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    Tinryland Minors remain unbeaten in Carlow M.F.C. after away win against Eire Og

    posted 12 Aug 2014 11:54 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland minor footballers like their senior counterparts are top of the championship league table after a very good win over Eire Og at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Monday 11th August. A brilliant first 10 minutes and an excellent second half in front of a large attendance summed up this win against one the strongest teams in this year’s championship and at the end of the hour’s football Tinryland were thoroughly deserving winners.

    The boys in blue and white got off to the perfect start when Conall O’Se rattled the Eire Og net as early as the 1st minute following good play by Adam Dunne. Eire Og goalkeeper Conor Maye was picking the ball out of his net again within 3 minutes when Tinryland full forward Mark Lawlor crashed the ball past him following excellent play from midfielder Peter Hennessy, Conor O’Toole and centre back Cathal Gaffney. It got even better for Tinryland when midfielder Niall Lowry pointed after a great run to leave the score 2-1 to 0-0 after 10 minutes.

    The slow starting home side then enjoyed their best spell of the game and wing forward Shane Noonan opened their account in the 11th minute and the same player doubled the YI account 60 seconds later as the home team gradually came to grips with the whirlwind Tinryland start. Two quick points from the boot of the classy Reece Denieffe one from a free reduced the margin further as Eire Og began to dominate mid field but following excellent defending by Tinryland corner backs Fionnan Burke  and Dylan Reamsbottom our lead stretched out to 4 points once again when wing forward Ciaran Larkin scored a long distance point. Tinryland were now weathering the Eire Og storm somewhat and Mark Lawlor gave us further breathing space when he lofted a brilliant point in the 20th minute to leave the scoreboard reading Tinryland 2-3, Eire Og 0-4.

    A Reece Denieffe free reduced the margin to 4 points in the 22nd minute but Tinryland continued to enjoy a lot of possession and were disciplined in the defence. It was Eire Og however who finished the first half scoring with a flourish and two well taken Shane Noonan points left the half time score Tinryland 2-3 Eire Og 0-7 and all to play for on an excellent evening for football.

    When referee Pat Kehoe restarted proceedings Tinryland began well once again and Conall O’Se from a free extended the lead back out to 3 points. A long range Niall Lowry point in the 37th minute was followed by a Peter Hennessy special following great work by Conall O’Se, Conor McGrath and Andrew Hanley.

    A great catch by Ciaran Larkin in the 43rd minute resulted in another Niall Lowry point and we were 7 points ahead mid-way through the 2nd half when Andrew Hanley showed great pace to leave the score at 2-8 to 0-7 with 15 minutes remaining. Eire Og had not scored in the 2nd half by this stage as the Tinryland defence denied them on every occasion they threatened and it was the 47th minute before they eventually opened their 2nd half account when Reece Denieffe converted a free.

    Brilliant defending by full back John Murphy who was excellent throughout and great play by James McGrath and Mark Lawlor resulted in Tinryland’s third goal in the 48th minute and the execution by Peter Hennessy was clinical. Tinryland now led by 9 points and with 5 minutes remaining Andrew Hanley extended the advantage to 10 points when he once again displayed his pace to get in behind the Eire Og rearguard. Conall Dunne replaced the hard working Ciaran Larkin at this stage to give Tinryland fresh legs as a  Dylan Salter point in the 56th minute for Eire Og was cancelled out 2 minutes later by a Tinryland score from Adam Dunne following another great catch at mid field by Peter Hennessy.

    The game then ended with an Eire Og point from wing forward Adam Murphy and right at the end Tinryland goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne pulled off a magnificent save to cap a fine all round performance for the hoops. Final score Tinryland 3-11 Eire Og 0-11.  

    Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Fionnan Burke, John Murphy, Dylan Reamsbottom, Adam Dunne 0-1, Cathal Gaffney, Conor O’Toole, Peter Hennessy 1-1, Niall Lowry 0-2, Ciaran Larkin 0-1, Andrew Hanley 0-1, Conor McGrath, James McGrath 0-1, Mark Lawlor 1-2,Conall O’Se 1-2. Sub Conall Dunne.

    Tinryland Seniors One step away from Carlow S.F.C. semi- final after another good performance

    posted 10 Aug 2014 02:19 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland senior footballers are sitting pretty at the top of Group 1 of the Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. following another inspiring victory against fancied Rathvilly at Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday 9th August. The men in blue and white can automatically qualify for the Co. semi- final if they draw with or defeat unbeaten Palatine on Saturday 13th September. The seeds for this victory were sown in a great first half when Tinryland’s work rate saw the game being taken to Rathvilly and the half time lead of 0-8 to 0-4 did not do justice to the performance with many Rathvilly supporters admitting that Tinryland should have been out of sight at this stage.

