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Emmets Notes 15th April 2013

posted 15 Apr 2013, 05:27 by Listowel Emmets

Listowel Emmets News

Emmets Monthly Draw:

Listowel Emmets will hold their fourth monthly draw of the year on Wednesday night 24th April at 8.45pm in Frank Sheehy Park, tickets are €5 and are available from Con McCarthy.

2013 Club Membership:

Club Membership for this season is now due. Membership can be paid to John James Buckley or Tom Walsh.

The rates are as follows:

Adult Playing: €70

Adult - Non Playing: €50

Minor: €40

OAP: €40

Club Membership Special Offer Coiste na nÓg - Adult - Ladies

Join Listowel Emmets GAA and avail of our 2012 Family Membership Rates!

Enjoy 20% off your annual membership of Emmets G.A.A. when registering the whole family!

When renewing or joining Emmets G.A.A this season avail of 20% discount when registering Juvenile and Adult members.

One adult membership (€50) & One juvenile membership required when availing of this offer.

Contact John James Buckley (087 2406824) or Tom Walsh (087 7989030) to join.

Emmets Progressive 41 Card Drive

continues every Wednesday night at 9.00 P.M. in the Emmets Clubhouse, come along and enjoy the craic and don't forget to bring a friend.

Results and Fixtures

2013 North Kerry League Division 3 - Round 2

 - Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Clounmacon 2-07 Listowel Emmets (B) 0-11

Keanes SuperValu County Minor Football League Division 3A - Round 5

Ardfert 2-09 Listowel Emmets 2-11

Well done to Listowel Emmets Minor team who have qualified for the Semi Final of the Keanes SuperValu County Minor Football League Division 3A. Everybody in the club is very proud of each and every one of you. The Semi Final will be against Rathmore and will be on at Frank Sheehy Park on Friday 26th April.

2013 Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 2 - Round 3

Listowel Emmets 0-15 St. Pat's Blennerville 1-12

Listowel Emmets and St. Pat’s Blennerville played out a thrilling contest at Frank Sheehy Park in Round 3 of the Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 2. Conditions were wet and greasy and were certainly not ideal for free flowing football but both teams played attacking football that yielded 28 scores over the hour.

