GAA News - Friday 16 Jul 2004
Another successful week for Tinryland football teams
Following on from the great All Ireland feile victory by Tinryland U14 footballers other teams from the club were equally impressive in championship and league encounters last week. The Intermediate team are very much back in the running for the Carlow I.F.C. following a very impressive win over Asca at Hogan Park Fenagh on Friday last. Tinryland were never troubled in this crunch game and the men in blue and white had the game virtually wrapped up at half time. Goals from impressive full forward John Doyle and corner forward Alan Barrett laid the foundations for this win against a surprisingly over robust Asca who had a number of their players yellow carded in that first half. Tinryland began the second half in equally stylish fashion and victory was virtually assured after only 40 seconds when John Doyle crashed home his second goal following good work by Garry Morrissey and Niall Barrett. Tinryland continued to carry the game to Asca and a Brian Foster goal from the penalty spot in the 41st minute ensured that the remaining 19 minutes were only academic with the winners closing shop in defence only allowing their opponents two further points from free kicks before the final whistle. Best for Tinryland were John Doyle scorer of 2-2, Alan Barrett who notched 1-2, Brian Foster, Noel Scully, John Farrell, Damien Power, Paul Kenny, Chris Cleary and Shane O’Neill. Tinryland will play St. Andrews in their final group game in the I.F.C. with the winners assured of a semi final spot.
Tinryland minors despite being short a number of regulars had a good victory over O’Hanrahans in their final league game at Deerpark on Tuesday of last week. Tinryland have now won all seven of their games and will play in the M.F.L. semi final in the coming weeks. Tinryland who won the game on a score of 1-16 to 1-10 had impressive players in Colm Doran. Peter Doran, Martin Curran, Chris Townsend, Brian Byrne, Evan Doyle and John Murphy.
All Ireland Feile champions back in action this Friday
Recent All Ireland Feile champions Tinryland will be back in domestic action this Friday at 7.30 p.m. with a home championship game against O’Hanrahans. Tinryland are already assured of a semi final spot in this years U14 championship and will be expected to maintain their unbeaten record against the town team. Following Friday’s game a video of the All Ireland Feile trip to Tyrone together with hitherto unseen footage of the whole Feile experience will be shown in the clubhouse. All parents and supporters are invited to attend.
New pitch development
Following favourable weather conditions in recent days the new pitch in Rathcrogue is finally beginning to take shape. The newly sown pitch is gradually turning green as the grass breaks through the sand based surface. It is expected that the new pitch which will be floodlit to European standards will be ready for action in early 2005.
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Tinryland / Bennekerry U14 girls went very close to matching their male counterparts when they put up great performances at Féile Peil na Nóg 2004 held in County Tyrone for the first time recently. They easily accounted for their hosts Coalisland on Friday afternoon and faced Stuartstown on Saturday morning where they also came away with a comfortable win. This set Tinryland / Bennekerry up for the match with group favourites St. Teresa’s from Derry. The Derry champions started strong with a point within 3mins. but the Tinryland / Bennekerry girls trained and coached by Martin Doyle played with great heart and went in at the break 4pts. to 2pts. ahead . On the resumption and playing against the wind the T/B girls pulled away to win on a scoreline of 1:7 to 2pts. the Derry champions failing to score in the second half due mainly to a brilliant T/B defence where Sarah Doyle, Ciara Butler and Amanda Cassidy were outstanding. Emma O Regan and Aishling Kinsella were always on top at midfield and upfront the honours the outstanding Deirdre Doyle, Jamie Lee Doyle and Deborah Fields.
The semi final against Armagh Harps saw tears aplenty both during and after the match as the girls could not cope with a totally biased referee. Once again the T/B girls showed great heart when coming from 4pts.down at halftime to 2pts up playing into the wind late in the second half. The T/B girls looked to be on their way to the final when the referee awarded a penalty overruling the umpire, when it should have been a free out Armagh Harps went on to win on a scoreline of 3-4 to 2-5. There were heroes all on this occasion. Team was Bernie Morrissey, Ciara Butler, Sarah Doyle, Paula Murphy, Amanda Cassidy, Kate Dooley, Emma O Regan, Aishling Kinsella, Deborah Fields, Audrey Browne, Elizabeth Lowry, Deirdre Doyle and Jamie Lee Doyle, sub used Amy Dwyer for Audrey Browne.
Congratulations also to Deborah Fields on reaching the semi finals of the skills competition where she was beaten by the eventual winner.
Congratulations to all concerned.