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Club Notes: 25th September 2017

posted by Mark Baldwin

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

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 1, 11, 14, 16
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Tom Goulding, Elizabeth Henley, Mary Anne Daly, Eoin, Cian & Conor
Promoter: Martin Sheehan
Next draw: Kenirys, October 2nd
Jackpot: €20,000

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Good Luck
Wishing the best of luck to the Tallow camogie girls who will play Clonea Power in the Junior semi-final on Sunday. Time and venue tbc. We also wish the best of luck to the Cois Bhríde minor hurlers who will play Roanmore in the Quarter Final, Friday evening at Fraher Field. Throw-in is at 8.15pm.

Monthly Meeting
CLG Tulach an Iarainn will hold the monthly meeting this Thursday, September 28th at 9pm. All committee members are requested to attend.

Cobhrón
CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend sincere sympathy to Ann and Sinead O' Neill, West Street, on the sad passing of Sean. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Fixtures
Senior hurling round 5 - Tallow will play Dungarvan in Cappoquin on Sunday, October 1st, at 3.45pm. Best of luck to all involved. As always your support is greatly appreciated.

Senior Hurling
Tallow 1-17 De La Salle 1-17

Tallow picked up 1 point on Sunday last when they drew with De La Salle in Fraher Field. Tallow took some time to settle into this game, much like the previous week, but when they did they matched DLS score for score throughout the game and were very unlucky not to pick up two points with a victory. Tallow and DLS both traded a number of wides before Ryan Grey pointed for Tallow. DLS soon found their feet and slotted over five without reply. Scores from Thomas, Evan, Ryan, Jake, Ian, a sublime point from Shane Feeney along with two super saves by Shaun kept Tallow well in contention in the first half. DLS hit the net coming up on the half time mark but Tallow responded gallantly scoring the last three points, leaving only two between the teams going in at half time.

Tallow certainly started the second half the better team with two pointed frees off the stick of Ryan and a splendid point by Jordan. Rob, Jake and Fada kept the DLS full back line quiet while Mark, Jordan and Robbie commanded the half back line, there were no easy scores to be got here. Ian Beecher was in superb form, up front with three great points. A fantastically taken goal by Thomas Ryan, following a pass by Ryan Grey, put Tallow three ahead with six minutes to go. Things were looking promising and one would have thought that an unexpected victory was on the cards. DLS had other ideas and finished the game with three unanswered points. DLS were awarded a free from an acute angle deep into injury time and could have snatched what would have been an undeserved victory. The free wasn’t converted however and the Tallow breathed a sigh of relief. Final score Tallow 1-17 DLS 1-17

Scorers for Tallow: T Ryan 1-2, Ryan Grey 0-5 (2f, 65)I Beecher 0-3, J Neville, S Feeney, E Sheehan 0-2 each, J Henley 0-1

Tallow: S O’ Sullivan, J Beecher, D O’ Brien, R Beecher, R Geary, J Henley, M O’ Brien, T Ryan, K Geary, I Beecher, E Sheehan, J Neville, S Feeney, R Grey, T Daly

Subs: D Buckley for T Daly, N Condon for J Neville

Photo shows the Tallow senior hurling team who drew with De La Salle on Sunday last.

Club Notes: 18th September 2017

posted Sep 18, 2017, 4:26 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 5:15 PM ]

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 1, 6, 24, 27
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Liam Walsh (Mitchelstown) Bart, Eamonn Forbes, Sheila McGrath
Promoter: Jerry Crowley
Next draw: Lukies, September 25th
Jackpot: €20,000

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Last Man Standing
After Saturday's results 84 people have been knocked out. Mainly due to Liverpool's consistent performance against Burnley. Anyone knocked out can buy back in for €5. Just contact the person you joined with if you do.

