Match Reports

Understrength Tinryland lose out to Old Leighlin in Division 1 but still qualify for semi-final

posted 22 May 2017, 10:50 by

       By Eamonn Byrne 

This game in Rathcrogue on Saturday last featured a goal in the first 10 seconds of action and a goal for Tinryland with the final kick of the match. The opening goal from Old Leighlin scored by Aaron Amond straight from the throw in after 2 Tinryland defenders collided shaped the pattern of this encounter. The home side who are already qualified for the knockout stages and were minus their 3 Carlow players were playing catch up afterwards in a game that had a lot of pace about it and was a totally enjoyable affair for the spectators present.

Old Leighlin extended their advantage to 4 points by the 5th minute with a Sean Bambrick point before Tinryland opened their account when James McGrath raised a white flag in the 6th minute.

Peter Hennessy for Tinryland and Sean Bambrick traded points before Declan Gough and Seamus Kinsella extended the advantage to 5 points for the men from Molaise Park by the half way stage of the first half. Cormac Walshe for Tinryland and Aaron Amond also exchanged points as did Cathal Coughlan for Old Leighlin and Padraic Townsend for the home team as play moved rapidly from end to end. Shane Webb had a great chance to score a goal for Tinryland in the 22nd minute but the Old Leighlin defence cleared their lines just as the ball was about to enter the net. The final action of the opening half saw Cathal Coughlan and Padraic Townsend exchange points to leave the half time scoreboard reading Old Leighlin 1-7 Tinryland 0-6.

When play resumed Tinryland had introduced Cian Moore and Adam Dunne into the fray and they quickly reduced the margin to 2 points with 2 Cormac Walshe points in the 35th and 36th minutes.

Tinryland introduced U.S.A. bound Diarmaid Walshe into the action and he immediately slotted over a point to leave the minimum separating the sides with 20 minutes remaining. At the other end Trevor O’Reilly was forced to make a point blank save from David Bambrick as Old Leighlin upped the ante once again to make sure of the league points which would keep them in contention for a place in the semi-final. Sean Bambrick gave the eventual winners some breathing space when he pointed in the 41st minute but Diarmaid Walshe responded at the other end with a point leaving the minimum separating the teams heading into the final quarter. Old Leighlin’s pressure was beginning to make an impact and Hughie Gahan, Seamus Kinsella and Michael Meaney all scored valuable points in a 2 minute spell to give their team a 5 point cushion entering the final 10 minutes. Peter Hennessy stemmed the Old Leighlin flow when he pointed with 9 minutes remaining but 3 more points from Cathal Coughlan (2) and Aaron Amond saw the league points wrapped up before Diarmaid Walshe put respectability on the scoreboard when he netted from a free with the last kick of the game. Final score Old Leighlin 1-15 Tinryland 1-11

Old Leighlin: James Clarke, Brendan Kinsella, Niall Roche, Padraig Coughlan, Sean Kinsella, Willie Minchin, Declan Gough 0-1, David Bambrick, Ian Atkinson, Sean Bambrick 0-3, Cathal Coughlan 0-5, Michael Meaney 0-1, Seamus Kinsella 0-2, Hughie Gahan 0-1, Aaron Amond 1-2.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Conor Byrne, Conor Ryan, Cian Lawlor, Rory Doyle, Niall Lowry, Shane Webb, Peter Hennessy 0-2, Keith Jackson, Conor McGrath, Padraic Townsend 0-2, Matthew O’Toole, James McGrath 0-2,Paul Doyle, Cormac Walshe 0-3, Subs: Cian Moore, Adam Dunne, Diarmaid Walshe 1-2, Ciaran Larkin, Glen Doyle. 

Referee Ciaran Kelly Fighting Cocks.  

Tinryland 2nd Junior team still seeking first win in Division 4

posted 18 May 2017, 08:50 by

                    By John McCullough

Tinryland are still seeking a first win in division 4 following this bottom of the table clash with Palatine in Bennekerry on Wednesday 17th May. Not many teams can field 3 adult teams and Tinryland are only one of 4 clubs together with Palatine, Eire Og and O’Hanrahans who have 3 squads in action in the 5 divisions of the Carlow football leagues.

