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Club Notes: 8th October 2012

posted Oct 11, 2012, 6:04 AM by Mark Baldwin
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Junior Football

Tallow 1-9 Shamrocks 2-5
     We had another great battle with our neighbours the Shamrocks in the semi-final replay of the Western Junior Football Championship in Dungarvan last Saturday. Again both teams were evenly matched with never more than a few points separating them until a strong Tallow finish led to Michael Curley's fine point in injury time to snatch victory for Tallow.
    Kieran Geary had our first point after seven minutes which was quickly followed up by a Michael Curley free. Shamrocks then struck for a goal on ten minutes which seemed to settle them and they soon added a free of their own. Michael Curley showed his usual class from the dead ball with two frees over the next five minutes to leave the teams level after twenty minutes. Both teams traded points coming up to half time and another Shamrocks point left them ahead coming towards the end of the half. However the final act of the half saw a Michael Curley free drop short only to be finished to the net by Stuart Barry for a Tallow goal that left us two in front at the break, 1-5 to 1-3.
     The second half was a half of two halves as Shamrocks dominated the third quarter, registering a goal and two points to storm into a three point lead. It took a while for Tallow to gain a foothold in Shamrock territory but with Mark O Brien's accurate foot passing on the left wing being vital we clawed our way back into contention. A Michael Curley free at the three quarter stage was the start of the comeback and the same player pointed from play with ten minutes left to leave the minimum between the teams. With five minutes left, a superb 45 against the wind was converted by Mikey again and the game was up for grabs. Both teams had chances to win but in injury time a long delivery from a JP Grey free broke down into Michael Curley's arms and he made no mistake with the winner.
Team: JP Grey, E Hickey, B Henley, K Fraser, M O Brien, D O Brien, T Mc Grath,  A Pratt, K Curley, K Geary, M Curley, S Pratt, S Barry, S O Sullivan, K Henley. Subs R O Sullivan, T Mc Sweeney.
We now play Affane in the Western final next Saturday in Lismore

Tallow GAA Lotto- supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
8/10/12 Numbers Drawn 2,3,8,11 No Winner
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