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GAA News - Thursday 15 Sep 2005

Tinryland retain Carlow under 14 A football title

TINRYLAND retained the Carlow U14 division 1 (A) football title with a sparkling display against neighbours Palatine at Dr. Cullen Park on Tuesday of last week. The final score-line of 3-17 to 1-3 does not do justice to a very good Palatine outfit who were in contention for most of the opening half but it does highlight the wealth of underage talent that Tinryland currently has in its ranks. The winners made the best possible start when Darren Murphy opened the scoring with a point immediately after the throw in followed by a Robbie Brennan point within 60 seconds. The action then turned to the other end where Tinryland goalie Lee Buggle was forced to make a great save from Palatine’s dangerous full forward Seamus Harmon who was always a threat when the ball was in the Tinryland half. From the resultant ’45 Adam Kavanagh opened the Palatine account before Darren Murphy with another great point increased his team’s advantage. Palatine then enjoyed their best spell of the game and a Jason Kane point in the 14th minute was quickly followed by a cracking goal from Seamus Harmon, which put the Kildare border team two points ahead. Tinryland’s response was swift and within 5 minutes the boys in blue and white were back in front following points from Jeff Sutton and Robbie Power and a Darren Murphy goal which put his side three points ahead. Tinryland’s man of the match Michael Mullen found the Palatine net in the 22nd minute and the same player increased Tinryland’s advantage with two further points just before the half time whistle.
The second half opened with a Tinryland point from Darren Murphy and Palatine then had a great chance to narrow the gap but Ciaran Moran’s shot was narrowly wide following a brilliant delivery from Seamus Harmon. Tinryland began to dominate from then onwards and a succession of wonderful scores from Evan Brennan, Michael Mullen, Darren Murphy, David Townsend and Michael Byrne ensured that the U14 cup would spend another year in Rathcrogue. Palatine continued to battle on bravely and were rewarded with a Tommy Deere point before Seamus Harmon’s goal-bound shot was saved by Lee Buggle just before the end.
Tinryland had outstanding players in man of the match Michael Mullen who scored 2-6 from the mid field berth. He was ably supported by goalie Lee Buggle, Brian Deane, Paul Costello, Jeff Sutton, Evan Brennan, Darren Murphy and Michael Byrne. Well done also to the team mentors Michael Murphy, Bernard Mullen, Eddie Townsend and Ned Deane.

Teams: Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Brian Deane, Robert Stynes, Kevin Barrett, Robbie Brennan 0-1, Eric Bates, Michael Byrne 0-1, Paul Costello, Michael Mullen 2-6, Jeff Sutton 0-1, Robert Power 0-1, Evan Brennan 0-2, Darren Murphy1-4, Cillian Townsend, John Doyle, Subs: Kris Whelan, Dean Farrell, Tom Nolan, David Townsend 0-1, Jason Noctor, James Murphy, Michael Lawler, Patrick Browne, Martin Deane, Michael Foley, Declan Ryan, Darragh Townsend, Patrick Brannigan, Ruari Keenan, Neil Byrne.

