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GAA News - Sunday 5 Mar 2006


Tinryland senior footballers will play O’Hanrahans and Naomh Eoin in this years Carlow S.F.C. The championship will begin on June 26 when Tinryland face a tough opening game with O’Hanrahans.

In the U-21 championship Tinryland will play St. Patrick’s in the first round with the winners of this game set to face Burrin Rangers or Rathvilly. The Tinryland junior (A) team have been paired with Palatine or Old Leighlin while a most interesting draw for Tinryland is the junior (B) pairing with a new look Milford which is sure to attract much local interest.

Tinryland minor footballers made the best possible start to the new season with a one point win over St. Andrew’s at Rathcrogue on Sunday. The Bagenalstown side dominated the first half and retired at the break with a four point advantage holding Tinryland scoreless in the process.

Cian Clancy opened the Tinryland account after seven minutes of the 2nd half when he pointed and from then to the finish Tinryland started to play with a bit more flair.

A Matthew O’Toole point after 45 minutes was followed by a great goal by the same player and when Tinryland goalie Lee Buggle saved a St. Andrew’s penalty with 8 minutes remaining Tinryland were further inspired to strive for the winner. Ambrose Doran who played well throughout levelled the game with 5 minutes remaining and when Tinryland were awarded a penalty in the closing minutes Padraig Townsend played safe by tapping the ball over the bar to give the home team a victory they hardly expected at half time.

Best for Tinryland were Padraig Townsend, Ambrose Doran, Joe Mernagh, Cian Clancy, Darren Costello, Matthew O’Toole and Cormac Walshe.

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