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Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes for Tuesday 1st August

posted 4 Aug 2017, 09:07 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

There was deep sadness in the Tinryland club and the general community on Saturday last when the news broke of the passing of former club chairman Paddy Regan. The Ballyloo native served his club as a player and official for more than 50 years acting as chairman during the club’s centenary in 1988.

As a player Paddy won Carlow S.F.C. medals on the 3 in a row team of 1948, 1949 and 1950 and was also a member of the team that lost the 1954 senior final to O’Hanrahans. He also figured on successful junior teams in the early 1950’s playing as both a goalkeeper and corner back in the 1953 and 1954 junior finals. Paddy who farmed extensively in Ballyloo took on the role of Tinryland G.F.C. chairman during the 1980's and was instrumental in driving major developments at that time including the production of the club 100 year history which was launched during the centenary year of 1988.

Paddy was laid to rest in Tinryland cemetary following requiem Mass yesterday Monday with the club providing a guard of honour on his final journey to St. Joseph’s Church. Many tributes were paid to the current club vice-president since his passing including a graveside oration from current club president Brendan Hayden who spoke about Paddy’s success as a farmer and his exploits on the 3 in a row team of the late 1940’s. Brendan was a playing colleague of Paddy’s during the 1950’s when both men figured on successful Tinryland junior teams.

As a mark of respect the opening round of the Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. between Tinryland and Palatine was postponed on Sunday last. This game has now been refixed for this coming Thursday 3rd August at 8 p.m. in Netwatch Cullen Park with David Hughes the appointed referee. Palatine and Tinryland are also due to meet in  in the U21 semi- final on this coming Saturday 5th August in Netwatch Cullen park at 7.30 p.m. . Keep up to date with all fixtures arrangements on the club web site www.tinryland.gaa.ie, Face book and Twitter.

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