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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 3 Apr 2002

Tinryland

T.A.D.A/Tidy Towns

Members of the Tinryland Area Development Association recently attended the official launch of the Carlow environmental video. The video, which is a first for Carlow, will be circulated to every tidy towns committee in Carlow and includes a small piece on Tinryland. At the awards night of the litter league competition, Tinryland received 200 for having achieved "Litter-free" status, which is a mark of over 85%. It is hoped to have more people involved with the Tidy Towns Group this year and as there could more funding available for various projects in the village in the coming months. It is also hoped to assign various volunteers to different parts of the area such as estates and approach roads to the village. Tinryland has recently done well in various competitions with awards won in the Tidy Towns Competition for Endeavour and a win in a section of the Carlow Floral Pride Competition last year. The tidy towns committee will hold a meeting in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Friday April 5th at 9 pm. It would be greatly appreciated if as many people as possible in the area could attend this important meeting.

Four County League

Tinryland AC Athlete Pat Byrne maintained his 100% record in this year's Four County League with another impressive win in the 3rd stage in Gowran Co. Kilkenny on Sunday last. Tommy Payne had a fine run in 3rd position to stay 2nd overall individual and leads the veteran section with just one stage to go. Dwayne Farrell in 11th was the 3rd clubman home ahead of the ever improving Jeremiah O'Sullivan in 14th and JJ Murphy in 16th. Tinryland now have an unassailable lead in Grade A of the Team section going into the final stage in Tolerton in 2 weeks time. There was a very strong turnout from the club with 15 athletes taking part on the day with almost 20 from the club having competed in the league to date. The other finishers were Eddie Walsh in 26th, Kieran Cahill 27th, Sean Doyle 32nd, John Delaney 45th, Joe Doheny 50th, John Stephens 52nd, PJ Doyle 54th, Kevin Cuddy 57th, newcomer Denis McGrath 66th and Sean Duggan 73rd. Tinryland are placed 2nd in both Grade B and Grade C in the team event. The final stage will be held in Tolerton Co. Laois on Friday April 19th at 7.30 pm. Tinryland AC will field a team in the National Relay Championships in Raheny Co. Dublin on Sunday next, April 7th starting at 2 pm. Athletes from the club will also take part in the National 10km event in Navan Co. Meath on Sunday April 14th.

Coach Tour

There will be a bus going to Dublin on Sunday April 7th to visit the sale of work by the Oblate Missions in Inchicore. This sale of work includes clothes, toys and books. Anyone interested contact Eithne at 22004 or Edward at 59109.

Swimming Finals

The Tinryland/Bennekerry (Area 11) Swimming Finals take place in Graiguecullen Pool on Friday April 5th at 10 am. Swimmers are asked to report to the pool at 9.30 am.

Girls Football

The Bennekerry/Tinryland Girls Under 16 team will play Ballinkillen in last year's (2001) final (tonight) Wednesday April 3rd in Dr. Cullen Park at 6.30 pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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