In a low scoring first half played in miserable and wet conditions Tinryland could only muster a single point courtesy of Seamus Curran in the 20th minute. The home team fared a little better scoring a goal from Christian Brennan and 3 points before the half time whistle sounded. Half time score Palatine 1-3 Tinryland 0-1.

In the second half Palatine upped the ante adding 8 points and two further goals from Brennan and Conor Conlan. Tinryland also showed an improvement in their scoring rate with substitute Jason Curran notching 1-1, Seamus Curran 2 points and John Jackson and Ross Byrne one point each. Outstanding for Tinryland who still have games left against Askea,and Railyard were Cathal Whelan, Jason Curran, Seamus Curran, Joey Ryan and John Jackson. Final score Palatine 3-11 Tinryland 1-6

Tinryland: Michael Delaney, Alan Byrne, Joey Ryan, Eoin Fields, Darragh Townsend, Seamus Curran 0-3, Sean Kirwan, Alan Kirwan, Adam Mullen, Gary Scully, Tom Nolan, Cathal Whelan, James Murphy, John Jackson 0-1, Ross Byrne 0-1, Jason Curran 1-1.

Tinryland overcome Leighlinbridge to stay in contention in Division 3

posted 18 May 2017, 08:43 by


Tinryland’s  Junior( A) team stayed in contention for a place in the knockout stages in division 3 when they defeated Leighlinbridge by 8 points at Paul Monaghan park in Ballinaboley on Tuesday 16th May. The league points in this game were won by a whirlwind start from the men in blue and white hoops who had the ball in the All Black’s net on 3 occassions in the opening 6 minutes. Paul Doyle who had a good game in the No. 14 jersey rattled the net after only 60 seconds and further goals by midfielder Peter Hennessy and wing forward Dean Farrell together with a Doyle point in the 3rd minute gave Tinryland a flattering 10 point advantage before Leighlinbridge opened their account in the 7th minute with a point from one of their best players, veteran Val Fleming. Leighlinbridge settled down after this score and added a brace of points from Fleming and Leigh Conlon before Tinryland steadied the ship with points from the accurate place-kicker Padraic Whelan (3) and Paul Doyle. The final act of the first half was a Leighlinbridge point from Brian Kavanagh which left the half time scoreboard reading Tinryland 3-5 Leighlinbridge 0-4.

Leighlinbridge who are propping up the division began the second half in determined mood and Val Fleming gave them some hope when he crashed the ball past Ciaran Byrne in the 32nd minute. Further points from Leigh Conlon and Fleming reduced the margin to 5 points by the 36th minute before Padraig Whelan stretched the Tinryland lead back out to 6 points in the 40th minute. Leighlinbridge were building momentum all the time however and 3 quick points from Conlon (2) and Fleming suddenly left only 3 points separating the teams entering the final quarter. Tinryland responded with points in the 46th and 47 minute from Padraic Whelan and David Townend before Brian Kavanagh kept the home side in contention with a 55th minute point. This score proved to be the final one for the All Blacks and Tinryland made sure of victory with a Padraic Whelan point in the 58th minute and a Dean Farrell goal on the stroke of full time which ensured that Tinryland are still in contention for a semi-final spot when they visit Bennekerry on Tuesday 23rd May to play Palatine. Final score Tinryland 4-9 Leighlinbridge 1-10. 

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Liam Fitzpatrick, Conor Ryan, Joey Ryan, Dylan Byrne, John Paul Moore, Mark Dempsey, Peter Hennessy 1-0, Shane O’Neill, David Townsend 0-1, Padraic Whelan 0-6, Dean Farrell 2-0, Ciaran Townsend, Paul Doyle 1-2, Cathal Whelan. Subs John Jackson, Niall Barrett, Adam Mullen.

Leighlinbridge scorers: Val Fleming 1-5, Leigh Conlon 0-3, Brian Kavanagh 0-2.

