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JFC A Round 1 vs Éire Óg

posted 27 Jul 2011, 03:06 by

Disappointing Performance by Tinryland in Junior A Championship Opener

 by Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland Junior A team failed to advance in this years junior A championship when losing by 4 points to an Eire Og squad made up of youth and experience at Dr Cullen park on Tuesday 26th July. A poor first half during which Tinryland could only muster 1-1 proved to be the teams downfall and at half time Eire Og were comfortably ahead by 2-5 to 1-1. The Tinryland scores came from a free by Padraig Whelan in the 5th minute and a deflected Garry Fields goal in the 12th minute. With veterans Willie Quinlan and Joe Murphy controlling matters for Eire Og the town team found the Tinryland net in the 8th minute and also 2 minutes before half time.

After the break Eire Og scored 3 quick points and could have scored another goal but for wonderful saves by Darren Murphy. Tinryland then introduced a number of subs and between the 38th minute and 46th minute got back to scoring with 4 points from Padraig Whelan, Jack Lowry, David O’Shea and Garry Fields. Before Padraig Whelan’s 38th minute point Tinryland had gone a full 26 minutes without a score. With 6 minutes remaining Tinryland were awarded a penalty and David Townsend converted well to leave only 2 points between the sides and all to play for. However it was Eire Og who maintained their composure to add on 2 further points and finish winners on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-7. All in all it was not a night to remember for Tinryland and few players will look back on their performance with satisfaction. Those who tried hard were goalkeeper Darren Murphy, corner back James Moore, wing back Cian Lawlor, Mid fielder Padraig Whelan together with corner forward David Townsend and sub David O’Shea.

The team was: Darren Murphy, James Moore, Kevin Barrett, Luke Doyle, P J Murphy, Padraig Delaney, Cian Lawlor, Padraig Whelan, Dean Farrell, Jack Lowry, Brian Foster, Stephen O’Reilly, Garry Fields, Alan Kirwan,David Townsend. Subs used Cathal O’Toole, David O’Shea, Chris Townsend, James Dempsey.