GAA News - Sunday 12 Apr 2009
Brave Tinryland Lose Out to Eire Og
Senior Football League Division 1
Tinryland 0-09 Eire Og 0-15
Tinryland hosted Eire Og in their second outing in the SFL Division 1. On
the back of a good win against Fenagh, spirits and confidence were high.
For 75% of the match Tinryland’s work rate and execution gave them a
winning chance, however the last quarter saw the visitors pull away to
what was to be a comfortable
win in the end.
Eire Og opened the scoring with a Keith Hession point and this was
neutralised shortly afterwards by a Paul Broderick free. Eire Og’s
marksman Simon Rea
opened his account after 6 minutes with another free. It transpired that
this was the tone for the rest of the evening with Rea ruthlessly
Tinryland for many unforced frees in the scoring zone. This was followed
by a point from Tinryland’s corner forward Danny Moran. Two turning points
game eventually sealed Tinryland’s fate. A piercing run from Paul
Broderick left the Eire Og defence in this wake only to see his rasping
shot deflect of the
bar. Two minutes later saw a similar opportunity missed from Paul Doyle’s
surging run past the Eire Og defence. Paul Broderick floated over a
struck 45 and followed it with a free to leave Tinryland 6 points to 4
down at half time. As was the case for the entire match the vastly
Rea punished Tinryland with expertly taken frees to ensure his team
finished the first half with a two point lead.
The second half opened in predictable fashion with a Simon Rea point
followed by a Paul Broderick free for Tinryland. This was followed by
from Tinryland who stepped up the intensity. Matthew O Toole slotted over
a well worked free from a Danny Moran pass this was followed by a Danny
and an unbelievable point from Paul Doyle from an almost impossible angle
in the 8th minute of the second half. However, this was to be Tinrylands
score. From this point onwards Tinryland lost the midfield battle to the
midefield duo of Phelan and Gannon of Eire Og. Eire Og laid siege on the
back line and each indiscretion by Tinryland was punished by Simon Rea. In
the final quarter Tinryland seemed to be devoid of ideas, aimless short
the half back line either resulted in soft frees or interceptions.
Practically all breaks at midfield were mopped up by Eire Og who seemed to
move with more
purpose and had to work less hard for their scores. Tinryland looked all
too static and when the half back line and midfield did look up to advance
little or no effective movement from the forwards. Eire Og tagged on nine
points in the second half to ease to a comfortable win. Willie Power and
Barrett came on for Tinryland but by that time the match was only going
Having said this there were many good performances for Tinryland. Trevor O
Reilly had an excellent game in goals. He made a few great saves and his
accurate kickouts often went deep into the Eire Og half. Mark Dempsey, PJ
Murphy and Gary Morrissey had a good game in the backline. Ian Scully won
possession at midfield. In the forwards Paul Broderick looked the best
player on the field. He always looked comfortable and dangerous on the
Matthew O’Toole and Danny Moran showed that they have a promising future
at senior level. Damien Power and Paul Doyle worked tirelessly for the
Despite being highly-contested the game was played in an intense and
sporting manner and was a credit to both sets of players and their
teams. Amazingly, Paul Doyle was sent off for a second yellow card in a
very dubious manner late in the second half. It seemed like the referee
was the only
person on the pitch who saw the infringement. The Eire Og players seemed
to be just as surprised as Doyle when he left the field.
Tinryland: T O Rielly, JP Moore, M Dempsey, C Byrne, PJ Murphy, G
Morrissey, Niall Barrett, E Doyle, I Scully, S Delaney, D Power, M
O’Toole, P Broderick, P
Doyle, D Moran, W Power, A Barrett.
