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Paul Broderick, GAA Player of the Month May 2017

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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

 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.   

Brigid Johnston RIP

posted 25 Jul 2017, 11:29 by

Tinryland are saddened to hear of the passing of Brigid Johnston. Brigid (with her husband George) worked for many years behind the bar in Tinryland GFC and will be sadly missed by all us. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Johnsoton family.

Funeral arrangements: 

Reposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle Carlow from 3pm on Wednesday followed by removal at 7.15pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ardattin to arrive for 8pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Flannan’s Cemetery, Kinnitty, Co. Offaly.

Club news 17 July 2017

posted 18 Jul 2017, 11:16 by

         By Eamonn Byrne                                              

The past week saw the Carlow team finally bow out of the All Ireland championship after a gallant effort against Monaghan. The 3 Tinryland players involved namely Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond will now return to the club in preparation for the opening game in the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. against champions Palatine at the end of July.

At junior level Tinryland lost out to a strong Fenagh team in the S.F.L. division 3 semi-final at the training centre on Wednesday last. Trailing by 1-6 to 0-1 at half time Tinryland faced an uphill battle in the second half. Despite eventually losing by 7 points Tinryland showed improved form in the final 30 minutes and remained competitive scoring 7 points via Padraig Whelan, James McGrath (4), Keelan Gaffney and Peter Hennessy. The junior team will begin championship action on Tuesday 8th August when Old Leighlin will provide the opposition. Leighlinbridge and St. Patricks are the other 2 teams in our group in the J.F.C. (A).

The U21 team now know who their opponents in the semi-final in early August will be after Palatine defeated Eire Og in the U21 quarter final on Sunday evening. The U21 and senior championship games between the 2 neighbours Tinryland and Palatine should provide cracking entertainment for both sets of followers when the games take place in early August. The Tinryland U16 team will hope to maintain their good recent form when they take on O’Hanrahans in round 8 of the Fairgreen Shopping Centre U16 division 2 on this coming Friday 21st July.

It was a busy week for the ladies section of the club. At juvenile level the girls from Bennekerry-Tinryland tasted success at u12 level when they defeated Clonmore in the U12 (A) final. The Bennekerry-Tinryland U14 team defeated Ballinkillen in the (B) final which took place on Thursday last. At senior level Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies who are the reigning champions were defeated by a lively Old Leighlin team at the training centre on Sunday last. This defeat means that the BT ladies must win their remaining game against Palatine if they are to remain in this year’s championship having won the title in 2015 and 2016.

Tinryland G.F.C. will host a Feile acknowledgement night this coming Saturday 22nd July for members of Setanta and Tinryland clubs in recognition of the tremendous work done at the recent All Ireland Feile hurling event that was hosted by Setanta in Rathcrogue. The event which includes live music and a BBQ commences at 9 p.m.  

Tinryland GFC Sports Notes 11th July 2017

posted 10 Jul 2017, 12:15 by

Carlow Seniors
Pride of place this week goes to the Carlow footballers and the 3 Tinryland players on a magnificent performance in reaching the last 16 of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship. Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond all contributed to a great Carlow performance against Leitrim at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday last. When the game ended the team was given a great reception by the Carlow supporters and it was lovely to see many young members from the club seeking out the Carlow and Tinryland players for autographs and photos after the game. Performances like on Saturday will give a big lift to the game at club level throughout the county. The lads will be back in action on Saturday next against Monaghan back at Netwatch Cullen Park as Carlow attempt to progress further in this year’s championship.

Carlow Juniors
Not to be outdone, the Carlow ladies had success over the weekend also when they won the Leinster Junior final against Kilkenny at Netwatch Cullen Park. Congratulations to the team and the Bennekerry-Tinryland players on the panel. They were Deirdre Tomlinson, Leah Mullins, Elaine Ware, Clíodhna Ní Shé, Leanne Corcoran and Shannen Cotter. Carlow will now embark on an attempt at winning the All Ireland Junior championship when their opponents will include, London, Lancashire, Antrim, Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Derry and Armagh.

