Club Notes: 18th January 2021

posted Jan 19, 2021, 5:17 PM by Mark Baldwin

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This weeks picture is the presentation of the inaugural Raymond O'Brien Cup in 1983. It was to be presented to the Western Intermediate hurling champions. Included in the picture from left to right are John Lyons Western Board chairman, Catherine O'Brien, Tom Doyle Tallow GAA secretary, Donie O'Brien brother of Raymond, Vincent Mulligan treasurer of bord na óg , James Tobin county board chairman, Paddy Fitzgerald western board treasurer and Dave Doyle Tallow GAA. Raymond affectionately known as Pigeon died in 1981. The western board put up the cup in his honor. Ray played his last game for Tallow against Roscrea in the Munster club championship of 1980 but his last hurling game was for Waterford against Wexford in the league in January 1981. He was a dual player for Waterford in minor and u21 codes and was on course to do it at senior level. Some of his greatest performances were against Portlaw in the 1976 county final, v Clare in U21 in Bansha and the final of the Keaneland Cup v Lismore in the late seventies. He incorporated , skill, balance and athleticism to his play and his passing at the age of twenty four robbed us of seeing him fulfil his undoubted potential. The second picture is when Naomh Colmchille Tyrone put a plague for the minor hurler of the year in his name. Declan Ferguson is shown here with Liam Mulcahy in 1995 winning the accolade. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of his passing .

Cobhrán : Tallow GAA would like to pass on our condolences to The Moore family on the passing of Pad and to Denise and Mike Sheehan and family on the death of Jack Fitzgerald .Treoraíonn mo sholas eitneach iad chun na bhflaitheas.

Club Notes: 10th January 2021

posted Jan 11, 2021, 6:14 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Lighting in the Car park: We would like to thank Eoin Condon and those at Econ Solar Solutions for installing solar lights in our car park. This will add great visibility to car park and give people a source of light in the dark nights when using our fields or facilities .

Vandalism: I'm like a broken record at this stage but yet again some of the youth in the town have reeked havoc in our playing facilities. Broken bottles have been left on the grounds and shards of glass lay around the astro turf and dug outs. These are a major health hazard to anyone but especially to small kids you play there. The grounds were locked so they seemed to go out of their way to enter the grounds and this is the second week in a row of it happening.

A call could go a long way: I say a clip of David Brady the former Mayo midfielder where he said that he was telephoned and asked to speak to the father of a big Mayo fan. It spiralled into him ringing lots of alone people during lockdown and he said it was one of the most rewarding things he ever did. So we have no meetings, games or gatherings so why not call someone you haven't meet in ages or call to the window , you'd never know what good it would do for someone's mental health.

Club Notes: 3rd January 2021

posted Jan 4, 2021, 5:40 PM by Mark Baldwin

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New Year: With another lockdown upon us and the collective training not permitted and well as any gatherings in the clubhouse or on the club grounds , people will have to be very careful in their movements these times as the virus is rampant country wide. So stay safe and at some stage we hope to be back to normal. The standard AGM is put on hold as one doesn't know when we are able to hold gatherings in the current climate..

Tallow GAA Lotto Sponsored by Kearney's Catering and Restaurant
28/12/2020 Jackpot €15,700 No Winner Numbers: 5,6,23,25
Consolation Prizes: Anne O'Brien, Brid Curran, Pat Murphy, Allison Power(online)
Promoter: Teresa Cunningham

We have decided to postpone the Tallow GAA lotto until Monday 1st February. We feel that for everyone's safety it would be better not to be calling to people and to put the lotto on hold. With current restrictions it would put unwanted pressure on our lotto committee. All tickets purchased already online and from promoters will automatically go forward to the February draw. The online and yearly tickets will be frozen until our draw resumes . We would thank everyone for their support in these times.

Cobhrán: CLG Tulach An Iarainn would like to pass on our condolences to the Harnett and Tobin families on the passing of Mossie and Anne respectively.

Club Notes: 14th December 2020

posted Dec 14, 2020, 5:45 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Dec 14, 2020, 5:57 PM ]

Best of luck to Dean Beecher who plays with Waterfords U20 hurling team

All Ireland Final: Dreams seem a long away away now but one cannot take away from Limerick and their All Ireland glory. Pace, athleticism, power, skill, cutting edge they seemed to have it all as they beat a gallant Waterford side. Their size and play was to much for the Deise men and Limerick went the year unbeaten and that shows the pedigree of the team .

