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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  

    Tinryland lose out in Junior (C) championship opener despite whirlwind start

    posted 1 Jul 2014 07:35 by

     By Eamonn Byrne           

    Championship favourites Naomh Eoin were given a stern test of their credentials by Tinryland in this preliminary round of the Carlow Junior (C) championship played in ideal conditions at the Carlow training centre in Fenagh on Monday 30th June.

    A whirlwind opening half by the men in blue and white saw them leading by 11 points in the 27th minute and it looked as if the game was theirs for the taking as the shell shocked Myshall men failed to score at all until the 20th minute. A succession of points from Gary Scully, John White, Ciaran Townsend (2), Gregg Murphy and David O’Shea helped Tinryland lead by 6 points to nil before Anthony Hogan opened the Naomh Eoin account after 20 minutes. Taking full advantage of the strong breeze Tinryland continued to pile on the pressure and full forward John White extended their advantage 7 minutes before half time when he crashed the ball past Naomh Eoin goalkeeper Seamus Hogan following good play by Gregg Murphy, John Fleming and Conall O’Se.

    A great save by Tinryland goalkeeper Sean McLoughlin indicated that Tinryland were going to go on and win and it certainly looked that way when Ciaran Townsend won a penalty which was successfully converted by Fiach Byrne to put Tinryland eleven points clear on the approach to half time.

    Naomh Eoin had different ideas however and finally awaking from their slumbers they turned the game on its head in the space of two minutes just before the break. Goals from centre forward Eanna Kavanagh and full forward James Kehoe were the cue for the Naomh Eoin revival and points from Dwayne Kavanagh and Peter Abbey left the scoreboard reading 2-7 to 2-3 when referee Brian Deering sounded the half time whistle.

    When the 2nd half began Naomh Eoin quickly set about reducing the Tinryland lead further and only 3 points separated the sides when Anthony Hogan raised a white flag in the 34th minute. The eventual winners then missed a gilt edged goal chance to level matters when James Kehoe was narrowly wide with Tinryland goalie Sean McLoughlin beaten. A Dwayne Kavanagh point for Naomh Eoin was matched by an Alan Kirwan point for Tinryland but Naomh Eoin were gradually getting on top at this stage and sub Conor Foley who had just entered the fray quickly made an impression by scoring two quick points in the space of sixty seconds. Tinryland looked to be weathering the storm however and points from Conall O’Se and Ciaran Townsend extended their lead back out to three points before Naomh Eoin midfielder Dwayne Kavanagh finally got his team back on level terms with a goal out of the top drawer with 10 minutes remaining. It was all Naomh Eoin now and the Myshall team hit the front for the first time when centre forward James Kehoe capped a fine performance by scoring his second goal with nine minutes left on the clock. Anthony Hogan then added an insurance point for the winners before Adam Murphy pointed with 3 minutes remaining to leave one goal separating the sides. Tinryland went in search of that elusive goal in the dying minutes but the Naomh Eoin defence held firm and after John Jackson had missed a gilt edged chance referee Deering sounded the final whistle. Final score Naomh Eoin 4-8  Tinryland 2-11.

    Tinryland: Sean McLoughlin, Fiach Byrne 1-0, Mark Lawlor, Eoin Fields, Jack Lowry, Michael Byrne, David O’Shea 0-1, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Alan Kirwan 0-1, John Fleming, Adam Murphy 0-1, Gary Scully 0-1, Conall O’Se 0-2, John White captain 1-1, Ciaran Townsend 0-3. Subs Niall Fitzpatrick, John Jackson.

    Tinryland Junior (A) team crown a great league campaign by capturing Division 4 title

