Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 8 Oct 2003
Heartbreak once again for Tinryland Minors in Co. Final
Eire Og 1-8 Tinryland 1-7
Once again there was no joy for Tinryland minors in last Sunday's Co. minor final with Eire Og when the lads in blue and white lost out by a single point at the end of a closely fought game.
In a low scoring first half Eire Og were first to settle scoring the opening point after 90 seconds. By the 6th minute Tinryland had edged ahead courtesy of a great Colm Doran point following good work by Cian Moore and Alan Barrett with Barrett himself giving Tinryland the lead from a free. After Eire Og had equalised in the 8th minute the first major goalscoring chance fell to Cian Moore in the 12th minute but a great save from the Y.Is goalkeeper Brian Stenson resulted in a 45 that saw Paul Broderick restore the Tinryland lead. In the 15th minute it was the turn of Tinryland goalie David O'Neill to make a great save before Eire Og once again got back on level terms. The remainder of the first half saw a lot of the play centred around the middle with the only further score coming from Eire Og's Alan Curran who pointed a free to restore the lead for his team at the interval.
The second half was only 45 seconds old when Curran whose father was born in Tinryland increased the Eire Og advantage to two points. Paul Broderick for Tinryland and Aaron Lowry for Eire Og then traded points and the scoreboard still saw two points between the sides by the 42nd minute with further traded points from Eire Og's Derek Hayden and Tinryland's Alan Barrett. With fifteen minutes remaining Tinryland looked to have got a significant slice of good fortune when an Alan Barrett free ended up in the Eire Og net and when Shane O'Neill and Colm Doran scored further points to give Tinryland a three point advantage with 10 minutes remaining the minor championship appeared to be heading out the Tinryland direction for the first time. Eire Og are never beaten until the final whistle however and the champions were back on level terms with nine minutes remaining following a mix up in the Tinryland defence that resulted in an Eire Og goal. The final minutes were played out in a welter of excitement but with 1 minute of normal time left Eire Og got the winning point from a free by Alan Curran. Despite Eire Og having a man sent off and the referee playing almost 5 minutes of injury time Tinryland could not get the equaliser and the McKelvie cup returned to Teach Asca for another year.
Among the Tinryland players who impressed were Mark Dempsey who was outstanding throughout, Paul Broderick who landed two beautiful 45s, Shane O'Neill who got through a lot of work, Alan Barrett, Colm Doran, David McDonough, and goalie David O'Neill.
Credit also to team mentors John Doyle, Paddy Foley, Tom Delaney, Liam Foster and Mick Murphy for their efforts with the team this year. Last Sunday was not their day but without doubt this team will be back challenging for honours in the very near future.
Quinlan Takes Novice Title
Tinryland AC Newcomer Willie Quinlan produced an outstanding display of front running to win the Carlow Novice Cross Country in Lismaconly, Myshall on Sunday last. The Eire Og Football Star led from the start and gradually built up a strong lead, which he maintained until the finish, running a time of 23 mins 24 for the 6 km course. In 2nd position, some 60 seconds further back was former Leinster Novice Winner Joe Doheny, who ran well throughout, with Bagenalstown man Rock Pender, now running for Tinryland, 3rd. Other Tinryland athletes to finish were Eddie Walsh 4th, Sean Doyle 5th, PJ Doyle 6th, Denis Shannon 8th and John Maye 9th. Tinryland also took the team title.
There were also underage successes on the day with Deirdre Doyle winning the Girls Under 14 race in convincing fashion with Emma Brennan 2nd and Amanda Cassidy 3rd. The Tinryland squad, which also included Eleanor Purcell 4th and Karen Minchin 5th, took the team title.
Other local juveniles who ran well on the day were David Murphy 3rd Boys Under 12 and Patrick Byrne 3rd Boys Under 16.
The Girls Under 12 team of Stephanie Murphy 4th, Jemina Kirwan 7th, Ella Meaney 9th and Jessica Bambrick 10th, were 2nd in their team event.
Great credit is due to Coach John Curran, who not only oversaw his young charges on the day but also made a dash to Dr. Cullen Park for the County Senior Football Final, where he was physio to the Old Leighlin team, which drew with O'Hanrahan's.
The following are new appointments to the staff of Tinryland NS.
Miss. Laura Ryan, a native of Borrisoleigh Co. Tipperary, who recently graduated from Mary Immaculate Training College, Limerick and Miss. Lorraine Dagg, a native of Grange, who transferred from St. Andrew's NS, Lucan.
Cumann Na mBunscol
Tinryland NS Boys and Girls Teams were both defeated in their matches during the week. The Girls team lost narrowly to Our Lady of Lourdes, Tullow on a scoreline of 3-2 to 1-5. Tinryland had fine players in Zoe Curran (1-3), Rebecca Fields, Kate Morgan, Maggie Doyle and Niamh Walshe. They will now meet Rathvilly NS in their final game.
The boys team were completely outplayed by a much stronger Bennekerry NS (holders) in their game. The Bennekerry team had fine players in Seamus Harmon, Ciaran Moran and Jamie Kenny.
Scor Na nOg
Following the success of Tinryland GFC in Scor Na Sinsir; this year Tinryland GFC will have an entry in Scor Na nOg. The competition is open to all of those that are under 17 on 1st January 2004. Comortas Scor Ceatharlach will take place in Kildavin on Saturday 29th November. The final meeting prior to the competition will finalise entries from each club in County Carlow and is due to take place on Friday 17th November in Leighlinbridge. There has already been a great interest shown in Scor Na nOg locally. Any young person that would like to take part in Scor that has not already given their name should do so immediately by contacting Robert or Sharon O'Neill on 9143149. Rules and details of entry can be obtained on request.
PTAA Dinner Dance
The Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance will be held in the Dolmen Hotel on Friday October 24th. The cost per ticket is 20 Euro and is also open to non-pioneers. For further information contact Josie at 087-8324656.
Next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of October is designated as the date of the Autumn Collection in support of the Parish Priest.
A special envelope for this purpose will be distributed to each home or may be taken from the supply at the church.
Legion of Mary
The weekly meeting of the Legion of Mary is held at 6.30 pm on Mondays in the Parochial House. New members are welcome any week.
Under 13 SFAI Cup
Parkville Utd 2- St Josephs 4
St Josephs under 13s progressed to the second phase of the SFAI cup with a very good victory in Tullow. Returning to where they suffered a 2-1 defeat in the league two weeks ago Joeys got off to a great start when Darren Murphy scored direct from a corner after just 3 minutes. Joeys then dominated the game but hesitation in the backs allowed Parkville to get a very soft equalizer. From the kick off Joeys went forward and won another corner and when the ball was flicked on at the near post Jeff Sutton was on hand to put Joeys ahead. Joeys then played their best football and from a long ball out of defence, Pauric Whelan volleyed a great goal. Just before half time Matthew O Toole got a fourth when he beat the off side to slot the ball low past the keeper. HT 1-4
The second half saw Joeys play into a stiff breeze but the lads at the back did a very good job by slowing the game down and getting the ball away. Parkville scored in the last minute but by then the game was won. Best for Joeys were Jeff Sutton, Brian Shiels and Alan Kirwan in the second half. Joey's reward for this win is an away fixture in Carrick on Suir on the 25th Oct.
Both Joeys under 9 teams had good wins in the league on Saturday with the 1st team beating St Pats Boys 9-2 and St Josephs 2nd squad winning in a very entertaining and tight match 5-4. More details on these fine wins will be in the report next week