31 October, 2015
Camogie Blitz in Cuala
The U12 Camogie team played in a 4 team Dublin blitz in Cuala CLG, Sat 31 Oct. This was a great opportunity for us to play a variety of good camogie teams. First up, was Ballinteer St Johns, a skillful group of girls who pipped us by one goal despite the perseverance and energy of Pearl O’Connor and Kaleigh Broderick.
In the second game, we managed a more comprehensive win against a tenacious Roundtowers. Bray Emmets had found a better rhythm by that point, with Áine Farrell, Mary-Anne Aherne and Sarah Lambe rolling up their sleeves.
In the third game, defending against an unbeaten Cuala was our collective task. We were eager to prove we were the best team of the four, despite our shaky start. Róisín Benville, Amy Butler, Saoirse Canavan made huge efforts for the cause, while a vital save by Erica Brierton facilitated a richly deserved, but narrow Bray Emmets victory. A very audible outpouring of joy from players and loyal followers rang through the Deansgrange air! Bhain chuile dhuine an-sult is taitneamh as an gcomórtas seo.
Foireann: Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Aoife Canavan, Eimear Timmons, Ellen O’Doherty, Erica Brierton, Kaleigh Broderick, Madge Redmond, Mary-Anne Aherne, Olivia Kissane, Pearl O’Connor, Róisín Benville, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe. Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe.
26 September, 2015
Emmet Bhré 6-0 Vs Kilmacud 2-0
The U12 Camogie team fielded a large and strong 16 player panel for this eagerly awaited encounter with Kilmacud Crokes, Sat 26th Sept in a sun-drenched Páirc Emmet Bhré. The game got off to a lively start with Erica Brierton and Kaleigh Broderick working hard to gain possession for the hungry goal-scorers. Sarah Staunton and Olivia Kissane tackled bravely and harried, while Eimear Timmons, Madge Redmond and Sarah Lambe were quick and tidy with breaking ball. Bhí Larry Timmons agus na traenálaithe eile sona sásta ar an taobhlíne.
Foireann : Sarah Staunton, Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Catherine McGarry, Éabha Ó Céidigh Hayes, Eimear Timmons, Ellen O’Doherty (3-0), Erica Brierton, Fionnuala Crowley, Kaleigh Broderick, Madge Redmond, Mary-Anne Aherne (1-0), Olivia Kissane, Pearl O’Connor (1-0), Róisín Benville (1-0), Sarah Lambe. Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe. ...
|Under 12 Camogie |
9 May, 2015
Bray Emmets Vs Kilmacud
The U12 Camogie team played Kilmacud Crokes, Sat 9th May in a very sporting, free-flowing encounter. The Stillorgan girls were skilful and capable as ever, so Bray had to work hard to stand shoulder to shoulder. Poppy Cotter brought off some great first-half saves to the delight of her defensive stalwarts Pearl O’Connor and Fionnuala Crowley. A highlight of the opening period was a great Ellen O’Doherty goal, assisted in no small way by Erica Brierton and the tenacious Áine Farrell.
In the second-half, Bray continued to beaver away, Mary Anne Aherne and Kaleigh Broderick giving their last gasp for the cause. Kilmacud however had other ideas and were the worthy winners at the end of a thoroughly enjoyable joust.
Bhí traenálaithe Emmet Bhré, Larry Timmons ina measc, sona sásta le chuile rud.
Foireann : Áine Farrell, Aoife Canavan, Catherine McGarry, Eimear Timmons, Ellen O’Doherty, Erica Brierton, Fionnuala Crowley, Kaleigh Broderick, Mary-Anne Aherne, Pearl O’Connor, Poppy Cotter, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe, Sarah Staunton.
Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe. ...
11 April, 2015
Bray emmets vs St Patrick’s Palmerston
The U12 Camogie team played St Patrick’s Palmerston, Sat 11th April in their fourth Dublin fixture. On a windy afternoon, the hurling was hard work but the application of the girls never waned. From the throw-in, Ellen O’Doherty, Catherine McGarry and Aoife Canavan made valuable attacking contributions. Pearl O’Connor and Sarah Lambe commanded a gusty and competitive midfield.
Bray had a comfortable half-time edge, which they steered on attentively until the final whistle rang out in Bray’s favour. Róisín Benville, Olivia Kissane and Erica Brierton were all excellent in the second-half. Bhí na traenálaithe, Eugene Canavan agus Larry Timmons, sona sásta leis an toradh.
Foireann : Amy Butler (0-1), Aoife Canavan, Catherine McGarry (1-0), Eimear Timmons, Ellen O’Doherty (3-0), Erica Brierton (1-0), Kaleigh Broderick, Olivia Kissane, Pearl O’Connor (2-0), Róisín Benville, Saoirse Canavan (2-0), Sarah Lambe (1-1), Sarah Staunton. Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe. ...
