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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 23 Feb 2001

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland features very strongly in the nominations for the Carlow Football team of the Millennium.
No fewer than 15 players from Tinryland are included in the 90 strong list published last week. The Tinryland names span more than 60 years with strong emphasis on the club’s golden years in the 1940s and again during the 1970s.
Names from the 1940s era include legends like Peenie Whelan, John Doyle, Lar Moran, Willie Hosey, Mickey Whelan, Paddy Sullivan and Andy Murphy. One of the greats from the 1930s, Paddy Shine also receives a nomination while the club is well represented by more recent players like Brendan Hayden, Joe Gorman, David Byrne, Joe Walsh, Tommy Dwyer, Liam Foster and Joe Broderick. Current Club Chairman Brendan Hayden also receives a nomination in the hurling list for the position of goalkeeper having guarded the net during Carlow’s fine period of hurling in the early 1960s. The teams of the millennium will be announced at a special gala dinner in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Saturday, April 28, hosted by Carlow GAA Supporters Club. A prize worth £1000 will be awarded to a person who currently names the final millennium team.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the annual Tinryland GFC Sports Stars dinner dance which will be held in Rathcrogue House on this coming Saturday commencing at 8.30 pm. The six sports star winners: Bernard Mullan (Senior Player), Paul Doyle (Young Player), Sean Doyle (Athletics), Mark Doran (Handball), Eilish Costello (Badminton) and Paddy Townsend (Work with Juveniles) will receive their awards while a distinguished player from the past to be announced on the night will also be honoured

There was an interesting reaction in Tinryland when the 2001 Carlow Football Championships Draws were announced last Thursday. The intermediate team have been drawn in a tricky four team group that includes Eire Og, St Andrew’s and St. Patrick’s Tullow. The Under 21 team will play Burrin Rangers in the 1st round while the Minor team were drawn against Askea in the opening match. Tinryland Juniors are set to face Fenagh in the start of their JFC Campaign.

Joseph in Top Song Contest: 14-year-old Joseph Cleere will be one of the finalists in the 2FM Jacobs Song Contest which will be broadcast live on the same station from Vicar Street, Dublin this Friday evening. A 2nd year pupil in the Presentation College, Askea, Joseph is the youngest ever finalist in this highly prestigious competition which recognises the best young songwriting talent in the country. He was selected from hundreds of entries to make the final 10. The top prize is £5,000 worth of Yamaha recording competition with runner up awards of £2,500 and £1,000 music vouchers. Joseph’s song entitled “How Does It Feel” is the 10th song to be performed on the night. The MC for the evening is Gerry Ryan while the judges include 2FM DJs Larry Gogan and Mark McCabe.

New Project for Michael: After working 17 years in the industrial world, Michael Deane of Rathcrogue has decided recently to make his passion for traditional leaded stain glass effect a permanent venture. For 5 years, he has been pursuing this interest on a part time basis. He now is in a position to offer a range of designs to his customers. He will specialize on internal hardwood doors supplied with stained glass for houses, pubs and hotels. With his brothers Pat (Kellistown Glass) and Joe (Windows) already well established in the business, Michael is guaranteed plenty of clients of his quality craftsmanship. He can be contacted at 43211.

Basketball: Area 11 Boys under-16 basketballers put in a great performance in the opening round of the Carlow Community Games despite losing to Old Leighlin. The locals managed to hold the competition favourites to a draw over normal time and lost by a 6-point margin in extra time. The team was Evan Doyle, Aidan Dowling, Eoin Deegan, Seamus Woods, Philip Mullins and Aidan Murphy.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Each 1st Friday of the month, starting from March, there will be an exposition of the blessed sacraments in the Church after Mass until 10 pm. This is for the intercession of priests.

Retired Association: The Carlow Active Retired Association has a range of activities for the over 55’s including Bowling, Walking, Swimming, Dancing, Art and Computer Training, Trips and Lunches. The association holds meetings in the Workman’s Club at 3 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The yearly subscription is £5 and queries can be made to Angela at 30832.

Soccer: St Joseph’s 1- St Pats B 7 – This game was summed up perfectly by two statements. A supporter watching the game saying they are good, namely St Pats B and the person washing the St Joseph’s kit saying that only four of the shirts needed washing. St Pats B are a good soccer team and have played together for a few seasons and this was very obvious in the way they played. Joseph’s played well for the first 10 minutes but appeared very sluggish. The drive that they showed against Tullow was no where to be seen. Ian Scully playing only his second game in goal kept the home team in it and his kick outs helped to push the away team back. Joseph’s went ahead when some good football left Brian Farrell with a clear run on goal and he finished brilliantly. The lead only lasted a minute. The away team equalised when no tackle was made from the half way line allowing them to score easily. Saints players appeared to be a yard slower and despite lots of encouragement from the home supporters some players were not running at all. Pats went ahead just before half time. Again no tackle was made on their forward, who went round three players before scoring. Half time: Joseph’s 1 Pats 2.

The second half was one that saw the home supporters and the team willing the final whistle to avoid further scores. Whatever resistance Joseph’s were going to put up was gone when Sinead Lyons was injured and had to be replaced. Ian Scully worked hard in goal and was given some encouragement with the effort of Michael Pender and Ryan Curran. Pats scored five goals and were continually threatening the home goal. Joseph’s had only one shot on goal in the second half. Against good teams every player must put in 100% effort and perform if they are going to get a result. This was shown in the game against Tullow. The most important thing for the home side is to believe that they have as much ability as Pats but that to show it they have to work as a team and give their all. Scorers: Brian Farrell

Many thanks to the people who are now coming to the games and encouraging these young players.

Next game: Wednesday 21st February, home to Area 11 Community Games. Kick-off, 4 pm.

CLUB DRAW: Tickets are now on sale and any support you can give will help with equipment and kit for more teams next year.

Ireland v Denmark, 28th February: All tickets for the coach and the game have now gone. The coach will be leaving promptly so it is vital that if you are going you are in the square at 4pm.

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