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Carrickmacross Club Notes

March 2nd, 2017

The Club Lotto! The club lotto draw took place on Monday night in the Emmet Centre for a Jackpot of €9,700. The numbers drawn were 04, 09, 20 and 21; there were no matching numbers. Next week’s jackpot is €9,800. There are three ways of doing the lotto (a) buy weekly (b) subscribe yearly (c) or play on-line via the Emmets website: First out of the “lucky dip” was Anita McCahey for a €50 “Keep it Local” voucher; Simon Allen got a €20 voucher while Eddie and Chris Higgins will have to split a €20 voucher; Karl McMahon was pulled out for a €10 voucher! Lotto envelopes are available at Birdy’s Newsagents; McMenamin Newsagents; Hughes’s Coffee Shop; McNally’s Tavern; Carrick Deli; Cassidy’s Filling Station (Ardee Road) Bits and Bobs and O’Rourke Fuels:

Winning Trip! Congratulations to the Monaghan team on their battling performance to defy Kerry a home win in Killarney; they showed tremendous character and courageous hearts. They fought boldly against both the Kingdom and the wintery elements; they defended like lions and attacked like wolves but were deserving winners over the seventy minutes. A word of praise to all the Emmets supporters who made the long trip by plane, car and train, the journey was worth it and all arrived safe and sound to Carrickmacross! Ye are a credit to your club and your county!

Brother Gregory Fox! His arrival to town put Carrickmacross on the map academically, musically and in the field of sport. In the sporting realm, he brought juvenile hurling and football titles to all age groups with Carrickmacross Emmets. He has also involved himself to a huge extent in the local Community Games scene; he was secretary of the Co Monaghan Community Games between 1996 and 1999. Brother Gregory received the Emmets “Hall of Fame” award from Chairman Jimmy Finnegan back in 1988. The respected Patrician Brother who is originally from Carnmore was honoured for a lifetime’s work when he was awarded with the 2000 County Monaghan Rehab “Hall of Fame” award. The first Patrician Brothers came to Carrickmacross in 1902 at the invitation of the then Bishop, Dr Quinn.  The monastery was situated beside the Lisanisk Lake. In 1988 the Brothers moved to a new monastery on the Donaghmoyne Road overlooking the town of Carrickmacross. Brother Gregory is keeping well!

Draft Fixtures! Wednesday 12th of April is the proposed date of the first round of the Intermediate League and involves a trip to Blackhill for (18:30) Blackhill v Carrickmacross: Next up on Saturday 15th April we have our first home match at (19:00) Carrickmacross v Doohamlet: Round three is on Saturday 29th April when the parish clash in Corduff  is something to look forward to at (19:00) Corduff v Carrickmacross: Round Four is on Friday the 5th May when we host Toome in Emmet Park at (19:00) Carrickmacross v Toome: In the Platinum Tanks RFC Crawley Cup; Emmets face Drumhowan in Emmet Park at on Sunday 14th May at 18:30 and if we win we play Tyholland in the quarter-final at home on Wednesday 31st May. In the Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 2B Carrickmacross v Clones in Emmet Park on Saturday 18th March at 14:00 which will be the first game of the new season! In Round Two we travel to Aghabog on Saturday the 1st April for 17:00 with Round Three on Wednesday 26th April when Rockcorry come to town for 18:00.

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