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GAA News - Saturday 30 May 2009

Football Fixtures

Tinryland 4-10 Milford 1-09

This Division 3 game on Wednesday night in Tinryland between near
neighbours Tinryland and Milford was a close enough contest for forty
Milford began the stronger and had a point after three minutes from Simon
Kinsella and three minutes later the Tinryland defence were caught
and Scott O’Reilly sent the ball to the net. Kevin O’Neill added another
point and it seemed we were in for an upset. Then Darren Murphy opened
account with a point and just a minute later a great move ended with Brian
Foster crashing the ball off the crossbar. Almost immediately Tinryland
missed a great
chance of a goal when John Doyle miskicked just a few metres form the
goal. Simon Kinsella pointed for Milford before Alan Barrett and Padraig
Whelan replied with
two for Tinryland. Then in the twenty sixth minute Richard Whyte scored a
great goal for Tinryland after a fine movement. Milford had two good
points from Brian O’Neill
before Simon Kinsella closed the visitors scoring for the first half with
another point. Tinryland had a point from a free to leave the half-time
score Milford 1-06, Tinryland 1-04.
Milford should have been further ahead as they had most of the play but
Tinryland were creating goal chances and it looked likely that it was only
a matter of time before they raised another green flag.
Almost immediately on the restart a disastrous mistake by Paddy Brennan in
the Milford goal allowed Alan Barrett in for a goal. This was followed by
a point from David O’Shea and two from Alan Barrett
with another added by Brian Foster after a marvellous move. Meanwhile
Milford’s scoring seemed to have dried up but eventually Brian O’Neill
opened their account for the second half with a point and this
was followed by another from Simon Kinsella. Darren Murphy then broke
right through the Milford defence and crashed a bullet to the back of the
net; this was followed by a point from a free by Brian Foster
and when Alan Barrett had another goal for Tinryland the game was over as
a contest. Tom Dowling had a consolation point for Milford while Richard
Whyte ran half the length of the field to score Tinryland’s final point.
Milford had a good first half but they lacked punch in attach. Their
centrefield held their own early on but eventually the class of Richard
Whyte and Shane Delaney shone through and the Tinryland boys were
well on top in the second half. This is reflected in that Milford scored
only three points in this period. While Milford were in the game up to ten
minutes after half-time, then the class of Tinryland, especially
their forwards, told and this allied to superior fitness meant that
Milford were being overwhelmed in the final fifteen minutes.

Best for Tinryland were P J Murphy, Damien Power and John Murphy in
defence; Richard Whyte was outstanding in the middle of the field while in
the forwards Darren Murphy, Brain Foster and Alan Barrett were always
Tinryland: J J Doran, P J Murphy, Damien Power, Padraig Delaney, John
Murphy, Joey Mernagh, Danny Moran, Richard Whyte, Shane Delaney, Padraig
Whelan, Brian Foster, David O’Shea Darren Murphy John Doyle, Alan Barrett.
Subs: David McDonough, Mark Townsend, John Kelly .

