By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland minors maintained their winning streak in this year’s M.F.C. (B) with a 4th consecutive victory at Spellman park Kildavin on Monday 22nd August.
The result of this game was in little doubt from an early stage against Kildavin-Clonegal as the boys in blue and white built up a 12 point advantage in the opening 20 minutes. A succession of points from sharpshooter Ronan Curran together with more from Eoin Hosey, Keelan Gaffney, Rory Doyle and Michael Dobosz built up a 7 point to nil lead by the 15th minute. Ronan Curran then added Tinryland’s opening goal after good work from Rory Doyle and Rory Dunbar and the centre forward who finished with a first half tally of 2-6 rattled the net once again in the 26th minute following more good play by Dunbar and Eamonn Murphy. Tinryland conceded their first score to the home side in the 23rd minute when corner forward Aaron Lynness rattled Cian Nolan’s net but further points from Conor Brennan, Ronan Curran and Keelan Gaffney saw the game virtually wrapped up by the time Clonmore referee Jimmy Lawlor sounded the half time whistle. Half time score Tinryland 3-11 Kildavin-Clonegal 1-1.
The second half began with Tinryland showing 3 changes. Aubrey Bradley, Alan Grogan and Luke Fleming were introduced into the fray. Within 3 minutes Tinryland had the ball in Niall Fitzpatrick’s net once again after a superb Michael Dobosz finish following excellent play by Tommy Dunne. Kildavin responded almost immediately however when Jack Redmond raised his sides 2nd green flag.
The goals kept coming and Eoin Hosey was next on the scoresheet when he was on hand to finish Rory Moore’s rebound to the net. Hosey who was excellent throughout repeated this feat in the 40th minute when he dispossessed a defender to score another major. To their credit Kildavin-Clonegal never stopped trying despite the avalanche of scores against them and they responded with consolation points from Jack Redmond and Ryan Dobbs. Tinryland coasted to the finish with a succession of points from Rory Doyle, another Michael Dobosz goal and further points from Rory Dunbar and sub Aubrey Bradley. Final score Tinryland 7-16 Kildavin-Clonegal 2-3.
Outstanding for Tinryland were Tommy Dunne, Eamonn Murphy, Rory Doyle, Conor Ryan, Keelan Gaffney, while all six forwards including the superb Ronan Curran, Eoin Hosey and Michael Dobosz figured on the scoresheet.
Tinryland: Cian Nolan, Shea Byrne, Tommy Dunne, Fergal Kelly, Eamonn Murphy, Rory Doyle 0-5, Dinny Farrell, Conor Ryan, Keelan Gaffney 0-2, Conor Brennan, Ronan Curran 2-6, Rory Dunbar 0-1, Rory Moore, Michael Dobosz 3-1, Eoin Hosey 2-0. Subs: Aubrey Bradley 0-1, Alan Grogan, Luke Fleming.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland seniors found Co. champions Palatine too hot to handle in round 2 of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday 21st August. The winners were always in control in this game and were 7 points ahead within 10 minutes of the throw in following a succession of points from corner forward Shane O’Neill and a John Reid flicked goal following a long delivery from Pal centre back Christopher Crowley. Tinryland’s only score during this period was a Cormac Walshe point following good play by Matthew O’Toole, and Niall Lowry. In a very flat performance this score was the only one from play by a forward from the starting 15 in the entire game. As the game progressed Palatine continued to dominate in most sectors and their second goal duly arrived in the 14th minute when Jamie Kenny crashed the ball past Trevor O’Reilly. After an eighteen minute scoreless period for the men in blue and white Diarmaid Walshe converted a free in the 21st minute after a foul on Glen Doyle. Centre back Cathal Gaffney then moved forward to register a 3rd point for Tinryland to reduce the margin to 8 points in the 25th minute. Palatine then virtually wrapped up the points when Trevor was forced to bring down Kenny in the small square and he received a black card for his troubles. When sub goalie Ciaran Byrne stepped between the posts he could do nothing about the well struck Tomas Kenny penalty which extended the Pal lead to eleven points by the 27th minute. The closing stages of the half saw the introduction of Tinryland subs Cathal O’Toole and Shane Webb and the latter played a part in Tinryland’s last point of the half scored by corner back Danny Moran deep in first half stoppage time. Half time score Palatine 3-6 Tinryland 0-4.
