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Depleted Tinryland show lots of positives despite loss to Co. Champions Eire Og

posted 16 Apr 2018, 12:32 by

 By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland senior footballers lost out to Eire Og in round 3 of the S.F.L Division 1 at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Sunday 15th April. Despite the eventual 4-11 to 0-12 loss there were lots of positives to take out of the match considering Tinryland could only muster 16 outfield players for the game with up to 8 regular panellists missing. 

Eire Og got a great boost at the start with Murtough Ware finishing a move to the net after an attempt for a point was unsuccessful. Diarmaid Walshe opened Tinryland’s account in the 4th minute following good play by Conor O’Toole and and Niall Lowry and within a minute the minimum separated the sides following a successful Niall Lowry free. . Eire Og extended their advantage back out to 2 points by the 8th minute when Cormac Mullins pointed and further points from Darragh O’Brien (2) frees and Adam Murphy gave the home team a cushion before Murtough Ware finished a Sean Gannon move to the Tinryland net to give the home team a 6 point cushion. Diarmaid Walshe then responded with 2 points, one from play as Tinryland settled down to play attractive football. Further points from Niall Lowry, Paul Doyle and Shane Redmond gave Tinryland hope before Cormac Mullins closed the first half scoring with a point in the 30th minute. Half Time score Eire Og 2-6 Tinryland 0-7. 

When Fenagh referee David Hickey resumed proceedings Tinryland showed further positivity and were rewarded with 2 successful Niall Lowry frees to reduce the margin to 3 points with 20 minutes remaining. Tinryland were then dealt a further blow when influential midfielder Mark Morrissey was forced to retire with a knee injury and Eire Og turned the screw in a big way when Jordan Morrissey got the goal of the game following excellent play by Co. star Sean Gannon. Eoin Ruth and Shane Webb then traded points as Tinryland showed a good attitude despite their lack of resources. Eire Og were able to introduce fresh legs at this stage and it had an effect on the tiring limbs of the Tinryland lads. John Murphy and Diarmaid Walshe managed two further points for the men in blue and white before Sean Gannon capped a fine performance with a 4th goal and sub James Brennan and Eoin Ruth closed the scoring to maintain the Y.I. unbeaten run in the league. Final score Eire Og 4-11 Tinryland 0-12

Tinryland are back in action against Old Leighlin on Tuesday 24th April. Time to be confirmed

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Conor Ryan, John Murphy 0-1, Fionnan Burke, Rory Doyle, Shane Redmond 0-1, Adam Dunne, Mark Morrissey, Niall Lowry 0-4 frees, Conor McGrath, Conor O’Toole, Shane Webb 0-1, Paul Doyle 0-1, Diarmaid Walshe 0-4, 1 free, Matthew O’Toole. Sub Ciaran Townsend for Mark Morrissey injured.

Eire Og: Ricky Keating, Fiach O’Toole, Mark Fitzgerald, Benny Kavanagh, Jordan Lowry, Mark Furey, Evan Kelly, Murtough Ware 2-0, Dean Hayden, Sean Gannon 1-0, Darragh O’Brien 0-4 2 frees, Eoin Ruth 0-3, Adam Murphy 0-1, Jordan Morrissey 1-0, Cormac Mullins 0-2. Subs James Brennan 0-1, Cathal Kelly, Lee Moore, Reece Denieffe, Corey Harmon.