Tinryland 2-08 Grange 0-11

Tinryland and Grange served up a very mediocre game in the SFL Division 4
game at Grange on Wednesday night. There was not much between the sides in
terms of ability
but Tinryland won because they had a few forwards who knew where the posts
were and who were capable of scoring goals. Both teams were stretched for
numbers on the night
and the subs available were very thin on the ground. Nevertheless, while
the standard of football was not high both teams played the game in a
very sporting spirit and
Tinryland deserved their victory and indeed probably should have won by
more. Both sides put up fairly decent scores and indeed there was much
more scoring in this game than
in many of the senior games we’ve seen this year.
Jeff Abbott got Tinryland off to a good start with a point and this was
followed by two for Grange by Johnny Kavanagh and Paddy Hickey. The latter
turned out to be the best of
the Grange forwards and it was surprising that more ball was not played to
him as he was always a threat. Hickey followed with two more points to
bring his total to three-in-a-row.
Tinryland then had a goal by the very promising David Townsend. This young
player seems to be one to watch for the future and he showed great skill
and determination and was one of
the reasons his team were victorious. Grange had two more points from
Charlie Timmons and Leigh Doyle but Tinryland had another goal from corner
forward Mick Moore. The latter indeed
could have had another green one but was deprived by the Grange keeper. At
the break it was Tinryland 2-01, Grange 0-06.
During the half-time period Tinryland made a significant change when they
moved goalie, Darren Murphy, from his place between the posts and sited
him to centre-forward. Murphy’s skill,
strength and accurate boot were to have a significant bearing on the
outcome. Murphy opened the second period with a point and this was
followed by a great score from David O’Shea who
came all the way up from his half-back position to put it over the bar.
Grange replied with two points from Ross Byrne. Then Tinryland brightest
forwards, Darren Murphy and David Townsend
had a point each before Jeff Abbott put over another. Martin Kelly had a
point for Grange from his position at centre-back and the home side closed
their scoring with two points from Paddy Hickey.
Tinryland closed the scoring with points from Jeff Abbott, David Townsend
and Mark Townsend to leave the final score Tinryland 2-08, Grange 0-11.
The winners now have three wins and three losses at this stage of the
competition and one feels that if they could field all their players in
the remaining games the prospect of a place in the
playoffs might be can not be ruled out. Darren Murphy was sound in the
goal, but it was after his move to centre-forward that he made his most
important contribution. Jason Curran, David O’Shea
and John Kelly played well in the backline. Anthony Mannion and Mark
Townsend probably shaded the midfield while the in the forwards, in
addition to Murphy, Tinryland had young skilful players
in David Townsend and David Byrne.

Tinryland: Darren Murphy, Brian Farrell, Joey Ryan, Jason Curran, David
O’Shea, Luke Doyle, John Kelly, Anthony Mannion, Mark Townsend, Jeff
Abbott, Colm Nolan, Jeff David Townsend, Mick Moore, T J Curran, David

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

Girls Football

U/12: B/T played MLR in their first match of the season. First Half Score
was MLR 2-4 to B/T 0-0. The second half
saw B/T finding their feet and getting scores but could not reduce the
deficit enough to stop the South Carlow girls from winning the game. Full
Time Score MLR 5-5 to B/T 3-4.
Scores for B/T: Roisin Byrne 2-3 Cliodhna o'Shea 0-1

In their second game B/T played O'Hanrahans. B/T tried hard but were
outdone by a strong O'Hanrahans team throughout.
Score B/T 0-1 O'Hanrahans 8-2.

Under 12 team: Emma Murphy, Tara Murphy, Aoife O'Sullivan, Grace Lawlor,
Ciara Purser, Roisin Brennan, Clionah O'Shea, Roisin Hayden,
Zoe Jackson, Emma Murphy, Roisin Byrne, Shauna Nolan, Katie Bullen, Andrea
Woods, Jane Bullen, Ciara Byrne, Laura Houlihan.

Minor Final:

B/T played Ballinkillen in the minor final.
On a wet and miserable evening B/t girls still excelled and put on a
wonderful display of football.
The first half score was 1-5 to 0-4 in favour of B/T. The second half saw
B/T pull away from ballinkillen. B/T were winners
with a great team performance on a full time score 4-11 to 0-4.
Scores: Elaine Ware 0-3, Amy Dwyer 1-1, Deirdre O'Sullivan 0-1, Amanda
Kinsella 0-1, Lauren Dwyer 1-1, Aishling Kinsella 1-2 Elizabeth Lowry 1-1
Aoife Byrne 0-1

Team Was : Clodagh Mcgrath, Emer Fahy, Paula Murphy, Katie Doyle, Orlagh
Moran, Aoife Byrne, Niamh Walshe, Aishling Kinsella, Deirdre O'Sullivan,
Elizabeth Lowry,
Amanda Kinsella, Danielle Power, Zoe Curran, Elaine Ware, Amy Dwyer.
Subs: Lauren Mcgrath, Lauren Dwyer, Niamh Redmond, Niamh O'Neill, Orla
Stafford, Dervla Kelly, Caoimhe Townssend.

