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Club Notes: 12th October 2020

posted Oct 13, 2020, 5:29 PM by Mark Baldwin


Picture Intermediate Win 76 Included Ray O'Brien, Dave Doyle, Pa Sheehan and Kieran Ryan.


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CLG Tulach an Iarainn would like to pass on our condolences to the Pratt family on the passing on Richie. Richie was on the field committee in 1963 when we purchased our field where were are currently situated.

Deise Super Draw : It is on this Wednesday and can be viewed on The Waterford GAA Facebook page. Any money owed can be handed in this week please. It will be broadcast at 6pm from outside Fraher Field.

The Playing Field: With all playing activity finished or stopped with Covid 19 I had a few articles from the last lockdown . One such one was from Noelie Sheehan from his playing days. He decided to focus on football and from such insight here is what Noelie had to say.

At the AGM in 1980 " Noelie yousir would you look after the auld football and pick your own selectors".
In a hurling club like Tallow that means we can now concentrate on the real workings of the club ( Hurling), whether three or five selectors who are the selectors going to be, hurleys, sliothars and nights for training etc..

Tallow won four minor football titles 1967, 68, 69. lost out of Ballinacourty in the west in 1970 and won again in 71. So football was there. So the junior with the bones of the above panels was won in 1975 against Killmollorans. The following year intermediate football 1976 against Gaultier. Senior then.


Ballinacourty were beaten in the quarter final 1980. They were champions of two years so probably on the run of 11 or 12 matches unbeaten until Liam Moroney popped up to send them packing. Liam did the same in the senior hurling final against Dunhill scoring the vital goal as well. Dual allstar no doubt.

So I based my selection on fellas I played with from that era, very difficult I may add.

In goals I have a choice of Brendan Hartigan, Don Henley, Bernard Pratt( The Bear) , Dinny Cunningham, Kevin Tobin, Michael Masterson who played in goals for Longford seniors and Timmy Sheehan.

Timmy in goals. He played senior and was fantastic against all teams.

My full back line is Milo Aherne , ciotog and out and out footballers. Long clearance, saucy.
Full back Liam O'Brien (Fada) never beaten, powerful and no prisioners taken.
The other corner Tom McSweeney( Kiely) fast off the mark, always first to the ball, Ned Powers mantra if your second to the ball your last, saucy. Kiely captained Waterford U21 footballers a tenacious tackler.

Half Back Line: Pat Daly another teak tough devil. Strong and saucy.
Billy Sheehan centre back, captained Tallows first major u16 football county against Mount Sion in 1966. This started the ball rolling. Against Tramore in U21 county final. Billy scored immense frees to help Tallow win. Tramore had won the senior the week before eight or nine U21's.
Tom McCarthy ( The Bomber) OMG. What a footballer. Strong, tough, athletic , ran for NACAI winning numerous county medals at distances. Was a county minor at fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and then he fell in with bad company Chuck, Jimmy Cronin and JAP( the Convent street gang) .

Centre Field Kieran Ryan( Ferrari engine) . Tough, had it all.
Ray O'Brien ( Pigeon) sheer class. A rogue in a nice way. Speed. Both were midfield against Ballinacourty in 1980 , say no more.

Half Forward line : Eric Curley: The Johnny Giles of Tallow. Silken skills, what a football brain. Would send a pass to you on a six pence. His goal to equalise the minor football when he linked with bomber and time up absolute gem. The replay in Lismore Eric captained the team in 1971 led the team through the wicket gate on the town end. With him was Noelie who captained Tallow to win the minor hurling against Ferrybank. Brother Cantwell principal of CBS Lismore had taught both Eric and Noel." Who is going to win today he asked. Noel said we are from Tallow.
Centre forward Matt Harper. Came from Wexford, What an addition. Tough, no nonsense, beautiful solo and shimmy.
The Doyler, Tommien. Class, strong, tough, intelligent and would die for you. Some free taker.

Full Forward line . corner forward Mickey Curley, what speed , skill . Free taking to win intermediate in 76 . Class.
Full forward John Hartigan. Roguesh eye . What talent. Speed . Class.
Corner Mutty Curley. Skill, great side step, saw him run rings around Mick Bohane St. Finbarrs Cork minor team in Dungarvan in 1968. They got the fright of their lives. Cork went on to win the All Ireland . Mick Bohane lost his place . Tallow contributed to Waterford minor footballers in
67/68 big time. Three years later Waterford lost the U21 Munster football final in Fermoy to Cork ,same again Cork were lucky.

How did I not pick Mick Beecher strong and brillant, John Fitzgerald (Claudie) couldn't be stopped. Con Ryan, strong and courageous , Trasher who won the match against Clashmore in 1976. Mikey Hartigan who was the man to send on , a tough oppenent, who was dishing it out, some battle then. teak tough and saucy, the Norris's Tom , Paddy and John? . You won't like to try and mark any of these boys. They would just trample you. Liam Moroney, Johnny and Michael Geary, exceptional tough players and good footballers.

Six families at the time who had three or more players .
In goal Brendan Haritgan
Con Ryan, Frankie Ryan, John Norris Neddie Curley corner backs
Full Backs Tommy Norris and Noel Sheehan.
Half backs Timmy Sheehan, johnny Geary, Aidan Ryan and Michael Geary.
Centre Backs Billy Sheehan and Paddy Norris
Centre Feild Kieran Ryan and Connie Curley
Half Forward Mutty Curley, bills Curley, Mikey Curley and Paul Curley
Centre Forward Mark Geary and Philly Curley
Corner Forward Mikey Haritigan , Pat Sheehan, Johnny Curley and Dave Sheehan.
Full Forward Seanie Sheehan and John Haritgan.
Connie scored six points in an U21 county final to win it.
Johnny scored a goal against Ferrybank in a minor football final in 1967.
Tommy Norris full back on U16 first county final win against Mount Sion.
Some amount of medals in the above group. I won't like to pick that team.

The families are Curleys, Gearys, Hartigans,Norris, Ryans and Sheehans. Between those 27 players.

