Clubs - Listowel Emmets

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Liam Mac Uileagóid

Norah de Brún
Oifigeach Caidrimh Phoiblí
Pádraig de Barra

Emmets Coiste na nÓg

Breandáin Ó Géibheannaigh
Crohúr Ó Muircheartaigh

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Eamon Ó hArgáin

Emmets Peil na mbán

Sean Ó hIonnghaile

Dónall de Brún

Oifigeach Caidrimh Phoiblí
Moira McElligott

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Listowel Emmets play in:

Division Two of the Kerry County League.

Kerry Intermediate Championship

Senior County Football with Feale Rangers

About Us:

Listowel town is situated in the heart of North Kerry and nestled at College Cross between St. Michael's College and St. Michael's graveyard, lies Frank Sheehy Park home of Listowel Emmets. Listowel has a very long tradition of GAA involvement and achievement since June 1885 when Listowel GAA (The Feale Amateurs) was established as a GAA branch. In 1956 Emmets GAA Club was formed and in the following year the senior, intermediate and minor North Kerry League titles were won. In 1979 the Listowel Emmets GAA pitch next to St. Michael's College was closed for redevelopment and re-opened again in 1981 and was renamed in honour of Mr. Frank J. Sheehy who was appointed as Chairman to the County Board in 1953.

Listowel Emmets Players that have played with Kerry:

17 players wore the Kerry jersey in Championship (1928-2012) and National League (1950-2012)

Tim Kennelly (1975 - 1983)
92 Appearances (31 Championship. 61 League. )

Stephen Stack (1986 - 1998)
73 Appearances (16 Championship. 57 League. )

Noel Kennelly (1998 - 2002)
51 Appearances (20 Championship. 28 League. ) Also played 3 U21 games.

Garry McMahon (1958 - 1962)
27 Appearances (12 Championship. 15 League. )Brendan Guiney (2004 - 2006)
24 Appearances (3 Championship. 18 League. ) Also played 3 U21 games.

Tadhg Kennelly (2009 - 2009)
12 Appearances (6 Championship. 5 League.) Also played 1 U21 games.

Tony McAuliffe (1938 - 1940)
9 Appearances (9 Championship.)

Ger Leahy (1977 - 1979)
8 Appearances (8 League. )

Brian Maguire (2012 - 2012)
10 Appearances (7 League. 3 Championship )

John Healy (1962 - 1962)
5 Appearances (1 Championship. 4 League.)

Seamus O'Donovan (1974 - 1975)
4 Appearances (4 League. )

Gerard Stack (1954 - 1954)
3 Appearances (3 Championship )

Roger Aherne (1928 - 1928)
1 Appearances (1 Championship )

William O'Sullivan (1928 - 1928)
1 Appearances (1 Championship )

Brian Scanlon (2000 - 2000)
1 Appearances (1 League.)

Sean Guerin (1965 - 1965)
1 Appearances (1 League )

Pat Sweeney (1968 - 1968)
1 Appearances (1 League.)

U21 Players

8 Listowel Emmets players represented Kerry at U21 grade (2000-2011).

Brendan Guiney (2002 - 2002)
3 Appearances

Shane O'Neill (2004 - 2004)
3 Appearances

Kieran O'Connor (2010 - 2011)
4 Appearances

Brian McGuire (2010 - 2010)
3 Appearances

Noel Kennelly (2000 - 2000)
3 Appearances

Tadhg Kennelly (2002 - 2002)
1 Appearances

Ger McCarthy (2008 - 2008)

Kieran O'Connor (2011)

1 Apperarnces


Minor Players

5 Listowel Emmets players represented Kerry at Minor grade (2000-2012).

Shane O'Neill (2000 - 2001)
3 Appearances

Paudie Murphy (2000 - 2000)
1 Appearances

Maurice Whelan (2001 - 2001)
1 Appearances

Kieran O'Connor (2007 - 2007)
1 Appearances

Conor Cox (2010 - 2010)
1 Appearances

Craobh Cumann Emmet Lios Tuathail - Club History

June 27th 1885

A meeting to form G.A.A. Club was held. The following resolution was proposed and seconded: "That we, the people
of Listowel in public meeting assembled, hereby establish a branch of the G.A.A." A club was then formed with the
following officers: J. W. Keane was appointed President; M. Murphy, Vice-President; Richard Stack, Treasurer and M.
J. Flavin, Honorary Secretary.

August 10th 1885

G.A.A. Club organised sports Meeting - no report.

November 1888

County Board formed: Listowel delegates present: Martin O'Sullivan and J. McGrath.

