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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 10 Mar 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland athletes top the bill in 4 County League
Tommy Payne.

Pat Byrne and Tommy Payne made it a 1-2 for Tinryland AC in the first leg of the 4 County League (encompassing Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois and Wexford) in Tinryland on Sunday.

Carlow Senior Cross Country Champion and former League Winner Byrne led the 100 strong field from the gun and by the 3rd lap had built up a 28 second advantage over the chasing pack, which he held to the finish in this 5 mile run. The wily Payne broke away from the rest of the field on the 4th lap and held a 100 yard advantage over the Wexford Cross Country Champion Tommy McElwaine at the line. Colm Burke of St. Abban’s Laois was 4th with Tony O’Reilly, Portlaoise 5th and Larry Stafford, Wexford 6th. Tinryland finished 2nd club to North Laois with JJ Murphy 20th and PJ Byrne 32nd. Other club finishers were Sean Doyle 36th, Joe Doheny 41st (returning to his old form), Kevin Cuddy 60th and PJ Doyle 72nd. The course was in excellent condition and Byrne’s winning time of 25:44 was top class running. Payne also won the Veteran’s Section and led his team to victory. The ladies race was won in fine style with National Intermediate Silver medallist Sinead Cummins (Kilkenny) holding off Una O’Neill (Ballyfin) and Ann Sullivan (Wexford) Tinryland ladies team finished with a 6 team squad to claim 5th position overall. The scorers were Nuala Quirke 13th, Audrey Cullen 17th, Orla Delaney 21st, Joanne Lawlor 27th with Enid McCreanor 29th and Carol Pender 31st performing well.

Next Sunday will see the staging of the prestigious Ballycotton 10 mile race in Co. Cork with the club being represented by Pat Byrne, Seamus Connolly, Liam Dunne and PJ Doyle. The next leg of the 4 County League will be held in Ferns Co. Wexford on Sunday March 19th.

Basketball Champions: Area 11 (Bennekerry- Tinryland) Girls Under 16 Basketball team are the County Community Games winners for 2000. On Saturday last in St. Leo’s, they defeated their old rivals St. Mary’s on a score of 18-15 in a very tight, absorbing final. The local girls raced into a 12-4 lead at the interval. However the Carlow town side powered by Eadaoin Crowe and Doireann McGlinchey fought back strongly in the 2nd period to come within 3 pts of Area 11 at the final whistle. Best for Area 11 were Eileen Moore, Karen McGrath, Michelle Rooney and Karen Doyle. Other squad members who played their part were the Connolly sisters Joanne and Orla, Leah Mullins, Rachel Condron, Teresa Murphy and Nadia Rea. Great credit is due to their coaches Aine Kelly (Rutland) and Clare Matthews (Tinryland)

Hazardous Road to be Upgraded: Cllr. Jim Townsend has been informed by Carlow County Council that prompt action will be given to a section of dangerous road between Roche’s and McArdle’s Cross. The heavy volume of traffic has badly damaged an area adjacent to the cross. There also appears to be a protruding granite block some 6 inches higher than the level of the road near Roche’s Cross which could be the cause of an accident as motorists attempt to avoid it.

INTO Mini Sevens Football: On Tuesday next, March 14th, Tinryland NS Boys will compete in Group 1 of this year’s INTO Mini Sevens in Rathcrogue at 3.30 pm. The other teams drawn in the group are Bennekerry, Ballon, Holy Family Askea and Glynn. The winners in each of the 4 groups will compete in the County Finals in Muinebheag on Tuesday March 21st.

The girls will compete in Group 1 in Bennekerry on Wed March 15th at 3.30 pm. They are drawn against Clonegal, Bennekerry and Glynn. The winning team in this group will take part in the County Finals to be held in Fenagh on Wed March 22nd.

Tinryland GFC News: Tinryland GFC enjoyed mixed fortunes in competitive action last weekend. On Sunday morning in Tullow, the minor team maintained their unbeaten record by easily defeating the local side St. Patrick’s on a score of 6-12 to 1-7. During the opening half, Tinryland full forward Paul Doyle scored 2-1 to leave his team in a commanding position at the interval. On the resumption, St. Patrick’s made a brief revival before Tinryland pulled clear with further goals from Trevor O’Reilly (2) and John Doyle to edge nearer to the semi-finals of the MFL A Division. Best for Tinryland were Paul Doyle, William Power, Brian Foster, Paul Haughney, Trevor O’Reilly and Chris Cleary. Tinryland’s next game in the league will be against Eire Og next Sunday morning in Rathcrogue.