    In a high octane opening 10 minutes Tinryland took the lead with a Diarmaid Walshe point after 60 seconds following good play by Shane O’Neill, Paul Broderick and Cian Moore. That score was doubled three minutes later when Cormac Walshe slotted over a point following good interplay with his brother Diarmaid and the energetic Jeff Sutton. Tinryland were then given a scare when goalkeeper Trevor O’Reilly appeared to be injured following a clearance that resulted in a ’45 for the Wicklow border side which was converted by J.J. Smith. Tinryland continued to press however and Matthew O’Toole scored a great point in the 8th minute following a passing movement involving himself, Diarmaid Walshe and Cian Moore. Diarmaid Walshe was involved in the next score also when he linked up with Shane Redmond and Paul Broderick for the latter to score a beauty. Rathvilly then began to enjoy a mini purple patch resulting in their only 1st half point from play by wing forward Ed. Finnegan and another J.J. Smith conversion from a free kick. With one quarter of the game gone Tinryland upped the ante once again with Paul Broderick slotting over a free for a foul on Cathal O’Toole. A great passing movement involving Shane Redmond, Conor Byrne and Richie Whyte saw the latter pick out Paul Broderick with a pin point pass and our ace marksman duly delivered another beauty to leave the scoreboard reading 0-6 to 0-3 after 17 minutes. It got even better for Tinryland at this stage of proceedings with Matthew O’Toole scoring his second point of the half after good play from Cian Moore. Matthew was then extremely unlucky in the 19th minute when his rasping shot which was heading for the net suddenly rose and hit the cross bar to give Rathvilly a let off. In the 25th minute Paul Broderick won a free close to the stand sideline and cool as a cucumber he slotted over our 8th point of the half. The first half then ended with Brian Murphy slotting over a free for Rathvilly but we were then dealt a blow when Shane O’Neill was black carded for a challenge just before the late arriving referee Jonathan Murphy blew the half time whistle. Half time score Tinryland 0-8 Rathvilly 0-4  

    When play resumed Glen Doyle was introduced for Shane O’Neill but it was Rathvilly who began to turn the screw and they were back on level terms as early as the 36th minute following a point and a goal from Garry Dempsey and Danny Molloy who had come on as a sub. Tinryland were still playing composed football but 5 wides in the opening 10 minutes was all they could show. We eventually regained the lead in the 40th minute when Cathal O’Toole won a free following good work by Shane Redmond and Paul Broderick duly converted to leave the scoreboard reading 0-9 to 1-5 mid way through the 2nd half. John Paul Moore was then introduced into the action for Conor Byrne who had picked up a dead leg near the end of the first half and the scores were all square once again with 10 minutes remaining when Rathvilly’s Ed Finnegan raised a white flag. Brendan Murphy was unlucky to see his shot come back off the post before Cian Moore was then black carded to be replaced by Evan Doyle. With 7 minutes remaining Richie Whyte capped another fine performance when he lofted a high ball straight between the Rathvilly posts to regain the lead. After Keith Jackson was narrowly wide Rathvilly stormed upfield and Brendan Murphy who had just received a yellow card levelled matters once again. With Rathvilly needing a win after losing to Palatine in the previous round they went for the jugular but great defending by Danny Moran, Matthew O’Toole, Shane Redmond, Jeff Sutton, Mark Dempsey and John Paul Moore combined with good fielding by Glen Doyle, Cormac Walshe and Keith Jackson kept them at bay and we were rewarded in the 29th minute when Paul Broderick once again showed his class with a superb point to regain the lead. With both sets of supporters roaring on their team Tinryland made one last substitution when Mark Dempsey was forced to retire in stoppage time after a knock. Owan O’Gorman his replacement was only seconds on the field when he drifted up to the forward line and after receiving the ball crossed in to the square where Evan Doyle deflected it to the net making sure by kicking it in past Rathvilly goalkeeper Robbie Molloy. After a few more minutes of stoppage time Tinryland supporters cheered when referee Murphy blew the full time whistle and a thoroughly deserved victory was achieved to put us top of the group going into the mouth- watering local derby with Palatine on Saturday 13th September. Final score Tinryland 1-11 Rathvilly 1-7.

    Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Mark Dempsey, Conor Byrne, Jeff Sutton, Shane Redmond, Matthew O’Toole 0-2, Cormac Walshe 0-1, Cian Moore, Shane O’Neill, Richie Whyte 0-1, Cathal O’Toole, Paul Broderick 0-6 3 frees, Diarmaid Walshe 0-1, Keith Jackson. Subs Glen Doyle, John Paul Moore, Evan Doyle 1-0, Owan O’Gorman.

    Tinryland Junior (A) team start their championship campaign on a positive note

    posted 8 Aug 2014 02:59 by

    By Eamonn Byrne   

    Tinryland Juniors followed in the footsteps of their senior counterparts when they successfully cleared the first hurdle in this year’s Carlow J.F.C. (B) championship against Kildavin-Clonegal at Bro. Leo Park in Tullow on Thursday 7th August. When these teams met in the league final at the end of June little separated them for long periods. With the senior championship up and running both teams were minus a handful of players for this first round game but it was Tinryland who seemed less affected with a 30 plus panel still to choose from.

