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GAA News - Monday 7 Jun 2004

Last Friday’s Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. race night was the most successful to date with a record crowd in attendance and record’s broken on all fronts with regard to betting and the auction race. The 12 race programme which was fully subscribed by owners created plenty of excitement with topical names like Tyrone Bound, Coisde Mike, Green Fingers and Ferrari Firecracker figuring among the winners. The ever popular auction race once again broke all records with a number of horses fetching in excess of €500.The top prize in the raffle was a colour television and the lucky winner was Colm O’Connor. The real winner on the night was the Tinryland juvenile club that currently caters for 8 teams covering almost 200 young players.
David Denieffe of the I.T. Carlow was the winner of the 2 premium seats for a full years games in Croke Park at the draw in the clubhouse on Friday last. The winning ticket was sold by Cormac O’Toole. The winner is a staunch G.A.A. supporter and is a member of the O’Loughlin Gaels club in Kilkenny.
Willie Power, Park played at midfield for Carlow in their Leinster Championship game against Laois in Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday last. Willie is one of the most talented players in the club and captained the Tinryland Under 21 team that won the County Title last year.
Keep up to date with all the Tinryland G.F.C. news by logging on to the clubs website www.tinrylandgfc.com.


Good weekend for Tinryland Juvenile teams

Last weekend was a successful one for Tinryland teams in the McDonald’s Carlow football championships. On Friday last at Rathcrogue the U16 team put up one of their best performances this season when overcoming a strong O’Hanrahans outfit by one point after both teams had enjoyed substantial leads during the game. A purple spell in the first half saw Tinryland overcome a six point deficit to lead at half time by 2 points. One of the highlights of the first half was a cracking Donal Kingston goal in the 27th minute while corner forward Jason Curran kicked three tremendous points during that opening half and two more shortly after the interval. A Patrick Byrne goal in the 54th minute looked to have sealed the game for Tinryland but the O’Hanrahans finished very strongly scoring a goal and a point in the dying seconds to get within a point of the home team. Others to impress for Tinryland were Ian Scully, Mark Morrissey, Padraig Townsend, Cian Clancy and sub Jeff Abbott.
At Rathcrogue on Saturday the U12 team maintained their unbeaten record by defeating Michael Davitts by 3-12 to 1-3. Tinryland playing with the wind in the first half led by 8 points to nil at the interval. Two second half goals from Michael Foley put the issue beyond doubt mid way through the second half and the icing was put on the cake when David Townsend goaled on the stroke of full time. Tinryland had star players in John Doyle who scored 8 points, Paul Costello, Patrick Brown, Patrick Brannigan and Cathal O’Toole. Tinryland will have one more game in the league stages of the championship when they play Muinebheag on Saturday 12th June but having won all their games to date this team has already qualified for the semi final.
Tinryland currently has 15 players involved with the Co. U14 development squads. In recent games against Wicklow many Tinryland players played starring roles and were in action once again on Saturday afternoon when Carlow lost to Louth by 5 points in the Leinster tournament. Tinryland mentor Cormac O’Toole is the manager of the Carlow team.

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