Tallow 0-20 Ballyduff 0-19
Our senior hurlers defeated neighbours Ballyduff by the narrowest of margins on Friday evening last in Fraher Field, Dungarvan. Ballyduff got off to a flying start, a worrying start for Tallow, one might say. They popped over four points in a row before Tallow had a chance to answer. The game remained relatively close throughout the first half with Tallow trailing right up to the last minute of injury time. Two pointed frees by Thomas Ryan put Tallow in the lead going in at half time. Ian Beecher, Ryan Grey and Evan Sheehan also got their names on the score sheet with some impressive scores from both frees and from open play.

Ian Beecher opened the second half to put Tallow two points ahead. Ballyduff returned with two to level the sides for the third time in this encounter. A foul on Shane Feeney was converted by Ryan Grey to put Tallow one up again. Jake Neville and Thomas Ryan chipped in with two points and Ryan Grey got Tallow’s last two. Heading into injury time Tallow were ahead by two when disaster almost struck, a bullet of a shot hit the Tallow post and the lines were immediately cleared. Ballyduff scored the last two but it wasn’t enough, Tallow held on to run out winners on a score line of 0-20 to 0-19. Great credit must go to the Tallow back line who held their nerve when things were tight in the dying seconds. Huge credit must also go to the subs who came on and the lads up front, who put over some incredible scores when the game was in the melting pot. Tallow will play De La Salle on Sunday next, September 24th at Fraher Field. Throw-in is at 5.30pm

Scorers for Tallow: R Grey 0-9 (6fs) T Ryan 0-6 (4fs) E Sheehan, I Beecher 0-2 each J Neville 0-1

Tallow: S O’ Sullivan, J Beecher, D O’ Brien, R Beecher, R Geary, Jordan Henley (c) M O’ Brien, T Ryan, J Neville, I Beecher, E Sheehan, E Condon, T Daly, R Grey, B McCarthy.

Subs: S Feeney for E Condon, D Buckley for B McCarthy

​Photo shows Tallow senior hurling team who defeated Ballyduff in round 3 of the championship last Friday.

Cois Bhríde
Our annual fundraising draw took place last Tuesday night. Thanks again to our sponsors - East Cork Oil, Aglish. Cunningham's Hardware Tallow and TFC Oil Tallow. Our winners were 1st prize Thomas Roche Kilwatermoy, 2nd prize Ann Geary Ballyduff, 3rd prize Christy Dennehy Garryduff. Well done to all and thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

Club Notes: 11th September 2017

posted Sep 13, 2017, 6:41 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow - September 5th
Numbers drawn were: 3, 5, 7, 13
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Allison Power, Martin & Geraldine, Trevor Sheehan, Ken Kearney
Promoter: Post Office
Next draw: The Hotel, September 11th
Jackpot: €20,000

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow - September 11th
Numbers drawn were: 21, 22, 23, 26
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Jonathon Tobin, Donna Buckley, Gillian Allen x 2
Promoter: Pat Murphy
Next draw: The Corner House, September 18th
Jackpot: €20,000

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Last Man Standing
Tallow GAA Last Man Standing will now start on the weekend of the 15th of September. Due to the events of the last week not all cards have been returned. If you would like to enter please contact any player or committee member. €10 to enter with prize money of €1,000 for the winner.

Deise Draw
Any outstanding money can be given to Fada or any of the promoters.

Waterford v Galway
Bitter disappointment and devastation are two words that come to mind when recapping on the All Ireland Final on September 3rd. It was a thrilling encounter which unfortunately we didn't manage to come out on top in. On the day Galway were marginally the better side. This Waterford side have filled their clubs, families and county with pride and have provided us with a fantastic summer of hurling. I have no doubt that they will be back in Croke Park again next year and hopefully can go one step further in lifting Liam!

National Draw
The National Club Draw will take place again this year and tickets will be in circulation in the coming weeks. This is a valuable source of income for the club. More information to follow next week.

Fixtures
Our senior hurlers will play Ballyduff in the third round of the hurling championship. This game will take place on Friday evening, September 15th, at Fraher Field, Dungarvan. Throw-in is at 8pm. As always your support would be much appreciated.

