Listowel GAA   05/11/2018

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.

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

Club Draw   

We have recently launched our annual Club Draw worth €10,000 and tickets are now on sale from club officers with €850 worth of prizes up for grabs each month. Proceeds from the draw go towards the running costs and future development of the club so your support is greatly appreciated  

Prizes as follows  

Top Monthly Prize of €300  

Additional prizes of 3 X €100 and 5 X €50  

Tickets are only €5 per month and are payable by direct debit, annually, quarterly or monthly. No roll overs...just guaranteed winners! Please contact Brian McMahon on 086 0488065 for more info.

Come Dine With Emmets 

Emmets, Emmets Ladies and Coiste na nOg are holding a combined fundraising event called 'Come Dine With Emmets' to be held on Saturday, November 17th. Numerous people connected with the club are hosting a dinner party in their homes inviting guests to come for dinner. There will be an 'after party' to finish off the evening in Listowel Arms Hotel with music and bar exemption. If you are not already a host or invited to a house and would like to be, please contact Karena on  087 2035865. 


Kieran Corridan Intermediate Cup - Quarter Final Emmets B 2-06 V Castleisland Desmonds B 2-18
Novice Cup - Semi Final 
Emmets C V Ballydonoghue C

Fixture details TBC