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Club Notes: 30th January 2019

posted Jan 30, 2019, 5:25 PM by Mark Baldwin
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Senior Hurling Draw :
Provisional dates

Tallow v Dungarvan March 31st
Tallow v Clonea April 7th
Tallow v Ballygunner June 23rd.

Club hats and Car Stickers:As winter has arrived a nice Tallow beanie hat is the thing to keep the head warm. We have beanie hats available to all those willing to purchase. Like wise car stickers . Clearance Sale one..Hats are €10. Car Stickers are €2 . Contact Tallow GAA Facebook page or Terence to avail of all offers.

Tallow GAA lotto sponsored by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow.
13,19,21 ,27. No winner.
€25 The Henley boys, Pa O'Flaherty, Martina Henley ,Anne Daly.
Promoter Prize : Donna Buckley.

GAA Matters : 
Are we stepping into a time when the GAA head brass seems to disenfranchise themselves further from their grassroots? Volunteerism seem lost to corporate greed and how long before they have a revolution at their hands ? We've had an increase in the ticket prices of league games , All Ireland Semi Finals and All Ireland Finals. Add in the round robin Munster and Leinster champions in hurling and the extra games that they have brought ,the financial burden has doubled in the last year with the extra games. Why hasn't a value card being introduced to go to such games at a discount? Why not introduce a Munster championship ticket at €50? You could also knock off a tenner off a Munster Final ticket if they attend .To me the season ticket they introduced isn't value for money. It has currency if your likely to attend nearly all league and championship games but even at that you still have to pay for later championship games. In an interview last week the GAA president stated that the economy keeps growing. It does in the the capital but he needs to step outside that bubble and see if rural Ireland is flourishing . JP McManus handed money to GAA clubs country wide but when has the GAA availed of such a deed? The three full houses in Croke Park for their annual sold out concerts should suffice to distribute money generated from these to the clubs.
Any motion before congress that conforms against their ideals seems wiped from the clár before they can be even voted on. It's like they have a caucus , Motion #1 All Championship shall be on free to air tv , Out!. Motion #2 All home teams in super eights shall play at least one at a home venue #Out if your county grounds are small and out especially if the venue isn't big enough to hold Dublin. The biggest problem of all is how they are going to cater for the club players. They haven't taken the CPA seriously . They need to have a defined season . Although they had a great hurling season last year it can't last on the issue that players can't expect to compete on a yearly basics with no Off season. There has to be allowances made for the club players. April only club month needs to be certified and they need one other month possibly July to play club games. Players won't tolerate uncertainty nor should they.

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Curran and Tobin families on the passing of Martin Curran. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dhílis.

Operation Transformation: 
The walk starts every Thursday for the next five weeks at the club grounds at 7pm.

National Draw Tickets: 
Could all of these be returned to Kate before the 4th of February.

League Matters : 
A good performance from Waterford on all counts. Tommy clipped in with two points, Jordan came on for his competitive debut and James would be delighted with the result .
The main talking points of the hurling league seem to be harsh sending offs. Both Derek McGrath and Anthony Daly deemed that the powers that be are trying to alter the rules when there is no need to be so rigid.
Dublin came unstuck in Clones. Will the heavy burden of going for the coveted 'Magic Five' be a noose around their necks?

Last Man Standing : 
Commences on this Saturday.