    posted 26 Jun 2014 05:11 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland Junior (A) team crowned a magnificent league campaign by winning the Carlow S.F.L. division 4 title against Kildavin-Clonegal at Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday 24th June.
    The men in blue and white hoops who had scored 39 goals and 94 points in their previous 8 league games were made fight all the way to the end by a gritty Wexford border side who never gave up at any stage. Kildavin-Clonegal got off to the best possible start after only 50 seconds when corner forward Ronan Brennan slotted home their opening goal. Tinryland had to wait until the 8th minute to open their account when Alan Barrett pointed after David Townsend’s free rebounded off the Kildavin post. At this stage Kildavin-Clonegal were testing Tinryland but the defence made a number of important interceptions which kept the Kildavin men at bay. Points from Chris Townsend in the 11th minute and by Alan Barrett 3 minutes later saw Tinryland all square mid- way through the opening half with another point from Alan giving Tinryland a short lived lead before Eoin Roberts levelled matters once again. Kildavin-Clonegal then took the lead once again in the 18th minute when wing back Michael Kirwin pointed before Alan Barrett was narrowly wide with a gilt edged goal chance. The sides were tied once again by the 22nd minute when Chris Townsend successfully converted a free and the first half ended on a good note for Tinryland when Chris repeated the dose from a free won by lively wing forward Dean Farrell. Half time score Tinryland 0-6 Kildavin-Clonegal 1-2. 
    The second half began with Kildavin-Clonegals Padraig Byrne receiving a black card and he was replaced by Keith Coleman. Tinryland introduced Stephen O’Sullivan and Evan Doyle into the action in the early stages of the 2nd half and Evan made an immediate impact when he converted a free won by Alan Barrett. Ronan Brennan then narrowed the gap with a point with 15 minutes remaining as John Paul Moore was introduced into the fray. Another successful free from Evan Doyle in the 51st minute stretched Tinryland’s lead to 2 points and the title looked to be heading Tinryland’s way 60 seconds later when Evan Doyle crashed the ball to the Kildavin-Clonegal net following good play by the Barrett brothers Niall and Alan. Kildavin-Clonegal refused to yield however and a point with 4 minutes remaining kept Tinryland honest leaving only 4 points separating the teams. With play entering stoppage time Tinryland got another wake- up call when Kildavin sub Ian St Ledger found the net but the men in hoops responded in the best possible fashion straight from the kick out when David Townsend capped a fine performance by rattling the net at the other end. Referee John Thompson then sounded the final whistle and Tinryland  captain Padraig Delaney lifted the Division 4 trophy to the delight of the large crowd of  Tinryland supporters. Tinryland will now look forward to the Junior (b) championship which begins in early August with the first game against Kildavin-Clonegal followed by further championship games with O’Hanrahans and St. Andrews. The Junior (B) team will open their championship campaign on Sunday next 29th June against Naomh Eoin at 6 p.m. in Hogan Park Fenagh. Full time score Tinryland 2-8  Kildavin-Clonegal 2-4.
    Tinryland: Adam Murphy, Padraig Delaney capt. Kevin Barrett, Eddie Dowling, John Jackson, Shane Delaney, Jack Lowry, Greg Murphy, Patrick Townsend, Dean Farrell, Alan Kirwan, Chris Townsend 0-3, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett 0-3, David Townsend 1-0. Subs Stephen O’Sullivan, Evan Doyle 1-2, John Paul Moore, John White, Jeff Abbott.

    Tinryland Junior (A) Team qualify for Carlow League Division 4 Final

    posted 13 Jun 2014 01:49 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland’s Junior (A) team reached the Carlow Division 4 league final when easily accounting for Eire Og in the semi- final played at the Carlow training centre in Fenagh on Thursday 12th June.

    IN a game marred by a serious injury near the end to Tinryland No. 10 Gary Fields the boys in blue and white maintained their remarkable goal scoring average which has been the hallmark of the season to date. Tinryland has now scored 39 goals and 94 points in 8 games in the league.

    By the 20th minute of this game played in ideal conditions on an excellent pitch Tinryland had put 3 goals past the Eire Og goalkeeper M.J. Keane which gave us a somewhat flattering 8 point advantage against an Eire Og side that was much more competitive than the team that lined out against us in the league stage of the competition back in April.

    After early Eire Og pressure which was well dealt with by the rock solid Tinryland defence it was goal poacher supreme Alan Barrett who opened the Tinryland account in the 3rd minute with another goal following excellent play by David Townsend. Tinryland could have had a second goal 3 minutes later but Eire Og goalie Keane brought off a great save from Garry Fields. The second Tinryland goal duly arrived by the 8th minute however when Chris Townsend found the net following great approach play by Alan Barrett, Jack Lowry and David Townsend. Eire Og then settled down to whittle away at Tinryland’s lead and between the 11th and 18th minute there were only 3 points separating the sides following points from Corey Harmon (2) and minor star Reece Denieffe. 

