Club Notes: 17th June 2019

posted Jun 18, 2019, 6:33 PM by Mark Baldwin

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Senior Hurling Championship : Having played our last game at the start of April , we enter the championship arena again on Saturday next against Clonea at 6pm in Fraher Field. Everyone feel free to come along ,shout on and encourage on the boys.

Scoil Mhuire : Well done to the girls camoige school team who captured the school county final title last week.

Deise Super Draw : Could all promoters gather their money over the weekend and the Deise Super Draw is on Wednesday 26th June.

Junior Hurling: Our match against Ballyduff on Friday night was deferred on the basis of the referee's non appearance.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor : It was being suggested that when any game is on in the field to give prior notification to Dennis Tobin to have the astro turf open for small children. It was a safe environment for them to play in a closed off area. This is a playing area only and food is not permitted in there.

Fixtures : 24 June 2019 under 13 hurling Cois Bhride v De La Salle 7.00 pm in Tallow.

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow.
Jackpot €5000 .Nol Winner . Numbers 5,12,14,17.
Consolation Prizes €25: Anna Stewart , Kitty McDonnell, Carmel Sheehan, Cian Geary.
Promoter :Eddie Cunningham.
Next Draw Corner House. 24-6-2019. 9pm Jackpot €5,200.

Tickets available from businesses in town . Cost €2. All support very welcome.

Club Notes: 10th June 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:55 PM by Mark Baldwin

Sponsored by McGrath's Chemist:
Junior Hurling Championship: We play our third game against Ballyduff on Friday next at 7.30pm in Lismore.

Waterford County: Both senior teams exited the championship at the weekend in what had been a far from fruitful scene on the intercounty front. As Ken McGrath stated that "hard work and effort should be guaranteed when putting on the jersey" one ponders what happened for it be missing in the first place....

Senior Hurling League : Tallow 2-19 Fourmilewater 1-11. On a wet summers day we played out our last league fixture of the year. Goals from Ian Beecher and Paul O'Brien enabled us to see out to victory.
Team :Shaun O'Sullivan, David O'Brien, Jake Beecher, Robbie Beecher, Mark O'Brien, Robbie Geary, Mikey Tobin, Kieran Geary, Jordan Henley, Tommy Daly, Bob McCarthy, Ian Beecher, Darrah Buckley, Ken Kearney, Paul O'Brien. Subs used Eamonn Forbes, Eoin Condon, Noel Condon, Jake Neville.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
3/6/2019 Jackpot €4,600 No Winner Numbers .15,16,17,25.
Consolation Prizes :Lindsay Murphy, Eamonn Forbes, P Lonergan, Peter Barry.
Promoter : Mary Beecher
10/06/2019 Jackpot :€4,800 No Winner Numbers 6,15,20,25.
Consolation Prizes :Mary Cashman, Brian Twomey, John Lyons , Paddy Norris.
Promoter: Anne Tobin. Next Draw Hotel 17/6/2019. Jackpot €5000.

Player Profile :Jordan Henley

What was the first Tallow game you attended?
Unsure, I presume when I was about 2/3 years old. I would say I was at every Tallow and Waterford game played from that age.

You won an under twenty one title with Waterford , how did you find the experience and the fact you played in goals ? It was a great feeling winning an All Ireland for Waterford especially the fact I was only 18, Playing in goal that year gave me an opportunity to be on the field for that final whistle in Thurles and that is a moment I'll never forget.

Has the Fitzgibbon cup developed you as a player?
Yes, it is a great opportunity to play with lads from other counties who would normally be rivals. With UL I had the opportunity to play with a lot of the Limerick players who went onto win the Senior All-Ireland last year as well as other top inter county players.

The best game you played in so far?
u21 Munster Final in Walsh Park

What is your favourite venue?
Pairc Eamonn de Paor

What was the best game of hurling you have seen?
2014 All-Ireland Final (drawn game)

Your top three hurlers and footballers in the game at present?
Joe Canning, Tony Kelly, Austin Gleeson; Damien Comer, Sean O'Shea, Brian Fenton.

