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GAA News - Wednesday 19 May 2004


A storming second half display that saw Tinryland score 10 points without reply enabled the boys in blue and white to maintain their unbeaten record in the McDonald’s U12 championship against Eire Og at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Saturday last.
Cathal O’Toole gave Tinryland the perfect start when he goaled after only 20 seconds but the remainder of the first half was dominated by the home team who led by 6 points on the approach to half time. John Doyle gave Tinryland hope when he goaled on the stroke of the half time whistle but the gap widened once again 4 minutes into
the second half when Eire Og’s Mark Fitzgerald found the Tinryland net. Amazingly this was the last score registered by the Y.Is and Tinryland went on to play inspirational football led by Michael Lawlor, John Doyle and Eric Bates. Five second half points from Doyle and two from John Doyle and Martin Deane gave Tinryland the lead with 9 minutes remaining and by the final whistle they had extended their lead to 4 points. Best for the winners were John Doyle, Eric Bates, Michael Lawlor, Patrick Branagan, Patrick Brown, David Townsend and Sean Delaney.
Tinryland will attempt to maintain their unbeaten record when they play Michael Davitts at home on Saturday 29th May.
Tinryland U16s lost out to Eire Og in the championship at Pairc Ui Bhrian on Thursday last. They will now have to win their remaining games to maintain an interest in the (A) section. Next game is at home against O’Hanrahans on Friday 28th May.
The Annual Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. race night will take place on Friday 4th June.
A limited number of horses are still available and can be purchased from any of the juvenile committee.

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