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Athletics News - Sunday 1 Apr 2007

ATHLETIC CLUB AGM: The 37th A.G.M of Tinryland A/C was held in Rathcrogue on Wed night last. Secretary Tina Doyle gave a very detailed report on the various club activities during the year. Highlights of the year included the winning of the National 10K team event which the club also staged. The club also retained the overall ‘A’ team event in the 4-co. league, and the Vets section. pat Byrne was again the outstanding senior, winning the Carlow SeniorC/C for the 8th time in a row, finishing 4th in the Leinster Senior and taking many road titles around the provinces. Tommy Payne finished 7th in the National Vets with John-Joe Murphy and Eddie Walshe representing Ireland in the home international C/C in Belfast. Dwayne Farrell retained his Autumn league title and continues to show great improvement. Outstanding Juveniles were Peter Morgan, Patrick Mullins, Chris Costello and Jennie Doheny. Deirdre Doyle won the Carlow ladies C/C and finished 3rd in the Leinster Junior. Mary Ann O’Sullivan finished 3rd in the all Ireland schools and will represent Ireland in the international schools in DCU on Saturday. She also finished 2nd in the National under-15 C/C and had a great track season. The club successfully staged the National 10K, Leinster Senior, the Co. Senior C/C and Rockford races. In July and December they held 2 charity runs in aid of Downs Syndrome Association and Holy Angels which were well subscribed to.

Officers Elected: President: Rev John McEvoy; Vice Pres: May Byrne, Jim Salter; Chairman: John Farrell; Vice-Chair: Joe Doheny; Secretary: Denis Shannon; Ass Sec: Tina Doyle; Comp Sec: Jim Morgan; Treasurer: Carol Byrne; PRO: Mark Shannon; Team Managers: Men, Tommy Payne. Ladies, Tina Doyle.

FOUR CO. LEAGUE: Tinryland men’s A team lost some ground to Sliabh Bui Rovers (Ferns) after the 2nd leg of the St. Abban’s league which was held in Piercestown Wexford on Sunday. In the absence of Pat Byrne and Dwayne Farrell, Tommy Payne led his team home finishing 3rd himself. Eddie O’Neill finished 4th with Eddie Walsh 21st and John Joe Murphy 28th. All present were delighted to see Peter Murphy return after an injury he received when knocked down by a young cyclist at the National 10K in Tinryland last April. Deirdre Doyle finished an excellent 2nd in the ladies event.

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