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Club Notes: 30th September 2019

posted Sep 30, 2019, 6:32 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 6:34 PM ]

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This Week I did an interview with the Tallow Senior hurling goalkeeper and Junior footballer Shaun O'Sullivan.

You made your debut in quarter final of a county against Ballygunner , how daunting was that?

SO'S: Terrifying. I always get nervous for championship games but that was a totally different story. I can honestly say I felt sick from when I was told I was starting until the final whistle blew. It was worth it though. Great introduction to senior hurling and a great opportunity given to me by Trevor Sheehan and Bubs.

Goalkeeping has changed since you started, before it was just get the ball and just drive it as far as you can , how has it evolved since you started out?

SO'S: I was never one for driving it long so that suited me. Its changed so much,everyone expects so much more out of goalkeepers. I suppose the main thing being short and accurate puck outs as well as being available at any stage to receive a ball from the full or half back lines

What is the most important thing you need to have in your position?

SO'S: I don’t know really. People say goalkeepers are a bit arrogant and cocky. I suppose you need to have some confidence is the main thing.

You got married recently and your wife comes from a GAA background. Is this a help in playing the game in relation to yer relationship?

SO'S: It definitely helps,theres never a question when it comes to hurling as we are both very passionate about the game. We would always sit down after a game and analyse what went on aswel as being able to travel to Waterford games or other club matches

'The mid nineties to present day heralded a golden period of cul barra's , whom of those did you look up to?

SO'S: Obviously Brendan Cummins was huge when I was growing up but I used to love watching Damien Fitzhenry of Wexford. He was no
nonsense and made some outrageous saves as well as scoring some penalties.

In last years championship you started as the third net minder of the year , how strange was that?

SO'S: Ya it was very strange, I'd been in goal for ten years for the club and I don't think I had missed a championship game till then. It was hard to watch on from the line but fair play to Basher and Mark Stewart for stepping in when needed, it’s not an easy place to play especially championship.

Tallow has a proud history of good net minders from Mick Curley , Ned Power and Eddie Curley ,what goalies do you remember playing in goals for Tallow?

SO'S: Obviously stories of Ned Power were huge around Tallow and he was the first fella to train me as a goalkeeper. All I can remember playing would have been Martin Murphy and Barry Power who were very good goalkeepers.

In last years game against Abbeyside you made a string of great saves, I remember against Abbeyside in Lismore a great one and with the aid of crossbar against Lismore in2011 but what are you favourite saves or save?

SO'S: I think number one would probably be saving a 21 yard free against Ballygunner in 2008. Paul Flynn was a huge name all over the country and also with itbeing my senior debut.( It's on our youtube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spx2MVSSI1A&t=1118s )

Other than that we played Ballyduff in the semi final of a county in 2015 I think and the last five minutes of that game we were pinned back and I remember saving one low to my left and the rebound then being saved by James Murray.

The plastic hurley has being used in puck outs how do you find them?

SO'S: I started to use it for distance but as you said earlier the game has changed so much now that I would rarely use it anymore. I wouldn't be as confident with it for short puck outs

Penalties have gone from three on the line to one, how much of a guess is going the right way or would you wait until the ball is struck?

SO'S: I actually have only faced one or two since the change in rules (we have a really clean full back line) I think you have to wait until the ball is struck as picking a side would only make a fool of you. They all seem to be struck low into the corner so it's a difficult choice.

How would you have fared if you played in the sixties when goalies were routinely flattened into the net?

SO'S: Not too good I'd say Fád, I'd say if you were in front of me you wouldn't let to many fellas into flatten me

Have you ever played outfield?

SO'S: I played midfield underage. I only lasted until U16 I'd say. I used only play outfield on my own age and in goals then for higher grades. I definitely played a few games wing forward for the juniors a few years back.

What was it like and how did you cope with wearing a helmet when it became compulsory ?

SO'S: Fortunately enough the rule was there not long after I had started playing senior hurling. It baffles me that any man would want to stand in goals with out a helmet and get sliothars driven at them.

Live GAA on TV: One can not but show true gratitude to TG4 over the years for showing GAA when there was none. Club games, Inter county, underage. It's all great to see and finally RTE are in on the act. We were shown twice on GAA 2019 and while we didn't win both those games it was great to see our club on tv. Each Saturday and Sunday we now have live club games to look forward to.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor :
It has still come to the stage where the field is locked at night to prevent anti social behavior . With nets ripped in the summer and countless littering , I think that the youth of today need to have a long hard look at themselves and take a lot better care of the facilities
that are there for everyone to use.

