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Eire Og maintain their stranglehold on Division 3 after 6 point win over Tinryland

posted 3 May 2016, 03:13 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Eire Og’s 2nd fifteen continue to be the pacesetters in division 3 after a comfortable win over Tinryland in Rathcrogue on Thursday 28th April. In a game borrowed from winter and played in very cold and blustery conditions the home side playing against the wind in the first half held their town opponents well for the opening 20 minutes. Eire Og were first on the scoresheet when full forward Mark Corcoran slotted over a point in the 3rd minute. Despite dominating in many sectors the town team found it hard to convert their possession into scores and would have been disappointed to be only 3 points to nil ahead after 18 minutes after 2 further points from corner forward Adam Murphy. Tinryland then began to awake from their slumbers and were rewarded in the 19th minute with a brilliant Padraig Delaney goal following great play by Dylan Byrne, David Townsend and Brian Mullen. With the first half moving on Eire Og began to dominate and a Corey Harmon goal in the 20th minute was followed by a succession of points from the same player, Cathal Kelly, and Mark Corcoran. Half time score Eire Og 1-7 Tinryland 1-0.

When play resumed it was Eire Og who were first on the scoreboard with successful frees by Corcoran and Harmon as Adam Mullen was introduced into the action for Tinryland. Tinryland had to wait until the 46th minute for their opening point which was a well taken one from Paul Doyle.

Eire Og replied with a point from former hoops player Eoin Maddock as Jack Lowry was introduced for Paul Doyle with 15 minutes remaining. Eire Og also made a change with Jonathon Dowling entering the action. Fiach O’Toole then increased the YI advantage with John Whyte coming on for Tinryland replacing Brian Mullen. Tinryland then enjoyed their most productive spell of the match with a well worked Cathal Gaffney point following good play by Whyte before Eire Og closed their scoring with another Mark Corcoran point. Conor Ryan came on for Tinryland and the remainder of the match saw the home side at last produce the football they are capable of. A Jack Lowry point in the 54th minute was followed by 3 successive points from Cathal Gaffney, Peter Hennessy and Alan Barrett which put some respectability on the score board. Final score Eire Og 1-12 Tinryland 1-6.

Tinryland are still in contention for a place in the Division 3 semi- final and the game against Leighlinbridge on Thursday next 5th May in Rathcrogue at 7.30 p.m. is now a crucial one as Leighlinbridge are also in contention for a top 4 place.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Byrne, Peter Doran, Dermot McGuill, Cathal Gaffney 0-2, John Paul Moore, Adam Dunne, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Conor McGrath, Brian Mullen, Paul Doyle 0-1, Padraig Delaney 1-0, David Townsend, Gregg Murphy, Alan Barrett 0-1. Subs: Adam Mullen, Jack Lowry 0-1, John Whyte, Conor Ryan.

Eire Og: Craig White, Paul Behan, Shane Kelly, Lee Moore, Evan Kelly, Cathal Kelly 0-1, Eoin Maddock 0-1, James Brennan, James Ruth, John Gilligan, Mark Kelly, Corey Harmon 1-3, Adam Murphy 0-2, Mark Corcoran 0-4, Cian Clancey. Subs Fiach O’Toole 0-1, Jonathon Dowling, Stephen Brennan, Eoin Bailey, Reece Denieffe.