Senior Club Notes 9th November 2015

LEINSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Our Senior team took another step along the Leinster Club Championship road on Sunday last when at a damp and windy Glennon Bros. Pearse Park we overcame a determined Navan O’Mahony’s (Meath) team to set a up a Semi Final clash with old rivals Portlaoise.  Emmet Og took the game to O’Mahony’s in the early stages and established a three point lead after 8 minutes. However the Navan side came back with points and in the 21st minute scored and opportunist goal and despite having the majority of possession Killoe found themselves two points down at the break. Immediately after half time O’Mahony’s tagged on another point to leave them three ahead. It was at this point that Killoe kicked into gear and with a total of  six unanswered points took a three point lead after 43 minutes. While the Meath champions came within a point of the Longford kingpins, Emmet Og held firm and closed the game out with a hard earned 2 point win. Final score: Emmet Og 0-11 Navan O’Mahony’s 1-06.

GILMORE CUP: Congratulations to our Division 3 team on winning the Gilmore Cup Final with a 4 point win over Colmcille. This was a keenly contested and high scoring game with the fortunes of both teams changing throughout the encounter. Final Score: Emmet Og 3-10 Colmcille 3-06

This was the second trophy for this team having won the Division 3 League Title earlier in the season. Well done to all the players for their achievements. Well done also to the management team  John Reilly, James McGoldrick, Eugene Caherly and Brendan McCormack. Thanks also to Jimmy McCormack for his coaching work with the team.

LOTTO RESULTS: Our lotto draw took place on Sunday in Begley’s Pub. The numbers drawn were: 1,11,22,23. There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were: Nellie Gormley, Colmcille. John Clyne, Rathcline. Pat O’Toole, Forgney. Ann McDermott, Trillick-a-curry, Longford. Tracy Nolan, Killoe. Sellers Prize: Brian Finneran. Next week’s draw will be held in The Olde Forge with a Jackpot of €2,400.  Bulk purchases of Lotto are available as follows: 1 Year: €100. 6 Months €50 and 3 months €25. You can also play our lotto on line by loging on to

INTERNATIONAL RULES: We wish Michael Quinn good luck as a member of Ireland’s International Rules Panel for the forthcoming contest to be played in Croke Park. Well done Michael.

FUNDRAISER: Our ‘Beat in The Barracks’ Fundraiser takes place in the Old Army Barracks Longford on Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th December 2015. This is a major undertaking by the Club and we would ask that as many as possible give their support. Proceedings commence on the Friday night with music by the very popular and brilliant Country Music Star Patrick Feeney. On Saturday night we have the local band Brave Giant who are hitting the heights at national level at the moment. Two nights of great entertainment is guaranteed. Admission to the events is €15 nightly. Tickets are on sale (Friday night only) at €15 each and are available from any Club Member and numerous shops and pubs both locally and in Longford Town. Additionally ticket sellers will be calling to households throughout the parish in the coming weeks.

GET WELL WISHES: The Club send Get Well wishes to Mary Burns, Newtownbond and Mary Dowd Glenoughill who are hospitalised at the moment. Hope to see you at the games soon.

SYMPATHY: The Emmet Og Club extend its sympathies to the following on their recent bereavements:The Lynch Family, Newtownbond, The McManus Family, Corneddan. The Devaney Family Corneddan.

MASS:  A special Mass for deceased members of Emmet Og Football Club will be held in Ennybegs Church on Saturday 21st November at 8.00pm.