Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 9 Oct 2002
Tinryland seek 1st Minor Title
Contesting their 3rd final in 4 years, Tinryland mentors are leaving no stone unturned to win the clubs first County Minor Title in Dr. Cullen Park next Sunday at 2 pm. The win over the fancied O'Hanrahan's team has given heart to the local team. However Eire Og have been the club's bogey team over the years and nothing will be taken for granted with the Young Ireland's. 2002 has been so far a tremendous year for underage teams in the club with the Under 12 and 16 titles already in the bag. On Sunday it is hoped that star players like Mark Doran, Mark Townsend, John Paul Moore, Sean Lynch, Cian Moore, Alan Barrett, Mark Dempsey and Paul Broderick could make it a memorable year for the club.
The squad is David O'Neill, Mark Doran, Mark Townsend, David McDonough, Sean Lynch, John Paul Moore, Padraig Delaney, Brian Byrne, Barry Doyle, John Kelly, Donagh O'Brien, Evan Doyle, Padraig Minnock, John Whyte, Peter Doran, Shane Browne, Colm Doran, Cian Moore, Alan Barrett, Mark Dempsey, John Murphy and Paul Broderick.
Tinryland Under 12 Footballers qualified for the John Finn Cup Final with a 5 point win over a gritty Killeshin side at Pairc Ui Bhriain on Sunday last. Tinryland opened well and were 7 points ahead after 15 minutes before 2 goals from the Laois "B" Champions rocked the Carlow "A" Champions back to reality. Tinryland once again pulled 6 points clear early in the 2nd half before Killeshin rallied once again.
In an exciting last 10 minutes, Tinryland proved the stronger to reach the final against either Eire Og or O'Hanrahan's. Best for Tinryland were Matthew O'Toole, Michael Mullen, Cormac Walshe, Ciaran Williamson, Padraig Whelan and Darren Murphy.
Bennekerry-Tinryland had a well-deserved victory over Ballinkillen/Newtown on Sunday in Tinryland on a score of 1-6 to 0-2. This was very much a team performance and every girl played their part. Best for Tinryland were A Byrne in goal, backs C Farrell, R Cleary, M Rooney, midfielders G Nolan and K Doyle and forwards S Lyons, M Barrett and C Scully.
The team was A Byrne, E Murphy, C Farrell, R Cleary, N O'Regan, M Rooney, A Doyle, G Nolan, K Doyle (0-1), S Lyons (0-1), A Farrell, M Barrett, C Scully (1-0), C Whelan (0-3), S Kelly (0-1) and L O'Farrell.
Cumann Na mBunscol
This week in Cumann na mBunscol, Tinryland boys maintained their unbeaten record with a hard fought win over Borris. This was surely a game of 2 halves with the Borris lads dominating the half, leading by 5-3 to 2-3 at half time. On the resumption there was a total transformation with the Tinryland squad led by Joey Ryan, Conor Byrne, Martin Deane, JJ Curran and David Townsend going on to score 6-4 to just 3 points for their opponents to run out winners by 8-7 to 5-6. They have now qualified for the semi-finals to be played at their home venue in Rathcrogue.
County Novice Title for Kinsella
Newcomer Michael Kinsella, Old Leighlin, running in the Tinryland colours, had an outstanding finish to win the Carlow Novice CC in Myshall last Sunday. Running in his debut race over cross country, he fought off the challenge of former Leinster Novice Winner Joe Doheny and Sean Doyle, who was seeking to win his first County Title on the day. The three were together for most of the race before Kinsella made his decisive break with Doheny 2nd and Doyle in 3rd. Veteran Jimmy Morgan was 4th, with Paddy Kinsella 5th, John Delaney 6th and PJ Doyle 7th with Tinryland first team.
Coach John Curran of Old Leighlin had a successful day with some of his charges winning County Titles. The underage winners were Maryann O'Sullivan (Girls Under 10), David Murphy (Boys Under 10), Emma Brennan (Girls Under 12), Patrick Mullins (Boys Under 14), Deirdre Doyle (Girls Under 14). Team titles were won by the Girls Under 12 and 14 teams.
The Carlow Veteran and Underage Cross Country from Under 11 to Under 19 will take place in Tinryland on Sunday next at 12 am.
