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SFC: 14 Man Tinryland Battle for Well Deserved Draw

posted 15 Aug 2011, 01:32 by
An enthralling 75 minutes of football (15 minutes of extra time in total) saw Tinryland and Éire Óg finish with twelve points each. Despite having the lion's share of possession and holding Éire Óg scorless until the 26th minute Tinryland entered the break with a 4 point advantage of six points to two. Just before the half-time whistle an inoccuous incident and selective vision from one of the linesmen saw Gary Morrissey being dismissed with a second yellow card. Despite huge pressure from the town side Tinyland maintained their lead until the 29th minute of the second half. In the seven minutes of extra time Éire Óg went two points ahead but Tinryland once again showed the steel and resolve instilled by their manager Martin Murphy and battled out a well deserved draw. In fact, a long range effort from Glen Doyle (that hit the upright) and a wide from Padraig Townsend almost sealed victory for Tinryland. With self-belief and fitness converging at the business end of the championship Tinryland's destiny is now in their own hands. Please see match report section for comprehensive report by Eamonn Byrne.