By Eamonn Byrne
The new season begins in earnest this coming weekend when the seniors play Co champions Palatine in round 1 of the S.F.L. This game is fixed for Tinryland at 7.00p.m. on Sunday next. It will also double up as the Andy Murphy Memorial match.
The junior team will play Rathvilly in round 1 of the S.F.L. division 3 on Tuesday next 28th March at home at 7 p.m.
Three Tinryland players were part of the Carlow senior team that defeated Waterford in the Allianz National football league on Saturday last at Netwatch Cullen Park. Paul Broderick who finished with a personal tally of 2-6 was joined by Danny Moran and Shane Redmond as Carlow recorded their 2nd victory in this year’s league.
Well done to the Carlow C.B.S. team who won the Leinster post primary schools (B) title at the national sports centre in Abbottstown on Thursday last. Tinryland had 4 players on the panel with Conor Ryan having an outstanding game in defence and Maurice Lawler scoring a vital point after being introduced in extra time. Ruairi Dunbar and Fergal Kelly are the other Tinryland representatives on the C.B.S. panel. The team will now play St Ciarans from Ballygawley Co. Tyrone in the All Ireland semi-final this Wednesday in Abbottstown at 2 p.m.
All players are reminded that membership fee’s must be paid prior to the start of the leagues this coming weekend.
Hard luck to Tinryland handball player Aaron Geoghegan who lost the All Ireland Junior (B) singles final to Antrim player Jordan O’Neill on Thursday last. Aaron lost 21-17, 21-7 to the Northern player having recently won the Leinster final and the All Ireland semi-final.
Preparations for the family race night on Saturday 1st April are at an advanced stage and all are reminded that sponsorship cards and horses should be submitted before this coming weekend to enable the compilation of the racecard.
Club notes Tinryland G.F.C. week 13th March 2017
The new club playing season is fast approaching and the various league fixtures were issued to the clubs last week. Tinryland will open the S.F.L. Division 1 campaign with an away fixture against reigning Co. champions Palatine on Sunday 26th March at 5.30 p.m. The first home fixture will be against Rathvilly on Sunday 2nd April followed by another away game against recently promoted St. Andrews in McGrath Park on Sunday 9th April. The number 1 junior team will open their league division 3 programme with a home fixture with Rathvilly on Tuesday 28th March at 7 p.m. while the No. 2 junior team will be away to Naomh Eoin in division 4 on Wednesday 29th March at 7 p.m.
The ladies team will defend their Carlow S.F.C. title against 6 other teams this year. There is a new format for the ladies this year with teams playing a round robin format before the semi-finallists are determined. Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies have been drawn in a four team group comprising of neighbours Palatine, Old Leighlin and Naomh Eoin Myshall. The teams in the other round robin group are Rathvilly, Ballon and St. Fortcherns.
Best wishes to Tinryland handballer Aaron Geoghegan who plays Jordan O’Neill from Antrim in the All Ireland Junior B final on this coming Thursday 16th March in Kingscourt Co. Cavan. Aaron defeated Leo Logan from Leitrim in the semi- final last week.
Congratulations to club member and local dog breeder Robert O’Neill who tasted success at the world famous dog show Crufts which was held at the national Exhibition centre in Birmingham last week. Robert’s Maltese bitch Seoidin Secret Smile who wore the Tinryland colours of blue and white was placed second in its category having qualified for the world famous show by winning at the Midland Counties show in the U.K. last October.
All players are reminded that membership fee’s must be paid before the start of the upcoming league.
The family race night will take place on Saturday 1st April and sponsorship cards are available in the clubhouse.
By Eamonn Byrne
The Juvenile registration night for Tinryland G.F.C. is this coming Friday 10th March from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all U6 to U16s in Tinryland clubhouse. All new members are very welcome to attend.
Adult membership is now due and should be paid before the commencement of the Co. Carlow leagues at the end of March. All players must be registered in order to take part in games. Training this week for all adult teams on Tuesday and Friday.
Music and dancing in the clubhouse on Saturday next 11th March at 9 p.m. Music by Ramblin Fever.
Congratulations to former Tinryland player Pat O’Neill who was surprised by his former playing colleagues and friends with a party to celebrate a special birthday on Saturday last. Pat was a prominent player on the senior championship winning teams of 1979 and 1981.
Well done to the Tinryland players on the Carlow C.B.S. panel that reached the Leinster final by defeating Dunshaughlin in Bray on Friday last. The Tinryland representation was Conor Ryan, Fergal Kelly, Ruairi Dunbar and Maurice Lawler.
