By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Junior B team got their just rewards for some
unlucky defeats when they defeated Palatine in the S.F.L. division 5 in
Bennekerry on Monday 14th April. The issue was never in doubt from
an early stage as the men in blue and white built up a gradual lead and
they should have been out of sight by
half time but for kicking an amazing 14 wides.
Tinryland took the lead in the 5th minute when
Mick Delaney pointed. This tally was doubled 3 minutes later when Eoin Fields
raised a white flag. Tinryland were then forced to make an early substitution
with Paddy Browne replacing the injured Niall Fitzpatrick.
The remainder of the first half saw the Tinryland lads add
on 4 further points via James Murphy, Eoin Fields (2) and Jack Lowry to leave
the half time score 0-6 to 0-0.
When play resumed Palatine finally got on the scoreboard
with a point in the 31st minute.
Jack Lowry opened Tinryland’s 2nd half account
with a successful free in the 33rd minute before the home side added
on 2 further points between the 36th and 40th minutes.
The remainder of the game was then dominated by Tinryland with sub John White
adding on 2 further points in the 41st and 47th minutes
with John Jackson also adding a point to our tally. Tinryland were consistent
on the wide statistic chart in the 2nd half also adding on another
12 to the first half tally of 14. Tinryland also introduced John Farrell .Alan
Byrne and minor player Dean Dunne into the fray before the final whistle. Final score Tinryland 0-10 Palatine 0-3 . There
were some wonderful performances in this game with Adam Mullen, Eoin Fields,
Colm Nolan, Alan Kirwan, Peter Hennessy and Gary Scully doing trojan work.
The Junior B’s will be back in action next Monday (Easter
Monday) with a home fixture against Ballinabranna at 7 p.m.
Nolan, Peter Hennessy,Kevin Barrett, Niall Fitzpatrick, John Jackson, Greg
Murphy, Adam Mullen, Alan Kirwan, Gary Scully, Eoin Fields, jack Lowry, Adam
Nolan, Cathal Whelan, James Murphy, Mick Delaney,. Subs: Paddy Browne, John
Farrell, Dean Dunne, Alan Byrne, John White
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Junior A team made the best possible start to
their Div. 4 campaign with a very convincing win over Kildavin-Clonegal in Rathcrogue
on Sunday 13th April. Goals were the order of the day in this clash
and at the end of 60 minutes Tinryland had put 7 past Kildavin-Clonegal
goalkeeper Damien Treacy who also made a number of excellent saves throughout
the hour. Despite playing against a strong breeze Tinryland led by 2-2 to 0-3
mid way through the opening half with the goals coming from Darren Murphy in
the 2nd minute and David Townsend after 14 minutes. The 3rd
Tinryland goal arrived after 25 minutes courtesy of Alan Barrett who entered
the fray in the 15th minute having been held up by a puncture on his
way to the venue. The Tinryland points in that opening half were scored by
Niall Barrett in the 5th minute, Jack Lowry 16th minute
and Chris Townsend 18 minutes. Kildavin-Clonegal were relying on their full
forward Ken Brennan and corner forward Ian St. Ledger to keep the scoreboard
ticking. Half time score Tinryland
3-3 Kildavin-Clonegal 0-4
The second half began with a point from a free for
Kildavin-Clonegal. This was matched within 60 seconds by a Chris Townsend point
after a great run from Dean Farrell. Dean was very unlucky in the 40th
minute when his rasping shot was brilliantly saved by K.C. goalkeeper Treacy.