Listowel Emmets were forced to lineout without Brian McGuire, Jack McGuire and Noel Kennelly. Both of the McGuire’s were injured and Noel Kennelly was unavailable.
St. Pat’s got off to a flying start. Brendan Poff won a free, which Kiaran Hurley converted in the 1st minute. 3 minutes later Andy Byrne won a free 21-yards out on the sideline. Kiran Hurley made no mistake from what was a difficult free. St. Pat’s were looking sharp and were on top in the opening minutes. Listowel had yet to get to grips with the conditions. Bryan Murphy drove over Listowel’s 1st point in the 6th minute. Cormac Mulvihill then won a close range free that Conor Cox put over to bring the sides level after 7 minutes. Listowel went in front in the 8th minute. Denis Walsh ran forward and was fouled directly on front of goal. Conor Cox tapped over the free to put the home side in front for the 1st time. St. Pat’s won another free, which David O’Callaghan took from 35-yards out. His attempt looked to be sailing over but it dipped viciously and it was heading for the net before Listowel’s centre back Denis Walsh got a fist on it to put it over his own bar. Listowel attacked once again but lost possession. Their forwards however were putting the St. Pat’s defence under pressure when they didn’t have the ball. St. Pat’s conceded a free for a throw ball, which Conor Cox kicked over in the 13th minute. The score was 0-04 - 0-03 to Listowel after the opening quarter.
The action was moving from one end of the field to the other and there was great pace in the game. Andy Byrne won another free which Kieran Hurley converted to bring the sides level once again in the 16th minute. Listowel then upped a gear and got on top in a number of sectors. This allowed them to get fast ball into the full forward line. Conor Cox won and converted a free to put Listowel back in front in the 19th minute. A minute later Eddie Joe Walsh drove over a great point to put home team 2 points in front. Conor Cox was causing St. Pat’s problems and he won another free, which he put over from close range to give Listowel a 3-point advantage after 22 minutes. St. Pat’s hadn’t scored in 10 minutes and were now struggling to get forward. Their luck turned in the 24th minute when they won a 45, which Kiaran Hurley took. His effort, which was only ever travelling at crossbar height, approached the very congested Listowel goalmouth at pace. St. Pat’s midfielder Liam Poff got a fist to it and sent it spinning to the top corner of the net giving Listowel goalkeeper Shane Quinn no chance. The sides were level once again for the 4th time. Listowel were rattled but attacked once again and Conor Cox drove over a brilliant point to put Listowel a point in front once again in the 26th minute. Cormac Mulvihill then drove over an excellent long-range point to extend Listowel’s lead to 2 points in the 28th minute. David O’Callaghan who was causing the Listowel defence numerous problems then scored a breathtaking point. After scything through many failed tackles he steadied himself to score from an acute angle. This cut the gap to a single point as the game approached half time. Listowel however were to finish off the half with 2 late points. Michéal Lynch won a free that Conor Cox took. Conor spotted Cormac Mulvihill free. Cormac took a shot at goal that St. Pat’s goalkeeper John Fitzgerald blocked at close range. The ball spun back out and Bryan Murphy put over his 2nd point of the game after 30 minutes. Conor Cox then kicked over his 7th point in 1st half injury time to give Listowel a 3-point lead at the break.
Half Time: Listowel Emmets 0-11 St. Pat’s Blennerville 1-05 St. Pat’s began the 2nd half of this very entertaining game as if their lives depended on it. David O’Callaghan won a free in the 32nd minute, which was converted by Kieran Hurley. 3 minutes Hurley drove over a 45 that was still rising when it reached the crossbar. Kieran then drove over a superb point to bring the sides level once again for the 5th time in the game. Listowel look rattled. St. Pat’s were now dominating midfield and their defence had tightened up giving the Listowel forwards little room when in possession. St. Pat’s were back in front for the 1st time since the 7th minute when Kieran Hurley put over a free in the 39th minute to leave the score 0-11 to 1-09. St. Pat’s had kicked 4 unanswered points and Listowel were coming under massive pressure. A massive downpour of biblical proportions then lashed down for several minutes. Listowel needed a score and they got one when Eddie Joe Walsh won a free in the 43rd minute. Conor Cox tapped over his 8th point to level the game for the 6th time. Listowel came back into the game after a very lethargic start to 2nd half. Listowel won another a minute later when wing back Ger McCarthy was fouled. Conor Cox kicked the home side into a one-point lead with just over 15 minutes remaining.
St. Pat’s attacked once again and David O’Callaghan kicked over another wonderful point to level matters once again for the 7th time in the 46th minute. The play was going up and down the field every minute and every player on the pitch was giving everything they had in terrible conditions. It was a very dark evening and the floodlights were on. Listowel were back in front again in the 48th minute. Bryan Murphy won possession after he flicked the ball up to himself and avoided a tackle. He then gave off a perfect pass to David Sheehy who was charging through. David steadied himself and kicked over a beautiful point. This was end-to-end action and both sides were playing the game in the traditional manner. Listowel corner back Jamie Barry ran forward and was fouled just as he had released possession. The ball landed in the St. Pats goalmouth so Listowel were awarded a 14-yard free which Conor Cox tapped over for his 10th point of the game in the 53rd minute. Listowel were now 2 points in front. St. Pat’s were still looking dangerous when they attacked. They had a very good chance but they conceded a free for a throw ball with 5 minutes remaining. Soon after this Kiaran Hurley missed what looked to be a scorable free. Listowel attacked looking for another point but St. Pat’s defence held firm. David O’Callaghan then got possession to drive over another majestic point from play in the 56th minute. There was a very tense finish to the game. Listowel were struggling to gain possession and St. Pat’s attacked once again. They won close range free in the 59th minute when Kiaran Hurley was fouled directly in front of the goals. He made no mistake bringing the sides level for the 8th time. The game was there for the taking once again. St. Pat’s came forward in injury time looking for the winner but Listowel were able to break up the attack. There were very few stoppages in the 2nd half so there was only half a minute of injury time played. The referee blew for full time. This was an absorbing game of football that neither side deserved to lose. Both sides deserve great credit for the manner in which it was played. This is the 2nd year in a row that the sides have played out a draw in Division 2.

