- Published: 22 September 2015
CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's Chemist Tallow
Tallow GAA Lotto, Supported by Kearneys Restaurant Tallow
Numbers Drawn: 3,16,27,28, no winner
Consolation Prizes; Gretta Power, Margaret Barry, Lavinia Connolly, Helen Beecher
Promoter: Post Office
Next draw: Lukies, September 28th
Tallow 3-13 Dungarvan 0-18
There was a moment in the second half of this tense, sodden encounter that encapsulated the spirit and courage of Tallow last Sunday night. We were three points down with about five minutes to go when James Murray received a short puckout from Sully but Dungarvan read it well, bottled him up and won a free to go four clear. At the resultant puckout James called for the ball again, wanting the responsibility and showing for the ball when another man and another team would have looked the other way. It wasn't long before we were attacking again and the goals started to flow.
In truth, Dungarvan can feel a little hard done by with the scoreline as they played a lot of good hurling but couldn't put us away and, due to our defensive excellence and organisation, never really threatened our goal except for injury time. Again it comes down to courage as Terance stuck to the plan and never panicked on the line or tried to change something that was working, just for the sake of it.
The great Italian football manager Arrigo Sacchi once said that courage is putting on a midfielder to keep the ball better when the crowd is screaming for another striker. Terance kept with the plan of having our forwards, Evan and William in particular, working themselves into the ground while we slowly gained control around the middle and halfback line. The whole team, played exceptionally well, in diffucult conditions to achieve the ultimate finish.
Now on to play Ballyduff, in what will be a repeat of the group game in which there was nothing between the sides and is sure to be white-hot local derby.
The Tallow support was tremendous and it doesn't go unnoticed by team and management. it was fantastic to see and hear so many fans during and after the agme,. Lets come out in droves again on Sunday week when we take on a Ballyduff team that are really coming into their own in this championship. The game will take place on Sunday October 4th at 2pm in Fraher Field
Our minor hurlers play De La Salle in the county semi final this Wednesday, September 23rd in Fraher Field at 7.30pm. Your support would be much appreciated.
Award 1 Course
Waterford Coaching & Games Development will be running an Award 1 Adult Coach Education Course in October and November 2015. Anyone interesetd in this please contact Kate.
Anyone with a good knowledge of the 80's, 90's noughties, interested in taking part in a brand new quiz show on Sunday nights on RTE one, where the pals/relatives can win a fantastic holiday for the team contact Kate. It sounds like great fun!
Our monthly meeting will take place on Thursday September 24th at 9pm in the clubhouse. All members are requesed to attend.
Wednesday 23rd Septmeber: Minor Hurling Div 1 Semi-FinalvDe La Salle @ 7.30pm in Fraher Field
Friday 25th September:Under 11 Football Div 2 Home v Naomh Brid @ 6pm
Sunday 27th Sepember: Under 16 Hurling Div 2 Otr. Final @ 11.00am Opponents and Venue to be confirmed during the week
Monday 28th September: Under 11 Football Div 2 Away v Cappoquin @ 6pm
Farewell to a friend
It was with great sadness, we heard of the passing of Patsy Cunningham, his passing has left the club in deep mourning. Patsy was a committed member of the club and was the eptiome of a good clubman who gave valued service in a number of rolls on and off the field. He made a huge contribution as team selector in both junior and senior football over a number of years. He was part of the management team that guided Tallow to win the junior football county title against Mount Sion in 2010.
A gentleman by nature, he could be ruthless on the line when it came to making changes if he thought it would benefit the team. He was a true sportsman.
Tallow Gaa club extends deepest sympathy to his wife Sheila and the Cunningham family