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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 20 Aug 2003

Tinryland

Fundraising Night for Eoin

Family members of a Tinryland woman have set themselves a task of raising 8,000 Euro, which will ensure that her 5-year-old son can continue treatment to improve his quality of life. Eoin Searle is the son of Bryan and Liz (nee Delaney). Formerly from Tinryland, Liz is a daughter of the late Sean and Betty Delaney and now lives in England.
Eoin suffered from a lack of oxygen at birth, resulting in him being diagnosed as suffering from cerebral palsy. However since he was 15 months old, he has been following the principle of conductive education, developed by the world famous Peto institute in Budapest. Since going there for the first time last April, Eoin's mobility and balance have improved significantly thus improving his quality of life after the 3-week programme. The most important thing for Eoin's parents is that their son can achieve the potential to walk and lead an independent life in the future and they believe that by arranging a four week stay in Budapest in October and an additional 8 to 9 weeks next spring, this can be achieved. To offset the cost of this treatment, family members in Carlow have organised a fundraising concert in Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Tuesday next August 26th with music by Roisin Dubh and guests. Tickets are 5 Euro and are available from Tina (087-4166636), Enid (086-3790637), Catherine (086-3757137) or from any member of the Delaney family in Tinryland or on the door at the GAA Club on the night. A free bus to the concert will also leave from the Shamrock Square in Carlow at 9 pm on the night and will return after the function. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Disappointment for Tinryland in two Co. Semi- Finals

There was major disappointment in the Tinryland G.F.C. camp last week with the defeat of two fancied teams in Co. football semi-finals. On Saturday last the Intermediate team made a tame exit from the Rapid Express Carlow I.F.C. following a very poor display in the semi-final against Ballinabranna. Tinryland never got going in this game even though they scored the first point of the game from Alan Barrett in the 10th minute. This score proved to be Tinryland's only one of the first half and Ballinabranna went on to lead at the interval by 4 points to one and only for some wayward shooting by the winners Tinryland could have been further in arrears at the interval. Tinryland made a very positive start to the second half gaining a penalty within seconds of the throw in but on an evening when nothing seemed to go right Paul Doyle saw his penalty attempt hit an upright and from then onwards Tinryland were always playing second fiddle to a hungrier Ballinabranna outfit who thoroughly deserved their victory on a final score of ten points to four.
Not many Tinryland players impressed in last Saturday's game but among those who did play well were the full back line of John Murphy, Mark Doran and Kevin O'Neill, together with half back Niall Barrett and centre forward Paul Doyle.

At Dr. Cullen Park on Monday of last week the Tinryland U14 (a) team were defeated in the McDonalds Co. Carlow division 1 championship semi-final by Mount Leinster Rangers. Tinryland began this game in very positive mode with points from Cathal O'Brien, Cormac Walshe and Padraig Whelan in the opening 3 minutes. Further points from Cormac Walshe and Cian Clancy and a Cormac Walshe goal in the 21st minute enabled Tinryland to lead by three points at the break.
The second half however was all one way traffic and with Mount Leinster Rangers scoring 1-9 to Tinryland's two points the south Carlow team ran out comfortable winners at the end. Final score Mount Leinster Rangers 1-14 Tinryland 1-7.

Locals in National Community Games Finals

Area 11 athletes are hopeful of another successful outing at the National Community Games Finals in Mosney Co. Meath next weekend. The mixed Under 15 relay team will be led by Padraig Townsend (last years Under 14 Hurdles winner) and will also include former Under 12 gold medal winners Ambrose Doran, Lisa McGuill, Roisin Walshe and Sinead Lyons. The Under 14 Boys team includes three of last years National Under 12 winners Conor Byrne, Jeff Sutton, Darren Murphy and also Philip Condron and Peter Morgan. Other competitors are Michael Calvey (Boys Under 8 60m), Adam Murphy (Boys Under 8 80m), Jemina Kirwan (Girls Under 10 200m), Alison Farrell (Girls Under 10 Hurdles), Paula Murphy (Girls Under 14 Hurdles), Amanda Cassidy (Girls Under 14 100m) and Deirdre Doyle (Girls Under 14 800m).
Best wishes are extended to all taking part.

