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Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes Tuesday 22nd May 2018

posted 23 May 2018, 08:56 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland G.F.C. is planning a major reunion of the successful 1967/69 U21 teams and the Senior league winning squad of 1968 which was the last team from Tinryland to win that title.

Invitations for the event on Friday 8th June at 7.30 P.M. have been sent to the following players from that era or their representatives in the case of those deceased:

1967/69 U21: Leslie Brophy, John O’Gorman, Seamus Fingleton, Bill Dowling, Liam Byrne, Michael Walsh, David Byrne, David Power, Pat Foster, Kevin Barry, Johnny Pender, Liam Foster, Christy McGrath, Jimmy Nolan, Michael Brennan, Noel O’Connor, Michael Dowling, George Pender, Pedro Ribeiro, Ollie Pender, Billy Brophy, John Doyle, Brendan Moore, Clem Delaney, Peter Whelan, Willie Power, John Byrne.

1968 Senior team: Joe O’Gorman, Brendan Hayden, Joe Mullins, Teddy Dowling, Sean Townsend, Billy Farrell, Robert Farrell, Patsy Farrell

Reps of the following R.I.P. John Sheehan, Tommy O’Neill, Fr. P.J. Byrne, Eddie Byrne, Tony Barry, Martin O’Neill, Mick Farrell, Paddy Kehoe, Tom Dowling, Sean Nolan, Seanie Brennan, Ned Townsend.

Former players or their representatives are asked to confirm their attendance by Friday 1st June to any member of the organising sub-committee: Liam Byrne 086 3526264, David Byrne 086 3708863, Eamonn Byrne 087 2770128, Pat Foster 087 6600616, Mick Murphy 087 9736600 or David Power 086 8215862.

On the playing front Tinryland teams had mixed success in the past week. The senior team were on the receiving end of a comprehensive loss to Rathvilly at Fr. Ryan Park on Sunday last. The home team were in cruise control for the entire game and won pulling up by 2-18 to 0-4. Tinryland have one remaining game in the league against Old Leighlin. At Junior (A) level Tinryland one again were forced to concede a walkover to Fenagh in the S.F.L. division 3 on Saturday last in Rathcrogue. The Junior (B) team who are seeking a first win will wind up their division 4 campaign at home to St. Andrew’s on tomorrow Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. At junior (A) level Tinryland will host Palatine in the S.F.L. division 3 on Friday next at 8 p.m. 

In the u17 grade Tinryland travelled to Kilbride to take on Burren Rangers on a perfect evening for football. Early points from Paddy Regan, Evan McGuire and Cormac O’Brien gave the boys in blue and white a good base and they led by 3-7 to 0-2 at half time with the goals coming from Cormac McElligott (2) and Aongus O’Shea. Burren Rangers showed at lot of improvement in the 2nd half and got to within a few points of Tinryland before the visitors pulled away again with dominant displays from midfielders Neung Kelly and Cormac McElligott. Good defensive play by Jack Murphy, and Sam Byrne prevented further Burren progress and Tinryland ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 5-13 to 3-8. Other outstanding players for Tinryland were Brian McGrath, John Dempsey and Jonah Dunne.

The ladies from Bennekerry-Tinryland began their defence of the Carlow S.F.C. with a 6 point win over last year’s finallists Old Leighlin in the Carlow training centre on Sunday. Goals in each half from Sinead Hayden and Cliodhna Ni Se paved the way for this win. BT had outstanding players in Cliodhna Ni Se, Deirdre Tomlinson, Sinead Hayden, Nuala Mohan, Jane Bullen, Roisin Byrne, Audrey Murphy and Leah Mullins.

Tinryland G.F.C. wishes best of luck to Paul Broderick, Danny Moran, Shane Redmond, Diarmaid Walshe and Cian Lawlor who are part of the Carlow panel that play Kildare in the Leinster S.F.C. in Tullamore on Sunday next. A bus will leave the club for Tullamore on Sunday morning. Further details from Pat Whelan 086 2374297.     