Tinryland’s 4th goal then arrived and was the product of the best
move of the match with Kuba Dobosz, Alan Barrett and goal scorer Chris Townsend
all involved. Tinryland were then dealt a blow when Jack Lowry received a
straight red card but undeterred Tinryland quickly responded with another goal
from Chris Townsend who ended with a personal tally of 3-2 following good work
from David Townsend Jeff Abbott and Alan Barrett. Despite their numerical
disadvantage Tinryland went in search of another goal and they were rewarded in
the 51st minute with another Chris Townsend special following more good
play by David Townsend and Alan Barrett. Kildavin-Clonegal responded with a
consolation goal from their centre forward with 9 minutes remaining but they
were punch drunk at this stage and the icing on the cake came when Alan Barrett
slotted home our 7th goal with 5 minutes remaining. Final score Tinryland 7-5 Kildavin Clonegal
1-6. The Junior A team will be back in action on Sunday next 20th
April away to St. Andrews in McGrath park Bagenalstown at 6 p.m. This match
will be confirmed by the team management during the coming week as St Andrews
may not be fielding a team this season.
Tinryland had excellent players in Kevin Barrett, John
Jackson, Evan Doyle, Greg Murphy, Alan Kirwan, player manager Niall Barrett and
the scoring machine of Chris Townsend, Alan Barrett and David Townsend.
Tinryland: David O’Neill, James Moore, Kevin Barrett, Jack
Lowry, John Jackson, Evan Doyle, Padraig Delaney, Greg Murphy, Alan Kirwan,
Ciaran Townsend, Chris Townsend 3-2, David Townsend 1-1, Dean Farrell, Darren
Murphy 1-0, Niall Barrett 0-1. Subs Alan Barrett, Kuba Dobosz, Jeff Abbott,
Paddy Browne, Gary Scully
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland senior footballers made a great start to the 2014
season when they defeated Kildavin-Clonegal by 7 points in the opening round of
the S.F.L. division 1 in Rathcrogue on Saturday evening 12th April.
The home side were quickly out of the traps building up an eight point
advantage by the 13th minute. The opening Tinryland goal arrived as
early as the 2nd minute and it was a beauty by one of Tinryland’s
best players Jeff Sutton who rattled the Kildavin net following a sublime
delivery by Glen Doyle who also impressed in this game. Kildavin –Clonegal
replied through full forward Richie Sinnott who pointed 60 seconds later but a
succession of points from Matthew O’Toole, Danny Moran, Paul Broderick (2) and
Diarmaid Walshe gave the impression that this would be a walk in the park for
the men in blue and white. A number of these scores were the result of great
interplay between goalkeeper Trevor O’Reilly, defenders, midfielders and
forwards. Tinryland were then forced to
introduce 2 subs by the 20th minute due to injuries with Kuba Dobosz
replacing Conor Byrne (hamstring) and Robbie Power coming on for Cian Moore
(knock). Over the next 8 minutes Kildavin-Clonegal enjoyed a mini revival
scoring 1-2 without reply with Richie Sinnott ghosting in by the Tinryland
defence to raise a green flag. Tinryland then upped their game to finish the
first half in style. A brilliant move from defence saw Cian Lawlor flick the
ball into Paul Broderick’s path and Carlow’s best player in this years Allianz
league had the easiest of tasks in slotting home the ball into an empty net.
Paul then finished the half in style with a brilliant point in the 29th
minute to leave the half time score Tinryland
2-7 Kildavin-Clonegal 1-3.