David.how did i leave out Henleys..Don.Great football goalie...Pat.Billy.Connie and John . ....Also Tallow played in 3 senior semi football finals...1980..Ballincourty..1983..1984....not too sure of years above.Ballinameela was one...they met Ferrybank in final..other..semi final...???..We finished in 1986..I think.when drawn against Ballincourty.in first round and never fielded, never heard off. I was in Glanworth at this stage...

Run For Ryan: Ryan Hurley is a twelve year old boy from Tallow. He has suffered hardship all his young life and faces health issues daily.Ryan has been in Crumlin hospital for the past 15 weeks and underwent a major spinal operation on the 1st October. His two brothers Alan and Cian who both play underage for the club and his parents Seán and Teresa need your help. The family are under financial pressure as one parent has to be at Ryan's side at all times. A donation page is set up on gofundme.com and run4ryan. I have it included on the Tallow Facebook page for all of those willing to help . With level three guidelines in place an unofficial walk is taking place over the weekend. This is not organised and can be done at any time. A goal of 245km kilometers is the distance between Tallow and and Crumlin so it is hoped to walk that distance in our local area. It's all up on Facebook for any enquires .

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
12/10/2020 Jackpot €14,600 No Winner Numbers:3,5,24,28
Consolation Prizes: Martin McCarthy, Alan Buckley, Liz Barry , Kate Sheehan
Promoter: Kay Toomey
Next Draw : 19/10/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €14,700

Club Notes: 5th October 2020

posted Oct 13, 2020, 5:25 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Championship Matters: While our involvement in championship ended last week one could not be but pleased with the structure of championship this year. It came about by chance ( dare I speak of the dreaded covid) but it gave players a chance to play with their clubs and not have intercounty players dragged back to their clubs having played no games before championship. So why not retain it? Although the two percent of players playing at the elite level the remainder have being  cast aside for far too long and had no certainty of when they would be playing and the time span of such games. It was always  just throw them on fast after the intercounty finishes and hope the championship ends before the Munster club starts. The senior inter county train had run out of control and had taken up too much expenses and time for players. Croke Park paid no attention to it but with county boards needing bail outs at various times they surely can see that it needs to be reigned in. The message surely is don't let the running of this years championship be a once off but retain it for players. Save them training in the muck and rain of winter and let them flourish in the summer when they always were supposed to play . 

Deise Super Draw: Is on Wednesday the 14th of October. Could any money owed be handed in this week please.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
30/9/2020 Jackpot €14,400 No Winner Numbers:22,23,25,27
Consolation Prizes: Jenny Lyons, Taylor O'Donnell, James Power, Brendan Hartigan 
Promoter: Pat Murphy 
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Consolation Prizes: Peter Kenneally, Dinny Cunningham, John Paul Delaney, Jimmy Cronin
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Next Draw 12/10/2020 Clubhouse 9pm.

Club Notes: 22nd September 2020

posted Sep 21, 2020, 3:38 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 21, 2020, 3:41 PM ]

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21/9/2020 Jackpot €14,400 No Winner Numbers 1,6, 15,28.
Consolation Prizes :Billy Buckley, Michael Walsh, Kay Murray, Bunty O'Sullivan. 
Promoter :Fiona Crowley. 
Next draw 28/9/20. Jackpot €14,400.


Junior Football : Tallow 1-14 Ballyduff 1-13.
The sultriness of the day one won't have been disillusioned in thinking that the game was played in the Mediterranean rather than in the Cappoquin venue. While I and the elder statesmen of our club where struggling to adapt to the humid conditions of the day it is a credit to both set of players that they played in such warmth. The day started brightly and with Paul O'Brien fouled in the corner , Ryan pointed our first score of the day from a free after less than a minute. Ballyduff answered in kind a minute later with a point of their own. Kieran Geary did another slicer kick that guided between the left hand post for us to regain the lead after four minutes. A long delivery by Jake Beecher found Ryan Grey thirty yards from goals with his back to goal . Nice interplay with Paul O'Brien had Ryan back in possession and he arrowed the ball to the net for a great goal. A period of Ballyduff dominance over the next seven minutes saw our neighbours score four points on the bounce. We were under serve pressure in this period but Kieran Geary yet again stood up when needed. He claimed a great mark from center field and kicked into space to the on rushing evergreen Paul O'Brien . Paul cut inside and curled over a delightful point to end eight barren minutes for the Tallowmen without a score. Ryan Grey was fouled on the fifteen minute and any foul play was punished by our calm free taker. We held a two point advantage at the water break and it was safe to say at this stage there was nothing between the two teams. Any transgressions were punished by Ryan Grey who had his radar clocked on points all day. Any misdemeanors on our big beardy free taker saw him split the posts on nearly all occasions and he kept the scoreboard ticking over with another free just before half time. As the whistle blew we lead 1-6 to 7 points. It was a tough game and the searing sun had to take a lot out of the bodies. What was also noticeable was the tally of yellow cards on both sides. A lot were on the soft verify and would have a big impact in the second half .

The second half started like the first in that Paul O'Brien was fouled and Ryan Grey was unwavering in his free taking and we went a goal ahead inside a minute of the second half. We had a chaotic next ten minutes. Ballyduff were reduced to fourteen men after a second yellow card was dished out. Ryan tried an outside of boot curler which nine times out of ten he would miss but today wasn't a day that that was happening. In the next five minutes Ballyduff got the next two points and their second dismissal. Two extra men for us but we seemed totally at sea in what to do with those bodies and with a Ballyduff man upended for a penalty, they goaled and we found ourselves two points down on the water break. We needed cool heads at this stage but we seemed a little panicked. Paul O'Brien earned a hard won free, Ryan cut the gap to the minimum .and the same man levelled the game for the first time since the twelfth minute with seven minutes remaining. With three minutes to go Ballyduff had extended their lead to two points and the most pessimistic of Tallowmen or Tallowwomen won't have thought we could have scrapped something out of this. Kieran did well to win a free after some great hard work to get it . Our big man put it straight between the posts. A point in it with two minutes to go. The tension was unbearable and it was a long time since I have seen such excitement . We had to score to draw the game . There was some fierce hits going on and Jordan was fouled about 25 metres near the bank touchline. A tough free at the best of times , a very tough free at that time. Grey was undaunted and he managed to curl over a beauty to tie the game with time nearly up. The story wasn't over yet. Ballyduff won a free and thirty five yards from their goal. They played the ball back and a brilliant interception from Robbie Geary saw him gather the ball and head towards goals, his pass to Jordan who seemed to be swarmed but saw him pass to the on rushing Jake Neville and in what was one of the most dramatic endings ever Jake fisted the ball over the bar for the lead point. The whistle blew and we ended up winning .
The beauty of the win was engrained in young and old and they hollered and danced on the line at such a miraculous triumph . No one man can win a game but Tallow in Ryan Grey had a man who's dominance in a game can not be overstated.

