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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 11 Dec 2002


All Star to attend Presentation

The annual juvenile prizegiving will be on Saturday December 14th in the GFC Centre, Rathcrogue. This years guest of honour will be Dublin and Kilmacud Crokes All Star Ray Cosgrove, who will present the medals to the championship winning Under 12 and 16 teams.
Awards will be also presented to members of the Under 8, 9, 10 and 14 teams.

Senior Citizens Party

Tinryland Senior Citizens Committee will hold their Christmas Party on Sunday 15th December in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue. Dinner will be served at 7pm. Music is by Nicky Kealy. Anyone wishing to attend should give their name to a member of the committee as soon as possible as definite numbers are required for the meal. The committee would also be very grateful for donations of prizes for the raffle.


A meeting of Tinryland AC will be held in the GFC Centre, Rathcrogue tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm. Preparations for the St. Stephens Day Turkey Trot Race and the County Cross Country Championships will be made at this meeting.

School News

The Christmas Concert will be held on Thursday December 19th at 7.30 pm. There will be a matinee on Wednesday at 1 pm.

The following dates have been scheduled for next year :
First Confession- March 27th, First Communion- Sunday May 25th at 11 am and Confirmation will be on Thursday May 15th at 5 pm.

Parish Council

There will be a meeting of the Parish Council in the Parochial House, Tinryland tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm. All members are asked to attend.


Under14 League

St Josephs 1-Hanover Harps 1

A draw was a fair result to this very hard under 14-league match on Saturday. The first 20 minutes saw the home side take the game to the Harps but other than for forcing a number of corners they failed to get a shot on target. Ross Coyle was dominating mid-field and playing his best game of the season. As the game moved on Harps got more into it and broke away on two occasions and but for two fine saves by Shane Redmond playing in goal for the first time could have gone in front. Shane's positioning and reading of the game was excellent throughout. Half time 0-0
The second half saw Joey's take the lead when a ball played from the left wing by Mikey Murphy found its way through to Geoff Abbot who continued his good run by drilling the ball to the Harps net. The game continued to be very tight and Joseph's were lucky when Harps appeared to have got the ball over the line but the Referee waved play on. Joey's could have gone further ahead when Shane Hegarty worked his way through but had the ball taken away at the last second. Harps were pressing for the equaliser and following some tough defending by Joey's Harps were awarded a corner from which they scored with a fine header giving Shane Redmond no chance in the home team goal. In a very good game Ross Coyle, Shane Redmond, Ciaran Farrell and Ambrose Doran played very well
Under 12 League
St Joseph's 6- Hanover Harps 0

This under 12 team started this game in a very confident mood against a very young Harps team and nearly paid the penalty in the first five minutes by not passing the ball. Over playing the ball led to the away team getting through twice and but for some stout defending by Alan Kirwan and Conor Byrne the home side could have conceded their first league goal of the season. 10 minutes into the game the ball was picked up by Darren Murphy about 25 yards out and after controlling the ball he fired a great goal to the Harps net. Minutes later Matthew O Toole showed how to score from close in with a well-placed shot low into the net after some nice interplay with Pauraic Whelan. Ryan Curran scored to make it 3-0 before half time. The second half saw Joey's continue to dominate and further goals from Ryan Curran, Matthew O Toole and David O Shea saw the Saints go to the top of the table. Best for the Saints were David O Shea, Pauraic Whelan and Conor Byrne. This team is really flying the flag for St Joseph's and they would really appreciate your support as they push to keep at the top.

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