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Club Notes: 15th April 2019

posted Apr 24, 2019, 6:24 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 6:25 PM ]
Pairc Eamonn De Paor Fixture :Cois Bhride v Ballincourty U13 Football 15th April 6.30pm.
U11 Hurling Cois Bhride v Ballyduff 7pm

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
15/4/2019 Jackpot €3,200 No Winner Numbers .11,16,17,22.
Consolation Prizes :Erren Tobin, Tom Goulding, Barry Power, Henley Boys.
Promoter : Johnny Geary
Next Draw: 23/4/2019 Hotel,Jackpot :€3,400

In 1985 Tallow won their last senior county title. The same year two players flew home from America to play. I subsequently looked at a Tallow panel from ten years ago . We have lost one player from that panel to emigration and ten of those don't live in the area. Employment has fundamentally altered in the Tallow region with at least 90% of players having to commute to work. So I decided to ask two players who commuted to train how did it affect them and few other details. Shane 'Glen' McCarthy and Mossy 'Biscuit' O'Brien.

Your Humble Narrator : Yee started off playing senior hurling at what age?
MO'B: 18… when we won the minor county.
SMcC: 17.
YHN: When did your first commute begin?
MO'B: When I started in UL in 1998.
SMcC: I always commuted! 10 minutes from Glennaglogh! I went to college in Carlow so that was four years coming home at the weekends to train. I played with the college up there till the end of February every year and when we were knocked out, a group of us would get together and train twice a week. Then I lived in Cork after that so about 30 minutes drive from Glanmire and Watergrasshill.

YHN:Did you travel in convive?
MO'B: I travelled with Sean Slattery, Paul Murray and John Murray, we were all in UL at this time.
SMcC: We spent a few summers in Cork when we were in college so myself, Biscuit and for a while, William McDonnell drove up and down together. Some of those drives were interesting! After that, when I was living in Cork full time, I travelled up and down with Noel McCarthy for a good number of enjoyable years.

YHN:Did travelling ever have an effective on your training or matchday preparation?
MO'B: No, journey only 1hr-20mins.

SMcC: No. I never had a long drive so it was a good time to leave the working day behind and focus on the session or match ahead.
YHN:How does such an volume of players (11 in 2009) effect the club in the future?
MO'B: It make it very difficult, but it’s the same for all clubs?

SMcC: It doesn’t help. It’s a big loss when it comes to coaches and Dad’s!

YHN:When did you see that the travel so too much of inconvenience ?
MO'B: Work travel and family life combined with travel home for hurling was too much…, 28~30.
SMcC: The drive I had never cost me a second thought. Playing for Tallow meant a huge amount to me and played a big part in forming the person I am today.

YHN:What's your connection to Tallow GAA now?
MO'B: No direct connection .
SMcC: Listening to Fada whining about the younger generation. I help out with the Facebook and Twitter pages. Although the Twitter password has gone missing!

YHN:Your favourites moments in the Tallow shirt?
MO'B: Minor win in 1997 for favorite moment.

1) Debut versus Dunhill in ’97 2) Winning the minor county in ’97 3) Beating Ballygunner in the county quarter final in ’08

YHN: Your favourite Tallow GAA moment non playing?
MO'B: See Tallow get to the first senior county final 5/6/7 years back.
SMcC: 1) Trip to Boston/New York in ’02. 2) General craic in the dressing room.
Do you attend any games now and find information on the club activities ?

Junior Football : We get our campaign underway when we play the Shamrocks on Saturday next at 5pm in Lismore. Tag along and support the boys. 
Membership Draw : Congratulations to William McDonnell who won two nights B&B with one evening meal for two in the Riverside Hotel in Killarney in association with Tallow Area credit union.

Fun Run: 
On this coming Saturday there is a Fun Run with an entry fee of €5. Registration from 10am on wards In St. Patrick's Hall. All money generated goes to the upkeep of he Ramp boreen.

Deise Draw: Is starting again next week. Looking for a big push in the buying and selling of tickets of which is a vital fundraiser each year for the club. Everyone's contribution is very much appreciated.