Match Reports

Junior team maintain J.F.C. (A) status after gritty win over Rathvilly in Bennekerry

posted 15 Oct 2017, 11:28 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The season ended at adult level in Bennekerry on Saturday evening 14th October when the Junior (A) team maintained their status in the top junior division with a 7 point win over Rathvilly. The losers of this relegation battle faced demotion to the Junior (B) ranks and a close battle was anticipated by both sets of supporters who bothered to turn up at the Palatine grounds which was in pristine condition.

On a balmy evening on an excellent pitch Tinryland were first on the scoresheet when corner forward Cathal Whelan pointed after good play from Dean Farrell and Keelan Gaffney.

Rathvilly opened their account in the 5th minute with a point from midfielder Gary Owens and the Wicklow border side took the lead in the 9th minute when corner forward David Nolan raised a white flag. Tinryland then began to settle down and the hard working David Townsend levelled matters after 11 minutes when he raised a white flag. Rathvilly then enjoyed a mini purple patch and they edged 2 points clear in a low scoring second quarter with points in the 17th minute from full forward Dominic Byrne and another after 28 minutes from centre forward Jake Elliott. These scores seemed to spur Tinryland into action and a wonderful Keelan Gaffney goal in the 29th minute after good play from Conor Ryan, and David Townsend edged the blue and white hoops into a lead they never relinquished. Mark Dempsey ended the half on a positive noted when he sent over another point in the 30th minute following excellent approach play by himself, Michael Dobosz and Keelan Gaffney. Half time score Tinryland 1-5 Rathvilly 0-4

The second half was only 30 seconds old when Keelan Gaffney stretched the Tinryland lead to 3 points and within another 30 seconds Mark Morrissey who is on a break from the amateur golf circuit scored an excellent point. It took a brilliant save in the 33rd minute from Rathvilly goalkeeper Darragh Donnelly to deny Tinryland veteran Niall Barrett a goal after brilliant approach play by the men from Rathcrogue. Tinryland were in control now and despite kicking 4 more wides in this period of play they had stretched into an 8 point advantage by the 42nd minute following a Dean Farrell superb point and a brilliantly executed goal by Barrett following more good work By Mark Morrissey.

Rathvilly’s response to the Niall Barrett goal was swift and within 60 seconds the ball was in the Tinryland net after an unstoppable shot from full forward Dominic Byrne. Only 5 points now separated the sides and further Rathvilly pressure yielded another point from centre forward Jake Elliott which left 4 points between the teams entering the final quarter. Tinryland then opened up the Rathvilly defence after breaking from the back and Michael Dobosz showed his skill with his sides 3rd goal to give the men in blue and white some breathing space entering the closing stages.

Despite sustained Rathvilly pressure the Tinryland defence held firm in those closing minutes and their final score was a Gary Owens point with 10 minute remaining. Tinryland closed their account in the 51st minute with another Dean Farrell point and with the eventual winners shutting up the shop no further score was registered before referee Richard Sutton sounded the full time whistle.

Final score Tinryland 3-7 Rathvilly 1-6.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Liam Fitzpatrick, Conor Ryan, Joey Ryan, Ciaran Townsend, Shane O’Neill, Padraic Whelan, Mark Morrissey 0-1, Keelan Gaffney 1-1, Michael Dobosz 1-0, Mark Dempsey 0-1, Dean Farrell 0-2, Cathal Whelan 0-1, Niall Barrett 1-0, David Townsend 0-1. Subs: Paul Doyle, Gregg Murphy, Eoghan Hosey.

Rathvilly: Darragh Donnelly, Jeff Werth, Wesley Faulkner, Dylan Connors, Jamie Byrne, Kevin McCall, Shane Byrne, Laurence Farrell, Gary Owens, Ryan Sibbald, Jake Elliott, Liam Kelly, Philip Deane, Dominic Byrne, David Nolan.

Clann Na nGael (Meath) 3 17 Bennekerry-Tinryland (Carlow) 3 8

posted 9 Oct 2017, 01:02 by

BY Eamonn Byrne

Meath champions Clann na nGael proved too strong for Bennekerry-Tinryland in the quarter final of the Leinster ladies J.F.C. at Sean Newman park in Bohermeen on Sunday last.

Bennekerry-Tinryland started well scoring 4 unanswered points within 8 minutes of the throw in. Roisin Byrne opened their account in the 2nd minute and their early dominance resulted in 3 more points from dead balls by ace sharpshooter Elaine Ware. It could have been even better at this stage as Leah Mullins was inches wide with a goal chance seconds after the throw in.

