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Emmets Notes 4th March 2013

posted 4 Mar 2013, 07:39 by Listowel Emmets

Listowel Emmets Club News

Listowel Emmets Monthly Draw

The Listowel Emmets Monthly Draw took place at the Clubhouse in Frank Sheehy Park last Wednesday evening. The draw which was a double draw for January and February was made by Club Captain Denis Walsh. The results are as follows:

Early Bird Winners €100 each to Louis O’Connell - Listowel and Seamus Galvin - Woodlawn, Listowel

January Draw

1st prize €250 Orla O’Neill - Listowel

3 x €100

Denis Walsh - Listowel

Edmund Hayes - Listowel

John Costelloe - Listowel

6 x €50

Imelda Dowling - Listowel

Tom Fitzgerald - Listowel

Aaron Kennelly - Listowel

Michelle Galvin - Billeragh ,Listowel

Peadar O’Sullivan - Glenbeigh

Tim & Siobhan Nolan - Listowel

February Draw

1st prize €250 Rose Molyneaux - Listowel

3 x €100

Ger McCarthy - Listowel

Joby Costelloe - Listowel

Colman & Ann O’Brien - Listowel

6 x €50

Pat Duffy - Listowel

Sean O’Mahony - Listowel

Jimmy Horgan - Listowel

Noreen Wallace - Listowel

Paudie O’Connor - Listowel

Aidan McCarthy - Listowel

Congratulations to all prize winners. Listowel Emmets would like to thank everybody who supported the draw. The next draw will take place on Wednesday March 27th. Tickets can still be bought for €5 per month contact Con McCarthy 087-2513582.

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

Listowel Emmets Ladies

Training for U8 and U10 girls starts on Saturday the 9th of March 2013 and will continue every Saturday thereafter. Time is 10.30am to 12pm. Venue is Frank Sheehy Park. New players welcome. All players to register on the morning. Registration fee is €20 per child. A sub of €2 per week will apply to cover cost of equipment etc. Any enquires please contact Billy McElligott on 086-8748275 or Kevin Lynch on 087-9745341.

Listowel U16 start their 2013 season with a round 1 North Kerry league game v Corca Duibhne in Frank Sheehy Park on Friday 8th March at 6pm. The girls are also playing a challenge game v Kerry U14 on Tuesday night at 6:30 P.M. in Tralee IT. All support welcome.

U12’s had a thrilling opening game of their season when they played Abbeydorney at home. In what was a close game throughout the girls were narrowly beaten by two points. Even with this narrow defeat this excellent performance will give the girls confidence for the coming games.

Listowel Emmets will host the refixed Kerry Senior Ladies National League Division 2 game against Clare on Saturday next at 2.00 P.M. Anybody available to assist on the day should contact secretary Paula Henry or any committee member. Please support the Kerry girls as they look to get their third win in the National League after the drawn game to Westmeath last weekend.

Listowel Emmets Senior Ladies secured a second win in a row in the North Kerry League with a comprehensive 2-11 to 1-02 victory over Abbeydorney away on Sunday last. After the welcome return of Kerry Star Breda Lane last weekend for the Paidi OSe tournament the girls were without Breda again as she travelled with Kerry to play Westmeath. With Rebecca Stapleton and Heather O'Rourke both carrying injuries and Norma O'Sullivan not available, there were opportunities for others to make their mark on the first 15. Listowel Emmets led by 2-09 to 1-01 at half time following a very strong display from the forwards, ably assisted by Aoife Kennelly and Aoife Gallagher in midfield. Newly named captain Kate Sayers led from the full back spot throughout the first half and Listowel Emmets always looked comfortable once they had the lead at the break. The second half only produced two points for Listowel but this was accompanied by some very positive passages of play with the finishing the only thing needing some attention.

Listowel Emmets Panel: Joanne Fitzgerald, Aoife Tarrant, Kate Sayers, Ciara Gallagher, Aoife Shine, Meghan Galvin, Rachel Stapleton, Aoife Gallagher (0-01), Aoife Kennelly, Sarah O'Brien, Caoimhe O'Sullivan (0-01), Savannah Mc Carthy (1-04), Mary Beades, Miriam O'Keeffe (0-04), Emma Thornton (1-01), Laura Foley, Amanda O'Donnell. The focus of the senior team will now switch to the County League for the coming weeks with a home fixture against Laune Rangers on Saturday at 12.00 P.M.

