LEADER CUP FINAL. At last we brought the curtain down on what we can consider to be a very successful 2015 season when we captured the Leader Cup in a damp and cold Glennon Bros. Pearse Park on Sunday last. Owing to the recent inclement weather this game was postponed a number of times and great credit is due to the players from Emmet Og and Abbeylara who kept the momentum going to serve up an entertaining game to a rather small attendance. This was the third time this year for these Clubs to meet in major finals and similar to the previous encounters there was very little between the sides. Killoe started this game brightly but with scores at a premium the half time score read: Emmet Og 0-4 Abbeylara 0-2. Early in the second half the County Champions dominated proceedings to take a four point lead by the 34th minute. However Abbeylara brought it to a one point game by the 45th minute but amazingly failed to score in the final 15 minutes. Killoe slotted over another three points to complete a historic double double having achieved a similar feat in 2014. Final score: Emmet Og 0-9 Abbeylaa 0-5. Great tribute is due to our players for their commitment and hard work and we congratulate them on their achievements over the past two years. High praise is also due to Manager Declan Rowley, Assistant Manager Gerry Carberry and Selectors: Thomas Donohoe, John ‘Speedy’ McCormack and Sean Maguire. Well done to all.
DRAW WINNER: Congratulations to Grainne Brennan, Dublin who won €200 prize in our recent ‘Beat in the Barracks’ Festival draw.
DINNER DANCE Our Annual Dinner dance takes place on the 9th January 2016 in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. With a new venue and new surroundings we are hoping our annual get-together will be a great success. Further details will be available in the coming weeks.
LOTTO: Our Lotto draw took place on Sunday in The Olde Forge. The numbers drawn were: 9,14,19,29. There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were: John Clarke, Ann Toher Ennybegs. Mary Begley Ennybegs. Packie Loughrey, Clonee. Ennybegs Community Centre, Ennybegs. Sellers Prize: Donal Maguire. Next week’s draw will be held in Begley’s Pub with a Jackpot of €2,900. Bulk purchases of Lotto are available as follows: 1 Year:€100. 6 months: €50. 3 months: €25. You can also play our lotto in line by loging on to www.killoegaa.ie
CLUB MEETING: A meeting of Emmet Og GFC will be held in the Clubhouse, Clonee this Wednesday 16th December at 9.30pm. All members are asked to attend.
CONDOLENCES: The Club extends its heartfelt condolences to Brendan and Rebecca Quinn, Dublin on the sad loss of their Little Angel Matilda. May she Rest in Peace.
John Dowd, Secretary Emmet Og GFC