Team: Michael Curley, Alan Curley, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville(0-1) Kevin Henley, Jake Beecher, Dean Beecher, Ian Beecher , Kieran Geary(0-1), Darragh Mulcahy, Bob McCarthy, Jordan Henley, Paul O'Brien(0-1), Ryan Grey (1-11, 10f), Shaun O'Sullivan. Subs Darah Buckley for Shaun O'Sullivan, Eoin McGrath for Bob McCarthy, Donnchadh Mulcahy for Alan Curley.
We meet the Shamrocks in the Western football final at 2pm in Fraher Field next .

Cois Bhride: Well done to the Cois Bhríde U15 hurlers who had a great victory in the county final versus Tramore.

Deise Super Draw: Congratulations to Michael Geary the Square on his jackpot win in the Deise Draw. This is the second year in the row that someone supporting The Tallow GAA deise draw has won the top prize. We hope you enjoy it Michael. 


Injury: We will like to wish Robbie Beecher the best of luck as he is getting surgery on his knee this week.

Painting: I'd like to thank the two Tom's, Colin, Stuart, young Liam and all those who helped with painting the railings. It has made a big improvement to the field.

Club Notes: 15th September 2020

posted Sep 21, 2020, 3:05 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 21, 2020, 3:09 PM ]


Junior Football : Tallow 2-10 Ballinacourty 1-06

A quick turn around for our junior footballers following on from Saturday's first round game we were in action again last Thursday in the Bushy Park venue. There was a certain form of pressure on the players here as we needed a result. Ballinacourty scored the first score of the game with a pointed free. We responded brilliantly two minutes latter. Good interplay from defence to attack saw a pass into the corner to Donnchadh he soloed in from the left wing to the goals the ball broke and Darragh Mul was the quickest to react and he toe poked the ball into the net. On the ninth minute Ballincourty responded with a mix up in our defence to cancel out our goal with one of their own. Normally in these circumstances heads would drop a little but we responded well. Darragh Mulcahy went of solo run and the ball went to the energetic Kieran Geary and he pointed our first point from open play. Frees added to the next two scores with ten minutes gone with Ballinacourty accounting for one and Kieran Geary putting one over for us. At this stage the advantage rules was applied well by referee . At least three times in the opening half the rule was used and on all occasions our shots went wide and a free was brought back on each occasion. Ryan Grey got in on the scoring with a lovely thirty five yards shot that had us up a point 1-3 to 1-2 at the first water interval. A noted changed on the previous Saturday was how most playing were playing a notch above what they played on the previous Saturday. Jake Neville was having a great game in the corner, while he got out in front on many occasions , the most pleasing aspect of his game was how he tackled for the most part without fouling. We started the second period with Jake Neville dispossessing a forward with tigerish aggression and ball yet again worked up the field and a free awarded. Kieran who was leading the team on possessions and on the scoring ,pointed the free and the man was surely brimming in confidence in the standard of play he showed on the field. Robbie Geary made two meandering runs up the field and on both occasions he was unlucky not the score. Our midfield was controlling things and Ian Beecher and Kieran Geary had a hand on most of the good things we did in the first half. We finished out the half with Darragh Mulcahy scoring a great point when he just blasted over following a Kieran Geary placed ball. We were full justified our three point lead of 1-6 to 1-3.

The second half started in a welter of excitement . Great play by Jake Beecher saw a long ball into Ian Beecher. He played a quick one two with Eoin McGrath and was upended inside the thirteen meter line . A penalty awarded. Kieran stood up to take it but the shot was turned out for a 45 which we missed as well. Wides either side of a Ballinacourty pointed free had us leading 1-6 to 1-4 with five minutes of the second half played. Great work by Donnchadh on the ball and he off loaded to Kieran who shot a great point with the outside of his foot curling the ball from left to right between the posts. Ryan pointed a free two minutes later and we had extended our lead to four points. Our defence was solid throughout the second half and Jake Beecher manned the center half back position vigorously . Ryan scored a wonder point twelve minutes into the second half that I would tie himself and Kieran on our scores of the night. We lost Kieran just before the second water break and his loss was felt such was the standard we was playing. Brian McCarthy introduced in this period scored a great solo point with a busting run .. His size alone on the 25th minutes caused havoc and Eoin McGrath kicked the ball to the net. The night finished in the light of the Bushy park with us victorious 2-10 to 1-6. We collectively were hard working and used the ball well. There is no rest bite now as we play again this Sunday but I'm sure Seán , the two Dinny's and Diarmuid will have the boys primed.

Team: Mikey Curley, Alan Curley, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville, Kevin Henley, Jake Beecher, Dean Beecher , Kieran Geary (0-5,3f), Shaun O'Sullivan, Bob McCarthy, Darragh Mulcahy (1-1), Dave Kingston, Ryan Grey(0-3), Donnchadh Mulcahy. Subs Eoin McGrath for Dave Kingston (1-0), Brian McCarthy(0-1) for Donnchadh Mulcahy Ben Aherne for Kieran Geary. 


