GAA News - Thursday 25 Aug 2005
Tinryland seniors show vast improvement despite losing to Fenagh
TINRYLAND senior footballers showed a major improvement from their previous game with Kildavin - Clonegal in their Carlow SFC game with last years finalists Fenagh at Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday. After a poor opening 15 minutes Tinryland came into the game in a big way approaching half time and there was only 4 points between the sides at the interval. The men in blue and white hoops dominated the early stages of the second half with some excellent point scoring from man of the match Niall Barrett together with excellent play from Evan Doyle, Brian Byrne, Shane O’ Neill., John Paul Moore and Richard Whyte. With 10 minutes remaining only two points separated the sides but Fenagh had the final say with a goal in the closing stages. Tinryland will now face a relegation battle with Clonmore, Naomh Eoin and 2004 champions Rathvilly who surprisingly relinquished their crown when they lost to Mount Leinster Rangers on Sunday. If Tinryland defeat Clonmore in their next game they will retain senior status for 2006.
At Junior level Tinryland’s third squad bowed out of the championship after losing to Old Leighlin at Ballinabranna on Saturday. Tinryland who had defeated Palatine on the previous Monday had excellent players in Mick Moore, Keith Jackson, Ambrose Doran, Garry Fields and veteran Paddy Delaney.
Tinryland’s U.16 (B) squad drew with Clonmore in the Co. semi final on Wednesday last while the U.16 (A) squad andthe U.14 (A) squad were both in action in Co. semi finals on Monday and Tuesday of this week.