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Club Notes: 28th July 2019

posted Aug 3, 2019, 3:33 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 3, 2019, 3:38 PM ]
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Senior Hurling Panel

Back Row (left to right) Eoin McGrath, Eoin Condon, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville, Tommy Daly , Ryan Grey, Mark O'Brien, Kieran Geary, Bob McCarthy, Robbie Beecher, Ken Kearney, Rob O'Sullivan, Eamonn Forbes, David O'Brien.

Front Row (left to right) Donnchadh Mulcahy, Jordan Henley, Mark Stewart, Dean Beecher, Mikey Tobin, Jake Beecher, Shaun O'Sullivan, Darah Buckley, Ian Beecher, Tommy Ryan , Paul O'Brien.

Senior Hurling Championship:
Tallow 1-17 Ballygunner 2- 19

This was a decent performance from our lads. They worked hard, played some quality hurling and were perhaps unlucky not to get something out of the game. These lads can be proud of their efforts but they need to double up on it. . No big secret about Kilkenny. It’s assumed you can hurl. After that Cody picks the lads who will fight in the trenches.

We had lapses at the start of both halves which cost us dearly. Ballygunner shot into a 5 point lead in the opening 7 minutes and coincidentally that was their winning margin at end of play. After a jittery start, our full back line got the grips with things and performed well as a unit. Jake Beecher in particular was both competent and confident on the ball. After that opening salvo by Ballygunner there was little between the sides! Indeed for most of the second half Tallow looked the better hurling side. I didn’t take any notes at the game so in a manner of speaking much of this report is ad lib. Great to see Paul O Brien back hurling and hurling well! (Fada is not writing these notes by the way) Darah Buckley is a much improved player and he has more to offer.

That said it’s what’s on the scoreboard that counts and Ballygunner are safely into the quarter finals and remain firm favourites to regain the county title.
Tallow: Shaun O Sullivan, Jake Beecher, David O'Brien, Mark O Brien, K Geary, Jordan Henley, Rob Beecher, Robbie Geary, Ian Beecher(0-2) , Thomas Ryan (1-4) Ryan Grey(0-1) Bob McCarthy (o-1)y, Paul O Brien (0-1), Ken Kearney, Darrah Buckley (0-7,4f) Subs Tommy Daly (0-1), Rob O Sullivan, Mikey Tobin

We face Passage next, probably on the week end 24/25 August. There’s not a poc of a ball between most of the senior teams in the county. It won’t be easy. Trench warfare!!

Overall this was a competitive sporting championship encounter and Ballygunner were worthy winners. There were a few aspects of the game which troubled me however. This is no sour grapes as I would have said the same had we won by 10 points. Cards were dispensed liberally, most of them with a Tallow address. Tallow mentors were admonished (one sent to the stand) apparently for pitch encroachment while I counted no less than 6 of the opposition management/backroom team on the field on one occasion. As the saying goes all we ask for is parity of esteem. Above all Tallow do not ask for but demand respect for our players. A number of our players were at the receiving end of personal insults and abusive foul language from the referee. I’m well aware of what I’m saying here and have double checked my facts. Stuff like frees, cards etc can be subjective. This was outrageous. The GAA to their credit have made an issue out of respect for referees. . It cuts both ways. We have a duty to our players and will raise this issue on whatever forum necessary for as as long as it takes.

Junior Hurling : Tallow 1-19 Fourmilewater 0-9
We ended the final group stage with another solid display in the Cappoquin venue. We had eleven points scored at half time. We tackled on another eight in the second half and Evan scored our only major. Solid performances from Stephen Pratt, Kevin Henley, Eamonn Forbes and Evan. We wait a few weeks now for the semi final against the same opposition.

Team :Dean Beecher , Stephen Pratt, Kieran Fraser, Alan Curley, Eric Hickey, Shaun Henley, Eoin McGrath, Michael Curley, Kevin Henley(0-2), Donnchadh Mulcahy(0-2), Eoin Condon(0-1), Mark Stewart(0-8 5f 2 65'), Evan Sheehan(1-4), Eamonn Forbes(0-1), Shane Feeney(0-1). Subs: Big Martin for Eoin Condon

Deise Draw : Congratulations to Maura Bermingham who becomes our first top prize winner of the Deise Draw since Bobby McCarthy. Maura's family have a long line of tradition of the support of Tallow GAA club and we hope that it continues into the future along with all our supporters from near and far.

Wedding Bells : We hope the that Kevin Henley and Sharon Maloney have a wonderful day on Friday next as they are getting married.

CLG Tulach an Iarainn sends its deepest sympathies to the Dee family on the passing of Jim Dee. Jim was Waterford senior hurling secretary of the Waterford senior hurlers for many years .

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
29/7/2019 Jackpot €6,200 No Winner Numbers 2,7,8,23.
Consolation Prizes :Stuart Barry, Shane Martin, Liam O'Mahony, T,O, E +G
Promoter :Post Office
Next Draw Teds 6/8/2019 Jackpot €6,400.

World Games. Jake Henley and Kate Mackintosh representedTallow GAA at the World Games parade in Waterford.