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Tinryland Minors maintain their impressive form with 2nd victory in M.F.C.

posted 23 Jul 2013, 08:22 by

By Eamonn Byrne


Tinryland minors cleared the 2nd hurdle in this years Carlow M.F.C. with an impressive victory over Naomh Eoin on Monday evening 22nd July. There was a delay of 30 minutes to the start of this game due to the non appearance of the appointed referee Enda Hulton who it appears had been booked for another game in Carlow at the same time. After a number of phone calls another referee Brendan Fitzgerald arrived to referee the game.

After a number of wides from both sides Ciaran Townsend opened the Tinryland account in the 7th minute. The Tinryland tally was then doubled by the impressive Brian Hosey following good work from Adam Murphy and when corner forward Conall O’Se goaled in the 9th minute Tinryland were 5 points clear. The scores continued to come for the boys in blue and white hoops with further points from Niall Lowry following good work by Andrew Hanly. Diarmaid Walshe then pointed after a great exchange involving Niall Lowry and Andrew Hanly and a brilliantly worked goal from Brian Hosey after more good work from Walshe stretched the home teams lead further . By the 17th minute the scoreboard read 2-8 to 0-0 in Tinryland’s favour after a quartet of points from Brian Hosey, Brian Mullen, Niall Lowry and Diarmaid Walshe. When Naomh Eoin did threaten, the Tinryland defence was well marshalled by goalkeeper Ciaran Byrne together with Fiach Byrne, Mark Lawlor, Luc Corcoran, Conor O’Toole, Shane Webb and Adam Murphy fresh from his athletic exploits at the national championships in Tullamore the previous day.

Naomh Eoin finally opened their account in the 20th minute when midfielder Kevin Hosey scored a spectacular point and in fairness to the Myshall boys they tried to take the game to Tinryland and were successful over the next five minutes with a pair of points from impressive midfielder Donal Smithers. Shane Webb steadied the Tinryland ship when he raised a white flag in the 25th minute before Adam Murphy landed a great ’45 and Niall Lowry scored another point. The final acts of the first half saw Donal Smithers for Naomh Eoin and Diarmaid Walshe for Tinryland trade points to leave the half time score Tinryland 2-12 Naomh Eoin 0-4.

When play resumed Tinryland continued where they had left off clocking up further points from Ciaran Townsend and Brian Mullen before Niall Lowry crashed home a goal following excellent play by the hard working Owen O’Gorman and Diarmaid Walshe.

Adam Mullen and Peter Hennessy were then introduced into the fray as Naomh Eoin continued to try to be competitive. Two frees converted by Donal Smithers for the Myshall boys were matched by scores from Andrew Hanly and Brian Mullen the latter the result of excellent play from Owen O’Gorman and Ciaran Townsend. Tinryland continued to empty the bench with U16 player Conor McGrath making his minor debut. Adam Mullen put the icing on the cake for Tinryland when he goaled following a move involving Ciaran Townsend, Conor O’Toole and Brian Hosey  and the game fizzled out to its inevitable conclusion with more Tinryland players getting in on the scoring act.

Diarmaid Walshe, sub Peter Hennessy (2) and a Fiaach Byrne penalty left the final score Tinryland 5-19 Naomh Eoin 0-9. The minors will be back in action on Monday next 29th July with an away fixture against O’Hanrahans in a busy week for the club. The seniors play Old Leighlin in Dr Cullen park on Sunday evening while the U21 team begin the championship in Hogan Park Fenagh on Wednesday 31st July at 7.15 p.m. against St. Andrews. Team: Ciaran Byrne, Fiaach Byrne 1-0, Mark Lawlor, Luc Corcoran, Conor O’Toole, Shane Webb 0-1, Adam Murphy 0-1, Owen O’Gorman, Andrew Hanly 0-1, Brian Mullen 0-3, Diarmaid Walshe 0-4, Brian Hosey 1-2, Conall O’Se 1-0, Niall Lowry 1-3, Ciaran Townsend 0-2. Subs Adam Mullen 1-0, Peter Hennessy 0-2, Conor McGrath.