Club Notes 19th August

Monday, August 19, 2013


There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 16th August when the numbers drawn were 5, 8, 18 and 23 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €4,000. As always, we encourage members to register to play online or to promote the Lotto to others. Further details are available at
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 honour the victorious Junior Hurlers of 1963 and Intermediate Footballers of 1973. 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.
Championships Update
It’s another big week of championship action for the Club. First up are the Minor Footballers who conclude their Group games with a home tie against Baltinglass at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21st August at Páirc Emmet Bhré. This is a great chance to see our table topping and undefeated U-18 footballers so we ask all members to pop down if they can. The Senior Footballers have now entered the knockout Championship Qualifiers and face Rathnew in Aughrim at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, 24th August. The same sides met at the Quarter-Final stage last year when Emmets emerged victorious and a similar result would be very welcome this time around! Then, at 5.00 p.m. on Sunday, 25th August, the Senior Hurlers play Carnew Emmets in Pearse Park, Arklow. This is a hugely important game with both teams having tasted defeat only once so far in the Group stages. 

Snow brace sees Juniors past Avoca

Bray Emmets opened their Junior B Championship campaign when they hosted Avoca in Páirc Emmet Bhré on Thursday, 15th August. This was an entertaining and keenly contested game between two committed sides. With the aid of a stiff breeze, Avoca got off to a fine start and rifled over three early points. However, Emmets settled into the game and thanks to two well taken Declan Snow goals, it was Bray who led at the half-time break. A second yellow card for Sean Liddy saw Emmets reduced to fourteen men whose efforts were further disrupted by injuries to key players Ray Lambe and Geoff Morrissey. In a matter of minutes, the spine of the team had been greatly affected and naturally, Avoca took full advantage and began to close the gap. Bray dug deep though and weathered the storm to reply with some fine points of their own, to eventually close out the game with six points to spare. Best for Emmets on the night were Matt Thompson, Oisín Ó hAnnaidh, Declan Snow, and Gar Crowley. 

Final score: Bray Emmets 2-9 Avoca 0-9. 
Emmet Bhré: Keith Hillick, Mark Mulvaney, Rob McNamee, Mark Nolan, Dan Molloy, Geoff Morrissey, Matt Thompson, Oisín Ó hAnnaidh, Ray Lambe, Ross Masterson, Sean Liddy (0-1), Gar Crowley (0-4), Declan Snow (2-2), John Walsh, Ben McCormack 
Substitutes: Dave Sullivan, Brendan Snow, Conor Spillane, Tadhg Doran, Marc Lennon, Shane Waldron (0-2), Hugh Armstrong

u12 footballers face An Tochar
The Bray Emmets Under-12 Footballers travelled to Roundwood on Monday, 12th August with a depleted squad due to the holiday season. The Bray team started well and the first half proved to be a very close, low scoring match with the home side going in at half time with leading 5 points to 2 points. In the second half, An Tochar began to dominate, despite the best efforts of the Bray team who defended really well but tired towards the end and conceded two late goals which gave the home side victory.
Team: Luke Dunne, Michael Timmons, Peter Ahearne, Donal Spaine, Eoin Fitzimons, Sean McDonagh, Davy Maloney, Charlie Dunne, Aaron O’Rourke, Sean Cox and Daniel Munro
In the second match, playing with a number of Under-10’s, Bray started very well with some great scores from David Nesbitt, Aidan Kane (who made a welcome return to the team) and Gavin Rochford. Some strong running and great awareness from Evan Barry ensured the scoreboard was kept ticking over which meant Bray were leading at the half-time break. Midfield was literally a battlefield with great performances from Gavin Henderson, Jack Treacy and Sam Kearney breaking even against a big An Tochar midfield. Great defensive displays by David Martin, Eoin Holmes (again sporting his lucky Munster cap) and in particular Aaron O'Rourke ensured An Tochar worked hard for their scores. Young Finn Treacy was very solid in goal and his kick outs were very accurate. In the second half the level of intensity increased from both sides and with both defences in command. Continued good work from Aaron, Eoin, David and Sam ensured An Tochar did not score for the first 15 minutes of the half. The excellent work by Gavin Henderson and Jack ensured good ball kept going into the always dangerous forward line of Gavin Rochford, Evan, Aidan and David Nesbitt who scored a very well-worked goal. In the end, An Tochar broke through for two goals, despite the best efforts of Finn, to win by the narrowest of margins. This was a great display by both teams in a very even and hard match. Special words of praise must go to Evan, Finn and Gavin Rochford who have at least two more years at this grade and were brilliant throughout.
Team: Finn Treacy, Eoin Holmes, David Martin, Jack Treacy, Aaron O'Rourke, Sam Kearney, Gavin Henderson capt, Evan Barry, Gavin Rochford, Aidan Kane and David Nesbitt