14 March, 2015
The U12 Camogie team played in St Anne’s, Bohernabreena on Sat 14th March. Three games against good opposition, comprising of St Marks, Naomh Pádraig and hosts St Anne’s. The Bray girls were delighted with their winning performances. Míle buíochas le John Broderick a bhí mar bhainisteoir ar an lá.
Foireann : Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Eimear Timmons, Erica Brierton, Fionnuala Crowley, Kaleigh Broderick, Madge Redmond, Mary-Anne Aherne, Róisín Benville, Sarah Lambe....
24 May, 2014
The U12 Camogie team played against Commercials, Sat 24 May. The Rathcoole girls were a particularly strong and skilled side. Despite facing an ascent of the Matterhorn, Bray Emmets knuckled down and courageously undertook their challenge. Neasa Ryder and Úna Smierciak impressed with their defence, while Sarah Lambe and Laura McGarry combined well on a number of occasions. Sinéad Quigley also did very well when she moved into midfield, with tenacious support coming from Pearl O'Connor and Elena Ó Ceidigh. A final high point which merits inclusion was an exceptional high catch from the capable Emma Doyle. Míle buíochas do na tuismitheoirí a tháinig amach linn.
Foireann : Amy Butler, Amy Healy, Caoimhe Purcell, Elena Ó Ceidigh, Emma Doyle, Laura McGarry, Neasa Ryder, Pearl O'Connor, Rachel Messitt, Róisín Benville, Róisín Murphy, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe, Sinéad Quigley, Úna Smierciak. Bainisteoirí ar an lá - Brian Lambe agus Larry Smierciak....
12 April, 2014
The U12 Camogie team played Naomh Ólaf on Sat 12th April. This was a lively, competitive match against a tall Sandyford side. However, the girls knuckled down and gave a hard-working display. Áine Farrell, Amy Butler and Pearl O'Connor combined to raise green flags, while Sarah-Lily Lynch and Caoimhe Byrne played vital roles in the engine-room.
In the second-half, Saoirse Canavan's goal and Síofra Ní Mhidigh's masterclass at centre-back contributed significantly to a 4 point victory for Bray Emmets. Bhí an bua seo tuillte go mór againn.
Foireann : Áine Farrell (1-0), Amy Butler (1-0), Aoife Canavan, Caoimhe Byrne, Eimear Timmons, Emma Doyle, Fionnuala Crowley, Neasa Ryder, Pearl O'Connor (1-0), Róisín Benville, Róisín Murphy, Saoirse Canavan (1-0), Sarah Lambe (0-1), Sarah-Lily Lynch, Sinéad Quigley, Síofra Ní Mhidigh. Bainisteoir - Tomás Ó Midheach. ...
|Under 12s Camogie|
22 March, 2014
The U-12 Camogie team played a blitz in Naomh Ólaf on Sat 22nd March. It was a bitingly cold afternoon as the large assembled group went up against two St Judes selections. The Templeogue girls were strong, with admirable striking ability. While Laura McGarry, Mary-Anne Aherne, Síofra Ní Mhidigh and Úna Smierciak gave fine displays of commitment, the
opposition were worthy eventual winners. Bhí Tomás agus Larry Smierciak an-sásta leis an taispeántas.
Foireann: Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Amy Healy, Caoimhe Byrne, Caoimhe Purcell, Eimear Timmons, Emma Doyle, Fionnuala Crowley, Jordan O'Brien, Laura McGarry, Mary-Anne Aherne, Neasa Ryder, Pearl O'Connor, Rachel Messitt, Róisín Murphy, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe, Sarah Lynch, Sinéad Quigley, Síofra Ní Mhidigh, Úna Smierciak. Bainisteoir - Tomás Ó Midheach....
|Match Report: U-12 Camogie|
9 November, 2013
On Saturday, 9th November, the U-12 Camogie team participated in the Gala Blitz run by Ballinteer St.Johns in Marlay Park. As well as the hosts, the girls were also scheduled to play against strong Dublin opposition in Kilmacud Crokes and Cuala. In the first game, Emmets faced the challenge of Kilmacud Crokes and after early scores from an energetic Laura Butler, the hard-working Shauna Ryan and Emma Doyle, Rachel Rice's excellent goals sealed victory for Bray in the second period. Next up was Cuala and again, players like Leah Carroll and Laura McGarry covered a lot of ground but second-half displays from Eleanor Carroll-Hayes and Sasha Ní Laoghaire also contributed to the Bray win. The final game against Ballinteer St.Johns again saw Bray dominate the opposition. Rachel Rice found the net several times while Sarah Lambe, Alannah Henry and Lauren Healy all produced noteworthy performances. Bhí na bainisteoirí thar a bheith sásta gur bhuaigh Emmet Bhré an comórtas seo.
