Cois Bhride notes week starting 28th May 2017

posted 30 May 2017, 00:41 by Sinead Lenehan

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Our u14 footballers had a very impressive win over a hard working Kilrossanty side who keep us under pressure until the final whistle in the Western Final last Sunday in Fraher Field. After a great start with an early goal our lads took charge with the scoreline at half time of 3.08 to 1.04. Kilrossanty started the stronger after the break and piled on the pressure but the boys weathered the storm and ran out winners on a scoreline of 4.11 to 2.06. Next up is the County Final against De La Salle. Well done to the lads and mentors and best of luck in the County Final! 


Our u10s had a great start to the Ballyduff blitz last Friday evening winning 2 out of their 3 matches beating Sars of Cork and the hosts Ballyduff. They are now through to the semi final next Saturday against Fermoy. Best of luck lads!


Congratulations to Tom Dalton who after winning the feile football skills competition will be representing Waterford in Dublin on June 10th. Best of luck Tom!


Well done to the boys and girls from Tallow national school on winning their Western Finals last Wednesday. Well done also to the girls from Knockanore national school who won their final. Hard luck to the boys from Knockanore national school who just lost out after extra time in a very exciting game.

Attached are pictures of our u10 hurlers and u14 footballers

Cois Bhride Notes week starting 21st May 2017

posted 23 May 2017, 00:19 by Sinead Lenehan

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Our u12 hurlers played Naomh Padraig in the Town and Country league in Tallow on Friday 19th of May. All 12 boys put in a great performance on the night dominating in every position on the field from goalkeeper through to full forward and went on to record a great win against a tough Naomh Padraig side. Team: Callum McCarthy. Alan Hurley. Adam McSweeney. Jack McDonnell. Ciarán Lenehan. Jake Henley. Ian Martin. Josh Good. Cian O'Brien. Stephen Murphy. Ben Grey. Conor Henley.




This year's camp is on in Knockanore from 7th to 11th August


Book your Cúl Camps place by 1st June and you could be the lucky winner of 

One Free Child Place. A Waterford Jersey of your size signed personally and presented by our Waterford Cúl Camp ambassadors Tadhg De Búrca, Patrick Curran and Austin Gleeson. Remember everybody who books before 1st June will have their gear delivered before school holidays allowing great value for the whole summer The free child place is by way of a refund. Booking can be done online or by paper. Everybody booked in before June 1st will be entered in the draw.


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Cois Bhride notes week commencing 19th June 2016

posted 21 Jun 2016, 00:19 by Sinead Lenehan

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Cois Bhride U14 V De La Salle 13/6/16
Cois Bhride played their third game in Div 2 of the league against De La Salle in Talllow last Monday. In a fast and tough game the visitors took control early on and scored a couple of fortuitous goals, however our lads responded and kept in touch with some good points from play and a couple of frees. Two more goals from De La Salle however had the boys well behind at the break 4-03 to 0-05.  After the restart the lads put in a much better effort with some good tackling and passing which saw them out score the visitors and also shored up the back line. They couldn’t however bridge the gap and lost out by 5-05 to 1-08 in a very even second


The 2016 Feile took place last weekend and the lads played their first game on Friday afternoon against Graiguenamanagh from Kilkenny. After a slow start and a low scoring first half the lads got into the game and hurled really well with Darragh Spillane, Stephen Roche, Conor O’Keeffe and Eolann Costello pushing our older lads to up the work rate, and they opened up a three point lead going into the closing minutes, however in the final 2 minutes Graiguenamanagh scored an excellent goal to snatch a draw, so a point on the board was a good start for the boys.

After a short break the next game was a Waterford derby against Kilrossanty. Jake Chambers arrived back from Kennedy Cup soccer duty just prior to the game and this lifted our attack and we reshuffled our team a little. With confidence from the first game the lads played an immense game with some great hurling and tough tackling, they never let Kilrossanty into the game. Mark Dalton and Padraig Hynes along with Tom Dalton dominated the middle of the field, our young forwards of Ethan Scotton, Jack Murphy and Kevin Mulcahy worked hard for possession while James Power and Shane Martin put pressure on the Kilrossanty backs and Josh Geary struck a powerful goal in the first half. The back line were just outstanding in this game with Eoghan Lenehan snuffing out attacks and attacking any dangerous ball that came in. Eoin Hurley marked tightly and was determined all the way through and produced an outstandingly brave block to prevent a goal bound shot late in the second half. This superb hard working performance gave them a credible 2-04 to 0-00 win and two more points in the group.

