Waterford County Camogie Notes
30 July 2012
Tallow Camogie Club
Tallow Camogie Club was found in the 1950s and since then has grown from strength to strength. What started out as a small club has grown up to 70 members including new underage teams of under 8 and 10. We have been successful with our juvenile camogie teams winning county titles for under 12, 14 and 16. Our junior team also have achieved great results by reaching the county final twice in the last 3 years. Our only junior county final win to date was back in 1974 but our junior team of 20 players are still as strong and committed as ever
Chairperson - Maurice Hartnett
Secretary- Jackie Forbes
Assist Secretaries- Jackie Sheehan & Gráinne Flynn
Treasurer- Marion Forbes
Assistant Treasurer - Christine Corcoran
PRO - Gráinne Flynn
U8,U10,U12,U14,U16,Minor and Junior
The Denny Buckley Memorial Cup;
The Senior County League Final "The Denny Buckley Memorial Cup" Lismore V St. Annes which was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances on May 6th has been refixed for this Friday August 3rd. Throw in is at 7pm on Friday in Fraher Field Dungarvan.
The inaugural Denny Buckley Senior League memorial Cup was kindly donated by Lismore's Laura Buckley in honour of her late father Denny who died unexpectedly at his home in 2009 at the young age of sixty. Denny was a very devout supporter of both Lismore and Waterford GAA and was a great friend to Lismore Camogie. He always made sure that the GAA field and dressing rooms were available to the girls in Lismore Camogie.
Denny's colourful GAA career with the club stretching back to 1965 when his blinding goalkeeping display did so much to bring the Western minor hurling championship back to Lismore.
Denny's sterling last line of defence displays for Lismore won the Under 21 Junior West and County championship double in 1967, and the sheer splendour of his net minding as Lismore were crowned intermediate champions in 1969 to regain a senior status which they have retained to this very day.
Denny's huge involvement on the administrative side of the club after his playing days were over included Chairman of both the Juvenile and senior sections at different periods, a selector in both camogie and GAA, and of course the groundsman supreme who always had the playing pitch and dressing rooms in pristine condition.
Denny's great tragedy in his life was when his wife - the former Brenda Mellor of Passage East passed away at the young age of thirty seven, leaving him to bring up his daughter Laura - then just three years old - on his own. What a fine job he has done in raising such a fine young woman that Laura has become. Laura too has followed in her father's footsteps in continuing her father's tradition in GAA who was a key player on the Lismore Senior camogie team that captured two Munster titles back to back, and also helps out in the training of the younger members of the club. Denny indeed was very proud of his daughter as she captained the County U16 camogie team in 2003,which were the first camogie team to bring back an All Ireland camogie title to Waterford.
Waterford Camogie Board are very grateful for Laura's donation of this Cup in memory of her late father the Great Denny Buckley.
The Senior County Championship
Last Friday and Saturday saw the commencement of the 2012 Senior County Championship. This year only 4 teams are taking part in this Championship namely St. Anne's, Lismore, Gaultier and Butlerstown. Lismore took on Butlerstown while St. Anne's played Gaultier in the first round, Lismore and St. Anne's had comprehensive victories over their respective opponents.