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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 21 Jan 2002

Tinryland -

Dubs for Jordan tournament

It now looks likely that Dublin will be Carlow’s opponents in the Kevin Jordan Senior Football Tournament to be held in Rathcrogue on April 28th.

When confirmed, this should be one of the most attractive GAA fixtures to be held in Carlow for some time and would be sure to attract a large crowd to the local venue. Tommy Lyons squad should be at full strength unless they are involved in the National League closing stages at that point. This should be excellent preparation for both sides in their Leinster Championship campaign with Carlow playing Wicklow and Dublin facing Wexford in their opening round games shortly after this match. Carlow have a good recent record in this tournament having defeated Wicklow in a replay last year and having held Kildare to a draw in 2000.

LEINSTER CHAMPION-SHIPS: For the 2nd consecutive year Tinryland AC will host the Leinster AAI Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships which take place on Sunday next commencing at 12 noon. Next Sundays events also feature the Leinster Under 11, 13 and 15 Cross Country Relays on the 10 race programme that has attracted an entry of almost 1,000 athletes.

There are also hopes that local athletes will feature prominently in the championships with recently crowned Carlow Champion Pat Byrne of Tinryland a contender in the Mens Race as will 14 time Carlow Winner Geraldine Hendricken in the Womens event.

The programme will start with the Juvenile Relays at 12 noon with adult races beginning at 1 pm.

CARLOW CROSS COUNTRY: Pat Byrne retained his Carlow Cross Country Title in fine style in Tinryland on January 6th last. Having covered the 1st mile in under 5 minutes and having broken away from the field, he went on to record a comfortable victory and win his 3rd title in succession in a fine time of 31 mins 8 secs. After suffering a spate of injuries in the past year, the evidence showed in this win shows he is very much in form and should be a contender in next Sundays Leinster Champion-ships. 13-time winner Tommy Payne was made to battle all the way to gain his 3rd silver medal in a row and his 18th team medal having been pressed hard by teammates PJ Byrne and Dwayne Farrell. Payne, who recorded a time of 32 mins 43 secs was 26 seconds clear of Byrne who won his 2nd County Bronze Medal while 20 seconds further back was Farrell who continues to improve on his excellent form and his 4th place finish was his best to date in the County Championships. With Tinryland occupying the first 4 spots, another team title was inevitable and the ever consistent John Joe Murphy in 8th and Ballinabranna Marathon Athlete Jeremiah O’Sullivan in 9th completed the team scoring on 27 points which was well ahead of the LOT Total of 59. Once again there was another fine turnout of local athletes in the mens event with Sean Doyle, Eddie Walsh, PJ Doyle, Sean Duggan, John Stephens, Kevin Cuddy, Jimmy Morgan and Denis Shannon all performing well on the day.

In the womens event LOT started as clear favourites to win the team title and with Geraldine Hendricken winning a record 14th title and leading home the Carlow Club to the first 3 places, their total of 13 was well ahead of Tinryland’s

24. Tinryland were led home by Rosie Doran in 4th with Tina Doyle in 5th and St. Stephens Handicap winner Margaret Brennan making her debut in 6th with Pamela Ramsbottom in 9th. Other Tinryland athletes to compete on the day were Enid McCreanor and Aisling Taylor. Hopes are high that the women’s team will show further progress during the coming year.

JUVENILE GFC AGM: The AGM of Tinryland Juvenile GFC takes place in the Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Thursday January 24th at 8.30 pm. Parents of juvenile team members are requested to attend.

COMMUNITY ALERT: There will be a meeting of Tinryland Community Alert on Tuesday January 22nd at 8.30 pm in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue.

ICA: The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA Guild resumes on Wednesday February 6th in Rathcrogue House at 8 pm. VARIETY GROUP: Practice for the Variety Group resumes on Wednesday January 16th from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. Fees are now Euro 1.30 per class. The team will be picked on January 23rd. Parents are welcome to sit in on the class when the team is being chosen. The team will be selected by a panel of independent adjudicators.

