Match Reports

Tinryland lose by 2 points to Rathvilly in round 2 group game in Carlow S.F.C.

posted 7 Aug 2018, 02:52 by

    By Eamonn Byrne PRO      

                                 Rathvilly 1-7                                 Tinryland 0-8

Tinryland senior footballers were narrowly defeated by last year’s Co. finallists Rathvilly in round 2 of the Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday 4th August.

The men in blue and white showed 2 changes from the starting 15 in their 1st round victory over Palatine and enjoyed the lions share of possession for much of the first half but found it difficult to turn this into scores. Tinryland led by the minimum after 19 minutes following a 2nd minute Diarmaid Walshe point from a free and another from Danny Moran in the 13th minute following good play by John Paul Moore and Cormac Walshe. The key moment in this defensive encounter arrived after 19 minutes when Rathvilly’s Garry Dempsey scored the only goal of the game against the run of play after a free had been awarded against a Tinryland defender. Tinryland responded with 2 late first half points from the Walshe brothers Cormac and Diarmaid which left the tie all square when referee David Hughes sounded the half time whistle. Half Time score Tinryland 0-4 Rathvilly 1-1.

When the 2nd half began J J Smith edged Rathvilly back in front with a 32nd minute point before Diarmaid Walshe levelled matters once again. Smith from a 45 and Paul Broderick then traded points to leave matters all square entering the final quarter. At this stage Tinryland had been reduced to 14 men following a second yellow card for midfielder Mark Morrissey but Tinryland remained competitive despite the numerical handicap and recently introduced sub Glen Doyle levelled matters once again in response to a previous Rathvilly point from a free by Brian Murphy.

Rathvilly with their extra man were now putting pressure on the Tinryland defence and Murphy edged them ahead with 10 minutes remaining. The Wicklow border team’s advantage then stretched to 2 points before Tinryland rallied with a good point from the returning Conor O’Toole following good play by John Murphy and recently introduced sub Cian Moore. Tinryland then had a number of chances to level matters but their attempts fell short and Rathvilly sealed their win with another Brian Murphy point in stoppage time. Tinryland will now have to overcome Old Leighlin who shipped a heavy defeat to Palatine on Sunday evening if they are to progress to the knockout stages of this year’s Carlow S.F.C. That game is fixed for week ending 26th August.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, John Paul Moore, John Murphy, Adam Dunne, Rory Doyle, Shane Redmond, Danny Moran 0-1, Peter Hennessy, Mark Morrissey, Cormac Walshe 0-1, Matthew O’Toole, Cian Lawlor, Diarmaid Walshe 0-3, Paul Broderick 0-1, Conor O’Toole 0-1. Subs Glen Doyle 0-1, Cian Moore, Cathal Gaffney, Mark Lawlor.        

Tinryland stage Lazarus like comeback to share spoils with Leighln in J F.C. (A)

posted 3 Aug 2018, 05:32 by

By Eamonn Byrne

                   Tinryland 3-11                                                    Leighlinbridge 3-11

Tinryland staged a Lazarus type comeback to share the spoils with Leighlinbridge in a thrilling Talbot Hotel J.F.C. round 2 Group 2 game at the training centre in Fenagh on Thursday 2nd August. The men in blue and white hoops had shipped a heavy defeat in round 1 against St. Patricks and looked to be heading for a similar reverse as the All Black completely dominated a one sided first half. The game was stopped immediately after the throw in when Tinryland’s Padraig Townsend was forced to leave the field after a clash of heads that required attention and Eoghan Hosey entered the fray as a blood sub. After receiving attention from the Physio Townsend rejoined the action shortly afterwards.