Senior Matters :
Amazingly the county board decided not to have a double header for the county semi finals at one venue . Surely they should give
the standard supporter value for their money?

Level One Hurling Coaching Course : Is to be run in November for four Saturdays. Contact Terence if interested for all those who have acquired the
foundation course.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
30/9/2019 Jackpot €8,000 No Winner Numbers: 5,9,20,23.
Consolation Prizes K + H O'Donnell, Martin Sutherland, Bunty O'Sullivan, Maura Ryan
Promoter :Daybreak
Next Draw 7 /10/19 at 9pm .Clancy's Jackpot €8,200

Club Notes: 25th September 2019

posted Sep 26, 2019, 5:40 PM by Mark Baldwin


#1 Cunny and Mairead on the look out for the new Waterford Manager.


#2 The Camoige team in a huddle before their camoige game v Portlaw on Saturday.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor Fixture: 27th September U12 Football v Youghal at 6pm.

1925 Poem:
One Sunday to Dungarvan Town,
The Tallow Hurling men went down,
The sun broke forth upon the scene,
As the blue and gold faced yellow and green,
Upon the side-lined bold and clear,
Dungarvan backers loudly cheered,
And others mingled with the crowd,
Of Tallow's hurling men were proud.

For the first five minutes of the play,
The teams from goal to goal did sway,
But since the ball was thrown to ground,
No forward there his target found,
Till Deane pucked out to centre field,
O'Brien then his stick did wield.
And drove the sliothar with a swing.

And quick to Curley he did pass,

Poor Bill was lying on the grass,
And though he was down and feeling sore,
He made a brave attempt to score,
Like sleight of hand he took a shot,
The ball into the net was got.
A thundering cheer now rent the sky,
The umpires green flay waved on high.

So heres to Tallow's brave 15,
Who fought so hard and played so keen,
The Dungarvan boys we won't let down,
They did their best to win the crown,
And when the blue and gold the finals play,
We hope to see them win the day,
And from East Waterford they will bring up,
The Waterford County Hurling Cup.

Deise Super Draw: The final draw of the year is on this Wednesday. Could all promoters collect all owed money and try to have it in for the weekend please.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
23/9/2019 Jackpot €7,800 No Winner Numbers: 1,2,3,14.
Consolation Prizes :Eimear Twomey, Valarie Aherne, Tommy Tobin, Kiera & Hannah O'Donnell.
Promoter :Mary Buckley
Next Draw 30 /9/19 at 9pm . Kenirys Jackpot €8,000

Club Notes: 16th September 2019

posted Sep 16, 2019, 6:42 PM by Mark Baldwin

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Junior Football Quarter Final Tallow 1-11 Geraldines 2-10.
In sweltering twenty degree heat we engaged in knockout football on Saturday afternoon last. The Indian summer had arrived and we got off to a good start with good interplay between Darragh Mulcahy and Jordan set up the meandering Jake Beecher who curled over a delightful first point with less than a minute gone. The next few scores over the following five minutes were all
frees and we accounted for one of these from Ryan Grey. It was noticeable however on that the physicality of this game was up a notch or two from our previous encounter and there was no easy ball here. The pressure that we had on our kickers meant we had an increasing wides tally and it wasn't until the 17th minute that we troubled the scoreboard after a lung busting run from Jordan , he offloaded to Ryan who scored a nice point. Ryan converted another free seven minutes later and we trailed by the minimum after 24th minutes 0-4 to 0-5. Great work again by Jordan set up Darragh Mulcahy for a goal chance that we spurned . A minute to go in the half and Ryan
curled over a lovely free on the left hand side of goal about thirty five meters out but disaster struck as Geraldines scored a goal just on the conclusion of the half and we trailed at half time by four points , Tallow 0-5 Geraldines 1-6.

