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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 27 Oct 2000

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

School teams take county titles

Tinryland NS pulled off a marvellous double in the boys and girls Cumann na mBunscol finals in McGrath Park, Bagenalstown on Saturday last.

The boys team were first in the fray. After a shaky start, they built up a 5 point lead over a game Sacred Heart NS, Borris at half time. A great overall team performance in the second half saw the blue and whites put in a very spirited effort to come away and win on a score of 6-11 to 1-3. While all team members gave their best; Shane Redmond and Conor Byrne were excellent in defence, Padraig Townsend and Ian Scully were superb in midfield and continued the fine form they showed throughout the series while Colm Delaney, Luke Doyle, Cormac Walshe and Darren Murphy were most prominent up front.

The Nationalist Cup was presented to captain Padraig Townsend. The team benefited from a great pep talk at half time from Tinryland Club Chairman and former great Brendan Hayden.

The Tinryland team was Colm Nolan, Shane Redmond, Michael Pender, Brian Farrell, Luke Doyle, Darren Costello, Padraig Townsend, Ian Scully, Jason Curran, Conor Byrne, Cormac Walshe, Darren Murphy, Colm Delaney. Subs Padraig Whelan, Patrick Byrne, Patrick Kelly, Pierre Chall, Joey Ryan, Sean Ryan and Oghan Doyle.

Scorers for Tinryland were Darren Murphy (2-2), Colm Delaney (1-4), Padraig Townsend (1-2), Ian Scully (1-0), Jason Curran (1-0), Cormac Walshe (0-2) and Luke Doyle (0-1).

The girls football team overcame the defending champions Gaelscoil by the narrowest of margins to win the Division 1 CKR shield on a score of 3-3 to 2-5. Tinryland were unbeaten in the series despite close calls against Bennekerry, Askea Girls and the Gaelscoil in earlier rounds. The Gaelscoil had a dream start with a goal in the 1st minute. On a heavy pitch, both teams gave their best throughout.

It was a gripping final with Sinead Lyons and Christine Scully doing all the scoring from midfield and strong defending which kept the Gaelscoil attacks at bay. In a tremendous finish, the Tinryland girls held on for a lucky one point victory. Tinryland had 3 excellent players in Amanda Doyle (defence) and in the midfield partnership of Lyons and Scully which produced all of the blue and white scores on the day.

The above girls were also part of a National winning relay squad in Mosney in September. An encouraging sign is the fact that many of the other young players will be eligible again next year.

The team was Tina Walker, Rachel Mannion, Emma Murphy, Catherine Tiernan, Christine Scully, Sinead Lyons, Ciara Jeaney, Deborah Fields, Orla Glancy and Rachel Moore. Subs were Paula Murphy, Marie Hayes, Rebecca Fields and Aoife Glancy. Scorers for Tinryland were Sinead Lyons (2-3) and Christine Scully (1-0). After the match the CKR shield was presented to winning captain Amanda Doyle.

The girls team earned their place in the final after a good win over Askea on Monday last. The visitors had the home team on the back foot in the first half but when it came to the crucial scores, Sinead Lyons kept Tinryland in sight, with the score 1-2 to 1-1 in favour of Askea at the break. On the resumption, Tinryland, with the help of a strong wind, added two more goals from Christine Scully and Sinead Lyons while the back line only conceded one goal to the opposition in the second half. The final score was 3-1 to 2-2.
The Tinryland team was Tina Walker, Rachel Mannion, Amanda Doyle, Marie Hayes, Christine Scully, Sinead Lyons, Rachel Moore, Deborah Fields, Orla Glancy, Aoife Glancy, Emma Murphy, Paula Murphy, Rebecca Fields and Ciara Jeaney.

]uvenile Football: Tinryland were beaten by a stronger Ballon team in the Under 13 Winter League in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. Playing against a strong wind and rain plus a well balanced visiting side, Tinryland could do little but try to keep the score line as low as possible until the break. The half time score was 2-4 to 0-0 in favour of Ballon. On the restart, Tinryland set about putting some scores on the board. Patrick, Christopher and Padraig Townsend helped by Ian Scully and Ambrose Doran played well to work the ball up the field and put pressure on the opposition, scoring 1-4 without reply. However Ballon then put on a late rally to run out worthy winners on a score of 3-6 to1-4. Best for Tinryland were Peter Doran, Glen Doyle, Ambrose Doran, Patrick Townsend and Christopher Townsend. Scorers for Tinryland were Ambrose Doran (1-1), Patrick Townsend (0-2) and Ian Scully (0-1). Tinryland will play Eire Og in Rathcrogue in the next round.

The Mick Brennan Tournament was held on Saturday last. Blessed with beautiful sunshine, the whole event was a huge success with all six clubs enjoying the fun of the game. With the help of everyone, the day ran like clockwork.
The winning teams were Eire Og, who beat Portlaoise in the A Final, Tinryland who overcame Athy in the B Final while Sarsfields beat Tullow in the C decider.

Athletics: Tinryland athletes displayed some fine performances in the Carlow Underage and Novice Championships in Tinryland on Sunday last. In the Boys Under 11 race, Tinryland were convincing winners in the team section with Patrick Mullins, son of Cheltenham winning horse trainer Willie, a fine winner ahead of clubmate Ciaran Kehoe. Joey Ryan in 5th and Alan Kirwan in 6th completing the winning Tinryland team.
Tinryland also had another individual success with Aisling Taylor winning the Girls Under 14 Race. In the Novice Mens Race, Tinryland had 5 athletes in the first 6 which saw them easily take the team event. Debutante Jerry O’Sullivan ran an excellent race to finish 2nd ahead of the fast finishing John Stephens. Sean Duggan in 4th and PJ Doyle in 5th were the other team scorers while Kevin Cuddy in 6th also ran well.

Wedding: The wedding took place on October 6th in the Church of the Holy Cross, Myshall, of Michael Nolan, son of Peter and Mary Nolan, Linkardstown and Linda Stacey, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Stacey, Ullard, Myshall. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. O’Shea, assisted by Fr. Howard and Fr. Peter Dunne. The bridesmaids were Patricia and Vanessa Stacey, while the bestman was Thomas Nolan and the groomsman was Thomas Nolan. The reception was held in the Lord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridge. The newly weds spent their honeymoon in Cyprus. The happy couple are going to live in Waterford

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