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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 30 Oct 2002

Tinryland

Tinryland Foroige Club

Registration for Tinryland Foroige Club takes place tonight (Wednesday) October 30th in Tinryland GFC Clubhouse, Rathcrogue from 8 to 9 pm. Club nights will be held on Fridays from 7.30 to 9 pm. All aged between 12 and 18 are welcome.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Eileen Condron, Ballinacarrig on the death of her brother Tom Brophy, Idrone Park, Tullow Road, Carlow, who died in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin on October 13th last.


Soccer

Under 9s
St Anne's 6-St Joseph's 3

This was a great game of football with both teams working hard. Joey's were in a determined mood and took the game to the home side. Neil Byrne and Gregg Murphy were tackling hard and getting the ball up to the forwards who were getting a few shots in on goal. Joey's took the lead when they were awarded a free kick after the home keeper picked up a back pass. Aaron Doyle played a short ball to Rory Lynch who drove the ball low into the net. The home side took over at this stage and camped in the Joey's half for the remainder of the half. They scored 5 goals to leave the half time score at 5-1
The second half saw Joey's take control again and Aaron Doyle was on hand to score a great goal after some lovely passing between Gregg Murphy. Rory Lynch and Jemina Kirwan. Niall Fitzpatrick made a couple of great saves to hold this comeback before Joey's broke away to score a third. Mark Deane was commanding at the back and Cian Lawlor was very skilful throughout. David O Neill showed some lovely touches and was unlucky not to get two or three goals. The home side scored just on full time to leave the final score 6-3.

Under 12 League
St Joseph's 0- Slaney rovers 3

This was only the second game of the season for this young team and they showed how much they have come on already with this battling performance against Slaney. Throughout the first half it was nip and tuck and Joey's could have taken the lead on a number of occasions but for some very dogged defending by the away side. Half time 0-0. The second half saw Joey's continue to press forward but for such a young under 12 team the game was just ten minutes too long. With home legs getting weary Slaney scored 3 goals in the last ten minutes to take the points. In a very good all round team display Rory Keenan, Gavin McKenzie and TJ Curran were outstanding.

Under12 SFAI Cup
St Joseph's 7- St Anne's 5

This was one of the most exciting soccer matches in the county for a long time. In a very competitive game both teams contributed to give the large attendance a very enjoyable hour and a half. The game started with Joey's camped in the away half and in the first five minutes Joey's scored twice to give the home supporters a very comfortable feeling. However in the next five minutes a goal from St Anne's and another for Joey's gave the game a whole new complexion. Anne's got their game together and became more confident by the minute. Some slack marking in the home defence allowed Anne's to get on top and the scored 3 more to lead at half time 4-3.
The second half saw a couple of managerial changes alter the whole game in favour of the home side. Darren Murphy and Conor Byrne carried out their designated tasks to perfection and stopped the away side posing the threat they had done in the first half. St Joseph's scored to level the game and despite all their efforts they could not put the ball in the net. With 3 minutes to go Anne's were awarded a penalty which they scored to leave the home side looking at a cup exit. This is a very good and determined team and went forward looking for an equaliser and they were rewarded in the final minute when Ryan Curran scored to take the game into extra time. In this period Joey's showed how good they can be and they took complete control and went on to win 7-5. Ryan Curran scored 4, Matthew O Toole 2 and Brian Shiels 1. Conor Byrne, Darren Murphy, Brian Shiels and Matthew O Toole who is getting better with every game were key players in this great win. Joey's are home to Stretford United in the next round.

Under14 League
St Anne's 11- St Joseph's 0

Joseph's under 14s saw for the first time what can happen when you come up against an experienced soccer team like this good St Anne's team. Right from the start Joys were under pressure. The home side were strong and skilful and bombarded Joey's with fast flowing football that had they less experienced squad dragged all over the place. Joey's could not get out of their own half but some dogged defending and strong goal keeping from Jason Curran kept the game scoreless until the 22nd minute. The home side scored following great passing through the centre. From the kick off the ball was lost and the home side broke into Joey's penalty area where an unfortunate hand ball led to a penalty which was converted. Within another minute a long ball miskicked back was picked up and the referee gave a free kick, which also hit the net. Anne's had scored 3 goals in as many minutes and the shocked Joey's were reeling. By half time the home side had increased this lead to 7-0. The second half saw the Joey's lads regain some composure and a much better performance. A lot of lessons were learnt by the lads and the ball started to get moved out of the defence quicker and harder. Despite the improved effort Anne's scored 4 more. This was the biggest learning curve for this inexperienced team but their reaction was to ask for more training to try and bridge the gap. Best for Joey's were Michael Pender, Jason Curran, Michael Murphy and Brian O Neill.

The club would ask all parents to park on the Ballybar Road and to make sure that all players enter the pitch through the turnstile. Please also put your litter in the bin provided. Thank you for your co-operation.


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