On Martin O'Sullivan's proposition T. Slattery was appointed chairman.


1st County Championship

1st Round - Listowel (Feale Amateurs) defeated Irremore.

2nd Round. Tralee Mitchels defeated Listowel (Feale Amateurs)

April 28th 1889

First Town League recorded - William St. (Shamrocks) V Church St. (Amateurs)


County Championship- Listowel defeated by Tralee Mitchels


1st recorded Listowel team on print (Club History)


Football Club split - 2 teams (Listowel Football Club) and Listowel Temperance Society Club (St Patrick's)

County Championship Draw: Listowel Football Club V Tralee Mitchels and St. Patrick's V Irremore


Formation of Listowel Wild Geese.


Opening of Listowel Sports field.


Major Football and Hurling Tournaments run by Club.

T. F. O'Sullivan appointed Hon. Secretary of the Kerry County Board.


Listowel Wild Geese beaten in County Final by Tralee. Tender by John Hannon for Building covered stand, pavilion
and railings accepted ... tender £140.

1902, 03, 04

Listowel fielded two Senior Teams


Listowel Wild Geese beaten in County Championship by Tralee


G.A.A. run sports meetings (athletics and cycling). The banner of the G.A.A. as a cycling organisation was unfurled for
the first time in Kerry at Listowel on August 5th.


The Club renamed Listowel Football Club (Independents).

Johnsie Moran appointed Joint County Treasurer.

In the County Championship: Tralee defeated Listowel.


Paddy Landers first Listowel Clubman to play with Kerry.

County Championships

1st Round Listowel defeated Lispole.

2nd Round. Valentia defeated Listowel


First Listowel Clubmen win all-Ireland Senior medals: Jack Kennelly and Paddy Mullane.


County Championship: Laune Rangers defeated Listowel (replay)


Formation of Listowel Woulfe Tones Hurling Club with Paddy Guerin as captain


County Championship Semi Final: Ballymacelligott defeat Listowel.


Listowel win first N. K. League.


Maurice McGrath re organises the Club in Listowel. Re-start of Town Leagues, Football, Hurling and Camogie.


Listowel win Senior League (North Kerry).

Listowel Juniors win first Junior League.

Standish Kearns wins all-Ireland modal.

Start of school Leagues (Maurice McGrath Cup)


Listowel regain N. K. Senior League defeating Tarbert.


Due to political differences two teams from Listowel take part in N. K. League- Ashes and Pearses. Pearses won
League outright.


Listowel team known as Listowel Blackcock Feathers (Jerseys presented by Maurice Walsh," The Quiet Man")


Tony McAuliffe wins All-Ireland Medal.


First Minor title for Listowel.


Listowel beaten by Ballydonoghue in North Kerry League replay.


Frank J. Sheehy became Chairman Kerry County Board


Formation of Emmets club


Emmets win Senior, Intermediate and Minor N. K. Leagues.


Garry McMahon wins All-Ireland Senior Medal.


75th Anniversary of Listowel G.A.A.

Emmets defeated by Duagh In North Kerry League Final. Sport field re-opens after redevelopment work.


Garry McMahon wins 2nd All-Ireland modal


Emmets beat Moyvane to take Senior League.


Emmets win Championship beating Ballylongford


Emmets beat Ballydonoghue in League Final


Listowel Hurling club beat Ladies Walk (Ballyduff) to win North Kerry Intermediate Hurling title


Emmets have League Final victory over Finuge


Andy Molyneaux becomes Kerry County Board Secretary


Emmets become first Club to win North Kerry League and Championship in one year beating Castleisland and Finuge


Tim Kennelly wins 1st All-Ireland Senior Modal.


Emmets take Senior North Kerry Championship defeating Tarbert


Listowel Emmets Scor na nOg figure dancers become the first in the club's history to ever reach the All Ireland after
winning county and munster titles. The final was held in the National Stadium and they did the Emmets proud by
coming in second to County Down. The team that represented the Emmets were John Stack, Murt McAuliffe, Tadhg
Flahive, John Scanlon, Mary Cantillon, Diane Barry, Anne Dowling, and Mary Hartnett

Emmets defeat Castleisland to win North Kerry League

Tim Kennelly wins 2nd All-Ireland Senior Medal.

Feale Rangers win County Championship.


Tim Kennelly captains Kerry to win Sam Maguire and wins 3rd All-Ireland medal.

John Chute captains Kerry Minors on the same day but were defeated by Dublin in Minor Final.

Redevelopment starts on field - resurfacing, draining and construction of Now Stand.