When the home side who were cheered on by a sizeable crowd finally settled they got a goal back after a defensive blunder when their most influential full forward Louise O’Conner rattled the B-T net in the 9th minute. The sides were level in the 13th minute when Caillin McDonagh pointed for the home team and the Meath champions edged ahead mid-way through the half when O’Connor slotted over a point. Bennekerry-Tinryland briefly regained the lead in the 16th minute with a brilliant individual goal from Leah Mullins but the Clann Na nGael response was swift as Louise O’Connor struck for her second goal to give her team a lead they never relinquished. Elaine Ware kept Bennekerry-Tinryland in touch with a point from play and 2 more successful conversions but Clann Na nGael finished the half well to score 2 further points to leave them with a 4 point advantage when Dublin referee John Doherty sounded the half time whistle.

The Carlow champions narrowed the gap to a single goal with a Stephanie Keogh point seconds after the re-start. This score proved to be a false dawn however and Bennekerry-Tinryland failed to add to their tally over the next 23 minutes. In that time Clann na nGael with Louise O’Connor and centre forward Vivienne McCormack pulling the strings raced into a 13 point lead. Substitute Sinead Hayden scored Bennekerry-Tinryland’s 2nd goal with 7 minutes remaining and the Carlow champions found the net for a 3rd time deep in stoppage time with a Niamh Kelly goal.

Goalkeeper Shannen Cotter together with midfielder Cliodhna Ni She, Leah Mullins, Elaine Ware and subs Niamh Kelly and Sinead Hayden impressed for the Carlow team.

Bennekerry-Tinryland: Shannen Cotter, Ciara Nolan, Leanne Corcoran, Jane Bullen, Michelle mcDermott, Deirdre Tomlinson, Emma O’Regan, Stephanie Keogh 0-1, Cliodhna Ni She, Leah Mullins 1-0, Elaine Ware 0-6 5f, Stephanie Dunne, Aoibhin Webb, Roisin Byrne 0-1, Lauren McGrath.

Subs: Alex McNeill, Ruth Bermingham, Niamh Kelly 1-0, Ashling Kelly, Sinead Hayden 1-0

Tinryland’s wait for a 16th S.F.C. title extends to 37 years after 6 point loss to Eire Og in 1/4 Final

posted 19 Sep 2017, 05:49 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland’s hopes of progressing further in this year’s Michael Lyng motors Carlow S.F.C. melted in the rain at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday 16th September when Eire Og proved that bit stronger for the men in blue and white. In a game which started more than 10 minutes late and was  played in difficult and wet conditions both teams set up in defensive mode showing a lot of respect to each other which at times did not look too pleasing on the eye. It was the Carlow town team however who enjoyed at least 60% of the possession in a game that saw Tinryland lead on only one occasion when the returning Diarmaid Walshe pointed in the 2nd minute after good play by Niall Lowry and Shane Redmond.

Eire Og were back on level terms by the 4th minute when Niall Quinlan successfully converted a free and within 60 seconds they went ahead after a good point from Chris Blake who was well set up by Co. player Sean Gannon. The Y.I. lead was extended to 2 points by the 6th minute when Kelvin Chatten accepted a quick free from Quinlan. Eire Og continued to take the game to Tinryland at this stage but good defensive play from John Paul Moore and Conor Byrne kept them at bay until the 19th minute when the energetic Darragh O’Brien set up Blake for another point to leave the scoreboard reading 0-4 to 0-1 in the town team’s favour at this stage. Tinryland continued to show honesty however and were rewarded a free in the 20th minute but unfortunately James McGrath was off target. Two minutes later Paul Broderick took over kicking duties and the margin was reduced to 2 points after Paul successfully converted the free won by fellow Co. player Danny Moran. Solid play in the defence especially from John Murphy resulted in another Tinryland score when Broderick pointed after great play from Niall Lowry and himself. The final act of the first half saw another Niall Quinlan point after a Tinryland player lost possession which left the half time scoreboard reading Eire Og 0-5 Tinryland 0-3.