    Good work by Alan Kirwan, Gregg Murphy and John Jackson resulted in Tinryland’s opening point in the 19th minute from David Townsend and an excellent point from Garry Fields one minute later was the product of great interplay between himself, and Niall Barrett. Garry was on fire at this stage and more good play from Niall Barrett and Chris Townsend saw the Tinryland wing forward crash home the 3rd goal which was quickly followed by a Chris Townsend point following good play by Padraig Delaney, Garry Fields and Alan Barrett. Half time score Tinryland 3-3 Eire Og 0-3.

    The second half began with Tinryland enjoying the advantage of the significant breeze but it was Eire Og who got on the score sheet first when centre forward Corey Harmon raised a white flag which was cancelled out one minute later by a Jack Lowry beauty to give us a nine point advantage once again. David Townsend then extended the advantage when he converted a free won by himself before Padraig Whelan scored a brilliant point in the 37th minute. Eire Og replied with a point from midfielder Garry Powell before David Townsend crashed home Tinryland’s 4th goal following more brilliant play from Gregg Murphy and Garry Fields. Eire Og then had a gilt edged goal chance but with goalie Adam Murphy beaten the cross bar saved Tinryland. Two more points from Garry Fields and David Townsend were matched by Eire Og scores from Shane Corcoran and sub Shane Noonan who was putting a pep in the Eire Og step at this stage. A Gregg Murphy point in the 46th minute following good play by sub Dean Farrell was followed two minutes later by Tinryland’s 5th goal from Chris Townsend. This was a really well worked score following a great passing movement involving centre back Shane Delaney, Padraig Whelan, and David Townsend. The final score of the match in the 52nd minute was an Eire Og point from Corey Harmon before Garry Fields suffered an unfortunate injury to his knee which ultimately resulted in the referee blowing up the game a few minutes early after Eire Og sportingly agreed to allow treatment to the injured player prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Tinryland will now face either Askea or Kildavin-Clonegal in the Division 4 final next week and will go into the game with confidence after a very good display from both backs and forwards with the defence in particular led by Kevin Barrett, Shane Delaney, Stephen O’Sullivan, Jack Lowry, John Jackson and Padraig Delaney rock solid. At midfield Gregg Murphy and Alan Kirwan turned in a great shift while the forward lines of Garry Fields, Padraig Whelan, Chris Townsend, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett and David Townsend were lively throughout.

    Final score Tinryland 5-9 Eire Og 0-8.

    Tinryland: Adam Murphy, Padraig Delaney, Kevin Barrett, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Jackson, Shane Delaney, Jack Lowry 0-1, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Alan Kirwan, Garry Fields 1-2, Padraig Whelan 0-1, Chris Townsend 2-1, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett 1-0, David Townsend 1-3. Sub Dean Farrell, Garry Scully.

    Tinryland end Carlow S.F.L. Division 1 campaign on a winning note

    posted 28 May 2014 13:36 by

     By Eamonn Byrne     

    Tinryland senior footballers ended their S.F.L. Div. 1 campaign with a very comfortable win over neighbours Palatine in Tinryland on Tuesday 27th May. With Palatine already assured of a place in this coming weekend’s league semi- final there was little but pride at stake in a game that saw both teams short a handful of regulars. Tinryland however showed a lot of positivity in their game with their ball retention in particular much improved from recent games. Palatine opened the scoring in the 3rd minute when wing forward Pakie O’Toole slotted over a point which was cancelled out 3 minutes later when Cormac  Walshe scored the first of his 4 point personal total. Glen Doyle gave Tinryland the lead in the 7th minute when he pointed following good work by Shane Redmond and Tinryland were 2 points clear one minute later when Paul Doyle a late replacement for John Paul Moore slotted over a point after good play from Shane O’Neill, Padraic Whelan and Cathal O’Toole. Ian Scully who is improving with every game then raised a green flag when he combined well with Padraic Whelan and Richard White to stretch the Tinryland lead out to 5 points and by the 11th minute we were 6 clear after a point from Garry Morrissey following more pressure from Richard White and Paul Doyle. Palatine then introduced their first sub with David Reid replacing Liam Kenny at midfield but it was Tinryland who continued to pile on the scores with Glen Doyle crashing the ball past Cormac Holloway following excellent play from Danny Moran, Padraig Townsend and Cathal O’Toole. Palatine then reduced the margin by 2 points when veteran Brian Kelly converted a free followed by another point from Pakie O’Toole. A successful free converted by Padraic Whelan was cancelled out by Brian Kelly and Palatine hopes were raised 4 minutes before the interval when Pakie O’Toole rattled the Tinryland net to leave only 4 points separating the sides. Tinryland responded in the best possible fashion however with Cathal O’Toole and Ian Scully both scoring points to leave the interval score Tinryland 2-7 Palatine 1-4.

