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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 5 Mar 2003


Tinryland Sweep the Boards at Scor Ceatharlach

Tinryland GFC competed in Scor na Sinsear on Saturday last after an absence of several years from the competition. The club were back with a bang this year with their biggest ever entry. A total of six acts took part in the competition which took place in Leighlinbridge.
In all competitions entered by Tinryland, the club were successful.
The figure dancing team comprised of Joan Byrne, Brenda Maddock, Sharon O'Neill and Catriona Barrett came together for the competition and danced a four hand jig "The Humours of Bandon".
The novelty act proved to be memorable and starred Lorraine Foley, Sue Curran and Eamonn Byrne. This provided much entertainment with Jim Deanes Shop and some of its staff even getting a mention!
The instrumental group played a slow air and a set of two hornpipes.
The slow air was Inisheer and the hornpipes were The Harvest Home and The Frost is All Over. The group was Sarah Morrissey and Joan Farrell on fiddle, Paddy Delaney on guitar, Eddie Townsend on tin whistle and Robert O'Neill on bodhran.
Josie Kelly's fine rendition of Grace without any accompaniment was also a County winner.
The ballad group of Robert O'Neill, Sharon O'Neill, Joan Farrell and Catriona Barrett beat off stiff competition from Leighlinbridge to win the County title. The group started off with the old Irish folk tune Gartan Mother's Lullaby and also sang Dulaman as Gaeilge.
The question time team of Eamonn Byrne, David Power and Diarmuid O'Shea were also winners with Tinryland GFC finishing off the night with a grand total of 21 County Trophies in what was their first year entered in the competition.
The group will now travel to the Leinster Semi-Finals in Bree Co. Wexford on Saturday next where they will represent both Tinryland GFC and Carlow.

Girls Footballers in Final

Next Sunday 9th March will be a big day for the Tinryland/Bennekerry Ladies Football Club when their U16 Team takes on Eire Og in the County Final at Pairc Ui Bhrian at 2.30PM.
Along the way the girls defeated Ballinkillen, Mount Leinster Rangers and Slaney Rovers, while they also drew with next Sunday's opposition in the league stages of the championship.
The Tinryland/Bennekerry Girls will be looking for big performances from the likes of Amy Doyle, Karen Doyle, Sinead Lyons, Caoimhe Whelan and Christine Scully to add the U16 championship to the Minor, U12 and U14 titles already won.
The ladies football club would appreciate as much support as possible for next Sunday's game, as the team and their mentors have put in a big effort in preparing for this final.

The AGM of Tinryland/Bennekerry Ladies Football Club takes place on Tuesday next at 8.30 pm in the Tinryland GFC Clubhouse, Rathcrogue.

Community Games

Bennekerry/Tinryland (Area 11) Boys Under 16 Basketball Team were very unlucky to lose to St. Lazerian's by a 2 point margin in the County Final last week. Area 11 were slow to settle and they trailed their opponents by 15 pts to 11 at half time with scores coming from Philip Mullins 9 and John Smith 2. The second period was a close and exciting affair with some great play from Philip Mullins who scored 13 further points with other scores from Padraig Townsend 4 and Darragh Walshe 1. Area 11 were unlucky to have 2 players fouled out in the closing stages with St. Lazerian's holding on to win by 31 pts to 29. The team was Philip Mullins, Padraig Townsend, Colm Delaney, John Smith, Philip Condron, Gary Fields, Ben Lynch, Darragh Walshe, Liam Fitzpatrick and Nicholas Byrne.
Great credit is due to coach Karen Matthews for her efforts with the team.

Entries for Community Games Art should be submitted to either Tinryland or Bennekerry schools by Tuesday of next week.

Tinryland GFC Annual Golf Classic

Following the success of the first annual Tinryland GFC Golf Classic at Mount Wolseley Golf Club last May, details have recently been announced for the 2003 classic.
This years event will once again take place in Mount Wolseley on Wednesday 7th May commencing at 1.45PM with a shotgun start. The Golf Classic is a team of 4 stableford competition with an entry fee of 400 per team which includes a 4 course dinner. Last year's event was an outstanding success with a full compliment of 36 teams taking part. Entries have already been received for this year's event and anyone interested in taking part is urged to enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The proceeds of the day will go directly to pay for the purchase and development of an additional playing field and the development of clubhouse facilities.

Further details from the following committee members:

Joe Walshe 086 2306536, Michael Curran 0503-43756, Dinny Murphy 086-2595461,
Shay Byrne 087 2560224, Michael Murphy 0503-46351


The AGM of Tinryland AC will be held in the GFC Centre, Rathcrogue on Wednesday March 12th at 8.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Another award for local company

Local firm Seamus Byrne Electrical LTD received another award last week when it was honoured by the Carlow County Enterprise Board at a function in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Thursday last. The Carlow firm was among seven Carlow companies who achieved national prominence in 2002. Managing Director Seamus Byrne was presented with the award by Community,Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Minister Eamonn O' Cuiv. In December last Seamus Byrne Electrical L.T.D. received the coveted Excellence Through People National Standard.


The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA will be held in the GFC Clubhouse, Rathcrogue tonight (Wednesday) March 5th at 8 pm.
All new members are 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 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.


Quiz Night

St Josephs held a very successful quiz night on Friday and the club would like to thank everybody who supported the event.

Under 13 League
Burrin Celtic 0- St Josephs 5

St Josephs played a very young Ballon side in atrocious conditions on Saturday morning and came away with all the points. With the rain pouring down Joey's played well and shortly into the game Geoff Abbot scored. He collected the ball on the right and beat two players before hitting the ball to low the net. The same player was on hand when Mikey Murphy played a good ball through to round the keeper and slot the ball home. With everybody working hard the Ballon team only managed 2 shots on goal in the first half. Just before half time Geoff completed his hat trick when he converted a free kick. Half time 0-3
The second half saw Joey's continue to press forward and when Mikey Murphy scored Joey's fourth the contest was over. Soon after David O Shea who played well on the left wing scored the fifth when he lobbed the keeper from close in. In a good hard working team performance Michael Pender, Darren Costello, James Thompson and Brian O Neill played well.

Under 10 League
St Josephs Reds 5- Slaney Rovers 0

St Josephs under 10s played really well to get this good win over the Rathvilly squad.

Fixtures for Sat 8th Mar
11:00am Under 14 St Josephs V St Pats Boys
12:15pm Under 10s St Josephs Reds V St Pats Boys Reds
1:00pm Under 10s St Josephs Blues V St Pats Boys Blue
1:45pm Under 12 Hanover Harps V St Josephs 2

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