Tinryland lose unbeaten record in league to Eire Og

posted 15 May 2017, 12:35 by

BY Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland lost their unbeaten record in this seasons S.F.L. division 1 when losing out to a slick Eire Og outfit at Rathcrogue on Sunday 14th May. In a game watched by a sizeable crowd Tinryland who are already qualified for the knockout stages opened the scoring in the 4th minute with a Cormac Walshe point. Eire Og opened their account in the 9th minute with a point from centre forward Mark Kelly. In a low scoring first half Eire Og enjoyed the better scoring rate and full forward Murtough Ware who was on fire added a further 1-2 to their tally as Tinryland were forced to substitute  defender John Murphy who had picked up a nasty ankle injury in the early stages with Conor Byrne. Tinryland rallied in the latter stages of the first half and points from Keith Jackson, Conor McGrath, and Peter Hennessy left the scoreline 1-5 to 0-6 in Eire Og’s favour when Ballinkillen referee Pat Murphy sounded the half time whistle. 

Eire Og added on 3 early second half points via Kelvin Chatten, Murtough Ware and Cormac Mullins before Cian Lawlor opened the Tinryland 2nd half account in the 39th minute. A further brace from Ware was matched by Tinryland points from Walshe and James Mcgrath which left the scoreboard reading 1-11 to 0-9 entering the final quarter. Tinryland rang the changes from the bench bringing on Mark Lawlor, Ciaran Larkin, Paul Doyle, Glen Doyle and Padraic Whelan but Eire Og maintained their impressive scoring rate adding further points from Mark Kelly, Simon Rea and Cormac Mullins while Tinryland put some respectability on the scoreboard with a James Mcgrath goal from a free in the dying stages. Final score Eire Og 1-15 Tinryland 1-9.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, John Murphy, Cian Lawlor 0-1, Rory Doyle, John Paul Moore, Cathal Gaffney, Peter Hennessy 0-1 45, Keith Jackson 0-1, Matthew O’Toole, Padraig Townsend 0-1, Conor McGrath 0-1, Shane Webb, Cormac Walshe 0-3, James McGrath 1-1. Subs: Conor Byrne, Mark Lawlor, Ciaran Larkin, Padraic Whelan, Glen Doyle, Paul Doyle.

Eire Og: Ricky Keating, Fiach O’Toole, Mark Fitzgerald, Shane Kelly, Jordan Lowry, Kelvin Chatten 0-1, Evan Kelly, Dean Hayden, Craig White, Simon Rea 0-1, Mark Kelly 0-3, James Ruth, Cormac Mullins 0-2, Murtough Ware 1-6, Reece Denieffe 0-2.

Tinryland edge out Old Leighlin in S.F.L. Division 3

posted 3 May 2017, 04:18 by

By Eamonn Byrne

An opportunist 25th minute goal by Tinryland’s full forward Padraic Whelan proved to be the difference between these two evenly matched teams in Rathcrogue on Tuesday last. 

The home side scored first when wing forward David Townsend pointed in the 6th minute but a succession of points from Declan Kelly, Eric Nolan, John Ryan and Peter Brophy stretched Old Leighlin into a 3 point lead mid-way through the opening half. Tinryland rallied with points from Padraic Whelan and Padraig Townsend before Whelans goal gave the home side a lead they never relinquished. Tinryland led by 4 points at the interval following further points from David Townsend,, Padraig Townsend and Padraig Whelan with Paddy Deevy notching Old Leighlin’s final first half point.

Half time score Tinryland 1-6, Old Leighlin 0-5

Old Leighlin began the 2nd half in determined mood scoring 2 quick points via Gearoid Foley and Paddy Deevy but Tinryland replied with 2 points from Whelan. The Tinryland goal had a number of let off’s at this stage and the Old Leighlin men were denied on 3 separate occasions by superb goalkeeping from Co. U21 custodian Ciaran Byrne. 

Old Leighlin introduced Mark Brennan and David Gahan into the fray in an attempt to level matters but the Tinryland defence held out with both sides trading a brace of points in the closing stages.

Outstanding for the winners were Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, John Paul Moore, Shane O’Neill, Peter Hennessy, Michael Dobosz and Padraic Whelan. Old Leighlin’s most prominent players were Declan Kelly, David Dowling, Barry Hayes, Brendan Kinsella, John Ryan and Paddy Deevy.

Final score Tinryland 1-10 Old Leighlin 0-11

Tinryland have 2 remaining games in the league with an away fixture to Leighlinbridge in Ballinaboley on Tuesday 16th May at 7.30 p.m. and a home game with our neighbours Palatine on Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30 p.m. 

