Fundraiser for Gaza

Friday 3rd May fun Table Quiz, raffle and auction in aid of Médecins Sans Frontieres, Doctors without Borders in Lizzy Langtons, Tallow at 8pm. Table of 4 €50.00.DOC copy

Annual Cemetery Mass

Tallow Parish Annual Cemetery Mass, all those who have loved ones buried in the adjoining cemetery are welcome to attend. 


Sean Tobin 70th Birthday Fundraiser

Looking forward to seeing family and friends on Saturday to help me celebrate this special day for two very worthy causes.
All welcome! 🧁🍰☕
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Sponsored walk in aid of MS Ireland

What better way to pass a Sunday while assising a very worthy charity, than to take part in the upcoming sponsored walk in aid of M. S. Ireland. Full details on the poster below. 


Night of Drama in Conna

Written by and starring Michael Patric

Sean  Moylan, Irish Revolutionary will take place in Conna Hall on Friday 19th of May, Tickets available at the door.



Supervised Exam Study

Supervised Exam Study
It is that time of year again, as we approach the beginning of the State Exams.
Supervised Study will take place in Tallow Enterprise Centre, beginning on Monday May 29th
For further details or to book a place contact 058-56445
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Easter Fun in Tallow Library

Easter Egg Hunt and Crafts at Tallow Library

Contact Carmel for more information on 058-56347

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Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity at Tallow Enterprise Centre 


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Computers for Improvers

Computers for Improvers 

Want to brush up on your computer skills?? Small class numbers, friendly environment, free adjacent parking. Conatct Tallow Enterprise for further details 058-56445. Wednesday Improvers Class 002

Spring Art Classes, Tallow Enterprise Centre

Looking for something new to try for Spring 2023

Are you a budding artist? have you an interest in Art and would like to improve your existing skills? 

If so come along and join the new round of Art Classes, beginning on Monday January 23rd.  

Contact the Enterprise Centre for further details of to book a place 058-56445


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Autumn Classes in Tallow Enteprise Centre

Autumn Classes now booking at Tallow Enterprise Centre Adult and Children's classes available.  Book early to avoid dissapointment.


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Kids Computer Classes Sept 2022

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland.


Senior Hurling Draw: We are down to play Mount Sion and Abbeyside in the senior hurling championship, no date as yet is finalised but we are presuming August. We last played Mount Sion in 2016 when down to fourteen men and a late James Murray equaliser earned us a draw. Abbeyside played us last in 2018 in the quarter final of the championship when they trounced us. Big tests ahead.

AGM: Our AGM is on this Friday at 8pm in the clubhouse . Feel free to come along and see the workings of the club. It is a great opportunity to see how the club is run, the financial input and output and future plans. New ideas and thoughts are always needed. So call down and if covid has shown us anything it's that it is a great social output.

Aisghabháil tapaidh: A few people at present with the connection to the club that are going through their own hardships health wise. All we can say is that our prayers are with them and we wish them the best in recovery. Go gcuire an tsláinte mhaith iad. 


Tallow GAA Lotto - supported by Kearney's Restaurant

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6/02/2022 Jackpot €5,600 No Winner Numbers: 3,23,24,28

Consolation Prizes €25:  Seán Gleeson (online), John Lyons, Lindsay Murphy Willie Collins 

Promoter : Thersea Cunningham 

Next Draw : 14th February 9pm Hotel. Jackpot :€5,600. 

Thanks for all your support.

Tallow GAA Lotto

Tallow GAA Lotto - supported by Kearney's Restaurant

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24/12/2022 Jackpot €5,300 No Winner Numbers: 3,4,8,19

Consolation Prizes €25:  Chuck, Eamonn Cunningham, Ann Daly, Alisson Power (online)

Promoter : Paula Connolly

Next Draw : Tuesday 31st January 9pm. Corner House Jackpot :€5,400. 

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn

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AGM: Our AGM is on the Friday 11th of February. Hope to see you all there.

Minor Hurlers 1997.

This year is the twenty fifth anniversary of Tallow's minor hurling county win. With that in mind here is a piece I did on the occasion.

After an absence of eleven years a Tallow minor team reclaimed the minor hurling title in 1997 . Assisted by our neighbours the Shamrocks they pulled out all the stops to beat a favoured Mount Sion team. I asked three members of that team the thoughts on that period. Seán Slattery SS, Barry Power BP, Roy Henley RH.

After suffering a western final replay loss to Lismore the previous year what was the abiding feeling going into the that 97 campaign?

SS: I don't  recall discussing the defeat from the year before in preparation for 97- it was a sore point and remains in that category.. we knew there was plenty talent in the squad when the 97 championship began and there was a lot of training done to make sure we were tuned in, a lot of the lads that played the year before and definitely had the appetite to start winning

BP: Been thinking over and over about 97, great to get the email to jog the memory. 

From my point of view the real making of us was the draw and replay of the 96 Western final against Lismore. Even though we lost and we had arguably the better team (Murray, Buddy, Murphy) it showed us a glimpse of the big time, the hype and competing in an A final and being the better team. Up to that we would do well against an Ardmore or Abbeyside but be beaten well in a final (u14 and 16, maybe 16 was a western semi final). I think the fact that we got there and performed showed that we were at the top table and would only get better.

I remember before the championship started that about six or seven of that team got a trial for Waterford minor hurlers. Wasn't the core strength of the team very solid?

SS: ​I had two rock solid lads in the corners sweeping up behind me and a Powerhouse in goals, from memory we only conceded one goal in the championship. job done.

BP: I’d agree with you about the players we got on the minor panel (Donovan, Slatts, Roy, Murray) but also the fact that we knew that you, Paidi, Paul, Shane Finn and Cart were as good as those on the panel, remember Paidi Tobin was a superstar in the making back then!!

Top it off with Murray who we saw playing at the highest level of 2nd level hurling and was Tallow's first 2 year inter county minor since....(?)

It’s hard to overstate James’s impact and influence. I remember hearing a story about Maradonna's first few years with Napoli (before the mountains of coke). He would run into the ground for his teammates, take on a huge workload in matches in training even though he was twice as talented as any of the others. Murray was like that, he was our Cryuff, our Maradona. 

When I was training with Waterford minors I remember a few lads chatting after a practice match with a Laois or a Clare. Murray has missed that match due to a Colman’s match and the lads were now saying, in effect,’we’ll be ok for the next match against Cork because we’ll have Murray back’

It was mad to hear fellas from the East talk about a Tallow man like that!

We defeated Ardmore in Lismore on  a rainy night and Lismore in Cappoquin. Do you recall anything from each?

SS ​I recall just about getting over the line against Ardmore and a huge sense of relief when it was all over.. Roy Henley scored a point towards the end, not too many scores in that game.. The forwards cut loose against Lismore and it was over early on.

 BP:  I remember the first round against Ardmore in Lismore .We scraped through that by a point, I made a save near the end. 

RH: Ardmore in Lismore, won by a point. We didn't score any goals. I started wing forward and went in full forward on Declan Prendergast in the second half . I scored one point. Lismore next over in Cappoquin. I think. Mark Walsh was corner forward that day and scored three goals I think. 

The day of the western final the team togged off above in "The Central Bar". Was that a surreal experience? 

SS​I dont think we ever had to do it in a match prior to then, nobody was too concerned

BP: For a man who has always prided himself on a great memory I’ve f#ck all memory of the Western final..

RH: Yep togged out above in the central.

We got a goal from a goal mouth scramble ( was it John Donovan sideline?) and had a very hair-raising encounter at the end in our goal . Do you remember the events.? 

SS: No hair raising from where I was standing.​ It didn't go over the line, it was merely a new method for taking the spin out of the sliotar and killing some time... the umpire on the right hand side of the goals didn't make a move and stood his ground..

BP:  I made a save near the end .A goalmouth scramble near the end,a ball that was scooped out of the goal. I remember people asking me if it was over the line, as if I cared!

RH: Won by a point I think again. I remember Paul Landy gave Murray a terrible time at center forward but we scrapped through. 

Growing up the team got to a western title or two underage but was beaten by the then star studded Dungarvan team. They were subsequently knocked out by Abbeyside in the semi. Did that instill belief in the team?

SS: We didn't know much about Abbeyside before the final, the belief came when we won the western final and we know what happened next....

The county final build up and game...

SS: It was  great to see the people who had driven us to matches from u12 up on the bus as we headed to Walsh.. with our new set of jerseys we got a cheer as things got underway.. It was a fairly rough encounter and Tallow got  a great start... It was full on defence in the second half with James Murray frees keeping the score board moving on our side. A lot of lads dropped fairly deep into our half which provided some cover... we were relieved and thrilled on the final whistle...


Anyway...yeah the Newtown games in Fermoy gave us serious confidence, we knew they were good when we played them but I can’t remember them being built up as the best team in Cork or anything like that. As I remember, Ben was the real star, Jerry was a bit behind him. 

As I mentioned before, I felt we took a lot from the two Western finals the previous year against a good Lismore team. 

Can’t remember much discussion about the Sash jerseys, think they were Moroneys idea? ( I think it was John McDonnell who got them) 

Charlie langers was something waiting to happen all year... he was on a tight leash and he broke out on Horse Fair day (was that the only time?) I remember Liam Aherne being like Kofi Annan and trying to shepherd him out of the field, smiling and saying ‘cmon Charlie we’ll see you next week’ and Charlie saying ‘you won’t see me no more’

It probably was our first time going to a match in a bus. I sat beside Drum I think. I remember the bus going up the sweep and looking out the window and feeling ‘we’ll be coming back here with the cup in the evening’ 

We knew of Mount Sions reputation but we would have had little experience of city teams and I was taken aback by the mouthing and sledging, it wasn’t done much in the West. They were dirty and, typical of bullies, they got worse when they were beaten. 

We were always capable of getting goals, Roy was a force at that level and Paudie was too. Our direct tactics and Charlie keeping it moving made sure our inside line got plenty of ball. 

Our defending was heroic, Slatts was a serious full back underage, his hurling was so good he didn’t need to be overly physical. Switching the two Murray’s in the second half gave us a foothold in midfield, Paul was always suited to centre back better. 

Forgot about Biscuits finger! Biscuit was tough, properly physical. 

Forgot about the close shaves we had too, I made one good save, Slatts cleared another one. 

I wasn’t there for going to the nursing home. 

Think we all went to Murray at the end, he was our touchstone. 

I know he became more paranoid and cautious later as a manager but back then Bubs was a revelation, he was so enthusiastic and he could get on with everyone. I think we all looked up to him, he was one of the best players on the Senior team and had an All Ireland medal. 

I do remember being overcome at the presentation (‘‘tis in film). Probably because I met Ned just before it, also it had been heartbreaking the year before, it was such relief to get over the line

RH: I remember walking into Tallow that morning from home, nervous, excited about getting the game started.Met Johnny Curley at the square before the bus ride to Waterford. The bus ride down I sat in the back of the bus and wished we were there already. I remember James Murray the captain sitting with me for a few minutes and saying " that we couldn't come to Waterford and not win, it would be a complete waste of time to come this far and not see it through". We had a job to do and have to do it. 

I remember scoring the first goal around the 5 minute mark when a ball came across the square head high and I pulled in the air and directed it towards the goal where the goalie fumbled it into the side netting. In the process I caught my man and he was down getting attention for some time. I scored another goal about 10 minutes later when a ball was dropping into the square and I was able to get something on it and direct it to the roof of the net.

We went in at half time after building up a nice margin but knew that the second half was to come into a strong breeze.

The second half was all Mount Sion and our backs resisted surge after surge.I was kicked on the ground by my man Ian Farrell with ten minutes to go , which resulted in him being sent off. 

We were able to close it out with some excellent free taking into the breeze by James Murray. 

When the whistle went I remember seeing my father crying on the line and then crying myself while we marched up to get the cup. We had a couple of soft drinks that night.

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Barry Power and James Murray with the Minor Cup

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Sean Slattery beside James Muray on the lorry at the square 

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Student Study Resumes

Supervised Student Study returns for the school year 2021-2022 from Monday September 6th. See poster for full details and contact information. 

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Calling unemployed 18 to 25 year olds in Tallow & West Waterford. New programme on the way. Help us plan on Thursday 24th June. More details below.


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Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn 29/10/2020

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland Tallow.

Online Lotto: I incorrectly stated that it would be up and running this week but it is a few weeks off yet and I will inform people when it is up and running and when to purchase. I yearly ticket is also available for all of those who wish to purchase at €100 euro for the year. 

Kieran Ryan: Kieran burst onto the scene as a seventeen year old in 1974 playing in a U21 All Ireland Hurling Final and won an Intermediate hurling title for Tallow. He formed a great partnership with John McDonnell in midfield for many a campaign. He played in the two massacres that were the Munster Finals of 82 and 83 but surely his proudest moment was captaining Tallow in the centenary final of 1984. Work took him to England in the late eighties were he currently resides.  I did an interview with Kieran Ryan a few months back and here is a sample of it. 

Would you remember the first Tallow game you played at adult level and the last one you played? 

Yes I can vaguely remember my first adult game, it was a junior hurling game. I can't remember the opposition. But it was a big occasion to be playing in a Tallow senior jersey. That year Pat Daly and myself were promoted and I believe we were playing at 16 years of age. The junior championship was a tough grade to be in at that time but we were fortunate that we had good people around us like John McDonald, Billy Henley, John Henley, Tom Mulcahy and Rodger Ryan. My last game for Tallow was unique, in the sense that I had come back from London at my own expense and had been determined to play one more game for Tallow. I played against Port law in Dungarvan. I thought I was able to still handle the  intensity of it but I'm afraid I was well short of match fitness, which I was very disappointed in myself.

How was Tallow training different from the beginning to the end of your career?

At the beginning of my career all my training was done through Ned Power, who taught us all the basic skills and drilled the Tallow spirit into us. Later we had a guy called Brenden Barry come in and brought a different dimension into the team, mainly because he was from the outside and had a different perspective. We also had different trainers such as Eddie Cunningham and Dave Doyle. Overall I learned a lot from each individual and had great respect for the input they made in my career. As I grew older there was more emphasis on physical training and being fitter amongst the team, you could say this was part of the process in growing older.

If you could relay a game again, which one would you choose?

It would be hard to single out just one game as I was fortunate to be a part of a lot of Tallow victories. However the one that stands out for me personally is our first Keaneland Cup victory against Lismore, in Lismore. The reason being, is that it was my first adult cup victory in front of a big crowd, the whole occasion was like an All Ireland to me. At the time we were an intermediate team and Lismore was senior which made the win even more special for us as a team. Great celebrations were had throughout the week in Tallow, everyone was delighted. 

From the Tallow players you played with, who was the fastest?

The fastest would be Seamus ‘Trasher’ Tracey who was like lightning especially at a young age. 

The Toughest?

It would be hard to single out the toughest as there were a few but I would have to say John McDonnell for his leadership, determination and bravery.

The Best Footballer?

People I would consider to be very good footballers would be Eric Curley, Tom ‘Bomber’ McCarthy from my young days and Ray 'Pigeon’ O’Brian. Because of all 3, we won quite a few football titles in my time so I was very lucky to play with them.

When the chips were down, who would always turn it on?

In my opinion, it was the Tallow team spirit that brought many victories rather than one individual. 

Who would have been the most skilful player?

I came across many skilful players throughout my career who brought different things to the team. Personally I would rate Trasher Tracey, Liam O’Brian, Pigeon, Pat Daly and Connie Curley. 

The most underrated player?

I feel in my time there were a few underrated players. I personally believe that they brought a lot to the team but never received the recognition they deserved. 

Waterford: Sometimes a score line flatters a team but in fact it should have been four or five points more such was Waterford's control of the game. Our half back line was immense and was the launch pad to most of our attacks. It was our first championship win in three years and for that it will enhance a spirit in this team which will surely grow.


Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney’s Restaurant 26/10/2020

Jackpot €14,800 No Winner Numbers: 2,9,17,28
Consolation Prizes: Peter Kenneally, Pad Fitzgerald, Kathleen Delaney,
Eamonn Forbes,

Promoter: Mary Buckley, 
2/11/2020 Jackpot €14,900   No Winner Numbers: 2,8,18,19

Consolation Prizes:Aoife Tobin, Bríd Hallahan, Pat Murphy, Tom Tobin

Promoter: Bubbles

Next Draw 9/11/2020 9pm .Out in the Open Jackpot €15,000

Deise Super Draw: Is on this Wednesday so could any money that's owed be handed in please. 

Tallow GAA Notes

Junior Football : Tallow 2-10 Ballinacourty 1-06

A quick turn around for our junior footballers following on from Saturday's first round game we were in action again last Thursday in the Bushy Park venue. There was a certain form of pressure on the players here as we needed a result. Ballinacourty scored the first score of the game with a pointed free.  We responded brilliantly two minutes latter. Good interplay from defence to attack saw a pass into the corner to Donnchadh he soloed in from the left wing to the goals the ball broke and Darragh Mul was the quickest to react and he toe poked the ball into the net. On the ninth minute Ballincourty responded with a mix up in our defence to cancel out our goal with one of their own. Normally in these circumstances heads would drop a little but we responded well. Darragh Mulcahy went of solo run and the ball went to the energetic Kieran Geary and he pointed our first point from open play. Frees added to the next two scores with ten minutes gone with Ballinacourty accounting for one and Kieran Geary putting one over for us. At this stage the advantage rules was applied well by referee . At least three times in the opening half the rule was used and on all occasions our shots went wide and a free was brought back on each occasion. Ryan Grey got in on the scoring with a lovely thirty five yards shot that had us up a point 1-3 to 1-2 at the first water interval. A noted changed on the previous Saturday was how most playing were playing a notch above what they played on the previous Saturday. Jake Neville was having a great game in the corner, while he got out in front on many occasions , the most pleasing aspect of his game was how he tackled for the most part without fouling.  We started the second period with Jake Neville dispossessing a forward with tigerish aggression and ball yet again worked up the field and a free awarded. Kieran who was leading the team on possessions and on the scoring ,pointed the free and the man was surely brimming in confidence in the standard of play he showed on the field. Robbie Geary made two meandering runs up the field and on both occasions he was unlucky not the score. Our midfield was controlling things and Ian Beecher and Kieran Geary had a hand on most of the good things we did in the first half. We finished out the half with Darragh Mulcahy scoring a great point when he just blasted over following a Kieran Geary placed ball. We were full justified our three point lead of 1-6 to 1-3.

The second half started in a welter of excitement . Great play by Jake Beecher saw a long ball into Ian Beecher. He played a quick one two with Eoin McGrath and was upended inside the thirteen meter line . A penalty awarded. Kieran stood up to take it but the shot was turned out for a 45 which we missed as well. Wides either side of a Ballinacourty pointed free had us leading 1-6 to 1-4 with five minutes of the second half played. Great work by Donnchadh on the ball and he off loaded to Kieran who shot a great point with the outside of his foot curling the ball from left to right between the posts. Ryan pointed a free two minutes later and we had extended our lead to four points. Our defence was solid throughout the second half and Jake Beecher manned the center half back position  vigorously . Ryan scored a wonder point twelve minutes into the second half that I would tie himself and Kieran on our scores of the night. We lost Kieran just before the second water break and his loss was felt such was the standard we was playing. Brian McCarthy introduced in this period scored a great solo point with a busting run .. His size alone on the 25th minutes caused havoc and Eoin McGrath kicked the ball to the net. The night finished in the light of the Bushy park with us victorious 2-10 to 1-6. We collectively were hard working and used the ball well. There is no rest bite now as we play again this Sunday but I'm sure Seán , the two Dinny's and Diarmuid will have the boys primed.

