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Tinryland seniors impressive in victory over Mount Leinster Rangers in S.F.C.

posted 14 Aug 2017, 07:53 by
By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland senior footballers served notice that they are still a force to be reckoned with when they scored an impressive win over Mount Leinster Rangers in the 2nd round of the Michael Lyng Motors S.F.C. at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday last 13th August.

Right from the throw in Tinryland showed their intent in improving their performance from the opening round defeat to Co. champions Palatine. In the 4th minute Cian Lawlor opened the account with a well taken point after good play by Shane Redmond and Padraig Townsend. With the defence working well from the beginning Tinryland doubled their score in the 9th minute when Paul Broderick converted a free. Rangers then enjoyed a productive spell and points from Garry Lawlor and Eddie Byrne left matters all square after 13 minutes. Tinryland quickly regained the lead with a Paul Broderick point following good play by Peter Hennessy and Niall Lowry before Rangers breached the Tinryland rearguard with a Ted Joyce point at the half way stage of the first half. Rangers appeared to be growing in confidence at this stage but the Tinryland defence were sublime with all 6 defenders soaking up the pressure thrown at them. Another Tinryland attack from the back resulted in a James McGrath point after 17 minutes following good play by Matthew O’Toole, Conor O’Toole, Padraig Townsend and Peter Hennessy. Rangers were then off target on a number of occasions and more good defensive play by Conor Byrne, Niall Lowry and Danny Moran saw Matthew O’Toole drift past the Rangers rearguard before sprinting towards goal where he laid a great pass to the supporting Peter Hennessy who rattled the Rangers net giving Tinryland a half time lead of 1-4 to 0-3.

Tinryland with a spring in their step were first back out on the field for the 2nd half and after winning the throw in had a great chance to extend the lead through Conor O’Toole who failed to connect with a goal at his mercy. It did not take long for the next goal to arrive however as Conor O’Toole and James McGrath combined to set Shane Redmond up for a brilliant second major for the men in blue and white. Tinryland now led by 7 points while at the other end Eddie Byrne was off target with another free kick before Conor O’Toole extended Tinryland’s lead following more good play by Conor Byrne, Niall Lowry and Matthew O’Toole. Padraig Townsend extended the lead in the 35th minute after Cian Lawlor used his speed to good effect once more aided by Danny Moran who had another outstanding game. Tinryland were now growing in confidence and Mount Leinster were dealt another major blow by the 37th minute when Peter Hennessy rattled Thomas Brennan’s net for a second time after great play by John Murphy to give Tinryland an eleven point advantage with 18 minutes remaining. Rangers enjoyed a mini revival mid- way through the 2nd half when Paul Cody and Ted Joyce from a free reduced the margin to 9 points. Ranger’s hopes were short lived as their net once again shook when Conor Byrne started a move and after transferring to Cian Lawlor Matthew O’Toole capped a great hour’s work by scoring Tinryland’s 4th goal with 12 minutes left to play. Tinryland then began introducing fresh legs with Cormac Walshe, Rory Doyle, Keith Jackson, Cian Moore and Conor McGrath all entering the fray in the closing stages. Tinryland comfortably  withstood late M.L.R. pressure which yielded only 2 more points for the South Carlow team while Tinryland closed their account with one of the scores of the match from centre back John Murphy who capped a wonderful evening’s work with a superb point after great work from veteran defender John Paul Moore. Final score Tinryland 4-7 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-9.   Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Danny Moran, Conor Byrne, John Paul Moore, Cathal Gaffney, John Murphy 0-1, Cian Lawlor 0-1, Shane Redmond 1-0, Peter Hennessy 2-0, Matthew O’Toole 1-0, Padraig Townsend 0-1, Niall Lowry, Paul Broderick 0-2, James McGrath 0-2, Conor O’Toole 0-1. Subs: Cormac Walshe, Rory Doyle, Keith Jackson, Cian Moore, Conor McGrath.