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Club Notes Tuesday 21st August 2018

posted 21 Aug 2018, 04:25 by
By Eamonn Byrne PRO
The coming week is a big one in the season for our club with 3 adult teams in championship action. First up is the Junior (B) squad who will contest the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (B) quarter final against Naomh Eoin at the training centre Fenagh on tomorrow Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
On Saturday next all roads lead to Spellman Park Kildavin where our senior team will contest the final game in Group 1 of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. against Old Leighlin. After defeating Palatine in round 1 and losing to Rathvilly in round 2 Tinryland need at least a draw on Saturday to progress to the quarter final.
The Junior (A) team will play the same opposition in the J.F.C. (A) on Sunday evening in the training centre at 6.00 p.m. in the final group 2  game in the J.F.C. (A) with nothing less than a win needed to progress to the knockout stages.

Local handballers Kevin Barrett and Aaron Geoghegan put up a great show at the World handball championships in Minneapolis last week. The Tinryland handball club pair defeated all before them to reach the semi-final of the men’s (A) grade before bowing out at that stage to Tipperary’s Daniel Hayes and Paul Hedderman. In the semi-final played on last Saturday evening the Tinryland pair actually led in both games of the semi-final before losing out 21-13, 21-15 to the strong Tipperary pair. Katie Barrett and Geoff Atkinson from Tinryland H.C. were also part of the travelling group from Carlow to the Minneapolis event that attracted handball players from 20 different countries.

Sympathy is extended to the Gordon family from Rutland Bennekerry on the passing of Gerry Gordon on Friday last 17th August. Gerry was a former Tinryland footballer who won a S.F.L. medal with the club in 1961 and he also acted on our committee for a number of years and was chairman for a spell in the early 1960’s. He was also a prominent member and past president of Carlow rugby club figuring as prop forward on the 1977 Towns cup winning team. Gerry won a Laois S.F.C. medal with Graiguecullen in 1965. He was laid to rest in Bennekerry on Sunday last.