When the 2nd half began Tinryland immediately showed a little more urgency and were rewarded with another Diarmaid Walshe pointed free within 60 seconds after a foul on Paul Broderick. Palatine replied with a point from Shane O’Neill and were dealt a blow seconds later when John Reid received a straight red card from referee David Hughes for an off the ball incident. The numerical disadvantage made little difference however and they maintained their eleven point advantage after goalkeeper Craig Kearney converted a 45 which cancelled out a Diarmaid Walshe successful conversion minutes earlier. Palatine continued to dominate in all sectors and they extended the advantage to 12 points mid- way through the half when recently introduced former Tinryland player Stephen O’Reilly pointed. Another Pal point with 6 minutes remaining from Jason Kane extended the Cnoc Arda advantage to 13 points as the game fizzled out to its inevitable conclusion.With Keith Jackson now introduced into the action Tinryland did manage a succession of consolation points from Diarmaid Walshe (free), Niall Lowry (2) and sub Mark Lawlor before replacement goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne saved Tinryland from a bigger defeat when he made a great save from Pal sub Brian Kelly.
Final score Palatine 3-10 Tinryland 0-10.
Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran 0-1, Shane Redmond, Rory Doyle, Conor McGrath, Cathal Gaffney 0-1, Niall Lowry 0-2, Glen Doyle, Peter Hennessy, Matthew O’Toole, Mark Dempsey, Conor O’Toole, Diarmaid Walshe 0-4F, Paul Broderick, Cormac Walshe 0-1. Subs: Ciaran Byrne, Shane Webb, Cathal O’Toole, Cian Moore, Mark Lawlor 0-1, Keith Jackson.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland and O’Hanrahans thirds served up a football feast at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Thursday last with the hoops just about shading an eight goal thriller. This was a game that had a lot that is good about gaelic football as both clubs abandoned any notions of blanket defence and instead concentrated on outscoring each other. The Blues edged into a 4 point lead in the opening stages with a point and a goal from wing forward Liam Dempsey. It took Tinryland 13 minutes to register a score but by the 15th minute the eventual winners were 3 points ahead courtesy of goals from Brian Mullen and Barry Power with the latter score by the towering full forward the product of good play by Dean Farrell, John Jackson and Alan Kirwan. O’Hanrahans were enjoying a plentiful supply of possession mainly due to the dominance of Chris Power who worked his socks off throughout and his point in the 19th minute reduced the margin to 2 points in a thoroughly sporting game. Tinryland extended their advantage to 5 points in the 20th minute with another goal from Eoin Fields but the Blues finished the half strongly with a goal and a point from full forward Michael Thompson before referee Jimmy Lawlor sounded the half time whistle. Half Time score Tinryland 3-1 O’Hanrahans 2-3
Tinryland introduced Jason Curran and John Whyte into the fray at half time but it was O’Hanrahans who continued where they left off with a superb Chris Power point and another from corner forward Martin McGrath. Tinryland got going again and after good play by Harry Hennessy and Brian Mullen a green flag was raised after a great conversion by Adam Mullen. Back came O’Hanrahans and full forward Michael Thompson edged his side back in front with a goal in the 36th minute. 60 seconds later the town team looked to be getting on top when Martin McGrath slotted over a point. From the kick out Tinryland attacked and were rewarded with a brilliant goal from Brian “Beano” Mullen after a well worked passing movement involving veteran P.J. Murphy, John Whyte and the lively Dean Farrell. Two minutes later matters were all square when Chris Power pointed for O’Hanrahans but this score was matched by a great point from Dean Farrell who edged Tinryland ahead by one point with 15 minutes to play after more good play by Harry Hennessy. Tinryland went 2 points clear when sub Jason Curran pointed with 13 minutes remaining and after another great point from Dean Farrell with 9 minutes remaining Tinryland now led by a goal. The Blues were not finished yet however and points by sub Josh Byrne and another Michael Thompson beauty left the minimum between the sides entering the last 5 minutes. Tinryland then defended their slender lead as time ticked away and were finally rewarded when one of the best players Brian Mullen slotted over the insurance point before the final whistle was sounded. Final score Tinryland 5-5 O’Hanrahans 3-9. Outstanding for the winners were Harry Hennessy, Paddy Byrne, P.J Murphy, Adam Mullen, Dean Farrell, Eoin Fields and Brian Mullen. O’Hanrahans had excellent players in Terry Jones, Curtis Kilduff, Cameron Lacey, Chris Power, Michael Thompson, Liam Dempsey and Martin McGrath.
