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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 25 Sep 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland minor footballers were decisively beaten in the county minor final by a strong, well-balanced Eire Og team in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday on a score of 3-11 to 1-5.

Despite the local team putting in a great battle throughout, their inability to translate their chances into scores on the day left them always trailing in the match. The Carlow town side started very strongly scoring 0-8 without reply before Paul Doyle scored Tinryland’s first point on 18 minutes. Tinryland played well for the remainder of the half with the score being 0-9 to 0-1 at the interval.

Any hopes that Tinryland would capture the county title were quickly dispelled after the break as 2 well taken Eire Og goals left them severely in arrears. John Doyle reduced the deficit with a goal midway through the second half but Eire Og sealed the match with another goal near the end to run out winners.

Though the locals were well beaten on the day, it was a considerable achievement to reach a final at this level with a young side. All credit is due to team manager John Doyle and the selectors and hopes are high with most of this team eligible for next year.

Best for Tinryland were Anthony Gaule in goal, Barry McDaniel at half back, Willie Power and Pierce McCarthy at midfield and the half forward line of Brian Foster, John Doyle and Willie Townsend. Scorers for Tinryland were John Doyle (1-1), Paul Doyle (0-1), Willie Power (0-1) and Willie Townsend (0-1).

Fun Time Art: A new introductory course to painting for adults will be starting at Tinryland National School on Wednesday 6th October from 7 to 9 pm. For further information contact Elaine Butler, Fun Time Art on 087-2793815 or 0503-22084 after 7 pm. Bookings taken up until Monday 4th of October.

Payne, Sullivan take Autumn League Titles

GAA News: Tinryland GFC will hold their Annual Golf Outing on Saturday next at Quinagh Par 3 Golf Course. The All Ireland Final ticket draw takes place on Friday while the Dan Morrissey Cup Final between Eire Og and St Joseph’s has been fixed for Saturday next in Rathcrogue at 5.30 pm.

U-14 GIRLS REPLAY: The Tinryland-Bennekerry u-14 girls will play Ballinkillen in the county u-14 final replay in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday morning next. Hopefully the replay will be as exciting as the drawn game which ended 3-3 each and that Tinryland-Bennekerry bring home the cup. Also hopefully the scoreboard will be in use and more control over the numbers allowed onto the sideline.

COMMUNITY ALERT: A meeting of Tinryland Community Alert will take place on Tuesday 28th of September at 8.30 pm in Tinryland GAA Centre. It is everybody’s interest that at least one person from every household in the area should attend. Garda Liam Lawlor, Liason Officer for the Tinryland area will be in attendance to answer any queries.

INFORMATION EVENING: Are you a Lone Parent, Separated, Divorced, Widowed? Are you interested in acquiring new skills? Are you interested in getting involved in a lone parents group? If so, come to an Information Evening to be held on Tuesday September 28th at 7.30 pm in Tinryland.

AUTUMN LEAGUE: Tinryland AC Athlete Tommy Payne was a fine overall winner of the Autumn League on Wednesday last. Though Tommy finished 2nd behind Colm Burke of St Abbans on the night, his high placings in all 4 stages ensured he took the title. Tommy McElwaine of SBR, Ferns finished 2nd overall ahead of Con Marshall of St Abbans. Ann Sullivan of Wexford was an impressive winner of the ladies overall title ahead of Alva Prendergast of LOT and Carol Pender of Tinryland. Martin McDonald of North Laois took the Veterans title ahead of John Joe Murphy of Tinryland in 2nd and Billy O’Neill of St Abbans in 3rd. Etta Doyle won the Veteran Womens Section while Tony Cahalan of St Abbans was a convincing winner of the Junior Mens event. After the race, prizegiving took place in Rathcrogue Centre where Tommy Payne was presented with the Seamus Galway Memorial Trophy by Mr.Paddy Galway. All athletes who completed 4 stages received special momentoes. This year’s league was again a success with over 75 participants. The next club promotion is the Annual Rockford Rooftile 4 mile Road Race in Tinryland on Sunday October 17th at 3 pm.

