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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 29 May 2002


Community Games Finals

Martin and Ann Kirwan, Tinryland had plenty to celebrate at the 27th Area 11 Community Games Finals in Rathcrogue on Thursday last when four of their children took 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medal in the competition. 5 year old Sean won gold in the Boys U6 60m with his 7 year old sister Philippa winning the Girls U8 Race. Alan edged out Philip Condron in the Boys U14 100m while Jemina had to settle for bronze in the Girls U10 100m. Main sponsor Tom Byrne Jr. (Auctioneer) had the satisfaction of seeing his son Brian take the Boys U10 100m from Greg Murphy. However Greg's brothers were not to be denied with Adam winning the Boys U8 80m and Darren winning the Boys U12 100m. Other impressive winners were Padraig Townsend (Boys U14 Hurdles), Amanda Cassidy (Girls U12 100m), Deirdre Doyle (Girls U14 800m) and Joey Ryan (Boys U12 600m). The finals under the directions of Tommy Lyons (Snr) were run off with great efficiency. With inclement weather throughout the county on the night, the gods surely smiled for the event.
The following are the results:

Boys U6 60m: 1st- Sean Kirwan (Tinryland) 2nd- Jason Curran (Linkardstown) 3rd- Conor O'Toole (Ballycrogue)

Girls U6 60m: 1st- Roisin Byrne (Ballybar) 2nd- Aisling Farrell (Ballybar) 3rd- Gracie Byrne (Palatine)

Boys U6 80m: 1st- Simon Lowry (Russelstown) 2nd- Mark Dalton (Ballycrogue) 3rd- Niall Scully (Lime Trees, Tinryland)

Girls U6 80m: 1st- Grace Byrne (Palatine) 2nd- Sara Farrell 3rd- Niamh Farrell (Moyle)

Boys U8 60m: 1st- Ciaran Townsend (Linkardstown) 2nd- Colin Townsend (Ballyloo) 3rd- Gary Scully (Lime Trees, Tinryland)

Girls U8 60m: 1st- Philippa Kirwan (Tinryland) 2nd- Colette Murphy (Linkardstown) 3rd- Dayna Kearney

Boys U8 80m: 1st- Adam Murphy (Linkardstown) 2nd- Christine Chall (Tinryland) 3rd- Cian Lawler (Tinryland)

Girls U8 80m: 1st- Lauren McGrath (Kernanstown) 2nd- Vicky Lawler (Johnstown) 3rd- Aisling Kelly (Ballybar)

Boys U10 100m: 1st- Brian Byrne (Chapelstown) 2nd- Greg Murphy (Linkardstown) 3rd- James Murphy (Clonmelsh)

Girls U10 100m: 1st- Niamh Walshe (Ballybar) 2nd- Niamh Redmond (Tinryland) 3rd- Jemina Kirwan (Tinryland)

Boys U10 60m Hurdles: 1st- Michael Lawler (Cloughna) 2nd- Edward Byrne (Chapelstown) 3rd- Mark Curran (Linkardstown)

Girls U10 60m Hurdles: 1st- Sarah Rennick (Browneshill) 2nd- Katie Doyle (Milford) 3rd- Dearbhla Kelly (Kyleballyhue)

Boys U10 200m: 1st- Eric Bates (Johnstown) 2nd- Martin Deane (Rathcrogue) 3rd- Owen Maddock (Tinryland)

Girls U10 200m: 1st- Aoife Byrne (Linkardstown) 2nd- Caoimhe Townsend (Linkardstown) 3rd- Alison O'Neill (Ballycrogue)

Boys U12 100m: 1st- Darren Murphy (Linkardstown) 2nd- Ciaran Williamson (Ballycrogue) 3rd- Brian Deane (Castletown)

Girls U12 100m: 1st- Amanda Cassidy (Kernanstown) 2nd- Paula Murphy (Clonmelsh) 3rd- Amanda Curran (Lime Trees, Tinryland)

