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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 23 Oct 2002


Lyons Community Games Chairman

Tommy Lyons, Tinryland was elected Chairman at the 20th Annual AGM of Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games in Rathcrogue Centre last Thursday. In his address, he commended all competitors, parents, managers and the committee for their performances and work during the year. He also gave credit to coaches Pat McArdle, Christopher Cleary and Nicola Ryan who trained the competitors that reached the National Finals in Mosney and to Jacinta Doyle for her work with the swimmers who reached the National Finals. He also thanked Anne Condron and Natasha Lyons for looking after the singlets during the year and paid tribute to the late Fr. Dunne for allowing his land to be used for training and to Tinryland and Palatine GFC and to outgoing Bennekerry PP Fr. Daly for the use of facilities. He concluded by thanking all sponsors for their generosity during the year and his fellow officers and committee for their hard work over the year.
Secretary Ann Condron gave a very detailed report of the various achievements at local, county, provincial and national level by Area 11 competitors in 2002. The highlight of the year was undoubtly the winning of the Hosey Cup for best overall area in the Carlow Community Games Finals. She started by outlining the good performances in team events over the year with special mention going to the Girls Under 16 Basketball Team , the Girls Under 12 Soccer Team, the Boys under 13 and 15 Handball Teams who all won County Titles but were eliminated in the early rounds in the Leinster Championship. The Carlow Community Games Finals saw the Area win a grand total of 34 Gold Medals, 17 Silver, 11 Bronze and 17 Certificates to amass a total of 103 pts which was well clear of 2nd placed Bagenalstown's total of 74 points. She highlighted all the individual successes and praised Denis Shannon and Eddie Corcoran who promoted the games through their schools and all competitors, parents and managers who contributed to the success of Community Games in the area over the year. She also thanked Tommy Lyons who took over as Chairman during the year and the various sponsors and football clubs for their donations and use of facilities over to year. She concluded her report by outlining the success of the 31 competitors who reached the National Finals in Mosney Co. Meath. The winning streak continued with the Boys Under 12 Relay Team of Darren Murphy, Conor Byrne, Jeff Sutton, Ciaran Williamson and Brian Deane winning a fantastic gold medal. The only individual winner was Padraig Townsend, who won the Boys Under 14 Hurdles, a performance that was described by Carlow Games Director Liam Lyons as the best by a Carlow athlete at the games. Others to win awards at National level were Andrew Murphy, who was part of the Carlow Boys Under 17 Marathon team who won silver medals and Amanda Cassidy who was 4th in the Girls Under 12 100m. Finallists from the Area were Emma Murphy, Girls Under 14 BMX, the Girls Under 14 and 17 Relay Teams.
The following officers were elected : Chairman-Tommy Lyons, Vice-Chairperson- Cora Townsend (Ballyloo), Secretary- Ann Condron (Rutland), Assistant Secretary- Natasha Lyons (Tinryland), Treasurer- Jacinta Doyle (Rutland), Assistant Treasurer- Gill Murphy (Ballyloo), PRO- Margaret Burke (Bennekerry), Mark Shannon (Tinryland), Development Officer- Ann Kirwan (Tinryland), Games Director- Denis Shannon (Tinryland), Delegates to County AGM : Tommy Lyons, Natasha Lyons and Ann Condron and Registrar : Patricia McGuill (Bennekerry) and Ann Redmond (Tinryland).
An important motion passed at the AGM was the merging of Bennekerry-Tinryland Community Games with Tinryland/Bennekerry Juvenile AC. It is hoped that there will be a sports under the rules of Community Games in August 2003.

(photo of Tommy Lyons enclosed)

Tinryland 3rd in Top Race

Tinryland AC Athletes finished 3rd club in the Gerry Farnan 10km Cross Country Race which also doubled up as the Veterans International Trial. Pat Byrne ran a fine race to finish 5th overall in the 140 strong field. PJ Byrne finished 20th with Tommy Payne 24th (6th over 40).
Peter Murphy finished 51st to take 2nd over 50 and gain automatic selection for the Home International Cross Country in Ballycastle Co. Antrim next month. John Joe Murphy took 4th in the over 50 section. The winning club was Finn Valley, Donegal with Rathfarnham 2nd and the Tinryland team in 3rd position.

