Covid19 forced the GAA to introduce a new formatt for the 2020 Championships at club level and indeed it seems a great success
as the league part is certainly producing some great games and giving the small number of spectators plenty to enjoy. Every game
is important and all clubs seem to be putting everything into every game and they have to if the want to reach the semi-finals and
final in their respective level. Emyvale are certainly making a great effort and after two games they have full points first by
defeating a strong Killanny side but then to get the better of Tyholland on their home soil was a great outcome for Emyvale. But
there can be no resting on laurels as there are two games remaining and it would not be to their advantage to drop the tempo.
They meet Monaghan Harps this Sunday and the Harps will be all out for a win as they suffer the disappointment of yielding to a
superior Tyholland last weekend. We look forward to a good game.
Below I have posted a small selection of images from the first two games. I cannot post a full squad photo and this is something
which annoys me. The team members line up and before all players are in position some player springs away from the group and all
follow, meaning that there was no photo. It is, in my estimation, unfair to team-mates who arrive those two seconds behind the
others if someone spoils the opportunity to record history. In years to come the club and indeed perhaps a player will want to look
back on that team and go looking for a photo but none exist. It would solve it if the captain, when he was sure all players were in
position, counted aloud from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and then all leave. Yes players are hyped up for the game and just want to get on with it
but this is sport and your participation should be recorded as a team. Just a thought.
The man in this car seldom misses a game and has
contributed immensely to the GAA at Club and
County level in Monaghan and similarly in London
and England generally both on and off the pitch and
one thing for sure - Emyvale flows in his blood.,
Nice to see you Packie.