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Tinryland edge closer to knockout stage of Carlow S.F.C. despite 2nd half meltdown

posted 12 Aug 2012, 01:37 by

Tinryland edge closer to knockout stage of Carlow S.F.C. despite 2nd half meltdown

 By Eamonn Byrne

After cruising to a 10 point lead by the 29th minute Tinryland senior footballers made life difficult for themselves and their supporters by conceeding 2 sloppy goals either side of half time against Naomh Eoin in the 3rd round of the Carlow S.F.C.  at Dr Cullen park on Friday 11th August. Having been dead and buried at this stage the Myshall men got a new lease of life that saw them close the gap to only 2 points with 10 minutes remaining.

The early stages of this game played in perfect conditions gave no indication of what was to follow as Tinryland built up a 5 point lead by the 12th minute. We opened the scoring in the 4th minute when Evan Doyle converted a free and that advantage was doubled 60 seconds later when Keith Jackson pointed after a passing movement also involving Danny Moran and Cathal O’Toole. Naomh Eoin opened their account in the 7th minute when Killian McCabe their most influential player was fouled and their corner forward Brian Murphy converted the free. Tinryland stretched two clear once again in the 8th minute when Paul Broderick converted a free kick won by Diarmaid Walshe. Glen Doyle who was doing well at midfield then pointed following good work by Keith Jackson while 2 quick points from Paul Broderick and Evan Doyle stretched the Tinryland advantage to 5 points by the 12th minute. We were then dealt a body blow when centre forward Cormac Walshe had to retire with an ankle injury to be replaced by minor player Cian Lawlor.A class finish by Paul Broderick following good work by Glen Doyle and Keith Jackson saw the first green flag of the evening being raised and by the 20th minute Tinryland led by 1-7 to 0-2 following another Broderick beauty. Tinryland still continued to hold all the aces and a Diarmaid Walshe point following good interplay by J P Moore and Paul Broderick was followed by another Evan Doyle conversion to leave the score 1-9 to 0-2 after 29 minutes. At this stage some spectators in the small attendance were considering leaving to watch the Olympic action from London but 60 seconds later they were given a taste of what was to come as Myshall corner forward found the net completely against the run of play. The first half ended with another Paul Broderick point to leave the half time score 1-10 to 1-2 in favour of Tinryland.

When the teams emerged for the 2nd half Tinryland had replaced Glen Doyle who was carrying an injury and Ian Scully with Shane O’Neill and Peadar Doran. Within two minutes of the restart the ball was in the Tinryland net once again and when Naomh Eoin pointed in the 5th minute Tinryland’s advantage was whittled down to 4 points. A lot of sloppy play was happening at this stage and with Myshall sensing a total Tinryland collapse only 3 points separated the sides with 20 minutes remaining as the underdogs outscored Tinryland by 2 to 1 to leave the scoreboard reading 1-11 to 2-5 at this stage.

Mid way through the second half Paul Broderick steadied the floundering Tinryland ship but two quick Naomh Eoin points left the score at 1-12 to 2-7 with 10 minutes remaining. Tinryland supporters must have thought the worst at this stage as Myshall attacking in droves went in search of a winning goal. At last Tinryland began to wake from their 25 minute nightmare and a brilliant Keith Jackson point looked like it had settled matters only for Naomh Eoin to reduce the margin to 2 points once again with 2 minutes remaining. Cue Evan Doyle to the rescue and when he gathered a ball and rounded the goalkeeper in the 29th minute victory was at last sealed in the most amazing circumstances and it was left to Paul Broderick to put the icing on the cake when he pointed a free on the stroke of full time. Final score Tinryland 2-14 Naomh Eoin 2-8

Team: Trevor O’Reilly, Conor Byrne, J P Moore, Niall Barrett, Danny Moran, Shane Redmond, Mark Dempsey, Keith Jackson 0-2, Glen Doyle 0-1, Diarmaid Walshe 0-2, Cormac Walsh, Cathal O’Toole, Ian Scully, Paul Broderick 1-6, Evan Doyle 1-3. Subs: Cian Lawlor, Shane O’Neill, Peadar Doran, John Dwyer