Tinryland: Mick Delaney, Alan Byrne, Joey Ryan, Sean Regan, Harry Hennessy, Paddy Byrne P.J.Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Adam Mullen 1-0, Gary Scully, John Jackson, Dean Farrell 0-2, Brian Mullen 2-1, Barry Power1-0, Eoin Fields 1-1. Subs Jason Curran 0-1, John Whyte.
O’Hanrahans: Jesse Shaw, Danny Rea, Mick Kavanagh, Kyle Bowe, Terry Jones, Daniel McGrath, Curtis Kilduff, Jason Kenny, Cameron Lacey, Liam Dempsey 1-1, Chris Power 0-3, Paul Stynes, Michael Power, Michael Thompson 2-2, Martin McGrath 0-2. Subs Robbie Brennan, Josh Byrne 0-1.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Junior Footballers are still very much in contention for a place in the knockout stages of this year’s J.F.C. (A) following a share of the spoils with Palatine at the Netwatch Training centre in Fenagh on Tuesday 16th August. This was a game that Tinryland looked to be controlling when they led by 6 points at the break following two early goals from Alan Barrett and David Townsend after the latter score resulted from a rebound off the post following an attempted point by Adam Murphy.
Palatine had the misfortune of missing a penalty in that first half when Eoin McMahon’s shot went over the bar for a point. Alan Barrett and Ciaran Townsend also scored first half points for the men in blue and white which left the half time score reading Tinryland 2-4 Palatine 0-4.
Tinryland had many chances to consolidate their advantage in the early stages of the second half while Pal also had green flag chances and eventually succeeded in putting the ball past Ciaran Byrne in the 50th minute when full forward Darragh Moran rattled the net. Tinryland’s final point of the match came via Alan Barrett with 13 minutes remaining while Palatine with points from Gavin Farrell, Eoin McMahon and Darragh Moran finished strongly to gain a share of the spoils.
With St. Patricks defeating Rathvilly it looks like Tinryland is guaranteed an automatic spot in the Junior (A) knockout stages regardless of the result against Rathvilly.
Final score Tinryland 2-7 Palatine 2-7.
Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Liam Fitzpatrick, Peter Doran, Conor Ryan, Dermot McGuill, Shane O’Neill, Adam Dunne, Adam Murphy, Ciaran Townsend 0-2, Paul Doyle 0-1, Alan Barrett 1-4, Ciaran Larkin, David Townsend 1-0, Padraig Delaney, John Fleming. Sun Eamonn Murphy for Padraig Delaney 47 minutes.
Palatine: Cormac Holloway, Chris O’Brien, James Kehoe, Chris Bermingham, Kevin Hanley, Gavin Farrell 0-1f, Niall Cawley 0-1, Adam Duggan, Billy Murphy 0-1, Paul Harland, Eoin McMahon 0-4, pen, 2 frees, Brian O’Mahoney, Patrick Cushen, Darragh Moran 1-3, Paddy Carroll.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland minor footballers maintained their unbeaten record in this year’s M.F.C. (B) with a comfortable win over a gritty Clonmore side in Hacketstown on Monday 8th August. Tinryland got off to a lightning start and had a point registered after only 20 seconds when centre back Rory Doyle scored from the throw in. The advantage was doubled in the 4th minute when Ronan Curran pointed after good play by Eamonn Murphy and Rory Doyle. Clonmore opened their account in the 8th minute with a point from wing forward Jake Hickey but the following 4 scores all fell to the boys in blue and white with Ronan Curran slotting over 3 wonderful points and Rory Doyle adding to his tally after good play by Conor Ryan. More good play by Conor Brennan, Rory Doyle, and Eamonn Murphy resulted in another Ronan Curran point in the 17th minute and when full forward Michael Dobosz was fouled in the square 4 minutes later Ronan Curran calmly slotted the ball from the resulting penalty past Clonmore goalie Melvin Kinch. Tinryland were then dealt a blow when Michael Dobosz suffered a hamstring injury and he was replaced by Rory Dunbar. Clonmore managed two further points in the opening half with successful frees from the boot of Jordan Tallon to leave the half time scoreboard reading Tinryland 1-7 Clonmore 0-3.
