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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 14 Aug 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Tinryland minors avenged last year’s defeat at a similar stage by the same opposition when they defeated Fenagh to reach the Co. M.F.C ‘B’ final on Saturday at Dr. Cullen Park.

At half time Tinryland were 3 points in arrears, having played against a stiff breeze. Tinryland upped the quality of their play in the second half which featured goals from Brian Foster (penalty) and Niall Barrett. A string of excellent saves from goalkeeper Anthony Gaule kept Tinryland in contention at crucial stages, and with a strong finish in the final quarter the team ran out winners on a score of 2-11 to 0-12. Best for Tinryland who will meet either Mt. Leinster Rangers or Rathvilly in the final this coming weekend were goalie Anthony Gaule, defenders Daniel Barron, Thomas Pender and Chris Cleary., mid fielder William Power and forwards Brian Foster, Paul Doyle, Trevor O’Reilly and John Doyle.

Scorers: Brian Foster 1-1, Niall Barrett 0-1, John Doyle 0-3, Paul Doyle 0-2, Pierce McCarthy 0-2, William Power 0-2, Trevor O’Reilly 0-1.

The winners of the Carlow Minor football B C’ships will play in the semi final proper of the M.F.C.

Autumn League: The 25th staging of the popular Tinryland A.C Autumn league will be held on Wed. Next August 25th at 7.30 p.m. This year all finishers of the 4 stages will receive a special memento. The league, which caters for walkers, joggers and elite athletes will again be sponsored by John Noctor building contractor Ballyloo. The winner will also receive the Seamus Galway trophy.

Intermediate defeat: Tinryland Intermediate footballers made their exit from this year’s C’ships in Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday last. The victors were Mt. Leinster Rangers on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-7. The teams were level at half time 1-2 to 0-5. Midway through the 2nd half many felt Tinryland had a chance of victory with the scores tied at 1-4 to 0-7. However, a well worked M.L.R move resulted in an excellent goal by Killian Griffin. The Borris/Ballymurphy squad completely dominated the closing exchanges, running out easy winners. Best for a disappointing Tinryland outfit were Damien Power, John Murphy, Noel Scully with Niall Walshe by far the most enterprising forward.

Call for Support: Tinryland G.F.C. P.R.O Eamonn Byrne has called on all Tinryland supporters to give as much support as possible to the local teams in some upcoming C’ship games. The first to enter the fray will be the boys u.14 team who play Bagenalstown in the semi final of the A C’ship in Dr. Cullen Park at 6.30 p.m on Monday August 23rd. The minor team will contest their final [TSF2] over the weekend.

Captain Brian: Brian Foster captained the victorious New Oak boys in their Umbro Cup success in Manchester recently.

This talented footballer also captained New Oak to league and cup Kilkenny C’ships. Brian also captains the Tinryland u.16 G.A.A team, and has won National medals in both basketball and Athletics.

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