Emmet Bhré U-12 : Alannah Henry, Amy Butler, Amy Healy, Emma Doyle (3-0), Eleanor Carroll-Hayes (1-1), Eva Cullen, Laura Butler (1-0), Laura McGarry, Lauren Healy, Leah Carroll (1-1), Rachel Rice (8-1), Sarah Lambe (1-0), Sasha Ní Laoghaire, Shauna Ryan (0-1), Shauna O'Kelly, Síofra Ní Mhidigh. Bainisteoirí - Anne Carroll agus Paul Ryan....
|U12 Camogie gain the upperhand against Carnew|
25 May, 2012
Bray Emmets U12 camogie team travelled to Carnew on Friday
last for the latest round of the Wicklow U12 league. Great credit
must go to both sides for sustaining an absorbing game in
persistent rain and biting cold conditions. The Bray girls came out
of the block quickly and a period of sustained pressure resulted in
a fine point from a 65 free by Rachel Rice. A goal from the ever
threating and impressive Ailbhe Byrne followed some sustained
pressure by Molly Fitzgerald and Rachel Rice in midfield. A Carnew
point soon followed but not before a second goal scored from the
ever threatening Lauren Mc Kenna in the full forward position.
Carnew added a goal before the break to leave the score at 2:01 to
1:01 to Bray.
The second half started in frantic fashion when Bray powered
ahead through a well taken goal from Ali Byrne who doubled on the
sliotars in mid-flight. Carnew pulled a second goal back before
Rachel Rice pointed from a long range effort on her half back line.
A well taken point from play from Tricia Phelan put some level of
comfort between the teams. The remaining minutes of match saw
resurgence from Carnew who put the Bray back line under a lot of
pressure which was expertly dealt with by Maeve O Doherty and Brona
It was a very brave performance from the Bray girls in the
inclement conditions and particularly in a venue where few Bray
team have been on the right side of the score line. Particular
mention should go Olivia Duffy, Lauren Healy and Ailbhe Byrne who
all impressed with their work rate and commitment throughout the
Bray ran out eventual winner on a score line of 3:02 to
Team: Eleanor Hayes Carroll, Tricia Phelan, Molly Fitzgerald,
Rachel Rice, Lauren Mc Kenna, Ali Byrne, Maeve O Doherty, Olivia
Duffy, Ailbhe Byrne, Brona Murphy and Lauren Healy
|U12 Camogie start league campaign|
4 May, 2012
Bray Emmets U12 camogie team started their Wicklow U12
league campaign in Annacurra on Friday night with a two goal draw.
The Bray girls were dominant across the pitch from 1 to 11 and had
a remarkable number of goal and point scoring opportunities to put
the game beyond any doubt.
The game started with a Bray flourish and domination of
the home opposition but scores were very hard to come by. A number
of sorties into the Bray defence resulted in an undeserved lead for
the home side at half time. Great goal keeping skills from Eleanor
Hayes Carroll kept Bray in the match and ensured that a two goal
lead was all Annacurragh took into the second half. The combined
efforts of Molly Fitzgerald and Rachel Rice in midfield drove the
team forward and ensured that heads were not allowed to drop coming
to the break.
Katie Baguley moved into the midfield position at the
start of the second half and Bray quickly upped the tempo and a
goal followed. An equalising goal was soon scored and for a while
it looked like the flood gates would open. However, good defensive
work by the home side and some wayward shooting by the visitors
settled the score line. Commanding performances by Grace Brown and
Maeve O Doherty at the back built a solid foundation for the team.
This coupled with the work rate of Tricia Phelan, Molly Fitzgerald,
Katie Baguley, Nicole Ryan and Daisy King in the midfield area kept
constant pressure on the home side. Rachel Rice on her debut start
stood out as she moved the ball effortlessly and with skill turning
defence into attack at every opportunity. Lauren Mc Kenna and Ali
Byrne works throughout the game and were a constant threat to the
It was a very commanding performance by Bray and proved
yet again that this team fails to accept defeat where ever they go.
Even on a night when goals were hard to come by they scored what
mattered and refused to leave empty handed.
Team: Eleanor Hayes Carroll, Tricia Phelan, Grace Brown,
Katie Baguley, Molly Fitzgerald, Daisy King, Rachel Rice, Lauren Mc
Kenna, Nicole Ryan, Ali Byrne and Maeve O Doherty,
|U12 camogie V Roundtowers|
21 April, 2012
A great second half display by the Bray Emmets U12 camogie team
resulted in a great victory over Roundtowers in the Dublin league
on Saturday. Trailing by a goal at halftime Emmets lost their
inspirational forward Jane Butler to a serious hand injury in
virtually the first play of the second half. Now a player and a
goal down Bray faced an uphill battle to get back into the game.
