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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 21 May 2003


Under 21's Into County Final

The past week has seen teams from Tinryland G.F.C. involved at all levels in Co. Carlow league and championship games.
Pride of place of the adult teams must go to the Tinryland U21 team that qualified for the Co. Final for the first time since 1984 by defeating Mount Leinster Rangers by 7 points in the Semi-Final at McGrath Park Bagenalstown on Sunday last. Facing the strong wind in the first half Tinryland were only one point in arrears at the half time whistle. On the resumption Tinryland were quickly into their stride building up a 4 point advantage after only 6 minutes. Despite strong pressure from Mount Leinster Rangers mid way through the second half a Paul Broderick goal 30 seconds within his introduction as substitute sealed a great victory for Tinryland and they will now meet Kildavin- Clonegal or Naomh Eoin in the final on Saturday 31st May. Best for Tinryland were Mark Doran, John Paul Moore, Willie Power,
Niall Barrett, John Doyle, Shane O'Neill, and subs David McDonough, Paul Broderick, John Murphy and Cian Moore. Tinryland last won the Carlow U21 championship in 1980.
On Tuesday of last week the Intermediate team scored their second victory in the S.F.L. Division 2 by accounting for Senior outfit St. Patricks in Tullow. Tinryland led by 9 points to 2 at the interval and at one stage in the second half they held a 13 point advantage. A late rally by the home side yielded 2 goals and 3 points to narrow Tinryland's advantage to 4 points at the final whistle. Tinryland had outstanding players in player manager Paul Kenny who scored 1-3, Shane O'Neill, John Doyle, Brian Foster, Damien Power, and Noel Scully. Tinryland will open their championship campaign in a group that includes Eire Og, O'Hanrahans and St Andrews later this month.
On Wednesday last an under strength Tinryland Junior squad lost out to Clonmore by 2 points in the S.F.L. Division 4 at Rathcrogue. The home side scored two quick goals in the early stages of this match from Paul Kenny and Paul Foley but they were unable to withstand a late Clonmore rally that yielded both points for the Wicklow border side. Best for Tinryland in this game were Bernard Mullan, Joe Nolan, Paul Foley, Eddie Dowling, Andrew Murphy and subs Evan Doyle and David McDonough.

At juvenile level teams from Tinryland were out of luck last weekend. On Friday last the u16 team despite putting up a good show lost out to the O'Hanrahans while the u12 team were defeated by Eire Og.
In the Under 16 Match away to O'Hanrahan's, Tinryland started the brighter but it was the same story of missed chances with John Mannion registering the first score after 6 minutes.
With the help of whatever wind there was Tinryland laboured to score and missed several easy free kicks after the O'Hanrahan's team committed a high number of fouls.
Two more points from Keith Jackson and a Peter Doran score saw Tinryland lead by 0-4 to 0-1 before a controversial goal from a penalty and a point saw O'Hanrahan's lead by the narrowest of margins at half time. After the interval, Tinryland started strongly with Peter Doran putting the sides level with a fine point. As the rain poured down, it proved to be a night of dropped balls and missed scores and as Tinryland pushed forward they were caught for two quick goals before sub Patrick (Paddy) Byrne raised the green flag to give the visitors some hope and despite an Ian Scully point, the home side were not to be denied and ran out winners on a score of 3-4 to 1-6.

Best for Tinryland were Chris Townsend, Patrick Townsend, Declan Redmond, Peter Doran, Ian Scully, Padraig Townsend and Ambrose Doran. Scorers for Tinryland were Patrick Byrne (1-0), Peter Doran (0-2), Keith Jackson (0-2), Ian Scully (0-1) and John Mannion (0-1).

