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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 4 Sep 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland’s long wait for a county football championship ended at Dr. Cullen Park on Wednesday evening last when the Minor team won the MFC “B” title thanks to an impressive 5-12 to 2-8 victory over Mount Leinster Rangers.

At half time Tinryland led by 2-9 to 0-4 with the goals coming from Niall Barrett, who had a superb game and Brian Foster from the penalty spot. In the 2nd half Tinryland added 2 further goals courtesy of Paul Doyle with Trevor O’Reilly scoring the 5th goal in the 57th minute to wrap the match up. All 15 players contributed to this victory with Barry McDaniel at centre back playing his captains part in taking Corn Mac Suibhne to Rathcrogue for the first time. Anthony Gaule in goals once again had an outstanding game, getting good protection in defence from Mark Whelan, Daniel Barron and Thomas Pender. Half Backs Shane Delaney and Chris Cleary lined up well with midfielders Willie Power and Pierce McCarthy. Up front John Doyle turned in his usual excellent performance ably assisted by the improving Willie Townsend who got on the scoresheet along with both midfielders and the rest of the forwards.

The scorers for Tinryland were Paul Doyle 2-2, Niall Barrett 1-3, Brian Foster 1-0, Trevor O’Reilly 1-0, John Doyle 0-3, Willie Power 0-2, Willie Townsend and Pierce McCarthy 0-1 each.

Great credit for this victory is due to team manager John Doyle and team selectors Ned Deane and Tom Delaney.

Tinryland Minors continued their remarkable run of success on Sunday evening when they defeated Myshall by 3-10 to 2-10 in the County Minor “A” Semi-Final in a close, hard fought game in Dr.Cullen Park.

Tinryland started the match by taking the game to the hotly fancied Myshall and went in leading by 2-4 to 0-8 at the interval thanks to goals from Trevor O’Reilly and Niall Barrett. In the second half Tinryland fought off a strong Myshall revival in the opening 15 minutes which saw the teams level, with a well worked move which resulted in a Paul Doyle goal sealing the game in Tinryland’s favour. Best for Tinryland were goalie Anthony Gaule, full back Daniel Barron, centre half back Barry McDaniel and midfielder Willie Power. The scorers for Tinryland were Trevor O’Reilly 1-1, Paul Doyle 1-1, Willie Power 0-4, Niall Barrett 1-0, John Doyle 0-2, Brian Foster 0-1 and Willie Townsend 0-1. Tinryland will now aim to win the County Minor Title outright when they play the winners of Eire Og and Michael Davitt’s in the final, which will precede the Senior Final on a date yet to be announced.

The U-16 team made it a double for Tinryland when they reached the county “B” final thanks to a 1-17 to 1-8 win over Muine Bheag in the semi-final on Friday last. Best for Tinryland were Brian Foster, Niall Barrett, Cian Moore and John Paul Moore. They will now play O’Hanrahan’s in the final.

Autumn league: There was another good turnout in the opening stage of this year’s Autumn League when over 55 runners, walkers and joggers took part in the 2 mile event in Tinryland on Wednesday last. In the absence of several leading athletes, Tinryland AC’s international veteran athlete Tommy Payne made a very impressive start to the League when he won the opening race in a time of 9 mins 51 secs. Tommy was followed home by Tony O’Reilly of North Laois in 10 mins 4 secs with Tommy McElwaine of SBR, Ferns 3rd in 10:08 and Con Marshall of St Abbans 4th in 10:12. Martin McDonald of North Laois was the 2nd veteran home in 10:16 with JJ Murphy 3rd in 10:44. Robert O’Rourke of LOT was the 1st junior in a time of 10:24. Katie Duggan of LOT ran a fine race to win the ladies race in a time of 11:25 ahead of Ann Sullivan from DMP, Wexford and Alva Prendergast of LOT.

Etta Doyle of Tinryland was the first veteran woman in a time of 14:46 ahead of Ann Brennan. Pat Corcoran made a welcome return to athletics, finishing in 17th position overall in a time of 11:24. The next stage over 4 miles takes place in Tinryland tonight (Wednesday) at 7.15 pm.

In National Finals: The following competitors will represent Tinryland/Bennekerry in the National Community Games Finals in Mosney Co.Meath next weekend.

Girls U12 Relay: Niamh Dempsey, Orlagh Delaney, Laura Murphy, Sinead Lyons and Lisa McGuill. Girls U16 100m: Nicola Ryan. Girls U17 Marathon: Aideen Delaney

Boys U16 100m: Christopher Cleary. Boys U17 relay: Andrew Doyle, Stuart Connolly, Christopher Cleary, Aidan Doyle and Mark Townsend.

The bus leaves the Railway Station on Friday next, September 3, returning on Monday, September 6 at 11.30 am approx.

The U16 choir finished 3rd in the National Finals last weekend behind Derry in 1st position and last year’s winners from Birr Co.Offaly in 2nd place. This is the teams 2nd year in a row to win the bronze.

Mary Barrett, Rathcrogue had a fine performance to finish 2nd in the Girls Gymnastics U10.

ICA Meeting: Tinryland ICA Guild will resume its monthly meetings tonight (Wednesday) September 1st in Rathcrogue at 8 pm. All new members are welcome.

Carlow Youth Employment Co.Ltd: A limited number of vacancies exist in the training workshop.If you are between jobs, a single parent, unemployed, between the ages of 16 to 25 years, call to the FAS Building in the old schools, College St or phone Liz or Mary on 32245. A training allowance is available.

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