Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 21 Apr 2004
Byrne Takes National Title
Pat Byrne of Tinryland AC made the long trip to Sligo a worthwhile one on Sunday last when he won the National 10km road race in fine style. Byrne held off the challenges of Tom Carey of Limerick and Leinster CC Champion James Rothwell of Louth in the closing stages to win his first National Senior Title in a time of 30 mins 46. It proved to be a great day overall for the club with Byrne, Dwayne Farrell 12th, Tommy Payne 14th and Eddie O'Neill 21st winning the team title for Tinryland ahead of Rathfarnham and Finn Valley while Payne was 1st over 45 with JJ Murphy 2nd over 50.
Girls Clinch Minor Title
Tinryland/Bennekerry won their second Minor Football Championship in three years when they accounted for their great rivals Eire Og on a scoreline of 1-14 to 3-6 on the outside pitch at Dr. Cullen Park last Tuesday evening. The girls were always in control playing some brilliant football and kicking some great long-range points from all over the field giving them a six-point cushion at half time. On the resumption there were some more fine scores to come from Tinryland/Bennekerry, but with a quarter of an hour to go Eire Og staged their trademark comeback but this time left it too late as Tinryland/Bennekerry ran out deserving winners. Well done to Peenie, Martin, Fran and Pat and all of the ladies committee doing tremendous work making sure the sister Club is enjoying another very successful year.
Tinryland/Bennekerry U14 girls qualified for Féil Péil Na Nóg to be held in County Tyrone next July when they defeated Mt Leinster Rangers on a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-1last Friday evening. There were great performances from in goal Ciara Butler, Clodagh Behan Deborah Fields and the outstanding Sarah Doyle in defence, player of the match Ashling Kinsella in midfield and up front the honours go to Jamie Lee Doyle, Amy Dwyer and Amanda Cassidy. The girls now look forward to this year's championship with great hope in their build up to the Tyrone weekend.
The five young local soccer players who recently travelled with the W.B.C. Academy to an international tournament in Barcelona all performed well in the three-day event.
Conor Byrne, Ryan Curran, David O'Shea, Matthew O'Toole and Padraig Whelan helped their teams qualify for the quarterfinals having knocked out teams from France, Scotland, Malta and Ireland in the group stages.
The lads who played in the quarter final against Barona of Italy will certainly remember that particular game for a long time. Played under floodlights on Easter Saturday evening the Carlow team conceded a very early goal and were then subjected to a litany of time wasting antics and dirty play from the Italian team and their supporters that has no place in sport. With the referee losing control the Italian team went 2 up before the Carlow league representative side got one back when Denis Murphy of Killoughternane scored mid way through the second half. The final stages were totally dominated by the Carlow lads but three wonderful saves from the Italian keeper including one from a Conor Byrne header with seconds remaining saw the Barona side through to the semi final.
Judging by the Italian supporters behaviour after the final whistle it was perhaps the best result for safety reasons as one shudders to imagine what would have happened had Carlow won.
The Carlow travelling party then had a free day on Sunday and this was utilised by viewing the magnificent attractions in the city of Barcelona. That evening the group attended a Spanish league relegation battle between Espanyol and Albacete in the Olympic stadium, which was attended by 30,000 passionate Spanish soccer supporters. Earlier in the week the Carlow party, which included 4 adults from Tinryland, visited the famous Nou Camp stadium, which is home to F.C. Barcelona.
St Josephs will hold their committee meeting in Tinryland NS at 8:30 on Wednesday 21st April.
Under 13 League
St Josephs 1-2 Derry Rovers
Joeys under 13s gave up any chance of winning the league with a very low-key performance against Derry Rovers on Saturday. Joeys never got going and played nowhere near the display against Nurney in their last game. Neither goalkeeper had a shot to save in the opening twenty minutes. Joeys took the lead after Ryan Curran was given the ball down the right wing and from an awkward angle he slotted the ball low past the Rovers keeper. Despite taking the lead Joeys still did not settle and continued to overplay the ball, conceding a lot off possession and not creating any chances. HT1-0
The second half saw the away side come more into the game but neither team was playing good football. Joeys maintained their lead but with four minutes left to play they went to sleep. A long ball down the right was missed by the home defence and the Rovers player was left one on one with Lee Buggle and he drilled a low shot to the net. This shocked the home side and they pushed forward to try and regain the lead. Joeys were then given a free kick which should have led to them putting pressure on the away side but this was played short, picked up by a rovers player who again sent a long ball through the middle leaving yet another one on one situation which was dispatched to the net as clinically as the first. There was not time for Joeys to launch another attack. Best for Joeys were David O Shea, Ryan Curran and Patrick Kelly
Under 9 League
Vale Wanderers 1-4 St Josephs (2)
St Josephs under nines younger squad are getting the results that will give them great heart for next year. In a very tight first half both sides played well and at half time it was 1-1
The second half saw Joeys take control and with star player and top goal scorer Martin Mullins playing at his best Joeys were always looking good. A great hat trick from Martin Mullins and a cracker from Finn Lynch saw Joeys home 4-1. Best for Joeys were Brian Hosey, Art O Dea and Stephen Hanlon.