Tallow 4-10 Kilgobnet 0-5.
Our third game in nine days brought us to the Cappoquin venue on a shimmering Sunday evening . After our first shot went wide Darragh Mulcahy picked up a loose kick out and fed Kieran who had made ten yards before hand passed to Jordan back in the side at wing forward, Jordan's side foot shot was smothered by the Kilgobet goalie when a goal looked likely. A Kieran Geary defected shot went out for a 45 which a Ryan Grey low trajectory kick sailed about three feet over the bar for the first score of the game.Five minutes passed before Kilgobet pointed a free between three wides for us.Ten minutes had passed since our last score and although we were playing well we needed to add to the scoreboard. A good mark from Dean Beecher saw him boot the ball into Shaun Sullivan who hand passed to the hard working Darragh for a great point. As the first water break approached Kieran Geary played a row ball into one of his business partners Donnchadh Mulcahy, he hand passed to the on rushing Darragh Mulcahy who availed of his maker and cutting across the ball he hit a beautiful slicer arrowing the ball in off the post for a goal. It was a great tonic as they took on their hydration and led 1-2 to 0-1 .Answering a Killgobnet free, Ian Beecher played a good ball into Donnchadh to passed to Jordan who worked a nice point. Five minutes to go in first half and Darragh Mulcahy intercepted a free in the Tallow hand back line . Jake Beecher's positioning all day was very good and his nice foot pass up saw him charging up the field he laid the ball off to Alan Curley who did very well to win it before he gave it to the steadfast Jake Neville who passed to Kieran who went fifteen yards with the ball before he kicked into Ryan who returned to Kieran who pointed for a great team score. Kieran was on a ton of ball and was involved in nearly everything good that Tallow did. Ryan followed it by pointed a nice score about ten yards to the right of the posts.A minute to go in the half and Kieran Geary back in defence launches a forty yard punt in the direction of Donnchadh Mul. Donnchadh gave a slight nudge in the back ( if it's good for Seamus Darby) and the ball went through to Ryan Grey. He got the ball and I'm not sure if you would call it a hand pass but the ball ended up with Donnchadh and he pounded the ball to the roof of the net. A minute later Shaun Sullivan pass was intercepted when goal was on and Kilgobnet got the closing score of half with a close in free which left us leading by seven points at the break 2-5 to 0-4.

After three wides and one ball dropping short going on eight minutes we created a good goal chance when a piercing run from Jordan had him pass the ball across to Paul O'Brien who palmed effort was saved but waved wide.It took ten minutes of play to get the first score of the second half off the boot of Ryan Grey.Jake Beecher blocked a shot with his back when a score looked certain. Alan Curley was dismissed on two yellow cards on the forty third minute of the game. Jordan Henley pointed a nice curling shot from play when it would seem he was disadvantaged from the original ball setting. Ryan pointed a 45 off the post thereafter .Five minutes to go and Ryan Grey pointed a free in which he was fouled himself.He got one from play after been played in by Ian Beecher. Eoin McGrath roofed a ball to the net after good interplay with Kieran. Kieran got in the goal act himself with the last kick of the game as he shot low to the net from five yards.The most pleasing aspect of the game for me was that we scored 2-04 when down to fourteen men. We play Ballyduff in the semi of the west on Sunday next at 2.00pm in Cappoquin.

Team: Mikey Curley, Alan Curley, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville, Kevin Henley, Jake Beecher, Dean Beecher, Kieran Geary (1-1), Ian Beecher, Jordan Henley (0-2) , Bob McCarthy, Darragh Mulcahy (1-1),Shaun O'Sullivan, Ryan Grey(0-6,2 '45,1f), Donnchadh Mulcahy (1-0). Subs Paul O'Brien for Shaun O'Sullivan, Eoin McGrath(1-0) for Donnchadh Mulcahy.

Painting: We hope to finish the painting on Saturday next weather permittingat 9.30am . All help needed.

Deise Draw is on this Wednesday. Could all money owed be handed in please. The draw is being broadcast on Facebook live.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
14/9/2020 Jackpot €14,200 No Winner Numbers:1,7,11,26
Consolation Prizes: John Dineen,
Promoter: Pat Murphy
Next Draw : 23/9/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €14,300

Club Notes: 7th September 2020

posted Sep 7, 2020, 5:48 PM by Mark Baldwin

Painting: Amazing what a few extra bodies can do. We made a lot of progress and with the same effort next week we could be near completion . We are back again this Saturday at 9.30am. Anyone can turn up , so please do so.

Junior Football Championship: Tallow 0-7 Affane 3-07.
We played our first game of the this years championship in Ballysaggert on Saturday evening last. Inside two minutes Ryan Grey opened our account with a lovely 35 yard right footed shot central of the posts. Affane processed to cut down the heart of our defence and score a goal in response four minutes later. Jordan scored a great forty yard point on the left on side of goal in response added to by Kieran with a tidy point just before the first water break. I thought at this point there was some similarities to the Dublin Donegal semi of 2014. We had scored three great long range points and for us to win we would have to score closer to the goal as like Dublin in that game the long rangers won't last ( they didn't ).On the resumption we played an error prone brand of football. Our foot pass and hand pass were over or under cooked a we spurned a goal chance that fell to the bloodied Shaun O'Sullivan. Affane punished our fouling with pointed placed balls to go two points up before Jordan answered with a long mazy run with a big punt kick that wouldn't look out of place in Aussie Rules.
Indiscipline again handed Affane another score just before half time and as referee Thomas Walsh blew his whistle to end the half with Tallow trailing 0-4 to 1-3 playing with a nice breeze.

The second half was a much more heated affair. Five minutes into the second half and Kieran pointed a free. With 80% of the players in the middle third section the exchanges were a lot more physical . There was complaining to the referee but players need to man up to when things get tougher. Affane got to grips with their game plan and isolating their full forward line worked as they worked the ball up through the lines and foot passed inside. Jake Beecher hauled down a man doing through with ten minutes to go and was sent to the line on a second yellow card. The penalty was struck to the net down the middle of the goals. Another goal followed as they cut softly in on the end line to score. We scored two points late one but these were merely putting a small bit of respectability on the scoreboard. At end a nine point defeat was our loss and we will have to be greatly improved to beat Ballinacourty on Thursday next at 8.00pm in Bushy park and Kilgobnet in Cappoquin On Sunday at 5.00pm.

