Club News‎ > ‎

Tinryland G.F.C. Notes for Tuesday 18th September 2018

posted 19 Sep 2018, 12:56 by

  By Eamonn Byrne PRO           

It was a mixed week for our club. On Wednesday morning the news came through of Paul Broderick’s All Star nomination for his performances in league and championship with Carlow this year. Paul has been an outstanding servant for club and county since his juvenile days and he is only the 2nd Carlow footballer to receive an All Star nomination. Eire Og player Colm Hayden son of current Tinryland president Brendan was the last Carlow footballer to be nominated 24 years ago.

On the field of play the senior team crashed out of the Michael Lyng motors senior football championship when losing by 4 points to Mount Leinster Rangers at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday. Tinryland had their chances in this game and led by 4 points at the interval despite playing poorly at times. In the 2nd half Mount Leinster rangers found the Tinryland net on 3 occassions and despite a consolation goal from Shane Redmond near the end the South Carlow club progressed to the semi -final and Tinryland’s wait for a 16th S.F.C. title now extends to 38 years.

The senior ladies team from Bennekerry-Tinryland were involved in a remarkable Co. senior final on Thursday last at Netwatch Cullen Park as they strived for a 4th consecutive Co. S.F.C. title.

The BT ladies made a good start with early goals from Cliodhna Ni Se and Roisin Byrne but the challengers Old Leighlin rocked the defending champions with 5 goals in a 10 minute purple patch that left the BT ladies trailing by 9 points at the interval. Two early second half points gave our ladies some hope but they were then dealt a double blow when Old Leighlin converted a penalty while Lauren Dwyer was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes. As Old Leighlin went on the defensive to protect their advantage Bennekerry-Tinryland began to make inroads and another Roisin Byrne goal was followed by 2 points from the same player together with further points from Cliodhna Ni Se, Elaine Ware, and Lauren Dwyer who was now back on the field of play having sat out the 10 minutes in the sin bin.

As play entered stoppage time both sides began to feel the effects of the fast pace and players from the 2 teams went down regularly with cramp. As play entered the 8th minute of injury time BT launched one final attack and Elaine Ware was on the receiving end of a pass from Roisin Byrne and the tall Co. player deflected the ball past Nicole Hanley in the Old Leighlin goal which brought an epic womens final in Carlow to a replay on a date to be arranged.