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GAA News - Wednesday 18 Aug 2004

Tinryland Juniors qualify for League final and Intermediates reach semi final

Tinryland junior footballers reached the Co. division 4 final (to be played tomorrow Thursday against Old Leighlin) when they defeated St. Andrews in the semi final on Wednesday last. Brian Doyle’s squad is a team made up of youth and experience and they have a great chance of winning more silverware for the club in Tomorrow evening’s final at Dr. Cullen Park at 7.p.m.
The Intermediate team reached the championship semi final when they also defeated St. Andrews in a game of two halves at Dr. Cullen Park on last Sunday evening. Tinryland looked very impressive in the first half scoring one goal and nine points to their opponents three points. Alan Barrett who scored 1-3 and John Doyle who notched 3 points were the stars in that first half with the entire team looking serious championship contenders as they completely outplayed the Bagenalstown men.
How different the second half turned out to be as St. Andrews applied serious pressure scoring 5 unanswered points in the opening 15 minutes to narrow the gap to 4 points. Alan Barrett steadied the Tinryland ship when he pointed in the 51st minute with Paul Kenny scoring the only other second half point on the stroke of full time.
Best for Tinryland who will now play Grange in the Co. semi final in two weeks time were goalkeeper J.J. Doran, P.J. Murphy, Niall Barrett, Noel Scully, John Farrell (until injured), Paul Kenny, John Doyle and Alan Barrett.

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