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Byrne, Conor Ryan, Joey Ryan, Liam Fitzpatrick, Mark Dempsey, John Paul Moore, Shane O’Neill, Peter Hennessy (0-1)45, Michael Dobosz (0-1), Padraig Townsend (0-2), David Townsend (0-2)1f, Padraig Delaney, Padraig Whelan (1-4)3f, John Whyte. Subs: John Jackson, Adam Mullen.

Old Leighlin: Keith Coffey, Ollie Meaney, Aidan Nolan, Liam Coughlan, Richie Burke, John Hayden, Declan Kelly (0-2), Peter Brophy (0-1), Brendan Kinsella (0-1), Eric Nolan (0-1),David Dowling, Barry Hayes, Gearoid Foley (0-1), John Ryan (0-1), Paddy Deevy (0-4)1f. Subs: David Gahan, Mark Brennan, Martin Lynch.    

Tinryland still unbeaten in S.F.L. Division 1 after hard fought win in Borris

posted 24 Apr 2017, 11:25 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland kept their unbeaten record in the S.F.L. division 1 when they overcame a determined home side in Borris on Sunday evening. In a competitive first half goals from Cormac Walshe in the 16th minute and Niall Lowry (28th minute) edged the hoops closer to the knockout stages. Mount Leinster Rangers kept in touch in the opening half with 3 points from frees and another from play via full forward Derek Byrne who had his shooting boots on throughout this lively encounter. Half time score Tinryland 2-5 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-6

Tinryland pulled 7 points clear in the early stages of the 2nd half with a brace of points from Matthew O’Toole and Diarmaid Walshe but the home side responded in a big way with 2 further successful conversions from Derek Byrne and a cracking goal from Ted Joyce.

With Co. player Gary Kelly and David Phelan gaining good possession at midfield for ‘Rangers Tinryland were forced to up the ante and they introduced Co. players Danny Moran and Paul Broderick into the fray for the final quarter. 

Broderick scored one wonderful point during his spell in action and contributed well in general play but Rangers would not lie down and responded with further points via John Nolan and John Coady.  Garry Kelly’s 53rd minute point left only 2 points separating the sides but the Tinryland defence held out in the closing stages with Broderick’s final score in the 55th minute maintaining his side’s unbeaten record having accounted for Palatine, Rathvilly and St. Andrew’s in earlier rounds.

Tinryland will be back in action this coming weekend with a home fixture against O’Hanrahans

Full Time score Tinryland 2-11 Mount Leinster Rangers 1-11

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Adam Dunne, John Paul Moore, Cian Lawlor, Rory Doyle, Conor Byrne, Conor McGrath, Keith Jackson, Peter Hennessy, Matthew O’Toole 0-2, Padraig Townsend 0-1, Shane Webb, Niall Lowry 1-0, Diarmaid Walshe 0-4 1f, Cormac Walshe 1-2. Subs: Paul Broderick 0-1, Danny Moran, Ciaran Larkin.

Mount Leinster Rangers: Thomas Brennan, Niall Lynam, Padraig Bambrick, Tony Lawlor, Brian Nolan,

Willie Hickey 0-2, John Coady 0-1, Gary Kelly 0-1, David Phelan, Gary Lawlor, Ted Joyce 1-0,

 John Nolan 0-1, Luke Roche, Derek Byrne 0-6 4f, Dean Grennan. Sub: Darragh O’Toole 


Tinryland maintain 100% record in S.F.L. Division 1

posted 10 Apr 2017, 10:11 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland made it 3 wins from 3 games played in the S.F.L. division 1 when they overcame St. Andrew’s at McGrath Park on Sunday evening. The destination of the league points was never in doubt after a whirlwind opening 15 minutes when the men in blue and white kicked 7 points from play without reply. Diarmaid Walshe opened the scoring after 30 seconds and 6 further points from Niall Lowry, Cormac Walshe, Matthew O’Toole (2), Padraic Townsend and Diarmaid Walshe were just reward for Tinryland dominance at this stage. With Co. players Shane Redmond and Danny Moran back in the defence the Tinryland rearguard worked tirelessly to keep the home team scoreless and when St. Andrew’s did breakthrough Trevor O’Reilly brought off a couple of fine saves to prevent goals from the Bagenalstown team. Tinryland were guilty of a number of missed goal chances in the opening half also before St Andrew’s opened their account in the 25th minute when Andrew Beaton converted a free. The home side doubled their tally two minutes later when Co. panellist Darren Crooks raised a white flag. The final act of the first half was a Padraic Townsend point for the winners which left the half time score Tinryland 0-8, St. Andrew’s 0-2.

