Emyvale GAA Club Notes for Thursday 8th of December
AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Emyvale GAA Club took place last Friday night in the Scarna Inn. There were 35 people in attendance. Reports were read from the outgoing Chairman, Secretary and sub committees. The following committee was elected: Chairman: John Finn: Vice-Chairman: Noel Mc Kenna; Secretary: Enda Clerkin; Assistant Secretary: Mary Mc Caffrey; Treasurer: Dermot Mc Mahon; Assistant Treasurer: Seamus O’Neill; PRO: Barry Mc Carron; Registrar: Anthony Mc Carron; Assistant Registrar: Alice Mc Carron; Insurance Officer: Marion Donnelly; Field Officer: Michael Mc Carron; Development Officer: Enda Mc Quillan; Bingo Rep: Eugene O’Brien; Scor Rep: Gerard Mc Quaid; Festivities Rep: Kathleen T O’Brien; U21 Rep: Cillian Mc Carron & Kieran Mc Aree; Coaching Officer: Niall McKenna; Child Protection Officer: Frances Mc Aree; Committee Members: Sean Mc Meel, Vincie Mc Anespie, Stephen Mc Aree, Raymond Kelly, Padraig Treanor, Paul Connolly, Laura Treanor. The following recommendation was passed: That there be a juvenile membership of €10 for players from age 9 to 18 and a family membership for €50 to include 2 adults plus any number of playing children. Also, that a club member’s night be held to enable effective collection of registration fees.
Juvenile presentation night: please keep free this Friday the 9th of December at 8pm in the Oakland Centre Glaslough for our annual juvenile presentation night. A fun table quiz will also happen on the night. It promises to be a great night and hope to see you all there.
Emyvale GAA Xmas Party Night: please keep free this Saturday the 10th of December for our Christmas party night in the Red Boys Emyvale. This night is a big get together for all folks in the club to enjoy a good night’s crac courtesy of our sponsor Peter McMahon and is not to be missed. Food and refreshments will be served on the night and DJ Barry Bear will dance us through till late. Yes folks it will be epic! Admission is free of charge and de crac will kick off at 9pm. Hope to see you all there.
Senior Team Manager: the club would like to welcome incoming senior team manger Declan Brennan, Clontibret and his backroom team and wish them every success in the coming year. Let’s hope 2012 will see our return to Intermediate ranks.
Club Shop: the club shop will open this Saturday the 10th and next Saturday the 17th of December from 1pm – 2.30pm for all those wishing to purchase Emyvale Gear for that special Christmas Present.
NB Coaches: Anybody interested in managing/getting involved with any Juvenile team, please contact Raymond Kelly asap.
Emylott: – Nos. drawn 4th Dec.:- 11, 19, 20, 21. Two ‘Match 3’ numbers (€75 each):- Aidan Treanor, Davagh; Cait & Blaithin McAree, Toneynumery. Promoter’s Prize: – Sean McGonnell & Enda McQuillan. Next Week’s Jackpot: – €1,200.
Best Wishes: Best wishes for a very speedy recovery are extended to Fr. Michael McKenna, SJB., who recently underwent major surgery in Hong Kong, where he is ministering. Fr. Michael was one of Emyvale’s most promising footballers during the second half of the ’fifties, and holds the unique honour of being the only Monaghan man to win a Munster Colleges SF Championship medal, which he won while at college in Co. Limerick. As a result of his performances there he was honoured by the southern provincial selectors who picked him for Munster in the Colleges Inter-provincial series, which was then in vogue. Following their win over the Ulster Colleges side, he was approached by an Ulster mentor who, seeing his name, guessed (correctly) that he might have Monaghan connections. When he discovered that Michael was from Emyvale, his comment was – ‘You should be playing for us and not for them (Munster)’.
At the same time Mick was playing for Emyvale minors and played at centre-half-back on the team that reached the 1956 Maguire Cup (MFL) Final, defeating Monaghan Harps, Currin, Clones and Threemilehouse on their way to the last hurdle, but lost out to Aughnamullen, 3-4 to 1-5, in the Final at Ballybay. Both he and team captain, Packie Hughes, were honoured by the Monaghan selectors that same year, and played on the county minor side that defeated Cavan, 1-7 to 0-5, in the Ulster quarter-final at Ballybay, but lost, 0-7 to 0-5, to Armagh in the semi-final at Lurgan. He then graduated to the Emyvale senior side, but studies took him away from Co. Monaghan, to answer a much higher calling, which he has served faithfully for over the past half century.
Australia Bound: best wishes to Barry McGuirk and Colin Donnelly who recently jetted of to Australia.
Table Quiz: table quiz in Wrights bar Glaslough this Friday night the 9th of December in aid of Building of Hope Project which Patricia McGonnell will be participating next year. All welcome for a fun night.
Club Juvenile Notes: All Juvenile Notes to be sent by Email or phone to Louise Colton 086 6046621 or email@example.com.
PRO Absent: Barry Mc Carron will be absent for the next few weeks so please contact myself Niall McKenna Assistant PRO on 0860675661 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any notes to be included for next week.