When referee David Hughes restarted proceedings Eire Og were dealt an injury blow as early as the 34th minute when Mark Furey was forced to retire and he was replaced by Derek Hayden. By the 36th minute Eire Og were 3 points ahead once more when Sean Gannon was given too much leeway and the Co. star slotted over another point for the men from Teach Asca. That lead extended to 4 points by the 40th minute when Kelvin Chatten raised his second white flag as Glen Doyle was introduced for Peter Hennessy in an effort to add fresh legs to the Tinryland challenge. Great play by Niall Lowry with 18 minutes remaining resulted in a brilliant score from the former C.B.S. All Ireland winning captain just as Tinryland replaced Conor O’Toole with his brother Matthew. Tinryland confidence began to grow once again around this stage of the game and another great Niall Lowry point following good play by Cathal Gaffney and Diarmaid Walshe left only 2 points separating the teams with 13 minutes remaining. Was the impossible about to happen at this stage when Tinryland were awarded a penalty for a tug on James McGrath with 10 minutes left? Tinryland hopes sank however when Paul Broderick was too high with his effort and a point was all we could muster which left Eire Og noses in front by the minimum with 9 minutes left. Taking heart from this let off Eire Og quickly went down the field and one of their best players Darragh O’Brien extended their advantage back out to 2 points once again. Tinryland goalie Trevor O’Reilly was then forced to make a save to prevent an Eire Og goal but Tinryland had a ball turned over shortly afterwards and Chris Blake took full advantage to leave the score at 0-9 to 0-6 with 6 minutes left. Within 2 minutes the confident Eire Og machine had scored another 2 points via a Niall Quinlan free and a Sean Gannon typical effort after the Co. star was allowed to run at the Tinryland defence once more. Diarmaid Walshe gave Tinryland a little hope when he slotted over a point in the 56th minute as Shane Webb replaced Cian Lawlor. The final acts of this game included Eire Og points in the 60th minute from Cormac Mullins just before Glen Doyle received a black card. With the referee signalling 5 minutes of stoppage time Eire Og management shouted at their players to keep ball and run down the clock and on the stroke of the final whistle Niall Quinlan converted another free to leave the final score  Eire Og 0-13 Tinryland 0-7.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Conor Byrne, John Paul Moore, Cathal Gaffney John Murphy, Cian Moore, Cian Lawlor, Peter Hennessy, Shane Redmond, Conor O’Toole, Niall Lowry 0-2, Paul Broderick 0-3, James McGrath, Diarmaid Walshe 0-2.  Subs: Glen Doyle, Matthew O’Toole, Shane Webb, Cormac Walshe.

Tinryland U14 team reach Co. Final after thrilling extra time win against Miseal

posted 9 Sep 2017, 12:28 by

By Eamonn Byrne

After a difficult week on the playing front there was good news at last for the club when the U14 team advanced to the Division 2 final after a thrilling game against Miseal that went to extra time on Monday 4th September at the netwatch training Centre. Tinryland went into the game very much the underdogs having already lost to the same opposition on 3 occasions this year. The boys in blue and white dominated from the throw in with most of the play in the Myshall half. Despite the early domination by Tinryland they were denied scores by 2 great saves by the Miseal goalkeeper and some wayward shooting which resulted in 4 wides. Miseal then responded in the 12th minute with a point followed quickly by 2 more before Tinryland responded in positive fashion with a Cillian Fagan  goal to leave matters all square at this stage. Tinryland were playing well now thanks to excellent mid-field play by Ruairi Scully and great defending by Cian McGuire and Mark Mullen. It was Miseal however who kept responding where it mattered  and by half time the boys in black and amber led by 5 points having scored a goal and 2 points in the latter end of the opening half. Half time score Miseal 1-5 Tinryland 1-0.

When play resumed Tinryland after a strong team talk began to take the game to the opposition and they were rewarded with 2 excellent goals from Cian McCreanor and Seamus McCullough in addition to points from Conor Carew, James Hayden and Alex Kelliher. Miseal were limited to a single goal and a solitary point in that second half before the referee Jonathan Murphy sounded the long whistle to signal extra time.

Shortly after the start of extra time Tinryland were dealt a hammer blow when Miseal rattled the Tinryland net. Conor Carew then showed his class when he responded with a brilliant goal which brought his team back into contention. Tinryland had a spring in their step now and another goal from Cian McCreanor and points from Seamus McCullough, Alex Kelliher, Cillian Fagan and Jamie Fitzgerald sealed a great victory. Tinryland will now play O’Hanrahans in the U14 final. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white hoops were Josh Donegan, Joe Regan, Cian McGuire, Mark Mullen, Conor Carew, Ruairi Scully, Seamus McCullough and Cian McCreanor. Final Score Tinryland 5-7 Miseal 3-8.

