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Tinryland Senior Footballers edge closer to knockout stages of SFL Div. 1

posted 18 May 2013, 02:11 by

By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland senior footballers edged closer to the knockout stages of this years Carlow S.F.L. Div. 1 with a pillar to post victory over Naomh Eoin in Rathcrogue on Friday 17th May. Tinryland were never headed following Glen Doyle’s opening point in the first minute after good interplay with Ian Scully. The first goal chance happened as early as the 2nd minute when Michael Mullen forced a brilliant save from Naomh Eoin goalie Ronan Nolan. From the subsequent ’45 Danny Moran converted with the Tinryland forwards then going into overdrive but Matthew O’Toole was just wide after another good movement involving himself, Glen Doyle and Paul Doyle. Naomh Eoin then opened their account when Martin Clowry gained possession and transferred to Kevin Foley who made no mistake in raising a white flag. More good work from Paul Doyle resulted in a Matthew O’Toole point in the 8th minute before Ian Scully hit the post 2 minutes later with Myshall goalkeeper Ronan Nolan beaten. John Paul Moore was next on the score sheet when he pointed in the 11th minute following good play with Cian Moore, Paul Doyle and Danny Moran before the inform Paul Doyle scored a super goal after a pin point pass from Matthew O’Toole who received the ball from Garry Morrissey.

By the 13th minute Tinryland had extended their lead to 7 points after another Glen Doyle point following good work from John Paul Moore and Paul Doyle while Padraig Delaney was next to score when he converted a point following slick play by the O’Toole brothers Matthew and Cathal. A successful free from Martin Clowry stemmed the Tinryland flow for a brief period before further points from Matthew O’Toole and Paul Doyle left the scoreboard reading 1-8 to 0-2 in our favour after only 20 minutes. Niall Barrett then replaced the injured John Paul Moore before another successful free from Martin Clowry gave the Myshall men some succour and when the same player repeated the dose in the 25th minute Tinryland’s lead was cut to 7 points. Four minutes before half time Cathal O’Toole had a gilt edge chance of a goal but Naomh Eoin ‘keeper Nolan once again came to his sides rescue before Cathal O’Toole and Ian Scully closed the first half scoring to leave Tinryland ahead by 1-10 to 0-4 at the interval.

When play resumed Martin Clowry gave Naomh Eoin a brief hope of a revival but it was not to be as Matthew O’Toole, Paul Doyle and Cathal O’Toole all raised white flags within the opening 7 minutes. Tinryland management then started to empty the bench with Diarmaid Walshe replacing the hard working Padraig Delaney and David Townsend coming on for Mark Dempsey who picked up a knock. The Tinryland bandwagon continued to roll and another superb Paul Doyle goal in the 43rd minute was the result of a great passage of play with himself, David Townsend and Matthew O’Toole. In the 46th minute Matthew O’Toole passed to brother Cathal who pointed and after 49 minutes Ian Scully pointed from a free after a foul on himself. With 9 minutes remaining Glen Doyle got in on the scoring act once again when he slotted over followed by Michael Mullen who pointed in the 54th minute to leave the scoreboard reading 2-17 to 0-5 in our favour. Fiach Byrne then made his senior debut replacing the steady Eddie Dowling before Danny Moran found the Myshall net after a rebound following a David Townsend shot. Myshalls only threat Martin Clowry scored a consolation point for his side in the 59th minute and the game ended as it had started with 2 Tinryland points from Ian Scully and Michael Mullen to leave thefinal score Tinryland 3-19 Naomh Eoin 0-6. The senior team will be back in action on Sunday next 26th May with a tough away game against Rathvilly when both teams should have their Co. players available.

Darren Murphy started in the Tinryland goal on Friday and he was well protected by the full back line of Eddie Dowling, Mark Dempsey until injured late on and Conor Byrne. The half back line of Danny Moran, Cian Moore John Paul Moore until injured and Niall Barrett worked hard throughout as did midfielders Glen Doyle and Garry Morrissey. Up front Paul Doyles work rate was awesome and he finished with a personal tally of 2-2 while the O’Toole brothers Cathal and Matthew are improving with every game amassing 6 points between them. Muzzy Mullen, Padraig Delaney Ian Scully and subs Diarmaid Walshe and David Townsend also impressed but it has to be said that Tinryland will not have many easier games from now on in either the league or championship.

Tinryland: Darren Murphy, Eddie Dowling, Mark Dempsey, Conor Byrne, Danny Moran 1-1, Cian Moore, John Paul Moore 0-1, Garry Morrissey, Glen Doyle 0-3, Matthew O’Toole 0-3, Paul Doyle 2-2, Michael Mullen 0-2, Cathal O’Toole 0-3, Ian Scully 0-3, Padraig Delaney 0-1. Subs Niall Barrett, Diarmaid Walshe, David Townsend, Fiach Byrne. Naomh Eoin Scorers Martin Clowry 0-5, Kevin Foley 0-1