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GAA News - Sunday 3 May 2009

Tinryland Senior footballers lose out in low scoring game

After winning three of their last 4 league games Tinryland senior
footballers suffered their second defeat in the Carlow S.F.L. div 1
when losing out to Old Leighlin in Old Leighlin on Friday last. The
statistics of this game played in very wet conditions do not read well
for either team with only one point from play being scored in the
entire match.

The home side got off to the better start scoring three points from
frees in the opening 13 minutes. Three points from frees by Paul
Broderick between the 21st and 24 th minutes left matters all square
before Old Leighlin scored the games only point from play 4 minutes
before half time. The second half began with Old Leighlin getting
another point from play in the 36 th minute but amazingly there were
no other scores from either team for the rest of the game. Tinryland
could have stolen the game in the closing stages but missed two clear
goaling chances. The seniors are back in action with a home game
against Kildavin-Clonegal on this Friday at 7.30 p.m. This game has
been brought forward from Saturday to avoid a clash with one of the
years major sporting events the Heineken Cup semi final between
Leinster and Munster

Three wins out of four for Tinryland footballers in S.F.L. Division 1

Tinryland senior footballers made it three wins from four matches
played when easily accounting for Grange in the Carlow S.F.L. Div. 1
on Thursday last at Rathcrogue. The result of this game was never in
doubt after the opening ten minutes when Tinryland raced into a nine
point lead after goals from Shane Delaney in the 6th minute and Alan
Barrett 2 minutes later. With wing forward Paul Broderick in scoring
mode Tinryland continued to pile on the pressure retiring at the
interval having scored 2 7 to 2 points for Grange. The second half was
all one way traffic and a Damien Power goal in the 54th minute
stretched the home teams advantage to 14 points with the final
scoreline reading 3 13 to 0 3. The senior team are back in action on
this coming Friday evening with an away game to Old Leighlin at 7 p.m.
The Tinryland team was Trevor O’Reilly, Peter Doran, Mark Dempsey,
John Paul Moore, Shane Delaney, Conor Byrne, Niall Barrett, Evan Doyle
captain, Ian Scully, Paul Broderick, Glen Doyle, Matthew O’Toole, Alan
Barrett, Mark Morrissey, Danny Moran. Subs Cian Moore, Paul Doyle,
Damien Power, John Murphy, John Kelly.

Tinryland Senior Footballers defeat Palatine in S.F.L Derby

Tinryland senior footballers made it two wins from 3 games played when
defeating neighbours Palatine in the 3rd round of the Carlow S.F.L on
Saturday last.
Having accounted for Fenagh in their opening game two weeks ago Tinryland
put up a good performance against Co. champions Eire Og despite losing by
5 points last week.
On Saturday last the boys in blue and white got back to winning ways with
a very honest performance against last years Co finallists. Ian Scully
opened the Tinryland account
with a superb long range point in the 3rd minute and first half goals from
Alan Barrett and Paul Broderick enabled Tinryland to lead by 3 points at
the interval. Exchanges were
very even in the second half but Tinryland added a further six points to
run out winners on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-10. All 18 players involved in
last Saturdays game contributed
to the victory with goalkeeper Trevor O’Reilly marshalling a superb
defensive sextet of John Paul Moore, Mark Dempsey, Peter Doran. P J
Murphy, Conor Byrne and Niall Barrett. With
Evan Doyle and Ian Scully doing very well at mid field the Tinryland
forwards led by Paul Broderick who scored 1-4 always got a plentiful
supply of ball and half forwards Shane Delaney
and Matthew O’Toole linked up very well with the full forward line of Alan
Barrett, Mark Morrissey and the energetic Danny Moran. Tinryland
introduced three substitutes during the game
also with Glen Doyle, Cian Moore and Padraig Whelan all contributing to a
good win over a team Tinryland have not beaten for 15 years.

Div 3 Football
Place: Tinryland
Palatine 3-10 Tinryland 1-06

Tinryland Junior A team got a rude awakening in this competition when,
after a fine opening game against Tullow, they came up against a very
good team from Palatine. The home team were in trouble from the
beginning as the visitors owned the ball for the opening fifteen
minutes without putting much on the score board. But it was inevitable
that the scores would come eventually. Jamie Kenny and James Reid put
over two points in succession before Padraig Whelan opened Tinryland’s
account to be followed by another from a free from Danny Moran. In the
twentieth minute a high ball into the Tinryland goal was fumbled by
goalie Sean O’Gorman and David Reid sent it home. Two more points for
Palatine by Lorcan Carroll and Ciaran Moran were followed by disaster
for the home side when the defence again failed to deal with a high
ball and a penalty was conceded. Dixie Kehoe made no mistake from the
spot. Tinryland had two points before the break both from frees by
Danny Moran and Padraig Whelan. The fact that of Tinryland’s four
points three came from frees looked ominous.
In the opening stages of the second half Tinryland failed to get the
goal which they needed so badly. A good effort by Danny Moran brought
an excellent save by Palatine’s goalie, Cormac Holloway. Palatine
failed to score for much of the early part of the half but the home
side failed to register enough score to ever really threaten the
visitors. Padraig Whelan and Ian Scully scored two points for
Tinryland and then Palatine got back in the groove again. Four points
in a row from Dixie Kehoe, James Reid from a free, Damien McMahon and
Dixie Kehoe again put plenty of daylight between the sides. Two points
then by Darragh Moran and Lorcan Carroll were followed by a simple
goal by James Reid to leave no doubt about the result. Tinryland had a
final point from Padraig Whelan from a free.
In a very disappointing Tinryland team
only Kevin Barrett, Damien Power, Danny Moran and Padraig Whelan stood
For Tinryland this was a very
disappointing night and most of their big players did not produce.
This team last year contested the Junior A county final and all they
can hope is that this was a serious off-night and does not reflect the
team’s true form.
Tinryland: Sean O’Gorman, David McDonough, Patrick Townsend, Kevin
Barrett, P J Murphy , Brian Foster, Padraig Delaney, Damien Power,
Shane Delaney, Danny Moran, Alan Barrett, John Murphy, Padraig Whelan,
Ian Scully, Stephen Reilly..
Subs: Luke Doyle,Joe Mernagh, David O’Shea.

Div 4 Football
Place: Tinryland
Palatine 0-12 Tinryland 0-07

Palatine and near neighbours Tinryland have met three times at various
levels in the last seven days and the score is Palatine 2 Tinryland 1.
The latter might console themselves by the fact that they won the
senior game while losing Divisions 3 and 4 games. Palatine deserved
their victory on Wednesday night and in the end won by five points.
However Tinryland will point to the sending off of Paul McGrath
shortly after half-time as a vital factor in the game.
Palatine were first out of the traps with points by Stuart Connolly
and Eddie Bolger. Tinryland replied with points by John Kelly from a
free and another from the promising David Townsend. Darren Murphy put
over a free for the home side before Jeff Abbott missed a great chance
of a goal. The visitors Mick Bolger then scored a good point before
Palatine were a warded a penalty, but Joe Fennelly put the ball over
the bar. Stewart Connolly added a point from a free for Palatine
before Tinryland completed their account with a fine point from James
Dempsey to be followed by another from Darren Murphy after a great
pass from John Kelly. It was all square at the break.
Early in the second half Paul McGrath received a straight red card and
Tinryland were down to fourteen men for the remainder of the game.
Palatine had points from Chris Parle, followed by two from the
excellent Mick Bolger. Kevin Barrett scored a great point from a pass
from a free by Darren Murphy. The fourteen man Tinryland battled
manfully at this stage and had most of the play. However, poor
shooting was their undoing as they reeled off five wides in a row and
missed a chance of another goal. Palatine regained control and had
points from Eddie Bolger and two from Chris Parle. The visitors had
their final score from a free by Chris O’Brien, while Tinryland had a
consolation point from Mark Townsend.
It was a wet night and the pitch was very slippy, but even so, it is
difficult to see either of these teams being serious contenders for
honours later in the year. Palatine deserved to win as they made
greater use of the possession which they had. Tinryland were wasteful
and the loss of a player was a handicap which they were unable to
overcome despite a great period in the middle of the second half. The
visitors possessed a number of strong, mature players which the
Tinryland team, containing six minors, were unable to match. For Tinryland
Kevin Barrett in the half-back line was again outstanding and James
Dempsey also had a good game. Patrick Townsend played well in the
centre of the field while David Townsend, Darren Murphy and Jeff
Abbott were the best of the forwards.

Tinryland: Mick Moore, Jason Noctor, Joey Ryan, Paddy Byrne, Kevin
Barrett, Mark Townsend, James Dempsey, Patrick Townsend, Alan Kirwan,
Paul McGrath, Darren Murphy, Jeff Abbott, Gary Fields, John Kelly,
David Townsend.
Subs: Tom Nolan.

Tinryland GFC Supporters Club Draw

A former player and a current player were the lucky winners of the top
prizes of €1000 in the March and April Tinryland G.F.C. supporters
club draws held on Saturday last. Former senior player Fr. P. J. Byrne
now parish priest of Kilcock Co. Kildare was the winner of the top
prize in the March Draw while current senior player Damien Power from
Park won the April prize. The supporters club draw takes place every
month and tickets are currently on sale from any committee member.

Football Fixtures

All league fixtures for the entire season are posted
in the club and can also be downloaded from the clubs website.

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