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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 22 Oct 2003


Tinryland one of the venues for World handball championships

Handball fever will hit Tinryland this week when the alley in the G.A.A. club will be one of the venues for the World championships, which are being held in Ireland at present.
The championships which opened in Croke Park on Friday last will see competitors from the U.S.A. Canada, Belgium, Australia, Spain, Japan and Ireland compete in Senior, juvenile and masters events.
Local juvenile players Matthew O'Toole, Ambrose Doran, Cian Clancy, Colm Delaney, Padraig Townsend, Shane Redmond, Colm Nolan and Jonathon Keogh will get a great opportunity to pit their skills against foreign opposition.
The action in the local alley will commence at 9 a.m. on today Wednesday and tomorrow Thursday continuing until late in the evening.
Other venues to be used in Carlow are Borris, Garryhill and St. Mary's Carlow.

Lyons Community Games Chairman

Tommy Lyons, Tinryland was re-elected Chairman at the 21st Annual AGM of Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games in Rathcrogue Centre last Thursday. In his address, he commended all competitors, parents, trainers and managers for their performances and work during the year which saw the Area retain the Hosey Cup and win medals at National level. He concluded his speech by thanking all sponsors for their generosity during the year and his fellow officers and committee for their hard work over the year.
Secretary Ann Condron gave a very comprehensive report of the various achievements at local, county, provincial and national level by Area 11 competitors in 2003. The highlight of the year was undoubtly the retaining of the Hosey Cup for best overall area in the Carlow Community Games Finals. She started by outlining the good performances in team events over the year with special mention going to the Boys and Girls U13 Basketball Teams and the Girls Under 16 Basketball Team who all won County Titles but were eliminated in the Leinster Championships. The Carlow Community Games Finals saw the Area win a grand total of 28 Gold Medals, 25 Silver, 11 Bronze and 6 Certificates to win the Hosey Cup for best overall area. She highlighted all the individual successes and thanked Eddie Corcoran and Denis Shannon who promoted the games through their schools and all competitors, parents and managers who contributed to the success of Community Games in the area over the year. She also gave special praise to Pat McArdle and Christopher Cleary who trained athletes during the summer months. She completed her report by outlining the success of the 28 competitors who reached the National Finals in Mosney Co. Meath. Those who won medals at the National Finals were Sara Rennick (Gold Girls Under 10 Gymnastics), Mary Barrett (Bronze Girls Under 14 Gymnastics), Philip Condron, Darren Murphy, Peter Morgan, Jeff Sutton and Conor Byrne (Bronze Boys Under 14 Relay), Adam Murphy (Boys Under 8 80m Certificate) and Padraig Townsend, Ambrose Doran, Sinead Lyons, Lisa McGuill and Patrick Byrne (Mixed Relay Under 15 Certificate).

The following officers were elected: Chairman-Tommy Lyons (Tinryland), Vice-Chairperson- Pat McArdle (Tinryland), Secretary- Ann Condron (Rutland), Assistant Secretary- Natasha Lyons (Tinryland), Treasurer- Jacinta Doyle (Rutland), Assistant Treasurer- Ann Kirwan (Tinryland), Registrar- Ann Lyons (Tinryland), PRO- Margaret Burke (Bennekerry), Mark Shannon (Tinryland), Development Officer- Jim Morgan (Tinryland), Youth Officers- Robert O'Neill (Tinryland), Karen Doyle (Rutland) and Rachel Condron (Rutland), Games Directors- Eddie Corcoran (Bennekerry), Denis Shannon (Tinryland) and Delegate to County Board- Ann Condron

Ladies Football

Bennekerry/Tinryland under 14 football team have reached their tenth under 14 county final in a row by defeating Eire Og in the semi final in Askea on Sunday on a scoreline of 4-8 to 1-5. The panel was as follows: Amanda Cassidy, Sarah Doyle, Clodagh Behan, Alison Moran, Kate Dooley, Aisling Kinsella, Deborah Fields, Mary Barrett, Emma O'Regan, Paula Murphy, Deirdre Doyle, Elizabeth Lowry, Lisa O'Regan, Sinead Lyons, Jaime Doyle, Clodagh Condell, Amy Dwyer, Roisin Walshe, Samantha Sheehy, Marie Byrne, Audrey Brown, Bernie Morrissey, Ciara Butler and Carrie Lawlor.

Bennekerry/Tinryland Ladies football team had their second win in the Junior League on Monday night in Palatine by defeating Old Leighlin on a score of 4-6 to 2-2. The Team was Clare Farrell, Aisling Whelan, Amy Doyle, Caoimhe Whelan, Tara Burke, Mary Barrett, Niamh O'Regan, Antoinette Farrell, Simone Kelly, Laura O'Farrell, Karen Mullins, Tracey Walshe and Lisa Farrell.

