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Tinryland G.F.C. sports notes for 12th June 2017

posted 11 Jun 2017, 00:52 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The Senior team’s wait for another S.F.L. division 1 title will extend to half a century following a one point loss to Co. champions Palatine in the 2017 league semi-final at Netwatch Cullen Park on Friday.

Tinryland looked to have every chance of reaching the final when they led by 5 points mid- way through the opening half but after a period of early dominance by the men in blue and white Palatine rallied to lead by a point at the interval. In the second half both teams were reduced to 14 players as the slippery conditions made it difficult and with seconds remaining Palatine led by the minimum. Tinryland had a great chance of a goal in the dying seconds but the Pal. defence held firm and Tinryland will have to wait 7 weeks for their next competitive fixture against the same opposition in the opening round of the Michael Lyng motors S.F.C.

At Juvenile level Tinryland U14’s edged closer to a semi-final spot in the Fairgreen shopping centre U14 division 2 championship when they defeated St. Patrick’s in Tullow on Friday evening. In a competitive first half the sides were level at half time. In the second half the Tinryland defence was excellent and a match winning performance by Conor Carew who scored 3-2 enabled the boys in blue and white to prevail by 4-5 to 4-2. Other outastanding players for Tinryland were Killian Fagan, Michael Hosey, Cian McCreanor, Josh Donegan, Joe Regan, Seamus McCullough and Alex Kelliher.


The Tinryland G.F.C. Golf classic will be held in Gowran park on Saturday next 17th June commencing at 9 p.m. A limited number of slots are still available for teams of 4. Contact Mark Dempsey, Paul Broderick or Cormac Walshe for further details.

Tinryland G.F.C. will be one of the venues for the All Ireland hurling feile this coming weekend. 14 different clubs from the 4 corners of Ireland will participate in hurling and camogie in Rathcrogue.

Setanta H.C. from Carlow town is the host club for the games at the Tinryland venue. In conjunction with the event there will be traditional music in the club on Friday evening while on Saturday evening the ballad group “One For The Road” will perform.

Well done to Tinryland handball player Martin Mullins on his recent win at the All Ireland hardball championships in Nenagh. Martin defeated Jack O’Shea of Kerry 21-7, 21-5 in the final. This win capped an excellent season for the handball section of the club.

Sports Notes Tinryland G.F.C. for Tuesday 6th June 2017

posted 6 Jun 2017, 14:39 by

 By Eamonn Byrne
The various club championship dates were issued in the past week. Tinryland senior footballers will commence championship action on week ending 30th July against neighbours and current Co. champions Palatine. Prior to this Tinryland will play the same opposition in the semi-final of the S.F.L. which will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 9th June at 7.30pm in Netwatch Cullen Park . The 2nd game in the S.F.C. will see Tinryland up against Mount Leinster Rangers on week ending 13th August while the final game in group 1 of the championship will be against former champions Old Leighlin on week ending 27th August.
In the Junior football (A) championship Tinryland will commence on Tuesday 8th August against Old Leighlin with further games on Tuesday 15th August against Leighlinbridge and on Tuesday 29th August with St. Patricks. Prior to the start of the Junior (A) championship Tinryland will play Fenagh in the S.F.L division 3 semi-final.
In the Junior football (B) Tinryland will open their championship campaign against Naomh Eoin on Wednesday 2nd August with further games on Wednesday 16th August against Kildavin/Clonegal and on Wednesday 30th August against Eire Og.
Tinryland minors who won the Minor (B) last year will compete in the (A) division this season and begin championship action on Monday 26th June with a home tie against Rathvilly. 6 further games in the minor championship will take place during July, August and early September.
The U21 football championship which is on a knock out basis will see Tinryland play Fenagh in round 1 on week ending 9th July with the winners due to meet Eire Og or Palatine in the semi-final.
Well done to the 3 Tinryland players involved with the Carlow S.F. team namely Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond who all played their part in a credible Carlow performance against All Ireland champions Dublin in Portlaoise on Saturday last. A large number of supporters from the Tinryland area travelled to O’Moore Park for the game.
At juvenile level Tinryland U14s were successful in their recent championship match against Michael Davitts. Tinryland came from behind in the opening half to lead 3-5 to 1-2 at half time with 2 goals from Alex Kelliher and some excellent points from Joseph Gordon, Mark Mullen and Cillian Fagan. In the 2nd half Tinryland scored further goals via Alex Kelliher, Joseph Gordon, James Hayden and Josh Donegan to run out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 8-9 to 2-5. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white who will play St Patricks in their next game were Alex Kelliher, Seamus McCullough, Cian McCreanor, Joseph Gordon, Mark Mullen, Cillian Fagan, James Hayden, Josh Donegan and Michael Hosey.Well done to the Bennekerry-Tinryland senior ladies team who won the 11 a side competition recently defeating Old Leighlin in the final. Congratulations to former club secretary Jim Deane on his recent election as Mayor of Carlow Municipal district. A very enjoyable celebration social was held in the club on Thursday last to mark Jim’s achievement and was attended by many of his colleagues on Carlow Co. council.
Sympathy is extended to the family of former Tinryland player John McGrath from Baltinglass and formerly from Garryhundon who passed away peacefully on Friday last. Burial took place in Tinryland cemetary yesterday Monday. John was a prominent player with Tinryland in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s winning 2 Carlow senior football medals in 1949 and 1950.
Sympathy is also extended to the Guidera family from Tinryland on the recent death of Kenneth Guidera.

