GAA News - Sunday 21 May 2006
Under 16 Division 1 Championships
Tinryland 3-15 O’Hanrahan’s 0-5
Tinryland U16 footballers maintained their unbeaten record in the Division 1A with a 19-point victory over O’Hanrahan’s in Rathcrogue on Friday last. The final score does not reflect the effort of the town side who dominated most of the opening half. During the opening exchanges it was all O’Hanrahan’s as they raced into a 3-point lead in the first 4 minutes after 3 excellent points from midfielder Jimmy White. It took the home side 6 minutes to register a score when Cormac Walshe pointed and the same player scored one of the points of the game with a conversion in the 11th minute. With the game evenly balanced halfway through the opening period, Tinryland made a crucial switch by moving centre back Conor Byrne to midfield and within 8 minutes were 5 points clear following 1-1 from Jeff Sutton and points from Ciaran Williamson and David O’Shea. Tinryland ended the half on a very high note when Ciaran Williamson rattled the blues net twice to give Tinryland an 8-point lead at the interval.
It was all Tinryland on the resumption with Jeff Sutton, David O’Shea, Stephen Reilly and Matthew O’Toole all scoring excellent points to extend the home sides lead to 12 points by the 50th minute.
Tinryland pressed strongly but were continually denied by some fine saves by the O’Hanrahan’s keeper. Further points from Padraig Whelan and Darren Murphy ended the game as a contest before Ciaran Williamson scored his 3rd goal on the stroke of full time.
Tinryland had good players in goalkeeper Lee Buggle, defenders Luke Doyle, Brian Farrell and subs Ryan Curran and Joey Ryan, midfielders Conor Byrne and Cormac Walshe and forwards Ciaran Williamson who scored 3-2, Matthew O’Toole, Jeff Sutton and David O’Shea.
Under 16 Division 2
Tinryland 1-9 Rathvilly 2-5
Tinryland had a narrow 1-point win over home team Rathvilly in 4th round of the championship on Friday last. The home side started well and led by 2-3 to 0-5 at half time.
In the second half both sides shared equal possession with a Mickey Byrne goal bringing Tinryland back into the game. There was nothing between the sides up to the final whistle but Tinryland made the most of their chances and won by the narrowest of margins.
Best for Tinryland were Mickey Byrne (1-1), Robbie Brennan (0-3), Evan Brennan (0-2), Robbie Power (0-2), Cillian Townsend (0-1), Declan Ryan, John Farrell and Dean Farrell.
Under 14 Division 1
Tinryland 1-7 Mhuine Bheag 2-2
Tinryland made a good second half comeback to overcome a determined Mhuine Bheag side in the championship in Rathcrogue on Monday last.
After a very closely contested first half, the away side led by 2-2 to 1-3 at the interval. Tinryland defended well to prevent any scores from the opposition after the break and following 4 well-taken points, held on for a 2 point victory.
Best for Tinryland were James Murphy (1-0), John Doyle (0-3), Paul Costello, Ruairi Keenan and David Townsend (0-1) each, Jason Noctor, Sean Conlon and Martin Deane.
A young Tinryland U14 team were overrun by a strong Rathvilly side in the Division 2 championship last week. Tinryland never got into the match and trailed the home team by 4-9 to 0-0 at half time. The blue and whites managed to restrict the East Carlow team to fewer scores in the 2nd half and eventually lost out by 5-14 to 1-1.
Best for Tinryland were Ian O’Neill (1-0), Thomas Byrne (0-1), Patrick Brannigan, Neil Byrne and Aoife Byrne.
Under 12 Division 1
Eire Og 4-4 Tinryland 3-3
Eire Og held off visitors Tinryland in this Division 1 game in Pairc Ui Bhriain last week on a score of 4-4 to 3-3. In the first half, Tinryland took time to settle and failed to score. Tinryland were a completely changed team in the 2nd half and after a great team effort and goals from Ciaran Townsend (2) and Marcus Lawlor were edged out in the closing stages.
Tinryland had good players in Ciarán Townsend (2-0), Marcus Lawlor (1-1), John Dwyer and Shane Webb (0-1) each.
In Division 2, Eire Og also had 4 points to spare over Tinryland in a very entertaining game. Brian Mullen, Jamie Purcell, Owen Luke Kelly and Adam Murphy to name but a few played well with Gary Scully making some fine saves in the Tinryland goal. Scores for Tinryland came from Cathal Whelan (2-1), Patrick Quirke (1-0), Conor O’Neill (0-2) and Cuba Deboch (0-1).