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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 11 Feb 2004


Record attendance at Tinryland G.F.C. Victory Dinner

The new vibrancy in Tinryland G.F.C. was reflected in a record turnout for the clubs victory dinner dance in the Dolmen Hotel on Saturday last. Highlight of the night was the presentation of the Co. U21 medals by Co. secretary Tommy O'Neill. Other presentations on the night included mementos to the first team from Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies club who are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year.
The four Tinryland G.F.C. players selected on the Carlow team of the millennium were also honoured. Family members received the award for deceased players Peenie Whelan and Andy Murphy while Paddy Sullivan's award was accepted by his grand nephew Thomas Moore. The fourth Tinryland member of the millennium team Brendan Hayden was present on the night and the new Carlow G.A.A. president received a generous round of applause when he collected his award. Speakers on the night included Tinryland G.F.C. chairman Ned Deane and Co. secretary Tommy O'Neill. Another item that went down well was a poem written by Robert O'Neill about the 1981 Carlow senior football final, which was delivered by M.C. for the evening Eamonn Byrne. Music on the night was provided by an excellent band called "Fiesta".
Tinryland G.F.C. was presented with the A.I.B. Carlow club of the year award for 2003 at a ceremony in Croke Park on Monday last. The award was presented to club chairman Ned Deane by G.A.A. president Sean Kelly. Other Tinryland officers present at the function included John Scott, Mary Doyle and Eamonn Byrne. The Leinster and All Ireland club of the year award was won by Dublin club St. Jude's.
The new Tinryland G.F.C. web site is almost ready to be launched. When it is in operation the web site will provide historical and up to date news about the club and during the playing season will be updated on a regular basis to include match reports, team news etc.
The Tinryland G.F.C. web site will be linked to the Tinryland Parish web site, which is also ready to be launched in the coming weeks.


Tinryland Athletics had a very successful outing at National Intermediate and Vets cross country C'ships in Dungarvan Co. Waterford on Sunday. The ever reliable Tommy Payne once again had a great race finishing 8th overall and 2nd over 45's behind old rival Michael Hassett of Tipperary. The race was won by Tom O'Connor of Liffey Valley, Dublin over the 150 strong field. Jeremiah O'Sullivan had a fine run to finish 36th while the Murphy Brothers, Peter 48th and John Joe 57th continue to shine and were 2nd over 55 and 3rd over 50 respectively. Eddie Walsh had a good run in 78th while the other Tinryland athletes to finish were Joe Doheny 90th and Kevin Cuddy 120th. Tinryland were 7th overall Club and Carlow 7th County. The intermediate team was led home by the impressive Dwayne Farrell who finished 21st. a notable aspect on the day was the performance of debutant Eddie O'Neill who ran an outstanding race to finish 31st. On the basis of this display, he should be a more than useful addition to the Tinryland set up. The other Tinryland athletes to finish the race on the day were John Maye and PJ Doyle.

Congratulations are extended to Andrew Murphy, Ballyloo who had an outstanding performance to win the Leinster Junior Indoor 800m Title in Nenagh last weekend.

There will be a meeting of Tinryland AC in Rathcrogue Centre tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm.

(Picture of Tinryland Veteran Mens Team enclosed L-R Jeremiah O'Sullivan, John Joe Murphy, Eddie Walsh, Tommy Payne, Peter Murphy, Kevin Cuddy, Joe Doheny)


U16 Girls

Bennekerry/Tinryland vs. Bagenalstown

The Girls started well and finished the first half on a score of 17-3 with points coming from Christine Scully, Deirdre Doyle, Mary Barrett and Sinead Lyons. They rounded off their great performance in the second half winning the semi final match 30-10. The team was: Christine Scully 8, Deirdre Doyle 8, Mary Barrett 6, Carrie Lawlor 4, Sinead Lyons 2, Ciara Butler 2, Ciara Jeaney, Amanda Cassidy, Aisling Kinsella and Tanya Doyle. Great credit is due to Eddie Corcoran for coaching the girls. They are now in the final where they meet Askea. The game will be played on 22nd February.

U16 Boys

Bennekerry/Tinryland vs. Graiguecullen

Two strong teams provided the spectators with a very close and exciting game. Bennekerry/Tinryland played very well throughout the game with scores coming from Ambrose Doran, John Smyth, Padraig Townsend and Jason Kelly in the first half, which ended 12-12. The boys were narrowly beaten in the end after a great team performance. The final score was Bennekerry/Tinryland 20-23 Graiguecullen. The team was: Ambrose Doran 2, John Smyth 8, Padraig Townsend 2, Jason Kelly 6, Nicholas Byrne 2, Philip Condron, Ben Lynch, Ciaran Williamson and Jeff Sutton. The team was trained by Philip Mullins and Rachel Condron.