Clubhouse Open for Carlow v Dublin Match

posted 2 Jun 2017, 13:35 by

Our clubhouse is open from 6.30pm tomorrow showing the Carlow v Dublin match live on Sky Sports. Anyone not travelling to O'Moore Park please call over for a great evening.

Tinryland G.A.A. Sports Notes Tuesday 23rd May 2017

posted 22 May 2017, 10:53 by

By Eamonn Byrne         

Well done to the Tinryland players involved with the Carlow senior and minor teams on Sunday last. In the senior match Paul Broderick, Danny Moran and Shane Redmond had outstanding games with Paul scoring 10 points and Danny getting a vital second half goal to help Carlow into the quarter final against Dublin. In the minor game that saw Wexford defeat Carlow by a single point Keelan Gaffney and Ronan Curran both played very well.

The Senior’s minus their 3 Co. players lost out to Old Leighlin by 4 points in a high quality division 1 game  played in Rathcrogue on Saturday last. Having won 5 of their 7 league games, Tinryland despite this loss have still guaranteed themselves a place in the league semi-finals as they attempt to win the competition for the first time since 1968.

Tinryland were playing catch up straight from the throw in and conceded a goal after only 10 seconds. At half time Old Leighlin led by 4 points and they extended that advantage to 7 before Tinryland sub Diarmaid Walshe scored a consolation goal with the last kick of the game.

The No. 1 junior team remain in contention for a place in the Division 3 semi-final after they defeated Leighlinbridge in Ballinaboley on Tuesday last. Tinryland got off to a blistering start scoring 3 goals and a point in the opening 6 minutes. Leading by 3-5 to 0-4 at half time the men in blue and white survived a great second half comeback by the All Blacks and victory was assured when Dean Farrell rattled the Leighlinbridge net on the stroke of full time. Best for Tinryland were Peter Hennessy, Padraic Whelan, Dean Farrell, and Paul Doyle. The Junior team is back in action this evening Tuesday away to Palatine as they attempt to reach the semi-final.

The second junior team are still seeking a first win in division 4 after losing out to Palatine in Bennekerry on Wednesday last. Best for Tinryland who play Askea next were Cathal Whelan, Jason Curran, Seamus Curran, Joey Ryan and John Jackson.

The table quiz held on Friday last in aid of the juvenile section was very successful with 26 teams taking part.

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes Monday 15th May

posted 15 May 2017, 12:33 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The Senior team suffered their first defeat in this year’s league when they lost out to Eire Og in Rathcrogue on Sunday last. In a low scoring first half Eire Og led by 2 points at the break courtesy of a goal from Murtagh Ware and some well taken points from the same player. Tinryland had a number of goal chances in the opening half also but could not breach the Eire Og net. The Carlow town team added ten points to their account in the second half while Tinryland could only muster 1-3 with the consolation goal from James McGrath arriving in the closing stages. Tinryland have already qualified for the league semi-final and will play Old Leighlin in the final game in the group this coming weekend.