When play resumed Tinryland began where they left off with a Cormac Walshe point and a well worked goal by his brother Diarmaid which left 10 points separating the sides.

Further points in a 3 minute spell from Keith Jackson, Padraic Townsend and Matthew O’Toole extended the lead to 13 points before St. Andrew’s got a goal when Darren Crooks drifted in past the Tinryland defence to give his side a lifeline. Diarmaid Walshe and Andrew Beaton traded points before Tinryland extended their advantage once again with a wonderful Cathal Gaffney point. To their credit St. Andrew’s never gave up and they could have had another goal but for stern defending by Tinryland corner back Adam Dunne. Both sides then began emptying their benches with Tinryland introducing Conor Ryan, Shane Webb, James McGrath, Mark Lawlor, Ciaran Larkin and Paul Broderick into the action. St. Andrew’s introduced Andrew Casey, Justin Manning, David Miley and David Corcoran at this stage and enjoyed a productive spell with 4 Andrew Beaton points before Tinryland replied with points from James McGrath (2), Paul Broderick and Cormac Walshe.

On the stroke of full time St. Andrew’s hard working midfielder John Doyle scored a final point for the home side who still are seeking a first win in the senior ranks since their promotion.

Outstanding for the winners were Trevor O’Reilly, Shane Redmond, Adam Dunne, Padraic Townsend Rory Doyle, Matthew O’Toole, Diarmaid and Cormac Walshe and Cathal Gaffney. St. Andrew’s had prominent players in Martin Cummins, John Doyle, Jamie Clarke, Darren Crooks, Andrew Beaton and Jamie Whelan.

Full time score Tinryland 1-18 St. Andrew’s 1-9.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Adam Dunne, John Paul Moore, Cathal Gaffney 0-1, Rory Doyle, Shane Redmond, Danny Moran, Peter Hennessy, Keith Jackson 0-1, Matthew O’Toole 0-3, Padraic Townsend 0-3, Conor McGrath, Niall Lowry 0-1, Diarmaid Walshe 1-3, Cormac Walshe 0-3. Subs: Conor Ryan, James McGrath 0-2, Shane Webb, Ciaran Larkin, Mark Lawlor, Paul Broderick 0-1.

St. Andrew’s: Rory Doyle, Liam Cummins, Martin Cummins, Leon Power, Morgan Drea, Alan Whelan, Jamie Whelan, John Doyle 0-1, David Kennedy, Alan Corcoran, Andrew Beaton 0-7 3F, Alan Beaton, Darren Crooks 1-1, Jamie Clarke, Shane Clarke. Subs: Andrew Casey, Justin Manning, David Miley, David Corcoran.

Referee John Hickey Fenagh.

Tinryland seniors record a second successive win in this years league

posted 3 Apr 2017, 08:37 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland made a whirlwind start to this 2nd round S.F.L. division 1 game in Rathcrogue on Sunday scoring 6 unanswered points in the opening 6 minutes. The Tinryland forwards were on fire at this stage with the Walshe brothers Diarmaid and Cormac in the full forward line receiving plentiful supply of ball from their midfielders Keith Jackson and Peter Hennessy. Full forward Diarmaid Walshe scored 4 points in this period and with another 2 white flags being raised by Matthew O’Toole and Jackson Tinryland appeared to be running away with the points. Rathvilly steadily came to grips with the game and in the 11th minute corner forward Conor Owens rattled the Tinryland net to give the Wicklow border side a lifeline. Tinryland responded with a Cormac Walshe point but the Tinryland defence was undone again in the 15th minute when Rathvilly wing back Colin Byrne raced through to slot the ball past Tinryland goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne. This score proved to be Rathvilly’s last of the opening half and the home side added 3 further points via Peter Hennessy, Keith Jackson and Cormac Walshe to leave the blue and white hoops 4 points ahead at the break. Half time score Tinryland 0-10, Rathvilly 2-0. 

