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Club Notes: 10th December 2018

posted Jan 20, 2019, 3:26 PM by Mark Baldwin
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow:
Numbers drawn were: 3, 4, 5, 26
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Paddy Martin, Gretta Power, Pádraig Tobin, Pa Cronin
Promoter: Lukies
Next draw: 17th of December, Lukies
Jackpot: €7,600

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Tallow Minor Team of 1938
by: David O' Brien
It is eighty years since Tallow won their first minor hurling title in 1938. At the time minor matches weren't reported on and GAA as a whole didn't come to national attention until after the three game saga of Kilkenny and Cork in the All Ireland Hurling Final of 1931. There are umpteen stories of past of Tallow teams that are lost to history as they weren't written down and the tales were just forgotten about.

The team Tallow faced that day was the P.H. Pearse club which was based in Ferrybank. Themselves and Emmetts (also based in Ferrybank) amalgamated in 1950 to form the current Ferrybank GAA club. The Pearse's and Emmetts were preceded by the Shamrocks (Ferrybank version) who won 3 senior hurling titles in 1915, 1916 and 1919.

It was said that Tallow lined out with Mikey Cronin (27 married and with a child) and Luke McCarthy (22 years of age) .

The team that I have that lined out that day was..
Willie McGrath
Johnny McCarthy Jim McNamara , Willie Hickey
Patie Aherne, Sonny Murray , Pad Malone
Johnnie Buckley John Grey
Harry Ronayne Joe McCarthy Johnny Keefe
Gruaig McGrath Pat Curley Mick Cronin
Luke McCarthy Jackie Daly

I have no information on the game itself but I got a little information on some of those that played the game. 

Willie McGrath lived in a pub where Daybreak is now. He went on to be a butcher . He started butchering in Jackie Ryan's at seventeen or eighteen or so then got a job in Waterford and finished his trade there. He joined Erin's Own and played for the county after.
Johnny McCarthy was a brother of Tom in the hardware. He joined the priesthood subsequently . Jim McNamara was know as the 'Duke'. Willie Hickey, we think, could be a nephew of Jimmy Hickey of Tallow Hill. Patie Aherne of Tourin was a brother of Mary Curley. Sonny Murray was from Ballyneety in Knockanore. He became a detective after in Dublin. Pad Malone was a great hurler who died young and came from Ballinaha. Johnnie Buckley came from Ballynoe and hurled with Kilcronat. He also had a 'grá' for Tallow and the Irish language. He wrote for the Dungarvan leader in his later life.
John Grey was very sick at time. He was summoned from his bed by his father, Sergeant Grey. Sergeant Grey was effectively known as 'Sailor Grey' for his love of making paper boats and sailing them on the rivers and locks. He captained Carrigtwohill to the 1910 Cork County championship and went on (as club teams at the time represented their county) to lead Cork as a goalie to All Ireland glory the same year. He was a stern man. His son was beckoned from his sick bed and played the game. He died not long after.
Harry Ronayne used to bring his gear to matches in a suitcase and went on to be a very good clubman. Joe McCarthy was a brother of Tom of McCarthy's Hardware and he moved to Youghal. Johnny Keefe we think he might be Lockie Keefe or related to him and might have come from Camphire. Gruaig McGrath was from Camphire and and his parents had a shop which they doubled as fish mongers. Pat Curley was 'Whack 'Curley and married Patie's Aherne's sister Mary.'. Mick Cronin stated above.
Luke McCarthy likewise. Jackie Daly was from Ballyclough and was one of six brothers. He was affectionately known as 'The Hurler Daly' by his clan. He emigrated to England , married over there and had two daughters.

National Draw
Tickets are now available from the club for the National Club Draw. It is run on an all Ireland basis. Tickets are €10. All funds raised will be retained by the club and so all ticket purchases would be greatly appreciated. Prizes include a car, travel vouchers and All Ireland hurling and football packages to name but a few.