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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 28 Aug 2002


New Parish Priest to be Installed

The new parish priest of Tinryland, Fr. John McEvoy will take up his appointment on Friday next, August 30th . Fr. McEvoy, who is currently bursar of St. Patrick's College, Carlow, replaces the outgoing Parish Priest Fr. Peter Dunne who will officially step down on health reasons. Fr. Dunne will continue to live in a house adjacent to the village. Parishioners extend a warm welcome to the new priest and extend wishes for many years of happy retirement to his predecessor.

National Success for Local Athletes

Tinryland/Bennekerry athletes had magnificent victories in the National Community Games Finals in Mosney Co. Meath last weekend with both Padraig Townsend (Boys Under 14 Hurdles) and the Under 12 Boys Relay team claiming National Titles. Townsend, who won his heat comfortably, went on to place 3rd in his semi-final before going on to produce an excellent display of hurdling to win the final early on Sunday. The Boys Under 12 Relay team, having won their heat, were placed 2nd in their semi-final before defeating the fancied Clare and Wexford teams to win the Gold in fine style. The team was Conor Byrne (Ballybar), Darren Murphy (Linkardstown), Brian Deane (Castletown) , Jeff Sutton (Staplestown) and Ciaran Williamson (Ballycrogue). Andrew Murphy (Ballyloo) finished 13rd in the Under 17 Marathon to help the Carlow team to 2nd behind Donegal. Other good performances came from Amanda Cassidy, who was 4th in the Girls Under 12 100m Final, Deirdre Doyle who was 7th in the Girls Under 12 600m Final and from the Girls Under 14 and 17 teams who both reached their respective finals. . Both gold medal winners ; Townsend and the Under 12 team were coached by Christopher Cleary, a former National Community Games Gold Medallist in both sprint and relay from Under 12 up to Under 17 level.


Tinryland Under 16 Footballers reached the Co. Under 16 'A' final for the second successive year when defeating Rathvilly by 2 points in a thrilling semi-final replay at Dr. Cullen Park on Thursday last. They will now face Eire Og in the final at Dr. Cullen Park this Wednesday evening at 6.45 p.m. Last Thursday's replay saw the sides level on 7 separate occasions before Tinryland edged clear in the final 10 minutes on a score of 15 points to 13. Tinryland led by 8 points at the interval having played an excellent brand of football.
Paul Broderick, who scored 7 points of the team total was excellent throughout and he was well supported by defenders Peter Doran, Colin Byrne and Ian Scully. Midfielders Evan Doyle and Daniel O'Boyle, with forwards John Murphy, Colm Doran and Ian Doyle also contributed handsomely to Tinryland's win.
Meanwhile, Tinryland minors had an easy 2-14 to 0-4 win over Clonmore in the first round of the minor C'ship. They are now drawn against hot favourites Michael Davitt's in the quarter final.

Autumn League

The following are the dates for this year's Tinryland AC Autumn League. The first stage over 2 miles takes place on Wednesday September 4th at 7.30 pm. The second stage over 4 miles takes place on Wednesday September 11th at 7.15 pm. The 3rd stage over 4 miles incorporates the Rockford Rooftile Race and will take place on Sunday September 22th at 2 pm. The final leg over 2 miles is on Friday September 27th at 7 pm.


A charity fundraising night for Fr. Eamonn Hayden's Zambian mission will be held in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Friday August 30th. The music will be by Riverroad and the admission is 5 (donations accepted). Any spot prizes would be greatly appreciated. Fr. Hayden returns to Zambia on September 2nd and will outline aspects of his missionary work in Lusaka on CKR's open line tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10 am.

School Re-Opens

Tinryland NS will re-open on Tuesday next, September 3rd at 9.20 am. During the summer holidays, much interior painting of the school has been carried out and 35 school windows that were in a hazardous condition were replaced.

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