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

posted 30 Apr 2018, 01:46 by

 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.