Emyvale GAA Club Notes for Thursday 22nd August 2019
U17’s A week to remember for this team as they were crowned Division 1 league Champions after a wait of over 70 years. This U-17 team defied all odds last week by overcoming a strong Donaghmoyne team away in the semi-final to reach the final on Tuesday last against Monaghan Harps. Emyvale settled into the final well with Ben Ryan opening the scoring through his magnificent left boot. Monaghan Harps kept within touching distance and went ahead in the 20minute through the accurate Eoghan Mc Ginnity. This would give them a slender lead of 2points as half time approached 0-7 to 0-5. Emyvale regrouped and came out in the 2nd half very strong, with points from Michael Hamill and Aidan Mc Kenna. They were dealt a big blow when midfielder Allister Stewart received a blackcard. This however seemed to galvanise this determined group of players and they took the lead in the 12 minute into the half from Ben Ryan. It was the last quarter where the team showed great character through tenacious defending to stop Monaghan Harps from scoring. With only a few minutes on the clock Monaghan Harps was awarded a penalty which only left 2 points between the sides. However up stepped substitute Jake Hughes who extended the lead to 3 points. They held on and were crowned Division 1 league champions on a final scoreline of 0-16 to 1-10. A great team performance and we are extremely proud of the team and management on their achievement so far and more to come from this great team. Team and scorers : B Sherry, C Mulligan, R Murphy, D Sherry, L McKenna, K Hackett (0-1), C McKenna, A Stewart, C Liddle, M Hamill (0-3), R Corrigan, B Ryan(0-8) , A McKenna (0-2), L Kelly, J Hughes (0-2) for A Stewart, H Mc Kenna for L Kelly, M Curly, K Gallagher, D Sherry, L Cawley, M Donohue, D Mc Kenna, G Treanor, D McKenna
Seniors played Cremartin in the first round of the Championship on Sunday last in Scotstown. Both teams stepped up from Junior last year and there wasn’t much to separate both sides in opening quarter. A well worked move from a kick out resulting in David Mc Allister getting the opening goal. This gave Emyavle a 4point lead at halt time 1.6 to 5pts. They second half couldn’t have gotten off with David Mc Allister finding the net inside the opening minute for his second goal. Cremartin didn’t falter and cam back strong in the third quarter and they scored a goal with 5 minutes remaining to set up a nervous finish. At full time both sides were level but in added time Daniel Mc Mahon tagged on a point and then found the net under extreme pressure from the Cremartin backs to give Emyvale a 4 point win. Final score 3.10 to 1.12. Team and scorers – C Forde (0-1F), S Mc Meel, A Loughran, C Connolly G Devlin, R Mc Anespie (0-4 (2F)), R Kelly, M Flannery, C Hughes, M O’Brien, R Mc Allister, K Mc Quaid (0-1), D Mc Mahon (1-1), D Mc Allister (2-1), N Mc Kenna(0-2) . Subs – R Treanor for C Connolly. Next up for the lads is the refixed match vs Sean Mc Dermotts which was played yesterday evening.
U7’s training as usual on Wednesday evenings.
U9’s Emyvale are due to host the last go games of the season for this group on Saturday morning. All help will be appreciated to help make this run smoothly. Well done to everyone who played on Saturday.Training Wednesday and Friday evenings.
U11’s Well done to both teams in Aghabog and Newbridge last weekend. Challenge match in Tully this evening (Thursday) at 7:15pm. Training Monday and Thursdays.
U13 both teams play Clontibret and Clones in the Div 5&6 championship and the Div 2 championship. Follow your WhatsApp group for details.Both teams are now in a must win situation to keep our season going. Best of luck to both teams.Training Monday and Thursdays.
U15’s final game of the championship round robin is played tonight against Drumhowan is tonight. Best of luck lads.
Run To Remember – Gary Askin Special word of thanks to everyone who helped out in anyway at the Gary Askin run on Friday night last. It was a great turnout and great to see so many gaels from across the province participate in the event. Well done to all.
Emylott Jackpot: €1100. No winner. No match 3’s . 5 Lucky Dip winners. Edel Mc Kenna Derrygasson, Damien Hughes Seveagh (yrly), Elaine Mc Gonnell Drumbanagher, Brian Mc Alister Aghaboy (yrly), Gabriella Brady Tydavnet. Promoters:- Jim Mc Cluskey & Mc Mahons Shop. Yearly Promoters:- Eugene & Enda O Brien. Numbers drawn 4, 12, 26, 28.