Club Notes 15th July

Monday, July 15, 2013

Oliver O’Farrell
It is with deep regret that Bray Emmets GAA Club announces the death of Oliver O'Farrell, long- time member and club Chairman from 1984 to 1986. The committee and members extend their sympathies to his wife Marie and children Fiona, Fergal and Sinead.  Ar dheis  Dé go raibh a anam. 

Reposing at his home on Monday July 15th from 6pm to 9pm.  Funeral Mass on Tuesday July 16th at 10am, in The Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray, followed by burial at Springfield Cemetery, Killarney Road, Bray.

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 12th July when the numbers drawn were 16, 5, 27 and 5 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €3,500. John Smith 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. It’s building up to a nice sum of money so make sure your name is down! Further details are available at

The Club is delighted to announce that it has just launched its own Twitter profile, @BrayEmmets. For those of you who want the latest news and results from the Club in 140 characters, please follow us and recommend us to your friends!

Bray Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to Rory Benville on his recent election as President of Bray Chamber of Commerce. Rory is a long standing member of Bray Emmets GAA Club and we look forward to working with him in the future in his capacity as President.

Senior hurlers loose out to Glenealy

The senior hurlers travelled to Arklow on Saturday evening to face county champions Glenealy in the next round of the Senior Hurling Championship. This was a tight affair from the start played with passion throughout. Glenealy opened their account with a 65 but two frees from Mickey Lee put the Bray men ahead.  It was a tight affair throughout the first half with another free converted from Lee and a well taken score from Christy Moorehouse. Before the break Emmets also suffered a huge loss loosing Eoin Mason to injury.  However, heads did not drop and they emerged defiant after the half time break.  Some vital scores from frees from Lee early in the second half brought Bray back into it and drew level once again.  Glenealy pulled away in the last ten minutes taking some vital scores from frees. Bray never let up with Karl Lacey finding his range with a huge score from the middle of the field.  This was not enough and Glenealy continued to edge ahead. Final score Glenealy 1-12 Bray Emmets 0-9.  Team: P. O’Reilly, H Stephenson, P. Kiely, L O Reilly, K Lacey, R. O Brien, L. Maloney, N Sweeney, G O Murchu, P. Lee, E. Mason, C. Moorehouse, C. Brack-Sinnott, M Lee, T Cash. ubs: J. Doyle for Mason; B. Duggan for P. Lee, C O Byrne for Cash. Scores: M Lee 0-7 (6 frees), C Moorehouse 0-1, K Lacey 0-1.

A minutes silence was held before the game in respect of Oliver O’Farrell.

Senior Ladies loose out to AGB

Bray Senior Ladies were well beaten in the first round of the Championship by a very strong and well organised AGB side. Bray never got into the game and with lack of fitness and heat were very exhausted by the end of the first half.  We played a little better in the second half and managed to put a few scores on the board.  Well done to our younger players who played their first senior championship and hope you were not put off by the score. Our second game is next Saturday in Valleymount at 6pm.