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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 13 Apr 2001

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Sean Doyle was elected chairman of Tinryland AC for the second time following the 30th AGM in Rathcrogue House on Wednesday last.
The outgoing chairman John Farrell in his address congratulated the mens and womens teams for their successes over the past year and thanked Pat Byrne for his work with Juveniles and the Morrissey family and John Noctor for their generous sponsorship of the Rockford Race and Autumn League respectively. He also thanked Fr. Dunne for the use of the Parochial Field throughout the year and Tinryland GFC for use of facilities.

The outgoing secretary Sean Doyle gave a detailed account of events over the past year. He reported on an optimistic future for the club given the many successes over the past year. The highlights mentioned were the Winning of the Odlum Cup by the Senior team and Pat Byrneís win in that race and in the 4 County League. Tommy Payne was congratulated for a very successful year which included a 3rd placing in the National Veterans and was also on the Irish team which won team medals in the Home Countries CC together with JJ Murphy in Navan.

The secretary reported on the successful organisation by the club of their annual promotions: the Autumn League and Rockford Race. He also commented on the successful year for juveniles in track, cross country and Community Games with larger numbers than ever before participating with much success. He concluded his final report by praising all who helped the club over the last 12 months, especially the parents and coaches who do so much to improve athletics in the area and hoped the forthcoming year would see further development of the club in all areas.

The following were elected: President: Fr. Peter Dunne PP, vice presidents: Mai Byrne and Jim Salter; chairman, Sean Doyle; vice-chairman: Pat Byrne; secretary, Denis Shannon; treasurer, Carol Pender; registrar: Ann Brennan, PRO, Mark Shannon; competitions secretary, Dwayne Farrell; delegates to County Board, Eddie Walsh, Kevin Cuddy and PJ Doyle; team captain: Tommy Payne; ladies captain: Tina Doyle. Membership rates for forthcoming year: senior, £10; juveniles, £3.

4 County League: Tinryland AC continued their fine start to the St. Abbanís 4 County League with a very successful outing to Ferns Co. Wexford for the 2nd stage on Sunday last. Pat Byrne was once again the star performer, winning his 2nd race in a row in fine style ahead of rivals Colm Burke and Tommy McElwaine. Tommy Payne was once again 4th while PJ Byrne had his finest race to date in this event when finishing 5th while credit must go to Dwayne Farrell for an excellent 10th placing. The other club members to finish were JJ Murphy 15th, Sean Doyle 31st, Eddie Walsh 37th, Joe Doheny 40th, PJ Doyle 41st, Kevin Cuddy 47th, Sean Duggan 51st, Denis Shannon 55th and Seamus Connolly 65th.

In the womenís race Rosie Doran ran an outstanding race to finish 2nd while Tina Doyle continued her excellent return to form by placing 4th. Aisling Taylor and Enid McCreanor completed the scoring quartet, which now lead the team section. Ann Brennan also performed well on the day.

In the menís team section, Tinryland scored 20 pts and extended their lead in Grade A while the B team of Eddie Walsh, Joe Doheny, PJ Doyle and Kevin Cuddy lie in 4th position in Grade C.

The 3rd stage takes place in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny on Friday, April 20 starting with the youths race at 7 pm.

Minors Winning Start: Tinryland 1-10, Eire Og 2-4. Tinryland were victorious in their opening game of the Carlow MFL when they defeated old rivals Eire Og on Sunday last. In a game played in dreadful weather conditions both teams served up a good standard of football over the hour. Both sides were forced to line out without a number of regulars but it was the home side that dominated the opening half aided by the strong wind. Long range points from Cian Moore (3), Brian Foster (2) and Padraig Minnock helped Tinryland build up a four-point lead at the interval. Eire Og stayed in touch courtesy of a Stephen Brennan goal and a point from Eugene Kane. In the second half, Eire Og applied the pressure playing with the elements and another Stephen Brennan goal left only a point between the teams going into the last 10 minutes. Tinryland proved the strongest however and further points from Cian Moore and an Eamonn Townsend goal won the points for last yearís County finalists.

Best for Tinryland were Paul Haughney, Brian Foster, Padraig Delaney, Maurice Nolan, Cian Moore, Mark Townsend and Eamonn Townsend. Eire Og were best served by Stephen Brennan, Eugene Kane, Paul Cashin, Chris Bolger and Sean Hennessy.