Cois Bhríde
Minor Hurling
Cois Bhride 3 22 Portlaw/Ballyduff 1 15

Our minor hurlers had a great win away to Portlaw in their final game to progress to the knockout stages of the Division 2 championship. Credit to the boys to bounce back from a narrow one point defeat to Brickeys a week ago. From the start our lads took the game to Portlaw and led at half time 1 15 to 1 9 our goal coming from a brilliant strike from Mark . Two more second have goals from Darah and Ciaran McCarthy had us run out easy winners in the end.With 7 different scorers on the night tells its own story and hopefully we can improve again for the quarter final . Our opponents here will be Roanmore and will probably be away from home and the provisional date is Friday 29 September. Team : Dean Beecher,William Cunningham,Tom Roche,Ivan O Neill,Sean Henley,Robbie Geary,Billy Hynes (1),Mark Stuart(1-5),Ian Beecher(3),Kieran Crawford(2),Ciaran McCarthy(1-3),Liam Motherway(1),Ciaran Hunt,Darah Buckley(1-7),Padraig Hynes,Charlie Murphy,Ben Ahearne,Michael Condon.

Club Notes: 28th August 2017

posted Aug 28, 2017, 5:30 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 5:31 PM ]

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 4, 7, 12, 14
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Liz Cronin, Paul O Mahony, Paul O Brien x2
Promoter: Pat Murphy
Next draw: Kenirys, Tuesday September 5th
Jackpot: €20,000

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Last Man Standing
Tallow GAA Last Man Standing will be starting on the weekend of the 8th of September with prize money of €500. If you would like to enter please contact the person who you entered with last year, any player or any committee member.

Deise Draw
Any outstanding money can be given to Fada or any of the promoters.

All Ireland Final
This week is a particularly special week to be penning the club notes. The excitement and buzz is clearly evident throughout the county with flags, signs and banners dotted all over - a clear indication of the support for our senior hurlers going into Sunday's All Ireland hurling final against Galway. We haven't been in a final since 2008 - one which we would rather forget. The last time Waterford were victorious was in 1959 when they defeated Kilkenny in a replay. CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes the very best of luck to our own Thomas Ryan, to the team and management in Sunday's final. Here's hoping the McCarthy cup will be making its way over the bridge in Waterford next Monday, while the Horse Fair is in full swing in Tallow. An Déise abú!!

Player Profile
Name: Thomas Ryan
Occupation: Primary school teacher
Position: Forward
Weight: 75kg
Height: 5ft 10"
When and where did you first start playing hurling: At home in the back garden, age 4
Biggest influences on your hurling career: Ned Power, my sister Rachael and my parents
To date what is your favourite sporting moment: Beating Kilkenny for the first time in championship since 1959
Favourite venue: Croke Park
Favourite GAA player: DJ Carey and Brick Walsh
What do you think is the most important skill in hurling: First touch
What advice would you give to young players: Practice like crazy!
What sportsperson would you most like to meet: Steven Gerrard or Luis Suarez
Toughest player to mark in training: Noel Connors
Who is the joker on the panel: Jamie Barron
Favourite holiday destination: Prague
Favourite food: Steak
Favourite drink: Milk
Favourite music: Dance
You may not know it but I am good at: Game shooting
In 10 years time I hope to be: Healthy, happy and after winning an All Ireland medal.

Welcome Home
Wonderful to see so many immigrants returning home this week for the game on Sunday. Welcome home to Mike Prendergast and Maura, Donnchadh Mulcahy all the way from New Zealand, Spud Murphy, Connie Henley, Shane Aherne, Eoin Barry, Mikey Hartigan and family and all the other Tallow people whom I may have forgotten to mention, it's great to see you back!!

