Match Reports

Mount Leinster Rangers deny Tinryland opening win in Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C.

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By Eamonn Byrne

Recently crowned Carlow Senior Football league champions Mount Leinster Rangers proved too strong for a depleted Tinryland in the opening round of this year’s Carlow S.F.C. played at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday 26th July. The South Carlow dual club showed the benefit of their recent hurling championship matches and their two games with Old Leighlin in the league final to prevail over last year’s semi-finallists by 4 points. Tinryland were down 7 players from their last championship appearance in last season’s semi-final with Rathvilly and the absence of Co. men Paul Broderick and Shane Redmond together with players such as Jeff Sutton, Padraig Townsend, John Paul Moore, Evan Doyle and Richie Whyte definitely weakened the challenge from the men in blue and white hoops. Rangers were fastest out of the traps and the Tinryland goal had a charmed existence when the eventual winners missed 3 gilt edged goal chances through a combination of poor finishing and good defending by Tinryland full back Mark Dempsey who saved a certain goal after only 2 minutes had been played. The opening score eventually came in the 6th minute when M.L.R. midfielder Eddie “Feathers” Byrne converted a free which was cancelled out 60 seconds later when Diarmaid Walshe opened Tinryland’s account after good play by Mark Dempsey and Cathal O’Toole. Eddie Byrne who was having a stormer at mid-field regained the lead for Rangers in the 10th minute before Diarmaid Walshe replied once again for Tinryland after good work from the O’Toole brothers Conor and Cathal. Rangers were then dealt a blow as early as the 14th minute when corner back Padraig Bambrick received a black card for a foul on Mark Lawlor. Glen Doyle then missed a 45 before he made up for the miss seconds later when he slotted over the lead point after receiving a pass from Cian Moore. In the 23rd minute Paul Cody levelled matters once again as minor player Ciaran Larkin was introduced into the fray replacing Mark Lawlor. Tinryland then enjoyed their most productive spell scoring 3 points via Cathal O’Toole, Glen Doyle and Diarmaid Walshe to stretch into a 3 point lead 3 minutes before half time. The closing stages of the first half saw Rangers claw back 2 points from a free and a 45 via Eddie Byrne to leave the half time score Tinryland 0-6 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-5.

When play resumed it was Rangers once again who were fastest out of the blocks and the sides were level within 40 seconds of the throw in when Eddie Byrne converted another free. After Diarmaid Walshe was wide with a free at the other end Rangers regained the lead when the lively Chris Nolan slotted over a point in the 34th minute. A bizarre period of play then followed as Cian Lawlor who had been on the field of play for only 45 seconds having replaced Niall Barrett received what appeared to be a harsh black card from referee Paud O’Dwyer. Things got worse for the men in blue and white seconds later when a superb ball over the top by Paul Cody sent Diarmaid Byrne in one on one with Trevor O’Reilly and the Tinryland goalie had no chance with the M.L.R. full forwards low shot to the net. Minor player Niall Lowry then replaced Cian Lawlor as Tinryland went in search of a score to reduce the 4 point gap. That score duly arrived in the 43rd minute when Diarmaid Walshe intercepted a Rangers line ball and slotted the ball into an empty net to leave the minimum between the sides with 15 minutes left. John Dwyer was then introduced for Keith Jackson but rangers hit back almost immediately when the recently introduced hurling star Kevin McDonald crashed the ball to the Tinryland net to stretch his team’s advantage back out to 4 points. Tinryland hit back quickly though when Conor Byrne passed to Cormac Walshe who rifled over a point to leave only a goal separating the sides with 6 minutes remaining. Diarmuid Byrne then pointed for the winners as paul Doyle replaced Cian Moore. Another rangers point from Willie Hickey stretched the Rangers advantage to 5 points before a mini rally from Tinryland yielded 2 points from Diarmaid Walshe and a late consolation score from Ciaran Larkin who certainly made an impact in his first senior championship game. Final score Mount Leinster Rangers 2-10 Tinryland 1-9. 