Senior Football League Division 4
Leighlinbridge 3-09 Tinryland 3-06
If ever there was a game of two halves, as the old cliché has it, then the
SFL Division 4 game at Tinryland on Wednesday night between the home side
Leighlinbridge was it. It was a beautiful Spring night and ideal for
football as these two teams came out of winter hibernation after the long
graced the GAA fields again. Tinryland had a great first half and went
into a lead from the off with points by Darren Murphy and Jeff Abbott. The
player then had a good goal to be followed by points from Patrick Townsend
and another from Darren Murphy after a great pass from Abbott.
started motoring and had three good points from Mick Nevin, Jason Meaney
and Rory McGrath. Jason Meaney then missed a great goal chance before
back with a goal by big full-forward Anthony Mannion after a brilliant
pass by Darren Murphy. Patrick Townsend and Mannion had two points before
Murphy crashed the ball to the Leighlinbridge net. This left the visitors
in deep trouble and they had three further points before the break. At
things looked ominous for the Leighlinbridge crew.
Going into the second half Tinryland were comfortably nine points ahead
and looking forward to an enjoyable half hour of football. However on the
Jason Kane had a goal to be followed by a point from Mick Nevin and then
Kane had another goal to put just two points between the teams. Then
for Leighlinbridge followed by a point from James Kane put them in the
lead. Tinryland had two great chances for goals which fell to Darren
Anthony Mannion but incredibility as the full-time whistle sounded it
dawned on the spectators that Tinryland failed to score in the second
For a disappointed Tinryland David O’Neill could not be faulted for any of
the ball which went past him. Joey Ryan and Luke Doyle were capable
while Mark Townsend and Patrick Townsend at centre-field had a good first
half but ran out of gas in the second period. Paul McGrath, David O’Shea,
Mannion and Darren Murphy were dangerous forwards when given a good supply
of the ball. Sub Kevin Barrett put in a fine second half.
Tinryland will have to ask themselves how they lost this game. Over
confidence after a great first half may be one of the factors allied to a
fitness below the visitors from Leighlinbridge. It is obvious they have
the footballing talent and after a period on the training ground they
should be a
match for most sides as the year progresses.
Tinryland: David O’Neill, Jason Noctor, Joey Ryan, Mick Moore, Luke Doyle,
Patrick Byrne, James Dempsey, Park Townsend, Patrick Townsend, Gary
McGrath, David O’Shea, Jeff Abbott, Anthony Mannion, Darren Murphy.
Subs: Kevin Barrett, Colm Nolan, Colm Kennedy.
Tinryland Senior Footballers make fine start in League
Tinryland 2-09 Fenagh 0-09
Tinryland Senior team got their season off to a winning start on
Sunday against Fenagh in Tinryland. In this first round of the SFL the
home side met a team which ended their chances of being in the play-
offs of last year’s championship. On that occasion Tinryland, hotly
fancied to ease past Fenagh, found to their cost that going into any
game with over confidence is a dangerous game. On Sunday, missing some
of their players they had little difficulty in defeating their
opponents. It was the first game of the season for both teams and it
was understandable that the handling of the wet ball was sometimes
Tinryland opened the scoring with a point from a free from Paul
Broderick and this was followed by a brilliant score from the young
and promising Matthew O’Toole. Fenagh then got on the scoreboard with
a point from a free to be followed by another one from play.
Tinryland then had a stroke of luck when a ball from Paul Doyle broke
to Danny Moran and the diminutive corner forward found the net. This
was a blow from which Fenagh never recovered. Fenagh tacked on three
points before the break while for Tinryland Evan Doyle and Paul
Broderick added two to leave the half-time score Tinryland 1-04,
Fenagh 0-05. Tinryland had player against a strong breeze and things
looked ominous for the visitors. Danny Moran and two from Paul
Broderick, one from a free, stretched the Tinryland lead. Fenagh
replied with two points but the home side had scores from Matthew
O’Toole and Paul Broderick from a free. Tinryland were then awarded a
penalty and Evan Doyle slotted it home. With time running out Fenagh
scored two points to leave the final score, Tinryland 2-09, Fenagh 0-09.
