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GAA News - Sunday 30 Apr 2006

All roads lead to Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday next 3.30 p.m. when Tinryland U21 footballers take on Michael Davits in the Co. final.
Tinryland will be seeking a 7th U21title in this game having last won the championship in 2003. Tinryland won the first of their U21 titles in 1967 and won again in 1969 which heralded a mini golden era for the club as senior titles then followed in 1971, 1972 1975 and 1979. Next Sundays panel have all come through the successful juvenile ranks in recent years and many of the players have also contested a number of Co. minor finals. The opposition on Sunday proved their quality by knocking out a fancied Eire Og team in the semi final and the area combination from Ballinabranna, Leighlin and Old Leighlin will be as hungry as Tinryland for the title which should make for an excellent game of football at the Co. grounds. All Tinryland supporters are encouraged to go and cheer on the lads next Sunday.

Juvenile GAA

Tinryland and Myshall met in the first round of the u14 division one
championship in Myshall on Monday last. In the first quarter Tinryland scored 3 - 2 before Myshall settled down and got more into the game with Tinryland leading 5-3 to 1-1 at half time.
Tinryland were never under pressure in the game, which ended on a
scoreline of 6-9 to 1-1. This was a good sporting game from start to finish and was a credit to both teams.
Scores for Tinryland came from James Murphy 2-1, Ruairi Keenan 3-0, Cathal O’Toole 1-2, John Doyle 0-3, Michael Lawler, Darragh Townsend and John Townsend 0-1 each
Overall this was a great team effort from Tinryland with some brilliant finishing from James Murphy and Ruairi Keenan.
Myshall had good players in Sean Byrne, John Michael Nolan, Marcus O’ Regan and Liam O’Halloran.
The u14 division two team came up against a strong grange side in
Tinryland on the same evening and with Danny Mernagh making some great saves to keep the home side in the game with a half time score of 1-4 to 0-3 in favour of the visitors. Grange kept up the pressure in the second half and after a succession of scores, the game ended on a scoreline of 6-9 to 0-3. Best for Tinryland were Jack Nolan, Barry Kennedy, Cian Lawlor, Aoife Byrne and Kate Dooley.

Girls Football

Bennekerry-Tinryland Under 14 Girls will represent Carlow in Feile na Peile in Wicklow in July after recording some fine wins in a tournament over the Easter weekend. On Monday, they had a fine 3-3 to 1-2 win over Eire Og with scores coming from Niamh Mullins (1-1), Zoe Curran (1-1), Deirdre O’Sullivan (1-0) and Amy Dwyer (0-1).
In their second game, the local girls overcame O’Hanrahan’s on a score of 5-2 to 0-2 with scores from Zoe Curran (2-1), Amy Dwyer (2-0) and Danielle Power (1-1).
In the final B/T again had a fine win over Eire Og with a 24 to 1-0 margin. Scorers for B/T were Zoe Curran (1-1), Deirdre O’Sullivan (1-1) and Amy Dwyer (0-2).
The team was Niamh Redmond , Caoimhe Townsend, Aoife Byrne, Niamh Walshe, Eimear Fahy, Kate Dooley, Jemina Kirwan, Deirdre O’Sullivan, Niamh Mullins, Niamh O’Neill, Amy Dwyer, Vivienne Nolan, Amanda Kinsella, Zoe Curran, Jessica O’Neill, Tanya Curran, Katie Doyle, Dearbhla Kelly, Lauren McGrath, Judith Doyle, Rebecca McCarthy and Danielle Power.

This was a great achievement to qualify for the National competition and credit is due to trainers Martin Doyle, Sean Lowry and Pat McArdle.

The Senior Ladies team played their final game in the Senior League recently losing to a good MLR side by 4-8 to 1-6. After a close opening period where B/T trailed by 1-6 to 0-5, their South Carlow opponents went to score three further goals in the second half and were worthy winners.
The team was Deirdre Tomlinson, Lisa, Emma and Niamh O’Regan (1-2), Sarah and Amy Doyle, Clodagh Behan, Gloria Nolan, Roisin Cleary, Christine Scully (0-3), Aine Kelly (0-1), Lisa Marie Farrell, Laura O’Farrell and Louise McArdle.

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