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Another win in U16 Football Div 1A Championship

posted 27 Sep 2013, 12:59 by

By Eamonn Byrne


                        Tinryland 2-14                Fenagh 2-6


Despite their eight point winning margin Tinryland U16 footballers were given one of their sternest tests to date by the home side at Hogan Park on Friday last. Unbeaten all season Tinryland had to dig deep in the closing stages against an energetic Fenagh who led at the interval by 1-5 to 1-4. After a bright start by Tinryland who opened with points from Conall Dunne and Niall Lowry (2)  Fenagh got right back in the game with points from Sean Brennan, Sean McDermott and Michael Brennan. The home team took the lead for the first time when Tommy Dowling pointed in the 23rd minute and they stretched 4 points clear 60 seconds later when full forward Michael Brennan crashed the ball to the Tinryland net. Tinryland’s response was quick and Niall Lowry had the ball in the Fenagh net approaching half time to leave the interval score 1-5 to 1-4 in favour of Fenagh.

When play resumed Conor McGrath for Tinryland and Michael Brennan for Fenagh traded points. Tinryland then briefly regained the lead but Fenagh responded with another Michael Brennan goal that saw them back in front by two points with 15 minutes remaining. That score however was the cue for Tinryland to up the ante and 3 great points from Niall Lowry was followed by an Eamonn Murphy goal that sealed victory for the boys in blue and white. The game ended with Tinryland adding a further 4 points via Conor McGrath, Lee Kane and Peter Hennessy (2). Final score Tinryland 2-14 Fenagh 2-6

Best for Tinryland were Ciaran Byrne, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Rory Doyle, Peter Hennessy, Niall Lowry, Ciaran Larkin and Conor McGrath.

Fenagh had outstanding players in Sean Brennan, Tommy Bric, Aidan Hynes, Eoin Quirke, Sean McDermott, Michael Brennan and Jamie Wall.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Cathal Gaffney, Rory Doyle, Peter Hennessy 0-2, Niall Lowry 1-6, Ciaran Larkin, Conall Dunne 0-2, Conor McGrath 0-3, Dean Dunne, Adam Mullen, Padraig Webb. Subs: Brendan Quirke Bolt, Eamonn Murphy 1-0, Lee Kane 0-1.