Your top three hurlers and footballers you saw as a child?
John Mullane, Ken McGrath, Henry Shefflin; Colm Cooper, Sean Cavanagh, Bernard Brogan

The biggest influence on your career?
Billy Clynch and Neil Moore.

How do you find the longevity of the GAA season?
Doesn't bother me now as I am young, but I can imagine if you are older with a young family it would go on for too long.

Have you had any contact from the GPA ?
If so do you find them beneficial ? I've had little contact with the GPA as it is my first year on the senior panel, however the contact I have had with them so far has been very positive.

One sporting event you would like to attend?
The Super Bowl.

Club Notes: 2nd June 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:47 PM by Mark Baldwin

Primary Game :
Well done to both Kate Mackintosh and Aidan Murphy who both will be representing Waterford in the primary games over the next two weeks.

We are planning are club for the October Bank Holiday weekend. The proposal is to go to Prague to play an exhibition hurling and football game. We will be flying out on the Friday and returning on the Monday out of Dublin. The approximate cost is €400 which will cover flights, accommodation and a bus to Dublin. Anyone you needs to go will need to pay €100 deposit on Thursday 20th June. Once we have confirmed numbers we will confirm the exact cost and dates to have remainder of the money paid. Space is limited and the trip is open to all Tallow GAA club members but players will have first refusal. Contact Terence and Kieran Geary to confirm interest.

Lotto: As with bank holiday weekend the lotto will appear on next weeks notes.

Senior Hurling League : We play Fourmilewater in Tallow on Sunday at 12.00pm in Tallow.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor Fixture : U12 Hurling Cois Bhride v Ballyduff 6.30pm.

Baby Girl:
Congratulations to PJ and Niamh Delaney on the birth of baby Éabha . Grand dad Liam is hoping for a future Kilkenny camoige player.

Tallow GAA would like to pass on our condolences to the Moroney family on the sad passing of Joe Moroney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse.

35 Years ago 1984 Centenary Celebrations.

Club Notes: 27th May 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:44 PM by Mark Baldwin

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist :
Deise Super Draw : Is on this Wednesday in Portlaw so could any outstanding money be handed into one's promoter. 

Girls Camoige: Maith sibhse do chailíní Scoil Mhuire Tallow ar a mbua i gcluiche ceannais an chontae.

Junior Football : Tallow 3-07 Old Parish 1-10.
We recorded our first victory in the Junior football championship in Ardmore on Friday last. Eoin Condon operating in the Kieran Donaghy mould scored 1-1 in the first half and set up Darragh Mulcahy for his goal. Kieran Geary having a very profitable first half along with the workmanlike Bob McCarthy had to retire at half time with a leg injury. His lose was felt in the second in which Darah Buckley struck a beauty to the roof of the net. The platform of our win was mainly down to the very solid half back line. Kieran covered well for his two energizer bunnies beside him in which Kevin Henley and Darragh Mulcahy excelled. We faded at the end but the first victory of our campaign would have pleased the management.
Team: Mikey Curley, Alan Curley, Jack Tobin, Robbie Geary, Kevin Henley, Kieran Fraser, Darah Mulcahy , Kieran Geary , Bob McCarthy, Tommy Daly, Ryan Grey, Shaun O'Sullivan, Darragh Buckley, Eoin Condon, Donnacha Mulcahy, Subs used Mark O'Brien,Ian Beecher, Eric Hickey, Mikey Tobin, Rob O'Sullivan.

Waterford v Limerick : A win here would generate a momentum that could qualify us for the quarter final. The All Ireland champions are surely hurt by their below par performance against Cork but what of Waterford? A lot was made of the home advantage of Walsh park, they need to garner that and make it a fortress and show lifeness in that a team collective will be enough to over power the Treaty men. We wish Tommy, Jordan and James the best of luck in their pursuit of a win.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor Fixtures : 29th May U14 Hurling v Fourmilewater.
31st May U8 Hurling Jumping Jacks bilz starting 6.30pm.
31st May U11 Hurling v Ardmore 6.30pm.
Saturday 1st June U12 Hurling Condon Shield 10am.