Old Leighlin punish wasteful Tinryland in Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C.

posted 28 Aug 2017, 01:35 by

By Eamonn Byrne

The scoreboard never lies but the final score in the final group 1 game in the Carlow S.F.C. against Old Leighlin on Sunday last does not tell the full story except that Old Leighlin now progress as group runners up while Tinryland are still involved at the quarter final stage on Saturday 16th September.

This game played in ideal conditions with a lunch time throw in saw Tinryland enjoy more possession than the former champions but a litany of wides especially in the first half meant that the far more efficient men from Molaise Park were never headed throughout the hour. In fact it took Tinryland 21 minutes to register their first score and it was a defender John Paul Moore who opened the account in the 21st minute. By that time Old Leighlin with less of the ball had raced into a 5 point lead which gave Tinryland a mountain to climb with 40 minutes of the game still to play. Tinryland continued to rack up the wides and by half time the tally on the stats sheet totalled 16 as Old Leighlin retired at the interval with a 3 point advantage. Tinryland’s other first half points were scored by wing back Cathal Gaffney in the 26th minute after good play by sub Cian Moore and by full forward James McGrath in the 27th minute after good work by J.P. Moore and Matthew O’Toole. The final score of the half was a point from Old Leighlin wing forward Sean Kinsella in the 28th minute which left the half time scoreboard reading Old Leighlin 0-6 Tinryland 0-3.

The 2nd half was only 2 minutes old when Tinryland narrowed the gap to 2 points after Niall Lowry had slotted over a point following good play by Conor Byrne and Cormac Walshe who had been introduced in the first half as a substitute. Tinryland were then awarded a free which Lowry had won but the ever reliable Paul Broderick was wide on a day that his shooting boots did not perform.

In the 35th minute James McGrath narrowed the Old Leighlin advantage to the minimum as Tinryland continued to enjoy the bulk of possession but the wide tally continued to rise and had reached 18 when Old Leighlins Aaron Amond extended their advantage back out to 2 points with 20 minutes remaining. Shane Webb was then introduced into the fray for Cormac Walshe who picked up a hamstring injury but Tinryland supporters were still confident enough when centre back John Murphy slotted over one of the points of the game in the 42nd minute.  It all changed however within 60 seconds when Old Leighlin mid fielder Hughie Gahan raced through the Tinryland defence to score the game’s only goal which gave the eventual winners a 4 point advantage mid- way through the 2nd half. A Cathal Coughlan point from a free left 5 points between the teams as Tinryland introduced Keith Jackson in the 51st minute for Paul Broderick. James McGrath replied with a Tinryland point and when sub Shane Webb scored another with 6 minutes remaining Tinryland despite their wastefulness were only 3 points in arrears once again. Old Leighlin battened down the hatches however and their experience of big games over a long period stood to them as they added on 2 more Hughie Gahan points before referee Paud O’Dwyer sounded the full time whistle.Final score Old Leighlin 1-10 Tinryland 0-8.

Tinryland will now play Eire Og in the quarter final on Saturday 16th September when it is hoped that the Tinryland stats man will not have to record 2 dozen wides.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Conor Byrne, John Paul Moore 0-1, Cathal Gaffney 0-1, John Murphy 0-1, Cian Lawlor, Shane Redmond, Niall Lowry 0-1, Conor O’Toole, Padraig Townsend, Peter Hennessy, Paul Broderick, James McGrath 0-3, Matthew O’Toole. Subs: Cormac Walshe, Cian Moore, Shane Webb 0-1, Keith Jackson, Adam Dunne,

Tinryland capture 9th U21 Title in dramatic fashion with 2 injury time points

posted 19 Aug 2017, 12:13 by   [ updated 19 Aug 2017, 12:15 ]

BY Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland won the club’s 9th U21 title in dramatic fashion at Netwatch Cullen Park on Friday last 18th August with 2 stoppage time points after their opponents Rathvilly looked certain to win their 9th title in the 53 year history of the grade. The tag of pre match favourites did not seem to fit comfortably with the Tinryland men as they looked lethargic for much of this game in contrast to their quarter- final and semi- final wins over Fenagh and Palatine.

