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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 4 Aug 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland Minor Footballers proved that they will be a major force in this year's championship when they accounted for the fancied Naomh Eoin-Miseal on a score of 2-11 to 1-8 at Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday last.
Tinryland, last year's beaten finalists, were fully deserving of their 6 point winning margin at the final whistle but they had to dig deep in the second half to overcome a determined Naomh Eoin team that had already beaten them in the league earlier in the year. Tinryland had the better of the exchanges for the opening twenty minutes. The winners opened the scoring with a Paul Doyle point after just 50 seconds. Seamus Gray levelled matters in the 6th minute before Tinryland stretched into a 4 point lead by the 23rd minute courtesy of 2 Niall Barrett frees and a brace by hard working wing forward John Doyle.
The closing five minutes of the opening half saw both teams move up a gear with Naomh Eoin making a fine recovery when Trevor Minchin goaled following good forward play by Colm Fox and Stephen Curry. Paul Doyle and Seamus Smithers exchanged points before the Myshall side were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half time by referee Pat Cassin. Seamus Gray's well hit shot looked to be heading for the net but Tinryland Keeper Anthony Gaule made a stunning save to tip the ball over the bar to leave the half time score at 1-4 to 0-6 in favour of Naomh Eoin.
The tide appeared to be turning in Naomh Eoin's favour when Colm Fox and Stephen Curry pointed in the 35th and 36th minutes but John Doyle reduced the arrears with a well taken free 2 minutes later. Tinryland regained the lead when 15 year old Alan Barrett cleverly fired home a goal on 41 minutes and Paul Doyle extended the lead with another point 4 minutes later. Further Tinryland pressure yielded the game's second penalty in the 48th minute and Brian Foster sent the penalty straight to the net to put his side 5 points clear with 12 minutes remaining. Naomh Eoin were not finished and they replied instantly with a great Colm Fox point followedby a Seamus Gray free to leave just a goal between the sides in the final 10 minutes.
Despite continuous pressure from the South Carlow team, Tinryland held firm and further scores from Paul Doyle and Trevor O'Reilly finally put the game beyond the reach of Naomh Eoin. Paul Doyle who had earlier opened the scoring for the winners, also had the final say when he pointed at the stroke of full time to give Tinryland a 6 point winning margin. Best for Tinryland were Anthony Gaule, John Ryan, Paul Haughney, Brian Foster, Niall Barrett, Trevor O'Reilly, Paul Doyle, John Doyle and sub Cian Moore.

The scorers for Tinryland were Paul Doyle (0-5), John Doyle (0-3), Alan Barrett (1-0), Brian Foster (1-0), Niall Barrett (0-2), Trevor O'Reilly (0-1).

The Tinryland team was: A Gaule, T Pender, J Ryan, S Delaney, B Foster, P Haughney, S Brown, W Power, C Cleary, N Barrett, T O'Reilly, J Doyle, A Barrett, P Doyle, M Nolan. Sub C Moore.

Tinryland Under 14's, who have already qualified for the County Semi-Finals, fielded an understrength team, missing key players for their final game against O'Hanrahan's in Rathcrogue on Saturday last. The Carlow town team were always in control and led by 1-6 to 2-1 at half time. In the second half, O'Hanrahan's continued their dominance and eventually recorded a fine win. Best for Tinryland were Brian Byrne, Christopher Townsend and Colm Doran.

Bon Voyage: Thirty-two people from the Tinryland area will go on the trip of a lifetime when they leave on Friday next, August 4th, for a 3 week tour to Australia and Malaysia.

The holiday promises to be a hugely enjoyable and fulfilling one, which includes 18 nights accommodation (7 nights in Sydney, 4 nights in Melbourne and finally 7 nights in the 5 star "Mutiara Resort" in Penang, Malaysia). The tour will commence with a visit to Sydney. This will be followed by a four day stop in Melbourne. The final part of the odyssey is a 7 day stop in Malaysia. Group leaders for this exciting tour are the 3 wise men Michael Keyes, Tom Codd and Jim Deane. The fearless flyers and has been Olympians should bring a strong Carlovian flavour to the Southern hemisphere.

Wedding: The wedding took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Friday, July 28th of Jacqueline Dowling, daughter of Liam and Jean, St. Joseph's Tce. Tinryland, and Seamus Dooley, son of Mary and Jack, Avondale Drive. The celebrant was Rev. Peter Dunne, PP assisted by Rev. Gerry Cushen and Fr. Keamy. The matron of honour was Frances Curran while Siobhan and Catriona Dowling and Catherine Dooley were bridesmaids. The best man was Pat Dunne while the groomsmen were Stephen White, Sean Dooley and Tommy Dooley. The flowergirls were Erica Dowling and Tanya Curran. The pageboys were John Paul Jordan and Gerard Curran. The reception was held in Rathcrogue House. The couple both work in Braun Ireland.

The Late Mark Gregg: The death took place in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Thursday last after a short illness of Mark Gregg, Rutland Tce and formerly of Tinryland. Mark, who was 70, was born in Corries House, Bagenalstown, where his father was farm manager. He moved to Tinryland to farm in 1956 where he also operated a farm contracting business. The present St. Joseph's Tce. was built on part of his land. He retired from farming in the 1970's and for the past 20 years, worked with Matt Cleary, Agricultural Supplier.
A unique character with a laid back disposition, he was very popular with the farming community.
His remains were removed from Healy's Funeral Home on Friday to St. Mary's Church followed by burial to Nurney Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Gertrude (nee White), sons Alan (Italy), Arthur (Bromley), daughters Linda Clarke (Ballickmoyler), Angela Collins (Old Leighlin), Sandra Chitty (Ipswich), Freda Gregg (Rutland), Shirley, Hilda (England), sisters Elizabeth (Surrey), Violet (Carrickfergus) and Edith (Lisburn), 6 grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Pilgrimage: There will be a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on August 7th for intercession for priests with Sr. Breege McKenna and Fr. Kevin Scallan. Enquiries to Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109

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