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Club Notes: 18th June 2018

posted Jun 26, 2018, 4:35 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 4:39 PM ]
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 1, 8, 17, 20
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Bertie Moore, Bart O' Donoghue, Bernie Kearnery, Colette O' Flynn
Promoter: Fordes
Next draw: The Corner House June 25th
Jackpot: €2,600

Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town.

Fixtures
Junior hurling v Lismore in Ballysaggart at 7.30pm
Senior hurling v Fourmilewater on the weekend of July 1st

Deise Draw
Could all outstanding monies be given to the promoters as soon as possible please.

U21
Best of luck to Jordan Henley and Ian Beecher when they take on Cork in the u21 championship in Pairc Uí Chaoimh this Wednesday evening.

Waterford senior hurling
Waterford were unlucky not to beat Cork on Sunday last in Thurles. They lost out on a scoreline of 1-20 to 1-23. Derek McGrath announced his resignation on Monday night. We thank him for everything he has done for Waterford over his time in charge and we wish him all the best for the future.

Well wishes
We wish a speedy recovery to Tom Doyle who is currently in hospital. Get well soon Tom.

Junior Hurling:
Tallow 1-15 Ballyduff 1-13
A strong breeze dictated the pattern of play, to a large extent, in this junior hurling championship game , played in Tallow last Friday evening. Tallow had wind advantaged in the first half and led by 9 points to 4 at the break. It could have been more as we had ample possession but squandered scoring opportunities.
Points from Kevin Henley and Eoin Condon followed by a well taken goal from Brian McCarthy stretched Tallow’s lead to 9 points (1-11 to 0-5) 10 minutes into the second half. Tallow looked comfortable at this stage but Ballyduff countered with a goal of their own and continued to whittle away at Tallow’s lead. There was only a poc of a ball in it at the end but Tallow showed good spirit to hold out for the win.

Tallow: JP Grey, S Pratt, J Tobin, E Hickey, K Kearney, J Murray,N Condon, K Fraser, R 0 Sullivan, K Henley, E Condon, T McGrath, J Power, B McCarthy, M Murphy, B Henley, B Aherne, S Slattery, A Buckley,S Curley.
Tallow play Lismore at 7 30 in Ballysaggart this Friday evening.

Finn- A Tribute from Tallow GAA Club
We will miss him dearly. It’s difficult to sum up such a multi faceted character in just a few lines. We will miss his company, his wit, his camaraderie, his joie de vivre, his friendship and solid advice. Most of all we will miss the laughter and the fun he brought to our lives. A rare gift and one that won’t be replaced!

When he was in full flow, giving vent to his zest for life, he was incomparable. He was both erudite and entertaining. Behind all the fun and banter he was highly intelligent and well informed on national and international affairs. He thrived on banter and was more than a match for any in verbal jousting. How often did we listen to his lectures on the battle of the Kursk or ancient Greek history? As Johnny Geary says:“We couldn’t contradict him!” Back in the day he was crowned “Brain of the West” when he swept aside all challengers in a quiz competition. He had a questioning informed mind and a sharp intellect.

Finn loved Tallow! I’ve never come across anyone so at peace and happy in his homeland. He could go through every household in Convent Street and lamented those we lost through immigration in the 50’s and 60’s. He never wanted to see anybody leave Tallow. He never wanted to be anywhere only Tallow.

Finn’s contribution to Tallow GAA was immense and maybe not fully appreciated. He served as selector with almost every age group in the club. I well remember himself, Dan Casey and the late Billy O Keefe working with our u16 footballers. He was part of the management that brought our junior hurlers to a county final and was again involved when the minors won a county title. There was an adventurous spirit in the club over the last few decades. Tallow GAA travelled to the US and several locations in Europe. Finn was always to the fore. He was like a pilgrim leading us to new horizons. We made several trips to Tyrone over this period also – the first in 1997when Tallow ventured north with an u16 team led by Finn, Rachael Ryan, Colin Cunningham, Tom Doyle, Sean Sheehan and Johnny Geary. The Naomh Columcille hurling club in east Tyrone have fond memories and hold him dear to their hearts.

He was Chairman of Tallow Juvenile GAA club from ’97 to 2000 and was the popular choice as first Chairman when Tallow and Shamrocks amalgamated at under age level to form Cois Bhride. At adult club level he held the positions of Vice Chairman, Membership Officer, and Irish Language Officer. He was always available and willing to serve Tallow GAA. Our steadfast Lotto committee will greatly miss his invigorating presence.

In the so called land of be grudgers he stood apart. He was always positive and encouraging. Nothing pleased him more than to see local enterprise thriving. If I could pick a word to describe him it would have to be as Gaeilge. “Fuinneamh” He was bursting with passion and energy. Bhi duil aige sa teangaduchais. Finn was a fervent nationalist with an in-depth knowledge of Irish history and culture. He was a fluent Irish speaker and availed of every opportunity to speak the native language. For that alone he will leave a huge void.

Those closest to him will forever mourn his loss. It will never be the same without him. We will miss his humour and wit, his passion for life and generousity of spirit. Most of all we will miss his friendship and support. Slan a chara.

I measc laochra na bhflaitheas go raibh a anam uasal.
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