Deise Super Draw: The final draw of the year is on this Friday 18th December. Could all money owed be handed in this week please.

Tallow GAA Lotto supported by Kearney's Restaurant

Play lotto online:
14/12/2020 Jackpot €15,300 No Winner Numbers:6,11,15,22.
Consolation Prizes: Ciara O'Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Paddy Martin, Colm Geary (online)
Promoter: Kearneys
Next Draw : 21/12/2020 Back of Dinny's House 9pm Jackpot : €15,600.
Yearly tickets available as well as standard €2 ticket or 3 for five.

Club Notes: 7th December 2020

posted Dec 12, 2020, 2:10 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Dec 12, 2020, 2:14 PM ]

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Picture of the ned power statue with a Waterford flag

Birthday Greetings: We would like to wish Dinny Tobin a happy birthday who celebrated his during the week and a belated happy birthday to Brian Henley who celebrated the half century.

Bunting: Great to see the town awash with colour . From the Ned Power statue to the hurling field it has added a sprinkle of colour in these gloomy times. If a few houses could fire up a few flags it would enhance it further. Thanks should be given to the fire brigade, Dinny Tobin, Tom and Ter McSweeney, Lar O'Hara, Tom Doyle and Johnny Geary .

Blue and White Day: To celebrate Waterford's appearance in the All Ireland Hurling final next Sunday we are having a blue and white morning for the academy at the field .. We are asking for all children to wear either blue or white for training so we can have a bit of fun and hopefully cheer on Waterford to a historic win.

Tallow GAA Lotto supported by Kearney's Restaurant
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7/12/2020 Jackpot €15,300 No Winner Numbers:4,6,7,27
Consolation Prizes: Jerry Crowley, Johnnie McCarthy, Pat Woods, Mark O'Brien(online)
Promoter: Johnny Geary,
Next Draw : 14/12/2020 Back of Dinny's House 9pm Jackpot : €15,500.
Yearly tickets available as well as standard €2 ticket or 3 for five.

All Ireland Final: Sixty years plus since our last victory. Three defeats since . A team reborn under a new manager. Winners must leave the cup in Croke Park after. No homecomings.
Imagine dreaming of glory that once was ours but seems so long in the past.
Imagine two years of deflation that once was elation and wondering how long it would last?
Imagine our midfielders contorting and weaving their bodies and break with the ball still in their hands,

Imagine the echo of silence where once was eruption billowing in from the stands.
Imagine the whistle being blown with victory assured and people at home in a trance,
Imagine delirium, excitement , hollering and roaring as the Deise made their last dance,

Club Notes: 30th November 2020

posted Nov 30, 2020, 6:15 PM by Mark Baldwin

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An Leanbh Nua: Congratulations are in order as Shaun O'Sullivan and his wife Jackie welcomed a baby girl Elle into the world at the weekend. We hope that she has a long and healthy life and to pick up a caman at some stage.

Deise Super Draw : The next draw is on this Wednesday and will be broadcast live on Facebook.. Friday 18th will be the final draw.. Could all money owed be handed in this week please. With the proximimatiy of the draws being so close one will have to do their best to play before the Christmas period.

Kieran Ryan Interview Part 3:
The best goal and point you have seen a Tallow man score?
The one goal that stands out in my mind, was scored by Trasher Tracey in an under 16 county hurling final in Waterford City. I can still see him do it to this day. As for points, there were too many to single out just one.

Any Regrets on the field of play?
No, I enjoyed every minute of it and was lucky enough to have great teammates around me. I have good and not so good memories throughout my time but looking back I would have liked to have contributed more to the county final winning teams.

What prominent county players did you admire?
I was fortunate to play against prominent players in my time, notably Eddie Keher, Eamon Creagan, John Connolly, Seanie O’Leary, Jimmy Barry Murphy just a few but the one I admire most was Tom Cheasty of Waterford.

The last Tallow match that you saw?
The last Tallow match I saw was last August, tallow vs Passage East in Dungarvan. A game of mixed emotions as I felt at one stage Tallow was going to win comfortably but finished up being beaten badly.

