Club Notes: 13th August 2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:24 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Lotto results from 7/8/18
Numbers drawn were: 5, 8, 18, 25
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Eamonn Cunningham (c/o Abbot) Eileen Roche, Eugune Duffy, Eddie Condon
Promoter: Denis Tobin
Next draw: The Hotel August 13th
Jackpot: €4,000

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.
Numbers drawn were: 10, 18, 19, 28
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Kay Twomey, Pat Murphy, Barry Power, Martin Sutherland
Promoter: Brendan Hartigan
Next draw: The Corner House
Jackpot: €4,200

Senior Hurling Championship:
Tallow 3-22 Ballyduff 1-27 (aet)
From the opening half minute when Sully pulled off a point blank save to the dying moments of extra time when Tommy Daly fired over the winning point this was a pulsating, roller coaster of a game in Lismore on Saturday evening. What the game lacked in quality it certainly made up for in excitement and drama.
In the opening quarter, Ballyduff set the pace, scoring 6 points, mostly frees. Tallow conceded far too many frees overall (around 19 in total) and I suppose you can draw a few conclusions from this. Tallow replied with a point from Ryan Grey (the first of 6 from play he contributed in total) and a goal from Mark O Brien, to keep Ballyduff in check. Mark’s goal came at the end of a surging solo run through the Ballyduff rearguard which somehow ended up in the net. Speechless! Ballyduff led by 0-6 to 1-1 after 15 minutes and were hurling well. Tallow never settled into any routine as the Village piled on the pressure to lead by 5 points at the break.
Ballyduff were again the more purposeful in the second half as they notched up the scores. Goals at crucial times kept Tallow in this game and Thomas Ryan netted our second as the full time whistle beckoned. I lost track of scorers as the game increased in intensity but Thomas Ryan had a final tally of 1-12 from frees and open play. The score at the end of full time was Tallow 2-17 Ballyduff 1-20. The game went into extra time. Tallow’s third goal came from Jordan Henley. Ballyduff were undaunted and pushed on again. With around 5 minutes remaining in the second half of extra time they had accrued a three point lead. With some exceptions, Tallow had not hurled well and the game now looked beyond them. They showed remarkable resilience and character throughout and especially in the last 5 minutes. They kept their heads and nailed on 4 points to scrape through to the quarter final where the meet Abbeyside in Fraher Field on Sat 25th August at 7pm.
Tallow: S O Sullivan, J Beecher, D O Brien, K Kearney, M O Brien (1-0), R Geary, R Beecher, T Ryan (1-12), J Henley (1-0), K Geary, I Beecher (0-2), J Neville, R Grey (0-6), E Sheehan , D Buckley (0-1), D Mulcahy, M Tobin, B McCarthy, T Daly(0-1), M Stewart, E McGrath, Bob McCarthy, J Murray, E Condon, P O Brien.

Senior championship Quarter Final v Abbeyside Saturday August 25th at 7pm
Cois Bhríde v Naomh Olibhéir Tuesday August 14th at 7pm in Balinameela

All Ireland Final
Best of luck to Jake Henley who will play at half time of this years All Ireland final. What a wonderful achievement, well done Jake!

Cois Bhríde

On last Saturday morning our U15s travelled to Dunhill to play the County final against St.Mollerans. Conditions were very wet and it wasn't to be our day, losing in the end on a score line of 3.11 to 7 points. Well done to our boys, they battled very well through a very tough game.
Panel: Cathal Hunt, Eolan Costello, Stephen Roche, Ian Martin, Tom Dalton, Darragh Spillane, Mark Dalton, Shane Martin, Shane Cronin, Ethan Scotton, Jake Henley, Jack Murphy, Jake O'Brien, Jack McDonnell, Callum McCarthy, Ciaran Lenehan, Cian O'Brien

Club Notes: 7th August 2018

posted Aug 7, 2018, 1:51 AM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 5:51 AM ]

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Due to the bank holiday there will be no lotto results published. They will be in next weeks notes.