When Rathvilly referee Brian Deering restarted proceedings Clonmore were quickly out of the blocks scoring a point via corner forward Francis Whelan. Tinryland hit back in a big way when wing back Tommy Dunne finished a promising move to the Clonmore net to leave 9 points separating the sides with 25 minutes remaining. Alan Grogan was then introduced into the fray for Tinryland before points were traded between Ronan Curran for Tinryland and Cian Heffernan for Clonmore. The home side then introduced Luke Connolly into the action and for the next ten minutes more than matched Tinryland. Points from Tom Pollard and Francis Whelan reduced the margin to 7 points mid- way through the second half before Conor Brennan successfully converted a Tinryland free. Clonmore would not lie down however and they forced Tinryland goalie Cian Nolan into making a great save before Sean Deay successfully converted the resulting 45. Rory Moore then entered the action for Tinryland and with 6 minutes remaining the margin was down to 5 points when Josh Bowes slotted over another Clonmore point. This was as good as it got for the home side however and Rory Moore made an instant impact when he crashed the ball to the Clonmore net after good play by Rory Dunbar. The closing stages saw Tinryland sharpshooter Ronan Curran slot over two further points to leave the final score Tinryland 3-11 Clonmore 0-10. Tinryland are now assured of a semi-final spot with 2 games still remaining in the league stages of the M.F.C. (B). Outstanding for the winners were Ronan Curran who finished with a personal tally of 1-8. He was well supported by Eamonn Murphy, Fergal Kelly, Cuan Burke, Rory Doyle, Conor Ryan, Conor Brennan, Tommy Dunne and Dinny Farrell.
Tinryland: Cian Nolan, Eamonn Murphy, Cormac Kelly, Fergal Kelly, Cuan Burke, Rory Doyle 0-2, Tommy Dunne 1-0, Conor Ryan, Jonathon Curran, Ronan Curran 1-8, Conor Brennan 0-1, Eoin Hosey, Shea Byrne, Michael Dobosz, Dinny Farrell. Subs: Rory Dunbar, Alan Grogan, Rory Moore 1-0.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland U21 footballers made it a great week for the club when they comfortably accounted for our neighbours Palatine in a repeat of the 2015 Co final at the Fenagh training centre on Friday 5th August. Like the seniors and Juniors in their earlier victories the U21 team made a blistering start and were 5 points up within 10 minutes of the throw in. Diarmaid Walshe was the scorer in chief in this period scoring 4 points with Ciaran Townsend notching Tinryland’s 5th point in this spell of dominance. The Tinryland onslaught continued for another 5 minutes with Walshe, Townsend (2) and Shane Webb edging the men in blue and white 9 points clear before Palatine registered their opening point in the 15th minute via Johnny Byrne. Tinryland were playing a very attractive brand of football at this stage with the defence, midfield and attack combining beautifully in many of the scores. Palatine’s Shane O’Neill made it a seven point game in the 16th minute as the Cnoc Arda men looked to their bench to stem the flow. Shane Webb then increased the Tinryland lead when he combined with Michael Dobosz, Peter Hennessy and Rory Doyle to score his sides 10th point which was cancelled out one minute later by another Johnny Byrne point for Pal. It then got better for the defending champions when Walshe converted another free won by Webb and when Ciaran Townsend rattled the Pal net 2 minutes before the interval the defending champions looked to be well on their way to the semi- final. This goal was the product of great play by Niall Lowry who was excellent throughout. Ciaran larkin then replaced Michael Dobosz in the Tinryland attack as Palatine closed out the first half scoring with a brace of points from Shane O’Neill and Conor O’Doherty. Half time score Tinryland 1-11 Palatine 0-5.
