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Emmets Notes 11th November 2013

posted 11 Nov 2013, 06:42 by Listowel Emmets
2013 Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 2 - Round 11:
Finuge V Listowel Emmets
Date: Sunday 17th November
Venue: Finuge
Time: 2.30 P.M.
 
Emmets Coiste na nÓg:
2013 U-16 North Kerry Championship Quarter Final:
Finuge 2-09 Listowel Emmets 1-09

Our U-16s made a spirited exit from this years North Kerry Championship in their Quarter Final match against Finuge played in Finuge last Sunday. While the Finuge pitch was in great shape considering the recent poor weather, the rain which fell throughout the game made things difficult for both sides. Finuge opened the scoring with a point from play, which was followed by a great goal by Emmets captain and full forward Con Gorman who fisted a high ball to the net. Points from Jack Healy from play, and Sam Tarrant from a free put Emmets into a 1-02 to 0-01 lead after 15 minutes. Finuge stormed into the game with a goal of their own and two further points from frees to put them ahead by 1-03 to 1-02 with 23 minutes gone. A great point from play by Tom Melvin levelled matters but Finuge scored three further points from frees before the break with Jack Healy scoring a lovely point from play for Emmets to leave the half-time score at 1-06 to 1-04 in favour of the home side. As in the first half Finuge opened the scoring in the second half with a point from play which was cancelled out by a great point from play by John Leahy who unfortunately Emmets lost to two yellows, shortly after Finuge scored two further points to put them 4 points clear with 15 minutes to play. Emmets moved Cathal Keane, who was having a great game at centre-back to midfield, and this helped them to put more pressure on the Finuge boys and four unanswered points (3 from frees from Sam Tarrant and a lovely point from play from Bryan Sweeney) levelled matters and it appeared as if the momentum had swung Emmets way but with 2 minutes on the clock Finuge put a great move together which finished with a great shot to the Emmets net. The Emmets boys played to the end and put a great length of the field move of their own together which finished with a great effort from Bryan Sweeney hitting the post and rebounding into play. Time ran out for us then and Finuge were the winners on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-09. Well done to them and we wish them well in the Semi Final. The Emmets boys played with great heart all through and to a man can be very proud of their efforts. Conor Beasley was solid in goals all through, the full-back line of Feidhlim Roberts, Shay McKenna and Ciaran Pierse battled manfully all day with a special mention to Ciaran Pierse who had an outstanding hour considering he is so young at U-14. Jack Wall, Cathal Keane and Niall Collins in the half-back line stuck to their task well, looking to launch attacks at every opportunity. Our mid-fielders Tom Melvin and Bryan Sweeney worked tirelessly, tracking every run and lending assistance in attack when in a position to do so with the afore mentioned Cathal Keane making a huge contribution when moved to this sector later in the game .Oran Pierse, Jack Healy, Sam Tarrant and John Leahy in the half-forward line contributed the most to our scoring and the full-forward line of David Sheehan. Con Gorman and Darragh McCarthy worked very honestly all day and the Greenville 3 came very close on occasions to adding to our scores. The Emmets supporters responded to the bravery of the boys play and cheered them on well throughout. We wish those players who are leaving the U-16 age group and Coiste-na-nÓg well in the future, encourage them to keep at it and thank them for their efforts down the years in Coiste-na-nÓg. Well done and our thanks to the management of Tommy Sweeney, Nick Roberts and Seán Moriarty and we wish them the best in 2014.
Team: 1. Conor Beasley 2. Feidhlim Roberts 3. Shay McKenna 4. Ciaran Pierse 5. Jack Wall 6. Cathal Keane 7. Niall Collins 8. Tom Melvin (0-01) 9. Bryan Sweeney (0-01) 10. Sam Tarrant (0-04) 10. Jack Healy (0-02) 11. Oran Pierse 12. Darragh McCarthy 13. Con Gorman Capt. (1-00) 14. David Sheehan 15. John Leahy (0-01).
 
Listowel Emmets Ladies:
Fingers are crossed for Emmets Ladies as we have been nominated for Club of the Year. Only three clubs are nominated with Fossa and Dromid making the short list with Listowel. This is a fantastic recognition for our club, and all down to the hard work done across the year from everyone associated with Listowel Emmets. Here's hoping we take the honours! The winner will be announced at the Kerry Ladies Awards night this Saturday, November 16th at the Heights Hotel in Killarney.
Also on the night Emmet’s Breda Lane will receive her 1st Senior Munster Championship Medal from that thrilling final against Cork this summer, along with her National League Division 2 medal.
Earlier this week we saw the legendary Kerry player Mary Jo Curran being inducted to the Hall of Fame at the TG4 All Star Awards. A stalwart of ladies football who continues to serve the sport with her involvement at school, club and county level.
 
Meanwhile future All Stars in the making! Leah Henry and Rebekah Garvey have been selected for the U16 Kerry County Panel. Well done girls, a great achievement and a fitting reward for your commitment to training.
 
As we are now coming to the end of the season Graham Shine has organised a fitness schedule to keep us going over the winter months. Graham will hold a fitness, toning / conditioning class on Sunday mornings for aged 15 - adults. The class will be 7 euro per person. 14 players per session. The first circuit training class will be this Sunday November 17th in St Michael’s College Hall at 11.00 A.M. 
 
Listowel Emmets Monthly Draw:
The next draw will take place on Wednesday 27th November at the Clubhouse in Frank Sheehy Park.
 
Progressive 41 Card Drive: continues every Wednesday night in the Clubhouse at 9.00 P.M.,
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