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Club Notes - 12th April 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 12:02 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Apr 12, 2015, 12:04 PM ]

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Tallow Minor Hurling Team 1956 - Western Champions.

Junior Football Championship:

Tallow     1-7        Affane 5-4

Affane won this 1st round junior football championship game in Ballyduff on Friday night with some ease.  They were slicker, hungrier, comfortable on the ball, mobile and made better use of possession.

Tallow opened with a minor flourish when Donnchadh Mulcahy flashed over a point in the opening minute. It only served to rouse Affane who scored 3-2 (1 penalty) in the opening 20 minutes. A Mikey Curley point was our only response as Affane swept forward repeatedly with intent and effect. Will Curley goaled from the penalty spot to reduce the deficit but Affane struck again with a well taken point just before the half time whistle which put them 3-3 to 1-2 ahead at the break.

Paul O Brien spearheaded a Tallow revival in the second half. He fought for possession, ran at the opposition and was rewarded with 3 points. This lad has surely earned his place in the league of club legends. He spared nothing; he never does, and repeated the performance in a senior hurling challenge next day. Would that all had his passion and commitment! Kieran Geary, another whole hearted player, slotted over a further point to put Tallow within 3 of the opposition. That was as close as it got I’m afraid. Goals were our undoing and Affane conjured a couple more and a point for good measure.  William Curley scored our final point but at that stage the game was well beyond us.

A similar performance against Shamrocks this Friday will produce a similar result. We need to step it up. Big improvement needed!

Despite this heavy defeat we can take some positives from the game. Some of our younger players are progressing well. Jack Tobin minded his corner assiduously. Alan Curley is improving with every game. He is quick, alert and wants the ball. I’ve always been a fan of young Will Hogan. He has a great attitude, plenty of heart and developing skill. A coach’s dream; he gets on with the game and will give his all.

Panel: JP Grey, Alan Curley, Eric Hickey, Jack Tobin, Stephen Pratt, Mark O Brien, Kieran Fraser, Paul O Brien(0-3), Kieran Geary(0-1), Stefan Tobin, Donnchadh Mulcahy (0-1), Evan Sheehan, Kevin Henley, William Curley (1-1, 1pen) Mikey Curley (0-1), William Hogan, Ross Livingston, Davey Tobin, Mikey Tobin, Noel Condon, James Tobin.

Tallow GAA Lotto – supported by Kearney’s Restaurant

7/4/2015. Numbers drawn: 1, 15, 20, and 22
No Jackpot Winner.
Consolation prize winners:
Martin Sheehan, James Power, Eamonn Forbes, Charlie Cronin.
Promoter Mairead Sheehan
Next draw will be in Lukies on April 13
. Jackpot €2800

Team of ‘36

We got no feedback regarding the identity of some of the players on the photo of the 1936 team published last week. However when we were putting the club website together, almost 10 years ago now, I came across the following team list which I am told was the team that lined out against Mount Sion in the 1936 county final. I’m not sure if the names tally with the players in the photograph. The photo may not have been taken on the day.

                          Mick Curley
    Jack McGrath    Bob Condon    Frank Fitzgerald
    Jimmy Burke    Bill Sheehan    Sonny Curley
              Jackie Daly        Pa Sheehan
    Tommy Sheehan    Tom McCarthy    Lockie O’Keefe
    Dave Doyle    Noel Condon    Ted McCarthy


Book Your Slot:

The playing season is getting in to full swing.  Club grounds are a hive of activity at the moment which is great to see. All under age and adult team mangers in hurling, football and camogie please book the field and all weather facilities through Denis Tobin in time.