Team Michael Curley, Alan Curley, Robbie Geary, Dean Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy, Jake Beecher, Kevin Henley, Ian Beecher , Kieran Geary (0-2, 1f), Jordan Henley (0-2), Ryan Grey (0-2, 1f), Bob McCarthy, Paul O'Brien , Shaun O'Sullivan, Eoin McGrath.
Subs Donnchadh Mulcahy(0-1) for Shaun O'Sullivan, Jake Neville for Kevin Henley, Shaun O'Sullivan for Eoin McGrath.

Comhbhrón: Tallow GAA would like to pass on our condolences to the Curren family on the passing of Barry, late of Boston and Clashmore. Go mbeannaían an Tiarna dó.

Deise Super Draw : Is on next Wednesday so could any money owed be handed in over the weekend please. 

Well done to Brideview on their league win.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
31/8/2010 Jackpot €14,100 No Winner Numbers:10,12,16,18.
Consolation Prizes: Bart O'Dpnoghue, Shane McCarthy, Claire Murphy, Lindsay Murphy
Promoter: Kaye Twomey
Next Draw : 14/9/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €14,200

Club Notes: 31st August 2020

posted Aug 31, 2020, 4:59 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Online lotto: We are in the process of putting our lottery online in the next week or two. This will enable anyone unable to purchase our lottery in ticket format the chance to buy it through digital format using their debit card. Anyone you buys the lottery online will be informed of the lotto results through an email once the draw is completed.

Painting: Back at it this weekend at 9.30am and going all morning. A big push and we could make big process. Come along

Junior Football : Our junior footballers commence our campaign against Affane on Saturday next at 4.00pm. Venue not issued as of yet.

U14 Hurling County Final: Cois Bhríde 3-08 De La Salle 3-10.
Having started the western final at a slow pace we hoped that on this county final day we would not repeat the dose. We did and it probably cost us the result in the end. Fraher Field was looking resplendent, the sun was glistening and it was perfect morning for hurling. In the first five minutes we trailed 1-01 to no score. In the same starting period it's not that we were overpowered by our city opponents, we just seemed to lack a bit of belief in ourselves and it could be said that our accuracy was affected by our apprehension. Conor got us off the mark with our first score of the day from a placed ball. As the first water break approached we were still playing well within ourselves and hadn't got to the pace of game. Stephen Murphy operating at the right half forward was using the ball well and when his high speculative lob in was missed by the De La Salle goal keeper it somehow seemed to bounce outside the postand wide. Billy operating with an injured back was still alert between the post and he still thwarted the De La Salle forwards on a few occasions. Five minutes to go in the half and Jack Henley was on the twenty one and bearing down on goal. With backs hanging out of either side of him his intuition didn't fail him as he managed to wriggle through to bat the ball to the net. Our merriment was short lived as De La Salle responded with a major of themselves and as the half time whistle went we were down 1-03 to 2-07.

A few positional changes helped the team in the second half although De La Salle did goal early in the second half having us ten points down with twenty to go. Twelve year old Keith Martin was brought on in the first half and his reading of the game help steady our defense. Ben Sheehan was in at wing forward using his speed to avail of any opportunity that came his way. Beside him on the forty was Conor who's tireless runs at the De La Salle defense caused umpteen problems to their rearguard. Stephen now positioned at midfield with Joe. They got to grips in that sector and as they did we cut into their lead. Jack was back in the full back line showing us his versality a trait he holds with his brother.

Conor was fouled nearing a quarter of the game left to play. His twenty metre free stuck the back of the net. He added one from play and another free . Our midfield partnership both struck one each from play . We were searching for goals at this stage and Aidan was hauled down inside the thirteen meter line . A penalty awarded. Conor came up to strike the sliothar and to our despair he struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced out. Two minutes later Aidan caught a great high ball and turning to his right he arrowed the ball to the top left hand corner of the net. We were down a goal and with less than four minutes to play . Conor was fouled for what seemed like every time he got on the ball but a twenty one yard free was award to the left of the town goals. We went for goal and it was repelled. Conor having recovered to point his next free had us down to the minimum with time nearly up. De La Salle were unerring with their frees all day and pointed one at the death to stretch their lead to two with time nearly up. They could still afford to miss a free following their pointed effort to seal the victory. There is no question that our young fellas fought to the bitter end. Their gallant effort was in vain but they had the character to fight back and surely that characteristic will stand to them in years to come. There are a good group and represented their club with honor in the U14 grade this year. A western title is their efforts and in the pains of defeat it may seem little when questing for a county medal but they will learn from this and come back stronger we hope in the years to come.

Team: Billy Murphy, Taylor Twohig, Gearoid Hynes, Paul Henley, Ben Grey, Danny Power, Joseph McDonnell(0-1), Conor Henley (1-6,1-3f) , Steve Murphy (0-1), Jack Henley (1-0), Alex Goode, Aidan Murphy(1-0), Luka Tobin. Subs used Keith Martin for Taylor Twohig, Ben Sheehan for Paul Henley. Seán Murphy, Dara O'Brien, Dean Cronin, Shay Pratt.

Deise Super Draw: The frequency of the draw is a bit sooner now and the next draw is on Wednesday 16th September. I would like to thank the promoters who sold the tickets and all those who bought them.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
31/8/2010 Jackpot €14,000 No Winner Numbers: 8 10,16, 19.
Consolation Prizes: Anne Murphy, Billie, Sean, Jack and Katie Murphy, Anne Murphy, Georgina Cunningham.
Promoter: Mary Morrisey
Next Draw : 6/9/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €14,100

Club Notes: 24th August 2020

posted Aug 27, 2020, 11:42 AM by Mark Baldwin

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland.

Storm Ellen: With gales of winds from last Tuesday night there was structural damage done to the roof of the club house. We would like to thank Collie Flynn for mending the roof in such quick fire fashion. Also Dinny Martin who cut up the trees and to Tom , Gerry, Shane and Ben who disposed of the debris.

