Club Notes 27th May

Monday, May 27, 2013


The numbers drawn on Friday, 24th May were 3, 4, 21 and 22 so unfortunately, there was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto jackpot. Anne Longmore was the name pulled out of the hat in the Lucky Dip draw and receives €25.  Next week, the jackpot goes up to €2,800 and as always, we encourage members to register to play online or to promote the Lotto to others. Further details are available at

Better Bray Challenge
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, the Bray Lions Club organised the Better Bray Challenge in 2012 asking businesses, clubs, voluntary organizations and public bodies to participate to help make Bray a better place to Live, Work and Play. Participating organisations were asked to set themselves a challenge for the year. We in Bray Emmets took part and set ourselves the challenge of building a better sense of community within the club by aiming to provide activities for the parents of our juveniles and our non-playing members. And so BE FIT was born! Bray Emmets Fun In Training has seen over 70 people in the Club benefiting by getting fit, losing weight and most importantly having FUN.  The Better Bray Challenge Celebration Day took place last Saturday, 25th May, in the Mermaid Centre where certificates were presented to all participating organisations by Senator Feargal Quinn. Club Treasurer and BE FIT coach Paul Cunningham along with Frances Stephenson received the Better Bray Challenge Certificate on behalf of Bray Emmets.
The second BE FIT programme is almost over and the participants will be taking part in another sponsored 5 K in Shanganagh Park next weekend – check and our Facebook page for details. We encourage all past BE FIT members and other club members to join us.

Injury Prevention Talk
Bray Emmets are organising a talk aimed at parents and coaches of teenagers around injury prevention and identification and importance of warm up and stretching. We all know with growth spurts, teenagers are liable to get muscle and joint pains leading to injury or worse playing through injury when rest might be more appropriate. With this in mind Cameron McKeever (the Club physio) will be giving a talk on Wednesday, 29th May at 8.00 p.m. upstairs in the Clubhouse and will answer any queries that parents or coaches may have. All are welcome.

End of School Year Blitz
Last Wednesday and Thursday saw lots of new faces down in Páirc Emmet Bhré for the end of year Primary School Football Blitz. On Wednesday, 22nd May, we had girls from St. Patricks, Scoil Chualann and Ravenswell taking part in First Class and Sixth Class competitions. On Thursday, 23rd May, we had the First and Sixth Class boys from St. Cronans, Scoil Chualann, and Gael Scoil uí Chéadaigh. Over the two nights, we had over 100 children present. There was great excitement and lots of pride displayed in playing for their class. A special word of thanks to all who helped out on the nights, especially Tommy Carroll, School Coach. Next week it's the turn of the Second and Fifth Classes. The girls are on Wednesday night and the boys are on Thursday. Tús maith leath na hoibre!

Wicklow V Longford
The County Senior Footballers recorded their first Leinster Championship win since 2010 when they defeated Longford in a closely fought tie in Aughrim on Sunday, 26th May. Wicklow led throughout with the decisive score coming from the boot of Seanie Furlong. Despite intense pressure on the home goal, the Garden County held out for a well deserved win. Well done to Harry Murphy and his squad, including our own Luke Benson who entered the fray as a substitute.

Late goal seal it for Senior Hurlers

The Senior Hurlers faced Glenealy's second team in Senior Hurling Spring League in Páirc Emmet Bhré on Friday, 24th May in fine summer conditions.  Bray got off to the better start, leading at half-time 0-8 to 0-5. Glenealy goaled late in second half staging a comeback but Emmets held their composure with Brian Duggan responding with a well taken goal within a minute at the other end of the pitch. Emmets held out to win by two. Final score Bray Emmets 1-15 Glenealy B 1-13.
Team: P O Reilly, E Keating, P Kiely (capt), L O Reilly, M Walsh, J Doyle, E O O'Maolmhuaiodh, R O Brien, K Lacey, J Henderson, B Duggan, D Lohan, Tom Cash, M Lee,  L Maloney. Subs: C Moorehouse for Lohan, R Tynan for Walsh.

