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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 14 Jul 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland footballers will remain in the intermediate competition for 2001 thanks to a comprehensive 4-12 to 1-2 victory over lowly Ballon in Kildavin on Sunday evening.

Leading by 1-7 to 1-1 at half time the blue and whites played their best football this season. 16 year old Niall Barrett had a brilliant game in the forwards and amassed a personal tally of 2-3. Niall was one of many prominent minors to shine which augurs well for the future of this youthful team. Tinryland could afford the luxury of a missed penalty while Ballon goalie Jim Dowling made 3 great saves. John Murphy (full back), Damien Power, Martin Doyle, John Doyle and Niall Walsh all made handsome contributions to the clubs win.

Parish Awareness Week: The organised ceremonies were all well attended. It was encouraging that so many Clubs and organisations had representatives at the Mass on Saturday last and the youth group was excellent at the 11. 0’clock Mass on Sunday. A sizeable group made a most enjoyable and interesting trip on Monday evening to our old cemeteries, some dating to the early 18th century. It’s amazing how much one can see from Linkardstown. One can feel “ You are standing on the shoulders of giants” in the faith. On Wednesday night a big number attended the Mass for healing and Fr. Daly, Bennekerry, assisted Fr. Dunne. The usual overflow crowd was present for the cemetery Mass on Friday evening. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who had the graveyard so neat and tidy and graves decorated with flowers. The get together in the Clubhouse afterwards was most enjoyable and a good night was had by all.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Bus for Our Lady’s Island Jubilee Pilgrimage on 16th July. Names are now being taken. Contact Josie Kelly at 46286.

U-12 football title: Tinryland U. 12 footballers had a fine 4-6 to 3-2 win over neighbours Palatine in the B final in Dr. Cullen Park on Monday evening in the McDonalds sponsored competition. Tinryland who opened their scoring on the 11th minute led by 3-2 to nil at half time thanks to a brilliant display by “Ace Taxi’s” man of the match Padraig Townsend. Pal had much the better of the exchanges in the second half and inside ten minutes had 2-2 on the scoreboard without reply. This was due to fine displays by Micheal Bolger, Darren Sheehan, Cormac Holloway, Brian Parker, Darren Reid and Lee Gordan with goalie John Smith (Pal man of the match).

Tinryland finished the stronger with fine performances from the already mentioned Townsend 2-2, Ian Scully 1-4, Colm Nolan (goalie), Darren Costello, Sinead Lyons, Colm Delaney 1-0, Ambrose Doran 0-1. The other team members to play their part were Ciaran Farrell, Mark Morrissey, Micheal Pender, Shane Redmond, David Rath, Cian Clancy, Jason Curran, Jason Kelly and Micheal Murphy.

Teacher Retires: Best wishes are extended to Mrs Miriam Sweetnam (nee Bradley) who retired from her teaching post in Tinryland N.S. on June 30th after a two year spell. Miriam with her husband Harold have emigrated to Canada where they purchased a 700 acre farm at Manitoba near Winnipeg. She previously taught in Kill of the Grange (Dublin) and Castlecomer. She was for 13 years no. 1 ladies tennis player in Carlow and coached tennis in many clubs. An excellent teacher she will be sadly missed by her family, colleagues, pupils, parents and the farming community.

Community Games: Area 11 teams were all defeated by Wexford and Kilkenny opposition in the first round of the Leinster C’Ships. Bree in Wexford defeated the handball team. The team was Jason Kelly, Ambrose Doran, Colm Delaney, and Padraig Townsend.

The Girls U.12 soccer team travelled to Adamstown on Friday evening to play a strong Taghmon outfit and went out on a score of 6 to 0. The Wexford girls led by 2 goals at halftime. Area 11 hit the post twice in the first half while top player Sinead Lyons saved a penalty. Others to play well were Amanda Doyle, Ciara Jeaney and Christine Scully.

The Girls U. 16 basketball team made their exit from the competition away to Piltown in Co. Kilkenny. The local Girls drawn from a wide area contained 3 international players. The game was close in the first half but in the end the stronger Piltown team pulled away to win by 62 to 39pts. Outstanding for Area 11 were Eileen Moore Karen Doyle, Karen McGrath, Michelle Rooney and Joanne Connolly. The other panellists were Orla Connolly, Rachel Condron, Leah Mullins and Teresa Murphy

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