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GAA News - Saturday 31 May 2008

Tinryland Lose In Opening Senior Game

Tinryland Senior Footballers put in a brave display when they lost by 0-12 to 0-9 to Rathvilly in the opening round of the Michael Lyng Carlow Senior Football Championship at Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday evening last.
Tinryland and Rathvilly contested this championship opener on a blustery and cold May evening in Dr. Cullen Park. Tinryland opted to play with the wind in the first half. Despite not playing with the wind it was Rathvilly who opened with the first score after the 5th minute. The quality of the game was quite poor in the opening quarter with a lot of over-elaborate short passing that didn’t accrue any benefits for either side. Tinryland’s Paul Broderick opened their account with a point in the 8th minute. Tinryland’s Cormac Walshe worked tirelessly in the opening stages in the first half gaining lots of possession. However lots of loose passes and poor shooting resulting in wides only added to the poor quality of the game. Rathvilly’s JJ smith tagged on three points in the first half and these were answered by Tinryland points from Paul Broderick and Mark Morrissey. In the 29th minute Tinryland’s Chris Cleary blocked a certain goal when he made a brave dive to intercept a point blank shot in front of the goals. A spilled ball by the Tinryalnd goalkeeper Trevor Reilly on the brink of half time was amazingly blasted wide and the sides went in five points to four in favour of Tinryland.
Rathvilly started with energy and enthusiasm in the second half opening with three unanswered points. Tinryland’s PJ Murphy drove his team forward and ensured that the complacency that drifted into the side didn’t continue. A point followed by a fisted point that appeared to be a goal from Glen Doyle brought the Tinryland side back into the match. This marked the start of the spirited revival from the Tinryland team with Willie Power sweeping well at the centre half back position. This was aided by a strong midfield performance from the Morrissey brothers. In the last quarter Alan Barret came on for Cormac Walshe who worked selflessly for his team. Despite this revival, Rathvilly’s JJ Smith orchestrated much of the good play in a poor match and proved to be the match winner both from play and the dead ball. Even a long range point into the wind from Mark Morrissey couldn’t act as the catalyst for a Tinryland side who wasted many frees in the second half. In the end it was this inability to convert frees that separated the two sides with Rathvilly winning by 12 points to 9 in the end.

Best for Tinryland were Paul Broderick, Willie Power, PJ Murphy, Mark Morrissey, Niall Barrett Cormac Walshe and Glen Doyle
Best for Rathvilly were JJ Smith Sean Kavanagh and Brian Murphy
Tinryland: T Reilly P Doran C Cleary M Dempsey E Doyle W Power PJ Murphy G Morrissey M Morrissey N Barrett D Power C Walshe P Broderick P Doyle G Doyle
Tinryland have been drawn in a tough championship group that also includes Kildavin-Clonegal, Old Leighlin, Palatine, & Fenagh.

Minor Football League

Tinryland 2-09 Éire Óg 0-06
The Tinryland Minor footballers had a comfortable win in the Minor Football League game in Tinryland on Sunday May 11th 2008. It was a beautiful Summer’s morning and the attendance was treated to a good game of football between two well coached teams. Tinryland got a dream start when in the first minute Matthew O’Toole sent the ball to the net. Shortly afterwards Tinryland half forward David O’Shea scored a great goal placing the ball out of reach of Jordan Roche in the Éire Óg goal. It was an unfortunate start for the visitors as they never really recovered from those two hammer blows. The town side opened its account with a point from a free by Shane Corcoran. The latter was to prove a brilliant freetaker and he had a hundred per cent record scoring five points from placed balls. Tinryland had further points from Cormac Walshe, David O’Shea and Padraig Whelan after a lovely pass from Robbie Power. Darren Murphy added to Tinryland’s lead with a point from a free and then Robbie Power sent over a lovely point near half time. Corcoran had another point from a placed ball and left the half time score Tinryland 2-05 Éire Óg 0-02.
The visitors matched the home side in the second half and both teams scored four points. The Tinryland scores came from Cormac Walshe (2) and one each from Darren Murphy and Paul Costello. Meanwhile the visitors had their scores from Shane Corcoran (3), all from placed balls and Luke Hennessy who put over Éire Óg’s only score from play.
Despite the disparity in the result there is probably not a great deal between these two teams. Éire Óg have a few players to return to the team and they were unlucky to be hit with two goals early in the game. They also had some goal chances saved in the second half, one in particular brought a great save from Lee Buggle in the Tinryland goal. Tinryland’s victory was fashioned on the rock of an excellent half-back line consisting of two of their best players, county minors Conor Byrne and Ryan Curran. Alan Kirwan also got through an amount of work. Lee Buggle was very sound in goal and while the full-back line was occasionally under pressure the brilliant half-back line cut off much of the ball which might have caused trouble. At centre-field Tinryland had the edge for most of the game with fine performances from Cormac Walshe and Paul Costello. Walshe in particular exhibited some fine fielding and scored some long range points. The home side’s forwards probably should have scored more considering the good supply of the ball. Matthew O’Toole and David O’Shea took their goals well and were ably assisted by Robbie Power and Jeff Sutton. A notable weakness in the Tinryland play was the missing of some easy frees. At least five frees which should have gone over were missed and this could be costly in a closer game. Éire Óg gamely battled on to the final whistle but they could never break down the fine Tinryland defence. This was shown by the fact that only one of their scores was from play. Whether this was due to a particularly brilliant Tinryland defence or a weak Éire Óg forward line will probably be clearer when these two sides meet again later in the Summer. Éire Óg had fine players in Jordan Roche in goal, Pat O’Brien at centre back, Luke Hennessy at left half and Shane Corcoran at right full forward who gave an exhibition of free-taking. Tinryland lost Ryan Curran to a second yellow card about fifteen minutes from the end.

Tinryland: Lee Buggle, Luke Doyle, Joey Ryan, Kevin Barrett, Ryan Curren, Conor Byrne, Alan Kirwan, Paul Costello, Cormac Walshe, Jeff Sutton, Matthew O’Toole, David O’Shea, Padraig Whelan, Darren Murphy, Robbie Power. Subs: James Dempsey, Tom Nolan, John Farrell.

Race Night

Tinryland GFC Juvenile Section race night scheduled for Saturday May 24th has been postponed and will take place later on in the season, therefore please return completed race cards

U 12 John Finn Tournament

Tinryland V Palatine

Tinryland U 12s took on Palatine in this John Finn encounter in Tinryland. Tinryland started well and by half time were 1-4 to 0-2 in the lead. Good play by Conal O’Shea and Leigh Mannion. The second half was a much closer affair with Palatine starting well. However Tinryland were up to the challenge and finished up worthy winners with a scoreline of 3-9 to 2-6. Adam Murphy, Aoibhinn Webb, Niall Lowry and Adam Nolan, in goal, played well for Tinryland.

U 12 John Finn Tournament

Tinryland V Éire Óg

This game seemed over in the early stages with Eire Og scoring two goals early on. The Tinryland lads took a while to settle down to playing football. Settle they did however and replied with some finely taken points. In the second half two more goals were concede by Tinryland. This should have knocked the wind from their sails. With tenacity and perserverance right to the final whistle they chipped away at the Eire Og lead but to no avail. The final score in this encounter was Tinryland 1-9 Éire Óg 4-4. Adam Murphy, Ciarán Larkin, Conor O’Toole, Lauren Dwyer and Roisín Byrne excelled for the visitors

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