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Club News, Monday November 12th 2018

41 Card  Drive

Our 41 Card Drive has resumed and takes place every Wednesday night at 9pm in the Clubhouse. New players are always welcome so please come along and bring a friend

Dancing

Weekly dancing continues at the clubhouse every Monday evening from 6.30pm. Please contact Monty Boyd if you are interested in taking part.

Scór na nÓg

Listowel Emmets would like to participate in this years Scór na nÓg competitions. Participants must be under 17 on 1st Jan 2019. Initially we would like to invite competitors in singing, recitation or instrumental music however if there are figure dancing groups/set dancing groups or ballad groups who would like to compete please let us know. Anyone interested in taking part must contact Karena Buckley on 087 2035865 by Wednesday, November 21st.

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Martin Scanlon RIP

Martin Scanlon RIP

Martin Scanlon RIP

It is with profound sadness that we learned of the death of our Club President, Groundsman & Caretaker Martin Scanlon on Wednesday 31st October. Martin was Emmets Groundsman and Caretaker for twenty five years. He took on the role after being proposed by the late Tim “The Horse” Kennelly and passed at one of the many late night meetings held in Kennelly’s Bar before being ratified at the actual club meeting. Martin took over the position from Anthony Greaney, and Moss Sullivan held the position before that, so he was in good company and took to the role with the best of his ability. Before Martin took on the role the club relied on Eric Browne’s sheep to keep the grass cut so the move was on to get things done and Martin was our man.

When Martin took a break earlier this year we only began to notice the amount of work he used to do, it now takes four of us to do what he did at his ease!

Martin took immense pride in the pitch and facilities at Frank Sheehy Park, he was king of all he surveyed and was a tremendous help to The Allman’s, Sean, Tadhg, Stephen, Con & the development committee during the various stages of our redevelopment and minded  the place as if it was his own child. If anyone had something to say about the place or a bad word you would know about it later! It was always Martin’s way or no way because he knew everything about Frank Sheehy Park and what needed to be done. He kept the club looking its best at all times and for that we are eternally grateful.

To Martin’s family his wife Kathleen and son Andy, his grandchildren and great grandchildren we extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathies. Martin will forever remain in our thoughts and prayers, Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a anam uasal.

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