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Emyvale G.A.A Weekly Club Notes 24.08.2023

August 24th, 2023

Upcoming Games:

U15 Div.2 Championship: Aghabog v Emyvale on Thursday at 7pm in Aghabog.

U13 Div.2 Championship Rd.4: Clontibret v Emyvale on Saturday at 11am in Clontibret.

Intermediate Championship,Group 1, Rd.3: Carrickmacross v Emyvale on Sunday at 5pm.

Wishing all our teams the very best of luck!

Intermediate: On Saturday our Senior team kickstarted their Championship campaign off with a good win over Toome. It took a little time for Emyvale to find their rhythm with an abrasive Toome picking off the first two points before Emyvale replied off the boot of Conor Forde from a free. Niall McKenna drew the sides level before Stephen Askin put Emyvale a point ahead, and they never gave up the lead from then on. Emyvale led at halftime by 5 points. The second half continued with some good Emyvale scores with notable performances by a number of players. A strong win that hopefully will build some momentum. Final score Emyvale 2:13-0:07 Toome.

Next game is a massive away game with Carrickmacross on Sunday evening. All support needed to travel for this difficult but mouthwatering clash.

Minors: Our Minor team played Scotstown on Monday evening in the semifinal of the Div.1 League. A tight opening with not much between the teams but some terrible misfortune led to the Emyvale and Monaghan talisman Matthew Finn coming off due to a nasty knee injury. The team rallied, tweaked the game plan and pushed ahead bravely. Unfortunately, a Scotstown goal kept them edging ahead. Our lads tried to bridge the gap but a second Scotstown goal left a wider gap even though it never really looked overly comfortable for the home side as Emyvale pushed, tackled and turned over lots of ball. Only for two fine saves by the Scotstown keeper, the game might have had a different complexion. However, it was a bridge too far on the evening but a lot of good Emyvale performances were on show when the chips were down. The score does not do Emyvale justice but well done to Scotstown and good luck in the final. Final score

Scotstown 2:13-0:13 Emyvale. Next up is the Minor Championship and the draw is to be scheduled soon.

U15’s: the lads were out last week in round 1 Div.2 Championship when they hosted Monaghan Harps in Tully but Harps came on the winners on the day, next game is on Thursday evening at 7pm away to Aghabog. Good luck to the players and management.

U13’s: the lads put in a big performance against Corduff last Saturday, they came out 4-06 to 1-04 winners on the day. Well done guys … next fixture is the Div. 2 Championship Rd.4 game on Saturday, when they are away to Clontibret at 12 noon. Good luck to everyone involved. Let’s show our support for our youngest competitive playing team!

U11’s: Training is every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8pm in Tully

U9’s: Continue with Training as usual. They had a great day out last Saturday at the Go games in Aughnamullen. Super morning football was had by one and all .

U7’s & Nursery: Training continues as normal. They have a home go games blitz this Saturday morning in Tully. Good luck guys

Senior Ladies: Next fixture is at home to Scotstown this Saturday evening in Rd.2 of the Championship. They had a commanding win over O’Neill Shamrocks last Sunday in Clontibret on a scoreline of 4:15-1:07.

U16 Girls: Last Tuesday 22nd August, saw the meeting of Emyvale and Monaghan Harps in the U16 Division 2 League Final in a local derby that took place at St. Mellans Park, Truagh. Harps took an early lead by scoring a goal in the 2nd minute while it took Emyvale to the 10th minute to get on the scoreboard with a Niamh McQuaid free. Harps then surged ahead with a further 3 points, taking their lead to 5 points. However,

Emyvale fought back, with some excellent points from the left boot of Niamh McQuaid. Harps found the net yet again stretching their lead further but an excellent point from Keeva Farmer kept Emyvale in touch and reduced the gap to just 2 points at halftime with a scoreline of Harps 2:4 to Emyvale 0:8. In the early stages of the second half, Harps were awarded a penalty which saw them adding another point to their tally. In a flurry of scores, Harps notched up 4 unanswered points giving them a 6-point lead which was always going to be difficult for the Emyvale girls to overcome. However, as is the nature of this young team they didn’t back down, with Shauneen Treanor scoring a cracking goal and a point and Niamh McQuaid adding another point to narrow the gap to just one point in the dying minutes. In the final minutes, Harps scored a crucial point, securing a 2 point lead. This was followed by a late free converted by Niamh McQuaid narrowing the gap to a one point game but sadly this just wasn’t enough as time had finally run out. Monaghan Harps secured their division 2 League title on a scoreline of 2:10 to 1:12. Hard luck to the Emyvale girls but each player certainly played their part and should be proud of the workrate and effort they put into the game. We have no doubt they can build on this for the U16 Championship that lies ahead for them over the coming weeks.

Minor Team of the Year: After a fantastic County season leading the line of attack right through to the All-Ireland Final, Matthew Finn was duly named at full forward on the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards Team of the Year. A fitting honour for such a gifted player. Well done Matthew!

U17 Handball: Well done to Dylan McKenna who reached the U17 Irish Wallball Nationals Plate Final against Wexford’s Jamie Barnes last weekend. Dylan played a superb game of handball, however he was unlucky to lose the final in what was a very close battle! We’ve no doubt Dylan will be back in the very near future to bring home silverware back to the Club Emyvale and County Monaghan!!!

U19 Handball: Well done to Callum Gallagher who reached the U19 Irish Wallball Nationals Final at the weekend. Callum played an absolute blinder of a game against Cormac Finn from Sligo but was just unlucky to lose in such an exciting and close encounter. We’ve no doubt Callum will be back in the very near future to bring National titles home to the Club & County!!!

Emylott: This week’s Emylott Results for Monday 21st August 2023.

Numbers Drawn were 4, 15, 21, 28

There was NO Jackpot winner.

There were 2 match 3 winners: Stephen McMeel, Oriel Park; Patsy McKenna, Derrygasson, Emyvale

Promoters Prize: Post Office, Emyvale; Eugene & Enda O’Brien

Thank You for your continued support, Play Online for next week’s jackpot of €5900!

Wedding Bells: Wishing one of our most dedicated club members Roisin O Brien and her fiancé Conall a long and happy life together when they get married this Saturday. We hope you and your family have a day to remember!

Speedy Recovery to Matthew Finn who suffered a nasty injury during the Div. 1 League Semi-final last Monday evening.

All Ireland Champions: Well Done to Maoliosa Mohan & Teagan Murphy, along with dance partners Abbie and Robyn who were crowned All Ireland Champions in the U12 4-hand reel in last Weekends All Ireland Fleadh.

*1 Super Star with 4 County Stars!* “Super Star Ted McQuaid” is pictured making a huge impression on County men Karl Gallagher, Darren Hughes, Ryan O Toole and Gary Mohan on the final day of the recent Tully Camp. This was Ted’s first Tully Camp and he lit up the scene with his infectious enthusiasm and humour. It was around April last year when the news broke that Ted would have to undergo treatment for suspected tumours on his brain. After 2 surgeries, treatment and thoughtful prayers Ted has made a fantastic recovery. He was the light and soul of Tully Camp with the only problem being that he wanted it to go on another week !! Well we just can’t wait to see you back at the camp next year Ted, but first he must go for a scan on the 29th of August so please keep praying for Teds recovery. Keep up the good work Ted!

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