Team: Mikey Curley, Alan Curley, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville, Kevin Henley, Jake Beecher, Dean Beecher , Kieran Geary (0-5,3f), Shaun O'Sullivan, Bob McCarthy, Darragh Mulcahy (1-1), Dave Kingston, Ryan Grey(0-3), Donnchadh Mulcahy. Subs Eoin McGrath for Dave Kingston (1-0), Brian McCarthy(0-1) for Donnchadh Mulcahy Ben Aherne for Kieran Geary. 

Tallow 4-10 Kilgobnet 0-5.

Our third game in nine days brought us to the Cappoquin venue on a shimmering Sunday evening . After our first shot went wide Darragh Mulcahy picked up a loose kick out and fed Kieran who had made ten yards before hand passed to Jordan back in the side at wing forward, Jordan's side foot shot was smothered by the Kilgobet goalie when a goal looked likely. A Kieran Geary defected shot went out for a 45 which a Ryan Grey low trajectory kick sailed about three feet over the bar for the first score of the game.Five minutes passed before Kilgobet pointed a free between three wides for us.Ten minutes had passed since our last score and although we were playing well we needed to add to the scoreboard. A good mark from Dean Beecher saw him boot the ball into Shaun Sullivan who hand passed to the hard working Darragh  for a great  point. As the first water break approached Kieran Geary played a row ball into one of his business partners Donnchadh Mulcahy, he hand passed to the on rushing Darragh Mulcahy who availed of  his maker and cutting across the ball he hit a beautiful slicer arrowing the ball in off the post for a  goal. It was a great tonic as they took on their hydration and led 1-2 to 0-1 .Answering a Killgobnet free, Ian Beecher played a good ball into Donnchadh to passed to Jordan who worked a nice point. Five minutes to go in first half and Darragh Mulcahy intercepted a free in the Tallow hand back line . Jake Beecher's positioning all day was very good and his nice foot pass up saw him charging up the field he laid the ball off to Alan Curley who did very well to win it before he gave it to the steadfast Jake Neville who passed to Kieran who went fifteen yards with the ball before he kicked into Ryan who returned to Kieran who pointed for a great team score. Kieran was on a ton of ball and was involved in nearly everything good that Tallow did. Ryan followed it by pointed a nice score about ten yards to the right of the posts.A minute to go in the half and Kieran Geary back in defence launches a forty yard punt in the direction of Donnchadh Mul. Donnchadh gave a slight nudge in the back ( if it's good for Seamus Darby) and the ball went through to Ryan Grey. He got the ball and I'm not sure if you would call it a hand pass but the ball ended up with Donnchadh and he pounded the ball to the roof of the net. A minute later Shaun Sullivan pass was intercepted when goal was on and Kilgobnet got the closing score of half with a close in free which left us leading by seven points at the break 2-5 to 0-4.

After three wides and one ball dropping short going on eight minutes we created a good goal chance when a piercing run from Jordan had him pass the ball across to Paul O'Brien who palmed effort was saved but waved wide.It took ten minutes of play to get the first score of the second half  off the boot of Ryan Grey.Jake Beecher blocked a shot with his back when a score looked certain. Alan Curley was dismissed on two yellow cards on the forty third minute of the game. Jordan Henley pointed a nice curling shot from play when it would seem he was  disadvantaged from the original ball setting. Ryan pointed a 45 off the post thereafter .Five minutes to go and Ryan Grey pointed a free in which he was fouled himself.He got one from play after been played in by Ian Beecher. Eoin McGrath roofed a ball to the net after good interplay with Kieran. Kieran got in the goal act himself with the last kick of the game as he shot low to the net from five yards.The most pleasing aspect of the game for me was that we scored 2-04 when down to fourteen men. We play Ballyduff in the semi of the west on Sunday next at 2.00pm in Cappoquin. 

Team: Mikey Curley, Alan Curley, Robbie Geary, Jake Neville, Kevin Henley, Jake Beecher, Dean Beecher, Kieran Geary (1-1), Ian Beecher, Jordan Henley (0-2) , Bob McCarthy, Darragh Mulcahy (1-1),Shaun O'Sullivan, Ryan Grey(0-6,2 '45,1f), Donnchadh Mulcahy (1-0). Subs Paul O'Brien for Shaun O'Sullivan, Eoin McGrath(1-0) for Donnchadh Mulcahy.

Painting: We hope to finish the painting on Saturday next weather permittingat 9.30am . All help needed.

Deise Draw is on this Wednesday. Could all money owed be handed in please. The draw is being broadcast on Facebook live. 

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.
14/9/2020 Jackpot €14,200 No Winner Numbers:1,7,11,26

Consolation Prizes: John Dineen, 
Promoter: Pat Murphy 
Next Draw : 23/9/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot : €14,300

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CLG Tulach an Iarainn September 1st 2020

Sponsored by Goalpost Ireland 

Online Lotto:  We are in the process of putting our lottery online in the next week or two.  this will enable anyone unable to purchase our ottery in ticket format the chance to buy it through digital format using their debit card.  Anyone who buys the lottery online will be informed of the lotto results through and email once the draw is completed. 

Painting: Back at it again this weeks folks, at 9.30am.  A big push and we could make big progress. Come along, all welcome. 

Junior Football: Our Junior footballers commence our campaign against Affane on Saturday next at 4.00pm. Venue not issued as of yet. 

U14 Hurling County Final: Cois Bhríde 3-08 De la Salle 3-10
Having started the Western final at a slow pace we hoped that on this county final day we wuld not repeat the dose.  We did,and it probable cost us the result in the end.  Fraher Field was looking respledent, the sun was glistening and it was a perfect morning for hurling.  In the first five minutes we trailed 1-01 to no score.  In the same starting period it's not that we were overpowered but our accuracy was affected by our apprehension.  Conor got us off the mark with our first score of teh day from a placed ball.  As the first water break approached we wer estill playing well within ourselves and hadn't got to teh pace of the game.  Stephen Murphy operating at the right half forward was using the ball well and when his speculative lob in was missed by the De La Salle goal keeper it somehow seemed to bounce outside the post and wide.  Billy operating with an injured back was still alert between the posts and he still thwarted the De La Salle forwards on a few occasions.  Five minutes to go in the half and Jack Henley was on the twenty one and bearing down on goal.  With backs hanging out of either side of him, his intuition didn't fail him as he managed to wriggle through and bat the ball into the net.  Our merriment was short lived as De La Salle respoonded with a major of themselves and as the half time whistle went we were down 1-03 to 2-17.  

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G.A.A. Notes 14/07/2020

Junor Hurling: Our junior hurlers open their account against Fourmilewater on Sunday at 2pm in Ballymac.  This years league is based on a home and away arrangement.  This is the juniors first competitive action since we bowed out to the same opposition at thesemi final stage last year.  With nothing on feel free to travel down and support our players. 

Dog Fouling:  It has yet again come to our attention that dog fouling is occuring on our grounds.  Signs visibly displayed at the entrance of the field state, that dogs are not permitted.  This is not the first time we have had to raise this matter. There are plenty of non playing fields in the countryside if one wants to walk their dogs safely.  They are not permitted on the GAA grounds so please adhere to these rules and consider the players. 

Deise Draw:  With the lotto out of action for the time being, we have the Deise Draw as our only viable income to draw on in the coming months.  It is a vital component for the running of our club.  We would appreciate if everyone would endeavour to support this draw.  The draw is more condensed with the current climate.  The original April draw has been put back to August and will now run from Auguust to December.  €90 for the year and €15 a month.  Of the €15 we will retain €10.50

With this in mind the opening draw on

Wednesday August 26th 

Friday September 18th,

Wednesday October 14th 

Friday November 6th,

Tuesday December 1st,

Tuesday December 22nd

This will give the clubs a minimum of three weeks between draws. 

Anyone who is ibterested should contact David O'Brien, the Tallow Whatsapp page or the Tallow Facebook Page

Membership: Should be handed into Billie-Jean Sheehan in Chapel St. 

Waterford Libraries launch “Browse by Appointment” Service

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Waterford Libraries, "Browse by Appointment service" 

June 29th  2020

As part of their phased reopening, Waterford Libraries are delighted to launch a new “Browse by Appointment” service. This service will now be available from Ardkeen Library, Lismore Library and Tramore Library.

From Monday, June 29th library members can phone and speak to a staff member at 0761 10 2484, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to book a date and time to visit one of these library branches.

Waterford Libraries are working hard to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. We will arrange an appointment and location with each customer to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to at all times.

Library materials can also be returned to Ardkeen Library, Lismore Library and Tramore Library from Monday, June 29th during Browse by Appointment times.

Further information available at and via library social media platforms.

People who are not yet members of Waterford Libraries can join the library service online and avail of a huge range of free online materials and activities.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the library website for further details.

Notai CLG Tulach an Iarainn

Notai CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland


Sympathy: Tallow GAA club extends its sympathy to Marianne Sheehan (Nee Doyle) and family on the recent passing of her husband John Jo Sheehan. John Joe was a former All Ireland winning Minor and Senior with Kerry. Our sympathy also to John Joe’s brother in law Tom Doyle and sisters in Law Kitty McDonnell and Louise Hanrahan Ballincourty. Both families have a long and proud association with the GAA. May John Joe Rest in peace.

Tar Isteach: the field is re-opening this Wednesday June 24th. We are sure it will be a hive of activity.

Tallow G.A.A. Lotto: The lotto will be resuming from Monday June 29th. Tickets available from shops and usual promoters.

Pieta House: Representatives from Pieta House will be visiting Tallow GAA Club grounds on Tuesday July 1st at 7.30pm. While observing social distancing a cheque presentation will be made of monies raised from our twenty hour run, walk and cycle. All are welcome to attend.

Membership: All memberships paid before August 1st will be entered into a membership draw. Prizes to be confirmed. Those who have paid prior to Covid-19 will be contacted

Membership as follows

Player €50

Player and Partner €55

Non player €30

Non player and Partner €35

Membership can be handed in to Billie Jean Sheehan

This week we asked Darah Buckley a few questions.

What is your favouriet position in hurling and football?

D.B. Any where in the full forward line

What is your pregame meal?

D.B. Chicken and Pasta

What is your favourite food and drink?

D.B. Steak, potatoes, and cider!

What is your favourite ground in the county?

D.B. Fraher field all the way

What size hurley do you use, and would you bring many to a game?

D.B. I use size 33 and I’d bring 2/3 to any match

Have you watched any of the old games on TG4 or RTE shown over the last few weeks and if you have what did you think of them?

D.B. I watched the 2004 Munster final, I thought it was very free and fast flowing and the 2010 All Ireland final when Tipp, beat Kilkenny, it was unbelievable stuff.

The funniest thing you saw in a game you played?

D.B. When Mark hit Joe Delaney in the face

If you could replay any game you played in over the years, which one would you choose?

D.B. The Minor hurling replay in the county final. It was really one we left behind us.

Who or what are the greatest influence or influences on your hurling career?

D.B. I’ll have to say Niall Moore, he was with us from a young age and really brought out the best in us.

Any superstitions?

D.B. I always prefer to drive myself to a match, it allows me to keep my mind off the match

The Tallow team who played with

Fittest: D.B Tommy Ryan

Most dedicated: D.B. Kieran Geary

Laziest: D.B. Ryan Grey

Toughest: D.B.Fada

Strongest: D.B. Mark O’Brien

Fastest: D.B. Tommy Brien

Who you would rely on the most when under pressure in a game?

D.B. Kieran Geary or Paul O’Brien. I feel they drive the rest of us on

The most important thing now for youngsters starting out playing adult hurling?

D.B Commitment and being comfortable around older players.

Would you weare moulded, studs or blades foodball boots?

D.B. Depends on the weather, but mostly moulded

Shefflin or Reid?

D.B. TJ Reid, he has carried the Kilkenny team on his back many a day

Colm Cooper or Bernard Brogan?

D.B. Colm Cooper

Canning or Callinan?

D.B. Callinan

Eoin Muprhy or Stephen O’Keeffe?

D.B. Eoin Murphy

David Clifford or Con O’Callaghan?

D.B. Dave Clifford

Marty Morrissey or Darragh Maloney?

D.B. Marty Morrissey

First Tallow game you attended?

D.B. I actually couldn’t answer that, I feel like it’s years ago

Best Tallow game you attended and played in?

D.B. The best game I attended was the Tallow vs Lismore in 2011 and the best game I played in was Tallow vs Ballygunner in 2019

When lock down is over the first thing you will do?

D.B. Go training or go to Lukies!! Whichever comes first

What is the fastest game you played?

D.B. The 2019 game against Ballygunner. No one had a chance to catch their breath. Everyone put everything they had into the game.

Have you used many helmets throughout your 21 years and your favourite make?

D.B. I’d say I went through about 3 or 4. I have a new one at the moment but I’m a bit iffy about changing. Favourite make is Mycro.

What is your favourite brand of sliothar in the wet and dry weather?

D.B. An all-star. They seem to hold their shape and do not go spongy

The best atmosphere in a game you were involved in.

D.B. The minor county final 2015. The atmosphere that day was unbelievable for a minor game.

If you could buy one player for your team, who would you buy?

D.B. This isn’t the premier league, we’ll stick to who we have.

You were a hurley carrier in the 2015 county final. How did you find that experience?

D.B. I suppose I was looking on and wishing I had the opportunity to play in it

Tallw GAA Notes, 09/06/2020

Tallow GAA Notes.

Return to Play Roadmap: A month earlier than we expected but the field will be open on the 29th of June instead of July. They will surely be a massive enthusiasm to use our facilities after such a long lock down. The training of teams will be a different matter. To attend training one must fill in a health questionnaire and take a body temperature. Anyone who's temperature is over 37.5 will have to return home. Any juvenile much have parental signature on them participating. The best practice of health hygiene to adhere to is of washing hands and keeping your distance. Dressing rooms and clubhouses will remain closed until Stage 5 on the 10th August, but the toilets will be available. A Covid Supervisor will be assigned to each team. Club competitions can start back from 31st July and must finish by October 11th. Group training will start back on the 20th July. County board will decide on what form the competitions will be based. All this logic is based on public health standards, public health advise and government direction. 

Tallow Team 1927. The first picture of a Tallow team.

Back Row (L to R) J Cox , Jer Cox, Ned Condon, Pat Condon, P Hartigan, J Prendergast, Bill Sheehan, Jimmy Cunningham, H McGrath, B Curley.

Middle Row (L to R) Mick Curley, Mikey Cronin, Freddie Harty, Tommy Sheehan, B Hurley, Ned Flynn.

Front Row Sitting (L to R) Pa Sheehan, Mick Mulcahy, M Harty.

Tallow Team 1927

Brideview Utd. Schoolboy


The schoolboy club would like to apeal to all our players to please abide by the advice of the H.S.E. in reladion to physical distancing.  Wash your hands, after coughing and sneezing.  Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue.  Put your used tissue in the bin and then wash your hands. 

We would also beg you to NOT gather in groups and shake hands.  We are now talking about a very serious disease and we need protect ourselves and protect one another against contracting it.  We appeal to you boys and girls to please act in good faith and help to save lives. 

Tallow Community Group 

The following group of people are involved in the community who are willing to help anyone should they need help with shopping, picking up perscriptions or anything you need. Just give them a call.

Kieran Geary 087-6180941

Pia McCarthy 086-8483781

Amy Mackintosh 087-2113675

Ann-Marie Henely 087 9869729

Fran Mangan 086-2301314

Leonie Murphy 087-3959146

John Hennessey 087-4154301

Sandra Whelan 087-7936397

Julie Ann Barry 087-3534915

Michelle McCarthy 086-1611110

Donna Buckley 087-6302260

Brideview Utd. AFC Schoolboys

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy

Covid 19 Still Winning!!

Yes as we head to almost total lockdown we would like to ask everyone connected with the club to look after their neighbours who may need assistance at this time.  Make sure to follow the informaiton that we get from the H.S.E. regardng washing the hands and keeping a safe distnce from one another.  The next two weeks could be tough, but hopefully we will all come out the other side. 

Panic Bying stops at Centra

Peoplea are now going back to normal shopping Timmy Keniry stated and this is good news for everyone.  We got another deliver this week he said so there is no need to panic.  Kenirys have a delivery service to those people unable to get out shopping especially the elderly.  just give us a call Tim said, and we will look after you. 

W.W.E.C Schoolboy Notes 

Unprecented Times 

Yes never before have we seen so many games postponed in the W.W.E.C. Schoolboy league.  Where do we go from here as we expect the date of March 29th to be extended further.  Indeed we could be talking about months. 
The Schoolboy Football Association of Ireland is expected to extend the date and no doubt all leagues will be informed this week.  They will however follow the advice of the H.S.E. 

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Covid 19 is the big winner!

Yes as all schoolboy soccer comes to a halt due to Covid 19 we will all have to make enormous sacrafices going forwerd.  With all sport cancelled going into the summer months we now ask ourselves when will we be back to the sction.  Already the past six to seven weeks have seen more blank weekends due to the weather are now faced with a different more difficult problem.  If rumors reaching use are true then we could be without our football for some months.  More problems for the league committee and the clubs. Interesting weeks ahead no doubt. 

The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Sheehan family Convent St. on the sudden passing of Mairéad.  May she rest in peace

Enormous Sacrifces

Over the next few months our players, coaches, parents, partners and sponsors will have to make some big changes in their lifestyle.  We would ask everyone to do what the HSE as us to do.  Remember we are doing it for each other.  It will not be easy but we will all come out the other end all the beter for it. 

Best of Luck

To Mary Pratt who is on Telly Bingo this week.  Last week Trish Feeney was picked from spar supermarked and on the same show out came Mary Pratt who does the Telly bingo and purchased her book from Valerie in Tallow Post Office, well done to everyone.  

Brideveiw UTd. AFC Sponsored by Keniry Centre

Plenty of Stock In Centra

Timmy and Ted Keniry have seen a very busy week at their Centra store in the centre of Talow.  It's been very very busy all week said Tim, but we have a terrific back up with plenty of extra deliveries coming into the store and this will continue.  People will now stay in tow to shop instead of going outside of the town to shop especially with long ques outside some of the larger stores.  
Kenirys will have a delivery service to those poeple unable to get out shopping, especially the elderly, stated Tim.  People need to give us a ring and we will get their groceries delivered to them that day. 
This Covid 19 could be with us for some time so it is important that our customers do what the HSE asks of all of us added Tim. 

Pubs Cosed

it could be a thirsty few months with the new us with the pubs closoing.  Everyone is being asked to play their part.  Did we every think something like this would happen.  This virus is giving everyone problems.  Hopefully everyone will come out the other end  Other stores like Spar and Daybreak have plenty of stock so there is no need for people to panic. 

Helaine McGrath of McGraths Pharmacy also has plenty of stock.  People are being asked to stay behind the table in the entrance to the chemist and the staff will take orders and people can then call back for their medicines.  No customers are allowed in the shop to save people gathering while waiting for the orders to be filled.  The word from Helaine is that people need to stay calm and get their medication as they would normally would. No need for panic buying. 

Brideview Utd. AFC Schoolboy Notes

Brideview Utd. AFC. Schoolboy League

Great Weekend for United
Yes indeed it was as our U14 and U12 both won their games.  Also in action were our U8 and U10 academies.  Our U8 academy were in Inch while the U10 were in Ballymacoda where they had games against Ballybridge Ute. 1 & 2 and Ardmore.  The U12's were away to Lismore in a local derby while the U14's were at home to Mogelly. 

