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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 5 Feb 2003


Basketball Teams in County Final

Tinryland/Bennekerry Under 13 Boys and Girls Basketball Team advanced to the Carlow Community Games Final after recording comprehensive victories over the weekend. In the opening round the girls easily accounted for Borris on a scoreline of 42 pts to 6 with the scorers being Deidre Doyle (22), Ciara Butler (8), Jamie Lee Doyle (6), Aisling Kinsella (4) and Amanda Cassidy (2). In the semi-final they produced another impressive performance to defeat Graiguecullen by 53 pts to 3 with Ciara Butler (18), Deirdre Doyle (14), Amanda Cassidy (9), Jamie Lee Doyle (6), Aisling Kinsella (4) and Mona Mullins (2) on the scoresheet. The other squad member was Evelyn Whitney.
They will now face Ballon-Rathoe in the final next weekend.

The Under 13 Boys won their first game against Askea by 27 pts to 1 with Ciaran Williamson (12), Conor Byrne (6), Kevin Barrett (4), Jeff Sutton and Darren Murphy (2) all scoring. They then completed a fine weekend for the local teams by advancing to the final after comfortably holding off Rathvilly by 30 pts to 6 with scores coming from Conor Byrne (6), Ciaran Williamson (5), Jeff Sutton (5), Kevin Barrett (4), Darren Murphy (4), Simon Breheny (4) and Colm Kennedy (2). The other squad member was Stephen Chubb.
Great credit is due to Eddie Corcoran (Girls Under 13), Karen Matthews and Karen Doyle (Boys Under 13) for coaching the teams involved.

Credit Union Quiz

Tinryland NS Under 11 and 13 Teams put in a great performance at the Carlow Credit Union Quiz held in Askea BNS on Friday night. The Senior Team finished joint runners up with Bennekerry NS only to lose out marginally on a tiebreaker. The team of Stephen Chubb, Cormac Walshe, Christopher Costello and Conor Byrne scored 58 pts out of a possible 72.
The Under 11 team on their first outing finished 5th. The team was Niamh Walshe, Aoife Byrne, Caoimhe Townsend and Jason Noctor.

Community Alert

Tinryland Community Alert held their AGM on Tuesday last.
The existing committee was re-elected:
Chairman- Jim Boles, Vice-Chairman- Noel Shortt, PRO- Jean Dowling, Treasurer- Liam Fitzpatrick, Secretary- Mary Murphy.
The next meeting will be held on March 25th. New members welcome.


The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA will be held in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm.
A guest speaker will attend. New members are always welcome.

Citizens Information Service

Co Carlow Citizens Information Service Ltd offers a free and confidential service on rights and entitlements regarding social welfare, health, housing, tax, consumer affairs and other topics between Monday to Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
A consumer affairs service (Courtesy of the Director of Consumer Affairs) will be held in St. Catherine's Community Centre tomorrow (Thursday) from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
No appointment necessary. Please phone 1800 747 748/0503 38750 or call in person.

Under 14 League
Parkville (Tullow) 3 - St Josephs 0

Playing against a team that has not dropped a point this season and who could go on to win this under 14 League St Josephs put up a very determined display. On a lovely morning for football in Tullow the home side pressed from the start and it was down to the Joey's defence to show what they could do. Tackling hard and competing for everything meant that despite their possession the home side was unable to get any clear shots at goal. On the break Joey's could have scored when Jeff Abbott crossed from the left and but for a great headed clearance by a Parkville defender Mikey Murphy would have had an open goal. With 5 minutes left in the opening half Parkville got the breakthrough when they broke quickly from a St Josephs corner and their left winger finished well giving Colm Nolan in the Joey's goal no chance. Within 2 minutes it was 2-0 when a soft clearance was picked up by the Parkville no.9 who again finished well. Half time 2-0
The second half saw Joey's continue to work hard but against this very strong team there were few opportunities. Parkville score a 3rd with 5 minutes left in the game and but for a couple of good saves by Colm Nolan in the last few minutes they might have scored more as Joey's lost their shape. All in all this was a much better performance by this Joey's team and if the same commitment was there every week the results would be a lot better. As usual Ciaran Farrel and Brian o Neill were outstanding but this week they were well supported by Darragh Walsh who was tenacious in the tackle and also more constructive. Ambrose Doran who represented the Carlow and District League last week in Wexford and performed very well was on form throughout the entire match against Parkville. Training for this team continues every Friday at 8:00pm in the hall in Graiguecullen.

Registration: All registrations for the Carlow and District League have finished and while St Josephs are happy to deal with any enquiries we will not be taking on any new players until next season.

Quiz Night: the club is holding a quiz night in the near future and would welcome your support. There will be more information next week.

Meetings: The Carlow and district League meeting will take place at 8:30 on Wednesday 12th February. St Josephs committee meeting will take place at 8:30pm on Wednesday19th February.

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