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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 23 Jun 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann



One of the sunniest days of the year provided the ideal setting for a highly successful and well attended Midsummer Field Day and Vintage Rally on Sunday last.

The day opened with a keenly contested 5 km Road Race around the Tinryland area with local sensation Sean Doyle recording one of his most impressive victories in his career by holding off Martin Kelly of St Abbans in a time of 16 mins 31 secs. Local veteran Jimmy Morgan also showed fine form in 3rd position.

This was followed by an exciting juvenile athletics programme with many close finishes. One of the highlights of the day were the Mothers and Fathers Races with Angela Guidera holding off Eilish Costello while Pascal Doran was a convincing winner in the second race ahead of Tommy Doyle and Tommy Lyons.

WEIGHT THROWING: There was also much interest in the weight throwing with Martin Doran and Angela Guidera winning the men’s and women’s events. The novelty events proved to be highly entertaining with two unfortunate girls stumbling on the finish line in the egg and spoon race while one unlucky local boy was disqualified while “leading” the slow bicycle race. The many side show attractions added to the success of the day with the Wheel of Fortune, Penalty Shootout, Dog Show, Bouncing Castle and the Cow Pat Competition involving Daisy the Cow attracting many interested children and punters. A very interesting part of the afternoon came in the form of a large collection of unique vintage tractors with some dating from the 1930s providing the showpiece of the exhibits, which went on parade.

SOCIAL: The day was completed with a social later in the evening in the clubhouse where music was provided by Dublin group “Dratocht”. A worthwhile outcome of the day was the large amounts of money raised for Tinryland Community Alert and Senior Citizens from the proceeds of all the events of the afternoon.

RESULTS: The following are the results from the athletic events:

5 km Road Race: 1st- Sean Doyle, 2nd- Martin Kelly, 3rd- Jimmy Morgan

Women- 1st- Tina Doyle 2nd- Brid Long 3rd- Ann Brennan.

Boys 4/5 years- 1st- Christophe Chall, 2nd- Aran Bohanna, 3rd- Barry Power

Boys 6/7 years- 1st- Simon Doyle, 2nd- Greg Murphy, 3rd- James Murphy

Boys 8/9 years- 1st- Darren Murphy, 2nd- Christopher Costello, 3rd- Joey Ryan

Boys 10/11 years- 1st- Padraig Townsend, 2nd- Philip Condron, 3rd- Michael Murphy

Boys 12/13 years- 1st- David Brennan, 2nd- Alan Corcoran, 3rd- Michael Murphy

Girls 4/5 years- 1st- Amanda Kinsella, 2nd- Katie Guidera, 3rd- Fay Galway

Girls 6/7 years- 1st- Niamh Redmond, 2nd- Caoimhe Townsend, 3rd- Danielle Power

Girls 8/9 years- 1st- Amanda Cassidy, 2nd- Rebecca Doran, 3rd- Paula Murphy

Girls 10/11 years- 1st- Lisa McGuill, 2nd- Sinead Lyons, 3rd- Tina Walker

Girls 12/13 years- 1st- Rachel Condron, 2nd- Laura Murphy, 3rd- Theresa O’Toole

GAMES: This year’s Carlow Community Games Finals will be held in St. Patrick’s College, Carlow, on Saturday next, June 24 at 10.30 am sharp. The day’s events open with heats in all sprint races and relays from Under 6’s to Under 10’s taking place between 10.30 am and 1 pm. In the afternoon from 1.45 pm onwards, the heats and semi-finals of events are for Under 12’s upwards. The field events on Saturday are the Boys and Girls Under 14 Long Jump, Shot Putt and Long Puck, commencing at 10.30 am. On Sunday, the opening parade will commence at 12 am followed by the semi-finals of relays from Under 10s to Under 14’s with the finals in all the remaining athletic events taking up the afternoon’s programme. The field events on Sunday begin with the Javelin Girls Under 17 at 11 am.

MOSNEY: A number of competitors from Area 11 have qualified for the National Community Games Finals in Mosney in September during the last week.

Clare Murphy, Garryhundon, will once again represent Carlow in the Girls Under 16 Grand Prix Cycling. Clare, who finished 2nd in the National Finals, last year, will be a strong contender to win this year’s event under the guidance of Paddy Hayden. Aideen Delaney, Palatine will take part in the Girls Under 17 Marathon event after winning the Carlow Final on Wednesday last.

ATHLETICS: Pat Byrne of Tinryland AC maintained his excellent progress with three outstanding victories in the last week. On Sunday last, Pat won the Leinster 5000m in a time of 15 mins 8 secs. However, he saved his best form for Wednesday when he won the Army 1500m race in 4 mins 7 secs in the morning while in the evening he went on to complete an amazing double in winning the Hopper McGrath Race in Carlow in fine style from Tommy Payne in 2nd with Wexford athlete Tommy McElwaine in 3rd. Tinryland AC were winners in the team event with Byrne, Payne, PJ Byrne 4th and J.J Murphy 11th completing the scoring. Murphy was also 1st Vet over 45 while Jimmy Morgan was 3rd Vet in this category. The Tinryland Women’s team of Tina Doyle (making a comeback), Enid McCreanor and Ann Brennan were placed 2nd in the Women’s Team Event.

TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz will take place in the Rathcrogue Centre, Rathcrogue June 23 at 9 pm. The cost is £10 for a team of four. The proceeds will help sponsor Ann Darcy, Kilmeaney, who will shortly undertake a 6 month Volunteer Project with Interculture Ireland in Paraguay. This charity sends volunteers abroad each year to provide assistance to local communities with environmental, health and children’s projects. All support would be greatly appreciated for this worthwhile cause.

