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GAA News - Friday 25 Feb 2005

HANDED TOUGH DRAW ON RETURN TO SFC: Tinryland senior footballers will face a stern test when they return to the senior ranks after a lapse of six years. At last Thursday‚s draw in Dr. Cullen Park Tinryland were paired with current Co. Senior champions Rathvilly and Kildavin-Clonegal who will be fancied by many to do well in this years S.F.C. With the championship not due to be played until mid summer there is plenty of time to prepare for these games.
The team will open the competitive year with a number of tournament games and All county league games in the coming weeks.
Tinryland juniors will play Palatine in the first round of the Co.junior ( A) championship following last weeks draw.

Record attendance at GFC dinner dance

There was a record attendance at a very enjoyable Tinryland G.F.C. dinner dance in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Friday last. Five sets of medals were presented to Tinryland teams on the night. Last years Intermediate League and championship teams received their medals as did the double winning junior squad. Medals were also presented to the Tinryland minor team, winners of the M.F.L. Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies club also attended the function to receive their M.F.C. medals. Speakers on the night included Tinryland chairman David Power, Co. secretary Tommy O’Neill, Co. President Brendan Hayden and Fr. John McEvoy P.P. M.C. for the night was Tinryland P.R.O. Eamonn Byrne and music was provided by Athy based group Vegas Nights led by David Bradbury who went down very well judging by the numbers on the dance floor throughout the evening.

JUVENILE GFC REGISTRATION EVENING: Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. will hold a registration evening for players between the ages of 6 years and 9 years on Tuesday 1st March at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse Rathcrogue. Registration fee for the year is 10 and further details can be obtained from Diarmuid O’Se or Martin Kirwan. Registration forms for U12, U14 and U16 players should be returned immediately with a fee of 10 to the relevant team mentors.

COACHES RECEIVE LEVEL 1 COACHING BADGES IN CROKE PARK: Four football coaches from Tinryland G.F.C. were presented with the advanced Level 1 G.A.A. coaching certificate at function in Croke Park on Monday evening.
They were Eamonn Byrne, Mick Doyle, Michael Murphy and Pat Whelan. This brings to over twenty the number of coaches in the club that now hold foundation level or advanced Level 1 certificates under the G.A.A. coaching scheme.

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