In the afternoon, Tinryland intermediates were well beaten by Naomh Eoin in the opening game of the Carlow SFL League Div 2. Tinryland were always struggling in this game with the Myshall team leading by 6 points at the break. Naomh Eoin continued to dominate in the second half and ran out clear winners on a score of 2-14 to 2-2. Best for a disappointing home side were Bernard Mullan, Paul Doyle, Tommy Lyons, John Murphy and Garry Morrissey.

Juvenile Training: Juvenile Training at Tinryland GFC will commence this week. Training for the Under 14’s will be held on Wednesday evenings commencing this evening at 6.30 pm. The Under 12 team will train on Friday evenings commencing this Friday evening at 6 pm. Saturday morning sessions will be confined to U8’s and U10’s commencing at 11 am. On Friday and Saturday last 17 club coaches took part in a course conducted by Leinster GAA coaches Brendan Hayden and Geraldine Maher.

Scor Ceatharlach: For the first time in 14 years, Tinryland GFC was represented in Scor Ceatharlach when they competed in the Spellman Hall in Kildavin on Saturday last. In solo singing, Josie Kelly received great praise from the judges for her rendition of “Teddy O’Neill”. Tinryland was also represented in the question time by Cormac O’Toole, Eamonn Byrne and Bernard Mullan. The Leinster Semi-Finals of Scor will take place in the same venue in Kildavin this Saturday evening, March 11th.

Table Quiz: The 4th annual Tinryland NS Parent’s Quiz will be held in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Thursday March 16th at 8.30 pm. This enjoyable quiz has in the past attracted over 30 teams. It is hoped that with the emphasis on fun questions, there will be another full house.

TADA Village Renewal Scheme: The new footpath and granite wall are now complete under the renewal plan for 1999. The 2000 scheme is currently being planned and will begin when funding is allocated. It is hoped to develop the front area of St. Joseph’s Terrace. These projects are being carried out by Tinryland Area Development Association (TADA) with the assistance of Carlow County Council.

Coach Tour: There will be a trip to Clonfert (near Ballinasloe Co. Galway) via Birr and Banagher on Saturday March 25th. The tour includes a day of Prayer and Healing in Emmanuel House of Providence. Those interested in travelling should book with Eithne Ryan 22004 or Edward Dawson 59109 no later than Saturday March 18th.

Community Alert: The committee of Tinryland Community Alert would like to thank all who supported the fundraising dance in Rathcrogue House on Monday last. A great night was had by all. The next meeting will be held on April 4th in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue.

Lenten Programme: Fr. Con Moloney is offering a Lenten programme in St. Patrick’s College on two Sunday afternoons: March 12th and April 2nd. Fr. Con has offered this very successful programme for the last 2 years. All are welcome.

Carlow PTAA Dinner Dance: The Carlow Regional Pioneer Total Abstinence Association are holding their annual Dinner Dance for Pioneers and friends in the Seven Oaks Hotel at the end of March. Tickets are £13. Contact Josie Kelly at 46286 for further information.

Community Games Art: The final day for entries for this year’s Community Games Art will be Friday next, March 10th. Children from the area not attending either Tinryland or Bennekerry NS are asked to leave their entries with the School Secretaries of the above by Friday.

Indoor Soccer: Area 11 Under 13 Girls Soccer team lost out to Graiguecullen on a score of 3-2 in the quarterfinal of this year’s Carlow Community Games Competition. The teams were level after normal time at 2-2 with Graiguecullen getting the winning goal in extra time. In the preliminary round, Area 11 had defeated Rathvilly 2-0. The team had fine players in Tara Burke (goals), Sinead Lyons, Amanda Doyle and Christine Scully. The other players were Rosalind Deane, Aideen Byrne and Andrea Jeaney. The team coach was Tommy Doyle.

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