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Tinryland U-16s Cruise to Victory Over Rathvilly

posted 1 Sep 2013, 04:27 by
By Eamonn Byrne
U16 Football Division 1A Championship.


                        Tinryland 3-21                           Rathvilly 0-4


Unbeaten Tinryland were never troubled by the home side in this championship clash played in Rathvilly on Saturday afternoon. The winners totally dominated the first half when playing with the strong breeze. Niall Lowry set Tinryland on their way when he scored two points within 3 minutes of the start. Tinryland eased into a nine point lead by the 8th minute following goals from Eamonn Murphy and James McGrath. When the home side did threaten the Tinryland defence the full back line of Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy and Conor Ryan always cleared their lines. By the 25th minute Tinryland led by 3-12 to 0-0 with James McGrath scoring the 3rd goal after receiving a pass from Killian Maher.  When the 2nd half began Rathvilly with wind advantage finally got on the scoreboard when Conor Owens scored a brace of points but Tinryland replied with further points from Peter Hennessy and subs. Brendan Quirke- Bolt , Conall Dunne and Dylan Reamsbottom.

Rathvilly centre back Phillip Deane and Conor Owens added two further points for the home side but Tinryland ran out easy winners and are guaranteed a place in the U16 semi final with 2 games still remaining in the league section of the championship.

The U16 team will be back in action on this coming Friday 6th September at 7 p.m. with a home fixture against highflying Palatine who recently defeated Eire og in the championship.   

Outstanding for Tinryland were Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Fionnan Burke Seamus Curran, Peter Hennessy , Conor McGrath , Niall Lowry and James McGrath.

Tinryland: Ciaran Byrne, Bradleigh Nolan, John Murphy, Conor Ryan, Fionnan Burke, Cathal Gaffney, Seamus Curran, Peter Hennessy 0-1, Conor McGrath 0-3, Eamonn Murphy 1-2, Niall Lowry 0-4, Dean Dunne 0-4, Killian Maher, James McGrath 2-2. Adam Mullen, Lee Kane, Padraig Webb, Rory Doyle, Brendan Quirke-Bolt 0-1, Conall Dunne 0-3, Dylan Reamsbottom 0-1.