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    Tinryland bow out of Carlow S.F.C. after 5 point defeat to Rathvilly in semi-final

    posted 29 Sep 2014 03:38 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland senior footballers bowed out of the Michael Lyng motors Carlow S.F.C. when losing by 5 points to Rathvilly in the semi-final played at Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday 28th September.

    Having started the match well Tinryland took the lead in the 6th minute when Cian Moore pointed after good play by Jeff Sutton and Paul Broderick. Rathvilly’s opening score came in the 9th minute when full forward Garry Dempsey raised a white flag but Tinryland were back in front 60 seconds later when Paul Broderick converted a ’45 which he had won himself. The scores were level again by the 12th minute when Garry Dempsey slotted over another point for the Wicklow border team but Tinryland then edged into a two point lead following two well taken points from Cormac Walshe and Paul Broderick. Cormac’s point was the product of good play between himself, Cathal O’Toole and Richard Whyte while Paul’s effort was the result of a great passing movement involving Richard Whyte and Padraig Townsend. After J.J. Smith had reduced Tinryland’s lead with a point in the 18th minute Tinryland went two points clear again one minute later when Paul Broderick converted a free won by centre back Shane Redmond. Rathvilly then went on the attack and reduced the margin to the minimum when their centre forward pointed.

    The game then took a turn for the worse from a Tinryland point of view when Padraig Townsend was red carded and we were reduced to 14 players. Tinryland introduced Matthew O’Toole in place of his brother Cathal in an attempt to counter the extra man and Rathvilly pressure was rewarded when centre forward Brian Murphy slotted over another point which left the interval score Rathvilly 0-6 Tinryland 0-5

    When the 2nd half began J.J. Smith extended the Rathvilly lead with a point after 60 seconds but Tinryland reduced the margin to one point again after another minute when Evan Doyle who had a great game won a free and Paul Broderick duly converted. Richard Whyte then had a half chance of a goal but we were back on level terms by the 34th minute when Paul Broderick won a free and duly converted it himself. Three minutes later Tinryland were dealt what proved to be a mortal blow when a J.J. Smith attempt for a point went in to the net after goalkeeper Trevor O’Reilly had advanced out 10 metres in an attempt to cover an extra Rathvilly attacker who had drifted in to the goalmouth area. To their credit Tinryland did not lie down after this blow and a brilliant Evan Doyle point from an acute angle left only 2 points separating the sides with 20 minutes still left to play.

    Glen Doyle was then introduced into the fray and he made an immediate impact which resulted in another Paul Broderick point which left the minimum separating the team’s mid-way through the second half. Rathvilly quickly reacted however and Brian Murphy extended their advantage with another point in the 46th minute. Tinryland then introduced Conor Byrne and John Dwyer into the action but it was Rathvilly who began to show the advantage of the extra man and Garry Dempsey extended their lead out to 3 points with 10 minutes remaining. The Tinryland goal then had a charmed existence as Rathvilly went in search of the killer blow. On two occasions certain goals were saved by corner back John Paul Moore and goalkeeper Trevor O’Reilly as Tinryland made another substitution introducing Ian Scully into the action. Two more wides for Rathvilly followed before they got two more insurance points in the 59th and 61st minutes. Final score Rathvilly 1-11 Tinryland 0-9

    Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, John Paul Moore, Mark Dempsey, Danny Moran, Padraig Townsend, Shane Redmond, Jeff Sutton, Keith Jackson, Cian Moore 0-1, Cathal O’Toole, Evan Doyle 0-1, Cormac Walshe 0-1, Paul Broderick 0-6, Richard Whyte, Diarmaid Walshe. Subs Matthew O’Toole, Glen Doyle, Conor Byrne, John Dwyer, Ian Scully.

    Tinryland one step away from first Carlow M.F.C. Title for the club after thrilling win

    posted 28 Sep 2014 03:52 by

    By Eamonn Byrne
    Tinryland minors are one step away from an historical 1st Carlow M.F.C. title following a thrilling 1 point victory over a gallant Rathvilly team at Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday 27th September.

