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Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes 18th April 2017

posted 17 Apr 2017, 06:16 by

 By Eamonn Byrne

It was another very busy week on many fronts in the club. One of the highlights was the juvenile visit to Croke Park on Tuesday last 11th April. 27 young players together with their mentors and parents joined up with a host of other club teams throughout Ireland at the National juvenile day at headquarters. Tinryland played a game against Avondale of Wicklow on the hallowed turf and afterwards climbed the steps of the Hogan stand to sample the atmosphere of a victory celebration.

Well done to the mentors Eddie Dowling, Michael Ryan, Bob Cahill, John Farrell and Gregg Doyle.

With no senior game in the past week it was left to the 2 junior squads to carry the flag on the playing front. The junior (A) team competing in division 3 bounced back from two defeats against Rathvilly and Ballon to defeat St. Patrick’s in round 3 at Bro Leo Park on Tuesday last. Outstanding for Tinryland in this encounter were Richard Whyte scorer of 2 goals together with Shane O’Neill, Liam Fitzpatrick, Dean Farrell, David Townsend and Padraic Whelan.The next game in Division 3 is away to Fenagh on Tuesday 25th April.

The No. 2 junior squad is struggling for numbers and they shipped their 2nd consecutive defeat at home to Kildavin-Clonegal on Wednesday last. The team is back in action on tomorrow Wednesday 19th April at home to O’Hanrahans at 7.15 p.m.

The minor team will play neighbours Palatine in round 3 of the M.F.L. on Monday next 24th April in Rathcrogue at 7.30 p.m.

The Carlow championship dates were published recently and Tinryland will begin the senior championship with a mouth- watering fixture against Co. champions Palatine on week ending 30th July. The 2nd and 3rd rounds against Mount Leinster Rangers and Old Leighlin will take place on w/e 13th August and w/e 27th August. The U21 championship 1st round is fixed for w/e 9th July while the first rounds of the junior championships are listed for the week beginning 1st August.

Heartiest congratulations are extended to Amy Broderick daughter of club Treasurer Gerard and Avril on winning the world Irish dancing title in Belfast last week. Amy who does all her practice in the club received a huge welcome home at a function in the club on Saturday evening when club president Brendan hayden made a presentation to her on behalf of Tinryland G.F.C.

Club members were saddened to hear of the passing of former player Pat (P.P.) Farrell recently. Pat passed away suddenly in Wexford on 10th March. He was a member of the Tinryland senior panel during the seventies winning a senior football championship medal in 1975 when he worked as a bank official in Carlow.

Congratulations are extended to senior club player Paul Doyle and his new wife Lisa who tied the knot on Friday last.

Easter raffle winners were: 1st Aideen McLaughlin, 2nd Tony Guidera, 3rd Siobhain Walsh, 4th Jenny Fitzpatrick, 5th Sarah Dowling, 6th Dinny Flood, 7th Johnny Scully, 8th Willie Fields, 9th Holly Barrett, 10th Seamus Curran, 11th David (Tut) Byrne