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Emmets Notes 1st September 2014

posted 4 Sep 2014, 08:13 by Listowel Emmets
Congratulations to the Kerry team on their victory over Mayo in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Saturday. This was one of the most exciting All Ireland semi finals in recent memory and everybody at the club is looking forward to the final against Donegal on the third Sunday in September.
Fixtures and Results: 
Minor NKL Div 1 Semi final vs Tarbert/ Moyvane TBC
Minor North Kerry League Division 1
Listowel Emmets 1.09
Ballydonoghue 2.11
This fifth round North Kerry League game between Listowel Emmets and Ballydonoghue was played in Frank Sheehy Park tonight with a large crowd in attendance.
Emmets despite a rigorous warm up started slowly in this game and this seemed to prevail right through the first half with Ballydonoghue cutting through the Listowel rear-guard on numerous occasions.
Darragh Sheehy playing at centre forward opened the scoring with a first minute free for Ballydonoghue. The next ten minutes were pivotal in this game as Ballydonoghue scored 2 goals in quick succession putting Emmets immediately on the back foot. The first came from corner forward Brian Moran and the second from wing forward Jack Foley.
Emmets never really recovered from these early concessions and it was until the 10th minute that centre back Cathal Keane registered Emmets first score with a superb effort off his left boot.
Listowel full forward Daragh Hughes showed well for the ball throughout this game despite his team trailing and was rewarded with registering 4 out of Emmets 5 first half scores.
Every time Ballydonoghue attacked they seemed to open up the Emmets defence with scores coming from no. 15 and full forward Shane Kennelly in the 15th minute.
Ballydonoghue went in at half time leading 2-6 to 0-5.
The second half saw an improvement from the Emmets minors with better use of the possession they had. Derek Dillon opened the scoring for the home team and full forward Darragh Hughes followed that with a free in the 40th minute leaving the score at 0-7 to 2-7.
The last 15 minutes of the game saw an increase in urgency in both teams and the standard of football increased as a result. The slow ponderous play that plagued the first half was replaced with more pace and aggression in the final quarter.
Emmets began to eat into the lead with scores from Calum Finnegan Dillon, a free from Niall Collins and a goal from Derek Dillon.
Ballydonoghue however with Foley becoming an increasing influence from midfield managed to hold off any notions Emmets had of a comeback. Foley and Seanachain kicked a point a piece in the final ten minutes of this game, leaving centre forward Darren Sheehy with the final score of the game.
Ballydonoghue ran out 2-11 to 1-9 victors in this game.
Listowel Emmets: Eddie Horgan, Michael Mullin, Sean Hannon, Sean Collins, John Keane, Cathal Keane (0-1), Daragh McCarthy, Brian Sweeney, Niall Collins, Mark Kennedy, Calum Finnegan Kennedy (0-1), Stephen Kelly, Derek Dillon (1-1), Darragh Hughes (0-6), Con Gorman.
Subs: Jack Healy, Jade Griffin, Feidhlim Roberts, Liam Barrett, Shay McKenna, David Sheehan, Robert Smith, Gene Moriarty Flynn.
Ballydonoghue: Cian Moloney, Conor Horgan, Jack O’Connor, William Kissane, Conor Kennelly, Micheal Foley, Kieran O’Connell, Brian Seanachain (0-1), Jason Foley (0-1), Jack Foley (1-2), Darren Sheehy 0-4), Stephen Moran, Joseph Lynch, Shane Kennelly (0-2), Brian Moran (1-1).
Subs: Jack Behan, Michael Dee, Ciaran Lynch.
Referee: Ian Liston (Finuge).
Emmets Coiste na nÓg:
Emmets ABC Club: The ABC club is now finished for the season. Many thanks to all of the coaches, parents and children that helped to make this such a successful year.

Emmets Saturday Morning Club:The Saturday Morning Club continues this Saturday in Frank Sheehy Park from 10.30am - 12noon. All teams are currently training hard for the Jim Corridan Tournament which will take place on Sunday 7th September @ 9am. 

Emmets Ladies
In first week since we launched Listowel Emmets Ladies ‘The Cube’ we have had 12 contestants book their slot to try and beat The Cube. This fantastic night of fun and entertainment will take place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday October 18th. For more information please contact any member of the event committee: Simon O'Flynn, Jim White, Gemma Hannon, David O'Brien, Claire Kennelly, Kate Sayers or Mary Beades.
A fantastic week of football for the U8’s that began with the Duagh Football blitz on Monday evening and finished with the Listowel Blitz in Frank Sheehy Park on Saturday. On both days over 60 girls from 6 clubs took park with every team playing 3 games.

Following on from their recent win in their opening game of the North Kerry League the U14’s were always going to find it difficult to secure a win over Division One opponents Austin Stacks. Nevertheless the girls played brilliant and their manager was more that impressed with their performance despite not securing a win.

After their recent win against Curow in the Mary Jo Curran Cup the Seniors have qualified for the quarter finals. Their next game will be against Castleisland shortly and a win would guarantee a home tie.