However each and every one of the team put their shoulders to the
wheel to kick start a fantastic comeback.First to strike for the
Emmets was Tricia Phelan. Showing her Kilkenny and Tipperary
pedigree she rifled a 65 to the net to rock Roundtowers back on
their heels. This score inspired her team mates and Emmets competed
brilliantly all over the pitch. Playing some fantastic ground
hurling the Emmets were now in the ascendency.
In goals Olivia Duffy distributed superbly with her puck outs.
The full backline of Grace Brown and Lauren Healy defended
resolutely and expelled every Roundtowers attack. At half back
Shauna Ryan and Eve Murphy attacked every breaking ball. In
midfield Clare Benville and Olivia Mc Garry covered a huge amount
of ground and ensured that there was a steady supply of ball into
Tricia Phelan, Katie Baguley and Lauren Mc Kenna in the forwards.
Emmets needed to turn pressure into a score and Olivia Mc Garry
duly obliged. She latched onto a lose Roundtowers clearance and
showing great technique arrowed a fabulous strike to the net to
push Emmets ahead. The inevitable Roundtowers backlashes came but
try as they might they could not breakdown the Emmets defence. With
Olivia Duffy now freed to midfield and Emmets players working
tirelessly all over the pitch they pushed on to try and get further
score. After some great team work goal poacher supreme Lauren Mc
Kenna pounced for a third goal to kill off the game. By that stage
all the Bray Emmets players had played in different positions
around the pitch showing great adaptability. At the final whistle
Jane and her exhausted team mates celebrated a famous victory. A
victory which showed the true fighting spirit of this U12
Team: Eve Murphy, Lauren Healy, Shauna Ryan, Tricia Phelan,
Grace Brown, Katie Baguley, Clare Benville, Olivia Duffy, Olivia Mc
Garry, Jane Butler, Lauren Mc Kenna
|Wicklow Camogie mini blitz|
31 March, 2012
Bray played the second round of the Wicklow mini blitz in
Arklow Rocks grounds on Saturday. The Bray girls kept their
unbeaten run in Wicklow intact with three fine wins over Arklow
Rocks, Carnew and Kilcoole, respectively. Credit must to go the
Arklow club for their organisation and management of the day. Well
done to all.
|Wicklow Camogie mini blitz|
24 March, 2012
Bray played Kilcoole and Glenealy in Emmet Park on
Saturday last in the start of the Wicklow U12 camogie league. In
the first match the bray girls fought a determined Kilcoole side to
win by a margin of two goals. The second game against Glenealy was
a tighter affair which resulted in a draw in a match that could
have went any way.
|U12 Camogie host Dublin mini-blitz|
24 March, 2012
Bray Emmets hosted the final Dublin mini-blitz on Saturday
afternoon. Five team took part including Cuala, Naomh Olaf, Naomh
Padraig and St Judes. Bray played St Judes in a very competitive
match to lose out by a single goal. The second game pitched Bray
against Nh Olaf the match went down to the wire with Bray winning
by a goal. The final game paired Bray against Cuala in an end to
game where both defences were well on top. A fine point from the
Cuala No.8 sealed the game for the Dalkey club.
|Camogie U12 Dublin League (Cluster Blitz)|
25 February, 2012
Played: Cuala, Nh Olaf and St Judes
A squad of 22 players turned out in Pearse Park in Crumlin on
Saturday to play in the first of the cluster blitz for the Dublin
U12 Camogie league. Bray played a very strong Cuala team in the
first match and managed through sheer determination and team play
to outwit our local rivals and score a much deserved win. Bray
Emmets 2:01, Cuala 1:01.
The second blitz pitted a different team against Nh Olaf who are
always well organised and dangerous from broken play. The Bray
Emmet girls again showed great will power and defensive play to
earn a valuable no score draw.
In the final match Bray played St Judes and got off to a flying
start with two goals in the first 6 minutes. The Bray girls
dominated the remainder of the first half and should have doubled
the score before the break. The second half brought a cluster of
changes as substitutes were drafted in across the team. St Judes
fought back gallantly but Bray held on to earn a 2:0 to 0:0
Team: Emily Devenney, Eve Murphy, Lauren Healy,
Leah Carroll, Shauna Ryan, Laura Butler, Eleanor Carroll Hayes,
Tricia Phelan, Grace Brown, Katie Baguley, Clare Benville, Brona
Murphy, Olivia Duffy, Olivia Mc Garry, Nicole Ryan, Daisy King,
Lauren Cotter, Liadain Ni Dhunaigh, Doireann Ni Dhunaigh,
Allie Byrne, Jane Butler, Meabh Moylan, Maeve O' Doherty,
|U12 Camogie-Winter Blitz 18/02/12 Report |
18 February, 2012
The 4 th series of the winter
blitz featured teams from Cuala, Naas, Kilmacud Crokes, Nh Olaf,
Ballinteer St Johns and Bray Emmets who braved the chilly condition
in Emmet Park. The Bray girls played a skilful Ballinteer team in
the opening match losing out to he only score of the game, they
earned an impressive win against Kilmacud in the second game and
lost narrowly to Naas in the final match. A very encouraging start
to the new season.