Scor na nOg

Following the success of Tinryland GFC in Scor an Sinsear earlier this year, it is hoped that the club will have an entry for the Scor na nOg competition which will take place over the coming months. Scor na nOg this year will be open to all born after January 1st 1987. Should Tinryland receive a large interest in entering Scor na nOg, the possibility of a club competition will be discussed before entering the County Final. Rules and details of entry can be obtained on request. Any adults interested in helping out with the organisation of Scor in Tinryland would also be most welcome. More information can be obtained from Tinryland GFC.
The competitions are as follows:

Rince Foirne: The figure dancing competition can have groups of between 4 and eight dancers. Dancers dance one figure dance from Ar Rinnchide Foirne Leanhair 1,2 and 3.

Amhranaiocht Aonair: Competitors in the solo singing competition will each sing one song of Irish character in either the Irish or English language.

Ceol Uirlise: This competition is for Irish Music only and groups can consist of between 2 and 5 people. Groups must each play 2 tunes of different character eg Reel and Jig or Hornpipe and SlipJig etc.

Aithriseaoireacht: In the recitation competition, competitors are encouraged to tell a story in praise of Ireland, its history, people and culture. Recitations may be in either the Irish or English Languages.

Bailead Ghrupa: Ballad Groups must consist of between 3 and 5 people and must each sing two ballads of contrasting tempo. Groups are encouraged to sing at least one of their chosen ballads in Irish.

Trath na gCeisteanna: Teams must comprise of 3 members and the questions asked will be in relation to GAA, General Knowledge, Irish History and GAA as Gaeilge.

Nuachleas: The novelty competition is a lighthearted short drama or comedy sketch. Groups can consist of between two and eight people and each act must be under 10 minutes duration.

Rince Seit: Set Dancing Groups can consist of between 4 and 8 dancers. Groups must provide their own live musical accompaniment of not more than 4 musicians. Groups are required to dance two parts of any set and ceili dances are not permitted in this competition.

Best Dressed Lady

Eilish Costello, Rathcrogue was the winner of the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Tullow Show on Sunday last. Eilish, who wore a black and white creation, won a voucher to the value of 300 Euro for Jones Boutique, Bagenalstown.
First time entrant Leo Brennan, Castletown won three categories at the same show in the garden section.

Soccer

St Josephs AFC are holding their AGM in Tinryland National School at 8:00pm on Thursday 21st August. This year the club intends entering under 9s, 10, 11s, 12s 13s 14s and 15s in the Carlow and District League. All parents and players interested in playing this season are invited to attend. Registration forms will be available on the night. For further information contact Jim Murphy on 46013

Autumn League

The following are the dates for the Annual Autumn League in September with all stages starting and finishing in Tinryland Village.
Stage 1 over 2 miles will take place on Wednesday September 3rd at 7.30 pm.
Stage 2 over 4 miles will take place on Wednesday September 10th at 7.30 pm.
Stage 3 incorporates the Annual Rockford Rooftile 4 Mile Race and takes place on Sunday September 21st at 2 pm.
The race is sponsored by Dan Morrissey Ireland Ltd and has a prize fund of 5,000 Euro with prizes in all the usual categories including course record bonuses.
There will be refreshments and special t-shirts for all finishers. This race also incorporates the Leinster Novice and Masters Road Championships.
Stage 4 over 2 miles will be held on Friday September 26th at 7 pm sharp.
There will be prizes in all categories and for all who complete the 4 stages. For further information contact Sean at 087-2509520.

Club Meeting

A meeting of Tinryland AC will take place tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue. All members are asked to attend.

Coach Tour

There will be a coach tour to Waterford on Sunday August 25th visiting Dungarvan, Stradbally, The Garden of Eden Garden Centre and other scenic areas. Early booking essential. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Churchgate Collection

A Churchgate Collection in Aid of Gorta (The Irish Freedom from Hunger Campaign) will take place in Tinryland next Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th of August. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Pilgrimage

The St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place between the 2nd and 7th of October. The cost is 599 Euro.
Anyone interested should contact Josie at 087-8324656.

Legion of Mary

The weekly meeting of the Legion of Mary takes place in the Parochial House on Mondays at 7 pm. All new members are welcome to attend.

Lough Derg Retreats

Places are still available for One Day Retreats to Lough Derg for the following dates: August 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 and on September 2, 3, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20 and 21. The cost is 20 Euro and includes boat fare, coffee and light lunch. Reservations are essential. For further information contact the Lough Derg Office, Pettigo Co. Donegal. Tel/Fax 072-61518.


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