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November 29th, 2022

Blackhill Emeralds Club Notes: 01/12/22 

Seán Mac Thaidhg, An Both. R.I.P.

Blackhill Emeralds GAA Club wish to sincerely express our sympathy to the McCague family and to Scotstown GAA Club following Seán’s passing last week. 

Seán’s achievements stand alone as the revered architect of modern Monaghan GAA. In raising a county who had last tasted success between the World Wars, the 1979 Anglo Celt was the spark that changed our counties destiny. One photograph of that homecoming on display in and taken from outside Vincent Tavey’s in Market Square captured the sheer unadulterated joy of it all. In those days as a child, it was confusing how so many Monaghan adults openly proclaimed to be Down, Cavan or Kerry supporters. Seán and his teams through the 1980’s put an end to that, radicalising the youth by allowing us all walk-up Jones road as good as anyone and afraid of no one. Seán in his time changed Monaghan from a small county into the fiercely proud football county that has now been woven into our DNA and we will be eternally grateful for the gift of his talent, life and service. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a-nAnamachta dhílis.

A.G.M.

Blackhill Emeralds GAA AGM took place on Friday November 25th last. The meeting was very well attended and all the positions were filled on the night. Chairperson Paddy McBride thanked outgoing club treasurer Kieran Duffy who had served five years in the role and also Sean Duffy who stepped down after five years as bingo sub-committee treasurer. Kevin Duffy was welcomed as incoming club treasurer. The outgoing team management of Pauric Treanor and Paul Curran were wished every success in their new role with the county U-20’s. Aiden Little was a worthy recipient of club person of the year for 2022 after a contested ballot.

Breakfast Morning Fundraiser:

A breakfast morning will be held in Blackhill on Sunday next between 9am-12pm.

The event is to raise funds for the family of local woman Sarah Addis (McNally), Drumherriff North, and her husband Gary. Please support this very worthy community event. Full details are available through all club social media. For those unable to attend but who would like to make a donation, you may do so through the following link. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpgetgaryhome?utm_term=BPdqnxn9A

Drive-In Bingo:

Bingo Thursday 8pm

The jackpot is €2150 this week on 45 calls

Bingo choice from in the car or play from the comfort of the club social centre.

Social Centre: 

For social centre members bookings contact Hugh Cullen on 0862541200 

Well done to Castleblayney Care who ran a very well supported table quiz in our social centre on Friday last.

BRO’s of Tralee:

Please support Dermot Daly in the BRO’s of Tralee fundraiser being run by Doohamlet GAA. You can vote online via social media. Tickets for the event in the Glencarn on Saturday December 3rd are also on sale for €20

Ladies GAA:

Best of luck to Donaghmoyne in the All-Ireland Final and hard luck to Castleblayney who came very near to making the final also.

Emeralds Lotto:

1st Eileen McGuigan

2nd PJ McShane

3rd Brian McCabe

John McGough Walking Track:

Our floodlit walking track is open to 9pm nightly. 

Le meas,

Pól Ó Siarán,

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí,

C.L.G. An Mhullach Dubh.

pro.blackhill.monaghan@gaa.ie

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