Tim Kennelly wins his 4th All-Ireland modal and wins (Man of the Match V Roscommon)


Pitch reopened and named in honour of Frank Sheehy. "Pairc Mhic Shithigh".

Tim Kennelly wins his fifth Senior all-Ireland medal.


Emmets play in County Championships as Club Team. Seniors defeated by Castle island District

Under 21 defeated by Spa/Glenflesk

Minors defeated by St Brendan's in quarter final having defeated Kenmare District in 1st Round.


Centenary Year of Listowel Football. Club History Launched.

Centenary Banquet with guests of honour: Dr. M. Loftus, President of Gaelic Athletic Association: Mr. Brendan
Vaughan, President of Munster Council and Mr. Frank King, Chairman Kerry County Board.

Emmets Seniors lose both North Kerry League and Championship finals

Emmets promoted to Division 2 County Senior League.

Emmets become champions of Abbeyfeale Senior 7 a side

Under 21 Emmets lose North Kerry Final

Emmets Minors win North Kerry Final


Emmets win North Kerry Minor Championship

Stephen Stack wins First All-Ireland Senior Medal

John McMahon becomes County Board Treasurer


North Kerry Senior Championship Winners Defeating Castleisland Desmonds in Final

Captain Stephen Stack

Trainer: John O'Flaherty Selectors: John Hartnett, Maurice Walsh, Billy Keane

Man Of The Match In Final: Tom Walsh


Reached Both North Kerry League And Championship Senior Finals


Winners Of North Kerry Senior League Over Castleisland Desmonds

Captain Sean Moriarty

Lost Final North Kerry Senior Championship


Winners Of North Kerry Senior League For Two In A Row Over Beale

Captain Mikey Kennelly

North Kerry Minor Championship Winners


First North Kerry U/21 Championship Title Defeated Moyvane in Final

Captain Brian Scanlan

North Kerry Senior Championship Winners Over Beale

Captain Billy McElligott

Man Of Match Gary Stack

Trainer Tom Fitzgerald Selector Joe McCarthy

Lost North Kerry Minor Championship Final

Stephen Stack Wins his Second All-Ireland Medal

Feale Rangers Win County U-21 Championship Final


Winners Of Back To Back Titles Defeating Finuge In Replayed North Kerry Championship Final

Match Played In January 1999 Due To Adverse Weather

Captain Padraig Buckley Who Broke His Leg In The Drawn Game

Man Of The Match Tadhg Kennelly

Trainer Tom Fitzgerald Selector Joe McCarthy

Senior Team Also Promoted To Division 2 Of County Senior Football League

Brian Scanlan Captains Kerry U-21 Team To All-Ireland Glory With Noel Kennelly also on the team.

Feale Rangers Win Back To Back U-21 County Titles


Noel Kennelly Captains Kerry U-21 Team Defeated In All-Ireland Final His Brother Tadhg Kennelly also played

Winners Of 1998 U-21 North Kerry Championship Captain Liam Walsh

Winners Of 1999 North Kerry Minor League Captain Danny Moriarty

Winners Of North Kerry League Division 2 Captain Tommy Sweeney

Winners Of North Kerry Intermediate Championship Captain Tommy Sweeney

Senior Team Win First County Title Since 1972 By Defeating Beaufort In County Junior Final Captain Stephen Stack

Trainer Tom Fitzgerald Selectors: Joe McCarthy& Pat Carmody

Promotion To Division 1 Of County Football League Secured By Topping Division 2 Table

Feale Rangers Senior Team Lose Final Of County Senior Championship To East Kerry

Gary Stack Wins Cork Senior Championship Medal With UCC

Noel Kennelly And Brian Scanlan Play For Kerry Senior Team

Tadhg Kennelly Leaves For Australia On Scholarship To Play For Sydney Swans In Australian Rules Football


Noel Kennelly win his first Senior All Ireland Medal

Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners


Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners

Listowel Emmets field an U12 Ladies Team for the first time in the clubs history


Intermediate Championship winners defeating Dingle. Captain Brian Scanlan

Selectors: Mike Kennelly, Eamonn Carroll, Sean Galvin, The Horse, Martin Trench

North Kerry League Division 2 Winners


Listowel Emmets compete in Senior Co Championship beaten by An Gaeltacht in close game at Austin Stack Park.

Brian Scanlan and Derek Galvin join the Kerry Junior Squad defeated in All Ireland Final.

Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners

North Kerry Senior championship defeated in final


Noel Kennelly wins his second All Ireland Medal

Brendan Guiney wins his first All Ireland Medal

Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners

Winners of North Kerry Senior Championship defeating Finuge in Ballybunnion on St. Stephen's Day

Winners of Lee Strand U12 County League Division 1


Tadhg Kennelly wins AFL medal with Sydney Swans

The darkest hour in the history of the club with the sudden death of Tim "The Horse" Kennelly on 6th December

North Kerry Senior Championship defeated by Ballyduff

Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners


Brendan Guiney wins his second All Ireland Medal

Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners

Ladies win U13 County Championship Division 1 and get captaincy of Kerry for the following year. Captain Rachel

North Kerry Senior Championship defeated by Ballyduff


North Kerry Intermediate League and Championship winners

Meghan Galvin captains Kerry U14s to Munster Championship glory defeating Cork in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel

Feale Rangers win the County Senior Championship defeating South Kerry

Winners of North Kerry U-21 Championship defeating Bally/Asdee in replay

Captain Declan Mawe, Man of the Match Ger McCarthy

Selectors: Liam Canty, John James Buckley, Tom Walsh

Winners of North Kerry Minor Championship Div 1 defeating Ballydonoghue. Captain Jimmy Barrett

Selectors: Gerry Fitzgerald, John McGuire, Tom Fitzgerald

Defeated in County Intermediate Championship by Annascaul in Austin Stack Park

Emmets B team defeated in final of County Junior League Division 1 by An Ghaeltacht


Ger McCarthy wins All Ireland U-21 Medal with Kerry

Emmets B team are North Kerry League Winners (10 in a row)

Selectors: Joe McCarthy, Sean Costello, Liam Wally Walsh

Winners of North Kerry U21 Championship

Caoimhe O'Sullivan, Sorcha McNulty, Laura Foley, Eilish Dillion and Aishling Neville win All Ireland U14 Championship
with Kerry.

Winners of North Kerry League Division 1 defeating Castleisland Desmonds in Finuge

Captain: Maurice Whelan

Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee

Winners of North Kerry Championship defeating Duagh in Moyvane

Captain: Maurice Whelan

Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee

Winners of North Kerry League Division 4 and North Kerry Novice Championship

Captain Mike "Gonzo" O'Connor

Selectors: Liam Canty, Graham Shine and John J Buckley


Winners of North Kerry Senior Championship (Back to Back) defeating Finuge in Ballybunnion.

Captain: Shane Quinn

Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee

Tadhg Kennelly returns home and wins All Ireland Senior medal

Emmets Ladies win Junior B League and Championship and North Kerry League

Captain Breda Lane Selectors Jim Galvin, Batt O'Sullivan, Kevin O'Sullivan, Brendan Guiney, Gemma Hannon

C team contest County Junior League Final defeated by Na Gaeil at Mountcoal


Emmets were defeated in the final of the North Kerry Championship which was not played until February by Tarbert
after a replay in Moyvane.

Captain: Fergus Reen Selectors: Johnny Mulvihill, Stephen Stack, Billy Lee, Joe McCarthy

Emmets Ladies were crowned Junior A Championships of Kerry and were defeated in the quarter final of the Munster
Junior A Championship by Moyle Rovers of Tipperary (after a replay)

Emmets Ladies crowned Munster 7's Junior Champions - Captain Miriam O'Keffee

Emmets U13 Ladies win Division 1 of County League

Man of the Match: Brian McGuire

Man of the Match: Anthony Maher (Duagh)

Man of the Match: Noel Kennelly

Emmets U16 Ladies win Division 1 of County League


Brian McGuire wins Munster Medal with Kerry after defeating Cork in final.

Emmets Senior team retain their Division two County League status after a hard fought battle against Castlegregory.

Emmets Minors defeated by Tarbert in final of the North Kerry League played in Ballylongford.

Emmets U-21s defeated by Knock/Brosna in the final of the (2010) North Kerry Championship after replay on 26 th
December 2012 in Ballylongford.

Emmets U12s girls crowned County League Champions - Division two.

Captain: Lorraine Nolan

Emmets U15 girls crowned County Championship winners

Emmets U16 girls crowned County League and Championship winners

Captain: Lauren Flavin Selectors: Mary Horgan, Mike Kennelly, David O'Brien

Emmets Ladies defeated in final of County League Division 2 Captain Laura Lavery

Emmets Junior Ladies win County Novice Championship

Captain: Aoife Tarrant Selectors: Eamonn Moran

Emmets win Intermediate Championship defeating Castleisland Desmonds and securing County Senior Status for

Captain: Miriam O'Keeffe

Selectors: Jacinta Kennedy, Joby Costello