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GAA News - Sunday 26 Oct 2008

Tinryland Senior Footballers end season on a high note with League Div. 2 victory

Tinryland senior footballers brought the curtain down on a successful season with victory in the Carlow S.F.L. Div. 2 final against Asca at Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday last. Having already secured senior league and championship division 1 status for next season last Saturday’s final was all about winning some silverware at the end of a long campaign.

Glen Doyle opened Tinryland’s account in the 5th minute of Saturday’s final and from there to the finish the boys in blue and white were never headed as they built up a 5 point lead in the opening half. Points from Mark Morrissey, Cormac Walshe (2), Niall Barrett and a further one from Glen Doyle left the score at 6 points to 1 in Tinryland’s favour at the interval with the lone Asca score coming from their wing forward Johnny Kavanagh in the 12th minute. Asca were dealt a blow mid way through that opening half when Kevin Haughney received a red card from referee John Dunphy . In the second half Tinryland continued to pile on the pressure and an Evan Doyle point in the 33rd minute was followed by a goal from his brother Glen 3 minutes later which virtually killed off the Asca challenge.With 13 minutes remaining Tinryland had extended their lead to 10 points but a late Asca rally yielded a goal from Brian Walker and points from Ronan Donnolly and Johnny Kavanagh before sub Matthew O’Toole closed out the Tinryland scoring with a point with 5 minutes remaining. All of the squad played their part in Saturday’s win with goalie Trevor O’Reilly making a number of fine saves. The last line of defence was well served by J.P. Moore, captain Mark Dempsey and Chris Cleary who had an outstanding game at full back. As has been the case all season the half back line of P.J.Murphy, Paul Doyle and the players player of the year Conor Byrne were rock solid as were the midfield pairing of Shane Redmond and Garry Morrissey.

Up front Tinryland had an outstanding forward in minor player Cormac Walshe and he was well supported by the Doyle brothers Glen and Evan together with Niall Barrett, Damien Power and Mark Morrissey who has having an outstanding game until he received a nasty knee injury on the stroke of half time. Tinryland introduced 5 substitutes in last weekend’s game and Shane O’Neill, Padraig Townsend, Matthew O’Toole, Paul Broderick and Padraig Whelan all played their part in a victory which should set the squad up for further progress next season. After the game the squad enjoyed a meal and get together back at the clubhouse where a video of the days action was shown. Conor Byrne in his first year in senior ranks received the players player of the year award which was presented by team manager Ger Bickerstaffe.

Girls Minor Semi Final.

Bennekerry/Tinryland played Mount Leinster Rangers in the semi final on monday night last. MLR were first to score, B/T only registered their first score after 12 minutes of play with a point from Deirdre o'Sullivan. Amanda Kinseall followed with another point with the Half Time Score MLR 2-6 to B/T 0-2. B/T defended a lot more in the second half holding MLR to 1-2 with B/T scores from Aishling Kinsella 1-1, Zoe Curran 1-1, Amanda Kinsella 2 points. The final score was 3-8 to 2-6 in favour of the South Carlow girls. The team Was Clodagh McGrath, Eimear Fahy, Paula Murphy, Katie Doyle, Sarah Doyle, Emma o'Regan, Audrey Brown, Aoife Byrne, Deirdre o' Sullivan, Niamh Walshe, Liz Lowry, Niamh Redmond, Zoe Curran, Aishling Kinsella, Amanda Kinsella. Subs Clare Murphy, Niamh Mullins, Orlagh Stafford, Caoimhe Townsend.

The Club would like to congratulate Aoibheann Webb and Kate Roe who played in Croke Park recently. Aoibheann played at half time of the All Ireland final between Tyrone and Kerry.She was chosen after after her school won the mini sevens tournament in Carlow and also represented the County at a Leinster Blitz in Bray.
Kate Roe played in the Mini Sevens at half time of the All Ireland ladies Final. Kate represented the County after she was chosen from the u-14 county panel for her dedication to training.

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