Round1: Emmets V Tarbert in Tarbert on Monday 17th March at 3pm
Result: Emmets 3-10 Tarbert 1-09
Round 2: Emmets V Castleisland Desmonds in Castleisland on Sat 22nd Feb
Result: Emmets 1-1 Desmonds 2-12
Round 3: Emmets Bye
Round 4: Emmets V Brosna in Listowel on Sun 9th March at 2.30
Round 4: Emmets V Ballylongford in Listowel on Sun 16th March at 2.30
Result: Emmets 1-09 Ballylongford 1-08
This fifth round North Kerry League match played in Listowel’s Frank Sheehy Park saw two relatively young sides take to the field in what turned out to be an exciting affair. It took fifteen minutes for the first score to be registered by Ballylongford but Listowel, following two consecutive defeats were never going to lie down in this fixture. David Keane opened the scoring for Listowel in the 16th minute and this was followed by points coming from David Sheehy, Keane again and Michael Stack.
Ger McCarthy sliced through the Ballylongford defence after 25 minutes putting Listowel 0-05 to 0-04 going in at half time.
The second half saw the standard of football improve dramatically as Emmets grew in confidence. Ger McCarthy’s surging runs from the half back line caused a lot of problems for the Ballylongford defence. David Keane collected his third score of the game half-way through the second half with a neatly worked move, sensibly hand-passing the ball over the bar leaving the scoreline six points to four in favour of the Emmets. Listowel’s shorter hand-passing game began to work effectively in the second half as they totally dominated possession in large parts of the half. Eimhin O’Brien was next on the score sheet for Listowel and soon after he turned provider for a Michael Stack goal leaving Listowel 1-7 to 4 in front.
Ballylongford fought back at this stage kicking 1-3 without return, their goal coming from the boot of corner forward Cian O’Connor however Emmets improved steeliness ensured they were not going to let this game away from them. David Keane popped up again to kick his fourth point of the game to keep two points between the sides. Corner back John Heaphy on one of his many forays up the field kicked Listowels final point of the game to ensure Emmets first victory of the North Kerry League.
Team: Listowel Emmets 1. Shane Quinn 2. Jake Moriarty 3.Jack Maguire 4. John Heaphy 5. Ger McCarthy 6. Denis Walsh 7. Jamie Barry 8. Cormac Mulvihill 9. Brendan Flavin 10. David Sheehy 11. Sean Gilbert 12. David Enright 13. Bryan Murphy 14. Michael Stack 15. David Keane. Scorers: D Keane 0-4, M Stack 1-0, G. McCarthy 0-1, D. Sheehy 0-1, E. O’Brien 0-1, B Murphy 0-1, J. Heaphy 0-1.
Ballylongford 1. Shane O’Sullivan 2. William Keane 3. Mick McEllistrim 4. Pat Kennelly 5. Kenneth Tydings 6. Eamon McElligott 7. Mossy Kennerick 8. Ray O’Sullivan 9. Stephen Carmody 10. Liam McElligott 11. Stephen Foley 12. Paddy O’Neill 13. Liam McCarthy 14. Jason Deegan 15. Cian O’Connor.