GAA News - Sunday 17 May 2009
R.T.E. Broadcaster Michael Lyster launches Tinryland G.F.C. fundraiser
There was a very good attendance in Tinryland G.A.A. clubhouse on Wednesday last for the launch of the clubs “Who wants to be a Thousandaire”
fundraiser which will take place in the Talbot Hotel Carlow on Friday 29th May. The novel venture which has proved a great success in recent
years for many clubs and organisations was launched by R.T.E. sports broadcaster Michael Lyster. Among the speakers at last Wednesday’s function
was Louise Boland of Pallas Marketing Services Ltd who will oversee and run the event. Ms Boland outlined details of the upcoming show and explained
how the fundraiser works. Michael Murphy chairman of Tinryland G.F.C. welcomed everyone and thanked the main sponsor Dan Morrissey Ltd. Tickets for
the event on May 29th are currently on sale from committee members at a cost of €15
Tinryland Lose in Division 3 Classic
O’Hanrahan’s 2-12 Tinryland 0-16
This Division 3 game on Wednesday night at Deerpark between Tinryland and the Blues turned out to be a fine exhibition of football.
Many in the attendance considered it the finest game they had seen this year. And it was played in a generous and sporting spirit all through.
This was a game which could have gone either way and it was a pity one team had to lose. It was even more disappointing that the vital score to
win the game proved controversial. More of that anon. Goals, they say win matches, and the town team got two, though both were of the slightly
soft variety. Tinryland scored sixteen points, enough to win most matches but in the end they suffered their second defeat in the competition.
The Blues began the game in fine style and had points from Mark Davis and Jamie Hennessy while Tinryland had scores from Alan Barrett, Ian Scully
and a fine effort from Cian Moore when he caught a high ball in front of his marker and sent it over the bar. Then the first disaster struck for the visitors.
A Blues attack had been safely repulsed but a defender lost the ball and Eddie Davis put it in the back of the net. Both teams exchanged score for the remainder
of the half, Tinryland’s coming from Alan Barrett from a free, John Murphy, Danny Moran and another from Alan Barrett. Meanwhile the Blues had a point from a free
by Colm Quigley, another also from a free by Alan Quigley, before Jamie Hennessy had two fine scores and then Alan Quigley closed the scoring for the town team with
another point. So at the break it was O’Hanrahan’s 1-07, Tinryland 0-07 with the only goal separating them.
David Bermingham went to centrefield for the home team and he began to win a lot of ball as Tinryland found it hard to cope with his size and high fielding. Cian Moore
was brought out from full forward and for the remainder of the game it was a battle royal between these two big men. The Blues went totally out of the game in the early
part of the second half and Tinryland reeled off scores from Ian Scully, Richie Whyte, P J Murphy, Cian Moore and Padraig Whelan. The Blues finally got going and had a
point from Mark Davis. Then the controversial episode of the game took place. A Blues attach stretched the Tinryland backline as the ball was in the square; the Tinryland goalie,
Darren Murphy, dived to his left to save a half shot. He got his hand to the ball as he fell and Damien Power cleared it. The umpire on the left side judged the ball had gone over
the line and raised the green flag as the umpire on the right protested. The referee allowed the score. Tinryland had further points from Richie Whyte, Ian Scully, Padraig Whelan
and Brian Foster, while the Blues had three points from Eddie Davis and a final score from Colvin Keogh. So the game ended O’Hanrahan’s 2-12, Tinryland 0-16, the visitors suffering defeat by two points.
For Tinryland Darren Murphy could not be faulted for either of the goals. P J Murphy, Padraig Delaney and Damien Power were strong in the backline. Shane Delaney played well in
the centre of the field and Brian Foster had a fine game at centre forward. The introduction of Richie Whyte added guile and strength to the forward line.
This game hung in the balance right up to the final whistle but the Blues got the goals and in the end that proved the difference. The attendance will be lucky
if they see many games as good as this one and the standard of football was high all through. The sportsmanship of all the players was exemplary.
Tinryland: Darren Murphy, Joey Ryan, Damien Power, David McDonough, P J Murphy, Joey Mernagh, Padraig Delaney, Shane Delaney, Ian Scully, Danny Moran, Brian Foster, John Murphy,
Padraig Whelan, Cian Moore, Alan Barrett.
Subs: Richard Whyte, David O’Shea, Mark Townsend.
Tinryland GFC Supporters Draw
Tinryland GFC has launched a revamped supporter’s club draw. The new format now has a monthly prize fund of €1500.
The club welcomes all new members to the supporter’s club. For €25 per month a family can get family membership and
have access to all the club’s facilities as well as being in every monthly draw.
March 2009 Winners
1. Fr PJ Byrne €1000
2. David Donegan €250
3. Henty O’Neill €100
4. Johnnie Brennan €50
5. Joe Walshe €50
6. Liam Foster €50
April 2009 Winners
1. Damien Power €1000
2. Jim & Marie Farrell €250
3. Eamonn & Mary Bates €100
4. Joe Walshe €50
5. Oliver & Imelda Pender €50
6. Johnnie Brennan €50
All league fixtures for the entire season are posted
in the club and can also be downloaded from the clubs website.