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Club Notes 13th January

Monday, January 13, 2014

Lotto – Jackpot at €6,100
The Lotto Jackpot climbs to €6,100 on the 17th January. The numbers drawn on the 10th January 2014 were 28,23,24 and 1 and Pat O'Sullivan  won the Lucky Dip prize of €25.  Further details on signing up are available at www.brayemmets.com  and please do call Anne Healy on 087 255 6193 if you have any questions regarding signing up for the Lotto.

BE FIT - Bray Emmets Fun In Training
BEFIT  Registration took place on Saturday the 11th January. If you have any queries  you can contact Frances on 087 249 9362.

Bord Na Mona Kehoe Cup Senior Hurling 2014
Páirc Emmet Bhré will host the Wicklow v Mayo hurling  game this Sunday at 2pm in the first round of the Kehoe Cup .  Bray Emmets players will be playing for Wicklow so come along and support them. Further information with regard to the team will be posted on facebook in due course.

GAA Survey
As you may be aware the GAA are putting together their GAA strategy for 2014-2017. As part of the consultation process they have developed an online survey to enable them to help shape the strategy. It is available on gaa.ie until the end of January and can be accessed on www.gaa.ie/gaafuture 

All those who complete this survey will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to an all Ireland final of their choice in 2014.

Club Planning
As previously outlined by our Chairman work is ongoing with the Hurling, Football and Ladies Football plans. A further meeting with regard to the Adult Hurling Plan will take place on Tuesday for those that were involved in the first stage. Those that need to attend will have already been contacted directly. It is intended to have an open forum for all members in the coming months. If you have any queries regarding Tuesday's meeting please contact Anne Healy on 087 255 6193.

Mailing List
The Club Notes are also circulated every week by e-mail. To be included on this mailing list, please send your details to Pro.brayemmets.wicklow@gaa.ie and we will be happy to include you in future correspondence.

Academy
The Academy returns on the 1st February 2014. For all other age groups mentors will be in contact with the parents regarding the resumption of training in due course.

Mouthguards
The GAA recently announced details of the forthcoming national roll-out of the compulsory wearing of mouthguards for all adults for Gaelic football matches and practice sessions from 1st January, 2014. In addition, from 1st January, 2014, this rule will apply to all players at all age grades. The move to make the wearing of mouthguards obligatory reiterates the Association’s long-term commitment to player welfare.

Research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related. In many sports such as rugby and hockey, the wearing of gumshields is the norm with nearly all Clubs adhering strictly to a 'no gumshield - no game' rule. Significantly, if a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard. Information on the use of mouthguards for clubs, parents and players can be found at http://gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welfare/mouthguards/.

The GAA are also pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouthguards. The product range includes both boil and bite mouthguards and custom fitted mouthguards. The boil and bite mouthguards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. They are available for purchasing through the following local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle, Elverys and O'Neills.

Please note that the Club Shop in Páirc Emmet Bhré also stocks approved mouthguards.

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