Match Reports

JFC B Tinryland V O'Hanrahan's

posted 15 Jun 2018, 01:36 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

 Tinryland 3-11                                                          O’Hanrahans 0-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Referee Billy Fanning (Ballon) 

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

posted 12 Jun 2018, 02:10 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

                Old Leighlin 3-10                                            Tinryland 1-10

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

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

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

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

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

SFL Div 3 Tinryland V Leighlinbridge

posted 3 Jun 2018, 14:36 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland 2-11                                                       Leighlinbridge 0-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Referee John Hickey Fenagh.   

SFL Div 3 Tinryland V Palatine

posted 3 Jun 2018, 14:34 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

   Tinryland 3-16                                     Palatine 0-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Referee Cathal McSteen 

SFL Div 4 Tinryland V St Andrew's

posted 26 May 2018, 02:12 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

      St. Andrews 8-11                                                                             Tinryland 5-10

Referee Billy Fanning was kept busy making entries in his notebook for all the right reasons in this amazing game in Rathcrogue on Wednesday last. 34 scores in 60 minutes is definitely a rare occurrence for an adult game in Carlow. Straight from the throw in both teams went on the attack and by half time six goals had been scored with the winners getting 4 via Robert Thompson, Neil Martin, David Tuite and Dessie Dowling. Tinryland started well scoring an early goal from Gary Fields while Jack Lowry got their second major just before the break. 

It was more of the same early in the second half with Declan Salter for St. Andrew’s and David O’Shea for Tinryland rattling the respective nets. Mid-way through the second half the Bagenalstown side held a 9 point lead but Tinryland kept responding and 2 goals from Dean Farrell and Jack Lowry kept the eventual winners on their toes. The men from McGrath Park kept up the pressure and were rewarded with some superb goals and points including 3 more goals from Dessie Dowling, sub Paddy Kennedy and Craig Doyle.

The winners had outstanding players in goalkeeper Keith Hickey together with Rory Doyle, Craig Doyle, Michael Gardiner, David Tuite, Dessie Dowling and sub Paddy Kennedy. Tinryland were best served by Jack Lowry, Gary Scully, David O’Shea, Gregg Murphy, Joe Byrne and sub Dean Farrell.

St. Andrew’s: Keith Hickey, Thomas McDonnell, Robert Thompson 1-0, Eoin Johnson, Rory Doyle, Stephen Crowe, Martin Mullins 0-1, Craig Doyle 1-2, Neil Martin 1-2, Alan McDonald 0-1, Michael Gardiner 0-1, David Tuite 1-2, Dessie Dowling 2-0, Declan Salter 1-2. Subs: Paul Kennedy 1-0, Mark Kennedy, Martin Mara, Craig Clarke, Alan McDonald.

Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Joey Ryan, James Murphy, Jack Lowry 2-0, Gary Scully, John Whyte, Colm Kearney, Dinny Farrell 0-2, David O’Shea 1-2, Gary Fields 1-1, Gregg Murphy 0-2, Joe Byrne 0-1, Alan Byrne, Padraig Delaney, Cathal Whelan. Subs: Dean Farrell 1-0, Ronan Curran 0-1, Ross Byrne 0-1.

Referee Billy Fanning Ballon. 

SFL Div 1 Tinryland V Rathvilly

posted 23 May 2018, 08:58 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Rathvilly 2-18                                                                              Tinryland 0-4

Rathvilly were in cruise control in this one sided encounter at Fr. Ryan park on Sunday. Three   early points in the opening minutes set the tone for this game in which Brendan Murphy finished with a personal tally of 2-6.

Rathvilly despite playing against the breeze led by 1-11 to 0-3 at the interval with former Co. players Murphy, Alan Kelly and J.J. Smith pulling the strings in an overall dominant performance. The second half was a walk in the park for the home side but Tinryland did squander at least 3 clear cut goal chances which would have put a more respectable look on the scoreboard.

Tinryland who now play Old Leighlin in their final league game will quickly want to forget this display. The winners had outstanding players in the aforementioned Brendan Murphy, J. J. Smith and Alan Kelly together with Conor Doyle, Josh Moore, Danny Molloy and Brian Murphy.

Tinryland’s most prominent players were goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne, Niall Lowry, Conor Byrne, John Paul Moore, Adam Dunne (until injured) and Conor O’Toole.

Rathvilly: Dylan O’Toole, Senan Molloy, Conor O’Brien, Tony Bolger, Colin Byrne, Josh Moore, Robert Ryan, Ed Finnegan, Brendan Murphy 2-6, Conor Doyle 0-1, Brian Murphy, Alan Kelly 0-1, Gary Owens 0-3, J. J. Smith 0-5, Danny Molloy 0-1. Subs: Tony Bolger, Paul Curran, Denis Kelly, Jake Elliott, Andrew Sibbald 0-1

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, Conor Byrne, Cathal Gaffney, Rory Doyle, John Paul Moore, Adam Dunne, Cian Moore, Niall Lowry 0-2, Conor McGrath, Shane O’Neill, Matthew O’Toole, Cormac Walshe 0-1, Paul Doyle 0-1, Conor O’Toole. Subs: Glenn Doyle, Tommy Dunne, Jack Lowry

Tinryland Defeat MLR in SFL Div 1

posted 14 May 2018, 02:06 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

                      Tinryland 2-17                             Mount Leinster Rangers 0-7

Tinryland captured their 2nd brace of S.F.L. division 1 points in the space of 5 days when overcoming an understrength Rangers on Sunday last. Mark Morrissey and Cormac Walshe accounted for 1-11 between them for the home side who led by 7 points at the interval.

