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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 1 May 2002

Farrell Elected Tidy Towns Chairman

There was a good attendance at the Tinryland Tidy Towns meeting which was held in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue. Plans were discussed for the clean up and planting of flowers in the village for this year's competition, which will be judged in June/July. There are many areas that need painting, weeding and planting and the committee members are very enthusiastic about the projects. A further meeting will be held in Tinryland NS tonight (Wednesday) at 9 pm. Anyone with a pair of willing hands or a good idea is most welcome to attend. The following officers were elected: Chairman: Brendan Farrell, Secretary: Jim Deane, Treasurer: Paddy Regan, PRO: Trudi Shannon, Committee: Ann Conway, Maureen Doran, Pat Curran, Ann Kehoe, Paddy Moore, Paudge and Brigid Curtis.


Due to fading weather conditions the Kevin Jordan Final between Carlow and Dublin was abandoned with 4 minutes remaining in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday last. Despite the premature end to the game, the match itself was very entertaining and proved a more than useful work out for the forthcoming championships for both teams with Carlow leading by 1-10 to 1-9 at the time. Overall Carlow were slightly the better team in this closely contested game and having trailed the visitors (who were at full strength) by 3 points at the break, some great points and a cracking goal from sub Thomas Walsh put the home side into the lead in this game. After the game, both teams travelled to Tinryland GFC Clubhouse where Carlow Captain Andrew Corden was presented with the Kevin Jordan Cup. The tournament was organised by Tinryland GFC and sponsored by South East Electrical Wholesale Ltd.

The Semi-finals of the Jim Deane Tournament take place in Rathcrogue next weekend. On Friday at 7.30 pm Tinryland will play Grange while on Saturday at 7 pm Ballinabranna will play Leighlinbridge.

All juvenile teams from the club will be in action in the County Championship over the weekend. On Friday evening the Under 16's will be away to Michael Davitts with a 7.30 pm throw in while the Under 12 A team will be at home to Mount Leinster Rangers on Saturday at 6 pm. The Under 12 B team will play away to St. Mullin's on Saturday at 6 pm, departing Tinryland square at 4.45 pm while the Under 14 team are at home to Muinebheag on Monday evening at 7.30 pm.

County Success for Girls Team

Area 11 Girls Under 13 Soccer Team retained their County Community Games Title with a 4-2 win (on penalties) over Borris in the final in Graiguecullen on Thursday last. The girls were level after full time and extra time but in the shoot out goals from Sarah Doyle, Deirdre Doyle, Jamie Lee Doyle and Samantha Sheehy together with some great saves from Amanda Cassidy, sealed victory. Others to play well were Zoe Curran, Ciara Butler, Aisling Kinsella, Mona Mullins, Rachel Moore, Alison Hanley, Maeve Howe and Paula Murphy.

Community Games

The following are the results of the Area 11 Gymnastics Finals, which were held recently:

Girls Under 8: 1st- Gillian Fitzpatrick 2nd- Jenny Doheny (Kyleballyhue)

Girls Under 10: 1st- Sarah Rennick (Browneshill), 2nd- Cadi Lennon (Rutland), 3rd- Keeva Kavanagh (Burton Hall)

Boys Under 10: 1st- Brendan Hutton (Busherstown), 2nd- Fergal Walshe (Rutland)

Girls Under 12: 1st- Clodagh Fitzpatrick, 2nd- Sarah Maye (Browneshill) 3rd- Alison Hanley (Ballinacarrig)

Girls Under 14: Mary Barrett (Rathcrogue) 2nd- Roisin Walshe (Rutland), 3rd- Patricia Kate Morrissey (Clonmelsh)

Anyone interested in participating in Girls Under 15 Soccer, Under 11 Rugby, Grand Prix Cycling or Pitch and Putt events should contact Tommy Doyle at 087- 6719155 or Ann Condron at 33525 as soon as possible.

The Area 11 Athletics Finals will be held in Rathcrogue on Thursday May 23rd at 6.30 pm.
Athletics Training continues in Tinryland and Bennekerry on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm.

Tinryland AC Meeting

A meeting of Tinryland AC will take place in Rathcrogue Centre tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm.
Club athletes will compete in the Leinster Novice and Veteran Road Championships on Monday next in Rathdrum Co. Wicklow.

Race Night

The Annual Tinryland Juvenile GFC Race Night takes place in Tinryland GFC on Saturday next, May 4th commencing at 7.45 pm sharp. This is the club's major fund raising event of the year, and it is hoped that all parents and children will attend and have a good night out while at the same time helping to contribute to the development of the club.

Jumble Sale

Pupils from 6th class in Tinryland NS raised 450 for the Chernobyl fund through a jumble sale recently. The proceeds from the jumble sale were presented to Mr. Michael Aylward and Mr. Jim Deane who have just returned from Belarus, where they delivered a welcome supply of food and medical supplies to a number of orphanages as part of a large Irish convoy.

Mini Marathon

Tinryland NS Finance Committee request a number of ladies prepared to take part in this year's Mini Marathon on June 3rd. Anyone interested Margaret Townsend, Maire Foster, Meliosa Walshe or Marie Murphy.
On Saturday May 11th, the committee are organising a 60's, 70's and 80's "Nite-Out" in the GFC Centre. An enjoyable occasion is guaranteed so begin your office and wardrobe trawl.

Information Meeting

Carlow LEADER Rural Development Company Ltd are holding a public information meeting to mark the launch of the LEADER based National Rural Development Programme in County Carlow, in the Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge on Tuesday May 7th at 8 pm sharp. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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