Last Thursday night was the first and most crucial step in the process of putting together a Development Plan for the Listowel Emmets Ladies Football club. William Harmon, National Ladies Football Development Manager facilitated an open workshop where members of the club chaired discussion forums in the key areas being addressed in the plan; Development, Finance and Fundraising, Facilities, Administration and Leadership, Communication and PR. Denis Walsh, Editor of the North Kerry Advertiser chaired the forum on PR during which many simple ideas were put forward as to how the activities of the club can continue to be communicated to the public. The planning committee would like to thank all those who assisted in any way last Thursday night. The committee will now collate all the information and together with other members of the club will prepare a 2 year plan for presentation to the club before the end of April.

Scór Sinsear

The North Kerry Final of Scór Sinsear took place last Saturday Night 2nd March in the Community Hall Asdee. Well done to our Quiz Team made up of Sean Moriarty, Johnny O Brien and Paddy Walsh who were up against stiff competition on the night from 7 other clubs. They had a great victory on the night and are now through to the County Final of Scór which will take place in Fossa, Fri 15th March. We wish them the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition.

Emmets Coiste na nÓg


Listowel Emmets U6s kick start their year on Saturday 16th March at 10.00 A.M. in the gym at St.Michael's College. These sessions are open to boys and girls born in 2007 & 2008 and children must be going to school. These fun filled Saturday's where boys and girls learn the very basics of gaelic football. Hope to see you all there! Contact Norah Browne for further details 087-9955291

Saturday Morning Club:

Emmets Saturday Morning Club will begin on Easter Saturday 30th March at Frank Sheehy Park from 10.30 A.M. - 12 Noon. The Saturday Morning Club is open to all players aged between 7 and 10 years old. Registration is €10. Please contact Patsy McCarthy for further details 087-6751364

Training Times for U12s and U14s

If you are interested in joining other teams please see their training schedule below

U14's training takes place on Monday evenings at 6.30 P.M. in the Town Park

U12's will begin on Thursday 21st March 2013 at 6.00 P.M. in the Town Park

Emmets Fixtures & Results

2013 North Kerry Senior Football League Division 1A - Round 1 - Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Listowel Emmets V Tarbert

Date: Friday 08th March

Venue: Frank Sheehy Park - Listowel

Time: 7.30 P.M.

2013 North Kerry Senior Football League Division 1A - Round 4 - Sponsored by Con McCarthy of McCarthy Brokers Listowel

Brosna V Listowel Emmets

Date: Sunday 10th March

Venue: Brosna

Time: 2.30 P.M.

2012 North Kerry Novice Football Championship Final

Listowel Emmets C 2-07*

St. Senan’s C 2-06*

* The Referee however had the score recorded as 2-07 to 2-07 so therefore the game ended in a draw officially and will have to be replayed.

This was a brilliant game of football from start to finish that will live long in the memory. Both teams lined out with a fine blend of youth and experience. It was great to see some of the older generation from years gone by still showing great enthusiasm for the game they gave so much to over the years. Weather conditions were perfect for free flowing football and the pitch in Coolard was in immaculate condition.

The opening exchanges were fast and furious and both teams were quick to settle. Listowel were first to score when centre forward Kieran O’Sullivan drove over a point from 35 yards out. Listowel doubled their advantage 3 minutes later when David Keane put over another free. Listowel were looking sharp and they were moving the ball very well. St. Senan’s picked up a few breaks at midfield and made use of the possession giving quick passes inside to the forwards. Michéal Lynch drove over 2 superb points in as many minutes to bring the scores level. Alan Doran then kicked over a free to put St. Senan’s in front for the first time in the 14th minute. Both sides were giving their all and the large crowd present were very vocal in their support.

In the 18th minute St. Senan’s Luke Lynch picked up possession and took off showing blistering pace as he cut straight through the Listowel defence before unleashing a thunderbolt that nestled in the bottom left hand corner of the net for a very well taken goal. Listowel goalkeeper Mike Dalton had no chance of saving it. 2 minutes later and St. Senan’s had the ball in the net again when Muiris Stack finished off after showing wonderful skill to drive home a great goal from close range. Listowel were in serious trouble as they now trailed by 7 points 0-02 to 2-03. Listowel’s Kieran O’Sullivan put over his 2nd free in the 21st minute to narrow the gap to 6 points. Listowel needed scores as the game approached half time but it was St. Senan’s who were to finish off the half the stronger. Luke Lynch who was having a great game put over a point in the 27th minute to restore St. Senan’s 7-point advantage. Alan Doran followed this with massive point from 50 yards out to leave St. Senan’s with an 8 points advantage at half time. To be honest Listowel looked dead and buried. They had no answer to St. Senan’s intensity as the 1st half wore on. However it always dangerous to write them off too early.