FOOTBALL: Tinryland Under 14 had a fine 3-15 to 2-4 victory over Ballon in the 3rd round of the championships in Rathcrogue on Thursday last. The game started slowly with both teams cancelling each other out. It took a quickly taken free from Paul Broderick which resulted in a goal to open the scoring and this was soon followed by points from Andrew Murphy and Daniel O’Boyle. The move of the game then occurred when a long ball from Evan Doyle was laid off by Christopher Townsend to the onrushing O’Boyle who scored a fine goal. Ballon responded with points from Ciaran Nolan and Michael O’Leary but a brilliant point blank save from Tinryland goalie David O’Neill aided a recovery for the home side which saw then score 6 unanswered points to lead by 2-8 to 0-2 at the break. Ballon came out with all guns flying in the second half and attacked the Tinryland goal and despite fine saves from David O’Neill, O’Leary and Peter Zerafa pounced on rebounds to score a goal each. However, Tinryland regained the initiative with a Broderick point and a goal from full forward Patrick Townsend following a fine midfield move. Though Ballon replied with two quick points, the Tinryland backs tightened up with good work from Brian Byrne, Niall Shannon, Colin Byrne and Peter Doran. The half time substitute John Murphy started to make an impression in midfield that saw Tinryland score six more points to run out worthy winners. Best for Tinryland were Daniel O’Boyle, David O’Neill, Paul Broderick, Niall Shannon and John Keogh.

Scorers for Tinryland were Paul Broderick (1-5), Daniel O’Boyle (1-2), Patrick Townsend (1-0), Colm Doran (0-3), Andrew Murphy (0-2), Evan Doyle (0-1), Rick Whelan (0-1), and John Murphy (0-1).

Tinryland lost their unbeaten record in the championship after a comprehensive 4-14 to 1-4 defeat by Eire Og in Pairc Ui Bhrian on Saturday night last. This was a game of two halves with Tinryland starting brightly with a Paul Broderick point after four minutes. Eire Og responded with three fine points before a high ball from Daniel O’Boyle went all the way to the Eire Og net. After a Patrick Townsend point from long range, Eire Og regained the lead with 4 more points to go ahead 0-7 to 1-2 at the interval. After the resumption, a Broderick point was quickly followed by a period of great pressure from the home side which saw a fine goal scored. Another attack resulted in an Eire Og goal from a rebound after a shot was saved by David O’Neill and was then followed by 4 unanswered points. Eire Og began to dominate all areas of the field with a Colm Doran point for Tinryland the only answer to a late rush from the home side, which resulted in a further 2-3 scored in the final ten minutes. Best for Tinryland were Evan Doyle, Daniel O’Boyle, Brian Byrne, Peter Doran and David Barron.

TOURNAMENT: Tinryland Under 10s had a very successful day at the Seven Oaks sponsored Eire Og Tournament on Saturday last. The Tinryland team, who are unbeaten in Carlow this season, won the B section of this prestigious competition. Their best performance came against Portlaoise with Tinryland emerging on top by 2 points. In the final against Stradbally, Tinryland were always on top, running out easy winners in the end. The Tinryland panel was Patrick Kelly, Luke Doyle, Cathal O’Brien, Darren Hanlon, Conor Byrne, Ciaran Williamson, Alan Kirwin capt., Brian Morrissey, Dean Farrell, David O’Shea, Matthew O’Toole, Darren Murphy, Padraig Whelan, Eric Doyle, Michael Mullin, Cormac Walshe, Joey Ryan, Peter Morgan, Chris Whelan, Thomas Burke, Brian Deane, Kevin Barrett.

Tinryland Under 12s, who have reached the semi-final of the County Carlow B Championship, scored another victory in the John Finn Cup on Friday last when they defeated Ballon by 6 points. Mark Morrissey was the Tinryland star on the night, giving an outstanding performance at full back. Others to shine were Padraic Townsend, Ambrose Doran, Colm Nolan and Michael Murphy.

The 2nd semi-final of the Dan Morrissey Senior Football Tournament will take place on Sunday evening next at 7 pm when Eire Og will play the holders, St. Joseph’s of Laois. The winners will play Crettyard in the final.

TENNIS: The tennis season is well underway and although there will be no locals playing in Wimbledon next week, you can still have a game in the local club where play has been fairly slow so far this year. The very reasonable membership fees, which are posted up in the club, are now due and Brigid Doyle will be only too happy to accept same. New members welcome.

Jubilee 2000: The Tinryland Jubilee 2000 Awareness Week takes place between the 1st to the 7th of July. The following are events to be held during the week:

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

Sunday, July 2: Youth Mass at 8 pm. All youth in the parish are invited to come and organise this celebration. Singers and musicians most welcome.

Monday, July 3: Remembering the forgotten dead. Our parish has a number of cemeteries that are almost forgotten and very neglected eg Linkardstown, Ballinacarrig and Clonmelsh. With these graveyards selected, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone living in the vicinity or who has connections to the graveyards, would make them accessible and in good order for the night

Wednesday, July 5: Healing Mass at 7.30 pm. The sick and unwell are invited to attend and receive the sacrament of the sick.

Friday, July 7: The annual cemetery mass takes place at 8 pm. With a number of weeks left, all those concerned and volunteers are asked to ensure the graveyard is in its usual pristine condition for this annual gathering. This year it will be followed by a get together at the GAA Clubhouse where refreshments will be served.

Teagasc: There is a Teagasc Certificate in Rural Enterprise available by a night course. For further information please contact Teagasc, The Green, Tullow at 0503-51210

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