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    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.

    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  

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