Two alternations were made in the second half with Dean coming in corner back and Tommy coming in corner forward. Robbie Geary positioned himself manning the square and gave a powerful second half performance. Ryan adding to his tally with a good hard worked point. He beat two men before kicking over from his right in a central position. He had another goal opportunity on the 37th minute but Jake's effort was saved. There was heated exchanges and it threatened to spill over at times. Bob McCarthy turned into a human battering ram and was hitting off fellas that moved or threatened to move. Jordan ran himself into the ground, he got some hard hits (fair I might add) and did one somersault that a Russian gymnast would be proud of over the railing. Kieran Geary had a free on the thirteen . With some quarters shouting "to put it over", his scuffed shot billowed the net. Geraldines leveled the game again and then took the lead before Ryan deadlocked the teams again after he picked up a rebound off a Donnchadh blocked down ball. Kieran leveled the match again for the third time in the second half with a good point from play. A minute later as an uncontested kick out resulted in the ball working up the field and the Geraldines scored a goal. Ryan put over a long range free off the ground with minute to go but we couldn't get a goal to save us. I was critical of our first round performance but the team had showed alot more heart and football ability in the later stages of the competition. We thank Seán, Tom Bear and Dinny for managing the team and for Diarmuid on first aid.

Team : Michael Curley, Alan Curley, Jake Neville, Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher (0-1) , Kieran Frazier, Kevin Henley, Kieran Geary (1-2 1-1f) , Jordan Henley (0-1) , Ian Beecher, Ryan Grey (0-7 0-4f), Dusty McCarthy, Darah Buckley, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Darragh Mulcahy. Subs Tommy Daly for Darah Buckley, Dean Beecher for Jake Neville, Shaun O'Sullivan for Kevin Henley. Eamonn Forbes, Eric Hickey, William McDonnell, Jack Tobin Eoin McGrath.


Team Picture Back Row (l to r) Eamonn Forbes, Bob McCarthy, Mikey Curley, Robbie Geary, Kieran Geary, Ian Beecher, Ryan Grey, Darragh Mulcahy, Jake Neville, William McDonnell, Tommy Daly.
Front Row (l to r) Eoin McGrath, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Darah Buckley, Jake Beecher, Kevin Henley, Shaun O'Sullivan, Kieran Frazier, Alan Henley, Dean Beecher..

Missing from the photo are Eric Hickey and Jack Tobin.

Tallow GAA would like to pass on our condolences to Kay, Eimear, Brian and Aileen Twomey on the passing of Seán Ó Tuama. Seán was Vice President of the Club , Irish Cultural officer and Deise Draw promoter. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Deise Draw : The last deise draw is upon on at the end of the month. Could all money be handed into to one's promoters as soon as possible..

Five in a Row: The Dublin juggernaut keeps rolling and they completed the first men's senior five in row in the history of the
association. They is no doubting their class and athleticism and it doesn't look like it's slowing very soon. Four under 21's in the
this decade, forward of the year in U20 football Cian Archer not even on the panel until next year, a manager you took the ego out of Dublin, the financial clout that leaves everyone in their wake., playing nearly all their games in Croke park, need I go on?

Croke Park Treatment : The red carpet treatment was out in Croke Park on Sunday last for a Tallow man. How lucky was William Murphy that Siobhán was on the Jubilee panel for Waterford.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
16/9/2019 Jackpot €7,600 No Winner Numbers:9, 22,26,27
Consolation Prizes : Tom Doyle , Colette O'Flynn, Amy Cronin, Mary Kate Tobin
Promoter :Fiona Crowley
Next Draw 23 /9/19 at 9pm . Lukies Jackpot €7,800

Club Notes: 9th September 2019

posted Sep 10, 2019, 5:16 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 10, 2019, 5:18 PM ]

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Junior Football :
Tallow 4-08 Kilgobnet 4-13

Never has a game being influenced so much by two players . Donnchadh Mulcahy plying his trade at corner forward garnered himself the total of 3-3 all from play while his counter part on the Kilgobnet side at full forward scored around 80% of their total. It was a lively opening ten minutes with scores a plenty. Our first score was registered on the scoreboard when Ryan Grey pointed a free inside two minutes. Donnchadh "the Tyrone Samuri" scored our first point from play two minutes after , followed it on a minute later when he cut in from the right hand side and slotted over for a beauty. Quick thinking from Ryan resulted in our first goal of the game when he blasted home a close in free. The speed of it confused some as on the Cappoquin scoreboard it was recorded as a point. Jordan scored a wonder point and a long range bomb from Kevin Henley on ten minutes had us leading 1-4 to 0-2. Five minutes after this Kilgobnet had a goal and point scored . The ever industrialist Donnchadh had the misfortune to see a thunder bolt come back off the butt of the post as he left players in his wake. It was tit for tat now and a Ryan Grey shot dropped short into the hands of Donnchadh and he billowed the net. Kilgobnet's reply was instantaneous as they scored a goal straight away to leave the tie deadlocked at 2-5 each. Kieran Geary scored a point but again Kilgobnet breached our defence to add another goal and lead at half time 3-6 to 2-6.