U-14ís WIN: Tinryland 2-11, Tullow 1-1. Last yearís beaten County finalists Tinryland won their opening game in this yearís County U-14 Football Championship when they defeated Tullow by 13 points in Rathcrogue on Saturday last. Tinryland did all the scoring in the opening half with half-forward Patrick Townsend slotting over 4 points. Further scores from John Mannion and full forward Colm Delaney gave the home side a six-point advantage at the break. Tullow rallied for a brief period in the 2nd half and Robert McHutcheon put over their opening score in the 35th minute. A goal from the penalty spot by Eoin OíToole gave Tullow further hope but Tinryland put the issue beyond doubt with two well taken goals from Glen Doyle and Liam Fitzpatrick. Best for Tinryland were Chris Townsend, Ambrose Doran, Ian Scully, Patrick Townsend, Glen Doyle and Liam Fitzpatrick.

The next Under 14 game takes place in Ballon on this coming Saturday at 6 pm while training continues on Thursdays at 6.30 pm.

Tinryland Under 12ís will play Myshall in Rathcrogue on Monday next at 7 pm while the Under 12 (B) squad are away to Tullow at the same time.

The Under 21 team will play their 2nd round game against Clonmore on Easter Monday.

Easter Services: The following is the timetable for Easter services in St. Josephís Church, Tinryland:

Holy Thursday (April 12th)- Mass of the Lordís Supper at 8 pm.

Good Friday (April 13th )- Stations of the Cross at 3 pm. This will be held along the Parochial House Avenue (weather permitting) and will be followed by the distribution of communion in the Church.

The Celebration of the Passion and Adoration of the Cross takes place at 8 pm.

Holy Saturday (April 14th)- Easter Vigil at 9 pm. The blessing of the fire and solemn lighting of the Paschal Candle will take place in the church.

Easter Sunday (April 15th)- Mass at 11 am.

TRAINING: A training session for u-10s interested in representing Area 11 Bennekerry-Tinryland in Gaelic football will take place at the Tinryland GAA Grounds, Rathcrogue on this Saturday, April 14 at 11 am. Players should be under-10 on July 31, 2001.

Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to John Whyte, Tinryland on the death of his father John J Whyte who died in St. Vincentís Hospital, Athy on Wednesday last. Mr. Whyte, a retired Garda Inspector, was 75 years and a native of Derrynane, Co. Kerry. He served in Skibbereen, Templemore and Naas.

He is survived by his wife Maureen, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Removal took place from Murphy bros. Funeral Home, Naas to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas at 6.45 oíc on Thursday. Burial took place after 11 oíc Funeral Mass on Friday April 6th in St. Corbanís Cemetery, Naas.

Community Games: The Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games Gymnastic Finals will be held on Friday April 27th in St. Leoís at 6.30 pm.

TENNIS: Tinryland Tennis Club are holding a fundraiser next Saturday night, April 14 at 10 pm in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue. There are good prizes on offer and your support would be appreciated.

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. Membership and monthly deposit will also be taken up at the meeting. Line and Ballroom Dancing has recommenced will Bowling has resumed on Tuesdays. All new members are most welcome.

AREA 11 ART: The following are the results of the Area 11 Art Competition:

Boys Under 8 - 1st- Jack Gillman, 2nd- Jonathan Roberts, 3rd- Edward Byrne.

Girls Under 8- 1st- Roisin Breheny, 2nd- Sara Rennick, 3rd- Charmaine Carroll.

Boys Under 10- 1st- Paul Costello, 2nd- James McAssey, 3rd- Neil Byrne.

Girls Under 10- 1st- Stacey Doyle, 2nd- Tracy Dunne, 3rd- Fiona Hanlon.

Boys Under 12- 1st- Darren Hanlon, 2nd- Simon Breheny, 3rd- Jonathan Curran.

Girls Under 12- 1st- Niamh Fennelly, 2nd- Roisin Walshe, 3rd- Shauna Doyle.

Boys Under 14- 1st- Ross OíNeill, 2nd- Michael Bolger, 3rd- Joseph Breheny.

Girls Under 14- 1st- Carrie Lawlor, 2nd- Debbie Fitzpatrick, 3rd- Sinead Lennon.

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