You travelled to Belfast with the Waterford hurling team at the height of the troubles when many other teams refused, tell us a bit about the welcome you got?
One of my few trips to Belfast, we travelled with the U21 team in 1974 to Casement Park. The whole trip was an experience, getting a bus to Dublin, staying overnight and taking a train to belfast the following day. The train journey was disrupted half way as there was a bomb on the rail line. We had to come off the train and get a bus through South Armagh, which was known at the time as Bandit Country. We got back on the train further on and arrived in the train station in Belfast to see the roof of the railway station blown off by another bomb. We were collected and taken to Casement Park, where we were greeted by the locals, who gave us a great reception. We played the game and won convincingly. After the game we were brought to a social centre in West Belfast where there was a great reception held for us. The one thing that stands out about the trip aside from the bombing, was the hospitality from the people in the North, they really appreciated us coming up as other counties at that time refused to go. Coming back to Dublin we followed the same journey home and it was not a very nice experience to be travelling through South Armagh at night time. Another incident on the way home from Dublin to Waterford, we were travelling by minibus, roughly 10 in number. In which we were then pulled over by the army and the police as there was a prison breakout in Port Loise by IRA members. The whole experience was a bit unreal. To sum up it was an experience I won't forget but have great memories.

In 1971 you were involved in under 14 and minor double in hurling and football?
Yes I was involved and was very fortunate to be. I was in De La Salle at the time with Pat Daly and we were kept busy playing every Sunday throughout the whole year. Tallow as a club at that time were very successful at underage and I was fortunate to be involved.

Were you a sheep dog trainer?
( Laughs) That's a good one, no I wasn't a sheep dog trainer but we had an experience one night as to where a sheep dog joined our company unbeknown to me. When we arrived back in Tallow late one night, I realised there was a sheepdog in the back of the car ‘Put there by my so called teammates’ as a laugh but felt obliged to travel back with the sheep dog to where it was picked up which was 35 miles away. Looking back it was a great laugh but at the time I wasn't very happy. Again that shows part of the Tallow spirit that we had.

Have you avise like your Grandfather?
Unfortunately no, I left all the singing to Dick’in O’Mahoney and I would consider myself a good back up. My brother Con would be considered the singer of the family.

Overall to sum up my time playing Hurling, I enjoyed it greatly and made lifelong friends. It was great to see the joy on Tallow supporters faces through the journey we went on.

Thank you Kieran Ryan.

Waterford March to the final: Seemingly on our last legs at half time Waterford produced a mesmerising second half performance to reach the final.We scored 2-16 in the second half and even the great Kilkenny team of 2008 were a point less in the first half of the All Ireland Final . It would be great through out all the doom and gloom that our town could add some colour to brighten our mood and home place by adding some Waterford flags and bunting..

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Consolation Prizes: Marian Forbes, Eamonn Forbes, Mary Pratt, Nicola O'Connor (online)
Promoter: Tom Doyle
Next Draw : 7/12/2020 Back of Dinny's House 9pm Jackpot : €15,400.
Yearly tickets valiable as well as standard €2 ticket or 3 for five.
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Club Notes: 24th November 2020

posted Nov 30, 2020, 6:08 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Waterford March On: Waterford play Kilkenny this Saturday in the All Ireland Semi Final. Strange that they will be playing in Croke Park and have no one going. Upsets are the norm in football at present (bar the Dubs of course) and they is no reason why we can't beat Kilkenny who are not the formidable force of yore.

Bloody Sunday Commemoration: The GAA marked this poignant occasion with an excellent service held at Croke Park last Saturday . It marked a very dark time in the history of the association and one in which had to commemorated. Our best actor Brendan Gleeson gave the oration on the Hill in which fourteen flames were lit for every soul lost. Tipperary donned a white jersey with a green hoop , the colours they wore in 1920 and such remembrance was aided to a Munster title triumph for the first time in eighty five years. Dóibh siúd a chaill a mbeatha, ní dherna na Gaile dearmad orthu riamh.