Lotto Win Presentation Tonight 8.30pm

posted 14 May 2018, 02:09 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com   [ updated 14 May 2018, 02:11 ]

Monday 14th May. Our most recent Lotto winner will be presented with her €10,000  cheque tonight at 8.30pm. The draw for the Rolling Stones tickets will take place at 9.pm. Our Lotto draw for a new €10,000 jackpot will take place after that.

Tinryland G.F.C. club notes Tuesday 15th May 2018

posted 14 May 2018, 02:04 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland footballers played a leading role in Carlow’s stunning Leinster S.F.C. win against Louth in Portlaoise on Sunday last. Paul Broderick with 1-8 and Diarmaid Walshe who scored the vital first goal were outstanding for the Barrowsiders while Shane Redmond and Danny Moran (until injured) were excellent in the defence. Cian Lawlor was also part of the panel who will now face Kildare in Tullamore in the next round. 

It was a busy week on the playing front with four different squads in action. At senior level Tinryland defeated St. Andrew’s on Tuesday last to win their second game in the S.F.L division 1. Despite trailing by 2 points at half time Tinryland turned in a much improved 2nd half performance to win on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-8. Outstanding for the men in blue and white were John Murphy, Conor Byrne, Rory Doyle, J.P. Moore, Keith Jackson, Shane O’Neill, Matthew O’Toole, Cormac Walshe and Paul Doyle.  The seniors were back in action on Sunday evening when they defeated Mount Leinster Rangers in the S.F.L. division 1. Tinryland led by 3 points at half time but pulled away eventually in the second half to win on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-7. Outstanding for Tinryland were John Murphy, Mark Morrissey, Cormac Walshe, Matthew O’Toole, Adam Dunne and Conor O’Toole. This win keeps Tinryland firmly in contention to reach the knockout stages with games against Rathvilly away on Sunday next and Old Leighlin still to be played.

In the S.F.L. division 4 Tinryland are still seeking a first win but they came close on Wednesday last only to be denied in the closing stages by a strong Railyard outfit who had a star player in Ryan Maguire brother of Irish soccer star Seanie Maguire. Tinryland who led until the closing stages were best served by Jack Lowry, Colm Kearney, John Whyte, Gregg Murphy, Padraig Delaney and Gary Fields.  The next match at division 4 level will be a home tie with St Andrew’s on Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30 p.m. In division 3 Tinryland were forced to concede a walk over to St. Patrick’s on Saturday last and are due to  play against Fenagh on Saturday next in Rathcrogue at 7 p.m. while they will finish their league campaign at home to neighbours Palatine on Saturday 26th May.

At juvenile level the U15 team maintained their unbeaten record in Division 2 with a comfortable win over Mount Leinster Rangers in a high scoring game in Borris. Despite trailing by 7 points at half time Tinryland like their senior counterparts turned in a tremendous second half performance to completely turn the game in their favour. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white were Ruairi Scully, Jamie Fitzgerald scorer of 5-2, Cian McCreanor, Michael Hosey, Joe Gordon, Mark Mullen, Matthew Gleeson, James Hayden and Josh Donegan. Congratulations to Tinryland U17 player Patrick Regan who won the junior footballer of the year award in Knockbeg College last week.

Preparations are well underway for the reunion celebrations for the 1967, 1968 and 1969 championship and league winning teams. Invitations have now been sent out to the members of those squads or their representatives and a full list of those panels will be published in next week’s Nationalist notes. The reunion night has been fixed for Friday 8th June at 7.30 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Tinryland GFC Lotto Winner Monday 7th May!!

posted 10 May 2018, 02:12 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

After a lapse of two years the club lotto jackpot of 10,000 euro was finally won on Monday last 7th May. The winning numbers were 3, 10,19,22 and the lucky winner was long serving club supporter May Byrne of Ballybar Upper. The winning ticket was sold by Eamonn Byrne, PRO Tinryland GFC. Next week’s lotto jackpot will once again be 10,000 euro.

