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GAA News - Monday 23 May 2005

Golf classic a major success

LAST week’s 4th annual Tinryland G.F.C. golf classic at Mount Wolseley golf club was a huge success. 132 players representing 33 teams set off at 2 p.m. with a shotgun start and with ideal conditions prevailing some wonderful golf was played on the beautiful Mount Wolseley course over the next four hours.
At the finish the team representing EBA and Jim Farrell Construction emerged victorious with a very good stableford score of 94 points. The members of the winning team were Mick Garvan, Jim Farrell, Joe O’Neill and Victor Clarke. In second position one point behind was Mick Curran’s team made up of Mick Curran, Andrew Dowling, Paddy Carroll and Ger McGrath. Third position was filled by New Era Packing made up of Creedon Hade, Pat Cooney, Maurice Walsh and Tom Fennell. Other teams among the prizes included Ollie Pender’s team, Bank Of Ireland, Carlow Hurling Club, Stone Development and Kilkea Golf Club.
The nearest the pin prize was won by Carlow publican Liam Byrne while the longest drive went to Mark Goodison.
At the presentation dinner afterwards Tinryland GFC chairman David Power thanked all the players who had supported the classic for the fourth successive year.
The revenue generated by the classic has played a big part in the provision of the new floodlit playing pitch at Rathcrogue, which is almost completed.
Tinryland PRO Eamonn Byrne, who acted as MC, outlined the current happenings in the club and the amount of work being done by the committees of the adult and juvenile clubs. Many former players travelled long distances to take part and all were loud in their praise for the top class organisation of the event.
The organising committee for the golf classic was: David Byrne, Martin Byrne, Shay Byrne, Mick Curran, Mary Doyle, Dinny Murphy, Mick Murphy, David Power, Joe Walshe and Seamus Walshe. Next year’s classic has already been booked for Wednesday, May 10.

MIXED FORTUNES FOR GAA: Tinryland football teams experienced vastly contrasting fortunes in games played in the past week. The club’s senior team are going through a very bad patch at present and they suffered another heavy defeat at the hands of Eire Og in the All Co. League on Thursday last. Tinryland have been forced to play a lot of their recent games without a number of key players and it is hoped improvement will be shown in the near future.
At junior level the Tinryland 3rd string scored another victory in the SFL Div. 4 against Grange and have now won two of their three matches.
At juvenile level the U16 (A) team got back to winning ways with a very comfortable win over Míseal in Myshall on Friday last. The final score was Tinryland 5-21 Miseal 3-7. The second U16 team lost out narrowly to Palatine in the Div. 2 championship while the U12s suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Eire Og. The best performance of the week came on Sunday when the minors scored a great win over Rathvilly in the MFL in Rathvilly.
Tinryland led by 1-3 to 0-2 at half time with Glen Doyle getting the Tinryland goal in that first half. Rathvilly put tremendous pressure on the Tinryland defence in the second half but excellent defending from Ambrose Doran, Declan Redmond, Ciaran Farrell, Patrick Townsend, Chris Townsend and Peter Doran enabled Tinryland to hold on. Others to shine were Glen Doyle, Padraig Townsend and Ian Scully who received two yellow cards near the end and had to sit out the closing stages of the match. Rathvilly also had a player dismissed with a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Padraig Townsend. The final score was Tinryland 1-6 Rathvilly 1-4.

Coaching sessions for U6 players will now take place on Tuesday evenings between 5 30 p.m. and 6 30 p.m. For further information contact Diarmuid O’ Se at 087 9111778.
A sponsored cycle in aid of the feile project will be held on Sunday, May 29 while the annual Tinryland juvenile GFC race night has is on Friday, June 3.

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