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Weekly News Roundup - Tuesday 5 Feb 2002


There was a very disappointing attendance at the AGM of Tinryland Juvenile GFC on Thursday last. Considering the amount of success the club has enjoyed in recent times it had been hoped that more adults and in particular parents of children would have become involved. Outgoing Chairman Sean Barrett in his address congratulated all teams that had been successful last season. He paid a special compliment to the Under 16’s who won the County Carlow Championships defeating Eire Og in the final. The Under 16’s also won the Baltinglass tournament defeating Thomas Davis from Dublin in the final. The experiment of fielding 2 Under 12 teams had also proved to be successful with 40 Under 12 players enjoying competitive games on a regular basis. The Under 12’s had won the Carlow (C) Championships with the 2nd team reaching the Division 2 Semi-Final. There was success also at Under 10 level with that team winning the Maurice Nolan Tournament. Secretary Brigid Doyle in her detailed report asked for more help in the coaching of the very young players on Saturday mornings. She thanked last years Senior Club Chairman Brendan Hayden for his commitment to the juvenile club and she wished this year’s Chairman Ned Deane well in the coming year. The secretary thanked all who had helped the club in any way during the year including the sponsors for generosity. Paddy Townsend who has been involved with the juvenile club for the past 10 years was elected as the new Chairman in the only change at the top table.

The following officers were elected: Chairman: Paddy Townsend, Vice Chairman: Shay Byrne, Hon Secretary: Brigid Doyle, Hon Treasurer: Cora Townsend, PRO: Eamonn Byrne, Committee: Cormac O’Toole, Sean Barrett, Michael Doran, John Maddock, Pat Whelan, Ned Deane, Bridie Pender, Bernard Mullan.

The County Carlow Coisde na nOg Secretary Michael Doran gave a detailed report on the preparations and requirements for the Feile Peil na Gael which will be held in Carlow for the first time next July. This will be one of the biggest sporting events ever to be held in Carlow and Tinryland will be one of the main centres for the 3-day festival which begins with a huge parade through Carlow town on Friday July 5th. Teams from Great Britain, the USA and Europe will join 60 teams from all over Ireland for the Feile, which was won by Tinryland in 1999 in Clare. It is expected that GAA President Sean McCague will visit Tinryland NS prior to the events.

THE LATE MRS. JOSIE HOSEY: There was widespread shock and sorrow in the Tinryland area with the untimely death on Sunday, January 20, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of Josie Hosey (née Byrne), Primrose Hill, Quinagh and formerly of Bullock Park. She had worked as a secretary for over 25 years with Carlow law firm Arthur Jeffers and later with William Clarke up until the time of her death. She first felt unwell on Christmas morning and over the following few weeks her health rapidly deteriorated. A very religious and caring person, Josie had only just suffered the loss of her mother May Byrne, Knockbeg, Carlow, whom she had cared for, on November 25th last. Since moving to her home in Quinagh a few years ago, she had taken great delight in its renovation . She will be very sadly missed by her heart-broken family, husband Jim, daughters Linda and Laura, sons Gerard and Barry, sisters Mary Moylan, (Grange Court, Pollerton), Ann Gillman (Cork), aunt Mary Byrne (Hollymount, Carlow), brothers in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from R Healy and Sons Funeral Home, Pollerton to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Tuesday. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after 11 o’clock Requiem Mass on Wednesday last.

VARIETY: The following were selected for the Area 11 Community Games variety team for the coming year: Orla and Aoife Glancy, Aideen Byrne, Caoimhe Whelan, Noreen Farrell, Carrie Lawlor, Amanda Doyle, Mary Barrett, Deborah Fields, Andrea Jeaney. The boys have not yet been chosen and any newcomers are welcome to attend the practice sessions on Wednesdays from

6.30 to 8pm.

Under-12: St Ann’s 2- St Joseph’s 1. Joey’s travelled to Ballylinan in confident mood after a good performance the previous week. However they then proceeded to put in a very poor performance and went down 2-1. Joey’s started bright-ly but playing with the wind they failed to take advantage and went behind to a very sloppy goal. The right side of mid-field lost the ball and allowed the home player to get a run at goal and from a difficult angle beat Colm Nolan in the Joey’s goal. This was the only attempt that Ann’s had in the first half but they appeared to want the ball more and were putting in much more effort than Joey’s. Half time: St. Anns 1-Joeys 0

Despite the manager making a couple of changes to try and get the team playing the second half was no better. Joey’s went further behind when a badly defended free kick gave the home team a 2 goal cushion. Joey’s then got into the game for about ten minutes and pulled one back when Ryan Curran was in the right position to put the ball in the back of the net. Saints could have snatched a draw in the last few minutes but in fairness the performance did not merit it. Sinead Lyons, Shane Redmond and Connor Byrne put in a lot of effort but the rest of the team need to listen and learn if they are going to produce good football. Fitness would also appear to be a problem for some as they were not able to keep pace with the home team. Training continues at 5pm every Wednesday.