Results: Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League
Utd. on Top
Lismore 0 Brideveiw Utd. 2
Utd. travelled to our neighbours Lismore for a local derby on Saturday morning and came home with full points.  This was a very close game and very little seperated the sides.  Utd. led 1-0 at the break thanks to a terrific goal from Ben Sheehan. The second half saw both sides created goal scoring chances.  A great move by Ryan Whelan who set up Ethan King who beat two defenders shooting low into the net for a marvellous goal. So a 2-0 victory for Utd. and a full match report will appear on the W.W.E.C. league notes.  Well done to the managers and the boys on a great win.  

Utd all played: Darragh O'Brien, Sean Mangan, Lukas Modez, Issac Almedia, Tadhg MCormack, Daniel Henley, Ryan Whelan, Ben Sheehan, Michael Murphy, Ethan King, Lee Guildea, Geordan Murphy, Adam Pratt. 

East Cork Oil U14 League
Home win for Utd
Brideview Utd. 3 Mogelly 1
Utd. collected full points at home on Saturday afternoon against East Cork side Mogeely.  Utd. played with a strong wind in the opening half.  Utd. went in front after 25 minutes when a corner to Utd. say Billy Murphy take a short one to Gearoid Hynes.  Hynes turned the full back before shooting low into the net.  A second goal followed three minutes later when Stephen Murphy sent in a great cross to Joseph McDonnell who made no mistake from close range.  So 2-0 to Utd. at the break.
The second half was keenly fought before Utd. grabbed a third goal.  a Dean Cronin shot came back off the crossbar and Shay Pratt show low to the net. This came in the 64th minute. 

Mogeely pulled a goal back in the final minute but time ran out for them and Utd. clinched the points. 
Utd. all played: Alex Good, Taylor Twohig, Gearoid Hynes, Fionn Meaney, Aidan Murphy, J.V. Aherne, Joseph McDonnell, Stephen Murphy, Billy Murphy, Dean Cronin, Shaun Murphy, Shay Pratt, Jack Henley. 

The club extends it's deepest sympathy to the Hogan family Woodview Park on their recent bereavements also to the McCarthy family Upper Aghada on teh sad passing of Michella McCarthy at such a young age.  May she rest in peace.

Academy Games U10's
The U10 academy travelled to Ballymacoda to take on Ballybridge Utd. 1 & 2 teams.  They also played Ardmore so the players and managers were happy with these games.  Scorers here were Oscar Cunnimgham (2) Darragh Donovan (2) Oisin Lynn (1) Harry Power (1)

Full Squad: James McDonnell, David Murphy, Oscar Cunningham, Josh Mangan, Oisin Lynn, AJ Goulding, Paul Hegarty, Harry Power, Darragh Donovan.

U8 Academy

The U8 academy travelled to Inch on Saturday morning.  A great morning for all the players boys and girls.  Scorers were Adam Feeney (3) Isaac Doyle (2) and Jake Keniry (1) 
Full group of players: Rhiannon Keniry, Isaac Doyle, Adam Feeney, Jake Keniry, Lee Curley, Adam Forbes, Akeem Veale Said.

Well done to everyone involved in these academy games. 



Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Back to the action

While last Saturday's programme was called off at least the Inter League games went ahead. Hopefully the storms are behind us and we can get back to regular games. 

Well Done

To Darragh O'Brien and Ben Sheehan who were involved with our U 12 Inter League teams on Sunday last in Conna. The boys did very well on their squads.

Sunday next will see the boys in action in Carrigaline. We wish them well as they take on Cork Athletic in a game that was called off a month ago.

Fixtures for next weekend Saturday 7th March 2020

Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League

Lismore FC V Brideview Utd kick off 11.00 a.m.

East Cork Oil U14 League

Brideview Utd v Mogeely kick off 2.00 pm

Academy U10: Ballybridge Utd v Brideview Utd

Academy U8: Inch v Brideview Utd.

Best Wishes

To Tallow native Dermot Cantillon who is standing as an independent candidtate for the Seanad Agriculture panel. Dermot's brother Billy lives locally and no doubt will do some canvassing for Dermot. Let's hope Dermot gets selected.

Tallow Ladies Social Group Guest Speaker

Local Bee Keeper Mr. Pat Henley will be the guest speaker at the next Ladies Group Meeting on Tuesday March 24th.  Pat has many years experience and is a font of knowledge.  So this should be a very informative and entertaining afternoon.  Pat will have some of his honey and beeswax handcream for sale on the day.


Pat Henley Afternoon March 2020 copy

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U 15 League

Hat trick for Henley

The weather saw many games called off again on Saturday last however Leonard Fraser Park was in excellent condition for our U15 game versus Mogeely.

We had players on trial for the W.W.E.C. U 11 Development team which took place on Sunday last in Cappoquin.

Result: Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U 15 League

Brideview Utd 4 Mogeely FC 2

Jake Henley turned in a powerful performance here as he tormented Mogeely's defence and grabbed a hat trick for himself.

The opening goal came after 10 minutes when a free kick to Utd saw Ciaran Kelleher kick  end up in Mogeely's net. Utd increased their lead after 25 minutes when Josh Good set up Jake Henley for the first of his hat trick.

Mogeely pulled a goal back in the 28th minute but again Henley put Utd in front with his second goal in the 26th minute and Utd held this lead till the break.

Jack McDonnell brought off a terrific save for Utd four minutes into the second half and a minute later Mogeely added a second to come back into the game. Henley secured the points for Utd in the 55th minute when he scored form close range. Henley's hat trick and his outstanding performance made him man of the match. Utd had some other players who also turned in good performances on the day.

So well done to all the boys for a great display and a solid victory. Manager Brian Donnelly was delighted with this display and hopefully we will get a good Cup run.

Utd: Jack McDonnell, Ciaran Lenehan, Adam McSweeney, Alan Hurley, Ian Martin, Alex Bennett, Callum McCarthy, Josh Good, Ciaran Kelleher, Jake Henley, Billy Marsh, Fionn Meaney, all played.

Speedy Recovery

This week we wish a speedy recovery to Ann Tobin Ballyhamlet. Ann is in hospital at the moment but hopefully will be home to the loving tender care of husband James by the time these notes appear.

Academy News

Much good work is being done by the Academy coaches in the club week in week out. However we are looking for more people to come on board. indeed anyone who may be interested in giving some of our managers a hand at U13, U15 and U16 would be more than welcome.

On the mend

The following are all home from hospital and on the mend. They are Sean Tobin, Noel Henley, Michael Delaney, and Helen Scotton. Husbands and wife are doing a great job. I will say no more here. If all those people who have got hip replacements hit the square together I'm sure alarms will go off all over town, Right Gang!!!

Bon Voyage

All in Brideview wish Kieran Fraser and his friend Martin Murphy the best of luck as they head to Australia. The boys left on Saturday last. Kieran was a member of the club. A Junior team while also on the committee. Martin served in the Club as a Manager of our B team. The very best lads from all in Utd.

Fixtures for Saturday next.

East Cork Oil U14 League

Brideview Utd v Mogeely kick off 2.00pm

Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League

Lismore v Brideview Utd kick off 1.00 pm


U9 Brideview Utd v Ballybridge Utd 1

U8 Brideview Utd v Kilworth Celtic




Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboys

Another blank weekend

Yes we all had another weekend without football. This was the second weekend that many of the games especially the Inter League games that fell to the shocking weather. So hopefully we will be back to the action this coming weekend.

However when one listens to the weather forecast for next weekend it's not very good especially on Friday.

Another zero for Donnchada

Yes indeed it was as he celebrated  his birthday on Friday night last. A great night was had by all. So congratulations and best wishes for the future from all in United.


To the McNamera family Lismore on the sad passing of Colin. May he rest in Peace. Also to the O'Donoghue Family Kilmore on the sad passing in Dublin of Sister Coleman Clancy of the Holy Faith Convent Dublin. May she rest in Peace.

Fixtures for coming Saturday 22nd February 2020

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U15 League

Brideview Utd v Mogeely kick off 11 am

U10 Academy 

Brideview Utd v Ballybridge Utd 2

U 8 Academy

Brideview Utd v Kilworth Celtic


To Aidan McNamee who has signed on for Waterford FC U 13 team. This is the second local boy to sign for the blues. The other player being Ronan Mansfield

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Just one game played

It was another one of those weekends with almost all games falling foul to the weather. Some games on Saturday morning did take place but these were very few.

Our U10 side were the only team in action for Brideview over the weekend. Inter League games were also called off with S.F.A.I. doing a blanket call off for all the games on Sunday unless teams had already travelled on Saturday for these games.

U10 Academy:

Inch Utd travelled to Tallow on Saturday morning last to play our boys. The weather was dry so the kids were glad to play a game. Utd's squad all played. Josh Mangan, Jack Dee, David Murphy, A.J. Goulding, Oisin Lynn, Paul Hegarty, James McDonnell, Darragh O Donovan and Oscar Cunningham who scored a terrific goal.

Fixtures for Saturday night next 15th February 2020

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U15 Premier League

Brideview Utd v Mogeely kick off 11.00a.m.

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U13 Premier League

Ballymacarbry FC v Brideview Utd kick off 2.30pm

Academy Games

U11 Academy: Brideview Utd v Cappoquin-Railway FC

U9 Academy: Balllybridge Utd v Brideview Utd

U7 Academy: Cappoquin-Railway2 v Brideview Utd

Happy Valentines

Yes to all of our boys and girls and indeed the older gang as well do not forget the flowers and wine for Friday or you will have picture and no sound. Right lads.

Fixture for Sunday next 16th Feb 2020 Leonard Fraser Park

Subway U12 Inter League

W.W.E.C. v North Tipperary kick off 2.00pm

Best Wishes

To Helen Scotton and Michael Delaney Barrack Street who are both getting new hips this week. Maybe we can form a hip  club. No doubt Marie and Craig are in for a busy few weeks Ha! Ha!


Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U15 League

Henley on fire

Yes it was a busy Saturday for the Club with four teams in action. Player of the day must go to our U 15 striker who grabbed four goals. Well done Jake.

On Sunday afternoon last in Leonard Fraser Park North Tipperary were the visitors to take on our U14 Development squad in a vital game for our boys who were unbeaten going in to this game.

Results: Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U15 League

Brideview Utd 7 Ardmore 0

While Utd ran out big winners here a young Ardmore side put up a brave performance especially in the second half.

Jake Henley was Utd's hero here scoring four of Utd's seven goals. First half goals from Josh Good (13th min) Billy Marsh (18th min) and two from Jake Henley (24th & 32nd min) saw Utd lead 4-0 at the break.

The second half was keenly fought with the visitors playing better in this half. Jake Henley, an O.G. and Henley again before the final whistle saw Utd clinch three points.

Utd's Squad all played:

Jack McDonnell, Adam McSweeneyAlan Hurley, Ian Martin, Callum McCarthy, Jake Henley, Ciaran Lenehan, Alex Bennett, Dylan Sheehan, Josh Good, Billy Marsh, Fionn Meaney, Taylor Twohig, Stephen Murphy.

Synergy Credit Union Union U13 Premier League

McDonnells goal not enough.

Mogeely 2 Brideview Utd 1

Utd made the rather short trip to Mogeely on Saturday afternoon. Lying in third place Utd were hoping to at least stay in third spot. The homeside were well down the League and looking at this fixture Utd would be hopeful of getting a good result.

It was not to be however as Mogeely ran out winners by the odd goal in three. The East Cork side led 1-0 at the break.

They added a second early in the second half. Joseph McDonnell pulled a goal back fr Utd but we were unable to score an equaliser despite putting the homeside under alot of pressure in the final 10 minutes.

Utd all played: A. Good, D. Power, G. Hynes, A. Murphy,D. Cronin, B. Murphy, S. Pratt, G. McDonnell, P. Henley, A. Pratt, B. Sheehan, J. Henley.

Academy Games

Our U 17 Academy were at home to East Cork side Inch in Leonard Fraser Park. On a bright if a bit cold Saturday morning both sides enjoyed the games.

Utd's panel and all took part which is so important for everyone. I will include the coaches here as well.

Utd: Cathal Hogan, Zakk Rooney, Aidan Kerrigan, Tiernan Murphy, Darragh Feeney, Fionn Tobin, Adrian Keazar, Andrew Goulding, Lukas Price, Mark Hegarty, Tomas Murphy, Leighton Guildea, Scott Dee, A. Good.

U9 Academy

Our U 9 Academy welcomed Ballybridge Utd 3 to Tallow on Saturday morning. Here again both teams enjoyed themselves which it;s all about. Results in these games do not matter: Utd's squad: Jack Dee, Adam Forbes, David Murphy, Darragh O Donovan, Noah Tracy, Oscar Cunningham. 

Well Done 

To all the coaches for a great mornings fun.

Fixtures for Saturday 8th February 2020

Nissan Motors Fermoy U 14 League 

Brideview Utd v Inch 

Academy Games:

U 8 Academy Ballybridge Utd 1 Brideview Utd

U 10 Academy

Ballyduff v Brideview Utd

Sunday 9th February 2020 in Leonard Fraser Park

Subway U12 Inter League

W.W.E.C. V North Tipperary kick off 2.00pm

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

East Cork Oil Aglish Branch U16 League

O' Brien and Murphy on target

It was a busy Saturday with the club having three teams in action. Our U16 team were at home as were our U8 Academy team.

Our U11 team travelled to Cappoquin to take on the local side.


Brideview Utd 2 Lismore 2

The points shared in this local derby so the bragging will continue in school on Monday. Both sides had chances to win this game but at the end both sides may be happy with a share of the points. Jake O Brien and Jack Murphy were on target for Utd. 

Utd squad: S.Martin, A. Hurley, D. Spillane, S. Roche, E. Scotton, A. O'Dowd, G. Murphy, G. Pratt, C. Hurley, C. McCarthy, G. O'Brien, G. McDonnell, B. Marsh, C. Lenehan, G. Walsh, W. O Driscoll.

Academy results

Well not results as there are none for Academy games but we do give players that scored and players on the teams. These boys and girls like to see their names on the paper.

U11 Academy

Our U11 team travelled to Cappoquin to take on the local Cappoquin- Railway team. Ethan King grabbed a hat trick. Other scorers were Ryan Whelan (1) Lee Guildea (1) Dylan Kerrigan (1) Harry Power (1) Well done to all players including James McDonnell, Oscar Cunningham, Paul Hegarty, Brian Murphy, Oscar Morrisson.

U8 Academy

We had Ballybridge Utd as visitors to Leonard Fraser Park on Saturday morning. There was no shortage of goals here but Adam Feeney scored thirteen yes 13 goals. Well done Adam. I wonder is this a record. Rhiannon Keniry grabbed a hat trick, her brother Jake got one, Isaac Doyle (2) Adam Forbes  also got a hat trick. Lee Curley and Akeem Veale Said. Well done to all the boys and girls. I bet the coach Natalie was happy.

U 17 Friendly

Lismore 6 Brideview Utd 0

The second half was a disaster for Utd who had turned in a good performance in the first half but fell away totally in the second half.

The first half saw keeper Shane Martin bring off some terrific saves. At the other end Almeida, Costello, O'Dowd, Pratt and O'Brien all went close but at the break the sides were scoreless. 

Some bad mistakes by Utd's defence in the opening 10 minutes of the second half saw Lismore 3-0 up. They added three more before the final whistle sounded.

Utd: S. Martin, D. Spillane, S. Roche, C. Hurley, E. Scotton, E. Costello, A. O'Dowd, G. Murphy, G. Almeida, G. Pratt, G. O'Brien, Res used G. Chambers.

Fixtures for Saturday next 1st February

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U 15 League

Brideview Utd v Ardmore kick off 11.00 am

Synergy Credit Union U 13 League

Mogeely v Brideview Utd kick off 2.30 pm

Academy Fixtures

U 7 Academy: Brideview Utd v Inch Utd

U 9 Academy: Brideview Utd v Ballybridge Utd 2

U 11 Academy: Cappoquin Railway v Brideview Utd

Birthday Greetings

To Cian Hurley who celebrated his birthday on Friday last. His neighbour Alan (not his brother) has fallen in love in Bllinameela. Now who is minding the horses I wonder.



Chair Yoga New for 2020

Tallow Enterprise Centre have embraced the concept of Chair Yoga with a 12 week programme beginning on Monday 20th of January from 2.00-3.00pm every week.  This relaxed exercise is suitable for all ages and abilities and open to everyone.  This 12 week programme is free of charge so please come along and see what it's all about. 

Tallow GAA

AGM: Tallow GAA annual meeting takes place this Friday at 8pm in the clubhouse. This social gathering will detail the running of a modern GAA club. The financialside will be broken down and all of playing  activities of the previous year reviewed. We welcome anyone new, be they old or young with new ideas that would like to part of a group.

Congratulations To Club President Eddie Cunningham pictured receiving the Seamus O'Brien award from our new county board chairman Seán Michael Regan at the Local Bar Waterford GAA awards on Friday last. Eddie is and has always been a proud Tallow man and it was a great honour bestowed to him and the Tallow Club is delighted to have his achievements and commitment recognised over the years.


CLG Tulach an Iarainn will like to offer a condolences to the family of Peggy Matthews (nee Tobin) of Dublin and late of Tallow. Peggy was the sister of the late @
James Tobin who acted as secretary of the club during the seventies. He was an honourable and efficient man who left the club in a debt of gratitude becasue of
his involvement. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a hanam dílis.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

16/12/2019 Jackpot €11,000 No Winner Numbers:2,15,18,20. 

Consolation Prizes: Lisa Hennessy Tom Rooney, Martin Sutherland, Willie Collins. 

Promoter: Martin Sheehan

Next Draw: 20/1/2020  Teds 9pm Jackpot : €11, 200.

Yearly tickets are now available to purchase at €100 or stanard tickets at €2 each from promoters or businesses around town.

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn

Sponsored by McGrath's Chemist

Two pictures for you this week.  The first picture of three victorious Tallow captains at the social in Youghal for the 1981 teams which was held in 1982.

Included are John McCarthy Junior Hurling captain, Con Rya U21 Hurling Captain and Philly Curley the minor captain. 

Tallow cups 83

The second photo is of the Waterford minor hurlers against Cork from 1968.  John Horgan (know as the blondie John) strikes the ball for Cork under pressure from the late John Hartigan.  Beside him is Andy Heffernan and to the right is Mutty Curley.

waterford minor 68

Festive Cheer: on behalf of Tallow GAa we would like to wish anyone who has a connection near or far to the club a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.  Nollaig Shona agus Athbliain faoi Mhaise Duit. 

Hats and Stickers: Tallow beanie hat available at €10 and €2 respectively.  Contace the GAA What's App, Terence or the Tallow GAA Facebook page for anyone interested. 

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearneys Restaurant.
16/12/2019 Jackpot €10,200 No Winner Numbers: 7,9,18,22,

Consolation Prizes: Sarah O'Mahoney, Eileen Roche, Pa O'Flaherty, The Legend. 
Promoter: Teresa Cunningham 
Next Draw:23/12/2019 Teds 9pm Jackpot: €10,400
Tickets available from most businesses in tow and from promoters at €2 each.  The lotto is creeping up nicely at present and would be a great festive present.  Next weeks draws result will appear in the January edition. 


Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Mixed results for United

Our U 13's and U 15's were in action Saturday last. Our U13's had a victory while our U15's went down in their local derby versus neighbours Lismore.

Our U11 Academy travelled to Bridesbridge to take on local side Castlebridge Celtic. All the boys got a game and that is the main objective of the Academy games. Santa was delighted with his visit to Tallow. See notes.

Results:Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U15 Premier League

Lismore 8 Brideview Utd 3

No shortage of goals here in this local derby. The first half was keenly fought. Kieran Kelleher put us in front after just 4 minutes.Bennett equalised in the 15th minute and they took the lead in the 17th minute. Jack Henley put us back on level terms in the 29th minute. Lismore restored their one goal advantage before the break to go in leading 3-2 at the break. Lismore scored five goals in the second half. Many of these came from mistakes in the defence. Kelleher pulled a goal back for Utd from the penalty spot. 

Utd all played: R.uniacke, C.Lenihan, J.Martin, D.Sheehan, A.Bennett, J.Good, C.McCarthy, B.Morsh, K.Kelleher, J.McDonnell, J.henley, T.Twohig.

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U13 Premier League
Brideview Utd 2 Inch 1
The East Cork side went in front in the 17th minute and held this lead til the break. Ben Sheehan put Utd back on level terms in the 33rd min and it was all action now as the game swung end to end and both teams habing their chances. Joseph McDonnell Alan Cronin, Shay Pratt all went close to putting Utd in front. The winning goal came midway through the second half. Billy Murphy's cross into the box saw McDonnell rise above the visitors defence a head home a terrific goal giving the Inch keeper no chance.  A. Good, D. Power, s. mURPHY, B. Murphy, A. Murphy, P.Henley, J. McDonnell, B. Sheehan, G. Hynes, S. Pratt, J. Henley, D. Cronin.

East Cork Oil U 14 Premier League

Defeat for United

Cappoquin-Railway 6 Brideview Utd 1

A heavy defeat here for our lads. We came up against a big tall strong homeside. Again the first half was close enough and we went 2-0 down. Both Stephen and Billy Murphy had good chances in this opening half.

The home team added four second half goals with Utd getting their only goal in final few minutes. Stephen Murphy did chip the keeper in the final few minutes but it was a case of too little too late.

Utd: A.Good, B.Murphy, T.Twohig, A. Murphy, G. Hynes, S.Pratt. J.Henley, S.Murphy, T. Barry, J. McDonnell, B. Grey, D. Cronin, C. Henley, S.U. Ahern

Academy U11

Our U11 academy travelled to Bridesbridge to take on Castlelyons Celtic and both teams enjoyed a very good game of football.  Scorers here for Utd was Harry Power who grabbed a hat trick.  Well done Harry.

Utd's Squad all played:Josh Mangan, Brian Murphy, Oscar Morrison, Ryan Whelan, Lee Guildea, James McDonnell, Dylan Kerrigan, Paul Hegarty, Harry Power. 

Note: This was Harry Powers first game with our U11 academy.  Josh Mangan was terrific in goal with James McDonnell also playing well.  Our other players of Guildea, Whelan, Morrison, Kerrigan, Murphy and Hegarty all did well here. Well done boys. 

Next Weekend:
All teams will be taking a break for Christmas with next weekends games the final ones before the holiday.  It will also be the end for the academy games and training for the academies. 

Santa Back to the North Pole
A big crowd turned up for Santa's visit to Tallow on Friday night last.   Sue had Santa's Grotto in excellent condition and Santa was very helpful to all the boys and girls.  THanks to everyone who gave a hand during the night. 

On The Mend

Glad to report that Michael Delandy is on the mend after his accident.  Michael is already looking forward to Christmas. Of course Man Utd's good run is helping him no doubt.  Best wishes from Santa and all in Brideview Utd. 

Fixtures for Saturday 14th December 2019
East Cork Oil U16 Premier League
Lismore v Brideview Utd. Kickoff 1.30 Ref: S. Pratt
Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League
Clashmore Ramblers v Brideveiw Utd. Kickoff 11am
Academy Game U10
Cappoquin Railway FC 2 v Brideview Utd
Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U13 League
Cappoquin Railway v Brideview Utd Kickoff 2.30
Fixture for Sunday 15th December 2019
Subway U12 Interleague Leonard Fraser Park

W.W.E.C. v Cork Ath. Kickoff 2pm


Brideview Utd AFC Schloolboy Notes

The Weather is the Winner

Yes another blank weekend due to the terrible wet weather which we had for most of the past week. We look forward to getting back into the togs and socks this coming weekend.

Santa on the way

Yes it's almost here. The date Friday 6th December is fast approaching. Santa will arrive at 7.00 pm sharp.  The price of the visit to Santa is just €5. Full details next week.

You boys in green

A full Aviva in full voice could not get Mick and the boys over the line. Without doubt one of the best disp[lays for a long time a 1-1 draw was not enough to see us qualify. We now go to a knock out game against Slovakia. If we win that we face another away game to the winners of Bosnia and Northern Ireland. A large Tallow gang enjoyed the craic in the Ballsbridge Hotel while more Tallow boys were in the Landsdown Hotel.

A Tallow visit

 Mary Butler T.D. will attend St. Patrick's Hall on Saturday week December 7th at 11.00am.  Problem can be solved by giving Mary a shout.

Christmas Appeal

 A big night takes place in the Corner House all in aid of The Lions Club Christmas Appeal. Music will be by Sunset Sound and friends. Always a good night and the money raised going to a good cause. So why not drop into the Corner House Bar this Saturday night.

Birthday Party with a difference.

Two birthday parties, one in Clancy's Bar on Saturday night which was great craic and Jackie is still only a young girl of 30. By the way Sean had a lovely haircut.

The other party was in Waterford and by God was there a story here. One of the guests got on the train for Carlow fell asleep and ended up in Dublin. A Tallow man no doubt.

Fixtures for Saturday next 30th November 2019 

East Cork Oil U16 Premier League

Brideview Utd v Mogeely kick off 12.30

Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League

Brideview Utd v Mogeely kick off 11.00 am

Academy Games

U10 Academy

Brideview Utd v Castlebridge Ce3ltic kick off 10.00 am

U8 Academy

Brideview Utd v Cappoquin-Railway 1 kick off 11.00 am


To everyone who turned up for the CPR  at the Tallow Enterprise  and Training Centre West Street on Saturday last. A good number turnrd up and everyone felt it was of great benefit to those that turned up. So thanks folks.

Notai CLG Tulach an Iarainn

Sponsored by McGrath's Chemist.

Cois Bhride: Well done to the Cois Bhride U17 footballers who won the Division 3 County Final. Mossie got so excited that he had to leave the fieldd.

Forty five years ago Tallow captured the 1974 Intermediate hurling title. It coupled on an underage success that propelled us to Senior level and a glorious period of the eighties.

I spoke to three members of that team who were involved that year. Billy Sheehan (BS) the captain from full back, Jimmy Cronin a wing back on the team (JC) and TomDoyle the centre forward (TD) and asked a few questions and give information to all three. 

In eight years all our near neighbours (Shamrocks, Lismore, Cappoquin and Ballyduff) got promoted to the senior grade. The Western section seemed very competitive?

JC: iT was, you could add Fourmile and Geraldines and it was very competitive.

BS: The Intermediate championship was very competitive in the early 70's. Cappoquin beat us in the Western Final in 1970 I think. We won the West in '71 but were beaten by Butlerstown in the County Final. Cappoquin beat us again in 72 or '73. We had John Ryan sent off early in the first half.

TD: It was brilliant to be involved in it. Some great tight games.


We won the Keaneland Cup against Lismore (senior grade) earlier in the year. Surely a good sign?

JC: The Keaneland Cup was just an appetizer for things to come and gave us belief in ourselves.

BS: In '74 we beat Lismore in the Keaneland. Lismore were one of the top senior teams then. That win gave us the confidence to go on from there.

TD: The Keaneland Cup was a mighty tournament. We never looked upon it as either Senior or Intermediate, just another game but fantastic atmosphere.


We received a walkover from Clashmore in the first round. How did this happen?

JC: Can't remember the Clashmore walk over.

TD: No idea. Ask Eddie Cunningham. He was always the brains behind us!

The following round we beat Fourmilewater 3-8 to 1-6...

JC:The Fourmile game was a very physical encounter but our hurling and our fitness levels were super on the day. This day will long be remembered for the death of our own Bill Sheehan a true Tallow man.

TD: The game against Fourmilewter will always be rememberd here in Tallow as the day the late Bill Sheehan passed away on the sideline and with another great Gael and friend of the late Co, Councillor Ciaran O Riain praying the Rosary over Bill. Two true gentlemen supporting their own teams who both loved the game of hurling. Leaba i mbeasc na n-Aingil go raibh acu.


We were due to play Cappoquin in the semi-final of the west in September but due to their involvement in senior football it was held up. Training was on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Achallenge game was played against Watergrasshill. How did you find the time gap?

JC:The time gap was no problem in them times. All we wanted to do was be in the field. There was no social media or apps available then so it was easy to motivate players.

BS: There was a big gap between some of the games. We were also playing football at the time. So between training and football we kept going. I also think at the time we were invited into tournaments, in Castlelyons in 74. We beat Sarsfields of Cork who were Senior at the time. We played other tournaments in Castletownroche, Ballynoe and Kilworth. All these were part of festivals. So we stayed around for a few drinks!!!!! I think that social side helped the team to bond in a good way.

TD: Probably went to Redbarn with the rest of the lads.


Tallow played Cappoquin four times in the 1970's prior to the 1974 semi final. We were only victorious on one occasion. Did that bother you?

JC: All western teams were always competitive especially as all the games were considered to be local derby's and played as such.

TD: No, you win you lose. Take both equally.


The semi final of the west against Cappoquin waasn't played until 24th October. Two months without a game. If that happened now there would be an outcry...

JC: Looking back at some of our fixtures this year not a lot has changed.

TD: I don't see why. Just play it when it comes. What would you be getting excited about? We played an U21 football game in Tramore the day before Christmas Eve.

We also went into the game minus John Lyons our full back with an eye injury and Tom Doyle with a leg injury...

JC: Yes the two lads were a huge loss especially with the size of our panel but that was Tallow then and we played with them on our minds. We had all come up through the Junior ranks together and spirit was the driving force of the day.

BS: We lost John Lyons the week of the Cappoquin game. I went full back in his place. We also introduced Raymond O'Brien (only 17 then).

We beat Cappoquin 2-5 to 1-5. They had won a senior football county final previous to this. We had two goals disallowed for square balls in a game we should have won more comfortably.

JC: Yes we won by a goal at the finish against against our bogey side and a team that produced some of the best hurlers in the western division.

TD: Two goals disallowed? Probably McDonnell charging the goalie.

The Western Final against Ballyduff played before a record crowd in Lismore. They had three Waterford seniors at the time. We won 2-8 to 1-3. Bob Ryan got two goals. Tom Doyle was back from injury, Mutty Curley switched from the forwards to the backs. Billy Sheehan had manned the square. The team had a very settled look about it.

Bar Ned in goals, Richie corner back and Johnny Curley, the team was very young...

BS: I think the team that played in the county final was (ages in brackets) Ned Power, Tom McSweeney (25), B Sheehan (24), R McNamara,J Cronin (20), L O Brien (21), M Curley (24) J McDonnell (24) K Ryan (17), R O Brien (17), T Doyle (23), E Condon (20), J Curley (25), B Ryan, S Tracey (20). Apart from Ned, Richie and Billy Ryan the rest of the team were all under 25. Raymond O'Brien and Kieran Ryan were only 17. Very young although most of them had played for Waterford underage.

TD: We grew up from U14 together with Ned Power always at the helm of it  and it was fantastic that the day arrived when we hurled on the same team together. What a great man he was indeed. Even when in goal he was constantly coaching to the backs in front of him. He played at centre forward as well with us. Richie McNamara would have been those few years above us but was a hugely dependable and skillful hurler and kept many an intercounty hurler scoreless on occasions. Johnny Curley was another of that era and has a Junior County medal as well and is as passionate today as ever and a true hurling man.


The county final in November was delayed after the death of the president and was not called off until 11.30pm on a Saturday night. Not exactly ideal...

TD: I don't remember that but it would have been the same for both teams.


How did losing the '71 county final to Butlerstown help in the '74 decider?

JC: We spoke about that in the run up to the '74 final and nobody wanted to feel like that again. It was eaasy to motivate us.

BS: I think the loss in '71 definitely helped the the progress of the team. Also the Keaneland Cup had a very positive effect. It gave us the belief that we were good enough, also the fact that Lismore were senior and the Shamrock were senior made more determined than ever to get up.

TD: I would say absolutely none except that we were probably more mature a few years later.

We destroyed Clonea in the final by 18 points. A dream scenario... A 38 year wait to play senior hurling ended...

JC: The final was one way traffic and one that set us on the road to the holy grail senior status. If ever a Tallow team deserved this we were them, a dedicated bunch that always punched above their weight.

TD: To be quite honest I don't remember anything about the game but it must have been great for the club. However the great battles against the local intermediate teams were gone and I never enjoyed the senior games to the same degree. Walsh Park or Fraher Field with a small crowd as opposed to a packed Lismore or Cappoquin venue is a no brainer. The local derby atmosphere was a thing of the past.


A lorry carried the team from the bridge to the square. Club president Jimmy Cunningham, Chairman Tom Mulcahy, Secretary John Russell, Ned Power and captain Billy Sheehan spoke. Do you recall any of this?

JC: I remember the lorry and the bonfires that were lit by Gareth Collins and also the singing of Noreen Bawn. All the happy faces in the crowd until I went into Lukies and the rest is history. 

TD: No I don't but it was surely great for all those and the town and parish in particular. As with Ballysaggart this year it was a historic occasion in the overall context of the club and I  now realise what it must have meant to the older generation of the time who had been involved in the club all of their lives. My overall view is that the GAA is entrenched in our lives. Many, many games and occasions I cannot recall but the many great friends I have made, I most certianly can.


Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearnay's Restaurant

11/11/2019 Jackpot €9,200 No Winner Numbers: 12,19,22,23.

Consolation Prizes: Rose Mackey, Lee McElroy, Skippy Donnelly, Victor Delaney.

Promoter: Corner House.

Next Draw: Lukies on 18/11/2019 at 9pm. Jackpot: €9,400.



Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Talk of the town

Yes our new Club gear is the talk of the town. There is a whole new range with prices from €8 for socks to a kit bundle of just €90. For this you get socks, togs, half zip jersey, skinny pants and training jersey. Other bundles can be had as well. Already the orders are coming in.

Academy Games

Our U11 Team travelled to Kilworth to play the local side. Lee Guildea grabbed a hat trick. Well done Lee.

The squad was Josh Mangan, Dylan Kerrigan, Brian Murphy, Oscar Morrisson, Paul Hegarty, Ryan Whelan, James McDonnell, Lee Guildea.

Our U9 team travelled to Cappoquin on Friday night and enjoyed the games. The panel was David Murphy, A J Goulding, Noah Treacy, Darragh Donovan, Oscar Cunningham and Edward Kaulius.



Any new boys and girls are welcome to join our club and one can have a good time playing games in the West Waterford - East Cork area.

Birthday Greetings

I had a visit of some young boys over the weekend to tell me their Grandad's birthday is today Wednesday. They said he was the best Grandad ever. In saying this they said it might get them a piece of cake and some sweets. OK who is Grandad? The only man in town with an Irish Cap. Now you know Michael "Mickey" Curley.

Call into Glanbia today as Gal has opened a visitors book to wish him a Happy Birthday. The surprise party is on tonight in ..... Oh God I'm not suppose to say that. Anyway a Happy 60th birthday Mickey. From all in United.

Fixtures For Saturday next 16th November 2019

East Cork Oil Aglish Branch U12 League.

Valley Rangers v Brideview Utd kick off 11.00 am Ref S.Pratt.

Academy Games :U10

Castlebridge Celtic v Brideview Utd

Academy U8 

Cappoquin-Railway v Brideview Utd.

Best of Luck

We wish Mick McCarthy and the Irish team the best of luck this week especially the game on Monday night against Denmark.

Many local fans are making the trip. Lets hope for a win.

Christmas Floral Demo at Tallow Enterprise Centre

Christmas Floral Demo with Rose Hickey will take place on Thursday 12th December.  Ticket only event. Tickets available from Tallow Enterprise Centre.

Christmas Floral Demo copy

Brideveiw Utd. Schoolboy Notes 30/09/2019

Brideview Utd. School Boy News 

It was a very busy weekend in Leonard Fraser Park on both Saturday and Sunday.  It began on Saturday morning last when the club hosted a blitz for U7 both boys and girls.  Ballyduff and Cappoquin - Railway were the visitors and everyone had a busy two hours playing games.  The results of these games are not published on the papers. 

However some photos of these teams will appear on wither the W.W.E.C. notes or the Brideview notes. 
Our U11 Academy team welcomed Mogeely to Leonard Fraser Park on Saturday afternoon and got in a terrific game before the rain came.

Utd's scorers were Ryan Whelan (3) Lee Guildea (3) Tommy Forbes (2) Paul Hegarty (1) Josh Mangan (1) Dylan Kerrigan (1) 
Utd's Panal all played D. Kerrigan, T. Forbes, P.Hegarty, B. Murphy, R.Whelan, J.Mangan, L. Guildea, O'Morrison


Fixtures for the coming week
This Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Nissan Motors Fermoy U14 Premier Devision 
Cappoquin - Railway v Brideview Utd. Kick off 7.30 Ref. B. Donnelly

Academy Fixtures 
U10 Academy
Brideview Utd. v Lismore Kickoff 11am 
U8 Adademy
Brideview Utd. v Castlebridge Celtic 2 

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Notai CLG Tulach an Iarainn 16th September

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist

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 Henley 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 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 bursting 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 24 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 thirt 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 alterations 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 scuffled shot billowed the net. Geraldines levelled 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 levelled 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 a 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 a lot more heart and football ability in the later stages of the competition. We thank Sean, 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 Frazer, Kevin Henley, Kieran Geary (1-2 1-1f), Jordan Henley(0-1), Ian Beecher, Ryan Grey (0-7 0-1), Kieran Frazer, Kevin Henley, Kieren 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 (lto r) Eoin McGrath, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Darah Buckley, Jake Beecher, Kevin Henley, Shaun O Sullivan, Kieran Frazer, 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 Déise Draw promoter. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Déise Draw: The last Déise draw is  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. There is no doubting their class and athleticism and it doesn't look like it's slowing very soon.  Four under 21's in 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.
16/09/2019 Jackpot: €7,600 No winner. Numbers were 9,22,26,27.
Consolation Prizes: Tom Doyle, Colette O'Flynn, Amy Cronin, Mary Kate Tobin.
Promoter: Fiona Crowley.
Next Draw: 23/09/2019 at 9 p.m. at Lukies. The Jackpot will be €7,800.

Brideview Utd. AFC Schoolboy U12 East Cork Oil League

U12 East Cork Oil League

Untied get off to a winning start.

OUr U12 team were first into action on Saturday last away in Castlelyons and came home with a win.  Our academics are also back training on Wednesday nights whild training has also started for U14 and U15's a huge crowd turned up last week.  Long may this continue!

Many local soccer fans made the trip to Dublin on Thursday last for the Irish game versus Switzerland.  Our U21's had another great win in Dublin on Friday night last with Mick McCarthy looking on and no doubt was impressed with what he saw. 