Thomas Ryan – A Prodigious Talent
Back in the day when I was penning these notes on a regular basis I always enjoyed compiling match reports. It was a challenging enough task trying to capture the essence of a competitive championship game in words. It was particularly challenging if Thomas Ryan was playing. Your command of the language would be tested and your store of superlatives severely depleted as he was guaranteed to produce moments of sheer hurling genius that would leave you speechless. He still retains that propensity for audacious power plays that leave you grasping for words to describe. With a flick of the wrist, a jink, dummy sold afterburners on his movement on the ball is a joy to behold.

The signs were there from early on; from he was a young nipper. I remember watching him play when he was only ten or eleven. It was all there even then; the speed, skill, control and wonderful balance. Naturally gifted, his striking of the ball was almost poetic. That’s not always enough though. He had the right attitude too and was dedicated to his craft. If affirmation of his ability was needed it came in 2003 when he was crowned All Ireland Feile Skills Champion. His coach was Ned Power – master coach meets master pupil! Ned describes it best at the time:

“Thomas’s greatest achievement so far in a glittering hurling career must be his masterful display at the ALL-Ireland Feile na Gael Skills competition on the 13th June in Mullingar. There were bigger and stronger competitors from every county in Ireland. Thomas eclipsed them all by a comfortable margin with an almost flawless display of skill, scoring 53 out of a possible maximum of 56. He won for Waterford and himself the distinction of being the most skilful young hurler in Ireland.”

Since then Thomas has served club and county with rare distinction. Tallow has a long and proud tradition of providing players for our county teams. James Murray and Aidan Kearney were involved in 2008 when we last contested an All-Ireland Final. Thomas is our club ambassador on this occasion and one we are very proud of. Despite his many achievements on the field of play he has remained grounded, modest and most obliging. He has a great rapport with young kids and the pupils of Scoil Mhuire, Tallow where he teaches will surely be the beneficiaries of his tutelage.

Ned’s words in 2003 were prophetic:

“He was a joy to coach because he was so receptive and responsive, absorbing every little detail of skill and craft. His dedication to practice is no secret. He has shed lustre on Tallow and I feel certain that his burgeoning talent has yet to reach its full flowering. What an exciting prospect! Nár lagai Dia a lámh!”

Thomas has fulfilled has potential and will delight us with his enthralling skill for a long time to come. What I wouldn’t give to see him light up Croke Park on Sunday.

We wish Tommy and the Waterford team the best of luck on Sunday. An Deise Abu!!

Liam O Maolcatha
Cathaoirleach

Club Notes: 21st August 2017

posted Aug 27, 2017, 4:49 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 12, 14, 18, 28
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Jonathon Tobin, Sean & Josh Mangan, Terence McSweeney, Paul Harty
Promoter: Brendan Hartigan
Next draw: Lukies, August 28th
Jackpot: €20,000

We are not letting the jackpot go next week as we are now on €20,000.

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Last Man Standing
Tallow GAA Last Man Standing will be starting on the weekend of the 8th of September with prize money of €500. If you would like to enter please contact the person who you entered with last year, any player or any committee member.

Deise Draw

Any outstanding money can be given to Fada or any of the promoters.

Cobhrón
CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the Herlihy family, Chapel St, on the sad passing of Tommy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Fly The Flag:
We would like to thank all who helped decorate the town and approaches with flags and bunting. It’s been a real community effort. There’s a good splash of blue and white in evidence around but plenty of room for more. We would like to thank in particular the members of the Fire Service who put up bunting for us. The Community Council played their part in sponsoring much of the bunting. Special mention also for Brendan Hartigan who supplied us with bunting free of charge and is always a generous contributor to and sponsor of Tallow GAA club! Go raibh maith agat H! A word of thanks as well to Brian at Daybreak who supplied the club with some of the flags! A few blanks here and there still to be filled in so keep it up until the town is festooned in blue and white. An Deise Abu!!

