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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 9 Jun 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland GFC are holding a Vintage Rally and their Annual Mid Summer Field Day on Sunday June 18th in aid of Tinryland Community Alert and Senior Citizens.

The field day commences at 1.30 pm with a 5 km road race and also includes a full juvenile athletics programme and football match. The varied novelty events include the wheel of fortune, bouncing castle, test your strength, pony ride, gold fish, weight throwing, ring the bell, dog show, darts and much, much more. There will be refreshments in a tent all day. Admission is £1 for adults and children are admitted free.

The field day has been a huge success since being introduced in 1998 and should be an enjoyable day for all. There will be a social in the clubhouse afterwards with music provided by an all girl group “Draiocht” who cater for all tastes. There will also be a “Take your pick” draw for a bumper prize.

SENIORS DefeatED: Tinryland’s Intermediate Footballers were beaten by a superior MLR team in the 1st round of this year’s championships on a score of 0-11 to 0-8 at Hogan Park, Fenagh on Friday last. With Tinryland fielding a very young side, including 4 of last year’s minor team, they were always in for a struggle against one of the more fancied teams for this year’s IFC. The first half was evenly contested with the South Carlow men leading by 0-5 to 0-3 at the interval. After the break, MLR had a good period where they extended their lead and they could have gone further ahead only for 2 excellent saves by Tinryland goalie Keith Gaule.

Though Tinryland made a brave effort to salvage the match, the MLR side were too strong in the end, and having amassed a total of 15 wides to Tinryland’s 4, the gap of 3 points could have been greater at the end. Despite the defeat, Tinryland can take great heart, as this was one of the youngest teams they have fielded at this level and signs are very optimistic for the future. Tinryland must now defeat the Fighting Cocks and Ballon in the round robin group if they are to have any chance of progressing in the championship.

Best for Tinryland were veterans John Murphy and Martin Doyle, halfback Bernard Mullen and Gary Morrissey. Scorers for Tinryland were Gary Morrissey (0-3), Martin Doyle (0-2), Noel Scully, Niall Barrett and Connie Guidera (0-1) each.

Tinryland Under 10 Footballers will play Michael Davitt’s in the 1st round of the Maurice Nolan Cup in Rathcrogue tonight (Wednesday).

Juvenile Athletics: Tinryland Athletic Club, which was established in 1970, had a very successful AAI Juvenile Championships to celebrate the new millennium. The club, which has struggled at juvenile level due to the overflow of talent to the adjacent LOT club, proved by its many successes on Sunday last that it can still compete with the best. Credit is due to the club officials who put club loyalty and success a priority over “pot hunting”.

The athletic successes were Darren Murphy had two excellent victories in the Boys Under 9 80m and Under 10 300m while other winners were Sinead Lyons, Girls Under 11 Long Jump, Julianne Farrell, Girls Under 17 100m, Patrick Mullins, Boys Under 11 800m, Ambrose Doran, Boys Under 12 High Jump, Padraic Townsend, Boys U13 Hurdles, the Boys Under 9 Relay team of Darren Murphy, Jeff Sutton, Declan Ryan and Brian Deane, while the Boys Under 17 Relay Team of Christopher Cleary, Niall Barrett, Brendan Shortt and Mark Townsend showed their credentials for the forthcoming Community Games, running the 4 x 100 relay in 49.4 seconds.

Bennekerry/Tinryland were unlucky to be pipped by LOT in the narrowest of margins in the Girls Under 14 Relay with the town team recording 58.2 seconds, just 0.4 of a second ahead of the local girls. Much of the same happened in the Boys Under 11 Relay where Bennekerry/Tinryland finished 2nd to LOT by just 0.6 of a second with Bagenalstown edging out the Under 13 Relay team by a similar close margin. The Girls Under 15 Relay team also finished 2nd to LOT in their event.

The following are the other medal winners: Girls Under 10 300m- Niamh Kehoe 2nd, Girls Under 11 80m- Sinead Lyons 3rd, Girls Under 11 800m- Roisin Walshe- 3rd, Girls Under 12 80m- Lisa McGuill 2nd, Girls Under 14 100m- Karen McGrath- 2nd, Girls Under 15 Hurdles- Antoinette Farrell 2nd, Claire Farrell 3rd, Girls Under 17 400m- Julianne Farrell 3rd, Boys Under 11 80m- Ciaran Kehoe 2nd, Boys Under 11 Hurdles- Joey Ryan 3rd, Boys Under 11 800m- Ciaran Kehoe 3rd, Boys Under 11 Long Jump- Ciaran Kehoe 3rd, Boys Under 12 80m- Padraic Townsend- 2nd, Boys Under 12 High Jump- Padraic Townsend- 2nd, Boys Under 13 Hurdles- Ambrose Doran- 2nd, Boys Under 13 Shot Putt- David Collier- 2nd.

Byrne Star of County Tests: Pat Byrne was the star of the second stage of the County Senior Track and Field Championships with a hugely impressive win in the 3000m team race at the in Askea track on Thursday last. Byrne stamped his authority on the race from the start and maintained an early 200m lead to the line to finish a fine time of 8 mins 47 seconds. In 2nd position was consistent veteran Tommy Payne in a time of 9 mins 26 secs with Junior Alan Byrne of LOT just behind in 3rd and PJ Byrne in 4th. Sean Doyle made up Tinryland’s winning team in 5th position while PJ Doyle finished in 9th place.

The Veterans 800m race was one of the highlights of the evening where Jimmy Morgan was unlucky to lose out to holder James O’Rourke over the final 100m with Kevin Cuddy having a fine race to finish 3rd. Morgan went on to record an excellent win in the Veterans 100m when he outsprinted the fancied O’Rourke to win the 100m event with Billy Abbey in 3rd.

Wedding: The wedding took place in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Saturday June 3rd of Brigid Byrne, daughter of Joe and Mary, Rathcrogue to John Bermingham, son of Bernie and the late Tom, Ballytarsna, Nurney.

The chief celebrant was Rev. Peter Dunne PP assisted by Rev. Pierce Murphy PP Bagenalstown and Rev. Eamonn Hayden. The bridesmaids were Judith and Mary Byrne (sisters) while Joe Bermingham was best man with Denis Bermingham as groomsman. The reception was held in the Seven Oaks and the newly weds will live in Ballytarsna.

Pilgrimage: St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will hold their Jubilee Pilgrimage to Knock on June 24th. The price is £10 but it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment as there are only 50 available places. Those interested should contact Josie Kelly at 46286.

Summer Jobs Scheme: Tinryland Area Development Association has been approved 5 student positions by the Dept. of Social, Community and Family Affairs to work with the development group during the summer months on projects identified by the group. Anyone interested should contact Jim Deane or Michael Keyes for further information.

Mini Marathon: Good wishes are extended to the 40 local ladies who will compete in Sunday’s Mini Marathon. The ladies will leave Tinryland at 11 am for Dublin by bus. Proceeds for the day will go towards Tinryland Senior Citizens, Juvenile GAA and Tinryland NS. While all the ladies have trained hard for the 10km event, Catriona McKiernan’s 34:01 record run should remain intact

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