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Tinryland U-16s Defeat Éire Óg

posted 6 May 2013, 05:16 by
U16 Football League U16 Football League

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland 2-8 Eire Og 0-8

Tinryland assured themselves a place in this years U16 league final when they overcame a strong Eire Og challenge in Rathcrogue on Friday 3rd May. The difference between the sides in this high class game was the home teams ability to make better use of possession. Tinryland got off to a great start when corner forward Brendan Quirke-Bolt rattled the Eire Og net in the 6th minute following a perfect pass from Conall Dunne. Eire Og then dominated the following 10 minutes but a combination of poor shooting and excellent goalkeeping from Ciaran Byrne meant that Tinryland despite enjoying less than 50% possession still led mid way through the first half. Eire Og fell further behind following points for Tinryland from Peter Hennessy, James McGrath and Conall Dunne before centre forward Colm Hulton opened their account 2 minutes before half time.

The second half began with 2 quick points for Eire Og from Evan Kelly and Ross Dunphy before James McGrath and Conall Dunne replied for Tinryland.

The turning point in the game came in the 8th minute of the second half when Tinryland corner forward Killian Maher found the Eire Og net to give his side an 8 point cushion.

Eire Og upped the ante and reduced the margin with points from Colm Hulton (4) and Dylan Salter but Tinryland weathered the storm and tagged on further scores from Peter Hennessy and James McGrath.

Tinryland had excellent players in goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne, defenders Conor Ryan, John Murphy and Cathal Gaffney, midfielders Peter Hennessy and Niall Lowry together with forwards James McGrath, Conall Dunne and Killian Maher. Stand out players for Eire Og included Jodie Murphy, Shane Waters, Cathal Myers, Dean Hayden Dylan Salter, Colm Hulton, and Evan Kelly.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Fionnan Burke, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Dylan Reamsbottom, Cathal Gaffney, Bradleigh Nolan, Peter Hennessy 0-2, Niall Lowry, James McGrath 0-4, Conor McGrath, Ciaran Larkin, Brendan Quirke-Bolt 1-0, Conall Dunne 0-2, Killian Maher. Subs: Rory Doyle, Cormac Kelly, Adam Mullen, Eamonn Murphy and Oran Keenan.