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Club Notes: 5th May 2020

posted May 5, 2020, 4:56 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated May 5, 2020, 5:03 PM ]
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A glimmer of hope: The Taoiseach speaking on The Late Late Show on Friday night stated that GAA could be back in August as he classed it as minimal contact sport ( he hasn't seen many matches so). If you look at it though things are far from clear cut on the matter. GAA is a non professional sport while professionals can cocoon at home GAA players cannot . They work in the front line and if you take the Dublin star Jack McCaffrey as an example. He as a doctor is in the epicentre of the crisis and to have him marooned onto a pitch or into a dressing is too risky a chance to take for him and any other person working in the front line sector.

The Dollard Cup:
At Present Senior County hurling champions in Waterford go straight into the Munster Club and if they are successful they enter the All Ireland Club series. The All Ireland club tournament started in 1970. The Dollard cup was a precursor to the he 1950s the Cork Churches Tournament. . That tournament was an initiative by the then Bishop of Cork to raise money from the gate receipts in trying to build five churches.
I remember my grandfather telling me at the time that Tallow couldn't beat Erin's own. We lost to them in five county finals, four in the thirties and one in the twenties.The Dollard cup was a tournament which was held in very high esteem at the time. Winners of the tournament were rewarded with suit lengths or gold watches. If Tallow did win Dummy Flynn the local tailor would have nearly a years work in cutting suits for the Tallow team. We beat Mooncoin who had the majority of the then current Kilkenny team in the Dollard cup in the thirties. The cup instead was named after a Father Dollard.I have a picture below of the cup and found it very hard to get any information on its winners or history.There is no engravings on the cup. I also have included the medal from the 1945 game which belonged to the late Harry Rohan. That game went to a replay and was played against Tipperary opposition. They gathered a mass of Tipp senior players which weren't aligned to the club but that common practise at the time. Tallow no angels in that regard either enrolled a few Dungarvan players for the replay and duly won.


The last picture is of a presentation to the Tallow team of their Dollard cup medals in 1956 . The medals were won some time previously. The event took place in the 'Arch Ballroom' . It was held to Tallow selected Waterford senior hurling team in a special in the group of GAA VIP's are ( Tallow addresses unless otherwise stated). Lismore Dec O'Sullivan, Tom Lannen, Dec Goode, all of the Serenaders, Michael Mulcahy, Michael Hickey , John O'Connor , William Sheehan, Mick Curley, Thomas Burke, Jim Deane, Michael Harty, Mick Beecher Ballyduff, Jack Burke, Willie O'Brien, Pa Sheehan, Jimmy Cunningham, Vin O'Donoghue Dungarvan, Davy Doyle leader of the famous Bridesiders , Jack O'Brien, Tommy Sheehan, Noel Condon, Simon O'Leary (former Garda) , John Donovan, Ned Condon and John McGrath. Frank Ryan renowned Internationally acclaimed tenor made the presentation of medals on the occasion.