The final group game was played Saturday morning in Knockanore against the team we were hosting, Raheny from Dublin, with the winners going to top the group. From the start it was Raheny who dominated the play in most parts of the field with their physical presence and speed and posted early points. The Cois Bhride lads seemed to find it difficult to get going in the morning sunshine and couldn’t penetrate the Raheny defence. On the restart a goal for our visitors really settled them down and they pushed on well. We got a lone Padraig Hynes point from a free but a late scrambled goal sealed the win for Raheny 2-07 to 0-01. Still the lads had finished 2nd in the group and were now heading to a Cup quarter final in Borrisokane.

Sylane from Galway were our Quarter final opponents in the Cup and after the two hour journey we hoped the boys would be up for it as Sylane had scored 10-21 in their group games. The Cois Bhride lads answered the call and hurled excellently against a bigger team and pushed them all the way in the first half. The boys earned a number of frees but we missed our opportunity to score them and at half time we were behind by 0-01 to 0-00. We got back into it in the second half with a point with Cian Hurley working really hard and Padraig Hynes running the show for us in the middle. As we tired we gave away a few frees and Sylane took the scores. Cois Bhride hit the crossbar but just couldn’t find any more scores. Cathal Hunt played superbly in the goal with a couple of great saves and a very brave one that forced him from the field late on and Sylane hung on for a 0-05 to 0-01 win.

The U14 management would like to thank the parents/guardians of all the players for their support during the Feile. We would also like to thank the Feile Committee especially Colette Spillane, Dave Henley, Denis Martin and Sinead Lenehan for all their hard work in preparation for the tournament. Thank you also to the two parent clubs of Tallow and Shamrocks who had the pitches in prime condition and decked out really well – Dave, Connie and Denis the pitch lining was superb!! Finally to the players who showed massive character throughout the tournament, we are really proud of your effort, we had a tough group and as it happened Raheny and Sylane contested the Cup final and Griguenamanagh and Kilrossanty contested the Shield final of Division 7.

Under 14 Feile 2016 Team

Cois Bhride notes week commencing Sunday the 12th June

posted 15 Jun 2016, 01:05 by Sinead Lenehan

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As hosts for this year's U14 Feile Na nGael Cois Bhride Gaa are looking forward to extending a very warm welcome to our visiting team from Raheny Gaa club in Dublin for the tournament which will be held next weekend the 17th – 19th June.

Féile na nGael is a club festival for Hurling, Football and Camogie at Under 14 level, involving teams from across the association. Féile competitions are composed of host and visiting teams. This year the Féile na nGael is held in Waterford/Tipperary.

We in Cois Bhride are looking forward to fostering links with our visiting team and we know that all in the Tallow/Knockanore area will extend to them a very warm welcome.

So please come along and support Cois Bhride at the Tallow gaa pitch on Friday 17th June. Throw in is at 4.30 for the first game and 5.30 for the second game. Our u14 feile team will again be in action on Saturday morning in Knockanore at 10.30am. For all Féile updates follow Cois Bhride on facebook or twitter.