Committee Meeting : Takes place at 8.30pm on Thursday in the clubhouse.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
27/5/2019 Jackpot €4,400 No Winner Numbers 11,12,17,23
Consolation Prizes : Mike Cronin, Rosemarie Pescod, Fionn Tobin, Sinead Kingston
Promoter :Paula Connolly. Next Draw Lukies 4/6/19 Jackpot €4,600.

Club Notes: 20th May 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:40 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jun 15, 2019, 4:41 PM ]

Junior Football: Our junior play Old Parish in Ardmore on Friday next at half seven.

Munster Championship : Unless Waterford get two unexpected victories in our last two games it looks like it would mean another early summer exit for the Deise men. Tommy can feel pleased with his three point haul.

Tallow GAA would like to pass our condolences to the Ryan family on the sad passing of Teresa Ryan and to the Toomey Family on the sad passing of Margaret Miller nee Toomey.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
20/5/2019 Jackpot €4,200 No Winner Numbers 1,2,19,20.
Consolation Prizes :P Tobin, Cian Geary, Tiernan O'Sullivan, Willie Collins
Promoter :Colin Cunningham
Next Draw: 27/5/2019 Corner House,Jackpot :€4,400

Player Profile Tommy Ryan:
This is your second time on the Waterford panel. What did you learn from your
first experience?
Mistakes probably affected me a bit more when I was younger. As I got older, I kind of learned to get over it easily and not take any notice if I was criticised
or put a ball wide. I probably just take things on board from people I trust or feel who knows what they are talking about. Mentally I became stronger and
learned totake an attitude where you’re never afraid to make mistakes and courageous enough to want the ball all the time.

What is your favourite score for club and county? Club is probably a goal against Mount Sion a few years back. Stuck it past Iggy Regan, while we were
busy celebrating, he was after taking a quick puck out and they scored an equaliser with the last puck of the game. With the county it was probably the
1st goal against Tipperary in the u21 semi final in 2009.
What is the best game you attended as a spectator ? Surely the 2004 MunsterFinal. Just had everything.

Your first memory of a Tallow game?
I remember playing an u8 game with Tallow in a cracker against Lismore where we won: 1 point to no score. Won’t mention names but things got heated on and off the field. I’m sure James Murray was referee. Great memories, myself and Maurice Shanahan still talk
about it. At adult level, I remember playing Junior over in Melleray and all hell broke loose, think Liam Mul was over us and took us all off the pitch early. A
fair introduction to junior hurling.
Would you change any aspect of the game?
No, it’s fine the way it is. Maybe clamp down on those high tackles around the neck, you know those ones Fad?

How has the new round robin format affected players?
Huge test on the body and mind, massive preparations going into being ready for all those games. Need to be able to ref
much recovery time as professionals as we have to go to work the day after
championship games. Injuries could seriously affect a team as there isn’t a huge amount of time to get them right.

Your top three players hurling and football growing up as a kid?
Nearly impossible to narrow it down to 3. Starting out with club, as a forward, I looked up to Paul O' Brien and Paul Kearney. Watching intercounty, I loved watching
Eoin Kelly Tipperary, DJ Carey, John Mullane and Andrew O' Shaughnessy. Spent hours, days, years even in my garden trying to copy and imitate different plays or things they used to do on the pitch. Never watched too much
football but admired Gooch when in full flight.

If you could play in a dream full forward line what other two players would you
have beside you? Eoin Kelly (Tipperary), John Mullane, D J Carey or Andrew
O’ Shaughnessy. Don’t know how I'd narrow it down to 2.

Who was the greatest help in your development as a player? Ned Power,
Rachael, My family (They replaced more windows at home from sliotars, just
general support and always being there). Also, anyone who ever coached me,
so many great people put in thankless hours at club level, training teams,
driving to games, clubs would never survive without these people and they
often don’t recognise how vital they are and only for them, many might never
play the game or even get the chance to make it to the top level.

What was the best game you played in for club and county? With the club,
probably one of our local derbies against Lismore or Ballyduff the year we got
to the county final. For county, it was u21 against Tipperary in 09 again, beat
a very strong Tipp team when we were given no chance.

