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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 28 Apr 2004

Tinryland on Top in Four County League

Tinryland AC took the honours on all fronts after the final stage of the Four County League in Tolerton Co. Laois on Friday last. National 10km champion Pat Byrne was once again the star athlete on show, winning the 8.5 km road event in a time of 26 mins 11, having led the 100 strong field from the start. It was Byrne's fourth successive stage win and he easily regained the individual title. Dwayne Farrell had another good run to finish 4th and can consider himself unlucky to finish outside of the overall medals having being edged out by Mick Kelly of Gowran in the closing stages. Tommy Payne continued his fine recent form, finishing 5th on the night and was 6th on the final standings. Eddie O'Neill who had his best run in the league in 7th completed the Tinryland team, which won the overall title on 79 pts and were well clear of SBR, Ferns on 231 and Ballyfin on 316. The other member of the team was Willie Quinlan, who was 11th on the night. In the B team section, Tinryland had the narrowest of wins, finishing just 1 pt clear of St Abban's on 511. The team was PJ Byrne 14th, JJ Murphy 34th, Eddie Walsh 38th and Peter Murphy 42nd. Tinryland also won the Veterans team event on 279 pts ahead of Kilkenny City Harriers and Ballyfin with Tommy Payne winning the over 45 category and JJ Murphy winning the over 50 section. The other Tinryland athletes to finish on the night were John Maye 49th, PJ Doyle 60th and Sean Duggan 63rd. In the womens race, Tina Doyle was 4th on the night and was also 4th overall having ran consistently throughout the league. Ann Brennan finished well on the final stage in 20th.


Tinryland U14s began their division 1 campaign with a very impressive victory over Miseal in Myshall on Monday of last week. The Tinryland lads were always in control against the home side and after leading by 3-9 to 0-0 at half time ran out very easy winners on a score of 4-14 to 1-1. The team will now turn its attention to the Carlow feile qualifiers, which will take place in Carlow hurling club on Bank holiday Monday next 3rd May commencing at 2.p.m.
The U16 team will play their third game of the championship away to Muinebheag on this coming Friday evening in McGrath park at 7.30 p.m. Tinryland U12s who defeated O'Hanrahans in their first championship outing will be at home to Clonmore on this Saturday evening at 6.p.m.
A meeting of Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. will be held tomorrow Thursday 29th April at 9.p.m in the GAA Club, Rathcrogue.

Under 12 Cup
Killeshin 3-0 St Josephs

Joeys are out of the cup despite a gallant effort on Friday night. Missing a number of players for various reasons the eleven on the field put up a sound display. Joeys dominated the first half with Dean Farrell playing well on the right wing. Despite their dominance they were unable to convert any of their chances. Kris Whelan was unlucky to see a fine effort kept out by the home keeper. HT 0-0
The second half saw the home side pile forward and following a sustained period of pressure they were awarded a corner and when the Joeys defence failed to clear the ball a Killeshin forward was left just four yards out and drove a shot to the net. Shortly after Joeys went 2-0 down when a long- range effort found the roof of the net. Joeys then had to try and get back into the game and left many gaps at the back. This led to one of the best goalkeeping performances ever in a Joey's shirt. Michael Foley playing due to the absence of Lee Buggle through sickness pulled of some fantastic saves. One in particular would have graced any field when a long-range shot looked destined for the net Michael flung himself to the left and finger tipped the ball onto the post. Joeys conceded one more just before the end. Best for Joeys were Niall Farrell, Gary Finnerty and Michael Foley.

Under 11 League
St Josephs 2-1 St Pats Boys

Joeys under 11s gave their best performance of the year when defeating Pats Boys. Playing some lovely football Joeys showed how good they can be. Two goals from David Townsend and fine performances from Michael Foley, Alison Mahon and Ruairi Keenan were the main contributors.

Mr. Harry Gaule

The death took place in the District Hospital, Carlow on Sunday April 18th of Harry Gaule, Ballycarney. Harry, who was aged 84 years, was a great family man who farmed in Ballycarney and Cloghna all his life and was renowned for his organic vegetables. He was a handy man and in the days of butter making, his produce was much sought after. A quiet man who always had a friendly word for those who knew him, he had a keen interest in Gaelic Football and kept up to date with all local results and was also a avid card player. He was the last member of his family, having being pre-deceased by his 6 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his wife Kitty, sons Michael (Cloghna), Pat (Cloghna), John (Ballycarney), daughters May (Moyle Big, Carlow), Renee (Ballycarney), Martina (Dublin), Clare (Clane) and Aisling (Newbridge), sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Remains were removed from Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Barrack Street on Monday to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland. Requiem Mass took place in Tinryland at 2 pm on Tuesday and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Fr. John McEvoy PP Tinryland on the death of his father Micheal, Clonbrin, Ballyroan Co. Laois who died in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Monday April 19th. Micheal, aged 81 years, was a farmer and was well known for his fanatical interest in all GAA teams from underage level upwards in the Ballyroan area. His remains were removed from his home on Wednesday April 21st to Ballyroan Church where they were received by Fr. John. His burial took place in Abbeyleix Cemetery on Thursday after Requiem Mass, which was presided over by Bishop Jim Moriarty of Kildare and Leighlin.

Yoga classes for beginners

Yoga classes for beginners will commence in Tinryland G.A.A. club on Tuesday 11th May at 8.p.m. A limited number of vacancies are still available for the five-week course, which costs only 40 for the full duration. Enquiries to Angela Doyle at 9133305 or 087 2439532.

Coach Tour

There will be a coach tour to Kilkenny on Sunday May 2nd visiting the homestead and heritage centre of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice in Callan. There will also be a visit to the Kilkenny Sunday markets. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004 or Edward Dawson at 087-2523958

School Enrolments

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 next, 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.

Host Families

Carlow Tourism arrange host family accommodation for a number of language schools who organise for foreign students to travel to Carlow during the year. Host families are now required throughout the year and also for the months of July and August. The rate per week is 130 per student. For more information please contact Carlow Tourism at 059-9130411.

Community Games

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.

There will be a meeting of Bennekerry-Tinryland Community Games in Rathcrogue Centre tomorrow night (Thursday) April 29th at 9.30 pm.


The Carlow Community Games Handball was held in Tinryland GFC on Friday night last. The results are as follows:

The under 13 Bennekerry/Tinryland boys had no competition so they progress
to Leinster competition.
The team was Michael Lawler, Martin Deane, David Townsend, James Murphy and Cathal O'Toole.

Bennekerry/Tinryland under 15 boys played Ballon-Rathoe. B/T had a very good team and defeated Ballon-Rathoe comfortably. They now go forward to the first round in Leinster.
The team was Colm Nolan, Shane Redmond, Matthew O'Toole, Kevin Barrett and Brian Deane.


The Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games Gymnastics Finals were held last week. The following are the results:

Boys Under 12: 1st- Brendan Hutton
Girls Under 8: 1st- Lauren Holohan 2nd- Kate Doheny
Girls Under 10: 1st- Rebecca Holohan 2nd- Jenny Doheny 3rd- Ruth Bermingham
Girls Under 12: 1st- Sara Rennick 2nd- Cadi Lennon
Girls Under 14: 1st- Alison Hanley 2nd- Sarah May
Girls Under 16: 1st- Mary Barrett

The Carlow Finals will be held on Sunday next, May 2nd in St. Leo's Sportshall, Carlow at 2 pm.

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