    Kildavin-Clonegal began on a very positive note and within 3 minutes were 4 points ahead following a point from wing forward Martin Boland and a goal in the 3rd minute from midfielder Liam Osbourne. Tinryland’s response was clinical however and by the 4th minute the ball was in the net at the other end following a score of the highest calibre by Dean Farrell after a great build up involving himself, Chris Townsend and Alan Barrett. Kildavin-Clonegal were then dealt an early blow when Liam Osbourne had to retire with a knee injury after 8 minutes and Tinryland were level by the 9th minute when Chris Townsend successfully converted a free. Good work by John Jackson resulted in another Chris Townsend point in the 10th minute but Kildavin-Clonegal were back on level terms 5 minutes later when their hard working corner forward Larry Lennon slotted over a point. This proved to be the Wexford border side’s last score of the half however and Tinryland went on to score 1-6 without reply with the goal coming from the boot of player manager Niall Barrett after a scramble in the KC defence. Points from Niall Barrett and Chris Townsend, Jack Lowry, Dean Farrell and Padraic Whelan left the half time score 2-8 to 1-2 in favour of the men in blue and white. 

    Tinryland introduced Kuba Dobosz and Fiaach Byrne into the action at this stage as Alan Barrett extended the lead with a well taken point in the 31st minute. Ian St. ledger and centre back Kevin Moran added points for K-C while at the other end Padraic Whelan, Chris Townsend and Alan Barrett all raised white flags. To their credit Kildavin-Clonegal never gave up and Larry Lennon crashed home their second goal in the 45th minute before Tinryland swiftly replied at the other end with a superb strike from Padraic Whelan following good work by recently introduced sub Gary Scully. Back came Kildavin-Clonegal however and Sean McLoughlin was beaten for the 3rd time with 10 minutes remaining when Peter Swaine scored a 3rd goal for K-C. Tinryland were now ringing the changes from the bench with Patrick Townsend, John Whyte and David O’Shea all being introduced and the fresh legs certainly helped as 3 more points were added without reply before referee Seamie Doyle blew the long whistle. Final score Tinryland 3-16 Kildavin-Clonegal 3-5.

    Tinryland who play O’Hanrahans on Thursday next 14th August had outstanding players in Dean Farrell, Padraic Whelan, Niall Barrett, Shane Delaney, Alan Barrett, Alan Kirwan, Gregg Murphy and Chris Townsend.

    Team: Sean McLoughlin, Stephen O’Sullivan, Kevin Barrett, Padraig Delaney, John Jackson, Shane Delaney, Eddie Dowling, Gregg Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Dean Farrell 1-2, Niall Barrett 1-1, Padraic Whelan 1-4, Alan Barrett 0-3, Jack Lowry 0-1, Chris Townsend 0-5. Subs: Kuba Dobosz for John Jackson, Fiaach Byrne for Padraig Delaney, Gary Scully for Eddie Dowling, Patrick Townsend for Alan Kirwan, John Whyte for Stephen O’Sullivan, David O’Shea for Gregg Murphy

    Tinryland Win Opening SFC Match

    posted 3 Aug 2014 06:10 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    On the wettest day of 2014 Tinryland seniors impressively cleared the first hurdle in this years Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. when they easily defeated Kilbride at Dr Cullen Park on Saturday 2nd August.Kilbride scored first in the 4th minute when wing back Mitch Kelly raised a white flag but amazingly never scored again in the remaining 56 minutes as the Tinryland defence dominated and strangled their attack on every occassion they threatened. Tinryland's opening score came in the 12th minute when the returning Keith Jackson pointed following good work by Shane Redmond and Cathal O'Toole. Tinryland had numerous chances at this stage of the game but the wide tally kept rising and matters were still all square at the end of 20 minutes. In the 21st minute Tinryland finally took the lead with a Diarmaid Walshe Walshe pointl following a 5 man passing movement involving Conor Byrne, Cian Moore, Jeff Sutton,and Paul Broderick. 3 minutes later Tinryland began to turn the screw and Cormac Walshe rattled the Kilbride net following good interplay between himself, Richard White, and Paul Broderick. Tinryland were now attacking in droves and after Glen Doyle had missed a free for a foul on Richard White, Paul Broderick brought the first half scoring to a close when he converted a free won by Cathal O'Toole.Half time score Tinryland 1 3 Kilbride 0 1. The second half was less than 60 seconds old when Tinryland had the ball in the Kilbride net once again. This time Paul Broderick was the scorer following a sublime pass from Richard White following good build up play from Jeff Sutton and Shane Redmond. Tinryland were then dealt a blow when Glen Doyle received a black card and he was replaced by Padraig Townsend. The lead was then extended out to 9 points when Richie White who was having a stormer slotted over a point and further points from Diarmaid Walshe and Padraig Townsend following more good play from White and Broderick left us 11 points clear with 15 minutes remaining.The Tinryland bench was then emptied with Ian Scully, John Dwyer and John Paul Moore all entering the fray. Richie White missed a gilt edged chance of a goal while at the other end Trevor O'Reilly was forced to make a Gordon Banks like save on the one occassion that Kilbride got in behind the rock solid Tinryland defence. With the game fizzling out to its inevitable conclusion Cormac Walshe capped a fine display with his second goal after a pass from Paul Broderick and 2 further points from Tinryland's ace marksman Paul added to Kilbride's misery as Evan Doyle and Shane O'Neill were introduced for the hard working pair Richie White and Diarmaid Walshe.With 5 minutes remaining Kilbride lost their midfielder Darragh Foley to a second yellow and shortly afterwards completely out of the blue a melee involving a lot of players developed. After a considerable time the referee managed to control matters and the inevitable red cards were then flashed with 2 players from each side getting an early shower. The game ended with Matthew O'Toole slotting over Tinryland's final point to leave the scoreboard reading Tinryland 3-9  Kilbride 0-1. Tinryland's next outing in the S.F.C will be on Saturday next at DCP when Rathvilly will provide the opposition at 7.45 p.m.This was a very professional performance from the men in blue and white with goalkeeper Trevor O'Reilly getting great protection from his hard working defence of Danny Moran, Mark Dempsey,Conor Byrne, Jeff Sutton,Shane Redmond and Matthew OToole. At midfield Cormac Walshe and Cian Moore worked their socks off with Walshe contributing 2 goals from open play. In the forward line Diarmaid Walshe, Cathal O'Toole, Glen Doyle, Paul Broderick, Richie White and Keith Jackson all made significent contributions as did all the subs introduced namely Padraig Townsend,John Dwyer,Ian Scully, John Paul Moore,Shane O'Neill and Evan Doyle.

