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Emmets Notes 24 February 2013

posted 24 Feb 2014, 06:15 by Listowel Emmets

Emmets Social

Listowel Emmets held their Victory Social at Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday night last. The teams honoured on the night were Emmets Senior Ladies and Mens teams, Emmets Minors and Emmets Novice Teams.

Billy Enright on behalf of the North Kerry Board thanked the club for inviting him to the Social and commended the club on the amount of competitions they won within North Kerry during 2013.  The Emmets Minor team were the first to be presented with their medals, with joint player of the year awards given to Micheal Stack and Brion O'Donnell. Both players had an exceptional year with their team, Brion playing in the full back position while Micheal excelled in the full forward birch taking 2-2 in the North Kerry Championship final.
The B team player of the year went to Paudie Thornton, while the C Team player of the year was Tom Walsh.
The Senior Men's player of the year went to Ger McCarthy, Ger had once again a fantastic year with the black and amber, he plays a massive part in Emmets Senior Team and is a most deserving Player of the year.

The Ladies Club Person of the year award went to Graham Shine, Graham is involved in all aspects of the club from under eight team right up to the senior team, and this hard work certainly paid off with Emmets winning both their County and North Kerry League divisions in 2013.

The Emmets Club Person of the year award kindly sponsored by Gene Moriarty and Sons went to Paddy Walsh, Paddy was rewarded for his dedication to Listowel Emmets over 2013. Paddy serves as Coiste na nÓg treasurer, organising fundraising activities etc for the Coiste na nÓg. He was co manager of the Emmets Minor Team who had a successful year beaten in the final of the County league and final of North Kerry League, but got their just rewards when they won out the North Kerry Championship. He also was a selector with the Emmets Senior Team who won both the North Kerry League and Championship and also were beaten in the Semi Final of the County Intermediate Championship. Paddy spent a lot of time travelling from Limerick to train with the Senior Team and helping ferry players to and from college to ensure they were at training. Well done to Paddy and thanks for his commitment.

Last but by no means least the Ladies Senior Player of the Year went to Kate Sayers for her commitment and dedication to Emmets in 2013. The Gaelic for Mothers and Others award went to Marianne Anderson while the most improved player of the year went to Aoife Shine.
A huge thank you to everyone for attending and to our many sponsors who also attended on the night.


Coiste na nÓg

The Coiste na nOg awards night takes place in the clubhouse on Friday 28th February.
Our juvenile registration night will take place on Monday 3rd March.

Emmets ABC Club will reopen on Saturday 1st March at the Boys School Hall Listowel from 12 noon - 1pm. The ABC club is open to both Boys and Girls born in 2009 and 2008. This is a great way for Kids to meet new friends and learn to be part of a team while learning the basics of Gaelic football. Coaches for this year will be Brian Scanlan, Sean O'Connell and Meghan Galvin. Registration is €10 per child. We hope to see you all in the Boys School Hall on Sat 1st March.

Emmets Ladies

Thank you to all our club members and guests who came to the Listowel Emmets Social on Saturday February 22nd at the Listowel Arms Hotel. Held in conjunction with the Men’s club Emmets Ladies added colour and excitement to the night and all the girls looked fabulous. A great night was had by the large crowd in attendance with plenty of dancing and beautiful style. Graham Shine was named Club person of the year for his dedication to the club. Three  players were honoured on the night for their performances in 2013. Kate Sayers was named Player of the year while Aoife Shine received the most improved player award. Marianne Anderson received the Gaelic4Mothers+Others award.

The following evening was the underage Awards Night which was held on Sunday, February 23rd with a packed clubhouse there to recognise the achievements of the players and coaches of 2013. In recognition of her fantastic success Republic of Ireland player Leah Henry presented medals to our younger players while club secretary Mary Beades awarded Leah and the U16’s their North Kerry Division One Championship medals. 2013 saw 16 Emmets girls play for Kerry at county level. Senior Breda Lane, U21’s  Meghan Galvin, Rebecca Stapleton, Aoife Shine and Norma O’Sullivan. Kerry Minors’ Savannah McCarthy and Rebecca Garvey. U16’s  Leah Henry and Saoirse Kennedy. U14’s Dianne Maloney, Rebecca Mason and Sally O'Flynn and in the U12’s Kerry Development squads Niamh Canty, Rachel Costello, Orla Donovan and  Finola Keane.

Our wonderful U12’s will kick off the Emmets Ladies 2014 season when they play the first match of the season on Saturday March 2nd at 3.00pm in Ballybunion Emmet Tigers will play Beale. Best of luck girls!

A coaches meeting will be held on Sunday March 3rd at 6.30pm. All coaches are asked to attend this important meeting before our games begin in earnest.