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Tinryland lose out to Naomh Eoin and now face a relegation battle in J.F.C. (A)

posted 31 Aug 2018, 01:47 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne PRO

Tinryland and Asca will do battle to retain Junior (A) status following the final round of games in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (A) championship played at the training centre on Sunday 26th August.

Tinryland played well but found the going tough against Naomh Eoin’s no 1 team having lost to St. Patrick’s and drawn with Leighlinbridge in previous rounds. Favourites Naomh Eoin were 3 points ahead in the opening 10 minutes courtesy of Donal and Ross Smithers and John Michael Nolan.

Ronan Curran opened the Tinryland account in the 11th minute but the men in blue and white only managed a further point before the interval when Gary Moran raised a white flag to leave the score Naomh Eoin 0-6 Tinryland 0-2 when referee Brian Deering sounded the whistle.

Tinryland were dealt a blow in that opening half when Colm Kearney was forced to retire after a strong challenge and he was replaced by Ciaran Townsend.

Naomh Eoin began the second half with another point from half back James O’Hara but Tinryland responded well with 2 Ronan Curran points and another from Gary Moran to leave the scoreboard reading 0-9 to 0-5 mid-way through the 2nd half. Donal Smithers for Naomh Eoin and Ciaran Larkin for Tinryland then traded points to leave 4 points separating the sides entering the closing stages. Tinryland threw the kitchen sink at the Myshall men in an attempt to salvage the game but Naomh Eoin were given a lifeline when referee Deering awarded a penalty and Donal Smithers duly converted to give his team a somewhat flattering winning margin. Outstanding for Tinryland were Shane O’Neill, Shane Webb, Niall Barrett, Ronan Curran, Padraic Whelan, Paul Doyle, Conor Ryan and Colm Kearney until injured.

Final score Naomh Eoin 1-10 Tinryland 0-6

The relegation battle with Asca will take place in mid-September when the football championships resume.

Tinryland: Chris Townsend, Niall Barrett, Shane O’Neill, Colm Kearney, Shane Webb, Conor Ryan, Dean Farrell, Conor McGrath, David O’Shea, Padraig Townsend, Paul Doyle, Ronan Curran 0-3, Gary Moran 0-2, Keith Jackson, Pauric Whelan,. Subs: Ciaran Townsend, Mark Dempsey, Ciaran Larkin 0-1.

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