We started the second half slowly and before Kieran Geary added his second point from play we trailed by six points with forty minutes played. Donnchadh hoodwinked his man and put over a point reminiscent of Joe Brolly with the high trajectory of his kick. There was a lull in the game for a period as their was no score for about eight minutes. Donnchadh again scored his second goal of the game and he maneuvered around a Kilgobnet defender to slot home. Donnchadh finished off his masterclass withhis last goal following a delivery after a piercing run by Jake Beecher. It was a five point loss and we now play a quarter final of the west. Team : Mark Stewart, Alan Curley, Jake Neville, Robbie Geary, Kevin Henley (0-1) , Kieran Frazier, Jake Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy, Jordan Henley (0-1) , Shaun O'Sullivan, Ryan Grey (1-1 1-1f) , Bob McCarthy, Darah Buckley, Kieran Geary (0-2) , Donnchadh Mulcahy (3-3). Subs used Dean Beecher, Eoin Condon, Mikey Tobin.

Junior Football Fixture : Tallow v Geraldines in Lismore on Saturday at 3.30pm

Flag Day : We would like to thank all those who generously contributed to giving money to our flag day on Saturday last . We are hoping to put up a set of lights at the corner of the field at Michael O'Keefe side of the top field.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor : Fixture 15th September Cois Bhride v Roanmore 11am.

Grotto: They will be rosary at the grotto this Saturday at 3.00pm after it's restoration work.

Games of yesteryear: In the coming months I will add the odd snippet from people on Tallow games of yesteryear..

All Ireland Tickets
Recently we’ve received some complaints from members that the All Ireland hurling tickets were not advertised yet the football ones were. Without doubt match tickets is the most contentious part of our year. Be it Waterford or All Ireland tickets we always receive complaints. We do everything we can to look after all those club members who request tickets. Often buying extra tickets from other clubs where possible to ensure we cater for as many members as possible with no financial benefit to the club. Rightly or wrongly we have never before advertised that All Ireland tickets were available, with it being standard that members contacted the club if they required tickets. After the hurling final a number of complaints were received about members not knowing that a draw was being held. This is why we advertised the draw for the football tickets.We apologize for any inconvenience caused and going forward we will advertise that a draw for tickets is open to all club members.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
09/9/2019 Jackpot €7,400 No Winner Numbers:20,24,25,27
Consolation Prizes : Anne Tobin, Michael Prendergast & Siobhán, Eamon Forbes, Damien Moore
Promoter :Gretta Power
Next Draw Corner House 16/9/19 at 9pm . Jackpot €7,600

Club Notes: 2nd September 2019

posted Sep 10, 2019, 5:10 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Sep 10, 2019, 5:11 PM ]



Senior Hurling : Tallow 1-16 Ballyduff 0-17
This relegation semi final between near neighbours Tallow and Ballyduff last Saturday in Fraher Field was always destined to be a close encounter given the recent form and past history of both teams.

Tallow seized the initiative at the outset and 3 points from the in form Darah Buckley and one from Ian Beecher had them 4-1 ahead after 12 minutes of play . Ballyduff countered well and played themselves back into contention . In fact at after 25 minutes of play the Village held a slender 1 point lead (9-8). They had whatever wind advantage was there and will possibly rue missed opportunities . Points were traded once again and by half time there as the minimum between the sides with Tallow to the fore.

On a couple of different occasions in the second half, tallow pushed their lead out to 4 points but Tallow rallied every time. The crucial score of the game after 50 minutes of play when Paul O'Brien, who turned in yet another fine performance in the blue and gold jersey, found the Ballyduff net.

Ballyduff, as is their want fought to the end scoring 3 points to Tallow's single effort from Ryan Grey. Tallow were two points to the good at the final whistle and thast was enough to see them retain senior status for the coming year. A relief to all no doubt but their form and preparations throughout the season suggested they were capable of more.

Normally the accolades go to the strike force in match reports but a few of our defenders are worthy of mention at this stage. Sully is sharp and a great shot stopper. He played his part. Seasoned campaigners Dave and Mark O'Brien were stalwarts throughout with middle brother Paul returning to form after a long spell out with injuries. Jordan Henley controlled the flow of the ball allowed into the Ballyduff full line and delivered quality clearances. It's always a good sign of a coach if he can improve players. Jake Beecher has grown in both confidence and stature and did an outstanding man marking job. He has slotted comfortably into the full back line, a tough ask of any young player. So too has Darah Buckley! His point taking has been very consistent from free and open play. He is much improved and had a good hour Saturday as well. Ian Beecher (who has excelled for club and county) and Ryan Grey are not short of hurling. These younger lads mentioned and others not mentioned must surely form the nucleus around which we build for the future. We would like to thank our panel of players at both junior and senior level.

