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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 11 Jun 2003


Hosey Cup Bennekerry/Tinryland

Area 11 manager Tommy Lyons was certainly a happier man than his Dublin’s namesake on Sunday evening when he received the Hosey Cup for the best athletic area in the Co. Community Games Finals in sun drenched Ardattin. Much credit for probably the most successful running of the C’ships must go to Liam Lyons and his team who certainly learned from last years event to stage one of the best games to date. The Ardattin track was in perfect condition. Athletes from area 11 have been working hard for the last few months and with the massive total of 106 pts retained the Cup. There were fine individual winners such as Deirdre Doyle, 800m u14. Jemina Kirwan, 200m u10 where she defeated her younger sister Philippa. Adam Murphy, 80m u8 and Michael Calvey, 60m u8. The Murphy sisters Clonmelsh where Emma won the mountain bike and Paula winning the hurdles u14. Aisling Kelly, Ballybar girls’ u8 60m. Amanda Cassidy Kernanstown had a brilliant run to win the girls u14 100m. Many points were gained in the relays where the Mosney bound boy’s u14 squad had their B team led by Darren Murphy come home 2nd. Padraig Townsend despite a hamstring injury led home the mixed u15 team. The boy’s u8 and boy’s u10 teams were also victorious. A total of 109 athletes from the area took part in the games.

The full results were as follows:

U8 Girls 60m Aisling Kelly 1st
Laura Byrne 3rd
U8 Boys 60m Michael Calvey 1st
U8 Boys 80m Adam Murphy 1st
U14 Girls hurdles Paula Murphy 1st
U14 Mountain Bike Emma Murphy 1st
U10 Boys 100m Donal Curran 2nd
U14 Boys hurdles Darren Murphy 4th
U12 Girls 100m Kate Morgan 4th
U12 Boys 100m Paul Costello 2nd
U14 Girls 100m Amanda Cassidy 1st
U14 Boys 100m Philip Condron 3rd
Conor Byrne 4th
U16 Girls 100m Christine Scully 4th
U10 Girls 200m Jemina Kirwan 1st
Philippa Kirwan 2nd
U10 Boys 200m Rory Lynch 4th
U12 Boys 600m Declan Ryan 3rd
U14 Girls 800m Deirdre Doyle 1st
U14 Boys 800m Joey Ryan 3rd
U14 Long Jump Peter Morgan 2nd
U16 High Jump Jason Kelly 3rd
U14 Shot Ciara Butler 3rd

Girls U6 3rd
Megan Fields, Roisin O’Brien, Shauna Nolan, Lauren Houlihan and Shannon Fields

Girls U8 4th
Aoife Maddock, Ashleigh Farrell, Aisling Kelly, Roisin Byrne and Rebecca Houlihan

Boys U8 1st
Sean Kirwan, Michael Calvey, Diamuid Walshe, Adam Murphy and Conor Nolan

Girls U10 2nd
Jemina Kirwan, Collette Murphy, Derbhla Kelly, Katie Doyle and Clodagh McGrath

Boys U10 1st
Edward Byrne, Garan Townsend, Rory Lynch, Donal Curran and Colin Townsend

Girls U12 3rd
Katie Morgan, Niamh Walshe, Shauna Larkin, Aoife Byrne and Rebecca Fields

Boys U12 2nd
Paul Costello, James Murphy, Michael Lawlor and Eric Bates

Girls U14 2nd
Deirdre Doyle, Paula Murphy, Elizabeth Lowry, Amanda Cassidy and Sara Doyle Kinsella

Boys U14 A 1st
Peter Morgan, Jeff Sutton, Philip Condron, Conor Byrne and Darren Murphy

Boys U14 B 2nd
Brian Farrell, Alan Kirwan, Brian Deane, Darren Murphy and Dean Farrell

Mixed U15 1st
Ambrose Doran, Sinead Lyons, Lisa McGuill, Padraig Townsend and Roisin Walshe

Peenie Whelan the Brave

The 6am start on Friday morning last for the biannual school tour to Oakwood (Wales) certainly did not deter the enthusiasm of the 26 children and 15 adults (cum children) who faced the long journey. After a relaxing breakfast in Rosslare the smooth 8-30am sailing on the Stena Sea Lynx ensured that the party reached its destination 30 miles north of Fishguard at 11am. On reaching Oakwood Eilish Costello proved a great motivator to ensure that the party partook in as many activities as possible. While both Joe Walsh and Joe Glancy proved a courageous duo it was Peenie Whelan who stole the show when he braved the daring Vertigo not once but twice. The tired party arrived back in Rosslare after a very enjoyable day and to quote one wag – “even the children enjoyed it” Roll on 2005.


The past week was the most successful of this season to date for teams from Tinryland G.F.C. when all teams in action returned wins. The week began with an emphatic win for the Junior team in the S.F.L. division 4 against St. Mullins. After a one sided game Tinryland easily won the league points on a score of 3-9 to 0-3. Best for Tinryland were Paul Broderick, John “Sparks” Murphy, and Barry Doyle who each notched 1-2 together with defenders David McDonough, Bernard Mullen, David O’Neill and J.J.Doran.
At intermediate level Tinryland renewed their rivalry with former Offaly greats Walsh Island in a challenge in Walsh Island on Saturday last. These clubs last met in the Leinster club championship in 1982 when the Offaly team triumphed with an injury time goal. Since then both clubs have seen their fortunes plummet but on Saturday last it was Tinryland who came out on top by 5 points in a useful warm up for the forthcoming Carlow Intermediate championship. On Wednesday last the Intermediate team got back to winning ways in the S.F.L. division 2 with a five point win over Ballinabranna in Rathcrogue. After an even opening half Tinryland showed superior strength in the latter stages of the game to take the points from a gallant Ballinabranna outfit. Best for Tinryland were veterans John Murphy and Martin Doyle together with Paul Doyle, John Doyle, Garry Morrissey and Niall Barrett.
At juvenile level Tinryland U12s scored another great win in the McDonald’s Co. championship against Muinebheag. Goals from Darren Murphy, Tom Nolan, Robert Stynes and Garry Finnerty helped Tinryland gain a one point victory over their fancied opponents and this team have now reached the final of the U12 (B) championship. Others to impress for Tinryland were Lee Buggle, Brian Deane, Martin Deane, Michael Mullen, John Doyle, Michael Lawler and Cillian Townsend.
Tinryland will have four players in action with the Carlow Senior team in the next round of the Bank of Ireland All Ireland qualifiers against Tipperary this coming weekend. They are Willie Power, Damien Power, Garry Morrissey and Paul Doyle.
A sizeable number of Tinryland juvenile footballers were successful in the Carlow Community Games track and field finals in Ardattin on Saturday and Sunday last.Among the medal winners were Paul Costello, Joey Ryan, Darren Murphy, Conor Byrne, David O’Shea, Stephen Reilly, Brian Deane, Ciaran Townsend, James Murphy, Brian Farrell,
Alan Kirwin, Eric Bates, Padraig Townsend, Declan Ryan, Michael Mullen, and Michael Lawler.

Annual Cemetery Mass
Friday July 4th at 8pm. Please start cleaning up the graves in preparation for this special celebration in memory of our dead.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Forthcoming Pilgrimage Knock on Saturday 28th June. Book a place on the bus for 15 euro. Contact: Josie Kelly 087-8324656

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
The recently Confirmed will be taking their pledge at a special celebration on Wed. 25th June. They need to pay 6 euro in advance to cover costs of the pin and certificate

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