Leighlinbridge opened the scoring in the 2nd minute when veteran full forward Val Fleming converted a free and the same player repeated the dose 3 minutes later as Leighlinbridge carried the game to Tinryland. A David Lillis point in the 7th minute was followed by a Val Fleming goal and by the 15th minute Leighlinbridge supporters were very happy with their team as the Tinryland net had been rattled for a second time after dual player Dessie Shaw made no mistake from close range. Leighlinbridge were eleven points clear at this stage before Tinryland midfielder Mark Lawlor stemmed the flow with his side’s opening point from long range in the 16th minute. With Val Fleming, Dessie Shaw and David Lillis pulling the strings Leighlinbridge continued to take the game to a startled Tinryland who tagged on their second point in the 22nd minute via Ciaran Larkin. Tinryland despite trailing by eleven points at this stage finally began to believe in themselves and Leighlin keeper Christy Kearney was forced to make a point blank save from a Dean Farrell piledriver as Tinryland finally began to wake from their slumbers. The final action of an almost one sided first half saw Tinryland points from Garry Moran and Padraig Townsend to leave the “invisible” scoreboard reading 2-8 to 0-4 in favour of Leighlinbridge when referee John Hickey sounded the half time whistle. Half Time score Leighlinbridge 2-8 Tinryland 0-4.

When play resumed one of  Tinryland’s best players Mark Lawlor reduced the margin to 9 points with another wonderful point in the 31st minute but Tinryland hopes were short lived by the 34th minute when All Black corner forward Lee Conran deflected a high delivery past Tinryland goalkeeper Chris Townsend and the entire Tinryland full back line. It looked game set and match for the Leighlin men at this stage as they led by 12 points with 25 minutes remaining. It was at this stage that Tinryland finally began to shed their shackles of doubt and for the next 25 minutes Tinryland supporters were treated to a completely different and honest approach as the men in blue and white set out to retrieve what appeared a hopeless situation. The comeback began with a Ronan Curran point after more good play from Mark Lawlor and when Shane Webb raised another white flag and David Townsend rattled the net in the 38th minute only 7 points now separated the sides.

Leighlinbridge briefly stemmed the flow with 2 points from Lee Conran and Des Shaw but with the strong breeze now in their favour Tinryland were mopping up all the dirty ball around the middle and were rewarded when a penalty was won and converted by wing forward David Townsend who was increasingly making an impact in this remarkable game.  Townsend struck again 2 minutes later and his 3rd goal in the space of 12 minutes left only 2 points separating the sides as doubt was rapidly seeping into the Leighlinbridge players. Further points from David Townsend in the 51st and 57th minutes brought parity for Tinryland for the first time since the throw in and the men in hoops had at least 4 more chances to gain a remarkable victory before Leighlinbridge finally broke upfield to gain a valuable free deep in stoppage time. Dessie Shaw duly pointed to put his team back in front and it looked that the Tinryland comeback was in vain as both sets of supporters waited for John Hickeys long whistle. Remarkably Tinryland got one last chance and in the 63rd minute Mark Lawlor capped an outstanding night’s work with a wonderful equaliser that would have done justice to any GAA stadium at inter county level. The final whistle then sounded as both sets of player’s exchanged pleasantaries after an absorbing game that had everything that is good in gaelic football.

Outstanding for Tinryland who will play Naomh Eoin in their final group game on week ending 26th August were defenders Peter Doran, Conor Ryan, Colm Kearney and sub Tommy Dunne. At midfield Mark Lawlor was outstanding and he was well supported by David “Dotsy” O’Shea. Up front David Townsend was the star man notching 3-2 and he was well supported by Padraig Townsend just returned from his honeymoon together with Ronan Curran, Ciaran Larkin and the diminutive sub Eoghan Hosey.

Tinryland: Chris Townsend, Liam Fitzpatrick, Peter Doran, Colm Kearney, Shane Webb 0-1, Conor Ryan, Dean Farrell, Mark Lawlor 0-4, David O’Shea, Ciaran Larkin 0-1, Padraig Townsend 0-1, David Townsend 3-2, Garry Moran 0-1, Niall Barrett, Ronan Curran 0-1. Subs Eoghan Hosey, Tommy Dunne.

Leighlinbridge: Christy Kearney, Adrian Dermody, Eoin Ryan, Jonathan Stringer, Cathal Brennan, Odhran Ryan, Ciaran Casey, Liam O’Braonain, Sean Brennan, Paky Fleming, Dessie Shaw 1-3, David Lillis 0-3, Lee Conran 1-1, Val Fleming 1-4, Aidan Lillis. Subs: Caoimhin Ryan, Craig Lawlor, David Kehoe, Edmund Dermody.