When the second half started Tinryland continued where they left off with Diarmaid Walshe and Shane Webb combining for the latter to score another point and another Walshe point in the 36th minute after Peter Hennessy had won primary possession left the champions clear by eleven points with 20 minutes remaining. Jack Brennan briefly gave Pal some hope but the game was then put to bed when Shane Webb’s long punt was misjudged by the Pal keeper and Tinryland led by 2-14 to 0-7 with 10 minutes remaining. Tinryland then rang the changes introducing Dermot McGuill, Adam Murphy, James McGrath, Andrew Hanley and Adam Dunne into the fray. In the closing ten minutes Tinryland consolidated their advantage with further points from Diarmaid Walshe and Niall Lowry with Shane O’Neill and sub Fionn Murphy completing the Palatine scoring on an evening that was almost totally dominated by the holders. Outstanding for Tinryland were Diarmaid Walshe who finished with a personal tally of 9 points. Others to catch the eye were defenders John Murphy, Rory Doyle, and Cathal Gaffney. At midfield Peter Hennessy and Niall Lowry had the upper-hand while up front Shane Webb, Conor O’Toole and the returning Ciaran Townsend can be well pleased with their evening’s efforts. Final score Tinryland 2-16 Palatine 0-9.
Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Fionnan Burke, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Conor McGrath, Cathal Gaffney, Niall Lowry 0-1, Shane Webb 1-3, Diarmaid Walshe 0-9, Conor O’Toole, Ciaran Townsend 1-3, Mark Lawlor, Michael Dobosz. Subs Ciaran Larkin, Adam Murphy, James McGrath, Andrew Hanley, Dermot McGuill, Adam Dunne.
Palatine: Colm Henegan, Chris Bermingham, James Kehoe, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Conor Crowley, Conor O’Doherty, Stanislav Jolandcovschi, Cathal Bailey, Jack Brennan, Cian Fitzpatrick, Shane O’Neill, Brian O’Mahoney, Johnny Byrne, Conor Reynolds, Conor Crowley
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland Juniors continued where the seniors left off 2 days earlier when winning their opening game against highly fancied St. Patricks in the opening round of the J.F.C. (A) championship at McGrath Park Bagenalstown on Tuesday 2nd August. In similar fashion to the seniors the Tinryland 2nd team went 3 points up in the early stages courtesy of well taken points from Padraig Delaney (2) and midfielder John Murphy. St. Patricks responded with points from Johnny Purcell, William Doran and a brace from Aaron Campbell. Further Tinryland points from a James McGrath free and a trio from Alan Barrett, John Murphy and the returning Ciaran Larkin left the scoreboard reading 0-7 to 0-4 when referee David Hickey sounded the half time whistle.
When play resumed Ciaran Larkin for Tinryland and William Doran for the Slaneysiders shared early points. Tinryland then enjoyed another purple patch pulling 5 points clear after another Larkin brace and a Padraig Delaney point. St Pats then set about reducing the defecit and almost totally dominated the closing stages. Tinryland goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne brought off a string of top class saves during this period of play and all the Tullow team could muster was a further 2 points. Niall Barrett scored an insurance point for the men in blue and white in the closing stages. This left the final score Tinryland 0-11 St Patricks 0-8
Tinryland had outstanding performers in man of the match Ciaran Byrne together with full backs Diarmuid McGuill, Peter Doran and Fionnan Burke. The half back line of Adam Dunne, Shane O’Neill and Fionnan Burke also put in a good shift while up front the main threat to the St. Pats defence were David Townsend, Padraig Delaney, and Ciaran Townsend.
Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Dermot McGuill, Peter Doran, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Shane O’Neill, Adam Dunne, John Murphy 0-2, Adam Murphy, James McGrath 0-1, Alan Barrett 0-1, Ciaran Townsend, David Townsend, Padraig Delaney 0-3, Ciaran Larkin 0-3. Subs: Eamonn Murphy for Larkin 48mins, Niall Barrett 0-1 for Adam Murphy.
