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Club Notes: 20th May 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:40 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Jun 15, 2019, 4:41 PM ]
Junior Football: Our junior play Old Parish in Ardmore on Friday next at half seven.

Munster Championship : Unless Waterford get two unexpected victories in our last two games it looks like it would mean another early summer exit for the Deise men. Tommy can feel pleased with his three point haul.

Tallow GAA would like to pass our condolences to the Ryan family on the sad passing of Teresa Ryan and to the Toomey Family on the sad passing of Margaret Miller nee Toomey.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
20/5/2019 Jackpot €4,200 No Winner Numbers 1,2,19,20.
Consolation Prizes :P Tobin, Cian Geary, Tiernan O'Sullivan, Willie Collins
Promoter :Colin Cunningham
Next Draw: 27/5/2019 Corner House,Jackpot :€4,400

Player Profile Tommy Ryan:
This is your second time on the Waterford panel. What did you learn from your
first experience?
Mistakes probably affected me a bit more when I was younger. As I got older, I kind of learned to get over it easily and not take any notice if I was criticised
or put a ball wide. I probably just take things on board from people I trust or feel who knows what they are talking about. Mentally I became stronger and
learned totake an attitude where you’re never afraid to make mistakes and courageous enough to want the ball all the time.

What is your favourite score for club and county? Club is probably a goal against Mount Sion a few years back. Stuck it past Iggy Regan, while we were
busy celebrating, he was after taking a quick puck out and they scored an equaliser with the last puck of the game. With the county it was probably the
1st goal against Tipperary in the u21 semi final in 2009.
What is the best game you attended as a spectator ? Surely the 2004 MunsterFinal. Just had everything.

Your first memory of a Tallow game?
I remember playing an u8 game with Tallow in a cracker against Lismore where we won: 1 point to no score. Won’t mention names but things got heated on and off the field. I’m sure James Murray was referee. Great memories, myself and Maurice Shanahan still talk
about it. At adult level, I remember playing Junior over in Melleray and all hell broke loose, think Liam Mul was over us and took us all off the pitch early. A
fair introduction to junior hurling.
Would you change any aspect of the game?
No, it’s fine the way it is. Maybe clamp down on those high tackles around the neck, you know those ones Fad?

How has the new round robin format affected players?
Huge test on the body and mind, massive preparations going into being ready for all those games. Need to be able to ref
much recovery time as professionals as we have to go to work the day after
championship games. Injuries could seriously affect a team as there isn’t a huge amount of time to get them right.

Your top three players hurling and football growing up as a kid?
Nearly impossible to narrow it down to 3. Starting out with club, as a forward, I looked up to Paul O' Brien and Paul Kearney. Watching intercounty, I loved watching
Eoin Kelly Tipperary, DJ Carey, John Mullane and Andrew O' Shaughnessy. Spent hours, days, years even in my garden trying to copy and imitate different plays or things they used to do on the pitch. Never watched too much
football but admired Gooch when in full flight.

If you could play in a dream full forward line what other two players would you
have beside you? Eoin Kelly (Tipperary), John Mullane, D J Carey or Andrew
O’ Shaughnessy. Don’t know how I'd narrow it down to 2.

Who was the greatest help in your development as a player? Ned Power,
Rachael, My family (They replaced more windows at home from sliotars, just
general support and always being there). Also, anyone who ever coached me,
so many great people put in thankless hours at club level, training teams,
driving to games, clubs would never survive without these people and they
often don’t recognise how vital they are and only for them, many might never
play the game or even get the chance to make it to the top level.

What was the best game you played in for club and county? With the club,
probably one of our local derbies against Lismore or Ballyduff the year we got
to the county final. For county, it was u21 against Tipperary in 09 again, beat
a very strong Tipp team when we were given no chance.