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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 3 Jul 2002


Hosey Cup Win for Bennekerry/Tinryland

After an absence of 2 years, Area 11 (Bennekerry/Tinryland) regained the Hosey Cup for the best athletic area in the County Carlow Community Games, which were held in Ardattin over the weekend. The athletes scored 98 points to defeat the holders Bagenalstown who were on 74 points with Ballon-Rathoe 3rd on 64 points. The cup was presented to Chairman Tommy Lyons. Great credit must be given to the hardworking committee and to the managers of the various relay teams for the results they achieved and the harmony in which they carried out their tasks. Area 11 will represent Carlow in Mosney in 4 relays (Boys and Girls Under 12, Girls Under 14 and Girls Under 17). There were also some great individual wins: Sean Kirwan (Boys Under 6 60m), Amanda Cassidy (Girls Under 12 100m), Padraig Townsend (Boys Under 14 Hurdles), Deirdre Doyle (Girls Under 12 600m), Orla Delaney (Girls Under 16 1500m), Nollaig Delaney (Girls Under 17 Marathon), Emma Murphy (Mountain Bike) and Ciaran Williamson (Long Puck). The inclement weather certainly didn't help the games and despite the best efforts of the County Committee the timetabling of events will certainly need to be reviewed for future games.

The following are the local results:

Boys Under 6 60m: 1st- Sean Kirwan (Tinryland) 3rd- Jason Curran (Linkardstown)

Boys Under 10 200m: 2nd- Eric Bates (Johnstown)

Boys Under 10 Hurdles: 3rd- Michael Lawlor (Cloughna)

Boys Under 12 100m: 2nd- Jeff Sutton (Staplestown)

Boys Under 14 Hurdles: 1st- Padraig Townsend (Ballyloo) 3rd- Michael Murphy (Ballyloo)

Boys Under 17 Marathon: 3rd- Andrew Murphy (Ballyloo)

Marathon Bike: 3rd- Sean Ryan (Park)

Long Puck: 1st- Ciaran Williamson (Ballycrogue)

Girls Under 10 200m: 3rd- Aoife Byrne (Linkardstown)

Girls Under 12 100m: 1st- Amanda Cassidy (Kernanstown)

Girls Under 12 600m: 1st- Deirdre Doyle (Rutland)

Girls Under 14 100m: 2nd- Lisa McGuill (Browneshill)

Girls Under 14 Hurdles: 3rd- Tina Walker (Kilmeaney)

Girls Under 14 Long Jump: 2nd- Sinead Lyons (Tinryland)

Girls Under 16 1500m: 1st- Orla Delaney (Ballyhade)

Girls Under 17 Marathon: 1st- Nollaig Delaney (Ballyhade)

Girls Under 8 Relay: 2nd- Philippa Kirwan, Vicky Lawlor, Fae Galway, Aisling Kelly, Aoife Maddock

Girls Under 10 Relay: 1st- Niamh Redmond, Niamh Walshe, Aoife Byrne, Jemina Kirwan, Caoimhe Townsend

Girls Under 12 Relay: 1st- Deirdre Doyle, Amanda Cassidy, Alison Hanley, Paula Murphy, Zoe Curran

Girls Under 14 Relay: 1st- Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Rachel Mannion, Lisa McGuill, Tina Walker

Girls Under 17 Relay: 1st- Rachel Condron, Niamh Daly, Laura Murphy, Leah Mullins, Karen Doyle

Boys Under 10 Relay: 3rd- Michael Lawlor, Brian Byrne, Edward Byrne, James Murphy and Eric Bates

Boys Under 12 Relay: 1st- Conor Byrne, Brian Deane, Jeff Sutton, Ciaran Williamson and Darren Murphy

Boys Under 14 Relay: 2nd- Padraig Townsend, Shane Redmond, Philip Condron, Michael Murphy and Alan Kirwan.

Express Delivery

A passing van driver came to the aid of Padraig and Ann McNally (nee Moore), 25 Tinryland in unusual circumstances last week, when he helped deliver Ann's newborn baby Kelly May on the road between Carlow and Kilkenny. The couple had left their home in Tinryland some minutes earlier and having realized they were not going to make it to the hospital in time, flagged a passing motorist, Liam Tanner, who made an emergency 999 call on his mobile and after following instructions, helped deliver the 7.4 lb baby girl. The story made front page coverage on the Star Newspaper on Saturday and the baby is a new sister to Lydia (7) and Jack (3).

Under 12's Into County Final

Tinryland Under 12 Footballers qualified for the McDonalds sponsored Carlow Under 12 Football Championship (A) Final with a six-point victory over Eire Og in the semi-final at Dr. Cullen Park on Thursday last. Despite enjoying more than 50% of the first half possession Tinryland failed to register a score in the 1st half due to some wayward shooting and good defensive work by Eire Og. The Town team led by 0-2 to 0-0 at the break and immediately after the restart went three points ahead before Tinryland opened their scoring through a Cormac Walshe. A Stephen Reilly goal with 20 minutes remaining put Tinryland ahead for the first time and a further goal from Darren Murphy capped a fine second half display by the boys in blue and white who will now meet a strong Mount Leinster Rangers squad in the final on Monday July 15th. Tinryland had a very reliable goalkeeper in Patrick Kelly backed up by a sturdy full back line of Luke Doyle, Michael Mullen and Darren Hanlon. The half back line of Brian Farrell, Conor Byrne and Padraig Whelan were excellent throughout while David O'Shea and Alan Kirwan did trojan work in midfield. Up front Darren Murphy had an excellent game scoring 1-3 while Matthew O'Toole, Ciaran Williamson, Cathal O'Brien, Cormac Walshe, Ryan Curran and sub Stephen O'Reilly all contributed greatly to a fine overall performance.

New York GAA Club with a travelling party of 40 will be visitors to Tinryland tomorrow (Thursday) when they will play Tinryland in an Under 14 pre feile fixture at 7.30 pm. Following the game the visitors will be entertained in the clubhouse. Next Thursday is also American Independence Day and the theme of the celebrations will be very much American.

In the Feile Peil Na nOg competition, which commences on Friday afternoon, Tinryland GFC will host Westmeath club St. Loman's while Bennekerry/Tinryland Ladies GAA Club will host the girls from St. Loman's. Accommodation for the Westmeath visitors will be provided by Tinryland families with one of the highlights being the feile parade through the streets of Carlow on Friday evening. Tinryland are past winners of this prestigious GAA Competition having won in Clare in 1999.


The wedding took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Saturday last of Gillian McGrath, eldest daughter of Christy and Brigid McGrath, Park to PJ Nolan, Clonegal. The bridesmaid was Aoife McGrath (sister) while the best man was Ger Nolan (brother of groom) with Keith McGrath as groomsman. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Rev. Ger Ahern, CC Carlow. The reception was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow while the honeymoon is being spent in Portugal.

Coach Tour

There will be a coach tour to Mount Melleray Co. Waterford on Sunday July 7th. The tour will also take in scenic areas in the region. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Cemetery Mass

The Annual Cemetery Mass has been put back a week and will now take place on Friday July 12th at 8 pm. All concerned should attend to family graves over the coming weeks.

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