Deise Draw: I would like to thank all those you subscribed to this years Deise Draw . The first draw is on this Wednesday. It can be viewed on Facebook.

Championship Matters : While our involvement in the hurling championships ended with our Junior hurling team last week, one could not but be pleased with the structural format. The GAA at present are setting in motions the design of the coming years for both inter county and club fixtures. The club player has been crying out for this for years and it will be of great benefit to everyone if the masterplan comes to fruition . Ideally one one like to play a championship match every two weeks for recovery but if the dates are set and adhered to without crossover it could only benefit everyone involved and possibly stop the cause of burn out and drop out of players.

U14 County Hurling Final: .As I write we have not got clarification on the time and venue of the county final against De La Salle next Sunday. The guidelines has it that one guardian is allowed accompany his child to the game. We wish the boys the best of luck .

The Railing : Three games on in Pairc Eamonn De Poar ths week with Cois Bhride's U8's playing a biltz at 6.30 on Wednesday. On Friday the U12 footballers play Balinacourty at 6.30 On Friday. The girls have their final group game against Portlaw at 6.30pm on Saturday. All matches might be viewed from the car park ...

Painting: Weather halted us last Saturday and we hope for improvement on next Saturday. All help appreciated.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
24/8/2010 Jackpot €13,800 No Winner Numbers: 3,10,15,27.
Consolation Prizes: Martin Sheehan, Michael Curley, Bille Jean Sheehan, Noelie Sheehan.
Promoter: Donna Buckely
Next Draw : 31/8/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €14,000

Membership Draw: We held a membership draw on Monday after our lotto. All paid up club members were entered in the draw. We had five prizes of €50 vouchers on offer.These are for a combination of O'Neills and Walsh's. The names drawn from the hat were Lorraine Dillon. Liam O'Brien, Mikey Tobin, James Clancy and Shelia Cantillon. The vouchers will be handed out in the coming weeks.

Committee Meeting: We have a committee meeting in the clubhouse on Thursday at 8.30pm.

Club Notes: 17th August 2020

posted Aug 17, 2020, 5:08 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 17, 2020, 5:13 PM ]


Junior Hurling Semi Final Tallow 0-13 Ballyduff 2-14
It's like deja vu struck for the the third consecutive year as Tallow's juniors exited the championship at the semi final stage. Good victories in our last group stages weren't matched in the following knock out stages on each occasion.The match started and Mark Stewart converted a 65 with a minute on the clock. Ballyduff responded with 1-2 without reply and the goal conceded would go down as on the softish side. Mikey Curley and Jake Neville responded with two nice points both of the right hand side of our attack. With eleven minutes gone and good interplay from our defence lead to Mark receiving the ball fifty yards out, his solo run had him angling away from the goals to the corner but from thirty five yards off his left he struck a lovely point.He added two points from placed balls in the twelfth and thirteenth minutes to have us trailing 0-6 to 1-4. Noel Condon who was playing a stormer up to this point, caught a great aerial ball and struck a eighty yard monster minor to tie the game up. Ballyduff added a free before the game was stopped for the first water break.
Good tenacious tackling by Will Cunningham had him retrieve a ball he had no right in winning, the ball broke and we won a free which Mark converted. He added one more in injury time and as the half time whistle blew we trailed by the 0-10 to 1-9.

The opening minutes of the second half are ones we would not look back with glee. A goal line mix up results in a goal. Ballyduff responded with a point. Five points down wouldn't be an insurmountable lead to close down but too many of our players were under performing. That could not be asserted to the right hand side of our defense in the second period. . Will Cunningham continued to hurl tigerishly and outside him Noel Condon continued on from his cameo roll against the Brickeys in his assertiveness and strength on the ball. James Murray does want he does well, he battles, he leads and let's his hurling do the talking.
Our opening score of the second half came from a Mark free on thirty nine minutes.Three minutes later Eric Hickey on as blood sub was hauled down for what seemed a penalty. The 21 yard free given for pulling the ball out of the hand was saved and the rebound was pulled agonizingly over the bar by Kevin Henley. Brian McCarthy struck our last score of the evening on fifty minutes. The rain billowed from the sky and the dampness did little to quell our thirst for victory. We can had no excuses here, three points in the second half will not win you games. We were beaten by a fit, youthful and skillful team.
We played some good hurling this year and can be pleased with a lot of aspects of our game. For this team to progress there is only one way they can improve and that is down in the field. We would like to thank James, Trevor, Sean and all those who helped the team this year.
Team: Brian Henley, Alan Curley Dean Beecher, William Cunningham, Noel Condon(0-1), James Murray, Shaun Henley, Jake Neville (0-1),Kevin Henley (0-1),Eoin Condon, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Mark Stewart (0-7, 5f,1 65),Evan Sheehan, Brian McCarthy (0-1),Mikey Curley (0-1).Subs Eric Hickey for Jake Neville (bs 41-45). Stephen Pratt, Billy Buckley.

Deise Draw: The Deise Draw commences next week, with COVID restrictions and a limited number of people allowed enter the draw the tickets have to be in by this Sunday. Tickets are priced at €90 for the year or €15 a month. €10.50 of every €15 is retained by the club. This is a vital component in the running of our club. We have been and we will be Facebook messaging, WhatsApp messaging, texting, ringing and calling to people’s houses in the hope of generating your support for the draw.
Top prize is €10, 000 which we won the jackpot last year. Second is €4,000, then €2,000, 2 x€1,000, 2 x €500, 4 x €250, 12 x €100 plus vouchers and specials.
We hope you can support us!!


Vandalism: I'm like a broken record at this stage but yet again our field was left in a shambles on Sunday morning last .Glass bottles thrown around all by the railings. To make matters worse they decided to break the glass and shatter it around by the railings. There was three children all under seven on Saturday around that vicinity, I'd hate to think what would happen if they fell upon the shards of glass . If these youths are over eighteen their behaviour is nothing more than thuggish and if they are under eighteen it is no less thuggish but what are their parents doing in letting them away with such carry on? It's a very sad state of affairs that our grounds are subject to such behaviour and that we will probably have to get the authorities involved.



