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GAA Notes 20th October 2014

posted Oct 27, 2014, 10:51 AM by Mark Baldwin
Gary Duffin Tournament
This weekend sees a great honour for our club as we welcome our friends and colleagues in hurling from Naomh Columcille, Tyrone for the underage Gary Duffin Tournament which will be held down here for the first time ever. At the moment we are keeping a close eye on the weather with Children of Prague being dusted down and pressed into action but we would hope that the elements will be kind to our visitors. We also welcome Ballygarvan of Cork and our neighbours Ballyduff who make up the other two teams in what is expected to be a lively and enjoyable tournament. Almost 40 enthusiastic hurling people are coming from Coalisland in East Tyrone to sample the hurling atmosphere of our town and county and we hope to make them as welcome as possible. We also extend thanks to those families and individuals in Tallow who have volunteered to host these youngsters and make them welcome.
     Naomh Columcille will be arriving on Friday evening and will get settled in as the action starts at 11am on the Saturday morning with both semifinals taking place simultaneously. Cois Bhride will play Naomh Columcille on the lower pitch and Ballyduff will play Ballygarvan on the upper pitch, both games throwing in at 11am. The plate final, contested between the semifinal runners-up, will take place at 12.30 with the Cup final throwing in at 1pm. This will be followed by the Cup presentation at 2pm with Liam and Maura, Gary Duffin's parents, making the presentation along with the great Dan Shanahan and a big thank you to Dan for taking the time to help us out.
    Colin Cunningham and Pat Casey have kindly agreed to take on refereeing responsibilities and any club members who have agreed to do linesman and umpire duty please be at the field at 10.30am. Those kind people who have agreed to prepare sandwiches and refreshments please be at the clubhouse from 1pm and a reminder that there will be clubwear and sporting goods on sale at the clubhouse.
     Following the tournament Naomh Columcille will broaden their horizons further and travel to Cork club champions Sarsfields for a coaching session before returning to Tallow in the evening. Mass for Gary Duffin will be held at 10.30 am on Sunday at the Carmelite convent in Tallow and the lads will leave Tallow from here. Fenians of Johnstown in Kilkenny have kindly come on board for the return journey and the Naomh Columcille lads will break the journey here on Sunday lunchtime and have a light coaching session with some Kilkenny players and aristocrats of the game.

Tallow GAA Lotto- supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers Drawn 2,7,18,21 No Winner
Consolation Prizes Paddy Martin Bob Townend Colette O Flynn Lindsay Murphy
Promoter Jerry Crowley
Next Draw October 28th Lukies Jackpot €10400