Club Notes 1st July

Monday, July 1, 2013

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 28th June when the numbers drawn were 10, 14, 18 and 30 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €3,300. Jordan Lee 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 may not quite be the Euromillions but it’s building up to a nice sum of money so make sure your name is down! Further details are available at

Minor Football Championship
The Bray Emmets Minor Footballers get their County Football Championship underway this week when they travel to Blessington to play the home side at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 3rd July. The format of this championship this year sees it run in conjunction with the hurling competition so our players are facing into a few very busy weeks. Nonetheless, we wish them all the best and hope that Paddy Moynihan’s boys can bring the cup back to Bray this year.

Saturday, 29th June was the last day of the Academy before the summer break. It's hard to believe another full year has lapsed and we are all a year older (and wiser)! Throughout the year, up to 100 children between the ages of 5-8 have regularly taken part in the Academy on a Saturday morning. The Academy would not take place without the contribution of our coaches, both young and old, and we are indebted to them for work they do on behalf of the Club. We would also like to thank the Transition Year students who coach in the Academy as part of their Gaisce Award. It is also very encouraging to see the parents believe in what we are doing by bringing their kids to the Academy to learn the fundamentals of movement and to have their children introduced to the games of the GAA family. The last act on the day was to present all the players of the Academy with their medals and a goodie bag for their hard work and contribution throughout the year. Well done to all! 

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 Emmets extends deepest sympathies to Debbie McDonagh, who helps out in the Club Shop, and to her brother Gerry Glover, a past player with the Club, on the sad passing of their brother Paul Glover.  Also, all in Bray Emmets were saddened to hear of the untimely death of Pat Lawless, Secretary of Coiste na nÓg and former Chairman of Coiste Condae in Wicklow. 

Clothes Recycling Day
On behalf of Paul Sweeney, a big thank you to all who contributed to the Clothes Recycling Day in May. We are delighted to tell you that a total of €450 was raised for the Club. It is hoped to run Recycling Day at the start of October so please keep all your unwanted clothes for then.

Ladies Football team travelled to Valleymount

On Sunday morning, 30th June, our Ladies Football team travelled to Valleymount. With some of our younger players also making the journey, it was very encouraging that these girls showed how capable they are to play at senior level.  This was an important match for the Bray Ladies as they will meet Valleymount in the second round of the Senior Championship.  The team now has the next few weeks to concentrate on playing together and to build up fitness and skills level.  Thanks to Liam Reed and his team for making our girls feel most welcome. Bray Emmets’ first Championship game is on at 3.00 p.m. Sunday, 14th July at Páirc Emmet Bhré against Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney.

Junior Hurlers

The Junior Hurlers played an energetic, new-look Barndarrig on Wednesday, 19th June. This was a valuable, keenly contested fixture for a young Bray side. Early on, Barndarrig were reduced to 14 men but not until the introduction of bright young minor Ishmael Mnensa did Bray take advantage of that. Cian O'Byrne and Owen Brazil got good scores but the visitors were still leading at the break. In the second-half, both Shane Anders and Willy Nolan continued to give huge commitment, while Donnchadh Ó Midheach and Shane Lohan showed that they are players with promising futures in the game. Bhí díomá orainn ach bhí an bua tuillte ag an mBearn Dearg. Final score was Barndarrig 1-12 Emmet Bhré  0-9.
Emmet Bhré - Tadhg Ó Broin, Billy Brazil, Cillian Ó Maolmhuaidh, Ryan Tynan, Danny Eglington (Captaen), Michael Walsh, Seán Maloney (0-1), Craig Brack-Synott, Willy Nolan, Owen Brazil (0-1), Cian O'Byrne (0-6), Mark Lennon, Shane Anders, John Ward, Shane Lohan. Ishmael Mnensa (0-1) for R.Tynan, Donnchadh Ó Midheach for Shane Lohan, Brian Lambe for J.Ward, Ryan Tynan for T. Ó Broin, John Anders. Bainisteoir - John Anders.

Minor Hurling championship

On Wednesday, 26th June, the Minor Hurlers kicked off their championship with six point win over Arklow Rock Parnells. The game started well for Bray with a great team worked point taken by Conor Doherty which in turn was followed by another fine score, a 65 taken by Dara Henderson. Points were added by Cathal MacAodh, Eoin McCormack, Pauric Doyle and Mark Lennon and at half-time, there was a six point gap between the sides, a lead that Bray maintained throughout the second period. Emmets continued to keep the scorebaord ticking over and were not fazed even when Arklow managed to find the net. Further points in the second half again by Dara, Pauric, Mark, Eoin and Bill Moorehouse gave Bray a deserved win. This was a great team performance by all so well done to Niall McCarthy and his team. Final score: Arklow Rock Parnells 1-9 Bray Emmets 0-18.