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Emmets Notes 6th May 2013

posted 7 May 2013, 04:45 by Listowel Emmets
Results
2013 Castleisland Co-op Mart Intermediate Football Championship – Quarter Final
Listowel Emmets 1-12 Castlegregory 2-06

Castlegregory a Division 4 side went into this as the outsiders. Listowel Emmets a Division 2 side had home advantage but were well aware of the threat posed by the visitors. The pitch in Frank Sheehy Park was in perfect condition. There was a slight breeze that favoured Listowel in the 1st half.

Listowel started much the better. Eddie Joe Walsh who was playing at wing forward won a free in the 3rd minute which Noel Kennelly converted to give the home team an early lead. A minute later Listowel’s corner forward Bryan Murphy won a free and it was Kennelly again who slotted it over to give Listowel a 2-point lead. Listowel were looking very sharp and they were moving the ball very well. In the 6th minute Listowel pulled 3 points clear. David Sheehy won possession and gave the ball off to Cormac Mulvihill who in turn passed it off to Billy Doyle who was in full flight. Billy could have gone for a goal but he blasted it over the bar. Castlegregory were struggling to get into the game and they were to fall further behind when Conor Cox drove over a brilliant point in the 9th minute to put Listowel 4 points in front (0-04 – 0-00). Castlegregory needed a score badly and they got one in the 11th minute. Colm O’Mahony was fouled and Alan Fitzgerald popped over the close range free. Castlegregory came more into the game as the 1st half progressed. Listowel won another free in the 15th minute when the Castlegregory goalkeeper Adam O’Donnell was adjudged to have picked the ball up off the ground. Conor Cox tapped over from close range to restore Listowel’s 4-point lead.

The game was held up for over 5 minutes between the 17th and 23rd minute when Listowel’s centre back Denis Walsh suffered a serious knee injury when he collided with his team mate Brendan Guiney. Denis who had been having a very good game had to be replaced by John Heaphy. This break in play seemed to halt Listowel’s momentum. In the 26th minute Conor Cox put over another wonderful point to stretch Listowel’s lead to 5 points (0-06 – 0-01). Listowel were looking like they were going to pull right away. Castlegregory attacked in the 27th minute. Liam Maunsell took a shot at goal. Shane Quinn the Listowel goalkeeper had no chance of getting to it. The ball slammed off the bottom of the upright and back out into goalmouth where Colm O’Mahony was waiting to drive the ball into net. Castlegregory were back in the game and they narrowed the gap to a solitary point when J.B. Spillane won a free a minute later, which Alan Fitzgerald converted. Listowel had completely dominated the 1st half and were now just a point in front after 29 minutes. They looked rattled but they finished off the 1st half with 2 late points from frees. Noel Kennelly put over his 3rd free in the 1st minute of 1st half injury time. In the 4th minute of injury time Conor Cox won a free, which Kennelly took to give the home side a 3-point lead at the break.

Half Time: Listowel Emmets 0-08 Castlegregory 1-02

Listowel began the 2nd half with an early point. Conor Cox won possession and was fouled. Noel Kennelly stepped up and put over his 5th pointed free of the afternoon. Castlegregory needed to respond and they did a minute later. Alan Fitzgerald who is a very stylish and accurate free taker put over his 3rd pointed free. Castlegregory had settled into the game and were playing with more belief. Listowel seemed to lose their way and it’s fair to say that both defences were playing a lot tighter in the 2nd half. J.B. Spillane won a free in the 36th minute. Once again Alan Fitzgerald drove over a mighty free from over 45 metres out. Castlegregory were now just 2 points behind (0-09 – 1-04). The game then saw a both sides attacking but neither defence could be breached. The football was free flowing but scores were very hard to come by.

Listowel had gone into the game as favourites but they just couldn’t seem to get on top of Castlegregory. Listowel’s centre forward Cormac Mulvihill won possession and went scything through the Castlegregory defence. Cormac then steadied himself and drove over a stunning point. This was the 1st score from either side in 11 minutes. A minute later Castlegregory attacked and won yet another free that Alan Fitzgerald had no trouble in converting. Listowel were just 2 points up with 10 minutes remaining. Listowel wing forward David Sheehy went off on a defence splitting run. He bore down on goal and released an unstoppable shot low in the bottom corner of the Castlegregory net much to the delight of the Listowel supporters. Listowel now had breathing space and were looking set for victory as they now had a 5-point lead (1-10 – 1-05). Cormac Mulvihill then made another great run and drove Listowel into a 6-point lead in the 55th minute. The game appeared to be over as a contest but there was late drama in store when Castlegregory corner forward Liam Maunsell was fouled in the large parallelogram. Castlegregory had a penalty. Alan Fitzgerald made no mistake as he despatched the penalty to the roof of the net. There was just a goal between the sides once again. Listowel centre forward Cornac Mulvihill went on yet another solo run. He kicked the ball into Ger McCarthy. The ball broke lose but Ger drew on it and kicked over an opportunist point in the 1st minute of injury time. Listowel were now 4 points clear. Alan Fitzgerald kicked over his 6th pointed free in the 2nd minute of injury time to cut the gap to just 3 points deep in injury time. Castlegregory then won the kick out and attacked. They won a free, which was lobbed into the Listowel goalmouth, but home side won possession. The referee Denis Sayers then blew for full time.

