Club Notes 12th August

Monday, August 12, 2013

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 9th August when the numbers drawn were 7, 11, 12 and 13 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €3,900. Siobhán McCormack was the name drawn in the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. As always, we encourage members to register to play online or to promote the Lotto to others. Further details are available at

Games Development Officer
Bray Emmets GAA Club wishes to appoint a Games Development Officer who will play a pivotal role in helping the Club reach its full potential in recruiting new members and supporting Club mentors to implement consistent and professional coaching methods.
This position requires a person with:
• Proven Leadership skills and a charismatic personality
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Sound judgement and initiative 
• A level 1 coaching qualification in hurling/football and at least three years working with juveniles ranging from 5-16 years.
• Full clean driving license
The Games Development Officer post is a part time position of 20 hours per week. Applications by e-mail only to Club Secretary at attaching CV. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview week commencing 21st August, 2013. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday, 14th August, 2013.  

Dublin Airport Authority Kick Fada – Saturday, 14th September, 2013
The annual All-Ireland Kick Fada competition, now in its 14th year, will take on an international flavour in 2013 to coincide with The Gathering and appropriately, the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) will act as main sponsors. Competitors from Britain, Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States will be among those flying into Bray for the 14th September event while in the National All-Ireland Kick Fada competition, kickers from all over Ireland will take part in the hope of succeeding last year’s winners Damien Sheridan (Longford) and Serena Hannon (Dublin). Registration for participants is free while there is also no admission charge for people attending on the day. The event begins at 3.00 p.m. with the Ladies Competition, followed by the Men at 4.00 p.m. Off the pitch, we will host a barbecue at 6.00 p.m. followed by music in the Clubhouse from 8.30 p.m. on. In between, we will also host a special presentation to victorious Bray Emmets teams of the past. In addition, the Club will also be announcing shortly the next inductee to our Kick Fada Hall of Fame. Members are asked to keep this date free as we are hoping to attract a large crowd this year.

Update: Football Championships
It’s a big week for both of our Mens Football teams as they line out in their respective championships. On Tuesday, 13th August, the Seniors play St. Mary’s at 7.00 p.m. in Aughrim. This match is of course a replay after the sides played out a draw of 10 points apiece last week. Jack Sheedy’s men will be disappointed not to have closed out the original fixture but will take solace from the fact that they now know they are capable of winning the tie. The losers will face Rathnew in the SFC Qualifiers. 
The Junior Footballers also have a tough assignment when they host Avoca at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15th August in Páirc Emmet Bhré. This is the first group game but Bray Emmets will be keen to get the competition off to a good start, especially with the fixture at home. Support for both teams is most welcome.

Minor Hurlers see off Glenealy

The Minor Hurlers had a superb win when they travelled to Glenealy on Wednesday evening, 7th August. This, of course, was a repeat of last years County Final when Emmets emerged victorious but with Glenealy leading by 2-5 to 0-7 at half-time, it looked like the result would be different this time around. However, the Bray lads turned it around in the second half and with the sides level with one minute to go, Daire Henderson caught a puck out and split the posts for the winning point. Final Score: Glenealy 2-10 Bray Emmets 2-11
Scorers:  S.Lohan (0-2); E.McCormack (0-3); P.Doyle (0-2); D.Henderson (0-2); M.Thompson (0-1); M.Lennon (2-1).