Tinryland Minors get back to winning ways in Carlow M.F.C.

posted 7 Jul 2015, 10:38 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland minors got back to winning ways in this year’s M.F.C. when they accounted for a decent St. Andrew’s side in McGrath Park on Monday 6th July. Having suffered a reverse at the hands of Rathvilly in the opening round the previous week it was important for the title holders to win this game and they delivered a productive hour’s football against one of the better teams in this year’s title race. In the early stages St Andrew’s goalie Keith Hickey brought off a great save to deny Tinryland a certain goal and taking heart from this the home side raced down to rattle the Tinryland net with a cracking goal from full forward Martin Mullins. Tinryland’s response was positive and good work by Conor McGrath and Ciaran Larkin saw the latter open the account for the boys in blue and white. Further good play by Bradleigh Nolan resulted in another Larkin point in the 5th minute and sixty seconds later the equaliser arrived courtesy of centre back Cathal Gaffney after more good play by Conor McGrath. Tinryland then edged ahead in the 7th minute when wing backs Fionnan Burke and Rory Doyle linked up well with corner forward Conall Dunne who duly raised a white flag at the town end of McGrath Park.  With the advantage of the strong breeze St. Andrew’s remained competitive and they were back on level terms by the 8th minute when centre forward Liam Galway converted a free. Six minutes then passed without a score from either side before Niall Lowry converted a free for Tinryland won by corner forward Dean Dunne. Darren Crooks then levelled matters once again when he converted a ’45 before Niall Lowry won a kick out at the town end and slotted over the lead point in the 20th minute. More good play by two of Tinryland’s best players Fionnan Burke and Conor McGrath resulted in another Conall Dunne point and by the 22nd minute Tinryland had pulled 3 points clear following another Ciaran Larkin beauty following great play by Conor McGrath and centre forward Keelan Gaffney. Ciaran Larkin then extended the advantage to 4 points in the 23rd minute following good work by Dean Dunne and Rory Doyle before Bagenalstown’s lively corner forward Jamie Clarke made it a 3 point game once again 5 minutes before the interval. With 3 minutes left before the half time whistle Conall Dunne scored a super goal for Tinryland after great play involving Rory Doyle, Cathal Gaffney and Bradleigh Nolan and the first half proceedings were brought to a close when Liam Galway slotted over a point for St. Andrew’s on the stroke of referee Enda Hultons whistle. Half time score Tinryland 1-9 St. Andrew’s 1-5.

The second half was only 2 minutes old when Liam Galway reduced the gap to 4 points when he converted a free conceded by Conor McGrath but this score would be the home sides last for a full 20 minutes as Tinryland went through the gears scoring 6 points without reply between the 40th and 50th minutes. Two quick points in the 40th minute by the impressive no 11  Keelan Gaffney were followed by 2 successful frees from Niall Lowry in the 41st and 44th minutes and when Conor McGrath slotted over another point in the 48th minute Tinryland began to look comfortable with a nine point advantage. Tinryland then began to empty the bench introducing Cormac Kelly into the fray first, followed by Gavin Power, Odhran Keenan, Cuan Burke and Lee Kane. The Tinryland account was then closed by Ciaran Larkin who scored his 5th point from play as St Andrew’s tagged on 2 consolation points in the closing stages from one of their best players Jamie Clarke.

Final score Tinryland 1-15 St. Andrew’s 1-7. Best for Tinryland who will be at home to Fenagh on Monday 27th July were Fionnan Burke, Rory Doyle, Niall Lowry, Conor McGrath, Keelan Gaffney Ciaran Larkin and Conall Dunne.

Team: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Byrne, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Cathal Gaffney 0-1, Rory Doyle, Peter Hennessy, Niall Lowry 0-4, Conor McGrath 0-1, Keelan Gaffney 0-2, Ciaran Larkin 0-5, Conall Dunne 1-2, Bradleigh Nolan, Dean Dunne. Subs: Cormac Kelly, Gavin Power, Odhran Keenan, Cuan Burke, Lee Kane.

Rathvilly Minors set a marker for 2015 with a 2 point win in round 1 of the M.F.C.

posted 30 Jun 2015, 09:29 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Rathvilly minor footballers inflicted a second defeat in 2015 on title holders Tinryland in a high quality M.F.C. 1st round game played in Rathcrogue on Monday 29th June.

