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Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes Tuesday 19th September 2017

posted 19 Sep 2017, 05:45 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com   [ updated 19 Sep 2017, 05:48 ]

By Eamonn Byrne

The senior team’s involvement in this year’s Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. evaporated in the rain at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday last when Eire Og proved to be that bit better than the men in blue and white hoops in the quarter final. Despite opening the scoring in the 2nd minute with a point from the returning Diarmaid Walshe, Tinryland never headed the eventual winners in a game dominated by both defences. Eire Og enjoyed more possession in the first half but when referee David Hughes sounded the half time whistle Tinryland were only 2 points in arrears. Early in the 2nd half Eire Og extended their advantage to 4 points but a strong period of play from Tinryland saw the gap close to 2 points once again by the 50th minute. Tinryland were then awarded a penalty with 10 minutes remaining but when Paul Brodericks effort went over the bar for just a point Eire Og were given a lifeline which they fully accepted and they went on to advance to the semi- final on a scoreline of 0-13 to 0-7. The wait for another senior championship will now have to wait for another year and it is now 37 years since the club last won the Carlow S.F.C.


It was not a good week overall for the club as the 2nd junior team and the minors were both forced to concede walk overs in their respective games to O’Hanrahans and Eire Og.


The annual juvenile presentation night has been fixed for Friday 29th September while the club lotto still stands at 10,000 euro and is held every Monday night at 10 p.m.


The ladies team that recently won the Carlow S.F.C. will take on Meath opponents in the first round of the Leinster championship on Saturday 7th October at a Meath venue.




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Tinryland G.A.A. Notes for Nationalist Tuesday 12th Sept 2017

posted 14 Sep 2017, 07:22 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Pride of place this week goes to the senior ladies team that won their 3rd consecutive Carlow S.F.C.title against Old Leighlin on Sunday last at Netwatch Cullen Park. In front of a good crowd Old Leighlin with wind advantage dominated the first half and were well worth their 7 point half time advantage. When referee Jonathan Murphy re-started proceedings there was a complete transformation in the Bennekerry-Tinryland fortunes and by the 41st minute the teams were all square following 2 early 2nd half goals from Elaine Ware and Lauren Dwyer. Further points from Ware, Roisin Byrne and Aoibhin Webb put their team 3 points ahead with 10 minutes remaining and the icing was applied to the cake when Webb and second half sub Stephanie Dunne crashed home late goals to give the B.T. ladies the Brady catering Cup for the 3rd year in a row having accounted for Naomh Eoin and St. Fortcherns in the 2015 and 2016 finals. The hipanel was as follows: Shannen Cotter, Andrea Jeaney, Leanne Corcoran, Jane Bullen, Alex McNeill, Deirdre Tomlinson captain, Emma O’Regan, Stephane Kehoe, Cliodhna Ni She, Lauren Dwyer, Elaine Ware, Leah Mullins, Aoibhin Webb, Roisin Byrne, Lauren McGrath, Katie Hickey, Ruth Bermingham, Michelle McDermott,, Niamh Kelly, Ciara Nolan, Aisling Kelly, Stephaine Dunne, Doireann Walshe, Niamh O’Regan, Moira McElligott, Eimer Daly, Sinead Hayden, Kayleigh Kelly, Rachel Kavanagh, Katie Doyle, Katie Bullen, Audrey Murphy, Amy Doyle, Amanda Kinsella.  

Next Saturday 16th September is D day for the senior footballers when they take on Eire Og in the quarter final of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. The game is part of a double header at Netwatch Cullen Park with the Tinryland /Eire Og game scheduled for 8 p.m. under the floodlights. Bagenalstown referee David Hughes will be the man in the middle for the game. The first quarter final involving Old Leighlin and St. Andrews is fixed for 6.30 p.m.

The 2nd Junior team will be in action on this coming Wednesday 13th September when they take on O’Hanrahans in the quarter final of the J.F.C. (B) at the Fenagh training centre at 8 p.m.  

A six week boot camp will begin at the club headquarters in Rathcrogue on Saturday 7th October. All levels of fitness from beginner to advanced will be catered for. Enquiries to Cian at 085 8402756 or Marcus at 085 1217547.

