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Tinryland G.F.C. Club News Tuesday 22nd August

posted 21 Aug 2017, 12:39 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The past week was the busiest of the year so far with all teams involved in championship action at various stages. The highlight was the dramatic victory of the u21 team in the final against Rathvilly on Friday last at Netwatch Cullen Park. After easy wins against Fenagh and Palatine, Tinryland carried the favourites tag against the Wicklow border team. After an intense game that saw both defences prevail Tinryland trailed by a point entering stoppage time. With one last surge Tinryland via John Murphy attacked and won a free which James McGrath converted to level the game. Everyone in the ground expected the referee to sound the final whistle but remarkably play continued as there had been more stoppages in injury time and to the delight of Tinryland supporters another free was won and James McGrath applied the finishing touches to give the club a 9th U21 title since the grade was first introduced in 1964. Outstanding for the men in blue and white were John Murphy, Adam Dunne, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

The club had 2 junior teams in action in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. in the past week. In the J.F.C. (A) Tinryland lost by the minimum margin for the 2nd week in succession and will now have to win the final game against St. Patricks on Tuesday next 22nd August to entertain any hopes of avoiding a relegation battle having already lost out to Old Leighlin and Leighlinbridge.

There was better news for the 2nd Junior team in the J.F.C. (B) when they made up for a heavy defeat in their opening game with Naomh Eoin by defeating Kildavin-Clonegal in an exciting encounter at McGrath Park on Wednesday last. This win has guaranteed the team a place in the quarter final and they will next be in action on Wednesday 30th August in the final group game against Eire Og. Outstanding for Tinryland were Eoin Hosey scorer of 2 vital goals together with John Whyte, Luke Fleming, Niall Bermingham, Conall O’Se, Gary Scully, Mick Delaney and James Murphy.

At minor level the club is finding the going tough in the M.F.C. (A) division. Despite losing to St. Andrews by 5 points in round 3 on Monday last the young team put up their best performance to date. Outstanding for Tinryland who next play Fenagh in Rathcrogue on Monday next at 7.30 p.m.  were Eoin Hosey, Keelan Gaffney, Daniel Donegan, Jack Murphy, Cuan Burke and Dannan Burke.

In the Fairgreen Shopping centre U16 championship Tinryland are already qualified for the semi-final. On Thursday last the team lost out by a narrow margin to neighbours Palatine who are also through to the semi-final in the final group game. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Paddy Regan, Cormac O’Brien, Evan McGuire, Aongus O’Se, Sam Byrne, Daire Brophy and Jack Murphy.

Well done to the Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies who reached the Carlow S.F.C. final for the 3rd consecutive year when they defeated former winners St Fortcherns in McGrath park on Sunday last. Outstanding for the BT ladies were Shannon Cotter, Amanda Kinsella, Stephanie Kehoe, Cliodhna Ni Se, Alex McNeill, Leah Mullins and Roisin Byrne who scored 4-2 from the full forward position

The big game in the coming week will be the clash of Tinryland and Old Leighlin in the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. which has been fixed for Netwatch Cullen Park on this coming Sunday afternoon at 1.30 p.m. Tinryland after losing to Palatine in the opening round showed improved form to defeat Mount Leinster Rangers in round 2 and hopes are high for another Tinryland victory on Sunday.

Anyone wishing to attend the next Follow me up to Carlow G.A.A. fundraiser featuring Paddy Cole, Trudi Lawlor, Tyrone legend Mickey Harte and a host of other stars should note that tickets are available in the club. The event takes place in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Saturday 9th September at 8 p.m.