    On a day tinged with sadness following the news before throw in of the passing of our club colleague John Scott the minors put in a performance that John would have approved of against a gritty Rathvilly outfit that refused to be beaten.  In one of the best minor games seen at D.C.P for a long time the Wicklow border side were first to settle but it took 7 minutes for the first score to arrive when their corner forward Jack McMillan raised a white flag at the Deerpark end of the ground.

    This score seemed to settle Tinryland into action and the next 6 points were all scored by the boys in blue and white via Conall O’Se (2), Conall Dunne, Niall Lowry, James McGrath and a brilliant long distance beauty from midfielder Peter Hennessy. Rathvilly midfielder Ger Kavanagh then chipped in with a beauty at the other end but with James McGrath slotting over 2 quick points in succession Tinryland had stretched clear by 6 points by the 20th minute.

    Rathvilly refused to yield however and two quick points in the 21st minute from Aaron Smith and Ger Kavanagh edged them closer as the Tinryland defence led by John Murphy at full back and Cathal Gaffney at no. 6, Fionnan Burke and Ciaran Larkin up front stemmed the ever increasing flow of the tide. Entering the closing minutes of the first half Tinryland were presented with a gilt edged goal chance but Mark Lawlor somehow hesitated in pulling the trigger and Rathvilly survived but not for long. Lawlor quickly made amends when he deflected a Conall Dunne delivery to the net which extended the Tinryland lead to 7 points 2 minutes before the break. Back came Rathvilly however and within 60 seconds Rathvilly full forward Martin Cole put the ball in the Tinryland net following good play from Ger Kavanagh, Aaron Smith, Conor Owens and Darren Murphy. Half time score Tinryland 1-8 Rathvilly 1-4.

    The half time interval saw Tinryland introduce Dean Dunne and Conor McGrath into battlefor Andrew hanley and Conall O’Se but it was Rathvilly who immediately went on the attack and within 2 minutes matters were all square following a goal from Conor Owens and a point from wing forward Aaron Smith. Tinryland were not defending well at this stage but they managed to survive another Rathvilly onslaught which could only produce a wide and breaking upfield Conor McGrath offloaded to Cathal Gaffney before Dean Dunne restored the Tinryland lead in the 35th minute. One minute later James McGrath extended this lead following good interplay between Niall Lowry, Conor O’Toole and himself.

    With Adam Murphy now introduced into the play Tinryland began to improve their possession around the centre but it took another 12 minutes for the next score to arrive. Tinryland did create a number of goal chances during this period but somehow the ball stayed out of the Rathvilly and with less than 10 minutes remaining only 2 points still separated the sides in a pulsating contest.

    Rathvilly player Martin Cole then received a black card but they had a chance to reduce the margin only for the ball to hit the post from a free. More brilliant defending from John Murphy and Dylan Reamsbottom kept Rathvilly at bay once again and the scoring famine was eventually ended when Niall Lowry extended the Tinryland lead with a point following good play by Conor McGrath, Adam Murphy and James McGrath. Tinryland looked to be the fitter side at this stage and Niall Lowry repeated the dose when he pointed with 7 minutes left. More good work by Adam Murphy, and Peter Hennessy saw Tinryland up the ante and after another free was awarded Niall Lowry extended the lead to 5 points with 5 minutes left. John Fleming then replaced Bradleigh Nolan for Tinryland and the lead was extended to 6 points when another free was successfully converted by Niall Lowry. It looked curtains for Rathvilly at this stage but amazingly this intriguing game took another twist when Rathvilly put the cat among the pigeons with a goal in the final minute of normal time scored by Colin Byrne following good play by Michael Kelly and Brian Smith. Another Rathvilly point by Darren Murphy reduced the margin to 2 points and Rathvilly were not finished yet as a further point from Colin Byrne left only the minimum separating the sides. Tinryland supporters were on edge at this stage and when referee Billy Fanning finally blew the long whistle there was relief all round that we had qualified for another Co. minor final.