Referee John Hickey Fenagh

JFC 'A' Tinryland V St Patrick's

posted 24 Jul 2018, 06:38 by

By Eamonn Byrne               

St Patricks 7-13                                                       Tinryland 2-9

Former senior outfit St. Patricks proved too strong for Tinryland’s second string in the opening round of the Talbot Hotel Carlow J.F.C. (A) at the Fenagh training centre on Sunday evening 22nd July.

The first half was a competitive affair with Tinryland leading by 4 points at one stage courtesy of a cracking individual goal from Ronan Curran and a quintet of well taken points from Shane O’Neill, Ciaran Larkin (2), Mark Lawlor and Mark Dempsey. St. Patrick’s came more into the game at the half way stage of the first half with 2 Jack Kennedy goals but Tinryland remained competitive with a brilliant goal from Mark Dempsey after great work from Ronan Curran.

Tinryland were dealt a blow just before half time when Padraic Whelan received a harsh looking red card from referee John Hickey and a further blow was dealt at half time when Keith Jackson and Liam Fitzpatrick both had to retire with injuries. Half time score St. Patrick’s 3-6 Tinryland 2-6.

The second half was a one way affair with the Tullow team adding 4 further goals to their tally courtesy of Paddy McCall, John Fitzgerald, Cathal Murray and Shane Rohan.  Tinryland could only manage 3 further points in that second half from substitute Niall Barrett, Ciaran Larkin, and Barrett again on the stroke of full time.

Tinryland’s most prominent players on Sunday were Peter Doran, Conor Ryan, Mark Lawlor, Shane O’Neill, Ronan Curran, Mark Dempsey (until injured) and Ciaran Larkin. Tinryland’s next outing in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (a) will be against Leighlinbridge on August bank Holiday weekend 5th August.

The final group game will be against Naomh Eoin at the end of August.

Tinryland: Chris Townsend, Colm Kearney, Peter Doran, Liam Fitzpatrick, Shane Webb, Conor Ryan, Tommy Dunne, Keith Jackson, Mark Lawlor 0-1, Padraic Whelan, Shane O’Neill 0-1, David O’Shea, Ronan Curran 1-1, Mark Dempsey 1-1, Ciaran Larkin 0-3. Subs: Niall Barrett 0-2, Eoghan Hosey, Padraig Delaney.

Tinryland get their S.F.C. campaign off to the best possible start with 3 point win over Palatine

posted 22 Jul 2018, 02:37 by

By Eamonn Byrne

                                 Tinryland 3-8                                        Palatine 0-14

Tinryland senior footballers made a great start to the Michael Lyng motors S.F.C. with a 3 point victory over highly rated Palatine at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday 21st July. Written off by pundits and bookmakers alike Tinryland were freely available at 7/2 and 4/1 with the major bookmaking firms but belied those odds with a scintillating second half display when they turned a 3 point half time deficit into a 3 point lead by the end of the 60 minutes. The men in blue and white got off to a perfect start when midfielder Mark Morrissey slotted home a 2nd minute goal having ghosted in past the Pal defence after  a pin point pass from Niall Lowry. Diarmaid Walshe slotted over a 4th minute point but this was to be Tinryland’s last score for 25 minutes as Palatine proved much more clinical when it came to taking their scoring chances. Tinryland did kick 7 wides during that barren spell but Pal. gradually turned the screw to lead by 4 points before Cormac Walshe reduced the margin to 3 points shortly before referee Jonathon Murphy from St. Mullins sounded the half time whistle. Tinryland had lost defender John Paul Moore to a leg injury mid-way through that first half and he was replaced by Cathal Gaffney. Half time score Palatine 0-8 Tinryland 1-2.