Tallow: Shaun O'Sullivan, Fada O'Brien,Jake Beecher, Mark O'Brien, Robbie Geary, Jordan Henley, Robbie Beecher, Ian Beecher (0-2) Kieran Geary (Captain ) (0-1) Ken Kearney, Tommy Ryan, Paul O'Brien (1-1) Darah Buckley (0-7)
Ryan Grey (0-3) Tommy Daly (0-1) Subs used. Bob McCarthy for Kieran Geary (inj) Eoin Condon for Ken Kearney.

We are grateful also to all who have supported or contributed to Tallow GAA Club in any form over the past year. Finally our thanks to Coach Denis Walsh. Selectors Jimmy "Jaffa " Cronin, Paul Kearney and to all the management and backroom staff. To their credit, no stone was left unturned and doesn't go unnoticed.

Flag Day
We are holding a flag day this coming Saturday 7th of September from 9am - 3pm at the square. We hope for all yer support.

Baby Boy : Congratulations to Eamonn and Samantha Forbes on the birth of baby George during the week.
Junior Footballers : We complete our final game of the junior football against Kilgobnet on Saturday next in Cappoquin at 4pm.

Fixtures : While we played our game on a Saturday surely games after the All Ireland Final on Sunday are disrespecting any Gaels who could miss watching one of the show case games of the GAA calendar to support theirclubs?

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
02/9/2019 Jackpot €7,200 No Winner Numbers 5,11,12,15
Consolation Prizes :Bunty O'Sullivan, Denis Tobin, Paddy Martin x2.
Promoter :Teresa Cunningham.
Next Draw Clancy's 9/9/19 at 9pm . Jackpot €7,400

Club Notes: 27th August 2019

posted Aug 27, 2019, 4:57 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 5:00 PM ]

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.:

Deise Super Draw : Is on this Wednesday and could all promoters please collect overdue money .

Committee Meeting : At the clubhouse for all committee members at 9pm this Thursday.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor: U12 Football Cois Bhride v Rathgormack 30th August 6.30pm in Tallow.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

26/8/2019 Jackpot €7,000 No Winner Numbers 8,10,11,15.
Consolation Prizes :Mary Kenneally, Peter Kenneally, Ann O'Keefe, Sandra Whelan
Promoter : Hotel
Next Draw Kenirys 2/9/19 at 9pm . Jackpot €7,200


Senior Hurling : Tallow 0-15 Passage 2-19
Unfortunately, Tallow's involvement in the Waterford Senior Hurling championship came to an abrupt end on Saturday. Entering the game with high hopes after some recent good performances, we never got going and now have to refocus for a tough local derby against Ballyduff in a relegation play-off this coming Saturday. 3 points from play over 70 minutes tells it's own story. Placed balls from Darah Buckley and Ryan Grey kept us within touching distance but the truth is that we were living on the edge. Shaun O'Sullivan was called into action twice in the opening ten minutes and we were struggling to get our forward play going. Saying that we took a 4 point to 2 lead and scores were being traded and all looked good. However Passage struck a vital goal near the end of the first half to lead 1-6 to 7 points. We rallied after the goal with frees from Darah Buckley and a monster free from Ryan Grey in his own half to trail 1-8 to 9 points at half time.
The renewed energy from the half time oranges quickly evaporated as Passage goaled immediately from a long distance free. Tallow responded with a long range point from Kieran Geary 4 minutes into the second half to make it 2-9 to 10 points. This was our last score from play. As we chased the game Passage exploited the space left behind and tacked over point after point with some impressive shooting to see out the win.

Team : Shaun O'Sullivan, David O'Brien, Jake Beecher , Mark O'Brien , Robbie O'Sullivan, Kieran Geary (0-1), Mikey Tobin, Ian Beecher, Robbie Geary, Paul O'Brien, Ryan Grey (0-3 3f) Bob McCarthy , Tommy Ryan (0-1), Ken Kearney, Darah Buckley (0-10 9f). Subs Rob Beecher for Mikey Tobin, Tommy Daly for Ken Kearney, Donnchadh Mulcahy for Bob McCarthy.