Senior Hurling Championship:                                                                                    
Our senior hurlers play neighbours Ballyduff in the senior hurling championship on Saturday night in Lismore. A lot at stake here so please come along and support the lads.
U21 Hurling (A) Championship – Western Semi Final
A pattern has developed at inter county level this year of teams overhauling big half time leads and taking the game into extra time. So it was in Ballysaggart on Thursday evening when Cois Bhride and Comeragh Gaels met in the u21 Hurling Western semi final. 
This game looked done and dusted at half time. Cois Bhride cruised through the first half, picking off points at will, and led by 1-12 to 3 at the break. Ryan Grey alone must have converted about 8 of them.  Comeragh Gaels looked uninterested and disjointed. They allowed the Tallow/Shamrock combination acres of space and the Bridesiders took full advantage.
Maybe our lads got complacent but it was a different story in the second half.  The mid western alliance tightened up the marking and crowed the middle third denying Cois Bhride the space they enjoyed in the first half. They were far more cohesive and relentlessly whittled away at the lead. At the sounding of the final whistle, it was Cois Bhride who were hanging on as the game finished level (1-21 to 2-18).
There was some confusion before the game went into extra time. The momentum was with Gael na Comeraigh and they looked like they could finish the job. Both teams were out on their feet at this stage. Cois Bhride however regained their composure and finished the stronger after over 80 minutes of hurling to scrape through by the minimum. (1-29 to 3-22).  This should be the showpiece of developing talent in Waterford hurling but strangely enough its a grade that’s neglected.

Our sincere thanks to Tim Keniry and Centra who sponsored food and refreshments for over 150 children at the CUL camp as well as supplying breakfast for our senior squad last Sunday. Much appreciated Tim! Thank you for your continued support.

Senior hurling v Ballyduff Upper Saturday August 11th at 6.30pm in Lismore. 

Happy birthday
A little bird told me that one of our junior hurlers turns the big 40 this week. Wishing you a very happy birthday Stephen (Bear) Pratt. 

Club Notes: 30th July 2018

posted Jul 31, 2018, 6:42 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 15, 19, 22, 26
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Colm Geary (2) Eamonn Forbes, David Sheehan
Promoter: Kenirys
Next draw: August 7th in Kenirys
Jackpot: €3,800

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

Senior hurling
Tallow v Ballyduff Upper Saturday August 11th at 6.30pm in Lismore

U21-A hurling
Cois Bhride v Gael na Chomeraigh Friday 3rd August in Ballysaggart at 7pm

Minor hurling
Cois Bhride v Rodaithe na Brice Wednesday August 1st in Tallow at 7.30pm

CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend our sympathy to the Boylan family, Dungourney on the passing of Elizabeth Boylan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Junior Hurling:
Western Semi-Final
Tallow 0-8 Fourmilewater 2-10

When these sides met in the preliminary rounds back at the beginning of April, Tallow emerged winners by 4 points. The tables were turned on this occasion however and a powerful second half performance by FMW secured a comfortable win and a place for them in the Western Final. The first half was a tame affair with little between the teams. Fourmilewater led by 5 points to 4 at the break and there’s not much more you could say about it. Tallow’s points came from a lively Ben Aherne, James Murray, Rob O Sullivan and Kevin Henley.

Rob O Sullivan levelled the game as the second half got underway but Fourmile dominated play from there on. Two goals in quick succession left Tallow struggling to keep pace with a reinvigorated Fourmile side. We had further points from Eoin Condon and a brace from the youthful William Murphy but the damage was done. We badly needed a goal to get back in contention but it never looked like happening despite the best efforts of James Murray, Kieran Fraser, Kevin Henley, Eoin McGrath, Jack Tobin and my man of the match Stephen Pratt. 

