Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 3 Sep 2003
Bryan and Liz Say Thanks
Bryan and Liz Searle (nee Delaney) were overwhelmed by the response of so many people who supported and made donations to the special fund set up to send their son Eoin, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy to the world renowned Peto Institute in Budapest, Hungary to improve his quality of life.
A special thanks was given to Tinryland GFC for the use of their function room, the traditional music group Roisin Dubh who gave their services free, the various guest artists and especially the many patrons who supported the function and organisations who donated so generously to the cause.
The target of 8,000 Euro to cover Eoin's 4-week trip was also met.
It is hoped in time that Eoin will be able to enjoy playing football on his trips to Tinryland to see his many cousins.
Mr. Matt Ward
The sudden death of Matt Ward, Linkardstown at Powerstown on Tuesday last caused great shock and sadness in the area.
Matt, who had just turned 70, was a quiet, shy and reserved man, who worked for over 30 years with Suicra Eireann. He lived for his family and his 5 grandchildren. For his hobbies, he enjoyed farming, steam rallies and watching nature and wildlife documentaries.
The death of his beloved wife Nancy in November 1996 greatly upset him and he probably never overcame his great loss.
His remains were removed on Thursday from his residence in Linkardstown to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery on Friday after Requiem Mass celebrated by Rev. John McEvoy PP. He will be greatly missed by his sons Patrick and Matt, daughters Kathleen Noctor, Josephine and Helen, sister Ann Murphy, son in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Nancy and sister Mary Doyle, Rathoe.
Ireland Ball Boys:
All eyes will be on the European Qualifier between Ireland and Russia on Saturday next, 6th September at Lansdowne Road when 12 local youngsters, all members of St. Joseph's AFC act as ball boys for the FAI for the big match, which kicks off at 3 pm.
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.
In a relatively quiet week for Gaelic games in Tinryland the main action focussed on the minor squad in the league semi-final with Rathvilly at Grange on Tuesday last. After a closely fought first half Tinryland found themselves in arrears by only two points at the interval having conceded a goal to Rathvilly in the 5th minute. By the 10th minute of the second half Tinryland were one point ahead following 3 well taken points from Alan Barrett. Over the following 10 minutes both sides traded some very good scores and with 8 minutes remaining the teams were level on a scoreline of Rathvilly 1-9 Tinryland 0-12.
With four minutes remaining Rathvilly edged ahead when Danny Molloy pointed and the winning score came in the 27th minute when Rathvilly's Andrew Smith crashed the ball past Tinryland goalkeeper David O'Neill to send his team into the league final where they played Eire Og on Sunday last. Tinryland will now focus their attention on the minor football championship and at last Sundays draw Tinryland were remarkably paired with Rathvilly once again with the winners facing either Eire Og or Michael Davitts in the Co. minor final. Outstanding for Tinryland were Peter Doran, Evan Doyle, Paul Broderick, Alan Barrett, Cian Moore and Shane O'Neill.
At juvenile level the U12 team put up two outstanding performances in recent weeks against Killeshin and Eire Og in the John Finn cup. If Tinryland win their remaining game in this competition they will reach the semi finals for the 3rd consecutive year. Tinryland are the reigning John Finn cup champions.
Tinryland Seniors had a fine 4 point win over Clonmore in the final of the Hacketstown tournament on Sunday last while Tinryland under 12's were also successful in the Eire Og juvenile tournament, defeating O'Hanrahan's in the B final on Sunday.
Tinryland G.F.C. Barbecue
Tinryland G.F.C. will hold a monster Barbecue in aid of club development on Saturday 13th September commencing at 9 p.m. Music on the night will be provided by top Carlow band Phoenix. Admission for this event will be strictly by ticket only. Tickets are available from any member of the social committee. Patrons wishing to attend should inform committee members by next Saturday.
Life Begins at 60
Congratulations are extended to Pat Curran, 22 Tinryland, who celebrated his 60th birthday with his wife Joan, family and friends at a special surprise function in Carpenters recently.
Pat, who is a prominent member of Tinryland Tidy Towns Committee, has done trojan work on the flowers and greens in the village during the summer.
It was celebrated on the double as his next-door neighbour Mrs. Mary Murphy, who was also present on the night, turned 50.
St Josephs held their annual presentation evening last Friday. The night was a great success with every child who played for the club during the last season receiving a commemorative trophy. We were very fortunate to have Paul Sheridan (Regional Development Officer for the FAI) with us on the night to present the trophies to the players. Special awards were made to the most improved player and player of the year from each team.
Under 9 blues player of the year: Aaron Doyle; most improved player: Aoife Hosey;
Under 9 reds player of the year Eoghan Maddock; most improved player: Shane Kelly;
Under 10 blues player of the year: Colm Curran; most improved player; Michael Foley
Under 10 reds player of the year: Paul Costello; most improved player: Eric Bates
Under 12 B player of the year: Gary Finnerty; most improved player: Kevin Barrett.
Under 12 A player of the year: David O Shea; most improved player Padraig Whelan.
Under 13 player of the year: Darren Costello; most improved player: Lawrence O'Neill
Under 14 player of the year: Ciaran Farrell; most improved player: Michael Hennessy
The prestigious award for the Club Person of the year went to Conor Byrne.
The under thirteen's got off to a fine start to the new season with two good victories in a soccer blitz in Tullow. Their first match was against St Pats Boys with Josephs coming out 3-0 winners. They then played Burrin Celtic and won 2-1. They now go forward to play Parkville in Tullow in the semi final on Sunday 7th Sept at 5:30pm.
Training: Under 12 training is every Wednesday at 5:00pm. Under 13 training is at 6:00pm every Wednesday.
(Photo of Conor Byrne, St. Joseph's AFC Player of the Year enclosed)
The Tinryland AC Autumn League commences tonight (Wednesday), September 3rd with a 2 mile stage starting at 7.30 pm sharp 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.
Pat Byrne put in a fine display to finish 10th in the National Half Marathon in Dungarvan last weekend in a time of 70 mins 40 seconds.
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.
The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA takes place in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm. All new members are welcome.