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GAA News - Sunday 18 Jan 2009

Good Attendance at Tinryland G.F.C. Annual Meeting

There was a good attendance of 30 delegates at the A.G.M. of Tinryland G.F.C. which took place in the club house on Monday 5th January. The most significant change at the top table saw John Scott replace Linda Kenny as Hon secretary. Linda’s three year term of office expired at the A.G.M. and she produced one of the most comprehensive reports ever delivered at a Tinryland G.F.C. annual meeting. In it she covered in detail statistics of the 50 plus matches played by Tinryland teams at adult level in 2008. Both senior and junior teams showed marked improvement from previous years with the Juniors reaching the (A) championship final and the seniors winning division 2 of the S.F.L. All in attendance were in agreement that progress will have to be maintained if the club is to achieve its main goal of winning the Carlow S.F.C. for the first time since 1981. During the year Tinryland provided a total of sixteen players and three mentors to Carlow county teams.
The outgoing secretary received a sustained round of applause for the great job she did during her three years as secretary with the chairman Michael Murphy and senior team manager Ger Bickerstaffe thanking Linda for her help and co operation at all times.
Mark Dempsey in his first year as Treasurer produced a detailed financial report which highlighted the ever increasing cost of keeping a club the size of Tinryland afloat.
Plans were announced for a major fundraiser “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” to be held on May 29th at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.
Outgoing chairman Michael Murphy called on all club members to put their shoulder to the wheel to ensure that the club maintains its rate of progress and he called on all to support the various functions which are held in the club. The chairman called for more unity between the juvenile and adult sections for 2009. Michael thanked all the various sub committees who kept the club alive. Special praise was given to the Football committee under the chairmanship of Paddy Townsend and the Development committee under the chairmanship of Shay Byrne. The Field committee chaired by Ned Deane, the Social committee led by Peter Scully and the financial committee chaired by Mark Dempsey were also mentioned in the secretary’s and chairmans reports for the trojan work completed in 2008.
Michael thanked all who had supported the Tinryland G.F.C. supporters club
and asked for more club members to become involved in this venture which is the clubs main source of income. Special mention was made of the juvenile section of the club who continue to provide football for hundreds of young players from the ages of six to sixteen.
Club president Michael Whelan and vice president Tom Doyle both wished the club well for 2009 and expressed a hope that silverware will be won in the coming year. Prior to the meeting Mass for deceased members of the club was celebrated in Tinryland church.
The following were then elected: President: Michael Whelan, Vice Presidents: Fr J McEvoy, Jim Deane Snr, Tom Doyle, Brendan Hayden, Paddy Regan.
Chairman: Michael Murphy, Vice Chairman Bernard Mullen, Hon Secretary: John Scott
Assistant Secretary: Linda Kenny, Hon Treasurer: Mark Dempsey, Assistant Treasurer Mary Doyle, PRO: Enda Dunican, Registrar Jenny Fitzpatrick, Assistant Registrar Pat McArdle, Co. Board rep. John Scott, Irish Officer Diarmuid O’Se
Committee: Shay Byrne, Ned Deane, Michael Doran, Alan Doyle, Michael Keyes, Mick Moore, David McDonogh, Cormac O’Toole, Joe Walshe, Paddy Townsend.
Senior Team Mentors: Manager Ger Bickerstaffe , Eamonn Byrne & John Lawler.

CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR: Tinryland U.14 team has been drawn against O’Hanrahan’s in the Charity Celebrity Bainisteoir Competition to be played under lights on Tuesday, 20 Jan at 8 pm in Bagenalstown. Councillor Anne Ahern will be coaching our team. Eight Clubs are taking part in this competition and have nominated a charity of their choice. Tinryland have nominated Saplings School for Autism. All support would be appreciated as proceeds will be divided equally among charities.

TINRYLAND JUVENILE GFC AGM will take place on Monday, 26 January at 8 pm in the Clubhouse. All existing members and new members and parents are asked to attend.

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