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Tinryland G.F.C. Club News Tuesday 22nd August

posted 21 Aug 2017, 12:39 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The past week was the busiest of the year so far with all teams involved in championship action at various stages. The highlight was the dramatic victory of the u21 team in the final against Rathvilly on Friday last at Netwatch Cullen Park. After easy wins against Fenagh and Palatine, Tinryland carried the favourites tag against the Wicklow border team. After an intense game that saw both defences prevail Tinryland trailed by a point entering stoppage time. With one last surge Tinryland via John Murphy attacked and won a free which James McGrath converted to level the game. Everyone in the ground expected the referee to sound the final whistle but remarkably play continued as there had been more stoppages in injury time and to the delight of Tinryland supporters another free was won and James McGrath applied the finishing touches to give the club a 9th U21 title since the grade was first introduced in 1964. Outstanding for the men in blue and white were John Murphy, Adam Dunne, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry, James McGrath and Mark Lawlor.

The club had 2 junior teams in action in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. in the past week. In the J.F.C. (A) Tinryland lost by the minimum margin for the 2nd week in succession and will now have to win the final game against St. Patricks on Tuesday next 22nd August to entertain any hopes of avoiding a relegation battle having already lost out to Old Leighlin and Leighlinbridge.

There was better news for the 2nd Junior team in the J.F.C. (B) when they made up for a heavy defeat in their opening game with Naomh Eoin by defeating Kildavin-Clonegal in an exciting encounter at McGrath Park on Wednesday last. This win has guaranteed the team a place in the quarter final and they will next be in action on Wednesday 30th August in the final group game against Eire Og. Outstanding for Tinryland were Eoin Hosey scorer of 2 vital goals together with John Whyte, Luke Fleming, Niall Bermingham, Conall O’Se, Gary Scully, Mick Delaney and James Murphy.

At minor level the club is finding the going tough in the M.F.C. (A) division. Despite losing to St. Andrews by 5 points in round 3 on Monday last the young team put up their best performance to date. Outstanding for Tinryland who next play Fenagh in Rathcrogue on Monday next at 7.30 p.m.  were Eoin Hosey, Keelan Gaffney, Daniel Donegan, Jack Murphy, Cuan Burke and Dannan Burke.

In the Fairgreen Shopping centre U16 championship Tinryland are already qualified for the semi-final. On Thursday last the team lost out by a narrow margin to neighbours Palatine who are also through to the semi-final in the final group game. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Paddy Regan, Cormac O’Brien, Evan McGuire, Aongus O’Se, Sam Byrne, Daire Brophy and Jack Murphy.

Well done to the Bennekerry-Tinryland ladies who reached the Carlow S.F.C. final for the 3rd consecutive year when they defeated former winners St Fortcherns in McGrath park on Sunday last. Outstanding for the BT ladies were Shannon Cotter, Amanda Kinsella, Stephanie Kehoe, Cliodhna Ni Se, Alex McNeill, Leah Mullins and Roisin Byrne who scored 4-2 from the full forward position

The big game in the coming week will be the clash of Tinryland and Old Leighlin in the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. which has been fixed for Netwatch Cullen Park on this coming Sunday afternoon at 1.30 p.m. Tinryland after losing to Palatine in the opening round showed improved form to defeat Mount Leinster Rangers in round 2 and hopes are high for another Tinryland victory on Sunday.

Anyone wishing to attend the next Follow me up to Carlow G.A.A. fundraiser featuring Paddy Cole, Trudi Lawlor, Tyrone legend Mickey Harte and a host of other stars should note that tickets are available in the club. The event takes place in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Saturday 9th September at 8 p.m.