    Tinryland: Trevor O'Reilly, Danny Moran,Mark Dempsey, Conor Byrne, Jeff Sutton, Shane Redmond, Matthew O'Toole 0-1, Cormac Walshe 2-0,Cian Moore, Diarmaid Walshe 0-2, Glen Doyle, Cathal O'Toole, Paul Broderick 1-3, Richie White 0-1, Keith Jackson 0-1.Subs: 

    ,Padraig Townsend 0-1, John Dwyer, Ian Scully, John Paul Moore, Shane O'Neill, Evan Doyle
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    Minors open their championship campaign on a winning note against Rathvilly

    posted 19 Jul 2014 08:24 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland minor footballers made a winning start to their championship campaign in round 2 against Rathvilly in Rathcrogue on Wednesday 16th July. After being frustrated by the non- appearance of the referee for last week’s round 1 game in Clonmore the Tinryland lads found Rathvilly tough opponents and the sides were level on 4 occassions in an evenly contested opening half.

    Niall Lowry got the ball rolling in the 3rd minute when he successfully converted a free but Rathvilly’s response was quick and clinical as the Wicklow border side had the ball in the Tinryland net in the 4th minute when a high delivery deceived goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne and full back John Murphy helped by the presence of towering Rathvilly full forward Martin Cole. Peter Hennessy for Tinryland and Conor Owens for Rathvilly then traded points before Conall O’Se slotted home Tinryland’s opening goal in the 9th minute after Ciaran Larkin’s goal bound effort was stopped by Rathvilly goalkeeper Darragh Donnelly. Tinryland were creating numerous chances at this stage but Niall Lowry and Conall Dunne were both wide with their efforts and it was the 15th minute before the next score arrived courtesy of Tinryland wing forward James McGrath after good play by centre forward Andrew Hanley. Two quick Rathvilly points from Conor Owens and Ryan Sibbald restored parity by the 20th minute and the sides still were all square five minutes before the break after another trade off of points from Ciaran Larkin for Tinryland and Conor Owens who was proving to be lethal from dead balls for Rathvilly.  In the 26th minute James McGrath restored Tinryland’s lead but more Rathvilly pressure yielded the equalising point once again from impressive midfielder Paul Curran to leave matters all square at half time Tinryland 1-5 Rathvilly 1-5

    When play resumed both sides missed chances to take the lead with Conor Owens for Rathvilly missing a handy free and Conall Dunne and Conall O’Se both missing gilt edged goal chances at the other end. Tinryland finally nosed ahead in the 35th minute when Conall Dunne raised a white flag and the home side finally began to find their rhythm at this stage being driven from the half back line by a tremendous performance by Co. minor Conor McGrath. Between the 36th and 41st minutes Tinryland scored 3 unanswered points from Niall Lowry, Peter Hennessy and James McGrath with Peter Hennessy’s effort out of the top drawer following good inter action between himself, James McGrath and Conall O’Se. Good Rathvilly play involving Paul Curran, Robert Ryan and Daniel Crimmons resulted in a point from the latter and when Conor Owens successfully converted another free in the 46th minute only 2 points separated the teams with all to play for. It was Tinryland however who proved the strongest and fittest over the closing 10 minutes. During this period they outscored Rathvilly by 1-6 to 0-1 with goal scorer James McGrath also having the luxury of being able to opt for a point from the penalty spot with 9 minutes left which gave the home side a six point advantage. The closing stages saw Tinryland in total command with James McGrath, Andrew Hanley, Ciaran Larkin and Conall O’Se all keeping the umpire with the white flag busy and Rathvilly’s woes were compounded just before the end when Conor Owens had his penalty attempt saved by Co. minor goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne. Tinryland had outstanding players in goalie Byrne, defenders Bradleigh Nolan, Conor McGrath and Cathal Gaffney together with Ciaran Larkin, James McGrath and Andrew Hanley. Rathvilly who should also make an impact in this championship were best served by defenders Colin Byrne Philip Deane, Michael Kelly, mid fielders Paul Curran and Brian Smith together with lethal forward Conor Owens, Robert Ryan and Martin Cole.