East Cork Oil U12 League
Castlebridge Celtic 3 Brideview Utd. 7
Ryan Whelan was in topform here scoring a hat trick for our lads.  Ben Sheehan scored twice with Tadhg McCormack and Lee Guildea also finding the Celtic net. 

A good start here for our lads but there will be tougher games ahead. 

Utds squad: Darragh O'Brien, Sean Mangan, Jordan Murphy, Michael Murphy, Daniel Henley, Adam Pratt, Isaac Almeida, Ben Sheehan, Tadhg McCormack, Ryan Whelan, Lukasz Madey, Lee Guildea. Well done boys. 

To Jason Molumpy captain of Republic of Irelands U20 team who won on Friday night last in Dublin.  Jason was also selected as man of the match.  All in all a great night for Jason and Cppoquin. 

Birthday Greetings:

To James Clancy who celebrated the big 40 with a party on Saturday night last.  It was a case of standing room only in Clancy's bar.  The cake was nice and someone said that he did it himself!  Congratulations from all in United. 

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Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn

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

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

Committee Meeting: At the clubhouse for all committee members at 9pm this Thursday August 29th. 

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

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Successful Summer Camps at Tallow Enterprise Centre

Busy Summer at Tallow Enterprise Centre 


Summer 2019 is almost at a close with the children returning to school in a few short weeks.  The Summer has been very busy at Tallow Training & Enterprise Centre.  Our summer camps have been hugely successful this year with large attendances at all camps.  We had two very successful weeks of Cookery with the children going home each day with wonderful baking and savoury dishes.  Drama Camp with Marie, was also very well attended with children having great fun, role playing and trying out their acting skills.  This week saw the end our Computer Camp, again with the children learning new skills and getting comfortable with using the computer.  We also had a very successful Movie morning with another one on Thursday 22nd our final one of the Summer.  So all in all a busy summer.  Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates of autumn Kids classes and Movies. 


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Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

It's all happening off field.


With the season closed it's now time to get the field in shape for next season. There is also some work going on in the dressing room toilets making them more friendly for our younger members.

The Clubs A.G.M. should take place within the next week or two. Texts will be sent out. Many of the boys are back from holidays so they will be looking forward to the next season.

F.A.I. A.G.M.

This took place in Trim Co Meath last Saturday. Donal Conway was re-elected as F.A.I. President with Paul Cooke elected Vice President. John Early was put forward by the Schoolboys to represent them on the Board.

Also joining the Board are: Martin Heraghty, Dick Shakespeare, John Finnegan, Dave Moran and Joe O'Brien.

Junior A.G.M.

This takes place tonight Wednesday in Clancy's Bar at 8 o'clock. Hopefully a large crowd will turn up.

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn July 16th 2019

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

Junior Football: Tallow 2-2 Ballyduff 4-21. 

As seen by the score we were comprehensively beaten by Ballyduff on Thursday last. Our goals came from a penalty won by Mark O'Brien and converted by Kieran Geary and Eric Hickey.

Team: Brian Henley, Alan Curley, Jack Neville, Jack Tobin, Kevin Henley, Robbie Geary, Mikey Tobin, Mark O'Brien, Ian Beecher, Shaun O'Sullivan, Donnadh Mulcahy, Ben Aherne, Eric Hickey, Kieran Geary, Evan Sheehan.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor: 26th July 2019  under 11 football. division 2  Cois Bhride v St Cartages  6.30 in Tallow  first round . 

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

15/7/2019 Jackpot €5,800 No Winner Numbers16, 22,26,28 .

Consolation Prizes: Jonathan Tobin, Eamon Forbes, Ken Kearney, Mary Pratt

Promoter: Dennis Tobin

Next Draw: Corner House 22/7/2019. Jackpot €6,000.

Deise Draw: While the standard last Wednesday of the month normally applies this months draw is on a week early. Could all promoters and participation's try and have money collected by this weekend.

Inter Ccounty Matters: While both Waterford underage teams this past week were badly beaten you would hear a lot of ill talk about getting rid of the county board. It is all find and well to say that but think logically behind who is saying it and who they say will replace them. They is very little new blood involved in clubs at the moment and it's the standard old reliable's who undertake the majority of the work . It is fine and well to knock but are the begrudgers doing anything in their own locality to least have a chance to question those they vilify?

Junior Championship: We play Ring in our final league game on Friday next. As of now I don't know the venue or time, so check out the Tallow GAA what's app for confirmation. 

Notaí GLC Tulach and Iarainn, 8/7/19

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

Junior Hurling Championship: Tallow 2-21 Ballyduff 1-10.

The starting team showed a few changes from our last outing and  Seán Slattery played in goals for what I would expect was  the first time in his career.  We started the first half in a slow manner. Evan put over a few frees before we began to settle. He  added two points from play in this period and with Donnacha and Kevin industrious we went  two points up as we entered the 
twenty minute of the game.  Ballyduff orchestrated a goal following on a dropped ball at the edge of the square a minute later. 
Mark went on a long solo run that ended with his shot being desperately unlucky to come off the post.He did add two points from play and his switch to the wing emancipated his hurling. As the half ended we were two points up as the scoreline read 
Tallow 0-13 Ballyduff 1-8. A few choice words by management at half time seem to have a telling affect in the second half. Ballyduff did score the first few points of the second half but that was their lot for the game. The vibrancy of the left hand side of our attack was the telling factor in our win. Eamonn Forbes ran himself into the 
ground. His intelligence use of the ball and the lively Donnchadh Mulcahy piercing runs lead firmly in our superiority. Donnachadhdid reputable damage with his escapades and profited in two points that were very hard earned. His ground stroke on forty 
minutes was repelled only for Shane Feeney to pull first time to the net. Our defense settled a lot better in the  second half with 
both Noel Condon and Eric Hickey benefiting from positional changes. Evan Sheehan billowed the net from close range on the 
fifty second minute and we finished out the game with scores from Eoin and Mark Stewart. Management can feel very happy withour win and it was nice to see us progress with our absentees. There seem a mad rush to run off all the Junior hurling and 
football in July so as our yet we should have of league section finished by the end of month.

Team: Seán Slattery, Alan Curley, Brian Henley, Eric Hickey, Noel Condon, Jake Neville, Ben Aherne, Kevin Henley(0-2), Mark Stewart(0-8 3f 1 65'), Donnchadh Mulcahy(0-4), Eoin Condon (0-2), Mikey Curley, Eamonn Forbes, Evan Sheehan (1-5 3f) Eoin McGrath. Subs Used Jack Tobin, Shane Feeney (1-0) Martin Murphy, Conor McCarthy.

U20 Hurling and Football  Best of luck to both Ian and Dean Beecher as they play against Tipperary in the Munster Semi Final on Tuesday and to Eoin McGrath as the footballers play Cork on Friday.

Pairc Eamonn De Paor
Fixture Cois Bhride v Clonea u15 hurling 15th July 7pm. Camoige challenge Tallow v St. Catherine's Tuesday 8pm.

Junior Football Game
We are down to play Ballyduff this weekend as of yet we are uncertain of what day it's on. Check out Tallow GAA Facebook and GAA What's App for confirmation. 

Senior Hurling League Semi Final: Tallow 0-12 De La Salle 2-14

With both teams short of a number of regulars, it was no surprise that it took a while for this Senior Hurling League semi final to come to life. In fact, after ten minutes the score was 3pts to 2 in favour of the city side. Both Tallow points coming from Thomas Ryan placed balls after hard won frees by Paul O'Brien. A great ball from Thomas Daly found Donnachadh Mulcahy in space and he drove through the heart of the defence but was unlucky to hit the post. This was to prove Tallow's only goal chance in the first period and was quickly punished as De LaSalle goaled in the 13th minute. 4 further points from Thomas Ryan, 2 from frees, saw us leave the field 5 points in arrears. DLS 1-08. Tallow 0-6.

The second half saw both sides trade point for point. Tallow pushed hard to close the 5 point lead and Jordan Henley was unlucky to only get a white flag instead of a green on 59 mins. A goal then would have reduced the deficit to 3pts. But once again after a Tallow goal opportunity, De La Salle punished us with their own strike to the back of the net for the last score of the game to win out 2-14 to 0-12pts.

All in all, this was a good league campaign with some good wins along to reach our first league semi final in a number of years. Attentions and preparations will now be turned back to Championship when we face reigning County and Munster champions in Ballygunner on Sunday 28th July.

Team: Shaun O'Sullivan, Mikey Tobin, David O'Brien, Robbie Beecher, Robbie O'Sullivan, Jordan Henley, Jake Neville,
Tommy Daly, Paul O'Brien, Eoin Condon, Tommy Ryan, Bob McCarthy, Eamonn Forbes, Ken Kearney, Donnachadh Mulcahy. 
Subs Used: Mark Stewart, Eoin McGrath.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

Jackpot €5,600 No Winner Numbers 5,16,18 25.
Consolation Prizes: Pat Murphy, Helen Hampton, EHJAT, Clodagh Power.
Promoter: Seán Toomey

Next Draw Hotel, 15/7/2019. Jackpot €5,800


First picture Names (Tallow players left to right, Jack Tobin, Eric Hickey, Brian Henley, Jake Neville and Sean Slattery) 
2nd picture Tallow Players, Shane Feeney, Eamonn Forbes and Donnchadh Mulcahy on the ball.

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Brideview Utd AFC Notes

Youth Cup

Fraser Cup Final

A thriller in Tallow

Brideview Utd 6 Valley Rangers 7

No this was no penalty shoot out , the score above was the actual score at the final whistle. It left managers, players and supporters drained.

 Rangers went in front in the 5th minute. Ben Aherne scored for Utd to bring the sides level. Aherne was in again after 12 minutes to put Utd 2-1 in front. A minute later the sides were again level at 2-2 inside the opening 13 minutes.

Kieran Crawford put Utd ahead in the 31st minute with a great header and Utd led 3-2 at the break. Could we have another second half like the first. The answer was yes we could and leave fans of both sides drained. The second half began where we left off. Just two minutes in a Josh Sheehan cracker ended up in Rangers net. It was now 4-2 to Utd.

Back came Rangers and pulled a goal back in the 60th minute. An O.G. for Utd in the 63rd minute saw Utd go back to a two goal lead at 5-3.

Then the game knocked the fans for six as we had four goals in four minutes . We could hardly blink. A penalty to Rangers in the 75th minute which was scored. It was now 5-4. A minute later it was 5-5 as Rangers scored. Another minute another penalty to Valley and now Rangers led 6-5. Kieran Crawford grabbed an equaliser for Utd, now it was 6-6.

It was too much for many of the hoarse fans. Then Rangers struck five minutes in injury time to run out winners at 7-6. What a game we had and we congratulate Rangers on their victory.

Utd's squad: E.Costello, E.Scotton, W.Cunningham,D.Costello,J.Chambers, S.Casey, B.Aherne (Capt), K.Crawford, G.Sheehan, T.Dalton, J.Ammeida, B.Trigg.

Ref. J.Murphy


The presentation of the Cup and medals saw Liam Fraser on hand much to the delight of Rangers Managers, players and supporters.

Birthday Greetings

To one of our star players namely Ethan Scotton who celebrated his sweet sixteen birthday on Sunday last. Well done Ethan.


Best wishes to Ethan and Ben who both were injured on Sunday morning laast. I hope Ethan was still able to eat his birthday cake. I got none I might add Ha! Ha! Helen

C.L.G. Tulach an Iarainn June 26th 2019

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                                     Sponsored by McGraths PharmacyTallow            


Senior Hurling Championship:

Tallow   2-19         Clonea 1-14

It may not have been as comfortable as the eight point winning margin suggests but Tallow, without reaching any great heights did enough to garner their first championship points against Clonea in the Fraher Field on Saturday evening. Newly promoted Clonea will rue the many missed chances they had, especially in the first half when they had a strong breeze at their backs. Tallow handled the wind better and were not near as profligate with possession as the opposition.

Clonea got off to a lively start, popping over two well taken points from play. It was a short lived lead as Darrah Buckley (f) and Tommy Ryan (from play) responded immediately to level with less than 5 minutes gone. Billy Power cut over a beauty of a point from the stand side line to briefly restore his side’s slender lead. Points were traded with Darah Buckley striking well against the wind. Ian Beecher weighed in with a brace. With 25 minutes played, and Tallow just a point to the good, Tommy Ryan seared a path through the Clonea rearguard to set up Kenneth for his first goal. The “small fellah” is revelling in his new role in attack and added another goal early in the second half. Darah Buckley clipped over 2 more points to extend Tallow’s lead to 5 lead. Yet again Clonea rallied with a goal and a point to reduce Tallow’s advantage to a single point (1-9 to 1-8) as the half time whistle sounded.

The first 15 minutes of the second half was a tight enough affair although Ken’s second goal gave us a degree of comfort. Rob Beecher got too critical points from distance at a crucial stage of the game to hand the initiative to his team It boosted Tallow and we reeled off a succession of points from Tommy (4), Paul O Brien (2) and Jordan. Clonea on the other hand managed just 6 points (all frees) over the entire second period. The Eastern team were well in the game for much of the second half but for some reason faded completely over the last 12 minutes to allow Tallow ease home.

Tallow: Shaun O Sullivan, D O Brien, Jake Beecher, Mark O Brien, K Geary, Robbie Geary, Mikey Tobin, Rob Beecher (0-2), Jordan Henley (0-1), Ian Beecher (0-2), Thomas Ryan (0-6, 1f), Bob McCarthy, Paul O Brien (0-2), Ken Kearney (2-0), Darah Buckley (0-6), Tommy Daly, Dean Beecher, Rob O Sullivan, Donnchadh Mulcahy, Brian McCarthy, Jake Neville, Mark Stewart, Eoin McGrath, Eoin Condon, Eamonn Forbes, Noel Condon, Ben Aherne, Ryan Grey (inj).

We play Ballygunner next in our final group game. We have no confirmed date yet but it may be the end of July. We have reached the league semi-final. Awaiting a fixture.


On behalf of Tallow GAA club we wish to extend our sincere condolences to club vice president Mike Prendergast and family on the sad passing of his sister Theresa Clancy (nee Prendergast). Ar dheis lamh De go raibh si.

County Stuff:

I’m filling in for our PRO Fada this week. He gave me carte blanche (just showing off my French) to delve in and cut loose with no subject off limits. I wondered did he want a dissertation or a thesis on the merits of Waterford hurling or the metaphysical versifiers. I am more in to the Romantic poets myself like Keats and Byron although for obvious reasons Yeats is my favourite. I have studied the works of the Bard, enthralled and enthused particularly by Macbeth, his greatest Tragedy. We were mesmerised by the majesty of Gerard Manley introduced to us by Fr Michael Mansfield. We knew Kerouac as well. Country bumpkins from Tallow and places. We too read To Kill a Mockingbird thanks to John Cullinane, God rest him, who was an inspirational teacher. He engendered loyalty and admiration. He awoke our imaginations.

What has all this to do with Waterford hurling you may ask? Well it’s the thing to do at the moment, draw your analogies from stage and field. It’s just it feels like the stage is crowded now. Maybe it’s time for some to exit? You’ve had your time in the sun but you can’t leave it go. You just don’t get it! I’ll keep it short as it has been played out ad nausea in the media and wherever hurling folk gather. It goes back to I think 2013 when Kilkenny turned us over in a league game in Nolan Park, heralding a dismal change in Waterford hurling. It was defensive, negative, frustrating and soul destroying – and that’s only for the supporters. Many hurling people stopped going to games. I can’t see how our players could have enjoyed it either, especially our forward (usually we just had one). I don’t know if our current management will do the business but they deserve a chance without the ghost of Banquo hovering in the background.


Congratulations to Colin Cunningham who completed the Ironman endurance course on Sunday in Youghal. Well done Bubs.

Scoil Mhuire Award:

Congratulations to the staff and pupils of Scoil Mhuire who received the new GAA 5 Star Centre Flag for their participation in the Scheme. This was the first year of the scheme and 30% of Waterford schools participated, the highest in the country

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Drug Adiction Awareness Presentation

Drug Adiction Awareness Presentation


New Chess Club in Tallow Library

Did you ever think about learning chess? well now is your chance.  New Chess Club beginning at Tallow Library for adults and children.  Contact the Library for full details 


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Vintage Run

For all the Vintage enthusiasts, make your way to Youghal on August 13th, Full details on the poster below.


Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

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Get Crafty

Get Crafty at Tallow Library, booking essential

Get Crafty with Sue Hinnell

Tallow Library

Fun at Tallow Library, with a Spring Time Colouring Competition 


Spring Into Sometime Colouring Compeition

Tuesday Craft Club at Tallow Library

Call into Tallow Library and join the Tuesday Craft Club

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Curraglass National School Open Night

Open Night on Thursday February 9th from 6-7pm All welcome 

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Conna National School Open Night

An Open evening will take place in Conna National School on Wednesday January 25th, All Welcome

Open Night 2023

It's Panto Time

THIS SUNDAY: Join us at the official launch of our upcoming panto ‘Rapunzel’. Purchase your tickets and meet some of funny and fabulous characters from the panto in Tallow Community Centre on Sunday November 20th at 2.30pm. Tickets €12 each.

Panto performance dates are: December Wed 7th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Mon 12th, Wed 14th, Sat 17th @ 8pm

Sun 11th and Sun 18th @2pm

Check out Social Media for further updates 

Tickets and booking also available from Tallow Training & Enterprise Centre 058-56445



Autumn Classes in Tallow Enteprise Centre

Autumn Classes now booking at Tallow Enterprise Centre Adult and Children's classes available.  Book early to avoid dissapointment.


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Kids Computer Classes Sept 2022

Tallow Community Hub on track for Completion

An article from the Avondhu newspaper, Tallow Community Digital Hub is changing the landscape of Barrack Street in Tallow, with hopes that it will be completed by the end of March 2022. DOC005

New for 2022, Kids Computer Club

New for Spring 2022 Kids after school Computer Club. Aimed for children from 7yrs upwards, this club will help children to gain a better understanding of computers and how they operate, including creating fun documents, Computer Art and Web Safety.

Contact 058-56445 to book a place 

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Up skill in 2022

Do something new in 2022

Are you interested in up-skilling in 2022? are you getting the most from your device?.  New for January 2022 Beginners and Intermediate Computer classes, also tutition in laptop, smart phone and tablet. Learn how to use Zoom, Whatsapp and much more.  Give us a ring to book a place or give the gift of a class to someone you know.  058-56445




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Tallow Horse Fair

Tallow Horse Fair Cancelled for a second year

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation it has been decided to postpone the annual Horse-Fair which was due to take place on September 3rd. It is hoped to be able to have this historical horse-fair back in Tallow in 2022  

Lock it or Lose it!!

Lock it or Lose it. A message from An Garda Siochana.
Following a recent spate of bike thefts in the local area, the Gardaí are asking people to be vigilant and lock your bikes safely away at night or when not is use. DO NOT make it easy for thieves.
The Garda station in Tallow has a bike which they would like to return to its owner. If you have recently had a bike stolen, please call in and check if this is your copy

Kids Cookery Camp

Tallow Training & Enterprise Centre will run a children's Cookery Camp from 19th to 23rd or August. In line with HSE guidelines, numbers are limited to ten per group so early booking is advisible. 

See below for full details Cookery Poster July 2021

Zoom for Beginners

Zoom for Beginners- Stay in touch with family and friends near and far, let us show you how.