When the second half began it was a completely transformed Tinryland that took the field and after winning the throw in the margin was reduced to 2 points after only 30 seconds when Matthew O’Toole slotted over a well taken point. A Mark Morrissey point in the 34th minute followed by another from Niall Lowry and a pair of converted frees from Paul Broderick saw Tinryland back level by the 35th minute. The game was beginning to change at this stage with Tinryland winning a lot of ball around the middle and by the 40th minute the men from Rathcrogue were back in front after a fantastic goal from Diarmaid Walshe. The Co. player who played a significant role for Carlow this year tagged on another point in the 41st minute and suddenly Tinryland supporters began to dream that a significant win might be on the cards. Palatine however were having none of this and with 10 minutes remaining the men from Cnoc Arda were within striking distance once again having scored 3 unanswered points in a 9 minute spell. Tinryland though were not finished and a brilliant move involving a number of players was finished by team captain John Murphy who capped a very fine performance with a wonderful goal to edge his team 4 points clear once again. Palatine then threw the kitchen sink at Tinryland in an effort to retrieve the situation they found themselves in and excellent defending by the entire Tinryland squad kept the Pal. return to a single point in those closing stages. Tinryland were dealt a blow in those closing minutes when mid fielder Conor Byrne received a harsh enough looking red card after taking down Palatine’s Co. star Conor Lawlor. Many felt that a black card was the correct punishment. Palatine also lost a player shortly afterwards when Jason Kane received his marching orders from the referee who sounded the final whistle immediately after Palatine failed to breach the Tinryland defence one last time in those dying seconds.

Tinryland who play Rathvilly next on August 5th had many heroes on Saturday. Ciaran Byrne in goal made a number of fine saves and he was well supported by the entire defence of Danny Moran, Shane Redmond, John Paul Moore, Rory Doyle, Adam Dunne sub Cathal Gaffney and captain fantastic John Murphy.

At mid field Mark Morrissey and Conor Byrne did an immense amount of work to curtail the Pal engine of Ciaran Moran and Niall Reid. Up front Tinryland had more than one string to their bow and with Paul Broderick being guarded closely throughout he nevertheless opened up the Pal defence and allowed the Walshe brothers Diarmaid and Cormac together with Cian Lawlor, Niall Lowry and  Matthew O’Toole to express themselves freely in that golden second half. Tinryland’s other subs included Glen Doyle and Conor O’Toole who both made a significant contribution when introduced.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Danny Moran, Shane Redmond, Adam Dunne, John Paul Moore, John Murphy 1-0, Rory Doyle, Conor Byrne, Mark Morrissey 1-1, Niall Lowry 0-1, Matthew O’Toole 0-1, Cormac Walshe 0-1, Diarmaid Walshe 1-2, Paul Broderick 0-2, Cian Lawlor. Subs: Cathal Gaffney, Glen Doyle, Conor O’Toole.

Non playing subs: Paul Doyle, Peter Hennessy, Conor Ryan, Cian Moore, Ciaran Larkin, Padraic Whelan, Mark Lawlor, Gary Moran, David O’Shea, Keith Jackson      

Tinryland advance to J.F.C. (B) quarter final despite 5 point loss to Kildavin-Clonegal

posted 19 Jul 2018, 05:44 by

By Eamonn Byrne


Kildavin-Clonegal 4-9                                                  Tinryland 3-7

The Carlow J.F.C. (B) knockout stages were finalised following this exciting final group 2 fixture at Rathcrogue on Wednesday last 18th July. The winners advanced to the semi-final while Tinryland progress to the quarter final after Eire Og overcame O’Hanrahans at Pairc Ui Bhrian.

After a competitive opening 25 minutes Tinryland led by the minimum following well taken points from Gary Moran, Richard Whyte, Joe Byrne and Gregg Murphy (2). Kildavin-Clonegal stayed in touch with early scores from Dylan Kelly, Eoin Roche, Mark Nolan and Richard Sinnott.

The shape of the game was then formed in a 5 minute spell just before the interval when the Wexford border team added 2-3 without reply with their goals coming from corner forward Podge Ryan and centre forward Mark Nolan after some sloppy defending by the home side.

Tinryland rang the changes at half time and one of their substitutes Ronan Curran slotted over a point within 30 seconds of the re-start before full forward Richie Whyte signalled a major revival when he found the K-C net in the 36th minute. The Kildavin-Clonegal response was swift and another Podge Ryan goal in the 40th minute extended their lead back to 7 points. Both sides then emptied their benches and with 12 minutes remaining Tinryland were awarded a penalty which Gary Moran duly converted. At the other end sub Paddy Kavanagh slotted home a 4th goal for Kildavin-Clonegal. Tinryland continued to press and were rewarded with a point and a goal from substitutes Niall Barrett and Barry Power before former Carlow senior player Richard Sinnott had the luxury of tapping a penalty over the bar to ensure that his team advanced to the semi-final as group 2 winners. One pleasing aspect from Tinryland’s point of view was that 28 players were available for this fixture. Not bad going for a rural club’s third string.

