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Tinryland No 1 Juniors assured of quarter final spot after comfortable victory against Rangers

posted 7 Aug 2015, 07:17 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland’s No 1 Junior team recorded their second successive win in the Carlow J.F.C. (B) championship when they accounted for Mount Leinster Rangers at the Netwatch training centre in Fenagh on Thursday 6th August. This win ensures that the team will compete in the quarter final and if they can beat table toppers Askea in 2 week’s they will progress automatically to the semi-final.

The men in blue and white were never headed after full forward Jack Lowry had slotted over the opening point after 90 seconds. Rangers centre back Luke Roche levelled matters in the 4th minute before Kevin Barrett regained the lead for Tinryland following good play by Adam Mullen and Garry Fields. Rangers wing forward David Murphy then squared matters once again in the 10th minute but that was as good as it got for the dual club who have already defeated our seniors and minors in championship football this season.

Jack Lowry in the 11th minute and Gregg Murphy two minutes later extended the Tinryland lead out to 2 points following great play by Padraic Townsend and Dean Farrell and when the returning Owan O’Gorman scored a beauty mid- way through the half Tinryland looked well on their way to a victory.

Two superb goals in the 19th and 21st minutes from David Townsend and Jack Lowry put 8 points between the sides. The first goal was the product of great play by Garry Scully and Kevin Barrett while Jack Lowry’s 3 pointer involved the best move of the game with Eddie Dowling, Peter Doran, Padraig Delaney and Garry Fields all contributing. Tinryland tagged on 2 more points before half time from Lowry and Farrell after impressive play involving Owan O’Gorman and Sean Kirwan who was once again rock solid in defence. Rangers closed the first half scoring when Luke Roche raised a white flag. Half time score Tinryland 2-6 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-5

During that first half Tinryland also squandered many chances with wrong passing options being taken and a total of 9 wides being recorded.

When referee Enda Hulton re-started proceedings Tinryland resumed where they had left off with Dean Farrell slotting over a point in the 32nd minute following a movement involving Jack Lowry and David Townsend. David then got in on the scoring act when he crashed the ball to the Rangers net after a good passage of play involving team captain Eddie Dowling and Owan O’Gorman who played well throughout. It could have been even better for Tinryland at this stage but Jack Lowry squandered a gilt edged goal chance with only Rangers goalie Paul Foley to beat. Rangers briefly upped their game at this stage scoring two points from Shane O’Neill but when Garry Fields replied with a point at the Fenagh end of the ground the southerners challenge all but evaporated and Tinryland tagged on 6 more points via David Townsend (2), Dean Farrell (2), Luke Nolan and Gregg Murphy before the referee brought a halt to proceedings. Final score Tinryland 3-14 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-7.

All in all this was a good performance from the men in blue and white albeit against a very limited Rangers squad. One worrying aspect of the game was the amount of wides kicked and the large amount of possession lost which is sure to be punished by stronger opposition. Outstanding for Tinryland were Eddie Dowling, Peter Doran, Sean Kirwan and Garry Scully in defence together with midfielders Padraig Townsend and Gregg Murphy. Up front Owan O’Gorman, Jack Lowry and David Townsend were always a threat.

Team: Ciaran Byrne, Eddie Dowling, Peter Doran, Sean Kirwan, Garry Scully, Padraig Delaney, Adam Mullen, Gregg Murphy 0-2, Padraic Townsend, Owan O’Gorman 0-1, Dean Farrell 0-3, Kevin Barrett 0-1, Garry Fields 0-1, Jack Lowry 1-3, David Townsend 2-2. Subs John Jackson, Luke Nolan 0-1.