    When the 2nd half began Palatine enjoyed a 5 minute spell of dominance but all they could show for their efforts was a Lee Gordon point as Tinryland introduced minor player Andrew Hanley into the fray for his senior debut. The promising youngster did not take long to make an impact as he was involved in the next 2 Tinryland scores getting in on the point scoring act himself in the 40th minute. In the 41st minute Hanley capped a dream debut when he slotted home Tinryland’s 3rd goal after an excellent move involving Padraic Whelan, Shane Redmond, Mark Dempsey and Glen Doyle. Ian Scully then stretched the lead to 12 points when he converted a free for a dangerous tackle on Padraig Townsend who was playing his first full game in 2 years. Further points from Scully and Cormac Walshe following more good work from Cathal O’Toole was followed by a cracking Glen Doyle strike from a free for a foul on Cormac Walshe. The game was well over as a contest by this stage and when Richard White scored Tinryland’s 4th goal in the 50th minute the scoreboard had something of a surreal look about it. Subs John Jackson and Andrew Hanley were both involved in the build up to this goal which gave Tinryland an 18 point advantage. The game drifted to its inevitable conclusion at this stage but Palatine did manage another goal when sub Paddy Cushen crashed the ball past Tinryland goal keeper Sean McLoughlin. The Derry native was also making his senior debut on Tuesday and did well in his first game for the club. The final acts of the game saw Tinryland points from Ian Scully and sub Garry Fields to leave the final score Tinryland 4-16 Palatine 2-6. Tinryland will not now be in competitive action until the senior championship begins at the end of July but no doubt the management team will keep the lads tuned with challenge games and serious training as the competition for places hot‘s up as many of the absent players return. Tinryland: Sean McLoughlin, Danny Moran, Mark Dempsey, Matthew O’Toole, Padraig Townsend, Shane Redmond, Shane O’Neill, Cormac Walshe 0-3, Glen Doyle 1-2, Cathal O’Toole 0-1, Garry Morrissey 0-1, Paul Doyle 0-1, Ian Scully 1-5, Richard White 1-0, Padraic Whelan 0-1. Subs Andrew Hanley 1-1, John Jackson, Gary Fields 0-1.

    Tinryland Minors put on impressive display to reach league Final

    posted 26 May 2014 11:15 by

     By Eamonn Byrne         

    Tinryland minor footballers reached the Carlow M.F.L. Division 1 final for the second successive year with a convincing victory over neighbours Palatine at Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday 25th May. When these teams met in the group stages of the league Palatine defeated an understrength Tinryland by 6 points. On Sunday last Tinryland had their Co. players back and never were headed after impressive wing forward Ciaran Larkin put the ball in the Pal net 35 seconds after the throw in. By the 8th minute Tinryland were seven points clear after a succession of points from Larkin, Niall Lowry, Cathal Gaffney and Andrew Hanly.  Gaffneys point in the 7th minute was the product of great play from centre back Adam Dunne and corner forward Conall O’Se. Palatine then got to grips with the game played in torrential rain and points from Conal Slater, Shane O’Neill and Cian Fitzpatrick (2) left only three points separating the sides by the 20th minute. This was the cue for Tinryland to drive on again however and further scores from Conor McGrath and Ciaran Larkin left the boys in hoops leading by 5 again prior to another Palatine revival when Cian Fitzpatrick put the ball in the Tinryland net in the 26th minute. Tinryland responded positively to this score and added on two further points from Niall Lowry and Andrew Hanley before referee John Thompson gave the players some relief from the rain when he sounded the half time whistle. Half time score Tinryland 1-8 Palatine 1-4