|u12 Camogie Blitz|
19 November, 2011
On Saturday afternoon Bray Emmets were host to a number of teams
in the first of a series of camogie blitzes to be held once a month
up to and including March to be played at Old Conna. Bray fielded
three teams in the U12 competition and the attendees were Cuala (2
teams), Kilmacud Crokes (2 teams), Naas (2 teams), Naomh Olafs and
Ballinteer St John's. The next Blitz takes place on 3
|U12 Camogie B Championship Final V Annacura|
3 September, 2010
The U12 Camogie B Championship Final Was Played In Avodale On
Friday 3rd September Between Bray Emmets And Annacura .On A
Beautiful Evening The Bray Girls Started Well With A Brilliantly
Struck Free By Niamh McCormack Which Bounced In The Square ,
Deceived The Goalkeeper And Into The Net . The Good Start Was
Followed Up A Pointed Free And Good Driving Half Forward Play From
Claire Holland And Ciara Niara Nolan yielded A Goal From Meadhbh Ni
Mhidigh. Aoife Connaughton Made Some Fine Saves In The First Half
When The Strong Full Back Line Of Vicki Crimmins And Amy Barry Was
Occasionally Breached . The Second Half Saw Bray Stretch The Lead
By Another Goal . There Followed A Period Of Strong Pressure By
Annacurra But Great Clearances By Nicola Holland And Catherine
Hayes Kept Them At Bay Until Claire Faherty Was Finally Beaten In
The Bray Goal. The Hard Work Of The Midfielders Ruth Aherne And
Kellie Gilbert Were Key To Restoring Control And Bray Drove On To
Secure Another Goal By Aishling Moylan From A Rebounded Shot By
Lydia Griffin. Katie Dutton Made A Key Interception At The End To
Leave The Final Score At Bray 4:1 To Annacurra 1:0 . The Cup Was
Collected By Maria Daly The Bray Captain Who Had Shown Tremendous
Leadership And Drive Throughout The Match.
The Bray Team On The Day Was Claire Faherty ,Aoife Connaughton ,
Vicki Crimmins , Amy Barry , Nicola Holland , Catherine Hayes ,
Maria Daly , Ruth Aherne, Kellie Gilbert , Niamh McCormack ,Ciara
Nolan , Claire Holland ,Lydia Griffin ,Meadhbh Ní Mhidigh , Katie
|Under 12 Camogie|
28 August, 2010
The U12 Camogie team took part in a Blitz in Arklow on Saturday
28th. After winning the initial round reasonably well the girls had
a very close final against Kilcoole . In the first half Kilcoole
pulled ahead twice only to be quickly pulled back each time by
goals from Meadhbh Ni Mhidigh . The second half was very keenly
contested but the Bray midfielders Maria Daly and Kellie Gilbert
began to get on top . The defence in particular Claire Holland and
Vicki Crimmins tightened up and the goalkeeper Claire Faherty made
some fine saves.Katherine Hayes was also dominant at full back with
the result that no scores were conceded in the second half . The
forwards peppered the Kilcoole goal with near misses from Ciara
Nolan and Lydia Griffin until finally Ruth Aherne scored the
winning goal for Bray . It was a great 3 : 2 win secured without
the combative defender Nicola Holland who had been injured in the
Well done girls and the very best of luck in the final of the B
Championship on September 3rd.
