PROGRESSIVE 41 CARD DRIVE: Emmets progressive 41 card drive will recommence at Frank Sheehy Park Listowel every Wednesday night from 26th September at 9pm, come along and enjoy the night and don't forget to bring a friend.
RESULTS: Credit Union County League Div 2 - Round 10: Listowel Emmets V Waterville Division 2 - table toppers Waterville made the long journey to Listowel on Saturday evening. Emmets who were rooted to the bottom of the table were up against it and they required 2 wins from their 2 remaining games to be in with just a small chance of survival in the division. They were dealt a massive blow prior to the throw when their star player Conor Cox could not line out due to illness. On paper Waterville had only to turn up to collect the 2 points on offer and extend their lead at the top of the table.
Emmets started brightly and were a point in front after 45 seconds. Wing back Cormac Mulvihill won the ball and took off on a run that ended up with him being fouled 14 yards out. Noel Kennelly had no problem easing the home side into the lead. 2 minutes later Eddie Joe Walsh won a breaking ball on the 21-yard line and showed great confidence when he turned to slot over Emmets's 2nd point. Waterville hadn't settled and Emmets were 1st to a lot of breaking ball. Waterville came more into the game and they won a close range free in the 9th minute, which their full forward Stephen O'Dwyer converted. Emmets went very close to scoring on 2 occasions but controversially they were both waved wide when it looked like both could have been very easily given as points. Waterville midfielder Gearóid O'Sullivan kicked over a long-range point to bring the sides level on 2 points apiece after 15 minutes.
A minute later and Waterville were in front for the 1st time when Stephen O'Dwyer kicked over a brilliant point after he made a great run through the Emmets defence. Waterville had started poorly but they had got stuck in and were now looking dangerous on every attack. Emmets needed a score and they got one after 19 minutes when Eddie Joe Walsh won and converted a free on the 21-yard line. Corner forward Brian Murphy then booted the home side in front again in the 23rd minute. Emmets were playing in fits and starts but they were competing and were more than happy with their position at this stage. A minute later they were dealt a hammer blow when Waterville centre back Kevin O'Dwyer received a pass and raced through the heart of the Emmets defence before releasing a pile driver that gave Conor Walsh no chance. Waterville now had a 2-point lead 0-04 to 1-03. Emmets were rattled but they were to finish off the half much the better team. 1 minute before half time Emmets wing forward David Sheehy won position 14-yards out before be blasted low and hard in to the Waterville net. Emmets were a point in front as the game approached half time. A minute into 1st half injury time and Emmets through Eddie Joe Walsh extended their lead to 2 points. A minute later and the lead had become 3 when Emmets centre back Brian McGuire raced up the field and fisted over a brilliant point. This was an absorbing contest that ebbed and flowed and it was only half time, Listowel Emmets 1-06 Waterville 1-03
Emmets were in a great position to cause a major upset and they stretched their lead to 4 points in the 34th minute when their corner forward Michéal Lynch kicked over a great point from 40 yards out. This seemed to give Emmets great heart and they were playing as if their lives depended on the outcome. Waterville were under pressure and the Emmets defence was really on top. Emmets then pulled 5 points clear when the inspirational Noel Kennelly kicked over another brilliant point. Emmets were in complete control. In the 40th minute Emmets were denied what looked a certain penalty when centre forward David Enright appeared to have been fouled only yards from the Waterville goals but referee Ger Lynch waved play on. The ball then flew back out to Emmets corner forward Brian Murphy who drove at goal but the ball blasted off the crossbar and Waterville cleared. Waterville had no answer to the Emmets onslaught but their full forward Stephen O'Dwyer kept them in the hunt when he pointed in the 44th minute. O'Dwyer then had a goal chance 2 minutes later but Conor Walsh raced from his goal line to pull off a brilliant save.
This was great game of football and both teams have to be commended for their efforts. Waterville will be disappointed but they can still win Division 2. Unfortunately for them this now depends on how Kilcummin get on in their final 2 games. Waterville entertain Glenflesk in Round 11 while Listowel Emmets travel to Kenmare fully aware that only a victory might be able to save them from relegation. Listowel Emmets: 1. Conor Walsh, 2. Jack McGuire, 3. Brendan Guiney, 4. Shane Quinn, 5. Cormac Mulvihill, 6. Brian McGuire, 7. Ger McCarthy, 8. Denis Walsh, 9. Noel Kennelly,10. Eddie Joe Walsh 11. David Enright, 12. David Sheehy,13. Michéal Lynch, 14. Paudie Buckley, 15. Brian Murphy: Subs: J. Heaphy for D. Enright (58mins) Waterville: 1. Ciaran Dennehy, 2. Stephen Donnelly, 3. Daniel O'Dwyer, 4. Alan O'Dwyer, 5. Oran Clifford, 6. Kevin O'Dwyer, 7. Niall Fitzgerald, 8. Seamus O'Sullivan, 9. Gearóid O'Sullivan, 10. Alan O'Shea, 11. Patrick Curran, 12. Gary Galvin, 13. Barry O'Dwyer, 14. Stephen O'Dwyer, 15. Cormac O'Sullivan Referee: Ger Lynch - Ballymacelligott FIXTURES: NORTH KERRY MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: is provisionally fixed for Friday 28th September at 7.30pm under lights in Listowel where Emmets will meet with St. Senan's. EMMETS COISTE NA NÓG: SATURDAY MORNING CLUB: A big thank you to the Legion club who hosted Emmets U10s, 9s and 8s on Saturday last. The Saturday morning club will take a break for the Saturday of the races and return on Saturday week the 29th where we will host Milltown Malbay of Clare. EMMETS LADIES: Anybody interested in travelling to Croke Park to support the Kerry and in particular our own Breda Lane, in the Ladies All-Ireland final on October 7th is asked to contact Mary Beades before Sept 23rd so that a system of ticket allocation can be put in place. Group tickets must be ordered through head office in Croke Park while tickets will be on sale on Tuesday 25th from 8-9pm at Frank Sheehy Park. Please display your Kerry colours in support of Breda and the rest of the panel. Both adult teams have North Kerry games to play in the coming weeks. The Junior team will play Firies in the County Novice semi final this weekend. U16 semi final against Corca Duibhne will be on September 22nd in Annascaul at 11am. Following on their Munster Blitz last weekend the U8's/10's had a great game on Saturday in Killarney where they played Legion. Coming to the end of their 1st season Gaelic 4 Mothers+Others will host a mini blitz in Listowel on September 29th with seven teams from North Kerry now confirmed to take part.,