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Club Notes: 30th November 2020

posted Nov 30, 2020, 6:15 PM by Mark Baldwin
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland Tallow

An Leanbh Nua: Congratulations are in order as Shaun O'Sullivan and his wife Jackie welcomed a baby girl Elle into the world at the weekend. We hope that she has a long and healthy life and to pick up a caman at some stage.

Deise Super Draw : The next draw is on this Wednesday and will be broadcast live on Facebook.. Friday 18th will be the final draw.. Could all money owed be handed in this week please. With the proximimatiy of the draws being so close one will have to do their best to play before the Christmas period.

Kieran Ryan Interview Part 3:
The best goal and point you have seen a Tallow man score?
The one goal that stands out in my mind, was scored by Trasher Tracey in an under 16 county hurling final in Waterford City. I can still see him do it to this day. As for points, there were too many to single out just one.

Any Regrets on the field of play?
No, I enjoyed every minute of it and was lucky enough to have great teammates around me. I have good and not so good memories throughout my time but looking back I would have liked to have contributed more to the county final winning teams.

What prominent county players did you admire?
I was fortunate to play against prominent players in my time, notably Eddie Keher, Eamon Creagan, John Connolly, Seanie O’Leary, Jimmy Barry Murphy just a few but the one I admire most was Tom Cheasty of Waterford.

The last Tallow match that you saw?
The last Tallow match I saw was last August, tallow vs Passage East in Dungarvan. A game of mixed emotions as I felt at one stage Tallow was going to win comfortably but finished up being beaten badly.

You travelled to Belfast with the Waterford hurling team at the height of the troubles when many other teams refused, tell us a bit about the welcome you got?
One of my few trips to Belfast, we travelled with the U21 team in 1974 to Casement Park. The whole trip was an experience, getting a bus to Dublin, staying overnight and taking a train to belfast the following day. The train journey was disrupted half way as there was a bomb on the rail line. We had to come off the train and get a bus through South Armagh, which was known at the time as Bandit Country. We got back on the train further on and arrived in the train station in Belfast to see the roof of the railway station blown off by another bomb. We were collected and taken to Casement Park, where we were greeted by the locals, who gave us a great reception. We played the game and won convincingly. After the game we were brought to a social centre in West Belfast where there was a great reception held for us. The one thing that stands out about the trip aside from the bombing, was the hospitality from the people in the North, they really appreciated us coming up as other counties at that time refused to go. Coming back to Dublin we followed the same journey home and it was not a very nice experience to be travelling through South Armagh at night time. Another incident on the way home from Dublin to Waterford, we were travelling by minibus, roughly 10 in number. In which we were then pulled over by the army and the police as there was a prison breakout in Port Loise by IRA members. The whole experience was a bit unreal. To sum up it was an experience I won't forget but have great memories.

In 1971 you were involved in under 14 and minor double in hurling and football?
Yes I was involved and was very fortunate to be. I was in De La Salle at the time with Pat Daly and we were kept busy playing every Sunday throughout the whole year. Tallow as a club at that time were very successful at underage and I was fortunate to be involved.

Were you a sheep dog trainer?
( Laughs) That's a good one, no I wasn't a sheep dog trainer but we had an experience one night as to where a sheep dog joined our company unbeknown to me. When we arrived back in Tallow late one night, I realised there was a sheepdog in the back of the car ‘Put there by my so called teammates’ as a laugh but felt obliged to travel back with the sheep dog to where it was picked up which was 35 miles away. Looking back it was a great laugh but at the time I wasn't very happy. Again that shows part of the Tallow spirit that we had.

Have you avise like your Grandfather?
Unfortunately no, I left all the singing to Dick’in O’Mahoney and I would consider myself a good back up. My brother Con would be considered the singer of the family.

Overall to sum up my time playing Hurling, I enjoyed it greatly and made lifelong friends. It was great to see the joy on Tallow supporters faces through the journey we went on.

Thank you Kieran Ryan.

Waterford March to the final: Seemingly on our last legs at half time Waterford produced a mesmerising second half performance to reach the final.We scored 2-16 in the second half and even the great Kilkenny team of 2008 were a point less in the first half of the All Ireland Final . It would be great through out all the doom and gloom that our town could add some colour to brighten our mood and home place by adding some Waterford flags and bunting..

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
30/11/2020 Jackpot €15,300 No Winner Numbers:1,4,18,21.
Consolation Prizes: Marian Forbes, Eamonn Forbes, Mary Pratt, Nicola O'Connor (online)
Promoter: Tom Doyle
Next Draw : 7/12/2020 Back of Dinny's House 9pm Jackpot : €15,400.
Yearly tickets valiable as well as standard €2 ticket or 3 for five.
Here is the online option. Tallow GAA
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