Having won their league encounter back in April the Wicklow border boys were confident travelling to the home of the league and championship holders and they got off to the perfec...t start when tall full forward Darragh Murphy converted a free given for a foul on centre forward Jake Elliot after only 90 seconds. Tinryland’s response was swift however and after Adam Mullen had won a free the ball was transferred to Killian Maher who laid it off to Keelan Gaffney who passed it to Conall Dunne and the Rathvilly net was rattled after only two minutes of play.

Back came Rathvilly and Martin Cole made it a one point game with an excellent score in the 3rd minute. Good work from Rory Doyle, Keelan Gaffney and a brilliant kick pass from Fionnan Burke resulted in a Conall Dunne point after 6 minutes before Rathvilly regained the lead with a goal from Martin Cole after a free delivered by Darragh Murphy was not dealt with by the Tinryland rearguard.

Corner forward Conor Doyle then extended the Rathvilly lead with a long range point in the 10th minute before Niall Lowry stepped up to convert a free in the 12th minute to leave only the minimum between the sides. Sixty seconds later the sides were all square once again when Conall Dunne slotted over another Tinryland point after great work by wing forward Keelan Gaffney who was having a good game for the boys in blue and white. Superb play from Tinryland’s other wing forward Conor McGrath resulted in a point scored by himself in the 14th minute before matters were squared once again when Rathvilly’s Brian Smith slotted over the equaliser after poor defensive play by Tinryland.

Ten scores in the first 15 minutes ensured that this game played in breezy conditions was a real championship affair but there was no other score for the next 7 minutes despite Rathvilly having two clear cut chances from frees which were sent wide by Darragh Murphy. In the 22nd minute a powerful save by Tinryland goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne denied Rathvilly full forward Murphy a certain goal before Tinryland missed two frees in the swirling breeze via Niall Lowry. The closing stages of the opening half saw Peter Hennessy slot over the lead point for the home team before Eoin O’Connor Byrne converted a free for Rathvilly in the 29th minute to leave the half time scoreboard reading Tinryland 1-5 Rathvilly 1-5.

When Ballon referee Billy Fanning restarted proceedings the home side were stunned within 40 seconds when Rathvilly sliced open the Tinryland defence with a goal out of the top drawer scored by Colin Byrne. It got even better for the visitors 60 seconds later when Michael Kelly extended the Rathvilly lead with another point but Tinryland’s response was positive and their best player Conall Dunne scored a superb goal in the 33rd minute after a great pass from Niall Lowry.

Cormac Kelly then replaced Peter Hennessy but another successful free from Darragh Murphy in the 38th minute was followed by more of the same from the full forward who scored two more points in the 41st and 45th minutes which extended the Rathvilly lead out to 4 points with 15 minutes to play. Tinryland knew they were in a game now and a few positional changes saw full back John Murphy move outfield with Niall Lowry moving into the half forward line. Tinryland were thrown a life line with eleven minutes remaining when Conall Dunnes attempt for a point hopped over the Rathvilly goalies head and it was game on once again. Seconds later Niall Lowry had a gilt edged chance to regain the lead for Tinryland but his shot hit the upright before Conall Dunne levelled matters for the 4th time with a great point after more good play by Fionnan Burke.

Both sides then went after the winner but it was Rathvilly that proved successful in the latter stages scoring points in the 25th and 30th minutes via Martin Cole and Darragh Murphy to take the spoils and set down a serious marker for the 2015 Carlow M.F.C.


Final score Rathvilly 2-11 Tinryland 3-6.

Tinryland had excellent players in John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry, Keelan Gaffney and Conall Dunne who scored 3-3.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Byrne,John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Cathal Gaffney, Rory Doyle, Niall Lowry 0-1, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Keelan Gaffney, Adam Mullen, Conor McGrath 0-1, Conall Dunne 3-3, Killian Maher, Bradleigh Nolan. Sub Cormac Kelly.

Junior B team find league leaders Ballon too hot to handle in second half

posted 6 Jun 2015, 07:24 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland Junior B team narrowly missed out on a semi -final place in division 5 after failing to defeat unbeaten Ballon in the final league game played in Rathcrogue on Wednesday 3rd June. In theory Tinryland would have had to overcome a score difference of 45 points to advance to the semi- final but the team can be satisfied with their improved performances in this division that saw them record wins over Palatine, Old Leighlin, Ballinabranna and Palatine together with a draw with Fighting Cocks who also made the semi-finals.

