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GAA News - Wednesday 26 Jan 2005

Michael Murphy elected chairman of Tinryland juvenile G.F.C.

The current healthy state of underage football in Tinryland was reflected in a large attendance at the A.G.M. of Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. on Tuesday last.
After three very productive years at the helm outgoing chairman Paddy Townsend stepped down from the post and was replaced by former adult club chairman Michael Murphy. In his last address the outgoing chairman paid tribute to the many people who had worked so hard during his tenure to make the club the strong unit it is today.
He individually thanked the mentors of each team in the club ranging from U6 to U16.
In her first report as secretary Linda Kenny reviewed a very busy year that saw the club contest three (A) semi finals winning the U14, finishing runners up in the U12 with the U16s losing out to eventual champions Eire Og. Highlight of the year was the All Ireland feile win by the U14s in Tyrone. The secretary complimented the club members that had undertaken coaching courses during the year at foundation and level 1 grade. Outgoing treasurer Cora Townsend who also stepped aside in favour of Diarmuid O’Se reported a healthy bank balance following a very busy year that put a strain on the finances. Cora asked once again for continued support for the clubs main fundraiser the Race night, which will be held in April.
The following were then elected: Chairman: Michael Murphy, Vice Chairman Martin Kirwan, Hon Secretary Linda Kenny, Asst. Secretary Paddy Townsend, Hon. Treasurer Diarmuid O’Se, Asst. Treasurer Cora Townsend, P.R.O. Eamonn Byrne, Asst. P.R.O. Robert O’Neill.
Mentors U6: Diarmuid O’Se, Linda Kenny, Jason Noctor.
Mentors U8/9: Martin Kirwan
Mentors U10: Jody Townsend, John Power, Joe Walshe.
Mentors U12: Richard Kingston, George Deane, John Delaney, John Maddock.
Mentors U14: Michael Murphy, Bernard Mullen, Alan Doyle, Eddie Townsend, Ned Deane.
Mentors U16: Peter Whelan, Pat Whelan, Mick Doyle, Cormac O’Toole, Richard Kingston, Nicholas Ryan, Eamonn Byrne.
It was agreed to field two teams in the u14 and U16 grades in the coming year.

Fundraiser in Tinryland G.F.C. in aid of Tsunami disaster appeal

Tinryland G.F.C. in conjunction with Seamus Byrne electrical L.T.D. will stage a benefit night in the clubhouse on Thursday 3rd February in aid of the South East Asia Tsunami disaster appeal. Music on the night will be provided by top ballad group Roisin Dubh who are sure to attract a large number of fans to the clubhouse. Among the highlights will be a leg waxing of two brave members of the Seamus Byrne electrical staff Brian Doyle and Adin Middleton who have sportingly agreed to be guinea pigs for the night. All proceeds will be immediately forwarded to the Irish Red Cross. Tickets are now available for the annual Tinryland G.F.C. dinner dance to be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow on Friday 18th February from club treasurer Mary Doyle or club registrar Peter Scully.

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