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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 21 Jan 2004


Leinster Title for Relay team, Silver for Byrne

Pat Byrne of Tinryland AC ran one of the best races in his career to win the silver medal in the Leinster Senior Cross Country Championships in Johnstown Co. Wexford on Sunday last. Byrne was always in contention from the start and while it looked at one stage as if he could claim the title, he was just beaten by James Rothwell of Louth in the closing stages with former winner Mick Traynor of Raheny taking the bronze. It proved to be a great day for Tinryland overall with the team of Tommy Payne 26th, Dwayne Farrell 37th, Willie Quinlan 39th, Jeremiah O’Sullivan 41st and Eddie Walsh 56th taking the silver medals. The first five Tinryland athletes home were also part of the Carlow Team which won Bronze in the Inter-County section.
There was a fantastic start to the day when the Tinryland Girls Under 14 team won the Leinster 4 x 500m Relay title in great style. The team was led off by star athlete Deirdre Doyle who ran a very fast opening leg of 1 mins 40 followed by the fast improving Kate Morgan who also ran 1 mins 40 and with Amanda Cassidy 1.42 and Emma Brennan 1.47, also running fine laps, the win was never in doubt. Great credit is due to coach John Curran for his efforts with the team.

(photo of Pat Byrne attached)

Under 13 SFAI Cup

This Saturday St Josephs Under 13 Soccer team take on Waterford Crystal in the last 32 of the SFAI Cup. This is a fantastic achievement for the club and it is hoped to have as much support as possible when the team leaves the square in Tinryland at 9:15 on Saturday morning. The game kicks off in Waterford at 12 noon and after the game the squad and many parents and supporters are staying over at the Woodlands Hotel where it is anticipated that there will be a great night.

Juvenile GFC AGM

The AGM of Tinryland Juvenile GFC takes place on Wednesday January 21st in Rathcrogue Centre at 9 pm. All members and intending members are welcome to attend.

Community Games

A meeting of Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games will be held tomorrow (Thursday) in the Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue at 9 pm. It is important that all committee members attend this meeting.

GFC Dinner Dance

Tickets are now available from any committee member for the Tinryland GFC Dinner Dance in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow on Saturday February 7th. The Under 21 medals will be presented by guest of honour Mick O’Dwyer at the function. The cost per ticket is 25 Euro.


A meeting for parents of children in 2nd Class in Tinryland NS will take place in the School Hall tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30 pm. It is hoped to discuss the First Confession and First Communion programmes at the meeting.

Launch of Guide

There will be an open meeting in Tinryland NS on Thursday January 29th at 8 pm where the new diocesan guide "Together in Christ" will be launched.
The meeting will allow people to discuss the volume which is intended to put forward the "model of Church" that should be progressed in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin and to be a springboard for diocesan renewal.
There will be similiar meetings held in the other parishes of the diocese.

Legion of Mary

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


Night Out

On Thursday night The Chancers are playing in the club and if there last appearance is any thing to go by this should be another good night out. A raffle will take place on the night with the first prize 2 tickets to see Ireland V Brazil.

Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting of St Josephs will take place on Wednesday 26th Jan in Tinryland NS starting at 8:30

Balloon Race

Cards from the Balloons continue to come in and when Bridie Pender went into the lead when her card came back from Enniscorthy we thought that it might stay out in front. This was not the case and while cards continue to come the current leaders card came back from Rotherham in Yorkshire England with 2nd and 3rd cards also coming back from across the water. Eoin Fields is the seller of the current leader.


Due to the Under 13 match there are no other fixtures this weekend.

Results Under 15 League
St Josephs 0-Parkville Utd 7

Best for St Josephs in a very tough fixture were Shane Hegarty, Ross Coyle, Michael Hennessey and Ambrose Doran.

Under 13 League
St Joseph’s 2- Killoughternane 1

Joeys scored twice in the first 3 minutes through Matthew O Toole and Ryan Curran. Killoughternane got one back on 5 minutes and that was the end of the scoring. In a hard fought win Luke Doyle, Alan Kirwan and Matthew o Toole were outstanding.

Under 11
GRS Utd 2-St Josephs 0

GRS scored 2 in the first 5 minutes and despite a great effort Joeys could not pull it back. Best for Joeys were Paul Costello, David Townsend and Adam Curran.

Under 9
GRS Utd 6-St Josephs 0

Best for the young St Josephs side were Adam Murphy, Finn Lynch and Daniel Cumisky

Under 9
Burrin Celtic 2-St josephs 4

Joeys came away with a good win thanks to goals from Marcus Lawlor 2, Shane Kavanagh, and Cathal Whelan. David O Neill, Fiach Byrne, and Ciaran Townsend played well.

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