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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 28 Jan 2004


Brave St. Joseph’s Bow Out of Cup

Waterford Crystal 2-0 St Josephs

St Josephs bowed out of this years Cup after a very tough match in Waterford. Having prepared well the players were not overawed by the event and from the start gave the home team a match they were relieved to win. The first few minutes saw Joeys have a couple of long-range shots from Pauric Whelan and Ciaran Williamson, which did not hit the target. For the next 20 minutes the game was played mostly in midfield with a lot of hard tackles going in from both sides. In the 22nd minute Joeys went behind after failing to clear the ball a home player was left one on one with Lee Buggle in goal who had no chance. A minute later Joeys were lucky not to go 2 down when Luke Doyle cleared off the line. After this the lads dug deep and despite not creating any chances kept the home side at bay. HT1-0 The second half saw Joeys really work hard and try to get the equalizer. Having to push forward meant that there was more opportunity for the home side but Lee Buggle was having a good game and Brian Farrell and Conor Byrne were very strong in front of him. Joeys had a couple of opportunities near the end but the forwards were slow to take their shots and the home keeper was not troubled. In the last seconds as Joeys were going forward the home side broke and were awarded a penalty when their player was brought down in the box. From the penalty Lee was unlucky not to keep the ball out. There was not time to take the kick off before the ref blew for full time.
This was a big learning experience for everyone concerned and the players will only benefit from knowing they can play at this level. Best for Joeys were Lee Buggle, Conor Byrne, Alan Kirwan and Brian Farrell.

Very Successful Fundraiser

A great nights entertainment was had by all who attended the St. Josephs F.C. fundraiser on Thursday last in aid of the trip to Waterford for the schoolboys F.A.I. Cup. Local musicians Sean Byrne of Roisin Dubh fame and John Maddock from Men in Black were joined on stage by Brian Doyle who excelled himself during the 2 hour gig.
Collectively known as the “Chancers” the three local lads who gave of their services free got through a vast repertoire of songs that sent patrons home happy. Numbers such as Bob Dylans “Knockin on Heavens door”, Mark Knopplers “Romeo and Juliet” and “Im a Believer” from the Monkees went down particularly well with the audience. It is a good bet that the trio will be back on stage in the club at some future date. A draw for tickets for the forthcoming Brazil- Republic of Ireland game was won by Brenda Maddock.

A.I.B club of year presentation

Four officers from Tinryland G.F.C. will travel to Croke Park on Monday next to accept the award for winning the A.I.B. club of the year for Co. Carlow. During the ceremony the Leinster and All Ireland club of the year winners will be announced and hopes are high in Tinryland G.F.C. that the club can progress further in this competition. Tickets are still available for the Tinryland G.F.C. victory dinner dance to be held in the Dolmen Hotel on Saturday 7th February. Legendary G.A.A. personality Mick O‘Dwyer will be the guest of honour at this event.

Record attendance at Tinryland Juvenile G.F.C. AGM

Tinryland Juvenile G.F.C. reviewed another highly successful year at its Annual General meeting which attracted a record attendance on Wednesday last. On reviewing the year it was noted that more players than ever were playing Gaelic Football with Tinryland.
The highlight of the year was the winning of the U12 (B) championship and the John Finn Cup for the second successive year.
Outgoing chairman Paddy Townsend in his address complimented the committee on their hard work and dedication during 2003. He thanked all mentors of teams from U6 to U16 which Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. caters for. Paddy gave a special mention to senior club chairman Ned Deane for his support and cooperation during the year. He acknowledged the current pitch development project which will accommodate the growing numbers in the club and he requested the support of all in the juvenile club for the current Tinryland G.F.C. fundraiser which will take place in conjunction with Carlow Co. board.
Outgoing secretary Cormac O’Toole presented a detailed report summarising the performance of all teams as well as Scor na Nog under the direction of Robert O’Neill.
Cormac also mentioned the successful handball section of the club which saw titles won at all levels of which the All Ireland Feile was the highlight.
The following Officers and mentors were then elected:
Chairman: Paddy Townsend, Vice Chairman: Martin Kirwin, Hon Secretary Linda Kenny, Asst. Secretary Ann Redmond, Hon Treasurer Cora Townsend, Assistant treasurer Mary Doyle, Public relations Officer: Eamonn Byrne, Assistant Public Relations: Officer Robert O’Neill.

U6/U8 Team mentors: Diarmuid O’Shea, Martin Kirwin, Michael Hade, John Power.
U9/U10 Team mentors: John Power, Jodie Townsend, Richard Kingston, Pat Whelan, Martin Murphy and Alan Doyle.
U12 Team mentors: John Maddock, George Deane, Michael Murphy.
U14 team mentors: Cormac O’Toole, Pat Whelan, Mick Doyle, Eamonn Byrne, Bernard Mullen, Martin Murphy.
U16 team mentors: Kevin O’Neill, Michael O’Halloran, Peter Whelan, Jim Murphy.

Community Games

Those interested in participating for Bennekerry/Tinryland in this year’s Boys and Girls Community Games Under 16 Basketball Competition should attend a special training session in St. Leo’s Sportshall, Carlow tomorrow (Thursday) night starting between 7.30 and 8 pm.

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.

Community Alert

The AGM of Tinryland Community Alert takes place in the Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Tuesday next, February 3rd starting at 8.30 pm.
All members and intending members are invited to attend.

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