The juvenile section of the club held a successful table quiz on Friday last. 21 teams took part in the event with juvenile club chairman Bernard Mullen the question master assisted by club secretary Lorraine McGuire. On the playing front there was good news at last for the club when the U14 team advanced to the final of the Fairgreen shopping centre U14 division 2 final with an exciting extra time win over Naomh Eoin on Monday last. Tinryland went into the game as underdogs having lost to the same opposition on a number of occasions this year. After a poor start Tinryland trailed the Myshall boys at half time but after a storming 2nd half the sides finished level after 2 excellent goals from Cian McCreanor and Seamus McCullough in addition to great points via Conor Carew, James Hayden and Alex Kelliher. Tinryland trailed again in the early stages of extra time but another Cian McCreanor goal and further points from Seamus McCullough, Cillian Fagan, Alex Kelliher and Jamie Fitzgerald sealed a great victory for the boys in blue and white who now advance to play O’Hanrahans in the final.

The new security fence around the club is now complete and it is hoped that the spate of recent break ins will now cease.

Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes 5th September 2017

posted 6 Sep 2017, 04:13 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

 By Eamonn Byrne                                  

The past week was a tough one for club teams at both adult and juvenile level. The week began with the minors taking on a highly ranked Fenagh outfit in the M.F.C. (A) division played in Rathcrogue on Monday last. Despite only having 16 players available, Tinryland aquitted themselves well against their highly ranked opponents and were on level terms at half time. For 15 minutes of the second half the boys in blue and white continued to perform well before Fenagh prevailed in the final quarter to run out eventual winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-9. Best for Tinryland  were goalkeeper Daniel Donegan, defenders Dannan Burke, Cuan Burke, Jack Murphy, together with midfielder Tommy Dunne and forwards Eoghan Hosey, Ronan Curran and Dinny Farrell.

In the J.F.C. (A) division Tinryland were unable to field against St. Patricks in the final game in group 1 and will now have to fight a relegation battle against Rathvilly to determine their J.F. status for 2018. In the J.F.C. (B) division Tinryland’s 2nd junior team were well beaten by Eire Og but are still in the championship where they will face O’Hanrahans in the quarter final.

At underage level the U16 team did not perform to their usual standards when they lost out to neighbours Palatine in the Fairgreen shopping centre U16 division 2 semi-final played at the Fenagh training centre on Friday last. After a poor start Tinryland got back into contention before half time but 2 quick 2nd half goals for the Cnoc Arda boys sealed Tinryland’s fate and they eventually lost out by 2-13 to 0-6. Best for Tinryland in this game were Sam Byrne, Jonah Dunne, Brian McGrath, Cian Nicholl, Padraig Thompson, Cormac O’Brien and Patrick Regan. The U12 team were out of luck also losing out to Muinebheag in the final played in Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday last.

The senior ladies team will be seeking a 3rd consecutive Carlow S.F.C. title when they contest the final against Old Leighlin at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday next 10th September. The Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies have already lost to their opponents in the group stages of this year’s championship but have subsequently showed improved form in the victories against Palatine and former winners St. Fortherns. The throw in for the ladies final is at 3.15 p.m.   

Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes for Tuesday 29th August 2017

posted 28 Aug 2017, 01:36 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland senior footballers lost their final game in group 1 of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. against Old Leighlin at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday last. Despite enjoying a lot of possession Tinryland kicked 24 wides during the game and never headed the former champions who led by 3 points at half time. Old Leighlin who were much more efficient when presented with a scoring chance got the only goal of the game mid- way through the 2nd half and they went on to win the game by 5 points in the end. Tinryland will now play the runners up in group 2 Eire Og in the quarter final on Saturday 16th September.

The 2 junior teams from the club will be in action this week in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. with the junior (A) team in action this Tuesday evening against St. Patricks in the Palatine grounds at Bennekerry with a 7.30 p.m. throw in. The Junior (B) team will play their final group game in the J.F.C. (B) against Eire Og on tomorrow Wednesday in Rathcrogue at 8 p.m. The minor team who are finding the going tough in the (A) division this year were in action last evening Monday against one of this year’s minor championship favourites Fenagh.