U14 Western Hurling Final Cois Bhride 4-6 Dungarvan 2-11.
Carlsberg don't do comebacks but if they did this would surely be one. Trailing by nine points at half time we managed to come out with a one point win against the odds. Dungarvan simply blew us away in the first half with their powerful hurling. Aidan Murphy got a great opportunist goal after a flurry of Dungarvan points . His cousin in goals at the other end Billy Murphy was bringing off heroics to reply the Old Boro's attack . He pulled off countless saves as he kept the score below double digits at the interval. The second half started and we still struggled to find our form but we gradually improved. Luka Tobin and Aidan Murphy were motoring and looked dangerous. Joseph McDonnell and Conor Henley got to grips with a strong midfield opposition. Even at the second water break things looked bleak but then Luka struck a great goal , Ben Grey added a point. Conor pointed a 65. The game was back in the balance. Alex Good working hard throughout, cut in from the left to strike over from his right hand side .Luka got another major to totally announce himself on the scene. Billy was still rock solid in goals and with five minutes to go , Aidan burst through to bat the ball to the net.. In a sea of excitement the teams were level. Dungarvan cut through the center of our defense and with Jack's foul resulting in a free in front of the posts and his dismissal it looked like all the hard work to garner a come back was in vain. No, retaliation from the subsequent foul had the ball thrown in. The ball worked it's way up the field and Luca Tobin drove it up over the bar. We were miraculously in the lead. Shortly after the referee blew his whistle to the jubilation of the Cois Bhride supporters. We go on to meet De La Salle in the county final on the weekend of the 29th/30th of August.
Team Billy Murphy, Taylor Twohig, Gearoid Hynes, Paul Henley, Jack Henley, Danny Power, Conor Henley, Stephen Murphy, Joe McDonnell, Ben Grey, Alex Good, Aidan Murphy, Luca Tobin, Subs used Ben Sheehan and Keith Martin.

Painting : We will be doing some painting on Saturday morning at 9.30am again weather permitting. Feel free to come along and bring a paint brush.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
17/8/2010 Jackpot €13,600 No Winner Numbers: 11,15,19,25.
Consolation Prizes: Patrick Curley, Michael Curley, Kaye Murray, Eva and Aidan Murphy.
Promoter: Fordes
Next Draw : 24/8/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €13,800

Club Notes: 10th August 2020

posted Aug 10, 2020, 6:21 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 10, 2020, 6:26 PM ]

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland.

Junior Hurling Championship: Tallow 2-21 Brickey Rangers 1-11.
It was the first time I can remember we played Brickey Rangers in adult competition in a resplendent Tallow venue on Friday last. The two Tom's, Dinny and Brendan had the field looking as nice as I've seen it. Goals washed and painted, the field lined and the grass cut. It's no wonder our boys couldn't wait to get out there and play. The first three minutes had both teams swapping points from placed balls. Mark had two frees and Kevin Henley scored his first from play on five minutes . We lead three points to one and in the next five minutes Evan opened his account on a very solid evening from him followed a great point from sixty metres from Kevin . James Murray was a rock at the heart of our defence and hoovered up ball and delivered it with gusto to our full forward line.
Brian McCarthy had our first goal chance of the evening which just went wide. He opened his account two minutes later with a great catch to dissect the posts. At the first water break we lead seven points to three. Our full forward line were causing consternation to their markers. If big Brian wasn't catching the ball he would break it and Evan was collecting all the breaks. Although Mikey didn't score his intelligent use of the ball was evident throughout. A great catch from Brian and a hand pass out to Donnchadh and he opened his account. A Mark free and a long range Donnchadh strike from midfield had us 0-10 to 0-5 with five minutes of the half left. We closed out the half with an Evan goal. A first time pull from Brian struck the post and Evan reacted the quickest to bury the ball past a helpless cúl barra. The half time whistle blew with Tallow leading 1-11 to 0-6. We were hurling sharply and our striking was crisp and where putting the scores up even accruing to a few wides.

We got the perfect start to the second half when the big Brian got a goal from a ground pull after good work by Evan . Quite in the first half Eoin Condon stormed into the second half and was a fruitful ploy to any of Basher's puck outs as well as scoring one himself and making several. Evan added to his tally with another point and his personnal score of 1-06 all from play delighted the nice Tallow crowd in attendance as well as himself and his teammates. We lost Eamon to red card after hurling very solidly throughout. His other wing man Shaun limped out and was replaced by Noel Condon who turned into Paudie Maher for a minute with the citeóg knocking opponents out of his way to score great point after a powerful run. Ten minutes to go and with the Brickeys finding the net from a penalty , their goal line attempt two minutes after was repelled brilliantly by Basher .Evan finished off the scoring ,one in which he could claim to be the top performer in what was a great collective performance by the Tallow team, leaving the final score Tallow 2-21 Brickey Rangers 1-11.

Team : Brian Henley, Alan Curley, Dean Beecher, William Cunningham, Shaun Henley, James Murray, Eamonn Forbes, Jake Neville, Kevin Henley(0-2), Eoin Condon (0-1), Donnchadh Mulcahy(0-3), Mark Stewart (0-6, 5f), Mikey Curley, Brian McCarthy (1-2), Evan Sheehan (1-6). Subs Noel Condon (0-1) for Shaun Henley, William Murphy for Kevin Henley, Eric Hickey for Will Cunningham, Stuart Barry, Stephen Pratt, Billy Buckley.

Junior team

Shaun Henley sideline.