Club Notes: 13th May 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:33 PM by Mark Baldwin

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
6/5/2019 Jackpot €3,800 No Winner Numbers 1,5,14,28
Consolation Prizes :Pauline Power, Seamus Woods, Christina McCarthy, Mick Cronin
Promoter : Martin Sheehan
13/5/2019 Jackpot €4,000 No Winner Numbers 15,18.24,26.
Consolation Prizes: James Clancy , Bunty Cashman, Anne Tobin, Taylor + Nathan Twohig
Promoter .Teds Next Draw Hotel 20/05/2019 9pm Jackpot €4,200

Junior Football Championship: Tallow 0-11 Affane 1-11. We lead at half time in the tie on a score line of 0-8 to 0-5 . We could not contain the momentum despite the herculean efforts of Bob McCarthy ably assisted by Kieran Geary and Mikey Curley as we ran out of gas. Team: Will Curley, Alan Curley, Dean Beecher, Kevin Henley, Shaun O'Sullivan, Kieran Fraser, Darragh Mulcahy, Kieran Geary(0-5 3f) , Tommy Daly, Eoin McGrath, Bob McCarthy, Donnacha Mulcahy(0-1), Darah Buckley(0-1), Ryan Grey(0-2 1f ), Michael Curley(0-2) . Sub Evan Sheehan for Eoin McGrath 40 mins, Mikey Tobin for Alan Curley, Rob O'Sullivan for Ryan Grey black card.
We play Kilgonet on Friday next at 7.30pm in Cappoquin.

Anniversary Mass: The first anniversary mass of the late Finn McCarthy takes place on Saturday in the church of the Immaculate Conception in Tallow on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Last Man Standing: Well done to the three winners Denis Martin, Rachel Aherne and Bernard O'Hara.

County U15 Football Final : Cois Bhride face Stradbally in the county final final this Saturday at 11am in Cappoquin.

Brideview Drama:Congrats to Brideview Drama 3rd place and Helen Aherne won best supporting actress in the All Ireland drama final in Athlone.

Munster Championship : Clare rocked up to a splendidly laid out Walsh park on Sunday . The vexation about tickets at the start of week had calmed leading up the game and there seemed an abundance of tickets around and plenty of room in the ground before throw in. The pitch was exquisite and possibly in the best condition I have seen it . Clare had an stranglehold on the game from the word go and lead by the brilliant Tony Kelly who orchestrated all that was good in their play. Waterford came with a twenty minute flurry at the end that nearly got us over the line.Tommy's point at death we hope will gain him a starting place against Tipperary. Waterford need to embody a vivacity in their play next week to have any chance of staying in the Munster Championship .

Senior Hurling League: Tallow 1-28 3-17. We defeated a depleted Lismore team on Saturday last . Darah Buckley continued his good from with a eleven point haul. He was ably assisted by Ian Beecher who scored our only goal and Paul O'Brien until he was forced off through injury. Robbie Beecher had a good outing in what was his first time in donning the Tallow shirt in about two months .
Team : Dean Beecher, David O'Brien, Jake Beecher, Mark O'Brien, Robbie O'Sullivan, Robbie Geary, Robbie Beecher, Ian Beecher (1-4) , Kieran Geary (0-1) , Paul O'Brien (0-2) , Ryan Grey (0-6 4f) ,Tommy Daly (0-1) , Mark Stewart (0-1) , Ken Kearney, Darah Buckley ( 0-11 5f) . Subs used Bob McCarthy (0-1) , Donnacha Mulcahy (0-1)

Tallow GAA extend our deepest sympathy to the Tracey family on the passing of Maggie . She was mother of the late Seamus "Thrasher" Tracey .Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Club Notes: 6th May 2019

posted May 11, 2019, 2:55 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated May 11, 2019, 2:56 PM ]

Waterford v Clare Tickets: Tickets can be collected from the clubhouse on Wednesday at 9pm.

Senior Hurling League : Tallow 2-15 Dungarvan 1-18.
We drew our league fixture against the Old Boro on Thursday last with Ken Kearney netting two goals and Darah Buckley levelling the game with a free at the death.
Team : Shaun O'Sullivan, Jake Beecher, Mark O'Brien, David O'Brien, Mikey Tobin, Ian Beecher, Rob O'Sullivan, Tommy Daly, Kieran Geary, Bob McCarthy, Ryan Grey, Donnacha Mulcahy, Paul O'Brien, Ken Kearney, Darah Buckely. Subs used : Eoin Condon, Eamonn Forbes.
We play Lismore in Lismore at 5.45pm on Saturday in the league.