Despite losing to Eire Og the No. 2 Junior squad put up their best performance of the season so far and were competitive for much of last Wednesday’s division 4 game in Rathcrogue. Outstanding for Tinryland were Michael Delaney, Seamus Curran, Sean Kirwan, David O’Shea, Dean Farrell and Bobby Whelan. The No. 2 Juniors are back in action on tomorrow Wednesday away to Palatine at 7.30 p.m.

The No. 1 Junior team need to win their remaining 2 matches to reach the division 3 semi-final and they play Leighlinbridge at Paul Monaghan Park in Ballinaboley this Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m.

At juvenile level the U14 team despite losing to a strong O’Hanrahans played very good football in a great game played on Friday last. Outstanding for the young Tinryland squad were James Hayden, Cian McGuire, Conor Carew, Jamie Fitzgerald, and Cillian Fagan.

The facilities at the club grounds in Rathcrogue are being upgraded. Two new dugouts on the pitch adjacent to the road are being constructed while a new digital scoreboard on the floodlit pitch sponsored by McDonald’s is under construction.

Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. will hold a table quiz in the clubhouse on this coming Friday 19th May commencing at 8 p.m. Tables of 4 consisting of 2 adults and two juveniles cost €20. It is expected that up to 30 teams will take part. There will be numerous spot prizes on the night.

Tinryland will be a venue for the All Ireland hurling feile on 16th, 17th and 18th June. Carlow town club Setanta will be the host club at the Rathcrogue venue and the event is expected to attract large crowds of spectators supporting the many teams from the 4 provinces..

The Tinryland G.F.C. Golf classic will take place in Gowran on Saturday 17th June. Team of 4 costs €200. Further details from Paul Broderick 085 7262455, Cormac Walshe 086 1945633 or Mick Murphy 087 9736600.

Club Sports Notes for Tinryland G.A.A. Tuesday 9th May

posted 8 May 2017, 09:55 by

By Eamonn Byrne

It was another very active week at both juvenile and adult level in the club. The senior team received a walk over from O’Hanrahans in division 1 and have now qualified for the knockout stages of the league. The team is back in action on next Sunday evening at home to Eire Og in the penultimate game in the league stages.

The No. 1 junior team was involved in a very competitive game against Old Leighlin on Tuesday last and won the league points after a two point victory. A 25th minute goal by full forward Padraic Whelan and superb goalkeeping from Ciaran Byrne proved to be the difference between these two evenly matched teams. Outstanding for Tinryland were goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne together with Conor Ryan, John Paul Moore, Shane O’Neill, Peter Hennessy, Michael Dobosz, and Padraic Whelan. 

The juniors have two games remaining in division 3 against Leighlinbridge on Tuesday 16th May and against Palatine on Tuesday 23rd May and need to win both to reach the knockout stages.

The No. 2 junior team who are struggling for numbers were well beaten by St. Andrew’s in McGrath Park on Wednesday last.

At juvenile level the U16 team are going well and recorded another fine victory over O’Hanrahans on Wednesday last. They followed this up with another success against Kildavin-Clonegal on Friday. Tinryland had the game against O’Hanrahans wrapped up by half time and eventually ran out easy winners by 5-18 to 0-5. Outstanding for the hoops were Daniel Donegan, Sam Byrne, Evan McGuire, Cormac O’Brien, Aongus O’ Se, Padraig Thompson and Cian Nicholl.

A youthful U14 team were defeated by Naomh Eoin in division 2 but performed very well in the Carlow Feile on last Sunday morning when they defeated Fenagh in the quarter final before losing to Naomh Eoin by 3 points in the semi-final. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white were Michael Regan, Seamus McCullough, Conor Carew, Cian McCreanor, Joe Regan and Ruairi Scully. The U12 team had another successful outing against Eire Og in division 2 on Saturday last.

A table quiz for adults and juvenile members will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 19th May commencing at 8.p.m. All club members including parents are urged to support this fundraising venture. Tables consisting of 2 adults and 2 juveniles cost €20.

