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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 12 Mar 2003


Shop Set To Open

Tinryland village is set to undergo a major change this weekend when after 57 years, Deane's Shop moves across the road from its present location to a new state of the art modern shop, which will more than cater for the needs of the community.
The shop situated in the front of the Deane residence had undergone many changes since its opening in 1946.
In its opening years after, proprietor Jim Deane Snr. had major difficulties in sourcing stock, due to the short supply of goods at the time.
The business gradually grew and became known for excellent service and sourcing everything from a needle to an anchor.
In 1968, the shop moved to its current location and served notable customers including Brian Faulkner, who would go on to become the Last PM of Northern Ireland, who was in the area in search of his ancestors.
In recent years, current proprietor Jim Deane Jnr decided to reward all local and loyal customers for their support and hence the move to the new premises came about. The new shop, which is part of the Gala chain, will also contain new features such as a delicatessen, wine section and car wash.

Girls Win Thrilling Final

Tinryland/Bennekerry Girls Under 16 Football Team won the County Title courtesy of a last minute goal to defeat home Eire Og by 2-6 to 1-7 after an exciting final on Sunday last.
Tinryland/Bennekerry started off the strongest in the keenly contested decider and scored 1-6 without reply in the opening half thanks to scores from Christine Scully (1-0), Sinead Lyons (0-3), Antoinette Farrell (0-2) and Mary Barrett (0-1).
The second half was an entirely different affair with the home side coming more into the game much to the excitement of the large crowd. After dominating Tinryland/Bennekerry, who had failed to score after the resumption they went into a 1-7 to 1-6 lead going into the closing stages.
The game was decided in a frantic finish and after some fine saves from the Tinryland/Bennekerry goalkeeper, midfielder Karen Doyle scored the late goal that sealed the County Title.
The team was Aideen Byrne, Tara Burke, Clare Farrell, Eilish Murphy, Niamh O'Regan, Aimee Doyle, Caoimhe Whelan, Laura Murphy, Karen Doyle, Sinead Lyons, Antoinette Farrell, Mary Barrett, Christine Scully, Roisin Cleary, Simone Kelly. Sub Louise Costello.

Tinryland Acts Into Leinster Finals

Tinryland GFC have gone on to take both club and county to the Scor Leinster Finals.
Two acts (the ballad group and solo singing from Josie Kelly) from the club advanced to the event which will take place in the Taghmon/Camross GAA Centre in Wexford on Saturday March 22nd.
The group travelled to the semi-finals in Bree on Saturday last where they were represented in all competitions, where the standard was very high with competitors from counties Wexford, Westmeath, Longford and Wicklow also taking part.
Josie Kelly's rendition of Grace was once again a winner while the Ballad Group of Catriona Barrett, Ciara Clowry and Robert and Sharon O'Neill were also victorious after singing arrangements of two old Irish tunes Gartan Mother's Lullaby and Dulaman.
There has been an excellent response for the club's first year to the enter the competition, with the club also hoping to enter the Scor na nOg later on in the year and hold an entertainment night in the Tinryland GAA Clubhouse in the near future.
The team were very grateful to their many supporters on the night and to Ned Deane, Club Chairman, who organised a bus for the event.


Tinryland Minor Footballers opened their league campaign with a fine 5-12 to 1-4 win over St. Andrew's in Rathcrogue on Sunday.
Tinryland led by 1-3 to 0-4 at the break and dominated the 2nd half with goals coming from Alan Barrett (2), Evan Doyle, Colm Doran and Mark Dempsey.
The team had good players in David O'Neill (goal), defenders Shane O'Neill and Kevin O'Neill, midfielders Mark Doran and Padraig Minnock while Alan Barrett and the rest of the forwards also played well throughout.

There will be a weekend of entertainment in the GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue with music from Roisin Dubh on Friday at 10 pm, Sean McDaeid on Saturday while music will be provided by Pennylane on Sunday.

Golf Outing

Tinryland GFC Golf Society had an outing to Clare last weekend with 13 members taking in competitions on the courses in Lahinch and Kilkee.
Mick Murphy, Pat Meaney and Martin Byrne had wins while "rookies" Liam Foster and David Power acquitted themselves well on their maiden golf voyage.
Travelling entertainment was provided by Sean Byrne of local group Roisin Dubh and Tim Radford who proved to be well up to scratch with the local musicians in Clare over the weekend.

Tennis Club

A review of Tinryland Tennis Club is currently underway. It is proposed that the club should be developed/utilised with a community base in mind.
The trustees of the club are very interested in all suggestions which would be of great benefit to the club and in turn the community of Tinryland.
For further information please contact Bridget Doyle at 0503-46345.
To keep this project active those interested are asked to reply by the middle of this month.

Coach Tour

There will be a coach tour to Dublin on Sunday March 23, visiting St. Mary's Hall, Inchicore to attend the sale of work and bazaar in aid of the Oblate Missions. The trip will also include a visit to Johnstown Garden Centre. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004.


A talk entitled "The Irish Prison System" will be given by Mr. John Lonergan (Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on Tuesday March 18th at
8 pm in St. Patrick's College, Carlow. All are welcome to attend.


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.

Pat Byrne had a fine outing to finish 6th in a field of 2,000 at the Ballycotton 10 Mile Race in East Cork on Sunday last.
The Carlow CC Champion was back towards his best on the day and was the 4th Irish man home behind Internationals Noel Berkeley, Cian McLoughlin and Cathal Lombard in a time of 51 mins 44 seconds.
Dwayne Farrell also ran well to finish 43rd in a time of 57 mins 00 with PJ Doyle, John Dillon and Senator Fergal Browne also taking part on the day.

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