Despite opening the scoring seconds after the throw in with a point from a Niall Lowry 45 the Tinryland lads had to play second fiddle to the Wicklow border men who seemed intent on shredding the pre match predictions. Rathvilly got back on terms in the 6th minute with a converted free by Darragh Murphy their towering mid-fielder who was a key player throughout this absorbing game. The Tinryland defence came to the rescue on a number of occasions before Rathvilly broke through for a wonderful individual goal scored by corner forward Conor Doyle in the 14th minute. 

Tinryland responded with a successful free from Niall Lowry after a foul on Adam Dunne and when Lowry converted another 45 in the 24th minute Tinryland supporters breathed a little easier. In the closing stages of the first half both teams traded points with Darragh Murphy for Rathvilly converting another free and James McGrath slotting over a Tinryland point in the 27th minute after good play by Rory Doyle. On the stroke of half time Tinryland conceded another free and Conor Doyle extended the Rathvilly advantage to 2 points as referee Frank Fitzpatrick sounded the half time whistle. Half time score Rathvilly 1-3 Tinryland 0-4.

Tinryland came out early for the 2nd half and it was not hard to guess that they had got a stern team talk from the manager Martin Doyle and his assistants Niall Barrett and Paul Kenny. Despite Rathvilly winning the 2nd half throw in it was Tinryland that went on the offensive and they were rewarded with a James McGrath point from a free after a Rathvilly player was found guilty of over carrying. It got even better for the men in blue and white within 2 minutes of the re-start as a James McGrath delivery was fisted to the net by full forward Mark Lawlor to give Tinryland a 2 point lead with 28 minutes remaining. Another James McGrath point in the 35th minute after great play by Fionnan Burke extended the Tinryland lead but Rathvilly replied at the other end with another successful free from Conor Doyle. Superb defending by John Murphy prevented a second Rathvilly goal after a rare poor kick out from Ciaran Byrne but Rathvilly tails were up now and the margin was reduced to the minimum with another successful Conor Doyle free in the 40th minute. Doyle himself won another free for the Wicklow border men in the 43rd minute and Darragh Murphy brought the sides level once again with all to play for. Good play by Peter Hennessy and Cathal Gaffney ended with a Mark Lawlor point with 13 minutes remaining as Tinryland introduced International athlete Adam Murphy for Keelan Gaffney and minor player Ronan Curran for Andrew Hanley. Rathvilly continued to apply pressure and the sides were level for a 4th time when centre forward Ryan Sibbald slotted over a point. It got even better for the Rathvilly men as another free was conceded by Tinryland and Darragh Murphy applied the finishing touches to edge his team ahead once again. Cuan Burke was then introduced into the fray as fresh legs for his brother Fionnan and with time running out Niall Lowry was inches wide with a free which would have levelled the match. The announcer then told us there would be at least 2 minutes of stoppage time but with time almost up John Murphy made a scorching run from the back which resulted in a free which James McGrath duly converted to level matters once again. Everyone in the ground then expected the referee to sound the final whistle but remarkably play continued and to the delight of Tinryland supporters and management another free was won and McGrath gleefully applied the finishing touches to give Tinryland the title with Rathvilly hearts sinking having watched victory turned into defeat in a matter of seconds and giving credence

to the old adage that the game is not over until the final whistle. Final score Tinryland 1-9 Rathvilly 1-8.

Tinryland captain Conor O’Toole then led his team up the steps of the Lennon stand to receive the cup from his dad Cormac the current treasurer of Carlow Co. Board. The celebrations afterwards in the clubhouse will live long in the memory of the team that made history this year by winning a 9th title for the club having won the previous 8 in 1967, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2003, 2006 and 2015.

Well done to all the panel and their excellent management team. Tigh Raoireann A.B.U. 

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, John Murphy, Adam Dunne, Rory Doyle, Cathal Gaffney, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry 0-2F, Peter Hennessy, Keelan Gaffney, James McGrath 0-6, 5F, Conor McGrath, Conor O’Toole, Mark Lawlor 1-1, Andrew Hanley. Subs Adam Murphy, Ronan Curran, Cuan Burke. Other panel members Jonathon Curran, Dermot McGuill, Rory Dunbar, Eoin Hosey, John Fleming, Tommy Dunne.

