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Club Notes 27th May 2019

posted 28 May 2019, 08:12 by
Brendan Hayden RIP
There was deep sadness in Tinryland G.F.C. on Monday last 20th May when word came through of the passing of our beloved club president and former chairman Brendan Hayden.

For almost seventy years Brendan was involved in our club at all levels as a player, coach, referee, and administrator and his contribution to the G.A.A. at local, provincial and national level was immense. Brendan was chairman of our club on 3 separate occasions and was deeply involved in the purchase and development of our present headquarters in Rathcrogue. Brendan hardly ever missed a game at any level involving Tinryland and Carlow. He will be sadly missed by his family and the Carlow GAA community in general. The former Carlow G.A.A. president always used the same seat near the press box in the Lennon Stand at Netwatch Cullen park.

As a player Brendan won S.F.C. medals with Tinryland in 1971, 1972 and 1975. He represented the Carlow senior team on 113 occasions over 17 years and won Railway cup medals with Leinster in 1959 and 1961. He is Carlow’s highest scoring footballer of all time with 33 goals and 266 points amassed during his inter county career.

As a referee Brendan took charge of four Leinster senior football finals and also the 1971 All Ireland semi-final between Galway and Down. He was also the man in the middle for the 1975 All Ireland u21 final between Kerry and Dublin and the 1976 All Ireland colleges final. He toured America as the All –Star referee in 1977 while as a coach he had success with Tinryland, Rathvilly, Tinahely, Fenagh and the Carlow Co. team.

A noted hurler also, Brendan won an All- Ireland Intermediate medal with Carlow in the early sixties and he figured in the famous Carlow senior win against the Christy Ring led Cork in 1962. Brendan had club success as a hurling goalkeeper with Carlow Town, St Fintan’s and Palatine.

Huge crowd’s including many GAA personalities attended Brendan’s removal on Wednesday last and his funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church Tinryland on Thursday. Flags in our club flew at half- mast while Tinryland G.F.C. provided a guard of honour from his former residence near the village. The club extends deepest sympathy to Brendan’s wife Breda and his children Joe, Ann, Brendan Jnr, Olivia, Colm and Marion and the extended Hayden family. He was pre deceased by his son Martin.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis. (Author Eamonn Byrne)


Lotto results for Mon 20th May. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 10, 21. There was no jackpot winner. Winners of €25 lucky dips: S. Brophy, Cíaran Townsend, Caoimhe Townsend & Jimmy Byrne. Promoters’ prize: Eamonn Byrne. Next week’s jackpot €7300.