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Club Notes: 16th August 2015

posted Aug 16, 2015, 7:04 PM by Mark Baldwin
(Sponsored by McGraths Pharmacy Tallow)

Junior Football Championship:  Tallow 1-07   Old Parish 1-08
Just when they looked to have sealed their place in the semi-finals, Tallow were denied in the last minute when Old Parish were awarded  a penalty, which they duly converted to end Tallow’s involvement in this year’s junior football championship. Cruel fate indeed as Tallow themselves had earlier been denied a penalty in an almost identical situation involving an illegal foot block. It was your typical game of two halves. Tallow played poorly in the first half but probably did enough in the second to merit a narrow victory but there was very little in it either way and we wish Old Parish the best.
It wasn’t inspiring fare to be honest – the score line would suggest as much. We had just 2 points, both placed balls from Mikey Curley, to show for our first half efforts. Old Parish were clearly the better team, without scaling any great heights either, and were deservedly 6 points to 2 ahead at the break. In fact it was hard to see how they would lose the game at this stage.
It was a much improved performance from Tallow in the second half and the introduction of Jordan Henley gave us added impetus and mobility in attack. He opened the scoring for Tallow with a well taken point and Mikey added two more frees to reduce the deficit to a single score. Old Parish had a point of their own before a Paul O Brien goal put Tallow in the lead for the first time. Mikey slotted over his 5th point and Kieran Geary another to put Tallow clear by 2 into the final minute. Just like Tallow in the first half Old Parish had only registered 2 points in the second half but the penalty changed everything and decided the outcome. 
For his intelligent link play and accuracy from frees Mikey Curley merits the man of the match award. Our thanks to the players, management, secretary Lindsay and medical officer Joanne Kearney for their efforts!
Tallow: JP Grey, Alan Curley, Kieran Fraser, Jack Tobin, Kevin Henley, Eric Hickey, Sean O Sullivan, Mark O Brien, Mikey Curley (0-5,4f,1 45), Donnchadh Mulcahy, Kieran Geary (0-1), P O Brien(1-0), Sean Gleeson, Aaron Pratt, Jordan Henley (0-1), James Tobin, Mikey Tobin, Jake Neville, Stuart Barry, Ross Livingston.

Junior Hurling Championship:
We meet Colligan in the quarter final of the junior hurling championship. A big challenge for our lads this, as Colligan amounted a points tally of 31 in their last game. By all accounts they are the team to beat. WE have no date at time of writing.

Senior Hurling Championship:
Tallow play Fourmilewater on Friday 28th August @ 7 30pm in the Fraher Field. Our final game is against Ballygunner on 12 September.(not official yet)

Best Wishes:
Best wishes from all in the club go to club player Eric Hickey and medical officer Joanne Kearney who are getting married this Friday.