Mount Leinster Rangers who kicked 9 wides in the game began the second half in a positive fashion and they scored 4 unanswered points in the opening 15 minutes via Dean Grennan (2), Jon Nolan, and former Carlow player Gary Kelly. When the home side finally woke from their early second half slumber they went on to dominate the remainder of the game aided by a well worked Matthew O’Toole goal and further points from Mark Morrissey, John Murphy, Cormac Walshe (3), and sub. Gregg Murphy. Outstanding for Tinryland were John Murphy, Mark Morrissey, Matthew O’Toole, Adam Dunne, Conor Ryan, Cormac Walshe and Conor O’Toole. Mount Leinster Rangers were best served by goalkeeper Paul Foley together with Gary Kelly, Conor Fenlon, Rory Joyce and Jon Nolan.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, John Murphy 0-1, Cuan Burke, Rory Doyle 0-1, Conor Byrne, Adam Dunne, Keith Jackson, Mark Morrissey 1-4, Niall Lowry, Shane O’Neill, Matthew O’Toole 0-1, Cormac Walshe 0-7, Paul Doyle, Conor O’Toole 0-1. Subs: Peter Hennessy, Glen Doyle, Cian Moore, Gregg Murphy, Jack Lowry, Ciaran Townsend.

Mount Leinster Rangers: Paul Foley, Seamus Kelly, John Coady, Shane O’Neill, Michael Malone, Gary Kelly, M.J. Doran, Conor Fenlon, Tony Lawlor, Jon Nolan, Willie Hickey, Rory Joyce, Daniel Ryan, James Kelly, Dean Grennan.

Referee David Hickey Fenagh

SFL Div 4 Tinryland V Railyard

posted 10 May 2018, 02:25 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne     

      Railyard 1-12                                                                                Tinryland 1-8

Railyard denied Tinryland a first win in division 4 when they finished well to overcome a 3 point defecit on Wednesday last in Rathcrogue. Star of the show for the Moneenroe based team was Ryan Maguire brother of Irish soccer star Seanie.

The Carlow border team started well with early points from Maguire and his cousin Mark but Tinryland settled down to raise 4 unanswered points from Tommy Dunne, Seamus Curran, Gregg Murphy and John Whyte. The home team gained the initiative just before half time with a superb goal from Gregg Murphy following good play by Gary Fields and John Whyte. With ten minutes remaining Tinryland still maintained a 2 point lead but the Kilkenny team then sprung to life scoring 4 points via Ryan Maguire (3) and Ger Campion before the lively Maguire got the crucial goal with 3 minutes remaining to give Railyard victory.

Outstanding for the winners were Ryan Maguire, Paul O’Neill, Pauric Dowd, Eddie Roche, John Dowd and Ger Campion. Tinryland were best served by Jack Lowry, Colm Kearney, John Whyte, Gregg Murphy, Padraid Delaney and Gary Fields.

Railyard: John Mansfield, Michael O’Keefe, John Dowd, Adrian Barry, Enda Gannon, Eddie Roche, Tom Buggy, Paul O’Neill 0-3, Pauric Dowd 0-2, Mark Maguire 0-1, Ger Campion 0-1, Mark Smith, Ryan Maguire 1-5, Colm Moran, Ultan Walsh. Sub: Sean Geoghegan.

Tinryland: Michael Mullen, Jack Lowry, Joey Ryan, Mark Walshe, Colm Kearney, Kuba Dobosz, Gary Scully, Tommy Dunne 0-1, Seamus Curran 0-1, John Whyte 0-1, Gregg Murphy 1-1, Dinny Farrell, Cathal Whelan, Padraig Delaney 0-1, Alan Byrne. Subs Gary Fields 0-2, Alan Barrett 0-1, Mark Johnson.

Referee David Hughes

Good second half display enables Tinryland to hoover up Division 1 points against St. Andrew’s

posted 10 May 2018, 02:21 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland ran out comfortable winners at the end of a competitive contest for S.F.L. division 1 points at Rathcrogue on Tuesday last. After early dominance the home side found themselves four points ahead after 6 minutes courtesy of a Matthew O’Toole point and a cracking Paul Doyle goal following good play by centre forward Shane O’Neill. St. Andrews got on the scoresheet with a Darren Crooks point in the 10th minute which was matched at the other end by a Cormac Walshe score which still left four points separating the teams. St. Andrew’s then enjoyed their best spell of the game with a Cian Doyle goal in the 13th minute followed by points from John Doyle, Alan Beaton and two successfully converted frees from full forward Robbie Kane. Tinryland closed the first half scoring when Padraig Whelan converted a 40 metre free on the stroke of half time which left the home side trailing by two points. Half Time score St. Andrew’s 1-5 Tinryland 1-3

