Junior Premier Club Football Championship - Round 1
Listowel Emmets 1-18 Beaufort 1-18
Spectators were treated to a fantastic game of Championship football on Saturday evening last in a sun-drenched Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel. Both teams left nothing on the field of play as they went toe to toe for an hour and twenty minutes as this game went to Extra Time. The first half was an extremely tight affair with both teams defending well. Ronan Murphy put in a serious shift in midfield for Beaufort while Liam Carey and Fergal Hallissey kept the scoreboard ticking over for the visitors. Jack McGuire and Conor Cox stood up for Emmets and it was plain to see that the second half would be another pulsating half an hour. Half-time score 0-8 to 0-08.
Both teams had periods of dominance after the break with Listowel racing out of the blocks with a Brian Murphy goal and Conor Cox raising the white flag in numerous occasions to leave Emmets leading 1-12 to 0-09 after 40 minutes. Padraig Doona goaled soon after and thus began the comeback as Beaufort fired over 5 scores without reply and lead the game by 2 points with 3 minutes left. A great score by Cormac Mulvihill and a Cox free rescued the day for Emmets and send this tie to extra time, the score at 1-15 a piece.
The visitors upped the ante in the first period and fired over 3 unanswered points with 2 of these coming from the boot of Hallissey and the other from Doona as Listowel struggled to contain the constant running from Beaufort's half back line. Just on the stroke of 10 minutes Conor Cox put over a super score to breath life back into the home sides effort and we were in for a thrilling finale to this game as Beaufort now led 1-18 to 1-16. Conor Cox put over a free to leave the minimum between the sides as both teams proceeded to empty their benches in order to pull this game out of the fire. With time almost up, Bryan Sweeney was fouled 25 yards from goal in front of the Emmets clubhouse and it was left to player/manager Noel Kennelly to point the resulting free to the delight of the home supporters. Referee Donal Casey called for the ball and these two resilient sides will do it all again with date and time to be confirmed.
Full-time: Emmets 1-18 Beaufort 1-18
North Kerry League Div 5
Emmets C V Knockanure
Date: Thursday, May 5th 2016
Venue: Frank Sheehy Park
Our Seniors are still training hard and awaiting their next game versus Laune Rangers
Our U14 div 4 team took on Castlegregory on Friday 22nd in Listowel in what turned out to be a cracker. The Emmets team which was depleted through illness was very much on the back foot in the first half and while Castlegregory clocked up 2-7, the home team managed just a single point. The signs looked ominous for the remainder of the game and indeed the second half started with another point to the away team. Then as with other games this year the Listowel girls sprung into life and spent the remainder of the match camped in the Castlegregory half. With a massive response, the Emmets girls scored 2-4 without reply and were all over their opponents when the final whistle blew. In the end this game turned out to be one that got away but the Emmets girls can be hugely proud of a fantastic comeback that fell just short on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-5.
Our under 12s division 1 team played Abbeydorney in County league last week and put in a spirited performance before losing a close game by 4-6 - 2-6,. We then went to Kerins o Rahillys and won well in the end. With 29 girls seeing game time.
Our division 4 team played Corca Dhuibhne last Saturday morning in Gallarus and a great win 6-6. To 3-0 and the buzz back at pitch with Top Gear also at pitch at same time was unreal.
Our u12s also played Austin Stacks in the preliminary round of the County last Tuesday evening in Connolly park, Stacks were the better team and ran out winners by 12 pts, We were short a few players on the night, there were some good performances especially Emily Mc Carthy, who was captain for the game. Our u11 girls played their final game of North Kerry division 3 league v Currow, they had an excellent win by 9pts, There was brilliant performances by all girls from 1 to 18, the link up play was great to see. They were unbeaten in the campaign and were crowned North Kerry division 3. U 12 champions on Friday evening.
Training for Listowel Emmets U 10 girls takes place on Saturday mornings at 10.30am sharp and will finish at 12pm sharp and will continue every Saturday morning thereafter. The venue is Frank Sheehy Park. Membership is now open and all girls born in 2006 and 2007 are eligible to play U10 girls football in 2016 all new players are welcome. Any queries please contact Billy McElligott on 086-8748275 or Graham Shine.
Emmets under 6's are training on Saturday mornings at 10.30 am in St. Michaels Hall Gym. For more information please contact Simon O'Flynn 087-2732380
Emmets U8’s girls are also in action on Saturday morning at 10.30am till 12noon in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel. Our budding footballers will treated to a fun morning of skill and games as they learn the basic skills of Gaelic Games. The u8’s are open to all girls within the parish born in 2008 and 2009.
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