Boys U12 600m: 1st- Joey Ryan (Ballybar) 2nd- Conor Byrne (Ballybar) 3rd- Cormac Walshe (Ballybar)

Girls U12 600m: 1st- Deirdre Doyle (Rutland) 2nd- Alison Hanly (Ballinacarrig) 3rd- Ciara Butler (Palatine)

Boys U14 100m: 1st- Alan Kirwan (Tinryland) 2nd- Philip Condron (Rutland) 3rd- Shane Redmond (Tinryland)

Girls U14 100m: 1st- Christine Scully (Lime Trees, Tinryland) 2nd- Lisa McGuill (Browneshill)

Boys U14 80m Hurdles: 1st- Padraig Townsend (Ballyloo) 2nd- Jason Kelly (Kyleballyhue) 3rd- Michael Murphy (Ballyloo)

Girls U14 80m Hurdles: 1st- Tina Walker (Kilmeaney) 2nd- Niamh Fennelly (Palatine)

Boys U14 800m: 1st- Sean Ryan (Ballybar)

Girls U14 800m: 1st- Bonita Butler (Palatine)

Boys U16 100m: 1st- Thomas Butler (Palatine) 2nd- Jason Curran (Linkardstown)

Girls U16 100m: 1st- Laura Murphy (Ballyloo)

Boys U17 Marathon: Andrew Murphy

Girls U17 Marathon: Laura O'Farrell, Nollaig Delaney.

The finals for the field events will be held in the Tinryland athletic fields tonight (Wednesday) May 29th at 7 pm.

GAA President in Tinryland

The GAA President Sean McCague visited Tinryland NS on Monday last to launch the Feile Peil na nOg competition, which takes place in Carlow this year. He was accompanied by PJ Fox, Chairman of the Feile Committee, John Scott, PRO, Feile, Michael Doran, Secretary, Coisde na nOg, Ned Deane, Chairman, Tinryland GFC and Eamonn Byrne, PRO, Tinryland GFC. The president presented the school with a special football and gifts from sponsors Coca Cola. The school band gave him a rendition of "Follow me up to Carlow" on his arrival. Afterwards he answered a wide range of questions from pupils on subjects as diverse as the availability of Croke Park to other sports and the Roy Keane saga. He is currently on a week long tour of Carlow schools.

Footballers make Disappointing Start

Tinryland had a disappointing start to their Carlow IFC Championship campaign when they lost out to St. Andrew's in Hogan Park, Fenagh on Saturday last. On a pitch barely playable due to prolonged heavy rain, Tinryland scored first when Alan Barrett found the net after 6 minutes. Two first half goals from St. Andrew's helped the Bagenalstown side lead by 3 points at the interval. Immediately on the restart Tinryland were on level terms when Alan Barrett scored his second goal and shortly afterwards two Garry Morrissey frees put Tinryland 2 points ahead. St. Andrew's however finished the strongest and scoring 4 points in the closing stages ran out winners by 2-5 to 2-3. Best for Tinryland were Barry McDaniel, Damien Power, Noel Scully, Trevor O'Reilly, John Doyle, Paul Doyle, PJ Murphy and Alan Barrett.
The Intermediate team play their next match against Ballon in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday next at 6 pm.


Last Saturdays Tinryland GFC Grand Draw in aid of the pitch development fund was a success. The top prize of 2 premium tickets for Croke Park for one year went to Nicholas Carpenter of Barrack Street, Carlow. Pat Thompson of Ballyloo won the holiday voucher for 1200 while John Doyle of Rathcrogue won the DVD player. Tinryland GFC wishes to thank everyone who supported the draw.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Jacqueline Bermingham (nee Guidera) and her family on the tragic death of her husband Pat in an accident last weekend.

Cemetery Mass

This year's cemetery mass in Tinryland will be held on Friday July 5th at 8 pm.


The diocesan pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday June 2nd. There will be a bus leaving Bennekerry Church at 8 am. The cost is 12. For further information contact Una at 42455.

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