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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 28 Aug 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The 25th staging of the popular Tinryland AC Autumn League will be held in Tinryland tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30 pm.

The first stage will be over 2 miles followed by 2 stages over 4 miles with the final stage being again over 2 miles. The entry fee for all taking part is £4 or £1 per stage. This year all finishers of the 4 stages will receive a special memento. The league, which caters for walkers, joggers and elite athletes, will again be sponsored by John Noctor Building Contractor Ballyloo. The winner will also receive the Seamus Galway trophy.

In National Finals: The following competitors from Area 11 will take part in the first weekend of the National Community Games Finals in Mosney next weekend: Swimming U10 Backstroke- Deirdre Doyle, U12 Breaststroke- Laura Murphy, U14 Backstroke- Karen Doyle, U14 Breaststroke- Elizabeth Gaule, U10 Backstroke- Michael Murphy

Grand Prix Cycling U16 - Claire Murphy, Brendan Shortt.

Gymnastics U10 - Mary Barrett, U12 Aoife Parker, U14 Marie Farrell, U16 Catriona Barrett.

Art U10- Neil Jordan.

Choir U16 - Marie Farrell, Noreen Farrell, Aileen Farrell, Paula Barrett, Catriona Barrett, Mary Barrett, Wesley Hanlon, John May, Tracey Lawlor, Carrie Lawlor, Sharon O’Neill, Sara Reidy, Aoife Parker, Gloria Nolan, Fionnuala Clarke, Victoria Clarke, Sinead Lennon, Ann Marie Meaney, Tanya Doyle, Aisling Jordan.

The choir group will perform their pieces on Friday 27th August in Eire Og Clubhouse at 7.30 pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

The Bus to Mosney leaves the Railway Station at noon on Saturday, 28th August.

Under 16’s IN Semi-Finals: Tinryland defeated Bagenalstown on a score of 4-4 to 1-8 in a hard, uncompromising game in McGrath Park, Bagenalstown on Friday night last. Tinryland have now reached the “B” Semi-Final. Best for Tinryland were Brian Foster, Padraig Minnock and Shane Browne. The Minor team will play Mount Leinster Rangers this evening (Wednesday) in the County “B” Final in Dr.Cullen Park at 7.15 pm. The winners are drawn to play Myshall in the “A” Semi-Final.

Payne on Song: Tommy Payne ran a very impressive 5000m in the National Veterans Track and Field Championships held in Tullamore on Saturday August 14th. Payne was outsprinted in the last 200m by the new National Champion Gerry Carr of Metro St Brigid’s. His time of 15 mins 37 secs was very creditable considering the conditions on the day. On Wednesday night last Tommy finished 5th overall in the Mick Burke Memorial race in Naas from a field of over 200 athletes to win the Veterans event. JJ Murphy finished 2nd in the over 45 section.

Monument Lands-caped: Tinryland Area Development Association have carried out extensive landscaping on the 1798 Commemorative Monument at Roche’s Cross. Shrubbery planted will in time represent the blue and white colours of Tinryland as well as the green, white and gold of Ireland. A French Oak Tree planted will acknowledge the French involvement in the ‘98 rising. The committee hope to renovate the Parish Hall in the Village as their Millennium project. A County Engineer and a stone expert have carried out a study on the possibility of restoring the hall as a centrepiece of the Carlow Village Renewal Project. The committee are now planning to launch a major fund raising initiative before the end of the year.

Trip to Tipperary: There will a coach tour to Tipperary on Sunday August 29th taking in Garrykennedy and Lakeside drive by Lough Derg on the River Shannon. There will also be a visit to the Peace Garden in Kilcommon as seen recently on Nationwide.

ChurchGate Collect-ion: Gorta- Freedom from Hunger Organisation will hold their Church Gate Collection in Tinryland on Saturday and Sunday next, August 28th and 29th. All support would be greatly appreciated.

School Re-Opens: Tinryland NS will re-open on Wednesday, September 1st.

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