Match Reports

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

Tinryland U21’s produce outstanding performance against Palatine to reach Co Final

posted 6 Aug 2017, 12:12 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Two days after producing a flat performance against the same opposition in the opening round of the Carlow S.F.C. the U21 team recorded an outstanding victory over our parish rivals in the U21 semi- final played at Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday 5th August. With both teams fielding around a half dozen players who lined out 48 hours earlier another keen contest was anticipated by both sets of supporters but that notion was truly dispelled  well before half time as the men in blue and white were simply awesome in their approach and effort in this game. Tinryland were never headed after a 3rd minute penalty was converted by James McGrath and another first half goal by Peter Hennessy in the 21st minute consolidated 3 more points by McGrath and another hat trick of points by Niall Lowry which gave Tinryland a 9 point interval lead. In that first half the Tinryland defence limited the Palatine lads to 3 points and with each and every player giving the maximum effort Tinryland supporters were in happy mood when referee Pat Kehoe from Rathvilly sounded the half time whistle. Half time score Tinryland 2-6 Palatine 0-3.

The second half began with no let- up in Tinryland’s momentum and an early James McGrath conversion was followed by a Peter Hennessy point in the 35th minute after good play by Cuan Burke, and Keelan Gaffney. It got even better for Tinryland one minute later when Peter Hennessy capped an outstanding performance at mid-field with another goal which virtually killed of the Palatine challenge with almost half of the game still remaining. Hennessy’s goal was the product of great play by Tinryland’s full forward Mark Lawlor who gave another outstanding display in the No. 14 jersey. James McGrath who had played well in the senior game on Thursday followed up with another point in the 41st minute and his cousin Conor chipped in with a point 2 minutes later following great play by Mark Lawlor, Niall Lowry and Conor O’Toole. Tinryland then lost Cathal Gaffney to a black card and he was replaced by Michael Dobosz. Shortly afterwards Palatine lost their influential senior player Shane O’Neill to a 2nd yellow with 12 minutes remaining as Tinryland introduced International sprinter Adam Murphy to give extra legs to the attack in the closing quarter. The closing stages saw Tinryland introduce 3 more subs in Dermot McGuill, Jonathon Curran and Rory Dunbar. Palatine got a consolation goal in the closing stages but at this point Tinryland thoughts were already on the u21 final against Rathvilly who had defeated St. Andrews in the first game on the programme. All the Tinryland players and subs were outstanding on Saturday with the goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne being well protected by the returning John Murphy, together with Conor Ryan, Rory Doyle, Cathal Gaffney and the Burke brothers Cuan and Fionnan. At midfield Niall Lowry and Peter Hennessy were majestic with the pair contributing 2-5 between them. Up front James McGrath gave another outstanding performance accounting for 1-6 of Tinryland’s total while he was very well supported by Keelan Gaffney, Conor McGrath, Conor O’Toole back from injury who gets better with every game, Mark Lawlor and the returning Andrew Hanley. Final score Tinryland 3-13 Palatine 1-5.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, John Murphy, Cuan Burke, Rory Doyle, Cathal Gaffney, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry 0-3 1F, Peter Hennessy 2-2 1F, Keelan Gaffney, James McGrath 1-6 1Pen,5F, Conor McGrath 0-1, Conor O’Toole captain 0-1, Mark Lawlor, Andrew Hanley. Subs Michael Dobosz, Adam Murphy, Dermot McGuill, Jonathon Curran, Rory Dunbar.

Palatine too strong for Tinryland in opening round of Carlow S.F.C.

posted 4 Aug 2017, 09:10 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Palatine the champions for the past two years showed that they are one of the favourites for the three in a row when they overcame neighbours Tinryland in the opening round of the Michael Lyng Motors Carlow S.F.C. at Netwatch Cullen Park on Thursday 3d August. The defending champions were never headed in this lively encounter after corner forward Conor Crowley opened their account in the 3rd minute. Further points from Conor Reynolds and Niall Reid gave the Cnoc Arda men a 3 point lead by the 6th minute before Padraig Townsend opened Tinryland’s account in the 7th minute with a point .Jamie Kenny then increased Pal’s lead before a 12th minute point from James McGrath reduced the defecit to 2 points entering the half way stage of the first half. The key score of the half then arrived after a breakdown in the middle and Palatine Co panellist Shane O’Neill took full advantage to crash the ball to the Tinryland net to give the Co. champions a 1-4 to 0-2 lead by the 19th minute.To their credit Tinryland settled down and tagged on 4 points before the interval with 2 excellent Matthew O’Toole points consolidated by ones from Niall Lowry and James McGrath. Palatrine too added on a pair of points before referee David Hughes sounded the half time whistle with Shane O’Neill and David Reid the scorers. Half Time Score Palatine 1-6 Tinryland 0-6.

