GAA News - Thursday 28 Jul 2005
AFTER a lapse of six years Tinryland returned to Carlow S.F.C. action against Co. champions Rathvilly at Bro. Leo Park Tullow on Friday last. With Rathvilly already having played a game in this years championship and Tinryland fielding without eight regulars from last year’s Intermediate championship winning squad many commentators predicted a total whitewash for the lads against the current Co. senior champions. The team defied the predictions of doom and gloom by taking the game to Rathvilly from the throw in and at half time only one point separated the sides in Rathvilly’s favour on a scoreline of 1-1 to 0-3.
In the second half Tinryland continued to match their highly fancied opponents and it was only in the closing minutes that Rathvilly pulled five points clear.
Considering that all of the Tinryland team were making their senior championship debuts a lot of positives can be taken from last Friday’s game and the team is already looking forward to their next outing in the championship against Kildavin-Clonegal on the 14th August.
Outstanding for Tinryland in this game were Anthony Gaule who brought off a number of good saves, ably supported by P.J Murphy, John Paul Moore, Shane Delaney, Richard Whyte, John Farrell, Cian Moore, Colm Doran, Shane O’Neill and Niall Barrett.
At underage level four Tinryland teams have qualified for the final stages of Carlow coisde na Nog competitions.
The U14 (B) squad were in action on Tuesday in the Co. final against Pal. Asca. The U14 (A) team and the U16 (A) and (B) teams will also contest Co. semi finals shortly.