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Tinryland GFC Chosen on RTE's John Murray Show

posted 2 Mar 2011, 06:22 by

Tinryland one of two teams selected to follow by R.T.E. John Murray show in 2011


Tinryland G.F.C. together with Offaly hurling club Crinkle were announced as the teams to follow for 2011 on Wednesday mornings John Murray morning show on R.T.E. radio 1. From an entry of almost 100 clubs the Carlow and Offaly  clubs were picked out by the national station having overcome many obstacles in their long history  to remain vibrant units of the association. Tinryland has won 15 Carlow senior football championships in its 124 year history with the last win coming in 1981. In recent years the clubs existance was threatened by the construction of the M9 motorway adjacent to its ground at Rathcrogue four miles from Carlow town. Having successfully concluded negotiations with the N.R.A. the club now boasts state of the art facilities with floodlit pitches, dressing rooms, gym, Handball alleys, car park and clubhouse which are also used by the wider Tinryland community. The clubs former chairman Mick Murphy who made the application for Tinryland was informed live on last Wednesday’s  show having been interviewed by host John Murray and sports journalist Damien Lawlor two weeks ago.

Tinryland will begin their 2011 campaign under the management of Offaly U21 manager Martin Murphy when the Carlow Senior league commences in March. The club who reached last seasons quarter final will face current Co. champions Old Leighlin, Kilbride, Kildavin-Clonegal, Eire Og and St. Patricks in the round robin stages of this years Carlow S.F.C. It is expected that R.T.E. radio will record a show from The Tinryland clubhouse at some stage during the coming season.