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Emyvale Notes

May 17th, 2011

Emyvale GAA Club Notes for Thurs. 19th May

First Ever Team in Emyvale:- First official reference to a team in Emyvale comes from a minute of a 1914 Ulster Council meeting, when they applied for two Aughnacloy players, one of them a teenage Tommy Taylor, who, 20 years later, would win a Dr. Mc Kenna Cup medal when playing in goals for Monaghan against Armagh in 1935.  A team had been formed in 1913, and played a friendly 10-a-side with Monaghan Harps in mid-summer with this team:- Frank Callaghan, JJ McKenna, Tommy Taylor,  J. O’Brien,  Tracey,  Curley,  McGorman, J.Clerkin, Hagan and Ml. McKenna.  Harps won 1-1 to 0-1 in a game thus described by the ‘Anglo-Celt’:-

‘The game was played in Monaghan;  there was a large attendance with crowds travelling from far and near to see the game’, and then added  ‘it was both fast and scientific’.  A return game was played in Emyvale shortly afterwards and this team took part in a ‘North Monaghan League’, which also included  Clones, Magherarney, Ture, Tullycorbett, Roslea and Greenan’s Cross.  Founder of the club was a Fr. J. J. McManus, CC  in Corracrin from 1910 to 1915.  The team was very active in Junior competitions in 1918 and 1921 and was senior in 1923 when it finished 5th in a 7-team North Monaghan Senior Football League (and Championship).

The ‘Anglo-Celt’ in its issue of Aug. 11th 1923 reports a County. Board meeting at which Emyvale was represented by Patrick Smyth  NT, who then resided next door to the present Post Office.   The ‘Celt’ also added this information:-

‘An Emyvale delegate said his team travelled to Clones on July 29th, but there was no team to meet them.  The secretary (P. Coyle) said he sent verbal notice of  postponement.   It was decided that two matches be played to make good the loss of Emyvale and to re-fix matches with Clones for Sept. 9th and 16th.’

In its issue of Sept. 24th 1923, the ‘Anglo-Celt’ records that Emyvale defeated Newbliss, while in its issue of  Nov. 3rd, it publishes the North Monaghan League (and  SFC):-

P.   W.   D.   L.   Pts.

Monaghan          6     4     2     0     10

Clones                6     4     0     2       8

Scotshouse         8     4     0     4       8

Clontibet            6     2     2     2       6

Emyvale             6     3     0     3       6

Aghabog            4     1     0     3       2

Newbliss            4     0     0     4       0.

Harps went on to win the Co. SFC.   Emyvale delegate to Co. Board was H. Woods NT.

B Team Our B team won again on Wednesday night against Oram. Final Score Oram 2-06 Emyvale 3-09.

Fixtures: This week sees our senior team play Clones on Sunday. Please see times below for upcoming fixtures.

Gerry’s Takeaway JFL Sunday 22nd May 2.30pm Emyvale V Clones

Platinum Tanks Div 4 Wednesday 25th May 7.45pm Emyvale V Monaghan Harps

Platinum Tanks Div 3 Sunday 29th May 2.30pm Emyvale V Seans

Treatment: Any player seeking treatment for an injury MUST contact Dermott Mc Mahon (0872590567) or Seamus O Neill (0872639443) before receiving any treatment. All players please take note this is a very important issue for 2011.

Emylott: Nos. drawn 15th May:- 4,  11,  15,  23.  Five ‘Match 3’ Winners (€30 each):-  Anna McCullagh, Stranooden;  Dean Skinnader, Davagh;  Marion Donnelly, Emyvale;  Gerard McGonnell, Drumbanagher;  Dermot McAree, Doogary (yearly).    Promoter’s Prize:- Vivian McKenna & Enda McQuillan.  Next Week’s Jackpot:-  €3,000.

Field Bookings: any coaches/managers or club officials that would like to book our playing fields for games MUST place their bookings with either Geraldine Mohan or Mary McCaffrey(0877429651).

Bingo. Thursday Nights in the Emyvale leisure centre at 9.00pm. Jackpot € 5,600 on 45 calls or less and Mini Jackpot € 500 on 51 calls or less €1900 Guaranteed. Bingo cleaning rota for May: Raymond Kelly and Enda Mc Quillan

Juvenile Notes‏: Training continues for all ages, could all players ensure they attend training.

U-16’s: Had a good win over Truagh on Thirsday last.  Playing Harps tonight in Emyvale at 7pm

Minors: The minors had a good win over St. Pats on Tuesday 10th May on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-8.  We played Truagh away this week in the last match before the break for exams.  Good luck to all sitting exams over the next few weeks.

Notes: All Juvenile Notes to be sent by Email or phone to Louise Colton 086 6046621 or All managers are responsible to send in results/notes to me before 10 on Mondays.

Any Other notes please contact PRO Barry McCarron on 0874103569 or in order to have it included in the weekly notes.

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