Club Notes for Tinryland G.A.A. 15th August 2017

posted 14 Aug 2017, 07:56 by

By Eamonn Byrne

It was another busy week on the playing front with 3 adult teams from the club in championship action. The Senior team produced an outstanding performance on Sunday evening at Netwatch Cullen park when they defeated Mount Leinster Rangers in round 2 of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C.  In a low scoring 1st half Tinryland led by 4 points at half time with the crucial score coming from midfielder Peter Hennessy who rattled the Rangers net in the 26th minute after good play from Matthew O’Toole. An early 2nd half goal from Co. player Shane Redmond after good work from James McGrath extended the lead and victory was assured mid- way through the 2nd half when further goals from Hennessy and O’Toole left M.L.R. with a mountain to climb.  Tinryland will now play Old Leighlin in round 3 of the S.F.C. at the end of August.  At junior level the club fielded 2 teams during the week in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (A) and (B) championships. The Junior A team was deprived of an opening round win against Old Leighlin at the training centre on Tuesday last when a last minute goal by David Dowling gave the men from Molaise park a dramatic  win after Tinryland had led by 2 points with seconds remaining. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Conor Ryan, Adam Dunne, Shane O’Neill, Padraig Whelan and Paul Doyle

The Junior (A) team is back in action on this evening Tuesday 15th August in McGrath Park at 7.30 p.m. against Leighlinbridge.

At Junior (B) level the club struggled to field a team against Naomh Eoin on Wednesday last and were well beaten in the end. Despite the heavy loss there were some encouraging performers in Sean Kirwan, David O’Shea, John Whyte, Niall Bermingham and John Jackson. The Junior (B) team will play Kildavin-Clonegal on tomorrow Wednesday 16th August at 7.45 p.m. in the Training centre Fenagh.

The big game for the club this week will be the U21 (A) final against Rathvilly in Netwatch Cullen park on Friday evening at 8 p.m. Tinryland looked impressive in their quarter final and semi-final wins over Fenagh and Palatine and hopes are high for another u21 title on Friday. Tinryland last won the U21 championship in 2015 and will be seeking their 9th title when they line out against Rathvilly on Friday next. 

At juvenile level the U14 team warmed up for their next championship engagement when they travelled to Co. Louth on Saturday last to play Lannleire  G.F.C. a club that has connections to Tinryland through current vice-chairman John McCullough. The U16 team will wind up their group matches in the Fairgreen Shopping centre division 2 with a game away to Palatine on this coming Friday at 7 p.m. 

Tinryland G.F.C. club Notes for August 8th

posted 6 Aug 2017, 12:18 by

By Eamonn Byrne
The championship season is well and truly underway and Tinryland teams were involved in key matches in the past week. The seniors began championship action on Thursday last against Co champions Palatine in a game postponed from the previous Sunday due to the passing of former chairman and club vice president Paddy Regan. The game began with Palatine on the front foot and the champions led by 4 points to one in the opening ten minutes. The key score of the first half was a Pal. goal by Co. player Shane O’Neill but Tinryland managed to stay in contact with excellent points from Matthew O’Toole, Niall Lowry, Padraig Townsend and James McGrath which left only 3 points separating the teams at the interval. Despite early attacks Tinryland fell further behind by the 40th minute before a wonderful goal by Conor O’Toole gave us a lifeline. Palatine then pulled clear again before a late Tinryland rally reduced the margin to 5 points. The seniors are next in action on Sunday next at Netwatch Cullen Park at 7.30 p.m. when Mount Leinster Rangers will provide the opposition. 48 hours after the Michael Lyng Motors senior game Tinryland met Palatine again in the U21 semi-final and if they say a week is a long time in politics 48 hours is surely a long time in gaelic football as the U21 Tinryland lads made up in a big way for their performance 2 days earlier. With both teams fielding a half dozen players who lined out at senior level another keen contest was anticipated by both sets of supporters in the local derby but that notion was truly dispelled well before half time as the men in blue and white were simply supreme in their approach and effort in this game. Tinryland led by 2-6 to 0-3 at the interval with the goals coming from James McGrath from the penalty spot and from mid-fielder Peter Hennessy who had a great game on Saturday. In the second half another Hennessy goal ensured that Tinryland progressed to the U21 final where Rathvilly will provide the opposition. Outstanding for Tinryland on Saturday were John Murphy, Rory Doyle, Cuan Burke, Fionnan Burke, Peter Hennessy, Niall Lowry, Conor O’Toole, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

Not to be outdone the ladies from Bennekerry-Tinryland and Palatine also squared up to each other in another local derby on Friday last in the Carlow ladies S.F.C. This time it was Bennekerry-Tinryland the defending champions who easily won to make up for losing their opening game against Old Leighlin 2 weeks previously. The ladies team will now play St. Fortherns in the semi-final as they attempt to win the title for the 3rd successive year.