Outstanding for Kildavin-Clonegal were Liam Murphy, Andrew Nolan, Paul Kelly, Ian St. Ledger, Eoin Roche, and Podge Ryan. Tinryland’s stand out player was the diminutive Colm Kearney backed up by Gary Scully, Gregg Murphy, Eoghan Hosey, Jack Lowry and Gary Moran.

Kildavin-Clonegal: Damien Byrne, James Kavanagh, Liam Murphy, Robert St. Ledger, Andrew Nolan 0-1, Paul Kelly, Martin Boland, Killian Redmond, Barry Foley, Dylan Kelly 0-1, Mark Nolan 1-1, Ian St. Ledger 0-1, Eoin Roche 0-1, Richard Sinnott 0-3, Padraig Ryan 2-1. Subs: Paddy Kavanagh 1-0, Donnacha Ryan, Niall Hickey.

Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Fergal Kelly, Colm Kearney, Joey Ryan, Gary Scully, David O’Shea, James Murphy, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Eoghan Hosey, Gary Moran 1-2, Jack Lowry, Joe Byrne 0-1, Cathal Whelan, Richard Whyte 1-1, Padraig Delaney. Subs: Dean Farrell, Niall Barrett 0-1, Ronan Curran 0-1, Kuba Dobosz, Mark Walshe, Barry Power 1-0.

Referee Cathal McSteen

JFC B Tinryland Vs Éire Óg

posted 28 Jun 2018, 05:56 by

By Eamonn Byrne

                Eire Og 5-14                                                           Tinryland 2-13

Blanket defence was non- existent in this high scoring game at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Wednesday last 27th June when the home side got back to winning ways after losing their opening game to Kildavin-Clonegal.

Full forward James Ryan opened the Eire Og account in the 4th minute with a cracking goal and when he repeated this effort 4 minutes later the men in red and white looked to be in cruise control. Tinryland responded with a string of well worked points from Richard Whyte, Gregg Murphy, Dinny Farrell, Garry Scully and Garry Moran before Leigh Callinan, Ben Costello, Andy Byrne and Diarmuid Ruth raised white flags for the home side. Andy Byrne found the Tinryland net with another Eire Og goal 4 minutes before the interval but Tinryland kept responding with a pair of well taken points from their best forward Garry Moran.

Tinryland lost one of their most influential players Richard Whyte with a hamstring injury just before the break and when play resumed James Ryan completed his hat trick when he crashed the ball past Tinryland goalkeeper Mick Delaney. Garry Moran then began to dominate for Tinryland scoring a goal and 3 points in a 4 minute spell to leave 6 points separating the sides mid- way through the second half. Eire Og responded with a Tomas Walshe goal followed by excellent points from Diarmuid Ruth, Leigh Callinan, Mark Corcoran and Cathal Myers before Tinryland finished on a positive note with another Moran point and a superb goal from the experienced Niall Barrett who deflected the ball past former Donegal senior goalkeeper Gerry McGill who was back in the Eire Og colours in this match.

Outstanding for Eire Og were goalkeeper Gerry McGill together with Conor Walsh, Cathal Myers, Leigh Callinan and the full forward line of Mark Corcoran, James Ryan and Andy Byrne who scored 4-8 between them.

Tinryland’s most prominent players were Colm Kearney, Garry Scully, David O’Shea, John Whyte, Dinny Farrell and Garry Moran who finished with a personal tally of 1-8. Tinryland will be back in action in the J.F.C. (B) when they play Kildavin-Clonegal in the final group stage game on Wednesday 18th July.

Eire Og: Gerry McGill, Paul Barry, Sean Dunne, Colm Griffin, Diarmuid Ruth 0-3, Conor Walsh, Tomas Walsh 1-0, Tadhg Dooley, Cathal Myers 0-1, John Gilligan, Leigh Callinan 0-3, Ben Costello 0-2, Mark Corcoran 0-1, James Ryan 3-1, Andy Byrne 1-3. Subs: Michael Griffin, Ian Mahon, Lee Mulhall, Alan Curran, Paul Behan, Liam Reamsbottom.

