Under Fourteen! It’s a while since we saw the umbrellas up in Carrickmacross and it’s a while since we saw a hattrick of goals in Emmet Park but this evening against Magheracloone the Emmets mastered the wet conditions to score a fine victory by 4-15 to 1-08 in Division One league. Leading by 0-10 to 0-04 at half time it was by no means over and the scoreline probably flattered the Emmets a bit. However the introduction of Oisin Mills at the break paid handsome dividends and almost immediately he found the Magheracloone net; it wasn’t long till he netted number two after a high catch on the edge of the square; number three came when he burrowed his way through the opposition to bury the ball into the net. By the time of the third goal the game was more or less in the bag but the Mitchells never gave up the hunt and they made the Emmets defenders work hard which they did with flying colours.
Under Sixteen! A free-kick each were the opening scores to this under-sixteen league match; Donnach Swinburne with the Emmets point. We hadn’t to wait long until Oisin O’Hanlon found the Harps net. Donnach Swinburne pointed from play but then the Emmets had a bit of a set-back when the visitors went the length of the field to snatch a goal. Half Time; Emmets 1-06 Harps 1-03. The Harps commenced the second half on fire with five attacks in a row; three wides; one point and crucially their second goal. Donnach Swinburne pointed two more free-kicks; Jack McGeown put the Emmets two points up but the Harps hit back with a point from a free-kick and a point from play; all square. Emmet Park lit up when Donnach Swinburne top-cornered a rasper to the harps net for a special goal. He converted another free-kick to take his personal tally to 1-06. Jack McGeown pointed his second from play which was really an insurance point. Final Score Emmets 2-11 Harps 2-08. Team; Darragh Maher; Cian O’Reilly, Eton O’Gorman, Sean McKenna, Niall Keenan, Jack McGeown, Jack Cassidy, Andrew Moore, Donnach Swinburne, Mark Tierney, Conor Capaldi, Larry McCluskey, Niall Bermingham, Daire Povall, Oisin O’Hanlon. In came; Nathan McCaul; Cian Maher and Michael Maguire:
Under Eighteen! The Emmets minor team bussed it to Truagh for a league encounter of some importance but as it turned out it wasn’t their night. After playing well and giving a gutsy performance; they gave as good as they got; and were never out of the game! Cathal McEneaney opened the Emmets scoring with a point but when Rowan McMahon popped up with a goal for Carrick the score stood at 1-01 to 0-03. Half time score was Emmets 2-05 Truagh 0-10. In the second half points from Tadhg Callaghan (2) Jack McGeown and Oisin Cassidy took Emmets total to 2-09 while Truagh added seven to their tally to bring them to 0-17. Nevertheless; some splendid breaking moves tested the opposition defence; they fought to the finish and showed their fighting credentials for another day! Team; Robbie McCluskey; Oisin Cassidy; Patrick Bermingham; Jack McGeown; Cathal O’Rourke; Tiernan McCourt; Cathal McEneaney; Karl McMenamin; Andrew Moore; Oisin Wilcoc; Tadhg Callaghan; Rowan McMahon; Dylan Ward; Jack Gillick; Oran Brady; Subs; Eoghan Duffy; Killian Gartland; George Marsden; Niall Keenan; Donnach Swinburne; Larry McCluskey; Rhesa Irawan and Breffni Henry; Cormac O’Hanlon (inj)
Reserve League! A long trip to Smithboro to play Eire Og in the Reserve League; Emmets travelled short a number of players. It was five points to two points before Ronan Gollogly and Sean Downey pointed from play. Eire Og scored their sixth point while Mark Downey made it five for the Emmets. Sean Downey was on the mark from a free kick; and he soon returned with a nice point from play. The final score of the first half fell to Eire Og when they got in to score a goal. (Eire Og 1-06 Emmets 0-07) Second half and two more Eire Og points, the Emmets entered a good period of play and four points on the trot which brought the score to 1-08 to 0-11. Eire Og edged ahead with two further points and when they scored their second goal from a penalty it left then five ahead. Emmets shooting got ratty and a number of wides ensued: The final score read 3-12 to 1-11. Team; Glen Reilly, Gearoid Jones, Aaron Murray, Padraig Marron, Ronan Kiernan, Adrian McCluskey, Fergal McDermott, Ciaran Ward, David Eakin, Ryan Carolan Paraic Keenan, Ronan Gollogly, Jack Ogle, Sean Downey, Mark Downey. Sub used; Pauric Rafferty.
Crawley Cup Quarter Final! Tyholland opened with a point in this Reserve Championship at Emmet Park on Sunday. The next three points went to the Emmets. John McMenamin added his second point with his left foot before Tyholland pointed a free-kick. Ryan O’Connor made a nice run and planted a goal. Jack Ogle fisted a point. When a high ball was failed to be cleared Tyholland took advantage and a goal. Mark Downey got his first point from play and so did Cáolin Martin. Half time Emmets 1-08 Tyholland 1-03. Unfortunately the visitors lost a player through injury and were unable to replace him. Sean Downey commenced with a point, he then saw another effort go through a crowded square to the net; John McMenamin made no mistake for Emmet’s third goal. Final Score; Emmets 4-15 Tyholland 1-05. Team; Glen Reilly, Gearoid Jones, Aaron Murray, Ronan Callaghan (1-00) Fergal McDermott, James McGeown, Cáolin Martin (0-01) Ciaran Ward, David Eakin (0-01) Ryan Carolan, Mark Downey (0-03) Ryan O’Connor (1-00) John McMenamin (1-02) Sean Downey (1-06) Jack Ogle (0-01) Subs used; Padraig Marron, Ronan Gollogly, Ronan Kiernan and Pauric Rafferty (0-01)
Emmets Lotto! The club lotto draw took place this Monday night in the Emmet Centre 07. 14. 26. 27. There were no matching numbers. First out of the “lucky dip” for a €50 “Keep it Local” voucher was Sadhbh Maher followed by Glenn O’Reilly who won a €20 voucher as did John Callanan: The final €10 voucher went to Colm Birdy! Next week €10,900:
Two Victories! Two Emmet teams travelled to Scotstown at the weekend and came home with two victories. First up were the Division 5 under–fourteen team who had matters more or less their own way with a sound victory over the home team in round five of the competition; the final score was 7-13 to 1-08. Next to take the field were the under-twelves; division five team who were also playing their fifth match of their competition. Goals matter and the three that the Emmets scored was the main difference on the scoreboard and enough to secure a comfortable win; final score was Emmets 3-07 Scotstown 0-05.