As 2018 drew to a close our Seniors have progressed to the intermediate ranks for the 2019 season by winning the Monaghan Championship. The lads were unlucky not to add the Ulster Junior Championship being overcome at the semi-final stage. There was some excellent football played throughout the year bythis time and this will auger well for the coming season.
Our juvenile season started with indoor training in early February for and outdoors in late March. Our nursery and u7's under stewartship of Shane McCormack, Pat Mc Quaid, Mary Hackett, Damien Mc Caughey , John Keogh, Paul Bogue, Aine Mohan , Sharon McKenna and Gerard McCaffrey led a fun skills and learning program from which boys and girls really enjoyed themselves and learned the basics really well. The u7's took part in go games and challenge games and acquitted of themselves very well throughout the season.
U9's had a great season , coached by Barry Mohan, Sharon Corrigan, Raymond McAree, Colm Mc Kenna , Paddy Kelly & Ollie Mc Kenna. Running with 2 teams in go games, several challenge games and mini tournaments for u8's , u8.5's and u9's brought their skill and determination out in them. Finishing with lifting the cups in Tyholland and Scotsown tournaments, u8 semi finals in Keady and the big stage of half time at the Junior Championship Final in Scotstown.
The u11's also had a great year. The coaching team of Brendan Stewart, Kieran Campbell and Darren Swift had the lads winning 4 of their 5 spring league games. Great performaces in various tournaments including our own Bc Blitz, the cup final in truagh shows these lads can mix it with anyone.
What a season for our u13's , steered by Barney McNally, Michaeil Deery, Martin O Brien, Eddie Mc Ginn, Mickey Treanor and Kieran Walsh. The div. 3 team won both league and cup and the div. 6 team won the shield. As a reward the complete group recieved a zip top each! 3 trophies in 1 season in this age group shows the playing talent available.
The u15's made the step up to Div.1. A very exciting u14 team last year coached by John Hamill and Shane McKenna played 19 games between league cup and challenges. Injuries curtailed the team during the season but they kept their div.1 status and added silverware by playing fantastic football winning the div.1 shield.
Our U17's played some excellent football throughout the season, with only 4 full u17's in the squad with the rest made up of u16's and u15's , showed the strength of the younger ages coming through and an experienced coaching team of Keith Murphy , Michael Treanor and Brendan Stewart proved to be very competitive.
The squad provided players to county minor and development squads at different age groups and to prove their quality this team reached the championship semi final being unfortunate to lose out in extra time to eventual winners Clan naGael by one point. Watch these notes for news of upcoming u17 training etc for the year ahead.
Late November early December is Forde Cup time in Donagh Parish for kids up to u10. Another great run out culminated with the finals night played under floodlights, a great experience for all and a great occasion. Thanks to the Forde family for their continued support with this tournament and their kind sponsorship of the juvenile jersey's.
Last but not least thank you to all players , their parents, committee members , coaches and mentors and anyone who helped out in anyway throughout the season to make it the year it was. Wishing you all a Happy and successful new year on and off the pitch.
Emylott Result Jackpot: €3900. No winner. No match 3's . 5 Lucky Dip winners. Michaela Mc Quaid Emyvale, Colin Colleran Aghaboy (yrly), Alan Coulter Portinaghy, Mary Flynn Emyvale (yrly), Ann & Maria Kelly Keady. Promoters:- Mickey Mc Carron & Mickey Mc Carron. Yearly Promoters:- Eugene & Enda O'Brien. Numbers drawn 3, 4, 12, 14. Christmas Draw. Hamper 1:- Michelle Mc Glone Emy. Hamper 2:- John Loughran Tonynumery. Note:- Next Emylott draw will be on Sunday 6th January. Emylott rota for January:- Anthony & Alice Mc Carron.