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Carrickmacross Club Notes

January 18th, 2017

Emmets Committee! With the new-year well in motion the Emmets had their first meeting of 2017 in the Emmet Centre on Monday night.Chairman Paraic Keenan commencing his second term presided over the meeting. Emmets club Secretary Eamon Allen also embarking on a second term opened preceedings with the adoption of the previous committee minutes. The treasurer Nial Carolan gave an up-to-date on the financial statement and on the currant finances and his assistant Adrian McCluskey who was also in attendance referred to fund-raising activities over a twelve month period. Club PRO John Scully welcomed Peter Mee to the media section where he will be acting as Emmet’s webmaster; it was agreed to have a step by step look at the Emmets website and other social communication systems. Pat Egan gave his first presentation as Youth Officer with a report on juvenile matters including a run-down on all the underage teams and management. The Club registrar Andrew O’Sullivan talked about Feile 2017 and outlined the situation to date regarding host families while Vinny Cassidy also partook in some juvenile discussions especially in relation to the grading of teams for the coming season. New committee member Robbie McMullan spoke about the subject of a new club sponsor; he took the opportunity to highlight the necessity to look for some prospective business partner that could generate revenue for the club; meanwhile we welcomed back into the fold another new member PJ O’Hanlon who made a constructive contribution about realistic long-term advertising policy!  Peter Gollogly voiced his opinion about the Christmas Swim and suggested some changes for next year; he said that about eighty swimmers took part but that the sponsorship returns would be down on last year. County Committee delegate Jimmy Finnegan arrived to the gathering direct from the County Board meeting to announce that the Emmets had drawn Blackhill in a preliminary round of the Intermediate Championship. He reported on the proposed “star games” and the implications that joint Emmet managers Andy Callan and Glen O’Reilly could face down the road. Other AOB matters that were discussed were; Club Membership; Club Lotto sales and the availability of tickets for the Annual GAA National draw. It was also adopted that the Emmets club apply to bring back Championship matches to Emmet Park and to the town and the business people of Carrickmacross. Apologies were received from Assistant Secretary John McMenamin, Development Officers Kevin Lynch and Francie McGinn and Children’s Officer Brian Duffy who complete the elected officers of the Emmets the line-out for 2017

Emmets Handball! The GAA League recommenced during the week with Carrickmacross A playing Carrickmacross B in an all home town fixture. After four well contested games in the Emmet Centre it finished all-square at four games each. The Emmets A team consisted of Ronan Kiernan, Oran Kiernan, Cathal Keenan and Jimmy McCahey while the Emmets B team contained Glen O’Reilly, Michael Duffy, Robert Duffy and Jimmy Hayes. Juvenile handball coaching continues each Monday evening at 5 o’clock in the Emmet Centre. The club proposed a vote of sympathy to the former secretary of the Monaghan Handball Board Austin McKenna (St Mellans) on the death of his mother Rose McKenna.

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