Junior Hurling Championship : Tallow 2-21 Dungarvan 1-14.
The game started off for much of the first few minutes with both teams trading scores at a very well turned out Cappoquin venue. Our two Eoin's opened our account and after ten minutes we trailed two points to five. Our shooting went awry for a time period until Eamonn Forbes opened his account with a lovely goal after trojan work by Eoin Condon.Mark Stewart again took center stage with a flurry of points . We lived on our nerves at the closing of the half but Alan Curley held his composure in not fouling when it looked liked Dungarvan would score a certain goal. The referee had us up by two points at the interval, We scored three rapid fire points at the changing of ends from Mikey, Eoin McGrath and Mark . Ten minutes into the half and Donnacha scored a great goal and we tacked on points thereafter to see out the game. Mark Stewart again was a tour de force in what was a ten point haul by him*( Management had been informed by one of his uncle's ,the one that used his left only in an emergency, that the hurling is from their side of the family). Alan Curley and Shaun Henley were alert and attacked the ball with gusto. Eoin Condon put in a very solid shift in which his workrate was the thing that stood out most when it was needed.
Team : Dean Beecher, Stephen Pratt, Brian Henley, Alan Curley, Kieran Fraser, Seán Henley, Ben Aherne, Mark Stewart (0-10 2f 1 65'), Kevin Henley (0-1), Eamonn Forbes(1-0), Eoin Condon(0-3) , Donnacha Mulcahy(1-0), Eoin McGrath(0-3), Brian McCarthy(0-1), Mikey Curley(0-1). Subs used Conor McCarthy & Evan Sheehan(0-1).


Tallow GAA extend our deepest sympathy to the Kirby family on the passing of Liam. Beannacht Dé ar a anam uasal.


To all those getting their communion on Saturday we hope they have a wonderful day


Junior Football : As of yet we are unsure when the Affane fixture date is.

Waterford Seniors :
Best of luck to James, Jordan and Tommy as Waterford face Clare in Walsh park for the first Munster championship game there since 2003.

Lotto :
As it's another bank holiday this Tuesday's lotto will be on next weeks notes.

Club Notes: 29th April 2019

posted May 11, 2019, 2:51 PM by Mark Baldwin

Junior Hurling Championship : Tallow 4-21 Lismore 1-13.
In a balmy hot day in Ballyduff we got our junior hurling campaign off to a great start with a good win. We opened up the game with the first two scores from play from Mark Stewart and Eoin Condon. Our radar was off for a time period there after when wides were struck in a ten minutes period and Lismore had put over four points in row. Eamonn Forbes addressed over imbalance with a nice catch and shot in the fifteenth minute. Donnacha Mulcahy four minutes later opened his account with a nice pont . Evan Sheehan proceeded to work the Lismore cul bara with a shot that produced a great save on 24th minute. Ben Aherne produced a last minute tackle that prevented a certain goal and we followed this on with scores from Evan and Eoin Condon. Mark Stewart scored our first placed ball of the day nearing the end of half. At half time we entered the dressing room nine points to seven up. If the first half was slow at the start for scores , the second half exploded into life and the game was effectively over after ten minutes of its resumption. Evan gave a lovely pass to Eoin McGrath who billowed the net. Lismore responded immediately with a goal of their own from a free. Eamonn Forbes scored a lovely flicked goal akin to the one Dj Carey scored against Offaly in the 2000 Leinster Final. Mark Stewart scored two from play and one from a placed ball in what for him was a very fruitful outing. Dean made a good block in the 40th minute and Ben Aherne showed alert defending. Brian McCarthy who's second half display yielded three minors , used his presence for Evan Sheehan to profit for a goal in the 44th minute. Mark Stewart finished off our scoring with a fine individual goal near the end of game. A very solid display in what a lot of players held their own. Dean Beecher's puck outs were good and he was steady in his goal keeping duties ably assisted by the evergreen Brian Henley in front of him. Kieran Frazer and Noel Condon were the pick of our defenders in which their excelled in their main duties of stopping the ball going through. Mark Steward finished with 1-7 to his name and with his centrefield partner Kevin Henley they battled gamely. Our forward sextet all scored from play and created countless chances .
Team : Dean Beecher, Jake Neville, Brian Henley, Kieran Frazer (0-1), Noel Condon, Seán Henley, Ben Aherne, Mark Stewart ( 1-7 0-3f) Kevin Henley, Donnacha Mulcahy (0-2) Eoin Condon(0-3) , Eoin McGrath (1-2), Eamonn Forbes (1-1) , Brian McCarthy (0-3) Evan Sheehan (1-2). Subs used Seán Curley, Davy Tobin, Conor McCarthy.