    In the following game many peoples favourites Eire Og were defeated by a determined Palatine side and the battle for the Pat McKelvie cup on Sunday 12th October will be a repeat of the 2009 Co. final when our parish neighbours came out on top by 5 points.

    Final score Tinryland 1-14 Rathvilly 3-7    

    Team: Ciaran Byrne, Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Dylan Reamsbottom, Conor O’Toole, Cathal Gaffney, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry 0-5, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Ciaran Larkin, Andrew Hanley, James McGrath 0-4, Conall O’Se 0-2, Mark Lawlor 1-0, Conall Dunne 0-1. Subs: Dean Dunne 0-1, Conor McGrath, Adam Murphy, John Fleming.

    Junior Team exit championship after a comprehensive defeat to St Andrews

    posted 27 Sep 2014 04:11 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland junior footballers were brought back down to earth on Friday 26th September when St Andrew’s reversed the result of the group game played only 16 days earlier to the tune of 26 points in the semi- final played under lights at the Fenagh training centre. St Andrew’s reversal of fortunes was in no small part due to the 5 changes they made to their team with Liam Cummins, Andrew Casey, Thomas Maher, Nathan Byrne and Mathew Cormac on the starting 15.

    In the game a little over two weeks earlier Tinryland had the spoils wrapped up as early as the 16th minute when 3 early goals helped the men in blue and white to a 3-6 to 0-1 lead.

    St Andrews gave Tinryland a dose of their own medicine on Friday scoring 3 goals in the opening quarter and limiting Tinryland to 3 points in that period. The St. Andrew’s improvement in the space of 2 weeks was based on a lightning fast start and dominance in most sectors. The Clarke brothers Shane and Jamie were the chief tormentors of Tinryland and between them they had scored 1-2 in the opening 8 minutes before Tinryland got on the scoreboard with an Alan Barrett point in the 9th minute. Tinryland managed two more points in the opening quarter but St Andrews virtually wrapped up the game with 2 more goals from full forward Dessie Dowling and wing forward Darren Crooks to lead by 3-5 to 0-3 by the 16th minute.

    Good work by Dean Farrell and Alan Barrett set Chris Townsend up for Tinryland’s opening goal in the 18th minute but it was St Andrew’s who continued to impress scoring another goal via corner forward Andrew Kane and further points from Shane and Jamie Clarke before the half time whistle which left the scoreboard reading 4-7 to 1-4 in the Bagenalstown team’s favour.

    When play resumed it was Tinryland who looked totally transformed in the opening exchanges scoring 1-2 without reply within 4 minutes of the restart. Great points from David Townsend and Alan Barrett were the curtain raisers to a brilliantly worked David Townsend goal in the 34th minute following good work by sub Gary Fields and Alan Barrett. Tinryland supporters in the sizeable attendance were probably hoping that a miracle was taking place at this stage but St Andrew’s composed themselves once again scoring a goal via Darren Crooks and further points via former European U20 1500m medallist Danny Darcy and Jamie Clarke to stretch their advantage to 15 points with 5 minutes remaining. During that 20 minute spell Tinryland could only muster one more point from Gary Fields as St. Andrew’s battened down the hatches to ensure their place in the final against either Eire Og or Askea.

    Tinryland finished the match with a goal from David Townsend who scored 2-2 in total and an Alan Barrett point to leave the final score St. Andrew’s 5-13 Tinryland 3-8.

