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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 24 Mar 2004


Handballers in All Ireland Final

Tinryland Handballers Shane Redmond and Colm Nolan won the All Ireland Under 15 Doubles Semi-Final in O'Loughlin Gaels Handball Club on Sunday March 14th. They won comfortably over Nigel Walsh and Seamus Casserly of Mayo. They now go on to face Waterford's David Power and Jason Healy in the All Ireland Final in O'Loughlin Gaels Club, Kilkenny next Saturday.

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Under 12 League
Parkville Utd 4-2 St Josephs

Every player on the pitch deserves credit for producing a game of this quality considering the tough conditions they had to play under. Joeys played with the wind in the first half and despite camping in the opponents area could only get one goal, which was always going to be difficult to defend in the circumstances. The goal came after good work down the left by Jeff Sutton and Bob Stynes the ball was crossed low into the area and Dean Farrell hit his shot low past the keeper. HT 0-1
The second half saw the Parkville team take advantage of the wind and shortly into the half a long range effort with the wind was deflected past Lee Buggle in the Joeys goal. Within a couple of minutes the situation got worse for Joeys when they gave away a free kick just outside the box and Parkville got their second. Joeys then played the best football of the game and were unlucky when a shot by Darren Murphy came back of a post and a Robert Stynes effort went narrowly wide. Parkville got two more goals as Joeys pressed forward and with a few minutes remaining Joeys scored when Adam Curran got on the end of a great cross from TJ Curran to shoot to the net. Everyone played well for Joeys and they were unlucky not to get something from the game. Darren Murphy, Jeff Sutton and TJ Curran were outstanding. Michael Lawlor, Adam Curran and Michael Foley under 11s playing at this level for the first time showed that they will be excellent at this level next year.

Under 10 League
St Josephs 3-2 Derry Rovers

St Josephs under ten first squad are continuing to perform at a very good standard and came away with another good win against a gallant Derry Rovers side. Playing in difficult conditions the teams played the ball on the ground and provided the spectators with a good game of football. Eoin Maddock got the home side of to a good start with a well-taken goal and further goals from Niall Byrne and Jonathan Brennan secured the points. Best for Joeys were Eoin Maddock, Shane Kelly and Rory Lynch.

St Josephs 0-8 Killeshin

St Joseph's younger squad had a very tough game against one of the better teams in the league when they took on Killeshin on Saturday. Martin Farrell, Kevin Chubb and Michael Delaney stood out in a good all round team effort.

A meeting of St Joseph's committee will take place tonight (Wednesday) 24th March at 8:30pm in Tinryland NS.


The wedding took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Thursday last of Siobhan Dowling, daughter of Liam and Jean, St. Joseph's Terrace and John Farrell, son of Bob (formerly of Moate House, Tinryland) and the late Esther, New Oak, Carlow. The bridesmaids were Catriona Dowling, Linda O'Brien and Jackie Dooley. The best man was David Lawlor and the groomsmen were Billy Dowling and Peter Scully while the pageboy was Gavin Curran and the flower girl was their daughter Erica. The celebrant was Rev. John McEvoy PP while the soloist was Josie Kelly. The reception was held in the Dolmen Hotel and the honeymoon is being spent in Hawaii.


Tinryland GFC will hold a Poker Classic in Rathcrogue Centre on Sunday next, March 28th at 4 pm. The cost will be 25 Euro per head.

Registration for Juvenile players will take place in Tinryland GAA Club, Rathcrogue tomorrow (Thursday) March 25th from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm for all players born on or after the 1st of January 1994. Registration fee including insurance is €20. Further details from Diarmuid at 9146392 or Martin at 9140880.
A meeting of Tinryland GFC Juvenile Club will take place tomorrow (Thursday) March 25th at 9 pm in Tinryland GAA Centre. All members are requested to attend.

The Minor Team have made an excellent start to the League. Having defeated Bagenalstown by 2-19 to 0-5 recently, they went on to record a facile victory by 2-8 to 1-4 over an under strength Eire Og in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. Best for Tinryland were defenders Peter Doran, Patrick and Chris Townsend with Paul Broderick, Andrew Murphy and Anthony Mannion playing well in the forwards.

Community Games Draw

Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games would like to thank all those who
supported them with their recent draw and those who sponsored prizes.
The results are as follows:

(1st) E100: Pat McArdle
(2nd) E50: Sean Lowry
(3rd) E50: Richard Madden
(4th) E50: Willie Mullins
(5th) 300 Litres Of Heating Oil B Ní Mhaoluala
(6th) E30 Dinner Voucher: Ollie Townsend
(7th) Brandy Glasses: Richard Madden

Coach Tour

There will be a coach tour to Dublin on Sunday April 4th to attend a Sale of Works and Bazaar in Aid of the Oblate Missions in Inchicore. Also taking in Windsor Sunday Markets in Tallaght. For further information contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004.

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