The club lotto still stands at 10,000 euro and is held every Monday night at 10 p.m. sharp in aid of club development. A new security fence is being erected at the club grounds in Rathcrogue this week. Well done to the U12 and U16 teams from the club that have reached the semi-final stages of their respective championships. The next executive meeting of the club will now be held on Monday next 4th September at 8 p.m. Best wishes to the members of the Bennekerry-Tinryland senior ladies team in their upcoming Co. final against Old Leighlin and to the team members on the Carlow panel that has reached the All Ireland semi-final against Derry having beaten Kilkenny last weekend in the quarter final. 

Keep up to date on all happenings in the club via club website www.tinryland.gaa.ie, facebook, twitter and Nationalist club sports notes.

Tinryland G.F.C. Club News Tuesday 22nd August

posted 21 Aug 2017, 12:39 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

The past week was the busiest of the year so far with all teams involved in championship action at various stages. The highlight was the dramatic victory of the u21 team in the final against Rathvilly on Friday last at Netwatch Cullen Park. After easy wins against Fenagh and Palatine, Tinryland carried the favourites tag against the Wicklow border team. After an intense game that saw both defences prevail Tinryland trailed by a point entering stoppage time. With one last surge Tinryland via John Murphy attacked and won a free which James McGrath converted to level the game. Everyone in the ground expected the referee to sound the final whistle but remarkably play continued as there had been more stoppages in injury time and to the delight of Tinryland supporters another free was won and James McGrath applied the finishing touches to give the club a 9th U21 title since the grade was first introduced in 1964. Outstanding for the men in blue and white were John Murphy, Adam Dunne, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

The club had 2 junior teams in action in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. in the past week. In the J.F.C. (A) Tinryland lost by the minimum margin for the 2nd week in succession and will now have to win the final game against St. Patricks on Tuesday next 22nd August to entertain any hopes of avoiding a relegation battle having already lost out to Old Leighlin and Leighlinbridge.

There was better news for the 2nd Junior team in the J.F.C. (B) when they made up for a heavy defeat in their opening game with Naomh Eoin by defeating Kildavin-Clonegal in an exciting encounter at McGrath Park on Wednesday last. This win has guaranteed the team a place in the quarter final and they will next be in action on Wednesday 30th August in the final group game against Eire Og. Outstanding for Tinryland were Eoin Hosey scorer of 2 vital goals together with John Whyte, Luke Fleming, Niall Bermingham, Conall O’Se, Gary Scully, Mick Delaney and James Murphy.

At minor level the club is finding the going tough in the M.F.C. (A) division. Despite losing to St. Andrews by 5 points in round 3 on Monday last the young team put up their best performance to date. Outstanding for Tinryland who next play Fenagh in Rathcrogue on Monday next at 7.30 p.m.  were Eoin Hosey, Keelan Gaffney, Daniel Donegan, Jack Murphy, Cuan Burke and Dannan Burke.

In the Fairgreen Shopping centre U16 championship Tinryland are already qualified for the semi-final. On Thursday last the team lost out by a narrow margin to neighbours Palatine who are also through to the semi-final in the final group game. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Paddy Regan, Cormac O’Brien, Evan McGuire, Aongus O’Se, Sam Byrne, Daire Brophy and Jack Murphy.

Well done to the Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies who reached the Carlow S.F.C. final for the 3rd consecutive year when they defeated former winners St Fortcherns in McGrath park on Sunday last. Outstanding for the BT ladies were Shannon Cotter, Amanda Kinsella, Stephanie Kehoe, Cliodhna Ni Se, Alex McNeill, Leah Mullins and Roisin Byrne who scored 4-2 from the full forward position

The big game in the coming week will be the clash of Tinryland and Old Leighlin in the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. which has been fixed for Netwatch Cullen Park on this coming Sunday afternoon at 1.30 p.m. Tinryland after losing to Palatine in the opening round showed improved form to defeat Mount Leinster Rangers in round 2 and hopes are high for another Tinryland victory on Sunday.