Under-9: St. Ann’s 0- St. Joseph’s 0. This was a great game of football on a large pitch in difficult conditions.

Joey’s played the best football and were unlucky not to get the three points. Paul Costello was outstanding in defence and was well supported by Jason Noctor in goal. The first half saw Joey’s playing against the wind and some of the football on the ground was very good for such a young side. Despite the territorial advantage Joey’s could not get the ball in the net and half time was scoreless

The second half saw Joey’s really pile on the pressure but again with no goal to show for all of this. David Townsend and Owen Maddock played really well. This little squad is working well and although they have not won yet, the quality of their performance continues to improve.

Training times are as follows: Under-12, Wednesday from 5 to 7, under-10s on Thursday, 5 to 7 and under-8s on Friday from 6 to 7pm. Due to the large numbers attending on Thursdays, would all under-8s attend Fridays only.

Blackpool draw: This draw will take place on the 8th February and if you want to get some tickets please contact any of the committee. Further details about club activities are available from the secretary on 0503-46015.

SOCCER:Under-12 - Killoughternane 1 St Joseph’s

0. Joey’s travelled down to Borris believing that they were going to get another win against a team they had beaten easily before Christmas. However in very difficult conditions they did not match the home team for effort and went down tamely. The home side won the toss and played with the wind and even though they did not have one shot on target they were camped in Joey’s half. They scored the only goal of the game when a defenders header ricochet off one of their forwards to nestle in the back of the net. This was the only effort on target by the home team in the whole game. Joey’s tried a little harder in the second half but again as in the previous game too many players are not fit and not supporting their colleagues. Joey’s had three clear chances in the last 10 minutes to win the game but Brian Farrell, Ryan Curran and Mikey Murphy all missed.

Alan Kirwin, and Sinead Lyons appear to be the only players with determination and the only support in this game came from David Byrne and Joey Ryan who both tried to do the simple thing well.

Under 10 - Tullow 2- St Joseph’s 2. Saints have only lost one game in this year’s league but due to the fact they are drawing a lot of games they are starting to fall off the leader board. This was a very entertaining end to end game and could have gone either way. Joey’s went one down after a defensive lapse but to their credit, came storming back. However, at half time they were still 1-0 down. Michael Mullins equalised at the start of the second half but then Tullow went 2-1 ahead. Then a first for Kevin Barrett got Joey’s level and like their under 12 team they had enough chances to win in the last few minutes but failed to convert. Best for a determined St Joseph’s team were Darren Murphy who played very strong at the back. Michael Mullins was always dangerous and Kevin Barrett is starting to really get to grips with the game.

SYMPATHY: Is extended to Mrs Marie Murphy, The Forge, Linkardstown, on the death of her father Jim Cullen, O Hanrahan Avenue who died in Craddock House Nursing Home in Naas on Friday. A former Wexford county footballer, Jim won a Carlow Junior championship medal with Tinryland in


LATE MICK SUTTON: The death occurred on Friday, January 11,of Mick Sutton, at his home in Graiguealug, Nurney. Mick who was in his 83rd year had been an active member of the farming community all his life. He was well known as most kind and wonderful neighbour. His generosity was legendary. During his schooldays in the ’30s in Tinryland N.S. his family travelled to and from their home everyday in a pony and trap. They provided lifts to all and sundry on their way. In his youth he enjoyed a game of pitch and toss at the crossroads. He visited Rathcrogue Guesthouse and the Hunters Rest, Fenagh, for the night out and “craic”. In recent years when he was immobilised he travelled to the local marts just to share some time with his neighbours and friends. He will be missed by his brother Jim, Thomastown and sister Tess Haughney, St. Brigid’s Hospital. His carers Mrs Breeda McDonald (Graiguealug) and her son John. He was predeceased by his brothers Ned and Paddy. His remains were removed from the District hospital on Sunday, January 14, to St. Joseph’s church Tinryland. He was buried on Monday after the Requiem Mass in the adjoining cemetery.

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