Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 12 Nov 2003
St. Joseph's Advance in Cup
St Joseph's 2- Stretford Utd 1
St Josephs Under 13 Soccer Team went through to the 4th round of the SFAI Under 13 Cup after an excellent 2-1 win over local rivals Stretford United in front of a large crowd in Tinryland on Saturday last. This win is a remarkable achievement given the fact that the club was only founded 3 years ago.
Stretford dominated the first ten minutes of this game at McArdles Cross but failed to make Lee Buggle work in the home goal. Joeys only had one chance of note in this period when Pauric Whelan hit the side netting. Joeys had to work hard to keep the strong Stretford side at bay but when Joeys were awarded an indirect free kick for a high foot infringement in the box Ciaran Williamson stroked the ball to Brian Farrell who fired his shot to the roof of the net. This gave the home side more confidence and they played much better as a team from here on. Just before half time Pauric Whelan was unlucky to see his long range shot just go over the bar. HT1-0
Stretford equalized in the first minute of the second half when very weak defending by the home side allowed a Stretford player to tap the ball into the net. For the next five minutes it was all Stretford and it was down to some goal line clearances and the post to keep the score at 1-1. Having weathered the storm Joeys then had a few breaks of their own and when the ball was lobbed over the Stretford defence by Brian Farrell, Jeff Sutton ran through to score with a well taken shot that the Stretford keeper got his hand to but could not keep it out. Lee Buggle was then called into action and made a brilliant save from a free kick to keep Joeys in front. With the crowd whistling for full time the referee blew the final whistle to give Joeys their first ever win over a good Stretford side. Best for Joeys in an all round hard working team affair were Brian Farrell, Ryan Curran, Darren Murphy and Jeff Sutton. We now keep our fingers crossed and hope for a good draw in the next round.
Fixtures for Saturday 15th November. Under 13 St Josephs V Nurney Villa 11:00am Under 11s St Josephs V Nurney Villa 12:15 Under 9s St Josephs 1 V St Josephs 2 1:00pm
Tinryland G.F.C. has recently commenced development work on a new playing pitch at its Rathcrogue headquarters. Much of the groundwork on the seven-acre site adjacent to the existing pitch has now been completed. It is hoped that the new pitch will be in operation in early 2005.
Tinryland G.F.C. currently caters for 7 Juvenile and 4 adult teams with a total playing membership of almost two hundred. With the population of Tinryland steadily rising an extra pitch had become a necessity and the committee last year purchased an extra 7 acres from a local farmer.
When completed the new development will be a state of the art facility that will bring the playing facilities at Rathcrogue on a par with any of the top Gaelic Football clubs in the country. The new playing field will have a sand carpet type finish that should ensure games being played in all weathers and in any month of the year.
Local contractor George Deane was awarded the contract for the groundwork and drainage of the new facility, which will also include a second juvenile pitch.
The Annual Dinner Dance will be held in the Dolmen Hotel on Saturday 7th February 2004 when the highlight will be the presentation of the Co. U21 medals.
Tickets at €25 will be available early in the new year.
Reaching Out Newsletter
This years Parish Magazine "Reaching Out" is currently being prepared. Anyone who would like to submit an article, report, interesting photograph or other item for publication should forward same to Maureen Byrne, Ballybar Upper before Sunday November 22nd.
Tinryland Foroige Club have resumed meetings, which are held in Rathcrogue Centre on Fridays between 7 and 8.30 pm.
Each Friday night the club will participate in activities, meetings and games as well as taking part in inter club events throughout the year.
The club caters for young people between the ages of 12 and 18.
All new and existing members are welcome to attend.