The Referee Eddie Walsh from Rathmore also deserves great praise for the way he officiated to both teams. He was very consistent in his decisions and was always up with the play. Listowel Emmets who have 1 point from 2 games played, are away to Tarbert while St. Pat’s who have 3 points from 3 games entertain Gneeveguilla in Round 4.

Listowel Emmets: 1. Shane Quinn 2. Bryan Greaney 3. Brendan Guiney 4. Jamie Barry 5. Ger McCarthy 6. Denis Walsh (Captain) 7. John Heaphy 8. Brendan Flavin 9. Michéal Lynch 10. David Sheehy (0-01) 11. Cormac Mulvihill (0-01) 12. Eddie Joe Walsh (0-01) (Martin Flavin) 13. Billy Doyle 14. Conor Cox (0-10 (0-08 from frees)) 15. Bryan Murphy (0-02) Subs not used: Conor Walsh. John James Buckley, Seán O'Mahoney, Darren Halpin, Michael O'Connor & Graeme Tarrant.
St. Pat’s Blennerville: 1. John Fitzgerald 2. Paudie O’Connor 3. Derek O’Sullivan 4. Eoin Murphy 5. Luke Mulligan 6. Adrian Greaney (Seán Hayes) 7. Tommy O’Connor 8. Liam Poff (1-00) 9. Michael O’Sullivan 10. David O’Callaghan (0-04 (0-01 from a free)) 11. Liam O’Sullivan 12. Brendan Poff 13. Andy Byrne (Gary Savage) 14. Thomas Greaney (Adrian Greaney) 15. Kiaran Hurley (0-08 (0-05 from frees & 0-01 – 45)) Referee: Eddie Walsh - Rathmore

2012 North Kerry Novice Football Championship Final Replay

Listowel Emmets (C) 1-11 St. Senans (C) 0-09 - After Extra Time

(Listowel Emmets (C) 1-05 St. Senan's (C) 0-08 - After 60 Minutes)

Listowel Emmets and St. Senan’s met in the replay of the 2012 North Kerry Novice Football Championship Final at a windswept Coolard last Sunday. The wind was exceptionally strong for an April afternoon and it had a big bearing on the way the game developed. It blew directly down towards the dressing room end of the ground. The drawn game on March 03rd was a classic. This game was even better and more dramatic.

St. Senan’s played with what can only be described as hurricane in the 1st half. They won the throw in and attacked straight away with a defence splitting move. Paudie Whelan took dead aim at the goal but Listowel goalkeeper Mike Dalton went full stretch to make a brilliant save. St. Senan’s used the wind very well and were giving long and fast ball into their full forward line. Alan Doran put them in front from a close range free in the 4th minute. Listowel were even struggling to get the ball out of their own half. In the 11th minute Muiris Stack got his fist on the end of a long ball in to the Listowel goalmouth. Once again Listowel goalkeeper Mike Dalton went full stretch to turn the ball on to the upright and the danger was cleared. Luke Lynch picked up possession and made a great run driving over a massive point to extend St. Senan’s lead to 2 points after 12 minutes. A minute later Paudie Whelan won a free which Alan Doran popped over to leave St. Senan’s 3 in front.

