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Litany of missed goal chances sees Tinryland junior B’s lose out

posted 4 Apr 2014, 09:29 by

 By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland Junior B team lost out by 3 points to the home side Clonmore in this deferred round 1 division 5 game in Hacketstown on Thursday 3rd April. If ever a team should have won the points it was Tinryland but an amazing sequence of missed opportunities throughout the game resulted in Clonmore taking the spoils in this 13 a side game. Tinryland did most things right but score in a game that saw the home side start better in both halves. Despite this loss the Junior B team played some excellent football and it is only a matter of time before they gain that elusive first victory. Hopefully that will come on this coming Monday 7th April at 6.30 p.m. when St Patricks will visit Rathcrogue for the round 4 tie which will be Tinryland’s first home game in the 12 game competition.

In a game played under floodlights in Hacketstown Clonmore raced into an early lead amassing 1-4 without reply in the opening quarter. During that spell both Owan O’Gorman and Eoin Fields were unlucky to see their goal attempts go narrowly wide.

Two more gilt edged goal chances were also narrowly wide from Alan Kirwan and Adam Nolan before Owan O’Gorman opened Tinryland’s account in the 16th minute. Tinryland were playing some great football at this stage but amazingly the ball would not go into the Clonmore net despite 3 more gilt edged opportunities for Eoin Fields, Owan O’Gorman from a penalty and David O’Shea who was one of Tinryland’s best players on the night. Mick Delaney then began to eat into the Clonmore lead scoring 5 points over the closing stages of the first half to leave the half time score Clonmore 1-5 Tinryland 0-6.

When the second half began it was again Clonmore who dominated scoring a goal and two points to one for the men in blue and white which was converted by Adam Nolan.

With 10 minutes remaining Clonmore led by 8 points but amazingly Tinryland squandered 4 more open goal chances to seal a victory. Eventually Tinryland like they did in the opening half found their shooting boots and over the closing stages Colm Nolan rattled the Clonmore net while Mick Delaney (2) and Eoin Fields added further points to leave the final score Clonmore 2-10 Tinryland 1-10.

Despite this second successive narrow defeat the Junior B team are progressing well and can be pleased with many aspects of their game apart from the huge amount of missed chances. At least they are creating the chances so hopefully that elusive first win is not far away. Every one of the Tinryland team battled well in this game with some exceptional performances from defenders Paddy Browne, Garry Scully, Kevin Barrett and David O’Shea together with midfielders Owan O’Gorman and Alan Kirwan. Up front Mick Delaney continues to impress amassing  a personal tally of 7 points. He was well supported by Adam Mullen, Cathal Whelan,  Mick Moore, Adam Nolan, Colm Nolan and Eoin Fields.

Tinryland: Colm Nolan 1-0, Paddy Browne, Kevin Barrett, David O’Shea, Garry Scully, Adam Mullen, Alan Kirwan, Owan O’Gorman 0-1, Mick Delaney 0-7, Mick Moore, Cathal Whelan, Adam Nolan 0-1, Eoin Fields 0-1.