GAA News - Thursday 28 Sep 2006
TINRYLAND SENIOR FOOTBALLERS EXIT CHAMPIONSHIP: Tinryland senior footballers bowed out of the Michael Lyng Carlow SFC at the quarterfinal stage on Saturday last at the hands of Co. champions Éire Og. Playing with the wind in the first half Tinryland started well scoring two points in the opening eight minutes from Paul Broderick. Éire Og were back on level terms following two Simon Rea frees by the 21st minute before Broderick slotted over one of the points of the match to restore the Tinryland lead after 26 minutes. After Derek Hayden had levelled matters for Éire Og in the 27th minute Broderick once again scored another beauty to give Tinryland the lead before Tommy Dowling equalised for Éire Og on the stroke of half time.
With the elements against them in the second half Tinryland were now facing an uphill battle and four unanswered points by the town team in the opening 12 minutes put Éire Og in the driving seat. Paul Broderick gave Tinryland a glimmer of hope when he pointed a free with 10 minutes remaining but it was Éire Og that finished the strongest scoring further points via Simon Rea and Bryan Carberry.
Final score Éire Og 0-11, Tinryland 0-5.
Best for Tinryland who have made progress this year were Brian Foster, Mark Dempsey, Garry Morrissey, Keith Jackson, Paul Broderick and Padraig Townsend. The team showed this year that they are now not far off the pace in the senior division and a little more effort over the winter months can see this young squad make a realistic challenge for senior honours next year.