Cumann na mBunscol

The final of the Div II boys primary school football was played in Bagenalstown on Saturday between Tinryland and Bennekerry school. The game was over two twenty minute halves. After 15 minutes Tinryland led by 0-4 to nil with Padraig Whelan, Paul Costello, Conor Byrne, Conor Carthy and Cormac Walshe all playing good football. In the remaining 5 minutes, a porous back line for the blue and whites leaked 3 goals to leave the half time score 3-1 to 0-4. Tinryland threw caution to the wind in the second period and moved Darren Murphy to the full forward position. However the Bennekerry boys rose their game and ran out worthy winners on a score of 6-6 to 2-6. Best for Bennekerry were goalie Craig Kearney, defenders Lorcan Carroll and Seamus Harmon, midfielders Ciaran Williamson and Ciaran Moran who were dominant throughout with Darren Reid doing the most damage up front.

New Arrival

Congratulations are extended to Sean and Annette Barrett, Kilmeaney on the birth of their daughter Katie in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Tuesday morning last. Weighing in at 7lbs 10 ozs, Katie should have ample babysitters with her 3 adoring, athletic brothers Niall, Alan and Kevin. Too bad the Pat McKelvey Cup is not available to complete a happy weekend.


The wedding took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Friday October 11th of Jennifer Kelly, daughter of Frank and Ann, Graiguenaspideogue and Chris O'Neill, Orchard, Leighlinbridge. The celebrant was Rev. John McEvoy PP Tinryland. The bridesmaids were Catherine Lyons (sister) and Charlotte Egan. The best man was JJ O'Neill with Enda O'Neill groomsman. Catherine McDermott (niece of Chris) was the flower girl. The reception was held in the Dolmen Hotel with the honeymoon taking place in Crete. Jennifer is a well known member of the Carlow and St. Forchtern's Ladies Football Teams.


Tinryland Area Development Association have been successful in their application for funding under the Leader 11 Programme. The Carlow Leader Company confirmed that two projects submitted by the group would be funded.
The first is the publication of the gravestone inscriptions in Tinryland and Linkardstown Cemeteries, including a brief history, drawings and some photographs.
The second project is a tourist information brochure on Tinryland's historical sites as outlined on the trail finder map in the village.
Both publications will commence in 2003. Local students participated in research during the year on the above projects under the student summer jobs scheme and were supervised by members of the association.


A meeting of the St Joseph's committee will take place at 8:30pm in Tinryland National School on Wednesday the 23rd October.

Under 10s League
St Joseph's 1- Burrin Celtic 1

This was a great game of football and shows that the future is bright for both clubs with the calibre of player on display. Joey's played some lovely football and showed that they are benefiting from their good training. They were passing the ball around well and moving to support each other very effectively. Half time arrived with the teams at 0-0. The second half was a great contest and Burrin took the lead with a quick break away. Joey's kept at it and got a deserved equaliser when a Sean Delaney shot was deflected into the Burrin net. From her on in it was all Joey's and a fierce headed from Eoin Maddock went just over. In a good team display John Doyle, Eric bates and Paul Brannigan starred.

St Joseph's 0- Burrin Celtic 1

This was another very close affair with Burrin winning by the one goal. Again Joey's played really well and were unlucky not to get ahead on a number of occasions. The away side played with great determination and managed to withstand the barrage from the home side. Half time 0-1. The second half was really entertaining with the home side pressing for the equaliser but try as they did they could not get the ball in the net. Full time 0-1 best for the saints were Colum Curran, Jonathan Brennan and Aaron Doyle

Under 13 League
St Joseph's 9- Burrin Celtic 3

In the first league game of the season Joey's came away with a good win against a very young and enthusiastic Burrin side. Joey's started brightly and moved the ball well. They dominated possession and went ahead when a Geoff Abbot shot was deflected into the net by a Burrin defender. This seemed to relax the players and for the next 20 minutes they played brilliantly passing and moving well. Two goals from Brian O Neill gave the home side a very comfortable 3-0 lead. Then everybody stared to think that they could play on their own and the away side took advantage. Three quick goals got them level and had it not been for a very good penalty save by Pat McGrath it could have been worse. Half time 3-3
The second half saw the home side get their game back together and it did not take long for them to get back on top. Brian O Neill completed his hat trick, Geoff Abbot got his hat trick and goals from Ronan Lawlor and Michael Pender gave the home side a good win. Shane Redmond, Sinead Lyons and Michael Pender played well.
Under 12 County Trials
The under 12s contested two games against GRS United and Hanover Harps winning both. Best of luck to all the players who performed really well having already played a football final in Bagnelstown.
Fixtures for Saturday 26th October
11:00 SFAI Cup Under 12 St Joseph's V St Anne's
12:15 Under 12 League St Joseph's V Slaney Rovers

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