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Tinryland Sports notes for G.A.A. Club Tuesday 27th June 2017

posted 28 Jun 2017, 03:06 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com
By Eamonn Byrne    

Tinryland G.F.C. was a very active place recently as one of the main venues in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford for the All Ireland Feile na nGael. Huge crowds attended the Rathcrogue venue for the 3 days of Feile which was hosted by Setanta hurling club. Over 20 hurling and camogie clubs and their supporters visited Tinryland. The event took a huge amount of organising and the committee members of Setanta and Tinryland are to be complimented for their trojan efforts in making the weekend an outstanding success. The Feile which was blessed with superb weather coincided with the unveiling of new dugouts on the roadside pitch and a new digital scoreboard on the floodlit pitch.

Tinryland G.F.C. received generous sponsorship from P.I.P.E. engineering Co. (proprieter Michael Kehoe) and from McDonalds (Bernard Byrne) for the new dugouts and scoreboard respectively.

Well done to Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond who helped Carlow advance to the next round of the All Ireland qualifiers against London on Sunday last in Ruislip. The lads will next be in action in round 2 of the qualifiers against Leitrim on 8th July.

At Juvenile level the U16 team continue to fly the flag and they scored a great victory over Michael Davitts in round 6 of the Fairgreen Shopping centre U16 division 2 on Friday last. Tinryland led by 2-5 to 0-3 at the interval thanks to goals from Evan McGuire and Padraig Thompson and despite a rally from the Leighlin parish team further goals from Brian McGrath and Cormac O’Brien made it 5 wins out of 6 for the boys in blue and white. Outstanding for Tinryland were Ben Murphy, Kian Dooley, Dannan Burke, Jack Murphy, Jonah Dunne, Paddy Regan and Evan McGuire.

At U14 level Tinryland travelled to the national Sports complex in Abbottstown on Saturday last and performed well against Dublin’s St. John’s, Laois clubs Portarlington and Na Fianna and Raheens of Kildare. This team have still to play 4 games in the U14 division 2 in Carlow against Fenagh, Naomh Eoin, O’Hanrahans and Michael Davitts.

The golf classic held in Gowran on the same weekend as Feile was a big success and attracted 25 teams of four. In excellent conditions for golf the event which was organised by members of the senior football team was very enjoyable and raised much needed funds for the club. Tinryland G.F.C. would like to thank the various sponsors and all who helped out on the day. The winning foursome was Paul Broderick, John Murphy, Cormac Walshe and John Whyte, while the runners up included Tony McGuill, Pat Meaney, Tim Radford and Joe Roche. Glen Doyle and Jamie O’Brien won the closest to the pin and longest drive prizes.

Well done to club members Marcus Lawler and Adam Murphy on their brilliant athletic achievements recently. Marcus became the 3rd fastest Irishman of all time in the 100m when he clocked 10.3 seconds in winning an International event in Regensburg Germany. He maintained that outstanding form last weekend when clocking a P.B. of 20.71 in the 200m at the European team championships in Vaasa, Finland. Marcus won his heat on Friday but unfortunately he suffered at hamstring injury when in contention in Sundays final.  

His St. Laurence O’Toole club mate Adam Murphy son of Tinryland G.F.C. chairman Mick won the Leinster senior 200m title recently and also finished 2nd in the 100m.

Club member Cormac Kelly who was a member of last year’s successful minor team represented Ireland at the European sprint Triathlon in Germany at the weekend.

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