In Wednesday’s game an upset looked on the cards in the opening 20 minutes as Tinryland with wind advantage led by 7 points at one stage with the highlight of that period a cracking goal from the much improved Killian Maher in the 22nd minute. Opening points from Eoin Fields, Peter Hennessy and Paul Doyle edged Tinryland 3 in front before Ballon’s opening score arrived in the 12th minute. Further points from Peter Hennessy, Niall Scully and Ciaran Larkin together with Killian Mahers goal edged Tinryland 6 clear and when Killian pointed 4 minutes before the break a shock looked on the cards. Ballon however are not unbeaten for nothing and they re-grouped just before half time to rattle a goal and 4 points to leave the interval score Tinryland 1-8 Ballon 1-7.

When referee Enda Hulton restarted the play it was all Ballon and they had pulled 4 points clear mid- way through the second half. All Tinryland could manage in this period was 3 points from Killian Maher, Peter Hennessy and Garry Scully. When the final whistle was sounded the scoreboard read Ballon 1-17 Tinryland 1-11.

All in all it was a good season for the Junior B’s and with at least 4 players missing on Wednesday this team can look forward to the championship when they will face neighbours Palatine in August.

Team: Colm Nolan, Niall Fitzpatrick, Conor Ryan, Cathal Whelan, Niall Scully 0-1, Seamus Curran, Eoin Fields 0-1, Garry Scully 0-1, Peter Hennessy 0-3, Ciaran Larkin 0-2, Paul Doyle 0-2, Rory Doyle, Mick Delaney, Killian Maher 1-1, Mick Moore.

Junior B team defeat league leaders and move into contention for place in semi- final of Div. 5

posted 29 May 2015, 02:39 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland Junior B’s are on a mini roll at present and they chalked up another win in division 5 away to league leaders Ballinabranna on Wednesday 27th May. This win puts the team firmly in contention for a place in the knockout stages providing they win their final league game against Ballon.

After a slow start Tinryland found themselves 7 points down by the 18th minute following the concession of 3 goals in the 3rd, 10th and 15th minutes. Tinryland’s opening score came after 5 minutes when Michael Delaney pointed and a goal in the 11th minute from Peter Hennessy kept the men in blue and white in touch. The second quarter was much more productive as points from Rory Doyle, Conor McGrath (2), and a goal from the hard working Cathal Whelan brought Tinryland right back into contention. The half time score was Ballinabranna 3-2 Tinryland 2-4.

When the second half began Tinryland faced the strong wind and it was Ballinabranna that scored first with a point in the 31st minute. Tinryland then began to up the ante and points from the impressive pair of Killian Maher and Peter Hennessy levelled matters with 20 minutes remaining. Dylan Byrne who had entered the fray mid- way through the first half rattled the Ballon net in the 42nd minute and further points from Maher and Hennessy extended the advantage to 3 points with 10 minutes left.

The closing stages saw Tinryland consolidate the lead with a brace of further points from Peter Hennessy and Killian Maher and when the referee sounded the full time whistle the scoreboard read Tinryland 3-10 Balliabranna 3-5. Outstanding for Tinryland were man of the match Killian Maher together with excellent defenders Sean Kirwan, Niall Fitzpatrick Conor Ryan, Niall Scully, Seamus Curran and Rory Doyle. At midfield Peter Hennessy and Alan Kirwan were excellent while up front Cathal Whelan, Conor McGrath, Owen Fields, Alan Byrne, Killian Maher, Mick Delaney and sub Dylan Byrne were impressive. A word also for the mentors Mick Moore, John McCullough and Peenie Whelan who have done trojan work managing this squad for the league.

Team: Mick Moore, Niall Fitzpatrick, Sean Kirwan, Conor Ryan, Niall Scully, Seamus Curran, Rory Doyle 0-1, Alan Kirwan, Peter Hennessy 1-3, Owen Fields, Killian Maher 0-3, Conor McGrath 0-2, Cathal Whelan 1-0, Alan Byrne, Mick Delaney 0-1. Dylan Byrne 1-0.

