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Carrickmacross Club Notes

April 19th, 2017

Intermediate League! The game itself didn’t rise to any great heights in the first half of this neighborly fixture with Corduff taking an early two-point lead before Stephen Gollogly pointed a free-kick. Just before the break a high ball into the Corduff area was not dealt with and Aaron Jones got his fist to the ball and punched into the Corduff net.  There was just time for Corduff to add a point from a free-kick to leave it Emmets 1-05 Gaels 0-07. Within three minutes of the restart Corduff added three points to change the complexion of the scoreboard and to go two up! Sean Downey landed a nice point from play. The tit-for-tat scoring continued and the Emmets soon had their second fisted goal courtesy of James Conlon’s brave dive from the edge of the square. (2-06 to 0-10) Corduff pointed a free-kick which was cancelled out by Stephen Gollogly with special point. The Gaels hit back with another pointed free-kick to leave the minimum between the sides. However the Emmets did the “rarely seen” and a third fisted goal came this time from Killian Cromwell whose effort was helped to the net by a Corduff player. The game had everything expected of this local derby and up to the last ten minutes the result was in the melting pot; but it finished in a four-point win for Carrickmacross. Emmet’s 3-07 Gael’s 0-12. Team: Andrew O’Rourke, Aaron Murray, Conor Duffy, Caolán Martin, Aaron Lynch, Conor McEneaney, Killian Cromwell, Neil Loughman, Peter O’Hanlon, Ciaran Ward, Stephen Gollogly, Kevin O’Hanlon, Sean Downey, James Conlon and Aaron Jones. Subs; Mark Downey and Jamie Guinan:

Mrs Mary Lynch! Mary Lynch first came in contact with camogie while at secondary school in her native Carrickmacross. She figured on successful school teams and wore the colours of County Monaghan while still a schoolgirl. She joined Celtic on taking up employment in Dublin and won Leinster and All Ireland medals. Marriage brought her back to Carrickmacross. While her family was young she confined her camogie involvement to coaching before she came forward to take the position of County Chairman for the longest term in the history of the county. Known as Mary Kelly in her playing days she used this experience to good effect; later as trainer and manager of the Monaghan county teams. Next she moved to Ulster Council and in 1985 she took over as National President of the Camogie Association! Well-known as a referee, she has officiated at All-Ireland finals in minor, junior and senior grades along with many county finals. In 1986 at the first-ever County Monaghan Sports Personality Awards in the Oasis; the Barry McGuigan received the overall award while Mrs Mary Lynch received the camogie personality award! The Emmets club send their sincere condolences to the Lynch family especially sons, Brendan, Bill, Tony and daughter Marianne also to her sister Phillis McEvoy we convey our sympathies.

Emmets Under-Sixteen! It would have been one of the great club comebacks if the Emmets had succeeded in resurrecting this under-sixteen game and they nearly did under the circumstances. Losing by 0-08 to 0-01 at half time it seemed “game set and match” to Latton but this was not tennis and if two golden opportunities had reached the intended target within the last five minutes; then it would certainly have been “advantage” to the Emmets. However; they threw everything into the second half and gradually cut the Latton lead bit by bit. Even though Emmets were short a number of players particularly in the forwards; their replacements did themselves proud and battled like warriors in the second half after an indifferent first period saw a poor return of a single point from a free-kick. Donnach Swinburne, Conor Capaldi, Killian McNally, Jack McGeown and Eton O’Gorman all got on the board with a variety of points and with minutes left the deficit was down to just a single point 0-11 to 0-10. With Latton on the back foot the Emmets pressed for a decisive goal to save the match. The Emmet supporters were full of praise for the team which showed heart and spirit right up to the final whistle. Team; Darragh Maher; Helvijs Daygulis; Michael Maguire; Sean McKenna; Nial Keenan; Jack McGeown; Nathan McCaul; Donnach Swinburne; Eton O’Gorman; Mark Tierney; Conor Capaldi; D Callaghan; Ryan Marron; Darragh Alfred; Killian McNally.

Drugs Awareness! St Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross together with Carrickmacross Emmets Wellbeing Committee are holding a drugs awareness talk for all parents in our community. This will take place in St Louis Secondary School Hall on Wednesday 3rd May at 7pm.  The talk will focus on the most common types of drugs in our community and will also provide signposts to supports available.

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