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GAA News - Saturday 6 Nov 2004

Tinryland-Bennekerry U16s capture third title for ladies club

Tinryland-Bennekerry U16 girls ended a great season for the local ladies G.F.C. when they defeated Ballinkillen in the Co. U16 final at Ballinaboley on Sunday last. Full forward Sinead Lyons who scored 3-6 of her teams 3-9 total was the star of the show on Sunday in a game that saw Tinryland-Bennekerry lead by 1-4 to 1-1 at the interval.
Sinead opened the scoring for Tinryland-Bennekerry after 5 minutes when she pointed from 40 metres and the same player was on hand to score her sides first goal mid way through that opening half. Carrie Lawlor and Christine Scully added further points for Tinryland- Bennekerry to leave three points between the sides at the break.
It was more of the same in the second half as Lyons added another 2-4 to her tally with Jamie-Lee Doyle adding a further point to the winners account.
Tinryland –Bennekerry had outstanding performers in full back Amy Doyle, centre back Carrie Lawlor, Niamh O’Regan, Emma O’Regan, Laura Murphy, 13 year old Aishling Kinsella, Christine Scully, Sinead Lyons, Deirdre Doyle and sub Sarah Doyle. During 2004 Tinryland-Bennekerry also captured the U14 and Minor titles and were narrowly defeated in the U12 final. In addition the club made its debut in the senior grade only losing narrowly to subsequent Leinster finalists St. Forctunes.
The team was as follows: Clodagh Behan, Emma O’Regan, Amy Doyle, Ciara Butler, Amanda Cassidy, Carrie Lawlor, Niamh O’Regan, Aishling Kinsella, Laura Murphy, Deirdre Doyle, Christine Scully, Deborah Fields, Lisa O’Regan, Sinead Lyons, Lisa Marie Farrell. Subs Paula Murphy, Sarah Doyle, Jamie Lee Doyle.
Mentors: Martin Doyle, Sean Lowry, Pat McArdle, Fran Mullins and Pat Whelan.

Big turnout at Tinryland G.F.C. Halloween Party
There was a huge turnout at the Tinryland G.F.C. Halloween party in the clubhouse on Sunday last. After a record breaking season that saw the club win 4 adult and two juvenile titles in addition to winning the juvenile club of the year award and the All Ireland U14 feile everyone was in celebratory mood on Sunday. Highlight of the evening was the very impressive lighting display that entertained young and old for almost one hour.
The annual presentation night for the juvenile club will now be held on Friday 14th January 2005 when the guest of honour will be Kerry All Ireland winning captain Daire O’Cinneide. Tinryland Intermediate team will play Erins Own of Castlecomer in the first round of the Leinster Intermediate championship on 14th November in Castlecomer. The winners of this game will be at home to Kildare Intermediate champions Naas on the following weekend. 14 members of the Tinryland U14 panel will travel to Galway with the Carlow U14 team on this coming Saturday to take part in challenge games with Sligo and Galway on Saturday and Sunday. The panel has had a very busy year to date with matches against most of the counties in Leinster. Tinryland mentor Cormac O’Toole is the manager of the Carlow U14 team ably assisted by Eire Og’s Jimmy Dooley and Colm O’Connor of the I.T.C.

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