In the coming week Tinryland will be in action at junior level when the No. 1 team take on Old Leighlin on this Tuesday evening at the Fenagh training centre at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. group 1. The No. 2 Junior team are due to play Naomh Eoin in the J.F.C. B Group 1 at the same venue on tomorrow Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.  

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes for Tuesday 1st August

posted 4 Aug 2017, 09:07 by

By Eamonn Byrne

There was deep sadness in the Tinryland club and the general community on Saturday last when the news broke of the passing of former club chairman Paddy Regan. The Ballyloo native served his club as a player and official for more than 50 years acting as chairman during the club’s centenary in 1988.

As a player Paddy won Carlow S.F.C. medals on the 3 in a row team of 1948, 1949 and 1950 and was also a member of the team that lost the 1954 senior final to O’Hanrahans. He also figured on successful junior teams in the early 1950’s playing as both a goalkeeper and corner back in the 1953 and 1954 junior finals. Paddy who farmed extensively in Ballyloo took on the role of Tinryland G.F.C. chairman during the 1980's and was instrumental in driving major developments at that time including the production of the club 100 year history which was launched during the centenary year of 1988.

Paddy was laid to rest in Tinryland cemetary following requiem Mass yesterday Monday with the club providing a guard of honour on his final journey to St. Joseph’s Church. Many tributes were paid to the current club vice-president since his passing including a graveside oration from current club president Brendan Hayden who spoke about Paddy’s success as a farmer and his exploits on the 3 in a row team of the late 1940’s. Brendan was a playing colleague of Paddy’s during the 1950’s when both men figured on successful Tinryland junior teams.

As a mark of respect the opening round of the Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. between Tinryland and Palatine was postponed on Sunday last. This game has now been refixed for this coming Thursday 3rd August at 8 p.m. in Netwatch Cullen Park with David Hughes the appointed referee. Palatine and Tinryland are also due to meet in  in the U21 semi- final on this coming Saturday 5th August in Netwatch Cullen park at 7.30 p.m. . Keep up to date with all fixtures arrangements on the club web site, Face book and Twitter.

Paul Broderick, GAA Player of the Month May 2017

posted 27 Jul 2017, 05:43 by

Congratulations to our own Paul Broderick, Player of the Month for May 2017. A richly deserved accolade.

Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes for 25th July 2017

posted 27 Jul 2017, 01:58 by

 By Eamonn Byrne                            

The Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. will begin on this coming weekend with a number of mouth- watering fixtures down for decision. Tinryland will begin their campaign in group 1 on next Sunday evening at 7.30 p.m. in Netwatch Cullen Park when the reigning Co. champions Palatine will provide the opposition. These two neighbours last met in early June in the S.F.L. division 1 semi-final with the men from Cnoc Arda edging the men in blue and white by the minimum margin. Next Sundays match will feature at least 8 players including 3 from Tinryland who were involved in Carlow’s extended run in this years All Ireland qualifiers.  The game which is part of a double header at Netwatch Cullen Park is expected to attract a large crowd as both games on the programme are local derbies with Kilbride and Naomh Eoin in action in the curtain raiser in the I.F.C. at 6 p.m.  The other 2 teams in group 1 of the Michael Lyng Motore Carlow S.F.C. are Mount Leinster Rangers and Old Leighlin and Tinryland will play those teams on week ending 13th August and week ending 27th August respectively.

Tinryland minors found the going tough in their 2 opening games in this year’s M.F.C. (A) championship. On Monday last the young Tinryland team went down to a heavy defeat to Palatine in Rathcrogue while on Thursday last Burren Rangers had ten points to spare over the boys in blue and white who could only muster the bare fifteen for the round 2 fixture. Despite these defeats there were some promising Tinryland players on show in both games including Cuan Burke, Tommy Dunne, Ronan Curran, Jonathon Curran, Conor Brennan, Eoin Hosey, Jack Murphy and Brian McGrath. The minors are back in action on this coming Thursday 27th July away to Michael Davits in Ballinabranna at 7.30 p.m. In the U16 grade Tinryland received a walk over from O’Hanrahans in  the Fairgreen shopping centre division 2 and have already qualified for the semi-final with two games remaining against Kildavin-Clonegal on 9th August and against Palatine on 18th August.

