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GAA News - Sunday 28 May 2006

JUNIOR (A) TEAM TOP CARLOW SFL DIV 3 TABLE: After six games Tinryland are in pole position in the Carlow SFL Div 3 following another fine performance against Fenagh in Hogan Park on Wednesday last. Having won four of their previous five games against St. Andrews, Kildavin-Clonegal, Ballinabranna and O’Hanrahans with their sole loss to Fighting Cocks, Tinryland needed victory on Wednesday to guarantee a place in the semi final.

The result was never in doubt after Garry Morrissey and Paul Kenny sent over points within 60 seconds of the start and by half time Tinryland led by 3-10 to 1-2 with veteran Paul Kenny scoring all three Tinryland goals. Against the wind in the second half Fenagh came more into the game but Tinryland still ran out easy winners by 3-16 to 2-8. Outstanding for Tinryland were David O’Neill, Paul Haughney, Joe Nolan, Keith Jackson, Mark Morrissey, Padraig Townsend, Paul Kenny and John Doyle.

Going into next Friday’s last league game with Eire Og in Pairc Ui Bhriain 7.45pm, Tinryland have used 35 players in the six games played.

The full panel is: Shane Browne, Paddy Byrne, Chris Cleary, Jason Curran, Padraig Delaney, Mark Dempsey, Ambrose Doran, J.J. Doran, Eddie Dowling, Glen Doyle, John Doyle, Willie Farrell, Liam Fitzpatrick, Paul Foley, Paul Haughney, Keith Jackson, John Kelly, Paul Kenny, Eddie Lyons, David McDonough, Barry McDaniel, Garry Morrissey, Mark Morrissey, Mick Moore, John Murphy, P.J.Murphy, Joe Nolan, David O’Neill, Damien Power, John Ryan, Ian Scully, Mark Townsend, Patrick Townsend, Padraig Townsend, Willie Townsend.

JUVENILE GAA: Tinryland and Fenagh met in the third round of the u-14 Division 1 Championship recently in Fenagh. Both sides took time to settle in the heavy conditions until Paul Costello registered the first score for Tinryland with a point. Tinryland led at the break by 5 points but went on to dominate the 2nd half with a fine succession of scores and eventually won by 6-9 to 1-2. Scores for Tinryland came from James Murphy (2-2), John Doyle (1-3), John Townsend (2-0), Ruairi Keenan (1-0), Paul Costello and Eoin Maddock (0-2) each.

In Division 2 on the same date, Tinryland were defeated by Palatine after a fine team effort against a stronger side. Best for Tinryland were Ian O’Neill and Thomas Byrne.

GIRLS FOOTBALL: Ballinkillen 1-11 Bennekerry/Tinryland 2-4. Ballinkillen minor girls football team stopped Bennekerry/Tinryland in their attempt to win their third Carlow mnor title in a row with a fine win last week. This was a great game throughout with both teams contesting every ball. At half time Ballinkillen led by 1-3 to 0-4 with the B/T scores coming from Sinead Lyons (0-2), Niamh O’Regan and Liz Lowry (0-1) each. In the second half, B/T came back into the match with goals from Sinead Lyons, who injured herself in the process, and Jamie Lee Doyle, but the South Carlow team held on for a 4-point victory.

The team was: Clodagh Behan, Lisa, Emma and Niamh O’Regan, Amy and Sarah Doyle, Sinead Lyons, Christine Scully, Mary Barrett, Elizabeth Lowry, Lisa Marie Farrell, Carrie Lawlor, Ciara Butler, Samantha Sheehy and Amy Dwyer. Subs Ciara Jeaney, Bernie Morrissey, Clodagh Condell, Amanda Cassidy, Jamie Lee Doyle and Aisling Kinsella.

Training times for players are Monday and Wednesday between 7 and 8pm for u-12s, 14s and 16s and on Wednesdays from 7 pm to 8 pm and Sundays noon to 1 pm for the senior team. It is most important to contact team trainers if unable to attend.

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