When play resumed Kildavin-Clonegal now enjoyed the
advantage of the strong breeze and they were first to score with a pair of
points from Ronan Brennan and Richie Sinnott to narrow the margin to six points
by the 40th minute. Tinryland then introduced Jack Lowry into the
fray and the opening point of the half arrived in the 44th minute
when Cormac Walshe burst through the K.C. defence to win a free which was duly
converted by Paul Broderick. Sixty seconds later Tinryland doubled their second
half tally when the lively Cian Lawlor showed his skill to slot over a point
following great work from Shane Redmond, and Robbie Power. Cathal O’Toole then
won another free but this time Paul Broderick was off target. Kildavin-Clonegal
replied with a converted free by Daniel St. Ledger but more good play from
Robbie Power resulted in another successful free this time from the boot of
Tinryland’s new captain Cormac Walshe. The game then was closed out with a Jeff
Sutton point following more good play from Paul Broderick. Kildavin-Clonegal
closed their account with a successful free converted by Richie Sinnott before
referee John Hickey sounded the long whistle to end a satisfactory evening for
Tinryland. The seniors will be back in action on Easter Saturday 19th
April with a tricky away game against Kilbride. Final score Tinryland 2-11 Kildavin-Clonegal 1-7
Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Conor Byrne, Mark Dempsey, Owan
O’Gorman, Danny Moran 0-1, Shane Redmond, Cian Lawlor 0-1, Cian Moore, Glen
Doyle, Matthew O’Toole 0-1, Paul Broderick 1-5, Cormac Walshe 0-1, Cathal
O’’Toole, Jeff Sutton 1-1, Diarmaid Walshe 0-1. Subs Kuba Dobosz, Robbie Power, Jack Lowry, Shane
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Junior B team are still awaiting that elusive first win this season following another
narrow defeat at the hands of St. Patricks in the 4th round of the S.F.L division 5 in Rathcrogue on Monday evening 7th April. This game was won and lost in the first half when St Patricks with wind advantage scored 2-5 to Tinryland’s 0-4 with 1-4 of that tally coming in the last 7 minutes of the half. Tinryland should have been a lot closer at the interval but were denied two clear cut chances when St Pats keeper Ebbie Quigley made a wonderful save from John Jackson in the 20th minute. 4 minutes later Mick Delaney missed an open goal chance when his shot was inches wide of the target. In contrast the Tullow men took their goal opportunities and they were rewarded as early as the 5th minute when Stephen Byrne found the Tinryland net. Tinryland scored four points in that opening half via John Jackson 18 mins, Colm Nolan 22 mins, John Jackson again in the 27th minute following good work from David O’Shea and Mick Delaney from a free in the 29th minute. St Patricks second goal was a screamer from the boot of full forward Noel Goss on the stroke of half time.
When the second half began Tinryland were first to register when Mick Delaney pointed but this was matched by a Jamie Garry point for the Slaneysiders. Mick Delaney and Eoin Fields kept the home side in touch with points in the 40th and 45th minutes and when John Jackson goaled in the 50th minute Tinryland were now only 2 points in arrears. An Eoin Fields point 60 seconds later left only the minimum between the teams but just as it looked that Tinryland were going to take over St Patricks rallied with a point from Robert Byrne. Colm Nolan’s point in the 58th minute was Tinryland’s last as the winners had the final say with a point from Jamie Garry on the stroke of the final whistle. Full time score St. Patricks 3-6 Tinryland 1-9. The Junior B team will be back in action on Monday next 14th April with an away fixture in Palatine at 7 p.m.. The Seniors open their division 1 campaign on Saturday next 12th April with a home tie against Kildavin-Clonegal at 7 p.m. while the Junior A squad open their Division 4 campaign also at home against Kildavin-Clonegal on Sunday next 13th April at 6 p.m.
Best for Tinryland Junior B team on Monday were Peter Hennessy, David O’ Shea who continues to impress, Kevin Barrett, Adam Mullen, Eoin Fields John Jackson and Mick Delaney.
Tinryland: Mick Moore, Paddy Browne, Peter Hennessy, David O’Shea, Kevin Barrett, Adam Mullen, Alan Kirwan, Garry Scully, Adam Nolan, John Jackson 1- 2, Eoin Fields 0-2, Cathal Whelan, Mick Delaney 0-3, Colm Nolan 0-2.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Junior B team lost out by 3 points to the home side Clonmore in this deferred round 1 division 5 game in Hacketstown on Thursday 3rd April. If ever a team should have won the points it was Tinryland but an amazing sequence of missed opportunities throughout the game resulted in Clonmore taking the spoils in this 13 a side game. Tinryland did most things right but score in a game that saw the home side start better in both halves. Despite this loss the Junior B team played some excellent football and it is only a matter of time before they gain that elusive first victory. Hopefully that will come on this coming Monday 7th April at 6.30 p.m. when St Patricks will visit Rathcrogue for the round 4 tie which will be Tinryland’s first home game in the 12 game competition.