    Final score Tinryland 2-15 Rathvilly 1-8

    Tinryland will be back in championship action on Bank Holiday Monday 4th August away to St. Andrews but before then they have a date in the league final against old rivals Eire Og at Dr. Cullen Park on Wednesday 30th July.

    Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, John Murphy, Cathal Gaffney, Conor McGrath, Adam Dunne, Conor O’Toole, Niall Lowry 0-2, Peter Hennessy 0-2, James McGrath 1-5, Andrew Hanley 0-2, Ciaran Larkin 0-2, Conall Dunne 0-1, Mark Lawlor, Conall O’Se 1-1.

    Rathvilly; Darragh Donnelly, Josh Curran, Michael Kelly, Dean Cassells, Gerard Kavanagh, Colin Byrne, Philip Deane, Brian Smith, Paul Curran, Aaron Smith, Robert Ryan, Ryan Sibbald 0-1,   Conor Owens 0-5, Martin Cole, 1-0,Thomas Reilly, Jake Elliot, Daniel Crimmons  

    Tinryland lose out in Junior (C) championship opener despite whirlwind start

    posted 1 Jul 2014 07:35 by

     By Eamonn Byrne           

    Championship favourites Naomh Eoin were given a stern test of their credentials by Tinryland in this preliminary round of the Carlow Junior (C) championship played in ideal conditions at the Carlow training centre in Fenagh on Monday 30th June.

    A whirlwind opening half by the men in blue and white saw them leading by 11 points in the 27th minute and it looked as if the game was theirs for the taking as the shell shocked Myshall men failed to score at all until the 20th minute. A succession of points from Gary Scully, John White, Ciaran Townsend (2), Gregg Murphy and David O’Shea helped Tinryland lead by 6 points to nil before Anthony Hogan opened the Naomh Eoin account after 20 minutes. Taking full advantage of the strong breeze Tinryland continued to pile on the pressure and full forward John White extended their advantage 7 minutes before half time when he crashed the ball past Naomh Eoin goalkeeper Seamus Hogan following good play by Gregg Murphy, John Fleming and Conall O’Se.

    A great save by Tinryland goalkeeper Sean McLoughlin indicated that Tinryland were going to go on and win and it certainly looked that way when Ciaran Townsend won a penalty which was successfully converted by Fiach Byrne to put Tinryland eleven points clear on the approach to half time.

    Naomh Eoin had different ideas however and finally awaking from their slumbers they turned the game on its head in the space of two minutes just before the break. Goals from centre forward Eanna Kavanagh and full forward James Kehoe were the cue for the Naomh Eoin revival and points from Dwayne Kavanagh and Peter Abbey left the scoreboard reading 2-7 to 2-3 when referee Brian Deering sounded the half time whistle.

    When the 2nd half began Naomh Eoin quickly set about reducing the Tinryland lead further and only 3 points separated the sides when Anthony Hogan raised a white flag in the 34th minute. The eventual winners then missed a gilt edged goal chance to level matters when James Kehoe was narrowly wide with Tinryland goalie Sean McLoughlin beaten. A Dwayne Kavanagh point for Naomh Eoin was matched by an Alan Kirwan point for Tinryland but Naomh Eoin were gradually getting on top at this stage and sub Conor Foley who had just entered the fray quickly made an impression by scoring two quick points in the space of sixty seconds. Tinryland looked to be weathering the storm however and points from Conall O’Se and Ciaran Townsend extended their lead back out to three points before Naomh Eoin midfielder Dwayne Kavanagh finally got his team back on level terms with a goal out of the top drawer with 10 minutes remaining. It was all Naomh Eoin now and the Myshall team hit the front for the first time when centre forward James Kehoe capped a fine performance by scoring his second goal with nine minutes left on the clock. Anthony Hogan then added an insurance point for the winners before Adam Murphy pointed with 3 minutes remaining to leave one goal separating the sides. Tinryland went in search of that elusive goal in the dying minutes but the Naomh Eoin defence held firm and after John Jackson had missed a gilt edged chance referee Deering sounded the final whistle. Final score Naomh Eoin 4-8  Tinryland 2-11.

    Tinryland: Sean McLoughlin, Fiach Byrne 1-0, Mark Lawlor, Eoin Fields, Jack Lowry, Michael Byrne, David O’Shea 0-1, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Alan Kirwan 0-1, John Fleming, Adam Murphy 0-1, Gary Scully 0-1, Conall O’Se 0-2, John White captain 1-1, Ciaran Townsend 0-3. Subs Niall Fitzpatrick, John Jackson.

