Carrick Emmets GFC

est. 1903

Fifty years ago; Carrickmacross Emmets turned in a fine performance to beat an enthusiastic Killanny fifteen by the narrow margin of 1.04 to 0.05 at Emmet Park on Sunday (2nd March). This was a quite game throughout and the exchanges were performed in an easy manner. The teams went about their task in an easy going but accomplished manner and from the run of the play the Emmets should have won by a wider margin. After a sparkling first half the sides swapped ends with the scoreboard then reading 0.04 to 0.03 in favour of Carrickmacross. After the interval however Killanny came well to the fore and had two points in quick succession; the first by Lorcan Tumulty and the second by Brendan Ruth from a free-kick. The Geraldines held their narrow one point lead against tremendous pressure up until a few minutes before the final whistle; when Brian Logan punched the ball to the Killanny net from a melee in the square. Michael Duffy starred for Emmets at full-back and Bernie Finn at half-back was another defender who gave his best. Michael Connolly at right-full and PJ Finn at left-full also played well in defence! PJ Finnegan left-half and Paddy Rafferty right-half completed a very satisfactory line out while Hugo McNally between the posts took off some fine saves. Brian Logan played an outstanding game in the first half but faded somewhat in the second moiety; only to come in to prominence again in the closing stages of play! Brendan McEneaney worked hard at midfield with Hugh Finn on the forty the pick of the forwards. Brian Tully in the corner tried hard throughout while Vincent Ward, Pat McGeough, Enda McEneaney, Barney Malone and Paddy McMahon; who came on as a sub; gave their best.