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Tinryland G.A.A. club notes for Tuesday 7th November 2017

posted 7 Nov 2017, 12:27 by

By Eamonn Byrne

It was with great sadness that club members learned of the passing of popular former clubhouse bar man George Johnston on Sunday last 6th November. George who was a native of Kinnitty Co.  Offaly and resided at Hillview Rathcrogue passed away after a short illness at St. Lukes Hospital Kilkenny. He was pre deceased in July by his wife Brigid. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam. Funeral arrangements to follow.

The Tinryland G.F.C. A.G.M. has been fixed for Monday 4th December at 8 p.m. sharp. Nominations for officer positions must be left in the clubhouse for the attention of club secretary Enda Dunican on or before Monday 13th November.

Tinryland GFC AGM Monday 4th December 8pm

posted 7 Nov 2017, 10:19 by

Our AGM will take place on Monday 4th December at 8pm sharp. Nominations for executive positions musy be lodged behind the bar FAO Secretary on or before Monday 13th November. We hope to see a big turnout

Club Notes Tinryland G.F.C. Tuesday 17th October 2017

posted 19 Oct 2017, 11:38 by

      By Eamonn Byrne 

The adult season ended on a positive note at the Palatine G.F.C. grounds in Bennekerry on Saturday evening last when the Tinryland Junior (A) team maintained their status in the top junior division after a relegation shoot out with Rathvilly. After a season in which the junior team lost out by the minimum in 2 of their 3 championship encounters the team showed great heart to triumph on Saturday against a decent 2nd team from the Co senior finallists. Tinryland opened the scoring after one minute when Cathal Whelan slotted over a point and the teams were all square mid- way through the opening half when David Townsend scored another point. Rathvilly then enjoyed a productive spell before Tinryland edged ahead in the 29th minute with a wonderful goal from Keelan Gaffney. At half time the men in blue and white led by 2 points after another Mark Dempsey point. Early in the second half Tinryland stretched into an 8 point lead after a brilliant goal from veteran full forward Niall Barrett and points from Keelan Gaffney, Mark Morrissey and Dean Farrell. Rathvilly fought back with a brilliantly executed goal to reduce the margin to 4 points before Tinryland put the icing on the cake with a great Michael Dobosz goal entering the final quarter. Outstanding for Tinryland were Conor Ryan, Shane O’Neill, Padraic Whelan, Mark Morrissey, Keelan Gaffney, Michael Dobosz, Dean Farrell, Cathal Whelan and Niall Barrett.

Now that the playing season has finished for 2017 all club members and players are asked to support the Bootcamp which has been up and running for the past 2 weeks. The bootcamp will take place every Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. and every Saturday morning at 9 30 a.m. For further details contact Cian Lawlor or Marcus Lawler at 085 8402756/085 1217547.

The club A.G.M. has been fixed for Monday 4th December. Plans are also in train for the annual dinner dance. Further details to follow. Keep up to date with all happenings in Tinryland G.F.C. on club website, facebook, twitter and Nationalist weekly club notes. 

Tinryland G.F.C. Notes for Tuesday 10th October

posted 9 Oct 2017, 01:03 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The ladies team were knocked out of the Leinster ladies J.F.C. at the quarter final stage on Sunday last when Meath champions Clann Na nGael proved too strong for the 3 in a row Carlow champions. Bennekerry-Tinryland started last Sundays game played in Bohermeen in positive fashion and were 4 points ahead within 8 minutes of the throw in. An early point from full forward Roisin Byrne and 3 Elaine Ware conversions kept the home crowd quiet in those early stages. In the 9th minute against the run of play Clann na nGael rattled the B/T net and the teams were all square mid- way through the opening half. Bennekerry Tinryland regained the lead briefly with a wonderful Leah Mullins goal 10 minutes before half time but the home team cheered on by a sizeable crowd upped the ante and led by 4 points at half time. In the 2nd half B/T scored the opening point which left only 3 points separating the teams but it was the fitter home team that dominated for the next 20 minutes building up a lead of 13 points. Bennekerry-Tinryland rallied in the closing stages with 2 great goals from substitutes Sinead Hayden and Niamh Kelly but it was too little too late and Clann na nGael progressed to meet the Longford champions in the semi-final. Impressive for Bennekerry-Tinryland were goalkeeper Shannen Cotter together with midfielder Cliodhna Ni She, Leah Mullins, Elaine Ware, and subs Niamh Kelly, Alex McNeill and Sinead Hayden.

