EMYVALE G.A.A CLUB NOTES www.winapotofgold.ie Looking for a Christmas gift idea?? Give someone near or far the chance to win a real pot of gold valued at €50,000, or alternatively take the cash equivalent. Got someone living far from home? gift them a bit of home this Christmas as our tickets can be purchased online for them at €29.95 each or two for €50, paper tickets as gifts also available from Club members and online at www.winapotofgold.ie. We are currently selling paper tickets in person, so all help is greatly appreciated from club members and friends.
*Emylott Jackpot is now €10,700* This week’s Emylott Results for Monday 20th December 2021. Numbers drawn were 6,9,18,30. There was No Jackpot winner There was 4 Match 3 winners Luke Kelly, Drumully; Stephanie Todd, 14 Oisin Briain, Emyvale; The Treanor Gang, Davagh; Seamus Mc Kenna, Tonneycoogan. Promoters Prize: Mc Mahons Shop & EOB. Thank You for your continued support and good luck in the next draw.
Annual Lotto Renewal: The annual lotto tickets for 2021 has now expired. Anyone wishing to renew their subscription for either themselves or someone else can do so by either using 1. Clubforce, 2. contact a promoter and pay via Direct Debit or finally 3.as a one-off payment with a club lotto promoter.
Forde Cup 2021: We had four teams competing for the annual Forde Cup on Sunday past with around 45 boys and girls displayed great skills on a very cold day. It was keenly contested with both semifinals and the final going to extra time, highlighting the fun but competitive nature of the Forde Cup. Fun was had by the kids, with the steely competitiveness brought by the Mum Managers! The black team ran out winners after a thrilling final. Joint captains Dija and Domas were presented with the cup by Declan Forde. A big thanks to Peadar mc Mahon who came along to take photos, Paul Bouge and William Carroll for refereeing, thank you also to all the mothers who expertly managed the teams. Finally, a massive thank you to Declan and Angela Forde for sponsoring another successful tournament.
2021 Overview: As we close out 2021 we must reflect on the year that was. Our Senior team made the league and Championship semifinals and the reserve team
making both finals, unfortunately no silverware was accrued but progress was definitely made with a number of younger guys pushing for places and making the squad overall stronger. Our U17 team pushed hard and made the div.3 decider but were defeated by a point after a brave performance in the div.3 championship final. Silverware came in the form of the U15 div.5 team, winning the div. 5 B Cup Final. The U15 div.1 team put in a tough league campaign only to reap the hard work and effort to stage a magnificent championship reaching the shield final, being narrowly pipped by Truagh after a second half dominate performance. 2021 was a steep lesson in resilience for our U13’s, losing a lot of players to injury took its toll, but the team and management never gave up and continued to enjoy themselves with whatever was thrown at them and at times playing some excellent football. One of highlights of the year was the return of the pride of Emyvale underage football, The BC Blitz. And what a return it was, after a drought of about 10+ for Emyvale teams winning this toughest of tournaments, our U11 team finally got their hands on the Cup and our second team running close in the shield competition. Our U9’s had some great days out at Go Games and blitzes, with each and every child thoroughly enjoying themselves. Last but not least is our U7’s and nursery kids and coaches, it was unfortunate that once again this cohort didn’t get any Go Games but the coaches did wonders teaching the kids football basics in a fun and entertaining way. Well done to all the U14, U15, U16 and U17 players who made their county development squads and for those who didn’t quite make it, 2022 could be your year so keep the hard work up and most of all enjoy your football. It was also a great year for Ryan Mc Anespie, who was nominated for a PwC All Star and being awarded the Monaghan Club Player of the year award. It was a great season too for our keeper Conor Forde who along with team mate Ryan Mc Anespie were named on the Monaghan Intermediate All Star Team of the Year. Everyone associated with the club would like to wish complete and full recoveries to the long-term injury members of our club, namely Colin Hughes, Ryan Kelly, Danny Mc Mahon from our senior squad and Evan Mc Kenna from our juvenile ranks. We have no doubt you will all come back stronger.
Thank You: We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the club work so well in every way over the last year. Either on field as a coach, mentor or medic, to the members of our hardworking Juvenile and Senior Committee’s right through to the people who bought and sold EmyLott tickets and Pot of Gold Tickets. A huge thank you to our main sponsors Silver Hill Foods and our main Juvenile sponsors G&G Centra Emyvale. Thank you to the people who came out and supported our teams throughout the season and especially to the players and their families for their dedication all year. A special word of thanks to our own Tommy Bowe for all his help, it was much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Merry Christmas: We would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry and peaceful Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year, while also keeping in our thoughts those former club members who are now sadly deceased.
Nollaig Shona Duit.