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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 19 Feb 2003


Tinryland on top in 4 County League

The opening stage of the 28th Four County League in Old Leighlin on Sunday last was dominated by Tinryland athletes in the team event but also saw a surprise in the Senior Mens 8km Race when on-form St. Abban's athlete Colm Burke held off the fancied Pat Byrne of Tinryland to win in style.
There was a very large turnout by Tinryland athletes in the Senior Mens Race with no less than 17 runners lining up on the day.
Despite the unpleasant weather conditions, there was always a close battle in the race with National Intermediate Bronze Medallist Burke producing an excellent final lap to defeat Byrne by 15 seconds in 26 mins 00 with Tommy McElwaine of SBR, Wexford in 3rd position.
Tommy Payne was a gallant 5th while PJ Byrne finished 10th. The best perfomance without question from any Tinryland athlete on the day came from debutante and former Carlow Inter County Football Star Willie Quinlan who ran an outstanding performance to finish 14th and win his section with some ease.
Tinryland were winners of the A section with the team of Pat Byrne, Payne, PJ Byrne and Dwayne Farrell in 17th finishing on a total of 34 pts ahead of Odlum Cup winners LOT and SBR, Wexford.
In Section B, Tinryland are in 4th position on 163 pts with the scorers being Eddie Walsh 32, Jim Morgan 36, Peter Murphy 45 and Sean Doyle 50. In Section C, Tinryland are just 8 points ahead of St. Joseph's on 161 with Willie Quinlan leading the team of Joe Doheny 39, John Delaney 53 and PJ Doyle 55.
In the Veterans over 40 section, Jeremiah O'Sullivan who finished 18th lies in 2nd place while Tommy Payne leads the over 45 category with Eddie Walsh 3rd. In the over 50 section, John Joe Murphy, who finished 19th on the day, is in 1st ahead of his brother Peter.
The other Tinryland athletes to run on the day were Kevin Cuddy, John Stephens and Denis Shannon.
In the womens event Rosie Doran had a fine race to finish 3rd behind National Intermediate Runner Up Katie Duggan and Sinead Cummins of St. Joseph's, Kilkenny while T Lyons was 12th.
The next stage will be held in Crossabeg, near Ferrycarrig Co. Wexford on Monday March 17th, St. Patrick's Day at 1 pm.

Community Games

Tinryland/Bennekerry (Area 11) Girls Under 16 Basketball Team advanced to the the Carlow Community Games Final after great victories over Burrin Area, St. Lazerian's and Borris over the weekend.
In the first game, Area 11 played very well against Burrin winning on a score of 19 pts to 12 with scores coming from Christine Scully 8, Sinead Lyons 4, Aideen Byrne 4, Mary Barrett 2 and Andrea Jeaney 1.
The second game against St. Lazerian's proved to be a very exciting affair as it took extra time to divide the teams with Area 11 eventually emerging victorious.
The full time score was 10 pts each with Andrea Jeaney 4, Carrie Lawlor 3, Christine Scully 2 and Mary Barrett 1 all on the scoresheet.
In extra time, the winning scores came from Christine Scully 3 and Sinead Lyons 1 after a great team effort all the way.
In the semi-final the girls came up against Borris and in what a was a very good and close fought game throughout, Area 11 advanced to the County decider with Rathvilly after a 29-16 win.
The top scorer was Carrie Lawlor with 14 with scores also coming from Sinead Lyons 6, Christine Scully 4, Tanya Doyle 3 and Andrea Jeaney 2.
The full team on the weekend was Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Carrie Lawlor, Aideen Byrne, Andrea Jeaney, Tanya Doyle and Roisin Walshe and Mary Barrett.
Great credit is due to coaches Eddie Corcoran, Denis Byrne and Karen Matthews.

Tinryland/Bennekerry also competed in the Girls Under 13 Indoor Soccer Competition last weekend.
Though the team was restricted as they had only 4 available players, they still put up a fine performance in their game against St. Lazerian's and were unlucky to be beaten.
Tinryland/Bennekerry opened the scoring through a cracking goal from Deborah Fields but went 2-1 down by half time. St. Lazerian's went 3-1 up after the resumption and while Paula Murphy pulled a goal back for Area 11, they lost out 3-2 after a great team performance.
The team was Deborah Fields, Paula Murphy, Rebecca Fields and Shauna Fitzpatrick.
Great credit is due to Tasha and Tommy Lyons for their efforts with this team.

GFC Membership Fees

Membership subscriptions are now due for Tinryland GFC and can be paid to any member of the commitee or can be handed in at the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue any night.
The fees are Full: 20 Euro, Family (2 adults and children up to age 18): 30 Euro and Social: 10 Euro.

Coaching Course

A FAI/Carlow Juvenile League Goalkeepers Workshop will take place on Sunday next at Hawkins Lane, Tullow (Parkville). There will be coaching sessions for Under 8's to Under 12's from 10 am to 12.30 pm and Under 13's to Under 16's from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.
All goalkeepers and coaches are welcome. Information can be obtained from Garry at 087- 6897366.

Return to Work Course

Ballon Rathoe Development Association and CERT will jointly hold a Return to Work Course from Monday next, February 24th in the Forge Restauraunt, Kilbride. It will focus on practical hospitality skills and will also include personal development skills. It will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm for 10 weeks. There will be no course fees or exams. There will be a daily allowance of 15 Euro and Lunch and is open to all adults over the age of 18.
Each successful participant will receive a CERT Certificate recognised in all areas of the tourism industry.
Anyone interested should contact Eoin or Kathleen at 0503-48016 or enquire at the Forge Restaurant at 0503-59939. Places are limited.

Lent 2003:Bible Sharing Groups

A training and information night will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in the Bishop Lennon Conference Room (in the Sacristy area of Carlow Cathedral). Further information can be obtained from Janet or Christine at 40944.

Under 13 League
St Pats 2- St Josephs 1

St Josephs played their best game of the season and were very unlucky to come away with no points. If Joey's played this type of football every week their position in the league could be very different. Right from the kick off Joey's played some lovely football. Every player was on form and the passing amongst the squad was excellent. Joey's took the lead 20 minutes into the game when Geoff Abbot scored from a free kick. Seconds later it could have been 2-0 when Brian O Neill played a great ball in to the box but Aaron McKenzie was unlucky not to connect. Pats levelled when they scored from a free kick just before half time. Half time 1-1
The second half was very exciting with both teams pressing hard for the win. Joey's were moving the ball well especially down the left side and David O Shea was in the right place but was unable to finish a well worked break. The Joey's defence was working hard and the supporters were delighted with the commitment to the tackle of the players in blue. With 5 minutes remaining Joey's fell behind when a ball was deflected into the path of a Pats player who gave Colm Nolan no chance in the Josephs net. Despite this Joey's continued to press for a deserved equaliser which never came. In an all round excellent team performance Darren Costello, James Thompson, Michael Murphy and Brian O Neill starred.

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