Cash points the way for Junior Hurlers

The Junior Hurlers faced Enniskerry in Páirc Emmet Bhré on Wednesday night. The first-half was an unconvincing display by Bray and they were behind at the break to a more feisty opposition.
However, John Anders wisely opted to use 19 players over the course of the contest and that paid definite dividends in the final 20 minutes. Bray were more energetic and chances were made and taken by the elusive Tom Cash and a determined Peter O'Reilly. Half-back Michael Walsh also got a defining score. Beimid ag imirt in aghaidh Abhainn Dála as baile ar an gCéadaoin.
Final score : Emmet Bhré 0-22,  Enniskerry  2-11.
Emmet Bhré – Peter O’Reilly (0-2), Billy Brazil, Danny Eglington (Captaen), Ed Keating, Enda Ó Maolmhuaidh, Ryan Tynan, Cillian Ó Maolmhuaidh (0-1), Luke O’Reilly, Craig Brack-Sinnott, Tom Cash (0-18), Liam Kenny, Owen Brazil, David Ebbs, John Ward, Shane Anders. Michael Walsh (0-1) for L.Kenny, Dara Maloney for O.Brazil, Brian Lambe for D.Ebbs. Mentors: John Anders, Tom Walsh, Jackie Napier.

U12 Boys football update

The U-12 Boys played An Tóchar last Monday, 20th May. In this contest Bray opened well. Early running was done by Aaron O'Rourke and Michael Timmons. Sebastian Coleman also chipped in with a fine personal score. In the second-half however, Roundwood got some well-taken goals which proved costly. Despite the best efforts of Jamie Baguley, David Maloney and Rory Lambe, the altitude training done by the opposition conspired to seal their victory.  Mar sin féin, cluiche bhreá oscailte a bhí ann.  
An Tóchar 5 - 5,  Emmet Bhré  2 - 11.
Emmet Bhré – Under 12.  Aaron Graham, Aaron O'Rourke (0-1), Conor Hardiman, Daniel Munro, Darragh McCormack, David Maloney, Fionn Dougan, Jamie Baguley (0-2), Josh Pyper, Michael Timmons, Rian Knox, Rory Lambe (1-6), Seán McDonagh (1-1), Sebastian Coleman (0-1).  Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe.
The U-12 Footballers played in a tournament on Sunday organised by Kilmacud Crokes. This was a really well-organised, enjoyable afternoon. In game one, we accounted for Naomh Olaf in a very satisfying encounter. Conor Dowling was rampant with Conrad Ruddy superb in goal. In game two, despite good goals from Rory Lambe and Gavin Henderson, Foxrock got more points from play which saw them triumph. Josh Pyper was excellent in goal. In game three, we faced the home team, Kilmacud. Although Sean McDonagh got an important goal and Richard Meaney and Aaron Graham fought hard, the Stillorgan boys dominated in the scoring stakes. Bhíomar fíor-bhuíoch do na tuismitheoirí ar fad a tháinig ar an lá.
Emmet Bhré – Under 12.  Aaron Graham, Conor Dowling (0-3), Conor Hardiman, Conrad Ruddy (1-0), David Maloney, Gavin Henderson (1-0), Josh Pyper, Michael Timmons, Rian Knox, Richard Meaney, Rory Lambe (4-4), Seán McDonagh (1-0).  Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe.

U11 Girls' Football V Cuala

The U-11 Girls' Football team played Cuala on Saturday afternoon. This was an exciting game against a strong and mobile Dalkey team. Orla Jackson held the halfback line with great command while Sophie Blennerhassett displayed her exciting talent in midfield. The second-half saw Amy Butler continue her rich vein of form, supported by Emily Riddell and Sinéad Quigley. The final whistle blew and Bray Emmets were victorious. Bhí Tomás an-sásta le gach rud a chonaic sé.
Emmet Bhré U11: Alice O'Doherty, Amy Butler (1-0), Emily Riddell, Jordan O'Brien, Orla Jackson, Orla O'Keeffe, Rachel Messitt (0-1), Sarah Lambe, Sinéad Quigley, Síofra Ní Mhidigh (0-4), Sophie Blennerhasset. Bainisteoir - Tomás Ó Midheach.