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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 10 Apr 2002


Belarus Mission

Best wishes are extended to Michael Aylward, Ballyloo and Jim Deane, Tinryland who departed for Belarus last Saturday. The local men are part of a large Irish convoy which consists of a large number of ambulances and trucks with humanitarian aid packages and the volunteers will also provide assistance to natives in these areas of Belarus, which are still suffering the effects from the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl 16 years ago this month.

Community Games

The Carlow Community Games Art Finals were held recently in Carlow and there were some successes from Area 11 competitors. Stacey Doyle won the Girls Under 10 Competition and will now advance to the National Finals in September while Doireann Burke was 2nd in the Girls Under 16. Jimmy Kinsella was 3rd in the Boys Under 10 while Jonathan Curran (Boys Under 14) and Rachel Condron (Girls Under 16) were both placed 4th. Well done to all who took part in the finals.

Tinryland-Bennekerry Under 12 Soccer Team has reached the Carlow Community Games Final following two excellent performances last weekend. In the quarter final against a fancied Askea side, the Area 11 squad overcame a one-goal half time deficit to run out comfortable winners by 6 goals to 2. After a three-hour wait the team were back in action in the afternoon against a Borris outfit that had knocked Bagenalstown out in the previous round. After a very tight encounter, a goal from Ciaran Williamson midway through the 2nd half saw Area 11 through to the final where they will play Hacketstown in the coming week. The team, which included the bulk of the players from St. Joseph's AFC, had an excellent goalkeeper in Darren Murphy ably assisted by good defenders in Joey Ryan, Conor Byrne, Paul Costello, Rory Keenan, Gary Finnerty, Colm Kennedy and Patrick Kennedy. In midfield, Ciaran Williamson, Kevin Barrett, Cormac Walshe and Dean Farrell did trojan work while up front, David Townsend and subs Robert Stynes and Karl Rennick played their part.

The following are the results of the Area 11 swimming finals held in Graiguecullen Pool on Friday last:

Under 8 Boys Freestyle: 1st- Mark Rennick

Under 10 Girls Freestyle: 1st- Sara Rennick, 2nd- Roisin Breheny, 3rd- Alison O'Neill

Under 10 Boys Freestyle: 1st- Darragh Doyle, 2nd- Owen Maddock, 3rd- Jason Noctor

Under 12 Girls Freestyle: 1st- Aisling Kinsella, 2nd- Lauren Stewart, 3rd- Roisin Nolan

Under 12 Boys Freestyle: 1st- Simon Breheny, 2nd- Conor Byrne, 3rd- Colm Kennedy

Under 14 Boys Freestyle: 1st- David Kinsella

Under 16 Girls Freestyle: 1st- Laura Murphy

Under 12 Boys Breaststroke: 1st- Niall Gaule

Under 14 Girls Breaststroke: 1st- Aisling Doyle

Under 16 Girls Butterfly: 1st- Elizabeth Gaule

Under 10 Girls Backstroke: 1st- Amanda Kinsella

Under 10 Boys Backstroke: 1st- Barry Kennedy

Under 16 Girls Backstroke: 1st- Karen Doyle


Any competitors interested in Community Games Tennis please contact Ann Redmond at 32075 as soon as possible.

Video Presentation

The N9/N10 Unified Group as part of its continuing campaign for the implementation of the National Road Needs Study for the Kilcullen to Waterford route and the abandonment of the scheme to build a motorway through countryside, will hold a public meeting tomorrow (Thursday), April 11th in Hotel Kilkenny at 8 pm. There will be a video presentation entitled "U-Turn" which highlights problems associated with road building. This will be followed by a public discussion. The designated N9 route is proposed to pass through the local parish in the coming years.


Tinryland AC Senior Mens Team had a magnificent 4th place finish in the National Senior Road Relays in Raheny last weekend. Out of 18 teams competing, Tinryland came from 11th position after the first leg to move up to 4th courtesy of great runs from Pat Byrne and Tommy Payne in the closing stages. Top Dublin Club Clonliffe came 1st ahead of Liffey Valley and Rathfarnham. The Tinryland team was PJ Byrne, Dwayne Farrell, Pat Byrne and Tommy Payne. The athletes will now compete in the National 10km event in Navan next Sunday.


St Joseph's AFC
Last weekend saw Saint Joseph's travel to Blackpool to take part in a major Tournament for under 12s. A detailed report on this trip is currently being prepared for publication in the near future. Suffice to say at this stage that the kids were a credit to Tinryland while playing across the Irish sea . Everyone had a great time and the club would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a huge success.

Under 10s
This Wednesday the under 10 team take on GRS on the pitch at the Youth Centre, Green Lane, Carlow at 6:30PM. If we win we stand a great chance of coming second in the league, which would be a brilliant achievement. This is our first season at this level and if you can come and support the team please do.

Under 14s
The club hopes to field an under 14 team next year. If you are interested in being part of this squad contact Jim on 46013. The club needs the names of people interested as soon as possible.

For further information on the club contact Jim on 46013

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