Match Reports

Tinryland lose out by the minimum to Co. champions in Carlow S.F.L. Div. 1 semi-final

posted 11 Jun 2017, 00:49 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland’s wait for a Carlow S.F.L. division 1 title will extend to a half century following this one point loss to Co. champions Palatine in the semi-final at Netwatch Cullen park on Friday last 9th June.

The early stages of this game were dominated by Tinryland as they pressed their neighbours at every chance building up a 5 point lead by the 12th minute. The early exchanges saw Co. players Paul Broderick (free) and Shane O’Neill trade points before Broderick added to his tally in the 7th and 8th minutes to extend the blue and white advantage to 2 points. It was all rosy in the garden at this stage and a Cormac Walshe goal in the 12th minute extended the advantage to 5 points before Palatine at last woke up from their slumbers with points from Jason Kane and former Tinryland player Stephen O’Reilly in a 60 second spell mid- way through the opening half.

The second half of the first 30 minutes saw Palatine consolidate their recovery and they added on 4 points without reply with a hat trick of points from veteran Brian Kelly and a successful free from Shane O’Neill to leave the half time score Palatine 0-7 Tinryland 1-3.

Two minutes after the re-start Tinryland achieved parity when lively corner forward James McGrath slotted over a point and the boys in hoops were back ahead by the 36th minute when Conor McGrath slotted over a good point. Palatine replied with a Darragh Moran point seconds later and the tide seemed to be turning in Tinryland’s direction in the 43rd minute when Pal. full forward Lee Gordon received a straight red following an altercation with Conor McGrath. Tinryland failed to capitalize with the extra man however and 7 minutes later Tinryland were reduced to 14 players when half time substitute John Murphy received a second yellow when trying to prevent a certain Palatine goal which was subsequently well saved by Trevor O’Reilly. Palatine then scored a point via wing forward Shane O’Neill which was cancelled out by a well worked Shane Redmond point in the 51st minute. Jason Kane then put his side back in front before James McGrath registered a point for Tinryland. Palatine edged ahead again when Darragh Moran raised a white flag as the clock ticked past the 60 minutes. Tinryland went in search of the equaliser in stoppage time and looked to have a great chance of the winner when Niall Lowry passed to Glen Doyle but the recently introduced subs attempt at a dramatic match winning goal was smothered by the Pal. defence and goalkeeper Craig Kearney. Seconds later referee John Hickey sounded the full time whistle as Palatine advanced to the 2017 league final. These sides will meet again in the first round of the Carlow S.F.C. at the end of July and both sides will now go back to the drawing board to prepare for what should be a tremendous local derby. Final score Palatine 0-11 Tinryland 1-7.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Conor Byrne, Cathal Gaffney, Conor McGrath 0-1, Cian Moore, Cian Lawlor, Shane Redmond 0-1, Peter Hennessy, Niall Lowry, Padraic Townsend, Matthew O’Toole, James McGrath 0-2, Paul Broderick 0-3, Cormac Walshe 1-0. Subs: John Murphy, Keith Jackson, Shane Webb, John Paul Moore, Glen Doyle.

Palatine: Craig Kearney, Mark Rennick, Conor Lawlor, Chris Parle, Niall Cawley, Jack Brennan, Stephen O’Reilly 0-1, Darragh Moran 0-2, Jason Kane 0-2, Shane O’Neill 0-3, Paul Reid, Niall Reid, John Reid, Lee Gordon, Brian Kelly 0-3. Subs: Conor O’Doherty, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Sean Dermody, Conor Crowley, Conor Reynolds.

Tinryland Juniors reach knockout stages in Division 3 with impressive win against Palatine

posted 25 May 2017, 04:19 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland junior footballers put up their best performance of the season to date in Bennekerry on Tuesday 23rd May when they defeated neighbours Palatine to reach the division 3 semi-final.

The men in blue and white were never headed in this local derby played in ideal conditions on a balmy late May evening.  Tinryland got off to a good start scoring 2 early points from centre forward Mark Dempsey and Padraig Whelan who converted a free after a foul on the lively David Townsend. Palatine responded in the 7th minute with a point from midfielder Adam Duggan but 60 seconds later David Townsend stretched the Tinryland lead back out to 2 points following good play by Padraic Whelan. Tinryland were guilty of sloppy play for a period and gave away easy ball resulting in 2 Palatine points from corner forward Conor Clonan and veteran Eoin McMahon. Tinryland’s response was swift and the excellent Dean Farrell rattled the Palatine net in the 10th minute with a superb individual goal following good play by Conor Ryan and Padraic Whelan. Eoin McMahon converted another free for the Cnoc Arda men before David Townsend responded with a great point following excellent play by Ciaran Larkin, Padraig Delaney and Peter Hennessy. Tinryland had an opportunity to increase their advantage but Padraic Whelan was wide with a free won by Mark Dempsey. Good play by Joey Ryan and Peter Hennessy resulted in another David Townsend point in the 15th minute. Paul Doyle made it a 5 point game 2 minutes later with another Tinjryland point before Pakie O’Toole for Pal and Mark Dempsey for Tinryland exchanged points, the latter score following great play by the excellent Shane O’Neill and Dylan Byrne. Palatine enjoyed the majority of the exchanges in the latter end of the opening half scoring 3 quick points via Eoin McMahon (2) and centre back Aidan Murphy after another negative turnover by Tinryland. Half time score Tinryland 1-7 Palatine 0-8.

The second half began with a Palatine point from midfielder Chris O’Brien in the 33rd minute before a class  point from Michael Dobosz stretched the Tinryland advantage  back out to 2 points once again.

A Palatine point from full forward Pakie O’Toole was matched by a Tinryland one from a free by Padraic Whelan and Tinryland extended their lead by the 45th minute following further points from Whelan and Mark Dempsey. Palatine introduced sub David Murphy into the action shortly after John Reid had reduced the Tinryland lead to 3 points with 10 minutes remaining. Tinryland rang the changes at this stage also bringing on veteran Niall Barrett and the returning Andrew Hanley. 

The stage looked set for a very exciting finish when Palatine wing forward Eoion McMahon pointed with 7 minutes remaining but Tinryland responded in a very positive way scoring brilliant points from Michael Dobosz, Padraic Whelan (free) and 2 From Dean Farrell who capped a great performance to put Tinryland into a semi-final where the likely opponent will be Fenagh. Final score Tinryland 1-15 Palatine 0-12 Outstanding for Tinryland were Conor Ryan, Shane O’Neill, Padraic Whelan, Peter Hennessy, Dean Farrell, David Townsend, Mark Dempsey and Michael Dobosz. Palatine were best served by Aidan Murphy, John Reid, Eoin McMahon, Pakie O’Toole and Adam Duggan.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Byrne, Conor Ryan, Joey Ryan, Liam Fitzpatrick, Shane O’Neill, Padraic Whelan 0-4f, Peter Hennessy, Dean Farrell 1-2, Ciaran Larkin, Mark Dempsey 0-3, David Townsend 0-3, Michael Dobosz 0-2, Paul Doyle 0-1, Padraig Delaney. Subs Niall Barrett, Andrew Hanley. 

Palatine: Cormac Holloway, Paddy Carroll, Brian Farrell, Lorcan Carroll, Niall Cawley, Aidan Murphy 0-1, Chris Parle, Chris O’Brien 0-1, Adam Duggan 0-1, Eoin McMahon 0-5 3f, John Reid 0-1, John Kenny, Darragh Moran, Pakie O’Toole 0-2, Conor Clonan 0-1. Sub: David Murphy.

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)

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