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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 26 May 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The 25th staging of the Area 11 Community Games Athletic Finals were an unqualified success in Rathcrogue on Friday night last. Organisers, parents and competitors enjoyed the pleasant evening while the course was in excellent condition.

Presentation of medals, sponsored by Tom Byrne Jr, by Community Games President Mrs. Catherine Curran took place in the GAA Hall. Some athletes to show outstanding early season form were Eric Bates (Boys Under 8), Niamh Walshe (Girls Under 8), Amanda Cassidy (Girls Under 10), Padraig Townsend (Boys Under 12), Lisa McGuill (Girls Under 12), Thomas Butler (Boys Under 14), Karen McGrath (Girls Under 14), Darren Murphy (Boys Under 10 200m) and Nollaig Delaney (Girls Under 14 800m).

Winners: The following were medal winners:

Boys Under 6 60m - 1st: Christopher Chall (Tinryland), 2nd: Brian Dermody (Brownshill), 3rd: Colin Townsend (Linkardstown)

Girls Under 6 60m - 1st: Rachel Carroll (Bennekerry), 2nd: Phillipa Kirwan (Tinryland Lower), 3rd: Jenny Doheny (Kyleballyhue)

Boys Under 6 80m - 1st: James Doyle (Rutland), 2nd: Adam Murphy (Linkardstown), 3rd: Harry Hennessy (Tinryland Lower)

Girls Under 6 80m -1st: Faye Galway (Tinryland), 2nd: Katie Guidera (Tinryland)

Boys Under 8 60m - 1st: Eric Bates (Johnstown), 2nd: Edward Byrne (Chapelstown), 3rd: Darragh Townsend (Linkardstown)

Girls Under 8 60m - 1st: Niamh Walshe (Ballybar), 2nd: Niamh Redmond (Tinryland), 3rd: Rebecca Fields (Tinryland)

Boys Under 8 80m - 1st: Michael Lawlor (Cloughna), 2nd: Craig Murphy (Linkardstown), 3rd: Martin Deane (Rathcrogue)

Girls Under 8 80m -1st: Caoimhe Townsend (Linkardstown), 2nd: Alison O’Neill (Ballycrogue), 3rd: Aoife Byrne (Linkardstown).

Boys Under 10 100m - 1st: Jeff Sutton (Staplestown), 2nd: Ciaran Williamson (Bally-crogue), 3rd: Conor Byrne (Ballybar Upper)

Girls Under 10 100m - 1st: Amanda Cassidy (Kernans-town), 2nd: Jamie Lee Doyle (Rutland)

Boys Under 12 100m - 1st: Padraig Townsend (Ballyloo), 2nd: Philip Condron (Rutland), 3rd: Ambrose Doran (Clochristic)

Girls Under 12 100m - 1st: Lisa McGuill (Brownshill), 2nd: Christine Scully (Lime Grove, Tinryland), 3rd: Sinead Lyons (Tinryland)

Boys Under 14 100m -1st: Thomas Butler (Palatine), 2nd: Darragh Walshe (Rutland)

Girls Under 14 100m - 1st: Karen McGrath (Garryhundon), 2nd: Laura Murphy (Park), 3rd: Niamh Dempsey (Ballinacarrig)

Boys Under 16 100m -1st: Aidan Dowling (Ballybar)

Girls Under 16 100m - 1st: Andrea Williamson (Ballycrogue), 2nd: Antoinette Farrell (Kernanstown), 3rd: Clare Farrell (Kernanstown)

Boys Under 17 100m - 1st: Niall Barrett (Kilmeaney), 2nd: Chris Cleary (Tinryland), 3rd: Ray Byrne (Tinryland)

Girls Under 17 100m - 1st: Nicola Ryan (Palatine), 2nd: Julianne Farrell (Kernanstown)

Boys Under 10 Hurdles - 1st: Joey Ryan (Ballybar), 2nd: Shane Keogh (Friarstown), 3rd: Christopher Costello (Rathcrogue)

Girls Under 10 Hurdles - 1st: Paula Murphy (Clonmelsh), 2nd: Sarah Doyle (Milford), 3rd: Deborah Fields (Tinryland)

Boys Under 14 Hurdles - 1st: Jason Curran (Linkardstown)

Girls Under 14 Hurdles - 1st: Niamh Daly (Brownshill)

Boys Under 10 200m -1st: Darren Murphy (Linkardstown), 2nd: Brian Deane (Moyle), 3rd: David Keogh (Friarstown)

Girls Under 10 200m - 1st: Aisling Kinsella (Ballinakillbeg), 2nd: Deirdre Doyle (Rutland), 3rd: Aoife Glancy (Tinryland Lower)

Boys Under 12 600m - 1st: Michael Murphy (Park), 2nd: Brian Parker (Brownshill), 3rd: David Kinsella (Ballinakillbeg)

Girls Under 12 600m - 1st: Amanda Doyle (Tinryland), 2nd: Roisin Walshe (Rutland), 3rd: Rachel Mannion (Ballyloo)

Boys Under 14 800m - 1st: Ross O’Neill (Ballycrogue), 2nd: Garreth Fennelly (Palatine)

Girls Under 14 800m -1st: Nollaig Delaney (Ballyhide), 2nd: Orla Delaney (Ballyhide), 3rd: Orla Glancy (Tinryland Lower)

Boys Under 16 1500m -1st: Andrew Murphy (Park), 2nd: Evan Doyle (Rathcrogue)

Field Events: The following field events will take place in Tinryland Parochial Fields tonight (Wednesday) May 24 at 7 pm.

