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Carrickmacross Notes

August 21st, 2015

Carrickmacross Emmets Club Notes 26: Emmets Win Shield! Under the blue sky of Monaghan town; the green of the Emmets shone brightly as the under-twelve (Division 5) team captured the Shield Cup in brilliant style on Tuesday evening! They laid the foundation of a comprehensive victory in the opening half when they led by 5.04 to 1.00. There was no way back for the Emyvale men as the victors kept the comfortable margin to the end when captain; Luke McSharry lifted the trophy. Niall O’Sullivan got the Emmets off the mark with a point from a free-kick but they were rocked a minute later when Emyvale found the net! Emyvale with two wides; were then hit with a counter-attack and Oisin McNally got Emmets first goal. Cian Conlon got on the scoreboard with a point from play as did Zach Donnelly. A double strike for Emmets saw Niall O’Sullivan and Sean Cassidy score two goals in two minutes. Oisin McNally popped over a point and popped in a goal within minutes and Cian Conlon had the last big say of the first half with a goal just on the whistle: Emmets 5.04 Emyvale 1.00. The second half began with a wide for Emyvale but for long periods it was all the Emmets; Oisin Mills (3) Niall O’Sullivan (1) Luke McSharry (2) Joshua Heffernan (1) all added points to the winners tally. Oisin Mills enhanced his game score with a goal and Aaron Curtis notched another major to bring the Emmets total to 7.11. Emyvale to their credit kept plugging and were rewarded with three second half goals however it wasn’t enough on this occasion. In the test match played between halves it was Emmets who came out on top with good performances from many players; with every man on the panel getting a run! The complete list of players read; Fionan Carolan; Darragh Mee; Shane Tierney; Niall O’Sullivan; Zach Donnelly; Cian Conlon; Luke McSharry; Conor Martin; Sean Cassidy; Oisin McNally; Ciaran McMahon; Oisin Mills; Keylem O’Rourke; Aaron Curtis; Alan Capaldi; Sean Birdy; Caleb Faughnan; Morgan Sweeney; Daire Matthews; Donnacha O’Hanlon; Aodan Browne; Rory O’Brien; Joshua Heffernan; Kyle Cassidy and Fiachra O’Gorman.  Mentors; Vinny Cassidy; Owen McNally; Stephen O’Rourke; Pat Egan and John G Conlon are to be complimented for finesse and confidence which they brought to this team and the Young Emmets responded with a polished and well-mannered victory.

Emmets Lotto! The Club Lotto took place at the usual time in the Emmet Centre where the following numbers were called; 03; 13; 16 and 20 for a jackpot of €2,400 and while there were quite a few close calls there was no winner of the top prize which means that the jackpot will be €2,500 this week.The €50 “Keep it Local” voucher went to Harry Murnaghan; €20 voucher went to K and J McCabe; the second €20 voucher went to Ann McKeever; while a €10 voucher went to Pat McEntee: The Emmets Lotto can be played either weekly or yearly or else on line; no matter what way you play it is a significant benefit to the funds of the club as we embark on our new projects on the Donaghmoyne Road and at Emmet Park!

Emmets Fixtures!  This Friday evening the Reserve team play in the final of the Reserve League 2B Final against Blackhill in Oram at 7.00pm: After losing the Championship final it would be a good consolation to capture this prize especially since it is sponsored by our own prodigy Pat Cassidy and his company Platinum Tanks! We can do it with the help of the Emmet Supporters; so make sure you travel in numbers and support the team. On Sunday at 5.30pm the Intermediate team; fresh from their splendid championship win over Drumhowan; play host to league leaders Emyvale in Emmet Park. Having won the away game the Emmets will be looking for another win to keep the momentum going!  On next Tuesday evening another final for the Emmets when the under-sixteen team plays Inniskeen in the championship (Division 1) decider which is due to commence at 7.15 pm in Pairc Eanna, Killanny. This local match should create good interest and we hope that the Emmet supporters will again turn out in crowds!

Emmets Congratulations!  News has spread from afar of the engagement of our exiled patriot Shane Crosby who has finally committed himself to a settled life with his lovely bride to be Caitríona! On behalf of the Emmets club we send our congratulations to the happy couple who are in Boston at the moment and we share their thoughts and aspirations for a fantastic future together! Shane is a true Emmet and flies the flag where ever he roams; he has always shown a passion for the home club an enthusiasm he has demonstrated both on and off the pitch! an enthusiasm which he has demonstrated on many occasions both on and off the field. ome club; an enthusiasm which he has demonstrated on many occasions both on and off the field. He has some similarities to our great hero Robert Emmet; highly educated; slight resemblance; fighting spirit; beautiful girlfriend. To use a phrase from Emmet’s romantic interest; “You could not see Miss Curran and not help liking her…her look was the mildest and the softest and the sweetest look you ever saw” Well the same applies Caitríona:
PS. We look forward to seeing you both at the Intermediate final!!!!
Sean Scullaigh anseo!

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