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GAA Notes 26th March 2012

posted Mar 27, 2012, 2:23 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 2:30 PM ]
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26/3/12 Numbers Drawn 11,17,19,24 No Winner
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Deise Draw 2012
The first Deise Draw of the year takes place next Friday March 30th. If you haven't bought your tickets by now please contact our Deise Draw co-ordinators David O Brien or Kate Ryan. It's just €10 per month for 9 months and with cash prizes up to €10000 it's an opportunity to win some cold hard cash for your spending plans. There will also be special bonus draws in May August and November for a €1000 holiday voucher and €500 spending money.
       It goes without saying that revenue from this goes a long way towards funding club activities throughout the year. The income received from the generous support of club members and the people of Tallow topped five figures last year and we would be hoping that people can show this wonderful generosity in theses difficult times again.

Five Thing We Learned From The Weekend

Here To Stay
There was always going to be a 'bounce' factor when Jimmy Barry Murphy took over Cork but their levels of performance haven't dropped off since their opening half hour against Waterford. Last Sunday we saw them outmuscle Kilkenny in the air around the middle and respond emphatically when Kilkenny got their goal. In the endgame they stayed calm, didn't give up any goal chances and kept winning possession and frees in the forward line.

Pushing On
It's no secret that Kilkenny's defence (with the exception of Paul Murphy) has an experienced profile. While this makes them far from easy to beat, especially in the compressed nature of championship hurling, Cork showed that if you have lots of movement and pace, a la Tipperary in 2010 All Ireland and avoid the straight ball into your forwards you can reap dividends. Coughlan, Lehane, O Sullivan and Horgan all moved a lot and found plenty of space along the wings.

Back on Track
The wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied Waterford's first three performances in the League were happily dispensed with as Waterford decided to put in a concerted effort for seventy minutes. It was the sheer lack of workrate and ease with which opposition teams ran through us that was so galling about the first three games. Nobody is trying to say we are worldbeaters but the lack of  workrate and physicality that characterized recent years was alarming. Here's hoping that confidence will spring forth.

Back Off Track
If Waterford, having looked like a division 2 team for three games, are suddenly contenders then where does that leave Galway? If there's one team that's guaranteed to frustrate (and spoil a carefully chosen accumulator) it's the men from the west. Their formline has been impressive so far, disposing of Dublin and beating Cork in Cork. I guess that all we can do is learn from history (ie last year's championship) and conclude that if you're down and in trouble and need a win the one jersey you want to see coming over the horizon is a maroon one

Dublin depth
The Dublin panel have shown some impressive strength in depth in recent matches. Despite a poor second-half in their first game they have come through what were arguably their toughest three games with some very creditable performances despite missing a host of regulars. Their showdown with Waterford takes on a real significance now.