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Club Notes: 12th May 2015

posted May 12, 2015, 4:20 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated May 12, 2015, 4:22 PM ]
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's Chemist Tallow.

Senior hurling

Deja vu and a finish to savour
As a Kerryman would say it's like deja vu all over again. Those of us of a certain vintage (and sadly that vintage is getting us into a more worn condition) could be forgiven for experiencing deja vu in Fraher Field on Friday night. Back in 07 we played De La Salle in a qualifier and a tight match hinged on a disputed free by Paul Kearney which was judged wide but which most observers (and a linesman) felt was over the bar. Happily on Friday sense prevailed and Paul's disputed point was allowed to stand and was a vital score in getting us back into contention.Tallow opened this game on the attack, only for the ball to be cleared away from danger by De La Salle. Two minutes in saw a foul on Evan Sheehan; this was subsequently pointed by Thomas Ryan. De La Salle responded minutes later with a point by Adam Farrell, before Paul Kearney and John Keane exchanged points to keep things level. Paul O Brien followed with a fine point from the corner but De La Salle went in front when they rattled the net with two goals in close proximity with a point in between  to leave the score 2.3 to 0.3. Tallow clawed back with three points by Paul Kearney, Thomas Ryan (F) and Rob O Sullivan (65) Two further points from Tallow and two from DLS saw the half time scoreboard reading 2-6 to 0-8 . Tallow had an uphill climb to face in the second half.
Brian Phelan opened the second half with a point from a free, this man rarely misses and so it was up to Tallow to concede as little frees as possible. This was followed by two more points from DLS and it looked like Tallow were in trouble. However, this Tallow team were not going to accept defeat and they powered into the game, taking control ten minutes into the second half with three points by Ryan, and one apiece by Aidan Kearney and Rob O Sullivan, to which De La Salle responded with one. A free pointed by Phelan was followed by two fantastic points by Ryan and Kearney, Paul's one being quite controversial. This was waved wide first, however the sharp eyesight of the linesman saw this overturned and Tallow were awarded the point. One goal separated the sides with seconds to go. A foul on Thomas Ryan was taken by Rob O Sullivan, dropped in and buried to the back of the net by Paul O Brien. The ball was pucked out and the whistle was blown to end the game in a well deserved draw. Tallow 1-15 De La Salle 2-12. An airtight full back line of Ken Kearney, David O Brien and Mark O Brien ensured the DLS full forward line didn’t run riot. Aidan Kearney was outstanding at number 5, with Paul O Brien commanding mid-field. Up front Paul Kearney showed what an asset he is in his return to the blue and gold. 
   We now face a tough test against our neighbours Ballyduff and we know that a repeat and even an improvement of this performance is needed on Friday night in Lismore at 7pm.
Scorers for Tallow:
T. Ryan 0-7 (5fs) P.O Brien 1-1 P. Kearney 0-3 R. O Sullivan 0-3 (2 65s 1f) A. Kearney (0-1)
S O’Sullivan, M O’Brien, D O’Brien, K Kearney, A. Kearney, J Henley, R O’ Sullivan, K Geary, P O’Brien, E Sheehan, B McCarthy, S Feeney, T Ryan, P Kearney, W Henley
R Beecher for S Feeney (47) J Beecher for B McCarthy B McCarthy for W Henley

CLG Tulach an Iarainn extend deepest sympathy to the Murphy family, West St on the sad passing of Mick. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Major blow for Waterford
We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Pauric Mahony, Ballygunner, who sustained a broken leg in last Saturdays club game against Ballyduff. He will be a huge loss to both his club and county, an outstanding hurler and clinical finisher from both placed balls and open play. Get well soon Pauric.

Cois Bhríde
Upcoming fixtures: Friday 15th May @ 6.30 pm- U.11 Div 2 Hurling Away
v St.Olivers. Monday 18th May @ 6.30 pm- U.13 Football Div 2 Home v
The Brickeys. Monday 18th May @ 7pm Under 9 Football Div 2 Home v
Naomh Brid.

Hard luck to the Waterford Minors that were beaten in last week’s Championship match in Thurles, unfortunately Limerick proved too good on the night.

Cois Bhride U16 Football team in County Final after winning their semi final on a scoreline of   Cois Bhride    7 - 14      Naomh Deaglan Thoir   2 - 2 .

Our U16 footballers travelled to Kilmacthomas for the second time in less than two weeks to take on the host team in the County Semi Final . This was going to be a big task for our lads having been beaten in the last round of the league proper by the same team by a margin of 16 points . Our boys just happened to play the game of their lives and from the throw in dominated in all areas of the pitch . Such was their dominance that a minute before half time we conceded our first score but by that stage our lads had 3 goals and eleven points on the scoreboard . Everyone contributed in what was a near perfect team performance . Mark had a quite first half mainly due to the meanness of our defence with Tom, Cian, Billy, Keiran and Robby giving nothing away  .Midfield partnership of Ian and captain Billy covered every blade of grass and supplied our forwards with a great supply of ball .Big Charley in the centre was controlling everything aided on the wings by the hard working Ivan and Eoin . He ran the Darkness into Light in Dungarvan a few hours earlier but this didn't stop Ben from having a mighty game playing beside Darah who finished with a personal tally of 4 goals and 8 points . Kilmacthomas did threaten for a little bit of the second half but with our lads in no mood to slacken off they drove on to win in style and secure that place in the final on Sat 23rd May . Our three subs Ciaran ,Liam and Padraig were introduced in the second half and helped nicely to extend our lead .Our opponents in the final are St Saviours having won their semi by a point  . We don't have times or venue as yet but hopefully we will for next weeks notes . Team - Mark Stewart ,Cian Ryan , Kieran Crawford , Billy Henley , Robby Geary , Tom Roche , Ian Beecher , Billy Hynes (capt) , Ivan O Neill , Charley Murphy , Eoin McGrath , Ben Aherne , Darah Buckley , Ciaran Hunt , Liam Motherway , Padraig Hynes .

Cois bhride are organising a first aid training course for the 6th June dealing with pitch side first aid, cpr and defibrillator training.The cost is €40 per person and the course runs from 9.15 to 4.15 on the day.

Tallow GAA Lotto - supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 2,6,13, 22
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Aidan Murphy Nora o Sullivan Joanne Fitzgerald Annette o Neill 
Promoter: Ann Tobin 
Next draw: May 18th in Kenirys
Jackpot: €3800

Junior Hurling
Best of luck to our Junior hurlers who take on the Geraldines this Sunday, May 17th in Lismore at 3pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.