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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 22 Oct 2001

Tinryland - TG4 in Tinryland

TG4 spent Friday last filming in Tinryland on a number of items in the local area featured on the trail finder in the village.

Among the sites featured were the rural electrification plaque outside the church, the 1798 monument at Roche’s cross, stained glass window of Myles Keogh in Tinryland church, school mural and the Disney grave at Clonmelsh. The programme will be transmitted in around three weeks.

COMMUNITY GAMES AGM: Tinryland-Bennekerry community games Held their 19th AGM in Palatine GAA Clubhouse on Thursday last. Chairman Tommy Doyle addressed the meeting and recalled the successful year in Community Games in the local area. However he pointed out that there was a problem with over enthusiastic parents who don’t offer assistance during the year but who cause friction with regards to team selections. He went on to say that selection was based on performance and ability and that the managers and coaches strived to pick as many athletes as possible. He concluded by thanking all sponsors, all who gave use of facilities during the year and those who contributed to the success of community games in the locality during the year. Secretary Ann Condron gave a detailed report on the achievements during the past year with the highlights being the winning of 31 gold, 17 silver and 4 bronze medals at county level and the winning of 5 silver and 11 bronze medals at national level. She went on to thank all participants, parents, coaches and managers who contributed to the success of the past year.

The following officers were elected: President: Fr. P Daly. Vice-President: Fr. P Dunne. Chairperson: Tommy Doyle. Vice-Chairperson: Tommy Lyons. Secretary: Ann Condron. Ass-Secretary: Natasha Lyons. Treasurer: Jacinta Doyle. Ass-Treasurer: Gill Murphy. PRO: Mark Shannon, Margaret Burke. Dev. Officer: Angela Guidera. Games Director: Denis Shannon. Youth Officer: Tinryland- Robert O’Neill Bennekerry- Aine Kelly. Registrar: Tinryland, Ann Redmond; Bennekerry, Patricia McGuill. Delegates to County AGM: Tommy Doyle, Ann Condron and Natasha Lyons. Delegates to County Board: Tommy Doyle, Ann Condron.


Padraig Townsend, Ballyloo, won the Leinster Under 13 B Handball Championships in fine style in Garryhill last weekend. In the final, he easily accounted for Eamonn Brennan of Laois on a score of 15-1 15-1. In the under 13 doubles club members Martin Doyle and David Doran defeated Wicklow opponents by 15-3 15-5 in the final.

TINRYLAND WIN: Tinryland under 10 footballers won the Maurice Nolan B tournament after a 2-0 to 0-3 win over Michael Davitt’s in Dr.Cullen Park last weekend. In this low scoring game which was attended by a large crowd Tinryland scored 2 first half goals through Darren Murphy and Michael Mullins. While Davitt’s made a second half revival, it was not enough to stop Tinryland winning the trophy. Best for Tinryland were Michael Mullins, Darren Murphy, Gary Finnerty, David Townsend, Michael Lawlor, John Doyle, Brian Deane and Dean Farrell.


The recent Tinryland AC Rockford Rooftile 4-mile race is on the cover of this month’s Irish Runner magazine. The issue also contains a report on the race, pictures and full race results. The magazine is Ireland’s largest athletic publication and is on sale in most newsagent’s nation-wide.


Congratulations are extended to Gill Murphy, Ballyloo who celebrated her 40th birthday with family and friends last weekend. Gill marked the occasion with her husband Jim, family and friends, some of whom travelled from England, in Rathcrogue House on Friday night.

SHOP OPENING: Best wishes are extended to local girl Elaine Curtis who will open a fashion shop in Carlow on Monday next. The clothes shop will be situated in Tullow Street, on the site of the former Garda station.

QUIZ: Tinryland NS Parents fundraising committee will hold their annual fun quiz on Friday October 20th at 9 pm in the GAACentre, 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.

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.

MRS. MARGARET WALSHE: Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Vera Holmes of No.1 Tinryland on the death of her mother Mrs. Margaret Walshe, 16 the Green, Hacketstown. Her remains were removed to Hacketstown Church on Tuesday and she was buried in the local cemetery after requiem mass on Wednesday last. She is survived by her 16 children and was predeceased by her Husband Jack in 1973


Tinryland NS played out an exciting draw 2-5 to 0-11 with Leighlinbridge in Rathcrogue on Wednesday last. Playing with the breeze in the 1st half, Tinryland led by 1-4 to 0-3 at half time. Full forward Colm Nolan strayed from His normal goalkeeping duties to score 1-1 and with a brace of points from Mikey Murphy and Darren Murphy were in control. In the 2nd Half the much stronger Leighlinbridge outfit took the initiative with Patrick Mullins running the show from the no. 5 position. The barrowsiders added a further 8 points to their score. Tinryland replied with a Shane Redmond pint and a last minute Eoghan Doyle goal to snatch a draw. However Tinryland needed a win in this game to deny their opponents a final meeting with Borris on Saturday next.

Best for Tinryland were the afore mentioned with Luke Doyle, Conor Byrne and Michael Pender outstanding in defence.

The girls ended their programme losing to Leighlin-bridge girls in a hard fought game on a score of 0-4 to 0-2. Tinryland were best served by Zoe Curran, Rachel Moore, Rachel Mannion, Paula Murphy

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