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Club Notes: 10th March 2019

posted Mar 12, 2019, 5:45 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Mar 12, 2019, 5:46 PM ]
Tallow GAA notes in association with McGrath's pharmacy

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Answers to last weeks questions:
1 Which Tallow men captained Waterford senior hurlers in the 1980's ?
Liam O'Brien 1981, Connie Curley 1985 , Mick Beecher did the league of 1986 but Timmy Sheehan captained in championship

2 Who captained the Waterford minor hurlers in 1998 ?
Seán Slattery

3 Tallow were suspensed in the early fifities. They set up a minor team for a couple of years under what name?
They went under the name Bride Valley Rovers

4 1887 it was recorded that we played in the football championship. The original Tallow club was founded by a Kerry man named Kelly-Lynch. What name did they play under?
They were called "The Faughaballas".

Players are not insured if they do not pay their membership and alot need to address this. Due to the restricted capacity at Walsh Park tickets for both Munster championship games will not be on public sale and available through the county board and clubs only. This is incentive enough to buy Tallow GAA membership.
Single € 30 Couple € 40
U18 € 25 Student Player € 40
Player € 50

Player & Partner € 60. Those who who pays their membership for Tallow GAA before the 31st March 2019 will be entered into a draw for two nights B&B with one evening meal for two in the Riverside Hotel in Killarney in association with Tallow Area credit Union

Pairc Eamonn De Paor
Ned Power tournament on Friday at 6.30pm
Cois Bhride

16 March 2019 under 15 football division 3 Cois Bhride v Ballinacourty B 3pm.

League Fixture Saturday 16th March v Ballyduff at 5pm.

Player Profile Kieran Geary:

Q. When did you first play senior hurling for Tallow?
Ah, it would have been a relegation play-off in 2006, I think it was against Ballyduff Lower, I
replaced Bear at corner back, it wasn’t a position I got used to.
Q. How did you find the step up?
It wasn’t bad considering you had players of the calibre of Paul O’Brien, Aidan Kearney and
James Murray around you. The speed of the hurling took a while to get used to but training
with these lads you soon got used to it.
Q. What was your favourite game you played in?
The county final in 2015 against Ballygunner, despite not winning the game, we gave a good
account of ourselves and I think we could have went on and won that if we believed a bit
more in ourselves. They are the games you want to play with your club, it is what you train
for so hopefully we might get back there this year.
Q. What was your favourite football game?
We won the Junior Football county championship in 2010, despite doing little to no training
as a result we drew Kilfenora of Clare in the Munster Championship in Tallow. We won the
game 1-15 to 2-7, but it was the large Tallow support that turned out to see a Munster
championship game played at home which stood out, it’s something that doesn’t happen too
Q. The changes since you started playing?
There is a lot more commitment at club level now than there would have been previously,
every club is trying to get any advantage they can now, Nutrition, Stretching, Boxing, Yoga,
etc… Gym work is a necessity now for the club player and luckily we have excellent
resources with the club gym in Tallow available to players to do that.
Q. How do you find the fixtures set for the team?
There isn’t any easy group in the Waterford Championship, I suppose the structure of the
championship means that every game is crucial with the top team in each group getting
through and the remaining teams jostling for position in the qualifiers. As a group we are just
taking one game at a time, starting the 31
of March.
Q. How do you expect Waterford go in this year’s championship?
The early league outings are promising, hopefully we will see Tommy and Jordan in Croke
Park a few times this year.
Q. What changes would you like to see in the GAA?
A specific time in the year for club championship games to be played where certainty of
fixtures is provided to players. In recent years it’s almost like there is two seasons within one
in the club championship in Waterford, it is hard to keep players motivated over a nine to ten
month season.
Q. Would you like to get involved in coaching when your career ends?
Definitely, might give it a few years yet.

Q. Your favourite's (top 3) hurlers and footballers today?
Joe Canning
Patrick Horgan
Padraic Maher

Aidan O’ Shea
Conor McManus
Rory Beggan

Q. Your favourite retired (top3) hurlers and footballers?
John Mullane
Ken McGrath
Henry Shefflin

Ciarán McDonald
Peter Canavan
Maurice Fitzgerald