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Tinryland Juniors lose out to Old Leighlin in All Co. League

posted 28 Mar 2014, 07:48 by tinrylandpro@hotmail.com
By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland junior A team had to play second fiddle to a strong Old Leighlin outfit in the All Co. League game in Rathcrogue on Thursday 27th March. Showing a number of changes from the side that defeated Milford the previous weekend Tinryland never headed the men from Molaise park and were a goal down within 2 minutes of the throw in. Alan Barrett making his first start this season steadied the ship with a point in the 6th minute which was quickly followed by a point from Jeff Abbott 2 minutes later. Jeff then missed a gilt edged opportunity to rattle the Old Leighlin net before the eventual winners went on to score 4 unanswered points in the 19th, 22nd, 25th and 28th minutes.

Half time score Old Leighlin 1-4  Tinryland 0-2.

The second half was only 60 seconds old when Dean Farrell gave Tinryland a lifeline

Scoring a goal which reduced the margin to 2 points and all to play for. Another point from Paul Doyle 2 minutes later left the minimum separating the sides. Tinryland were then rocked back to reality when Old Leighlin raised a green flag in the 38th minute and a hat trick of points between the 41st and 47th minutes stretched the Old Leighlin lead to 2-7 to 1-3. A Tinryland point from James Murphy and another from Alan Barrettt stemmed the flow but it was the Old Leighlin men who finished the strongest scoring 1-1 in the closing stages. Final score Old Leighlin 3-8 Tinryland 1-5. Tinryland still have one more game to play in this competition this week before commencing league division 4 duties on Sunday 13th April.

Best for Tinryland were Kevin Barrett, Paul Doyle, Dean Farrell, James Moore, Owan O’Gorman

Tinryland: David O’Neill, James Moore, Kevin Barrett, Chris Townsend, Owan O’Gorman, Padraig Delaney, Garry Scully, Greg Murphy, Alan Kirwan, Dean Farrell 1-0, Paul Doyle 0-1, Shane Delaney, John Jackson, Alan Barrett 0-2, Jeff Abbott 0-1.

Subs James Murphy 0-1, Darren Murphy, Colm Nolan.

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