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GAA Notes November 3rd 2014

posted Nov 5, 2014, 2:53 PM by Mark Baldwin
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Gary Duffin Tournament.
CLG Naomh Columcille revelled in their total immersion in a hurling environment over the bank holiday weekend and had a memorable visit to the banks of the Bride. The highlight of this was of course their victory in the Gary Duffin tournament over Ballygarvan in the final. After their victory they visited Denis Ahern the hurley maker for a very informative demonstration session and we thank Denis for his time in doing this. They carried on to the famed Sarsfields club in Glanmire in Cork where the coaches of the county champions gave them a talk and they then went on to see the sights of Cork city.
       The following morning the lads attended Mass for Gary and deceased members of both clubs in the Carmelite convent in Tallow. We were delighted to see Gary's parents Liam and Maura there along with other members of the Duffin family and we extend a huge thank you to the Carmelite sisters who made everybody feel so welcome. The Naomh Columcille contingent then left for home and en route they stopped off in Johnstown to have a coaching session with the Fenians club and their manager PJ Delaney (incidentally congratulations to PJ and Fenians who secured their senior status by defeating Tullaroan last Saturday).
      Our thanks to all those who helped out with this weekend especially the host families who gave their time and hospitality. Thanks also to Mike Prendergast who made his house available for the Naomh Columcille mentors. Thanks also to the people who made sandwiches, gave their time as umpires and to the referees. Finally thanks to the organising committee who did an outstanding job, namely Johnny Geary Lindsay Murphy and Donna Buckley.

Congratulations to Colin and Georgina Cunningham on the outstanding achievement of completing the Dublin City Marathon last Monday.

Minor Hurling
Cois Bhride 3-13 St Carthages 1-6
We salute Cois Bhride's achievement in bringing a Western title back to the Tallow/Knockanore area after many years of knocking on the door. There are some great hurlers from both clubs on this team and we hope to see more in the future. The game was played in miserable conditions (or what you usually get at the end of October) and St Carthages led by a point 1-6 to 1-5 at halftime after playing with the breeze. Cois Bhride took control after the interval though and dominated the second half, holding the Lismore/ Ballysaggart men scoreless.
Congratulations to joint captains Colm Roche and Jack Tobin and to mentors Paddy Smith, Thomas Ryan Denis Tobin and Seamus Tobin.

Tallow GAA Lotto- supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
3/11/14 Numbers Drawn 1,3,5,19 No Winner
Consolation Prizes Mary Murphy, Nell Sheehan, Adam O Brien, Peg O Keeffe
Promoter Mary Beecher
Next Draw 10/11/14 Hotel Jackpot €10800