Call us today on 058-56445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

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Vaccine Registration

Vaccine Registration

If you require assistance with Vaccine Registration, please give us a call to arrange an appointment


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Student Study

The Enterprise Centre are delighted to once again be open for business following the extended lockdown.  Supervised Student Study will resume from Monday April 26th.  Booking advisible as places are limited to ensure correct Government Guidelines. 

Contact us on 058-56445 to secure a place

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CLG Tallow 26th October 2020

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland Tallow .


Deise Super Draw: Is going ahead on the 4th of November. Could any outstanding monies please be handed over to ones promoter over the weekend. 


The Championship without a Pulse: Watching a few games over the weekend and while both were high scoring it doesn't  mean that they were necessarily good . The empty stadiums have taken some of the soul and atmosphere out of the games. They seem like glorified league games but the players can only play what rules and regulations are in front of them. Waterford play Cork this Saturday on Sky Sports Mix (yes it sounds like a bag of sweets) or WLR and there is no form guide going into it and people are totally unsure what to expect of us. A win here were be huge to the team.


I was given a picture and a letter this week that I said I would share. The letter is an invitation for Mick Curley to play for Ireland in London. The competition I'm unsure of (possibly the Tailteann games) played in London, sometime in the thirties

The letter went as follows.


M.Curley esq.

GAA Tallow,

Co Waterford. 


A Chara,


             As you are aware, you have been picked to play with the Irish team in London. You are to travel to London on Saturday morning next. I enclose two tickets: one for Tallow on Saturday morning and one from Waterford to London. You can travel on the Dunlaoghaire boat on Saturday evening, the train may go on to Dunlaoghaire. Anyone at the Kingsbridge station will tell you what train to get for the boat, if your train does not got to Dun Laoghaire.

The remainder of the players will be on the boat and you will be accompanied by an official. Please bring two hurleys along with you. You may return on Monday evening as you desire.


Mise, le meas,

P O'Coaig.



Waterford Team Picture is from 1937 and was taken in Cappoquin in April . Given that it was April it must have be the National League and the opposition was Clare. We had three men playing that day. 

Back Row (l to r) Dave Doyle, Paddy Duggan, Christy Moylan, Charlie Ware, Jackie Haplin, Willie Barron, Doyle Walsh, Johnnie Fanning, Tom Greaney, Nicholas Kelly (suit).

Front Row (l to r) Pa Sheehan, Mick Curley, Jimmy Mountain, Dec Goode, John Keane, Mick Hickey.

I don't know the identity of the young boy. 


Online lotto: We are hoping, all going well that we will get it going this weekend. 


Keep on Running: Georgina Cunningham our medical officer did a virtual marathon at the weekend and we would like to commend her on her great undertaking. 


Tallow GAA 8th September 2020

Painting:  Amazing what a few bodies can do.  We made a lot of progress and with the same effort next week we could be near completion.  We are back again this Saturday at 9.30am.  Everyone is welcome to come and give a hand, so please do.

Junior Football Championship: Tallow 0-7 Affane 3-.7
We played our first game of this years championship in Ballysaggart on Saturday evening last.  Inside two minutes Ryan Grey opened our account with a lovely 35 yard right footed shot central of the posts.  Affane processed to cut down the heart of our defence and score a goal in response four minutes later.  Jordan scored a great forty yard point on the left side of goal in response added to by Kieran with a tidy point just before the first water break.  I thought at this point there were some similarties to the Dublin Donegal semi of 2014.  We had scored three great long range points and for us to win we would have to score closer to the goal as like Dublin in that game the long rangers won't last (they didn't).  On the resumption we played and error prone brand of football.  Our foot pass and hand pass were over or under cooked and we spurned a goal chance that fell to the bloodied Shaun O'Sullivan.  Affane punished our fouling with pointed placed balls to go two points up before Jordan answered with a long mazy run with a big punt kick that wouldn't look out of place in Aussie Rules. 
Indiscipline again handed Affane another score just before half time and as referee Thomas Walsh blew his whistle to end the half with Tallow trailing 0-4 to 1-3 playing with a nice breeze

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Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn. 24/08/2020

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Storm Ellen: With gales of winds from last Tuesday night there was structural damage done to the roof of the club house. We would like to thank Collie Flynn for mending the roof in such quick-fire fashion. Also Dinny Martin who cut up the trees and to Tom, Gerry, Shane and Ben who disposed of the debris. 

Deise Draw: I would like to thank all those who subscribed to this year’s Deise Draw. The first draw is on this Wednesday. It can be viewed on Facebook.

Championship Matters: While our involvement in the hurling championships ended with our Junior hurling team last week, one could not but be pleased with the structural format.

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G.A.A Notes

Treasurer: The sad passing of Maireád Sheehan and her lifetime of service to Tallow GAA has left a huge vacuum.  Nowadays (pre Covid) all you heare are stories of people being very busy and unable to give up theri time.  The club has been without a treasurer since Maireád's passing and it was vital we filled that role quickly.  We are delighted to say that Kieran Geary has stepped into the breach.  Coming from an academic business background Kieran has an astute grasp of figures and gives full committment to anything he does.  So we are delighted to have him onboard. 

Tús Scheme: Brendan O'Dowd's term is up in August.  Brendan did trojan work in the field and went out of his way to keep the fields immaculate.  It would be great if the scheme could be updated and the terms extended to enable people to stay on and do the job they enjoy.

Membership: Everyone who has paid their membership before the 1st of August will be entered into a membership draw, prizes to be confirmed.  Those who have paid prior to Covid 19 will be contacted

Membership as follows:

Player €50

Player + Partner €55

Non Player €30

Non Player + Partner €35

membership can be handed to Billie-Jean Sheehan


Munster Championship: Cork awaits in the Munster semi final.  What kind of a crowd will be allowed to go and will go is anyone's guess!

Notes from Tallow

Fixtures : With fields opening earlier than expected and championship been given the green light in club format to start from the middle of July, the county board in their wisdom have given clubs some breathing space and put the fixtures forward alleviating the pressure that the original format had on clubs. We start our campaign against Ballygunner on Friday 24th July at 7.30pm in Fraher Field. The following week we lock horns with Passage in Fraher Field on Sunday 2nd August at 7pm.


Club LottoUnfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to recommence the club lotto as originally planned on Monday last June 29th. We hope to get this resolved as quickly as possible and will update as soon as we have a restart date. All tickets bought for the last scheduled draw will be included in the next draw.


Congratulations: to Stuart and Aileen Barry on the birth of their son Gavin at the weekend.


Comhbhrón: CLG Tulach an Iarainn extend its sympathy to the Henley and Geary families on the passing to her external reward this past week of Bridget. Peter and Bridget have been living in Aghada in East Cork for many years with their family but have always had a close contact with their former homes here in Ballinaha and Tallow. May her gentle soul rest in peace. We extend our sympathy also to the families of the late Dermot Bolger (Conna and Ballyduff) whose tragic accident has shocked the entire area. Our sympathy also to Denis Geary Ballyduff and formerly of Janeville Tallow. All very popular and well-liked people in their communities.   Bealtaine an tiarna deontas luach saothair síoraí dóibh.

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C.L.G Tulach an Iarainn would like to pass on our condolences to Helen Hampton and the Sheehan family on the passing of Helen's sister Nora Sheehan. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí dí 

Club Lotto: Due to the Covid 19 lockdown our regular Lotto was suspended, as the next phase of restrictions are lifted on June 29th we plan to start the lotto once again . All tickets sold before the lockdown will be drawn on Monday 29th. This will be videoed live on Facebook from our clubhouse. Tickets will go back on sale on Tuesday 30th from all promoters . Your support is greatly appreciated in these times.

Fixtures: We have been drawn in a group of three with Ballygunner and Passage. Ballygunner up first on the 1st of August and Passage four days later on the 5th. A very quick turn around. We could crib and moan about the time between games but we just need to get on with it! 

September is down for football so I would think that the juniors will be in action then. 

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Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn 24/03/20

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COVID-19: So week one of shutdown has elapsed. Strange when you see that field is getting it's first cutting and the nights will be getting longer and no activity in the field. To any club members that have to self isolate, we hope that when the epidemic ends one can shake hands, talk closely or even give a hug to those. Everyone has to listen to the HSE guildlines. Feel free to use to the field but it has to be with family members. 

Help Needed: If anyone in the community is in need of help during the crisis feel free to post on the Tallow GAA Whats App or Tallow GAA Facebook and we will do our best to help. Anyone older who hasn't access to this should try and contact someone in the club and we will try to resolve it.

Johnny Geary Interview Part 3:

"The Meadowfresh Man"

He ran, he rattled, he pulled, he tackled, he's the meadowfresh man.

America trekking, a session a becking, Kilruane ah feckin!!, he's the meadowfresh man.

The aggro's a batting, Portlaw selector could get a flaking, he's the meadowfresh man.

Natural colour hair fossil, we know it's the bottle, he's the meadowfresh man. 

PRO: Erin's Own in the county final. A much altered Tallow team from the ‘85 final team... 

 J.G.: Yes after relegation in 86 we reached the 87  Intermediate co Final against Erins Own in Walsh Park. Erins Own had Damien Byrne and Chuck O Connor both top intercounty men at the time. We struggled to get the win but did in the end. It was a very different team from the 1984/85 team with a few players retiring and a number leaving the club. 

PRO: Upon promotion we played in four consecutive semi finals. We lost each one to the eventual County champions. Regrets? 

J.G.: I think we probably should have won 2 of those and probably should have won another Co title with that team but it wasn’t to be. 

PRO:I remember your later days. The shin guards; the belts! A game in Abbeyside against St Saviors around 96...  You were stretched....

J.G.: Yes unfortunately as we got a bit slower Fada we were getting a bit more prone to picking up injuries so I had a good few in those years. I decided it was time to call it a day soon after that, I still played a bit of Junior when they needed a few bodies. 

PRO: How competitive was the Tallow team when you retired? 

 J.G.: We were reasonably competitive, probably mid –table but  had fought relegation for a few years to remain in the senior ranks.  

PRO: Did you play much football for the club? 

J.G.: Yes played a lot of football at under age and we won a lot of football titles in those years. We never really concentrated on Football in Tallow It usually provided a break from the hurling but would have had some good players down the years but I think we were a forgotten outpost when it came to selection on inter county underage teams. 

PRO:You have had a go at management. How has it altered from your earliest times to your most recent? 

J.G.: When I finished hurling in the min  90s I got involved with the management end of it with the seniors and was involved for 2 other stints the last being 2016/ 18. I found it completely different this last time ( probably my age ) I'm not sure is it as enjoyable anymore from players and management point of view and there is now huge commitment involved with a much higher fitness level. Unfortunately the fixtures structure is chaotic – starting training in Jan for possibly one Championship match at the end of March, early April and not playing Championship again till July /Aug. Players train to play matches and the enjoyment of that, not wait in the wings for Inter-county fixtures to finish. I think it is something the GAA need to address or players will find sports with  more structured outings. It is also putting huge financial burdens on Clubs paying trainers etc for this extended period. 

PRO:You had a fairly hairy encounter on the line against Portlaw in 01 in a relegation game. What happened?

J.G.: Ya, lets just say there was a bit of a misunderstanding on the line with a few Portlaw men when things were getting heated both on and off the field. I think we met up a few years later and had a few pints and a good laugh about it. 

PRO: What are you future hopes for Tallow GAA in the coming years both on and off the field? 

J.G.: Tallow was always recognised as a good hurling parish and always has decent hurlers. I hope we can put the structures in place to get the best out of what we have and compete at the best level we are capable of. We are short on numbers but if we can get a few quality players coming through every year  ultimately you would love to see another senior hurling championship come to Tallow. We are amalgamated with Shamrocks at under age as Cois Bhride who are currently doing a lot of work at underage and there is tremendous work also being done by Neil Moore, Tommy Ryan and Tieran Murray at schools level so hopefully the future will be bright. 

PRO: Finally who was the best player you played with and against?

J.G.: While John McDonnell and Tom McSweeney were very “Sweet hurlers” I think Liam O'Brien was the pick of the bunch I played with him when he eventually got going (which could take a belt from the opposition or one of ourselves.)  Pat Ryan of Mount  Sion or Eamon O Shea of Kilruane McDonaghs /Tipp were probably the best I played against. 

  PRO; Your best Tallow 15 that you played with ?   


                                                        Martin Murphy 

Jim O'Donoghue                              Liam O'Brien                  Kieran Ryan 

Connie Curley                                  Mick Beecher               Timmy Sheehan 

                         John McDonnell                                  John Fitzgerald 

Ray “ Pigeon “ O'Brien                      Philly Curley                  Paul Curley 

Seamus “ Trasher “ Treacy               Pat Murphy                    Pat Daly 

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Mairead Sheehan: Sadness struck Tallow GAA circles on Monday night last when we discovered the ultimely death of our treasurer Máiréad Sheehan. The one word that I would associate with Máiréad is longevity. She acted as treasurer of the club from the mid nineties on. When the financial side of club became more like a business Máiréads vigilance and astute bookkeeping always had our accounts in order. Her loyalty to Tallow could never be questioned and even in ill health she continued to act as one of the front bench of the club. She was part of the lotto committee and was a Monday night regular for years. Her GAA heritage was always ingrained in her blood and she carried her fathers All Ireland hurling medal as a brooch a symbol of great pride to her. To the Sheehan family we wish to extend our sympathy on the passing of Máiréad . Beannacht Dé lena anam uasal.

Here is the eulogy from her funeral mass as read by Jimmy O'Gorman.

A dark cloud descended over Tallow and the surrounding area on Tuesday morning last when the news broke that one of it's most highly respected residents Mairead Sheehan had unexpectantly passed to her eternal reward. We all know that we are saying our final goodbye to a devoted family person, a great friend and neighbour and an outstanding servant to the community.

Mairead was born in Convent Street in 1947 into a family of eight to Billy & Eily Sheehan, her brothers Sean, David, Billy, Noel, Pat and Tim and her younger sister Bernadette. Unfortunately the passing of her eldest brother Sean, younger sister Bernadette and dear friend and sister in law Nell affected her deeply. She always spoke of them with fond memories, no doubt they are now once again reunited.

Throughout her lifetime, Mairead remained what she always was, a Tallow person through and through, a woman so very proud of where she came from, a woman who in a whole variety of ways, did everything she could do to further and promote her home place. Never was that more manifested than through her involvement with the GAA club, which stretches over a number of decades and which has now only ended through that final call from the man above.

Almost from her infant years, the spark of genius that would subsequently manifest itself in both work and sport was there for all to see.

On finishing her education at national and secondary level, Mairead took up employment in Dublin, firstly working in Arnotts before joining the civil service. Of the many projects she was involved in, in this sphere, Glenveigh National Park in Donegal was her pride and joy and also the developments of Kilkenny and Cahir Castles and their surrounds to name but two.

During those years in Dublin, Mairead was a proud member of the Waterford Association and was the first secretary of that branch. Many locals who ventured to Dublin during that period for matches in Croke Park, when money was not as flahul as today, were glad to have a roof over their heads in Mairead's flat for the night before and after the games. It wasn't unusual to have 20 people sleeping on the floor as first back from the pub got the couches but were damn glad of the cover for the night!!

Her nephew Conor is presently secretary of the Waterford Association in Dublin and so continues the family link.

Whilst in Dublin, Mairead was also a playing member of Terenure Tennis Club and on the social side of things, the table tennis club. Her other hobbies included Camoige, which she played in her younger days and Mairead also loved swimming and quizzes. There was hardly a weekend went by during the working year when Mairead would return home on a Friday evening to return to Dublin late Sunday evening, the car invariably full with locals returning to the capital when transport was at a minimum.

It's almost 30 years ago as Mairead's mam got on in years, she decided to return home. She transferred from Dublin to the CSO Office in Cork and around that time, took up officer ship in Tallow GAA. Mairead was an outstanding treasurer and would literally mind mice at the crossroads where money was concerned, she was extremely prudent and realised how difficult it was to finance the many activities of the year. We have a Sean Ochal which goes: Ní Bheidh a leitheid an aris, which is certainly true to Mairead as treasurer of Tallow GAA Club.

Being a true community person, Mairead's activities weren't just confined to GAA. She was a tireless worker on behalf of many, a staunch worker with St Vincent de Paul, her work carried out with the greatest privacy and dignity, she loved the community centre and all it entailed, drama and pantomime and never missed the Ballyduff Drama Festival, which is currently running and no doubt Mairead would have been present at all this week's performances. Mairead was also treasurer of the local Credit Union for many years and involved in the local active retired Group and more recently took up the positiono of treasurer in the newly formed Tallow ladies Social Group.

One of Mairead's most treasured possessions was her father's Waterford Junior Hurling All Ireland winning medal of 1934. A special medal was commissioned that year being the 50th anniversary of the founding of the GAA and boy did she wear that medal with pride all her life.

In every parish there is no doubt a person like Mairead Sheehan who contributes to an active and vibrant community, always positive in her approach to the many facets of her busy life.

The people of Tallow will be all the poorer for Mairead's passing but the richer for having known her and worked alongside her in the community.

I conclude this tribute with a heavy heart having known the Sheehan family for over 6 decades and spent many a happy hours company of Mairead's late father Bill and Uncle Pa at several club games analysing the standards and listening to the stories of some of the characters playing our treasured games on the banks in Lismore, Cappoquin and Fraher Field. Stories and memories I will treasure for years to come.

The Sheehan family would like to sincerely thank all those who attended and sympathised with them during recent days especially those who travelled long distances to do so in support of Mairead.

So Mairead, you have prepared your final treasurer's report and you did so. as you always did, in a professional and dignified manner. You leave behind a legacy that all of us would be proud of, a legacy that will stand the test of time. May the rich soil of the town you loved so well rest gently on you. Slan leat ma soar chara agus go niri an bothar leat. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam deilis…...

Tallow GAA wish to sincerely thank Jimmy O Goerman for the lovely words above and for encapsulating in his words the sentiments of everyone from Tallow GAA who worked alongside Máiréad.

Pandemic : The Corona Virus has struck a fear into the country and an air of uncertainty have developed in the landscape .

The GAA are imposing a blanket ban on all GAA activity .This means no games, trainings,meetings , collective gym sessions.until at least March 29th. Tallow GAA will be adhering  with this and no activity will take place from now until the blanket ban is lifted.

An té nach bhfuil láidir, ní foláir dó bheith glic.

We also got this from Alan Milton from the GAA .

A chairde, 

Can you ensure the note below is circulated to all of your County Team Managers and players and passed on to Club Secretaries to be shared with their Club Managers and players too. 

Le meas, 


A chara, 

The GAA's Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee, the Gaelic Player's Association and the Gaelic Athletic Medical Association (the representative body for Team Doctors) wish to stress the crucial importance of all players and team personnel adhering strictly to HSE guidelines in relation to social distancing and other aspects of the current Covid 19 pandemic. 

In practical terms, this means the following: 

  •  Players should not congregate, even in small numbers, for training sessions. 
  • Indoor shared Gym facilities are to be avoided, as such environments pose considerable limitations on a users ability to adhere to both 'Social Distancing' and contact transmission guidelines advised by the HSE. 

Team managers, backroom personnel and players at all levels have not only a duty of care to each other but also to the wider community around them at this time.

It is expected therefore that County and Club teams across the country will adhere to both the letter and spirit of what has been asked of them at this challenging time. 