Overall it was a decent campaign from our lads with 3 wins out of 4 in the qualifiers and the selectors would have been happy with the turnout for each game. Our thanks to the management team: Terence McSweeney, Colin Cunningham, Stuart Barry and the panel of players for their efforts. Our best wishes to JP who was withdrawn due to injury. He has been a great servant to the club and plenty more to come.

Tallow Panel: JP Grey, Stephen Pratt, Jack Tobin, Eric Hickey, Noel Condon, James Murray, Tom McGrath, Kieran Fraser, Kevin Henley, Robert O Sullivan, Eoin Condon(capt), Eoin McGrath, Martin Murphy, Ben Aherne, Joey Power, Sean Slattery, David Beecher, Sean Curley, Alan Buckley, Billy Buckley, Billy Henley, Conor McCarthy, William Murphy.

Club Notes: 23rd July 2018

posted Jul 23, 2018, 5:21 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 7, 11, 17, 19
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Michael O' Keeffe, Joanne Sheehan, Denise Sheehan, Eamon Forbes
Promoter: Teresa Cunningham
Next draw: Lukies, July 30th
Jackpot: €3,600

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

Senior hurling v Ballyduff Upper - weekend of August 12th
U21 hurling Cois Bhríde v Comeragh Gaels Friday August 3rd in Fraher Field at 7pm
Junior hurling v Fourmilewater Tuesday July 24th at 7.30pm in Cappoquin

CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the family of our club patron Fr. Michael Farrell. Fr Farrell was a great supporter of both club and county. He was a founder member of Roanmore GAA club, many of whom were in attendance. He will be dearly missed by all of us in the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
We wish to extend our sympathy to the O' Brien family, Parklands, on the sad passing of Michael A. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Deise Draw
Could all outstanding monies please be handed in to Fada or any of the promoters.

CLG Tulach an Iarainn will hold the monthly committee meeting this Thursday, July 26th at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. All committee members are requested to attend.

Cois Bhríde
This year's cúl camp is starting on Monday 30th July in Tallow and is fully booked with 150 children expected.

Club Notes: 16th July 2018

posted Jul 20, 2018, 6:59 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 5:20 PM ]

Sponsored by McGraths Pharmacy Tallow

Junior Hurling Championship:
Tallow face Fourmilewater in the western semi-final of the junior hurling (B) in Cappoquin on Thursday evening @ 7 30. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Senior Hurling Championship:
Our senior hurlers will meet near neighbours Ballyduff next in the senior hurling championship. This is scheduled for the week-end of 12th August.

U21 Hurling Championship
The u21 hurlers are drawn against Comeragh Gaels in the Western semi –final of the u21A championship. This game is scheduled for August 3rd at 7 in the Fraher Field. The date, just a week before senior championship, is far from ideal from a Tallow point of view. There would appear to be plenty of gaps in the calendar to slot this fixture in at a more appropriate time. All senior teams would like to have their full panel together on the week-end before championship and very few if any would be playing challenge games let alone championship.

U21 Football (B) County Final:
We meet Portlaw/Ballyduff in the U21 County final. This game was postponed originally and we haven’t received a new date as yet.

Stewards Appeal:
There is a severe shortage of match stewards for championship games at the moment. The Western Board has asked all clubs to provide at least two stewards on a rota basis to be available to steward at Western venue games. If any of our members are willing to help out with this matter please contact either Lindsay Murphy (Runai) , Liam Mulcahy (Cathaoirleach) or any committee member.

Cois Bhride:
Congratulations to Cois Bhride u 15 hurlers who defeated who defeated Brickey Rangers 3-15 to 3-07 in the Western Final on Saturday.