    When play resumed James McGrath was introduced for Conall O’Se and by the 32nd minute his cousin Conor McGrath stretched the Tinryland lead when he pointed following good play from Conor O’Toole and Mark Lawlor. James McGrath then got in on the action scoring a hat trick of points within 3 minutes as Tinryland upped the ante in a big way. Tinryland were now playing superb football with the entire defence denying Palatine a chance to score. At the other end Tinryland continued to pile on the scores and by the 22nd minute had added a further 2 goals with Mark Lawlors flicked effort in the 48th minute a classic full forward finish in the mould of legendary Tinryland player Mick “Yank” Farrells goal into the same Dublin road end  that won the 1972 Carlow senior final.  Palatine were still without a second half score by the 59th minute as Tinryland emptied the bench introducing Conall Dunne, John Fleming and Killian Maher into the fray. Fleming was denied a certain goal when he hit the upright shortly after his arrival but Tinryland eventually got their 4th goal when Cathal Gaffney capped a very impressive performance by lobbing the Palatine goalkeeper with 3 minutes remaining.

    The final acts of the game saw Andrew Hanley adding another Tinryland point before Palatine got their only 2nd half point in the final minute to leave the full time score at 4-15 to 1-5 in favour of Tinryland. As stated above this was a great team effort from Tinryland with goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne directing a  disciplined defence of Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Dylan Reamsbottom, Cathal Gaffney, Adam Dunne and Fionnan Burke.  Co. players Conor McGrath and Niall Lowry did trojan work at midfield while up front Ciaran Larkin, Andrew Hanley and Cathal O’Toole were well supported by Conall O’Se, Mark Lawlor and Dean Dunne together with excellent sub. James McGrath

    The final against Eire Og was due to be played on Wednesday next but has now been postponed until after the state examinations.

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

    Junior (A) Team Lose their unbeaten record in final game in Div.4

    posted 26 May 2014 11:13 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland  Junior(A) team narrowly lost their unbeaten record in round 7 of the Carlow S.F.L. division 4 at home to second placed Askea on Sunday 25th May. Having cruised through the group stages in their opening 6 matches recording high winning margins the Tinryland lads faced their strongest opponents to date in Askea who have just recently been relegated from the Intermediate ranks. In a match played in torrential rain Tinryland got off to a perfect start when Alan Barrett rattled the Askea net in the 6th minute. Askea then replied with 2 points from Sean McKevitt and Garry Byrne before Garry Fields stretched the Tinryland advantage back out to 2 points by the 14th minute. Askea then took the lead for the first time when wing forward Byrne rattled the Tinryland net in the 18th minute and by the 20th minute the town side were 3 points ahead when their centre forward Eoin Evison pointed. The closing stages of the first half saw Askea score a further 2 points with Tinryland closing their first half tally with a Garry Fields point. Half Time score Askea 1-6 Tinryland 1-2

    Tinryland introduced Eddie Dowling into the fray at half time and in similar fashion to the first half Alan Barrett crashed home a goal in the 35th minute to leave the minimum separating the sides.

    The teams were level by the 37th minute when Garry Fields slotted over a point but Askea stretched ahead once again in the 39th minute as Tinryland introduced Padraic Whelan into the action. Mid- way through the second half Garry Fields levelled matters once again and Tinryland were ahead by a point with 13 minutes remaining when Padraic Whelan made a quick impact to slot over a point.

    Tinryland then stretched further ahead with 11 minutes left when Garry Fields raised a white flag but three Askea points in succession in a two minute spell saw the town side edge ahead at a crucial time. Tinryland never stopped trying but Askea held out for a two point victory despite a further Tinryland point from Whelan. Final score Askea 2-10 Tinryland 2-8. Tinryland will now play Old Leighlin or Eire Og in the Division 4 semi- final and could face Askea again in the final if successful.

    Tinryland: Sean McLoughlin, James Moore, kevin barrett, Padraig Delaney, John White, John Jackson, Gary Scully, Greg Murphy,Alan Kirwan, Dean Farrell, Chris Townsend, Garry Fields 0-6, Niall Barrett, Alan Barrett 2-0, David Townsend. Subs Eddie Dowling Padraic Whelan 0-2.