The Bray team on the day was Claire Faherty , Vicki Crimmins ,
Nicola Holland , Katherine Hayes , Maria Daly , Ruth Aherne, Kellie
Gilbert , Aoife Connaughton , Ciara Nolan , Claire Holland ,Lydia
Griffin ,Meadhbh Ní Mhidigh
|U12 camogie Semi-Final v Kiltegan|
23 July, 2010
The game remained scoreless for the first half with
the Bray girls putting the Kiltegan defence under a lot of
pressur.The second half stsrted with a great goal from Vicky
Crimmons to break the deadlock and Bray went on to score a further
3 goals from Meave Ni Mhidigh to win by 4.0 to 0.0.Another good
performance from the girls and we now look forward to the Final on
the 3th of September.Panel on the Day,Clare Faherty,Amy Barry,Vicky
Crimmons,Nicola Holland,Kellie Gilbert,Ruth Aherne,Clare
Holland,Aisling Moylan,Meave Ni mhidigh,Katie Dutton and Siofra Ni
|U12 Camogie v Arklow|
19 July, 2010
U12 Camogie Bray Emmets v Arklow,We played Arklow in Q-final of
the B championship in Avoca.It took a while to break down the
Arklow defence but when we did the girls showed there camogie
skills by pressing home the advantage with scores from Meave Ni
Mhidigh and the impressive Niamh McCormack.This win was built on a
strong play from the whole team of Niamh McCormack,Aisling
Moylan,Amy Barry,Vicky Crimmons,Nicola holland,Clare Holland,Clare
Faherty,Kellie Gilbert,Ruth Aherne,Meave Ni Mhidigh and impressive
first performances from Siofra Ni Mhidigh,Doireann and Liadion Ni
|Cuala / Ballinteer / Bray blitz|
29 November, 2008
On Saturday last, a young Bray Emmets Camogie
selection competed in a Cuala / Ballinteer / Bray blitz.
The girls did very well, winning most of their games despite stiff
competition. TheBray girls showed great heart and bravery,
playing on after injury etc.. One team consisted of Maeve Ni
Mhidigh, Carla Lennon, Shauna Ryan and Olivia Duffy. The other
team, Leah Carroll, Eleanor Hayes-Carroll, Sarah Lambe, Emily
Devenny and Siofra Ni Mhidigh. Aparticular word of thanks to
the parents who supported us, making the occasion that bit more
special. Comhgairdeas libh agus maith sibh, a
20 September, 2008
Glenealy 2-4 Bray Emmets 0-1
Despite an enthusiastic panel of players, Bray Emmets were
unable to hold off strong attack from the Glenealy midfield and
forwards. Our only score was a point from Lauren Sweeney, though
Jane Moriartytried hard and was unlucky not to score a
Seana O Carroll playeda great game for the side. All
the girls gave their best and though disappointed they wish
Glenealy well in the next round.
That concludes the matches season for the girls. Winter training
on the Astro Turf in Loreto will commence in October.
The panel of players: Eimear Ivory, Eimear Clancy, Sophie
Mooney, Sarah Hayde, Emma Groves, Fiona Faherty, Jane Moriarty,
Aifric Murphy, Lauren Sweeney, Lauren Barry, Amy Barry, Maria Daly,
Caoimhe Lohan, Aoife Connaughton, Seana O Carroll, Meave Ni
Mhidigh, Eimear Curtin
23 August, 2008
Bray Emmets 3-2. Kilcoole
Following on from the Bray girls excellent game V
Annacurra 2 weeks ago where they lost 2-0 but played great camogie,
the girls were in fine form as they played their neighbours
Kilcoole in a fast paced and exciting game. In a
spirit of sportsmanship two Bray girls Emma Groves and Aoife
Connaughton donned the Kilcoole jerseys to make up numbers for
Kilcoole who were missing their players and the management of both
clubs agreed to play a 10 a side game. In the second
half Sarah Kate Hayde and Ciara Nolan donned the Kilcoole jerseys.
Despite excellent goal keeping by Eimear Ivory. Kilcoole got off to
a good start with 2 early goals however Lauren Sweeney cracked home
a beautiful point and a goal which bucked up the girls
In the second half a different side emerged as both sides
battled for every ball. Seana Carroll had some great solo action
and scored a great goal from a hand pass and Lauren Sweeney
scored another long range point. Kilcoole got back with another
goal and a hard won goal was scored by Jane Moriarty of Bray Emmets
near the end of the second half.Throughout the game there was
great skill and sportsmanship displayed, and the girls gave
their all. The match was about skill and participation in sport and
was enjoyable for spectator and players alike. An excellent Lauren
Sweeney played a wonderful game and seemed to be everywhere on the
pitch. Seana O Carroll, Aifric Murphy and Jane Moriarty
played with tireless determination and gave their all in
midfield.In the defence Eimear Ivory in goals, Sophie Mooney
Eimear Clancy and Sarah Kate Hayd and Emma Groves gave great
performances as did Fiona Faherty, Aoife Connaughton, and Ciara
Nolan in forwards.
Well done girls on both teams, you provided us with an exciting
and skillful game!