Tinryland U21 Team
It was a good week at club level also for Tinryland with the U21 team progressing to the semi-final of the championship. The U21s advanced to a last 4 date with Palatine or Eire Og when they easily dismissed the challenge of a youthful Fenagh at the Carlow Training Centre on Friday last. The men in blue and white were in control of this game from the early stages and 2 first half goals from the captain Conor O’Toole and centre back Cathal Gaffney laid the foundations for this win. In the second half Tinryland scored a further 1-8 with midfielder Peter Hennessy scoring a 3rd goal in the 45th minute. Outstanding for the hoops were Adam Dunne, John Murphy, Fionnán Burke, Niall Lowry, Conor O’Toole, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

Tinryland Juniors
The Junior (A) team are scheduled to play Fenagh in the SFL division 3 semi-final at the Training Centre on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30 p.m.
Adam Murphy son of Tinryland GFC chairman Mick continues to impress on the athletic track and he put up another outstanding performance on Friday last in Letterkenny when he placed third behind a Brazillian and a British runner in an International 200m race.

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes for 4th July 2017

posted 6 Jul 2017, 07:16 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The Carlow club football championship season is fast approaching and the 1st Tinryland team will be in action on this coming Friday 7th July at the training centre in Fenagh. The U21 team who were successful at minor level will open their campaign against Fenagh at 7.30 p.m. with a place in the semi-final the prize for the winners.

On Saturday next at 3 p.m. in Netwatch Cullen Park Carlow will play Leitrim in round 2 of the All Ireland football qualifiers.  3 Tinryland players namely Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond will be part of the Carlow panel and the club extends good wishes to the 3 lads and the rest of the Carlow team as they strive to maintain their successful run in this years All Ireland championship.

Well done to Adam Murphy son of club chairman Mick on winning the National U23 200m title in Tullamore at the weekend. Tinryland G.F.C. extends good wishes to Marcus Lawler for a speedy recovery from his recent injury picked up at the European team athletic championships in Finland. Marcus recently spoke to the U16 panel and imparted some good advice to them on how to improve their performance levels.

The club lotto jackpot currently stands at 10,000 euro and has not been won in almost one year. The lotto draw takes place every Monday night at 10 p.m. sharp. Keep up to date with all happenings in Tinryland G.F.C. on and also on facebook, twitter and the weekly Carlow Nationalist club notes.

Tinryland Winner in Latest Club Development Draw

posted 28 Jun 2017, 03:25 by   [ updated 28 Jun 2017, 03:27 ]

Congratulations to Shay Byrne on winning €200 in the latest club development draw. Full results here:

1st Prize


€10,000 Cash


Garrett Nolan,

Church Road, Myshall

Naomh Eoin

2nd Prize


€2,000 Cash


James Maher,




3rd Prize


€1,000 Cash


Darren Kavanagh,

Old Leighlin

Naomh Bríd


4th Prize




J.J. Kelly

Lanzarote, Spain



5th Prize




Shay Byrne,




6th Prize




Tom Farrell

Old Burrin Road



7th Prize



Sean & Patsy Stapleton, Knocksquire



8th Prize



Barrow Valley Athletic Club

Old Leighlin


9th Prize



Clare Bolger,

The Rower, Inistioge

Burren Rangers


10th Prize



Theresa Dermody,

Harrow Cross



11th Prize



Eddie & Margaret Byrne




12th Prize



Tom Fenlon,




13th Prize



Joe Minchin,


Naomh Eoin


14th Prize



Tony Noctor,

C\O Éire Óg

Éire Óg


15th Prize




Royal Oak Road



16th prize



Paul & Paula Nolan




17th Prize



Dermot Mulligan

Co\ Leighlinbridge



18th Prize



Frank McGarry

C\O Palatine



19th Prize



Michael Murphy




20th Prize



Ann Cradden \ Theresa Huff



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

posted 28 Jun 2017, 03:06 by

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.

Tinryland G.F.C. sports notes for 12th June 2017

posted 11 Jun 2017, 00:52 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The Senior team’s wait for another S.F.L. division 1 title will extend to half a century following a one point loss to Co. champions Palatine in the 2017 league semi-final at Netwatch Cullen Park on Friday.

Tinryland looked to have every chance of reaching the final when they led by 5 points mid- way through the opening half but after a period of early dominance by the men in blue and white Palatine rallied to lead by a point at the interval. In the second half both teams were reduced to 14 players as the slippery conditions made it difficult and with seconds remaining Palatine led by the minimum. Tinryland had a great chance of a goal in the dying seconds but the Pal. defence held firm and Tinryland will have to wait 7 weeks for their next competitive fixture against the same opposition in the opening round of the Michael Lyng motors S.F.C.