Tallow GAA Lotto: supported by Kearney’s Restaurant
16/7/’18. Nos Drawn: 9, 12, 19, 27. No jackpot winner
Consolation Prize winners: Colin Cunningham, Kaye Murray, Dolores Hartigan, Paddy Martin. Promoter: Anne Tobin.
Next Draw: 23/7/’18 at Corner House! Jackpot: €3,400

Tallow Junior Hurling Team that drew the county Final of 1981.
Back row (l to r) Micheal Condon, John Fitzgerald, Noelie Sheehean, Pat Murphy, Pat Henley, Don Henley, Aidan Ryan, Connie Henley, Paddy Joe Sheehan, Michael Creed, Con Ryan, John Beecher, Johnny McCarthy.
Front Row (l to r) Kevin Tobin, Dermot Cantillion Jim O'Donoghue, Johnny Geary, Seamus Tracey, Tom McSweeney, Seanie Pratt, Ned Power, Liam McCarthy, Martin Murphy, Jimmy Cronin

Club Notes: 9th July 2018

posted Jul 20, 2018, 6:53 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 15, 19, 21, 28
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Noel Sheehan, John White, Myles Tobin, Eamonn Cunningham
Promoter: Mary Murphy
Next draw: The Hotel, July 16th
Jackpot: €3,200

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

Senior Hurling V Ballyduff Upper on the weekend of August 12th. Time, exact date and venue details to be confirmed.

Deise Draw
Could all outstanding monies be handed in to Fada or any of the promoters at your earliest convenience.

Club Notes: 2nd July 2018

posted Jul 8, 2018, 3:22 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jul 8, 2018, 3:23 PM ]

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 13, 16, 21, 24
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Clíona, Mark & Anna, Kathleen Delaney, Margaret Moore, Paul O' Mahony
Promoter: Denny Cunningham
Next draw: Kenirys July 9th
Jackpot: €3,000

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

U21 football County final v Portlaw/Ballyduff in Kill on Sunday July 8th at 2pm.
Junior hurling Western semi final v Fourmilewater on Thursday July 19th.

CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the McCarthy family Curraheen, on the sad passing of Mary (Molly.) Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Senior Hurling ChampionshipTallow 1-14 Fourmilewater 1-13
Tallow and Fourmilewater produced a nail biting encounter in difficult playing conditions on Saturday evening last. Us spectators were just about able to cope with the heat never mind the thirty misfortunes on the pitch. They coped well with it however and managed to come out with a one point victory, the final point being scored by the on form Evan Sheehan. Fourmilewater got the first score of the game after just three minutes to which Jake Neville swiftly replied with one of his own. Fourmilewater followed with two to our one and the game continued with this pattern until Fourmilewater scored their goal. Evan Sheehan put Tallow ahead again mid way through the first half. The first goal of the game came from a rebound following a marvellous save by Shaun O Sullivan and this put Tallow under severe pressure as Fourmilewater followed the goal with three points in a row. Tallow were awarded a penalty approaching the end of the first half. Thomas Ryan stepped up to take and finished it perfectly in the back of the Fourmilewater net. Half time score Tallow 1-5 Fourmilewater 1-8. Tallow trailed by three and had it all to do in the second half. Despite four frees being awarded against Tallow in the first three minutes Tallow looked sharper in the second half. They scored five points in a row with no response. Those points were scored by Darah Buckley, Thomas Ryan, Ian Beecher and Evan Sheehan. The ever solidTallow full back line ensured scores were not going to be given easily at all!! They sent some very intelligent ball to their forwards and so the forwards reaped the rewards. The sides were level with five minutes to go after Fourmilewater pointed a free and this game could have gone either way. Luckily enough Tallow held their composure and Evan tapped over the winner. Fourmilewater sent a long and dangerous ball into the square with one minute to go. This was caught brilliantly on the line by Mark O' Brien and driven into the stand. We didn't mind where he hit it at this stage because the catch was good enough for us. Tallow ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-13. A draw will be made to determine our next opponents so watch this space.
Scorers for Tallow: T Ryan 1-5 (3f) E Sheehan 0-4 R Grey 0-2 (2f)D Buckley, I Beecher J Neville 0-1 each
Tallow: S O' Sullivan, M Tobin, D O' Brien, K Kearney, M O' Brien, R Geary, R Beecher, T Ryan, J Henley, D Mulcahy, I Beecher, J Neville, R Grey, E Sheehan, D Buckley
Subs for Tallow: T Daly, M Stewart, B McCarthy

Photo shows the Tallow Senior hurling team who defeated Fourmilewater on Saturday evening last.

