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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 30 Jun 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Area 11 Athletes repaid the effort and dedication of coaches to regain the Hosey Cup for the best overall athletic area for the first time since 1996 thanks to some fine performances at the Carlow Community Games Finals in St. Patrick's College on Sunday last.

There were some excellent talent on display in all age groups with the most outstanding runs coming from Darren Murphy, 1st Boys Under 10 200m, Padraig Townsend, 1st Boys Under 12 100m, Christopher Cleary, 1st Boys Under 17 100m, Niamh Walshe, 1st Girls Under 8 60m, Nollaig Delaney, 1st Girls Under 14 800m and Nicola Ryan, 1st Girls Under 17 100m.

The area had 3 relay successes with the Boys Under 10 team, and Boys and Girls Under 12 teams who both advance to the National Finals in Mosney at the start of September. The Girls Under 12 team was composed of athletes who made up 3 of the top 4 places in the Under 12 100m and should be contenders to win National Gold. In addition, the area had winners in field events with Shane Redmond showing his Wexford hurling background to win the Boys Under 12 Long Puck while Sandra Williamson, Girls Under 12 Long Jump and Jason Kelly, Boys Under 12 Long Jump, were both victorious.

A note of misfortune was the disqualification of the winning Girls Under 14 Relay Team due to a lane offence.

The following are the local medal winners:

Girls Under 8 60m: 1st- Niamh Walshe

Under 10 100m: 2nd- Amanda Cassidy

Under 10 60m Hurdles: 2nd- Paula Murphy

Under 10 Relay: 3rd

Under 12 100m: 2nd- Lisa McGuill 3rd- Sinead Lyons

Under 12 600m: 3rd- Amanda Doyle

Under 12 Long Jump: 1st- Sandra Williamson 3rd- Ciara Jeaney

Under 12 Relay: 1st- Lisa McGuill, Christine Scully, Sinead Lyons, Amanda Doyle, Rachel Mannion.

Under 14 100m: 2nd- Karen McGrath

Under 14 800m: 1st- Nollaig Delaney

Under 14 Long Puck: 2nd- Belinda Farrell

Under 14 Long Jump: 3rd- Gloria Nolan

Under 14 Shot Putt: 2nd- Rachel Condron

Under 14 Relay: 3rd- B Team

Under 16 Relay: 2nd

Under 17 100m: 1st- Nicola Ryan 3rd- Julianne Farrell.

Under 17 Javelin: 3rd- Donna Mullins

Under 17 Relay: 2nd.

Boys Under 6 60m: 2nd- Christophe Chall

Under 6 Relay: 3rd

Under 8 60m: 3rd- Eric Bates

Under 8 Relay: 2nd.

Under 10 200m: 1st- Darren Murphy

Under 10 60m Hurdles: 2nd- Joey Ryan

Under 10 Relay: 1st- Ciaran Williamson, Jeff Sutton, Joey Ryan, Conor Byrne, Brian Deane.

Under 12 100m: 1st- Padraig Townsend

Under 12 Long Jump: 1st- Jason Kelly, 2nd- Sean Ryan, 3rd- David Kinsella.

Under 12 Long Puck: 1st- Shane Redmond

Under 12 Relay: 1st- Padraig Townsend, Shane Redmond, Ambrose Doran, Philip Condron, Jason Kelly.

Under 14 Hurdles: 3rd- Jason Curran

Under 14 Mountain Bike: 2nd- Shane Nolan.

Under 15 Mixed Relay: 3rd

Under 17 100m: 1st- Christopher Cleary 2nd- Niall Barrett

Under 17 Relay: 2nd.

Overall: 1st- Bennekerry/ Tinryland 142 pts, 2nd- Bagenalstown 109 pts, 3rd- Ballon/Rathoe 63 pts.

Tidy Towns Committee: A meeting of Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee will take place in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue tonight (Wednes-day) at 8.30 pm. It is hoped to strengthen the committee group. All are most welcome to attend. The Tidy Towns group suggests to residents that hanging baskets and window boxes would look very well on houses in the area and householders are asked to look after their gardens and surrounds as the judging for this year's competition takes place during the coming weeks. In last year's judging, litter was seen as a major problem in the village and all locals are strongly encouraged to make sure all open areas and spaces are litter free in the next few weeks.

Chernobyl Children's Project: A party of 25 children from the Chernobyl region arrived in Borris on Friday last. The visit of these children over the summer months is organised by the Chernobyl Children's Project and they will stay with families in the Carlow area. In the local area, children are staying with Michael and Breda Aylward, Ballyloo and Michael and Breda Doran, Ballinacarrig.

GAA News: The Second Semi-Final of the Dan Morrissey Senior Football Tournament produced a magnificent game between St. Joseph's (Laois) and Eire Og in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. The game was always closely contested with St. Joseph's emerging victorious on a scoreline of 4-11 to 3-11, the highlight being an outstanding performance from former Laois minor Stephen Kelly, who scored a fine tally of 3-7 (3-6 from play). St. Joseph's, last years beaten finalists in Laois will now play County rivals Crettyard in the final on a date to be arranged. Best for St. Joseph's were Stephen Kelly, P. J. Rowan, Tom Kelly, Martin Dempsey, Des Cooney and P. J. Dempsey while best for Eire Og were Jody Morrissey, Alan O'Brien, Willie Quinlan, Brendan Hayden and sub Kevin Haughney.

The final of the Jim Deane sponsored tournament between Kildavin/Clonegal and Leighlinbridge takes place in Rathcrogue on Friday next at 8 pm.

Tinryland Intermediate Footballers will play their second match in this year's championship when they take on Fighting Cocks in Hogan Park, Fenagh on Saturday next at 7.30 pm. The team need to win both their remaining matches to progress and all support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Football: Tinryland qualified for the McDonalds sponsored County Carlow Under 12 Football Championship B Final with an impressive victory over Tullow at Grange on Monday last. Having played against a strong breeze, Tinryland led by just 1 point at half time. On the resumption, the Tinryland lads turned on the style to run out easy winners on a scoreline of 3-11 to 2-4. Padraig Townsend once again gave an outstanding display for Tinryland, scoring 1-2, with Mark Morrissey, Colm Nolan, Cian Clancy 1-1, Ian Scully 0-4, Jason Curran 1-1 and Ambrose Doran 0-3 the others to play well.

Tinryland now await the winners of Palatine and Rathvilly who drew their semi-final on Monday last. The replay of that game will take place this Thursday evening. The final is fixed for Monday next, July 3rd at 7 pm.

Mr. Sean Dunne: Deepest sympathies are extended to Rev. Peter Dunne PP, Tinryland on the death of his brother Sean, Clonohill, Ballacolla Co. Laois who died suddenly on Wednesday, June 21 while on a visit to Tinryland parish. The deceased is survived by his wife Phyllis, children Peter, John, Dermot, Eamonn, Bernard, Thomas, Immaculla and Carmel. He is also survived by brother Eddie and sister Eily, brother in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Remains were removed to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Friday evening with the burial taking place in Shanahoe Cemetery on Saturday morning after 11am Requiem Mass.

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

Saturday, July 1: Opening- Parish Mass at 7.30 pm. It is hoped that all organisations and clubs of the parish will take part and carry items of significance representing their association. There will be a procession of groups into church for Mass and the placing of "insignia" around the altar.

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

Monday, July 3: Remem-bering the forgotten dead. Our parish has a number of cemeteries that are almost forgotten and very neglected eg Linkards-town, 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 few days left until the big night, 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.

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