Tallow Enterprise Centre - Supporting Enterprise And Community In Tallow, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

New Tallow Community Enterprise Hub building work to start in November 2020

Contracts have been signed for the new Tallow Community Enterprise Hub, as confirmed by Sean Tobin Chairman of Tallow Enterprise Group! 

The new hub will provide multiple benefits for Tallow - full details in the article below from this week's Dungarvan Leader.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tallow Enterprise Centre closed for a few weeks due to Covid 19 Level 5 Restrictions 22nd Oct 2020


Tallow Enterprise Centre Closed Due to Level 5 Restrictions

In light of the updated Government directives and the move to Level 5 restrictions, Tallow Enterprise Centre will close from Wednesday 21st Oct at 5pm until further notice.

Please take care everyone & we hope to see you all again soon.
We will keep you informed accordingly. Stay safe.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Waterford Libraries launch “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
https://waterfordlibraries.ie/browse-by-appointment/ 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 library@waterfordcouncil.ie or visit the library website for further details.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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 Rese 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 favorite 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 favorite food and drink?
D.B. Steak, potatoes, and cider!
What is your favorite 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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Business Continuity Voucher Local Enterprise Office

The new Business Continuity Voucher, available through the Local Enterprise Office is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy costs and can be used for strategy development to respond to the #Covid19 pandemic.

Find application info at https://buff.ly/3bDCkef 

0761 10 2905

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NotaĆ­ CLG Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by Goalpost Ireland.

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. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

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.
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