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23/11/2020 Jackpot €15,100 No Winner Numbers:3,4,19,20
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Next Draw : 30/11/2020 Back of Dinny's House 9pm Jackpot : €15,300.
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Club Notes: 16th November 2020

posted Nov 17, 2020, 6:22 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Online Lotto: From this Tuesday on anyone who does not have access to purchase a ticket in the standard sense will have the availability to buy Tallow GAA lotto tickets online through the link Tallow GAA online. This draw for for the 23rd of November. All instructions are on the site,

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
19/10/2020 Jackpot €15,100 No Winner Numbers:2,9,19,22
Consolation Prizes: Jackie O'Sullivan, Denise Sheehan, James Whelan, Christina McCarthy
Promoter: Mary Murphy
Next Draw : 23/11/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €15,200.

Munster Final : Waterford battled gamely against a powerful Limerick team , Tadhg De Burca was like an orchestra conductor such was his role in nearly all good play from Waterford. Liam Cahill has brought this team forward and credit must go to how they are playing , to win a Quarter final would be huge boast to this group of players.

Part Two of Kieran Ryan Interview:
Did you win a college hurling title with De La Salle College Waterford?
Yes. Pat Daly and myself played on a muster under 15 winning team in Lismore vs St.Finbars Farrenferis. The score line was De La Salle 7:6 and St. Finbars was 5:6. A good friend of mine to this day Pat Flynn, the well known Waterford horse trainer scored 3 goals that day. Great memories.

You played on an under 21 hurling final in 1974 at 17 years old? Was it daunting?
No I never found it daunting, it was very exciting to be chosen to play at such a young age. I found it thrilling to be picked to play on that team with so many other talented players. It was a privilege to play with players such as Pat Mcgragth, John Galvin, Tom Casey, Liam O’Brian and my good friend who is also living here in London, Willie Ryan. I'd like to thank the selectors at the time who had great faith in me at that age as I was 16 in the Munster final and 17 in the All Ireland.

How much did the two Munster Final loses have an effect on you as a player?
Through no one's fault, looking back now I believe that we were under prepared going into both games. We had good enough players but came up against a very good Cork team who went on to win All Irelands. To answer your question, I was gutted and disappointed on both occasions and to be honest it did have an effect on my intercounty career.

You had brothers that hurled for Tallow, was there any game that you all played together?
Unfortunately I can't remember a game where we all played together, but I did play with my brother Frankie and Con which was very special for the family. My brother Aidan later went on to play with Frankie and Con but unfortunately I was not around at that time.

Centenary year you led Tallow to a county title success, Was it a great honour for you?
Yes indeed, definitely one of the proudest moments in the height of my career. I was fortunate enough to lead out a great team who played exceptionally well on the day and it was a great victory.

You spent time in America and England was it hard to keep yourself fit as a result?
Yes, I was fortunate or unfortunate to be in those places. The training wasnt as intense. But I was lucky to have had success in both countries. I met some great people, many of whom are still my friends to this day.

Picture is Kieran Ryan receiving the county senior hurling cup in 1984.

Club Notes: 9th November 2020

posted Nov 11, 2020, 12:22 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Deise Super Draw: We would like to congratulate Jackie O'Sullivan who won €100 in the Deise Draw last week.

Weekend Action: As the rain poured from the heavens in Pairc Uí Chaoimh the monsoon would nearly bring tears to ones eyes such was the septic fare on offer to the viewers. Kerry playing a defensive game against Cork who played a carbon copy and with lateral hand pass after lateral hand pass and free after free it would hardly endure you to keep watching. The spectacle of football will have to change it that is what is turned out very week.

We have a Munster Final to look forward to on Sunday as the Deise men take on the might of Limerick. It's our first Munster final in four years and we haven't won it since 2010. We wish the team the best of luck.

Retro Jersey: For those of you who ordered them. We are looking at a three or four week production and delivery date. I would notify the informed parties when they arrive.

Combhrón: CLG Tulach an Iarainn will like to pass on our condolences to the Mahoney's of Tallow Hill on the passing of Peggy Kennefick .

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
9/11/2020 Jackpot €14,900 No Winner Numbers: 13,16,22,25
Consolation Prizes: Eamonn Forbes, Liz Barry, Kaye Murray, Anne Tobin
Promoter: Paddy Joe Sheehan

Next Draw 16/11/20 9pm Venue Out doors Jackpot €15.100

Club Notes: 2nd November 2020

posted Nov 4, 2020, 4:48 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Nov 4, 2020, 4:52 PM ]

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Online Lotto: I incorrectly stated that it would be up and running this week but it is a few weeks off yet and I will inform people when it is up and running and when to purchase. I yearly ticket is also available for all of those who wish to purchase at €100 euro for the year.