Wedding Bells
Wishing one of our senior hurlers Mark O’ Brien best wishes for his upcoming wedding to Lisa Fitzsimons this Friday. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.

Club Notes: 25th June 2018

posted Jun 26, 2018, 4:46 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 3, 8, 9, 26
No winner
Consolation Prizes: L Daly, John Doyle, Colette O Flynn, Joanne Fitzgerald
Promoter: Tom Doyle
Next draw: Lukies, July 2nd
Jackpot: €2,800

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

Senior Hurling v Fourmilewater Saturday June 30th at 8pm in Fraher Field
U21 football county final July 8th at 2pm in Kill

Get well soon
Wishing a speedy recovery to Mike Kearney from all in the club.

Committee Meeting
CLG Tulach an Iarainn will hold our monthly committee meeting on Thursday June 28th at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. All members are requested to attend.

Junior Hurling:
Tallow Advance to Western Semi-Final
Tallow 1-19 Lismore 1-12

A warm summer’s sun and the prospect of a competitive encounter between local rivals Tallow and Lismore brought a sizeable crowd to a resplendent Pairc De Paor on Friday evening. The light breeze wasn’t exactly hair parting but Tallow had the benefit of it for the opening half. An industrious Kieran Fraser who contested every ball that crossed his path put Tallow ahead with a brace of points to settle his team for the fray. Lismore replied with three on the trot to put them ahead; the only time they would lead throughout the game. Tallow registered 4 consecutive points from Rob O Sullivan, Eoin Condon, Eoin McGrath and again Kieran Fraser who was well up for this local derby. Lismore stayed in touch and always posed a threat. They finished the low scoring half just 2 points in arrears (Tallow 0-9 – Lismore 0-7) and looked like they had more to offer. To be honest I was thinking at half time we had our work cut out to win this game.
Kevin Henley, who continues to given outstanding service, covered every blade of grass and contributed 4 points in total. He fired over the first point of the second half. Lismore had a number of goal chances and landed plenty of ball in the Tallow square but were denied by a defiant Tallow defence marshalled by James Murray, Ken, Noel, Jack and Stinger. John Paul Grey hasn’t lost his touch. His booming puck outs and timely saves contributed to the eventual outcome. . I better not forget Stephen Pratt! He reads the game well and rarely wastes possession.
Brian McCarthy scored 1-1, maintaining his consistent scoring ratio. When Brian gets in gear he poses a serious threat. Lismore’s performance drooped midway through the second half when they were still in contention. Games turn with a flick of a ball! Had they converted goal chances it might have been a different story. Tallow introduced Ben Aherne and Billy Henley. Both lads injected pace and offered a renewed threat to the Tallow attack force which in turn took the pressure off our defence. Tallow were comfortable winners at end of play.

JP Grey, S Pratt, J Tobin, E Hickey, N Condon (0-1), J Murray, Ken Kearney, K Fraser(0-4), K Henley (0-4), T McGrath, E Condon (0-1), R O Sullivan (0-4) , E McGrath (0-1), B McCarthy (1-1), M Murphy, B Aherne (0-1), B Henley, S Curley, S Slattery.
Dungarvan top the group unbeaten in 4 games. Tallow hold second place with 3 wins out of 4 which sees them into the semi- final. Dungarvan are the form team and favourites to take the Western title. Other contenders will have to step up to the mark. All to play for!

Photo shows the Tallow Junior team who defeated Lismore on Friday evening last:

Club Notes: 18th June 2018

posted Jun 26, 2018, 4:35 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 4:39 PM ]

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 1, 8, 17, 20
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Bertie Moore, Bart O' Donoghue, Bernie Kearnery, Colette O' Flynn
Promoter: Fordes
Next draw: The Corner House June 25th
Jackpot: €2,600

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

Junior hurling v Lismore in Ballysaggart at 7.30pm
Senior hurling v Fourmilewater on the weekend of July 1st

Deise Draw
Could all outstanding monies be given to the promoters as soon as possible please.