    Tinryland Junior (a) Bandwagon shows no sign of stopping after 6th consecutive win in Div. 4

    posted 19 May 2014 10:29 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinryland Junior A team maintained their amazing scoring record with another high octane performance away to O’Hanrahans in Deerpark on Sunday 18th May. Already assured of a semi- final place in Division 4 the Tinryland lads added another 4 goals and 16 points to their seasonal tally in a game that was over as a contest as early as the 12th minute. At this stage Tinryland led by 3-5 to 0-0 with the three opening goals being scored by Chris Townsend, Alan Barrett and Gary Fields. Tinryland were showing a tremendous workrate at this stage and the home side had no answer to their high powered running game as they constantly worked the ball from defence to attack. The first half pressure exerted by Tinryland saw the O’Hanrahans having to wait until the 18th minute for their opening point from lively mid fielder Eddie Davis and when referee Seamus Doyle sounded the half time whistle Tinryland led by 3-9 to 0-1.

    Tinryland began the second half in similar fashion scoring three unanswered points in the opening 8 minutes via Chris Townsend (2) and Garry Fields before the Blues got their second point from mid field player Jamie Hennessy. The O’Hanrahans goalie Michael Power then brought off a wonderful save from Jeff Abbott  before the home side finally got one past David O’Neill to leave the scoreboard reading 3-12 to 1-2 in Tinryland’s favour mid- way through the second half.

    Great defensive play by James Moore, Kevin Barrett and Padraig Delaney ensured that no more goals were conceded and the attacking half back line of John Jackson, Shane Delaney and Gary Scully ensured a plentiful supply of ball to the forwards who have now scored an amazing 32 goals and 66 points in the 6 Division 4 games played this season. The final stages of this game saw Tinryland add on a further goal when Gary Scully lobbed the Blues keeper and the game was well over as a contest when Alan Barrett and Gary Fields added further points to Tinryland’s tally in the closing ten minutes. Final score Tinryland 4-16 O’Hanrahans 1-7

    Tinryland will finish their Division 4 campaign at home to second placed Askea on Sunday next 25th May at 6 p.m. The result of that game will determine the seeding for the Division 4 semi- finals but on form shown to date this season Tinryland will take beating in the race for the the Division 4 title.

    Tinryland; David O’Neill, James Moore, Kevin Barrett, Padraig Delaney, John Jackson, Shane Delaney, Gary Scully 1-1, Greg Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Gary Fields 1-4, Chris Townsend 1-3, Jeff Abbott 0-1, Niall Barrett 0-2, Alan Barrett 1-4, John White. Sub Dean Farrell 0-1

    Eire Og maintain unbeaten record as Tinryland rue a litany of missed goal chances

    posted 18 May 2014 06:12 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

     Eire Og maintained their unbeaten record in the Carlow S.F.L. Division 1 at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Saturday 17th May when they had eight points to spare over Tinryland in a game that had many talking points even before a ball was kicked. As throw in time approached there was no sign of the appointed referee and when phone calls were made it transpired that the designated official Kieran Kelly had informed the Co. board more than a week ago that he was not available. The problem then was that no replacement referee was appointed in the meantime. After more phone calls John Thompson arrived 40 minutes after the original throw in time and the match eventually began albeit after another delay as the teams had been forced to repeat their warm up drills. When play eventually began it was Tinryland who showed the most intensity and they were rewarded within 60 seconds when full forward Padraic Whelan opened the scoring with a point following good play from Ian Scully and Cathal O’Toole. Eire Og then replied with a brace of points from Eric McCormack and Chris Blake before the first yellow card was flashed to Tinryland midfielder Cormac Walshe in the 9th minute. Eric McCormack and Niall Quinlan both slotted over frees to extend the YI advantage but Tinryland were right back in the game by the 15th minute when Padraic Whelan crashed the ball past Robert Moore after a great run by Glen Doyle and good work by John Paul Moore. The next big talking point then happened in the 18th minute when referee Thompson flashed a black card to Cormac Walshe for a harmless enough challenge and he had to leave the action to be replaced by Garry Morrissey. Eire Og protested that Cormac should have got a second yellow which would have meant no replacement but the referee stuck to his guns and play resumed. Richard White then levelled matters in the 26th minute but Eire Og with wind advantage finished out the half in style scoring three unanswered points via Simon Rea (2) and Niall Quinlan from a free. Half time score Eire Og 0-8 Tinryland 1-2.

