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S.F.C. hopes dented as Eire Og defeat 13 man Tinryland by 4 points

posted 2 Sep 2013, 15:40 by
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland’s senior championship hopes now rest on the last group game in 2 weeks time against Mount Leinster Rangers and other results going in our favour following a 4 point defeat to Eire og at Dr Cullen park on Sunday 1st September.

This was a game where fortunes swung on a pendulum with Tinryland being handed an early advantage after Eire og midfielder Eoin Ruth was red carded in the 8th minute for a dangerous challenge on Tinryland full back Mark Dempsey. Having scored early points from Ian Scully after 40 seconds and Jeff Sutton in the 5th minute Tinryland matched Eire og for most of the remainder of the half and were beginning to get on top when we lost Cian Moore to what appeared a harsh enough red card 4 minutes before half time.

The scoreboard when Cian was dismissed showed Eire Og leading by 0-7 to 0-6 with Tinryland having played some of their best football of the championship scoring 4 points from Paul Broderick (3) and Mark Dempsey. Cian Moore’s sending off however gave Eire Og   a huge lift and the town team finished the half strongly scoring a goal and two points to leave the interval score 1-9 to 0-6 in their favour. In fairness it could have been worse for Tinryland as Eire Og  had 2 gilt edged goal chances around the 20th minute which yielded  just one point.

When play resumed Tinryland brought Glen Doyle to midfield and we were rewarded within 2 minutes when Paul Broderick scored a beauty of a point to reduce the YI lead to 5 points. Disaster then struck its ugly head once again when Mark Dempsey was finally forced to leave the field suffering loss of vision from the effects of his earlier injury.

With John Dwyer now introduced Tinryland chipped away at the Eire Og  lead and in a 4 minute spell between the 40th and 44th minute we scored 3 unanswered points from Paul Broderick to leave only 2 points separating the teams. Mid way through the 2nd half Eire Og  rediscovered their scoring boots when Eric McCormack slotted over a free but two lovely Diarmaid Walshe points left the minimum separating the sides and all to play for with 9 minutes remaining.Eire Og  then showed their experience by stemming the Tinryland tide to score only their 2nd point of the half with 8 minutes remaining.

Michael Mullen who had replaced Garry Morrissey in the 45th minute popped up to score a nice point after good work from the Walshe brothers Cormac and Diarmaid. This score with 5 minutes remaining proved to be our last however and similar to the first half Eire Og finished strongly. A pointed free by their sub Chris Blake which seemed harsh against Danny Moran and 2 more Simon Rea points extended their lead back out to 4 points with the clock ticking away. Disaster then struck once again as Tinryland went in search of a goal. Paul Broderick who had been our most potent forward received a straight red card seconds before the final whistle and both he and Cian Moore will be a huge loss for our game with Mount Leinster Rangers. This game on September 15th is now a must win one and even then we must rely on Old Leighlin and Eire Og  beating Naomh Eoin and O’Hanrahans respectively to remain in the business end of the championship. If we lose to Rangers we will then be facing a relegation battle probably with the 4th team in the other group which is currently Kilbride with 1 series of matches remaining. Final score Eire Og  1-14 Tinryland 0-13.

Team : Trevor O’Reilly, Conor Byrne, Mark Dempsey 0-1, John Paul Moore, Danny Moran, Shane Redmond, Matthew O’Toole, Cormac Walshe, Cian Moore, Jeff Sutton 0-1, Glen Doyle, Garry Morrissey, Diarmaid Walsh 0-2, Ian Scully 0-1, Paul Broderick 0-7,

Subs John Dwyer, Michael Mullen 0-1.