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes Tuesday 2nd May

posted 3 May 2017, 04:13 by

By Eamonn Byrne          

With the league now past the half way stage the most successful team to date has been the seniors who have won all four matches played in division 1. Having received a walk over from O’Hanrahans at the weekend the senior team has 2 matches remaining against Old Leighlin and Eire Og as they attempt to win the league for the first time in 49 years.

The Junior A team competing in division 3 came up against a strong Fenagh outfit at J.J. Hogan Park on Tuesday last. Tinryland were competitive in the first half and only trailed by 2 points at the interval. In the second half with the advantage of a strong breeze and the influence of Co. senior player Sean Murphy, Fenagh extended their advantage to run out comfortable winners. Best for Tinryland who are back in action at home to Old Leighlin this Tuesday evening 2nd May were Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Byrne, Shane O’Neill, Paul Doyle and John Jackson.

The No. 2 junior team competing in division 4 are still seeking a first win and will play away to St. Andrew’s on tomorrow Wednesday 3rd May in McGrath Park at 7.15 p.m.

The minors who are back in division 1 having won the Minor (B) championship last year found the going tough against a well drilled Palatine on Monday last. Best for Tinryland in this game were Keelan Gaffney, Tommy Dunne, Dinny Farrell and Eoin Hosey.

At juvenile level the U12 team began their competitive season with a great victory over Muinebheag at McGrath park at the weekend and were victorious on a scoreline of 3-3 to 2-3. Outstanding for the young hoops were goalkeeper Sean Murphy, together with Conall McGuire, Sarah Nolan, Paddy Walshe, Robbie Fitzgerald Jonah Webb and Jake O’Brien

The club will hold its monthly music night in the clubhouse on Saturday next 6th May at 9 p.m. Music by Woodstock. All support for this fundraiser will be welcome. 

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes for Tuesday 25th April

posted 24 Apr 2017, 11:28 by

      By Eamonn Byrne                   

The seniors maintained their unbeaten record in the S.F.L. division 1 with a hard fought win in Borris on Sunday evening against a determined Mount Leinster Rangers. In a competitive first half goals from Cormac Walshe and Niall Lowry gave Tinryland a 5 point advantage when the half time whistle sounded. Early in the 2nd half Tinryland increased the advantage to 7 points but then had to withstand a strong M.L.R. recovery that saw the south Carlow team score 1-2 in an 8 minute spell. Tinryland responded with points from Cormac Walshe, Keith Jackson and sub Paul Broderick to take the league points with a goal to spare. The team is back in action this coming weekend in round 5 against O’Hanrahans.

The No 2 junior team are finding life difficult in division 4 and they shipped another heavy defeat at the hands of O’Hanrahans on Wednesday last.

Congratulations to club member Martin Byrne on his successful trip to the Cheltenham sales on Thursday last when his home bred recent point to point winner Global Citizen topped the sale against the elite of National Hunt bloodstock. The gelding which was trained in Rathoe by Willie Murphy of Ballycurragh stud and is by the Ballycurragh sire Alkadem will now be trained in Gloucestershire by John Joe O’Neill.

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes 18th April 2017

posted 17 Apr 2017, 06:16 by

 By Eamonn Byrne

It was another very busy week on many fronts in the club. One of the highlights was the juvenile visit to Croke Park on Tuesday last 11th April. 27 young players together with their mentors and parents joined up with a host of other club teams throughout Ireland at the National juvenile day at headquarters. Tinryland played a game against Avondale of Wicklow on the hallowed turf and afterwards climbed the steps of the Hogan stand to sample the atmosphere of a victory celebration.

Well done to the mentors Eddie Dowling, Michael Ryan, Bob Cahill, John Farrell and Gregg Doyle.

With no senior game in the past week it was left to the 2 junior squads to carry the flag on the playing front. The junior (A) team competing in division 3 bounced back from two defeats against Rathvilly and Ballon to defeat St. Patrick’s in round 3 at Bro Leo Park on Tuesday last. Outstanding for Tinryland in this encounter were Richard Whyte scorer of 2 goals together with Shane O’Neill, Liam Fitzpatrick, Dean Farrell, David Townsend and Padraic Whelan.The next game in Division 3 is away to Fenagh on Tuesday 25th April.