**Cois Bhride U14 Hurling V An Ghaeltacht 30/5/2016**

Our U14 hurlers got their campaign underway with a home game against An Ghaeltacht. The visitors got into the game quickly and posted early scores to lead by 4 points after 15 mins. Cois Bhride settled a bit and pointed a couple of frees to pull the lead back a little. A goal and two points from An Gaeltacht before half time pushed their lead out and they were comfortably ahead going into the second half. Credit to our lads they kept working away and a long range goal from Jake Chambers gave the boys a bit more energy and they clawed their way back into the game along with several frees from Padraig Hynes kept us in touch. Another goal from Gaeltacht didn’t deter the lads and the younger players like James Power, Ethan Scotton and Conor O’Keeffe battled away and a goal from Padraig Hynes left only a couple of points in it. The visitors tagged on the odd score to keep ahead and hung on for the win 2-12 to 2-08. Cois Bhride: Cathal Hunt, Stephen Roche, Darragh Spillane, James Power, Eoin Hurley, Jake Chambers, Eoghan Lenehan, Padraig Hynes, Mark Dalton, Josh Geary, Tom Dalton, Conor O’Keeffe, Ethan Scotton, Cian Hurley, Kevin Mulcahy.

**Cois Bhride U14 Hurling V St. Mary’s 6/6/2016**

The boys played their second game in division 2 away in Bunmahon on Bank Holiday Monday last. In a tightly contested match the lads worked well in the first half, with Mark Dalton and Padraig Hynes dominating the middle and scoring the opening 4 points before St. Mary’s got through for a goal. The team kept working hard especially at the back where Stephen Roche and Darragh Spillane marked tightly and Eolann Costello and Jake Chambers worked the ball out well into the forwards where two more points, and a goal from Eoghan Lenehan put them 1-06 to 1-00 up at half time. St. Mary’s shuffled their team around and made good use of their bigger players in the second half scoring two goals early on. However the Cois Bhride lads kept battling with Cian Hurley showing his pace when carrying the ball forward and they scored another goal from Padraig Hynes and added points from Mark Dalton and Shane Martin, with Josh Geary unlucky not to convert more of the chances that came his way. St. Mary’s put pressure on by running directly at the back line with Eoin Hurley trying to plug the gaps, but as we tired we gave away frees which they scored to the net, two in the last seven minutes to draw level, even though Cathal Hunt made some good saves all through. A chance to snatch a win eluded the lads as the referee blew the whistle as we got possession in the forward line but they had to settle for the draw 2-09 to 5-00 Team: Cathal Hunt, Darragh Spillane, Eoin Hurley, Stephen Roche, Jake Chambers, Tom Dalton, Eolann Costello, Padraig Hynes, Mark Dalton, Cian Hurley, Eoghan Lenehan, Shane Martin, Ethan Scotton, Josh Geary, Kevin Mulcahy, James Power, Jack Murphy.


Well done to our u11 hurlers on their unbeaten run in the Town and Country League which they rounded off with a great win over Brickey Rangers recently giving them the title of League champions for the second year in a row. Well done to all the coaches, and parents who transport them to training and matches. And a special well done to the team of boys who showed that with hard work comes rewards. Keep up the good work lads.

Team: Jack McDonnell. Adam Mc Sweeney. Ian Martin. Josh Good. Ciaran Lenihan. Alan Hurley Jake Henley Callum McCarthy Cian OBrien Conor Henley. Stephen Murphy. Taylor Twohig. Ben Grey.


Our u8 hurling team played a blitz in lismore recently and played great hurling. They were delighted when Maurice Shanahan presented the medals. Well done to all involved.

Cois Bhride notes week commencing the 15th May

posted 17 May 2016, 04:10 by Sinead Lenehan

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Well done to the U9 footballers (pictured) who played great football last Monday evening against St Olivers and were very unlucky with the result


Hard luck to our U13 footballers who lost out to Ballinacourty in the Western Semi-Final on Monday 9th May. We had to give way to a better side on the night.


County Semi-Final Div3:  We played Portlaw/Ballyduff in Ballyduff Lower last Monday evening. It was a great game of football keenly contested by 2 evenly matched teams. At full time the game was a draw so we had to play 20 mins extra time. When the final whistle went we were beaten by 3 pts. The lads played fantastic football and probably should have won the game in normal time but for some poor finishing and some very poor refereeing decisions through out normal and extra time. Well done to all the lads for putting in such a great effort for the football campaign and they shouldn't feel too dissappointed with the way it all ended.
Team: C.Hunt, E.Lenehan, I.O'Neil, D.Beecher, S.Henley, W.Cunningham, M.Stewart, C.McCarthy, L.Motherway, E.McGrath, B.Aherne, C.Crawford, P.Hynes, M.Condon & J.Geary.

