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Club Notes: 17th August 2020

posted Aug 17, 2020, 5:08 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 17, 2020, 5:13 PM ]

Junior Hurling Semi Final Tallow 0-13 Ballyduff 2-14
It's like deja vu struck for the the third consecutive year as Tallow's juniors exited the championship at the semi final stage. Good victories in our last group stages weren't matched in the following knock out stages on each occasion.The match started and Mark Stewart converted a 65 with a minute on the clock. Ballyduff responded with 1-2 without reply and the goal conceded would go down as on the softish side. Mikey Curley and Jake Neville responded with two nice points both of the right hand side of our attack. With eleven minutes gone and good interplay from our defence lead to Mark receiving the ball fifty yards out, his solo run had him angling away from the goals to the corner but from thirty five yards off his left he struck a lovely point.He added two points from placed balls in the twelfth and thirteenth minutes to have us trailing 0-6 to 1-4. Noel Condon who was playing a stormer up to this point, caught a great aerial ball and struck a eighty yard monster minor to tie the game up. Ballyduff added a free before the game was stopped for the first water break.
Good tenacious tackling by Will Cunningham had him retrieve a ball he had no right in winning, the ball broke and we won a free which Mark converted. He added one more in injury time and as the half time whistle blew we trailed by the 0-10 to 1-9.

The opening minutes of the second half are ones we would not look back with glee. A goal line mix up results in a goal. Ballyduff responded with a point. Five points down wouldn't be an insurmountable lead to close down but too many of our players were under performing. That could not be asserted to the right hand side of our defense in the second period. . Will Cunningham continued to hurl tigerishly and outside him Noel Condon continued on from his cameo roll against the Brickeys in his assertiveness and strength on the ball. James Murray does want he does well, he battles, he leads and let's his hurling do the talking.
Our opening score of the second half came from a Mark free on thirty nine minutes.Three minutes later Eric Hickey on as blood sub was hauled down for what seemed a penalty. The 21 yard free given for pulling the ball out of the hand was saved and the rebound was pulled agonizingly over the bar by Kevin Henley. Brian McCarthy struck our last score of the evening on fifty minutes. The rain billowed from the sky and the dampness did little to quell our thirst for victory. We can had no excuses here, three points in the second half will not win you games. We were beaten by a fit, youthful and skillful team.
We played some good hurling this year and can be pleased with a lot of aspects of our game. For this team to progress there is only one way they can improve and that is down in the field. We would like to thank James, Trevor, Sean and all those who helped the team this year.
Team: Brian Henley, Alan Curley Dean Beecher, William Cunningham, Noel Condon(0-1), James Murray, Shaun Henley, Jake Neville (0-1),Kevin Henley (0-1),Eoin Condon, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Mark Stewart (0-7, 5f,1 65),Evan Sheehan, Brian McCarthy (0-1),Mikey Curley (0-1).Subs Eric Hickey for Jake Neville (bs 41-45). Stephen Pratt, Billy Buckley.

Deise Draw: The Deise Draw commences next week, with COVID restrictions and a limited number of people allowed enter the draw the tickets have to be in by this Sunday. Tickets are priced at €90 for the year or €15 a month. €10.50 of every €15 is retained by the club. This is a vital component in the running of our club. We have been and we will be Facebook messaging, WhatsApp messaging, texting, ringing and calling to people’s houses in the hope of generating your support for the draw.
Top prize is €10, 000 which we won the jackpot last year. Second is €4,000, then €2,000, 2 x€1,000, 2 x €500, 4 x €250, 12 x €100 plus vouchers and specials.
We hope you can support us!!

Vandalism: I'm like a broken record at this stage but yet again our field was left in a shambles on Sunday morning last .Glass bottles thrown around all by the railings. To make matters worse they decided to break the glass and shatter it around by the railings. There was three children all under seven on Saturday around that vicinity, I'd hate to think what would happen if they fell upon the shards of glass . If these youths are over eighteen their behaviour is nothing more than thuggish and if they are under eighteen it is no less thuggish but what are their parents doing in letting them away with such carry on? It's a very sad state of affairs that our grounds are subject to such behaviour and that we will probably have to get the authorities involved.

U14 Western Hurling Final Cois Bhride 4-6 Dungarvan 2-11.
Carlsberg don't do comebacks but if they did this would surely be one. Trailing by nine points at half time we managed to come out with a one point win against the odds. Dungarvan simply blew us away in the first half with their powerful hurling. Aidan Murphy got a great opportunist goal after a flurry of Dungarvan points . His cousin in goals at the other end Billy Murphy was bringing off heroics to reply the Old Boro's attack . He pulled off countless saves as he kept the score below double digits at the interval. The second half started and we still struggled to find our form but we gradually improved. Luka Tobin and Aidan Murphy were motoring and looked dangerous. Joseph McDonnell and Conor Henley got to grips with a strong midfield opposition. Even at the second water break things looked bleak but then Luka struck a great goal , Ben Grey added a point. Conor pointed a 65. The game was back in the balance. Alex Good working hard throughout, cut in from the left to strike over from his right hand side .Luka got another major to totally announce himself on the scene. Billy was still rock solid in goals and with five minutes to go , Aidan burst through to bat the ball to the net.. In a sea of excitement the teams were level. Dungarvan cut through the center of our defense and with Jack's foul resulting in a free in front of the posts and his dismissal it looked like all the hard work to garner a come back was in vain. No, retaliation from the subsequent foul had the ball thrown in. The ball worked it's way up the field and Luca Tobin drove it up over the bar. We were miraculously in the lead. Shortly after the referee blew his whistle to the jubilation of the Cois Bhride supporters. We go on to meet De La Salle in the county final on the weekend of the 29th/30th of August.
Team Billy Murphy, Taylor Twohig, Gearoid Hynes, Paul Henley, Jack Henley, Danny Power, Conor Henley, Stephen Murphy, Joe McDonnell, Ben Grey, Alex Good, Aidan Murphy, Luca Tobin, Subs used Ben Sheehan and Keith Martin.

Painting : We will be doing some painting on Saturday morning at 9.30am again weather permitting. Feel free to come along and bring a paint brush.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
17/8/2010 Jackpot €13,600 No Winner Numbers: 11,15,19,25.
Consolation Prizes: Patrick Curley, Michael Curley, Kaye Murray, Eva and Aidan Murphy.
Promoter: Fordes
Next Draw : 24/8/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €13,800