    Tinryland: Adam Murphy, Stephen O’Sullivan, Kevin Barrett, Eddie Dowling, Gary Scully, Padraig Delaney capt, Dean Farrell, Gregg Murphy, Patrick Townsend, Padraic Whelan 0-1, Niall Barrett, Jack Lowry, Chris Townsend 1-1, Alan Barrett 0-3, David Townsend 2-2. Subs Gary Fields 0-1, Alan Kirwan, James Moore, P.J. Murphy

    Tinryland Minors maintain their momentum with another comfortable victory

    posted 16 Sep 2014 07:26 by

     By Eamonn Byrne         

    Tinryland minor footballers chalked up another easy win in this year’s championship against Palatine on Monday 15th September in Rathcrogue. This victory ensures that Tinryland will top the league stage of the competition for the McKelvie cup and probably means that Palatine will also be our opponents in the semi-final at the end of September. The result of this match was never really in doubt as early as the 12th minute when the home side raced into a ten point lead following brilliantly executed goals from Dean Dunne in the 6th minute and Conall O’Se 5 minutes later. Dunne and O’Se also helped themselves to a pair of points each during that period after Conall Dunne and Peter Hennessy had set the ball rolling with opening points within 2 minutes of the throw in.

    Cian Fitzpatrick the Palatine full forward opened his sides account in the 14th minute when he successfully converted a free but the next 5 points were all scored by the boys in blue and white as they totally dominated in most areas of the field. Excellent play by O’Se who helped himself to 1-6 in total and wing forward Ciaran Larkin left the scoreboard reading 2-9 to 0-2 when referee Jim Lawlor blew the half time whistle. Palatine’s only other point in that opening half was scored by wing forward Brian O’Mahoney in the 28th minute.

    When play resumed Tinryland rang the changes from the bench introducing James McGrath, Andrew Hanley, John Fleming, Adam Murphy and Bradleigh Nolan into battle. With the subs eager for action Tinryland’s momentum was maintained and within 5 minutes of the restart the lead was extended to 19 points following a great goal from Adam Murphy and points from Andrew Hanley and Conall O’Se.  Palatine then enjoyed a brief period of dominance scoring points in the 38th and 40th minutes via corner forward Ricky Nolan before normal service resumed for the home side who scored 3 points in a 3 minute period from Conall O’Se, Bradleigh Nolan and Andrew Hanley.

    Killian Maher was introduced from the bench at this stage as Shane O’Neill for Palatine and John Fleming for Tinryland traded points with 10 minutes remaining.

    Tinryland’s last point of the game was scored by Mark Lawlor who was excellent throughout as Palatine added on 2 consolation points from their best player Shane O’Neill before the long whistle was sounded. Tinryland’s victory in this game was once again built on a rock solid defence led by netminder Ciaran Byrne who was brilliantly supported by Dylan Reamsbottom, John Murphy and Dermot McGuill. The half back line of Conor McGrath, Cathal Gaffney and Fionnan Burke combined very well with mid fielders Peter Hennessy and Niall Lowry. Up front Conall O’Se who notched 1-6 was well supported by Conor O’Toole, Conall Dunne, Ciaran Larkin, Mark Lawlor and Dean Dunne while all the subs introduced also played their part in this comfortable win. Final score Tinryland 3-17 Palatine 0-7.

    Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Reamsbottom, John Murphy, Dermot McGuill, Conor McGrath, Cathal Gaffney, Fionnan Burke, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Niall Lowry 0-1, Conor O’Toole, Conall Dunne 0-1, Ciaran Larkin 0-2, Conall O’Se 1-6, Mark Lawlor 0-1, Dean Dunne 1-1. Subs: James McGrath, Andrew Hanley 0-2, John Fleming 0-1, Adam Murphy 1-0, Bradleigh Nolan 0-1, Killian Maher.

    Tinryland Seniors qualify for Co. semi- final after gritty display against Palatine

    posted 14 Sep 2014 02:15 by   [ updated 14 Sep 2014 02:24 ]

    By Eamonn Byrne    

    Tinryland senior footballers are one hour away from a place in this year’s Michael Lyng motors Carlow S.F.C. final after a gritty win against neighbours Palatine in a thoroughly entertaining group 1 decider in Dr Cullen Park on Saturday 13th September.