TINRYLAND WIN MAURICE NOLAN (A) FINAL AFTER A GAP OF ELEVEN YEARS: A most successful 2005 season for Tinryland juvenile G.F.C. ended in the best possible way at Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday last when the highly talented U10 squad defeated Eire Og in the (A) final of the Maurice Nolan Tournament. The last occasion that this title was won by Tinryland was in 1994 when Tinryland was captained by Maurice Nolan Jnr. of Kyleballyhue who is a son of the late Maurice Nolan in whose memory the tournament is held each year. Last Saturday’s win was fashioned by a brilliant and skilful display by the young Tinryland players who had eight points to spare at the end of a great game against the Carlow town team.
Outstanding for Tinryland were captain and full back Barry Power, centre back Michael Calvey, wing back Conor O’Toole, midfielders Marcus Lawlor and Diarmuid Walshe together with forwards Ciaran Townsend, Brian Mullen and Shane Webb. Well done also to the mentors Joe Walshe, Jody Townsend and John Power who have worked so hard with the squad during the year. Last Saturday’s Maurice Nolan Tournament finals day also saw victories for St. Mary’s of Laois in the (D) final, while Graiguecullen defeated O’Hanrahans in the (C) decider and Killeshin won a very exciting (B) title with a one point victory over Palatine- Asca. Margaret Nolan of Kyleballyhue wife of the late Maurice Nolan presented the cups to the various winning captains at the end of each game and was the recipient of a bouquet of flowers from the organising committee at the end of last Saturday’s finals.
The full Tinryland panel was as follows: Adam Buggle, Fiach Byrne, Barry Power (captain), Stephen O’Hanlon, Conor O’Toole, Michael Calvey, Brian Hosey, Marcus Lawler, Diarmuid Walshe, Adam Murphy, Ciaran Townsend, Brian Mullen, Martin Mullins, Shane Webb, Conal O’Se, Macdara Burke, Oisin Bradley, Mark Brennan, Patrick Cummins, Cathal Costello, Patrick Doheny, Pierce Hosey, Cuba Kebosh, Sean Kirwin, Mark Lawlor, Lee Mannion, Ian McGrath, Adam Nolan, Owen O’Gorman, Art O’Dea and Aoibhinn Webb.

FAMILY FUN DAY A HUGE SUCCESS: The curtain came down of one of the best juvenile seasons to date at Tinryland G.F.C. with a very successful family fun day, which began immediately after the Maurice Nolan final on Saturday afternoon. Almost 300 young members and their families attended the very well organised event that included numerous attractions which ensured boredom would never feature at any stage during the day.
Among the more popular features on the day were the water combat challenge, Go Kart racing, tug of war, Adult Rounders, disco, cinema, face painting and soak a mentor which gave players a chance to pay back various team mentors for any failings during the season.
Many of the young players also got their first opportunity to play under the new state of the art floodlights which have been recently installed on the new pitch.
It was all in good fun however and a brilliant day ended for the adults when local band “Phoenix” led by G.I. Brennan entertained at an outdoor barbeque with their unique blend of pop, rock and country music. At the end of the proceedings Tinryland juvenile chairman Michael Murphy thanked the many club members that had made the day and the 2005 season in general such a success. Roll on 2006.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Benne-kerry/ Tinryland ladies football had 3 great wins last week. The seniors played Slaney Rovers on Friday night in the 11 a side c’ship, and had a comfortable win. The team was Niamh, Lisa, Emma O’Regan, Aishlinn and Caoimhe Whelan, Lisa Farrell, Laura O’Farrell, Gloria Nolan, Amy and Sarah Doyle, Christine Scully, Simone Kelly, Clodagh Behan, Carrie Lawlor, Sinead Lyons and Roisin Cleary.

The u.12 girls played Eire Og in the semi-final on Tuesday. This was a great game with both teams playing well. Eire Og scored the first goal, then Bennekerry/Tinryland got their scoring boots going with scores coming from Caoimhe Townsend (2 points), Lauren Dwyer ( 1-1), Aoife Byrne ( 1 point), Derbhla Kelly( 2 pts)
Second half scorers wee Derbhla Kelly (1-1), and Lauren Dwyer (1-0) .
The final score was B/T 3-7 to Eire Og 2-2.
The team will play O’Hanrahans in the final on Tuesday at 6.45.
The u14 girls played Old Leighlin in the semi-final on Wednesday with a great team performance. B/T scorers in the first half were Jamie Lee Doyle 3-1, Samantha Sheehy 1pt, Liz Lowry 2 pts, Zoe Curran 1 pt. The second half scorers were Zoe Curran 2-4, Jaimie Lee Doyle 1-1, Samantha Sheehy 1-2, and paula Murphy 1 pt. The final score was B/T 7-13 to to Old Leighlin 2-3. B/T will play Mount Leinster Rangers in the final, venue and date to be fixed.

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