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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 28 Apr 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann



Carlow put in a very encouraging and spirited performance to earn a draw with 1998 All Ireland Finalists Kildare on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-13 in the Kevin Jordan Memorial Tournament in Rathcrogue on Sunday last.

Playing before a crowd of 400, Carlow started off very strongly in the opening minutes with Ronan Donnelly putting a touch from a 45 into the net in the 3rd minute before a large amount of patrons had arrived. The remainder of the half was evenly contested with Mark Dowling (St. Patrick’s, Tullow) and Padraig Gravin showing fine place ball kicking for either side. At the interval the scores were level at 1-4 to 0-7.

Carlow showed excellent form after the break and with forwards Mark Dowling, Johnny Nevin and Patrick Nolan playing well, they had built up a 1-10 to 0-9 lead with just 6 minutes left on the clock. However with a shock very much on the cards, the Lilywhites rallied and with Gravin and Tadhg Fennin picking off fine scores, the teams ended level after an exciting finish.

There is no fixed date for a replay as Carlow open their Championship campaign on Sunday week against Wicklow. However, Carlow can take great heart going into the championship after this fine display against a Kildare team missing just 4 regulars.

Scorers for Carlow were Mark Dowling (0-7), Ronan Donnelly (1-0), Johnny Nevin (0-2) and Patrick Nolan (0-1). Best for Carlow were Andrew Corden, Sean Kavanagh, Johnny Nevin, Mark Dowling and Ken Walker. The Tinryland Club are to be complimented for having the pitch in impeccable order on the night.

Darren’s fund tops £7,000: The Darren Kelly Memorial Concert will benefit charities Carlow Holy Angels and the Kilkenny Hospital Cat Scan fund to the tune of £7,000. Organiser Pat Kelly, Linkardstown is delighted with the response. The total number who attended the concert, he believes was 650 with many others unable to gain admission because of room restriction. Pat also wishes to correct last week’s report regarding the top billing of Michael English that in fairness to top artists such as Louise Morrissey, Mick Flavin and Paddy O’Brien who travelled a distance to entertain, all performers were on equal status on the night.

On Carlow Team: 5 Tinryland Juvenile Footballers were part of the Carlow Under 15 team which took part in an Inter County Football Tournament involving Carlow, Westmeath, Offaly, Longford, Louth and Kilkenny in Mullingar on Sunday last. Carlow lost out to Longford on goal difference. The players involved were Mark Doran, Shane O’Neill, Alan Barrett, Cian Moore and Padraig Minnock (capt).

Football Fixtures: Tinryland Under 14 Footballers will entertain Tullow in Rathcrogue tomorrow evening at 7 pm. This game was postponed from Saturday evening last. This Wednesday evening (today) the Under 10 team are away to Athy while the young Under 8 squad travel to Killeshin. Training for the Under 10 Boys Community Games Team will continue this Thursday at 6 pm in Rathcrogue.

40 to Run Mini Marathon: Following a meeting in Rathcrogue Centre on Monday, it is believed that upwards to 40 local ladies will compete in this year’s Mini Marathon which will be run on Sunday June 11th. The following causes will benefit as a result of the run: Tinryland Senior Citizens, Tinryland Juvenile Club and Tinryland NS. Sponsorship cards are available from the school or from Marie Murphy (phone 46351) or Joan Byrne (phone 48868). Participants are reminded that registration will close on Monday next, May 1st and there may be a possibility of organising a bus on the day. Further information can also be had by contacting the above.

Easter Ceremonies: Tinryland Parishioners were indebted to the excellent administering of the Easter Ceremonies in St. Joseph’s Church by Rev. Michel Murphy, Knockbeg College and Fr. John Weldon, Cathedral Parish. Both priests acknowledged the work put in by Pastoral Care Members Pauline and Josie and the large local lay involvement in the ceremonies.

Divine Mercy Pilgrimage: There will be a bus going to St. Xavier’s Church, Dominick St. Dublin on Sunday April 30th to take part in the Divine Mercy Devotions. The diocesan celebration in the Curragh takes place on May 21st. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

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