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Athletics News - Sunday 11 Mar 2007

ATHLETICS:

The AGM of Tinryland AC will take place in Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue on Wednesday March 21st at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to attend.

Tinryland Athlete Mary Ann O’Sullivan had a fantastic run to win the bronze medal in the junior girls event at the Irish Schools Cross Country Championships in DCU on Saturday last. Mary Ann, representing Gale-cholaiste, Ceatharlach was only 5 seconds behind the winner M Jones of Sion Hill, Dublin with J Mills of Newcastle, Down taking the silver medal.

Deirdre Doyle, representing St. Leo’s, Carlow was 28th in the Intermediate Girls event.

The Knockbeg College Junior Boys team coached by Tinryland athlete John Maye took the bronze medal in their team event behind St. Joseph’s of Drogheda and St. Malachy’s of Belfast.

In the indoor Leinster Championships in Nenagh on Sunday last Craig Coffey won bronze in the U-13 high jump

FOUR COUNTY LEAGUE: The Tinryland senior team made a very good start to the Four County League on a difficult course inBallon on Sunday last. Once again Tommy Payne produced another trademark performance by finishing third behind winner Colm Burke of St Abban’s and runner-up Mick Kelly of Gowran. Eddie O’Neill made a great return to the Tinryland colours by taking seventh position while Dwayne Farrell 11th and the very impressive Eddie Walsh 16th completed the team which now has a comfortable lead over SBR, Wexford, in the team section. Others to finish were: JJ Murphy 23rd, Sean Duggan 47th, Billy Abbey and Kevin Cuddy.

Carlow Senior Ladies CC champion Deirdre Doyle made a good start to this year’s league by finishing third in the senior ladies 3km event. Tina Doyle and Ann Brennan were the other local finishers in this race.

Congratulations are due to Tommy Payne after an excellent run in the National Masters CC championships in Santry recently. Tommy won the O-45 section and was also seventh in the individual race where 200 athletes competed.

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