Fr. Dunne Memorial Fund
The organisers of the Fr. Dunne retirement presentation have discussed how to utilise the fund. The suggestion of the parishioners have been welcomed. The proposal now is that Fr. Peter should be remembered by giving parts of the fund to each of two uses: (a) to present to St. Joseph's Church, a set of vestments in memory of Fr. Dunne and (b) to give a donation to assist the work of the Holy Angels Day Care Centre, Carlow.
The Irish Wheelchair Association Churchgate Collection will take place in Tinryland on the 5th and 6th of October. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Community Group Training
Carlow LEADER is currently devising a Training Programme for Community Groups in Carlow. The objective of this training is to train Community Groups in all aspects of community development and ensure that such groups in Carlow can assess funding, resources etc. Groups participating in this training will benefit from the knowledge of experts in areas such as (1) Effective Committee Skills (2) Computer Training (3) Village Enhancement Planning (4) Developing and upgrading Community Halls (5) Community based tourism (6) Managing a committee based project (7) funding/resources for Community Groups and (8) Publicity and Media Skills. For further information on the above contact Carlow LEADER at 0503-34283.
St Joseph's club goes from strength to strength and this week saw the club field four teams in the Carlow and District League. The club continues to grow and there are already 93 players registered to play in the league. If you are interested in playing for the club contact 46013.
Under 14 League
St Joseph's 5 Nurney Villa 3
This was Saints first ever under 14 game and it proved to be very enjoyable and successful. Both teams competed for the full 70 minutes and provided a good crowd with a very entertaining match. Nurney went ahead after 20 minutes but Saints continued to press forward and scored twice in the minutes just before half time. The first a fierce free kick from Geoff Abbott and the second a good header by Jason Curran from an Ambrose Doran corner. The second half saw Joey's go 3-1 up when Geoff Abbott shot to the net after a good flowing move. Nurney however hit straight back and the next five minutes were very tense. Then Geoff Abbott got his third to give the home side a little breathing space. Nurney would not give in and narrowed the gap again before Geoff Abbott scored his fourth to give the two-goal cushion again. This was a very exciting game with Ciaran Farrell, Ross Coyle and Geoff Abbott outstanding for the winners. Given that this was their first ever game the whole team performed very well and if they continue to put the effort into training they will continue to do well.
St Joseph's 1 Killeshin 0
Saints progressed to the second round of the cup after a very close encounter with a very well organised Killeshin team. The home side was strong but did not play the flowing football they produced the previous week. The midfield were over playing the ball and not giving their back four the support. If the back four had not been on their game the result could have been a lot different. Ryan Curran scored mid way through the first half when he volleyed home from a left wing cross. Saints produced few chances but in fairness the defence were well disciplined. When Killeshin tried to get forward they were unable to break down the Joey's strong back four. Conor Byrne gets better each game and was very strong in the middle of the defence. Alan Kirwan continues to impress by his good understanding of the game and his ability to maintain his position at all times. Brian Shiels playing only his second game played a key role in achieving this good result.
Under 10 League
Squad 1 GRS 2 St Joseph's 0
Missing two players this squad put up a tremendous effort and was unlucky not to get at least a point from the game. Joey's played some good football and showed that they will give a very good account of themselves through out the season. Eoin Maddock, Paul Costello and Michael Lawlor played well.
Squad 2 GRS 3-St Joseph's 0
This was another very good game and everybody in attendance was thoroughly entertained. This league is run on a 7 a side basis and the kids are only just getting used to the fact that they are on the go for a full 40 minutes. Every player is continually involved in the game and they all have to give their all which they did. Zoe Curran. Michael Foley and Ruari Lynch were outstanding.
Fixtures for Sat 12th Oct
Under 14 St Joseph's v Spink Celtic 11:00
Under 9 St Joseph's v GRS 12:30
International Mountain Running
Saturday the 12th Oct sees three athletes from Tinryland represent their country in the International Mountain Running in Wales. Andrew Murphy current Leinster 1500 metre Steeple Chase champion finished second in the 5000 metres Irish Mountain Running Championships and was selected to run for the Irish team in Wales. Laura Murphy won the Irish under 15 trials over 2500 metres and will represent Ireland in the under 15 race whilst younger brother Michael finished third in the under 15 boys race and will compete in the International Open in Wales.