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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 13 Feb 2005

FUNDRAISING in Tinry-land for the Tsunami disaster appeal was a huge success with a total of €7500 raised. Tinryland parish contributed €4000 to the Trocaire appeal run in conjunction with the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. The 56 parishes of Kildare and Leighlin contributed a total of 825000 to the fund.

A joint fundraiser between the staff of Seamus Byrne Electrical L.T.D. and Tinryland G.F.C. in aid of the Irish Red Cross on Thursday last raised 3500. This fundraiser proved to be a very enjoyable affair with Seamus Byrne employees Brian Doyle and Adin Middleton getting their legs and chests waxed with numerous punters paying for the pleasure of watching the lads suffer for this very worthy cause. Music on the night was provided by top folk group Roisin Dubh led by Tinryland man Sean Byrne.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Tinryland National School principal Denis Shannon on the sudden death of his youngest sister Brid Keenan of Maynooth on Saturday last. Her remains were removed to Maynooth Church on Tuesday with burial taking place on today Wednesday. Sympathy is also extended to the Murphy family Ballyloo on the death of Nan Kavanagh in Dublin at the weekend. Her burial took place on Monday.

TWO TEAMS FROM TINRYLAND- BENNEKERRY THROUGH TO BASKETBALL FINALS: Four teams from area 11 took part in the Carlow Community Games Basketball preliminary rounds at St. Leo’s basketball arena on Sunday last with two girls teams progressing to the Co. finals. At U13 level the girls team of Niamh Walshe, Niamh Redmond, Aoife Byrne, Sara Rennick, Amanda Kinsella, Caoimhe Townsend, Leanne Walsh, Orna Doherty and Roisin Breheny defeated Askea by 29 points to 13 in their opening game. In the semi final the girls had a very easy victory over Slaney Valley scoring 28 points to their opponents 3 points. In the final this team which is well coached by Eddie Corcoran will face St. Lazarians on Sunday next 13th February.


At U16 level the Tinryland-Bennekerry girls also coached by Eddie Corcoran scored a clear cut victory over Slaney Valley with the area 11 girls clocking up 73 points to their opponents 6. Outstanding in this game were Deirdre Doyle scorer of 19 points, Ciara Butler who scored 12 points, Aishling Kinsella who also notched 12 points Mary Barrett, Ciara Smith, Jamie Lee Doyle, Orla Canning, Amanda Cassidy and Roisin Walsh. The U16 girls will also play St. Lazarians in the final next Sunday.


In the boys competition Tinryland- Bennekerry were very unlucky in the U13 grade losing out by only 3 points to Slaney Valley with outstanding performances coming from Eric Bates, Craig Sutton, Thomas Whitney, Barry Kennedy and Eric Dalton. The U13 boys were coached by Tanya Doyle.


In the boys U16 grade Tinryland- Bennekerry faced a very strong Borris outfit and were 13 points in arrears at half time. Borris continued to dominate in the second half running out easy winners on a score of 48 points to 13 points. The area 11 team was Conor Byrne, Michael Mullan, Nicholas Byrne, Darrren Murphy, Philip Condron, Kevin Barrett, Colm Kennedy and Simon Breheny. Coach Rachel Condron.


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