We play Ballyduff in the relegation playoff on Saturday at 3.30pm in Fraher Field .

Junior Hurling Championship : Tallow 1-15 Fourmilewater 1-18.
Entering the same stage as last year, against the same opposition, we exited the championship again to the Fourmilewater team. They showed a vast improvement on our league encounter and had a stronger looking team. Eight points each at the half time we never got a hold of their physicality. We started well and were five points up after fifteen minutes mainly from placed balls from Mark Stewart. Eoin Condon scored our only point from play in the first half. We got a dream start to the second half when Donnchadh Mulcahy got a goal from the throw in and another Mark Stewart free had us in a four point lead. That was as good as it got unfortunately as Fourmilewater took a stranglehold of the game and once they got their goal, the result looked inevitable. Try as we might we could not close the gap and in trying to chase the game we left the backdoor open for the counter attack.
While a disappointing end to a season that promised so much, these lads provided great entertainment over the year and played some great hurling.

Team Dean Beecher, Alan Curley, Brian Henley, Eric Hickey, Kieran Frazier, Jake Neville(0-1) , Mikey Curley, Kevin Henley, Donnchadh Mulcahy (1-1) , Eoin Condon(0-2). Mark Stewart (0-10 8f). Eamonn Forbes, Evan Sheehan, Eoin McGrath. Subs used Brian McCarthy (0-1)

Club Notes: 12th August 2019

posted Aug 17, 2019, 5:36 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 17, 2019, 5:36 PM ]

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Junior Football : Tallow 4-10 Geraldines 0-14
An outstanding second half performance in which we scored 3-8, saw our Junior Footballers claim their second win of the competition in Lismore last Sunday.We came into half time trailing by
1-02 to ten points and you would wonder if we could kick start a come back in the second half? Our goal in the first half was scored by Eoin Condon but we spurned two more in the first period. Although we played well in the first half this was not being reflected on the scoreboard. Nothing embodied our come back more in the second half more than Tommy Daly. A half time substitute he fundamentally
altered the outcome with a goal on his introduction. Darah added another shortly after and our tail was up. Any vestige of our first half performance was eroded fast and Jordan had our third major. Jordan , Ryan and Ian had powerful second half performance's and they firmly turned the pendulum in our favor. 'Gooch' added two points to his goal . Confidence was high now and with Jordan Henley running the show with his endless runs from midfield, we ubegan to show the calibre of football we know these lads are capable of. We moved the ball well, creating space and picking the right time to shoot. We kicked some great points in the second half from different angles and ended up with 9 different scorers. The Kerry training is definitely paying dividends. Our final goal came when our two subs Mikey Tobin and Mark Stewart combined. A good ball in from Ryan Grey found Mikey in space. Mikey took on two defenders and while we were all claiming a penalty, Mikey managed to get off a shot which the keeper parried straight to Mark who made no mistake.

The win that would have delighted our management of Seán, Dinny and Stephen.We have one final game left against Kilgobnet to determine who we play in the knockout phase. But after this performance we will take the field next day with no fear.

Team: Michael Curley, Alan Curley, Jake Neville, Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher, Kieran Fraser, Kevin Henley (0-1), Jordan Henley (0-1), Bob McCarthy, Ian Beecher (0-1), Ryan Grey (0-2), Shaun O'Sullivan, Darah Buckley (1-1), Eoin Condon (1-0), Donnchadh Mulcahy(0-1). Subs: Tommy Daly (1-2) ht for D Mulcahy, Dean Beecher for K Henley, Mikey Tobin for E Condon & Mark Stewart (1-0) for S O'Sullivan.

CLG Tulach an Iarainn extends deepest sympathy to the family of Jack McGrath and the Brickey Rangers club.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Value for Money : With the increase in prices for the semi final and finals this year , I wonder why hasn't the GAA added more value for supporters? Mayo were on the road for eight to nine weeks in a row and yet their fans are expected to pay full price on all tickets. There should be a value card for discounts on all games. The season tickets caters for the league but they should have one for the championship. The attendance at the semi final for Tyrone Kerry and the dominance of Dublin showed that it could have been played elsewhere. Add in the cost and you won't increase attendences over the next few years.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
6/8/2019 Jackpot €6,400 No Winner Numbers 9,11,12,13.
Consolation Prizes :Helen Hampton, Laurence Daly, Nora Harnett, Damien Moore
Promoter :Stephen Pratt
12/8/2019 Jackpot €6,600 No Winner Numbers 3,4,16,20.
Consolation Prizes: Caoimhe Whelan, Eamonn Forbes, Irene O'Keefe
Promoter: Lukies
Next Draw Corner House 19/8/19 at 9pm . Jackpot €6,800.

