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Tinryland G.F.C. Sports Notes 4th April

posted 3 Apr 2017, 08:43 by

 By Eamonn Byrne                        

It was a very busy week on and off the field for the club. The seniors followed up their opening day victory over Co. champions Palatine with another league win on Sunday last. Rathvilly last year’s finallists came to Rathcrogue and after a very entertaining game Tinryland won the league points on a scoreline of 1-15 to 3-6. This game was won in the early stages with Tinryland scoring 6 unanswered points before Rathvilly clawed their way back with 2 quick goals mid- way through the first half. Tinryland led by 4 points at the interval and had to withstand a strong Rathvilly rally in the second half before the league points were secured. The next league game will take place away to St. Andrews in McGrath Park next Sunday evening.

Both junior teams were defeated in their opening league games in Division 3 and division 4. The Junior (A) team lost out to a strong Rathvilly outfit on Tuesday last while the Junior (B) side were defeated by Naomh Eoin in Myshall on Wednesday last. The junior (A) team entertain Ballon on this evening Tuesday in the S.F.L. division 3 at 7 p.m. while the Junior B team have a bye this week. The minors were in action against Burrin Rangers last evening Monday and will play Rathvilly away on Monday next 10th April in the 2nd round of the league.

At Juvenile level Tinryland teams were very active in the past week. The U16 team were involved in a very exciting game away to Michael Davits in Leighlinbridge and despite eventually losing out by 3 points in a high scoring game there were many positives to be taken from the game. Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Maurice Lawler, Kian Dooley, Paddy Regan, Jack Murphy, Sam Byrne, and Evan McGuire.

Over 50 young players from the club lined out in the blue and white hoops in the Go games blitz played at the Fenagh training centre on Sunday last. Well done to all the players, mentors and coaches for your efforts. Congratulations to Tinryland U14 player Jonah Dunne who has been selected as captain of the Carlow colts for the coming season.

The family race night held in the clubhouse on Saturday last proved to be very successful and raised much needed funds for the club. There was a large crowd present and John Candy proved to be an excellent M.C. The club lotto now stands at €10,000 and is held every Monday night at 10 p.m.