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GAA News - Sunday 27 Aug 2006

Tinryland U16 footballers reach Co. Final with hard fought win over Eire Og.

Tinryland U16 footballers became the third team from the club to reach a Carlow (A) final this season when they defeated Eire Og by three points in a hard fought semi final game at Hogan Park in Fenagh on Friday last. Pre match predictions and early season form which made Tinryland hot favourites counted for very little as Eire Og took the game to Tinryland for much of the first half and after Tinryland had built up an early second half lead the town team finished with a flourish to leave only 3 points separating the sides at the end. After a slow start Tinryland came into the game approaching half time and were only two points in arrears at the interval. A Padraic Whelan goal 2 minutes into the 2nd half kick started the Tinryland revival and after Stephen Reilly had goaled after 42 minutes Tinryland had pulled six points clear. Three excellent Cormac Walshe points extended the Tinryland advantage to nine points with 7 minutes of normal time remaining but Eire Og were not finished and they reduced the margin to three points before the referee sounded the final whistle after 37 minutes of second half action.
Best for Tinryland who will play O’Hanrahans in the final on Monday 4th September were James Dempsey, Darren Hanlon, Joey Ryan, Michael Mullen, Cormac Walshe, Ryan Curran, Stephen Reilly and Darren Murphy.
The team was as follows: Lee Buggle, Luke Doyle, James Dempsey, Darren Hanlon, Brian Farrell, Michael Mullen, Joey Ryan, Conor Byrne, Cormac Walshe, Stephen Reilly, Matthew O’Toole, David O’Shea, Padraic Whelan, Ciaran Williamson, Darren Murphy, Subs: Ryan Curran, Alan Kirwin.

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