Club Notes: 14th August 2017

posted Aug 14, 2017, 4:59 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow 9/9/17
Numbers drawn were: 11, 19, 21, 24
No winner
Consolation Prizes: James Beecher, Joe Geary, Jack McDonnelle, Tom Rooney
Promoter: Mary Murphy
Next draw: The Hotel, August 14th
Jackpot: €19,600

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow 14/9/17
Numbers drawn were: 5, 11, 13, 14
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Colin Cunnungham, Ann O' Brien, John Buckley, Martin Beirne
Promoter: Chuck
Next draw: Corner House, August 21st
Jackpot: €19,800

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Waterford v Cork
A superb Waterford victory over our neighbours Cork on Sunday last puts them through to the All Ireland hurling final on September 3rd. Well done to Thomas and all the Waterford team. Inevitably there will be a clamber for tickets so paid up members will obviously have priority. Tickets can be ordered by ringing Lindsay on 05856015 and please leave a message when you ring. 

All Ireland Final
The club will be putting up bunting and flags around the town. We would encourage all people,community groups and businesses to do their bit by putting up some blue and white to show your support.

Club championship
This has been postponed due to the All Ireland hurling final. The most likely date is the weekend of September 17th but this has not been confirmed.

Wedding Bells
Best wishes to Martin Ryan and Kim Curtin who are getting married this Friday. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.

Thank You
Many thanks to Colin Cunningham, Timmy Sheehan, Stephen Curley and Tom Doyle for organising, lining up and painting the goal posts in the ball alley.

Club Notes: 7th August 2017

posted Aug 7, 2017, 5:20 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Due to the bank holiday there was no lotto draw on Monday night. The draw will take place on Tuesday instead and the results will be published in next week's notes.

Last Man Standing
Tallow GAA Last Man Standing will be starting on the weekend of the 8th of September with prize money of €500. If you would like to enter please contact the person who you entered with last year, any player or any committee member.

Deise Draw
Any outstanding money can be given to Fada or any of the promoters.

Lotto
Our weekly lotto is almost at €20,000 so make sure to get your tickets before next weeks draw. Tickets are €2 and can be purchased in the local shops/businesses or from any of the promoters.

Waterford v Cork
All roads lead to Croke Park on Sunday for the All Ireland senior hurling semi final. Wishing the very best of luck to our own Thomas Ryan and all of the senior hurlers when they take on Cork this Sunday, August 13th.

Well Done
A fantastic weekend was had at the Woodview Park residents reunion last weekend. It was great to see some old faces around town for the weekend that was in it. Well done to the organising committee and all involved on its success.

Cois Bhríde 
Cúl Camp
The annual summer camp is being held in Knockanore this year. The camp started Monday and runs for the week from 10am to 2.30pm.  

Club Notes: 31st July 2017

posted Jul 31, 2017, 6:15 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow 
Numbers drawn were: 17, 18, 24, 27 
No winner 
Consolation Prizes: Ber McGrath, Aidan & Ava, Yvonne Houlihan, John Paul Delaney 
Promoter: Fiona Crowley 
Next draw: Teds, August 8th 
Jackpot: €19,400 

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2. 

Deise Draw
Any outstanding monies can be given to Fada or any of the promoters. 

Senior Hurling
Due to the Waterford senior hurlers victory over Wexford our senior club hurling championship game has been postponed. We will keep you updated as soon as we know the alternative date. Waterford will play Cork on Sunday, August 13th at 4pm in Croke Park. 

Last Man Standing
Tallow GAA Last Man Standing will be starting on the weekend of the 8th of September with prize money of €500. If you would like to enter please contact the person who you entered with last year, any player or any committee member. Cois Bhríde Under 12 Hurling Our u12 hurlers made the trip to Semple Stadium last week where they were given a tour of the stadium by Tipperary's John McGrath. They then played 3 matches, all three of which they won. Well done to all involved. 

KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMP
The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2017 is due to take place in Knockanore from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August from 10am-2:30pm. Activities during the week will include hurling, camogie, football and rounders.