St. Patricks: Seamus Tobin, Jamie Ansbro, Lee Kavanagh, Rory Jones, Shane Rohan, Alan O’Neill, Darren Butler, Eoin Doyle, Nick Nolan, Willie O’Brien, William Doran 0-3, Jack Ryan, Aaron Campbell 0-2, Johnny Purcell 0-2, Lorcan O’Toole 0-1. Subs: Padraig Murphy for Campbell HT, Aimean Maher for Butler HT, Ryan Malone for Jones 35 mins, Mike Byrne for O’Toole 45 mins.
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland senior footballers made a winning start to this year’s Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. when overcoming a determined late rally by Mount Leinster Rangers at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday 31st July. The men in blue and white included seven U21’s in their starting fifteen and handed championship debuts to minor player Rory Doyle and u21 players Cathal Gaffney and Peter Hennessy with all three doing well on their maiden voyage.
Tinryland started at lightning pace and were 3 points up within 90 seconds courtesy of brilliant points from the returning Paul Broderick (2) and Diarmaid Walshe. Rangers then enjoyed a period of supremecy holding Tinryland scoreless for 14 minutes while edging ahead by 2 points after a Denis Murphy goal following a defensive mix up and points from Eddie Byrne and Gary Kelly. Glen Doyle stemmed the flow from the southerners when he pointed in the 16th minute following good play by Diarmaid and Cormac Walshe and Niall Lowry. Both sides then had scoring chances of both varieties before Edward Byrne extended the M.L.R. lead back out to 2 points following good play by Chris Nolan. Rangers extended their advantage to 3 points in the 23rd minute with a Chris Nolan point.
Both sides then traded points with Paul Broderick scoring a beauty for Tinryland following good play by Niall Lowry and Denis Murphy raising a white flag for M.L.R. following a seven man move in the 30th minute. Referee Kieran Kelly then signalled 2 minutes of first half stoppage time and Tinryland finished the half as they had started it scoring 3 brilliant points in a 2 minute spell. Paul Broderick stared the fightback when he converted another beauty after Cormac Walshe had won primary possession. Niall Lowry put the minimum between the sides when his long delivery hopped over the bar in the 31st minute and the sides retired on level terms at half time when Matthew O’Toole scored a great point after good play by Niall Lowry and Diarmaid Walshe. Half time score Tinryland 0-8 Mount Leinster Rangers 1-5.
When play resumed Rangers briefly regained the advantage when Denis Murphy converted a free but within 3 minutes Tinryland were 2 points ahead courtesy of a brilliantly executed Cormac Walshe goal following good play by his brother Diarmaid and Glen Doyle. Within seconds Cormac extended the lead to 3 points when he raised a white flag before Eddie Byrne converted a free for Rangers after a foul on his brother Diarmuid Byrne. Paul Broderick with his 5th point saw Tinryland lead by 3 once again. It could have been even better at this stage as Conor O’Toole was very unlucky not to score a goal following a great cross by Diarmaid Walshe. Shane Webb then replaced John Paul Moore as Paul Broderick received a yellow card. Shortly afterwards Paul was replaced by Mark Lawlor. It got better at this stage as Tinryland began to dominate and the reward came in the shape of another brilliant goal from Cormac Walshe following a 4 man move involving himself, Diarmaid, Matthew O’Toole and Conor O’Toole. Conor O’Toole picked up a knock in this move and was replaced by his brother Cathal as Tinryland now led by 6 points with 10 minutes remaining. The men in blue and white were in cruise control at this stage and two quick Diarmaid Walshe points extended the advantage to 8 points by the 52nd minute. It then all changed with Denis Murphy starting the Rangers rally before Diarmaid Byrne rattled the Tinryland net in the 56th minute after good play by Chris Nolan. Within 30 seconds the ball was back in Trevor O’Reilly’s net after a spectacular shot from Chris Nolan and Tinryland suddenly had a crisis on their hands as they saw an eight point advantage reduced to the minimum in the space of 3 minutes. Rangers were now going for the jugular and when the referee indicated 4 minutes of stoppage time Tinryland supporters
could barely watch the heart stopping finale. To their credit Tinryland managed to contain the Rangers rally and the siege was lifted with seconds remaining when Cormac Walshe capped a man of the match performance by slotting over a brilliant point much to the relief of the Tinryland fans. Final score Tinryland 2-13 Mount Leinster Rangers 3-8. Tinryland’s next outing in the S.F.C. will be against Co. champions Palatine who looked impressive in their victory over O’Hanrahans. That game will take place on week ending 21st August.
Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, John Paul Moore, Shane Redmond captain, Rory Doyle, Conor McGrath, Cathal Gaffney, Niall Lowry 0-1, Glen Doyle 0-1, Peter Hennessy, Matthew O’Toole 0-1, Mark Dempsey, Conor O’Toole, Diarmaid Walshe 0-3, Paul Broderick 0-5, Cormac Walshe 2-2. Subs: Cathal O’Toole, Mark Lawlor, Shane Webb.
By eamonn Byrne
Tinryland minor footballers cleared the first hurdle in this year’s Carlow M.F.C. (B) with a comfortable victory over Naomh Eoin Myshall at Rathcrogue on Tuesday 27th June. After a competitive opening 15 minutes when the lead changed hands on four occasions Tinryland took the game by the scruff of the neck in a five minute spell mid- way through the half when they rattled the Myshall net 3 times between the 16th and 21st minutes. Naomh Eoin opened the scoring after only 30 seconds when corner forward Riven Harman slotted over a point before Keelan Gaffney levelled matters 2 minutes later with a successful free which was won by the lively Michael Dobosz. Ronan Curran then edged Tinryland ahead for the 1st time with a beautiful point after great play by Conor Ryan and Keelan Gaffney. Myshall regained the advantage with a goal from full forward Jamie Kavanagh after the ball rebounded off the upright. Tinryland knew they had a challenge on their hands at this stage and they responded in positive fashion by scoring three points all via the excellent Ronan Curran between the 10th and 13th minutes. Another Keelan Gaffney point was the catalyst for Tinryland to up the ante and they did so in spectacular fashion by scoring 3 goals in a 5 minute spell. The opening goal was brilliantly finished by Rory Doyle after great play by Keelan Gaffney, Tommy Dunne, Aubrey Bradley and Michael Dobosz. Four minutes later the ball was back in the Myshall net when Aubrey Bradley finished a great delivery by Rory Doyle while 60 seconds later the first half hat trick was completed when Michael Dobosz raised another green flag after more good play by full forward Bradley. The first half scoring was completed when Rory Doyle and Keelan Gaffney added 2 further points while Naomh Eoin mid-fielder Cathal Treacy closed his sides first half account on the stroke of half time with a successful conversion of a dead ball. Half time score Tinryland 3-8 Naomh Eoin Myshall 1-2.
When Clonmore referee Jimmy Lawlor re-started proceedings Tinryland extended their advantage with a Michael Dobosz point. The Myshall boys then began to play their best football of the match. In a 10 minute spell between the 38th and 48th minutes Naomh Eoin added 1-3 to their tally without reply with a goal from Sian Harman and points from Michael Kavanagh, Harman and Cathal Treacy. Michael Dobosz stemmed the Myshall flow when he pointed in the 49th minute but Naomh Eoin remained competitive with 3 further points via Michael Kavanagh, Riven Harman and Cathal Treacy to leave 8 points separating the teams with 7 minutes remaining. The closing stages of the game saw Tinryland awake from their mini slumber and a brilliantly executed Michael Dobosz goal following great play by Conor Ryan, Cuan Burke and Keelan Gaffney was followed by another major from Ronan Curran after more great play by Dobosz. Final score Tinryland 5-12 Naomh Eoin 2-7.
Tinryland who play O’Hanrahans in round 2 on Monday 11th June had excellent performers in Cormac Kelly at full back, Cuan Burke, Tommy Dunne, Conor Ryan, Keelan Gaffney, Rory Doyle, while the full forward line of Ronan Curran, Aubrey Bradley and Michael Dobosz scored 4-7 between them. Naomh Eoin had outstanding players in Tadgh Daly, Padraig Slye, Cathal Treacy, Jamie Smithers, Sian Harman and Jamie Kavanagh.
Tinryland: Cian Nolan, Lee Kane, Cormac Kelly, Luke Fleming, Cuan Burke, Tommy Dunne, Fergal Kelly, Conor Ryan, Keelan Gaffney 0-4, Alan Grogan, Rory Doyle 1-1, Eoin Hosey, Ronan Curran 1-4, Aubrey Bradley 1-0, Michael Dobosz 2-3.Subs Dominic Rice, Rory Moore.
