Tynan enthusiasm remains under Sean

IT'S been all change at Capel Plough, but the same Tynan enthusiasm remains.Following Pat Tynan's effervescent player/manager leadership of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL Senior Division club, his brother Sean has now taken over the helm.

Elvin King

IT'S been all change at Capel Plough, but the same Tynan enthusiasm remains.

Following Pat Tynan's effervescent player/manager leadership of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL Senior Division club, his brother Sean has now taken over the helm. He is joint manager with midfielder Archie Arnold, and he is looking ahead to a lengthy run in the Suffolk Senior Cup starting in the first round at Old Newton tomorrow.

“It will not be easy as Old Newton have surprised a lot of people - me included - on their return to senior football,” said Tynan (Sean).

“But I was on the bench when Capel reached Portman Road in the 2005/06 final, and the day still brings back so many memories even though we were beaten 4-3 by Walsham.

“We will be right up for the game, and I would love to manage a side at the headquarters of Ipswich Town.

Most Read

“I got myself injured three weeks before our Senior Cup final - so have plenty to achieve in the competition.”

After a rather patchy start to the season, Plough came to life last weekend with a victory over leaders at the time Achilles. And Sean puts much of the praise down to his brother.

“Pat is now working nights on A14 road improvements and this is why he stood down as manager.

“But he was back in the team last Saturday and his passion, drive and will to win made all the difference. Pat pulls everybody along. He has done so much for Capel Plough, and not just on the field where he came so close to league titles and major cup successes.

“Pat has taken the club forward with youth teams from under-eight upwards now under the club's banner.”

Tynan (Sean) managed Stowupland Falcons with Dean Ling last season and was involved in the early stages of this pre-season with the Church Road-based club.

“We took over after nine games with a brief to keep Stowupland in senior football, which is what we achieved.

“There was some sort of problem during the summer and only a couple of players turned up for the first pre-season training session.

“I decided to leave, and it doesn't give me any pleasure to see their current situation although I am sure new manager Paul Bugg will pull things around.”

Tynan lives in Harwich, and he finds Capel more convenient for him. And he has taken a couple of players from Stowupland to Plough.

Andy Pickett and Tony Mayhew have both done well while striker Gary Collins is now back with Capel, and he scored both goals on Saturday while Gary Pratt has proved a good signing from Debenham. And despite missing the whole of pre-season through injury, skipper Miles Donovan has proved outstanding in his central defensive role.

Crane Sports, beaten in last season's final by Beccles, can do some giantkilling against Ridgeons League Ipswich Wanderers at Humber Doucy Lane while Jimmy Marjoram's Ipswich Athletic also have a chance to overcome higher opposition when they face Whitton United.

Stowmarket Town will start favourites to win at Melton St Audry's in another inter-divisional game.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter