‘Pro­found sad­ness’ in Em­mets on death of the Club’s stal­wart care­taker Martin

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

IT was with ‘pro­found sad­ness’ that the Lis­towel Em­mets greater fam­ily learned of the death of long-serv­ing club grounds­man and care­taker Martin Scan­lon, just weeks af­ter he was made a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion (left, with Tadhg Mo­ri­arty and No­rah Browne) mark­ing his huge con­tri­bu­tion to sport in Lis­towel.

Martin was pro­posed for the role by the late Tim Ken­nelly 25 years ago. “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,” a state­ment is­sued by the Club read this week.

“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...kept the club look­ing its best at all,” they wrote.

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