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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 18 Feb 2004

Tinryland Notes

Great night at successful Cancer fundraiser

Over 3000 was raised at last Saturday's St. Valentines night fundraiser in Tinryland G.F.C. in aid of cancer research and the Carlow Homecare organization. Music on the night was provided by "Vegas Nights" one of the best bands ever to grace the venue.
Lead singer Dave Bradbury and his colleagues Teresa Morrissey and Martin Mannion had the crowd in good spirits from start to finish as they belted out a litany of tunes from the 60's, 70's and 80's. The theme on the night was flower power and many patrons made a big effort to dress with that theme in mind. The highlight of the night was the sponsored head shave of Margaret Nolan and Johnny Maher who allowed numerous would be hairdressers to shave their heads raising almost 2000 euros in the process. Well done to all who supported the event and the G.F.C. organizing committee of Peter Scully, Sandra Walker and Mick Murphy.

Tinryland Juvenile GFC

The new juvenile G.A.A. season is fast approaching and the following coaching sessions at Tinryland G.F.C. have been arranged.
U8, U9, U10: Saturday mornings 11a.m.
U12: Tuesdays 5 p.m.
U14: Fridays 5 p.m.
U16: Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m.
All juveniles must be registered for the new season and completed registration forms together with the registration fee of 10 euros should be given to the relevant team manager in the coming week.

Scor Na Sinsear

The Scor Ceatharlach round of Scor Na Sinsear will take place on Saturday 21st February at Teach Asca, Eire Og commencing at 8:00pm.
Tinryland will once again have a large entry in the competition. The club were also very unfortunate to lose out at the Leinster Finals of the recent Scor Na nOg competition where competitors from Tinryland represented both club and county in three competitions.
On Saturday, Tinryland will have an entry in the Ballad Group, Instrumental Group, Recitation, Set Dancing, Question Time, Figure Dancing and Solo Singing Competitions. At last year's county final, Tinryland GFC won all competitions so hopes are high for 2004. The club would appreciate local support for our Scor representatives at the event.

Parent/Teacher AGM

The AGM of Tinryland Parent/Teacher association was held in Tinryland N.S. on Wednesday night. The following officers were re-elected:
Chairperson- Mrs. Meliosa Walsh
Hon Secretary- Mrs. Brenda Maddock
Assistant Secretary- Mrs. Ann Redmond
Treasurer- Ms Jackie Deane
Representative to County Parents association- Mr. Liam Lawlor

The next fundraising will be the Dublin mini-marathon on June 7th when it is hoped that a large local Motley Crew of Drag Queens will participate. The committee agreed to subsidise the present school swimming lessons and purchase new P.E. Mats.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Tina Broderick on the death of her sister Mrs. Josie O'Rourke, Bagenalstown. Also to Michael Cleary, Tinryland on the death of his mother Mrs. Aniese Cleary, Braganza, Athy Road. Her remains were interred in the local cemetery on Thursday following Requiem Mass.

University Cross Country

Tinryland A/C in conjunction with Carlow I.T. will host the Irish University Cross/Country C'ships for the first time on Saturday, February 28th. The 1st race, the ladies 4000m will be at 2pm with a 2.30pm start for the men's 10000m.
The 1st stage of the 4 County League will also be staged in Tinryland on Sunday, March 14th.

Salesian Mission Fundraising

A Church gate collection will be held on the weekend of 21-22 February 2004 in aid of Irish Salesian Missions in Lesotho in Southern Africa, a greatly impoverished country. Volunteers are sought to hold the collection at Mass times. All proceeds will be forwarded to Fr. Wrenn of St. Luke's Catholic Mission, Lesotho.

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.


Under 11 League
St Joseph's 3- GRS Utd 1

Joeys under 11s are having a great season and produced a great display at home to GRS on Saturday. In a very tight match both teams cancelled each other out in the first half. The second half saw the home side take the game with two goals from Ruari Keenan and one from David Townsend. Michael Foley, Zoe Curran and Ruari Keenan were outstanding.

Under 9 League

In another close game Joeys under 9s kept up their fine performance in the league. Ciaran Townsend scored both goals to give the side this impressive victory. This was an all round team performance with everybody contributing to gain the points.

Under 13 League
Stretford Utd 2-3 St Josephs

St Josephs worked very hard at the back with both Lee Buggle in goal and Conor Byrne at centre half having solid games. Stretford took the lead when Joeys failed to pick up at a corner kick and the header gave Lee Buggle no chance in goal. Joeys were then on the rack for a while but just before half time Lee Buggles long goal clearance was flicked on by Brian Shiels to Ciaran Williamson who played the ball back from the line to see the ball go in off a defender for the equalizer. HT1-1
The second half was much the same with Joeys having to defend deep but from this position Joeys always looked dangerous on the break. From a break away the ball was played through to Ryan Curran who sent a great shot to the roof of the net. Shortly after Lee Buggle pulled off a great save but in doing so was injured and was replaced in goal by Darren Murphy. Cormac Walsh who had just come on played a great ball to Ciaran Williamson who sent his shot from distance to the net. Joeys then had to defend and it was very tight after Stretford scored their second with five minutes to go. Joeys held out thanks to a lot of hard work by the defenders. Best for Joeys were Lee Buggle, Conor Byrne, Alan Kirwan and Ciaran Williamson.

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