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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 16 Oct 2002


Minors Blitzed

Tinryland Minor Footballers were completely outmanouevred by a very effective Eire Og team in the 2nd half of the County Minor Final in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday losing on a score of 2-16 to 0-6. Honours were shared in the first half with Tinryland leading by 0-6 to 0-5 thanks to points from Alan Barrett (0-3), Mark Dempsey (0-1) and a brace of excellent points from midfielder Evan Doyle. However in the 2nd half, the team failed to score and Eire Og, energized by talented players such as Sean Hennessey, Andrew Byrne, Derek Hayden and the very effective Eric McCormack, ran out the easiest of winners. The second half was very trying on the Tinryland supporters who also had to brave the cold, windy conditions. Tinryland can take heart from the fact that 12 of the 15 starters are eligible to play again next year. Losing to the same opposition 3 times in 4 years is certainly a stigma the Rathcrogue boys would like to lose next year. On the day however, the Young Ireland's fully deserved their win.

O'Sullivan wins Carlow Vets Title

Ballinabranna based vetinerary surgeon Jeremiah O'Sullivan was a convincing winner of the Carlow Veteran Cross Country Championships which were held over excellent conditions in Tinryland on Sunday. Jeremiah, who only recently turned 40, led from the gun and proved stronger over the 400m from a game supervet Peter Murphy. Murphy, who is 54, must surely be the fittest man for his age in the county closed the gap in the last lap to 15 metres before O'Sullivan's final surge. The youngest vet on the day, Joe Doheny ran well to finish 3rd ahead of Eddie Walsh in 4th to ensure the Tinryland boys victory.
There were some good performances from Tinryland juveniles with the Tinryland Girls Under 13 team led home by Deirdre Doyle in 1st with Emma Brennan 2nd and Amanda Cassidy 3rd easily winning the team event. Eleanor McDonald was 2nd in the Girls Under 11 race while David Murphy was 3rd in the Boys Under 11 event.

Cumann na mBunscol

Tinryland NS lost their unbeaten record to a much stronger Bennekerry outfit at Palatine GFC on Thursday. After an even 1st half with the Bennekerry boys leading by 3-3 to 2-3 at the interval, the Tinryland challenge faded in the 2nd half. The blue and whites had no answer to players such as Jeff Sutton, Ciaran Williamson, Ciaran Moran and Darren Reid. Tinryland were best served by Joey Ryan, Paul Costello, Darren Murphy, Conor Carthy and David Townsend.
Having finished runner up in the round robin series, Tinryland will now have a home draw for the semi-finals. The final is fixed for next Saturday, Oct 15th.
The girls team put up a great fight against the stronger Gaelscoil team before losing on a score of 2-8 to 1-4.
Tinryland were best served by Rachel Moore, Paula Murphy, Zoe Curran, Aoife Byrne and Deborah Fields.

Community Games

The Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games AGM takes place on Thursday October 17th at 8.30 pm in Tinryland GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue. After another successful year, it is hoped that many parents and mentors will attend.

Compromise Rules

Tinryland Juvenile GFC will travel to the International Rules Game between Ireland and Australia in Croke Park on Sunday next. The Under 12 team which won the County Championship will take on Dublin Champions St. Brigid's in a challenge game next Sunday morning in Dublin.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Judy Galway, 26 Tinryland, on the tragic death of her sister Mary Glackler (nee Lyons) following a traffic accident in Reading, California on Oct 4th last. Mary, a native of Graiguecullen emigrated to the US 25 years ago. Her uncle in law Rex Cantton also lost his life while her husband Leonard was badly injured. She is survived by two daughters and a son. A memorial service was held in Arles yesterday.


Under 14 League
St Joseph's 4 -Spink Celtic 3

Saints recorded their second league win of the season at home on Saturday morning. The game started well with Saints doing all the attacking and it was not long until Geoff Abbott scored. At this stage it looked as if this was going to be an easy game for the home side. After good work down the right wing by Jason Kelly he sent over a cross which Geoff Abbot lashed to the net to make it 2-0. It remained like this until 5 minutes before the break when Spink scored from their first real attack. Right from the kick off the ball was played long by Jason Curran and Geoff Abbott ran through to get his hat trick. Half time Saints 3- Spink 1
The second half saw the home side go 4-1 a head when Man of the match Ambrose Doran headed a great goal. Saints then went into cruise control and let Spink get a very soft second goal. With this the momentum swung to the away side and for the remainder of the match it was a question of could the home side hold on. Spink scored a third to increase the tension and only good goal keeping from Jason Curran kept them from levelling. The sound of the final whistle was a relief to all the home side supporters.
Ambrose Doran, Jason Curran, Colm Delaney and Geoff Abbot played well.
Under 9 League
St Josephs 1 GRS United 1

This was a great game of soccer thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Both sides competed for everything and played some lovely flowing football. The future of both clubs looks good if these kids produce performances like this over the next few years. GRS took the game to the home side and it needed some good goal keeping from Jack Gillman and great defensive work from Jamie O Neill to keep them at bay. Christopher Gaule and Eoin Maddock were combining well and causing great anxiety for the GRS supporters. After an inspired managerial switch Rick Callanan scored a great goal with his first touch to the delight of all the kids. Half time Saints 1-GRS 0
The second half was excellent with both teams continuing to produce great football. Kevin Chubb and Sean Delaney were stroking the ball nicely and despite great effort by the home side GRS levelled. This was a fair result for both sets of kids. Every player for Saints was a star.

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