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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 11 Aug 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

BENNEKERRY/Tinryland u.14 girls team won their 4th Co. Title in 6 years when beating Mt. Leinster Rangers on a score of 2-12 to 2-6 in Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday, August 1.
After a series of 9 games the team was unbeaten. The game was played in wet and windy conditions. The local girls took time to settle and the Borris girls had the best of the first half exchanges and led by 2-2 to 0-6 at halftime. A wonderful second half goal by full forward Antoinette Farrell brought Bennekerry/Tinryland back into the game. When Caoimhe Whelan raised another green flag the contest was well and truly over.
All of the team gave their best on the night and with Tara Burke, Roisin Cleary, Michelle Rooney, Caoimhe Whelan (1-3) and the Farrell sisters Antoinette (1-2) and Clare outstanding.
The cup was presented by ladies team manager Seamus Murnane to the team captain Karen Doyle after great scenes of jubilation. The mentors were delighted that the game was played in Dr. Cullen Park with an official programme, a scoreboard and good support on the night.
The team was Aideen Byrne (Ballybar) Laura Kennedy (Ardnahue) Tara Burke (Tinryland) Aoife Parker (Brownshill) Róisín Cleary (Pollerton) Michelle Rooney (Palatine) Sinead Lyons (Tinryland) Caoimhe Whelan (Ballycrogue) Simone Kelly (Kyle) Clare and Antoinette Farrell (Kernanstown) Maria Farrell (Brownshill) Amanda Doyle (Tinryland) Sub. T. Lawlor for S. Kelly
The under-16 girls team were beaten by Slaney Rovers on a score of 2-4 to 2-2.

Tinryland Senior Citizens: The Committee would like to sincerely thank all the ladies who participated in the recent mini-marathon and for their donation, which will go to defray the costs of the outing and the Christmas party. Many thanks to everyone involved.

Area Development Association: Three students are currently working with the development group. They are at present computerising Tinryland N.S. enrolment records from the 1870’s.

U.16 Draw: Tinryland U.16 boys squad finished all square with Rathvilly on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-9 in the county A semi-final. The teams were level at the interval on a score of 1-3 to 0-6 the Tinryland goal was scored by Padraig Minnock these two fine footballing sides will meet again in Dr. Cullen Park on Monday, August 21. Stars for the blue and whites were Mark Doran and Donagh O’Brien (backs), and P. Minnock midfield. Scorers were P. Minnock 1-1, Shane O’Neill 0-2 Cian Moore 0-1, Mark Dempsey 0-1 and Aidan Dowling 0-1.
A last minute goal from a penalty by Brian Foster gave Tinryland a one point victory over Palatine in the Div. 5 quarter final after a very exciting game.

Success in Daingean: Local athletes had a very successful evening in Daingean Co. Offaly last Thursday at an open 5k road-race. Tommy Payne finished third overall and first vet. in a fine time of 15:58. Jim Morgan took the top prize V2 with John Joe Murphy finishing runner up in his now V3 category. The outstanding performer on the night was Dwayne Farrell (L.O.T.) who finished just 8 seconds behind Payne in fourth position with a time of 16:06.
Pat Byrne qualified for the World Army 10k championships which will be held in Poland in October when finishing runner up to Noel Kelly in the Irish Army championships which were held in the Curragh last week. Kelly opened up a hundred metre lead on Byrne early in the race however the gritty Tinryland athlete closed the gap to 9 seconds on the line.

Training for athletes who will be competing in Mosney and for middle distance athletes will be held this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

This years Rockford race will be on October 15 while the Autumn League will begin with a 2 mile race on Wednesday, August 30t at 7:30 p.m

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