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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 4 Sep 2002


First Mass

Tinryland people welcomed Fr. John McEvoy to the parish when he celebrated his first mass in the local church over the weekend. Fr. John, who has been attached to St. Patrick's College for the last 20 years, told the congregation that he was very much looking forward to the new challenge in his ministry, which was a contrast from his field of work in education over the previous two decades. He added that he was honoured to replace Fr. Dunne, but was sorry that his retirement resulted from health factors. On his appointment on Friday Fr. McEvoy's first function was his presence at a cabaret organised by Josie Kelly and her band River Road for Rev. Eamonn Hayden prior to his return to Zambia this week. Fr. Eamonn was very thankful and delighted by the generosity of the many people who contributed to his mission in Zambia, where problems such as AIDS and famine are devastating his community.

Under 16's in Final Draw

Tinryland Under 16 Footballers made a bold bid to regain their County Title when after a great game with Eire Og, the teams finished level on a score of 1-7 apiece in the final on Wednesday last. Two years ago the these teams met in the Under 14 final when Eire Og came back from 10 points down in the final 7 minutes to snatch victory from the blue and whites. Last week's game followed a similar pattern when a late Eire Og goal wiped out Tinryland's 2 point lead before a last gasp Colm Doran point levelled the scores. The replay is provisionally fixed for Dr. Cullen Park on Monday next. Best for Tinryland were defenders Peter Doran, Brian Byrne, Ian Scully while forwards Colm Doran (1-2), Andrew Murphy (0-2), Paul Broderick (0-2), John Murphy (0-1) and Daniel O'Boyle also played well.

Autumn League

This year Jason Farrell Sports will sponsor the well established Tinryland AC Autumn League. Over the years this event has gained popularity with athletes from 6 different counties competing. Stage 1 will take place tonight (Wednesday) over 2 miles beginning in Tinryland village at 7.30 pm. There will be many individual prizes with the winner receiving the Seamus Galway Perpetual Trophy. There will be prizes for all who complete the 4 stages. The entry fee will be 2 per race.

National Half Marathon

Seven Tinryland athletes competed in the National Half Marathon Championships, which were held in Tolerton Co. Laois on Sunday morning last. Pat Byrne, PJ Byrne, Dwayne Farrell and Tommy Payne all finished in the top 30 in the 150 strong field. There were also fine performances from Eddie Walsh, Sean Doyle and PJ Doyle.


An important meeting of all soccer enthusiasts takes place in Tinryland NS tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm. This year the St. Joseph's Club hope to compete at Under 8,9,10,12 and 14 levels. To help to organise this ambitious undertaking it is hope that as many parents as possible will attend. The various soccer coaches will outline the games and training times for the 2002/2003 season.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing commences on Monday September 9th in Tinryland GAA Club, Rathcrogue between 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm. For further information please contact Denis Ryan at 31475 (office hours) or at 33242.

Tidy Towns

The judging in the Tinryland Tidy Towns Competition for 2002 was held on Wednesday last. The two independent judges were very impressed with the effort made under the different categories (1) Best Garden, (2) Best Window Box and (3) Best Hanging Basket. Results of the competition will be announced soon and awards will be presented.

Churchgate Collection

The annual church gate collection for Gorta will take place in Tinryland on Saturday and Sunday next. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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