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

posted 24 Apr 2018, 14:07 by

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.