When referee Michael McNally re-started proceedings points were traded by Alan Beaton and Cormac Walshe and Robbie Kane for St. Andrew’s and Keith Jackson for Tinryland. The home team then upped the ante with a succession of points from Keith Jackson, John Murphy, Paul Doyle and Matthew O’Toole which edged the men in blue and white one point ahead mid-way through the second half. Cian Doyle slotted over a point to level matters once again but this score proved to be the last of the game for the Muinebheag side as Tinryland turned the screw with a superb Matthew O’Toole goal following excellent play by John Paul Moore, Rory Doyle, and Keith Jackson. With fresh legs being introduced Tinryland gradually pulled further clear scoring 5 more unanswered points via Shane O’Neill, Paul Doyle, Cormac Walshe (2) and Mark Morrissey to run out comfortable winners in the end. Full Time Tinryland 2-13 St. Andrew’s 1-8

Defenders John Murphy, Conor Byrne, Rory Doyle and John Paul Moore together with forwards Shane O’Neill, Matthew O’Toole, Cormac Walshe, Paul Doyle and mid-fielder Keith Jackson impressed for the winners who kicked 9 wides and had 8 different scorers.

St. Andrew’s who clocked up 7 wides  were best served by Darren Crooks, Andrew Casey, John Doyle, Jamie Whelan, Cian Doyle and Robbie Kane.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, John Murphy 0-1, John Paul Moore, Rory Doyle, Conor Byrne, Adam Dunne, Keith Jackson 0-1, Mark Morrissey 0-1, Conor O’Toole, Shane O’Neill 0-1, Matthew O’Toole 1-2, Padraig Whelan 0-1, Paul Doyle 1-2, Cormac Walshe 0-4. Subs: Jack Lowry, Colm Kearney, Gregg Murphy, Padraig Delaney, Gary Fields, David Townsend.

St. Andrew’s: Ciaran Cunningham, Liam Cummins, David Miley, Leon Power, Darren Crooks 0-1, Andrew Casey, Martin Cummins, John Doyle 0-1, David Kennedy, Jamie Whelan, Alan Beaton 0-2, Liam Galway, Cian Doyle 1-1, Robbie Kane 0-3, Declan Salter. Subs: Alan Whelan, Keith Hickey.

S.F.L. Div. 4 Tinrylabd V Rathvilly

posted 3 May 2018, 14:43 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com

BY Eamonn Byrne
                             Rathvilly 6- 11   Tinryland 1-9
The old adage that goals win matches was never as true following this division 4 encounter between Rathvilly’s second fifteen and Tinryland’s third team at Rathcrogue on Wednesday last. Rathvilly full forward Stephen Murphy bagged four of Rathvilly’s 6 goals in a game that was much more competitive than the final scoreline would suggest. Rathvilly found the Tinryland net after only 60 seconds when corner forward Shane Faulkner ghosted in past the Tinryland rearguard. Tinryland remained competitive with points from Garry Fields, Gregg Murphy and Dinny Farrell before Rathvilly’s Murphy rattled Lee Buggles net with two quickfire goals mid- way through the half. Tinryland replied with a Jack Lowry goal in the 20th minute after good play by Colm Kearney, David O’Shea and Adam Mullen but on the stroke of half time the Wicklow border team struck again with a Dominic Byrne goal to leave the half time score reading 4-4 to 1-5.
Tinryland rang the changes at half time introducing Joe Byrne, Killian Maher and Alan Byrne into the fray and they opened brightly with an excellent David O’Shea point  before that man Stephen Murphy struck again with a 40th minute goal that put his side 10 points clear. Further Rathvilly points from Dominic Byrne, Tony Bolger and another Stephen Murphy goal turned the screw on the home side who kept going to the finish scoring further points via David O’Shea, and Gary Fields.
Outstanding for Rathvilly were Stephen Murphy, Tony Bolger, Jeff Werth, Andrew Sibbald, Denis Kelly, Dominic Byrne and Wesley Faulkner. Tinryland had prominent players in Joey Ryan, Gary Scully, Colm Kearney, Seamus Curran, David O’Shea, Gregg Murphy, and Gary Fields.
Rathvilly: Dylan Connors, Kevin McCall, Andrew Sibbald, Dylan O’Toole 0-1, Liam Kelly, Denis Kelly 0-2, Jeff Werth, Laurence Farrell, Tony Bolger 0-1, Diarmuid Gavin 0-1, Jake Elliott, Dominic Byrne 1-3, Shane Faulkner 1-0, Stephen Murphy 4-3, Wesley Faulkner.
Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Joey Ryan, James Murphy, Mark Walshe, Gary Scully, Seamus Curran, Colm Kearney, Adam Mullen, David O’Shea 0-4, Jack Lowry 1-0, Gregg Murphy 0-1, Dinny Farrell 0-1, Gary Fields 0-3, Padraig Delaney, Cathal Whelan. Subs: Joe Byrne, Killian Maher, Alan Byrne.

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