This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of our fabulous facilities at Emmet Park and to mark the occasion we have a weekend of festivities planned over the June Bank Holiday weekend. On Saturday we kick off at 11am with an under 10 blitz featuring 16 teams from all over Connaught, Leinster and Ulster. We will be welcoming the cream of the crop in terms of football clubs to our grounds to take part in this competition with our own lads hoping to capture the trophy in this inaugural under 10 competition. This will be followed by a girls under 10 blitz before the pitch activities for the day will end with a ladies senior game.
On Saturday night we will retire to Begleys bar where our Ladies club will host a social fundraiser.
On Sunday we kick off at 12pm with an under 12 challenge followed by an under 14 game. Then the main attraction when our seniors play Roscommon Gaels for the Michèal Kiernan memorial cup at 3pm.
Following this we will return to the Olde Forge at 6.30pm where we will host an evening of traditional song and dance. We invite all our young superstars to being their guitars, banjos, whistles or bodrauns and entertain us with their talents. This will run until 9pm approximately when our minor club ‘Strictly Karaoke’ fundraiser will kick off.
There is surely something here to interest all our supporters and we hope that events over the two days will be well supported. More details next week.
We had no games last week but this week our junior reserves are at home to Colmcille on Wednesday evening at 8pm. Our senior reserves are away to Abbeylara in the Allen Cup on Friday at 8pm.
Best wishes to the Longford senior team in the Leinster championship on Sunday.
Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night in Begleys and the numbers drawn were 1, 23, 34 and 35. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Donal Maguire, William Quinn, Betty Loughrey, Malachy Flanagan and Diarmaid Brady, Boher. This weeks Sellers prize went to Begleys Bar. Next week sees the jackpot rise to €12,700 with the draw in The Olde Forge on Sunday night. Well done to all the winners and thanks again to all who participate.
Finally this week we offer our congratulations to John and Vivienne Connell, Soran who got married last week.
Thomas Quinn – PRO Emmet Òg.