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
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.
By Eamonn Byrne
It was a very busy week on and off the field for the club. The seniors followed up their opening day victory over Co. champions Palatine with another league win on Sunday last. Rathvilly last year’s finallists came to Rathcrogue and after a very entertaining game Tinryland won the league points on a scoreline of 1-15 to 3-6. This game was won in the early stages with Tinryland scoring 6 unanswered points before Rathvilly clawed their way back with 2 quick goals mid- way through the first half. Tinryland led by 4 points at the interval and had to withstand a strong Rathvilly rally in the second half before the league points were secured. The next league game will take place away to St. Andrews in McGrath Park next Sunday evening.
Both junior teams were defeated in their opening league games in Division 3 and division 4. The Junior (A) team lost out to a strong Rathvilly outfit on Tuesday last while the Junior (B) side were defeated by Naomh Eoin in Myshall on Wednesday last. The junior (A) team entertain Ballon on this evening Tuesday in the S.F.L. division 3 at 7 p.m. while the Junior B team have a bye this week. The minors were in action against Burrin Rangers last evening Monday and will play Rathvilly away on Monday next 10th April in the 2nd round of the league.
At Juvenile level Tinryland teams were very active in the past week. The U16 team were involved in a very exciting game away to Michael Davits in Leighlinbridge and despite eventually losing out by 3 points in a high scoring game there were many positives to be taken from the game. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Maurice Lawler, Kian Dooley, Paddy Regan, Jack Murphy, Sam Byrne, and Evan McGuire.
Over 50 young players from the club lined out in the blue and white hoops in the Go games blitz played at the Fenagh training centre on Sunday last. Well done to all the players, mentors and coaches for your efforts. Congratulations to Tinryland U14 player Jonah Dunne who has been selected as captain of the Carlow colts for the coming season.
The family race night held in the clubhouse on Saturday last proved to be very successful and raised much needed funds for the club. There was a large crowd present and John Candy proved to be an excellent M.C. The club lotto now stands at €10,000 and is held every Monday night at 10 p.m.
Family Race night, tonight Saturday 1st April at 8pm. We need everyone with family and friends to attend. All proceeds go into maintaining our facilities for adult and juvenile teams.
By Eamonn Byrme
The new season began on a positive note on Sunday last at Rathcrogue when the seniors defeated Palatine in round 1 of the S.F.L. This game doubled up as the Andy Murphy memorial shield final.
In an evenly contested first half Tinryland’s goal came from the penalty spot in the 15th minute when Diarmaid Walshe slotted the ball past Craig Kearney after a foul on Keith Jackson. The teams were all square at the interval but within 7 minutes of the restart the home side were 7 points ahead after two wonderful goals from Cormac Walshe and the recently introduced sub James McGrath. Palatine then set about reducing the margin scoring 3 unanswered points in a 15 minute spell. The league points were wrapped up in the 56th minute when Ciaran Larkin scored Tinryland’s 4th goal. After the game the Andy Murphy memorial shield was presented to Tinryland captain Trevor O’Reilly by John Murphy youngest son of the late Andy Murphy.
The seniors are back in action on Sunday next 2nd April with another home fixture against Rathvilly.
The No. 1 junior team will open their S.F.L. division 3 campaign with a home fixture against Rathvilly on this Tuesday evening 28th March at 7 p.m. The No. 2 junior squad will be away to Naomh Eoin on Wednesday 29th March at 7 p.m.
The Tinryland G.F.C. family race night will take place in the clubhouse on this coming Saturday 1st April commencing at 8 p.m.
Tinryland was represented at the club leadership development programme held in Carlow I.T. on Thursday last. Tinryland was represented on the night by club chairman Michael Murphy, secretary Enda Dunican and P.R.O. Eamonn Byrne.
By Eamonn Byrne
The new season begins in earnest this coming weekend when the seniors play Co champions Palatine in round 1 of the S.F.L. This game is fixed for Tinryland at 7.00p.m. on Sunday next. It will also double up as the Andy Murphy Memorial match.
The junior team will play Rathvilly in round 1 of the S.F.L. division 3 on Tuesday next 28th March at home at 7 p.m.
Three Tinryland players were part of the Carlow senior team that defeated Waterford in the Allianz National football league on Saturday last at Netwatch Cullen Park. Paul Broderick who finished with a personal tally of 2-6 was joined by Danny Moran and Shane Redmond as Carlow recorded their 2nd victory in this year’s league.
Well done to the Carlow C.B.S. team who won the Leinster post primary schools (B) title at the national sports centre in Abbottstown on Thursday last. Tinryland had 4 players on the panel with Conor Ryan having an outstanding game in defence and Maurice Lawler scoring a vital point after being introduced in extra time. Ruairi Dunbar and Fergal Kelly are the other Tinryland representatives on the C.B.S. panel. The team will now play St Ciarans from Ballygawley Co. Tyrone in the All Ireland semi-final this Wednesday in Abbottstown at 2 p.m.
All players are reminded that membership fee’s must be paid prior to the start of the leagues this coming weekend.
Hard luck to Tinryland handball player Aaron Geoghegan who lost the All Ireland Junior (B) singles final to Antrim player Jordan O’Neill on Thursday last. Aaron lost 21-17, 21-7 to the Northern player having recently won the Leinster final and the All Ireland semi-final.
Preparations for the family race night on Saturday 1st April are at an advanced stage and all are reminded that sponsorship cards and horses should be submitted before this coming weekend to enable the compilation of the racecard.
