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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 10 Mar 2004


Tinryland to Feature on National Television

The dispute between Tinryland GFC and the NRA over the proposed new motorway from Dublin to Waterford is to be a feature on the "Seachtain" bi-lingual weekly programme on RTE 1 next Sunday March 14th at 5.30 pm. There was a huge attendance of both adults and children at a Tinryland Juvenile training session in Rathcrogue on Friday last where much of the filming took place. The great atmosphere on the evening displayed the support of all concerned in the area with the club's ongoing battle with the NRA over the proposed new route.
The programme, which is presented by Siun Nic Gearailt, will contain interviews with people associated with both Tinryland GFC and the NRA.

(Photo enclosed of Tinryland GFC Members receiving the recent Carlow Club of the Year Award at Croke Park)

Community Centre

Councillor Enda Nolan has received correspondence from Carlow County Council regarding the provision of a new Community Centre in Tinryland. The Council are currently awaiting a layout from architects for the proposed centre on the site of the present clubhouse on the tennis grounds with a meeting due to be held in the coming weeks.
The construction of the new houses in the village are expected to be completed at the end of August. It is hoped to allocate houses towards the end of July depending on the completion date not changing.


Tinryland Juvenile Athletes enjoyed great success at the Leinster Indoor Championships in Nenagh over the weekend. Jennifer Murphy had a great performance to win Gold in the Girls Under 13 60m. Silver medals were won by Amanda Cassidy Girls Under 15 60m, Eleanor Purcell Girls Under 15 Walk and by the Girls Under 15 Relay team of Kate Morgan, Amanda Cassidy, Eleanor Purcell and Emma Brennan. Niall Murphy was 3rd in the Boys Under 17 60m while Stephanie Murphy was 4th in the Girls Under 14 60m and Michelle Cummins 4th in the Girls Under 16 60m. Great credit is due to coach John Curran, Old Leighlin.

Tinryland AC AGM

The 34th AGM of Tinryland AC will take place in Rathcrogue Centre tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8.30 pm. Secretary Pat Byrne will report on a very successful year for the club with many successes at county, provincial and national level in juvenile, senior and veteran levels. Also reviewed will be the successful running of the Rockford Road Race, the Autumn League, Christmas Handicap, the Carlow Senior and Irish Universities CC Championships. The forthcoming year should be an exciting one for the club with the 25th Rockford Race up for discussion together with the recent announcement that Tinryland will host the National Half Marathon in 2005. All are welcome to attend.

First Confession

First Confession will be celebrated tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7 pm in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland for pupils of 2nd class in Tinryland NS.

Churchgate Collection

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland will hold a Churchgate Collection in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Saturday March 13th and Sunday next, March 14th. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Under 14 League
Vale Wanderers 0-2 St Josephs

St Josephs played as a team and took the lead when Nigel Dowling was played through by Mikey Murphy and rifled a left footed shot to the goal. Joeys were not troubled much and when they were, Alan Kirwan in the Joeys goal was in great form. HT 0-1
The second half saw the home side get more into the game but the back four of Joeys were working well and with 10 minutes to go after some lovely football Brian O Neill was played in and coolly slotted his shot low past the keeper to give joeys their second goal. Best for Joeys were Alan Kirwan, Colm Nolan and Dominic Smith

Under 12 League
Vale Wanderers 2-1 St Josephs

Joeys played really well in the first half and took the lead after some good work in midfield the ball was played to Kris Whelan who passed to Stephen Chubb to put them in front with a low shot past the keeper. Seconds later Joeys were unlucky not to go 2 up when a Darren Murphy free kick hit the post and the rebound was fired just wide. HT0-1
The second half saw Joeys take their foot off the pedal and with 5 minutes to go Vale leveled and with the last kick off the game they took the points when Joeys failed to get the ball clear. Best for St Josephs were Declan Ryan, Paul Costello and Dean Farrell.

Under 10 League
Vale Wanderers 2-0 St Josephs

Joeys under 10 s played very well and created 4 or 5 good scoring opportunities but failed to take them. Niall Fitzpatrick, Kevin Chubb, Mark Deane and Greg Murphy were outstanding.

Community Games

Boys Under 13 Indoor Soccer

Bennekerry/Tinryland took part in the Boys Under 13 Indoor Soccer event on Sunday last against Rathvilly. They got off to a good start but were unlucky to give away a goal. Score at half time was Rathvilly 1 B/T 0. The boys played well in the second half but the goals were not to come. Rathvilly scored another goal in the second half to leave the final score B/T 0 Rathvilly 2.
The team was Michael Foley, Eric Bates, Michael Lawlor, Gary Finnerty, Paul Costello, Martin Deane and Jack Lowry. Manager John Maddock

Bennekerry/Tinryland Under 13 girls took part in the indoor soccer playing
against Borris in the Preliminary round. The girls found it had to settle in
the first half and were unlucky to give away a penalty. The first half score
was B/T 0 to Borris 1. Borris came out very strong in the second half
scoring 3 goals making the final score Borris 4 to B/T 0.
The team was Katie Doyle, Rebecca Fields, Shauna Fitzpatrick, Zoe Curran,
Jemina Kirwan and Laura Kirwan.
Managers Tommy and Tasha Lyons.
Cards are now being distributed for the Tinryland/Bennekerry Community Games Draw. All cards should be returned to committee members by March 19th.

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