GAA News - Wednesday 9 Mar 2011
Tinryland one of two teams selected to follow by R.T.E. John Murray show
Tinryland G.F.C. together with Offaly hurling club Crinkle were
announced as the teams to follow for 2011 on Wednesday mornings John
Murray morning show on R.T.E. radio 1. From an entry of almost 100 clubs
the Carlow and Offaly clubs were picked out by the national station
having overcome many obstacles in their long history to remain vibrant
units of the association. Tinryland has won 15 Carlow senior football
championships in its 124 year history with the last win coming in 1981.
In recent years the clubs existance was threatened by the construction
of the M9 motorway adjacent to its ground at Rathcrogue four miles from
Carlow town. Having successfully concluded negotiations with the N.R.A.
the club now boasts state of the art facilities with floodlit pitches,
dressing rooms, gym, Handball alleys, car park and clubhouse which are
also used by the wider Tinryland community. The clubs former chairman
Mick Murphy who made the application for Tinryland was informed live on
last Wednesday's show having been interviewed by host John Murray and
sports journalist Damien Lawlor two weeks ago.
Tinryland will begin their 2011 campaign under the management of Offaly
U21 manager Martin Murphy when the Carlow Senior league commences in
March. The club who reached last seasons quarter final will face current
Co. champions Old Leighlin, Kilbride, Kildavin-Clonegal, Eire Og and St.
Patricks in the round robin stages of this years Carlow S.F.C. It is
expected that R.T.E. radio will record a show from The Tinryland
clubhouse at some stage during the coming season.
Tinryland Juvenile GFC are holding its registration
afternoon on Saturday the12th of March in Tinryland clubhouse. Parents
to call over between 4 and 6pm to ensure that all children are registered properly.