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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 15 Oct 2001

Tinryland - D Day for Proposed Route

MONDAY next, October 15, landowners and householders in the parishes of Tinryland and Bennekerry will be informed by post if the Eastern bypass will be the chosen route by the NRA for the Carlow Town bypass. Anxious parishioners have waited for months to find out if one of a myriad of routes proposed by the NRA will affect them. Despite much speculation regarding the new route, it is understood that even all local councillors will only be informed on the same day and will meet for a meeting on 10 am that morning to discuss the decision.

COMMUNITY GAMES AGM: Bennekerry/Tinryland will review another very successful year when they hold their AGM in the GAA Club, Palatine on tomorrow (Thursday) at 8 pm. Secretary Ann Condron will highlight the great all round participation and support for the games over the year. The winning of National Community Games Medals at Girls Under 14 Relay (Silver), Boys Under 12 Relay (Bronze) and Handball Under 13 (Bronze) put the icing on the cake on the year’s events. All are welcome to attend.

ATHLETICS: Tinryland athletes had some fine performances in the Carlow AAI Underage and Veteran Cross-Country, which was held in atrocious weather conditions in Ardattin on Sunday last. In the Girls Under 10 event, Emma Brennan was 2nd and she also led her team of Paula Murphy 6th, Eleanor Purcell 9th and Eleanor McDonald 10th to the team title. In the Boys Under 10 race, Declan Ryan was also in 2nd place. In the Boys Under 12 event Patrick Mullins, son of champion horsetrainer Willie, was first home ahead of club-mate David Bambrick and with Sean Taylor 6th and Sean Ryan 9th, Tinryland easily won the team title. In the Girls Under 12 race Deirdre Doyle was 2nd while Aisling Taylor was 4th in the Girls Under 16 event.

In the Veterans Race, Eddie Walsh was an excellent winner, leading the race from start to finish. Sympathy must go to Tinryland athlete John Stephens who travelled down from Dublin, only to miss the start of the race for the 2nd year in succession. However he regained his momentum and went on to win the bronze medal. He has now set his sights on the forthcoming Amsterdam Marathon.


Holders Tinryland NS had their 3rd win in this year’s Cumann na mBunscol with a fine 0-9 to 0-2 win over Ballon in a windy Dr. Jim Morris Park on Thursday last. Tinryland playing with the breeze led by 0-5 to 0-0 at the interval. In the second half, playing the bettercombined football, the blue and whites held out for a deserved victory. They were best served by defenders Patrick Byrne, Luke Doyle, midfielder Shane Redmond with Cormac Walshe the outstanding forward.

The final game will be against undefeated Leighlinbridge at 1 pm today in Rathcrogue. To reach a final place against Borris on Saturday October 20th, Tinryland must win this game.
A very youthful girl’s team were beaten by 0-4 to 0-2 by Tullow in Brother Leo Park.
Tinryland were best served by Emma and Paula Murphy, Ciara Jeaney, Rachel Moore and Rachel Mannion. This week they play the Gaelscoil and Leighlinbridge in Rathcrogue.

QUIZ: Tinryland NS Parents fundraising committee will hold their annual fun quiz on Friday October 20th at 9 pm in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue. There will be a top prize of £100 for the winning team. There will be as usual runner up prizes and numerous spot prizes. For further information please contact Meliosa Walshe or Ann Redmond.

WEDDING: The wedding took place on Saturday last in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland of Michelle Galway, daughter of Paddy and Judy, Tinryland and John Ryan of Ballylinan, Laois. The Chief Celebrant was Rev. Peter Dunne PP. The bridesmaids were Linda Galway and Michelle Ryan while the groomsmen were Philip Ryan and Fergus Doran. The page-boy was James Murphy while the flowergirl was Leanne Ryan. The reception was held in Rathcrogue House and the honeymoon is being spent in Lanzarote.

COACH TOUR: There will be a coach tour to Dublin on Sunday October 21 visiting St. Rita’s Shrine in Johns Lane Church. There will also be a visit to Celbridge Abbey and garden centre, which has permanent exhibition gardens and Christmas shop.

SOCCER: Tullow 5 St Joseph’s 2. St. Joseph’s were caught napping from the start in this Under 12 Carlow League Match and were two goals down within the first 10 minutes. They then roused themselves and started to fight back. Their reward came when Ryan Curran scored at close range. Michael Murphy scored a second with a screamer of a shot from long range. The half time score was 2-2. After half time Saints went to sleep and with the home side scoring three goals without reply and completely dominating the game the Tinryland team were lucky to lose only by 5-2. While the weather conditions were poor, it was no excuse for St. Joseph’s poor play but they can build on this performance and play better football in future.

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