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GAA News - Friday 15 Jul 2005

WINS FOR TINRYLAND JUVENILE GAA TEAMS: Tinryland U.14 and U.16 footballers were both in action during the past week and both scored very easy victories in their respective McDonald’s Co. championship games which virtually assures both teams a place in their respective Co. semi finals.

Two days after losing the All Ireland feile final in Limerick by 2 points Tinryland U14s bounced back to winning ways with a whopping 32 point victory over Eire Og at Rathcrogue. The town team had no answer to the Tinryland boys on this occasion and despite conceding the opening point to Eire Og Tinryland playing against the wind led by 2-8 to 1-2 at half time. Goals from Darren Murphy in the 4th minute and from Michael Mullen just before the interval gave the home side a nine point lead on the turnaround and the team held Eire Og scoreless in the second half scoring further goals from Darren Murphy, Michael Lawler, Michael Byrne and Michael Mullen. Others to shine were Evan Brennan, Robbie Brennan, Jeff Sutton, Paul Costello and Killian Townsend.

On Wednesday last Tinryland U16s recorded their 4th consecutive victory in the McDonalds Div. 1 a championship by defeating Mount Leinster Rangers 6-17 to 0-8 at Rathcrogue. Two years ago only a kick of a ball separated these sides but with the south Carlow side now concentrating on hurling it proved too easy for Tinryland on this occasion. With Donal Kingston in sparkling form at midfield Tinryland led by 2-11 to 0-4 at half time following goals from Matthew O’Toole and Colm Nolan and some excellent points from Cormac Walshe, Cian Clancy, Brian O’Neill and Matthew O’Toole. Despite playing against the wind in the second half Tinryland scored 4 further goals via Matthew O’Toole, Jeff Abbott (2), and Cathal O’Brien. Other prominent players were Shane Redmond, Luke Doyle, Conor Byrne and Darren Costello. The U14s have two remaining games in the league stage of the championship against Clonmore and Palatine while the U16s have still to play Fenagh and Muinebheag.

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