Brian McCarthy shot at goal.. sideline

The Field: The railing at the road end has just been power washed , cleaned and ready for painting. All volunteers men and women, boys and girls are welcome to undertake the same. There is a great mood of optimism of well being within our club at present. Though we no longer have an interest in the Senior Championship our Junior hurlers are flying high and are getting great enjoyment (isn't that what it's all about) out of hurling. Allied to that our Junior footballers and all under age with Cois Bhride. Our three fields (including the Parish one ) are literally full to the brim with boys and girls and believe it or not all fields are fully booked out six nights a week. As ever a huge Ceád Mile Buíochas to all who look after our players no matter what group or age. This is of vital importance and long may it continue. Thanks to you all . A debt of gratitude is bestowed to Brendan Dowd who maintains the playing surface to the highest order.
On the topic of volunteerism our club is fully committed to resurrecting and improving that same topic . As with most clubs it is always a struggle to balance finances of this year with the loss of the lotto due to Covid 19 is particularly poor.
So whilst we are getting great fun and satisfaction from watching our players why no go that little bit extra and join in the banter with a little bit of elbow flexing. Definitely no experience required to paint an iron bar. Doyler and crew will be on hand to oversee matters so see you all on Saturday morning weather permitting and please bring a paint brush. Throw in at 9.30am ,If your good we might even have a cup of tea, Everyone welcome no matter what age group.

Deise Draw is the 26th of August. With covid guidelines the tickets have to be in by the 23rd of August. We need to get motoring on this. Its a vital component for the club. €90 for the year, €15 for the month. €10.50 back to the club of each fifteen. The rest goes to the training fund of Waterford teams. All support needed.

Birthday Greetings to Pat Murphy underage selector and Stephen Pratt senior selector who both have birthdays this week.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
3/8/2010 Jackpot €13,200 No Winner Numbers: 5,7,15,16
Consolation Prizes: Le Legend, Michael Curley, John and Maura Lyons and Carmel Murphy.
Promoter: Lukies

10/8/2010 Jackpot €13,400 No Winner Numbers: 13, 14,24, 26.
Consolation Prizes: Georgina Cunningham, Éamonn and Jim Ryan, Nicky Connolly, Margaret Nugent.
Promoter: Dennis TobinNext Draw The Clubhouse 17th August Jackpot €13,600.

Club Notes: 3rd August 2020

posted Aug 3, 2020, 3:24 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 3:30 PM ]


Senior Hurling Championship
Tallow 0-17, Passage 1-18.
It came and went in the blink of an eye, you might say - i bhfáileadh na súl mar a d'fheárfá. 10 days, 2 games and we find ourselves unceremoniously dumped out of the championship. I suppose we can count ourselves lucky we had a championship.

It might sound defeatist but the reality is the first game against Ballygunner was unwinnable. Sundays game against Passage was a different story, i'm not saying the better team didn't win but from a Tallow perspective, this game was clearly winnable.

News reached us just prior to the throw-in, that two of our most influential forwards Fada and Darah Buckley, were ruled out due to injury. Not the best start, but that is the nature of the game and you just have to get on with it. Passage broke from the blocks and in less than a minute Liam Flynn and Mikie Cummins had them 1-1 up. We would spend the rest of the game chasing that lead. While we reduced it to a point or two, we never succeeded in over hauling it and curiously enough passage's winning margin was 1-1. Three and a half minutes into the game, the eastern team had 1-3 on board whereas Tallow's lone point came from Ian Beecher, his first of four on the day.Ian put in a great shift here. A great man to win dirty ball and offload or shoot. He had his shooting boots on and his tireless enthusiasm was aided by his marksmanship. Thereafter, we settled into the game and Ryan Grey and Tommy Ryan were a constant threat to Passage and picked off some top quality scores. It didn't go unnoticed by the opposition and they were singled out for some close quarter attention. Tommy in particular was repeatedly chopped and fouled and the main transgressor got off lightly in my opinion. That, and some of the cynical gamesmanship we witnessed, the game could well do without.

After a slightly shaky start, our defense' marshalled by Mark O' Brien in centre back got to grips with our eastern opponents. Eoin McGrath in just his second championship outing held his corner well, while Ken in the other corner displayed all his craft, guil and experience. Sully, Jake, Robbie Geary and Jordan completed our defensive line-up which combined to stymie the Passage attack.

Following a disastrous start, Tallow showed an abundance of character to play themselves back into contention and reduce the deficit to 2 point at half time (1-10,0-11).

With energy levels on both sides diminishing, the second half contest was a slow burner. Tommy Ryan who had been through the wars was limping for some time and had to be withdrawn. Ryan Grey, my man of the match on the night, continued to pose a threat but overall we couldn't sustain the necessary pressure to overtake Passage.
Well Done to all involved for their efforts this year.

Team
Sean O' Sullivan, Eoin McGrath, Jake Beecher, Ken Kearney, Robbie Geary, Mark O' Brien(0-1), Jordan Henley, Kieran Geary(0-1), Darragh Mulcahy, Bob McCarthy, Tommy Ryan(0-3), Ian Beecher(0-4), Ryan Grey(0-7,4F), Paul O' Brien, Tommy Daly.
Subs Used
Rob O' Sullivan for Kieran Geary (blood sub), Rob O' Sullivan(0-1, 1F) for Tommy Daly and Shane Feeney for Tommy Ryan .

Junior Hurling Championship: Lismore 1-10 Tallow 0-22
We recorded our first victory of the campaign against Lismore last Sunday. Trailing at half time we energised in the second half and ended up winning by a nine point margin. Young William Cunningham made his debut at corner back and becomes the first Cunningham since his uncle John to don the Tallow jersey. James Murray experience shows and he excelled in the second half at the heart of our defence. Jake and Kevin did well in midfield while Evan and Mark had good second half's.
Team :Basher, Will Cunningham, Dean Beecher, Alan Curley, Shaun Henley, James Murray(0-1), Eamonn Forbes, Kevin Henley(0-2), Jock Neville(0-1), Mark Stewart(0-7,5f), Donnchadh Mulcahy, Eoin Condon(0-1), Mikey Curley(0-3),Beano McCarthy(0-1), Evan Sheehan(0-6,3f).
We play the Brickey Rangers in our first home game on Friday next at 7.00pm.


As it's a Bank Holiday, the lotto results will be in next weeks notes.

Deise Draw: We will be looking for a push on this over the next few weeks

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