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S.F.L. Div. 4 Tinrylabd V Rathvilly

posted 3 May 2018, 14:43 by
BY Eamonn Byrne
                             Rathvilly 6- 11   Tinryland 1-9
The old adage that goals win matches was never as true following this division 4 encounter between Rathvilly’s second fifteen and Tinryland’s third team at Rathcrogue on Wednesday last. Rathvilly full forward Stephen Murphy bagged four of Rathvilly’s 6 goals in a game that was much more competitive than the final scoreline would suggest. Rathvilly found the Tinryland net after only 60 seconds when corner forward Shane Faulkner ghosted in past the Tinryland rearguard. Tinryland remained competitive with points from Garry Fields, Gregg Murphy and Dinny Farrell before Rathvilly’s Murphy rattled Lee Buggles net with two quickfire goals mid- way through the half. Tinryland replied with a Jack Lowry goal in the 20th minute after good play by Colm Kearney, David O’Shea and Adam Mullen but on the stroke of half time the Wicklow border team struck again with a Dominic Byrne goal to leave the half time score reading 4-4 to 1-5.
Tinryland rang the changes at half time introducing Joe Byrne, Killian Maher and Alan Byrne into the fray and they opened brightly with an excellent David O’Shea point  before that man Stephen Murphy struck again with a 40th minute goal that put his side 10 points clear. Further Rathvilly points from Dominic Byrne, Tony Bolger and another Stephen Murphy goal turned the screw on the home side who kept going to the finish scoring further points via David O’Shea, and Gary Fields.
Outstanding for Rathvilly were Stephen Murphy, Tony Bolger, Jeff Werth, Andrew Sibbald, Denis Kelly, Dominic Byrne and Wesley Faulkner. Tinryland had prominent players in Joey Ryan, Gary Scully, Colm Kearney, Seamus Curran, David O’Shea, Gregg Murphy, and Gary Fields.
Rathvilly: Dylan Connors, Kevin McCall, Andrew Sibbald, Dylan O’Toole 0-1, Liam Kelly, Denis Kelly 0-2, Jeff Werth, Laurence Farrell, Tony Bolger 0-1, Diarmuid Gavin 0-1, Jake Elliott, Dominic Byrne 1-3, Shane Faulkner 1-0, Stephen Murphy 4-3, Wesley Faulkner.
Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Joey Ryan, James Murphy, Mark Walshe, Gary Scully, Seamus Curran, Colm Kearney, Adam Mullen, David O’Shea 0-4, Jack Lowry 1-0, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Dinny Farrell 0-1, Gary Fields 0-3, Padraig Delaney, Cathal Whelan. Subs: Joe Byrne, Killian Maher, Alan Byrne.