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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 20 Feb 2002


Launch of Premium Draw

Tinryland GFC will launch its forthcoming premium ticket draw at a function in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Monday next, February 25th at 9 pm. All members and supporters of the club are being invited to help promote the draw which will be held on Sunday April 28th following the annual Kevin Jordan tournament between Carlow and Dublin. Prizes include 2 premium season tickets for Croke Park, a travel voucher worth 1200 and a DVD player. Tickets at a cost of 25 will be on sale immediately following next Monday's launch.


The AGM of Tinryland-Bennekerry Girls GAA Club took place on Tuesday last in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue.
The following officers were elected:
Chairperson: Bernie Whelan, Vice-Chairman: Paddy Farrell, Hon Secretary: Pat McArdle, Hon Treasurer: Pauline Dillon-Cleary, PRO: Anne Byrne.
Training commences for Under 14's and Under 16's on Wednesday February 20th at 6.30 pm in Tinryland GFC, Rathcrogue.

Community Games

Tinryland-Bennekerry Girls Under 16 Basketball team advanced to the County Final against Borris after two convincing victories over the weekend. In the first round, the girls came up against Ballon-Rathoe and ran out winners on a score of 25 pts to 7. The half time score was 12-4. Scorers for Area 11 in this win were Michelle Rooney (9), Karen McGrath (6), Orla Connolly (4), Ella Brennan (4) and Karen Doyle (2). The other squad members were Rachel Condron, Lydia Canning and Sinead Lyons. In the semi-final, they recorded another impressive win by accounting for Bagenalstown by 28 pts to 15 with the scores coming from Michelle Rooney (10), Karen McGrath, Rachel Condron and Karen Doyle 6 points each. The final against Borris will be held on a future date yet to be decided.

Tinryland-Bennekerry Girls Under 13 Indoor Soccer team played Bagenalstown in the Carlow Community Games last weekend and were unlucky not to progress further after a very close match. After full-time the game was scoreless leaving a period of extra-time which also failed to produce a goal. The subsequent penalty shootout saw Bagenalstown emerge winners by a score of 2-0. Overall it was a great team effort by the Area 11 team. The team was Emma Murphy, Paula Murphy, Rachel Moore, Ciara Jeaney, Rachel Mannion, Rebecca Fields and Tina Walker. The team was coached by Tommy Lyons and Cora Townsend.


Under 9s

Killeshin 1- St Josephs 1
This under 9s super 7s league is providing a lot of kids with the opportunity to play football and as a result the quality and enjoyment is improving. These young players are training hard and are starting to show real benefits on the pitch. The first half saw Joeys take the game to the home team and they were unlucky not to go ahead on a number of occasions. James Murphy and Martin Deane were working hard and stopping the home team from doing any attacking. Sean Delaney was putting in his usual steady game and he was rewarded when he put Joeys ahead just after the break. Killeshin scored to level shortly after but from there on it was all St Josephs. Owen Maddock, Shane Callinan and Paul Costello were outstanding and they were well supported by the whole team who played well.
Training for the Under 10s is every Thursday from 4:00PM To 5:30PM in the field.

Under 12s

Derry Rovers 1- St Josephs 1
This was a very close match and could have gone either way. Joeys started well and could have scored on a couple of occasions in the first few minutes. After this the game settled into a very tight affair in the middle of the park. David O Shea and Colm Nolan worked hard in midfield with Shane Redmond showing that he is putting training into practice by continually taking a touch before distributing the ball well. Rovers went ahead when a well-driven ball from the edge of the box found the bottom corner giving Greg Balding in the Joeys goal no chance. Shortly after this James Thomson had to go off through injury but his replacement Darren Murphy settled in quickly and played a very good game. Half time Rovers 1- Josephs 0
The second half saw a much more determined Joeys and cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters they really took the game to the home team. Michael Pender on for the injured Darren Costello worked hard in the middle of the back four and Brian Farrell playing at right back showed that when he puts his mind to the game he could be brilliant. Joeys equalized when Mikey Murphy played the ball through to Ryan Curran who played a quick ball to the inside for Connor Byrne to score his first goal for the club. After this it was all Joeys and both Connor Byrne and Luke Doyle were unlucky not to get the winner. This was a very hard game and a draw was a fair result. Shane Redmond, Brian Farrell, Darren Murphy, Luke Doyle and David O Shea played really well.
Training for the under 12s is every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6PM in the field.

Lotto Draw:

Don't forget tickets are available from any of the committee plus Deanes shop.

Under 8 Training

Training for the under 8s will take place in the hall as usual on Friday. From then on it will be every Tuesday from 5:00PM to 6:30 PM in the field

Community Games Soccer Area 11

Training and selection of the squad to take part in this years under 12 soccer will start on Monday 25th February at 4:00PM on the soccer pitch, Tinryland.

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