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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

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