Tinryland: Mick Delaney, Colm Kearney, Peter Doran, Joey Ryan, Garry Scully 0-1, John Whyte, James Murphy, Gregg Murphy 0-1, David O’Shea, Dinny Farrell 0-2, Jack Lowry, Fergal Kelly, Garry Moran 1-8, Richard Whyte 0-1, Padraig Delaney. Subs: Joe Byrne, Niall Barrett 1-0, Alan Byrne, Mark Walshe

Referee Billy Fanning (Ballon)

JFC B Tinryland V O'Hanrahan's

posted 15 Jun 2018, 01:36 by

By Eamonn Byrne

 Tinryland 3-11                                                          O’Hanrahans 0-10

Tinryland opened their J.F.C. (B) campaign with a comfortable win over O’Hanrahans at a wind- swept Rathcrogue on Wednesday last 13th June.

With a strong wind in their favour O’Hanrahans shaded matters in a low scoring first half. 

Gregg Murphy opened the Tinryland account in the 4th minute before Paul Clancy levelled matters 2 minutes later. Former senior star Colin Nolan edged the Blues ahead in the 11th minute with a point from a free before Joe Byrne replied for the home side following a scoreless 10 minute spell. The Blues then enjoyed their most productive period of the match scoring 3 points from Paul Condron, Peter Fagan and Paul Clancy before Gary Moran replied with a Tinryland point on the stroke of half time.

When play resumed Tinryland introduced Dean Farrell and Richard Whyte into the fray and within 10 minutes the men in blue and white hoops had taken the lead following well taken points from Joe Byrne, David O’Shea and Gary Moran. Paul Core and Harry Walker briefly restored the O’Hanrahans lead at the mid-way stage of the 2nd half but it was then that Tinryland went into overdrive. Using the strong wind to their advantage Tinryland went long and were rewarded with 2 goals and 4 points in a 10 minute spell. Goals from sub Richard Whyte and Gary Moran were the catalyst for Tinryland’s improving fortunes with Whyte scoring 1-2 in a 4 minute spell. The O’Hanrahans tried to stem the tide with 3 late points from their best player Colin Nolan but the icing was put on the Tinryland cake with a superb Dean Farrell goal just before referee Billy Fanning sounded the long whistle.

Outstanding for Tinryland were Colm Kearney, Peter Doran, Gary Scully, David O’Shea, Gregg Murphy, Dinny Farrell and Gary Moran together with subs Dean Farrell, Richard Whyte and Niall Barrett.

O’Hanrahans were best served by goalkeeper Sean O’Gorman, Terry Jones, Barry English, Colin Nolan, Chris Power, Peter Fagan and Paul Core.

Tinryland will be away to Eire Og in round 2 on Wednesday 27th June.

Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Colm Kearney, Peter Doran, Joey Ryan, Gary Scully, John Whyte, James Murphy, David O’Shea 0-1, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Joe Byrne 0-2, Jack Lowry, Dinny Farrell, Cathal Whelan, Padraig Delaney, Gary Moran 1-4. Subs: Richard Whyte 1-2, Dean Farrell 1-1, Niall Barrett, Fergal Kelly.

O’Hanrahans: Sean O’Gorman, Willie O’Reilly, Barry English, Sean Jones, Terry Jones, Niall Davis, Peter Fagan 0-1, Ger Brennan, Colin Nolan 0-4, Oisin Sinnott, Chris Power, Paul Clancy 0-2, Paul Condron 0-1, Paul Core 0-1, Harry Walker 0-1. Subs: Anthony Core, Patrick Carr.

Referee Billy Fanning (Ballon) 

S.F.L. Div. 1 Tinryland V Old Leighlin

posted 12 Jun 2018, 02:10 by

By Eamonn Byrne

                Old Leighlin 3-10                                            Tinryland 1-10

With a place at stake in the S.F.L. division 1 semi-final this game had a championship flavour on a warm evening in Molaise Park on Tuesday last. Showing much improvement from their previous game against Rathvilly, Tinryland took this game to the home side from the start. 3 early points from Matthew O’Toole, Rory Doyle and O’Toole again gave the visitors a 3 point cushion before the home side opened their account after 15 minutes with a Seamus Kinsella point. Aaron Amond reduced the margin to the minimum before Tinryland replied with a John Murphy point in the 19th minute. Exchanges were tough at this stage and another Seamus Kinsella point for Old Leighlin was matched by a Cormac Walshe point to leave 2 points separating the sides after 25 minutes.

