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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 26 Feb 2003


Girls Win County Title

Bennekerry/Tinryland won the Girls Under 16 Basketball County Final against Rathvilly last weekend. Both teams were very unsettled in the early stages until Andrea Jeaney opened the scoring with a fine basket. B/T then furthered their lead with baskets from Mary Barrett 1, Tanya Doyle 2, Sinead Lyons 3 and Christine Scully 2. The half time score was B/T 10 Rathvilly 3. In the second half the B/T girls came out with some great baskets from player of the match Sinead Lyons who scored 6 points with Andrea Jeaney 2 and Carrie Lawlor 2 also on the scoresheet. B/T were unlucky to lose Christine Scully with 10 minutes to go due to a hand injury.
The winning team was Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Andrea Jeaney, Mary Barrett, Aideen Byrne, Tanya Doyle, Carrie Lawlor and Roisin Walshe. This was a great team effort from the girls who now advance to the Leinster Competition later this year.
This is now the 3rd County title won by the Area this year in Basketball with the Boys Under 16 team aiming to complete a clean sweep when they play their County Final on Thursday night.

The Boys Under 13 Indoor Soccer team competed in the Community Games Competition last weekend in the CBS Sports Hall.
They came up against a good Burren team who opened the scoring with a penalty before Cormac Walshe equalized for Bennekerry/Tinryland. Burren then took the lead before the interval and went on to score 3 more goals in the second period, winning 5-1.
The team was Cormac Walshe, Brian Deane, Dean Farrell, Patrick Gillman, Declan Ryan and Joey Ryan. Credit is due to John Maddock for his efforts with the team.

Anyone interested in competing in the Girls Under 13 or 15 Rounders for the Community Games should contact Tasha Lyons at 40810 or Ann Kirwan at 40880 as soon as possible.


Tinryland AC Senior Mens Team won bronze medals in the National Indoor 3000m Team Race in Nenagh on Sunday last. Pat Byrne ran a fine race to finish 2nd in a time of 8 mins 38 with Tommy Payne 7th and PJ Byrne 10th.
The team event was won by Rathfarnham ahead of Liffey Valley with Tinryland in 3rd.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Elaine Foley, Castletown on the death of her uncle Mr. Austin Bentley of Mountmellick who tragically died following a motorcycle accident in Co. Waterford last weekend.

Bible Sharing Groups

Anyone interested in taking part in a weekly Lenten Bible Sharing Session may give their names and telephone numbers to either Fr. John McEvoy PP, Pauline Cleary or Nell Townsend. The groups will meet at 8 pm in the Parochial House on a week night to be determined.

Scor Ceatharlach

Tinryland GFC will have its strongest ever representation at Scor Ceatharlach when the finals take place in Leighlinbridge on this coming Saturday at 8pm.
Tinryland will be represented in: Figure dancing, Solo singing, instrumental music, recitation, ballad singing, novelty act and question time.

The following are the teams for the scor final:

Figure Dancing: Sharon O'Neill, Brenda Maddock, Joan Byrne, Catriona Barrett.

Solo singing: Josie Kelly

Instrumental music: Paddy Delaney, Sarah Morrissey , Eddie Townsend

Recitation: Ursula Gallagher

Ballad Group: Robert O'Neill, Sharon O'Neill, Catriona Barrett, Joan Farrell, Aileen Farrell.

Question Time: Fionnuala Ni Mhordha, David Power, Eamonn Byrne

Novelty Act: Robert O'Neill, Sharon O'Neill, Ursula Gallagher, Joan Byrne, Catriona Barrett, Joan Farrell


Quiz Night

St Josephs AFC will hold a Quiz Night in Tinryland GFC on Friday 28th Feb starting promptly at 9:00pm. Entries for a table of 4 will cost 20 Euro with all monies raised going to provide better equipment for all the young people involved. Please come and support us. Thank you

Under 14 League
Nurney Villa 2- St Josephs 2

This was certainly a game of two halves with the wind playing a major role in the outcome of the game. Joey's played with the wind in the first half but struggled to get their game together for the first 20 minutes. The passing was either too soft or too long with only Ronan Lawlor showing his full potential. Joey's managed to put some pressure on and when Ambrose Doran won a tough tackle on the edge of the box he lifted the ball through to Jeff Abbot who volleyed with his left foot to the Nurney net. Within a couple of minutes the same player was on hand to head a good goal from a great James Thompson cross. HT 0-2. The second half saw Joey's having to work really hard into the wind and in the first five minutes playing some nice passing football up the right they created 3 good goal scoring opportunities but failed to convert any of them. Nurney got their first goal from an in swinging corner that could only be parried and a Nurney forward was on hand to finish. Joey's played well for the rest of the game but Nurney equalised from a well-taken free kick. For Joey's Ambrose Doran, Ronan Lawlor and Darren Costello played well.

Under 12 League
St Josephs 6- St Josephs 3

This was a first for St Josephs with the club having its first ever game between 2 of its own teams. The first squad having the older and more experienced players won the game but not before the second squad achieved some success of its own. Ciaran Williamson, Darren Murphy Geoff Sutton and Patrick Kelly who scored with a fine header from a corner kick gave the first squad a comfortable lead. The younger players kept their heads up and got back into the game after half time. First a shot was deflected into the net and then goals from Kevin Barret and David Byrne showed that there is a lot of ability and much to look forward to next season for this younger team. The first squad needed the points to continue to challenge at the top of the table but they will have to pass the ball more if they are going to achieve any success. Patrick Kelly, Joey Ryan and David O Shea played well. For the second squad Stephen Chubb was very strong in defence with Chris Whelan showing some nice touches in mid field. Kevin Barret and David Byrne were also outstanding in a better team performance.

Under 10 League
St Josephs Reds 4 Burrin Celtic 1

This young team put on a great show and managed to stay on the heels of the leaders in the league with this win. From the start Joeys were the stronger and when David Townsend shot to the net early everyone looked comfortable on the ball. Eric Bates scored shortly after when following a good run down the right he curled a great goal to the Burrin net. Michael Lawlor scored just before half time to lead 3-0
At the start of the second half Joey's got a wake up call when Burrin scored but they settled well and when Eoin Maddock played a good ball through for David Townsend to score the contest was over. Best for St Josephs were Ruairi Keenan and Eric Bates.

St Josephs Blues 1 Burrin Celtic 1

This was a really good game with both teams having to settle for a point. Joey's scored early when Poacher Aaron Doyle was on hand yet again to score. With Martin Deane in control in midfield Joey's were looking good. HT1-0 The second half was brilliant with everyone adding to the excitement. Colm Curran was having a great game at centre half but neither he nor Jason Noctor could do anything about a very good equaliser for Burrin. With second left in the game Zoe Curran was unlucky not to win the game for the home side. The Burrin keeper kicked the ball out and after it hopped once Zoe volleyed the ball with her left foot straight back and if it was not for an outstanding save by the keeper Joey's would have won. Ruairi Lynch, Jonathan Brennan and Jason Noctor played well.

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