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October 29th, 2019

Senior League! At the conclusion of a long season; it was a goal that made difference in the end; when the Emmets were beaten by Ballybay in the final of the Senior League by 2-09 to 1-09. It is fair to say that the team were probably left with a hill to climb in the second half and even with ten minutes to go it looked pretty ominous as to the outcome. However; a late rally and recovery and some good football brought an exciting finale to the game but the finishing line came too quickly and for the second year running it was disappointment for all concerned for the club and team. Getting back to the first half and some missed point-chances were a worry as they mounted up; however the concession of two goals was a vital blow to the Emmets aspirations as they went to the dressing room seven points down. The second period; there was an obvious impetuous in the Emmet play and several raids ended with frustration; hitting the post and crossbar being two examples of what might have been. Towards the end it was all pressure from the Emmets as they pulled the difference back to two points but the summit left to climb was just too much to handle. (See match report elsewhere) At this juncture; it has to be said, that the last three years were a great experience for everyone in the club with the team performing at the highest level within the county and with a very high degree of victories during that particular era; it was to be an Intermediate double that was highlight but reaching two Senior League finals was no mean achievement. No one can complain about the effort, passion and loyalty put into the preparation of the players by managers Andy and Glen and their announcement that they were standing down brings with it an emotional departure of two very faithful and committed clubmen. We wish them the best in whatever direction they decide to take and we cannot thank them enough for all their work. Likewise we acknowledge the commitment of the panel of players who have proved to be a top class side over the hard season and they will no doubt be back to continue the ‘wearin of the green’ against the best opposition in the county in order keep the club at the very top and to ensure that the Emmets remain a vibrant senior club. Everyone else concerned with the team and there are many; can take pride in their effort; during the winter and summer months they never failed to play their part in order that nothing was left undone for the team.

Book Now! Noises Off!  Celebrating ten years on the boards the Farney Players present this side-splitting play within a play about the follies of theatre folk whose susceptibility to out of control egos, passionate affairs and memory loss turn every performance into a high-risk adventure! Keep free 8th 9th 10th of November in Carrickmacross and the 15th 16th in Castleblayney! The Emmet club recognise the great assistance of the Farney Players towards our development funding costs over the past decade and we hope everyone will support this excellent production. FARNEY PLAYERS FACEBOOK: Only two weeks of rehearsals to go before our staging of this year’s show. Noises Off is credited with being hailed as possibly the funniest farce ever written and as the title suggests it’s based around what happens on and off stage. In this production we see what happens when lines are forgotten, cues are missed and secret love affairs are all brought into the mix not to mention a cast members love for the bottle! All proceedings are led by a hot headed director with a raging libido who tries in vain to recreate perfection on stage. Tickets are available at O’Rourkes Fuel 042 966 1372 Keegan’s Newsagents 042 9661475.


Annual General Meeting! The AGM is on Friday 22nd November in the Emmet Centre at 8pm. We will be seeking nominations for a number of positions on the Executive Committee including volunteers for the formation of a Juvenile Committee which will be an opportunity for new people to get involved. The running of a club takes a great deal of energy and commitment including legalisation and safety obligations and can’t be run successfully if the effort and organisation is not put in place. Nomination forms will be circulated during the week and will be also available to collect O’Rourkes Fuel 042 966 1372. Now is the chance to have your say as to where the future stands for the Emmet club, see what you can do!.


Votes of Sympathy! The Emmet club send our condolences to Frank Markey and the Markey family on the death of his mother Patsy who went to her eternal reward recently. She will be sadly missed by those of us who had the privilege of knowing the “landlady” as she was affectionally known. Her presence will be remembered for her charm and charisma which she shared with us all on our visits to Markey’s Bar. She was a mindful of information on any subject but her memoirs of days of past would always hold your attention and very much worth listening to!  The club also sympathise with O’Brien family of Drybridge Drogheda on the death of Mary O’Brien who passed away last week after a very short illness. Mary also had a very happy personality and appealed to anyone that was in her company, her jovial approach will be sadly missed especially by her family and friends Mary is a sister of Catherine Scully of Meadowlands.

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