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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 13 Oct 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

On the October Bank Holiday Weekend in 1980, two athletic events were held for the first time. On the Monday, the Dublin City Marathon attracted 3,000 runners and is still as popular as ever. Less than 24 earlier, in Tinryland, the Dan Morrissey sponsored Rockford Race was coincidentally won by future Dublin City Marathon winner Johnny Bolger with Sheila Morrissey of Kildare winning the women’s event.
This year’s edition of the hugely popular fixture on the athletics calendar takes place in Tinryland village on Sunday next at 3 pm. Among the confirmed contenders for this year’s race is Tanzanian international cross country runner Daniel Gidumbanda, who will be out to go better than his previous 2nd placings in the race and LOT athlete and women’s course record holder Geraldine Hendricken will be out to regain the women’s title.
There will be a bonus if the existing records of 18:46 by Dave Taylor and 21:45 by Geraldine Hendricken are broken. The winners of the men’s and women’s events will receive special commemorative trophies.
In addition there is a large range of prizes for athletes in individual and team events in all categories to the value of £4,000 as well as many spot prizes.
The event is open to athletes, joggers and walkers. After the race there will be refreshments, the showing of the race video and prize giving in Rathcrogue Centre.
All competitors who take part in this year’s race will receive specially inscribed T-shirts and mementos to mark the 21st race.
There will also be juvenile races for U11, U13 and U15’s prior to the race at 2 pm.
All enquiries should be made to Eamonn Byrne at 087-2770128

CROSS COUNTRY: There were some fine performances by Tinryland athletes at the AAI Carlow Even Underage Cross Country in Bennekerry on Sunday last. While there were no individual winners, the Boys Under 10 team with 4 finishers in the first 6, were fine winners of their team event over LOT. The following were medal winners: Boys U10: 2nd- Joey Ryan, 3rd- Declan Ryan Girls Under 10: 2nd- Niamh Kehoe, Boys Under 12: 2nd- Padraig Townsend, 3rd- Ambrose Doran, Girls Under 14: 2nd- Aisling Taylor.

Mr. J. glynn: The death took place on Friday last of James Albert Glynn of Graiguenaspidogue after a long illness. James, who was 82, was the last surviving member of the four Glynn brothers whose name was synonymous with transport and the haulage industry. He started his business in Graiguenaspidogue in the late 30’s with a garage adjacent to the old primary school. He progressed from hackney cars and agricultural threshing to the present haulage and transport business. He retained a life-long interest in steam engines and also built up his own private museum of all things mechanical – especially vintage machinery.

His remains were removed from his home to Staplestown Church on Saturday. He was interred in the adjacent cemetery on Sunday following funeral service by Rev. Gary Dowd.
His wife Patricia predeceased him in 1982. He is survived by his sons Albert, Allen, David, Noel, his daughter Irene, daughters-in-law Ruby, Dorothy, Ann and Chris, son-in-law Des, grandchildren, great-grandchild, his good friend Renee, relatives and friends.

Wedding: The wedding took place in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow on Friday October 6th of Trevor McDaniel, son of Bernard and Maureen, Rathcrogue and Louise Brennan, daughter of Leo and Ann, Castletown. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Fingleton, PP Graiguecullen. The bridesmaids were Olivia Brennan, Evonne Brennan, Una Needham and Ita Marie Rea while the groomsmen were Barry McDaniel, Laurence Moran and Cormac O’Conor and the flowergirl was Amber Dowling. The readings were by Sandra McDaniel and Angela McCann and the prayers of the faithful were read by Paul Brennan. After the ceremony, the reception was held in Kilkea Castle. The couple, who will live in Carlow, became engaged on the Champs D’Elysee in Paris last year and are currently on honeymoon in Hawaii.

ST. JOSEPH’S AFC: St. Joseph’s AFC was formed to give local youths the opportunity to participate in sport locally throughout the winter months. The club is affiliated to the Carlow and District Juvenile League.

The main objective of the club is to provide a forum for youngsters to enjoy themselves whilst helping them improve their skills and sportsmanship.

On Saturday 7th October history was made when the club played its first ever league match. St. Joseph’s under 12 team played away to Killoughternane and put up a brilliant display.
Saints opened brightly showing no sign of nerves and went close to scoring on two occasions with shots from Jason Curran and Ambrose Doran. Killoughternane took the lead on 17 minutes with a fine headed goal giving Colm Nolan in the Saints goal no chance. Despite this setback the Saints never gave in and went into half time unlucky to be a goal down.
The second half saw the Saints continue to play good football but they went two down after 38 minutes. In the 43rd minute history was made by Ian Scully scoring Saints’ first ever goal. Following good interplay in midfield Ambrose Doran pushed the ball past the full back for Ian to take it on and coolly slot it low into the corner of the net. This gave the Saints renewed confidence and they pushed forward in search of the equaliser. Despite intense pressure the home side held on and wrapped up the points scoring on the break in the 59th minute.
Despite losing 3-1 Saints played with great heart and a lot of skill. Everyone performed well with Colm Nolan, Ambrose Doran, Keith Byrne and Sinead Lyons outstanding. Team: Colm Nolan, Keith Byrne, Darren Costello, Ian Scully, Sinead Lyons, Jason Kelly, Ambrose Doran, Michael Murphy, Jason Curran, Colm Delaney, Brian O’Halloran, Sean Ryan, Christine Scully, Michael Pender, Laura Murphy, Amanda Doyle.

AREA 11 AGM: The AGM of Tinryland/Bennekerry Community Games takes place in Rathcrogue House on Thursday October 12th at 8.30 pm. Secretary Ann Brennan will give a detailed report on a successful year which included the regaining of the Hosey Cup, a National Relay Double and National Choir success.

GAA: Tinryland-Bennekerry Under 16 Girls have reached the Carlow County Final by defeating Ballinkillen-Newtown in the semi-final at Ballinaboley on a scoreline of 0-10 to 2-3. The game was played at a fast pace and was evenly contested throughout and Tinryland put in a fine performance considering that they played for 50 minutes with 14 Girls.

The team was A Byrne, T Burke, C Farrell, A Nolan, A Dempsey, E Moore, S Kavanagh, D Mullins, A Byrne, A Farrell, S Doyle, J Connolly, C Whelan, K Doyle, L Mullins. Sub used G Nolan.

Tinryland Under 10’s will play Eire Og in the A Final of the Maurice Nolan Tournament in Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday next at 3.30 pm. The team will play a challenge match against O’ Dempsey’s in Portarlington this evening (Wednesday) at 6 pm. All players are asked to be in the square at 5 pm.

The Under 12 Footballers will play in the semi-final of the John Finn Cup on Friday next.

Coach Tour: There will be a coach tour to Dublin on Sunday October 22, visiting Sunday markets near Tallaght and also visiting the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. For more information contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Employment Scheme: St. Lazerian’s School have vacancies on the C. E scheme starting in November for classroom assistants and cleaners. To qualify, persons must be 25 years of age or over and in receipt of unemployment benefit/assistance or be lone parents for at least one year.

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