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GAA Notes November 24th 2014

posted Nov 30, 2014, 9:07 AM by Mark Baldwin
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The results of the inaugural vote of the Tallow GAA Player Awards were announced recently and we pass on our congratulations to each winner on gaining the recognition of their peers.
Shaun O Sullivan was voted Senior Player of the Year. Despite his relative youth Sully has been our established goalkeeper for many years now and his standards have always been high and he continues to improve every year. His shot-stopping and organisational ability have been a major part of our defence over the last five years, he has matured into a real senior leader and we look forward to many more years of service from him.
Brian Henley was voted Junior Player of the Year. Despite my retiring of him earlier in the year the lure of the jersey was too strong for the evergreen half back and his displays this year at the heart of the defence were rock solid as always and made a mockery of his near fifty years of age.
Rob Beecher was voted Young Hurler of the Year. From a family steeped with passion for Tallow GAA, Rob has burst onto the scene this year and has been a solid and dependable wing back, particularly in the crunch matches against Ballyduff and Ardmore. We wish him many years of continued success and representation in the Tallow jersey.
Our footballer of the year award went to Tallow's favourite Kerryman Sean Gleeson. A bit like an All Black entering a convent he couldn't help but raise the standard of football play having been brought up in the Kingdom where the big ball is King. The fact that Kerry were restored to their rightful throne this year only made the year better. He married into a great Tallow GAA family and is a huge addition to our team and community.

To our near neighbours Cappoquin we send our heartiest congratulations on winning a Munster title last weekend. It's an achievement that is based on great work underage and we wish them all the best in the All Ireland series.

Get Well Soon
To our vice chairman Finn McCarthy who has recently returned from hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Deise Draw 
Please return all outstanding monies to Deise Draw co-ordinator David O Brien before this Friday's draw.