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GAA News - Sunday 26 Dec 2004

David Power elected as new chairman of Tinryland G.F.C.

Former player David Power from Park will lead Tinryland G.F.C. in the coming year following his election as chairman at a well attended A.G.M. on Monday last.
Tributes were paid to outgoing chairman Ned Deane who stepped down after three years in office. The A.G.M. reviewed the best year in almost a quarter of a century for the Tinryland club that won 5 trophies at adult level including the Carlow I.F.C. and S.F.L. division 2 double which will ensure senior league and championship football in 2005. At juvenile level Tinryland is also enjoying a purple patch at present and during 2004 the club won an All Ireland feile title and the Carlow U14 (A) championship.
Secretary John Scott in his detailed report outlined the many highlights during the past year on and off the field of play. Apart from winning championships and Leagues at Intermediate, Junior, Minor and Juvenile level, Tinryland is in the final stages of developing a state of the art floodlit pitch at its Rathcrogue headquarters. Another major development during 2004 was the launch of the clubs new website which is already proving to be an invaluable communication tool. The club also launched a new sponsorship deal with local firm Dan Morrissey L.T.D. during 2004 while the club was awarded the A.I.B. club of the year prize for Carlow during the past 12 months. Outgoing treasurer Cormac O’Toole gave the delegates to the meeting a very impressive presentation of the clubs finances stressing the need for major fundraising once again in 2005 to finance the very high running costs. Another addition to the top table was the election of Westmeath native Bernard Mullen to the position of vice chairman. Bernard has been involved in Tinryland G.F.C. for the past 10 years as a player and selector and has recently moved house to live in Tinryland. Carlow Co. G.A.A. president Brendan Hayden who has been involved with the club for over 50 years thanked the club on behalf of the Co. Board for its contribution to the county during the past year noting that Tinryland delegate John Scott had a 100% attendance record at Co. Board meetings. The following were elected:
President: Michael Whelan, Vice Presidents: Fr. John McEvoy P.P. and Paddy Regan,
Chairman: David Power, Vice Chairman: Bernard Mullen, Hon. Secretary: John Scott, Asst. Secretary: Michael Keyes, Hon. Treasurer: Mary Doyle, Asst. Treasurer: Cormac O’Toole, Public Relations Officer: Eamonn Byrne, Registrar: Peter Scully, County Board Rep.: John Scott, Irish Language Officer: Diarmuid O’Se, Scor Officer: Robert O’Neill. Committee John Farrell (Players Rep), Joe Walshe, Shay Byrne (Development), Martin Clancy (Handball), Michael Doran, Brendan Hayden, John Barrett, Mick Murphy, Ned Deane, Pat McArdle, Brian Doyle, Paddy Townsend.

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