    When play resumed Tinryland now had the advantage of the strong breeze and we were rewarded within 3 minutes when Ian Scully brilliantly pointed after a spectacular delivery from Matthew O’Toole. Eric McCormack and Glen Doyle then traded successful free kicks before McCormack again and Niall Quinlan extended the home teams advantage with another pair of successful conversions from dead balls. With 15 minutes remaining Tinryland were presented with a gilt edged goal chance but Ian Scully and Padraic Whelan somehow managed to miss the target when a certain goal seemed inevitable. Eire Og then punished us with a goal at the other end from their centre back Derrick Hayden and when Niall Quinlan pointed with 10 minutes remaining Eire Og now led by 1-12 to 1-4.

    Jeff Sutton then drew a foul which was converted by Ian Scully as Tinryland introduced Padraig Townsend into the fray for his first competitive action in almost 2 years. Shane Redmond was then forced to leave the action after picking up a nasty cut to his head as Eire Og closed out the scoring with a point from wing back James Ryan. The drama was not over yet however as Tinryland missed two more gilt edged goal chances in the final minutes when Danny Moran was narrowly wide with his shot and Shane O’Neill hit the crossbar with his effort. Final score Eire Og 1-13 Tinryland 1-5.

    Tinryland had excellent players in Mark Dempsey, John Paul Moore, Shane Redmond, Glen Doyle, Cathal O’Toole and Ian Scully. Tinryland’s final league game takes place on Saturday next 24th may when Palatine visit Rathcrogue for a mouth watering local derby at 7.30 p.m.

    Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Mark Dempsey, John Paul Moore, Owan O’Gorman, Shane Redmond, Jeff Sutton, Cormac Walshe, Glen Doyle 0-1, Matthew O’Toole, Richard White 0-1, Cathal O’Toole, Ian Scully 0-2, Padraic Whelan 1-1, Shane O’Neill. Subs Garry Morrissey, Padraig Townsend, Paul Doyle.

    Junior B team lose out to Leighlinbridge in Round 10 of S.F.L. Div 5

    posted 14 May 2014 12:49 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

    Tinruland Junior B team had no answer to a strong Leighlinbridge outfit in round 10 of the S.F.L. Div. 5 in Rathcrogue on Monday 12th May. Tinryland did match the All Blacks for most of the opening half scoring 1-4 to their opponents 2-5. The Tinryland goal came in the 11th minute when Mick Delaney raised a green flag. Delaney was also responsible for scoring 3 points in that opening half with Mark Lawlor scoring Tinryland’s other point. Half Time score Leighlinbridge 2-5 Tinryland 1-4

    The second half saw Leighlinbridge up the tempo scoring 1-4 without reply in the opening 10 minutes. Greg Murphy resumed the Tinryland scoring in the 40th minute with a well taken point following a good pass from Mick Moore. Padraic Whelan added another point to Tinryland’s tally in the 43rd minute before Leighlinbridge struck for their 4th goal via John Townsend.

    The final stages of this game was marred by a serious injury to Tinryland defender Paddy Browne after an incident with less than 10 minutes remaining.

    In the closing stages Eoin Fields scored a consolation goal for Tinryland.   Final score Leighlinbridge 6-14 Tinryland 2-6. Tinryland’s remaining games in this division are as follows.

    Monday 19th May Grange away 7.30 p.m. Monday 26th May Fenagh Home 7.30 p.m. Monday 2nd June Naomh Eoin away 7.30 p.m.

    Tinryland: Cian Nolan, Anthony Friel, Paddy Browne, Adam Nolan, Eoin Fields 1-0, Adam Mullen, David O’Shea, Alan Kirwan, Greg Murphy, Mick Delaney 1-3, Padraic Whelan 0-1, Cathal Whelan, Mick Moore, Alan Byrne, Colm Nolan 0-1, Mark Lawlor 0-1

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