Adi Roche

The Senior Primary Children in Tinryland NS had a most entertaining visit from Chernobyl Childrens Project founder Adi Roche on Wednesday last. Adi kept the children enthralled with her reports on the conditions and life of the people in parts of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine which were affected by the radioactive fallout from the nuclear disaster in 1986. The former Irish Person of the Year who produced and directed the award winning television documentary "Black Wind, White Land" is a most impressive communicator. She complimented the Aylward family, Ballyloo, Patsy Stapleton and the Chernobyl Association in Carlow for their great work for organising food, medical convoys and for accomodating children from Belarus each summer.
The 1997 Labour Presidential Candidate thanked the Tinryland children for their various contributions and fundraising for the Chernobyl fund.
Before her departure, pupils Eadaoin Carthy and Cormac Walshe presented Adi with a bouquet of flowers.

Mrs. Patricia O'Connor (nee Murphy)

The death took place after a long illness in Thames Valley Hospice, London on Thursday last, May 15th of Mrs. Patricia O'Connor (nee Murphy) formerly of Garryhundon.
The deceased was aged 57 years and was a devoted mother to her children Maurisa, Garry, Kelvin and Collette and grandmother to Shane and Danny.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Jim, brothers Brendan and Leo and parents Matthew and Kathleen.
She is also survived by her sisters Carmel Gleeson (Wells, Bagenalstown), Imelda McGrath (Nurney), brothers Sonny Murphy (Linkardstown) and Kevin Murphy (Carlow), sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Following cremation in England, the urn with her ashes will be received in Tinryland Church on Saturday next, May 24th at 3 pm with burial taking place in the adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass.

(Photo of Mrs. Patricia O'Connor enclosed)


34 Fifth and Sixth Class Children were confirmed by Bishop Jim Moriarty in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Thursday last.
They are as follows: Conor Byrne, Eadaoin Carthy, Stephen Chubb, Christopher Costello, Paul Costello, Amanda Curran, Jamie Curran, TJ Curran, Lisa Deane, Adam Doyle, Maggie Doyle, Shauna Doyle, Dean Farrell, Niall Farrell, Wayne Farrell, Deborah Fields, Gary Finnerty, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Michael Foley, Aoife Glancy, Marie Lawler, Rachel Moore, Kate Morgan, Darren Murphy, Paula Murphy, Aaron Nolan, David Nolan, Jacqueline Nolan, Declan Ryan, Joey Ryan, Robert Stynes, Cillian Townsend, Cormac Walshe and Padraic Whelan.

Pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey

The Annual Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey, Thurles takes place on Sunday next, May 25th.
The programme for the day is as follows: 1.30 pm Public Recitation of the Rosary, 1.45 pm Stations of the Cross 2.30 pm Sacrament of the Sick and 3 pm Concelebrated Mass with main celebrant Archbishop Clifford of Cashel and Emly.
For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004.

Community Alert

There will be a meeting of Tinryland Community Alert on Tuesday next, May 27th at 8.30 pm in the Tinryland GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue.
All are welcome to attend.

New Enrolments for Tinryland NS

Parents wishing to enrol children for September 1st 2003 in Tinryland NS should do so over the next few days. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school secretary or by taking your child to see class teacher Mrs. Finnerty after 2 pm any afternoon from now until Friday next, May 23rd.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 28th. The cost is 15 Euro per person.
The society is also planning a pilgrimage to Lourdes from October 2nd to 7th this year. For further information contact Josie Kelly at 087-8324656


The Under 13 and Under 12 seasons finished this week with both teams being defeated in semi-finals of the cups. The under 13s crashed out to Parkville 7-1 having taken the lead and being level at 1-1at half time. This game typified this teams season with a great team performance in the first half followed by every player trying to do it on their own in the second half leading to many mistakes which a good team capitalises on. Best for Joey's were Aaron McKenzie, Darren Costello and Ronan Lawlor.
The under 12s went out 3-0 to the League Champions Stretford United and this game can be summed up by saying they can score, we cant. Joey's should have scored 2 in the opening minutes but lack of confidence in front of goal saw two poor efforts. Stretford led 1-0 at HT. The second half was much the same with Joey's unable to convert at least 2 more chances. This game will be remembered best by Lee Buggle in the home goal who made a fantastic penalty save in the 45th minute. Best for Joey's were Luke Doyle, Brian Farrell and Kieran Williamson.
The under 9s play in Parkville next Saturday at 11:00am in their Under 9 Blitz.

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