I did not have a chance to see Emyvale Intermediate team in action this year and
they were playing at home on Wednesday July 12th so I headed off to Tully. I should
have stayed at home and this was not a football game as I would expect to see it.
First of all there were two referees arrived with their quota of umpires with them.
It was not the officially appointed referee who actually refereed the game and one
would wonder what was going on. Now Emyvale had played 8 games in the League and
had only 2 points from their efforts but was this going to be a turnaround? Very
soon it became a nasty ill-tempered scrappy affair with Inniskeen using their superior
physical power to push the young Emyvale team out of the game. Too many of the home
team looked inexperienced while the opposition had that experienced look and used
it to good advantage to go ahead very quickly. However Emyvale settled in and a great
run and finish by Karl McQuaid livened things up and his side began to get into the
game though they were still being forced into errors. The decisions being made soon
had some on the sidelines, who would normally be very mute, shouting their heads
off and showing their disgust at what was happening. At that stage I knew Emyvale
had no chance of winning this game. I too was disgusted.