GAA News - Wednesday 1 Sep 2004
Tinryland Intermediate footballers live to fight another day
Tinryland Intermediate footballers lived to fight another day after a 1-11 to 1-11 draw with a determined Grange in the Co. I.F.C. semi final at Dr. Cullen Park on Friday last.
A draw was a fair result in this topsy turvey game that saw both sides create enough chances to advance to the final. Grange were the first to settle scoring a point within 20 seconds of the start. By the 12th minute Tinryland found themselves 3 points in arrears and Grange could have been further ahead only for a brilliant save by Tinryland goalkeeper J.J. Doran. Tinryland’s performance improved mid way through the first half and a Garry Morrissey point followed by a well worked Alan Barrett goal and another point from Colm Doran edged Tinryland into a two point lead 5 minutes before half time. It was Grange however that finished this half the strongest and a well worked goal by Niall Byrne plus a David James point left Tinryland trailing by 2 points at the interval.
Tinryland upped the tempo in the opening 10 minutes of the 2nd half scoring 5 points with John Doyle kicking over 4 together with a Colm Doran pointed free. Grange kept in touch with further points from David James. The game was still in the balance with 10 minutes remaining as both sides created winning chances. Points from Colm Doran and Shane O’Neill were cancelled out by 2 scoring frees from David James. The closing stages saw Tinryland awarded three scorable frees but all three were narrowly wide and the teams must meet again to determine who advances to the final.
Tinryland in U14 semi final tonight
All Ireland U14 Feile champions Tinryland will be in action in the Carlow U14 semi final against Mount Leinster Rangers at Kildavin on this Wednesday evening at 6.45 p.m. The Tinryland lads have not been seriously tested in 5 championship games to date and they will be favourites to advance to next weeks final against the winners of the other semi final between Eire Og and Miseal which takes place in Ballon this evening. Tinryland U10s will take part in the Maurice Nolan final on Saturday next at Dr. Cullen Park at 12 noon.