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GAA News - Thursday 17 Feb 2005

Tinryland GFC officers appeal for support of club development draw

IN A written message to all Tinryland G.F.C. members, supporters, parents and players chairman David Power and Hon. Secretary John Scott have asked for maximum support for the upcoming club development draw to be held between March and June in conjunction with Cairde Cheatharloch C.L.G. In recent times Tinryland G.F.C. has undertaken major developments at its Rathcrogue headquarters with a new state of the art floodlit pitch due to be opened this coming May. The clubhouse has also seen improvements in recent times with a complete refurbishment of the bar area.
Progress off the field has also been matched in the competitive arena with the club in 2004 enjoying one of its most successful years since its foundation in 1888. Last year Tinryland teams won 5 titles at adult level with the u14s winning county and All Ireland honours.
Tinryland will after a lapse of 5 years be playing senior football in 2005 while the juvenile side of the club continues to grow with huge numbers playing football from U6 up to U16. Parents of all underage play-ers are also asked to support the upcoming draw which will have a total prize fund of 90000 with tickets costing 100 or 25 per month. Prizes include a range of quality motor cars, attractive holiday packages including a trip to Australia for two people in the Autumn plus a wide variety of cash prizes.
In their message to all Tinryland supporters the chairman and secretary point out that Tinryland has one of the highest number of qualified coaches among its ranks with most of them having the Foundation Level coaching certificates under the G.A.A. coaching scheme. A significant number of Tinryland coaches also hold the advanced Level 1 coaching certificate with five more coaches due to receive their Level 1 certs. in Croke Park on Monday next.
Handball is now a big part of the club with an excellent handball court and viewing area attracting many handball enthusiasts to Tinryland G.F.C.
Tinryland is also very involved in Scor which is the cultural and musical side of the G.A.A. and in recent years the club has had a lot of success in county and provincial Scor competitions under the direction of Robert O’Neill. In 2004 Tinryland G.F.C. launched its own website and all information about the club can now be got by clicking on to www.tinrylandgfc.com.

The officers conclude their message by inviting parents, new residents and intending members to visit the club and to contact juvenile section secretary Linda Kenny at 087 6316137 if they or their children would like to be involved in any aspect of club activities.


VICTORY DINNER DANCE IN SEVEN OAKS HOTEL ON THIS FRIDAY: A record attendance is expected for the Tinryland G.F.C. dinner dance in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow on this coming Friday. With five trophies won at adult level during 2004 there will be a lot of silverware on display for the first time in many years. Medals will be presented to the victorious Intermediate and Junior teams that both won league and championship doubles while the minors will also receive their Co. league medals. Presentations will also be made to the Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies teams that were successful during 2004. Music on the night will be provided by top band Vegas Nights and a limited number of tickets are still available in Deane’s shop or from any committee member.

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