Zoe Hits 4

12-year-old Zoe Curran went on a scoring spree against Our Lady of Lourdes Tullow when she scored 4-1 of the Tinryland N.S total of 4-2. Others to impress were Caoimhe Townsend, Rebecca Fields and Aoife Byrne. In the semi final Queen of the Universe Bagenalstown defeated the local girls 1-2 to no score. An injury to Zoe after 10 minutes denied the Tinryland Girls a victory opportunity against a much stronger Bagenalstown outfit.

Tinryland Tidy Towns

Tinryland village won 2nd prize in the recent Co. Carlow floral pride awards. The area is entered in the Litter League, which runs from October to March. The Tidy Towns Committee would be grateful if residents keep up the good work in leaving the area litter free over the winter months.

New Board of Management

The Board of Management of Tinryland N.S. goes out of office on 30th November 2003. A new B.O.M has to be elected to take up office from December 1st 2003 until November 20th 2007. The Board of Management is responsible for the overall running of the school, and holds meetings at least once a term. Nominations should be forwarded to the secretary's office by Friday next October 24th.

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.

The Legion of Mary

The Meetings of the Legion of Mary take place in the Parochial House, Tinryland at 6.30p.m. on Mondays.

First Communion 2004 Preparation

Next weekend we will have the next special Mass for the children of 2nd class who are following the diocesan programme 'Do this in Memory'. The children should bring their candle to Mass at 11 a.m. next Sunday, 26th October


Saturday 25th Oct sees another milestone reached by St Josephs AFC when for the first time ever a team representing the club will play outside Carlow in a National Competition. Joey's Under 13s will face Carrick FC, at 11:45 in Carrick On Suir in the second round of the SFAI Cup. The team will leave from Tinryland at 9:00 sharp. This is a big event for these lads and we hope, as many people as can will come to support them.


Under 15 League
St Joseph's 0- St Pats Boys 6

St Josephs under 15s put up a very spirited display against a very good St Pat's team. Joey's worked hard and held out for 25 minutes but fell behind to a well-taken goal. Shortly after Michael Hennessy in the Joey's goal was unlucky when after he had saved well the rebound was driven past him to the net. The next five minutes was where the game went away from Joey's. Twice in this few minutes Joey's should have scored but on both occasions Pats managed to scramble the ball away. HT0-2
The second half was only a couple of minutes old when Pats went 3 up with one of the best free kicks seen in the field. From here on in Pats played with a lot of confidence and Joey's had to dig hard to stay in the game. Despite the final score this team has learned a lot from their first two games and it will not be long until the results improve. Best for Joey's were Graham Sheeran, Michael Hennessy and Jason Curran.

Under 13 League
St Joseph's 3- St Pats Boys 1

Joey's were very fortunate to come away with the points from this game after a very poor display for 50 minutes of the match. Joey's had most of the possession but Pats were the more disciplined team and when the Joey's defence failed to clear the ball after 20 minutes Pats went ahead when the ball was deflected from a cross into the net by a home defender. HT0-1 Ciaran Williamson making his come back after injury came on at half time and was instrumental in the Joey's revival. Working hard in mid field he was the player who won the ball and played it to Pauric Whelan to equalise. A few minutes later Pauric was on hand to get a second. With a few minutes to go Jeff Sutton got a third to get the points. Best for Joey's were Conor Byrne, Ciaran Williamson and Matthew O Toole.

Under 11 League
St Pats Boy's 4- St Josephs 0

In a very good match in Meadowlands Pats proved too strong for a very gallant St Joseph's team. Joey's played well but could not break through the Pats defence. Pats took the lead in the first half and when Joey's went chasing the equaliser in the second half they left too many gaps and conceded 3 more. Best for St Josephs were Adam Curran, Natasha Donoghue and Jason Noctor who had a great game in goal.

Under 9 League
St Pats Boy's 0- St Josephs 7

St Josephs came away with a good win after a very good display of soccer in Carlow. Joey's scored early and this gave them great belief and they started passing the ball around well. Goals from Ciaran Townsend 1,
David O Neill 2, Shane Webb 1, Christopher Gaule 2 and Shane Kavanagh 1 and great displays from Aoibhin Webb, Fiach Byrne and Jack Sheehan were what got this good result.

Match of the day
Under 9 League
St Pats Boys 4- St Josephs 2

These young players do not know how to give up and if luck was on their side they could have come away with a draw. Joey's started nervously and found themselves 3-0 down at half time. The second half saw the reverse and with everyone playing well goals from Martin Mullins and Finn Lynch got Joey's back in the game. With minutes left and Joey's going for the equaliser Pats broke to get their fourth and prevent Joey's getting what would have been a great point. Best for Joey's in all round great team performance were Eric Nolan, Ian McGrath and Brian Hosey

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