Tinryland will be happy with the two points as they face Eire Og next
weekend and will be heartened with the performance of many of their
players. O’Reilly was sound in goal and in the full-back line Mark
Dempsey had a fine game and the young Conor Byrne in the corner was
very impressive. Niall Barrett made several forays upfield from his
half-back position and Even Doyle and Mark Morrissey about broke even
at the centre of the field. The young Matthew O’Toole looks very
promising and he had a fine game in the half forward line and his
level of skill is very impressive. The Tinryland full-forward line
always looked threatening and Paul Doyle, Paul Broderick and Danny
Moran gave the Fenagh defence a difficult afternoon.
Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, Brian Foster, Mark Dempsey, Conor Byrne, P
J Murphy, Gary Morrissey, Niall Barrett, Evan Doyle, Mark Morrissey,
Ian Scully, Damien Powere, Matthew O’Toole, Paul Broderick, Paul
Doyle, Danny Moran.
Subs: Shane Delaney, Padraig Delaney, Alan Barrett.
Tinryland Minors Lose in Championships
Eire Og 1-11 Tinryland 1-05
The difference between these two teams who met in the second round of
the MFC was the Eire Og midfielder Murty Ware. Wearing number nine,
the tall, talented player gave an inspiring performance and scored
seven points out of a total of 1-11. Tinryland could never match his
size and fine footballing skills and no doubt this young man is
destined to wear the county jersey for many years as his relations on
both sides of his family did in the past.
Tinryland were without some of their bigger players and had to dip
down to younger players to fulfil the fixture. It was a cold evening
and whatever chance Tinryland had was severely dented when they lost
the toss and had to face the strong wind in the first half. Eire Og
and Ware started like a whirlwind and the midfielder had the first
three points for his side. Then the strong running Jeff Sutton for
Tinryland travelled sixty yards with the ball and blasted it to the
net for the score of the game. Eire Og tacked on two more points
before Ware again scored three further points, two from frees. The
visitors scored just one other point in a good move when Robbie Power
sent a god pass to John Doyle who put it over the bar. Tinryland were
just four points behind as the break approached after playing against
a strong wind. Then disaster struck. A mistake at midfield gave the
ball to Ware who made ground and sent a lovely pass inside and the
recipient sent it to the net. The half time score was Eire Og 1-08,
Tinryland began the second half with three points from Darren Murphy
(free), another great point from Jeff Sutton and another Murphy free.
Eire Og had failed to score in the opening fifteen minutes of the
half. But Tinryland could not get the goal they needed. A call for a
penalty in the middle of the half went unheeded and then Eire Og got
back into the scoring groove and tacked on three points while
Tinryland had their final score from a Darren Murphy free.
Tinryland, without some of their best players, were always struggling
but had great performers in Gregg Murphy in goal, Kevin Barrett at full
back was again outstanding and was ably assisted by Craig Sutton. Paul
Costello had another fine game and Jeff Sutton played his heart out at
midfield and is an exciting prospect. The supply to the Tinryland forwards
was poor but Jack Lowry and Robbie Power showed nice touches when they
got good ball.
Tinryland are now in a difficult position after losing their first two
games and if they are to get to the final stages of the competition
they need to win all of their remaining contests. It is not beyond the
bounds of possibility.
Tinryland: Gregg Murphy, Craig Sutton, Kevin Barrett, Jason Noctor,
Paddy Browne, Robert Stynes, Paul Costello, Darren Murphy, Jeff
Sutton, Cillian Townsend, John Doyle, Jack Lowry, Robbie Power, Lee
Buggle, David Townsend.
Subs: Sean Conlon, Cathal O’Toole, T J Curran and Brian Deane.
All league fixtures for the entire season are posted
in the club and can also be downloaded from the clubs website.
Juvenile Football Training
Training for Under 6, Under 8 and Under 10 recommenced on Saturday April
4th from 5 to 6 pm
Please register your son ordaughter as soon as possible.
All newcomers welcome.