Emyvale G.A.A Weekly Club Notes 13-10-22
Intermediate Championship Semi-Final: It was disappointment for our seniors and everyone in the parish when we clashed with Magheracloone on Sunday evening in the McElvaney Waste & Recycling Intermediate Championship. The game was played in wet conditions to a big crowd in Clontibret but didn’t lend itself to a championship classic. Emyvale started quicker and could count themselves on top for the early exchanges but it was Magheracloone who opened a two-point lead against the run of play, before Steven Askin opened the scoring for Emyvale with a point from a free. Emyvale had a lot of the play up to this point with Karl Gallagher fielding some excellent ball, but we failed to turn the possession into scores with Magheracloone setting up well at the back and packing the defense, then breaking out to score their third point. David Mc Allister worked hard to earn Emyvale’s second score with a fine point from play. Magheracloone used the breeze well and scored another four points before our captain Ryan McAnespie got our third score to end the first half behind at 0:3-0:7. After the break Maghercloone scored the first point of the half. Our management made substitutions with Colin Hughes on for Rory Sherry and Michael Hamill making his eagerly awaited return from injury to replace the injured Aaron Loughran. Emyvale pressed and started to find some hard earned gaps in the Magheracloone defense and Steven Askin added to his point tally with another score, with another 3 points added from David McAllister, Ryan McAnespie and Niall Mc Kenna during a Emyvale purple patch to bring the difference down to the minimum at 0:7-0:8. The large Emyvale support were really making themselves heard, with the tension and atmosphere in the stands growing in anticipation of a possible comeback. The slippery conditions really played their part with some mistakes on both sides. But it was the south Monaghan team who pulled out the next two points before Steven Askin split the posts twice to bring it back to a one point game again at 0:9-0:10. Michael O’Brien replaced Greg Devlin, Diarmuid O’Domhnaill made way for Danny Mc Mahon and Allister Stewart replaced the injured Mervyn Browne before Magheracloone added a further 3 points in total. Ryan Mc Anespie pointed Emyvale’s 10th point but unfortunately time was against us and we had to settle for second best on the day on a score line of Emyvale 0:10 – 0:13 Magheracloone. It was a very hard fought game in tough conditions and
the lads battled to the end and were bitterly disappointed with the result. But great credit must go to the team and management for their character and endeavor in what was a tough season for injuries and thank you to them for some great entertainment along the way this season. Congratulations must go to Magheracloone and we wish you all the best in the final.
Thank you to our loyal sponsors Silver Hill Foods for all your support throughout the year.
Team and scorers: Conor Forde, Aaron Loughran, Mervyn Browne, Ben Mc Kenna, Steven Askin (4 points), Ryan McAnespie (C)(3points), Greg Devlin, Karl Gallagher, Diarmuid O’Domhnaill, Rory Sherry, Robbie McAllister, Ben Ryan, James Bellew, David Mc Allister (2 points), Niall McKenna (1 point) Subs: Colin Hughes for Rory Sherry, Michael Hamill for Aaron Loughran, Michael O’Brien for Greg Devlin, Danny McMahon for Diarmuid O’Domhnaill, Allister Stewart for Mervyn Browne. Manager: Gerard McCrudden. Selectors: Barry Sherry, Emmet McCrudden, Colm McKenna and Nicholas McMahon.
Ladies Senior Championship Final: Last Sunday saw our senior ladies compete in the final of the Combilift Senior Football Championship. The opposition was Donaghmoyne Ladies, who were on a quest to attain a record-breaking 20 championship titles in a row. The venue was Ballybay Pearse Brothers GAA grounds on what turned out to be a rain-drenched October day, which made playing conditions very difficult for both teams. Donaghmoyne very much dominated the opening minutes with a flurry of unanswered points, but the Emyvale team soon settled when they finally got on the scoreboard after 10 minutes. An opportunistic goal from Donaghmoyne put a further gap between the teams and left Donaghmoyne leading 1:05 to 0:02 at the end of the first quarter. What followed in the second quarter of the opening half was probably Emyvale’s strongest stretch of the game. A super goal from Therese Scott along with two further points left Emyvale outscoring the Donaghmoyne team 1:02 to 0:02 in this second quarter, leaving them trailing by just 3 points at the halftime whistle on a scoreline of 1:07 to 1:04. With just a 3 point difference at the restart of the game, Emyvale hoped to get on the scoreboard quickly, but Donaghmoyne were the first to notch up a score with a quick point. Undeterred, Emyvale soon cancelled it out with a great point two minutes later. However, what followed was
a scoring spree of an unanswered 1:05 by Donaghmoyne, and the game was slowly getting out of Emyvale’s reach. Despite their best efforts, one further point in the 17th minute of the 2nd half was all the Emyvale team managed to secure against a powerful and well-organised Donaghmoyne defense. The match was effectively finished as a contest when, 3 minutes later, the defending champions managed to scrape a ball just under the crossbar, adding a third goal to their tally.