 Rathvilly: Darragh Donnelly, Senan Molloy, Don Colgan, Colin Byrne, Josh Moore, Jay Leonard, Brian Smith, Darragh Murphy 0-4F, Paul Curran, Robbie Ryan, Ryan Sibbald 0-1, Dylan O’Toole, Conor Doyle 1-3, 3F, Conor Owens, Philip Deane. Subs Glen Byrne, Diarmuid Gavin, Ger Kavanagh, Ethan Smith, Dean Cassells, Jake Elliot

Hosey goals before half time lay the foundations for shock Tinryland win

posted 17 Aug 2017, 11:33 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Two cracking goals from Tinryland wing forward Eoin Hosey just before half time laid the foundations for a shock Tinryland win against Kildavin-Clonegal in the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. (B) at McGrath Park on Wednesday 16th August. After shipping a heavy defeat to Naomh Eoin 7 day’s previously few expected Tinryland’s 3rd squad to progress further in this year’s B championship having won the J.F.C. (C) in 2016. The Wexford border side were first on the scoreboard with a point from full forward Richard Byrne after only 60 seconds and when centre forward Liam McMullen doubled their account in the 5th minute the handful of Tinryland supporters present were probably expecting another heavy defeat. How wrong we all were as the men in blue and white got the bit between their teeth over the next 20 minutes to produce some wonderful football with some great scores thrown in. Tinryland’s account was opened in the 12th minute with a great point with his left foot from centre back John Whyte after good play by Luke Fleming and the returning Conall O’Se who both worked their socks off in this game. In the 18th minute full forward James Murphy slotted over another gem of a point to level matters and by the 20th minute Tinryland had edged ahead with a Conall O’Se beauty as Kildavin-Clonegal suddenly realised they had a fight on their hands. Both teams had numerous goal chances in the latter stages of the opening half but it was Eoin Hosey who produced the goods with two cracking individual goals in the space of 60 seconds that changed the pattern of the game. In both cases the diminutive minor player took on the entire Kildavin defence and using his lightning speed he rattled Keith Coleman’s net to give Tinryland a half time advantage of 2-3 to 0-2.  

After a good team talk at half time Tinryland came out for the 2nd half with all guns blazing with Tom Nolan entering the fray as a half time sub. After 2 minutes another James Murphy point extended the lead to 8 points as Kildavin suddenly got their 2nd wind. An Aaron Dobbs point in the 35th minute signalled the Kildavin revival and further points by Gavin Byrne 39th minute, James Kavanagh 42nd minute, Gavin Byrne 45th minute and by Liam McMullen in the 53rd minute reduced the margin to 3 points with five minutes remaining. Tinryland were under the cosh now and it took a great save from goalkeeper Mick Delaney to keep us ahead as Martin Boland slotted over another point for Kildavin-Clonegal with 2 minutes left. Wonderful defending by Adam Nolan, Sean Kirwan, Alan (Benson) Byrne together with Gary Scully, John Whyte and Luke Fleming kept Kildavin at bay and the siege was lifted in the 59th minute when Tinryland scored their second point of the half via Conall O’Se who certainly made an impact in his first game back. The midfield of Niall Bermingham and Alan Kirwan also put in a great shift while the star of the show Eoin Hosey was well supported by Conall O’Se, Darragh Townsend, Jason Curran, James Murphy, Bobby Whelan and subs Tom Nolan and Ross Byrne. Final score Tinryland 2-5 Kildavin-Clonegal 0-8.  Tinryland will play their 3rd group game in the J.F.C. B against Eire Og on Wednesday 30th August

Tinryland: Mick Delaney, Adam Nolan, Sean Kirwan, Alan Byrne, Gary Scully, John Whyte 0-1, Luke Fleming, Alan Kirwan, Niall Bermingham, Eoin Hosey 2-0, Conall O’Se 0-2, Darragh Townsend, Jason Curran, James Murphy 0-2, Bobby Whelan. Subs: Tom Nolan, Ross Byrne.

Kildavin-Clonegal: Keith Coleman, James Kavanagh 0-1, Paddy Dunne, Jack Dempsey, Martin Boland 0-1, Eoin Roche, Ger Watchorn, Gavin Byrne 0-2, Joe Roche, Aaron Dobbs 0-1, Liam McMullen 0-2, Billy Murphy, Richard Byrne 0-1, Paddy Furlong, Donnacha Byrne.

Referee Billy Fanning (Ballon)

Tinryland seniors impressive in victory over Mount Leinster Rangers in S.F.C.

posted 14 Aug 2017, 07:53 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland senior footballers served notice that they are still a force to be reckoned with when they scored an impressive win over Mount Leinster Rangers in the 2nd round of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday last 13th August.