Correction on What's App Group : Anyone wanting to join can contact Terence and he will add you to the group.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
23/4/2019 Jackpot €3,400 No Winner Numbers 1,11,26,27.
Consolation Prizes :Jonathan Tobin, Eileen Tobin, Gerry Hogan, Christina McCarthy, Eoin , Cian + Conor Murphy.
Promoter : Tom Doyle
29/04/2019 Jackpot €3,600 No Winner Numbers 1,11,18,22.
Consolation Prizes:David Doyle, Anne O'Keefe, Veronica Martin, Eamonn Forbes
Promoter:Corner House. Next Draw Lukies 7/5/2019. Jackpot €3,800

Senior Hurling League : Our rearranged game against Dungarvan is on at 7.15pm in Tallow on Thursday next.

Baby Girl: Congratulations to Ciara Hallahan and Richie Ryan on the birth baby Èabha Ryan at the weekend.

Junior Hurling Fixture: Playing Dungarvan in Cappoquin on Friday next at 7.30pm.

Committee Meeting : At the clubhouse this Thursday 2nd May at 8.30.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor : 1st May : Cois Bhride u13 v Brickey Rangers 6.30pm, Cois Bhride Minor Football v Stradbally 7.30pm, 2nd May Senior Hurling League v Dungarvan 7.15pm.

Club Notes: 22nd April 2019

posted Apr 24, 2019, 6:28 PM by Mark Baldwin

Junior Football Championship : Tallow 0-8 Shamrocks 3-15
Tallow ventured over to Lismore for our first outing in two years against the reigning Western champions. In truth we were totally outclassed here. We lost most battles and while it can be acknowledged that our football skills might not be up to scratch with our absence from competitive action, what can be questioned was our lack of effort for a lot out on the field wearing the blue and gold . In the first half we kept the score board ticking over mainly from placed balls but the turning point in the game was when a Donnacha Mulcahy shot in the 26th minute was brilliantly saved by the Shamrocks goalie and forced over rather than under the crossbar. At half time we trailed 0-6 to 1-9. The second half resulted in a manifestation of Shamrocks hard running and good ball play that blew us apart.
The dysfunctionality of our play proceeded to yield only two points from play in the second half. In the broader scheme of things they are still plenty of games to play but a vast improvement is needed to have any aspiration of progressing further. Jake Neville and Dara Mulcahy were our top performers.
Team: William Curley, Dean Beecher, Jake Neville, Kieran Fraser, Jake Beecher, Robbie Geary, Dara Mulcahy, Jordan Henley, Tommy Daly, Ian Beecher , Donnacha Mulcahy(0-1), Shaun O'Sullivan, Eoin McGrath(0-1), Ryan Grey(0-5 4f), Darah Buckley.
Subs: Kevin Henley for Jake Beecher ht, Bob McCarthy for Shaun O'Sullivan 40 mins, Michael Curley (0-1) for Dara Buckley black card 50 mins, Mark Stewart for Ryan Grey 58 mins.

Deise Super Draw: The first draw commences on this Wednesday at 9pm in Stradbally.

GAA Lotto: With the bank holiday weekend and the lotto on Tuesday the results will appear next week

Junior Hurling Championship :We open our campaign against Lismore in Ballyduff at 12pm on Sunday. Come along and support the boys

Senior Hurling League: We play Dungarvan on Saturday next at 5pm in Tallow.

