Senior Club Notes 4th June 2018

Our 25 year anniversary celebrations for Emmet Park took place last weekend in glorious sunshine at Emmet Park, so different than the day we opened our facilities all those years ago. We had two magnificent days of entertainment on the pitches with games for all our boys and girls, men and women from under 8’s to seniors.

The highlight of Saturday was our inaugural under 10 football tournament in honour of the late great Packie Joe Lynch. We had excellent teams from Roscommon, Cavan, Meath, Monaghan, Leitrim and Longford battling it out over the course of the day with Castlerea eventually emerging on top to become the first team to go home with the Packie Joe Lynch memorial cup.

On Sunday our senior team welcomed Roscommon Gaels to the park to battle it out for the Mìchael Kiernan memorial cup. Both teams were welcomed onto the pitch by our school band and given a guard of honour by our under 8 team. The band then played a rousing rendition of the National Anthem before we were treated to a very entertaining game of football after which we emerged with a fine win thus reclaiming the cup. Well done to all involved.

We would like to sincerely thank all who assisted in making this a memorable weekend including our stewards, referees, organizers, mc’s, shopkeepers, the staff and management at the Olde Forge and Begleys and particularly the Connell family for their understanding and use of their grounds for parking. Here’s to the next 25 years.

Best wishes to Sean, Padraig, Daniel and Michael and the entire Longford team in the Leinster championship  on Sunday next. Could a shock be on the cards. We dare to dream.

At this time of year we send our best wishes to all our students doing various exams. We hope that everyone is successful in their endeavors.

Our lotto draw was held over to Monday night due to the bank holiday weekend. Full results next week.

Thomas Quinn – PRO Emmet Òg