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U-16 Semi-Final vs Rathvilly

posted 8 Aug 2011, 09:05 by

McDonalds U16 Football Semi Final

 By Eamonn Byrne

Tinryland 2-10                                                              Rathvilly 0-6


Tinryland U16 footballers advanced to meet Eire Og or O’Hanrahans in this years  Carlow U16 championship final when they comfortably accounted for Rathvilly at Hogan Park Fenagh on Sunday afternoon. When these teams met in the league stages of the competition Rathvilly were the winners but Tinryland easily reversed that result on Sunday. Four points in the opening six minutes from Marcus Lawler, Andrew Hanley, Kuba Debokz and Diarmuid Walshe gave Tinryland a great start before Rathvilly midfielder Keith Curran opened the Wicklow border teams account in the 9th minute.

Tinryland got their first goal in the 12th minute when a Marcus Lawler delivery was finished to the Rathvilly net by corner forward Andrew Hanley. Further points by full forward Ciaran Townsend in the 15th and 17th minutes were matched by  Rathvilly via Keith Curran and Dylan Connors before Barry Power and Marcus Lawler added to the Tinryland point tally to leave the boys in blue and white ahead by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time.

Rathvilly started the second half in determined fashion and they had reduced the margin to 6points in the opening 5 minutes after 2 points from Keith Curran.

Tinryland then upped the ante and Ciaran Townsend crashed the ball to the Rathvilly net in the 36th minute following good work by Diarmuid Walshe.

The scoring rate then dropped and the final points of the match came in the 52nd and 59th minutes when Diarmuid Walshe and sub Brian Mullen pointed for the winners.

Best for Tinryland were goalkeeper Adam Murphy and the entire defence sextet of Fiach Byrne, Stephen Hanlon, Conor O’Toole, Eoin Fields, Shane Webb and Luc Corcoran.

At midfield Kuba Debosh and Owen O Gorman had a great battle with Liam O’Brien and Keith Curran while up front Tinryland’s best forwards were Marcus Lawler, Andrew Hanley and Ciaran Townsend who were well supported by Barry Power, Michael Calvey and Diarmuid Walshe. Tinryland introduced subs Brian Mullen, Mark Lawlor, Lee Mannion, Brian Hosey and Conall O’Se

Rathvillys most prominent players were Michael Kelly, Colin Byrne, Liam O’Brien, Keith Curran and Dylan Connors.