Tinryland G.F.C. Notes Tuesday 8th May 2018

posted 10 May 2018, 02:08 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

BY Eamonn Byrne

After a lapse of two years the club lotto jackpot of 10,000 euro was finally won on Monday last 7th May. The winning numbers were 3, 10,19,22 and the lucky winner was long serving club supporter May Byrne of Ballybar Upper. The winning ticket was sold by Eamonn Byrne. Next week’s lotto jackpot will once again be 10,000 euro.

Following the successful staging of the Carlow Football forum by Tinryland G.F.C. on Saturday last the club will now begin planning for the 50 year re-union of the successful U21 and senior teams from 1967, 1968 and 1969. This event will take place on Friday 8th June. Any former players who are in possession of photographs from the era are requested to contact any one of the organising sub- committee. The organising committee for this event is Liam Byrne, David Power, David Byrne, Pat Foster, Mick Murphy and Eamonn Byrne.

On the playing front the Junior B team are still looking for a first win in division 4 following last Wednesday’s defeat to a strong Rathvilly side. The Junior B team will be back in action on this coming Wednesday at home to Railyard at 7.30 p.m. The Junior (A) team had their first win in division 3 away to Asca on Friday last. Outstanding for the men in blue and white were goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne, full back Peter Doran, Midfielders Mark Morrissey and Keith Jackson together with forwards Gregg Murphy, Paul Doyle, Eoghan Hosey and Dean Farrell. This team will be back in action on Saturday next 12th May at home to St. Patrick’s at 7 p.m.   The senior team will play St. Andrews in division 1 on this evening Tuesday 8th May in Rathcrogue at 8 p.m.

Tinryland G.F.C. wishes good luck to the Carlow Senior team who take on Louth in the Leinster S.F.C. on Sunday next in Portlaoise. Five Tinryland players are part of the Carlow panel. They are Paul Broderick, Shane Redmond, Danny Moran, Diarmaid Walshe and Cian Lawlor. Tinryland G.F.C. will be running a bus to Portlaoise for the game and there are a limited number of seats still available. Further details from Peenie Whelan 086 2374297.

Please Support Our Event Sat 5th May 8.30pm

posted 3 May 2018, 14:45 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com   [ updated 3 May 2018, 14:46 ]

Club Notes for Tinryland G.A.A. for Tuesday 1st May 2018

posted 30 Apr 2018, 01:46 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

 By Eamonn Byrne                 

Tinryland G.F.C. will stage a unique event on this coming Saturday 5th May at 8.30 p.m. when the Pre Leinster football championship forum will be held in the club. Tickets at 20 euro are selling well to hear the panel comprising of new GAA director general Tom Ryan, Carlow football manager Turlough O’Brien, Leinster council chairman Jim Bolger and Carlow legends Tommy Dwyer and Mark Carpenter discuss Carlow’s prospects in the up-coming championship. The panel will be chaired by Nationalist sports editor John Foley. Carlow’s prospects against Louth in O’Moore Park on Sunday 13th May will no doubt get a good airing as will a number of current topics relating to Carlow football in general. Part of the proceeds of this event will go to the Carlow football panel training fund and it is hoped that as many Carlow supporters as possible can attend on the night.

The club is also planning a major re-union of the successful 1967, 1968 and 1969 club teams that won two u21 championships and a senior football league title. This event is planned for Friday 8th June. Any former Tinryland players from that era who are in possession of photos are requested to contact any member of the organising committee. The sub- committee organising this function is Liam Byrne, David Byrne, Pat Foster, David Power, Mick Murphy and Eamonn Byrne.

On the playing front it proved to be a blank week at adult level with the only team due to play in the S.F.L. division 4 given a walk over when Kildavin-Clonegal failed to field a team on Wednesday last. The Tinryland Junior (B) team will be back in action on tomorrow Wednesday when they play Rathvilly in Rathcrogue at 7.30 p.m.

