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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 7 Apr 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann



Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann


Byrne In Command of 4 County League

Tinryland AC’s Pat Byrne is on course to win this year’s St. Abban’s 4 County League despite a 2nd placing in the 3rd stage over 4 miles in Gowran Co. Kilkenny on Sunday last. Running on his former home territory, Byrne led the 100 strong field from the starting gun and had built up a 80 metre lead by the end of the 2nd lap. The Royal Oak Army Man was unfortunate to have a recurrence of a previous ailment in the closing stages of the race and was overhauled in the final lap by a resurgent Colm Burke of St Abbans, who held on for a fine victory.

Tommy Payne continued to defy his Veteran Status with a highly impressive 3rd placing, which leaves him in 2nd position on the individual standing behind Byrne. PJ Byrne announced his return to previous form with an excellent 15th position, which is 15 places up on his return on the 2nd stage. Sean Doyle successfully combated the threat of the vastly improving Joe Doheny with a good 31st finish with the latter having another consistent run in 37th. Jimmy Morgan in 56th, Kevin Cuddy 61st and Marathon Runner PJ Doyle in 72nd were Tinryland’s other finishers on the day. In the Individual Standing Pat Byrne on 4 pts is set to win with Tommy Payne on 9 pts just one point clear of Tommy McElwaine (Wexford) in 2nd. In the Grade A Team Standing, Tinryland are set for the Silver Medals with Portlaoise, who had 4 runners inside the first 13 on the day, set for team victory. In the Women’s Race, due to injury Tinryland were unable to field a team but Enid McCreanor and Carol Pender had good runs on the 1 mile course. The final stage over 5 miles on road takes place in Tolerton Co. Laois on Friday April 14th at 7.30 pm which will be followed later in the evening by the prize giving ceremony.

First Confession: The First Confession for pupils of Tinryland NS was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church on Wednesday last. The celebrant was Rev. Paddy Daly PP Bennekerry. The children were prepared by their teacher Mrs. Mire Foster while the organist was Mary Hennessy O’Neill. After the ceremony, the children and their parents enjoyed a party in the school organised by the Parents Association. The children who received Confession are as follows: David Townsend, Neil Byrne, Darragh Townsend, Gregg Murphy, Martin Farrell, Martin Deane, Colm Curran, James Murphy, Jason Noctor, Kevin Chubb, Caoimhe Townsend, Niamh Redmond, Niamh Walshe, Tracy Deane, Rebecca Fields, Aoife Byrne and Michael Murphy.

Road Improvements: There is resurfacing in the area of McArdle’s Cross to improve the existing dangerous stretch of road while there will be delays for motorists on the Tinryland- Linkardstown route with pipe-laying.

Great Win for Basketballers: The Dolmenettes Under 18 Team had a great win in the semi-final of the Kilkenny Championship defeating St. Patrick’s with a three pointer from Donna Mullins in the dying seconds. Aine Kelly was captain and scored 18 points.

Soccer Win: Area 11 Under 12 Soccer Team made light of the breezy conditions in Graiguecullen to overcome Ballon 5-2 in the First Round of this year’s Community Games Competition. The local lads led by 2-0 at half time and stretched their lead in the second half. Outstanding for Area 11 were Jason Kelly and Padraig Townsend who helped themselves to a brace of goals each with Patrick Kelly also getting on the scoresheet. Others to show good form were Darren Costello, Colm Nolan (goals) and David Kinsella.

Athletic Training: Athletic Training for Area 11 Community Games takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Tinryland area in the Tinryland Parochial Field at McArdle’s Cross at 7 pm.

The Community Games Events cater for Tiny Tots (Under 6) up to Under 17 level.

The area athletic finals take place in Tinryland GFC, Rathcrogue on Friday May 19th.

Those with entries for the make and model event (Boys and Girls Under 10 and 14) should submit their entries to the local schools before Friday April 7th.

School Enrolment: Parents wishing to enrol children for September 2000 should call to Mrs. Finnerty between 2 to 3 pm up to the Easter Holidays on Wednesday April 19th or contact the school at 32156.

Kildare Tour: There will be a coach tour to Kildare on Sunday April 9th taking in Athy Sunday Market, Kildare Woollen Mills and a Craft Shop. There will also be a visit to Fr. Moore’s Well. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Memorial Dance: The Darren Kelly Memorial Dance takes place on Wednesday April 12th in Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, featuring a host of local and national bands. Proceeds are in aid of the Holy Angels Day Care Centre and Carlow/Kilkenny Cat Scan Appeal. The function commences at 9 pm sharp. Tickets are priced at £10 and are available from Pat and Josie Kelly at 46286, Catherine McGuill 40881 or Holy Angels Day Care Centre at 43911

ICA Meeting: The April Meeting of Tinryland ICA takes place in Rathcrogue House tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm. All new members are welcome.

CANDO: CANDO (Carlow Area Network Development Organisation) are currently undertaking a review and evaluation of their overall development and programmes from 1995 to 2000 in County Carlow. A review meeting, facilitated by an independent company, Fitzwilliam Training and Consultancy, will be held for Tinryland tonight (Wednesday) in Tinryland NS between 8 pm and 9.30 pm.

Information Centre: Carlow Citizens Information Centre, St. Joseph’s Road, offers a free and confidential service on rights and entitlements regarding Social Welfare, Health, Housing, Tax, Consumer Affairs and many more topics. The Centre is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Call in person or phone 0503-31063 or 31451. There will be a Consumer Affairs Service on Thursday 6th of April from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2 to 5 pm.

BADMINTON: The Grade 7 Tinryland badminton team put up a great show in the South West Leinster Knockout Cup recently. Although defeated 5-2 in the final by a very experienced Donoughmore side, the Tinryland team, all of whom are under-16, did the club proud, having defeated Myshall and Kildare in earlier rounds and playing some great badminton in the final.

Playing for Tinryland were: Barry Connolly (capt.), Aoife Maher, Louise McArdle, Aislinn Whelan, Donna Mullins, Stephen Brennan, Brian Foster, Paul Haughney. Subs: Cheryl Costello, Lisa Nolan and Brendan Shortt.

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