Listowel were finding it very hard to get forward and when they did it was looking impossible to score from even close range as the wind was just too strong. St. Senan’s probably should have been taking more advantage of the wind but Listowel to their credit tightened their defence as the 1st half progressed. Michéal Lynch won a free for St. Senan’s in the 21st minute and once again Alan Doran made no mistake. 2 minutes later and St. Senan’s had another free for an off the ground infringement. This was from over 50 yards out and Alan Doran drove it straight over the bar to put St. Senan’s 5 points in front. Listowel had to stop giving away frees and they did. In the remaining 7 minutes Listowel kept St. Senan’s at bay. Listowel did not score in the 1st half but this was not unexpected with the strength of the breeze. The big question was whether 5 points was a big enough lead for St. Senan’s at half time?

Half Time: Listowel Emmets 0-00 St. Senan’s 0-05

Listowel came out in the 2nd half in a more determined mood fully aware that they would have the hurricane behind them. Could they overhaul the 5-point lead without having kicked a solitary point in the 1st half? Listowel had no problem getting forward and were passing the ball about very well. Kirean O’Sullivan drove over a brilliant point in the 33rd minute to get Listowel off the mark. 2 minutes later Listowel’s Mikey Kennelly kicked over their 2nd point. The comeback was up and running. In the 37th minute Charlie O’Brien gave a beautiful pass into Seán Carey. Seán took a rasping shot that beat Conor Keane in the St. Senan’s goal but it smashed off the cross bar to safety. St. Senan’s were rattled. Kennelly and O’Sullivan and further chances for Listowel but both attempts for a point came back off the upright. Listowel were very dominant in most sectors now. They narrowed the gap to just 2 points in the 42nd minute when Kieran O’Sullivan drove over his 2nd point from over 35 yards out. St. Senan’s then managed to do what Listowel couldn’t do in the 1st half against the breeze…score a point. Alan Doran kicked over a point in the 45th minute to restore St. Senan’s 3-point lead.

Listowel attacked once again a minute later and Mikey Kennelly who was having a great game kicked over his 2nd point of the game to cut arrears to just 2 points once again 0-04 to 0-06. In the 47th minute Listowel’s Pa Galvin picked up possession 50 yards out and took a shot at goal. Pa was probably aiming for a point but the ball dipped viciously as it approached the goals. St. Senan’s goalkeeper Conor Keane probably thought it was going over the bar but it crept inside the top corner and ended up in the net. Listowel who had been chasing the game from the outset were now in front by a point 1-04 to 0-06. St. Senan’s had no answer to the Listowel onslaught. Listowel were attacking in waves and should have been further ahead. In the 51st minute Seán Carey drove over his 1st point to extend Listowel’s lead to 2 points. St. Senan’s were in big trouble and were finding it very hard to get the ball up the field. They got stuck in and increased the tempo of their game. They won a free in the 54th minute, which Alan Doran put over to leave just a point in it once again. Listowel came under pressure once again and conceded a close range free in the 58th minute. Alan Doran stepped forward and drove over his 7th point of the game to level matters with just 2 minutes remaining. This was an amazing game of football that neither side deserved to lose. The remaining minutes saw both sides attacking as the ball travelled from one end of the field to the other. The referee Eamon Moran allowed almost 5 minutes of injury time but this was not enough the separate the sides. This was a pulsating game of football. Both sides had given everything and would now have to regroup for two ten-minute periods of extra rime.

Extra Time

Listowel won the toss and elected to play with the breeze for the 1st half of extra time. Mikey Kennelly kicked over the 1st point of extra time in the 2nd minute to put Listowel in front. The wind was still very strong and Listowel were intent on taking full advantage of it. A minute later and once again Mikey Kennelly had possession. He raced through the St. Senan’s defence and unleashed a ferocious shot but Conor Keane in the St. Senan’s goal made a brilliant save to deflect the ball wide for a 50. Charlie O’Brien’s effort was to drop shot but Mikey Kennelly caught it and kicked it over to stretch Listowel’s lead to 2 points in the 4th minute. St. Senan’s were struggling to get forward but they won a free 35 yards out. Alan Doran hadn’t put a foot wrong all afternoon but he kicked this free wide. Listowel came forward again Seán Carey got his fist on a long-range pass. The ball was heading straight into the net but once again St. Senan’s goalkeeper Conor Keane made another amazing save deflecting the ball over his own bar. Listowel were now 3 points in front after 8 minutes of extra time. David Keane had a chance to make it a 4-point lead but his attempt drifted wide. Mikey Kennelly was having a brilliant game and he kicked over his 5th point from play to give Listowel a 4 point lead in the 1st minute of 1st half injury time. St. Senan’s would have strong breeze behind them for the 2nd half but had they left themselves too much to do in 10 minutes?