A very enjoyable Feile appreciation evening in conjunction with Setanta hurling club took place in Tinryland on Saturday last in recognition of the great work done by both clubs at the recent All Ireland hurling feile that was hosted by Setanta in Tinryland. Speakers on the night included Tinryland chairman Michael Murphy and Setanta chairman Noel O’Neill.

The Tinryland G.F.C. club lotto currently stands at €10,000 and is held every Monday night in the clubhouse at 10 p.m.   

Club news 17 July 2017

posted 18 Jul 2017, 11:16 by

         By Eamonn Byrne                                              

The past week saw the Carlow team finally bow out of the All Ireland championship after a gallant effort against Monaghan. The 3 Tinryland players involved namely Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond will now return to the club in preparation for the opening game in the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. against champions Palatine at the end of July.

At junior level Tinryland lost out to a strong Fenagh team in the S.F.L. division 3 semi-final at the training centre on Wednesday last. Trailing by 1-6 to 0-1 at half time Tinryland faced an uphill battle in the second half. Despite eventually losing by 7 points Tinryland showed improved form in the final 30 minutes and remained competitive scoring 7 points via Padraig Whelan, James McGrath (4), Keelan Gaffney and Peter Hennessy. The junior team will begin championship action on Tuesday 8th August when Old Leighlin will provide the opposition. Leighlinbridge and St. Patricks are the other 2 teams in our group in the J.F.C. (A).

The U21 team now know who their opponents in the semi-final in early August will be after Palatine defeated Eire Og in the U21 quarter final on Sunday evening. The U21 and senior championship games between the 2 neighbours Tinryland and Palatine should provide cracking entertainment for both sets of followers when the games take place in early August. The Tinryland U16 team will hope to maintain their good recent form when they take on O’Hanrahans in round 8 of the Fairgreen Shopping Centre U16 division 2 on this coming Friday 21st July.

It was a busy week for the ladies section of the club. At juvenile level the girls from Bennekerry-Tinryland tasted success at u12 level when they defeated Clonmore in the U12 (A) final. The Bennekerry-Tinryland U14 team defeated Ballinkillen in the (B) final which took place on Thursday last. At senior level Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies who are the reigning champions were defeated by a lively Old Leighlin team at the training centre on Sunday last. This defeat means that the BT ladies must win their remaining game against Palatine if they are to remain in this year’s championship having won the title in 2015 and 2016.

Tinryland G.F.C. will host a Feile acknowledgement night this coming Saturday 22nd July for members of Setanta and Tinryland clubs in recognition of the tremendous work done at the recent All Ireland Feile hurling event that was hosted by Setanta in Rathcrogue. The event which includes live music and a BBQ commences at 9 p.m.  

Tinryland GFC Sports Notes 11th July 2017

posted 10 Jul 2017, 12:15 by

Carlow Seniors
Pride of place this week goes to the Carlow footballers and the 3 Tinryland players on a magnificent performance in reaching the last 16 of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship. Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond all contributed to a great Carlow performance against Leitrim at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday last. When the game ended the team was given a great reception by the Carlow supporters and it was lovely to see many young members from the club seeking out the Carlow and Tinryland players for autographs and photos after the game. Performances like on Saturday will give a big lift to the game at club level throughout the county. The lads will be back in action on Saturday next against Monaghan back at Netwatch Cullen Park as Carlow attempt to progress further in this year’s championship.

Carlow Juniors
Not to be outdone, the Carlow ladies had success over the weekend also when they won the Leinster Junior final against Kilkenny at Netwatch Cullen Park. Congratulations to the team and the Bennekerry-Tinryland players on the panel. They were Deirdre Tomlinson, Leah Mullins, Elaine Ware, Clíodhna Ní Shé, Leanne Corcoran and Shannen Cotter. Carlow will now embark on an attempt at winning the All Ireland Junior championship when their opponents will include, London, Lancashire, Antrim, Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Derry and Armagh.