The second half began with Tinryland on the attack but two wides from keith Jackson and james McGrath was all they could show for their efforts and it was Palatine that were first on the scoreboard when former Tinryland player Stephen O’Reilly pointed in the 32nd minute. 3 quick points from Shane O’Neill (2) and David Reid put daylight between the sides by the 40th minute before a wonderful Conor O’Toole goal in the 40th minute after good play by Conor Byrne, Niall Lowry,and Shane Redmond gave Tinryland a lifeline and only 4 points separating the sides with 20 minutes remaining. Palatine were next on the scoreboard with another Shane O’Neill point and when the same player pointed in the 45th minute Tinryland’s task was becoming difficult once again. Jack Brennan for Pal and Niall Lowry for Tinryland then traded points before Palatine virtually wrapped up the points with a Jason kane goal in the 48th minute. From there to the finish palatine were content to protect their lead but to their credit Tinryland never stopped trying and added on 5 further points courtesy of Niall Lowry, sub Glen Doyle, James McGrath, Matthew O’Toole and Padraig Townsend. Pal scored two points in those final flourishes with sub Lee Gordon and wing forward DReid helping the Co. champions and 2017 favourites to a 2-15 to 1-13 victory.

Tinryland will now play Mount Leinster rangers in the next round of the championship on 12th or 13th August and it is hoped to have some of the injured players available for this tie and against Old Leighlin at the end of the month.

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

Tinryland U21 team advance to Co. Semi-final with impressive win against Fenagh

posted 9 Jul 2017, 09:09 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland U21’s advanced to a semi-final date with Palatine or Eire Og when they easily dismissed the challenge of a youthful Fenagh at the Carlow Training centre on Friday 7th July. The men in blue and white were in complete control from the early stages after centre forward James McGrath had opened the scoring with a point after 60 seconds. A Tinryland goal from the captain Conor O’Toole in the 3rd minute stretched the advantage with Fenagh getting a point seconds later from their lively No. 8 Sean Whelan. Mid way through the opening half Tinryland had the ball in the Fenagh net once again when Cathal Gaffney finished a fine move and a succession of points from Peter Hennessy, James McGrath (3), Mark Lawlor (2) Niall Lowry and Conor McGrath left the scoreboard reading 2-9 to 0-2 at half time with Fenagh getting their only other first half point in the 24th minute from Padraig Hynes.

When referee Kieran Kelly from the Fighting Cocks re-started proceedings Tinryland quickly took up where they left off with midfielder Peter Hennessy slotting over a point in the opening minute after good work by Fionnan Burke and James McGrath. McGrath then increased his personal tally in the 35th minute when he slotted over another point after good play by Michael Dobosz and 2 minutes later Peter Hennessy scored another beauty after a great move involving himself, Conor O’Toole, Conor McGrath, and Mark Lawlor. This game was well and truly over as a contest by the 45th minute when Niall Lowry scored the point of the match and seconds later Peter Hennessy got Tinryland’s 3rd goal. To their credit Fenagh never threw in the towel and the scoreboard could have looked a lot better from their point of view only for a succession of wides throughout this game. Tinryland had the luxury of emptying the bench in the closing quarter as they introduced Tommy Dunne, Eoin Hosey, Jonathon Curran, Dermot McGuill, Cuan Burke and Rory Dunbar into the fray. There was some concern among the Tinryland supporters however as Niall Lowry picked up an ankle injury mid-way through the 2nd half. Tinryland now advance to the semi-final in early August where a sterner test surely awaits against either Eire Og or Palatine. All in all this was a competent display from the minor champions of 3 years ago who also kicked 13 wides during the hour conceding 10 frees in the process. 8 different Tinryland players contributed to the final tally of 3-17. Final score Tinryland 3-17 Fenagh 0-6

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Adam Dunne, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Rory Doyle, Cathal Gaffney 1-0, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry 0-2, Peter Hennessy 1-3, Conor O’Toole (Captain) 1-2, James McGrath 0-6, Conor McGrath 0-1, Keelan Gaffney, Mark Lawlor 0-2, Michael Dobosz. Subs: Tommy Dunne, Eoin Hosey, Jonathon Curran, Dermot McGuill 0-1, Cuan Burke, Rory Dunbar.

Fenagh: Jack Rowan, Eoin McDermott, Thomas Dowling, Padraig Hynes, Keegan Bradley, Martin Bridgett, Edward Brown, Sean Whelan, Tommy Bric, Cormac Lomax, Eoin McDonogh, Jamie Wall, Billy Nolan, Mark Treacy, Michael Murphy. Subs: Sean Brennan, Dylan Bradley

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.

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