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GAA News - Wednesday 15 Sep 2004

Co. Intermediate Football Final brought forward to this coming Saturday

Tinryland will now play the final of the Rapid Express Intermediate football championship on Saturday next 18th September against Kilbride at Dr. Cullen Park at 5.30 p.m.
Originally fixed for Saturday 25th September the match has been brought forward to accommodate a number of dual players who are still involved in hurling championships. This match will be a great opportunity for Tinryland to return to the senior ranks having played in the Intermediate grade since losing their senior status on St. Patrick’s Day in 1999. In this years championship Tinryland lost in the opening round to next Saturday’s opponents but then proceeded to win their remaining games against Ballon, Askea, St Andrews and Grange with the latter game going to a replay.
Tinryland and Kilbride last met in a Co. Final in 1939 when the men in blue and white hoops triumphed in the Senior final by 4-4 to 2-5. Tinryland juniors will be involved in the Co. Junior (B) semi final against Old Leighlin at Pairc Ui Bhrian on this Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m.

Tinryland G.F.C. website back in action

After a technical hitch the Tinryland G.F.C. website which had been out of action for a number of weeks is back in action and contains all the up to date information about club activities. The website can be accessed at The Tinryland parish website which has surpassed 1,000 hits since its launch can be accessed at

Dream Team add Carlow U14 (A) title to All Ireland Feile crown

Tinryland U14 footballers duly added the Carlow U14 title to the All Ireland feile crown when they overran Miseal in a very one sided final at Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday last. Known in the club since their U10 days as the dream team Tinryland were on top throughout the final. Four goals from Cormac Walshe, Jeff Sutton, Stephen O’Reilly and Conor Byrne gave Tinryland a great start and by the interval they led by 5-5 to 0-0. Tinryland introduced their full quota of substitutes at the beginning of the second half and an early Stephen O’Reilly goal put the issue beyond doubt. Tinryland ran out winners on a score of 6-13 to 0-0 in the most one sided underage final played in Carlow for a long time. Tinryland wing forward Matthew O’Toole received the man of the match award with captain Donal Kingston being presented with the U14 cup for only the second time in the history of Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. as a separate entity.
Tuesdays victory capped a marvellous year for the U14 team having been undefeated in 22 consecutive games. In addition to winning the All Ireland feile in Tyrone the lads defeated the subsequent Co. champions in Wicklow, Laois and Kildare during the year scoring a whopping 89 goals and 283 points in 22 games.
The big job for the mentors now will be to maintain this teams rate of progress as the players pass through the crucial teenage years that are renowned for the high drop out rates from all sporting activities.
The full Tinryland panel was as follows: Lee Buggle, Luke Doyle, James Dempsey, Darren Hanlon, David O’Shea, Ryan Curran, Padraic Whelan, Conor Byrne, Donal Kingston captain, Cormac Walshe, Cathal O’Brien, Matthew O’Toole, Jeff Sutton, Darren Murphy, Stephen O’Reilly, Ciaran Williamson, Alan Kirwan, Brian Farrell, Joey Ryan, Michael Mullen, Patrick Kelly. Mentors Eamonn Byrne, Mick Doyle, Richard Kingston, Cormac O’Toole and Pat Whelan.
Tinryland U16 footballers bowed out of the championship at the semi final stage on Wednesday last when losing out to a very good Eire Og outfit. The concession of 4 early goals proved too much for the Tinryland lads but to their credit they showed great guts to make a game of it with the town team. Tinryland reduced a 10 point lead to 4 points early in the second half but unfortunately they could not continue the momentum and Eire Og advanced to the final. The U12 team finished off their season with a good win over our neighbours Palatine in the John Finn Cup.

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