Club Notes: 24th July 2017

posted Jul 24, 2017, 4:49 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 4:53 PM ]

(Sponsored by McGraths Pharmacy)    

Mike Prendergast and Family fly the flag in New York.


Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 3, 6, 25, 28
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Carol O Brien, Paddy Norris, Irene O Keeffe, Michael Condon 
Promoter: Colin Cunningham
Next draw: Lukies July 31st 
Jackpot: €19,200

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2.

Junior Hurling Championship:

Tallow   1-14    Lismore 2-13

This was a cracking game of hurling with all the ingredients you would expect from a local derby. It was tough and competitive throughout with plenty of spills and thrills but I have to say played in a good spirit.

Lismore opened the scoring with a pointed free but thereafter Tallow broke from the blocks and reeled off 8 points in succession to take control of the game. Lismore hung in there and a goal towards the end of the first half gave them a vital foothold from which to launch their second half comeback. Tallow were the better team and looked comfortable over the opening period yet couldn’t shake off Lismore and had only a 2 point lead to show for their efforts. Half Time: Tallow 0-8, Lismore 1-3.

Lismore dominated early exchanges after the resumption and gradually pulled ahead. Tallow stayed in touch with a Brian Henley goal helping to rebalance things for a short while. There’s no doubt Tallow had opportunities to salvage this game in the closing stages but Lismore held firm and on balance of play just about deserved the narrow 2 point win. All in all it was a most entertaining game. Though it has been a disappointing season for our juniors they finished the year on a high with two spirited performances against Ballyduff and Lismore last Friday night. Our thanks to team selectors and players for their efforts!  

Tallow: Wm Curley, S Curley, J Tobin, Dylan Mangan, Eric Hickey, Kieran Fraser, M Tobin, N Condon, K Henley(0-1), D Tobin, B Henley (1-3), Billy Henley (0-7,5f), J Power (0-2), S Barry,(0-1), A Buckley, T McSweeney.


Comhbhron:

Tallow GAA club extend deepest sympathy to the Cunningham family on the death of Mrs Bridie Cunningham (nee Quinlan), Bridgelands, Tallow. Ar dheis lamh De go raibh si.


Senior Hurling:

We had a provisional club championship date of August 13th but obviously all that has changed now and we’re off to Dublin for the All Ireland semi final against Cork. Our congratulations to Tommy and the team on their win over Wexford on Sunday!

Home for the Game:

I didn’t meet him but I understand former club stalwart Kieran Ryan was in town and attended the game on Sunday. Great to have you home Ryano and here’s hoping you will have to make another couple of trips before the season is over.


Junior Football:

We play Shamrocks in our final jnr football league game on Sat 29th @ 7 30 in Ballyduff.


Club Meeting:

A meeting of the club executive committee will take place this Thursday 27th @ 9pm in the clubhouse.


Club Notes: 16th July 2017

posted Jul 17, 2017, 10:41 AM by Mark Baldwin

                                    (Sponsored by McGraths Pharmacy)


Sargent Cup Semi-final.

Tallow  2-12   Ballygunner 2-23

It’s been a while since we played competitive senior hurling in Cappoquin and it was appropriate that the Sargent Cup semi final was hosted at the Cornerstone venue. The Cappoquin club must be complimented on the grounds and playing surface which were top class.

Ballygunner were naturally clear favourites going into this game, and their eventual winning margin justified this, but Tallow contested well throughout and  and the management wouldn’t have been too unhappy with this performance.  The loss of talisman Ryan Grey through injury didn’t help our cause but Jordan Henley assumed the role in the second half and contributed 1-5.  Ballygunner in full flow are a handful for any team in the country, with their running game, slick interchanges and support play difficult to counteract. Admittedly they have a huge reserve of player resources to call on, at least in comparison to any team in the far west, but they are maximising their potential and setting the standard in this county and maybe beyond.

