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Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes for Tuesday 14th August 2018

posted 15 Aug 2018, 12:23 by
 By Eamonn Byrne PRO                

It was a quiet week on the playing front but club members were busy at the annual Tinryland G.F.C. golf classic in Gowran park golf club. There was a tremendous turn out for this annual event held over 2 days on Friday and Saturday last. 31 teams of 4 took part and there was a great response from the loyal sponsors who come up trumps every year in support of this valuable fundraiser.

After 2 days of enjoyable golf the winning team was comprised of John McHugh, Dick Gilman, Betty Kelly and former Tinryland and Carlow footballer David “Tut” Byrne.  The best local team was the quartet of John Whyte, Paul Broderick, John Murphy and Cormac Walshe. Current Tinryland footballer Mark Morrissey was successful in the closest to pin category while a second local team of Mark Morrissey, Shane Redmond, Shane O’Neill and Diarmaid Walshe also were among the prize winners. Well done to the hard working organising committee of Cormac Walshe, Mark Morrissey, Paul Broderick, Diarmaid Walshe, Conor Byrne and Padraic Whelan for their efforts in making the event a huge success. The prize giving ceremony took place in the clubhouse Rathcrogue on Saturday evening.

Four members from the handball section of the club are currently competing at the world handball championships in Minneapolis which began on Thursday last. They are Kevin Barrett, Katie Barrett, Aaron Geoghegan and Geoff Atkinson. Katie Barrett was first in action on Saturday morning and she began with a victory over her opponent Sarah O’Malley from Mallow before losing out to highly ranked Mairead Fox from Omagh in the quarter finals. Handballers from 20 countries are participating in the Minneapolis event. Further details will appear in next week’s club notes.

Well done to Cormac Kelly on his fine performance at the European triathlon championships in Glasgow on Saturday last. Cormac was competing in the Male AG sprint category and was the leading Irish finisher in 22nd position recording an overall time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 58 seconds for the 750 metre swim, the 20 kilometre cycle and the 5 k run.

Bennekerry –Tinryland ladies were represented on the Carlow team that bowed out of the TG4 All Ireland J.F.C. after a disappointing performance in Limerick on Saturday. BT players Roisin Byrne, Elaine Ware, Nuala Mohan, Leah Mullins, Deirdre Tomlinson and Ciara Nolan will now hope to retain the Carlow S.F.C. when club action recommences shortly. Bennekerry Tinryland ladies will face Old Leighlin in a repeat of the 2017 final.

The club senior footballers and both junior teams are still involved in championship action and are preparing for their next fixtures due to take place on week ending 26th August. The senior team will face Old Leighlin in the final group game in the Michael Lyng motors S.F.C. on Saturday 25th August with the winners progressing to the quarter final while Tinryland juniors will play Naomh Eoin in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (A) with a quarter final place also at stake. The No. 2 Junior team are awaiting news of their opponents in the quarter final having reached that stage during the 3 group games.

Photographs are now available from the recent very successful 50 years re-union function for the U21 and senior teams from 1967/68. Contact 087 2770128 for further details.

The August club executive monthly meeting will take place on this coming Monday 20th August at 8 p.m.