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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.
SMcC:


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.
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