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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 26 Oct 2008

Tinryland NS win Carlow Girls Cumann na mBunscol Title

Tinryland 0-6 Ballyconnell 0-3

Tinryland won the Carlow Schools Girls Division 2A Title with a surprise but well- merited win over the more fancied Ballyconnell who were seeking their 5th title in a row.

When the teams met in the first round in September, the Wicklow border girls won by a margin of 12 points. Outstanding for Tinryland was the No.6 Roisin Byrne who covered every blade of grass and finished with a tally of 0-4. Roisin played a very prominent role in the Tinryland Boys Under 12 championship win recently.
The local girls led by 0-4 to 0-1 at half time against the stronger Ballyconnell outfit.
Tinryland scorers were Roisin Byrne 0-2, Aoife Maddock 0-1 and Megan Curran 0-1. Lucy Burgess replied with Ballyconnells solitary score.
Mayghan Doyle scored 0-2 for Ballyconnell with Roisin Byrne getting a similiar score for Tinryland in the second half. This was Tinryland's first win since 2001 in this division. The large support from Ballyconnell applauded their girls on their unbroken sequence which ended after this game on Saturday.
Best for Tinryland were the aforementioned Byrne, Shannon Farrell and Aoife Maddock while for Ballyconnell Rachel Hickey, Mayghan Doyle and Lucy Burgess were outstanding.

Tinryland- Sarah Murphy, Selina Fitzpatrick, Teresa Farrell, Ashleigh Farrell, Tara Murphy, Roisin Byrne, Shannon Farrell, Emma Murphy, Aoife Maddock, Niamh Farrell, Megan Curran, Aoife Maher, Jessica Corcoran, Shauna Nolan and Chloe Byrne.

Success in Handicap

There was double success for Linkardstown at the Kilmoganny point to point races in Kilsheelan Co. Tipperary last Sunday when Lady Marnay won the maiden race for mares.

The six year old daughter of Darnay who runs in the blue and white colours of Tinryland is owned by Shay Byrne and was bred by his next door neighbour Rennie Ashmore. Lady Marnay who was having her first outing of the season at the Tipperary venue was given a brilliant ride by top amateur jockey Jamie Codd taking up the running on the last circuit to win by two lengths. The mare who was unlucky not to win last season started at the generous odds of 5 to 1 and put in a superb round of jumping all through last Sunday’s 3 mile event. Lady Marnay is trained in Fenniscourt near Bagenalstown by Pat Hughes.


The county board has been in touch with regard to Scór na nÓg. Tinryland has done very well in this competition in the past .This coming year celebrates the 40th anniversary of Scór and all football clubs have been asked to make a special effort to enter teams. The categories for this competition are Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Instrumental Group, Novelty Act and Recitation. The competition is open to those under the age of 17 on January 1st 2009. The county final will be held in mid November. The senior scór competition is due to start in January.


The local variety group held its AGM on Tuesday 23rd September. The following officers were elected: Chairperson Enid McReanor, Secretary Linda Hennessy, Treasurer Bernie O?Halloran, PRO Robert O?Neill and Emma Nolan, Committee Tina Doyle, Michelle Hutton, Deirdre Keane and Emma O?Regan. 2009 will see the group?s fifth production and it is hoped that we will once again have a large cast. Highlights have included reaching the final of the South East Tops in 2007, winning the Carlow Tops in 2008 and receiving various adjudicator awards throughout the last few years. A special appeal is being made to men to participate in this year?s show, and also for some more adults to join. Anybody looking for more information can contact Madeline 0868534550, Michelle 0863460433 or Robert 0863501699. Practice continues on Tuesday nights at 8.00pm in the clubhouse. Registration for the year is 10 Euro.


Local man, Mick Byrne (Tel. 086 3994185) St Ciaran’s, Rathcrogue takes part in Dublin City Marathon on Monday 27 October. Sponsorship cards are now out and about. All money raised will be shared between Tinryland Senior Citizens and Helping Hands Cambodia. Please support.

Community Arts and Craft Exhibition on Sunday, 30 November, 08 at the Talbot Hotel. This event is open to all Arts and Craft Groups in County Carlow, provided they are affiliated to the
Community and Voluntary Forum. For information please contact Eileen Doyle,
Community and Voluntary forum Chairperson at 086 2651754.

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