    This was a game that had a bit of everything including red cards, yellow cards and black cards but also passages of fine play from both sides which kept the supporters of both teams  riveted to their seats up to the closing stages when Tinryland eventually put daylight between themselves and the men of Cnoc Arda.

    Tinryland were first out of the blocks and could have had a goal within 30 seconds of the throw in when Paul Broderick hit the post with Pal goalie Craig Kearney beaten. Jeff Sutton then missed a good chance of our opening point before Pal no 12 David Reid gave his side the lead with a well taken point after 2 minutes. Within 60 seconds parity was restored when Paul Broderick slotted over Tinryland’s opening point following good work by Padraig Townsend and Diarmaid Walshe. Paul Broderick amazingly then hit the upright again as Tinryland attacked in droves but after more good link play between John Paul Moore and Cormac Walshe, midfielder Keith Jackson gave Tinryland the lead for the first time after 5 minutes with a well taken point. Palatine were then forced to make an early substitution replacing the injured corner back Jeff Deering with Aidan Murphy as Tinryland extended the lead with a well worked point after good interplay between the Walshe brothers Cormac and Diarmaid. Back came Palatine and David Reid doubled his tally with another point after eleven minutes before Cormac Walshe slotted over a free at the Dublin road end for a foul on Padraig Townsend. Padraig then got in on the scoring act again when he extended the Tinryland lead to 3 points in the 13th minute following good play by Evan Doyle but at the other end Palatine full forward Jason Kane slotted over a point to leave 2 points separating the sides once again.

    Palatine were then dealt a blow when David Reid received his marching orders for a misdemeanour which was well spotted by a linesman and their woes were compounded one minute later when Tinryland full forward Richie Whyte crashed the ball past Craig Kearney after more good play by Evan Doyle. The Tinryland lead was extended out to 6 points by the 15th minute when Cormac Walshe pointed but it was Pal who then upped the ante despite their numerical disadvantage. Three successive points from Brian Kelly (2) and Niall Reid left only a goal separating the sides and it could have been all square at this stage only for a tremendous save by Trevor O’Reilly who prevented a certain goal. A Jeff Sutton point 4 minutes from half time restored Tinryland’s lead back out to 4 points but then out of nothing the ball ended up in Trevor O’Reilly’s net after a defensive error gifted Jason Kane a goal. At the other end a tremendous run by Evan Doyle resulted in his goalbound shot being deflected over for a point but a foul by Tinryland defender John Paul Moore resulted in a black card and a point for Pal from the subsequent free by Brian “Skeach” Kelly. With Conor Byrne introduced into the fray for the black carded J.P.Moore Palatine equalised on the stroke of half time to leave the scoreboard reading 1-8 each and all to play for.

    The second half began like the first on a positive note for Tinryland with Paul Broderick restoring the lead from a ’45. Jeff Sutton who was excellent throughout scored a brilliant point to extend the lead to 2 points but Palatine would not lie down and the teams were then locked together after a point from a ’45 by goalie Craig Kearney in Stephen Cluxton fashion and another successful conversion by sharpshooter Brian Kelly from a free. Tinryland then rang the changes introducing John Dwyer and Glen Doyle into the action but it was Pal who regained the lead in the 41st minute with a point from wing back Paul Reid. Tinryland finally began to get serious and with the fresh legs helping, parity was restored once again by a tremendous Paul Broderick point after he swivelled through the Pal. defence to land the score of the night. With 15 minutes remaining Tinryland regained the lead with a well taken Keith Jackson point and within a minute it got even better for Tinryland when Glen Doyle won a penalty which was converted by Paul Broderick to leave the scoreboard reading 2-12 to 1-11 with 10 minutes remaining. Tinryland then made maximum use of their strong bench by introducing Cathal O’Toole and Ian Scully into the action and in a very professional closing 10 minutes dominated possession limiting Palatine to just one more point while adding on 3 more at the other end via Cathal O’Toole, Glen Doyle and Keith Jackson deep in stoppage time.

