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Club Notes: 2nd October 2015

posted Oct 7, 2015, 2:34 PM by Mark Baldwin
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's Chemist Tallow.

Tallow GAA Lotto - supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 1, 5, 6, 20 
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Dave Sheehan, Bernie Troy, Gerard Beecher (Shanballa) Paul Veale
Promoter: Daybreak
Next draw: The Hotel Oct 12th
Jackpot €8,000

Tallow 1-14 Ballyduff 0-16
The golfer Gary Player once said 'the secret to playing well is not how good your good shots are but how good your bad shots are' and this was evident for Tallow on Sunday as we survived a poor first half to go in at the break only three points down. We were good when we needed to be and that was enough. When we needed him, as in the quarter final, Thomas Ryan ran and worked and ran some more in the third quarter and then his innate class, took over and suddenly we were four points clear and the match was there for us. When we needed William Henley he produced two great points for us in the first half to prevent Ballyduff from getting out of sight and never let his workrate drop despite being outnumbered on puckouts and when Ryan Grey was needed in the first half he was nerveless and accurate to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Likewise we stood firm in the frantic last few minutes when Sully and James Murray came to the rescue when they were needed. We were far from perfect on Sunday but when we were on top we tacked on points for fun and for the first ten minutes of each half we registered 1-7 without reply.
    Another great subplot of this match was the heavyweight battle between James Murray and Stephen Molumphy on the 40. It was a great game of bluff and counter-bluff as they both circled each other, wary of a knockout punch but willing to jab for all they were worth. Molumphy was at the centre of everything good that Ballyduff did in the first half and was outstanding in the last ten minutes, his catch and score to reduce the deficit to one point in injury time being worth the price of admission alone. But Murray was his usual brave self showing for every ball, getting through an amount of work and clearing his lines with a message on every ball.
    It's been a trying summer off the field for our club and for our community in Tallow as we have been to far too many funerals, saying goodbye to great people before their time. The word 'sudden' doesn't even begin to describe the feeling of having a mother or a friend snatched away without warning or permission. An extended hurling year isn't going to take away the pain of the lads who have lost loved ones suddenly during the year but it will provide a welcome distraction as the evenings shorten and the fires are lit. And it will provide a positive focus as people from near and far make plans to travel on Sunday week, watched over by a gallery of long lost and recently lost. Either Ballygunner or Fourmilewater will be a big challenge but this team has faced big challenges for all the year and we're still standing. Once you're in the ring you have a puncher's chance and that is all we need.

Tallow: S O Sullivan, K Kearney, D O Brien, M O Brien, A Kearney, J Murray, J Henley, K Geary, P O Brien, B McCarthy, T Ryan, W Henley, S Feeney, R Grey, E Sheehan
Subs: P Kearney, J Neville
Scorers: T Ryan 1-5 R Grey 0-4 (4f) W Henley 0-2 K Geary, E Sheehan, P Kearney 0-1 each

Gallant in Defeat
In truth this game could have gone either way. To lose out by such a slender margin in a senior county semi final is bound to be heartbreaking for any team. Ballyduff were both dignified and magnanimous in the aftermath of the game and we thank them for their congratulations and genuine well wishes.

Hearty congrats to senior selector Stuart Barry and wife Aileen on the birth of baby Adam. I hear Stuart is after buying him a hurley already. Starting young!!

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Foley family Stradbally and Ballygunner on the tragic passing of Paul. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
We extend sincere sympathy to John Condon and family, on the tragic death of his wife Jacinta. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Tidy Towns
Tidy Towns Competition 2015: Adjudication Report.
"Páirc Éamonn de Paor looked very well and the pavilion building was freshly painted"

Car Stickers
Car stickers are still available to purchase from Terence and Denis. Stickers are 3.50 each or 3 for 10 euro. 

County Final
The County final is set for Sunday, October 18th at Walsh Park. Reaching a county final brings with it numerous expenses which unfortunately have to be met. With this in mind our club would be sincerely grateful to anyone who feels they would be able to contribute - however big or small. Déanann sparán trom croí éadrom!!

National Draw
Tickets are currently in circulation in town for the national car draw. There are some fantastic prizes and most importantly all money raised is retained by the club. Tickets are 10 euro each and can be purchased from most committee members.

Your continued support to the senior hurlers has been amazing!! It would be fantastic to see the town a sea of blue and gold for the next few weeks so dig out the hats/flags/scarfs and headbands and get behind the lads for the big one!!!!

Best of luck
Wishing Cois Bhríde minor hurlers the very best of luck in the county final, this Saturday at Walsh Park. This game has a 2pm throw in!

Cois Bhríde
Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday 10th  MHC County Final at Walsh Park @ 2pm Cois Bhríde V Ballygunner.  Friday 9th U.11 football Division 2 home V St.Pats @ 6 pm.