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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 2 Oct 2002


McElwaine, Connery win Autumn League

Last Friday saw the conclusion of the Jason Farrell sponsored Autumn League in Tinryland village. While, the 2 mile event was won in excellent style by Tinryland AC's Pat Byrne in a fine time of 9:24, the 2nd place finisher on the night, Tommy McElwaine of SBR emerged as the overall victor of the 4 race series. McElwaine, who ran a time of 9:50, has already made a name for himself in his native Wexford this year by raising an outstanding 30,000 for various charities through his long distance runs. In 3rd place was LOT Junior Brian Kirwan who finished in 9:53 and also was 2nd man overall. In 4th was the Veteran Mens winner Jim Stafford of Slaney Olympic, Wexford, who ran a time of 9:56 which was 1 second ahead of the 5th place finisher and 2nd Veteran Tommy Payne, who continued his fine recent form. In 6th was PJ Byrne in 9:59 and he also took 3rd place overall in the Mens section. The womens section was won by Eilish Connery of LOT in 12: 13 who finished the league a comfortable winner but was beaten in the final stage by teammate Katie Duggan, who ran a time of 11:53. Former Irish Track International Eileen Kelly (nee Kavanagh) of St. Abban's finished 2nd overall ahead of local star Tina Doyle. The Veteran Womens section was won by Ann McGreal of Sportsworld, Dublin. The presentation of prizes took place after the race in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue. Club Chairman Sean Doyle thanked all the athletes for participating in the League, which continues to flourish with 80 competitors from over 7 different counties taking part during the stages. The Seamus Galway Trophy for Best Overall Male was then presented by his father Paddy to McElwaine.

The County Novice and Even Age Cross Country from Under 10 to Under 18 takes place in Lismaconly, Myshall (beside Lismaconly Graveyard on the Fenagh-Myshall road) on Sunday next at 12 am.

The following are the training sessions for Tinryland AC:
Sunday- 10 am Talbot Terrace Wednesday- 6.15 pm Presentation College, Friday- 4 pm Talbot Terrace, Saturday- 2 pm Kilkea Woods (unless there is a race)
For further information contact Sean Doyle at 087-2509520 or Tommy Payne at 76521 (Work).

Teacher Retires

Mrs. Brigid Curtis will retire from her teaching position in Bennekerry NS on Friday next after 30 years service. Brigid (nee Furlong), a native of Adamstown Co. Wexford began her teaching career in Newbawn NS, Wexford before moving to Tinryland NS in 1964 where she taught for 3 years. A dedicated teacher, she will be remembered for her preparation for the reception of Confirmation, County Scor Finals, Environmental Issues and the many successful choirs she prepared over the years. (Photo included)

GAA Success

Congratulations are extended to the Palatine GAA Senior team on their magnificent win over O'Hanrahan's in the County Semi-Finals on Sunday last.
Hopes are high that a 2nd County Title for the Palatine men after an absence of 50 years will be hopefully preceded by a First County Minor Title for Tinryland in Dr. Cullen Park on the same day, October 13th.

Successful Golf Outing

The newly formed Tinryland Golf Society had a very enjoyable days outing in Gowran Park Golf Club on Friday last. The competition was won by John Murphy with a score of 41 pts with Tony McGuill 2nd on 36 pts and publican Timmy Radford 3rd on 34 pts. In 4th was Matt Kennedy on 34 pts with Michael Curran 5th on 33 pts and Eamonn Fitzpatrick, home in holidays from Australia 6th on 33 pts. The winner for the Front 9 Holes was Pat Meaney with Peter Scully winning the Back 9. The longest drive came from Willie Kavanagh while Enda Smith won the Nearest to Pin Competition. The overall winner, John Murphy won a trip away to the Galway Bay Hotel while the other prizes were sponsored by Pat Meaney, Martin Byrne, Mick Murphy and Ray Curran.
The committee for the Golf Society for the forthcoming year were also elected:
President: Ned Deane, Captain: Pat Meaney, Secretary: Ray Curran, Treasurer: John Calvey and committee members Enda Smith, Matt Kennedy and Mick Murphy. All new members are welcome and the membership for the year is 35.


Tinryland ICA Group will hold their monthly meeting in Tinryland GAA Club, Rathcrogue on Wednesday next at 8 pm. All new members are welcome.


Under 12
St Joseph's 4- Parkville 0
The first league match of the season saw Saints get off to a very good start with a good display against a well-organised Parkville (Tullow) side. The first few minutes were very edgy with both sides making a number of mistakes due to the fact that this was the first game of the season. Joey's settled when they were awarded a penalty, which was scored by Ciaran Williamson. From this point to half time the home side dominated and played some very good football. Darren Murphy was unlucky to see his long-range effort hit the crossbar. Ciaran Williamson was again on hand to put the home side two up after good work by Matthew O Toole. Shortly after Ryan Curran scored to make it 3-0.
The second half saw Parkville come on stronger and it needed some good defending from the back four to keep them at bay. However Ciaran Williamson playing his first competitive game for the Saints scored his third and Joey's fourth to seal the victory. In an all round team display Ciaran Williamson, Joey Ryan, Brian Shiels and Alan Kirwan excelled.

Squad 2
St Joseph's 0- Nurney Villa 12
Saints squad 2 is made up mostly of under 11 players and they put up a fine performance against a very strong Nurney side. The home side was put under pressure right from the start and did exceptionally well to hold out for twenty minutes. Gary Finnerty made a string of excellent saves and showed a lot of composure for such a young lad. Nurney finally got their first goal and unfortunately this gave them lots more confidence and belief. From here on in it was a display of great guts by this young Saints team to keep the score down. All of these players are under 12 next year and it is vital that they continue to try and play football, as this will stand them in good stand next season. Gary Finnerty was excellent throughout and had Rory Keenan, Peter Moran, Kevin Barret and David Byrne all trying hard. For their first game this was a very tough game and this team will improve over the season.

Training: Training for this season is as follows.
Mondays 6:15pm Under12 squad 2 Trainer Ray Curran.
Tuesdays 6; 00pm Under 9s/10s: John Maddock: Vincent Callinan
Thursdays 6:00pm Under12 squad 1 Alan Doyle
Fridays 6:00pm under 13/14 Jim Murphy
Saturdays under8s/9s Martin Kirwan
Please note age groups; Jan 1st 2002 is the cut off date for all age groups;
E.g. any child aged 9 after this date is under nine.
Would any player wishing to play for the club please contact Jim Murphy on 46013 and would all players make sure their registration forms are completed properly and returned to the secretary or their manager.

Fixtures for the 5th October
11:00 Under 14 League St Joseph's home to Nurney villa
11; 00 Under 10 League GRS 1 home to St Joseph's 1
12:00 Under 10 League GRS 2 home to St Joseph's 2
12:30 Under 12 SFAI Cup St Joseph's home to Killeshin

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