    Referee John Hickey then sounded the final whistle to loud cheers from the Tinryland supporters and we were back in the semi- final for the first time since 2011. Final score Tinryland 2-15 Palatine 1-12. 

    This was a good display overall by Tinryland with the defence well marshalled by Trevor O’Reilly Danny Moran, Jeff Sutton, Mark Dempsey, John Paul Moore, Shane Redmond, Matthew O’Toole and sub Conor Byrne. At midfield Keith Jackson and Cian Moore put in good shifts while up front Padraig Townsend, Cormac Walshe, Evan Doyle, Paul Broderick, Richie Whyte and Diarmaid Walshe worked their socks off. They were helped in a big way by the fresh legs of John Dwyer, Glen Doyle, Cathal O’Toole, and Ian Scully who all made a big impact when introduced in the second half and proved how important it is to have a strong bench to call on.

    Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Mark Dempsey, John Paul Moore, Jeff Sutton 0-2, Shane Redmond, Matthew O’Toole, keith Jackson 0-3, Cian Moore, Padraig Townsend 0-2, Cormac Walshe 0-2, Evan Doyle 0-1, Paul Broderick 1-3, Richard Whyte 1-0, Diarmaid Walshe. Subs: Conor Byrne, Glen Doyle 0-1, Cathal O’Toole 0-1, John Dwyer, Ian Scully.


    Tinryland Juniors advance to semi- final of Carlow J.F.C. (B)

    posted 11 Sep 2014 02:33 by

     By Eamonn Byrne                          

    Tinryland Juniors gained automatic qualification for the J.F.C. (B) semi- final with a convincing win over St. Andrews at the Fenagh training centre on Wednesday 10th September.

    This game was virtually over as a contest as early as the 20th minute when Tinryland led by 3-6 to 0-1.  Dean Farrell, Alan Barrett and Padraig Whelan scored 3 points in the opening 2 minutes and when Alan Barrett rattled the Bagenalstown net in the 4th minute after a superb run from Dean Farrell a one sided contest looked on the cards. By the 7th minute Alan Barrett had repeated the dose scoring his second goal after good play from the returning David Townsend. St Andrews then opened their account in the 9th minute when wing forward Jamie Clarke successfully converted a free but 3 quick points from Chris Townsend (2) and Alan Barrett by the 17th minute left the men in blue and white with a commanding eleven point advantage. This lead was extended out to 14 points by the 19th minute when player manager Niall Barrett celebrated the birth of his new son Oisin with another goal out of the top drawer following more good play from his brother Alan and Davy Townsend.

    St Andrews then enjoyed a mini revival scoring three unanswered points via the Clarke brothers Jamie and Shane before another Alan Barrett goal on the stroke of half time following good play from Gregg Murphy, Dean Farrell and David Townsend left the scoreboard reading 4-6 to 0-4 at the interval.

    Tinryland had already began to empty the bench at this stage with Jack Lowry and David O’Shea replacing Gary Scully and Kuba Dobosz respectively. It looked like the second half would follow the same pattern as the first when Padraig Whelan added another point to our tally in the 32nd minute but amazingly this was to prove Tinryland’s last score for a full 16 minutes as St Andrew’s upped the ante to try and retrieve something from this game. Points from Shane Clarke in the 34th minute and Edward Doran in the 43rd minute heralded another mini revival for the Bagenalstown men but the Tinryland defence held firm well marshalled by goalie Sean McLoughlin, full back Mark Lawlor and centre back Padraig Delaney. With Alan Kirwan and Garry Fields now introduced into the action Tinryland eventually woke from their mini slumber to score a pair of points in the 50th and 55th minutes with John White entering the fray as a replacement for the hard working Mark Lawlor. The game then petered out to its inevitable conclusion with St. Andrews scoring the final point before referee Brian Deering sounded the full time whistle. Final score Tinryland 4- 10 St Andrews 0-7

    Tinryland will now advance to the semi- final and must have a good chance of going further based on this display. Attention will now turn to the seniors who will be hoping to become the 3rd team from the club to reach a Co. semi- final this year when they face Palatine in Dr. Cullen Park on this coming Saturday 13th September at 6.30 p.m.