The No. 2 junior squad is struggling for numbers and they shipped their 2nd consecutive defeat at home to Kildavin-Clonegal on Wednesday last. The team is back in action on tomorrow Wednesday 19th April at home to O’Hanrahans at 7.15 p.m.

The minor team will play neighbours Palatine in round 3 of the M.F.L. on Monday next 24th April in Rathcrogue at 7.30 p.m.

The Carlow championship dates were published recently and Tinryland will begin the senior championship with a mouth- watering fixture against Co. champions Palatine on week ending 30th July. The 2nd and 3rd rounds against Mount Leinster Rangers and Old Leighlin will take place on w/e 13th August and w/e 27th August. The U21 championship 1st round is fixed for w/e 9th July while the first rounds of the junior championships are listed for the week beginning 1st August.

Heartiest congratulations are extended to Amy Broderick daughter of club Treasurer Gerard and Avril on winning the world Irish dancing title in Belfast last week. Amy who does all her practice in the club received a huge welcome home at a function in the club on Saturday evening when club president Brendan hayden made a presentation to her on behalf of Tinryland G.F.C.

Club members were saddened to hear of the passing of former player Pat (P.P.) Farrell recently. Pat passed away suddenly in Wexford on 10th March. He was a member of the Tinryland senior panel during the seventies winning a senior football championship medal in 1975 when he worked as a bank official in Carlow.

Congratulations are extended to senior club player Paul Doyle and his new wife Lisa who tied the knot on Friday last.

Easter raffle winners were: 1st Aideen McLaughlin, 2nd Tony Guidera, 3rd Siobhain Walsh, 4th Jenny Fitzpatrick, 5th Sarah Dowling, 6th Dinny Flood, 7th Johnny Scully, 8th Willie Fields, 9th Holly Barrett, 10th Seamus Curran, 11th David (Tut) Byrne

Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes April 11th

posted 10 Apr 2017, 10:09 by

By Eamonn Byrne                              

The seniors maintained their 100% record in this year’s S.F.L. division 1 with a comfortable win away to St. Andrew’s on Sunday evening. The result was never in doubt after Tinryland made a lightning fast start scoring 7 points from play in the opening 15 minutes. Tinryland led by 6 points at half time and made a good start to the 2nd half with a goal from full forward Diarmaid Walshe. Despite a St. Andrew’s rally Tinryland ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-18 to 1-9. The next league game is against Mount Leinster Rangers in Borris on Sunday 23rd April.

The minors made a good start to their league campaign when they defeated Burrin Rangers by 7 points in Rathcrogue on Monday last. Outstanding for Tinryland were Dinny Farrell, Tommy Dunne, Cuan Burke, Conor Brennan, Keelan Gaffney, Eoin Hosey and Jonah Dunne.

The minor league game due to be played last evening Monday against Rathvilly was postponed due to the death of Rathvilly stalwart Paudie Doyle.

Tinryland Junior A team competing in division 3 found Ballon too strong in round 2 on Tuesday last. The team is back in action this evening Tuesday away to St. Patricks at 7.45 p.m.  in Bro Leo Park.

The No. 2 junior team will be at home to Kildavin in the S.F.L. division 4 on tomorrow Wednesday 12th April at 7.45 p.m.

At juvenile level Tinryland performed well in the U14 game against St. Patricks. Despite eventually losing Tinryland had excellent performers in Michael Regan, Seamus McCullough, Matthew Gleason and Cillian Fagan.

Club members had success in a variety of sports last weekend. Marcus Lawler and Adam Murphy had a very productive weekend at the Irish Universities track and field championships in Cork with Marcus winning the 200m in a European U23 qualifying time with Adam son of club chairman Mick 4th in the same event. The 2 boys then combined to win the relay for Carlow I.T. in a very fast time.

Club member Martin Byrne tasted success in the equestrian field on Sunday when his home bred 5 year old gelding Global Citizen won at the Louth point to point at the first time of asking. The horse is trained in Rathoe by Willie Murphy.

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Senior player Paul Doyle and his new bride Lisa who tied the Knot on Friday last.  

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