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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 25 Feb 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Sports stars dinner dance
The Annual Tinryland GFC Sports Stars Dinner Dance will be held in Rathcrogue House on Saturday next at 8.30pm.

The following will receive Sports Star Awards: Gaelic Football: John Murphy, Young Player: William Power, Work with Juveniles: John Doyle, Athletics: John Joe Murphy, Badminton: Ann Kavanagh, Handball: Eamonn Sunderland. 5 Special awards for dedicated service in the last century will be presented to club stalwarts Mickey Whelan (Staplestown), Joe O’Gorman (Carlow) Pat Hayden (Kilmeaney), Tom Doyle (Carlow) and Tommy O’Neill (Staplestown).

A special award also goes to Paddy Sullivan, the last surviving Tinryland member of the 1944 Leinster Winning Carlow team. A presentation will also be made to Dan Carbery who trained the teams last year. One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of medals to last year’s successful minor team, which won the Carlow B Championship. This team which was captained by Barry McDaniel, also reached the County Minor A final losing out to Eire Og. The medal presentation to the minor team will be made by dual Carlow and Leinster Star Johnny Nevin. A limited number of tickets for the night are still available from Deane’s Shop or from any committee member. Music on the night will be provided by “Two for Joy”.

MINORS OFF TO A GREAT START: Tinryland GFC got the new season off to an excellent start when the Minor team won the opening league match of the season against a highly rated Michael Davitt’s squad at Leighlinbridge on Sunday last. Playing against a strong wind in the opening half, Tinryland dominated their opponents but due to a number of defensive lapses, the home side remained in touch with the sides level at the interval. In the second half, Tinryland with the wind advantage soon got on top and victory was sealed with two well-taken goals by Paul and John Doyle. Other to shine in the 2-12 to 1-2 victory were defenders Paul Haughney and Maurice Nolan, Christopher Cleary at midfield and forwards Brian Foster and Trevor O’Reilly.

Tinryland, last season’s Carlow Minor B winners will have further matches in the A division of the league against Eire Og, Naomh Eoin-Miseal, Kildavin-Clonegal and St. Patrick’s. Scorers for Tinryland were P. Doyle (1-2) J. Doyle (1-0) W. Power (0-3), B. Foster (0-2), N. barrett (0-2) T. O’Reilly, r. Byrne and J.P. Moore (0-1) each. The half time score was 0-5 to 1-2.

COACH TOUR TO DUBLIN: There will be a bus trip to Dublin on Sunday February 27 visiting inchicore to attend a Spring sale in aid of the Oblate missions. The tour will also include a visit to Newlands Garden centre and shop. Anyone interested please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

BASKETBALL FINAL: Area 11 Girls U.16 team are through to the Carlow Community Games finals which will be held in St. Leo’s on Sunday morning next. They will face familiar opposition St. Marys in the Final. This is the only team in the area to reach the finals. The girls had fine victories over Graiguecullen and Askea in the quarter and semi-finals. Fine displays by Eileen Moore and Michelle Rooney up front and Karen McGrath (defensive) ensured victory. Other squad members were Karen Doyle, Joanne and Orla Connolly, Rachel Condron, Teresa Murphy and Nadia Rea.

The boy’s U.16 team defeated Ballon-Rathoe in Round 1 but were no match for last years national silver medallists St. Lazarians in the semi-finals. The team was Mark Doran, Evan Doyle, Eoin Deegan, Seamus woods, Mark Cullen, Aidan Murphy, Colm Cushen, Thomas Butler, Alan Barrett and Aidan Dowling.

The Girls U.13 had victories over Graiguecullen on a score of 12 pts to 7 in Round 1. However they lost out in the semi-final to Ballon after a great game by the narrowest of margins on a score of 24 pts to 23. The team was Eilish Murphy, Aideen Byrne, Sinead Lyons, Amanda Doyle, Mairead Cushen, Christine Scully, RAchel Chall, Tara Burke, Andrea Jeaney and Rosalyn Deane.

The boys U.13 team were also beaten by last years Co. Winners Ballon-Rathoe on a score of 23 pts to 6. The team was Michael Doran, Brian Doran, Bobby kennedy, Philip Mullins, Colm Delaney, Ian Scully, Gary Fields and Darragh Walshe. The committee of area 11 would like to thank all who supported last week-ends flag day. Boys U.13 soccer will be played in the C.B.S. on Sunday beginning at 9.30am

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