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Club Notes: 22nd June 2020

posted Jun 26, 2020, 1:58 PM by Mark Baldwin
Sympathy: Tallow GAA club extends it's sympathy to Marianne Sheehan( nee Doyle) and family on the death during the past week of her husband John Joe Sheehan. John Joe was a former All Ireland wining Minor and Senior with Kerry. Our sympathy also to John Joe's brother in law Tom Doyle and sisters in law Kitty McDonell and Louise Hanrahan Ballinacourty. Both families have a long and proud association of the GAA. May John Joe rest in peace.

Tar isteach : The Field is reopening this Wednesday. I'm sure it will be a buzz of activity.

Tallow Gaa lotto: Will be starting up again from next Monday.Tickets available from shops and promoters. 

Pieta House will be calling to Tallow GAA club grounds on the 1st July at 7.30pm for a socially distanced cheque presentation of the money raised from our twenty hour run, walk and cycle. All are welcome to attend.

Membership : Everyone who will pay membership before 1st of August will be entered into a membership draw. Prizes to be confirmed. Those who have paid prior to Covid 19 will be contacted.
Membership is as follows:
Player €50
Player + Partner €55.
Non Player €30
Non Player + Partner €35.
Membership can be handed to Billie Jean Sheehan.

This week I asked Darah Buckley a few questions.
What is your  favourite position in hurling and football ?
DB: Any where in the full forward line.
Your pre game meal?
DB: Chicken and pasta
Your favourite food and drink?
DB: Steak, potatoes and cider !
Your favourite ground in the county?
DB: Fraher field all the way!
What size hurley do you use and would you bring many to a game?
DB: I use size 33 and I’d bring 2/3 to any match.
Have you watched any of the old games on TG4 or RTE shown over the last few weeks and if you have what did you think of them?
DB: I watched the 2004 Munster final, I thought it was very free andFast flowing and the 2010 all Ireland final when tipp beat Kilkenny,it was unbelievable stuff.The funniest thing  you saw  in a game you played?
DB: when Mark hit Joe Delaney in the face.
If you could replay any game you played in over the years which one would you choose?
DB: The Minor hurling replay in the county final.. it was really one we left behind us.
The greatest influence or influences  on your hurling career?
DB: I’ll have to say Neill Moore.. he was with us from a young age and
really brought the best out in all of us
Any superstitions? DB: I always prefer to drive myself to the match, it allows me to keep my mind off the match.
The Tallow team who played with
Fittest: DB:  Tommy Ryan
Most dedicated: DB: Kieran Geary
Laziest: DB: Ryan Grey
Toughest: DB: Fada
Strongest: DB: Mark O Brien
Fastest: DB: Tommy Ryan
Who you  would rely on the most when under pressure in a game?: DB: Kieran Geary or Paul O’ Brien.. I feel they drive the rest of us on.
The most important thing now for youngster starting out playing adult hurling? DB: commitment and being comfortable around older players
Would you wear moulded , studs or blades football boots? DB: depends on the weather but mostly molded.
Shefflin or Reid? DB:  TJ Reid.. he has carried the Kilkenny team on his back many a day.
Colm Cooper or Bernard Brogan? Colm Cooper
Canning or Callinan? DB: Callinan
Eoin Murphy or Stephen O'Keefe? DB: Eoin Murphy
David Clifford or Con O'Callaghan? DB: Dave Clifford
Marty Morrissey or Darragh Maloney? DB: Marty Morrissey
First Tallow game you attended? DB: I actually couldn’t answer that.. I feel like its years ago
Best Tallow game you attended and played in?
The best game I attended was the Tallow vs Lismore in 2011 and thebest game I played in was Tallow vs Ballygunner in 2019.When lock down is over the first thing you will do? DB: Go training or go to Lukies.. whichever comes first!
What is the fastest game you played in? DB: The 2019 game against Ballygunner. No one had a chance to catch their breath. Everyone put everything they had into the game.
Have you used many helmets through out your 21 years and your favourite make? DB: I'd say I only went through about 3/4. I have a new one at the moment but I’m a bit iffy about changing. Favorite make is Mycro.
What you favourite brand of sliothar in the wet and dry weather? DB: An All Star. They seem to hold their shape and don’t go spongy.
The best atmosphere in a game you were involved in? DB:  The minor county final 2015. The atmosphere that day was unbelievable for a minor game .
If you could buy one player for your team who would you buy? DB:  This isn’t the premier league, we'll stick to who we have.
You were a hurley carrier in the 2015 county final. How did you find that experience? DB: I suppose I was looking on and wishing I had the opportunity to play in it.