Salesian Mission Fundraising

A permit has been granted to Salesian Mission Promoters to collect in County Carlow on the weekend of 21-22 February 2004 in aid of Irish Salesian Missions in Lesotho in South Africa. This is a greatly impoverished country. Volunteers are sought to hold the collection at Mass times on this weekend.

Carlow Institute of Further Education

The Carlow Institute of Further Education is hosting an Adult Careers Information evening on Wednesday 25th February from 7.00 to 9.00p.m. Any interested parishioners are invited to attend.


County U12

David Townsend and Martin Deane victorious over Ross Smithers and Roisin Mullins in the Carlow Under 12 Doubles Handball.
The Singles Title was won by Martin Deane.

Both David and Martin will be going forward to represent Carlow in the Leinster Doubles starting on February 15th meeting Laois in the first round. Also Bryan Deane and Kevin Barrett will be competing in the Leinster U13 Doubles starting in April.

County U16

Doubles Winners: Tinrylands David Donovan and Cian Clancy overcame club mates Padraig Townsend and Colm Delaney having won 15-11 in the first set, losing the second 6-15 before winning 15-9 in the final set.
Singles: Padraig Townsend claimed victory over David Donovan, winning 15-7 15-5.

Charity Night in Tinryland G.F.C

There will be a charity night in aid of cancer in Tinryland Clubhouse this Saturday, February 14th. Music for the evening is by Vegas Nights and the theme is Flower Power. Tickets can be purchased at the Club or the Shop at 10.


Balloon Race

The Annual St Josephs Balloon race has now finished. The club would like to thank everybody who supported this novel idea and look forward to the same next Christmas. There were a large number of returns with cards coming back mainly from Wexford and also some from over the Irish Sea. The winning Balloon was number 166 Margaret Deane sold by Jackie Deane who wins a weekend away. The second Balloon was number 679 Philip Fields sold by Eoin Fields who wins a DVD Player. The third Balloon was number 696 Declan Finnerty sold by Gary Finnerty who wins a hamper.

Soccer Open day

On Sunday 22nd February Carlow and District Juvenile League are holding a professional coaching session for all registered players in the league. The coaching staff on the day includes the Under 20 World Cup goalkeeper and a UCD striker plus other highly qualified coaches. Everyone who attends will work in their own age group and will benefit from this high quality input. Under 8s, 9s 10s and 11s will be coached from 10:00am to 1:00pm with under 12s 13s 14s 15s and 16s from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The venue for the event is St Pats Graiguecullen and the cost per player is 10. This is a brilliant opportunity for every player in the club to see coaching at the highest level and we would urge every player to attend. Please give your name plus 10 to your manager to book your place.

Under 10 League
St Josephs 6 - 0 St Anne's

This under 10 team is probably producing the best football of all the Joeys teams. Although they are young, their passing is very good and their support play is excellent. Eoin Maddock is having a great season and scored a very good hat trick. Sean Delaney got two and the consistent Christopher Gaule got the other. In a really good all round team display Eoin Maddock, Jack Gillman Shane Kelly and Rory Lynch were outstanding.

Under 10 League
St Josephs 0-4 St Anne's

Joeys younger under 10s are having a great season and despite not getting the results, they are improving with every game and will be much better equipped next season. Despite their effort they went down to St Annes first squad. Best for Joeys were Aaron Doyle, Barry Power, Kevin Chubb and Michael Delaney.

Under 12 League
St Josephs 2-2 St Anne's

Joeys under 12s continue to frustrate themselves in games where they are failing to put their dominance into points. Joeys got off to a great start when Kris Whelan scored. However after over playing the ball Joeys were caught on the break and gave away a very soft goal. HT1-1 the second half saw the home side continue to have most of the play and they went in front when a very good corner kick by Rob Stynes was headed into the Anne's net by a defender. Shortly after though Joeys went to sleep at a corner and the away side scored. Joeys could have got the winner in the last fifteen minutes but for individuals trying to do too much on their own. Best for Joeys were Gary Finnerty, Dean Farrell, David Townsend and Declan Ryan.

Under 14
St Josephs 6-3 St Anne's

It looked as if Joeys were going to continue their poor form at this level when they conceded a goal from a corner after just 3 minutes but this seemed to get the lads going and although they never played the good football they are capable of they were soon back in the game. Brian O Neill scored a great individual goal when he beat two players before sending a low left foot shot to the net. Jeff Abbott then showed that he could still produce the goods when he scored twice to give Joeys a 3-1 half time lead.
The second half saw Joeys penned back but Ciaran Williamson scored to make it 4-1. Anyone who thought it was over was in for a shock as within the next five minutes Anne's scored twice to make it 4-3. Then man of the match for Joeys Brian O Neill took control and with Anne's pushing for the equalizer he broke and scored 2 more to get a great hat trick. Best for St Josephs were Brian O Neill, Jeff Abbott and Colm Nolan who was unlucky to see a great volley mid way through the second half just pass the post.

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