Listowel were the better team on the day and fully deserve their place in the Semi Final. Castlegregory deserve great praise for getting themselves back into a game that at one stage looked to be drifting away from them. A telling statistic from the game was that Castlegregory scored no point from play.

Listowel Emmets 1. Shane Quinn 2. Bryan Greaney 3. Brendan Guiney 4. Jack McGuire 5. Ger McCarthy (0-01) 6. Denis Walsh (Captain) (John Heaphy 23rd minute) 7. Brian McGuire 8. Brendan Flavin 9. Noel Kennelly (0-05) (0-05 from frees) 10. David Sheehy (1-00) 11. Cormac Mulvihill (0-02) 12. Billy Doyle (0-01) 13. Bryan Murphy 14. Conor Cox (0-03) (0-01 from a free) 15. Eddie Joe Walsh

Castlegregory 1. Adam O’Donnell 2. Padraig Rohan 3. Joe O’Connor (Captain) 4. Joe Scully 5. Gearoid Fitzgerald 6. Killlian Burns 7. Colm Sills 8. Michéal O’Shea 9. Shane Hennessy 10. Colm O’Connor (Anton Kelliher 58th minute) 11. J.B. Spillane 12. Keelin Dowling 13. Colm O’Mahony (1-00) 14. Alan Fitzgerald (1-06) (1-00 from a penalty & 0-06 from frees) 15. Liam Maunsell

Referee: Denis Sayers - Austin Stacks

2013 Keanes SuperValu County Minor Football League – Division 3A Semi – Final

Listowel Emmets 2-15 Rathmore 3-12

Fixtures

2013 Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 2 – Round 4

Tarbert V Listowel Emmets

Date: Saturday 11th May

Venue: Shannon Park - Tarbert

Time: 7.00 P.M.

2013 Credit Union County Junior Football League Division 3 – Round 1

Listowel Emmets V Castleisland Desmonds

Date: Friday 10th May

Venue: Castleisland

Time: 7.00 P.M.

Emmets Club News
 
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.

Listowel Emmets Ladies

Listowel Emmets senior ladies progressed to the County League division 1 shield final after a comprehensive victory over Austin Stacks in Frank Sheehy park on Sunday.

Playing with the wind in the first half Listowel got two goals from Laura Lavery and Caoimhe O’Sullivan. A knee injury to Laura Lavery after 20 mins was a huge blow to Emmets but the introduction of Rebecca Garvey for her first senior game yielded two points for the debutant. Although Emmets were leading at half time, Listowel were going to have to work hard against the wind in the second half. However from the off they took control in midfield and 2 goals from Miriam O'Keeffe put the game beyond the visitors. This was a great performance by the girls who appear to be improving with every game despite the challenge of varied team selections each week due to availability of players. Aoife Shine, Miriam O’Keeffe and Aoife Kennelly were excellent on Sunday and Rebecca Garvey is a welcome addition to the panel for the coming weeks.
Panel: Katie Wall, Kate Sayers, Heather O’ Rourke, Ciara Gallagher, Rachel Stapleton, Aoife Shine (0-3), Aoife Kennelly, Rebecca Stapleton (0-1), Caoimhe O' Sullivan (1-0), Mary Beades, Sarah O' Brien, Laura Lavery (1-0), Miriam O’ Keeffe (2-4), Rebecca Garvey (0-2).
Gaelic4Mothers+Others has now moved to the slightly later start of 8.00pm Thursdays in St Michael’s College. This is a fitness program using the skills of ladies football and no prior experience is necessary to take part. Our newest member is on a 6 month visit from Argentina so we would encourage anyone to join the girls and get out of the house. Bring a friend and set your own pace. If you have any questions give Ann (087 969 1324) or Deborah (086 128 0944) a call.
Well done to our under 16’s who travelled all the way to Lispole for their game with Corca Duibne. The match was played under a heavy downpour of rain and everyone was soaked through. Despite the atrocious weather it was an absolute blinder of a game. With the score board being tied through out for the majority of the game Listowel were caught by two late goals.

Next up is their away match to Na Gael on Wednesday. Meanwhile the under 14’s had an comprehensive win on Saturday when they played Ballymac/ Na Gael. Well done to all the girls and coaches.

Good luck to all those doing exams in college and school in the coming weeks.

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