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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 15 May 2002


Golf Classic a Great Success

The first annual Tinryland GFC Golf Classic which took place at Mount Wolseley on Wednesday last was a tremendous success. Held in ideal weather conditions, the 144 golfers representing 36 teams set out after a shotgun start for 5 entertaining hours of golf on the beautiful Tullow course. Many former members and ex players from the club travelled from the four corners of Ireland to support the fundraising venture and test their golfing skills on the renowned Christy O'Connor designed course. Overall victory in the classic went to the Clogrennane Lime Team of Larry Kelly, Mick Mullins, Noel O'Connor and former Meath Inter County Footballer Brendan Reilly. The winners with 90 points finished one ahead of the Jones Environmental team with Canada Life led by former Tinryland goalkeeper Ollie Pender in 3rd. Local players Mick Murphy, Eamonn Redmond, Paddy Walsh and Charlie Byrne with 82 points finished a close 4th representing Braun Ireland. Former Tinryland player Willie Byrne who led a team that included his nephew, former Kerry player Tommy Byrne, won the nearest to the pin prize on the 9th hole. Mick Murphy who celebrated his 40th birthday on the day, had more reason to celebrate when he won the longest drive prize ahead of John Morrissey who also played well on the day. At the prize giving dinner that concluded the days events, Shay Byrne, Chairman of the Tinryland GFC Development Committee and Ned Deane, Chairman of the Club, thanked the sponsors and players who helped to make the day a big success. Plans are already underway for the 2nd Annual Golf Classic on the same date next year.

Tidy Towns

The first clean up night in the village on Wednesday last proved enjoyable and worthwhile but there still remains much work to be done. The committee will have another work session tonight (Wednesday) at 7 pm. Please lend a hand if you have a spare half hour to create some interest and have a bit of fun. The group would be extremely grateful for assistance during the summer months and would encourage people to get involved and keep the area litter and weed free during the judging for the 2002 Tidy Towns Competition, which will take place in June and July. The committee are having three competitions this year (1) Best Garden, (2) Best Hanging Basket and (3) Best Window Box. Entry forms are available from Deane's shop. There will be prizes for the winners and runners up. The closing date for entries is Friday May 24th.

Stepping Back in Time

Rathcrogue GAA Centre was swinging to the sound of the 60's on Saturday night as revellers rolled back the years to enjoy the Tinryland Parents Association fundraising venture. Many of the patrons were not even born in the 1960's but that did not deter them enjoying what must have been one of the liveliest and most enjoyable nights in the centre since its opening in 1988. Judging by the attire work on the night, many of the former Tinryland GAA Stars have mellowed and would provide poor opposition for any over 40 GAA team. The prize for the most original and best-dressed couple went to Maire and Liam Foster with Liam looking a ringer for Bjorn Borg. The hard work put in by the committee was rewarded by a good attendance.

Tinryland Intermediate Footballers set out on the Championship trail tomorrow (Thursday) evening at Dr. Cullen Park at 7.45 pm when they play St. Andrew's in a repeat of last year's encounter. Other teams in Tinryland's group include Ballon and Askea. All support would be appreciated.

The Tinryland Under 12 Team will play Killeshin at home tonight (Wednesday) at 6.30 pm in the John Finn Cup with the Under 12 B squad away to Ballon in the championship at 6 pm. On Friday next, May 17th, the Under 16 team will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record when they entertain O'Hanrahan's in Rathcrogue at 7.30 pm. The Under 12 A team will be at home to Michael Davitt's in the championship on Saturday at 6 pm.

Tinryland has been selected as a venue for the 2002 All Ireland Feile Peil na Gael competition which takes place in Carlow at the end of June. Tinryland GFC will host Westmeath club St. Loman's while the girls of the same club will be hosted by the Bennekerry/Tinryland Ladies Football Club. Parents and club members interested in offering accommodation to members of the St. Loman's Club for the Feile weekend should contact Tinryland Juvenile Club as soon as possible. Prior to the Feile tournament GAA President Sean McCague will visit Tinryland NS to promote the event. Tinryland are previous winners at this prestigious competition having won the Division 4 title in Clare in 1999.

Action Camp

"Action Camp", a summer camp for Boys and Girls aged 5 to 14 years will be held in St. Leo's Sports Complex on the following dates: Week 1 July 1st to July 5th inclusive, Week 2 July 8th to 12th inclusive and Week 3 July 15th to 19th inclusive. The camp will be held between 10 am to 3 pm daily. For further enquiries phone Ann Rennick at 0503-30602.


Tinryland Area Development Association, with the assistance of Carlow County Council, have erected the "Fauna and Flora" Chart at St. Joseph's Terrace which identifies wild life, plants, birds and fish of the area, of which some are no longer to be found in the Tinryland area. The TADA development group wish to thank Jack Stratton, Kilmeaney and artist Monica McCormack for their assistance with this project. The project will be of interest to adults and children alike.


Tinryland Juvenile athletes have performed very well in recent sports events and at the Carlow Juvenile Championships. In the St. Laurence O'Toole's Sports, Sinead Lyons took Gold in the Girls Under 14 Shot and Under 15 Long Jump and also got silver in the Girls Under 14 100m. At the same sports, Christine Scully was 3rd in the Girls Under 15 100m. Congratulations are extended to Sinead Lyons and Christine Scully on winning South Leinster Schools Gold Medals with the St. Leo's Relay team.
The following are the results from the Bagenalstown Sports: Girls Under 11 100m 1st- Stephanie Murphy, Girls Under 11 300m 1st- Eleanor McDonald, Girls Under 12 100m 2nd- Jennifer Murphy, Girls Under 13 600m 1st- Deirdre Doyle, Boys Under 14 100m 2nd- Philip Condron, Girls Under 14 100m 3rd- Sinead Lyons, Boys Under 15 100m 1st- Niall Murphy, Girls Under 15 100m 2nd- Christine Scully, Girls Under 15 Shot: 2nd- Sinead Lyons, Girls Under 17 Shot: 2nd- Rachel Condron, Girls Under 19 100m: 1st- Julie Farrell.

At the Carlow Juvenile Championships on Sunday last, there was much success with individual wins coming from Darren Murphy (Boys Under 12 80m), Philip Condron (Boys Under 14 100m), Eleanor McDonald (Girls Under 11 600m) and Deirdre Doyle (Girls Under 13 600m). The following are the other results: David Murphy 2nd Boys Under 10 80m, Alan Kirwan 2nd Boys Under 13 600m, Joey Ryan 3rd Boys Under 13 600m, Niall Murphy 2nd Boys Under 15 100m, Jemina Kirwan 3rd Girls Under 10 80m, Sinead Lyons 3rd Girls Under 14 100m, Rachel Condron 2nd Girls Under 17 Shot.
The following relay teams were successful: Girls Under 11 1st (Stephanie Murphy, Jemina Kirwan, Eleanor McDonald and Ella Meaney), Boys Under 13 1st (Conor Byrne, Darren Murphy, Joey Ryan and Alan Kirwan), Girls Under 13 3rd (Jennifer Murphy, Amanda Cassidy, Deirdre Doyle and Kate Meaney), Boys Under 15 3rd (Sean Ryan, Philip Condron, Padraig Townsend and Niall Murphy) and Girls Under 15 3rd (Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Amanda Doyle and Lisa McGuill).

In the Senior Mens 3000m Team Race, PJ Byrne was narrowly beaten into 2nd position after a sprint finish with Robert O'Rourke of LOT but the team of Byrne, Dwayne Farrell, Sean Doyle and PJ Doyle won the team event while Julieann Farrell was 2nd in the Ladies 400m.

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