At U17 level Tinryland lost out to Rathvilly at Fr. Ryan Park on Tuesday last. A slow start by the boys in blue and white saw Rathvilly take the lead with 2 early goals which put Tinryland on the back foot in the opening half. At half time Maurice Lawler was introduced and his impact was immediate as he scored two wonderful points to bring Tinryland back into contention. Tinryland drew level early in the 2nd half with a Cormac O’Brien goal. Both goalkeepers then made wonderful saves with Tinryland’s Daniel Donegan keeping his side in contention. It was Rathvilly however that finished the stronger and the Wicklow border side held out to win by 4-6 to 2-8. Best for Tinryland were Daniel Donegan, Evan McGuire, Jonah Dunne, Cormac McElligott, Dannan Burke and sub Maurice Lawler.

There was good news for the Area 11 community games football team when they won the Carlow community games title at the weekend defeating Bagenalstown in the final. Players from Tinryland and Palatine made up the area eleven team and the local Tinryland players were Liam Ryan, Walter Webb, Eanna Dunican, Daniel Byrne and Tadhg Deane. These lads will now progress to represent Carlow in the Leinster community games gaelic football championship.

There was good news on the ladies front when Bennekerry-Tinryland senior team had a comfortable win over Old Leighlin in the S.F.L. at Ballinaboley on Sunday last. In a repeat of last year’s Co. final BT playing against the strong breeze led by 6 points at half time after first half goals from Roisin Byrne and Cliodhna Ni She. That lead extended to 14 points by the 50th minute after Cliodha Ni She lobbed the Old Leighlin keeper and a succession of well taken points from Niamh Kelly, Aoibhin Webb, Leah Mullins and Roisin Byrne and despite a late rally by Old Leighlin the BT girls guaranteed themselves a place in the league final on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-5.

Tinryland G.F.C. extends deepest sympathy to former player Joe Gorman and the extended Gorman family on the passing of Joe’s wife Eileen at the weekend.

Club Notes for Tinryland G.F.C. Tuesday 24th April 2018

posted 24 Apr 2018, 14:07 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

BY Eamonn Byrne

It was a disappointing week for club teams at adult level with 3 defeats. The U21 team who were the reigning champions lost their title at the semi-final stage on Saturday last when they were defeated by Michael Davitts by 2-7 to 0-10. Tinryland never headed the Leighlin parish team in this game but were well in contention at half time when trailing by a single point despite missing a penalty in the 9th minute. Early in the second half Niall Lowry levelled matters but a goal from midfielder Darren Lunney in the 38th minute gave the winners a lead they never relinquished and despite a strong fightback Tinryland could never close the gap on Michael Davits who will now play Eire Og in the final. Tinryland’s best players in this game were John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Niall Lowry, Eoghan Hosey and Ciaran Byrne.

At Junior (A) level Tinryland also had to play second fiddle to Old Leighlin who defeated the men in blue and white by 3 points at Molaise Park on Thursday last in Division 3. Tinryland will play Leighlinbridge in round 3 on this coming Saturday 28th April in Rathcrogue at 7 p.m. 

In division 4 Tinryland suffered a heavy defeat to Eire Og in Pairc Ui Bhrian on Wednesday last. The Junior 2nd team will be at home to Kildavin-Clonegal on tomorrow Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. 

There was better news at juvenile level with significant wins for our U15 and U17 teams.

In the U15 grade Tinryland defeated Burren Rangers in dreadful weather conditions by 5-5 to 1-3. Tinryland had excellent players in goalkeeper Seamus McCullough, together with Cillian Fagan, Cian McGuire, Joe Regan, Mark Mullen, and Michael Hosey.

At U17 level Tinryland began their championship campaign when they hosted Muinebheag in Rathcrogue. The boys in blue and white were never headed after Paddy Regan scored their opening point in the early stages. A Cormac O’Brien goal and another from Paddy Regan saw Tinryland lead by 9 points at half time and despite playing against a strong wind in the 2nd half Tinryland ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-6. Outstanding for Tinryland were Jack Murphy, Jonah Dunne, Cormac O’Brien, Paddy Regan, Sam Byrne and Brian McGrath.

