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Tinryland G.F.C. Club Notes 10th April

posted 10 Apr 2018, 15:01 by

By Eamonn Byrne

There was deep sadness in the club on Sunday evening last when the news of the passing of former player Ned Townsend came through. Ned was a prominent player at senior level for the club during a golden era in the early 1970’s. He was part of the 1971/72 senior championship winning team and figured prominently on a league winning team in that era also. Ned passed away at his home in Linkardstown after a short illness. The club extends sympathy to his wife Nell, his sons and daughters and the extended Townsend family.

Sympathy is also extended to the Butler family from Castletown on the passing earlier on Sunday of Tom Butler. Tom who was the president of Fenagh G.F.C. resided in Tinryland parish for many years and together with his wife Lily supported many ventures in our club.

On the playing front the senior team won their first brace of league points with a comfortable win over newly promoted Kilbride at Rathcrogue on Sunday. The result was never in doubt after a whirlwind start that saw Tinryland score 1-1 in the opening stages from wing forward Matthew O’Toole. The home side continued to add to the scoreboard with a succession of points from Paul Broderick, Diarmaid Walshe, Glen Doyle, and Conor O’Toole to lead by 7 points at half time.

It was more of the same in the second half with Tinryland scoring an early goal from Niall Lowry and the league points were well wrapped up long before the final whistle. The senior team is back in action on this coming Sunday evening away to Eire Og in Pairc Ui Bhrian at 7 p.m. 

Both junior teams suffered defeats in Division 3 and division 4 respectively at the hands of Naomh Eoin. In division 4 Tinryland were defeated by 5 points while in division 3 a depleted squad suffered a big defeat at the hands of the Myshall men. The division 4 team will be away to Fenagh at J J Hogan park on tomorrow Wednesday at 7 p.m. while the division 3 side travel to Old Leighlin for a 7 p.m. throw in on Saturday next.

The club will host a table quiz in aid of Tinryland N.S. on this coming Friday 13th April. On Saturday next the club will support a special clean- up project in the parish. Members are asked to assemble in Tinryland hall at 9.30 a.m. where equipment such as bags, gloves pickers will be distributed. KCLR will broadcast from Tinryland parish hall from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.