Rathvilly came out in the 2nd half determined to bridge the gap and within 2 minutes of the restart Conor Owens and Brendan Murphy reduced the margin to 2 points with well taken scores. 

Tinryland then pressed forward and a Cormac Walshe goal in the 34th minute game them breathing space. Two minutes later Tinryland had an opportunity to consolidate their advantage when Padraig Townsend was felled in the small square but Diarmaid Walshe could only manage a point from the resulting penalty. Conor McGrath for Tinryland and Brian Smith for Rathvilly then traded points before Smith tagged on 3 further points for the away team leaving 3 points separating the sides with 10 minutes remaining. Tinryland lifted the siege with 2 further points from the Walshe brothers but with 5 minutes remaining Rathvilly got another lifeline when Danny Molloy successfully converted a penalty to leave only 2 points separating the teams once again. Rathvilly drove forward in search of further scores but their momentum was stemmed by a bout of handbags resulting in a host of yellow cards for players from both sides. The final act of this entertaining game saw Diarmaid Walshe successfully convert a 35 metre free and the home side remain unbeaten having accounted for last years Co. finallists Palatine and Rathvilly in the 2 opening games of this years league. 

Final score Tinryland 1-15 Rathvilly 3-6. 

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Adam Dunne, Conor Byrne, Cathal Gaffney, Rory Doyle, John Murphy, Cian Lawlor, Keith Jackson 0-2, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Conor McGrath 0-1, Padraig Townsend, Matthew O’Toole 0-1, Niall Lowry, Diarmaid Walshe 0-7, Cormac Walshe 1-2. Subs: Conor Ryan, James McGrath, Shane Webb, Glen Doyle, Mark Lawlor. 

Rathvilly: Michael Byrne, Kevin McCall, Andrew Sibbald, Jeffery O’Donoghue, Jim Bob Leonard, Tony Bolger, Colin Byrne 1-0, Brendan Murphy 0-1, Ed. Finnegan, Ryan Sibbald, Brian Smith 0-3, Robert Ryan, Conor Owens 1-1, Danny Molloy 1-0, Jake Elliot. 

Referee Pat Murphy (Fenagh)

Rathvilly too strong for Tinryland in opening S.F.L. Division 3 game

posted 30 Mar 2017, 09:35 by

    By Eamonn Byrne       

Rathvilly’s 2nd team proved too strong for Tinryland in the opening match of S.F.L. division 3 played at Rathcrogue on Tuesday 28th March. The Wicklow border side included a half dozen senior panellists in their line up and got off to the perfect start within 2 minutes of the throw in when the ball somehow ended up in the Tinryland net. Rathvilly increased that lead to 4 points in the 6th minute when corner forward Donal Kelly pointed before Richard Whyte opened the Tinryland account in the 8th minute following good play by Peter Hennessy. Rathvilly then tagged on 2 further points from their centre forward Jake Elliot and corner forward Donal Kelly before Tinryland responded with a Padraic Whelan point from a free in the 17th minute. Tinryland were finding it hard to break down the Rathvilly defence while at the other end Tinryland conceded 2 further points from Wesley Faulkner and Jake Elliot before Tinryland responded with points from Richard Whyte and Peter Hennessy. The final act of the first half was a Rathvilly point from a free by Donal Kelly which left the half time score Rathvilly 1-7 Tinryland 0-4.

Tinryland introduced Liam Fitzpatrick into the fray at half time and got off to the best possible start within 1 minute of the restart when Dean Farrell scored a great point following good work by David Townsend. This was as good as it got for the home side however and a further blow was dealt when David Townsend received his marching orders from referee Enda Hulton for verbals early in the 2nd half. Rathvilly continued to dominate using the extra man to their advantage and by the 50th minute had stretched the lead to 10 points following further scores by Donal Kelly, Wesley Faulkner, and Larry Farrell. Tinryland introduced Paul Doyle and Brian Farrell into the action but the Rathvilly tide could not be stemmed and the final score was Rathvilly 1-14 Tinryland 0-5. The next S.F.L. division 3 fixture is against Ballon on Tuesday 4th April at Rathcrogue.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Joey Ryan, Mark Dempsey, Conor Ryan, Shane O’Neill, John Paul Moore, Adam Mullen, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Keelan Gaffney, Padraic Whelan 0-1, Richard Whyte 0-2, Dean Farrell 0-1, Michael Dobosz, Padraig Delaney, David Townsend. Subs: Liam Firtzpatrick, Paul Doyle, Brian Farrell.