Kieran Ryan:

Kieran burst onto the scene as a seventeen year old in 1974 playing in a U21 All Ireland Hurling Final and won a Intermediate hurling title for Tallow. he formed a great partnership with John McDonnell in midfield for many a campaign. He played in the two massacres that were the Munster Finals or 82 and 83 but surely his proudest moment was captaining Tallow in the centenary final of 1984. Work took him to England in the late eighties were he currently resides. I did an interview with Kieran Ryan a few months back and here is a sample of it.

Would you remember the first Tallow game you played at adult level and the last one you played?
Yes I can vaguely remember my first adult game, it was a junior hurling game. I can't remember the opposition. But it was a big occasion to be playing in a tallow senior jersey. That year Pat Daly and myself were promoted and I believe we were playing at 16 years of age. The junior championship was a tough grade to be in at that time but we were fortunate that we had good people around us like John Mcdonnald, Billy Henley, John Henley, Tom Mulcahy and Rodger Ryan. My last game for Tallow was unique, in the sense that I had come back from London at my own expense and had been determined to play one more game for tallow. I played against Port law in Dungarvan. I thought I was able to still handle the intensity of it but I'm afraid I was well short of match fitness, which I was very disappointed in myself.

How was Tallow training different from the beginning to the end of your career?
At the beginning of my career all my training was done through Ned Power, who taught us all the basic skills and drilled the Tallow spirit into us. Later we had a guy called Brendon Barry come in and brought a different dimension into the team, mainly because he was from the outside and had a different perspective. We also had different trainers such as Eddie Cunningham and Dave Doyle. Overall I learnt alot from each individual and had great respect for the input they made in my career. As I grew older there was more emphasis on physical training and being fitter amongst the team, you could say this was part of the process in growing older.

If you could relay a game again, which one would you choose?
It would be hard to single out just one game as I was fortunate to be a part of a lot of Tallow victories. However the one that stands out for me personally, is our first Keaneland Cup victory against Lismore, in Lismore. The reason being is that it was my first adult cup victory in front of a big crowd, the whole occasion was like an All Ireland to me. At the time we were an intermediate team and Lismore was senior which made the win even more special for us as a team. Great celebrations were had throughout the week in Tallow, everyone was delighted.

From the Tallow players you played with, who was the fastest?
The fastest would be Seamus ‘Trasher’ Tracey who was like lightning especially at a young age.

The Toughest?
It would be hard to single out the toughest as there were a few but I would have to say John McDonnell for his leadership, determination and bravery.

The Best Footballer?
People I would consider to be very good footballers would be Eric Curley, Tom ‘Bomber’ McCarthy from my young days and Ray 'Pigeon’ O’Brian. Because of all 3, we won quite a few football titles in my time so I was very lucky to play with them.

When the chips were down, who would always turn it on?
In my opinion, it was the Tallow team spirit that brought many victories rather than one individual.

Who would have been the most skillful player?
I came across many skillful players throughout my career who brought different things to the team. Personally I would rate Trasher Tracey, Liam O’Brian, Pigeon, Pat Daly and Connie Curley.

The most underrated player?
I feel in my time there were a few underrated players. I personally believe that they brought a lot to the team but never received the recognition they deserved.

Waterford : Sometimes a score line flatters a team but in fact it should have been four or five points more such was Waterford's control of the game. Our half back line was immense and was the launch pad to most of our attacks. It was our first championship win in three years and for that it will enhance a spirit in this team which will surely grow wi

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
26/10/2020 Jackpot €14,800 No Winner Numbers:2,9,17,28
Consolation Prizes: Peter Kenneally, Pad Fitzgerald, Kathleen Delaney,
Eamonn Forbes,
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2/11/2020 Jackpot €14,900 No Winner Numbers:2,8,18,19
Consolation Prizes:Aoife Tobin, Bríd Hallahan, Pat Murphy, Tom Tobin

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Next Draw 9/11/2020 9pm .Out in the Open Jackpot €15,000

Deise Super Draw :
Is on this Wednesday so could any money that's owed be handed in please.

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