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GAA News - Thursday 11 Nov 2004

Tinryland will make debut in Leinster I.F.C. next Saturday

Carlow I.F.C. champions Tinryland will make their debut in the Leinster Intermediate Football championship when they travel to Castlecomer to take on Erins Own on Saturday next at 2.p.m. Since winning the championship in early September Tinryland has played only one competitive match winning the division 2 league semi final against Naomh Eoin two weeks ago. Next Saturday’s opposition have a good record in this competition and only last year they knocked out Carlow representatives Ballinabranna before losing out to Arles-Killeen in the quarter final.
Tinryland has been involved in the Leinster club championship at senior level in the past on five different occasions and has come up against teams like Railyard (Kilkenny), Portlaoise (Laois), Walsh Island (Offaly), St. Vincents (Dublin), and St. Marys (Louth). The winners of next Saturdays match will be at home to Kildare champions Naas on the following week. Tinryland will play Grange in the S.F.L division 2 final on a date to be arranged.

Tinryland feature in Carlow G.A.A. awards for 2004

Tinryland G.F.C. received two awards when the annual Carlow G.A.A. awards were announced last week.
Intermediate player Shane O’Neill was voted the outstanding Intermediate footballer while the successful Tinryland U14 squad will also be honoured at the awards night on November 20th.
Shane O’Neill receives the Intermediate footballer of the year award for a very consistent display throughout the championship that saw Tinryland win the Intermediate title for the first time. Shane who is son of Carlow Co. secretary Tommy has been involved with the club from a very early age and has won championship medals at U14, U16 and U21 level in addition to this years Intermediate one. Shane also figured on the All Ireland U14 feile victory in Clare in 1999.
Tinryland U14s had a tremendous season during 2004 winning the All Ireland feile in Tyrone and the Carlow division 1a title remaining undefeated in 23 games.
15 members of the Tinryland U14 panel were part of the 36 strong Carlow development squad that defeated Galway, Sligo and Clann Na Gael (Roscommon) on a two day tour to the west last weekend. They were as follows: Lee Buggle, Conor Byrne, Ryan Curran, James Dempsey, Luke Doyle, Patrick Kelly, Donal Kingston, Alan Kirwin, Cathal O’Brien, Stephen O’Reilly, David O’Shea, Matthew O’Toole,
Cormac Walshe, Padraic Whelan and Ciaran Williamson. Tinryland mentor Cormac O’Toole was the manager of the Carlow squad.

(Pictures attached of Amy Doyle, Girls Under 16 Captain and County Under 16 Girls winning team)

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