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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 27 Aug 2003


Relay team take National Bronze

Area 11 Under 14 Boys relay team ran out of their skins to win bronze medals in the National Community Games Finals in Mosney Co. Meath on Sunday last. Finishing 2nd in their heat and 2nd in their semi-final, a top 3 finish seemed to be their destiny. However some great team running and relay changes from Darren Murphy, Philip Condron, Peter Morgan and Jeff Sutton ensured that the team took bronze. Coach Chris Cleary had to plan without the injured Conor Byrne and also the fact that Peter carried an injury.
The under 15 mixed relay team of Sinead Lyons, Patrick Byrne, Lisa McGuill, Ambrose Doran, Padraig Townsend and Roisin Walshe ran well to reach the final and finished a creditable 4th.
6 year old Adam Murphy had a great performance to finish 4th in the Under 8 sprint, considering he is eligible for the same event next year. Deirdre Doyle, Girls Under 14 800m and Amanda Cassidy, Girls Under 14 100m did well to get in the top 6 in their finals and are both underage again next year. Jemina Kirwan, on her first visit to Mosney, reached the Girls Under 10 200m Final where she finished 5th while Paula Murphy, Girls Under 14 Hurdles, Alison Farrell, Girls Under 10 Hurdles and Michael Calvey, Boys Under 8, found the heats too tough to get through.


St Josephs had a well-attended AGM in Tinryland NS on Thursday night. The progress of the club and its intentions for the coming year was described to all. Edwin Abbott Chairman, Catherine Delaney Secretary, Brenda Maddock Treasurer, Gill Murphy PRO, Mick O Shea, John Noctor, Jackie Deane, Tom Farrell, Anne Walsh, Jim Murphy, Alan Doyle, John Maddock, Sean Byrne, Bridgie Doyle, Enda Nolan, Martin Kirwan, Vincent Callinan are this years committee. Bridie Pender is the clubs Welfare Officer.
Managers. John Maddock is the manager of the under 15 and under 10 squads. Alan Doyle is the manager of the under 14 and under 11 squads. Jim Murphy is the Manager of the under 13 and under 12 squads. Martin Kirwan and Vincent Callinan are managers of the under 8 and under 9 squads.
Training: The under 12s will start training at 5:00pm on Wednesday 27th August and the Under 13s will start training at 6:00pm on Wednesday 27th August. The under 13 season kicks off on Saturday when they play in the Tullow Invitational. Details will be available at training.
Ireland Ball Boys:
There was great excitement in the club during the week when it was announced that the FAI had selected members of St Josephs to be the ball boys at the European Qualifier between Ireland and Russia on 6th September at Lansdowne Road. The Club is delighted to have the following players represent them and hope that it is a very enjoyable day. Ambrose Doran, Darren Costello, Michael Pender, Michael Murphy, James Thompson, Jeff Abbott, Luke Doyle, Ryan Curran, Connor Byrne, Brian Shiels, Brian Farrell and David O Shea.
Registration: the club is now registering players for the coming season and if you are interested in playing this season contact any of the above committee members or Jim Murphy on 46013
Presentation Night:
St Josephs will hold their annual presentation night on Friday 29th August in Carlow Rugby Club. Presentations will be made to every player who played for the club last year. The under 8s, 9s and 10s will be presented with their trophies from 7:30 to 9:00 and following a short break for refreshments the under 12s, 13s and 14s will receive theirs. A disco will take place and we look forward to a very good night.

Autumn League

The Tinryland AC Autumn League commences on Wednesday next, September 3rd with a 2 mile stage starting at 7.30 pm in the village.
This will be followed by 3 further stages over the following weeks including the Rockford Race on Sunday September 21st.
There will be prizes in all categories and for all who complete the 4 stages. The entry is fee is 3 Euro for each stage in the League excluding the Rockford Race. For further information contact Sean at 087-2509520.

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 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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