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Tinryland U21s complete a great week for the club by defeating Palatine

posted 6 Aug 2016, 05:26 by
By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland U21 footballers made it a great week for the club when they comfortably accounted for our neighbours Palatine in a repeat of the 2015 Co final at the Fenagh training centre on Friday 5th August. Like the seniors and Juniors in their earlier victories the U21 team made a blistering start and were 5 points up within 10 minutes of the throw in. Diarmaid Walshe was the scorer in chief in this period scoring 4 points with Ciaran Townsend notching Tinryland’s 5th point in this spell of dominance. The Tinryland onslaught continued for another 5 minutes with Walshe, Townsend (2) and Shane Webb edging the men in blue and white 9 points clear before Palatine registered their opening point in the 15th minute via Johnny Byrne. Tinryland were playing a very attractive brand of football at this stage with the defence, midfield and attack combining beautifully in many of the scores. Palatine’s Shane O’Neill made it a seven point game in the 16th minute as the Cnoc Arda men looked to their bench to stem the flow. Shane Webb then increased the Tinryland lead when he combined with Michael Dobosz, Peter Hennessy and Rory Doyle to score his sides 10th point which was cancelled out one minute later by another Johnny Byrne point for Pal. It then got better for the defending champions when Walshe converted another free won by Webb and when Ciaran Townsend rattled the Pal net 2 minutes before the interval the defending champions looked to be well on their way to the semi- final. This goal was the product of great play by Niall Lowry who was excellent throughout. Ciaran larkin then replaced Michael Dobosz in the Tinryland attack as Palatine closed out the first half scoring with a brace of points from Shane O’Neill and Conor O’Doherty. Half time score Tinryland 1-11 Palatine 0-5.  

When the second half started Tinryland continued where they left off with Diarmaid Walshe and Shane Webb combining for the latter to score another point and another Walshe point in the 36th minute after Peter Hennessy had won primary possession left the champions clear by eleven points with 20 minutes remaining. Jack Brennan briefly gave Pal some hope but the game was then put to bed when Shane Webb’s long punt was misjudged by the Pal keeper and Tinryland led by 2-14 to 0-7 with 10 minutes remaining. Tinryland then rang the changes introducing Dermot McGuill, Adam Murphy, James McGrath, Andrew Hanley and Adam Dunne into the fray. In the closing ten minutes Tinryland consolidated their advantage with further points from Diarmaid Walshe and Niall Lowry with Shane O’Neill and sub Fionn Murphy completing the Palatine scoring on an evening that was almost totally dominated by the holders. Outstanding for Tinryland were Diarmaid Walshe who finished with a personal tally of 9 points. Others to catch the eye were defenders John Murphy, Rory Doyle, and Cathal Gaffney. At midfield Peter Hennessy and Niall Lowry had the upper-hand while up front Shane Webb, Conor O’Toole and the returning Ciaran Townsend can be well pleased with their evening’s efforts. Final score Tinryland 2-16 Palatine 0-9. 

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Fionnan Burke, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Conor McGrath, Cathal Gaffney, Niall Lowry 0-1, Shane Webb 1-3, Diarmaid Walshe 0-9, Conor O’Toole, Ciaran Townsend 1-3, Mark Lawlor, Michael Dobosz. Subs Ciaran Larkin, Adam Murphy, James McGrath, Andrew Hanley, Dermot McGuill, Adam Dunne.

Palatine: Colm Henegan, Chris Bermingham, James Kehoe, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Conor Crowley, Conor O’Doherty, Stanislav Jolandcovschi, Cathal Bailey, Jack Brennan, Cian Fitzpatrick, Shane O’Neill, Brian O’Mahoney, Johnny Byrne, Conor Reynolds, Conor Crowley