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Carrickmacross Notes

June 9th, 2015

Emmets Lotto! On Monday night at the Emmet Centre the jackpot €1,100 up for grabs but there was no outright winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 19, 20, 21 and 28: The first €50 voucher went to Celia Quigley who is presently home on holiday all the way from Spain and we congratulate her on the lucky strike! Marguerite Gartlan St McCartan’s Villas was next drawn for a €20 voucher followed by our number thirteen Sean Downey who also got a “keep it local” €20 voucher; Eilish Finnegan from Cloughvalley became the final €10 voucher. Next week’s jackpot is € 1.200.                                                                                             

Emmets Win! Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League Emmets 2.13; Clones 1,09 With Gary McEnaney hamstring-bound; Aaron Murray examination-bound; Stephen Gollogly county-bound; it was a slightly changed Emmets team from the starting fifteen that defeated Emyvale recently. In came Peter Lindon; Jamie Guinan and John McMenamin and with Andrew O’Rourke’s return from injury it offered an window of opportunity to other players as the teams took the field at Emmet Park on Sunday afternoon. The visitors from Clones lingering lowly in the Intermediate League were seeking only their second win in the competition. Peter O’Hanlon drew first blood with an early point from a free-kick; John McMenamin delivered another from play as the Emmets settled down in the initial stages of the game. Indeed they could have goaled after seven-minutes but the final pass was over-played and in addition to been intercepted; was cleared to safety. Clones eventually got within scoring range but their first effort was wide of the town goals. Killian Cromwell was aggressively making his way towards goals when he was blatantly brought down in front of the posts and Peter O’Hanlon obliged from the resulting free-kick. Clones ultimately got on the scoreboard from a free-kick but followed their opener with a wide from play. Peter O’Hanlon pointed another free-kick for his third of the match. A lot of inter-passing by the home forwards was wasted by means of a poor wide from Conor McEnaney. Kevin O’Hanlon missed a point opportunity when he shot wide but he was quickly back in action when fouled in full flight; this time it was Nial Loughman who pointed the subsequent free-kick to leave the score 0.05 to 0.01. Clones were wide of the mark again but Aaron Jones showed them how it was done when he pointed from play. The same player was the manufacturer of Emmet’s next score when he was fouled and Nial Loughman again executed the free kick; to make it 0.07 to 0.01. However Clones kept working and were rewarded with a good point from play. Sean Downey replaced the hapless John McMenamin who limped off with what looked a hamstring injury. Kevin O’Hanlon posted another great point from play and it looked one-way traffic as we entered the last few minutes. Conor McEnaney was tumbled over but Peter O’Hanlon failed with attempted free-kick. After some tacky play by the Emmets the visitors exploited the lapse but were once again off target; it was left to Conor McEnaney to wrap things up for the first half when he added a splendid point from play to give the Emmets a seven point interval lead!

Half Time; Emmets 0.09 Clones 0.02: Fergal Lonergan commenced the second half in place of Ferdia Holland. Clones were first in motion and had three attacks within the first five minutes which yielded two-points; one from play and one from a free-kick to narrow the difference. Sean Downey was wide for the Emmets before some good Clones movement brought them within four-points of the home side when they put one over the bar. Kevin O’Hanlon recorded Emmet’s first point after the resumption with a nice effort but Peter O’Hanlon was short with his attempted shot for a point. Clones were gaining in confidence and were willing to have a go; within the space of a few minutes they popped over a point from play and they missed two scorable chances! (0.10 to 0.06) The next score changed the complexion of the game; just as the visitors were in sight of the lead; a fast-track rush by the Emmets powered forward as did Killian Cromwell; who received the ball and fought off a hard tackle before hitting to the roof of the Clones net; a goal well worth waiting for! Kevin O’Hanlon tried to pick his spot to add more pain on the opposition but was wide of the post; Clones battled on gamely and when Emmets failed to clear their lines they regained a point from play and followed this with another minor (1.10 to 0.08) Killian Cromwell had an effort that came off the bar which could have gone either way; both sides exchanged wide balls in the next passage of play. Two well-constructed points ensued for the Emmets; Aaron Jones with the first and Conor McEnaney with the second; both coming from play. Clones pulled one- point back and then struck once more with a low shot that on this occasion found the corner of the Carrickmacross net; a reminder to everyone that all was not lost! In response it was Sean Downey who answered the goal when he hit the Emmets thirteenth point of the game. Added time was well advanced when the Emmets strode forward and a cross ball came diagonally into the danger area where Kevin O’Hanlon; in the midst of the action; got a hand to the ball to put the icing on the cake with a last gasp goal to complete the scoring; Emmets 2.13; Clones 1,09. A good first half laid the foundation for the Emmets win; Clones had their moments in the second period which ended in a draw; Emmets had eight players on target and scored 2.09 from play; a disappointing turnout at Emmet Park for this encounter; next up is Cremartin away!

Emmets! Andrew O’Rourke, Peter Lindon, James McGeown, Ferdia Holland, Declan Finnegan, Jamie Guinan, Ryan McEneaney, Cillian Cromwell, (1.00) Peter O’Hanlon (0.03) Conor McEnaney (0.02) Kevin O’Hanlon (1.02) Eoin Sherry, Aaron Jones (0.02) John McMenamin (0.01) Nial Loughman (0.02) Substitutes used: Sean Downey (0.01) Fergal Lonergan and Ronan Gollogly

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