Under 11 League
Vale Wanderers 5-2 St Josephs
Despite a brave effort Joeys went down to one of their main rivals in this under 11 game. Joeys tried hard and despite two good goals from Paul Costello and David Townsend they could not contain the home side. Best for joeys were David Townsend, Ruairi Keenan and Eric Bates.
Under 15 League
St Josephs 1 - 12 New Oak Boys
Joeys under 15s have not played for some time and even if they had their full squad they would have found it very tough against a very strong Boys team. Playing a number off their under 14s and with only the bare squad joeys worked hard for the first half but as the away side got on top all cohesiveness in the home side went. Jeff Abbott tried hard up front and Jason Curran and Shane Hegarty put in a lot of effort but the star man for Joeys was Michael Hennessy.
Mixed fortune for Tinryland Juvenile G.A.A teams
Tinryland teams had mixed luck in the McDonald's juvenile football championship last weekend with the U12s scoring a great victory over the O'Hanrahans in the opening championship match while the U16s suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Mount Leinster Rangers.
In the U12 game Tinryland played with the strong wind to lead by 2-6 to 1-1 at the interval. Two goals from John Doyle set Tinryland up for this victory and the team had other fine players in Cathal O'Toole, Patrick Brown, James Murphy, Jack Lowry, Eric Bates, Michael Lawlor, Eoin Maddock and David Townsend. The next championship game for the U12s will be a home fixture with Clonmore on Saturday 1st May.
In Borris on Friday evening Tinryland U16s were brought back to reality following their victory in the first game with Michael Davitts when they had to play second fiddle to a strong Mount Leinster Rangers outfit. Tinryland never really figured in this game and at the interval had only scored two points via Ambrose Doran and Colm Nolan with the home side amassing 2-7.
It was more of the same in the second half as the team completely lost their shape and discipline with Donal Kingston notching a late consolation goal for Tinryland.
Final score Mount Leinster Rangers 4-14 Tinryland 1-3.
Best for Tinryland were Bobby Whelan, Patrick Byrne, Laurence O'Neill, Padraig Townsend, Brian O'Neill, and Donal Kingston.
On Sunday the Minor team maintained their 100% start to the league with a very comfortable win over Michael Davitt's in Ballinabranna.
Mrs. Sheila Daly
The death took place in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Thursday April 15th of Mrs. Sheila Daly (nee Lawlor), Ballybar. Sheila, who was aged 79 years, had been in poor health in recent times. A native of Coolnakeran, Leighlinbridge, she was pre-deceased by her daughter Margaret Hutton in 1996. She is survived by her husband Tommy, son Ronnie, sisters Maggie and Anna, brothers Maurice and John, sister in law Frances, daughter in law Kathleen, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from her home on Friday at 6.30 pm to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland for 7 pm. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday at 11 am and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Marie Byrne, Tinryland on the death of her mother Mrs. Annie Farrell, JKL Avenue, Carlow who died during the week.
Parents wishing to enrol their children in Tinryland NS for September 2004 should ring the Secretary, Margaret at 9132156 for an enrolment form up to Friday April 30th or call to class teacher Mrs. Finnerty between 2 and 3 pm over this period. Please take along a baptismal or birth certificate.
A meeting of Tinryland Community Alert will take place on Tuesday April 27th in the GAA Centre, Rathcrogue at 8.30 pm.
All are welcome to attend.
Four County League
The final stage of the St. Abbans Four County League will be held in Tolerton Co. Laois on Friday next April 23rd at 7.30 pm. Tinryland currently lead the A and B team events with Pat Byrne set to regain another individual title.
Athletic training for Community Games is now being held in the Parochial Fields, Tinryland on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 pm and 8 pm.
The Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games Finals will be held in Tinryland GAA Club, Rathcrogue on Thursday May 13th at 6.30 pm.