    Tinryland Junior (A) team crown a great league campaign by capturing Division 4 title

    posted 26 Jun 2014 05:11 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland Junior (A) team crowned a magnificent league campaign by winning the Carlow S.F.L. division 4 title against Kildavin-Clonegal at Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday 24th June.
    The men in blue and white hoops who had scored 39 goals and 94 points in their previous 8 league games were made fight all the way to the end by a gritty Wexford border side who never gave up at any stage. Kildavin-Clonegal got off to the best possible start after only 50 seconds when corner forward Ronan Brennan slotted home their opening goal. Tinryland had to wait until the 8th minute to open their account when Alan Barrett pointed after David Townsend’s free rebounded off the Kildavin post. At this stage Kildavin-Clonegal were testing Tinryland but the defence made a number of important interceptions which kept the Kildavin men at bay. Points from Chris Townsend in the 11th minute and by Alan Barrett 3 minutes later saw Tinryland all square mid- way through the opening half with another point from Alan giving Tinryland a short lived lead before Eoin Roberts levelled matters once again. Kildavin-Clonegal then took the lead once again in the 18th minute when wing back Michael Kirwin pointed before Alan Barrett was narrowly wide with a gilt edged goal chance. The sides were tied once again by the 22nd minute when Chris Townsend successfully converted a free and the first half ended on a good note for Tinryland when Chris repeated the dose from a free won by lively wing forward Dean Farrell. Half time score Tinryland 0-6 Kildavin-Clonegal 1-2. 
    The second half began with Kildavin-Clonegals Padraig Byrne receiving a black card and he was replaced by Keith Coleman. Tinryland introduced Stephen O’Sullivan and Evan Doyle into the action in the early stages of the 2nd half and Evan made an immediate impact when he converted a free won by Alan Barrett. Ronan Brennan then narrowed the gap with a point with 15 minutes remaining as John Paul Moore was introduced into the fray. Another successful free from Evan Doyle in the 51st minute stretched Tinryland’s lead to 2 points and the title looked to be heading Tinryland’s way 60 seconds later when Evan Doyle crashed the ball to the Kildavin-Clonegal net following good play by the Barrett brothers Niall and Alan. Kildavin-Clonegal refused to yield however and a point with 4 minutes remaining kept Tinryland honest leaving only 4 points separating the teams. With play entering stoppage time Tinryland got another wake- up call when Kildavin sub Ian St Ledger found the net but the men in hoops responded in the best possible fashion straight from the kick out when David Townsend capped a fine performance by rattling the net at the other end. Referee John Thompson then sounded the final whistle and Tinryland  captain Padraig Delaney lifted the Division 4 trophy to the delight of the large crowd of  Tinryland supporters. Tinryland will now look forward to the Junior (b) championship which begins in early August with the first game against Kildavin-Clonegal followed by further championship games with O’Hanrahans and St. Andrews. The Junior (B) team will open their championship campaign on Sunday next 29th June against Naomh Eoin at 6 p.m. in Hogan Park Fenagh. Full time score Tinryland 2-8  Kildavin-Clonegal 2-4.
    Tinryland: Adam Murphy, Padraig Delaney capt. Kevin Barrett, Eddie Dowling, John Jackson, Shane Delaney, Jack Lowry, Greg Murphy, Patrick Townsend, Dean Farrell, Alan Kirwan, Chris Townsend 0-3, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett 0-3, David Townsend 1-0. Subs Stephen O’Sullivan, Evan Doyle 1-2, John Paul Moore, John White, Jeff Abbott.

    Tinryland Junior (A) Team qualify for Carlow League Division 4 Final

    posted 13 Jun 2014 01:49 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland’s Junior (A) team reached the Carlow Division 4 league final when easily accounting for Eire Og in the semi- final played at the Carlow training centre in Fenagh on Thursday 12th June.

    IN a game marred by a serious injury near the end to Tinryland No. 10 Gary Fields the boys in blue and white maintained their remarkable goal scoring average which has been the hallmark of the season to date. Tinryland has now scored 39 goals and 94 points in 8 games in the league.

    By the 20th minute of this game played in ideal conditions on an excellent pitch Tinryland had put 3 goals past the Eire Og goalkeeper M.J. Keane which gave us a somewhat flattering 8 point advantage against an Eire Og side that was much more competitive than the team that lined out against us in the league stage of the competition back in April.

    After early Eire Og pressure which was well dealt with by the rock solid Tinryland defence it was goal poacher supreme Alan Barrett who opened the Tinryland account in the 3rd minute with another goal following excellent play by David Townsend. Tinryland could have had a second goal 3 minutes later but Eire Og goalie Keane brought off a great save from Garry Fields. The second Tinryland goal duly arrived by the 8th minute however when Chris Townsend found the net following great approach play by Alan Barrett, Jack Lowry and David Townsend. Eire Og then settled down to whittle away at Tinryland’s lead and between the 11th and 18th minute there were only 3 points separating the sides following points from Corey Harmon (2) and minor star Reece Denieffe. 

    Good work by Alan Kirwan, Gregg Murphy and John Jackson resulted in Tinryland’s opening point in the 19th minute from David Townsend and an excellent point from Garry Fields one minute later was the product of great interplay between himself, and Niall Barrett. Garry was on fire at this stage and more good play from Niall Barrett and Chris Townsend saw the Tinryland wing forward crash home the 3rd goal which was quickly followed by a Chris Townsend point following good play by Padraig Delaney, Garry Fields and Alan Barrett. Half time score Tinryland 3-3 Eire Og 0-3.