Club Notes: 5th August 2019

posted Aug 17, 2019, 5:26 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 17, 2019, 5:31 PM ]

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

World Games : The World Games came to Waterford at the weekend and Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Tulach an Iarainn had the honor our hosting a German team. They arrived shortly after seven thirty on Thursday. A decent crowd had assembled and they watched the Cois Bhride under twelves play a hurling game amougst themselves. Shaun O'Sullivan had them trying to hit the cross bar in hurling while Seán Gleeson had them doing likewise in football. They devoured what food was available in the club house. It is great to see the GAA culture expand to non natives while it will never over take one's native games it can help those emigrated Irish have a small bit of connection to home while they play for their adopted teams.




Junior Football : We play Geraldines in the league section of the championship in Lismore at 12pm on Sunday next. I'm sure they would appreciate the support.

Tallow Lotto : As appreciation of their continous sponsorship of the GAA lotto for nineteen years and counting the club through chairman Terence McSweeney gave Bernie and Mick Kearney a presentation on the night.



Pairc Eamonn De Paor Fixtures: 5th August u15 Hurling Cois Bhride v Brickey Rangers 7pm.
12th August u13 Hurling v Dungarvan 7pm.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
As it's a bank holiday the lotto which is on this Tuesday will appear on next weeks notes.

Club Notes: 28th July 2019

posted Aug 3, 2019, 3:33 PM by Mark Baldwin   [ updated Aug 3, 2019, 3:38 PM ]

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Senior Hurling Panel

Back Row (left to right) Eoin McGrath, Eoin Condon, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville, Tommy Daly , Ryan Grey, Mark O'Brien, Kieran Geary, Bob McCarthy, Robbie Beecher, Ken Kearney, Rob O'Sullivan, Eamonn Forbes, David O'Brien.

Front Row (left to right) Donnchadh Mulcahy, Jordan Henley, Mark Stewart, Dean Beecher, Mikey Tobin, Jake Beecher, Shaun O'Sullivan, Darah Buckley, Ian Beecher, Tommy Ryan , Paul O'Brien.

Senior Hurling Championship:
Tallow 1-17 Ballygunner 2- 19

This was a decent performance from our lads. They worked hard, played some quality hurling and were perhaps unlucky not to get something out of the game. These lads can be proud of their efforts but they need to double up on it. . No big secret about Kilkenny. It’s assumed you can hurl. After that Cody picks the lads who will fight in the trenches.

We had lapses at the start of both halves which cost us dearly. Ballygunner shot into a 5 point lead in the opening 7 minutes and coincidentally that was their winning margin at end of play. After a jittery start, our full back line got the grips with things and performed well as a unit. Jake Beecher in particular was both competent and confident on the ball. After that opening salvo by Ballygunner there was little between the sides! Indeed for most of the second half Tallow looked the better hurling side. I didn’t take any notes at the game so in a manner of speaking much of this report is ad lib. Great to see Paul O Brien back hurling and hurling well! (Fada is not writing these notes by the way) Darah Buckley is a much improved player and he has more to offer.

That said it’s what’s on the scoreboard that counts and Ballygunner are safely into the quarter finals and remain firm favourites to regain the county title.
Tallow: Shaun O Sullivan, Jake Beecher, David O'Brien, Mark O Brien, K Geary, Jordan Henley, Rob Beecher, Robbie Geary, Ian Beecher(0-2) , Thomas Ryan (1-4) Ryan Grey(0-1) Bob McCarthy (o-1)y, Paul O Brien (0-1), Ken Kearney, Darrah Buckley (0-7,4f) Subs Tommy Daly (0-1), Rob O Sullivan, Mikey Tobin

We face Passage next, probably on the week end 24/25 August. There’s not a poc of a ball between most of the senior teams in the county. It won’t be easy. Trench warfare!!

Overall this was a competitive sporting championship encounter and Ballygunner were worthy winners. There were a few aspects of the game which troubled me however. This is no sour grapes as I would have said the same had we won by 10 points. Cards were dispensed liberally, most of them with a Tallow address. Tallow mentors were admonished (one sent to the stand) apparently for pitch encroachment while I counted no less than 6 of the opposition management/backroom team on the field on one occasion. As the saying goes all we ask for is parity of esteem. Above all Tallow do not ask for but demand respect for our players. A number of our players were at the receiving end of personal insults and abusive foul language from the referee. I’m well aware of what I’m saying here and have double checked my facts. Stuff like frees, cards etc can be subjective. This was outrageous. The GAA to their credit have made an issue out of respect for referees. . It cuts both ways. We have a duty to our players and will raise this issue on whatever forum necessary for as as long as it takes.