Right from the throw in Tinryland showed their intent in improving their performance from the opening round defeat to Co. champions Palatine. In the 4th minute Cian Lawlor opened the account with a well taken point after good play by Shane Redmond and Padraig Townsend. With the defence working well from the beginning Tinryland doubled their score in the 9th minute when Paul Broderick converted a free. Rangers then enjoyed a productive spell and points from Garry Lawlor and Eddie Byrne left matters all square after 13 minutes. Tinryland quickly regained the lead with a Paul Broderick point following good play by Peter Hennessy and Niall Lowry before Rangers breached the Tinryland rearguard with a Ted Joyce point at the half way stage of the first half. Rangers appeared to be growing in confidence at this stage but the Tinryland defence were sublime with all 6 defenders soaking up the pressure thrown at them. Another Tinryland attack from the back resulted in a James McGrath point after 17 minutes following good play by Matthew O’Toole, Conor O’Toole, Padraig Townsend and Peter Hennessy. Rangers were then off target on a number of occasions and more good defensive play by Conor Byrne, Niall Lowry and Danny Moran saw Matthew O’Toole drift past the Rangers rearguard before sprinting towards goal where he laid a great pass to the supporting Peter Hennessy who rattled the Rangers net giving Tinryland a half time lead of 1-4 to 0-3.

Tinryland with a spring in their step were first back out on the field for the 2nd half and after winning the throw in had a great chance to extend the lead through Conor O’Toole who failed to connect with a goal at his mercy. It did not take long for the next goal to arrive however as Conor O’Toole and James McGrath combined to set Shane Redmond up for a brilliant second major for the men in blue and white. Tinryland now led by 7 points while at the other end Eddie Byrne was off target with another free kick before Conor O’Toole extended Tinryland’s lead following more good play by Conor Byrne, Niall Lowry and Matthew O’Toole. Padraig Townsend extended the lead in the 35th minute after Cian Lawlor used his speed to good effect once more aided by Danny Moran who had another outstanding game. Tinryland were now growing in confidence and Mount Leinster were dealt another major blow by the 37th minute when Peter Hennessy rattled Thomas Brennan’s net for a second time after great play by John Murphy to give Tinryland an eleven point advantage with 18 minutes remaining. Rangers enjoyed a mini revival mid- way through the 2nd half when Paul Cody and Ted Joyce from a free reduced the margin to 9 points. Ranger’s hopes were short lived as their net once again shook when Conor Byrne started a move and after transferring to Cian Lawlor Matthew O’Toole capped a great hour’s work by scoring Tinryland’s 4th goal with 12 minutes left to play. Tinryland then began introducing fresh legs with Cormac Walshe, Rory Doyle, Keith Jackson, Cian Moore and Conor McGrath all entering the fray in the closing stages. Tinryland comfortably  withstood late M.L.R. pressure which yielded only 2 more points for the South Carlow team while Tinryland closed their account with one of the scores of the match from centre back John Murphy who capped a wonderful evening’s work with a superb point after great work from veteran defender John Paul Moore. Final score Tinryland 4-7 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-9.   Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Conor Byrne, John Paul Moore, Cathal Gaffney, John Murphy 0-1, Cian Lawlor 0-1, Shane Redmond 1-0, Peter Hennessy 2-0, Matthew O’Toole 1-0, Padraig Townsend 0-1, Niall Lowry, Paul Broderick 0-2, James McGrath 0-2, Conor O’Toole 0-1. Subs: Cormac Walshe, Rory Doyle, Keith Jackson, Cian Moore, Conor McGrath.

Naomh Eoin far too strong for Tinryland’s 3rd team in J.F.C. B

posted 14 Aug 2017, 07:49 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland struggled in more ways than one in the opening game of the J.F.C. B at the Fenagh training centre on Wednesday 9th August. As throw in time approached only 13 players were available with the team forced to line out with 14 until two more players arrived early in the first half. 5 minutes after the start Tinryland’s task was rendered almost hopeless as the Naomh Eoin men had scored 3 goals and one point in the opening 5 minutes. It took the men in blue and white a full 22 minutes to register a score when mid-fielder David O’Shea slotted over a point and by the time referee Richard Sutton had sounded the half time whistle Tinryland trailed by 16 points on a scoreline of 5-3 to 0-2 with Michael Delaney scoring the best point of the match in the 24th minute before taking up goalkeeping duties replacing Mick Moore who had attended the venue as a spectator.