Best of luck to Jordan Henley and Ian Beecher when they take on Cork in the u21 championship in Pairc Uí Chaoimh this Wednesday evening.

Waterford senior hurling
Waterford were unlucky not to beat Cork on Sunday last in Thurles. They lost out on a scoreline of 1-20 to 1-23. Derek McGrath announced his resignation on Monday night. We thank him for everything he has done for Waterford over his time in charge and we wish him all the best for the future.

Well wishes
We wish a speedy recovery to Tom Doyle who is currently in hospital. Get well soon Tom.

Junior Hurling:
Tallow 1-15 Ballyduff 1-13
A strong breeze dictated the pattern of play, to a large extent, in this junior hurling championship game , played in Tallow last Friday evening. Tallow had wind advantaged in the first half and led by 9 points to 4 at the break. It could have been more as we had ample possession but squandered scoring opportunities.
Points from Kevin Henley and Eoin Condon followed by a well taken goal from Brian McCarthy stretched Tallow’s lead to 9 points (1-11 to 0-5) 10 minutes into the second half. Tallow looked comfortable at this stage but Ballyduff countered with a goal of their own and continued to whittle away at Tallow’s lead. There was only a poc of a ball in it at the end but Tallow showed good spirit to hold out for the win.

Tallow: JP Grey, S Pratt, J Tobin, E Hickey, K Kearney, J Murray,N Condon, K Fraser, R 0 Sullivan, K Henley, E Condon, T McGrath, J Power, B McCarthy, M Murphy, B Henley, B Aherne, S Slattery, A Buckley,S Curley.
Tallow play Lismore at 7 30 in Ballysaggart this Friday evening.

Finn- A Tribute from Tallow GAA Club
We will miss him dearly. It’s difficult to sum up such a multi faceted character in just a few lines. We will miss his company, his wit, his camaraderie, his joie de vivre, his friendship and solid advice. Most of all we will miss the laughter and the fun he brought to our lives. A rare gift and one that won’t be replaced!

When he was in full flow, giving vent to his zest for life, he was incomparable. He was both erudite and entertaining. Behind all the fun and banter he was highly intelligent and well informed on national and international affairs. He thrived on banter and was more than a match for any in verbal jousting. How often did we listen to his lectures on the battle of the Kursk or ancient Greek history? As Johnny Geary says:“We couldn’t contradict him!” Back in the day he was crowned “Brain of the West” when he swept aside all challengers in a quiz competition. He had a questioning informed mind and a sharp intellect.

Finn loved Tallow! I’ve never come across anyone so at peace and happy in his homeland. He could go through every household in Convent Street and lamented those we lost through immigration in the 50’s and 60’s. He never wanted to see anybody leave Tallow. He never wanted to be anywhere only Tallow.

Finn’s contribution to Tallow GAA was immense and maybe not fully appreciated. He served as selector with almost every age group in the club. I well remember himself, Dan Casey and the late Billy O Keefe working with our u16 footballers. He was part of the management that brought our junior hurlers to a county final and was again involved when the minors won a county title. There was an adventurous spirit in the club over the last few decades. Tallow GAA travelled to the US and several locations in Europe. Finn was always to the fore. He was like a pilgrim leading us to new horizons. We made several trips to Tyrone over this period also – the first in 1997when Tallow ventured north with an u16 team led by Finn, Rachael Ryan, Colin Cunningham, Tom Doyle, Sean Sheehan and Johnny Geary. The Naomh Columcille hurling club in east Tyrone have fond memories and hold him dear to their hearts.

