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GAA News - Thursday 29 Apr 2010

Tinryland are Carlow Feile Peil na nOg Champions

Tinryland 1-06 Eire Og 0-05

After an excellent performance the Tinryland under 14 team became Carlow Feile Peil na n'Og champions and will go on to represent the county in the Derry finals on the first weekend in July. This was a keenly fought contest and Tinryland showed both fortitude and resilience as they soaked up relentless pressure from a brave-spirited Eire Og team. This was an excellent team performance and every player on the pitch gave it 100%. We wish the players, mentors and parents the best of luck in Derry.

Senior Football League Division 1

Palatine 2-12 Tinryland 1-13

On an evening when Spring finally came, Tinryland and Palatine played out a magnificent game of football in the fourth round of the SFL Division 1 competition on Saturday. Both teams were coming off victories in their previous games, Tinryland after defeating Eire Og and Palatine after putting up a huge score against O’Hanrahan’s. The result was in doubt right up to the end and there was never more than three points between the sides.

Paul Broderick got Tinryland’s account off to a good start with a point from a free in the second minute but Palatine replied immediately with a goal by Eoin McMahon when the Tinryland defence were caught napping. Paul Doyle added a point in the fifth minute and this was added to by the home side with points by Paul Broderick, the same player again from a free in the tenth minute before the visitors had a good score from Niall Reid in the thirteenth minute to be followed by another from full forward Brian Kelly. Two more frees by Paul Broderick who was having a fine game closed Tinryland’s account for the half with Palatine putting over two points by David Reid to leave the half time score Palatine 1-04 Tinryland 0-06.

Palatine sub, Darrern Reid, added a point in the first minute of the second half which was followed by an excellent point from Paul Broderick for the home side a minute later. The visitors had two more points from sub Ciaran Moran and a fine score by David Reid. John Reid added another and Tinryland were going through a bad patch at this stage and it looked like the game was going away from them. To help steady the ship sub Darren Murphy had a point and then a great point by Paul Broderick to be followed by an excellent score from the same player brought them very much back into the game. The visitors replied with a Brian Kelly score from a free. Then Tinryland hit the front when full forward, Paul Doyle, had a point which was followed by a final goal from close range. Palatine fought back and had a very good score from centreback Joe Byrne and another from Brian Kelly. Then as we entered the final minutes with Tinryland ahead disaster struck for the home side. A high ball which seemed to be going wide hit off the upright and came back to Darren Reid who made no mistake with a fine goal which put them ahead. The home side fought back to regain the initiative and had two points from Paul Broderick, one from a free. In truth Tinryland had enough chances to win this game in the final minutes but missed some very scoreable opportunities.

So Palatine ran out winners but a draw would probably have been a fairer result and Tinryland will rue their slow opening in the second half as well as the chances they missed in the final minutes. However, both sides will be happy with what were two very committed performances which gave excellent entertainment to the fine crowd which attended. Palatine had fine performance from Joe Byrne at centreback. Niall and John Reid had fine games in the centre of the field and David Reid was their class forward. For Tinryland Mark Dempsey and Niall Barrett were sound in the full back line and Danny Moran had a good game in the half line. The loss of county player, Shane Redmond, early in the first half weakened the side at midfield but Keith Jackson, especially in the second half, gave an exhibition of high fielding. Paul Broderick was the outstanding forward on view and Paul Doyle had a fine game at full forward. The great spirit in which the game was played was a tribute to both teams and made the job of referee Pat Kehoe easy.

Tinryland: Trevor O’Reilly, P J Murphy, Mark Dempsey, Niall Barrett, Danny Moran, Evan Doyle, Joey Mernagh, Shane Redmond, Keith Jackson, John Murphy, Padraig Townsend, Gary Morrissey, Paul Broderick, Paul Doyle, Cormac Walshe.
Subs: Matthew O’Toole for Shane Redmond; Darren Murphy for John Murphy.

Senior Football League Division 3 Round 1

Tinryland 1-14 Tullow 2-09

In the SFL Division 3 Tinryland had a narrow win over St Patrick’s Tullow in this first round game. Although both teams were, to some extent experimenting with their lineouts in their first game, it proved to be a quite a competitive contest which the visitors just about deserved to win. Tinryland began well and had a point from Padraig Whelan in the third minute. Then a few minutes later Padraig Townsend, probably the best player on view, went on a marvellous run through the Tullow defence and crashed the ball to the net. The home side eventually got on the scoreboard through John Fitzgerald and had another by Paul Canavan from a free. In fact all but two points of Tullow’s total was scored by these two players and it was this lack of scoring power among the other forwards that was to contribute to their downfall. Tinryland had further scores in another free by Padraig Whelan and a very good point by P J Murphy. Whelan again, Townsend and Gary Fields added points for Tinryland while Tullow added to their total with three points by Paul Canavan and a marvellous goal by John Fitzgerald to leave the half time score Tinryland 1-07 Tullow 1-05.

The second half opened with two good points for Tinryland by Danny Moran and Padraig Townsend. Tullow had a point from Noel Goss and then another crashing goal by John Fitzgerald. The visitors finished strongly with points from Ciaran Williamson, Padraig Townsend, Padraig Delaney, Williamson again and closed their scoring with a minor by Gary Fields. Meanwhile Tullow had three further points, two by Paul Canavan and one by Conor Doyle. Best for Tinryland were the outstanding Padraig Townsend, Danny Moran, Padraig Whelan, John Murphy and James Dempsey.

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