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Club Notes - 1st June 2015

posted Jun 1, 2015, 2:25 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jun 1, 2015, 2:25 PM ]
Nótaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's Chemist Tallow.

Junior Football Championship:  Tallow 3-9   Colligan Emmets 1-13
The grounds at Bushy Park were absolutely resplendent for this junior football championship clash between Tallow and Colligan last Thursday evening.  The atmosphere in the Tallow dressing room prior to the game was electric but I suspect the buzz may have been due in part to the anticipation of the trip to Liverpool which many of the panel were embarking on next day. That said, any thoughts of merrymaking on Merseyside were cast aside once the lads crossed the white line as they applied themselves assiduously to the task at hand.

The immaculately groomed playing surface was conducive to fast free flowing football and neither side disappointed in a lively opening quarter at the end of which the Emmets led by 1-3 to 3 points. Mikey Curley (2f) and man of the match Paul O Brien accounted for our early scores. Thereafter Tallow seized the initiative with 3 points in a row from Donnchadh Mulcahy, Paul O Brien and Sean Gleeson to level the game. With over 20 minutes played Sean, just back from knee surgery, struck again with a well taken goal to give Tallow the lead. This served only to rouse Colligan however, whose excellent support play and running off the ball garnered them 5 points in succession. They finished the half strongly 2 points to the good. Half time: Colligan 1-8 Tallow 1-6.  

The second half proved a more robust affair with every ball fiercely contested. The irrepressible Paul O Brien struck early with two devastating goals which he both conjured and completed. The first, a rasper of a shot, following an incisive run, which cannoned off the crossbar and bounced over the goal line.  The game hinged on these two vital scores. Colligan pressed forward repeatedly and the game was in the balance to the end. 

Despite losing Jack Tobin, Will Hogan, Kieran Geary and Sean Gleeson at various stages through injuries (all of whom performed gallantly) Tallow held on resolutely. Two more points from Paul O Brien and one each from Stefan Tobin and Donnchadh Mulcahy kept the scoreboard ticking over and our lead intact. A good team effort this with all 5 replacements playing their part! Its a 20 man game! 

Will Curley, a late call up between the sticks, was comfortable in his new position. Young Alan Curley continues to show promise while Jack Tobin and Will Hogan made an impressive contribution until forced to retire through injury. Our half backs Sully, Stinger and Kieran Fraser acquitted themselves well. Fada , as is his wont was always in the thick of the action at midfield and his partner Kieran Geary was influential until he too succumbed to injury. Mikey, Donnchadh and Paul O were all comfortable on the ball and between them notched up a total of 2-7.The versatile Kevin Henley, Sean Gleeson and Stephen Pratt competed well in the full forward line. Great to see Sean back in action! The strength of your bench is key to winning most games and when introduced the performances of Aaron Pratt, Dylan Mangan, Stefan Tobin, Mikey Tobin and the evergreen James Tobin served to emphasise this point. 

Games between us and Colligan are always competitive and entertaining. This was no exception. Tallow had greater need of the points and this win keeps hopes of qualifying alive but they face a tough challenge against Old Parish in the next round. This game I believe is scheduled for Sat 6th June @ 7 30 in Ardmore. Check with team management Brian Henley, Denis Tobin and JP for confirmation. Our thanks to medical officer Joanne Kearney and runai Lindsay Murphy for their invaluable contribution as always!

Panel: Wm. Curley, Alan Curley, Jack Tobin, Will Hogan, Shaun O Sullivan, Eric Hickey, Kieran Fraser, Dave O Brien, Kieran Geary, Mikey Curley (0-2f), Donnchadh Mulcahy (0-2), Paul O Brien (2-3), Kevin Henley, Sean Gleeson (1-1), Stephen Pratt, Stefan Tobin(0-1), Aaron Pratt, Mikey Tobin, Dylan Mangan, James Tobin.

Exams:
Best of luck to all who are sitting exams over the coming weeks!

Lotto
Due to the bank holiday our weekly lotto draw will take place on Tuesday night, instead of Monday.

Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers will play Passage on Wednesday 3rd June in Carrickanore @ 7 30
They will plav Roanmore Sat 13th June 7 30. The venue is yet to be confirmed for this one. 

Meeting
Our monthly meeting will take place this Thursday, June 4th at 9pm. All committee members are requested to attend.

Golden Goal
We are currently selling Golden Goal tickets for the Waterford V Cork game. If you are interested in purchasing these, at 2 euro each, please contact any player or committee member. Remember you will be contributing to the fundraising of the club, which is vital all year round. 

Booking of the field
Any club/manager/selector/person wishing to book the field please contact Denis Tobin, giving plenty prior notice. As we are all aware the field is extremely busy this time of year.

Waterford V Cork
Wishing the very best of luck to Waterford senior hurlers who take on Cork in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. Here's hoping they can emulate their League Final performance!!

Cois Bhríde
Frst Aid Course
The First Aid course organised by Club Secretary Sinead Lenehan is
on Saturday 6th June in Tallow and it's great that all the places that
were made available for that day have been filled.

Upcoming Fixtures
Friday 5th June: Under 12 Hurling Div 1 Away v Youghal @ 6.30
pm,Monday 8th June: Under 9 Football Div 2: Home v The Brickeys 7.00
pm,Tuesday 9th June: Under 14 Hurling Div 2: Home v Clan Na Gael @
7.00 pm

Cois Bhríde monthly Committee meeting will take place on Thursday 11th June and all
members are asked to atttend.  (time will be confirmed by text nearer
the date)
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