GAA News - Tuesday 29 Jun 2004
Mixed fortunes for Tinryland G.F.C. teams
There was mixed fortunes for teams from Tinryland G.F.C. last week.
At Dr. Cullen Park on Thursday last the U21 team lost their championship crown when losing out to a strong Eire Og outfit after holding a six point lead at one stage.
This game opened well for Tinryland and the lads in blue and white were motoring after Paul Broderick had put 1 goal and two points on the scoreboard after only 11 minutes. Further points from Chris Cleary and Evan Doyle left the defending champions 6 points ahead by the 23rd minute. It then all began to go wrong for Tinryland and Eire Og hit back with 2 superb goals to level matters before half time.
The second half began with Eire Og further upping their game and the town team had pulled three points clear within 4 minutes of the restart. 2 Paul Broderick points in the 36th and 44th minutes gave Tinryland some hope but it was Eire Og that finished the strongest scoring 3 further goals in the 47th, 51st and 57th minutes.
Best for Tinryland were Evan Doyle, Shane O’Neill, Paul Broderick, John Paul Moore and sub Mark Dempsey.
At Rathcrogue on Saturday last Tinryland U16s marched into the Carlow football semi final with a comfortable victory over Miseal. Two Mark Morrissey goals in the first half gave Tinryland a great start and when Patrick Byrne and Brian O’Neill scored two more goals early in the second half Tinryland were on their way to the semi final.
Best for Tinryland were Laurence O’Neill, Padraig Townsend, Mark Morrissey, Brian O’Halloran, Colm Delaney, Ian Scully and Ambrose Doran.
All eyes on Co. Tyrone for All Ireland Feile Peil Na Nog
All eyes will be on Co. Tyrone this coming weekend when Tinryland will have two teams competing at the All Ireland feile Peil Na Nog competition.
The Tinryland U14 boys together with the Bennekerry-Tinryland U14 girls will travel from the Tinryland clubhouse at 8.30 a.m. on this Friday.
The boys team will be based in the mid Tyrone parish of Kildress while the girls squad will be based in Coalisland.
The boys will begin the tournament with a game against the host team Wolfe Tones at 3.p.m. on Friday in Kildress. On the same afternoon the girls will play Coalisland in Coalisland. On Friday evening the spectacular Feile parade will be held in Carrickmore. Saturday morning will see the boys play Tyrone team the Rock at 9.30.a.m. with the girls pitted against Stewartstown at the same time. The final group games will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Saturday with the boys playing London in the Rock and the girls playing Derry outfit St. Treasa’s in Stewartstown. The Feile semi finals are scheduled for Saturday evening with the finals taking place in Healy Park Omagh on Sunday morning. Win, lose or draw the 2 teams will arrive back in the Tinryland clubhouse early on Sunday evening.
Accommodation in Tyrone will be provided by families from the host clubs and the Tinryland boys team will be accompanied on their journey to Tyrone by Carlow G.A.A. president Brendan Hayden Snr.
Presentation of the team kit to the boys and team mentors will take place in the clubhouse on this Wednesday evening at 8.p.m. All parents are invited to attend.