Club notes Tinryland G.F.C. week 13th March 2017
The new club playing season is fast approaching and the various league fixtures were issued to the clubs last week. Tinryland will open the S.F.L. Division 1 campaign with an away fixture against reigning Co. champions Palatine on Sunday 26th March at 5.30 p.m. The first home fixture will be against Rathvilly on Sunday 2nd April followed by another away game against recently promoted St. Andrews in McGrath Park on Sunday 9th April. The number 1 junior team will open their league division 3 programme with a home fixture with Rathvilly on Tuesday 28th March at 7 p.m. while the No. 2 junior team will be away to Naomh Eoin in division 4 on Wednesday 29th March at 7 p.m.
The ladies team will defend their Carlow S.F.C. title against 6 other teams this year. There is a new format for the ladies this year with teams playing a round robin format before the semi-finallists are determined. Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies have been drawn in a four team group comprising of neighbours Palatine, Old Leighlin and Naomh Eoin Myshall. The teams in the other round robin group are Rathvilly, Ballon and St. Fortcherns.
Best wishes to Tinryland handballer Aaron Geoghegan who plays Jordan O’Neill from Antrim in the All Ireland Junior B final on this coming Thursday 16th March in Kingscourt Co. Cavan. Aaron defeated Leo Logan from Leitrim in the semi- final last week.
Congratulations to club member and local dog breeder Robert O’Neill who tasted success at the world famous dog show Crufts which was held at the national Exhibition centre in Birmingham last week. Robert’s Maltese bitch Seoidin Secret Smile who wore the Tinryland colours of blue and white was placed second in its category having qualified for the world famous show by winning at the Midland Counties show in the U.K. last October.
All players are reminded that membership fee’s must be paid before the start of the upcoming league.
The family race night will take place on Saturday 1st April and sponsorship cards are available in the clubhouse.
By Eamonn Byrne
The Juvenile registration night for Tinryland G.F.C. is this coming Friday 10th March from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all U6 to U16s in Tinryland clubhouse. All new members are very welcome to attend.
Adult membership is now due and should be paid before the commencement of the Co. Carlow leagues at the end of March. All players must be registered in order to take part in games. Training this week for all adult teams on Tuesday and Friday.
Music and dancing in the clubhouse on Saturday next 11th March at 9 p.m. Music by Ramblin Fever.
Congratulations to former Tinryland player Pat O’Neill who was surprised by his former playing colleagues and friends with a party to celebrate a special birthday on Saturday last. Pat was a prominent player on the senior championship winning teams of 1979 and 1981.
Well done to the Tinryland players on the Carlow C.B.S. panel that reached the Leinster final by defeating Dunshaughlin in Bray on Friday last. The Tinryland representation was Conor Ryan, Fergal Kelly, Ruairi Dunbar and Maurice Lawler.
Tinryland players Danny Moran, Paul Broderick and Shane Redmond were part of the Carlow senior panel that narrowly lost to Leitrim in the Allianz N.F.L. division 4 in Carrick on Shannon on Sunday last.
Sponsorship cards and horses are now available for the Tinryland G.F.C. race night to be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 1st April. Lotto every Monday night 10 p.m. Current jackpot €10,000
Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes week ending 25th February 2017
By Eamonn Byrne Club PRO
It has been a sad few week’s for the club with the passing in January of club stalwarts Mick Whelan and Mick Farrell. On Wednesday last 22nd February long time club treasurer and current Vice president Tom Doyle went to his eternal reward in his 90th year. The removal of his remains took place on Friday last to Tinryland Church with club members providing a guard of honour on his final journey. Tom’s requiem Mass took place on Saturday morning followed by burial in Tinryland cemetary. Tinryland G.F.C. extends sympathy to Tom’s family.
One of the talking points in the past week was the Carlow G.A.A. draws for the 2017 championships. Tinryland seniors have been drawn in a tough group that includes current champions Palatine, former champions Old Leighlin and last year’s semi-finallists Mount Leinster Rangers.
In the U21 championship Tinryland will play Fenagh in the opening round.
In the J.F.C. (A) Tinryland has been drawn in a group that includes St. Patrick’s, Old Leighlin and Leighlinbridge. In J.F.C. (B) Tinryland will play Naomh Eoin, Eire Og and Kildavin-Clonegal.
Danny Moran and Shane Redmond were part of the Carlow team that had a good win over Limerick in round 3 of the Allianz N.F.L. div. 4 at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday last.
Well done to Adam Murphy club member and son of Tinryland G.F.C. chairman Mick on his outstanding athletic achievements recently. On Sunday last Adam who recently won the National U23 200m title won the Leinster senior indoor 200m title in a brilliant time of 21.72. Adam was recently picked on the national relay squad for 2017 also.
The handball section of the club was well represented at the Carlow Handball awards night held in Tinryland on Friday last. Among those from Tinryland H.C.who won awards were: Jonny Scully, Ben Traynor, Jack Walton, Seamus McCullough, Joe Regan, Calum Fisher, Padraig Thompson, Kian Dooley, Robert O’Driscoll, Jack Murphy, Cormac O’Brien, Patrick Byrne, Sarah Nolan, Jill MGrath, Katie Barrett, and Laura Donovan.
Tinryland G.F.C. is planning a race night on Saturday 1st April.
Training resuming for adult teams (senior, junior and U21)on Saturday 11th Feb at 6.30pm. We wish the teams and the new management team led by Martin Doyle all the best for 2017.