Decent performance all round from our lads but plenty to work on. Fada was unyielding as ever at full back and young Robbie Geary has adapted well to senior hurling. Shane Feeney has plenty of ability and is progressing with every game. Ryan and Jordan are well within their comfort zone at this level and although still very young are emerging as leaders. . They are well capable. Darragh Mulcahy has a great attitude, energy to burn and will never quit. With more experience he, along with Darragh Buckley and Ian Beecher, will be key members of this squad. Mol an oige mar a deirtear! Quick mention too for Noel Condon! Great club player who lined out for the juniors Friday night and the seniors Saturday evening! Cathal Geary is another young lad with potential and coped well on his first introduction to senior hurling.

We have no definite date for our next championship match which will be determined by the outcome of Sunday’s game against Wexford. We wish Thomas and the team well.

Tallow: S O Sullivan, J Tobin, D O Brien, R Beecher, J Beecher, J Henley (1-5, 1f), R Geary, M O Brien(0-1), D Mulcahy, I Beecher, R Grey (0-6,1 65), S Feeney (0-1), E Sheehan, E Condon, D Buckley, M Tobin, C Geary, B Henley, D Beecher, N Condon.

Tickets:

The club will only receive over half the stand tickets requested, due to limited stand capacity at Pairc Ui Chaoimh so please show understanding as our runai Lindsay has the unenviable task of organising ticket distribution within the club.

Junior Hurling:

Ballyduff 2-20   Tallow 2-12

As the score line might suggest, Ballyduff were comfortable enough winners in the end having built up a big first half lead. Tallow battled back gallantly in the second half , outscoring their opponents, but they had left themselves too much of a hill to climb. It was a good competitive encounter featuring some tough ground hurling and overhead pulling, a rarity in the modern game.

Another feature of the game was that both sides fielded a father and son combination. Tommy and Adam Feeney lined out for Ballyduff while the evergreen Brian Henley and son Billy contributed a combined total of 1-8 to Tallow’s final tally.  

We return to Tourin again next Friday to play Lismore in our final game of the championship qualifiers.

Tallow: W Curley, T McSweeney, J Tobin, S Curley, M Tobin, K Fraser, E Hickey (0-1), N Condon(0-1), K Henley, B Henley (0-4f), Brian Henley (1-4), D Tobin, A Curley, S Barry, B Buckley, J Power (1-0), D Beecher, C McCarthy (0-2), D Mangan.

Comhbhron:

Tallow GAA Club extends deepest sympathy to the Hartigan family, Tallow and Cork, on the sad passing of Michael Sean Hartigan. Ar dheis lamh De go raibh se.

Just Filling In:

Our PRO Kate is on a break so I’m just filling in. Maybe it’s just as well I’m not penning these notes on a regular basis as I probably would have this keyboard chewed up with anger and frustration at the treatment of clubs. The last game played in the senior hurling championship was on the 23rd April – over 13 weeks ago. Clubs, smaller ones in particular are stretched to the limit and at their wits end trying to keep limited panels together and in training with no end game in sight, while neighbouring counties seem to manage the balance between club and county much better. Lads are drifting, many gone abroad, and it’s frustrating for players and selectors alike. They are on constant standby and the lack of some semblance of fixture certainty leaves them and their families unable to plan any event. The usual lip service is paid from the top down about the primacy of the club unit in our association. The reality on the ground doesn’t change however. This is not a new phenomenon! Far from it!  I recall writing about this malaise some 15 years ago.  It will inevitably lead to a decline in clubs and the game of hurling will suffer. I could go on ad nauseam, and did so for years, but I’m wasting my time.  Maybe the blame lies with the clubs? We need to stand up and take back control of our own destiny. Nobody is going to do it for us!

Comhbhron:

On behalf of Tallow GAA club we extend deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Abie Aherne. A teacher for many years at Tallow National School, Mrs Aherne was very popular and much beloved by all who benefitted from her gentle guidance and tuition. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.


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