After winning Leinster senior rugby cup, Tipp teenager chases All-Ireland minor double

Alan Tynan is chasing a unique sporting treble.

Alan Tynan Alan Tynan has enjoyed great success already this year.

EARLIER THIS YEAR we saluted the achievement of Robert Wharton who clinched a rare double in winning a Leinster Senior Schools Cup medal with Roscrea CC to add to the All-Ireland minor football medal he won last September with Kerry.

Now one of Wharton’s teammates on that Roscrea side is aiming to go one better by clinching two All-Ireland minor medals this year.

Alan Tynan was out-half on that Roscrea team who defeated Belvedere College 18-11 in the final at the RDS on St Patrick’s Day.

The Roscrea players celebrate with the cup Roscrea players celebrate their Leinster Schools Senior Cup win. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

He didn’t stop there with his 2015 sporting exploits.

In July he was part of the Tipperary minor football side and scored 0-3 when they fell short in the Munster final against Kerry in Fitzgerald Stadium.

Alan Tynan dejected Disappointment for Tipperary's Alan Tynan when they lost to Kerry in the Munster final. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The following week, Tynan bagged 0-2 as Tipperary won the Munster minor hurling final against Limerick in Semple Stadium.

Tynan went on from there to help Tipperary clinch an All-Ireland minor semi-final win over Dublin and they’ll face Galway in the final in Croke Park on 6 September.

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Alan Tynan with Mark Maguire Alan Tynan goes past Dublin's Mark Maguire in the recent All-Ireland minor semi-final. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

On Sunday he has a chance to reach a second All-Ireland minor final with Tipperary’s footballers facing Kildare at the semi-final stage.

Tynan was instrumental in the Tipperary footballer’s quarter-final win over Galway earlier this month when he struck 1-5 in that game in Tullamore.

The Lilywhites stand in his path as the Roscrea native attempts to continue his 2015 sporting success.

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