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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 30 Mar 2001

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

The tragic death of Michael Murphy of Linkardstown following a road accident near Enniscorthy at the weekend shocked his many friends and neighbours in the parish. There was a deep sense of sorrow at Sunday’s Mass in St. Joseph’s Church when Parish Priest Rev. Peter Dunne broke the sad news to the congregation and offered Mass in his memory.
Michael was a very popular young man in the area. He was a hardworking, progressive farmer in Linkardstown and also took out con acre. He liked to relax by attending rugby internationals, race meetings and enjoyed playing golf and socialising with his friends.
His untimely death just five days short of his 34th birthday leaves a major void, not alone in his family, but with the entire community. He was a past pupil of Tinryland NS, Knockbeg College and Multyfarnham Agricultural College.
He was also a prominent member of Carlow Town Macra na Feirme, representing Carlow at sheep and cattle stock judging competitions.
Michael is survived by his parents Michael and Mary, brothers Frank, Denis and John, sisters Catherine and Mairead, sisters-in-law Mairead and Margaret, aunts, uncles, niece and nephews, Johnny, relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Samba Soccer: A new sporting initiative will come to Tinryland NS on Friday next, March 30th when Brazilian soccer coaches will give a training session to the schoolchildren. The coaches are coming to display an alternative version of learning the game which has added skill and excitement levels. They will demonstrate the Brazilian way of learning the game, which is based on close control and skill and most importantly a firm emphasis on teamwork. Tinryland is one of only 3 schools in Carlow to be selected for this coaching which is given around the country. The coaches coming to school include Cassiano Costa, who has formerly represented Brazil and has played professionally in Europe and has been widely featured in the national press and radio in recent weeks. The “Samba Soccer” training schools which have been introduced into Ireland by former international athlete Ronnie Carroll, have been established with the goal of improving skill and enjoyment levels of the game in this country. The session will start at 9.30 am and should provide a unique and fascinating experience for all concerned.

Paddy’s Record Breaker: Paddy Galway, Tinryland has a potential record breaker in the form of a helium balloon! He received the balloon depicting the roadrunner cartoon character saying “beep beep have a speedy recovery” when he was recuperating from a heart bypass operation in Dublin’s Mater Hospital in 1993. The 8-year purchase shows no sign of deflating and he hopes to find out whether this is a record.

Tennis Club: A meeting of Tinryland Tennis Club will take place in the Committee Room in the GFC Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Thursday, March 29th at 8.30 pm. All committee members and anyone who is interested in helping out are asked to attend.

Confessions: Children of 1st Class in Tinryland NS make their First Confession tonight (Wednesday) in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. 17 Children will take part in the ceremony which begins at 7.30 pm.

Under 21s Off to Great Start: Tinryland 6-16 Burrin Rangers 0-7. Tinryland indicated that they could be a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Championship with an emphatic 27 point victory over Ballon-Fighting Cocks combination at Grange on Saturday last. The winners laid down an early marker in this contest scoring three goals and three points in the opening 15 minutes and from there until the finish they were offered only token resistance from the losers. Top scorer Paul Doyle opened the Tinryland account after only two minutes with a well-taken point. Patrick Abbey kept Burrin Rangers in touch when he pointed a free 2 minutes later but by the time Robert Fitzpatrick had added a second score for Burrin Rangers in the 17th minute, Tinryland were already ten points clear and coasting courtesy of three goals from Paul Doyle (2) and cousin John who found the net in the 9th minute.

A fourth Tinryland goal in the 28th minute from Garry Morrissey put the issue beyond doubt and despite two excellent points from Matty Dowling this game was over as a contest when referee PJ Ramsbottom blew the half time whistle. Three early second half points from Paul Doyle, Willie Power and Niall Barrett stretched the Tinryland lead with Matty Dowling giving Burrin Rangers three consolation points in the 37th, 43rd and 46th minutes. The remainder of this one sided game saw Tinryland completely dominant in almost all sectors and two further goals from Niall Barrett and sub Padraig Deane ensured that this game would top the days scoring charts.
Best for Tinryland were full forward Paul Doyle who scored 2-5, Damien Power, Paul Haughney, Willie Power, Barry McDaniel, Niall Barrett and John Doyle. Burrin Rangers most prominent players were Eddie Fitzgerald, Joey Connors, Matty Dowling, Robert Fitzpatrick, Bill Buggy and Willie Byrne. Scorers for Tinryland were Paul Doyle (2-5), John Doyle, Padraig Deane and Niall Barrett (1-2) each, Garry Morrissey (1-0), Paul Haughney (0-2) and Willie Power, Willie Townsend and Brian Foster (0-1) each. Scorers for Burrin Rangers were Matty Dowling (0-5) and Robert Fitzpatrick and Patrick Abbey (0-1) each.

Called off: The opening game of the Carlow SFL Division 1 between Tinryland and Clonmore was called off due to the tragic death of Michael Murphy Junior of Linkardstown.

Athletics: The first stage of the St Abban’s 4 County League takes place in Ardattin on Sunday next at 2 pm. The cross-country/road course will be 5 miles long. Tinryland should be well represented in the Mens and Womens events with Pat Byrne out to retain his title. This will be followed by stages in Ferns on April 8th, Gowran on April 15th with the final stage taking place in Tolerton Co. Laois on Friday, May 18.

Basketball: Tinryland NS Girls and Boys Basketball Teams ended their round robin series of Basketball matches with a double win over Clonegal NS on Friday. Both matches were very enjoyable and exciting. The girls won by the narrow margin of 7 points to 6 over a strong Clonegal outfit. Good work by Sinead Lyons and Christine Scully ensured victory. The boys played out a thrilling 12 point each draw with their opponents. In a pulsating finish, Ian Scully got the all-important basket in extra time. Tinryland’s victory owed much to Padraig Townsend, Colm Delaney and the aforementioned Ian Scully. The teams now await the finals.

Girls Football: Football Training for Girls Under 14 and 16 starts on Wednesday March 28th at 6 pm in Tinryland GAA Grounds, Rathcrogue.

A meeting for parents of the girls football teams will take place in Tinryland GFC Clubhouse on Thursday March 29th at 8.30 pm.

Tour to Dublin: There will be a bus on Sunday April 8th to attend a spring sale in aid of the Oblate Missions in St. Mary’s Hall, Inchicore. Also visiting other places of interest. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Active Retired Association: The Over 55 Active Retired Association are resuming their monthly meeting on and from April 11th next at 3.00 pm in the Workmans Club where members will have a final opportunity to join those heading for their spring holiday to Dungarvan on April 29th

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