CLG Tulach an Iarainn September 1st 2020

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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.  


A few positional changes helped the team in the second  half although De La Salle did goal early in hte second half leaving us ten points down with twenty to go.  Twelve year Keith Martin was brought on in the first half and his reading of the game helped steady our defense.  Ben Sheehan was in at wing forward using his speed to avail or any opportunity that came his way.  Beside him on the forty was Conor who's tireless runs at De La Salle defense caused umpteen problems to their rear guard.  Stephen now positioned at midfield with Joe.  They got to grips in that sector and as they did we cut into their lead.  Jack was back in the full back line showing us his versality a trait he holds with his brother. 

Conor was fouled nearing a quarter of the game left to play.  His twenty meter free struck the back of the net.  He added one from play and another free.  Our midfield partnership both struck one each from play.  We were searching for goals at this stage and Aidan was hauled down inside the thirteen meter line.  A penalty awarded.  Conor came up to strike the sliothar and to our dispair he struck the underside of the corssbar and bounced out.  Two  minutes later Aidan caught a great high ball and turning to his right he arrowed the ball to the top left hand corner of the net.  We were down a goal and with less than four minutes to play.  Conor was fouled for what seemed like every time he got on the ball, but a twenty one yard free was awarded to the left of the town goals.  We went for goal and it was repelled.  Conor having recovered to point his next free had us down to the minimum with time nearly up.  De La Salle were unerring with their frees all day and pointed one at the death to stretch their lead to two with time nearly up.  They could still affort to miss a free following their pointed effort to seal the victory.  There is no question that our young fellas fought to the bitter end.  Their gallant effort was in vain but they had the character to fight back and surely that charactheristic will stand to them in years to come.  They are a good group and represented their club with honor in the U14 grade this year.  A western title is their efforts and in the pains of defeat it may seem little when questing for a county medal but they will learn from this and come back stronger we hope, in the years to come. 

Team:  Billy Murphy, Taylor Twohig, Gearoid Hynes, Paul Henley, Ben Grey, Danny Power, Joseph McDonnell (0-1) Conor Henley (1-6, 1-3f) Steve Murphy (0-1) Jack Henley (1-0) Alex Goode, Aidan Murphy (1-0), Luka Tobin,
Subs Used:  Keith Martin for Taylor Twohig, Ben Sheehan for Paul Henley, Séan Murphy, Dara O'Brien, Dean Cronin, Shay Pratt

Deise Super Draw:The frequency of the draw will be more often now, with the next draw is on Wednesday 16th of September.  I would like to thank the promoters who sold the tickets and all those who bought them of course.

Tallow GAA Lotto Sponsored by Kearney's Restaruant:  31/08/2020 Jackpot €14,000 No winner, Numbers 8,10,16,19
Consolation Prizes: Anne Murphy, Billie Sean, Jack and Katie Murphy, Anne Murphy, Georgina Cunningham. 
Next Draw: 06/09/2020 Clubhouse 9pm Jackpot €14,000



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