Full Time Score:-Emyvale 1:06 – Donaghmoyne 3:15
Well done to the Donaghmoyne team on achieving your 20 in a row!
Despite the game not going our way, as a club, we can be incredibly proud of the effort and commitment that this team of players and management have put into this season. We would like to thank Kieran Campbell, Darren Swift and Declan McGarvey for all their dedication and many hours of hard work with the players throughout the year; Michele Corley and Cillian Sherry for their medical assistance, which is greatly appreciated.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our club sponsor, Versatile Packaging, who has once again this year provided unwavering support to the club. This sponsorship is very much appreciated, and we are truly grateful for your commitment to the Emyvale Ladies Club. To the other businesses who have assisted the senior team including McElvaney Scania, Toal Truck Services, Wrights Coach House & Bar and Centra Emyvale – we are so grateful for your contribution.
And finally, to our full panel of players – Their dedication and drive in training sessions and games has been exceptional and never lacking. We are immensely proud of each and every one of these players who have given themselves and their time so willingly despite so many other commitments. The work and progress that has been put in by the team and management in the 2022 season can only serve as a great foundation for future seasons for Emyvale Ladies. Here’s to 2023!
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U13’s: Our U13’s finished off their season at the Pat Meehan Memorial Tournament in Truagh on Saturday last. We entered a cup and a shield team. The Cup team played some of their best football all season but were beaten by a strong Donaghmoyne team in the Cup quarter final qualifier. Our Shield team which was largely made up of U11’s, had a super run putting in some really gritty performances to reach the shield final. It just wasn’t to be however as they met a stern Aghaloo team who claimed the shield trophy. Well done to Aghaloo, but a special well done to our shield and cup teams for their performances on the day. Thank you to the U11’s who came and played so brilliantly throughout the day.
That finishes off our U13 season, in what was an up and down season where we also played some outstanding football at times, however we did come away with the div.2 shield trophy in an epic game to claim some silverware.
Thank you to all the boys for their efforts all year and good luck to you all in next year’s u13 and u15 competitions.
U9’s & U7’s: both these age groups had a super year and finished up recently. Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way during the season. There were great numbers each week at training and the blitzes. The future looks bright for the club.
U10 Girls: Well done to our U10s who provided a guard of honour at the Senior Championship County Final on Sunday, when they welcomed both teams onto the playing field. It was wonderful for these young girls to be there to support the senior team, who are great role models for all our younger teams. The girls also participated in a half-time exhibition game against the Donaghmoyne U10s in really windy and rainy conditions. However, this did not deter these young players who have been progressing so well this season. Well done girls!
U12 Girls: Our U12s enjoyed the final night of the season when we held a presentation night to mark the end of a great year of football. Each girl was
presented with a framed team photo by our All-Ireland Minor players Áine and Holly. The evening was wrapped up with well deserved pizzas and treats for all the girls. A special thank you to the team of coaches who have worked with U12s this year – to Damien, Stephen, Barry, Marie, John and Siobhán your help throughout the year is really appreciated.
U14 Girls: Hard luck to our U14 team who lost out by just one goal to Castleblayney in the Frank Casey Shield Division 4 Semi Final on Saturday last. Another tightly contested game between two teams who fought hard for the win to the final whistle. Lots of lessons learned and this younger team can certainly build from all the games and training they’ve been involved in during the 2022 season. Thank you to Sharon, Stephen, Orla, David and Wendy who have worked tirelessly with this group of girls this year – we appreciate your efforts and commitment.
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others: The Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others group continues to meet up every Wednesday evening from 8-9 at Tully with fantastic numbers showing up each week. It’s not too late to get involved – it’s Ladies football in a fun, social and non-competitive environment. All experience levels are more than welcome to come along. Contact Orla for more information 086 6034314.
Ireland’s Fittest Family: Set a reminder to watch RTÉ One this Sunday evening at 6.30pm, when the McNally family will feature in Episode 3 of Irelands Fittest Family 2022! Taking on the challenge are our senior players Therese and Gráinne along with their brother Ronan and Daddy Eoin so we can’t wait to tune in and cheer you on! Good luck Team McNally!
Scór: Best wishes to our Ceili Dancers as they compete in the Scór Sinsir Ulster Finals in Galbally on Saturday evening next.
Monaghan GA.A. Crocus Movember Challenge Initiative will run for the month of November and facilitates men to raise awareness of men’s health and help support Crocus Cancer Centre Monaghan. Sponsorship cards are now available.
Sympathies: Everyone at Emyvale G.A.A would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Maura McKenna, Derrykinnighbeg. We also extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary (Maisie) Brady, Shanco , both of whom passed away recently.
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