Cois Bhride notes week commencing the 8th May

posted 10 May 2016, 00:14 by Sinead Lenehan

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Our u16s played out an exciting draw against ferrybank last Thursday evening. This was the last league game and they finished third in the table.  They now play away to Portlaw/Ballyduff in the county semi final on Monday 16th May.


Our u12s had a great game of hurling last Friday evening. While the first half was sluggish the game really took off in the second half and after a great performance they were very unlucky to lose to a strong Abbeyside team. This is a very young side with 7 of the panel coming from the u11 team so it really is great to see such good performances in division 1 hurling. Next up we play a strong Youghal team and are looking forward to the challenge.


Our u9 stars played some great hurling on Monday evening in the rain against Ballyduff.


Congrats to the boys and girls from Knockanore school who made their first communion last Saturday.


The Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps will be on in Tallow this year from August 8th to 15th. You can now sign up online at


Training continues every Friday night at 6.30 for our u7s to u9s.

Cois Bhride notes week commencing 13th March 2016

posted 15 Mar 2016, 09:45 by Sinead Lenehan

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Minor Football, Cois Bhride 5-10, Stradbally 3-7.
After the first round was postponed because of bad weather, Cois Bhride Minor footballers finally played their first match last Saturday night against Stradbally away. We got off to a good start with early goals from Conor McCarthy and Shane Ryan, and points from Kieran Crawford, Billy Hynes and Edward O' Neill.  We led by 10 points at half time, and though we let the home side back into the game in the second half, we managed to hang on to our lead with further goals from Eoin McGrath and another from the deadly Conor. We had some great performances throughout the team with Darragh Mulcahy anchoring the backs, Edward O' Neill and Cathal Geary in the middle of the park, and young Kieran Crawford, Conor McCarthy, and Shane O' Neill the pick of the forwards. Panel; Ivan O' Neill, Robbie Geary, Billy Henley, Tom Roche, Darragh Mulcahy, Ian Beecher, Edward O' Neill, Cathal Geary, Shane Ryan, Kieran Crawford, Billy Hynes, Conor McCarthy, Dean Beecher, Dylan Mangan, Mark Stewart, Ben Aherne, Liam Motherway, Eoin McGrath, Sean Henley.


The first round of the Ned Power Shield was played last Friday with great ground hurling on show. Waterford were victorious against Kilkenny. Then there were two wins for Cork against both Tipperary & Kilkenny. Looking forward to more exciting action next Friday night! Best of luck to all teams.


Membership is now due. It is remaining the same as last year €15 for one child and €25 for a family.

Cois Bhride notes week commencing 4th Oct 2015

posted 7 Oct 2015, 01:17 by Sinead Lenehan

D-Day for Cois Bhride minor hurlers.

Cois Bhride Juvenile G.A.A. Club was formed in early 2001, and is an amalgamation between Tallow and Shamrocks juvenile clubs. In it's first year of existence our minor hurling team reached the division 1 county final, winning a western final in the process. Although defeat against a strong Clonea side was our fate that day, it has taken the club 14 years to reach a minor division 1 final again. This present minor team has won through to the final with some impressive performances, losing only one group game in the process, and that was against next Saturday's opponents Ballygunner in their home patch. That game alone should be a reminder of the strength of Ballygunner, they are never far from the winners circle i Waterford at juvenile or senior level. With their vastly superior resources player wise, it's a sort of David versus Goliath matchup, as our player pool is much smaller. But this bunch of players have always played at the top division in hurling from under 12 all the way up, and in fact played Ballygunner in the 2011 U-14 county final in Walsh Park, unfortunately losing out by just two points. The team is spearheaded by John Paul Lucey and Jordan Henley who both played for the Waterford Minor Hurlers this year with Jake Beecher part of the panel also, Ryan Grey and Kelvyn O' Farrell who were dropped from the panel have been in tremendous form also, with Ryan comfortably leading the scoring charts in the minor championship. The other players who are on the age for Cois Bhride are Davy Tobin in goals, Padraig Roche, Jake Neville, Edward Hynes and Alan Buckley. The rest of the lads are a year younger, and some like Robbie Geary, Ian Beecher and Darragh Buckley are still under 16. Darragh Mulcahy, Cathal Geary, Dylan Mangan, Shane Ryan, Edward O' Neill, Billy Hynes, Keenan O' Flynn and Tom Roche make up the rest of the panel. With Tallow's senior hurlers winning last Sunday's semi-final against neighbours Ballyduff, it makes for a couple of very interesting weeks for some of these lads. Selectors Neil Moore, Pat Smith, Tommy Ryan, and Frank Roche, ably assisted by Tim Lenehan, who helps with the physio and first aid, and Billy Clynch (ever present and always willing!), will be hoping that all in the parishes of Tallow, Knockanore, Glendine and Kilwatermoy will come along to Walsh Park next Saturday at 2pm and give your support to this great panel of players to bring home the minor cup. Cois Bhride Abu!

U13  Hurling
Our under 13 hurling team travelled to Ballyhooly last Saturday to participate in their tournament.  We were paired off with Ballyhooley and Whites Cross with the winning team in each group to contest the final.  Great credit is due to the lads who defeated Ballyhooly by two points and Whites Cross by four points to qualify for the final.
Kilworth/Araglen won the other side of the draw to qualify for the final.  Cois Bhride put in a tremendous effort in the final and with a bit of luck could have won it on the day, but two lucky goals by Kilworth eventually decided the contest.  Thanks to Ballyhooley for the invite and for a very enjoyable morning.  The team was Cathal Hunt. Eoghan Lenehan. Eoin Hurley. Darragh Spillane. Mark Dalton. Kevin Mulcahy. Shane Martin. Tom Dalton. James Power. Eolan Costello. Dylan Power. Stephen Roche. Cian Hurley. Jake Chambers. Josh Geary. Padraig Hynes.

Half Time in Fraher Field!
Our U7's and U.8's played against Ballyduff at half time in the SHC County Final between Tallow & Ballyduff last Sunday in Fraher Field.  Players on both teams totally enjoyed their respective games and there was mighty excitement with them all in the build up to the day (and with some parents!!!).  Well done to all involved and a special word of thanks to the mentors who train these bunch of players every week and arrange games etc. and who looked after them all last Sunday, namely Dyane Whelan, Sinead Lenehan & Declan Butler.

Well done and best of luck
Well done to Tallow seniors on their Semi-Final win over Ballyduff last Sunday & best of luck to The Shamrocks against Brickey Rangers in the Western Junior B Hurling Final next Sunday in Fraher Field.

Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday 10th  MHC County Final at Walsh Park @ 2pm Cois Bhríde V Ballygunner.  Friday 9th U.11 football Division 2 home V St.Pats @ 6 pm.

Cois Bhride notes week commencing the 27th Sept. 2015

posted 29 Sep 2015, 03:18 by Sinead Lenehan   [ updated 29 Sep 2015, 03:22 ]

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 MHC, Cois Bhride 0-15, De La Salle 0-11.

Cois Bhride minor hurlers have qualified for the county final after a hard fought win over De La Salle in Fraher Field last Wednesday. De La Salle started better and led 3 points to nil after about 5 minutes. Cois Bhride finally realised that the game was on and points from Ryan Grey and Kelvyn O' Farrell had us back level. The sides traded points after that and were level 0-6 each going in at half time. Once again the city team started the second half better and put over three points to a single point from Kelvyn.

But then, as they have done a few times this year, we got into gear and after Jordan Henley scored a super point from a sideline cut, we scored the next six points in a row to lead by five points, with three coming from the excellent Ryan, two from Kelvyn, and one from Edward Hynes. ' Salle cut the defecit with two points, but the final score came from 15 year old Tom Roche, the youngest player on the panel, and we were into the final. This is a great bunch of lads, and they are the first division 1 minor Cois Bhride team to get to a county final since 2001. Ballygunner will be our opponents, and we are only too aware of their threat as they were the only team to beat us in the group stages in their home pitch. The final is probably on next Saturday week, more details to follow. Panel; Davy Tobin, Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy, Padraig Roche, Jake Neville, Cathal Geary, John Paul Lucey, Jordan Henley (0-1), Dylan Mangan, Ryan Grey (0-8), Edward Hynes (0-1), Darragh Buckley, Kelvyn O' Farrell (0-4), Ian Beecher, Tom Roche (0-1), Edward O' Neill, Alan Buckley, Shane Ryan, Billy Hynes.


