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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 9 Apr 2003


Mr. Martin O'Reilly

The death took place in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Thursday last of Martin O'Reilly, Clonmelsh, some 10 days after the death of his wife Mary. Martin, who was in his 84th year, had been unwell for some time.
A native of Killeshin, he moved to Clonmelsh in 1941 after his marriage to Mary Mulrooney. Martin, who worked in all Four Irish Sugar Companies, once cycled from Carlow to the Thurles plant for a while.
He worked for a number of years at the threshing with Hughes Mill, Kildrinagh, Bagenalstown and being from a farming background, undertook con acre.
A gentle giant, he loved to talk to neighbours and enjoyed a drink with old Killeshin friends, followed Kilkenny hurling and enjoyed steam rallies. His remains were removed from R Healy and Son Funeral Home on Friday to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland. Burial took place after Requiem Mass on Saturday in the adjoining cemetery.
The large crowds present at the funeral were testiment to the esteem in which he was held.
Predeceased by his wife Mary and daughter Mary, he is survived by his daughters Ann, Kathleen, Eileen, Carmel, Marian , Cora and sons Michael, Martin Jnr, Tom and Jim, brothers Bill (Ballickmoyler), Paddy (Graiguecullen), Joe (Clogh, Kilkenny), Tom (England), sisters Rose Lawler (Leighlinbridge), Mary Ryan (Clogh) and Kitty Mahon (Cavan), brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and many friends.

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Tidy Towns

A meeting of the Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee takes place in Tinryland NS tonight (Wednesday) at 9 pm.
New members for the coming season are very welcome.

Win for Under 16's

Tinryland Under 16 Footballers got their first win in this year's championship with a 2-16 to 2-5 win over St. Mullin's in Rathcrogue last weekend. Tinryland started the better in this match with opening points coming from Ambrose Doran and Keith Jackson.
St. Mullin's then settled into the game with good work from Jamie McGrath and Cathal Ryan who scored 4 points between them.
Padraig Townsend then netted for the home side midway through the first half and with further points coming from Ian Scully (2), Chris Townsend and Martin Curran, the home side led by 1-6 to 0-4 at the break.
Tinryland started strong and fast in the 2nd period with Ambrose Doran again the first to point. Tinryland then proceeded to make it very difficult for the visitors with wave after wave of attacks from Keith Jackson and John Mannion whose movement was a joy to watch.
Tinryland then built up a strong lead courtesy of an Ambrose Doran goal and points from Jason Curran, John Mannion (2) and Padraig Townsend.
A late St. Mullins rally saw a further 2 goals and a point but Tinryland finished stronger with points from Martin Curran (3), Ian Scully and Peter Doran to win by 11 points.
Best for Tinryland were Peter Doran (0-1), Declan Redmond, Glen Doyle, Ian Scully (0-3), Padraig Townsend (1-1), Ambrose Doran (1-2), Keith Jackson (0-1) , John Mannion (0-2) and Martin Curran (0-4).
St. Mullins had good players in Cathal Ryan (1-3), Jamie McGrath (0-2), Anthony Murphy (1-0), Laurence Ryan and Cian Doyle.

Community Games

Athletics Training for Community Games in the Tinryland/Bennekerry Area has now commenced for this year.
Training sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Parochial Fields in Tinryland starting at 7.30 pm.

The committee were very pleased at the turnout for the table quiz on Friday last. All proceeds will now go towards the running of Community Games in the area this year.


Deirdre Doyle had a fine performance to finish 4th in the Girls Under 14 800m at the National Indoor Championships in Nenagh on Sunday last.

There will be a meeting of Tinryland AC in the Tinryland GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm.
All are welcome to attend.

Mini Sevens

Tinryland NS Boys and Girls Mini Sevens teams both failed narrowly to make the County finals last week. The girls had wins over Grange and Hacketstown only to lose by 1-2 to 0-2 to favourites Tullow.
Tinryland were best served by Rachel Moore, Zoe Curran and Deborah Fields.
The boys defeated Askea, Ballon and Grange before losing by 4 pts to eventual winners Gaelscoil.
Best for Tinryland were Conor Byrne, Cormac Walshe and Darren Murphy.


Under 12
St Josephs 2- Killoughternane 2

This game saw the home side dominant for all but 1 minute and they paid a high price for their lack of concentration. Still not playing to their ability they took an early lead when Ciaran Williamson scored. The problem of not finishing the game continues to cause problems, as Joey's should have scored more. HT 1-0
The second half continued in the same way and it looked as if Joey's had taken all three points when Jeff Sutton scored a second. However with a minute left in the game Joey's conceded a soft goal when the back four were unable to get the ball clear. This was made worse seconds later when one of the home team got caught in possession over playing the ball and the away side took a share of the points. Best for the home team were Ryan Curran, and Jeff Sutton

Under 12
Parkville 12- St Josephs 0

This young side continues to try hard and was doing well until injury meant that Peter Morgan in the Joey's goal had to go off. This lead to a complete reshuffle of the team. With people now having to play out of position against a strong Parkville team it was always going to be difficult. Best for Joey's were Kevin Barret, Dean Farrel and Gary Finnerty

Under 14
St Josephs 0 Killoughternane 5

St Josephs started very slowly and allowed the away team to take control. Killoughternane took the lead early when Josephs failed to clear a ball in the box. Shortly after they were again caught with a sucker punch when Joey's left four opponents on side who had time to decide which one was going to score. Just before half time the away team score a third. HT0-3
The second half saw Joey's take the game more to Killoughternane and Joey's should have scored on a least 3 occasions. Jeff abbot hit the post for Joey's late on but the away team scored two more to run out comfortable winners. Best for the home side were Darragh Walsh, Connor Waldron and Jason Kelly

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