Anyone wishing to attend the next Follow me up to Carlow G.A.A. fundraiser featuring Paddy Cole, Trudi Lawlor, Tyrone legend Mickey Harte and a host of other stars should note that tickets are available in the club. The event takes place in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Saturday 9th September at 8 p.m.

Club Notes for Tinryland G.A.A. 15th August 2017

posted 14 Aug 2017, 07:56 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

It was another busy week on the playing front with 3 adult teams from the club in championship action. The Senior team produced an outstanding performance on Sunday evening at Netwatch Cullen park when they defeated Mount Leinster Rangers in round 2 of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C.  In a low scoring 1st half Tinryland led by 4 points at half time with the crucial score coming from midfielder Peter Hennessy who rattled the Rangers net in the 26th minute after good play from Matthew O’Toole. An early 2nd half goal from Co. player Shane Redmond after good work from James McGrath extended the lead and victory was assured mid- way through the 2nd half when further goals from Hennessy and O’Toole left M.L.R. with a mountain to climb.  Tinryland will now play Old Leighlin in round 3 of the S.F.C. at the end of August.  At junior level the club fielded 2 teams during the week in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (A) and (B) championships. The Junior A team was deprived of an opening round win against Old Leighlin at the training centre on Tuesday last when a last minute goal by David Dowling gave the men from Molaise park a dramatic  win after Tinryland had led by 2 points with seconds remaining. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Conor Ryan, Adam Dunne, Shane O’Neill, Padraig Whelan and Paul Doyle

The Junior (A) team is back in action on this evening Tuesday 15th August in McGrath Park at 7.30 p.m. against Leighlinbridge.

At Junior (B) level the club struggled to field a team against Naomh Eoin on Wednesday last and were well beaten in the end. Despite the heavy loss there were some encouraging performers in Sean Kirwan, David O’Shea, John Whyte, Niall Bermingham and John Jackson. The Junior (B) team will play Kildavin-Clonegal on tomorrow Wednesday 16th August at 7.45 p.m. in the Training centre Fenagh.

The big game for the club this week will be the U21 (A) final against Rathvilly in Netwatch Cullen park on Friday evening at 8 p.m. Tinryland looked impressive in their quarter final and semi-final wins over Fenagh and Palatine and hopes are high for another u21 title on Friday. Tinryland last won the U21 championship in 2015 and will be seeking their 9th title when they line out against Rathvilly on Friday next. 

At juvenile level the U14 team warmed up for their next championship engagement when they travelled to Co. Louth on Saturday last to play Lannleire  G.F.C. a club that has connections to Tinryland through current vice-chairman John McCullough. The U16 team will wind up their group matches in the Fairgreen Shopping centre division 2 with a game away to Palatine on this coming Friday at 7 p.m. 

Tinryland G.F.C. club Notes for August 8th

posted 6 Aug 2017, 12:18 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne
The championship season is well and truly underway and Tinryland teams were involved in key matches in the past week. The seniors began championship action on Thursday last against Co champions Palatine in a game postponed from the previous Sunday due to the passing of former chairman and club vice president Paddy Regan. The game began with Palatine on the front foot and the champions led by 4 points to one in the opening ten minutes. The key score of the first half was a Pal. goal by Co. player Shane O’Neill but Tinryland managed to stay in contact with excellent points from Matthew O’Toole, Niall Lowry, Padraig Townsend and James McGrath which left only 3 points separating the teams at the interval. Despite early attacks Tinryland fell further behind by the 40th minute before a wonderful goal by Conor O’Toole gave us a lifeline. Palatine then pulled clear again before a late Tinryland rally reduced the margin to 5 points. The seniors are next in action on Sunday next at Netwatch Cullen Park at 7.30 p.m. when Mount Leinster Rangers will provide the opposition. 48 hours after the Michael Lyng Motors senior game Tinryland met Palatine again in the U21 semi-final and if they say a week is a long time in politics 48 hours is surely a long time in gaelic football as the U21 Tinryland lads made up in a big way for their performance 2 days earlier. With both teams fielding a half dozen players who lined out at senior level another keen contest was anticipated by both sets of supporters in the local derby but that notion was truly dispelled well before half time as the men in blue and white were simply supreme in their approach and effort in this game. Tinryland led by 2-6 to 0-3 at the interval with the goals coming from James McGrath from the penalty spot and from mid-fielder Peter Hennessy who had a great game on Saturday. In the second half another Hennessy goal ensured that Tinryland progressed to the U21 final where Rathvilly will provide the opposition. Outstanding for Tinryland on Saturday were John Murphy, Rory Doyle, Cuan Burke, Fionnan Burke, Peter Hennessy, Niall Lowry, Conor O’Toole, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