Junior Hurling : Tallow 1-19 Fourmilewater 0-9
We ended the final group stage with another solid display in the Cappoquin venue. We had eleven points scored at half time. We tackled on another eight in the second half and Evan scored our only major. Solid performances from Stephen Pratt, Kevin Henley, Eamonn Forbes and Evan. We wait a few weeks now for the semi final against the same opposition.

Team :Dean Beecher , Stephen Pratt, Kieran Fraser, Alan Curley, Eric Hickey, Shaun Henley, Eoin McGrath, Michael Curley, Kevin Henley(0-2), Donnchadh Mulcahy(0-2), Eoin Condon(0-1), Mark Stewart(0-8 5f 2 65'), Evan Sheehan(1-4), Eamonn Forbes(0-1), Shane Feeney(0-1). Subs: Big Martin for Eoin Condon

Deise Draw : Congratulations to Maura Bermingham who becomes our first top prize winner of the Deise Draw since Bobby McCarthy. Maura's family have a long line of tradition of the support of Tallow GAA club and we hope that it continues into the future along with all our supporters from near and far.

Wedding Bells : We hope the that Kevin Henley and Sharon Maloney have a wonderful day on Friday next as they are getting married.

CLG Tulach an Iarainn sends its deepest sympathies to the Dee family on the passing of Jim Dee. Jim was Waterford senior hurling secretary of the Waterford senior hurlers for many years .

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
29/7/2019 Jackpot €6,200 No Winner Numbers 2,7,8,23.
Consolation Prizes :Stuart Barry, Shane Martin, Liam O'Mahony, T,O, E +G
Promoter :Post Office
Next Draw Teds 6/8/2019 Jackpot €6,400.

World Games. Jake Henley and Kate Mackintosh representedTallow GAA at the World Games parade in Waterford.



Club Notes: 21st July 2019

posted Jul 27, 2019, 3:53 PM by Mark Baldwin

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist.

Senior Hurling Championship : We play Ballygunner in the last game of the group stage on 28th July at 7.30pm in Fraher Field. Come along and support the boys as we play the current Munster champions.

GAA World Games.
The GAA World Games are being held in Waterford this year. 50 teams from around the world will compete in Hurling, Camoige, Football and Ladies Football. The games start in WIT Arena on Wednesday 31st July.

The opening parade will be held in Waterford in Sunday 28th. We are looking for a boy and a girl aged from 12-16 to participate in the parade and carry the Tallow GAA banner. This will be from 5-7. Please contact Terence if you have a child interested in participating.

Junior Hurling Championship : Tallow 2-9 Ring 0-20.
Played against a strong first half wind we trailed at half time by 2-1 to 15 points. Our goal came as a Evan Sheehan strike came up short and flew into the net. Eoin McGrath scored another in what was a very low return on the first half. A second half was started with the workman like performance of Eamonn Forbes who worked tirelessly but the momentum of our comeback was halted when Basher had to be come off injured and it stunted our ascendancy at the time. We left too much to do to catch the Ring tally and they ended up five points victors. I mistakenly said that it our last game when in fact it is the Fourmilewater game.

Team : Seán Slattery, Eric Hickey, Brian Henley, Alan Curley, Sean Henley, Kieran Fraser, Jake Neville (0-1), Kevin Henley, Michael Curley, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Eoin Condon, Shane Feeney, Eoin McGrath (1-0) , Evan Sheehan (1-5) Eamonn Forbes (0-3). Subs used Tom Bear and Martin Murphy.

Deise Draw : Could all money please be handed in this weekend .

Pairc Eamonn De Paor: 26th July 6.30pm Cois Bhride v St. Cartages U11 Football Division 2.

Camoige biltz from 11am on Saturday next.


Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
22/7/2019 Jackpot €6,000 No Winner Numbers 11,12,16,22
Consolation Prizes :Mary Kate Tobin, Michael Delaney, Paddy Martin, Eoin , Cian + Conor Murphy.
Promoter :Donna Buckley
Next Draw : Lukies 29/7/2019. Jackpot €6,200.

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