Extra Time – Half Time: Listowel Emmets 1-09 St. Senan’s 0-08

Listowel had failed to score in the 1st half of normal time against the breeze but in the 1st minute of the 2nd half of extra time they did when David Keane won a free which he took himself. David made no mistake and Listowel were now 5 points in front. Listowel were looking set for victory as St. Senan’s were failing to make an impact on the game in extra time. Listowel were moving the ball very well and were minimising silly mistakes that had cost them earlier in the game. Kieran O’Sullivan kicked over his 3rd point of the game to give Listowel a 6-point lead in the 17th minute of extra time. The game was now over as a contest. St. Senan’s got the last score of the game when Tom Moroney kicked over a point with a minute remaining. Listowel had dominated during extra time and fully deserved their 5-point victory.

Both sides deserve great credit for 2 epic encounters that will live long in the memory. They provided great entertainment to the many spectators present on both occasions.

The Chairman of the North Kerry Board presented the cup to the Listowel Captain Billy McElligott. Listowel Emmets Mikey Kennelly was awarded the Man of The Match award. This was sponsored by Joe Broderick’s Bar of Listowel and was presented by Joe’s son Seány.

Listowel Emmets 1. Mike Dalton 2. Shane O’Driscoll (Jack Hartnett 50th Minute) 3. Billy McElligottn 4. Liam Collins 5. Bryan Greaney 6. Darragh Broderick 7. Darren Chute 8. Pa Galvin (1-00) 9. Tom Walsh (Michael O’Connor – 45th minute) 10. Darragh Leahy 11. Mikey Kennelly (0-05) 12. David Keane (0-01 (Free)) 13. Kieran O’Sullivan (0-03) 14. Seán Carey (0-02) 15. Charlie O’Brien Subs not used: Mikey Paul Kelliher, John Hartnett & Harry Foley.

St. Senan’s 1. Conor Keane 2. David Hogan 3. J. P. Quilter 4. Gearoid O’Connell 5. Alan Kelly (Tom Moroney (0-01) – 2nd Half of Extra Time) 6. Luke Ward 7. Paudie Whelan 8. Timmy O’Sullivan 9. Eoin O’Connell 10. Adrian Fitzmaurice 11. Alan Doran (0-07 (0-07 Frees)) 12. Luke Lynch (0-01) 13. Michéal Lynch 14. Muiris Stack 15. Eamon Walsh (Mike Behan – Half Time) Referee: Eamon Moran - Ballydonoghue


2013 Castleisland Mart County Intermediate Football Championship

Spa V Listowel Emmets

Date: Sunday 21st April

Venue: Spa

Time: 2.30 P.M.

2013 North Kerry League Division 3 - Round 4

- Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Castleisland Desmonds (B) V Listowel Emmets (B)

Date: Tuesday 23rd April

Venue: Castleisland

Time: 7.00 P.M.

2013 North Kerry League Division 3 - Round 5

- Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Listowel Emmets (B) V Duagh (B)

Date: Tuesday 30th April

Venue: Frank Sheehy Park - Listowel

Time: 7.00 P.M.

2013 North Kerry League Division 4 - Round 3

- Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Listowel Emmets (C) V Finuge (B)

Date: Thursday 18th April

Venue: Frank Sheehy Park - Listowel

Time: 7.00 P.M.

2013 North Kerry League Division 4 - Round 4

- Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

St. Senan's (B) V Listowel Emmets (C)

Date: Thursday 25th April

Venue: Jackie Finnerty Park - Mountcoal

Time: 7.00 P.M.