Naomh Eoin-Myshall: Damien Jordan, Stephen Treacy, Ross Foley, Anthony O’Sullivan, Gavin Rutchiszco, David Nolan, Tadgh Daly, Padraig Slye, Cathal Treacy 0-3, Eoghan Hosey, Jamie Smithers, Michael Kavanagh 0-2, Riven Harman 0-1, Jamie Kavanagh 1-0, Sian Harman 1-1. Sub Donal Jordan.
By Eamonn Byrne
Eire Og overcame the handicap of being down to 14 players for two thirds of this game to advance to the division 3 final against Tinryland at the training centre in Fenagh on Thursday 26th May.
The difference between the sides was the ability of the Eire Og forwards to find the target more easily than the Tinryland men who had every chance to win this game after the town team lost wing forward Corey Harmon to a straight red in the 20th minute.
Tinryland opened the scoring in the 5th minute when wing back Cathal Gaffney pointed after good play by Shane Redmond who was making a rare appearance at this level to further his comeback after injury. Mark Kelly opened the Y.I. account 30 seconds later after good play by Tommy Dowling and by the 10th minute the winners had pulled 3 clear following points by Corey Harmon (2) and centre back Cathal Kelly. Peter Hennessy then landed a brilliant 50 metre free in the 13th minute and 3 minutes later the margin was reduced to the minimum when Peter repeated the dose in identical fashion. Eire Og were then dealt a blow when Corey Harmon received a straight red card from referee David Hickey for an illegal challenge on Ciaran Townsend but the handicap did not immediately affect the townsmen as they added further points before the break via Mark Corcoran and midfielder Paul Mc Elligott. Half time score Eire Og 0-6 Tinryland 0-3.
When play resumed Tinryland set about making their numerical advantage work and the hoops were immediately on the scoreboard when Cathal Gaffney slotted over a point following good play by David Townsend. Tinryland introduced Padraig Delaney into the action with Eire Og sending on Cian Clancy. In the 39th minute Cathal Gaffney scored another beauty from the half back position following good play by David Townsend and Ciaran Townsend. Mark Kelly extended the Eire Og lead back out to 2 points in the 42nd minute before Tinryland upped the ante in an effort to get on terms. Superb defensive play by Eire Og kept Tinryland at bay until the 53rd minute when Padraig Delaney finally found the net after good work by Shane O’Neill and Alan Barrett. It looked at this stage that Tinryland would increase their one point lead and they had a few chances to do so before Eire Og broke down the field to gain the equaliser via sub Ross Dunphy who had replaced Dean Hayden in the Y.I. attack. Tinryland had one more chance to regain the advantage but Alan Barrett was unable to convert a close in free and sensing that all was not lost Eire Og went back ahead with a point from Reece Denieffe. It looked that it was Eire Og that had the numerical advantage at this stage and Denieffe became the hero of the hour when he capitalized on a defensive error by Tinryland to crash the ball pass stand in keeper Niall Barrett with 4 minutes remaining. Denieffe applied the icing to the Eire Og cake when he extended their lead to 5 points in the 57th minute while Tinryland scored a consolation point near the end via Alan Barrett who was the only Tinryland forward to score a point during the game. Final score Eire Og 1-10 Tinryland 1-6.
Eire Og: Craig White, Sean Wogan, Shane Kelly, Lee Moore, Evan Kelly, Cathal Kelly, Eoin Maddock, Paul McElligott 0-1, James Ruth, Tommy Dowling, Mark Kelly 0-3, Corey Harmon 0-2 1f, Mark Corcoran 0-1, Dean Hayden, Reece Denieffe 1-2. Subs Cian Clancy, Ross Dunphy 0-1, Joey Curtis.
Tinryland: Niall Barrett, Liam Fitzpatrick, John Murphy, peter Doran, Cathal Gaffney 0-3, John Paul Moore, Adam Dunne, Peter Hennessy 0-2 F, Shane Redmond, Alan Barrett 0-1, Gregg Murphy, David Townsend, Shane O’Neill, Ciaran Townsend, Rory Doyle. Sub Padraig Delaney 1-0.