U6 Super Stars Well done to our U6 players who played today in NCP. Having run through the tunnel onto the pitch, they played their hearts out with a smile on their faces. Making coach Pat Gardiner, their parents and their club very proud of them. Thanks to Shay Farrell for stepping up & helping out today too and well done to Carlow GAA for running such a well organised Festive of Football for these future stars 🔵⚪️🔵
U16 Football Championship Division 2 Tinryland V Palatine In the final group game of the U16 championship, Tinryland travelled the short distance to take on rivals Palatine. With both sides already qualified for the next stage it was a matter of deciding the order of fixtures for the semi-finals, and of course local pride. A cagey start from both sides gave rise to very few scoring chances as both defences held firm with possession changing hands again and again. Tinryland slowly grew into the game and the forward line began to move the ball around the Pal backs with full forward Cormac McElligott roaming around the square looking for an opening. Eventually this came through midfielder Neung Kelly, making his first start in the Championship, as he slotted over the first point. With the Tinryland backs holding the Pal attack at bay, the next scores came quickly with a point from Aongus O’Sé and a fine free form Cormac O’Brien. The home side responded with a point, before Cormac O’Brien scored his first from play after the ball was moved from defence to attack in a fine counter with Pavel Cahill in midfield providing great pace and strong support. Palatine of course came back into the game as they continued to attack the Tinryland back line looking for scores. Strong defending from Daire Brophy and Adam Nolan in the corners, Jack Murphy at full and Brian Geoghegan sweeping up any loose ball kept them to only two scores. With Sam Byrne and Dannan Burke on the wings moving the ball quickly to the forwards Tinryland finished the game on the front foot as Cormac O’Brien knocked over another free and an Aongus O’ Sé point finished out the half with Tinryland leading 0-6 to 0-3 As expected Palatine came out all guns blazing in the second half. Going more direct they opened up the Tinryland backs and blasted past the Tinryland keeper Daniel Donegan to score the game’s first goal. Winning possession from the kick out, the home side put through the posts and followed this up almost immediately with their second goal to open up a four point lead. Tinryland though would not lie down and Brian McGrath finished off another attack with their opening score of the half. Tinryland were struggling to get service to the reliable Evan McGuire, as Pal were very aware of his danger and made sure he didn’t get a scent of a goal. Strong play from Paddy Regan as he held off a couple of tacklers to put over another score as Tinryland fought back but scrappy play allowed Pal to score two points in a minute as they again pulled away. With legs tiring on both sides, Paddy Regan fired into the back of the Pal net from over 20 metres out, an amazing goal which set up a frantic last few minutes. Again though, some sloppy passing and indiscipline from Tinryland allowed Pal to grab two points, as they looked to close out the game. Another Cormac O’Brien free in injury time reduced the gap but the clock beat Tinryland as they could not find another score. Final score Tinryland 1-9 Palatine 2-8 These sides will meet again in a few weeks’ time in the Division semi-final in what looks like being a fantastic match up. Tinryland: Daniel Donegan, Adam Nolan, Jack Murphy, Daire Brophy, Dannan Burke, Brian McGrath (0-1), Sam Byrne, Neung Kelly (0-1), Pavel Cahill, Brian Geoghegan, Aongus O’Sé (0-2), Paddy Regan (1-1), Cormac O’Brien (0-4), Cormac McElligott, Evan McGuire. Subs: Darragh Brennan, Johnny Brennan, John Dempsey, Eoghan Fallon, Harry Fennelly, Eoghan Moore, Daryl Nolan. Dave Byrne.
🇸🇻 U21 Final 🇸🇻 Best of luck to our U21 team who play Rathvilly tonight in the U21 Championship Final. Throw in at 8pm in Dr Cullen Park. Let's get in and support the lads as they try to bring the first championship of 2017 to Tinryland. 🏆
Hosey goals before half time lay the foundations for shock Tinryland win