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October 20th, 2020

Lotto Committee! The committee have decided to postpone the Club Lotto for the immediate future until the Government restrictions are reviewed and it is safe for everyone concerned, which will probably be six weeks.  Meanwhile the jackpot remains intact for the resumption and it stands at €3,000 as there was no winner on Monday night. The numbers drawn were 05, 14, 22 and 26: Kenny Callaghan won the €50 voucher; Pauric Watters and Mary McGinn got the €20 vouchers while Anne Tumelty got the €10. Thanks to everyone who has remained loyal over the last number of difficult weeks including our supportive business people and sellers; we look forward to your continued assistance when we return!

Club Meeting! At a club meeting last week it was decided to convene under rule our Annual General Meeting on weekend Friday 27th November in whatever circumstances prevail at the time; this may have to be changed subject to an alteration in the circumstance of restrictions; We will look at all the options available; meanwhile preparations are continuing and the relevant documentation will be communicated to our members in the coming week. The running of a modern senior club takes a number of dedicated people and we would welcome nominations and proposals to the Executive Committee and indeed to the other sub-committees that make up the Emmet club including a vibrant juvenile committee. We will keep you informed as things develop over the next two weeks. It was also decided to hold the Annual Christmas Swim as is customary; however we will have to organise the event according to whatever constraints exist at the time. This is a special occasion as it celebrates the 40th Charity Swim for the club and we hope to have a good response when the details are announced shortly

County Players! The Emmets were well represented over the weekend and it was great to see the minor team come out on top against old rivals Cavan in the Ulster Championship; we wish Cian, Fionan, Jack and Stephen continued success in the competition. Meanwhile the Stephen and Karl can look forward to the All-Ireland and Ulster Championship with county senior team and also best wishes to them for the remaining league game on Sunday against Meath. Hopefully everything will go according to plan and it was wonderful to sit down at the week end and watch the games back in action and we got plenty of that:

Fifty Years Ago! Kingpins of Monaghan juvenile football in the 60s, Carrickmacross began the 70s in a blaze of glory at Clontibret on Sunday when they beat the rather weak challenge of a Monaghan Harps team by 2-13 to 2-03 in the final of the Fr McHugh Cup. Indecisiveness in attack sharpness in defence and a masterly display at midfield were the big factors in their success. Carrickmacross swung into the attack from the throw-in and at half-time had the game as good; as won! With apparent ease they sent over eleven points from all distances and angles and added a goal before the half-time whistle sounded. Much had been expected of Monaghan and they were favourites to take the title, having beaten Carrickmacross in an earlier round of the League. Carrickmacross—Pat McDaniel; Pat Finnegan, Brian Ward, Ciaran Marron: Ciaran O’Reilly, Dermot O’Brien, Thomas Gavaghan; Liam Thornton, Dermot McGlew 0-04 Brendan Conlon 0-02 Pat Traynor 2-04 Tom Jones 0-01 Tim Fox, Pat McCarthy, Enda Murray. Substitute Joe McNally. 

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