Friday 15 December 2017

Emmet of the Emmet's cheers kids

THE wind was whistling around Greentrees. Emmet Hallinan was out coaching the Robert Emmet's children.

They were having a ball. Fun is the name of the game on these Saturday mornings.

Emmet won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship title with Cork in 1969.

He was an elegant half-forward that lit up that campaign with a cluster of points.

Cork beat Clare in the Munster semi-final, and Kerry in the Munster final, both games at the Cork

Athletic Grounds. They beat Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final, and Derry in the final by two points. It was the three-in-a-row for Cork.

That same year, Robert Emmet's were formed. Emmet has long been part of the furniture.

In the class room and on the pitch, Emmet's gift is teaching.

The Emmet's club is thriving. The juvenile wing has never looked better.

And the locals are always grateful for the contribution of the Prince of Perrystown.

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