In a game played under floodlights in Hacketstown Clonmore raced into an early lead amassing 1-4 without reply in the opening quarter. During that spell both Owan O’Gorman and Eoin Fields were unlucky to see their goal attempts go narrowly wide.
Two more gilt edged goal chances were also narrowly wide from Alan Kirwan and Adam Nolan before Owan O’Gorman opened Tinryland’s account in the 16th minute. Tinryland were playing some great football at this stage but amazingly the ball would not go into the Clonmore net despite 3 more gilt edged opportunities for Eoin Fields, Owan O’Gorman from a penalty and David O’Shea who was one of Tinryland’s best players on the night. Mick Delaney then began to eat into the Clonmore lead scoring 5 points over the closing stages of the first half to leave the half time score Clonmore 1-5 Tinryland 0-6.
When the second half began it was again Clonmore who dominated scoring a goal and two points to one for the men in blue and white which was converted by Adam Nolan.
With 10 minutes remaining Clonmore led by 8 points but amazingly Tinryland squandered 4 more open goal chances to seal a victory. Eventually Tinryland like they did in the opening half found their shooting boots and over the closing stages Colm Nolan rattled the Clonmore net while Mick Delaney (2) and Eoin Fields added further points to leave the final score Clonmore 2-10 Tinryland 1-10.
Despite this second successive narrow defeat the Junior B team are progressing well and can be pleased with many aspects of their game apart from the huge amount of missed chances. At least they are creating the chances so hopefully that elusive first win is not far away. Every one of the Tinryland team battled well in this game with some exceptional performances from defenders Paddy Browne, Garry Scully, Kevin Barrett and David O’Shea together with midfielders Owan O’Gorman and Alan Kirwan. Up front Mick Delaney continues to impress amassing a personal tally of 7 points. He was well supported by Adam Mullen, Cathal Whelan, Mick Moore, Adam Nolan, Colm Nolan and Eoin Fields.
Tinryland: Colm Nolan 1-0, Paddy Browne, Kevin Barrett, David O’Shea, Garry Scully, Adam Mullen, Alan Kirwan, Owan O’Gorman 0-1, Mick Delaney 0-7, Mick Moore, Cathal Whelan, Adam Nolan 0-1, Eoin Fields 0-1.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Junior B team began their 12 match campaign in the Carlow S.F.L. Div. 5 with an honest performance against a strong Fighting Cocks outfit on Monday 31st March.
Despite losing in the end by 1-12 to 0-10 there were lots of positives to be taken from this game.
The return from injury of Cian Lawlor and the performances of Adam Mullen, David O’Shea, Michael Delaney Alan Kirwan, Paddy Brown and Kevin Barrett auger well for the season ahead. The first half highlights included 2 brilliant Alan Kirwan points and another beauty from Mick Delaney who opened Tinryland’s account in the 7th minute after good interplay involving Owan O’Gorman, Paddy Brown and Greg Murphy.
The home side had opened the scoring from a free in the 2nd minute when their lively centre forward Conor O’Byrne converted a free. Exchanges were fairly even until the 20th minute when a free from O’Byrne ended up in the Tinryland net to give the Cocks an advantage. The Fighting Cocks then kicked on scoring three quick points via Alan Joyce to leave the half time score 1-7 to 0-3.
When the second half began Tinryland upped the ante in a big way scoring three unanswered points from Cian Lawlor who was having a stormer. Lawlors point in the 34th minute was the product of great play involving Garry Scully, David O’Shea and Mick Delaney who was narrowly wide moments later with a gilt edged goal chance.
The Cocks then responded with points from O’Byrne, Rory Nevin and Patrick Curry before Tinryland got their second wind with 2 more Cian Lawlor points and another from Mick Delaney who had one of his best games in a Tinryland jersey. With darkness setting in it was left to the Cocks to finish the scoring to leave the final score 1-12 to 0-10.