Le meas, 

Dick Clerkin (Chairman, GAA Medical Sceintific and Welfare Committee)

Paul Flynn (CEO, Gaelic Player's Association)

Dr Sean Moffatt (Chairman, G.A.M.A)

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

As pubs in Tallow have decided to close their doors at the weekend Tallow GAA have decided to postpone this weeks lotto. All existing books of tickets will stay with our sellers and we will carry out the draw at the next available date.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support and hope you understand our decision.

I was going to write a piece about fixtures and leadership from the GAA following on from last Thursday's announcement but truth be told it matters little when one looks at the big picture. I hope citizens looks out for each other in the correct medical advised manner and that we as a nation can surmount the big challenge that lies ahead. Be kind, be practical and be safe and we hopefully with the help of God can pull through this. 

Robert Zimmerman wrote

'Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I'll give ya shelter from the storm.

Let's hope that the shelter arrives.

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Senior Hurling League : Ballysaggart 0-15  Tallow 1-9 Leading 1-7 to 3 points at half time and with fourteen players for the last ten minutes, Tallow came unstuck in a rain lashed Ballysaggart. The second half Ballysaggart got control of the game and we had little answer to their play. Tallow play Abbeyside Friday night in Abbeyside at 7.30pm

Tallow Tostal :The tostal committee are looking for volunteers for their June bank holiday event . Anyone willing to get involved should contact John Pratt.

Pairc Eamon De Paor: Ned Power tournament continues this Friday at 6.30pm.

Deise Draw : Hoping to have to the new books out to promoters in the next few weeks. Anyone new looking to purchase tickets should contact David O'Brien.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

9/3/2020 Jackpot €12,400 No Winner Numbers: 2,11,12,22.

Consolation Prizes: Mary Cashman, Eamonn Forbes, Rose Mackey, Jamie Lyons. 

Promoter: Kearney's.

Next Draw : 9/3/2020  Teds 9pm Jackpot : €12,600.

Is buachaill é. Congratulations to Mark and Lisa O'Brien on the birth. of baby Senan last week

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Senior Hurling League : We open our campaign against Ballysaggart this Sunday at 11.30am in Ballysaggart.

Where's the Logic? Championship weekend, a weekend of great excitement for both player and supporter but how about this for a predicament ! The county board in their deranged wisdom have decided to play junior hurling and senior hurling championship on the same day. Now look at the logistics of this. Clubs would need two sets of jerseys for the same day. They expect supporters to go to two games in different venues. Now not all clubs have a volume of players, so there is in all likelihood at least some of the junior players being close to starting senior who will have to tog out for two games and could if required be involved in both. Where is player welfare here ?  You also have management of both, hurley and water carriers and medical officers having to attend both and not having full concentration on their sole focus which should be one game. We have a paid secretary in this county and  the broader thinking should be on the club player rather  than the county man. They too added the cost of buying bibs for the sideline now which must be numbered. These were handed out to teams on previous occasions so what has happened to these?

Pairc Eamon De Paor : U14 football Cois Bhride v Kilrossanty 11.30 am Sunday .  Ned Power Tournament is on again this Friday in the astro turf on Friday at 6.30pm.

Deise Draw : The tickets will be handed out to promoters over the next week or so. A six month draw with a chance to win €12,500 each month as well as other prizes . It's €15 a month or €90 for the year. A vital fundraiser for the club with €10.50 retained by the club and remainder going to the running of the Waterford county teams. We had a jackpot winner last year in Maura Bermingham . 

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

2/3/2020 Jackpot €12,200 No Winner Numbers: 1,11,15,26. 

Consolation Prizes: Melissa Murphy, Mike Condon, Claire Murphy, Christina McCarthy. 

Promoter: Daybreak 

Next Draw : 9/3/2020  Lukies 9pm Jackpot : €12,600.

Johnny Geary Interview Part 2:

PRO: The Tallow team of that time was made up of four  prominent underage age groups. Late sixties ,early seventies, mid seventies and your group the early eighties. They gelled together well?

J.G.: Its debatable if they gelled  WELL together but they gelled OK . 4 players came from the 83 u 21 winning side on to the senior the following year , Jim O Donoghue , Philly Curley , Pat Murphy and myself . Philly always told the older lads on the team that we gave them legs and the bit of speed they were lacking ( something they never really agreed with us on ) but we did go on to win 2 seniors in 84 and 85 so I presume what Philly said held a lot of truth. 

PRO:You played on the two in a row team of 84 and 85 . Was it difficult to break on to that team?

J.G.: Yes it was difficult Ok . They had a lot of very good hurlers at that time , all who would have played county at under-age and a number who were on the county senior panel . You had the likes of Liam O'Brien , John McDonnell , the Curley  and  Ryan brothers , Pat Daly , Mick Beecher , Timmy Sheehan all good players so it was wasn’t easy to break on to the team and it was very competitive for places .  

PRO: A lot of Tallow men gained intercounty experience for Waterford at this time, including yourself. What do you remember of that ? 

 J.G.:yes I think all of our senior team at that time would have played intercounty at some level at under age . I remember playing U -21 against Cork in 82 and we had  6 from Tallow on the team including Con Ryan, Mick Beecher , John Fitzgerald , Philly Curley, Pat Murphy and myself .  We would have had Liam O Brien, Eddie Curley , Connie Curley , Mick Beecher , Timmy Sheehan , Pat Daly , Pat Murphy , Kieran Ryan , Philly Curley who all played Co senior at some stage . My Intercounty career was pretty short – the highlight being a defeat by Roscommon in Roscommon in a League game  –I think it made Front Page news on The Roscommon Herald the following week .. 

PRO: The centenary final, the new jerseys and the rain....  Losing to Ballyduff by eight points at half time!  Continue...

J.G.: In the Centenary Final in 84 we played Portlaw and had a new set of Centenary Jerseys for the occasion. . It was played in Fraher Field . The forecast was for heavy showers on the day so when we togged out we went out for our warm up while it was still dry . When we completed the warm up and were back in the comfort of the dressing room, there was a cloud burst and Portlaw had just gone for  pre-game warm-up and they got absolutely drenched .We had 2-3 on the scoreboard in the first 8 minutes . I always thought that heavy rain had a huge bearing on the final result.. The following year we played near neighbours Ballyduff in an All Western final in Fraher Field . Ballyduff totally outplayed us in the first half leading by 8 points at half-time . A few switches at half-time and an early goal in the second half brought us back into the game and we went on  to snatch victory at the end. There was a huge rivalry with Ballyduff in the 80 s where they won 2 county titles and we won 3 in the decade but also huge respect that I think is still there to this day. 

PRO: The team was at the peak of it's powers in 85 I would think. You played Roanmore in a county semi final, Tallow scored 4-16 with 4-14 coming from play. The ultimate performance?

J.G.: Yes that performance was probably the best from that team and there was nothing in it in the end. Roanmore were the emerging force in hurling in Waterford going on to win 2 co titles in the late  80's.  

PRO: The eighties was a bleak period for the country. Mass emigration and unemployment! You and fellow Tallow hurlers spent times in the states..

J.G.: Yes Unfortunately there was very little work in Ireland in the late eighties so it meant a lot of young men and women had to emigrate to find work . Through the connection with Micky Pendergast in New York it was the choice of most Tallow people to head there and The UK . Micky was a great Ambassador for Tallow and Waterford in New York and did a huge amount of work for emigrants in setting them up in accommodation and jobs on arrival . At one stage there were 18 people from Tallow in the one Apartment Block which was christened: “ The Tallow Towers “ . A lot of us played for Waterford in Gaelic Park in those times.  

PRO: Kilruane MacDonaghs in Tallow! Full House!. Munster club championship in our home venue! Lost by a point! They won the All Ireland..... 

J.G.: I think it was one of the highlights of Tallow GAA over the years –playing in front of 3000 people in a Munster Club Championship at our home venue . It was a cracker of a game that could have gone either way , unfortunately we were beaten by a point by the eventual All Ireland Club Champions 

PRO: How much of an affect did that loss have on the 86 season? 

J.G.:  I don’t think it really affected the following year . We were going for 3 in a row and were probably a bit complacement and didn’t prepare properly for the earlier rounds .  There was a new Championship format that year which was now run on a league basis .We lost a few of the earlier rounds and all of a sudden we were in a situation where we couldn’t qualify for the next stage so we were out of the Championship and in a relegation battle which we lost and were relegated to Intermediate .  

PRO:We beat Fourmilewater in the 87 western intermediate final. The cup was named after Raymond O'Brien... 

J.G.:Yes Raymond O Brien was an a great hurler who unfortunately died tragically at the age of 22 . He had just began to establish a place on the Waterford Senior team and had huge potential . It was great and fitting to win his Memorial Cup in 87. 

Easter Camp

Fun filled Easter Camp at Tallow Enterprise Centre.  Early Booking advised Copy of Easter - Made with PosterMyWall 4

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Pairc Eamon De Paor: The annual Ned Power tournament is on this Friday at the field at 6.30.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

24/2/2010 Jackpot €12,200 No Winner Numbers: 12,19,26,27.

Consolation Prizes: John Lyons, Mike Maher, Aisling Cusack, Joanne Sheehan.

Promoter: Fiona Crowley.

Next Draw : 2/3/2020  Corner House 9pm Jackpot : 12,400

Bon Voyage to two our players this week in which Kieran Fraser and Martin Murphy who have both emigrated to Australia . Both have spent countless hours in the gym over the last few months in what we thought was preparation for this years championship but it turns out to be getting the perfect beach body for Oz. We hope they have a safe and peaceful time on their travels and return to these shores soon.  

The Rules: There is plenty of debate recently in the subject of officiating in hurling. Referees are getting a lot of flack over over fussy decisions. I actually don't blame them, I'd blame the referee's assessors. They seem hellbent on stopping free flowing hurling and pulling up every technicality. Little taps from a hurley shouldn't mean a free and if they are going to maintain that and on referees who blow on swinging hurleys that are going for the ball they will make it a non physical sport. 

Waterford had a fine win at the weekend. If they qualify for the later stages of the league they is a fair chance that one of our championship game could be changed but why not put it on the following week. The county management team will have an extra week if Waterford progress so if they have that give the club teams a week that they weren't getting. A notice on such an event could be put into action as we speak. 

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Pairc Eamon De Paor: Fixture Cois Bhríde v Brickey Rangers Minor Football 11.30 am Sunday 23rd February.

Storm Dennis: The minor football fixture for last Sunday was called off. The Waterford league game was called off on two occasions. Would it be radical for the GAA to build a 25,000 or so stadium in the midlands with a 4G pitch catering for the bad weather? If a storm was coming or heavy rainfall give counties advance warning and baring bad wind play matches in such a venue. 

Club fixtures now are commencing at an earlier end of March start point. With the winter

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Pairc Eamon De Paor Sign: The sign has been missing from the square for some time and after a period of over a year and a half or so the sign is back up on the post. We'd like to thank John Pratt for getting the new sign erected. 

Tallow GAA would like to pass on our condolences to John O'Meara on the passing of his father Colum. John has had a long association with our club and has acted as our physio for long period.Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí dó.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

10/2/2010 Jackpot €11,800 No Winner Numbers: 1,6,15,24.

Consolation Prizes: Brendan Hartigan, Kathleen Delaney, Eileen O'Grady, Mary McCarthy (Willowbrook). 

Promoter: Bubbles

Next Draw : 17/2/2020  Ted 9pm Jackpot : €12,000

Yearly tickets are still available for all those who would like to purchase. 

Birthday Greetings:To Donnchadh Mulcahy who celebrates his thirtieth this weekend. 

Juvenile Equipment: Anyone looking to purchase helmets and hurleys for any youngster in their family should contact Donna Buckley who has an array of hurleys and helmets.

Scoil Mhuire : Best of luck to the boys school football team who participate in the county final this Wednesday.

Trip North : Going back to 1996 when a contingent of U16 hurlers lead by Seánie Sheehan, Colin Cunningham, Finn McCarthy, Tom Doyle, Rachael Ryan and Johnny Geary travelled to the Ulster province and to the Tyrone club Naomh Colum Cille, Tallow has always had a good relationship with the Tyrone hurling club. We were last there in 2006 for the official opening of their field by then president Nickey Brennnan. The same occasion was sandwiched between our senior relegation game and replay against Ballyduff Lower. So Liam Mulcahy the President of Naomh Colum Cille (surely a lifer in East Tyrone) is looking at getting a collection of junior hurlers to travel to the North . The approx cost will depend of numbers but it will be between €150 and €200. Price will include bus, accommodation, and a meal on arrival.  We are looking for a €50 deposit by the weekend. Contact Liam or Terence if interested. 

Páirc Éamon de Paor: Minor football Cois Bhríde v Kilrossanty  Sunday at 11.30am (weather permitting). 

Get well soon to both Maireád Sheehan and Seán Tobin who are both in hospital at the minute. 

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This week I asked William Murphy about some of his favourite Tallow games that he remembers. William I remember started his career in the full forward line and took the frees. A stylish markman off his right his left was used in emergencies only. He moved out the field as he got older to play to play centre field and as a roving wing forward. In his only adult title for Tallow he won a Junior Football county title in 2010 as a wing back who's jaunting runs were his trademark. Here's his account.

At the risk of sounding like an ex Inter County bainisteoir, Charles Dickens started A Tale of Two Cities with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, this is what came to mind when I was asked to write about a couple of my favourite games. I find myself fortunate enough to witness the best of times with Tallow GAA but unfortunately for myself I played through some of the worst of times.

“What’s the best game you ever saw” is a question which inevitably always comes up on a night out with the boys. Most will shoot back with the obvious answers of Waterford versus Cork in the 04 Munster final or when the drought had ended in 2002 against Tipp. Mine is slightly different, the best game I ever saw was the Munster Club Championship game between Tallow and Tipps’ Kilruane MacDonaghs in 1985. A strange game to pick seeing that Tallow would end up losing an epic battle by 1 point. The Guardian reported: “It was a quality game throughout, but the tension and excitement heightened to almost unbearable levels in the last eighteen minutes when both sides raised their game to a spectacular level of skill and determination that is not often witnessed”. It probably gets the nod for several reasons, 1) The game was on in Tallow which was huge and the excitement leading up to the game and on the day was electric, 2) I grew up watching great Tallow teams in the 80s absolutely dominate the County scene. Tallow were to Waterford hurling what Liverpool were to English football, luckily for me I supported both, a great time to be alive!!!! 3)These were different times for instance The Sunday game was still only showing All Ireland finals and maybe semi-finals  live every year unlike today where there is probably an over saturation of games being shown live on TV which meant that people got their fix of hurling by flocking to club games and on that day in Tallow the crowd was massive. Looking back, I think that was the pinnacle for the Tallow teams in the 80s and a case of what might have been, Kilruane would go on to be crowned All Ireland champions in 1986, Tallow would be relegated from Senior the same year, “A Tale of Two Cities” indeed. As a side note Kiruane were managed by Len Gaynor and well renowned and much heralded Tipperary hurling coach Eamonn O’Shea was part of the team that day.

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Road Bowling

John Shorten won the Sean Hegarty Shield at Tallow on Sunday after a sensational bowling contest against Mick Hurley of Aghern.

The competition was sponsored by Liam Barry of BH Tree Services and commemorates the late Sean Hegarty one of Tallow’s top bowlers. Shorten now progresses to the Séamus Murphy Cup at Knockanore on Sunday 23. The winner of that will qualify for the John Cronin Cup at Churchtown South on St. Patrick’s Day.

Both players bowled to their limits. There was never more than 25m metres between them from start to finish. Hurley looked to be gaining the upper hand coming to the line, but Shorten produced a big last shot to win it by centimetres.

Shorten opened the contest with a big bowl, which Hurley missed by 15m. Hurley followed with a fine throw to Roseville, which Shorten also beat by 15m. Hurley was at the ashes in three and Shorten beat that by 30m. Hurley gained his first lead with a brilliant fourth bowl to the cottages. His next bowl got a rub to the oak to keep him in a 15m lead.

Shorten regained the lead with a great sixth bowl to The Ranch. Hurley’s next bowl unluckily broke right and Shorten beat it by 35m. They were dead level after eight each to Parkdotia cross. Shorten edged the shots away from the cross. Hurley’s next broke right, but Shorten beat it by just 15m. Hurley played his 12th perfectly, but it broke right and Shorten increased his lead to 25m. Shorten increased his odds with his next to the castle.

Hurley then played a brilliant 14th bowl, which Shorten missed by 20m. Shorten got a nice rub with his second last towards the line, but Hurley still beat it by 20m for the last shot. Shorten played a super last bowl past the line. Hurley followed with a good one too, but it missed the mark by less than a foot.

In the return score at Tallow, Willie Quirke from Clashmore beat Tom Allen from Fermoy by 50m. This was a classic contest too from start to finish. It was a sensational result for Quirke in his comeback score as he had not been bowling for the past two seasons.

 Next Saturday the show moves to the Gearagh Road at Ballinacurra near Midleton for the Donal Wall Shield featuring Donnacha O’Brien and Trevor O’Meara. Both bowlers have won national and international recognition at underage and adult level. O’Meara was a protégé of the great Mick Barry and O’Brien hails from Drinagh in West Cork, often seen as the home of road bowling.


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AGM: TheTallow GAA annual general meeting took place on Friday last. Chairman Terence McSweeney addressed the group and outline to the attendees and gave a details description of the year previous and what he hoped for 2020. He stressed why we need to challenge the executive and push for us to do things better and to continue to move forward. How we need to try something new and not be afraid to make mistakes, once it is in the interest of progression. We are in a healthy position financially due to the stellar work of the lotto committee and the deise draw and how it's imperative to keep the numbers we have in both.

We need to invest more in youth to safeguard our future and strive to provide coaching to them. His two highlights for the year were the World Games where we hosted the Germany team and the trip to Prague. The World Games were driven by our own Pat Daly in Croke Park and it was wonderful to see a big crowd, mainly families, down in the field on a week night.

The trip to Prague was an outstanding success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who went. Connections were made and bonds were formed . We have a strong history of club trips and this definitely offers something to the nonplaying member which should be kept up. A big thank you must go to our Kieran Geary who was the driving force behind the trip and responsible for the bulk of the organising.

On the field in senior hurling we reached the preliminary quarter final against Passage but we underperformed on the day.We defeated Ballyduff in the relegation game thereafter . He thanked Denis Walsh, Jimmy Cronin and Paul Kearney for the work during the year.

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Brideview Utd. AFC Schoolboy notes

Brideview Utd. AFC Schoolboy 
Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U13 League

Home win for United
On a cold and frosty morning on Saturday last Utd. had two teams in action, our U11's and U13's.  Both played at home.  Off the pitch the heating in the dressing rooms and gym is back up and running much to the delight of our schoolboy teams on Saturday last.  

Results: Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U13 Premier League
Brideview Utd 4 Ardmore 1

A good game of football here despite the cold which didn't seem to effect the boys of both teams.  Billy Murphy opened the scoring here from a free kick after just 2 minutes. Jospeh McDonnell added goal number two in the 27th minute.  Utd went in 2-0 up at the break. 
Adam Pratt made it 3-0 in the 44th minute and Joseph McDonnell (his second) rounded off the scoring for Utd. in the 50th minute.  Ardmore did pull a goal back in the 54th minute to leave the final score 4-1 Utd's favour. 