Man of the match Killian Maher

McGrath the star man as Junior Bs hoover up another brace of points in Div.5

posted 21 May 2015, 13:22 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland junior B team maintained their good form when they defeated Fenagh in a competitive Division 5 game in Hogan Park on Wednesday 20th May. Fenagh got off to a lightening start in this game and were 4 points up within 6 minutes of the throw in. Tinryland’s opening score came from Mick Delaney in the 7th minute and was quickly followed by another point from Gary Scully in the 7th minute. By the 12th minute the side were all square following two Conor McGrath points and the same player edged Tinryland ahead with another point in the 21st minute. The Conor McGrath show continued 6 minutes later with another point which gave Tinryland a one point lead at the interval.

Half time score: Tinryland 0-6 Fenagh 0-5

When play resumed, Fenagh were back on terms with a point in the opening 5 minutes. An 8th minute barren scoring spell was broken when Conor McGrath with his 5th point, regained the lead for the men in blue and white. The crucial score of the game came in the 50th minute when Alan ‘Benson’ Byrne crashed the ball to the Fenagh net after a great pass from Killian Maher. Conor McGrath extended the advantage to 5 points when he raised a white flag in the 55th minute before two quick points from Fenagh left only a goal between the sides entering the final stages. The Tinryland scoring was completed two minutes before the end when Conor McGrath scored his 7th point and despite a late Fenagh rally that yielded two points, Tinryland improved their league position considerably on a final score of 1-9 to 0-10. Conor McGrath was the man of the match for Tinryland while other outstanding players were Sean Kirwan, Conor Ryan, Killian Maher, Gary Scully and Alan Byrne.

Tinryland team: Colm Nolan, Niall Fitzpatrick, Sean Kirwan, Conor Ryan, Niall Scully, Killian Maher, Barry Power, Alan Kirwan, Peter Hennessy, Gary Scully 0-1, Adam Mullen, Conor McGrath 0-7, Eoin Fields, Alan Byrne 1-0, Mick Delaney 0-1.

Tinryland minors retain league title with hard fought win over Eire Og

posted 19 May 2015, 05:46 by

  By Eamonn Byrne       

Tinryland minor footballers captured the Carlow M.F.L. division 1 title for the 2nd successive year with a hard fought win against Eire Og at Netwatch Cullen park on Monday 18th May. The boys in blue and white hoops won this match by scoring goals at vital times after Eire Og had raced into a 3 point lead in the opening quarter. The town team opened the scoring in the 1st minute when wing back Lee Nolan raised a white flag and further points from centre forward Evan Kelly and full forward Ross Dunphy showed that the defending champions would have to work hard to retain the Jimma Rea cup. Tinryland opened their account in the 14th minute when Conall Dunne pointed after good work by team captain John Murphy before Eire Og edged 3 points ahead once again courtesy of Lee Nolan. Tinryland midfielder Conor McGrath then scored one of the points of the game after good play by centre back Cathal Gaffney. Tinryland were now at last beginning to settle down and more good play from Cathal Gaffney resulted in a goal scored by Conall Dunne which put Tinryland ahead for the first time with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. This lead was short lived however as Ross Dunphy levelled matters in the 21st minute while at the other end Adam Mullen was narrowly off target with a goal attempt. Eire Og were back in front 2 minutes before the break when midfielder James Brennan slotted over their 6th point. The first half then ended on a high note for Tinryland when Dylan Byrne crashed the ball to the Eire Og net after super play from Killian Maher and Cathal Gaffney and the Y I’s were then dealt a further blow when recently introduced substitute Kyle Kenneally was red carded for an off the ball incident which was flagged by the umpire. The first half was then brought to a close by referee David Hughes with Tinryland leading on the scoreboard 2-2 to 0-6. 

