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GAA Notes 18th August 2014

posted Aug 20, 2014, 6:32 PM by Mark Baldwin
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Senior Hurling
Ballygunner 1-25 Tallow 1-7
Damon Runyan once said 'the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that's the way to bet' and we saw that in Dungarvan last Sunday evening as Ballygunner turned on their power to win convincingly. As always we battled and worked and used the ball intelligently for the first forty minutes but once Ballygunner responded to our mini-flurry in the second half there was no debate about the outcome. Despite this we had positives in that our young players again showed heart and courage. We now play Ardmore in the final game of the group stage at 5.30 next Saturday knowing a win will see us into the knockout stages.
    Ballygunner, against the wind, were first to show in front with two early points before a good long-range point from Paul O Brien was followed by a beautiful point from Thomas Ryan. Ballygunner showed their heavyweight status by reeling off the next six points in a row to lead eight to two on twenty four minutes. A Rob O Sullivan free on twenty seven minutes was added to by an excellent Evan Sheehan point soon after to close the gap. Another free by Rob was cancelled out by two Gunners points towards halftime to leave us five down at the break, ten to five.
    We resumed with Ballygunner taking a keen hold of the bit again to pick off four points in a row to lead by nine after thirty six minutes. We responded well though on thirty nine minutes with a typically incisive Thomas Ryan run leading to a fine Jake Beecher shot which was well saved by Stephen O Keeffe but Evan Sheehan was there to smash home the loose ball. When a fine Mikey Curley point followed a superb Jordan Henley run, we seemed to be motoring nicely. Ballygunner though were ruthless in stomping out our mini-revival and  in the next twelve minutes they picked off 1-8 without reply (the goalscorer waiting in the square so long he almost built a settlement) to put the match to bed. Rob O Sullivan had another free on 54 minutes in what was our final score of the game.
Tallow: S O Sullivan, M O Brien, D O Brien, K Kearney, R Beecher, K Geary, J Murray, P O Brien, R O Sullivan, J Beecher, M Curley, J Henley, T Ryan, B McCarthy, E Sheehan. Subs J Tobin for B McCarthy, S F McCarthy for R Beecher.
We play Ardmore in Clashmore next Saturday evening at 5.30pm in our final game so please come and support our young team.

Junior Hurling
Lismore 6-7 Tallow 3-10
We signed off our junior hurling campaign with defeat to Lismore in an entertaining and high scoring game. Hopefully we'll see a few of these lads ina senior jersey in years to come and we'd like to thank Terence Mc Sweeney for his efforts with this team.
Team: JP Grey, P O Mahoney, E Hickey, W Hogan. A Pratt, B Henley, K Fraser, N Condon, J Neville, R grey, S Pratt, D Tobin, A Curley, J Power, S Curley. Subs M Tobin for D Tobin, K Henley for S Curley.