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Club Notes 20th September

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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Senior Footballers 2016

County Semi-Final
On Saturday 24th of September  we take on Baltinglass at 4.45pm in Aughrim. Please turn out in force to support  the  team. Make some noise!

Club Shop Sale on Saturday
1 day sale Saturday 24th.  At least 10% off Hoodies, Club Jerseys, Jackets, T-Shirts, Poloshirts, Soft Shell Jackets and OPRO Silver and Bronze gum shields are half price. Open 10-12.30pm. 

U 12 Football 2016

Congratulations
Our under 12 football teams travelled to Balinakill for their football finals on Saturday.

The lads have had a very hard year in football but this certainly did not show on Sat when each of them put in a fantastic effort from the very start. They played AGB and it was a very tight game with some fantastic goals and points they led by only 2 points at half time and came out all guns blazing in the second half to win by a score of 4-7 to 2-6.

Congratulations to all these young players they certainly did Bray Emmets proud.
Team: Cathal, Cian, Finn, Dara, Jack, Oisin, Jamie H, Jamie M, Adam D, Cillian, Fiachra, Callum, James, Shane, Patrick, Adam P (C)

Thank you

To all in Bray Emmets.

I want to thank all club members for your great support to me and my family on the death of my mother on 4th  September.  Thanks to all that attended the funeral  and those that sent cards and good wishes. The support from Bray Emmets and other GAA clubs around Wicklow really did make a big difference in helping us during that very sad time.  

Thanks again.

Liam McGraynor

Pj Gallagher 2016

PJ Gallagher live Royal Hotel Bray
McGettigan’s and the Royal Hotel Bray presents PJ Gallagher with support from Eric Lalor. Bank Holiday Sunday, 30th October with doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets for the event are €15 available from Ticketmaster and the Royal Hotel and all profits from the night will be donated by McGettigan’s and the Royal Hotel Bray to Bray Emmets GAA Club.

Tickets on sale shortly.

For your Diary
Saturday, 24th September: County semi-final. Bray vs Baltinglass,  Aughrim, 4.45pm
Sunday, 30th October:  PJ Gallagher fundraiser. 7pm

Match Reports


Intermediate hurling semi final

Bray Emmets v Arklow Rocks

“Live to fight another day” is the best way to describe this one, Paddy Lee pointed a free with the last puck of the game, to keep our hopes alive in this year’s championship, so living on the edge is putting it mildly. While we started well enough in this game we couldn’t shake off the Arklow men, Paddy, Willie Keane, Liam Kenny and Brian Duggan all firing over points from play with at least of them being good goal chances, however it was TJ Byrne that fired the only goal of the first half for the rocks, and along with a few points, he was a constant thorn in the defence, Paddy Mellon fired over three 65’s which very much kept the Arklow men in contention, Darragh Maloney and Paddy pointed before half time, a 65 and a free to leave the score level 1.7 to 10 at the break.

The second was much the same, nip and tuck” and it was time for a few changes, Tim Devine and Liam Benville replaced Michael Walsh and Brian Duggan. We did manage to get our noses in front for a short while but a terrible mix up in our defence let Arklow in for another goal, we were now chasing the game and were guilty of some terrible bad shooting including from frees. Liam Kenny was getting fierce abuse at full forward and couldn’t get a free with several appeals being turned down, Ronan O’ Brien, Sean Maloney and Paul Barry were very busy and Arklow were awarded a free in front of our goal it was looking ominous, Matt Thomson and Conor Doherty came on for Cathal and Philip and Seanie moved out the field to try and get ball into our full forward line. 

Willie Keane who was playing his heart out won possession and was fouled, Paddy pointed which left only a point in it going into injury time, it was now up to the referee as to what was to be added, and we needed to go in search of the equaliser, Karl Lacey who fought like a tiger won the ball gave it to Seanie who was pulled back, fouled free in, out on the wing, Paddy stepped up and pointed, this was our get out of jail card played, Manley blew the final whistle, 2.10 to 16 the final score. Replay next Sunday week in Aughrin before the senior game v St Pats.

Team: Peter O’Reilly, Ronan O’Brien, Enda McHugh, Sean Maloney, Paul Barry, Peter Conroy, Cathal Reddin, Karl Lacey(1), Philip Collins, Paddy Lee(8) Willie Keane(2) Darragh Maloney(1) Brian Duggan(1) Liam Kenny(2) Michael Walsh, Tim Devine(1) Liam Benville, Matt Thompson, Conor Doherty, Conor McNally, Barry Cowan and Ed Keating.


U-14 Dublin Hurling Division

Bray Emmets 4-8 Lucan Sarsfields B 2-4

Having suffered a heavy defeat to Luke O Tooles in the Wicklow u-14 championship the previous  Saturday, and again without the full squad, the U-14 hurlers returned a fine victory last Saturday against Lucan Sarsfields in a very entertaining game in Old Conna.

Once again, Emmets were without a full squad due to illness and school sport commitments. The first half was nearly 20 minutes old before either side registered a score but what it lacked in scoring was more than made up for with intensity and effort. Both sides were hurling well but the defences were well on top. Sam then broke the deadlock with a well taken goal, only for Lucan to reply almost immediately with a goal of their own. Brian added a couple of points and with Philip and Peter taking one each, half time gave a welcome break with Emmets leading by 1-4 to 1-0. Lucan started the second half stronger and 2 points halved the deficit.

With the game in the balance Brian goaled and Peter and Sam took points. Lucan struck back with a goal of their own and 4 further points before Emmets secured their win with goals from Sam and Philip and 2 further points from Brian. There were good performances all over the field, Ben was excellent in goal in the second half and once again the 6 backs did great work all afternoon, Daniel F, Aaron and Eoin worked very hard and covered very well for each other.

Adam put in another excellent stopping display at centre back and Tadhg dragged all over the pitch by his man beat him in whatever position he had to, at one stage being far enough up the field to try for a score of his own. Peter and Jack both put in a great shift, as did Cathal who played the first half in goal and second half at midfield. Sam’s presence and work and scores, as ever were vital to the performance. Philip, Rian and Daniel M were busy throughout against very strong opponents and Brian provided both excellent scores and very valuable assists.

Team: Ben, Daniel F, Aaron, Eoin H, Tadhg, Adam, Jack, Sam(2-1), Cathal, Brian(1-4), Philip(1-1), Rian, Peter(0-2), Daniel M.


U10 Camogie

We played two great Camogie matches in Olaf's ground on Sat. First against a very good Lucan team. A close game and a goal in the first half from Ciara was the only score. But the defence played very well in the 2nd half to hold them off. It was deja vu in the other match against Na Fianna. Again only one goal and this time it was Cara that scored after we had several close shots. The defense stood strong again with Katie, Grace, Emily & Kate blocking everything and Saibh with two close wides at the other end. Two excellent games and our best team effort in some time. 

Foireann: Aine, Cara, Ciara, Ella, Emily, Kate S, Katie C, Kimberly, Grace R, Niamh M, Saibh

Bainisteoiri: Alan, Lisa & Marie

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