Utd. all played.   Alex Good, Jack Henley, Gearoid Hynes, Danny Power, Aidan Murphy, Joseph McDonnell, Billy Murphy, Shay Pratt, Paul Henley, Ben Sheehan, Dean Cronin, Adam Pratt

Academy Game: Our U11 academy team welcomed Castlebridge Celtic to Leonard Fraser Park on Saturday morning and here again teh boys enjoyed the game even if some of teh parents wer frozen.  Utd's scorer was Paul Hegarty, well done Paul. 
Utd's panel all played: D. Kerrigan, B. Murphy P. Hegarty, R. Whelan, O. Cunningham, L.Guildea, O. Morrison, H.Power, J.McDonnell, 
Full Match report of U13 game in W.W.E.C. 

Fixtures for Saturday 25th of January 2020
East Cork Oil Aglish Brandh U16 Premier League
Brideview Utd. v Lismore Kickoff 2pm

Academy Game
U8 Brideview Utd. V Ballybridge Utd. players will b notified regardine time. 

No Games at the moment our U12, U14 and U10 have no games.

Sorry Dylan
Yes apologies to Dylan  Mangan who is home since just before Christmas Dylan played soccer in Scotland and have St. Morran interested in signing him.  He will go if his neighbour Eoin will go. Right Lads!!

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

East Cork Oil Aglish Branch Premier League

Defeat for Utd in Ardmore

We had two teams in action in the League on Saturday last and both went ahead despite the terrible weather. One game our U16 was transferred from Leonard Fraser Park to Ardmore. At the end of the day the games were played which was the main thing. Our U18 Academy played in Ballyduff.


Thanks to the people who drove to Ardmore at such short notice. We even sent some parents home. Anyway thanks to everyone.


Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League

Brideview Utd 0 Inch 4

Inch proved too strong for our boys on Saturday morning last. On a cold and wet morning both teams played some good football. Inch led 2-0 at the break and added two more in the second half to run out winners.

Utd's panel all played: D O Brien, M. Murphy, L. Madej, G. Almeida, R. Whelan (Capt), L. Guildea, T. McCormack, S. Mangan, A. Pratt, G. Murphy, B. Sheehan.

East Cork Oil Aglish Branch U16 Premier League

Ardmore 2 Brideview Utd 1

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Tallow GAA would like to congratulate our club President Eddie Cunningham on being awarded the Séamus O'Brien aard in this year's Local Bar Waterford GAA awards.   Pat Grant spoke eloquently of Eddie's involvement in the association on WLF FM.  He stated how he selector of secretary of Tallow GAA club at the age of sixteen and has held nearly all positions of his club.  He was selector of secretary of both hurling and football at minor grade for Waterfod in 1967.  He was selector of both hurling and football at minor grade for Waterford in 1968.  His greatest achievement on the ocunty stage was in 1992 as minor hurlilng selector as Waterford won Munster but lost out narrowly to Galway in the 1992 All Ireland Minor Hurling final.  On the administration side he served as Western board chairman and treasurer for several years.  he worked on committees for both Croke Park and the Munster Council as well as being a referee assessor.  For Tallow he was involved in nearly all aspects of teams from the sixties onwards.  A selector in our 1974 intermediate triumph, he was there in our senior glories of the eighties and a minor selector in 1997.  His last team involvement was part of the management team of 2011 that guided Tallow to a county final appearance.  Cunny has given a lifetime of service to our club and we would like to acknowledge his outstanding work and no man deserves this award more. 

Picture 1. Eddie as selector prior to 2011 county hurling final

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Picture 2. Part of the minor victory of 1980

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Picture 3. A minor himself for Tallow in 1956

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Picture 4. Selector for the Tallow minor footballers of 1969

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Hats and stickers: Both of these available for €10 and €2.00 respectively.  Contact through GAA Whats App or Facebook.

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Stepping up to adult grade can be a daunting experience.  This week I spoke to Ian Beecher about his step up to playing adult hurling from underage.

PRO: Before one could play adult hurling at any age deemed one was good enough. It changed then to 17 and follwed that to 18. Had you played junior grade before you played senior grade?

IB: Never played Junior no.

PRO: I remember that you played in two County finals against Ballygunner. You scored a goal against Ballygunner in the U14 one and the Minor one went to a replay. Your memories of both?

IB: Don't remember U14 one. Got 2 goals in the first Minor county, were up by 8 with ten minutes left and drew, lost replay.

PRO: So you played Senior before you played Junior, how did you feel with the age restrictions in so far as you were eighteen before you could play adult hurling?

IB: Didn't bother me really I was playing with few underage teams so was busy with that.

PRO: The first few challenge games and league games how did you find the speed of the game, strength of opponents etc.

IB: Played at a higher speed. Opponents were generally much older and were much stronger.

PRO: How did you find the speed of the game in your first championship encounter?

IB: The speed of the game was faster than underage hurling but it was the strength of players that really surprised me. It was much harder to beat opponents, was nearly bullied out of it. Also was taken off at half time on debut which shows it didn't go well.

PRO: You came up against the Ballygunner halfback line of Mahoney, Hutchinson and Walsh. Pretty strong. How did you feel on the build up to the game and the day of the game?

IB: Build up to the game went fairly well I thought. Obviously was a bit nervous due to playing such a big side and especially because it was first championship game for the club.

PRO: How much of a help were your brother Robbie with about two years experience and James your uncle in stepping up?

IB: The two lads were a huge help to be fair. I suppose James was always giving advice before and after games and wishing the best beforehand which helped alot. Rob made me more comfortable I suppose in the dressing room with lads I hadn't played with before  which was good, and he also told me who to stay away from at training.

PRO: How was your confidence after the game?

IB: Confidence wasn't great to be honest after. We were beaten badly and had a bad game personally too.

PRO: How did the rest of the year go for you?

IB: Rest of the year went well I thought for my first year. Got to play a nice few matches which boosted my confidence and I got experience under the belt. 

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Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Thank you for your support

Yes a big thank you to the parents and supporters who turned up in huge numbers to purchase the new gear for the boys and girls. The kids and the not so young will look lovely for Christmas.

Our U 12 team were delighted in Conna on Saturday morning while our U8 and U10 Academy teams were also in action.

Santa is coming

Yes how time flies. It's that time of year again. Keep Friday 6th December free as Santa comes to town. Once again he will be in the Tallow Community Centre. He will arrive there at 7 o'clock sharp. Presents and a visit to the famous man is just €5.


Nissan Motors Fermoy U12 Premier League

Valley Rangers 5 Brideview Utd 0

This local derby ended with a home win, Utd had been finding the net regularly in their last few games and for them not to score during the game was a bit of a surprise. Having said that Rangers keeper was outstanding here and brought off some great saves from Whelan, Guildea and McCormack. No doubt the boys will put this defeat behind them and move on.

Utd's squad all played: D. Henley, M. Murphy, S. Mangan, A. Pratt, B. Sheehan, T. McCormack, L. Guildea, R. Whelan, G. Murphy, J. Almeida.

Academy Game:

Our U10 Academy played away in Bridesbridge on Saturday morning. We played two games and all the boys got a game anf they can feel well pleased with themselves.

Utd's scorers here were James McDonnell, Oscar Cunningham and Harry Power in the first game. Our boys on target in the second game were Oisin Lynn, Oscar Cunningham, Jack Dee and James McDonnell.

Free CPR Training

Free CPR training will take place on Saturday next 23rd November in Tallow Enterprise Centre at 12.30. To book a place please ring Liam on 087 4661438. This is of great value to local clubs or people on committees in the locality. There are still some places available.


The Club extends it's deepest sympathy to the French family Old Parish on the very sad passing of Rian French at such a young age. To his immediate family, relatives and friends you are all in our prayers at this sad time.

Sympathy also to Ray family of Kilmainham Dublin on the sad passing of Fran a great servant to Schoolboy soccer for many many years. May he rest in peace.

Utd's Squad: Jack Dee, Oscar Cunningham, James McDonnell, David Murphy, Paul Hegarty, Josh Mangan, Harry Power, Oisin Lynn, A.J. Goulding.

Well done to everyone here including Sinead and Dyane.

U8 Academy: A mishap here and I will blame Martin. Ha!Ha! Our boys did enjoy the game in Cappoquin

Fixtures for Saturday next 23rd November 2019

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U13 Premier Division

Cappoquin-Railway v Brideview Utd kick off 11.00am

Synergy Credit Union Fermoy U15 Premier Division

Lismore v Brideview Utd kick off 1.30pm

Academy Games

U7 Ballybridge Utd v Brideview Utd

U9 Brideview Utd v Cappoquin-Railway kick off 11.00 am

U11 Brideview Utd v Clashmore Ramblers



Panto Time in Tallow

Panto season is here folks, Oh yes it is!!, and Brideview Drama in association with Tallow Community Centre will launch this year's panto "Robin Hood and his Merry Tallow Men" in Tallow Community Centre on Sunday November 15th at 5.00pm.  Come along and meet the cast and purchase your tickets in advance before all performances are sold out. 

A show not to be missed.

Tickets are also available to purchase from Tallow Enterprise Centre and Fords shop Tallow. DOC003

Christmas Floral Demo at Tallow Enterprise Centre

Christmas Floral Demo with Rose Hickey will take place on Thursday 12th December.  Ticket only event. Tickets available from Tallow Enterprise Centre.

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Scoil Mhuire: Well done to both the girls and boys football teams who won their respective western finals on Saturday last.

CLG Tulach an Iarainn would like to express of condolences to the Tobin and Casey family on the passing of Mary Casey. Go mbeidh trócaire ag an Tiarna ar a salach.

Prague: Not since 2010  on our trip to Budapest has aTallow GAA group ventured to foreign shores. A group of over forty fine men and one woman are departing from Dublin on Friday next and returning on Monday. Our cultural officer Kieran Geary has done trojan work in the organizing of the tripand has pulled his hamstring twice in the process. Two exhibition games in hurling and football are organised for our stay against the locals. Eoin Condon and James Clancy have sponsored training tops for those going. We hope that they have a wonderful time.

Deise Super Draw:  Still awaiting a few promoters money. It would be great if we could have them in before Brexit.

The GAA held a conference at the weekend in Cork. Five motions all on the table in relation to football that all passed but still they failed to recognizethe club man when the fixture committee groupsthoughts were aired post five motions being passed. The top hierarchy are corroding the ethos of the association for their elite agenda.

Tallow GAA Lotto Supported by Kearney's Restaurant.

21/10/2019 Jackpot €8,600 No Winner Numbers:3,20,22,26

Consolation Prizes: Rose Mackay, Shaun O'Sullivan, Bunty Cashman, Joanne Sheehan. 

Promoter: Paula Connelly

Next Draw  29 /10/19 at 9pm .Teds Jackpot €8,800

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Thriller in Cappoquin

The East Cork Oil (Aglish Branch) U12 League game in Cappoquin on Saturday morning was a thrilling game between Cappoquin-Railway and Brideview Utd. The homeside won a real thriller 4-3. Full report on schoolboy league notes. Ben Sheehan (2) and Tadhg McCormack were on target for Utd.

Brideview all played: D.Henley, S.Mangan, A. Pratt, B. Sheehan, G. Murphy, T. McCormack ,M. Murphy, R.Whelan, L.Guildea, I. Almeida.

U16 League Result.

Mogeely 3 Brideview Utd 1

Our U16 team travelled to Mogeely on Saturday afternoon but suffered a defeat on the day. Jake O'Brien was a big loss to Utd. Jake is injured at the minute but we usually see Jake on the scoresheet. Our scorer on Saturday was Alex O'Dowd. Never mind lads this was just our first game. 

Utd. Shane Martin, Ethan Scotton, Stephen Roche, Shane Cronin, Callum McCarthy, William O Driscoll, Darragh Spillane, Alan Hurley, Alex O'Dowd, Billy Marsh, Alex Bennett. Res used, Jack McDonnell, Josh Good, Ciaran Lenehan, Ian Martin.


The Club extends it's deepest sympathy to the Harty Family, Old Road and Doneraile on the sad passing of Pascal in Doneraile. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy also to the Kelly Family Piltown on the sad passing of Tom, May he rest in peace.

Fixtures for this weekend Saturday 28th September 2019

U15 League

Brideview Utd v Kilworth Celtic Kick off 1.30

Sunday 29th September 2019

Subway Interleague U 13 Leonard Fraser Park Tallow

W.W.E.C V West Cork kick off 2.00pm

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Junior Football:

Tallow 4-08 Kilgobnet 4-13
Never has a game been influenced so much by two players. Donnchadh Mulcahy plyed his trade at corner forward garnered himself a 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 rang bomb from kevin henley on ten minutes had us leading 1-4 to 0-
Five minutes after this Kilgobned had a goal and point scored. The ever industrialist Donnchadh had the misfortune to see a thunder bold 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 dorpped short inot the hands of Donnchadh and he billowed the net.  Kilgobnet's reply was instantaneous as they socred a goal straight away to leave the tie deadlcked 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 with his 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, Hordan Henley (0-1) Shaun O'Sullivan, Ryan Grey (1-1  1-1f) Bob McCarthy, Darah Buckley, Kieran Geary (o-2) Donnchadh Mulchay (3-3) Subs used, Dean Beecher, Eoin Condon, Mikey Tobin. 

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Brideview Utd Schoolboys AFC Notes

Brideview Utd Shoolboys AFC Notes

Back To The Action

Yes its back to the action and a new season on Saturday next. First into action will be our U12 team. They travel to Castleyons on Saturday morning and an away win will be very welcome. 

Our U14 team are also in action next Wednesday evening away to Kilworth. So two away games for United to kick off the season.

Back To School

Yes to all the boys and girls who are now back to school hope everyone had a good holiday 

Fixture For Saturday 7th of September

U12 League

Castlebridge Celtic v Brideview Utd kick off 11am

Wednesday 11th of September U14 Premier League

Kilworth Celtic v Brideview Utd kick off 7pm. 

Tallow Notes

Mary Buttler T.D.

Will attend St Patricks Hall Tallow on this coming Saturday september 7th at 11am. If you have a problem Mary will be only too happy to assist you.                                                                                                                                                              


Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy Notes

Horse Fair first then games

Yes it's the busiest time of the year for Brideview with the Horse Fair taking place on Tuesday next 3rd September and the Schoolboy League starting the following Saturday. Not forgetting it's back to school later this week (where I ask did the two months holidays go?) All in all a busy week ahead.


Congratulating all the boys and girls who got terrific results in their Leaving Cert. Well done to all.

Birthday Greetings

Yes to Helen Scotton who celebrated her birthday last Saturday. I knew there was something going on when I see Craig coming out of the flower shop with a bunch of roses, right Craig Ha! Ha! Oh Helen's age well there was a zero in it.

Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn

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) Darrah 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), 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 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 HenleyEoin 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 supportersfrom near and far.

Wedding Bells: We hope 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 represented Tallow GAA at the World Games parade in Waterford.  



Brideview Utd Schoolboy Notes

Summer Camp a Great Sucess
The weather held up and we had a record crowd eighty one boys and girls attending over the week which made it difficult for Centra to get everyone fed on Thursday. It was a busy week with two boys celebrating their birthdays during the week. The boys and girls were very well behaved during the week and gave our coaches no problems so well done.

Our thanks to the clubs sponsors Tim Keniry and Centra for feeding the kids on Thursday. Tim and staff Sarah and Teresa did a great job which is not easy.

Well Done
To our coaches during the week without them we would have no camp. Keeping the kids happy all the time is no easy job. 

Birthday Greetings
To Lucas Price who celebrated his sixth birthday during the week. The smaller kids all attended his surprise party in the all weather pitch.
Stephen Murphy celebrated his 13th birthday, all his friends sang happy birthday buty he got no cake. Anyway boys birthday wishes to you both. 

Schoolboy AGM
The league's AGM took place last week in Clancys Bar before a full house. The league are looking for a P.R.O. for the coming season as no one could be found on the night.

Brideview Utd. AFC Schoolboy News July 16th 2019

Young Brideview Boys do well

Our U10 team travelled to Aragliln on Friday evening to take part in a tournament oganised by Kilworth FC. Our boys played six games in Araglin and were pretty tired after the six games. They reached the plate final against Kilworth. 
The scorers on the night were Ryan Whelan (3) Tommy Forbes (2) Rian Noonan (1) and Paul Hegarty (1) 

The Squad who played were:
Dylan Kerrigan, Ryan Whelan, Tommy Forbes, Rian Noonan, Oscar Morrisson, Paul Hegarty, and Brian Murphy. 
Well done boys and parents who travelled on the night. 

Well done:

To Caelin Rooney of Clashmore who played for Bradford against Liverpool on Sunday last.  We hope to have a chat with Caelin when he gets back home.  We always knew this boy had class!!!

Summer camp in full swing:

By the time these notes appear we will be well into our 2019 summer camp.  A big crowd was in attendance with 74 children attending the camp this year. Hope everyone had a fantastic time. 

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboy notes

Brideview Utd AFC Schoolboys Notes

Summer Camp begins on Monday.
The annual Summer camp kicks off on Monday next 15th July in Leonard Fraser Park. A large group of boys and girls have already entered. However, do not worry you can still enter this weekend or walk ons on the morning of the camp is also ok, so no panic.

The cost of the camp is €40 per child, €70 for 2 children, so it's really good value. We begin the Camp at 10.00 am so bring in the children anytime from 9.45 especially if they have to be registered.

The Camp runs from Monday till Thursday. Do not forget packed lunch, enough for 2 breaks and plenty of water especially if the weather is good. More on this next week.

We have no date yet for the A.G.M. due in the main because the season ran so long this season. However, it will be held this month, everyone will be notified.

Brideview Utd AFC Notes

The O'Rourke Family League (Youths)

Utd are League champions

The curtain finally came down on the local soccer season on Sunday morning last after what has been a long season for all involved in football.

We are glad to have been involved in the final game of the season especially as we won the Youth League. We scored eleven goals on our final Cup and League game which must be a record.

Result: Youth O'Rourke Family League

Brideview Utd 5 Cappoquin-Railway 3

A high scoring game here again. The visitors went in front in the 5th minute but Chambers pulled back an equaliser before Crawford was brought down in the box and McGrath scored 2 after just 7 minutes. McGrath put Utd two goals up when he shot low to the net. Cappoquin-Railway grabbed a second goal in the 32nd minute. Utd led 3-2 with the half time whistle coming up but again the visitors scored to send both teams in at the break level at 3-3.

Our keeper Eolan Costello brought off two good saves early in the second half. Crawford twice tested the visitors keeper but he twice denied Crawford with two great saves.

 A Crawford free in the 61st minute saw the ball end up in the corner of the net giving the Cappoquin/Railway keeper no chance. Mark Stewart rounded off the scoring the in the 82nd minute to put Utd 5-3 in front. The visitors tried hard to pull a goal back but Costello again denied them with two good scores. 

So Utd win the League for the second year running. Well done to all the lads for providing some excellent entertainment over the Cup Final and League playoff.

Manager Happy

Manager Steven "The Bear" Pratt was in better form Sunday morning after the win and felt the boys upped their game from their Cup Final the previous Thursday. A good bunch of lads attend  Pratt and many of these players will be making up our Junior teams in the season ahead.

Utd's squad: E. Costello, W. Cunningham, E.Scotton, D.Costello,B.Aherne (Capt), G.Sheehan,K.Crawford, J.Chambers, C.Hurley, J.Ameida, E.McGrath, M.Stewart,B.Trigg.


The medals and Cup were presented to the captains by two young boys namely Matt and Ethan O'Rourke under the watchful eye of father Pablo. Our thanks to the O'Rourke Family for sponsoring the League.

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