When play resumed Niall Lowry was introduced for Adam Mullen but it was Eire Og who began to up the ante despite their numerical disadvantage. A James Brennan point in the 32nd minute left the minimum separating the teams before Ciaran Larkin extended the Tinryland lead back out to 2 points in the 35th minute. Eire Og then attacked in waves with Tinryland placing their extra man in defence. The Teach Asca boys were rewarded for their efforts when Dylan Salter pointed two frees in the 39th and 40th minutes to level matters. At the other end more good work by Killian Maher and Ciaran Larkin resulted in Conall Dunne bagging his second vital goal which gave the league and championship holders a 3 point lead mid-way through the half. Eire Og came back for more however and a goal was averted when Tinryland corner back Corner Ryan deflected the ball over the bar before action at the other end resulted in a Tinryland point from Ciaran Larkin after good play by John Murphy and Niall Lowry. Dean Dunne was then introduced into the action but another free by Dylan salter was converted to leave only 2 points separating the sides with 9 minutes remaining.

Sloppy play in the Tinryland defence then handed another point to Eire Og scored by Evan Kelly and when James Brennan pointed in the 54th minute the teams were tied once more and Tinryland had a serious battle on their hands to retain the league title. This team have been in many battles however and a superb Niall Lowry point after good work by Killian Maher and Ciaran Larkin lifted the siege and the icing was put on the cake when Ciaran Larkin slotted over his 3rd point from play after good play by Dean Dunne. Shortly afterwards referee Hughes sounded the long whistle and John Murphy reveived the Rea cup on the steps of the Lennon stand from Michael Doran and Pat Nolan of Carlow Co. Board. Tinryland had outstanding players in defenders John Murphy, Cathal Gaffney, Conor Ryan and Rory Doyle together with 2 goal hero Conall Dunne, Ciaran Larkin, Dylan Byrne and Killian Maher. Final Score Tinryland 3-6 Eire Og 0-13.

Team: Ciaran Byrne, Seamus Curran, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Cathal Gaffney, Rory Doyle, Conor McGrath 0-1, Peter Hennessy, Bradleigh Nolan, Adam Mullen, Ciaran Larkin 0-3, Conall Dunne 2-1, Killian Maher, Dylan Byrne 1-0. Subs Niall Lowry 0-1, Dean Dunne.

Tinryland stage a remarkable comeback with Mick Moore second half hat trick

posted 14 May 2015, 09:14 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland Junior B’s staged a remarkable comeback to share the spoils against neighbours Fighting Cocks with 3 second half goals from veteran corner forward Mick Moore in this S.F. Div. 5 clash in Rathcrogue on Wednesday 13th May. After a poor start to the game Tinryland began to get their act together in the latter stages of the 1st half and an Alan Byrne goal together with points from Adam Mullen, and Garry Scully put respectability on the scoreboard after the ‘Cocks had led by 7 points after 25 minutes. Alan Kirwan had opened the scoring for the home side with a point in the opening minute but a goal from Matthew Pearson and points from Keith Donaghue, Seamus Quirke, Jim Byrne, David Shanahan, Keith Bolger and Alan Joyce put the Rathoe team firmly in the driving seat before the home teams late first half rally. Half time score Fighting Cocks 1-8 Tinryland 1-4. 

A Paul Doyle point within 60 seconds of the restart narrowed the gap to 3 points but it then went pear shaped for the men in blue and white hoops as Fighting Cocks scored 2 goals and 2 points in a 5 minute spell to open up an eleven point advantage. Enter Mick Moore who then rattled the Cocks net in the 45th, 51st and 54th minutes to leave only 4 points separating the teams with 6 minutes remaining. The Fighting Cocks looked to have survived this fight-back when wing forward Alan Joyce extended their advantage back out to 5 points with 4 minutes remaining but another rally by the home side led by Cian Lawlor who had started in goal yielded a goal from the hard working Adam Mullen and points from Mick Delaney and Sean Kirwan before referee John Dunphy brought matters to a close after an entertaining hours football. In addition to goal hero Mick Moore and Cian Lawlor, Tinryland had other outstanding players in Rory Doyle, Sean Kirwan, Seamus Curran, Gary Scully, and Mick Delaney. Full time Tinryland 5-8 Fighting Cocks 3-14

Team: Cian Lawlor, Rory Doyle, Sean Kirwan 0-1, Cathal Whelan, Gary Scully 0-1, Seamus Curran, Niall Scully, Alan Kirwan 0-1, Adam Mullen 1-1, Owen Fields, Colm Nolan, Paul Doyle 0-1, Mick Delaney 0-2, Alan Byrne 1-1, Mick Moore 3-0.