Tickets are selling well for the pre Leinster championship football forum to be held in Tinryland G.F.C. on Saturday 5th May at 8.30 p.m. The panel will include the new director general of the G.A.A. Tom Ryan, Carlow football manager Turlough O’Brien, Leinster council chairman Jim Bolger a native of Clonmore and Carlow football legends Mark Carpenter and Tommy Dwyer. The forum will be chaired by Nationalist sports editor John Foley. Tickets which are limited cost 20 euro and part of the proceeds will be going to the Carlow football panel training fund.

Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes for Tuesday 17th April 2018

posted 16 Apr 2018, 12:30 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

     By Eamonn Byrne

Despite the final scoreline of 4-11 to 0-12 a depleted Tinryland produced a competitive performance against Co. champions Eire Og in the S.F.L. division 1 at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Sunday evening. For various reasons due to other commitments and injuries Tinryland could muster only 17 players for this 3rd round tie against the reigning champions. Two early Eire Og goals gave Tinryland a mountain to climb but by half time the men in blue and white were still very much in contention following points from Diarmaid Walshe, Niall Lowry, Paul Doyle, and Shane Redmond. Ten minutes into the 2nd half the Eire Og lead was reduced to 3 points following 2 Niall Lowry points. Tinryland were then dealt a blow when influential midfielder Mark Morrissey was forced off with a knee injury and with only one outfield sub available Eire Og added two further goals to their tally to remain unbeaten in the senior league. Tinryland’s next outing in division 1 will be against Old Leighlin on Tuesday 24th April.

In division 4 Tinryland lost out to Fenagh at Hogan park on Wednesday last while in division 3 the game against Old Leighlin which was due to be played at the weekend will now take place in Molaise park  Old Leighlin at 8.15 p.m. on this coming Thursday 19th April. The division 4 team will play Eire Og in round 4 on tomorrow Wednesday 18th April in Pairc Ui Bhrian at 7.15 p.m.

On Sunday next Tinryland U21 team will contest the Co. semi-final against Michael Davits at netwatch Cullen park at 7.30 p.m. This will be part of a double header with the other semi-final between Palatine and Eire Og set for 6 p.m. 

In ladies football Bennekerry-Tinryland opened their league campaign with a comfortable win over newly promoted Eire Og in Rathcrogue on Sunday evening last. Among the scorers for B.T. were Niamh Kelly, Elaine Ware, Cliodhna Ni Se, Roisin Byrne, Nuala Mohan and Leah Mullins. This game was played at the same time as the men’s senior game between the two clubs. Surely in this day and age an arrangement to play both games at the same venue could have been made to accommodate supporters of both clubs who would have wished to attend.

There was a very good turnout from the club for the clean- up Tinryland project on Saturday last. All the litter that had accumulated over the year was cleared by the many volunteers from the community and it was agreed that the project in conjunction with Carlow Co. Council, Tinryland tidy towns committee and KCLR radio was a huge success.

Congratulations to club members Marcus Lawler and Adam Murphy on their performances at the Irish Universities track and Field championships at the Mary Peters track in Belfast over the weekend. Marcus retained his 200m title in 21.07 and finished 2nd in the 100m in 10.73 while Adam recorded a P.B. of 49.81 and 49.36 in both the heats and final of a hot men’s 400m.Both lads helped I.T. Carlow to the silver medals in the sprint relay behind D.C.U.

Tickets are now on sale for the pre Leinster championship football forum to be held in Tinryland G.F.C. on Saturday 5th May at 8.30 p.m. The panel will include the new director general of the G.A.A. Tom Ryan, Carlow football manager Turlough O’Brien, Leinster council chairman Jim Bolger a native of Carlow and Carlow football legends Mark Carpenter O’Hanrahans and Tommy Dwyer Tinryland. 

Tickets which are limited cost €20 and part of the proceeds will be going to the Carlow Football panel training fund.

Tinryland G.F.C. hosted a very successful table quiz in aid of Tinryland N.S. on Friday last 13th April when 43 teams of 4 took part. b

Fixture change SFL Div 3 V Old Leighlin

posted 14 Apr 2018, 03:48 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

***FIXTURE CHANGE*** Our SFL Div 3 match against Old Leighlin is not being played this evening. It will be played in Old Leighlin at 8.15pm on Thursday 19th April.

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