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GAA Notes 22 September 2014

posted Sep 26, 2014, 5:26 PM by Mark Baldwin
Emmet's 2-12 Tallow 0-8
     Defeat was our lot in the Western Junior football semifinal at Fraher Field last Saturday as  a strong Colligan team overpowered us to qualify for the Western final. We started brightly with two smartly taken scores from William Curley and an excellent point from the boot of Evan Sheehan putting us in front. Colligan, while being in control of the game, couldn't find their shooting boots until the 20th minute but once they began to score they showed their superiority.At hlaftime Jordan Henley and Paul O Brien came on and the latter had a beautiful point on the board after a dummy solo early in the second half. By this stage Colligan had got their first goal from an intercepted kickout and they then took control. A JP 45 and a Michael Curley free were replies to the second Colligan goal. Kieran Geary had a good point from play and Mikey had another free on the board but eight points was our lot for the evening and COlligan ran out ten point winners.
Team: JP Grey, A Curley, E Hickey, J Tobin, J Neville, B Henley, S O Sullivan, A Pratt, K Geary, E Shhehan, S Gleeson, M Curley, S Pratt, W Curley, K Henley.
   A big thank you to manager Steven Curley for his effort through the year, it's not easy keeping a football team going at a senior club.

Best Wishes
It's great to report good news and to our senior hurling manager Terence McSweeney who ties the knot this Friday to Barryroe woman Geraldine Collins, we wish a great day, good weather and plenty of craic. Only a man as organised and as professional as Terence would be able to plan a wedding and manage a senior hurling team virtually on his own this year though as most men know, it's usually a matter of turning up shaved and suited on the day and leave the details to the woman. Tallow GAA cannot begin to thank Terence for his work, dedication and calmness during the last two years and we hope he enjoys his big day along with Geraldine and we wish them many more happy years whereever life takes them

Tallow to host Gary Duffin Tournament
On Friday 24th October our friends and colleagues in hurling will arrive from Naomh Columcille hurling club in East Tyrone for the a weekend of hurling, chat and craic. Our association with Naomh Columcille dates back to 1996 and was instigated by Liam O Maolcatha and nurtured of course by Eamonn de Paor who was always there to meet them off the bus and immediately begin the hurling chat and coaching. It is an important date on Naomh Columcille's calender as the oppurtunities to play down here and immerse themselves in hurling can be few.
      The Gary Duffin tournament was named in honour of one of Naomh Columcille's talented young hurlers who sadly passed away at age twenty six on March 30th 2005. It is an annual tournament held in East Tyrone and we are honoured to be chosen to be the host club this year. The players will arrive on Friday October 24th and will stay with local families- if you would be able to provide accomodation for any of the lads (minimum 2) please contact our ruani Lindsay Murphy 56015
     The teams competing are Naomh Columcille, Cois Bhride, Ballyduff and Ballygarvan of Cork. Naomh Columcille will also visit Sarsfields of Cork over the weekend to keep up the longstanding link between the Duffin family and the Ryans of Sarsfields. They will depart on Sunday morning after 10.30 Mass and will stop off at the Fenians club in Johnstown where All Ireland celebrations wouldn't be the strangest of sights.

Tallow GAA Lotto- supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
22/9/14 Numbers Drawn 4,7,10,15 No Winner
Consolation Prizes Liam O Mahony, Michael Cronin, Annette O Brien, Mary O Brien
Promoter Tom Doyle
Next Draw 29/9/14 Lukies Jackpot €9600