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Emmets Notes 25th March 2013

posted 25 Mar 2013, 05:26 by Listowel Emmets
Listowel Emmets News
Listowel Emmets GAA Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the Greaney Family, Listowel on the death of Anthony Greaney our Club President. Anthony Greaney who will be much missed was always a very big part of Listowel Emmets having served as groundsman for several years and being involved in all aspects of the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
Listowel Emmets would also like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Peggy Dore and in particular to her son John, his wife Helen son Cian and daughters Leah, Kerri and Erin.
We would also extend our sympathies to the family of Dan Guiney, Gurtcreen, Listowel and to the O'Brien family of Bedford on the recent death of Anne Kerins. 
Poker Night
Listowel Emmets 2013 Poker Night will take place on Friday 29th March - Good Friday in the Clubhouse at Frank Sheehy Park. Registration starts at 7.30 P.M. and the game will start at 8.00 P.M.
Contact John James Buckley @087-2406824 or Tom Walsh @087-7989030.
Entry is €25.00 plus €5 for Registration. Buy backs and top ups.

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.

Emmets Monthly Draw
Listowel Emmets will hold their third draw of the year on Wednesday night next 27th March at 8.45pm in Frank Sheehy Park, tickets are €5 and are available from Con McCarthy.
Emmets Coiste na nÓg
Under 6s continues every Saturday Morning at St. Michael's College Gym from 10.30am - 11.30 am for boys and girls, come along and bring a friend.
Saturday Morning Club will recommence on Saturday 30th March at 10.30am - 12noon, 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.
U14s Emmets U14 team will begin their County League campaign on Good Friday where they meet with Legion at home at 5pm, we wish all the players and management all the very best in the season ahead.
Fixtures and Results
2013 North Kerry League Division 3 - Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel
Listowel Emmets (B) V Moyvane (B)
Date: Tuesday 02nd April
Venue: Frank Sheehy Park – Listowel
Time: 7.00 P.M.

2013 Credit Union Co. Senior Football League Division 2 – Round 1
Last Saturday's game between Listowel Emmets and John Mitchels was postponed until Saturday April 27th due to the death of our Club President and former groundsman Anthony Greaney.

Listowel Emmets Ladies
After the narrow defeat to Sneem Kenmare last week in the county League the Senior ladies returned to winning ways with a deserving victory against Na Gaeil in the North Kerry League. Played in Tralee on Sunday, this was a hard fought game for Listowel with both teams without their inter county senior players who were on duty with Kerry against Kildare.
Listowel played with the wind in the first half and got off to a good start with an early goal from Miriam O'Keeffe. However for the first ten minutes Listowel found it hard to handle the Na Gaeil midfield and forwards who were very fast and strong on the ball. The defense stayed very strong as a unit however with great support from players coming out from defense especially from Aoife Gallagher and Caoimhe O'Sullivan. Katie Wall was back between the posts after O'Connor cup duty with UCD and she made a very important save midway through the first half and commanded the goal area for the first 30 mins.  A point from Norma O'Sullivan and three from Miriam O'Keeffe gave Listowel a comfortable lead and this was enhanced when Miriam O'Keffee converted a penalty after a foul on Joanne Fitzgerald. Na Gaeil got just one point in the first half and Listowel lead 2-04 to a point at half time.  With Listowel against  the wind in the second half scores were always going to be hard to come by but a well taken goal from Aoife Kennelly and two superb points from Laura Foley and Aoife Shine put the game beyond Na Gaeil.
Mid way through the second half Katie Wall was replaced in goal by Joanne Fitzgerald and she caught some great balls to prevent scores. The final score was Listowel 3-06 Na Gaeil 0-03, a result that secures a place in the North Kerry league final for Listowel. This was a great victory for the Listowel team who were without a number of this years regulars; Captain Kate Sayers, Breda Lane, Rebecca and Rachel Stapleton, Savannah Mc Carthy. Heather O'Rourke returned from injury  to have a solid performance at full back and will be a great addition in the coming weeks.
Our U12’s braved a bitterly cold Sunday morning when they played Ballyduff. The girls have now taken part in six training sessions and played 4 games this season. Five U12 girls are taking part in the Kerry development trials. Best of luck to Rebecca Mason, Niamh Canty, Fionnula Keane, Sally O’Flynn and Diane Maloney in the upcoming North V South Kerry challenge match.  The next Emmets U12 game will be against Castleisland.

The Saturday Morning Club has recently resumed. 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. The programme will run every Saturday morning in Frank Sheehy park from 10.30 A.M. to 12.00 P.M.
Gaelic4Mothers+Others starts off on Thursday nights with a walk/ jog / crawl...whatever takes your fancy! Meeting at the clubhouse at 8pm for the next few weeks until the evenings get brighter. Training will commence on April 11th. Why not join the girls and get out of the house for a walk every Thursday night until then. Bring and friend and set your own pace.
Best wishes to our own Savannah McCarthy who captains Ireland Under 17's this week in Austria and celebrates her 16th birthday! 
Emmets Ladies would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Leah Dore and her family and to Lucy Trant and the Guiney family on their recent bereavements. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.