As stated above this was an honest effort from the men in blue and white. David O’Neill was very steady in goal throughout as were defenders Niall Fitzpatrick, David O’Shea together with honest shifts from Garry Scully, Cathal Whelan, Colm Nolan, James Murphy and subs Alan Byrne and Adam Nolan. The Junior B team is back in action on this Thursday 3rd April with an away fixture in Hacketstown against Clonmore in the deferred 1st round tie while they are at home to St Patrick’s on Monday next 7th April at 6.30 p.m.
Tinryland: David O’Neill, Paddy Browne, Kevin Barrett, Niall Fitzpatrick, David O’Shea, greg Murphy, Cian Lawlor 0-5, Alan Kirwan 0-2, Owan O’Gorman, Adam Mullen, James Murphy, Garry Scully, Cathal Whelan, Colm Nolan, Mick Delaney 0-3.
Subs: Adam Nolan, Alan Byrne.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland juniors won the all co league match with Milford recently. Tinryland were awarded the points before game as Milford could only field 12 players. Tinryland had a strong squad of 23 players (despite 10 other players away at an event in Edinburgh). In the typical GAA spirit a game took place as Tinryland gave Milford 3 players and it proved to be a useful exercise for the team management of Niall Barrett Alan Doyle and Sean Barrett. Goals in either half from Dean Farrell and John Jackson and points from Evan Doyle (4) James Murphy (2) Niall Barrett Darren Murphy Jeff Abbott and John Jackson together with good displays from Jack Nolan Shane ONeill and Alan Kirwan helped the team to a 2 10 to 0 5 win
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland junior A team had to play second fiddle to a strong Old Leighlin outfit in the All Co. League game in Rathcrogue on Thursday 27th March. Showing a number of changes from the side that defeated Milford the previous weekend Tinryland never headed the men from Molaise park and were a goal down within 2 minutes of the throw in. Alan Barrett making his first start this season steadied the ship with a point in the 6th minute which was quickly followed by a point from Jeff Abbott 2 minutes later. Jeff then missed a gilt edged opportunity to rattle the Old Leighlin net before the eventual winners went on to score 4 unanswered points in the 19th, 22nd, 25th and 28th minutes.
Half time score Old Leighlin 1-4 Tinryland 0-2.
The second half was only 60 seconds old when Dean Farrell gave Tinryland a lifeline
Scoring a goal which reduced the margin to 2 points and all to play for. Another point from Paul Doyle 2 minutes later left the minimum separating the sides. Tinryland were then rocked back to reality when Old Leighlin raised a green flag in the 38th minute and a hat trick of points between the 41st and 47th minutes stretched the Old Leighlin lead to 2-7 to 1-3. A Tinryland point from James Murphy and another from Alan Barrettt stemmed the flow but it was the Old Leighlin men who finished the strongest scoring 1-1 in the closing stages. Final score Old Leighlin 3-8 Tinryland 1-5. Tinryland still have one more game to play in this competition this week before commencing league division 4 duties on Sunday 13th April.
Best for Tinryland were Kevin Barrett, Paul Doyle, Dean Farrell, James Moore, Owan O’Gorman
Tinryland: David O’Neill, James Moore, Kevin Barrett, Chris Townsend, Owan O’Gorman, Padraig Delaney, Garry Scully, Greg Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Dean Farrell 1-0, Paul Doyle 0-1, Shane Delaney, John Jackson, Alan Barrett 0-2, Jeff Abbott 0-1.
Subs James Murphy 0-1, Darren Murphy, Colm Nolan.
By Eamonn Byrne
Palatine won the neighbours bragging rights after this M.F.L. Division 1 round 2 game in Bennekerry on Wednesday 26th March with a six point victory over Tinryland who were short up to a dozen players due to Co. commitments, injuries and suspensions.