    Tinryland: Sean McLoughlin, Stephen O’Sullivan, Mark Lawlor, Eddie Dowling, Kuba Dobosz, Padraig Delaney captain, Gary Scully, Patrick Townsend, Gregg Murphy, Padraic Whelan 0-2, Niall Barrett 1-0, Dean Farrell 0-1, Alan Barrett 3-4, Chris Townsend 0-3, David Townsend. Subs: Jack Lowry, David O’Shea, Alan Kirwan, Garry Fields, John White.

    Tinryland maintain their unbeaten record after round 5 of Minor championship

    posted 2 Sep 2014 14:02 by

    By Eamonn Byrne
    Tinryland minors maintained their 100% record in this year’s championship when easily accounting for area side Michael Davitts in Leighlinbridge on Monday 1st September. Despite the final scoreline the home side were competitive at times in this game especially either side of half time when they scored six points of their final tally of 10.

    Ciaran Larkin and Dean Dunne scored early points for Tinryland before Michael Davitts opened their account in the 6th minute. Conall O’Se for Tinryland and Darren Lunney for the area side then traded points before Ciaran Larkin scored Tinryland’s 1st goal in the 13th minute following great play by Conor O’Toole and James McGrath. More good work by James McGrath and wing back John Fleming resulted in a Conor McGrath point before ‘Davitts registered their 3rd point in the 18th minute. Tinryland were winning the midfield battle at this stage with Niall Lowry and Conor McGrath winning all of the kickouts. The boys in blue and white began to stretch clear scoring 5 unanswered points via James McGrath, Dean Dunne, Conall O’Se, Conor McGrath and James McGrath. Michael Davits then finished the 1st half in style scoring 3  unanswered points in the 27th, 28th and 29th minutes to leave the half time score Tinryland 1-10 Michael Davitts 0-6.

    When play resumed corner forward Dean Dunne advanced Tinryland’s cause within 45 seconds when he slotted over a point after good work from wing forward Ciaran Larkin and full forward Mark Lawlor. Michael Davitts then enjoyed their second purple patch tagging on 3 successive points between the 35th and 40th minutes which left the score board reading 1-11 to 0-9 with 20 minutes remaining. The home side continued to press Tinryland at this stage but our defence was excellent well marshalled by goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne and the full back line of Fionnan Burke, John Murphy and Dylan Reamsbottom who ghosted forward in the 42nd minute to score a beauty of a point.

    Half backs Cathal Gaffney and Sean Kirwan were mopping up plenty of loose ball also and Tinryland got their second wind at this stage with a litany of points from Conall o’Se, James McGrath, and Ciaran Larkin which were the curtain raisers for a spectacular Dean Dunne goal following a pin point pass from recently introduced sub Killian Maher. Tinryland also introduced Bradleigh Nolan and Seamus Curran into the action at this stage.

    With eight minutes remaining Michael Davitts scored their final point before the best worked goal of the match arrived for Tinryland when full back John Murphy passed to Niall Lowry who found Conor O’Toole who transferred to sub Conall Dunne and the ball was duly despatched to the Davitt’s net to extend Tinryland’s lead to 14 points. The game then petered out as Tinryland totally dominated proceedings and Conor O’Toole showed that he has fully recovered from his recent injury by scoring 2 well taken points and winning a free which was converted by Niall Lowry. Tinryland’s excellent midfielder Lowry then closed proceedings with a successful free before referee Enda Hulton sounded the final whistle. Final score Tinryland 3-19 Michael Davitts 0-10.

