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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 21 Jul 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Undoubtedly one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland is ladies football. Great strides are being made in the local area in recent years to advance the cause.
At the moment there are four registered senior clubs in the county and a number of senior ladies from the area are members. However, it is the ambition of mentors Fran Mullins, Kathleen Mullins and Pat McArdle to establish a senior club in the Bennekerry/Tinryland area in the near future. At present the girls U.14 team are unbeaten in the country which has eight competing clubs. After their victory over Ballinkillen in the semi-final they will now play Mount Leinster Rangers in the Co. Final on Aug. 1st in Dr. Cullen Park at 7.30pm. Tinryland Bennekerry girls u.16 team got off to a great start on Friday night with a win over Rathvilly 6-3 to 1-10 in a very enjoyable match. Aideen Byrne played well in goal while G. Nolan, A. Dempsey and D. Mullins were very sold in defence. Midfielders A. Byrne,E. Moore and forwards K. Doyle and M. Farrell were others to shine. The team was: A. Byrne, L. Kennedy, G. Nolan, A. Dempsey, A. Nolan, D. Mullins, J. Connolly, E. Moore, A.Byrne, S. Kelly, K. Doyle, L. Mullins, C. Whelan, S. Kavanagh, M. Farrell. Subs used: S.Lyons, A. Doyle.

RECENT WEDDING: Congratulations are extended to Ann Kelly daughter of Frank and Angela, Ballybar of A.K. Graphics, on her marriage to Derek Cope of Mill House Plumpelstown, Co. Kildare on Saturday last. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Tom Jordan (cousin of the bride) in the Sacred Heart Church Aughrim. The bridesmaid was Niamh Jackman and the best man was Tony Markey. The ushers were David Kelly and Stephen Cope. The reception took place in the Lawless Hotel, Aughrim. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Malaysia.

ATHLETIC NEWS: Athletic training will commence on Saturday morning next July 22nd at 11.30am in the athletic field. The emphasis willb e on the u.12 upwards and will be conducted by members of the athletic club. It is hoped that athletes who have qualified for Butlins and those interested in middle distance athletics will attend. Pat Byrne had a fine win in Knockananna last week, he also finished 2nd to international Cian McLoughlin in the Bray 4. Teams from the club will compete in the Leinster Senior road race 10k c’ship in Edenderry tomorrow Thursday, and the Ballytore 4 mile on Friday evening 8.30pm.

OUTING 2000: Tinryland Senior Citizens Summer Outing 2000 to Tramore on Thursday, 27th July. Bus leaving Tinryland Square at 10.30am followed by evening meal and Social in Rathcrogue House at 7.30pm. Subscription £5. Please contact Mrs. Mary Moore (Ph. 31859) or Mrs. May Byrne (Ph. 46193) or any committee member before 20th July.

DOUBLE VICTORIES OVER BAGENALSTOWN: Tinryland played Bagenalstown on Friday July 14th in Bagenalstown in the McDonalds u.16 C’ships. A wet night made it difficult to play good football. Both teams had good patches of play, but Tinryland put more work into their game and put away the vital scores to see them win on a score of Tinryland 4-11, Bagenalstown 1-9. Best for Tinryland: James O’Reilly, Shane O’Neill, Sean O’Gorman and Barry Doyle. This victory sees Tinryland through to the ‘A’ semi-final against Rathvilly on Monday July 31st (provisional).

U. 14 LEVEL: Tinryland, captained by Paul Broderick, played Bagenalstown on Thursday July 13th in tinryland. They had to battle hard all through the game. Fine play from John Murphy, Daniel O’Boyle, Evan Doyle and backs Brian Byrne and Colin Byrne was enough to see Tinryland win on a score Bagenalstown 3-11, Tinryland 6-9. Padraig Townsend played well when he came on at half time. This sees Tinryland through to the ‘A’ semi-finals with still a game in hand. Scorers for Tinryland: John Murphy 2-2, Evan Doyle 2-2, Evan Doyle 2-1, Colm Doran 1-2, Richard Whyte 1-0, Daniel O’Boyle 0-4.

SWIMMING SUCCESS: Local girl Laura Murphy, Park had a great four days at the Swim Ireland National underage group championships in Tralee. Over 40 clubs were represented from the 32 counties. To participate at this standard all involved had to have achieved national qualifying times. Laura, who swims for the Kilkenny club achieved personal best times in every event. She finished 6th in the 100m freestyle in a time of 1 minute 8.56 secs. She finished 7th in the 100m breaststroke in a time of 1 min. 28.14 secs. She also achieved personal best times in her other events.

Laura however, saved her best swims for the 2 relay events. In the 200m medley Kilkenny won gold with Laura swimming the anchor leg, and achieving a phenomenal time of 29.76 seconds for her 50 metres. Kilkenny also won gold in the 200m freestyle event with Laura swimming the first leg and handing over with an advantage. This was history making, as Kilkenny had never won a relay event at this level before. Laura, who has been training 10 hours a week is now ranked 6th fastest in Ireland in her age group, and given her success this weekend is confident that she can go on to achieve better things in the future

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