The home team were first to settle scoring three unanswered points in the opening 6 minutes. Tinryland had a great chance of a goal in the 10th minute but Dean Dunne saw his shot expertly saved by the Palatine goalkeeper. Seconds later the teams were all square when Tinryland midfielder Peter Hennessy scored a goal direct from the resulting 45. An Eoin Fields point and another goal from Conall Dunne amazingly saw Tinryland lead by 4 points in the 17th minute but Palatine then regrouped scoring two goals and a point before half time. Tinryland managed 2 further points via Andrew Hanley and Peter Hennessy during that spell to leave the half time score Palatine 2-4 Tinryland 2-3.
Tinryland introduced Michael Dobosz and Brendan Quirke-Bolt into the fray at half time but it was Palatine who once again were fastest out of the blocks. The home team tagged on three more unanswered points in the early stages and could have been further ahead but for some wayward shooting. Eamonn Murphy then came on for Tinryland and in one of the best moves from the boys in blue and white Conall Dunne slotted over a point following good play from Benny Quirke Bolt and Killian Maher. Tinryland then brought on Conor Ryan, Rory Doyle and Adam Mullen but further Palatine scores left the issue beyond doubt. Final score Palatine 3-8 Tinryland 2-5.
Tinryland despite this reverse had good players in defenders Luke Nolan, Fionnan Burke, Bradleigh Nolan, Ciaran Larkin, Peter Hennessy and Conall Dunne.
The minors now have almost a month until their next league game against Michael Davitts at home on Wednesday 23rd April 7 p.m.
Tinryland: Adam Nolan, Luke Nolan, Fionnan Burke, Niall Scully, Luc Corcoran, Bradleigh Nolan, Seamus Curran, Peter Hennessy 1-1, John Fleming, Andrew Hanley 0-1, Ciaran Larkin, Conall Dunne 1-2 , Eoin Fields 0-1, Killian Maher, Dean Dunne. Subs: Michael Dobosz, Brendan Quirke-Bolt, Eamonn Murphy, Rory Doyle, Conor Ryan, Adam Mullen.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland minors began the 2014 season on a winning note by capturing the league points in a competitive game with Eire Og in Rathcrogue on Wednesday evening 19th March.
As a barometer for the championship season ahead this game probably wont mean much but what it did show was the strength of the panel as no county minor players were allowed to play on a direction from the Co. board.
With wind advantage in the opening half Tinryland opened the scoring after 60 seconds when Andrew Hanley pointed and by the 14th minute the scoreboard read 1-3 to 0-1 in favour of the boys in blue and white. The Tinryland goal was scored by Killian Maher with Peter Hennessy getting a further point in the 6th minute. Further first half points from Dean Dunne and Peter Hennessy left the half time score reading Tinryland 1-5 Eire Og 0-3
Tinryland extended their lead after 6 minutes of the second half with a point from Ciaran Larkin but a goal from a free by Adam Murphy for the town team reduced the margin to 3 points by the 38th minute. With Michael Dobosz and Eamonn Murphy now introduced Tinryland’s 6 point advantage was restored by the 42nd minute with a goal from Eoin Fields and the lead could have been 9 points by the 45th minute but Dean Dunne saw his shot rebound off the upright with the Eire Og goalie beaten. Both teams were reduced to 14 players by this stage as referee Fitzgerald issued red cards to Mark Lawlor and Kieran Murphy. Eire Og remained competitive scoring a goal and two points between the 46th and 53rd minutes with Ciaran Larkin getting another point for Tinryland. Eire Og then had a second player dismissed and over the closing 5 minutes Tinryland put the game to bed with 6 unanswered points courtesy of Ciaran Larkin, Michael Dobosz, Conall Dunne and Andrew Hanley (3). Final score Tinryland 2-13 Eire Og 2-5
The minor team are back in action in round 2 of the Division 1 league on Wednesday 26th March away to Palatine at 7 p.m.