluding with Eucharistic blessing of the sick. Bus travelling from Carlow and surrounding district. For further information contact Eithne Ryan 22004 or Edward Dawson 59109.

Silver For Payne: Tommy Payne was a scoring member of a strong Irish team of 3 to score that finished runners up to England in the 13th. running of the World Master's C'ships in Gateshead on Thursday. Payne finished in 19th position in the 160 strong field, with Michael Hassett Tipperary in 6th place, and Eugene Coppinger Dublin in 14th position. Tommy was unfortunate to be spiked early on in this 10k cross-country event, and had to stop to remove his spikes. This surely cost him a top 10 position. Star of the Irish team to date must be Ann Keenan Buckley Portlaoise, who won the World Ladies Cross-Country title.

Local Win: Pat Byrne was a fine winner of the Ballynunty (Tipperary) 10k event on Sunday. Byrne, who was disappointed with his 5th placing in the National 3, 000 m steeplechase in Santry on Saturday will be well pleased with his quick return to form. Sean Doyle found the right route to Knockananna on Sunday evening to take bronze in their 7k run.

Telecom Trials: It was a question of second time lucky for Telecom Eireann as they eventually managed to lay a cable in Tinryland village last week. After an unsuccessful first attempt the road had to be re-opened, much to the inconvenience of local motorists. Tinryland local development association is hoping that in the near future all unsightly poles and overhead wires will be placed underground.

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