Tinryland players Danny Moran, Paul Broderick and Shane Redmond were part of the Carlow senior panel that narrowly lost to Leitrim in the Allianz N.F.L. division 4 in Carrick on Shannon on Sunday last.
Sponsorship cards and horses are now available for the Tinryland G.F.C. race night to be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 1st April. Lotto every Monday night 10 p.m. Current jackpot €10,000
Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes week ending 25th February 2017
By Eamonn Byrne Club PRO
It has been a sad few week’s for the club with the passing in January of club stalwarts Mick Whelan and Mick Farrell. On Wednesday last 22nd February long time club treasurer and current Vice president Tom Doyle went to his eternal reward in his 90th year. The removal of his remains took place on Friday last to Tinryland Church with club members providing a guard of honour on his final journey. Tom’s requiem Mass took place on Saturday morning followed by burial in Tinryland cemetary. Tinryland G.F.C. extends sympathy to Tom’s family.
One of the talking points in the past week was the Carlow G.A.A. draws for the 2017 championships. Tinryland seniors have been drawn in a tough group that includes current champions Palatine, former champions Old Leighlin and last year’s semi-finallists Mount Leinster Rangers.
In the U21 championship Tinryland will play Fenagh in the opening round.
In the J.F.C. (A) Tinryland has been drawn in a group that includes St. Patrick’s, Old Leighlin and Leighlinbridge. In J.F.C. (B) Tinryland will play Naomh Eoin, Eire Og and Kildavin-Clonegal.
Danny Moran and Shane Redmond were part of the Carlow team that had a good win over Limerick in round 3 of the Allianz N.F.L. div. 4 at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday last.
Well done to Adam Murphy club member and son of Tinryland G.F.C. chairman Mick on his outstanding athletic achievements recently. On Sunday last Adam who recently won the National U23 200m title won the Leinster senior indoor 200m title in a brilliant time of 21.72. Adam was recently picked on the national relay squad for 2017 also.
The handball section of the club was well represented at the Carlow Handball awards night held in Tinryland on Friday last. Among those from Tinryland H.C.who won awards were: Jonny Scully, Ben Traynor, Jack Walton, Seamus McCullough, Joe Regan, Calum Fisher, Padraig Thompson, Kian Dooley, Robert O’Driscoll, Jack Murphy, Cormac O’Brien, Patrick Byrne, Sarah Nolan, Jill MGrath, Katie Barrett, and Laura Donovan.
Tinryland G.F.C. is planning a race night on Saturday 1st April.
Training resuming for adult teams (senior, junior and U21)on Saturday 11th Feb at 6.30pm. We wish the teams and the new management team led by Martin Doyle all the best for 2017.
21st Annual edition of Tinryland parish magazine “Reaching Out” now available
By Eamonn Byrne
The 21st annual Tinryland parish magazine “Reaching Out” will once again be available in the lead up to Christmas.
Once again the editor Maureen Byrne together with Clem Delaney (design & layout) have combined to produce a 40 page gem covering events in the parish past and present.
This year’s magazine features contributions from both regular and new writers with many photographs included which highlight a busy 2016 in Tinryland parish and there is something of interest for both young and old in the various contributions.
Tinryland G.F.C. features strongly in this year’s edition with comprehensive accounts of the successes and failures during the year including the club’s participation in the 1916 commemoration events held by Carlow Co. board of the G.A.A. There is a 1916 theme throughout this year’s edition with the front cover illustrating the recently constructed 1916 commemorative garden in the village showing the 7 flower pots depicting the signatures to the proclamation.
Sport in general is well catered for with profiles on local sprinter Adam Murphy from Ballyloo and Cormac Kelly from Linkardstown who is making a name for himself in the sport of Triathlon. The 37th Annual Rockford road race is also covered as is the Irish dancing exploits of local girl Amy Broderick from Kyleballyhue who is ranked No. 2 in the world. The ladies of Bennekerry-Tinryland G.F.C. and the Handball club both had successful years and also feature in this edition of “Reaching Out”.
Other interesting articles include an account with photographs of the various shops that operated in Tinryland in the past 70 years prior to the closure of the last one standing in Tinryland village recently. The magazine also has a comprehensive Tinryland N.S. report on a busy school year from new principal Orlaith Hennessy and a report from Lorna Collier on the happenings at the Tinryland I.C.A. guild. Two very interesting articles by Tom Murphy of Clochristic on his trips to World youth day and the Somme are well worth a read also.
“Reaching Out” 2016 is available at Deane’s of Barrack St. Carlow, Tinryland church and Tinryland G.A.A. club. It should prove to be a nice enjoyable read over the holiday period at the bargain price of 5 euro.
Our AGM will take place on Monday 5th Dec at 8pm sharp. Please attend.