    The second half began with Tinryland enjoying the advantage of the significant breeze but it was Eire Og who got on the score sheet first when centre forward Corey Harmon raised a white flag which was cancelled out one minute later by a Jack Lowry beauty to give us a nine point advantage once again. David Townsend then extended the advantage when he converted a free won by himself before Padraig Whelan scored a brilliant point in the 37th minute. Eire Og replied with a point from midfielder Garry Powell before David Townsend crashed home Tinryland’s 4th goal following more brilliant play from Gregg Murphy and Garry Fields. Eire Og then had a gilt edged goal chance but with goalie Adam Murphy beaten the cross bar saved Tinryland. Two more points from Garry Fields and David Townsend were matched by Eire Og scores from Shane Corcoran and sub Shane Noonan who was putting a pep in the Eire Og step at this stage. A Gregg Murphy point in the 46th minute following good play by sub Dean Farrell was followed two minutes later by Tinryland’s 5th goal from Chris Townsend. This was a really well worked score following a great passing movement involving centre back Shane Delaney, Padraig Whelan, and David Townsend. The final score of the match in the 52nd minute was an Eire Og point from Corey Harmon before Garry Fields suffered an unfortunate injury to his knee which ultimately resulted in the referee blowing up the game a few minutes early after Eire Og sportingly agreed to allow treatment to the injured player prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Tinryland will now face either Askea or Kildavin-Clonegal in the Division 4 final next week and will go into the game with confidence after a very good display from both backs and forwards with the defence in particular led by Kevin Barrett, Shane Delaney, Stephen O’Sullivan, Jack Lowry, John Jackson and Padraig Delaney rock solid. At midfield Gregg Murphy and Alan Kirwan turned in a great shift while the forward lines of Garry Fields, Padraig Whelan, Chris Townsend, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett and David Townsend were lively throughout.

    Final score Tinryland 5-9 Eire Og 0-8.

    Tinryland: Adam Murphy, Padraig Delaney, Kevin Barrett, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Jackson, Shane Delaney, Jack Lowry 0-1, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Alan Kirwan, Garry Fields 1-2, Padraig Whelan 0-1, Chris Townsend 2-1, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett 1-0, David Townsend 1-3. Sub Dean Farrell, Garry Scully.

    Tinryland end Carlow S.F.L. Division 1 campaign on a winning note

    posted 28 May 2014 13:36 by

     By Eamonn Byrne     

    Tinryland senior footballers ended their S.F.L. Div. 1 campaign with a very comfortable win over neighbours Palatine in Tinryland on Tuesday 27th May. With Palatine already assured of a place in this coming weekend’s league semi- final there was little but pride at stake in a game that saw both teams short a handful of regulars. Tinryland however showed a lot of positivity in their game with their ball retention in particular much improved from recent games. Palatine opened the scoring in the 3rd minute when wing forward Pakie O’Toole slotted over a point which was cancelled out 3 minutes later when Cormac  Walshe scored the first of his 4 point personal total. Glen Doyle gave Tinryland the lead in the 7th minute when he pointed following good work by Shane Redmond and Tinryland were 2 points clear one minute later when Paul Doyle a late replacement for John Paul Moore slotted over a point after good play from Shane O’Neill, Padraic Whelan and Cathal O’Toole. Ian Scully who is improving with every game then raised a green flag when he combined well with Padraic Whelan and Richard White to stretch the Tinryland lead out to 5 points and by the 11th minute we were 6 clear after a point from Garry Morrissey following more pressure from Richard White and Paul Doyle. Palatine then introduced their first sub with David Reid replacing Liam Kenny at midfield but it was Tinryland who continued to pile on the scores with Glen Doyle crashing the ball past Cormac Holloway following excellent play from Danny Moran, Padraig Townsend and Cathal O’Toole. Palatine then reduced the margin by 2 points when veteran Brian Kelly converted a free followed by another point from Pakie O’Toole. A successful free converted by Padraic Whelan was cancelled out by Brian Kelly and Palatine hopes were raised 4 minutes before the interval when Pakie O’Toole rattled the Tinryland net to leave only 4 points separating the sides. Tinryland responded in the best possible fashion however with Cathal O’Toole and Ian Scully both scoring points to leave the interval score Tinryland 2-7 Palatine 1-4.

