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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 28 Jul 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland G.F.C. were awarded £50,000 under the Government sports Capital Grants programme announced by Minister Jim McDaid last week.
Clubs mentors who submitted a detailed plan which includes improvement to dressing room facilities and ground development were delighted with the cash bonanza. The club already caters for badminton, squash, handball as well as G.A.A activities may soon need to purchase more land to provide for the heavy demands on one playing pitch.

The monthly Take Your Chance will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday next July 29th. There will be a monster roll over cash prize. Music will be provided Billy Kirwan and his band.

Moll Comes Good: After a number of near misses recently locally owned mare Moll Hackabout finally came good at the Killarney races last Tuesday. The six-year-old which is owned by Mrs Frances Cole of Ballybar won the Jack Sheedy ladies maiden I.N.H flat race at the Kerry venue. Moll Hackabout is by Mandalus and is bred by Mrs Cole’s husband Eric. The winning horse is trained in Kildare by Paddy Prendergast and was well ridden by well known lady jockey Liz Doyle. The mare was very popular with punters at Killarney and was returned 6/4 favourite.

Choir reach National Finals: Area 11 Choir under the direction of Mary Almond O’Brien reached the National Community Games Finals in Butlins after qualifying in Mullingar in the Leinster Finals. As last years silver medallists to Offaly (Birr) they again finished in that order on Saturday last. The singers hope that by September they will go all out for that elusive gold. The choir were as follows Carrie & Tracey Lawlor-Burton Hall. Marie, Aileen & Noreen Farrell-Brownshill. Catriona and Mary Barrett-Rathcrogue. Aoife Parker-Brownshill. Gloria Nolan-Friarstown. Sinead Lennon-Rutland. Wesley Hanlon-Kilmeaney. Aisling Jordan-Palatine. John May-Brownshill. Sara Reidy-Bennekerry. Victoria Clarke Busherstown. Anne Marie Meaney-Rathcrogue. Tanya Doyle-Sion Cross. Róisín Walshe-Rutland. Nicholas & Ciaran Byrne Staplestown.

Clonfert: There will be a bus tour to Emmanuel House of Providence on Saturday 29th of July. Also a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on August 7th for intercession for priests with Sr. Breege McKenna and Fr. Kevin Scallan. Enquiries to Eithne Ryan or Ed. Dawson

Girls Under-16 win: Tinryland/Bennekerry under 16 girls had a win over St. Mullins on a score of 9-11 to 0-4. Prominent were backs S Doyle T Burke and L Mullins. Midfield A Byrne and E Moore. Forwards A Farrell K Doyle and J Connolly. Team C Farrell S Kavanagh S Doyle A Dempsey T Murphy T Burke L Mullins E Moore K Doyle C Whelan A Farrell S Kelly J Farrell J Connolly A Byrne.

Leinster Silver: Tinryland A.C gained silver medals in the Leinster 10k. Road race held in Edenderry last Thursday. The club members Pat Byrne 7th , Tommy Payne 8th, P.J Byrne 9th and J.J. Murphy 22nd ran with great consistency to finish runners up to Dublin club Liffey Valley. The club also helped Carlow to 2nd County after Dublin. The county team consisted of the aforementioned 4 with Dwayne Farrell L.O.T 16th and Sean Doyle 24th .in a separate vets section Payne, Murphy and Kevin Cuddy, won the team award. In Ballytore on Friday night Jimmy Morgan, Sean Duggan, P.J. Doyle, Seamus Connolly and Billy Abbey were all award were all award winners in the 4 mile guide dogs race. Tina Doyle finished 2nd in the ladies race.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests society: The Jubilee pilgrimage to Lourdes is from October 22nd to 27th There are still some seats available. Dr. Lennon and Fr. Dunne will be accompanying the group.

MINI-MARATHON PROCEEDS: Thanks to the efforts of 35 local ladies in the Dublin mini-marathon almost £2,000 was raised. The money has been equally divided between Tinryland NS, senior citizens and Tinryland Juvenile GAA Club.

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