GAA Info What's App Group : Anyone who would like to be a administrator on page can contact Terence for the opportunity.

Club Notes: 15th April 2019

posted Apr 24, 2019, 6:24 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 6:25 PM ]

Pairc Eamonn De Paor Fixture :Cois Bhride v Ballincourty U13 Football 15th April 6.30pm.
U11 Hurling Cois Bhride v Ballyduff 7pm

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
15/4/2019 Jackpot €3,200 No Winner Numbers .11,16,17,22.
Consolation Prizes :Erren Tobin, Tom Goulding, Barry Power, Henley Boys.
Promoter : Johnny Geary
Next Draw: 23/4/2019 Hotel,Jackpot :€3,400

In 1985 Tallow won their last senior county title. The same year two players flew home from America to play. I subsequently looked at a Tallow panel from ten years ago . We have lost one player from that panel to emigration and ten of those don't live in the area. Employment has fundamentally altered in the Tallow region with at least 90% of players having to commute to work. So I decided to ask two players who commuted to train how did it affect them and few other details. Shane 'Glen' McCarthy and Mossy 'Biscuit' O'Brien.

Your Humble Narrator : Yee started off playing senior hurling at what age?
MO'B: 18… when we won the minor county.
SMcC: 17.
YHN: When did your first commute begin?
MO'B: When I started in UL in 1998.
SMcC: I always commuted! 10 minutes from Glennaglogh! I went to college in Carlow so that was four years coming home at the weekends to train. I played with the college up there till the end of February every year and when we were knocked out, a group of us would get together and train twice a week. Then I lived in Cork after that so about 30 minutes drive from Glanmire and Watergrasshill.

YHN:Did you travel in convive?
MO'B: I travelled with Sean Slattery, Paul Murray and John Murray, we were all in UL at this time.
SMcC: We spent a few summers in Cork when we were in college so myself, Biscuit and for a while, William McDonnell drove up and down together. Some of those drives were interesting! After that, when I was living in Cork full time, I travelled up and down with Noel McCarthy for a good number of enjoyable years.

YHN:Did travelling ever have an effective on your training or matchday preparation?
MO'B: No, journey only 1hr-20mins.

SMcC: No. I never had a long drive so it was a good time to leave the working day behind and focus on the session or match ahead.
YHN:How does such an volume of players (11 in 2009) effect the club in the future?
MO'B: It make it very difficult, but it’s the same for all clubs?

SMcC: It doesn’t help. It’s a big loss when it comes to coaches and Dad’s!

YHN:When did you see that the travel so too much of inconvenience ?
MO'B: Work travel and family life combined with travel home for hurling was too much…, 28~30.
SMcC: The drive I had never cost me a second thought. Playing for Tallow meant a huge amount to me and played a big part in forming the person I am today.

YHN:What's your connection to Tallow GAA now?
MO'B: No direct connection .
SMcC: Listening to Fada whining about the younger generation. I help out with the Facebook and Twitter pages. Although the Twitter password has gone missing!

YHN:Your favourites moments in the Tallow shirt?
MO'B: Minor win in 1997 for favorite moment.

1) Debut versus Dunhill in ’97 2) Winning the minor county in ’97 3) Beating Ballygunner in the county quarter final in ’08

YHN: Your favourite Tallow GAA moment non playing?
MO'B: See Tallow get to the first senior county final 5/6/7 years back.
SMcC: 1) Trip to Boston/New York in ’02. 2) General craic in the dressing room.
Do you attend any games now and find information on the club activities ?

Junior Football : We get our campaign underway when we play the Shamrocks on Saturday next at 5pm in Lismore. Tag along and support the boys. 
Membership Draw : Congratulations to William McDonnell who won two nights B&B with one evening meal for two in the Riverside Hotel in Killarney in association with Tallow Area credit union.

Fun Run: 
On this coming Saturday there is a Fun Run with an entry fee of €5. Registration from 10am on wards In St. Patrick's Hall. All money generated goes to the upkeep of he Ramp boreen.

Deise Draw: Is starting again next week. Looking for a big push in the buying and selling of tickets of which is a vital fundraiser each year for the club. Everyone's contribution is very much appreciated.

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