Under 11 Footbal

Our U11 footballers had another great win last Friday night against Naomh Brid at home in the Town & Country League. This was their 3rd win in a row so well done to everyone involved.  The team were Jack mcdonnell. Darragh spillane. Ian martin. Stephen roche. Jake henley. Shane martin. Jake obrien. Jack murphy. Ciaran lenehan. Cian obrien. Adam mcsweeney. Alan hurley. Dylan beecher flynn. Shane cronin


Under 8's Blitz

Our under 8's had a great morning in Lismore last Saturday when they won all 3 of their matches at the hurling blitz.  There was some great hurling from everyone with some great saves & scores on the day so well done Joseph, Paul, Alex, Billy, Aidan, Danny, Sean, Dean, Jack, Shay & Gearoid.  There is another blitz in Ballyduff next weekend & details will be sent on nearer the time.


Upcoming fixtures

Saturday 3rd October @ 10am, U.13 hurling blitz in Ballyhooly (cars will be leaving Tallow at 9am for anyone that needs a lift)  Monday 5th October

U.12 football division 2 Home v The Brickies.  More details will follow on The Minor Hurling Final.


Parking at Tallow GAA grounds

It has been brought to the Club's attention that the disabled parking spaces at Tallow GAA pitch are being used illegally.  So we would ask that when attending training, matches or meetings please respect the drivers that need these spaces and do not park there.  Your co-operation in this would be great appreciated, thank you.

Cois Bhride Notes week commencing the 20th Sept

posted 29 Sep 2015, 03:17 by Sinead Lenehan

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Under 8/7/6’s

On Friday evening last our under 8 team and our combined under 7 & 6’s played Lismore in two very enjoyable hurling matches in Tallow. We are very fortunate to have a squad of 13 players at under 8 who are all on the age and they put in a great display of hurling on the night.

Equally our under 7 & 6’s were very strong on the night and the experience and expertise of some of the more seasoned lads in this age group shone through. Thanks to the supporters for the positive encouragement given to all the players on the night. We hope to organize one or two more matches before we finish up for the season and will keep you informed of the arrangements.


U. 11 Football

The U11 Footballers had a great win last Friday night away to Ardmore in the opening game of the Town & Country League.  And they were in winning form again last Sunday morning against Brickey Rangers in Bushy Park.  This match was a great battle and our lads held out to the bitter end making it 2 out of 2 for our footballers who are the reigning U.11 hurling champions.  The team were Jack mcdonnell.

Darragh spillane. Ian martin. Stephen roche. Jake henley. Shane martin. Jake obrien. Jack murphy. Ciaran lenehan. Cian obrien. Adam mcsweeney. Alan hurley.


Under 10 Hurling

Our U. 10's played Ballyduff at home on Wednesday 16th playing really well to be narrowly beaten by a good Ballyduff side.  Team was Callum Mc carthy Adam Mc Sweeney, Ian Martin, Jack Mc donnell, Conor Henley, Alan hurley,Jake Henley, Cian O'Brien, Stephen Murphy, Ben Grey, Taylor Toohig, Niamh spillane.


Upcoming fixtures

Wed  23rd Sept. MInor Hurling Div 1 Semi-Final v De La Salle @ 7.30 pm in Fraher Field, Friday 25th Sept:Under 11 Football Div 2 Home v Naomh Brid @ 6 pm, Sunday 27th Sept: Under 16 Hurling Div 2 Qtr. Final @

11.00 am Opponents and Venue to be

confirmed during week!, Monday 28th Sept:Under 11 Football Div 2 Away v Cappoquin @ 6 pm

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