    The minors are back in action on Monday next 8th September with a home fixture at 6.30 p.m. with our neighbours Palatine who are also going well in this year’s championship campaign.

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

    Tinryland U21s fail to advance to Co. Final

    posted 31 Aug 2014 11:16 by   [ updated 31 Aug 2014 11:17 ]

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland U21’s were denied a place in this year’s Co. final when they lost out by 3 points to a gritty Naomh Eoin team in the semi-final at Dr Cullen park on Saturday 30th August. A poor start and the concession of sloppy goals at vital times proved costly for the youthful Tinryland squad who had more of a look of a minor team with the average age of the panel no more than 18 years. 

    Eight minutes had passed before any team registered a score and when it arrived it was the Myshall men who made the wait count with a brilliant finish to the Tinryland net by their most influential player Ross Smithers who gave his side the perfect start. The eventual winners had tagged on a further two points before Niall Lowry opened the Tinryland account in the 15th minute following good work by Ciaran Townsend. The Myshall men then responded positively scoring points in the 17th and 19th minutes via Conor Foley and Keith Slye the latter point following a turnover when Tinryland had possession. Tinryland finished the first half on a positive note with Diarmaid Walshe scoring a wonderful point in the 21st minute following good play by Niall Lowry and Kuba Dobosz. Cathal Gaffney who was one of Tinryland’s better players on the night then slotted over another beauty following a great pass from Cathal O’Toole and the half ended with a Tinryland wide from Jack Lowry to leave the interval score Naomh Eoin 1-4 Tinryland 0-3. 

    When play resumed Bradleigh Nolan was introduced into the fray and Tinryland were quickest off the mark scoring a point via Niall Lowry to leave only 3 points separating the sides. Ross Smithers cancelled out this score however 60 seconds later as Co minor player Conall O’Se replaced the injured Ciaran Townsend. The action was hotting up now and Diarmaid Walshe converted a free in the 36th minute to bring the margin back to three points once again. Cathal O’Toole and Kevin Hosey for Naomh Eoin then traded points as James McGrath was introduced into the action for Tinryland. McGrath was not long on the field when his influence began to take effect and Tinryland at last got back on level terms when Conall O’Se crashed the ball to the Myshall net following good work from Owan O’Gorman and Mark Lawlor. This score should have been the catalyst for Tinryland to kick on but it was Naomh Eoin who responded with the next point from wing forward Jack Kavanagh in the 42nd minute. Tinryland once again got back on level terms in the 47th minute when James McGrath pointed but within 2 minutes the game changed once again when the Tinryland defence were caught flat footed and a penalty was conceded which was duly despatched to the net by Anthony Hogan to leave the Myshall men 3 points ahead with 10 minutes remaining. 

    A brilliant run from James McGrath with 5 minutes remaining resulted in another Tinryland point from Diarmaid Walshe but as Tinryland went for the jugular being two points in arrears possession was lost once again and Naomh Eoin dealt Tinryland a mortal blow by toe poking a vital goal at a crucial time after a scramble in the goal mouth. Another blow for Tinryland was the dismissal of James McGrath after he had exchanged words with referee Paud O’Dwyer following what appeared to be a blatant foul on the Tinryland substitute which went unpunished. With time now running out Tinryland managed to reduce the margin with consolation points from Niall Lowry and Diarmaid Walshe before the ref sounded the full time whistle. Final score Naomh Eoin 3-7 Tinryland 1-10.  

    Team: Ciaran Byrne, Conor O’Toole, Kuba Dobosz, Owan O’Gorman, Cathal Gaffney 0-1, Adam Murphy, Garry Scully, Gregg Murphy, John Dwyer, Niall Lowry 0-3, Diarmaid Walshe 0-4, Cathal O’Toole 0-1, Jack Lowry, Mark Lawlor, Ciaran Townsend. Subs Conor McGrath, bradleigh Nolan, Conall O’Se 1-0, James McGrath 0-1, Ciaran Larkin, Adam Mullen. 


    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.

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