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GAA News - Thursday 12 Aug 2004

Carlow and Wexford Champions do battle in Morrissey Cup Final

Carlow Senior football champions O’Hanrahans and Wexford champions Kilanerin are sure to attract a large crowd to Rathcrogue on Saturday evening next at 7 p.m. for the 2004 Tinryland G.F.C. Dan Morrissey senior football tournament final. With both sides still very much involved in their respective Co. championships the two clubs are expected to field at full strength for this attractive fixture. The Wexford champions will have a number of Co. senior players in their ranks including the best-known footballer from the model county at present Matty Forde. He will be joined by other well known names Jim Darcy, John Hegarty, Pat Forde and the Hughes clan that form the backbone of one of Leinsters strongest club football teams.
O’Hanrahans are also expected to be at full strength for next Saturdays game and the Carlow town team will include Co. players Mark Carpenter, John Brennan, Barry English, Ken Walker, Philip Nolan and Ray Walker in their line up. Other well known names expected to play for the former Leinster champions on Saturday are Ken Kavanagh, David Bermingham and Anthony Kavanagh and the Carlow champions are given a narrow vote to win the Dan Morrissey cup for the first time. Next Saturday’s game will be refereed by Eddie Whelan the well-known Laois official from Killeshin.

This weeks G.A.A. Fixtures

Tinryland teams will be in action on four different occasions in the coming week. On this Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. in Fenagh the juniors will be in action against St. Andrews in the division 4 semi final. When these teams met last Wednesday Tinryland came out on top on a score of 2-9 to 0-5 and hopes are high for a repeat performance this evening. Tinryland will look to Paul Broderick, Evan Doyle, Glen Doyle, Mark Townsend, David O’Neill and Padraig Minnock for big performances this evening. On this Friday at 7.30 p.m. the u14 team will be at home to Clonmore in the championship. Tinryland have already qualified for the U14 semi final and they will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record in this game.
The most important games this week will take place on Sunday and Monday next when the Intermediate and minor teams will be in championship action. The Intermediates will face St. Andrews in a crucial championship tie at Dr. Cullen Park on next Sunday evening at 7 p.m. while the minors face a tough opening round assignment against Eire Og at Dr. Cullen Park on next Monday evening at 7 15 p.m. A win for Tinryland in the Intermediate match will see the team qualify for the semi final of the championship. A loss on Sunday could mean elimination. Tinryland minors will be hoping to maintain their current good form on Monday against Eire Og following their recent league final victory over Rathvilly.

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