Tinryland win league points and Andy Murphy Shield in battle of neighbours

posted 28 Mar 2017, 13:30 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland seniors made a positive start to 2017 when they defeated Co. champions Palatine In round 1 of the S.F.L. division 1 at Rathcrogue on Sunday 26th March. With the Andy Murphy shield also at stake this game was played in ideal conditions and attracted a fine crowd to the venue.

Early exchanges saw Diarmaid Walshe open the scoring for the home side with a point after 60 seconds following good play by John Paul Moore and John Murphy. This score was cancelled out by a Jamie Kenny point for the Co. champions after 4 minutes before Walshe restored his team’s advantage with a point from a free in the 7th minute. The sides were deadlocked again in the 9th minute when Shane O’Neill pointed for Pal and two minutes later the Cnoc Arda men edged ahead for the first time with a Darragh Moran point. Tinryland stayed competitive and a successful free from Cormac Walshe was followed by the first goal of the game from his brother Diarmaid who successfully converted a penalty in the 15th minute following a foul on Keith Jackson. 

Tinryland were denied a second goal in the 19th minute when Palatine goalkeeper Craig Kearney did well to smother a Diarmaid Walshe shot which was destined for the net. The closing stages of the first half saw both sides playing positive football with wonderful scores at each end. Tinryland added 3 points from Diarmaid Walshe, Matthew O’Toole and Padraig Townsend with both sides retiring at the interval on level terms following Palatine points from Jamie Kenny (Free), David Reid  and Paul Reid. Half Time score Tinryland 1-6 Palatine 0-9.   

The second half began with James McGrath being introduced for the home side. In similar fashion to the first half Tinryland were first out of the blocks with a Keith Jackson point following good play by Cormac Walshe and Cathal Gaffney. It got even better for Tinryland sixty seconds later when Cormac Walshe rattled the Palatine net after wonderful play by corner forward Niall Lowry. Another Jackson point in the 33rd minute extended the Tinryland lead to 5 points and it could have been more one minute later only for a brilliant save from Craig Kearney who denied Cormac Walshe another goal.

Kearney then turned poacher when he converted a ’45 to keep Pal in the hunt but the Tinryland lead extended to 7 points by the 37th minute when James McGrath scored a wonderful individual goal after possession was won at the other end by Adam Dunne. 

The Palatine fightback then began with a point from Shane O’Neill followed by a Thomas Kenny point as Tinryland began to empty the bench introducing Glen Doyle, Mark Lawlor, Conor Ryan and Ciaran Larkin into the fray. Palatine were dealt a blow with Jason Kane receiving a second yellow card from referee Cathal McSteen. Another Shane O’Neill point reduced Tinryland’s lead to 3 points before the home side got their second wind with the fresh legs making a difference. The closing stages saw Tinryland consolidate their lead with the icing being applied to the cake by a Ciaran Larkin goal following good play by James McGrath who seems to have put his injury woes finally behind him. Final score Tinryland 4-11 Palatine 0-14.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Adam Dunne, Conor Byrne, Cathal Gaffney 0-1, Rory Doyle, John Paul Moore, Cian Lawlor, Keith Jackson 0-2, John Murphy, Conor McGrath, Padraig Townsend 0-1, Matthew O’Toole 0-1, Niall Lowry, Diarmaid Walshe 1-5, Cormac Walshe 1-1. Subs James McGrath 1-0, Ciaran Larkin 1-0, Glen Doyle, Mark Lawlor, Conor Ryan.

Palatine: Craig Kearney 0-1 ‘45, Conor O’Doherty, Conor Crowley, Christopher Parle, Niall Cawley, Stephen Reilly, Jack Brennan, David Reid 0-1, Jason Kane, Paul Reid 0-2, Shane O’Neill 0-4 1F, Tomas Kenny 0-2, Conor Reynolds 0-1, Jamie Kenny 0-2 1F, Darragh Moran 0-1.   Subs: Conor Lawlor

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