Bray Emmets Team: Eimear Ivory, Sophie Mooney, Eimear Clancy, Emma
Groves, Sarah Kate Hayde, Lauren Sweeney, Seana O Carroll, Aifric
Murphy, Aoife Connaughton, Ciara Nolan, Jane Moriarty, Fiona
30 June, 2008
The scoreline of Knockananna 5-2, Bray Emmets 0-0, did not
reflect the effort and the skill of a brave Bray Emmets side
in this Quarter Final of the County Championship . Knockananna's
strong midfield ensured early scores for their team but despite
being constantly under pressure the Bray girls never gave up. There
were some great saves from goalkeeper Caoimhe Lohan and Aoife
Connaughton, and great defending from the backs Emma Groves, Sophie
Mooney and Amy Barry.
Great play in midfield from Seana O Carroll and Lauren
Sweeney and Lauren Barry, the girls played their hearts out but the
Knockananna midfield girls strong skills at pucking the ball in the
airproved too strong and kept any Bray attacks at bay. As
always the girls gave their all and their commitment to their
training showed on the night.
Bray Emmets Panel; Aoife Connaughton, Caoimhe Lohan,
Sophie Mooney, Sarah-Kate Hayd, Emma Groves,Lauren
Sweeney(capt), Shauna Douglas, Aifric Murphy, Lauren Barry,
Emer Curtin, Seana O Carroll, Fiona Faherty, Ciara Nolan, Amy
20 June, 2008
Bray Emmets 4-0 St Patrick's
It was hoped that this would be a very special game,
and it was in every way a great game for players and spectators
alike. There were wonderful displays of camogie skills and great
friendly rivalry between the Bray Emmet girls and the local school
team from St Patrick's. A night of divided loyalties, friendly
rivalry and much mirth between the coaches on the night, as some of
the St Patrick's girls play for Bray Emmets. It was hard to believe
that some of the girls have been playing for less than a year and
even harder to believe that some of the girls haven't even reached
Strong playing and good skills were evident in all areas
on both sides. Every player played to the best of their ability and
it would be hard to pick out any one for special praise.
Bray Emmets got off to a strong start with 2 fine goals
and were leading at half time. A spirited St Patricks fought back
and levelled the score in the second half and Bray Emmets added
another goal to their score halfway through the
2nd half and St
Patricks added a third goal to their tally. One more goal was
scored for each side to make the score a magnificent draw of 4-4 at
the final whistle.
Excellent play girls! You were all a credit to yourselves,
your club and your school.Well done one and
The teams were:
Bray Emmets: Aoife Connaughton, Caoimhe Lohan, Sophie
Mooney, Laura Pirkl, Ellen Mc Laughlin, Sarah Kate Hayd, Emer
Curtin, Shauna Douglas, Aifric Murphy, Emma Groves, Joy Sparkes,
Jenny Sparkes, Maedhbh Ni Mhidigh,
St Patrick's: Eimear Ivory, Fiona Faherty, Eimear Clancy,
Robyn Slater, Lauryn Ann Gilhooly, Zoe Mulvaney, Tara Brady, Seana
O Carroll, Lauren Sweeney, Amy Temple, Lauren Barry, Amy Barry,
Jane Moriarty, Ciara Nolan.
Have a wonderful summer holidays and don't forget
training for all ages is in Old Conna at 7-8 every Monday night.
Bring runners for wall training.
6 June, 2008
The u12 Camogie team met with Knockananna on Friday
6th June in our
grounds in Old Conna. A strong Knockananna side got a few early
goals and were leading by 4 goals at half time. The Bray girls
however never gave up and put up a spirited performance. There was
some excellent play from Seana O Carroll, Shauna Douglas , Lauren
Barry and Lauren Sweeney in midfield and great defence play from
Isobel Horner(capt) , Sarah Hayd , Emma Groves and goal keeper
Aoife Connaughton . The
2nd half saw a different
side with much improved play but try as they might they were denied
a score, the girls gave their all up to the final whistle. Goal
keeper Aoife Connaughton saved many shots and was kept busy during
the game. New girl Emer Curtin played her first match and gave a
very good account of herself in the
Team: Aoife Connaughton, Sarah Hayd. Emma Groves, Isobel
Horner(capt), Lauren Sweeney, Shauna Douglas, Aifric Murphy, Jenny
Sparkes, Lauren Barry, Seana O Carroll, Fiona Faherty, Ciara Nolan,
Amy Barry, Emer Curtin.
4 June, 2008
Two friendly matches v Cuala was held in Old Conna on
June . Despite the rain there was some good displays of camogie
skills and Cuala fought hard for their victory of3-2. All
girls played very well. Tara Brady played an exceptional game and
was the scorer of the 2 Bray goals.
The other game v Cuala ended in a win for Bray . Both
matches were fair, skilful and good humoured and were enjoyable for
the girls and enjoyable to watch.