O’Hanrahans dent Tinryland hopes of making knockout stages of S.F.L. Division 4

posted 12 May 2015, 10:19 by

 By Eamonn Byrne        

O’Hanrahans laden with former stars and upcoming young players proved too strong for Tinryland in this division 4 clash in Rathcrogue on Thursday 7th May. Despite scoring first when Padraig Whelan converted a free in the 3rd minute the home team had to play second fiddle for most of the hour as the Blues racked up their winning score of 1-18 to 0-6. Former Carlow senior star Mark Carpenter was the tormentor of Tinryland in the early stages scoring a goal in the 10th minute after Lee Walker had opened the scoring for the town team. With the O’Hanrahans winning the midfield battle where Phillip Nolan excelled the Blues kept Tinryland scoreless again until the 16th minute when Padraig Whelan converted a ’45 and the same player was the only Tinryland man to get on the scoresheet in the entire first half. Padraig added 2 further points before the referee blew the half time whistle with O’Hanrahans leading by 1-7 to 0-4.

The second half saw the Blues in cruise control adding another eleven points to their tally with Tinryland only managing a Dean Farrell point at the start of the half and a point from James McGrath in the 50th minute. Final score O’Hanrahans 1-18 Tinryland 0-6.

Tinryland’s final game in this division will take place away to high flying Askea at 7.30 p.m. on this coming Thursday 14th May with a win probably needed to make the knockout stages of Division 4.

Team: Jack Lowry, Eddie Dowling, John Whyte, Owan O’Gorman, Cian Lawlor, Padraig Delaney, Garry Scully, Gregg Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Eoin Fields, Padraig Whelan 0-4, Killian Maher, David Townsend, Dean Farrell 0-1. Subs James McGrath 0-1, Conor McGrath, Adam Mullen, Cathal Whelan.

Tinryland Junior B team find St. Patricks hard to handle in Bro Leo Park

posted 8 May 2015, 08:14 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland Junior B team travelled to Tullow to take on St. Patricks in round 6 of Division 5 on Wednesday 6th May.  The first 15 minutes of this game was evenly contested with St. Pats shading matters by 1-2 to 1-1 with Conall Dunne scoring the Tinryland goal after centre forward Lee Byrne had scored the opening goal for the home side after 7 minutes. The latter 15 minutes of the first half saw the floodgates open with the home team scoring 4 goals in a 9 minute spell via Paul Canavan, Blain Cosgrave and Willie O’Brien (2). At the other end Tinryland found it difficult to hit the target due to a stern Tullow defence and the men in blue and white could only manage 2 points in the entire half from Rory Doyle 10th minute and Killian Maher 4 minutes before the interval. During this period Tinryland kicked 10 wides and when referee Jimmy Lawlor sounded the half time whistle the scoreboard read St. Patricks 5-3 to 1-2 in favour of the Slaneysiders.

Tinryland began the 2nd half in more positive mode scoring 3 points in the opening 8 minutes from Mick Delaney, Killian Maher and Barry Power. At the other end goals continued to be leaked and a further two from Rory Jones and sub Noel Goss with his first touch gave Tinryland a mountain to climb with 20 minutes left on the clock. St. Pats added a further 5 points to their tally in the last quarter while Tinryland scored a consolation goal from centre back Seamus Curran together with a point from Cathal Whelan before referee Lawlor blew the long whistle. Sean Kirwan, Rory Doyle Seamus Curran and Garry Scully were Tinryland’s best performers on a night that will be quickly forgotton.

Final score St. Patricks 7-10 Tinryland 2-6. Tinryland have 3 games left in this division against Ballinabranna, Ballon and Fighting Cocks

Team: Colm Nolan, Adam Nolan, Sean Kirwan, Darragh Townsend, Rory Doyle 0-1,   Seamus Curran 1-0,  Niall Scully, Barry Power 0-1, Garry Scully, Owen Fields, Killian Maher 0-2, Cathal Whelan 0-1, Alan Byrne, Conall Dunne 1-0, Mick Delaney 0-1.

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