He was Chairman of Tallow Juvenile GAA club from ’97 to 2000 and was the popular choice as first Chairman when Tallow and Shamrocks amalgamated at under age level to form Cois Bhride. At adult club level he held the positions of Vice Chairman, Membership Officer, and Irish Language Officer. He was always available and willing to serve Tallow GAA. Our steadfast Lotto committee will greatly miss his invigorating presence.

In the so called land of be grudgers he stood apart. He was always positive and encouraging. Nothing pleased him more than to see local enterprise thriving. If I could pick a word to describe him it would have to be as Gaeilge. “Fuinneamh” He was bursting with passion and energy. Bhi duil aige sa teangaduchais. Finn was a fervent nationalist with an in-depth knowledge of Irish history and culture. He was a fluent Irish speaker and availed of every opportunity to speak the native language. For that alone he will leave a huge void.

Those closest to him will forever mourn his loss. It will never be the same without him. We will miss his humour and wit, his passion for life and generousity of spirit. Most of all we will miss his friendship and support. Slan a chara.

I measc laochra na bhflaitheas go raibh a anam uasal.


Club Notes: 11th June 2018

posted Jun 11, 2018, 5:14 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 4:30 PM ]

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Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 2, 17, 19, 25
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Clíona Ní Mhurchú, Carmel Daly, Skippy Donnelly, Marian Forbes
Promoter: Pat Murphy
Next draw: The Hotel, June 18th
Jackpot: €2,400

Lotto results from Tuesday June 5th
Numbers drawn were: 2, 4, 18, 20
No winner
Consolation Prizes: James Gill, Angela O' Hara, Aileen Twomey, Liam Fraser
Promoter: Chuck
Next draw: Kenirys, 11th June
Jackpot: €2,200

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town. 

Junior hurling v Ballyduff, Friday June 15th at 7.30pm in Tallow
Senior hurling - next round dates will be confirmed shortly

Junior Hurling
Our junior hurlers were defeated by Dungarvan on Friday last in Aglish on a scoreline of 2-24 to 1-16.
Tallow team: S Pratt, S Curley, J Tobin, K Kearney, N Condon, J Murray, R O' Sullivan, K Fraser, T McGrath, B Henley, E Condon, B McCarthy, J Power, M Murphy, E McGrath.
Subs: B Aherne for M Murphy, A Buckley for B Henley.

Waterford Hurling
A disappointing result for the senior hurlers when they lost out to Limerick on Sunday last. This puts them out of contention for this years championship and one would have the question the new system and its merits (if any.) Is it a coincidence/sheer bad luck or what to say that the two Munster teams who had to play four games in 21 days are now out of the championship on the 10th of June. Surely these players deserve at least one extra rest week between games? Waterford will play Cork this Sunday, June 17th in Thurles at 2pm. We wish Thomas Ryan and the Waterford panel the best of luck.
The minor hurlers had a fantastic victory over Limerick prior to the senior game. Well done to Dean Beecher and Sean Henley and best of luck to them this weekend as they take on Cork on Sunday in Semple Stadium, Thurles also.

Waterford Football
Well done to the Waterford footballers who recorded their first championship victory since 2011 defeating Wexford on Saturday last. They will play Monaghan next on the 23rd of June in Fraher Field at 2pm.

Scoil Mhuire
Well done to the boys and girls of Scoil Mhuire who won both hurling and camogie county finals on Thursday last.

Cois Bhríde

The Condon Shield was played in Tallow pitch recently with two Cork teams, Eire Og and St. Catherine's and 2 Waterford teams Cois Bhride and Ballyduff in attendance. Each team played 3 matches with Cois Bride winning all three of their matches and receiving the Condon Sheild.

Well done to St Catherine's who won the Jumping Jacks Blitz recently.

U9 hurlingOur u9 hurlers who played a blitz in An Rinn last Saturday. Well done to all involved.

Well done to Callum McCarthy from Scoil Mhuire Tallow who was picked to represent Waterford at the Primary Games during half time of the Munster Senior Hurling championship against Limerick last Sunday.

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