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GAA News - Wednesday 19 Jan 2005

Brian Teague appointed as new Tinryland Senior Football manager

Former Carlow Senior football manager Brian Teague will lead Tinryland in their first year back in the senior ranks following his appointment at a meeting on Monday of last week. The Armagh native who was in charge of Carlow in 1995 prior to the appointment of Bobby Miller will meet the Tinryland players for the first time this week. Teague who is a P.E. instructor at Good Counsel college New Ross has had a lot of success with teams from the Wexford college in recent years and has been involved with coaching G.A.A. teams for over 20 years. Regarded as a strong disciplinarian Teague will take over Tinryland who regained senior status when they defeated Kilbride in last years Carlow I.F.C. final. The New Ross based coach has also previously been in charge of Carlow club sides Mount Leinster Rangers and St. Patricks together with a successful spell at famed Wexford hurling club Rathnure.

Large attendance in Tinryland G.F.C. for visit of Sam Maguire Cup

There was a very large attendance in Tinryland G.F.C. clubhouse on Friday last when
Kerry football captain Daire O’Cinneide brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the club for the annual juvenile presentation evening. 140 young players representing eight teams received awards from Dara O’Cinneide who lifted the Sam Maguire when Kerry defeated Mayo last September. The affable O’Cinneide was very well received by young and old and the irish speaking native from Corca Dhuibhne willingly signed autographs for the many enthusiasts that came to see him and the famous trophy.
In his address to the audience Dara O’Cinneide said he was very impressed by the amount of effort that was being put in to the underage structure in Tinryland. He had a special mention for the U14 squad that won the All Ireland feile last year . He advised the team members to stay together as a football unit and together with the other successful teams from the club they should be well capable of delivering success at Senior level in the coming years. He stated that he would willingly trade two of his All Ireland medals for an All Ireland club medal with his club An Gaeltacht noting that Tinryland player Paul Kenny is the holder of such a medal won with Baltinglass. Among the attendance were Martin Barry chairman of Coisde na Nog Ceatharlach, David Power chairman of Tinryland G.F.C. and Brendan Hayden president of C.L.G. Carlow. David Power in his address asked the large attendance to continue to support the club in the future pointing out that the current developments at the club were a huge investment for the future that required maximum support from every member and supporter of Tinryland G.F.C. Tinryland juvenile chairman Paddy Townsend who stepped down after 3 years at last Tuesday’s A.G.M. thanked the many helpers that had contributed to the juvenile club in the past year. He had a special mention for juvenile club secretary Linda Kenny for her trojan work during the past year and for her efforts at the All Ireland feile and for securing Dara O’Cinneide’s attendance in Tinryland. On behalf of the players Cormac Walshe a pupil at Gaelcolaiste Ceatharlach thanked Daire O’Cinneide as gaeilge for gracing the occasion with his attendance. The function ended with a presentation to the Kerry captain of a Tinryland jersey and a crystal vase by U14 captains Luke Doyle and Donal Kingston.
Tinryland P.R.O. Eamonn Byrne was M.C. for the evening.

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