SYMPATHY: The death took place in St. Luke’s Hospital on January 4th last of Matthew Byrne, Ballybannon, Milford. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen and is survived by daughters Mary, Margaret and Teresa, sons in law, grandchildren, sister Ann Broughan, relatives and friends. Removal took place to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Saturday January 5th and Burial took place after 11 o’c mass in the adjoining cemetery on Sunday January 6th.

Sympathy is extended to Jack Howard, 7 Tinryland on the death of his mother Elizabeth, Kilcool, Rathoe and to the Hosey Family, Primrose Hill, Quinagh on the death of Kyran Hosey last week and to the family of Ned Sutton, Graiguealug who died on Saturday.

SOCCER: Saints are planning a trip to Blackpool, England for the Under 12 team in April. The team will play in a tournament with clubs from all over England and Ireland taking part. Apart from the football this is a great opportunity for all the kids and supporters to enjoy themselves in one of the biggest holiday resorts in England. Over the coming weeks the club will be holding a number of fund raising activities to help reduce the cost for the kids and any help or support given will be much appreciated. If any one can help by donating a prize for one of our raffles or maybe even sponsor shirts or tracksuits for the kids on the trip this would be great and really help to send them off in style. If you can help please contact Jim Murphy on 46013

St. Joseph’s 2- St Pats A 3

Many people came to this game thinking that Pats A, who had won their previous nine games comfortably were going to stroll through this. Joeys had other ideas and showed that the work they are doing in training is starting to pay off and if they had any luck they would have got all three points. In fairness to the Pats trainers they acknowledged this at the end of the game by saying that this was the closest they came to losing this year. Joeys took the game to Pats right from the start and caused some real problems for their defence. Joeys played some lovely football with some neat passing on the ground and but for some poor finishing could have gone ahead. Pats went ahead against the run off play after 25 minutes but saints continued to push forward and from a James Thompson corner Mikey Murphy was loose on the edge of the box to collect and rifle the equalising goal to the roof of the Pats net. Half Time Joeys1- St Pats 1

Joeys went to sleep at the start of the second half and Pats scored after 1 minute, when some poor defending allowed an easy goal for their centre half. Things got worse five minutes later when Pats showed how good they are. Pats played some good one twos on the right and the centre forward finished well to give Colm Nolan no chance. Saints continued to work hard and pulled one back when Ryan Curran slotted low into the net. This gave every the belief that Joeys were going to win and they piled on the pressure but could not put the ball in the net despite one or two good chances. However Joeys can take heart from this and go on to climb up the table and get ready for Blackpool. Best for Joeys on a day everybody played well, were Shane Redmond, Darren Costello, Alan Kirwin and Eoghan Doyle who excelled when introduced.

Saint Josephs under 10: 0 -Tullow: 0

Saints continue to keep with the pace in the under 10 League and were unlucky not to take all three points against a very game Tullow side. Saints missing two players through injury were forced to change their formation but still looked the stronger team throughout. With Robert Stynes and Kevin Barrett working hard the home team looked good. Paula Murphy was unlucky not to score when after a great run her shot hit the post but went wide. Lee Buggle in goal was in control and showed how much he has come on by collecting everything that came at him. The second half was much the same with Joeys taking the game to Tullow but despite a lot of pressure Saints just could not get the ball in the net. Again the whole team played well and if they continue to put the effort in this team will challenge both League and Cup.

St Josephs Under 8: 1 - St Pats: 4

This was a great game with Joeys showing that they can look forward to a good few years with the number of kids interested in the game. There is a lot of talent in this young group and whilst the result went against Joeys this can go down to the fact that due to the number of young people the Managers had to make continuous changes to make sure everybody got a game. This was a new experience for a lot of these young people and they played really well. Everyone contributed to make this an excellent game but Barry Kennedy, Jack Gillman, Rick Calanan, Greg Murphy, Brendan Hutton Michael Calvin and Rory Lynch showed they have a lot to offer to soccer in the coming years.

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