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Club Notes: 21st September 2015

posted Sep 21, 2015, 5:04 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 5:37 PM ]
Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's Chemist Tallow.

Tallow GAA Lotto - supported by Kearney's Restaurant Tallow
Numbers drawn were: 3, 16, 27, 28
No winner
Consolation Prizes: Gretta Power, Margaret Barry, Lavinia Connolly, Helen Beecher
Promoter: Post Office
Next draw: Lukies September 28th
Jackpot €7,600

Senior Hurling
Tallow 3-13 Dungarvan 0-18
There was a moment in the second half of this tense, sodden encounter that encapsulated the spirit and courage of Tallow last Sunday night. We were three points down with about five minutes to go when James Murray received a short puckout from Sully but Dungarvan read it well, bottled him up and won a free to go four clear. At the resultant puckout James called for the ball again, wanting the responsibility and showing for the ball when another man and another team would have looked the other way. It wasn't long before we were attacking again and the goals started to flow.
    In truth, Dungarvan can feel a little hard done by with the scoreline as they played a lot of good hurling but couldn't put us away and, due to our defensive excellence and organisation, never really threatened our goal except for injury time. Again it comes down to courage as Terence stuck to the plan and never panicked on the line or tried to change something that was working, just for the sake of it. The great Italian football manager Arrigo Sacchi once said that courage is putting on a midfielder to keep the ball better when the crowd is screaming for another striker. Terence kept with the plan of having our forwards, Evan and William in particular, working themselves into the ground while we slowly gained control around the middle and halfback line. There was courage in Fada bursting out time after time and picking a pass rather than lashing it sixty yards. There was courage in Aidan and Ken, both playing with impossibly heavy hearts but with a calming hand on the shoulder from above, coming out with the ball again and again and asking for more work. There was courage in Ryan Grey asking to take frees in impossible conditions and coming back again even after he'd missed. There was courage in the huge workrate of our two most celebrated players, Paul and Tommy, working harder than their talent needed them to but relishing the slog.
   We now play the form team in the county, Ballyduff, in what will be a repeat of the group game in which there was nothing between the sides and is sure to be a white-hot local derby.
The Tallow support was tremendous and it doesn't go unnoticed by team and management. It was fantastic to see and hear so many fans during and after the game. Lets come out in droves again on Sunday week when we take on a Ballyduff team that are really coming into their own in this championship. The game will take place on Sunday Oct 4th at 2pm in Fraher field. 
Tallow: S O' Sullivan, M O' Brien, D O' Brien, K Kearney, A Kearney, J Murray, R Beecher, P O' Brien, K Geary, W Henley, B McCarthy, R Grey, T Ryan, J Henley, E Sheehan
Scorers: R Grey 2-02 (1f) T Ryan 0-7 (4f) E Sheehan 1-01 P O' Brien W Henley B McCarthy 0-1 each
Subs: J Neville, B McCarthy

Award 1 Course
Waterford Coaching & Games Development will be running an Award 1 Adult Coach Education Course in October & November 2015. Anyone interested in this please contact Kate. 

Quiz Show
Anyone with a good knowledge of the 80s, 90,s noughties and now, interested in taking part in a brand new quiz show on Sunday nights on RTE One where the pals/relatives can win a fantastic holiday for the team contact Kate. It sounds like great fun!!

Our monthly meeting will take place this Thursday, September 24th at 9pm in the clubhouse. All members are requested to attend.

Farewell to a friend:
 The sad passing of Pat Cunningham has left Tallow GAA club in deep mourning. We have lost a committed, dedicated committee member but most of all we have lost a dear friend who was very popular with all in the club. It’s hard to come to terms with this and it doesn’t even feel right referring to him in the past tense. He enriched our club. He enriched the lives of all of us who were privileged to know him as a friend.
Though he once told me he preferred to be called Pat he was affectionately known as Patsy by most in the club. He was the epitome of a good clubman and gave valued service in a number of rolls on and off the field. Most of all though, Patsy loved playing and was still togging out up to recent times.  He rarely missed training and was an example to all in this regard. He played under age hurling and football with Tallow in his younger days.
He would play anywhere, and he did, even in goals just to be part of the action.  He made a huge contribution as team selector in both junior hurling and football over a number of years. He was part of the management team that guided Tallow to win the junior football county title against Mount Sion in 2010. There was no prouder man when we lifted the cup in Walsh Park that day. The team subsequently reached the Munster semi final following a victory over Clare champions Kilfenora. The following year he was back in a county final again, this time as selector with our junior hurling team along with Colin and Finn. A gentleman by nature, he could be ruthless on the line when it came to making changes if he thought it would benefit the team. He was always willing and able and was a key member of our senior squad’s backroom team. Not a man to seek the limelight, but Pat C was always there when you needed him. Patsy had a keen interest in all sports, be it hurling, football, rugby or soccer and was well versed in all. He had a varied selection of sports jerseys from different codes. He was a true sportsman!
Of a kindly disposition, Pat C  was good natured, decent, sincere and honourable. He was always ready with a witty retort and revelled in the camaraderie and banter that gel clubs. He must have been watching over us Sunday night when both Ballyduff and Tallow won their quarter final games. If he gets half a chance he will have them hurling in Heaven.  We will miss you dear friend!
Tallow GAA club extends deepest sympathy to his wife Sheila and the Cunningham family. I measc laochra na bhflaitheas  go raibh a anam uasal. 

Photos of Patsy below: Group one is the 2010 Junior football Western final.

Tallow team who defeated Dungarvan on Sunday in Fraher field with team mascots Oscar and Liam

Cois Bhríde
Minor Hurling
Our minor hurlers play De La Salle in the county semi final this Wednesday, September 23rd, in Fraher field at 7.30pm Your support would be much appreciated.

Upcoming fixtures
Wed  23rd Sept. MInor Hurling Div 1 Semi-Final v De La Salle @ 7.30 pm
in Fraher Field, Friday 25thSept:Under 11 Football Div 2 Home v Naomh
Brid @ 6 pm, Sunday 27th Sept: Under 16 Hurling Div 2 Qtr. Final @
11.00 am Opponents and Venue to be
confirmed during week!, Monday 28th Sept:Under 11 Football Div 2 Away
v Cappoquin @ 6 pm