The second half produced a slightly better effort from the Tinryland men even though Naomh Eoin registered the opening 3 points of the half in the 35th, 36th and 40th minutes. A Jason Curran goal in the 41st minute put some sort of respectability on the scoreboard but the Myshall scoring machine of Keith Hogan, Michael Treacy and Eoin Doyle never relented and by the finish they had amassed a score of 7 goals and 11 points. Tinryland tacked on a further 1-1 before the end with Brian Farrell finding the net near the end and Jason Curran and Bobby Whelan adding 2 points which left the final score Naomh Eoin 7-11 Tinryland 2-4. The No. 2 Junior team is back in action on this coming Wednesday 16th August against Kildavin-Clonegal in the Fenagh Training Centre at 7.45 p.m.

Tinryland: Mick Moore, Alan Byrne, Sean Kirwan, Sean Regan, Brian Farrell 1-0, Alan Kirwan, Darragh Townsend, David O’Shea 0-1, John Whyte, Jason Curran 1-1, James Murphy, Gary Scully, Niall Bermingham, Bobby Whelan 0-1, Michael Delaney 0-1. Subs John Jackson, Ross Byrne.

Last minute David Dowling goal denies Tinryland an opening win in the Carlow J.F.C. (A)

posted 14 Aug 2017, 07:46 by

    By Eamonn Byrne

Old Leighlin mid-fielder David Dowling was the hero of the hour in the opening round of the Talbot Hotel J.F.C. Group 1 at the training centre on Tuesday 8th August. His last minute goal when his team trailed by 2 points denied a gallant Tinryland team a victory that should have been achieved having led by 4 points going into the closing stages.  Tinryland began the game on a bright note after Old Leighlin full forward John Ryan and corner forward Paddy Deevy had scored the opening 2 points for the men from Molaise Park in the 3rd and 4th minutes. Tinryland replied with a Paul Doyle goal in the 5th minute before Deevy for Old leighlin and Dean Farrell traded points by the 9th minute. Tinryland had numerous chances to consolidate their advantage for the remainder of the half but a succession of wides from Adam Dunne, Paul Doyle, Padraig Whelan, Ciaran Townsend and David Townsend meant that no more scores were registered before referee Brian Deering sounded the half time whistle. Meanwhile Old Leighlin were more economical with their scoring chances in that first half and they added on 3 further points before half time via the  lively Paddy Deevy (2) and John Ryan. Half Time score Old Leighlin 0-6 Tinryland 1-1.

After a stern team talk from the Tinryland mentors the 2nd period produced a much better performance from the men in blue and white hoops. Early wides from Paul Doyle and David Townsend were followed by points from Doyle and wing forward Padraig Whelan  and with the performance levels rising for the men in blue and white 3 quick points from Jack Lowry, Mark Morrissey and David Townsend edged Tinryland further ahead entering the final quarter. During this period Tinryland should have been even further ahead as the wide count continued to grow but when Shane O’Neill pointed in the 56th minute Tinryland began to scent a victory that looked unlikely earlier on in the game. David Townsend and Shane O’Neill looked to have sealed a victory with quick points entering the final 5 minutes but Old Leighlin were nothing but dogged and they finished with a flourish scoring points via Paddy Deevy and Michael Meaney (Black Bog) before Dowling’s late late strike sent the Old Leighlin supporters into delirium as they plucked a victory from the jaws of defeat. The Tinryland players and supporters were left to rue their missed chances when the game was there for the taking and its now back to the drawing board for the next round of the competition against Leighlinbridge on Tuesday next 15th August. Final Score Old Leighlin 1-9 Tinryland 1-8.

Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Conor Ryan, Adam Dunne, Shane O’Neill, Padraig Whelan and Paul Doyle.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Mark Dempsey, Conor Ryan, Joey Ryan, Liam Fitzpatrick, Adam Dunne, Ciaran Townsend, Shane O’Neill 0-2, Dean Farrell 0-1, Padraig Whelan 0-1, Paul Doyle 1-0, David Townsend 0-2, Cathal Whelan, Mark Morrissey 0-1, Jack Lowry 0-1. Sub Tommy Dunne.

Old Leighlin : Keith Coffey, Liam Coughlan, Michael Meaney (Black Bush) 0-1, Richie Burke, Barry Hayes, Derek Mara, Kevin Carpenter, Peter Brophy, David Dowling 1-0, Eric Nolan, Thomas Lynch, Sean Daly, Gearoid Foley 0-1, John Ryan 0-3, Paddy Deevy 0-4.

Referee Brian Deering Rathvilly

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