Bray Teams: Seana O Carroll, Laura Pirkl, Joy Sparkes,
Jenny Sparkes, Lauren Sweeney, Emer Curtin, Sarah Hayd, Nicola
Horner, Isobel Horner, Fiona Faherty, Ellen Mc Loughlin, Katie
Dutton, Tara Brady, Ciara Nolan, Aoife Connaughton, Shauna Douglas,
Aifric Murphy, Emma Groves, Sophie Mooney, Lauren Barry, Amy Barry,
Lauryn Ann Gilhooly.
24 May, 2008
Bray Emmets: 7-0, Kilcoole:
Bray Emmets recorded a very well deserved win against a
very spirited Kilcoole team in the U12 Camogie League. Bray started
well and got on top in midfield through great work from Shauna
Douglas, Shauna O'Carroll and Caoimhe Lohan. Any Kilcoole attacks
were quickly snuffedout by excellent displays in defence from
Sara Hayd and Isobel Horner and Aoife Connaughton who is making
quiet a name for herself in goal!Excellent play by the
forwards and two goals apiece from Ciara Nolan and Lauren Sweeney
(one was an absolute fantastic finish!) had Bray four goals up at
Because of Bray's strength in depth wholesale changes were
madefor the second halfand it was a match to remember
for the Barry family withsisters Lauren and Amy scoring two
good goals. Continued excellent work in midfield from Aifric Murphy
who also scored a fine goal, Fiona Faherty and Jenny Sparks when
she came out of goalensured a steady supply of ball into the
forward line. Kilcoole gave thier all in the second half but could
not find anyway past the excellent backline of Emma Groves and
17 May, 2008
Bray Emmets: 1-00 Glenealy:
In a hotly contested match, Bray Emmets gave second best
to Glenealy in the U12 Camogie League. Glenealy started well and
despite excellent defending by Sarah Hayd, Emma Groves and Amy
Barry and Caoimhe Lohan and very good goal keeping from Aoife
Connaughton, Glenealy were ahead by two goals.
With some positional changes at half time Bray
started the second half well with a good goal from Lauren Barry
after great work byCiara Nolan. Bray continued to press
through Maeve Ni Mhidigh and FionaFaherty in the forwards,
withShauna Douglas,Lauren Sweeneyand Afric Murphy
dominating mid fieldand were unfortunate not to fashion
Glenealy came into the match late on and scored two further goals
notwithstanding excellent work by Sophie Mooney and Shauna Carroll,
who played everywhere except in goal!This was a huge
effort by the team which is progressing game on game and
theevidence of this was seen inthe number of girls who
were prepared to lift the ball and try and strike it out of their
Thanks to all the parents who provided lifts and Hugh Connaughton
for his assistance in coaching the team on the night.
12 May, 2008
This is one match where the score line can be misleading
as in a very evenly contested match Kilcoole ran out winners after
scoring 4 late goals. Bray Emmets started very well and were in
front through a great solo run and hand passed goal from Shauna
Douglas and Bray quickly doubled the lead with a goal from Lauren
Sweeney. The Bray Emmets forward line of Maeve Ni Mihidigh, Ciara
Nolan and Jenny Sparks were putting the Kilcoole backline under
pressure all the way through and it is a great credit to Kilcoole
that they were level at half-time.
Excellent work by Shauna Douglas, Afric Murphy and Lauren
Sweeney in midfield plus excellent work from Sophie Mooney and Sara
Hayd in the backline and brilliant goalkeeping by Aoife Connaughton
ensured it was very even all the way through the second half but
with tiredness setting in and resilience by their opponents
resulted in a deserved but hard fought win for Kilcoole.
Final score line: Kilcoole 6:00 Bray Emmets
This group of players has great potential and all girls are
welcome to training on Monday nights at 7.00 which is already well
attended, all Wicklow league matches are played on a Friday night
and we urge girls who are training to make themselves available for
the matches. We were short of a full team on Friday night and
greatly appreciated the Kilcoole management's agreement to play
4 May, 2008
U12 lose out to a strong
Bray Emmets played their first U12 match of the season in
Bray on Friday last,
against a strong Avondale team. The experienced Captain Sophie
Mooney led her team out onto the field, with some of the Bray
players playing their first ever Camogie match. Despite the fact
that Bray lost there was evidence of great things to come and all
the girls showed great potential for the future. They will have
lots more matches to play this year and will benefit from each one.
Best of luck this Friday against Ballinacor!!
Many thanks to all the parents who helped and came to support the
The Bray Emmets Team: Sophie Mooney, Emma Groves, Shauna
Douglas, Afric Murphy, Seana Douglas, Lauren Sweeney, Samantha
Kelly, Nicky Kelly, Seana O'Carroll , Isobel Horner, Fodla
Kelleher, Ciara Nolan, Sarah Hayd, Aoife Connaughton.