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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 26 Mar 2003


Farrell Elected Chairman at AGM

John Farrell, Ballybar, was elected Chairman of Tinryland AC at the 33rd AGM in Rathcrogue on Wednesday March 12th.
There were a number of new officers elected on the night with Ballinabranna Marathon athlete Jeremiah O'Sullivan elected Treasurer, Sean Duggan being elected Vice Chairman and Dwayne Farrell taking over as Assistant Secretary.
In his report, outgoing Chairman Sean Doyle spoke of the current strength of the Senior mens team and also of his optimism in the resurgence of the womens section in the club in the year ahead.
He talked of the high levels of comraderie in the club and continued success of the club promotions such as the Rockford Race and Autumn League.
He went on to thank all the club sponsors and the Parish Priest for the unlimited use of the parochial land, which he considered one of the best in the country to train on, and concluded by thanking John Curran for his work with juveniles in the club.
The Secretary's report outlined the various successes in the club over the past year. Despite losing the Odlum Cup to LOT by a narrow margin, there were many fine individual performances such as Pat Byrne winning his 4th County CC and National Indoor 3000m and placing 3rd in the Leinster Cross Country. Tommy Payne was another star performer, gaining the bronze at the National Vets CC and winning the Four County League Team title. He also complimented club members on the staging of major events including the Leinster Senior CC and Colleges CC.
Club sponsors were also mentioned with newcomer Jason Farrell coming in for praise for his enthusiasm in sponsoring the Autumn League.
He concluded by calling for increased attendances at club meetings, more help in promoting the club and for more juvenile personnel to help with entries and registrations.

The following officers were elected: President: Fr. John McEvoy PP, Vice Presidents: Mrs. Mai Byrne, Mr. Jim Salter, Chairman: John Farrell, Vice Chairman: Sean Duggan, Hon. Secretary: Pat Byrne, Assistant Secretary: Dwayne Farrell, Competition Secretary: Sean Doyle, Treasurer: Jeremiah O'Sullivan, PRO: Mark Shannon, Team Captains: Ladies- Tina Doyle, Mens- Tommy Payne, Delegates to County Board: Carol Byrne, Pat Byrne, Tommy Payne and Jimmy Morgan.

Under 13
St Josephs 0- Parkville 4

Saints came up against a very good Tullow outfit and despite being on the end of a 4-0 defeat, they can say they gave them a match. From the start Tullow came at Joey's and the home side stood back and let them play. Despite the pressure the away team were very fortunate with their first goal when a corner kick went in to the net off the shin of one of the saints defenders. This and a couple of switches on the team got Joey's to wake up and they started to play some good football. Joey's started to press forward but were caught on the break for Parkville to take a 2-0 lead at half time. The second half saw Joey's play their best football with all players showing that they have the ability, and all they need to do is keep doing the basics well. David O Shea and Geoff Abbot went close to reducing the deficit but Parkville scored 2 near the end to give them a comfortable win. Joey's can take heart from their performance and if they play like this for the rest of the season they will certainly lay the foundations for a very good under 14 season next year. Darren Costello is playing the best football of his career and this week Laurence O Neill, Ronan Lawlor and Geoff Abbot played well.
NB training for under 13 and 14s is now on Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Under 9 League
St Josephs Reds 7- St Josephs Blues 1

Joey's are fortunate to have 2 good under 9 teams and they provided everyone at the game with great entertainment. This was certainly a game of two halves and at half time there was nothing to separate the two teams. The Reds got off to a good start and took the lead when Jonathan Brennan steered the ball past Niall Fitzpatrick who was having a great game in the Blues goal. The Reds then seemed to sit back and the Blues started to show how good they are and they got a well deserved equaliser when Aaron (Poacher) Doyle drove the ball low to the Reds net. Half time 1-1
The second half saw the Reds play with the hill and they took full advantage. They went 3-1 up and then the Blues lost Niall Fitzpatrick through injury. The Reds were awarded 2 penalties, which they converted. Eoghan Maddock 2, Jonathan Brennan 2, Jack Gilman 1, Barry Kennedy1 and Shane Callinan 1 were the Scorers for the Reds.
In a game with everybody playing well Kevin Chubb, Shane Kelly and Jack Gilman played great for the Reds while Niall Fitzpatrick, Rory Lynch and Aaron Doyle were outstanding for the Blues.

The club would like to wish all the under 10s and under 12s travelling to play in Cork this coming weekend a very enjoyable time. Well done to the organisers.

Community Games

Athletics Training for Community Games in the Tinryland/Bennekerry Area commences on Tuesday next, April 1st between 7 and 8 pm in the training field at McArdles Cross, Tinryland for Boys and Girls Under 6 to Under 12.
Training will also be held on Thursdays at the same time and it is hoped that training for the Under 14 and 16 Groups will take place in the Tinryland GAA Grounds.
The area finals will be held in the Palatine GAA Grounds, Bennekerry on Thursday May 8th while the County Finals will take place on the weekend of June 14th and 15th.

Congratulations to MacDara Burke, Brownshill, who took Gold in the Boys Under 8 event at the Carlow Community Games Finals on Saturday last.
Aoife Kavanagh was 4th in the Girls Under 8 with Mark Rennick 4th in the Boys Under 8 Competition.

Names are now being taken for the Boys Under 12 Soccer which will be held in Graiguecullen on Saturday next at 10 am. Names are also being taken for those interested in taking part in the Girls Under 12 Soccer Competition.
If interested contact Natasha Lyons at 40810.

There will be a Cross Country Athletics event for Under 13 mixed and also Under 12 and 14 Relays on Friday April 4th at 6.30 pm in the Presentation College, Carlow.
The successful teams will go on to represent Carlow in the Skills weekend in Mosney on the 18th and 19th of May.

A Table quiz in aid of Community Games in the area will take place on Friday April 4th at 9 pm in the Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue.
The cost per table of 4 is 20 Euro.
All support would be greatly appreciated.


The 3rd stage of the Four County League will be held in Gowran Co. Kilkenny on Sunday next, March 30th at the earlier start time of 1pm to avoid clashing with the Ireland-England Rugby match on the same day.

First Confession

First Confession will be celebrated tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7 pm in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland for pupils of 2nd class in Tinryland NS.

Night Out

There will be a "Sixties" night in aid of Tinryland School Funds on Friday April 11th in Tinryland GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue.
More details to be finalized later.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Deirdre Lawless, Tinryland on the death of her sister Mrs. Dympna Curran (nee Ferris), Oak Park Road, who died in the Mater Hospital, Dublin on Saturday March 15th last.
Also to the Jeaney families, Garryhundon, on the death of Nicholas Jeaney, late of Garryhundon House and Sallins Co. Kildare who died in Naas Hospital on Friday last.

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