At Juvenile level Tinryland U14’s edged closer to a semi-final spot in the Fairgreen shopping centre U14 division 2 championship when they defeated St. Patrick’s in Tullow on Friday evening. In a competitive first half the sides were level at half time. In the second half the Tinryland defence was excellent and a match winning performance by Conor Carew who scored 3-2 enabled the boys in blue and white to prevail by 4-5 to 4-2. Other outastanding players for Tinryland were Killian Fagan, Michael Hosey, Cian McCreanor, Josh Donegan, Joe Regan, Seamus McCullough and Alex Kelliher.


The Tinryland G.F.C. Golf classic will be held in Gowran park on Saturday next 17th June commencing at 9 p.m. A limited number of slots are still available for teams of 4. Contact Mark Dempsey, Paul Broderick or Cormac Walshe for further details.

Tinryland G.F.C. will be one of the venues for the All Ireland hurling feile this coming weekend. 14 different clubs from the 4 corners of Ireland will participate in hurling and camogie in Rathcrogue.

Setanta H.C. from Carlow town is the host club for the games at the Tinryland venue. In conjunction with the event there will be traditional music in the club on Friday evening while on Saturday evening the ballad group “One For The Road” will perform.

Well done to Tinryland handball player Martin Mullins on his recent win at the All Ireland hardball championships in Nenagh. Martin defeated Jack O’Shea of Kerry 21-7, 21-5 in the final. This win capped an excellent season for the handball section of the club.

Sports Notes Tinryland G.F.C. for Tuesday 6th June 2017

posted 6 Jun 2017, 14:39 by

 By Eamonn Byrne
The various club championship dates were issued in the past week. Tinryland senior footballers will commence championship action on week ending 30th July against neighbours and current Co. champions Palatine. Prior to this Tinryland will play the same opposition in the semi-final of the S.F.L. which will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 9th June at 7.30pm in Netwatch Cullen Park . The 2nd game in the S.F.C. will see Tinryland up against Mount Leinster Rangers on week ending 13th August while the final game in group 1 of the championship will be against former champions Old Leighlin on week ending 27th August.
In the Junior football (A) championship Tinryland will commence on Tuesday 8th August against Old Leighlin with further games on Tuesday 15th August against Leighlinbridge and on Tuesday 29th August with St. Patricks. Prior to the start of the Junior (A) championship Tinryland will play Fenagh in the S.F.L division 3 semi-final.
In the Junior football (B) Tinryland will open their championship campaign against Naomh Eoin on Wednesday 2nd August with further games on Wednesday 16th August against Kildavin/Clonegal and on Wednesday 30th August against Eire Og.
Tinryland minors who won the Minor (B) last year will compete in the (A) division this season and begin championship action on Monday 26th June with a home tie against Rathvilly. 6 further games in the minor championship will take place during July, August and early September.
The U21 football championship which is on a knock out basis will see Tinryland play Fenagh in round 1 on week ending 9th July with the winners due to meet Eire Og or Palatine in the semi-final.
Well done to the 3 Tinryland players involved with the Carlow S.F. team namely Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond who all played their part in a credible Carlow performance against All Ireland champions Dublin in Portlaoise on Saturday last. A large number of supporters from the Tinryland area travelled to O’Moore Park for the game.
At juvenile level Tinryland U14s were successful in their recent championship match against Michael Davitts. Tinryland came from behind in the opening half to lead 3-5 to 1-2 at half time with 2 goals from Alex Kelliher and some excellent points from Joseph Gordon, Mark Mullen and Cillian Fagan. In the 2nd half Tinryland scored further goals via Alex Kelliher, Joseph Gordon, James Hayden and Josh Donegan to run out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 8-9 to 2-5. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white who will play St Patricks in their next game were Alex Kelliher, Seamus McCullough, Cian McCreanor, Joseph Gordon, Mark Mullen, Cillian Fagan, James Hayden, Josh Donegan and Michael Hosey.Well done to the Bennekerry-Tinryland senior ladies team who won the 11 a side competition recently defeating Old Leighlin in the final. Congratulations to former club secretary Jim Deane on his recent election as Mayor of Carlow Municipal district. A very enjoyable celebration social was held in the club on Thursday last to mark Jim’s achievement and was attended by many of his colleagues on Carlow Co. council.
Sympathy is extended to the family of former Tinryland player John McGrath from Baltinglass and formerly from Garryhundon who passed away peacefully on Friday last. Burial took place in Tinryland cemetary yesterday Monday. John was a prominent player with Tinryland in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s winning 2 Carlow senior football medals in 1949 and 1950.
Sympathy is also extended to the Guidera family from Tinryland on the recent death of Kenneth Guidera.

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