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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 31 Mar 2004

Byrne on Top in Four County League

Pat Byrne of Tinryland AC continued his dominance of this years Four County League with a fine win on the 2nd stage held on a tough 7.5 km course in Crossabeg Co. Wexford on Sunday last. Byrne led from start to finish but was closely pursued by Colm Burke of St. Abban's throughout. Byrne won in a time of 24 mins, some 20 seconds ahead of Burke with Mick Kelly of Gowran in 3rd place. Dwayne Farrell had another fine run in 4th after having a good battle with Tommy Payne who was just behind in 5th. Newcomer Eddie O'Neill had a great run in 8th position in what was only his second outing in the Tinryland colours. Willie Quinlan ran well to finish 11th and with PJ Byrne in 13th, Tinryland on 42 pts maintained their large lead in the A team section, some 80 pts ahead of their nearest rivals SBR Ferns. Tinryland also lead the B section on 232 pts with St. Abban's 2nd on 259.
Other Tinryland athletes to run well were JJ Murphy 24th, Eddie Walsh 38th, Sean Doyle 50th, John Maye 54th, PJ Doyle 63rd and Sean Duggan 65th.
Earlier in the day, Tina Doyle continued her good form by placing 8th in the Ladies Race with Ann Brennan finishing strongly in 27th position.
The next stage will be held in Gowran Co. Kilkenny on Sunday next, April 4th at 1 pm sharp.


St Josephs is a young club but over the last three years has expanded and it is now time for the club to consolidate to ensure that they keep the high standards that have helped them progress to date. The club currently has 2 under 9 teams, 2 under 10 teams, 1 under 11, 1 under 12, 1 under 13 and 1 under 14 team. With the current resources it is not possible to keep this number of teams next season. To make sure that the training and the input the players receive is of the highest standard the club needs the help of many more adults. Each team needs 3 mentors and the club will provide first level coaching for anyone who would be willing to help the club develop further. Please contact Catherine Delaney Secretary St Josephs or any team manager if you would like to get involved.

Under 13 League
Nurney Villa 0-3 St Josephs

St Josephs played the type of football that has got them close to the top of the league. Right from the whistle Joeys were passing the ball and moving well. Every player was taking just one touch and after camping in the Nurney half Ryan Curran was unlucky to see his fine effort go just wide of the post. However within a few minutes after good work by Conor Carthy down the right the ball was played through to Ryan who sent a low shot past the Nurney keeper. Joeys did not take their foot off the pedal as they have done in other games and from a Brian Farrell cross from the left Patrick Kelly sent a shot to the net for Joeys second. Joeys continued to dominate through to half time. HT0-2
The second half was much the same with Ciaran Williamson dominant in defence and Ryan Curran and Conor Carthy causing the home side all kinds of problems. Lee Buggle was called on just once in the second half and his pass to Ciaran Williamson led to the second goal. Ciaran played a long ball up field and Ryan Curran ran in to head past the keeper. This was a good all round performance with every player playing their part. David O Shea, Matthew O Toole, Ciaran Williamson and Conor Carthy stood out.

Under 11 League
Nurney Villa 2-4 St Josephs

Joeys under 11s played a brilliant second half to come away with the points on Saturday. The first half was evenly balanced with both sides creating a lot of chances. Joeys were leaving too many openings and the home side took advantage scoring twice. Joeys kept on terms with goals from Zoe Curran and Paul Costello. HT2-2
The second half saw Joeys play the type of football that has kept them in contention all season. Goals from David Townsend and Eric Bates put them in front and some good defensive work kept the home side at bay. Best for Joeys were Jason Noctor, Michael Foley and Colm Curran.

Under 9 League
St Josephs 8-2 St Pats Boys

This under nine team is performing to a very high standard and their first half performance was brilliant. With everybody playing well they led 4-0 at half time and were never in trouble. The second half was much the same and further goals gave them a comfortable win. Two goals from Aebhin Webb, three goals from Shane Webb, two from Marcus Lawlor and one from Ciaran Townsend made up the scoring. Dermot Walsh, Cathal Whelan, Shane Kavanagh and Fiach Byrne were outstanding.

St Josephs 2-4 St Pats Boys
Joeys younger under nine team put up a great performance against Pats and despite going 2-0 down in the first half they did not give up and were unlucky not to get something out of the game. The prolific Martin Mullins scored both Joey's goals and Conal O Se, Sean Kirwan and Brian Hosey were outstanding.

Local Players Win Leinster Medals

A large number of young Tinryland GFC players won a Leinster Schools Football Title during the past week.
Mark Doran, Peter Doran, Brian Byrne, Ian Doyle, Paul Broderick (0-7), Andrew Murphy, David O'Neill and Richard Whyte were all panellists on the Presentation College, Carlow team that won the Leinster C Football Title against Marian College, Ballsbridge in Timahoe last week on a score of 0-9 to 1-2.
They will now play Borrisoleigh from Tipperary in the All Ireland Semi-Final in Portlaoise this week.

Season begins for Tinryland Juvenile G.F.C.

The new season of Coisde na nOg fixtures for Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. begins this Friday when the U16s begin their division 1a campaign with an away game against Michael Davitts at 6.30 p.m.
On Monday next 5th April the U14 division 2 team begin their campaign with a home game against Rathvilly at 6.45 p.m.
Tinryland U12s will begin their division 1 campaign on Saturday 17th April with an away game with O'Hanrahan's at 6.p.m while on Monday 19th April the U14 division 1 team will be away to Miseal at 7.p.m.
Outstanding registration fees should be paid during the coming week.

Art Results

The following are the results of the Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games Art Competition:
Boys Under 8- 1st- Fionnan Burke (Browneshill) 2nd- Sean Dermody (Browneshill) 3rd- Mark Dalton (Ballycrogue)
Boys Under 10: 1st- Stephen Hanlon (Kilmeaney) 2nd- MacDara Burke (Browneshill), 3rd- Brian Dermody (Browneshill)
Boys Under 12: 1st- Jimmy Kinsella (Johnstown) 2nd- Stephen Curran (Lime Grove, Tinryland) 3rd- Damien Byrne (Friarstown)
Boys Under 14: 1st- Keith Dalton (Ballycrogue) 2nd- TJ Curran (Linkardstown) 3rd- Adam Doyle (Linkardstown)

Girls Under 8: 1st- Sarah O'Neill (Staplestown) 2nd- Megan Fitzgerald (Palatine) 3rd- Catherine Buckley (Palatine)
Girls Under 10: 1st- Jenny Doheny (Kyleballyhue) 2nd- Aoife Kavanagh (Burton Hall) 3rd- Aoife Hayden (Ballinacarrig)
Girls Under 12: 1st- Roisin Breheny (Friarstown) 2nd- Amy Lawlor (Burton Hall) 3rd- Aoife Byrne (Linkardstown)
Girls Under 14: 1st- Maria Lawlor (Lime Grove, Tinryland) 2nd- Ciara Fitzpatrick (Castletown) 3rd- Mona Mullins (Chapelstown).


Sympathy is extended to Louise Ward, Linkardstown and to Mary Ryan, Tinryland on the death of their father Peadar Swayne in Ballon last week.
Sympathy is also extended to Ellen Nolan, Tinryland Lower on the death of her father Patrick Bermingham, Kernanstown who was buried in Bennekerry after Requiem Mass on Sunday last.

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.

Table Quiz

A table quiz in aid of Staplestown Parish will be held in Tinryland GAA Clubhouse, Rathcrogue on Wednesday April 14th at 8.30 pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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