Half Time: Listowel Emmets 0-03 St. Senan’s 2-05

Listowel’s player manager Edward McCarthy and his selector Patrick O’Brien made a few changes at half time. They also made some very big tactical changes in an effort to get back into the game. The Listowel team that came back out were ready to fight for their lives. For some of them it may well have been their last time to wear the famous Black and Amber jersey. These men came out and played with great passion. Some of them had won North Kerry Senior Championships before some panel members were even born.

Listowel’s David Keane converted his 2nd free in the 31st minute to narrow the gap the 7 points once again. Listowel substitute Seán Carey was deployed at full forward. He won a penalty in the 34th minute. Listowel wing back Bryan Greaney was given the responsibility of taking it. He made no mistake driving into the top corner of the net. St. Senan’s goalkeeper Conor Keane made a brilliant effort to get a hand on it but it was always rising above him. Listowel were back in the game. 2 minutes later Listowel midfielder Billy McElligott drove over a brilliant point to narrow the arrears to just a goal. Listowel were flying and were now controlling the game. Listowel’s Mikey Kennelly who is a brother of the legendary Tim Kennelly then kicked over a well worked point to cut the gap to 2 points. St. Senan’s were rattled and they needed a point. They launched an attack and won a free, which Alan Doran put over to leave a goal in it again. 1-06 to 2-06. This was St. Senan’s 1st score in the second half. Amazingly it was also to be their last. In the 44th minute Listowel’s full forward Mikey Paul Kelliher had a great goal chance but St. Senan’s were able to get a last ditch block in to deny him a certain goal.

This was a rip-roaring contest and both sides were playing as if their lives depended on the outcome. Listowel’s amazing comeback was completed in the 50th minute when David Keane who is still a minor picked up possession and took off on a run leaving the St. Senan’s rearguard in his wake. He bore down on the goalmouth and could have driven over an easy point. David however had only one thing on his mind and he hit an absolute rocket of a shot straight into the back of the net much the delight of the Listowel supporters. It really was a superb goal. It was anybody’s game now. St. Senan’s looked to have the game won but Listowel were now looking the most likely winners. However St. Senan’s raced forward and had great goal chance but Listowel goalkeeper Mike Dalton went full stretch to make an outstanding save. The action was now going from end to and the tension was almost unbearable. St. Senan’s Gearóid O’Connell had a brilliant chance to score a goal in the 58th minute. He had only Mike Dalton to beat but he drove it wide. It whistled past the upright much to the relief of Listowel and their supporters. Both sides had chances but kicked wides as the game approached full time. Listowel launched one final attack in the 61st minute. David Keane won possession and drove over a mighty point to put Listowel in front for the first time since 12th minute. St. Senan’s had another 2 minutes to try and get an equaliser. They tried very hard but Listowel held firm to win by a point or so they and everybody else present thought.

The referee John Ross from Ballyduff however had a different score to everybody else (including St. Senan’s supporters) that was recording it on the sidelines. He had the score as Listowel Emmets 2-07 St. Senan’s 2-07. The referee’s decision is final and Listowel Emmets fully accepted this. The game ended in a draw and will have to replayed. No team deserved to lose such a fine game of football and both teams will have to the chance to showcase their talents once again when the game is replayed. This is sure to attract a massive attendance.


There was no scoreboard in use at Coolard so anybody recording the score was writing it down.

Listowel Emmets:

1. Mike Dalton

2. Shane O’Driscoll (Seán Carey)

3. Daragh Broderick

4. Darren Chute (Pat Hartnett)

5. Bryan Greaney (1-00 - Penalty)

6. Tom Walsh

7. Michéal Collins (Liam Collins)

8. Michael O’Connor

9. Billy MacElligott (0-01)

10. Jack Hartnett (Edward McCarthy)

11. Kieran O’Sullivan (0-02 (0-02 - Frees))

12. Mikey Kennelly (0-01)

13. Jerry Kelliher

14. Mikey Paul Kelliher

15. David Keane (1-03 (0-02 - Fress))

Subs not used: Glen Dunphy, John Healy, Harry Foley