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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 13 Nov 2002


Floral Pride Success

The hard work done by the Tinryland Development and Tidy Towns Committees was recognised by the judges of Carlow Floral Pride when the village finished 2nd to Clonegal in the (200-400) population category. Chairman Brendan Farrell accepted the 500 prize on Monday night in the Seven Oaks Hotel. Much work was achieved during the year including the purchase of a ride on mower.
Tinryland NS was placed 3rd in the schools category with over 20 schools entering. The school were winners last year with this year's award going to Bennekerry NS who also won the Green Flag Award.

Reaching Out

The Annual Parish Reaching Out Magazine is due to be produced shortly. All contributions from individuals, clubs and societies are most welcome. All articles and photos should be submitted by next Saturday November 16th to Maureen Byrne, Ballybar Upper. The publication is a great opportunity to record all events and achievements in the parish over the past 12 months and is also enables emigrants to keep up to date with the years happenings in the area.

School News

A book fair will be held in the school on Thursday next for a one week duration. A percentage of the books purchased will go to enhance the school library.
Congratulations are extended to Robert Stynes who was a prizewinner in the Carlow Art Week recently.


There will be a meeting of Tinryland AC in the GFC Centre, Rathcrogue Wednesday November 13th at 8. 30 pm.


St Joseph's Club News

This was a very busy week for the club with 5 teams playing in league and cup games. The club also had six players at trials for the Kennedy Cup under 13 squad.

Carlow Football Academy
The Carlow and District soccer League set up a Soccer Academy for under 12 players. This involves coaching of a very high standard with local, regional and national FAI coaches working with the selected players over the coming year. The final trials to get into this prestigious group take place on Sunday the 17th November at Hawkins Lane, Tullow starting at 10:00 am and finishing at 4:00pm. The following St Joseph's players have been short-listed for these final trials. Lee Buggle, Darren Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Conor Byrne, David O Shea, Ciaran Williamson, Matthew O Toole, and Ryan Curran. These players are to be congratulated on making it this far and best wishes to them all at the trials

Under 14 League. St Pats 5- St Joseph's 1 This was a very good match with the Joseph's lads playing very well and competing for the full 90 minutes. Best for Joey's were Jason Curran, James Thompson, Ciaran Farrel and Ambrose Doran. Geoff Abbot scored for Joey's.

Under 12 SFAI Cup. St Joseph's 1- Stretford United 3. This game was nip and tuck until the final 5 minutes when Stretford scored twice to go into the last 16. Best for Joey's were Lee Buggle, Conor Byrne and David O Shea. Matthew O Toole score for the Saints.

Under 12 League St Joseph's 0 - Killeshin 6. Joey's young squad got off to an awful start and found themselves 4-0 down in as many minutes. They showed that they will go far in the coming years by composing themselves and playing the rest of the game with great heart and much better football. Best for Joey's were Gary Finnerty and Gavin McKenzie

Under 9 League St Pats Reds 3- St Joseph's Reds 5 A great display from this under squad resulted in a very good win.

Under 9 League St pats 11- St Joseph's 0 Due to other sporting commitments the squad was short of 7 players and the lack of these players led to this poor result.
St Joseph's training has now moved in doors and all training until further notice will take place in St Fiachs hall Graiguecullen.
Wed 4 to 5:30 Vincent Callinan under 9s and 10s
Wed 5:30 to 7:00pm John Maddock under 9s and 10s
Thurs. 5:00 to 6:00 Alan Doyles under12
Thurs. 6:00 to 7:00 Ray Curran under 12
Fri 8:00 to 9:00 Jim Murphy's under 13 and 14
Sat 3:00 to 4:00 Martin Kirwan under 8s
Can all players be at the hall 10 minutes before training commences to make sure full use of the facilities are achieved. All sessions will finish promptly and all parents are asked to be on time to pick the players up.

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