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GAA Notes 25th August 2014

posted Aug 27, 2014, 2:16 PM by Mark Baldwin
Senior Hurling
Tallow 3-17 Ardmore 3-15
We qualified for the quarter finals of the senior hurling championship after a high-scoring affair with Ardmore. In truth the game could have gone either way as Ardmore stormed back at us twice when we threatened to take control of the match. The introduction of Brian McCarthy made a big difference in the second half and colossal performances from Thomas Ryan, Evan Sheehan and Mark O Brien saw our quality eventually tell.
Thomas Ryan had our first point within a minute. A free from Ardmore levelled things up but an Evan Sheehan goal on four minutes and a point from Bob straight after gave us an early four point lead. Ardmore, in a sign of things to come, hit back with 1-3 without reply in the next five minutes. A Jake Beecher point after great work by Mikey Curley narrowed the gap to one. Trojan pressure from Bob led to an error in the Ardmore defence and Evan was on hand to finish to the net to put us back in the lead. Evan popped up with a point moments later to give us a two point lead. Two Paul O Brien frees gave us a three point lead but Ardmore, to their credit, hit back again with four points in a row to retake the lead five minutes before the break. A Thomas Ryan point on halftime levelled things up and in injury time Evan collected the ball thirty yards from the Ardmore goal, drove past his man and finished stylishly for his third goal of the half to leave us a goal in front at the break 3-17 to 1-10.
      There was no let up in the rate of scoring in the second half as a Paul O Brien free was answered by an Ardmore free before a chance from Ardmore was dispatched to the net to level things up. Ardmore went ahead with another free but this was answered by a Shane Feeney point. When Evan was taken down James Murray struck the resultant penalty well but it just whistled over the bar. A Thomas Ryan point left us two ahead on forty five minutes but then another Ardmore free was sent to the net to give them a one point advantage. Men had to step up now as the game entered the final stages and first was Evan Sheehan with a wonderful point from out on the right wing. Thomas Ryan matched that with a great point of his own before Ardmore surged again with two points to retain the advantage again with ten minutes to go. The introduction of Brian McCarthy gave us some traction around the middle and he was instrumental in winning two frees in the next five minutes with Mark encouraging Paul Foley all the way. Another Thomas Ryan point with three minutes to go left us two in front and even though Ardmore got a point a minute later a late free from Tommy gave us a two point cushion. Operating on the principle that it's better to burn out than to fade away, Ardmore had two red cards in the last two minutes and the game finished 3-17 to 3-15
     We now play the table-toppers from Group 1 De La Salle in what will be a tough quarter final on the weekend of the 14th of September.
Team: S O Sullivan, M O Brien, D O Brien, K Kearney, R Beecher, K Geary, J Murray, P O Brien, Rob O Sullivan, S Feeney, M Curley, J Beecher, E Sheehan, B McCarthy, T Ryan.
Subs: J Henley for R O Sullivan, J Tobin for R Beecher, R Kearney for M Curley.

Junior Hurling
Remiss of me not to get it right last week but our junior hurlers are still in the Western championship and will now play Ballyduff in the play-off.

Deise Draw
All monies to be handed into David O Brien before the next Deise Draw on Friday 29th August.

Committee Meeting
CLG Tulach an Iarainn will have a committee meeting this Thursday 28th August in the clubhouse at 8.30pm.

To Evan Sheehan and Billie Jean Sheehan who recently got engaged, we wish them both every happiness in the future.

Tallow GAA Lotto- supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
25/8/14 Numbers Drawn 1,2,10,13 No Winner 
Consolation Prizes Ray Rochford Betty Delaney, Ml Leahy Donal Howard Promoter Bart O Donoghue
Next Draw 1/9/14 Lukies Jackpot €8800