Tinryland U21 Team
It was a good week at club level also for Tinryland with the U21 team progressing to the semi-final of the championship. The U21s advanced to a last 4 date with Palatine or Eire Og when they easily dismissed the challenge of a youthful Fenagh at the Carlow Training Centre on Friday last. The men in blue and white were in control of this game from the early stages and 2 first half goals from the captain Conor O’Toole and centre back Cathal Gaffney laid the foundations for this win. In the second half Tinryland scored a further 1-8 with midfielder Peter Hennessy scoring a 3rd goal in the 45th minute. Outstanding for the hoops were Adam Dunne, John Murphy, Fionnán Burke, Niall Lowry, Conor O’Toole, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

Tinryland Juniors
The Junior (A) team are scheduled to play Fenagh in the SFL division 3 semi-final at the Training Centre on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30 p.m.
Adam Murphy son of Tinryland GFC chairman Mick continues to impress on the athletic track and he put up another outstanding performance on Friday last in Letterkenny when he placed third behind a Brazillian and a British runner in an International 200m race.

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes for 4th July 2017

posted 6 Jul 2017, 07:16 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The Carlow club football championship season is fast approaching and the 1st Tinryland team will be in action on this coming Friday 7th July at the training centre in Fenagh. The U21 team who were successful at minor level will open their campaign against Fenagh at 7.30 p.m. with a place in the semi-final the prize for the winners.

On Saturday next at 3 p.m. in Netwatch Cullen Park Carlow will play Leitrim in round 2 of the All Ireland football qualifiers.  3 Tinryland players namely Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond will be part of the Carlow panel and the club extends good wishes to the 3 lads and the rest of the Carlow team as they strive to maintain their successful run in this years All Ireland championship.

Well done to Adam Murphy son of club chairman Mick on winning the National U23 200m title in Tullamore at the weekend. Tinryland G.F.C. extends good wishes to Marcus Lawler for a speedy recovery from his recent injury picked up at the European team athletic championships in Finland. Marcus recently spoke to the U16 panel and imparted some good advice to them on how to improve their performance levels.

The club lotto jackpot currently stands at 10,000 euro and has not been won in almost one year. The lotto draw takes place every Monday night at 10 p.m. sharp. Keep up to date with all happenings in Tinryland G.F.C. on and also on facebook, twitter and the weekly Carlow Nationalist club notes.

Tinryland Winner in Latest Club Development Draw

posted 28 Jun 2017, 03:25 by   [ updated 28 Jun 2017, 03:27 ]

Congratulations to Shay Byrne on winning €200 in the latest club development draw. Full results here:

1st Prize


€10,000 Cash


Garrett Nolan,

Church Road, Myshall

Naomh Eoin

2nd Prize


€2,000 Cash


James Maher,




3rd Prize


€1,000 Cash


Darren Kavanagh,

Old Leighlin

Naomh Bríd


4th Prize




J.J. Kelly

Lanzarote, Spain



5th Prize




Shay Byrne,




6th Prize




Tom Farrell

Old Burrin Road



7th Prize



Sean & Patsy Stapleton, Knocksquire



8th Prize



Barrow Valley Athletic Club

Old Leighlin


9th Prize



Clare Bolger,

The Rower, Inistioge

Burren Rangers


10th Prize



Theresa Dermody,

Harrow Cross



11th Prize



Eddie & Margaret Byrne




12th Prize



Tom Fenlon,




13th Prize



Joe Minchin,


Naomh Eoin


14th Prize



Tony Noctor,

C\O Éire Óg

Éire Óg


15th Prize




Royal Oak Road



16th prize



Paul & Paula Nolan




17th Prize



Dermot Mulligan

Co\ Leighlinbridge



18th Prize



Frank McGarry

C\O Palatine



19th Prize



Michael Murphy




20th Prize



Ann Cradden \ Theresa Huff



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