    When the 2nd half began Palatine enjoyed a 5 minute spell of dominance but all they could show for their efforts was a Lee Gordon point as Tinryland introduced minor player Andrew Hanley into the fray for his senior debut. The promising youngster did not take long to make an impact as he was involved in the next 2 Tinryland scores getting in on the point scoring act himself in the 40th minute. In the 41st minute Hanley capped a dream debut when he slotted home Tinryland’s 3rd goal after an excellent move involving Padraic Whelan, Shane Redmond, Mark Dempsey and Glen Doyle. Ian Scully then stretched the lead to 12 points when he converted a free for a dangerous tackle on Padraig Townsend who was playing his first full game in 2 years. Further points from Scully and Cormac Walshe following more good work from Cathal O’Toole was followed by a cracking Glen Doyle strike from a free for a foul on Cormac Walshe. The game was well over as a contest by this stage and when Richard White scored Tinryland’s 4th goal in the 50th minute the scoreboard had something of a surreal look about it. Subs John Jackson and Andrew Hanley were both involved in the build up to this goal which gave Tinryland an 18 point advantage. The game drifted to its inevitable conclusion at this stage but Palatine did manage another goal when sub Paddy Cushen crashed the ball past Tinryland goal keeper Sean McLoughlin. The Derry native was also making his senior debut on Tuesday and did well in his first game for the club. The final acts of the game saw Tinryland points from Ian Scully and sub Garry Fields to leave the final score Tinryland 4-16 Palatine 2-6. Tinryland will not now be in competitive action until the senior championship begins at the end of July but no doubt the management team will keep the lads tuned with challenge games and serious training as the competition for places hot‘s up as many of the absent players return. Tinryland: Sean McLoughlin, Danny Moran, Mark Dempsey, Matthew O’Toole, Padraig Townsend, Shane Redmond, Shane O’Neill, Cormac Walshe 0-3, Glen Doyle 1-2, Cathal O’Toole 0-1, Garry Morrissey 0-1, Paul Doyle 0-1, Ian Scully 1-5, Richard White 1-0, Padraic Whelan 0-1. Subs Andrew Hanley 1-1, John Jackson, Gary Fields 0-1.

    Tinryland Minors put on impressive display to reach league Final

    posted 26 May 2014 11:15 by

     By Eamonn Byrne         

    Tinryland minor footballers reached the Carlow M.F.L. Division 1 final for the second successive year with a convincing victory over neighbours Palatine at Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday 25th May. When these teams met in the group stages of the league Palatine defeated an understrength Tinryland by 6 points. On Sunday last Tinryland had their Co. players back and never were headed after impressive wing forward Ciaran Larkin put the ball in the Pal net 35 seconds after the throw in. By the 8th minute Tinryland were seven points clear after a succession of points from Larkin, Niall Lowry, Cathal Gaffney and Andrew Hanly.  Gaffneys point in the 7th minute was the product of great play from centre back Adam Dunne and corner forward Conall O’Se. Palatine then got to grips with the game played in torrential rain and points from Conal Slater, Shane O’Neill and Cian Fitzpatrick (2) left only three points separating the sides by the 20th minute. This was the cue for Tinryland to drive on again however and further scores from Conor McGrath and Ciaran Larkin left the boys in hoops leading by 5 again prior to another Palatine revival when Cian Fitzpatrick put the ball in the Tinryland net in the 26th minute. Tinryland responded positively to this score and added on two further points from Niall Lowry and Andrew Hanley before referee John Thompson gave the players some relief from the rain when he sounded the half time whistle. Half time score Tinryland 1-8 Palatine 1-4

    When play resumed James McGrath was introduced for Conall O’Se and by the 32nd minute his cousin Conor McGrath stretched the Tinryland lead when he pointed following good play from Conor O’Toole and Mark Lawlor. James McGrath then got in on the action scoring a hat trick of points within 3 minutes as Tinryland upped the ante in a big way. Tinryland were now playing superb football with the entire defence denying Palatine a chance to score. At the other end Tinryland continued to pile on the scores and by the 22nd minute had added a further 2 goals with Mark Lawlors flicked effort in the 48th minute a classic full forward finish in the mould of legendary Tinryland player Mick “Yank” Farrells goal into the same Dublin road end  that won the 1972 Carlow senior final.  Palatine were still without a second half score by the 59th minute as Tinryland emptied the bench introducing Conall Dunne, John Fleming and Killian Maher into the fray. Fleming was denied a certain goal when he hit the upright shortly after his arrival but Tinryland eventually got their 4th goal when Cathal Gaffney capped a very impressive performance by lobbing the Palatine goalkeeper with 3 minutes remaining.

    The final acts of the game saw Andrew Hanley adding another Tinryland point before Palatine got their only 2nd half point in the final minute to leave the full time score at 4-15 to 1-5 in favour of Tinryland. As stated above this was a great team effort from Tinryland with goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne directing a  disciplined defence of Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Dylan Reamsbottom, Cathal Gaffney, Adam Dunne and Fionnan Burke.  Co. players Conor McGrath and Niall Lowry did trojan work at midfield while up front Ciaran Larkin, Andrew Hanley and Cathal O’Toole were well supported by Conall O’Se, Mark Lawlor and Dean Dunne together with excellent sub. James McGrath

    The final against Eire Og was due to be played on Wednesday next but has now been postponed until after the state examinations.

    Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Dylan Reamsbottom, Cathal Gaffney 1-1, Adam Dunne, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry 0-4, Conor McGrath 0-2, Ciaran Larkin 1-2, Andrew Hanley 0-3, Cathal O’Toole, Conall O’Se, Mark Lawlor 1-0, Dean Dunne. Subs James McGrath 0-3, Seamus Curran, Conall Dunne 1-0, John Fleming, Killian Maher.

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