The fast pace of the game continued despite the warm conditions and a Mikey Bambrick point for the home team was followed by a brilliantly worked goal for Tinryland from David Townsend. The first half scoring ended with an Old Leighlin point from Cathal Coughlan to leave the visitors leading by 3 points at the interval.

Early second half points for Tinryland by Cormac Walshe and Conor O’Toole were matched by Derek Butler and Cathal Coughlan for Old Leighlin and when Seamus Kinsella raised another white flag in the 40th minute Old Leighlin supporters sensed a comeback was on the cards. To their credit Tinryland kept taking the game to their opponents and two quick points from sub Glen Doyle and Niall Lowry kept their lead intact entering the final quarter. Old Leighlin were then denied a goal when Ciaran Byrne deflected a Seamus Kinsella piledriver over the bar and the home team’s tails were up in the 47th minute when Cathal Coughlan found the Tinryland net after a good passing movement. Niall Lowry closed the Tinryland account with a point from a free in the 55th minute as the Old Leighlin onslaught on the Tinryland defence continued. David Bambrick a second half substitute slotted over a point and in the space of 3 minutes Aaron Amond found the net twice to ensure a league semi- final place for his team.

Old Leighlin: James Clarke, Declan Kelly, Michael Meaney ( Blackbush), Kevin Carpenter, Sean Bambrick, Willie Minchin, Padraig Coughlan, Mikey Bambrick 0-1, Ian Atkinson, Derek Butler 0-1, Cathal Coughlin 1-2, Declan Gough, Brendan Kinsella, Aaron Amond 2-1, Seamus Kinsella 0-4. Sub. David Bambrick 0-1.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, Conor Byrne, Fionnan Burke, Rory Doyle 0-1, John Paul Moore, Cathal Gaffney, Cian Moore, John Murphy 0-1, Niall Lowry 0-2, Matthew O’Toole 0-2, Conor O’Toole 0-1, Cormac Walshe 0-2, Paul Doyle, David Townsend 1-0. Subs: Glen Doyle 0-1, David O’Shea.   

SFL Div 3 Tinryland V Leighlinbridge

posted 3 Jun 2018, 14:36 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland 2-11                                                       Leighlinbridge 0-7

Tinryland junior (A) team maintained their winning momentum in the S.F.L. division 3 with their 2nd win in 48 hours against Leighlinbridge on Saturday. With 4 changes from the starting fifteen that accounted for Palatine on Thursday, Tinryland made the early running but only led by 3 points after 20 minutes due to numerous missed chances and superb goalkeeping by Leighlinbridge netminder Christy Kearney. Early points from Gary Fields and Niall Barrett opened the Tinryland account before Val Fleming converted a free for the All Blacks. Further Tinryland points from David Townsend, Gregg Murphy, and Barrett put the home side 4 points clear before Leighlinbridge responded with points from Val Fleming and Philip Kehoe. 

On the stroke of half time Tinryland finally breached the Leighlin rearguard with a goal out of the top drawer from full forward David Townsend following good play from Dean Farrell, and Niall Barrett.

The early stages of the 2nd half saw Gary Fields and Val Fleming trade points but Tinryland then asserted with a Niall Barrett goal and 5 unanswered points from David Townsend, Gary Fields (3), and sub Padraig Delaney. With time running out Leighlinbridge finally woke from their slumber scoring 3 quick points from Pakie Fleming, sub Shane O’Reilly and Sean Brennan.

Outstanding for the winners were Peter Doran, Jack Lowry, Colm Kearney, Dean Farrell, Gregg Murphy, Padraig Whelan, David Townsend and Niall Barrett.

Leighlinbridge were best served by Christy Kearney, Pakie Fleming, David Kehoe, Adrian Dermody, Philip Kehoe and Val Fleming. Saturdays win puts Tinryland into 4th place on the league table but with other clubs having games in hand it is unlikely that we will make the knockout stages. Attention will then turn to the J.F.C. (A) which commences on week ending 22nd July against St. Patricks with further games in August against last Saturday’s opposition Leighlinbridge and Naomh Eoin. 

Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Jack Lowry, Peter Doran, Gary Scully, Colm Kearney, Adam Dunne, Padraig Townsend, Shane O’Neill, Dean Farrell, Michael Dobosz, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Padraig Whelan, Gary Fields 0-5, David Townsend 1-2, Niall Barrett 1-2. Subs: Liam Fitzpatrick, Cathal Whelan, Padraig Delaney 0-1, Chris Townsend, Killian Maher.

Leighlinbridge: Christy Kearney, Jonathan Stringer, Eddie Kane, Darragh O’Meara, Sean Brennan 0-1, Odhran Ryan, Pakie Fleming 0-1, David Kehoe, Adrian Dermody, Lee Conran, Philip Kehoe 0-1, David Lillis, Eddie Dermody, Val Fleming 0-3, Aidan Lillis. Subs: Thomas Connolly, Craig Lawler, David Kelly, Shane O’Reilly 0-1, Hugo Ashmore, Christy Canavan.

Referee John Hickey Fenagh.   

SFL Div 3 Tinryland V Palatine

posted 3 Jun 2018, 14:34 by

By Eamonn Byrne

   Tinryland 3-16                                     Palatine 0-13

Tinryland’s 2nd string were impressive in winning the division 3 points against neighbours Palatine at Rathcrogue on Thursday last 31st May. The home side were never headed after veteran corner forward Niall Barrett deflected a high delivery to the net after only 30 seconds of play. Palatine responded with 3 points via Lee Gordon, Eoin McMahon and Cian Forkan before Tinryland re-grouped to raise white flags from Gregg Murphy, Niall Barrett, Gary Fields (3,) Michael Dobosz,, Dean Farrell and David Townsend. The game should have been wrapped up at this stage as the men in blue and white fluffed 4 gilt edged goal chances. Towards the end of the opening half Palatine staged a mini rally with points from Lee Gordon and Eoin McMahon which left them trailing by 6 points at the interval. Half Time score Tinryland 1-10 Palatine 0-7.

The start of the 2nd half was a replica of the beginning of the first half as Tinryland struck first with a brilliant Dean Farrell point with the men from the Kildare border responding with points from McMahon and Cathal O’Neill.  Tinryland then began to exert control with 3 quick points from the impressive Gary Fields, David Townsend and sub Padraig Townsend before 2 well worked goals from Fields and David Townsend left 13 points separating the sides entering the final quarter.

On a warm evening the scoring rate dropped in the closing stages with both sides only managing 2 points each before referee Cathal McSteen sounded the full time whistle.

Outstanding for the winners were goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne together with Mark Dempsey, Adam Dunne, Shane O’Neill, Peter Doran, Gregg Murphy, Dean Farrell, Niall Barrett and Gary Fields. Palatine’s best players included Aiden Murphy, Cathal O’Neill, Cian Forkan, Lee Gordon, Gavin Farrell and Eoin McMahon.

Tinryland will wrap up the division 3 campaign with a home fixture against Leighlinbridge on tomorrow Saturday 2nd June at 7 p.m. 

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Jack Lowry, Peter Doran, Kuba Dobosz, Colm Kearney, Mark Dempsey, Tommy Dunne, Adam Dunne 0-1, Shane O’Neill, Michael Dobosz 0-1, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Dean Farrell 0-2, Niall Barrett 1-1, David Townsend 1-3, Gary Fields 1-6. Subs: Padraig Townsend 0-1, Cathal Whelan, Padraic Delaney, Gary Scully.

Palatine: Cormac Holloway, Chris O’Brien, Brian Farrell, Alan Daly, Kevin Hanley, Aidan Murphy, David Kinsella, Cian Forkan 0-1, Gavin Farrell, Colm Heneghan, Lee Gordon 0-3, Cathal O’Neill 0-2, Eoin McMahon 0-6, Darragh Moran, Darren Reid 0-1. Subs Matty Kenny, Bobby Crowley, Brendan Reid, Karl Rennick. 

Referee Cathal McSteen 

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