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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 5 May 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Area 11 Boys Under 13 Handball Team of Padraig Townsend, Colm Delaney, Ambrose Doran, Shane Redmond, Colm Nolan and Matthew O’Toole will represent Carlow in this year’s Leinster Community Games Competition. The team coached by Cecil Whelan, will be the first to represent the area in this discipline.

A very important Area meeting will be held in Rathcrogue on Thursday night at 9 pm.

The area athletic finals will take place in Rathcrogue on Friday May 19th.

John an Advert for NuTron Diet: Ballyloo Contractor John Noctor’s marvellous achievement of losing 7 stone since August last is now featured in the NuTron company’s promotion. John, who weighed in at 18 stone, felt very out of shape when he had to have a special waistcoat made for a family wedding. So over the last 9 months thanks to regular exercise, attention to diet and great will power, he now weighs in at a tidy 11 stone.

Road Improvements: Local motorists will be delighted with the much needed resurfacing of a stretch of road, which has been in disrepair for some time between McArdle’s Cross and Ballybar Cross. With the remaining part of the road to Clonmelsh Cross due to be completed in 2001, it is amazing that a 400m link road to Roche’s Cross is not considered. This road because of the heavy traffic, is in poor condition and now contains 3 factory units and a number of homes.

Under 14’s Off to Great Start: Tinryland Under 14 Footballers made an excellent start to their Coisde na nOg campaign with a fine 6-5 to 2-4 victory over Tullow in Rathcrogue on Thursday last. The home side started off very strongly and inspired by the dominant midfielder Evan Doyle and the accuracy of forward Paul Broderick, who scored no less than 4 goals, managed to score all their six goals within a 15 minute period in the first half, leaving the half time score 6-2 to 0-1. The second half was a totally different matter with the away side being the stronger team. The Tullow team managed to gradually reduce the deficit and limited the home side to 0-3 after the break. However the first half performance of the home side left the result never in doubt and they held on for a comfortable victory. Best for Tinryland were Evan Doyle, John Murphy, Paul Broderick, Brian Byrne, David O’Neill and Colm Doran.

Scorers for Tinryland were Paul Broderick (4-3), John Murphy (1-1) and Evan Doyle (1-1).

They will now take part in the Feile na nGael Competition next weekend with their next championship fixture away to Michael Davitt’s on May 20th.

U-10 Footballers Knocked Out: Last years winners, Area 11 Boys Under 10 Footballers made their exit from this year’s Carlow Community Games Competition last weekend after losing to Bagenalstown in the second round. In their first match, the local boys were convincing winners over Askea on a scoreline of 5-10 to 0-1. In the second round, Area 11 can count themselves unlucky to lose to Bagenalstown by 5 pts after a closely contested affair. Best for Area 11 in the competition were Ciaran Williamson, Darren Murphy, Jeff Sutton, Cormac Walshe, Michael Lawlor and David Townsend.

GAA News: Tinryland Intermediate Footballers had a very impressive outing in the All County League with a draw against Rathvilly Seniors after making up a 6-point deficit. This is an encouraging result as the team starts on their championship campaign with a round robin league in the next few weeks.

The Race Night in aid of the Juvenile Club was very successful and well supported on Saturday night last. The highlight of the night was the Auction Race while the funds raised will defray the expenses for the U8’s up to the U16’s for the forthcoming season. Eamonn Byrne did a great Ted Walsh commentary on the night and was also the lucky winner of a Colour TV in the raffle.

Jubilee Day: Sunday, May 21 has been assigned by the Irish bishops as the National Pilgrimage Day and on that day Kildare and Leighlin will hold its diocesan celebrations on the Curragh. The “Celebration of Christlight” commences at 2 pm. The banner, clay, water and fire embers will be brought from Tinryland parish. Anyone interested in travelling to this celebration should contact Pauline at 43918 as soon as possible.

ICA Meeting: The May meeting of Tinryland ICA Guild will be held tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm in Rathcrogue House. All new members are welcome.

Mini Marathon: Holy Angels Day Care Centre, Carlow are looking for ladies to walk or run this year’s Mini Marathon which will take place on Sunday 11th of June. T-shirts and free transport will be provided on the day. If you are interested please contact Catherine at 40881 or Sharon at 43911

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