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Tinryland U14 team reach Co. Final after thrilling extra time win against Miseal

posted 9 Sep 2017, 12:28 by
By Eamonn Byrne

After a difficult week on the playing front there was good news at last for the club when the U14 team advanced to the Division 2 final after a thrilling game against Miseal that went to extra time on Monday 4th September at the netwatch training Centre. Tinryland went into the game very much the underdogs having already lost to the same opposition on 3 occasions this year. The boys in blue and white dominated from the throw in with most of the play in the Myshall half. Despite the early domination by Tinryland they were denied scores by 2 great saves by the Miseal goalkeeper and some wayward shooting which resulted in 4 wides. Miseal then responded in the 12th minute with a point followed quickly by 2 more before Tinryland responded in positive fashion with a Cillian Fagan  goal to leave matters all square at this stage. Tinryland were playing well now thanks to excellent mid-field play by Ruairi Scully and great defending by Cian McGuire and Mark Mullen. It was Miseal however who kept responding where it mattered  and by half time the boys in black and amber led by 5 points having scored a goal and 2 points in the latter end of the opening half. Half time score Miseal 1-5 Tinryland 1-0.

When play resumed Tinryland after a strong team talk began to take the game to the opposition and they were rewarded with 2 excellent goals from Cian McCreanor and Seamus McCullough in addition to points from Conor Carew, James Hayden and Alex Kelliher. Miseal were limited to a single goal and a solitary point in that second half before the referee Jonathan Murphy sounded the long whistle to signal extra time.

Shortly after the start of extra time Tinryland were dealt a hammer blow when Miseal rattled the Tinryland net. Conor Carew then showed his class when he responded with a brilliant goal which brought his team back into contention. Tinryland had a spring in their step now and another goal from Cian McCreanor and points from Seamus McCullough, Alex Kelliher, Cillian Fagan and Jamie Fitzgerald sealed a great victory. Tinryland will now play O’Hanrahans in the U14 final. Outstanding for the boys in blue and white hoops were Josh Donegan, Joe Regan, Cian McGuire, Mark Mullen, Conor Carew, Ruairi Scully, Seamus McCullough and Cian McCreanor. Final Score Tinryland 5-7 Miseal 3-8.