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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 10 Sep 2003


Fine Turnout for Autumn League

There was an excellent turnout of over 60 athletes and walkers for the Tinryland AC Autumn League sponsored by Jason Farrell Sports on Wednesday last. The 2-mile race was keenly contested throughout with National Schools Steeplechase Champion Brian Kirwan of LOT winning in a time of 9 mins 50, 5 seconds ahead of the fast finishing Mick Kelly of Gowran. Veteran Jim Stafford of DMP, Wexford ran a fine race to finish 3rd in 9 mins 57, just one second ahead of former National Vets Champion Martin Hassett of Tipperary with Dublin athlete David Fitzpatrick 5th in 9 mins 59. Local Junior Andrew Murphy, running for LOT finished a good 6th with Tommy Payne the first Tinryland AC Athlete in 8th position. Other club members to perform well were former Carlow Footballer Willie Quinlan in 11th, Jerry O'Sullivan 17th and Peter Murphy 20th. The first woman home was Ann Sullivan of DMP in 11 mins 55 with Tinryland AC newcomer Patricia Lyons running a great race to finish 2nd, some 10 seconds further back with Tina Doyle 3rd.

The 2nd stage over 4 miles will be held in Tinryland Village tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30 pm.

The following are the full results:

Senior Men: 1st- Brian Kirwan (LOT) 9:50 2nd- Mick Kelly (Gowran) 9:55 3rd- Jim Stafford (DMP) 9:57 4th- Martin Hassett (St. Catherine's) 9:58 5th- David Fitzpatrick (MSB) 9:59 6th- Andrew Murphy (LOT) 10:00 7th- Robert O'Rourke (LOT) 10:03 8th- Tommy Payne (LOT) 10:05 9th- Tommy Levingston (SBR) 10:10 10th- Tommy McElwaine (SBR) 10:28.

Senior Women: 1st- Ann Sullivan (DMP) 11:55 2nd- Patricia Lyons (Tinryland) 12:05 3rd- Tina Doyle (Tinryland) 13:41 4th- Evelyn McNelis (Naas) 13:54 5th- Ann Brennan (Tinryland) 15:58.

Irish Ball Boys

Twelve St Josephs AFC Players, their managers and parents had a brilliant day out at the Ireland V Russia European Qualifier on Saturday. The bus left the square at 10:00am and after everyone had a good meal we arrived at the ground at 2:00pm. The lads were given an Irish tracksuit and escorted to the pitch. They all took up their positions and they all did a good job. Despite the poor result a great day was had by all. The players got to meet stars of the Irish team and also came across Mickey Joe Harte, Keith Duffy, Pat Kenny, Johnny Giles and many other celebrities. Those watching the game on Sky Sports would have been able to see our local lads having a great time. The event received a lot of publicity and all who were fortunate to be there will remember the event for a long time. Well done to everyone involved.

Minor Semi-Final

Tinryland minor footballers will play Rathvilly in the semi final of the Carlow M.F.C. at Dr Cullen Park on Saturday next at 4 p.m. In the recent Carlow M.F.L. Rathvilly got the better of Tinryland by 2 points and hopes are high that the minor team can reach another Co. Minor final. The winners will meet either Eire Og or Michael Davitts in the Co. final in early October.

Tinryland G.F.C. Monster Barbecue

All roads lead to the Tinryland G.F.C. grounds at Rathcrogue on Saturday next for the first annual Barbecue in aid of club development. Admission on Saturday is strictly by ticket only and can be purchased from any member of the committee. The event will commence at 9 p.m. and music will be provided by Carlow band Phoenix led by John G.I. Brennan. If the long-range weather forecast is correct conditions should be ideal on Saturday and a huge crowd is expected for what should be a very enjoyable occasion.

Tinryland G.F.C. Golf Society

The Tinryland G.F.C. Golf Society will hold an outing at Killerig Golf Club on this coming Friday commencing at 2.30. p.m. This month's competition will be for the Presidents (Ned Deane) prize and it is hoped that all members of the society will take part. Further details from Ray at 40545

Anniversary Mass

The 1st anniversary mass for the late Rev. Peter Dunne PP of Tinryland from 1989 to 2002 takes place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Sunday next, September 14th at 11 am.


The Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday September 21. Early booking essential. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.

Church Collection

A collection for Fr. Eamonn Hayden's Parish in Zambia will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st of September. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Legion of Mary

The weekly meeting of the Legion of Mary is now held at 6.30 pm on Mondays in the Parochial House. New members are welcome any week.

Scor Na nOg

It is hoped that Tinryland GFC will have an entry for the Scor Na nOg competition, which will take place over the next few months. Scor Na nOg is a competition for under 17's and this year will be open to all those born after January 1st 1987. Competitions are as follows: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Group, Set Dancing, Recitation, Novelty Act, Question Time and Ballad Group. For more information please contact Robert or Sharon at 43149.


St Josephs Training Times

Under 15 Tuesday 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Under 12 Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Under 13 Wed 6:00pm to 7:00pm Under 8s and 9s Wed 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Under 11 Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm Under 14 Thursday 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Would all players note that they should be at the field 10 minutes before the start time. Everyone should have shin guards and bring a drink of water with them. Training will start and finish on time.

Registration. Will all players make sure that they bring completed registration forms to training as if you are not registered you will not be able to represent the club. For further information contact Jim Murphy on 46013.

St Josephs Under 13s played in the semi final of the Tullow Blitz and beat Parkville 3-1 with a very good all round team performance. Having qualified for the final they played the very strong Stretford team and put on a marvellous performance. Joeys defended well with Brian Farrell and Luke Doyle outstanding. Joeys went ahead with a well-taken penalty by Brian Farrell. The game was very tense and both teams created a number of chances but in the last minute after Joeys had lost key players through injury, Stretford equalised. In a very nervy penalty shoot out Lee Buggle made two great saves but Joeys lost on the last penalty. Joeys can take heart from this tournament having beaten St Pats, Burrin Celtic and Parkville and if they apply themselves can certainly do well in the league.

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