Not to be outdone the ladies from Bennekerry-Tinryland and Palatine also squared up to each other in another local derby on Friday last in the Carlow ladies S.F.C. This time it was Bennekerry-Tinryland the defending champions who easily won to make up for losing their opening game against Old Leighlin 2 weeks previously. The ladies team will now play St. Fortherns in the semi-final as they attempt to win the title for the 3rd successive year.

In the coming week Tinryland will be in action at junior level when the No. 1 team take on Old Leighlin on this Tuesday evening at the Fenagh training centre at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. group 1. The No. 2 Junior team are due to play Naomh Eoin in the J.F.C. B Group 1 at the same venue on tomorrow Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.  

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.

Paul Broderick, GAA Player of the Month May 2017

posted 27 Jul 2017, 05:43 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

Congratulations to our own Paul Broderick, Player of the Month for May 2017. A richly deserved accolade.

Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes for 25th July 2017

posted 27 Jul 2017, 01:58 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

 By Eamonn Byrne                            

The Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. will begin on this coming weekend with a number of mouth- watering fixtures down for decision. Tinryland will begin their campaign in group 1 on next Sunday evening at 7.30 p.m. in Netwatch Cullen Park when the reigning Co. champions Palatine will provide the opposition. These two neighbours last met in early June in the S.F.L. division 1 semi-final with the men from Cnoc Arda edging the men in blue and white by the minimum margin. Next Sundays match will feature at least 8 players including 3 from Tinryland who were involved in Carlow’s extended run in this years All Ireland qualifiers.  The game which is part of a double header at Netwatch Cullen Park is expected to attract a large crowd as both games on the programme are local derbies with Kilbride and Naomh Eoin in action in the curtain raiser in the I.F.C. at 6 p.m.  The other 2 teams in group 1 of the Michael Lyng Motore Carlow S.F.C. are Mount Leinster Rangers and Old Leighlin and Tinryland will play those teams on week ending 13th August and week ending 27th August respectively.

Tinryland minors found the going tough in their 2 opening games in this year’s M.F.C. (A) championship. On Monday last the young Tinryland team went down to a heavy defeat to Palatine in Rathcrogue while on Thursday last Burren Rangers had ten points to spare over the boys in blue and white who could only muster the bare fifteen for the round 2 fixture. Despite these defeats there were some promising Tinryland players on show in both games including Cuan Burke, Tommy Dunne, Ronan Curran, Jonathon Curran, Conor Brennan, Eoin Hosey, Jack Murphy and Brian McGrath. The minors are back in action on this coming Thursday 27th July away to Michael Davits in Ballinabranna at 7.30 p.m. In the U16 grade Tinryland received a walk over from O’Hanrahans in  the Fairgreen shopping centre division 2 and have already qualified for the semi-final with two games remaining against Kildavin-Clonegal on 9th August and against Palatine on 18th August.

A very enjoyable Feile appreciation evening in conjunction with Setanta hurling club took place in Tinryland on Saturday last in recognition of the great work done by both clubs at the recent All Ireland hurling feile that was hosted by Setanta in Tinryland. Speakers on the night included Tinryland chairman Michael Murphy and Setanta chairman Noel O’Neill.

The Tinryland G.F.C. club lotto currently stands at €10,000 and is held every Monday night in the clubhouse at 10 p.m.   

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