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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 26 Jan 2001

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The Tinryland senior team of Pat Byrne, Tommy Payne, PJ Byrne and Dwayne Farrell put in the best team performance from the local club for a number of years when taking the bronze team medals at the Leinster AAI Cross Country Championships in Tinryland on Sunday last.

Recent Carlow cross country winner Byrne made an early surge and briefly led the men’s race on the 2nd lap. However his usual good form deserted him as he faded over the next 3 laps and was overhauled by the resilient Tommy Payne who moved up to 8th place going into the final lap. Byrne then made up ground in the closing stages to overtake Payne and finish 9th while the latter placed 11th. PJ Byrne, who ran alongside former Irish Olympian Gerry Kiernan for most of the race had a fine 32nd placing while Dwayne Farrell won his 2nd club medal under Tinryland colours with a brilliant run to finish 37th while Sean Doyle also acquitted himself well.

This was a great performance which no doubt pleased the large local crowd. Of the Tinryland athletes, Payne can take great satisfaction with his run and will once again be a strong challenger for the National Veterans CC in February while Dwayne Farrell continues to improve after switching clubs late last year.

In the senior women’s race, Rosie Doran 15th and Nuala Quirke 23rd both had excellent runs to form part of Carlow’s bronze medal winning team.

The Boys Under 11 Relay Team had a great performance and were unlucky to be just out of the medals in 4th. The team was Joey Ryan, Ciaran Keogh, Patrick Mullins and Darren Murphy.

This was the biggest undertaking for the local club and the largest competition to be held in Tinryland in the last 5 years. The turnout on the day was excellent and there were many exciting races over the course of the afternoon. Credit is due to all who helped out in preparing the course and on the day while Eamonn Byrne as MC put in a fine day’s work.

Swimming Success: Local Girl Laura Murphy competing in the Shark Gala in Galway this weekend achieved personal best times in all events. The times that Laura got have qualified her to swim in the Irish Age Group Championships in Tralee in July this year. Laura came away from Galway with 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver.

Juvenile AGM: Tinryland GFC Juvenile Club will review a very successful year at their AGM this Thursday January 25th at 8.30 pm in Tinryland GFC Centre, Rathcrogue. The club has had an excellent past year winning the Club of the Year for the 3rd year in a row and has achieved great success at County level. Any new person willing to help out in any way in the forthcoming year are invited to attend. All are welcome.

Soccer News: Training for the Community Games Under 12 Soccer will take place on the soccer pitch at 3.30 pm on every Wednesday evening starting this evening Jan 24th.

St. Joseph’s Under 12 Game against St. Anne’s was postponed due to the weather.

Training is now held outdoors and will take place at 3.30 pm on every Tuesday evening on the local pitch.

Anybody interested in joining the club should contact the secretary on 46013.

Handball: The following are forthcoming Cumann na mBunscol Handball fixtures:

Girls Under 11 Singles and Doubles Qualifying Rounds in Tinryland on February 5th at 3.30 pm with the Girls Under 13 Singles and Doubles taking place at the same venue at 4 pm.

The Boys Under 11 Singles and Doubles and 13 Singles will be held in Tinryland on February 12th at 3.30 pm and 4 pm respectively.

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