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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 11 Feb 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Sports Stars dinner
The annual Tinryland GFC Sports Stars dinner dance will take place in Rathcrogue House on Saturday, February 26 at 8.30 pm. This year’s event will include the presentation of medals to last season’s minor team which won the Carlow B Football Championship.

Sports Star Awards are given under the following categories: Gaelic Football, Young Player, Work With Juveniles, Athletics, Badminton and Handball. There will also be a special presentation to five club members in recognition of service during the last century. Tickets for the night are available from Deane’s Shop or from any committee member. Music by “Two for Joy”.

Silver for Payne: Tinryland veteran athlete Tommy Payne gave another outstanding performance to take the silver medal in the National Veterans’ Championships which were held in the grounds of Sligo IT on Sunday last. Tommy was always to the fore and led for most of the 7000m race. However the holder of the championship, Michael Hassett of Tipperary and Coolmine Stud held on to Tommy throughout the race and over the final 800m pulled away to win from the 126-strong field by 11 seconds. This is Tommy’s 3rd individual medal in these championships. He won silver in ‘98 and bronze last year. Tommy was well supported by teammates J.J. Murphy, Jimmy Morgan and Kevin Cuddy to place Tinryland 7th club overall. Payne, who is this year’s Carlow Athlete of the Year, is a model of consistency and winning gold in this event in the future is well within his capabilities. Carlow Cross Country Champion Pat Byrne showed his class in Nenagh on Friday night when winning the Leinster Indoor 3000m in a time of 8 mins 40 secs. Byrne will now try his luck in the National Senior Championships at Dublin Airport on February 20.

Orla Stars: Orla Nolan, Ballinacarrig, starred for her new club, Meteors (Stillorgan) in the National Cup final for the Sprite Cup in the Irish Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Sunday, January 30. Orla, who is a PE and Maths teacher in nearby Blackrock, was her club’s leading scorer with 16 pts in the semi-final over the unbeaten league team Tolka Rovers. In the final, Wildcats of Waterford, the defending Superleague Champions, went on to win in a thrilling encounter by 52 pts to 51. Orla, who scored 2 pts in the decider while keeping the Wildcats key player scoreless, became the first Carlow player to play in the Sprite Cup final and was interviewed by Network 2 on Monday night.

Handball: Tinryland’s Sinead Lyons was a fine winner of the Carlow U11 handball singles title played in the clubhouse on Wednesday evening. Sinead, who started playing only last September, came through all her preliminary round matches and semi-final in style. In the final, she defeated her good friend Julie Nolan of Garryhill on a score of 15-13 15-5. In the boys under-13 doubles final, Colm Delaney and Padraig Townsend were very unlucky. After sharing two games, 15-12, 12-15 with the St Brigid’s pair David Miley and Eoin Minchin, they lost the tie break 11-5. In the under-13 singles, Ambrose Doran went down 15-9, 15-6 to Padraig Amond of Ballinabranna.

Social Events: The social committee of Tinryland GFC has organised a number of events in the coming weeks. On Saturday next, a social will be held in the Rathcrogue Centre. During this function the “Take a Chance” draw will be held. Music will be provided by “Flint”. The committee has also organised a Saint Patrick’s Day Fancy Dress Dance and a monster Millennium Sports Quiz in April.

Alert: A meeting of Tinryland Community Alert will take place on Tuesday, February 22 in the Rathcrogue Centre at 8.30 pm. The committee is also holding a fund raising dance in Rathcrogue on Monday, February 28. Music by Brose Walsh. Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Athletic AGM: The 30th AGM of Tinryland AC will be held in Rathcrogue House on Wednesday, February 9 at 8 pm. Members and all athletic enthusiasts are asked to attend.

Funding: Applications for funding under the Sports Capital Programme 2000 are now open. Forms, guidelines, terms and conditions for applying are available from the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. Closing date is February 11.

Computer: Thirty-seven people have signed up for the computer training course which is now taking place on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings in Tinry-land NS. Anyone interested should contact Kathryn Wall, CANDO at 33457.

Operation: Best wishes are extended to Fr. Peter Dunne, PP, Tinryland, who will undergo an operation in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, next week. Parishioners wish him a successful operation and a speedy recovery to good health.

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