Feile Semi-Final! You wanted a wooden heart not to feel for our boys in the semi-final of the Division 3 Feile competition. After winning all their group games and their quarter final we headed to the Connaught Centre of Excellence to try and achieve something for our club and county. Emmets had the first two points from play and then went three points up. The first setback arrived in the shape of a goal from the opposition which was followed by two points. Half time; Emmets 0-03 Crosserlough 1-02: The second setback came immediately after the break with a second goal conceded. Emmets reply was two quick points to leave a goal between the sides; it soon disappeared when Emmets got their second goal. Crosserlough broke through for their third goal and again the Emmets drew level with a goal. The Cavan side went a point ahead; Emmets equalised; Cavan went a point ahead again and Emmets equalised; so after the two fifteen-minute halves the score was Emmets 3-05 Crosserlough 3-05. Playing with the wind in the first period of the extra time Emmets took the lead with a point and then the all-important goal arrived leaving them with a four-point advantage. The ups and downs of each team brought great moments of excitement and in a captivating spell the hopes and dreams of both teams was on the edge! Emmets secured a single point from play but a penalty-kick a free-kick and point from play levelled the match and into a shootout. A large crowd of spectators had gathered along the forty-five line to witness the duel; Emmets had two points from their five; the Cavan men also had two which left it all square! Sudden death was the final part of the drama: the same five boys lined up again to try and separate the deadlock and the count went in favour of Crosserlough! These young Emmets were ambassadors of the highest order for our club and our county.
Other Results! Emmets 7-10 Aghamore (Mayo) 2-03; Emmets 1-13 Lilliput’s (Westmeath) 1-03; Emmets 3-09 Kiltimagh (Mayo) 3-04: Quarter Final; Emmets 3-10 Clan na Gael (Armagh) 0-03: Panel; Oisin Maher; Shane Carolan; Odhran Maher; Nathan Campbell; Michael Og Tierney; Dualta Honney; Conor Maher; Jack Carolan; Jack McNally; Matthew Carolan; Eoghan Browne; Keelan Reilly; Max Ward; Jamie Jones; Oran Finnegan; Sean Carthy; Sean O’Brien; Dion O’Gorman; Ryan O’Rourke; Ciaran Birdy; Jack Donohue; Niall Meehan; Conor Meehan; Cillian Fox:
Votes of Sympathy! A vote of sympathy was passed to the Malone family on the recent death of Barney Malone, Bridge Street, who went to his eternal reward recently. A sporting man in many respects but also a former member of the Emmets club where he played his Gaelic football in the sixties! To his beloved wife Jacinta, sons Bernard and John, we send our sincere condolences.
Emmets Club Lotto! Next week the Jackpot stands at €8,000 as there was no winner on Monday night. 06-12-18-25: Simon Allen got the €50 voucher. Clarke McMahon and Fergal McDermott got a €20 voucher each while the €10 voucher was won by Caroline Carolan: Lotto envelopes are available Birdy’s, O’Rourke’s, McMenamin’s and Nallos or you can do it on-line via Emmet’s website! Support is everything!
Club Fixtures! Emmets v Sean McDermotts in the Reserve league; Round 9; Emmet Park at 8-00pm this Friday evening 5th July: On Sunday at 2-00pm the fourth round of the under nineteen division 1 league between the Emmets and Latton is at 2-00pm in Emmet Park: Next Wednesday evening is the final of the Crawley Cup named after Jack Crawley of Inniskeen who happen to be the opposition in this local derby. The game is in Corduff at 8-00pm and a big Emmet support would be great!