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Tinryland G.F.C. club notes Tuesday 15th May 2018

posted 14 May 2018, 02:04 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland footballers played a leading role in Carlow’s stunning Leinster S.F.C. win against Louth in Portlaoise on Sunday last. Paul Broderick with 1-8 and Diarmaid Walshe who scored the vital first goal were outstanding for the Barrowsiders while Shane Redmond and Danny Moran (until injured) were excellent in the defence. Cian Lawlor was also part of the panel who will now face Kildare in Tullamore in the next round. 

It was a busy week on the playing front with four different squads in action. At senior level Tinryland defeated St. Andrew’s on Tuesday last to win their second game in the S.F.L division 1. Despite trailing by 2 points at half time Tinryland turned in a much improved 2nd half performance to win on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-8. Outstanding for the men in blue and white were John Murphy, Conor Byrne, Rory Doyle, J.P. Moore, Keith Jackson, Shane O’Neill, Matthew O’Toole, Cormac Walshe and Paul Doyle.  The seniors were back in action on Sunday evening when they defeated Mount Leinster Rangers in the S.F.L. division 1. Tinryland led by 3 points at half time but pulled away eventually in the second half to win on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-7. Outstanding for Tinryland were John Murphy, Mark Morrissey, Cormac Walshe, Matthew O’Toole, Adam Dunne and Conor O’Toole. This win keeps Tinryland firmly in contention to reach the knockout stages with games against Rathvilly away on Sunday next and Old Leighlin still to be played.

In the S.F.L. division 4 Tinryland are still seeking a first win but they came close on Wednesday last only to be denied in the closing stages by a strong Railyard outfit who had a star player in Ryan Maguire brother of Irish soccer star Seanie Maguire. Tinryland who led until the closing stages were best served by Jack Lowry, Colm Kearney, John Whyte, Gregg Murphy, Padraig Delaney and Gary Fields.  The next match at division 4 level will be a home tie with St Andrew’s on Wednesday 23rd May at 7.30 p.m. In division 3 Tinryland were forced to concede a walk over to St. Patrick’s on Saturday last and are due to  play against Fenagh on Saturday next in Rathcrogue at 7 p.m. while they will finish their league campaign at home to neighbours Palatine on Saturday 26th May.

At juvenile level the U15 team maintained their unbeaten record in Division 2 with a comfortable win over Mount Leinster Rangers in a high scoring game in Borris. Despite trailing by 7 points at half time Tinryland like their senior counterparts turned in a tremendous second half performance to completely turn the game in their favour. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white were Ruairi Scully, Jamie Fitzgerald scorer of 5-2, Cian McCreanor, Michael Hosey, Joe Gordon, Mark Mullen, Matthew Gleeson, James Hayden and Josh Donegan. Congratulations to Tinryland U17 player Patrick Regan who won the junior footballer of the year award in Knockbeg College last week.

Preparations are well underway for the reunion celebrations for the 1967, 1968 and 1969 championship and league winning teams. Invitations have now been sent out to the members of those squads or their representatives and a full list of those panels will be published in next week’s Nationalist notes. The reunion night has been fixed for Friday 8th June at 7.30 p.m. in the clubhouse.

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