The season at adult level is almost over and there is only one game at junior level left to be decided. The J.F.C. (A) relegation fixture with Rathvilly was due to be played on Friday last but was postponed due to Rathvilly’s involvement in the Co. senior final. A new date for the junior fixture has still to be confirmed.

The October executive committee meeting will take place on this Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. sharp.

Congratulations to club member Denis Flood who celebrated a special birthday with a party in the clubhouse on Saturday last.

Tinryland G.A.A. Nationalist sports notes for 3rd October

posted 4 Oct 2017, 13:58 by

      By Eamonn Byrne                      

Jonah Dunne was the first recipient of the John Scott memorial shield for U16 player of the year at the Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. awards night held in the clubhouse on Saturday last. Mrs Bernadette Scott widow of the late Tinryland G.F.C. official presented the shield in front of a large attendance.

On the night awards were presented to players of the year and most promising players in age groups ranging from U11 to U16.

The event was attended by Ronan Dempsey operations manager of Carlow Co. board and speakers included Tinryland G.F.C. juvenile chairman Bernard Mullen, senior club chairman Mick Murphy and Tinryland N.S. principal Orlaith Ni Mhordha.

The full list of award winners were as follows: U11 player of the year Bobby Doyle, U11 most promising player Robbie Fitzgerald, U12 player of the year Sarah Nolan, U12 most promising player Alan Bohanna, U13 player of the year Cillian Fagan, U13 most promising player Cian McGuire, U14 player of the year Michael Hosey, U14 most promising player James Hayden, U15 player of the year Daniel Donegan, U15 most promising player Daire Brophy, U16 player of the year and John Scott shield winner Jonah Dunne, U16 most promising player John Dempsey.

Other award winners included U12 strength and conditioning winner Jonah Webb and U14 strength and conditioning winner Michael Regan while special awards in the U15 age group were presented to Adam Fennelly, Killian Nolan and Harry Fennelly.

The season at adult level will finish up on this coming Friday 7.30 p.m. when the Tinryland Junior (A) team will attempt to maintain their Junior (A) status when they play Rathvilly in a relegation battle at the Palatine G.A.A. grounds in Bennekerry.

Best wishes to Bennekerry-Tinryland senior ladies team who take on Clann na Gael from Meath in the opening round of the Leinster ladies J.F.C. at a Meath venue on Sunday next.

The six week bootcamp will commence at the club grounds in Rathcrogue on this coming Saturday at 9.30 a.m. All ranges of fitness from beginner to advanced will be catered for. For further enquiries contact 085 8402756 or 085 1217547.

Tinryland G.F.C. club notes for 26th September

posted 28 Sep 2017, 13:03 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The juvenile section of the club will remember the late John Scott at their awards night which will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday next 30th September at 8 p.m. John who passed away 2 years ago will be remembered by a trophy in his name which will go to the U16 player of the year. The late John was a tremendous asset to the club and served in many positions prior to his passing and it is fitting that his memory will continue on an annual basis as he had a particular interest in the development of young players in Tinryland G.F.C. At next Saturdays event awards will be presented to players aged 11 to 16. A successful skills day and presentation evening for younger players took place on Saturday last. Tinryland G.F.C. after a number of lean years had a satisfactory year at juvenile level in 2017 with all teams at least reaching a semi-final in their respective age groups. The U14 team were in action last evening Monday in the Fairgreen Shopping Centre division 2 final against O’Hanrahans.

The ladies team that recently won a 3rd consecutive Carlow S.F.C. will now contest the 1st round of the Leinster J.F.C. against Meath opponents on week ending 8th October.

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

 Congratulations to senior player John Murphy on his great achievement in winning the National U21 ploughing title in Screggan Co. Offaly on the opening day of the ploughing championships on Tuesday last. John recently won an U21 football medal with Tinryland and featured in all the senior championship games this year. Congratulations also go to senior team goalkeeper Trevor O’Reilly and his wife Roisin on the birth of their new daughter on Sunday last.

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

posted 19 Sep 2017, 05:45 by   [ 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.


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

posted 14 Sep 2017, 07:22 by

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

 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

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, facebook, twitter and Nationalist club sports notes.

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