Notaí CLG Tulach an Iarainn, 21/01/19

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


A well attended meeting chaired by the last time by out going chairman Liam Mulcahy was held in the clubhouse on Friday last. He lamented the loss of our late Patron Father Farrell and our club member and life and soul of any meeting the late Finn McCarthy. The highlight of the playing year was Cois bhride under twenty one football county victory. On an adult level the senior team had  a inconsistent year and the junior hurlers had two very good wins and came unstuck in the Western semi final. Our financial situation was stable and he thanked John O'Sullivan our lotto co-ordinator  and David O'Brien head of Deise draw for their contributions. We are indebted to any promoters for selling any tickets and all those your purchase tickets throughout the year . Clubs cannot function with the generosity of the people. 

It was wonderful to see Tom Doyle in attendance after his hardship of the previous year. 

Terence McSweeney takes over the chair of chairman from Liam Mulcahy after his four year tenure. Liam himself has said 'that the club needs an injection of youth". Such youthful endeavour brings with it new ideas, energy, exuberance and freshness. I would safely say that Ter possesses all these and more . His relentless pursuit of the  principles of what we expect of our club is what I look forward to in the coming years. 

I will do an interview with Liam in the coming weeks discussing his chairmanship and others aspects of his reign over the last four years.. 

The election of officers were as follows.

President :Eddie Cunningham.

Vice Presidents: Canon Seán Cotter, Michael Prendergast, Sean Twomey, Dinny Cunningham, Connie Henley, John Lyons, Johnny Curley, Tom McSweeney.

Chairman: Terence McSweeney     Secretary : Lindsay Murphy   Treasurer : Mairead Sheehan

PRO: David O'Brien     Lotto Secretary & Co-Ordinator : John O'Sullivan

Registrar Lindsay Murphy    Deise Draw David O'Brien   Membership Officer : Billie-Jean Sheehan

Health & Wellbeing Officer : Veronica Henley     Child Welfare Officer : Kate Ryan

Insurance Officer : Terence McSweeney   Irish Officer : Seán Twomey

Club Representative : Timmy Sheehan & Denis Tobin

Chief Medical Officer Georgina Cunningham.

Senior Hurling : Coach Denis Walsh, Selectors Jimmy Cronin and Paul Kearney.

Junior Hurling : Manager Terence McSweeney, Selectors : Stuart Barry, Luke McCarthy and Seán Slattery.

Junior Football : Manager Stephen Pratt, Selectors : Dinny Tobin and Seán Gleeson.

Community Council Awards : The inaugural Community Council Awards took place on Saturday last in the community centre. A crowd of over three hundred packed the hall. An abundance of untold and unknown work was done in the vicinity  in the last year. It was great to see that recognized and all those in the numerous fields they  represented on the night . A resounding success, it's a tribute to those that organized the event and all those who took part. 

Operation Transformation Lights Up: The GAA, in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, is seeking to bring together communities across the 32 counties to enjoy healthy walks in the safe, bright, environs of their GAA club.

We have been asked if Tallow GAA is participating in the "GAA Lights Up Event" on every Thursday. The club does not have a designated walk way around the pitches but walks can still be organised once the walk starts and end at the clubhouse every Thursday between 7 and 9 for the next six weeks.However to be covered for insurance we need at least two leaders. One to walk at the front and the other at the back of the group. All walkers must record their names before the walk. If anyone is interested contact Terence ASAP and we can get started.

Anti Social Behaviour : It is a sad state of affairs that each night our club grounds are locked up to prevent damage being inflicted on them and to stop underage drinking. To make matters worse a litany of debris of cans and bottles are left in the facility. The gardaí have been contact and it is noted that such conduct will not be tolerated . 

National Draw
Tickets are now available from the club for the National Club Draw. It's country wide. Tickets are €10. All funds raised will be retained by the club and so all ticket purchases would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Kate Ryan to avail of any purchase.

Last Man Standing: Commence's on the 2nd of February again under the guideship of Kieran Geary and Ter McSweeney. All the senior squad should have a booklet so please avail of the opportunity .

To Follow : I have a few plans for interviews on clubmen in the past and present on various matches and events that were of historical value to the club .

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