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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 17 Apr 2002

Tournament to be held in Carlow

For the first time since its inception in 1987, the annual Kevin Jordan Senior Football Tournament will be held in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday April 28th at 7 pm. Promoted by Tinryland GFC and sponsored by South East Electrical Wholesale Ltd., this years game will be a very attractive fixture between Carlow and the Tommy Lyons managed Dublin. After the game both teams will adjourn to Tinryland GFC Clubhouse, Rathcrogue where the Jordan Cup and trophies will be presented to the winning team. Further details next week.

Death of Longstanding GAA Stalwart

The death took place in St.Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Tuesday last after a short illness, in his 82nd year of Eddie Byrne, Tinypark. He was born and reared within a stones throw of Tinryland NS which he attended with his great friends, the late John Dowling, John Doyle, Jimmy Foster, Paddy, Leo and Des Moore. He worked with Ned Moore, local farmer and livestock dealer. He became Moore's first driver and he transported sheep and cattle to marts in places such as Borris, Carnew and the Dublin Mart. He was a great lover of Sport with his first love being GAA. He was involved with Tinryland GFC for almost 70 years and witnessed all 15 Championship victories by the club. He was very proud of all players from the club selected to play for County and provincial teams and with his friends Christy Byrne, Seamus Hayden and the late Ned Feeney, travelled far and wide to support Carlow teams. His proudest moment however was in 1971 when he saw his son David receive the County Senior Football Cup as club captain after a lapse of 21 years. During the celebrations of that famous victory, the Byrne home in Tinypark was open to all Tinryland supporters that week. When he retired after an operation at 60, he became involved as manager and caretaker of the Tinryland GFC Clubhouse. In his tribute before the requiem mass, Tinryland legend Brendan Hayden described Ned as a plumber, electrician and carpenter all in one and was on hand whenever a crisis arose. He was described by Hayden as an unsung hero within the community. He always managed to sort out a problem in his own unique way and Tinryland GFC will be all the poorer for his passing. He was voted Clubman of the Year in 1997. He was predeceased in 1970 by his wife Kathleen. There was a big representation from the defence forces as his son Edward Jr. has been a soldier for over 30 years. Meetings of Tinryland GFC, Tinryland Juvenile GFC, Tinryland ICA and Tinryland AC were adjourned as a mark of respect while the Tinryland/Bennekerry Girls Under 16 County Final was also postponed. There was a huge turnout at the removal and burial with a guard of honour provided by past, present and juvenile players of Tinryland GFC. The Tinryland GFC flag flew at half-mast last week. He is survived by his sons David and Eddie, sister Pauline, David's partner Brigid, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Burial took place in Tinryland Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Thursday.

Juvenile GAA Fixtures

The opening games in the Coisde na nOg GAA Championship involving teams from Tinryland will be started in the coming week. On this Friday evening at 7 pm the Under 16 team will be in action away to Muinebheag. Saturday evening will see the Under 12 (B) team at home to Askea at 6 pm. On Monday evening the Under 14's will open their campaign away to Tullow at 7 pm. On Tuesday next, April 23rd the Under 12 (A) team will be away to Myshall with a 7 pm throw in.

Under 21's Lose in Thrilling Game

Tinryland under 21 Footballers lost a very exciting County Championship game against Kildavin-Clonegal last weekend on a score of 1-13 to 1-11. The score was 0-6 to 0-5 at half time with the teams level on 6 occasions during the match. There was a very exciting finish to the game with an Alan Barrett goal 2 minutes into injury time putting Tinryland 2 points ahead before Kildavin-Clonegal bounced back through a Noel Conway goal and a point at the end to run out winners after a hard fought game.
Tinryland scorers were Alan Barrett (1-3), Paul Doyle (0-3) and Paul Haughney, Willie Townsend, Niall Barrett and John Doyle (0-1) each. Best for Tinryland were John Doyle, Brian Foster, Willie Power, Alan Barrett, Paul Doyle, Niall Barrett and Mark Doran.

Tinryland NS News

Parents wishing to enrol children for September should do so over the next 2 weeks (April 15th to 30th). Enrolment forms are available from Margaret in the office or call to Mrs. Finnerty (Junior Infants) after 2 pm.

Sixth Class pupils in Tinryland NS are organizing a jumble sale in aid of the Chernobyl Childrens Project on Friday April 18th. Any donations towards same would be gratefully appreciated.


There will be a bus going to Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert Co. Galway for a day of prayer and healing on Sunday April 28th. Those interested should book before April 22nd. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Community Games Soccer

The final of the Carlow Community Games Under 12 Soccer between Tinryland/Bennekerry and Hacketstown will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 pm in Graiguecullen. All support for the team would be welcome.

Any players interested in playing Girls Under 15 Soccer for this year's Community Games should contact Tommy Doyle at 087-6719155 as soon as possible.


Under 12 Cup

Hanover Harps 5- St Joseph's 5
Hanover win 4-2 on penalties after extra time

A good crowd turned up to support Joey's and were rewarded with a great game even though the result went against the Saints. Joey's were fortunate to have a good squad as suspension and sickness meant call-ups for other members. Joey's started brightly playing against the team second in the league. The back four were working the off side well and frustrating the home team. Saints went behind after 20 minutes but equalised shortly after when Ryan Curran playing his best ever game scored. Half time 1-1
The second half saw the crowd getting behind both teams and the football played was excellent. The referee commented after that it was the most exciting game he has seen in Carlow in a number of years. Hanover went 2-1 up but Joey's fought back to level at 2-2 when Mikey Murphy fired home from outside the box. Harps then played their best football and scored twice to lead 4-2 with 10 minutes remaining. Joey's though thanks to their fitness and training did not give up and Ryan Curran scored to reduce the deficit. Then with 2 minutes to go Brian Farrel scored to level the game. Full Time 4-4.
Extra -Time. The first period of extra time saw Joey's fall behind for the fourth time. Joey's at this stage were playing great football and showing great heart. They were all working hard and showing that they are a really good football side. Geoff Abbot equalised in the second period to leave the score at 5-5. It then came down to the dreaded penalty shoot out, which is a really tough way to finish a game. Great credit goes to all the kids for the performance and despite a great save by Darren Murphy in the penalty shoot out two penalty misses by Saints players left the final result 4-2 to Hanover. This was a great performance by Joey's and everyone present was impressed with the quality of play and many remarked on the excellent work done by Alan Doyle to take this team to this level. Ryan Curran Played his best ever game and Michael Pender was a revelation. He did everything that was asked of him to a really high standard. Brian Farrel and David O Shea were also outstanding in a good team effort.
Under10s: The under 10s play Tullow away at 11:00 am on Saturday 20th April. Please come and support this young team.

Under 9s: the Under 9s take on Tullow at home on Thursday 18th April, kick off 7:00PM

Under 14s. The club is still waiting to hear from people interested in playing at this age next season. To date the response has been very poor and if there are no responses within the next fortnight the club will have to look at other alternatives. Phone 0503-46013 or 087-6757493 if you would like to play under 14 for St Joseph's next year.

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