2012 North Kerry U-21 Football Championship Final

- Sponsored by Dennehy Veterinary Clinic Foildarrig, Duagh, Listowel Co. Kerry

Listowel Emmets (C) V St. Senan's (B)

Date: Monday 06th May

Venue: Duagh

Time: 2.00 P.M.

2013 North Kerry League Division 4 - Round 5

- Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Listowel Emmets (C) V Beale (B)

Date: Monday 02nd May

Venue: Frank Sheehy Park - Listowel

Time: 7.00 P.M

Emmets Coiste na nÓg

Under 6's:

continues every Saturday Morning at St. Michael's College Gym from 10.30 A.M. - 11.30 A.M. for boys and girls, come along and bring a friend.

Saturday Morning Club

continues every Saturday morning at 10.30 A.M. - 12 Noon, for all boys and girls aged 7 - 10yrs. This is a great way to meet new friends and learn the skills of gaelic football in a fun filled morning at Frank Sheehy Park.


Emmets had a good win over Na Gaeil in round 3 of the County League on Wednesday night last on a scoreline of Listowel Emmets 3-05 Na Gaeil 2-06.


Lee Strand County U-14 League Division 2 - Round 3

Listowel Emmets V Churchill

Date: Wednesday 17th April

Venue: Frank Sheehy Park

Time: 7.15 P.M.

Lee Strand County U-14 League Division 10 - Round 3

Firies V Listowel Emmets (B)

Date: Wednesday 17th April

Venue: Farranfore

Time: 7.15 P.M.

Lee Strand County U-14 League Division 2 - Round 4

Glenflesk V Listowel Emmets

Date: Wednesday 24th April

Venue: Glenflesk

Time: 7.30 P.M.

Lee Strand County U-14 Division 10 - Round 4

Listowel Emmets (B) V Dr. Crokes (B)

Date: Wednesday 24th April

Venue: Frank Sheehy Park

Time: 6.30 P.M.


Emmets under 12's will take on Glenflesk at home on Sunday night next in round 3 of the County League - Phase 1, both the A and B team will be action, throw in 7.00 P.M.

Listowel Emmets Ladies

Listowel Emmets senior ladies suffered their second defeat in the county league on Sunday last when they were beaten by Southern Gaels in Frank Sheehy park. Played under storm force winds Listowel failed to capitalise on the wind advantage in the first half and only lead by 5 points at half time. Listowel started the second half very well with an early score but the concession of two quick goals made it an uphill battle against the wind. The team worked hard throughout, however failure to convert a few goal chances proved costly in the end. Final score 1-10 to 4-05

On Sunday the seniors travel to Castleisland where a win will secure a home Semi Final in the league .



had a second consecutive win when they played Moyvane at Frank Sheehy Park in the County League last Saturday. Training is Thursday evenings 7.00-8.00 P.M. at the boy’s school. We still have new girls joining us and new players are always welcome.

The Saturday Morning Club is on every Saturday morning in Frank Sheehy Park from 10.30 A.M. to 12.00 P.M. We have had a lot of new faces this year and there were 22 girls under 10 and 18 girls under 8 last week. This is a fantastic opportunity for girls to be part of a team and get regular exercise with their friends. All girls under 8/10 are invited to come along and new players are always welcome.


had their first training session on Thursday April 11th at St. Michael’s college at 7.45 P.M. This is a fitness program using the skills of ladies football and no prior experience is necessary to take part. It is non competitive and participation in games is optional. Now in its second year this popular initiative encourages women to partake in exercise without having to commit to signing up for classes, registration for the year is 12 euro. It is a great way to reconnect with social activity and to extend connections with other women. For more information call Ann (087 969 1324) or Deborah (086 128 0944)

Well done to Saoirse Kennedy and Leah Henry who played with Kerry U14’s who secured a good win against Limerick in the Munster championship in Tralee last week.