Boys Under 12 Long Puck, Boys Under 14 Long Jump, Boys Under 14 Shot Putt, Boys Under 14 Mountain Bike, Boys Under 16 High Jump, Boys Under 16 Discus, Girls Under 14 Long Jump, Girls Under 14 Mountain Bike, Girls Under 14 Long Puck, Girls Under 14 Shot Putt, Girls Under 16 High Jump, Girls Under 16 Javelin.

Weddings: The wedding took place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland, on Saturday May 20 of Brigid Hayden, daughter of Seamus and Mary, Kilmeaney and Patrick Scully, son of Jack and Dolly, Tolerton. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eamonn Hayden (uncle of bride), assisted by Fr O’Shea, Arles, Fr. Little, Graiguecullen and Fr. Peter Dunne, PP, Tinryland. The bridesmaids were Veronica Lawlor (Naas) and Nicola Hayden (Kilmeaney). The best man was John Dwyer (Leighlinbridge) with Declan Hayden as groomsman. The page boy was Eoin Hayden (Swindon), nephew of bride. The reception was held in The Seven Oaks Hotel. The newly weds will live in Tolerton.

The wedding also took place on Saturday in St. Mary’s Church, Urbleshanny, Scots-town, Co. Monaghan of Brian Foley, son of Mina and the late Sean Foley, Tinryland to Patricia Hamill, Scotstown. Patricia’s four sisters acted as bridesmaids while Paul Foley was best man with Tommy and Paddy Foley as groomsmen. The page boy was Sean O’Donovan (nephew of groom) with his niece Erin Foley as flowergirl. The couple will live in Scotstown where Brian is a member of the Garda Siochana. Co-incidentally both Brigid and Brian were former class mates in Tinryland NS.

Visit to Aras: Tinryland Senior Citizens Committee has received an invitation for ten members to visit Aras an Uachtarain on June 2O. The visit will be from 3 to 5 pm and includes meeting the President, refreshments and entertainment. If you are interested in travelling please submit your name to the Parochial House on or before Friday, June 2 as names have to be submitted by June 6. As the number of visitors is confined to 10, names will be drawn by lot. Transport will be provided by the committee.

Jubilee 200O: The Tinryland Jubilee 2000 Awareness Week takes place from July l to 7. Programme of events:

Saturday, July l : Opening- Parish Mass at 7.30 pm. It is hoped that organisations and clubs of the parish will take part.

Sunday: Youth Mass at 11 o’clock. The parish youth are invited to organise this celebration. Singers and musicians most welcome.

Monday: Remembering the forgotten dead. A number of cemeteries are very neglected eg Linkardstown, Ballinacarrig and Clonmelsh. Prayers for the dead on this night.

Wednesday: Healing Mass at 7.30 pm. The sick and unwell are invited to attend and receive the sacrament of the sick.

Friday: The annual cemetery Mass takes place at 8 pm. This year it will be followed by a get together when refreshments will be served.

ICA Outing: Tinryland ICA is organising an outing to Waterford and Wexford on Wednesday, June 7. Some seats are still available. For particulars phone Rita Hayes at 46107 or Phil Nolan at 42103.

Juvenile GAA: Tinryland Under 16 Footballers had a narrow 1 point win over Michael Davitt’s in Old Leighlin on Friday night last on a scoreline of 1-13 to 3-6 in a match held in perfect conditions. Tinryland started very brightly with the forwards using the full width of the pitch to stretch the Davitt’s backs. Shane O’Neill opened the scoring with a fine point on two minutes followed soon after by a Barry Doyle point. Davitt’s replied with two points of their own while James O’Reilly scored a goal to restore Tinryland’s advantage. The scores were level when Davitt’s scored a penalty after John Dunphy fouled in the area. Alan Barrett scored a point to put Tinryland ahead before Davitt’s scored another goal to lead again. Tinryland then scored three more points from Mark Townsend, James O’Reilly and Barry Doyle to leave the scores 1-6 to 2-2 in favour of Tinryland at the break.

After the break Davitt’s regained the initiative, quickly scoring 1-2 without reply. Tinryland made hard work of getting back into the game but 7 unanswered points from James O’Reilly (2), Mark Townsend (2) and 1 each from Shane O’Neill, John Paul Moore and Alan Barrett brought Tinryland within sight of victory. Though Davitt’s scored 2 more points before the end, Tinryland hung on for a 1 point victory.

The scorers were James O’Reilly (1-3), Mark Townsend (0-3), Alan Barrett (0-2), Barry Doyle (0-2), Shane O’Neill (0-2) and John Paul Moore (0-1).

The Under 14s second round match with Michael Davitt’s has been re-fixed for Wednesday, May 24 at the Old Leighlin pitch at 8 pm sharp.

Community Alert: Tinryland Community Alert will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 8.30 pm in Rathcrogue. New people welcome.

Pilgrimage: St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will hold its Jubilee Pilgrimage to Knock on June 24. The price is £10 but it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. Those interested should contact Josie Kelly at 46286.

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

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