Sr. Augustine Shine: The death took place in Carlow last week of Sr. Augustine Shine of St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy. Sr. Augustine (Attracta) Shine, who was 88 years, was the only daughter of two former Tinryland schoolteachers Mr. and Mrs. Paddy Shine. She was also predeceased by her brother Fr. Paddy Shine. She is survived by her brother Fr. Stan Shine (Kilashee). She entered St. Leo’s in 1930 where she taught Latin and English. Always popular among teachers and pupils she will always be remembered for her good humour, clever wit and caring nature.

Tidy Towns Competition: Tinryland Village received 153 marks out of 300 (51%) in Category B in the County Carlow section in the Tidy Towns Competition. The result was encouraging as no committee had been formed during the year to work on the competition. The report highlighted a large number of improvements which could be made for further progress in this competition. A development plan was seen as essential so that efforts could be directed in an effective way. Litter in the village was seen as a major problem and it was felt that this could be tackled easily. The church was seen as looking particularly well with work ongoing around the entrance and cemetery with the shop, school building and residences also seen as well presented. The ball alley, given its prominent position needed special attention and was stated as being high on the list of priorities to be remedied. Householders were encouraged in the report to look after their gardens and surrounds as individual gardens contribute well to the overall appearance of the village. A greater emphasis was needed in tidiness in general with the area around the telephone box needing to be cleaned up and resurfaced. Schoolchildren were seen as central to further development as they could be encouraged to stop dropping litter and their enthusiasm would be useful in establishing wildlife amenity areas around the village in co-operation with teachers. The cemetery was seen as a guideline to other parts of the village as it was commended in the report for being well looked after and much effort had ensured it looked so well. A priority for next year should be forming a strong tidy town’s committee as more effort would do a lot for the area in the competition.

Leinster Senior Road Race: The Leinster Senior Road Race was this year held in conjunction with the annual St Abbans 10km race in Tolerton on Sunday last. A strong field of over 90 athletes competed. Tinryland emerged with bronze medals in the club section and also helped Carlow to bronze in the inter counties. Mr. reliability Tommy Payne led the club home in 7th and also won the Veterans award. PJ Byrne finished 16th, JJ Murphy in 28th was 1st over 45 and Sean Doyle was 38th. This was Sean’s 1st ever Leinster Medal. The County Team was a scoring of 6 with Alan Byrne of LOT in 23rd and Denis Shannon in 41st ensuring the bronze.

Flower Club Meeting: Carlow Flower Club resumes its monthly meetings on Tuesday September 28th at 8 pm in Rathcrogue House. If you are flower arranging, gardening or just like to watch flower demonstrations you are most welcome to join.

Cumann na mBunscol: Tinryland NS got their 99’ Campaign off to a flying start with a double win over Leighlinbridge away on Thursday last. The girls match was very one sided with Tinryland running out easy winners on a score of 4-13 to 3-0. Outstanding for Tinryland were Sinead Lyons, Laura Murphy, Amanda Doyle and Tara Burke. The boys match was a much closer affair with Tinryland’s diminutive Padraig Townsend scoring the winning point from a free in the last minute. The final score was 2-6 to 2-5. The Leighlinbridge boys controlled the game with the aid of a breeze in the first half and had a deserved half time lead of 2-3 to 0-4. A great individual goal by Townsend sparked a Tinryland revival in the second half. With 5 minutes remaining, after a lot of Tinryland pressure, Christopher Townsend scored a goal to level the game. Other good Tinryland performers were Colm Delaney, Ian Scully, TJ Dowling and Shane Nolan. Tinryland play at home to Borris NS this week.

Local Marriages: Congratulations are extended to Jacqueline Guidera, Tinryland who got married to Pat Bermingham, Rathoe in St.Joseph’s Church, Tinryland last week. Also to Catherine Kelly, Graiguenaspideogue, who got married on Friday last to Paul Lyons of Oldtown, Nurney, also in St. Joseph’s Church.

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