Well Done To managers Martin Doyle and pat McArdle for their hard work
with the girls throughout the year.
Thanks to the committee for organsing the afters in tinryland GFC and
Thanks to Tinryland GFC for the use of the premises.

Juvenile Reports

U 14 Féile Football Final Dr. Chulainn 21/4/09

This U 14 Féile final was a closely contested game between two eager teams.
Tinryland got off to a fine start with a couple of points
but were unable to add to their tally before the end of the half, while
Éire Óg
finished the half very strongly with a goal and 2 points
at the closing moments. Leaving the half time score at 0-2 to 1-3 in
favour of Éire Óg.
The second half started with a flurry of scores from Tinryland including a
goal from Marcus
Lawler and points from Conaill O’Shea, Brian Hosey
and Barry Power. Tinryland were ahead 1-7 to 1-3. The final minutes were
tight and tense.
Éire Óg fought back to within a score and but for some
stalwart defending from Stephen Hanlon Shane Webb and Fiach Byrne could
have snatched a victory.

Final score 1-9 to 1-6 in favour of Tinryland.

U 10 Maurice Nolan v Michael Davitts 23/4/09

This was a game where Tinryland took a while to settle. Michael Davitts
got of to a flying start with
2 goals and 3 points from a very potent attack ably abetted by
their two midfielders. Tinryland managed two points from frees in that
half. The second half was much
the same with Michael Davitts bombarding the Tinryland goal and
scoring 5 more points in the process. Tinryland keeper Ronan Curran made
numerous fine saves to keep
Tinryland in touch with the score at 1-2 to 2-7 with 5 minutes remaining.
In that 5 minutes goals from Conor Brennan, Cliodhna Ní Sé, Maurice Lawler
and Joseph Byrne saved
the day for Tinryland.
Tinryland 5-2 Michael Davitts 2-8.
Best for Tinryland were Ronan Curran, Cuan Burke, Cliodhna Ní Sé, Lee
Hutton and Eoghan Hosey.

U10 Maurice Nolan V O’Hanrahans, Tinryland, Friday 8th May

A strong wind blew from the clubhouse end in favour of the home team.
O’Hanrahans started the better though
taking the first score. It took Tinryland five minutes to get into
their stride. Keelan Gaffney opened with a well taken point, followed by a
score by Eoghan Hosey and Maurice Lawler.
The Blues were playing good football at this stage but failed
to capitilise on some good possession, the strong wind hampering their
efforts. Tinryland rounded off the half with
another score from Hosey to leave the half time score 0:5 – 0:1.
Tinryland faced the breeze in the second half and O’Hanrahans piled on the
pressure from the outset, slotting over an early point.
Tinryland backs knuckled down to some stern defensive
work led by Ronan Curran, Cian Nolan and Lee Hutton. O’ Hanrahans slotted
one more point in the half but
could not break a resolute home defense. A break away point was secured
near the
end of the half by Conor Brennan to secure a hard fought win for Tinryland
by. 0:6 – 0:3

U14 Football Championship V Mount Leinster Rangers 11/5/09

Tinryland under 14 footballers romped home to victory against Mount
Leinster Rangers in Borris on Monday 11th last.
Best for Tinryand were Owen O’ Gorman, Conaill O’Shea and Mark Lawlor.
Ciaran Townsend and Marcus Lawlor scored the goals in a final score of 2
11 to 0 0.


Tinryland GFC has launched its shop for the 2009 season. The shop will be
open twice weekly, on Saturdays from 5pm-6pm and on Mondays from 7pm-8pm
until further notice.
In addition, all products, prices and order forms can be accessed on the
club's website

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

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