Club Notes 29th April

Monday, April 29, 2013

There was no Match 4 winner of the jackpot when the numbers drawn on Friday, 26th April in the Club Lotto were 2, 5, 16 and 25. Patrick Treacy was the winner of €25 in the Lucky Dip, so next week, the jackpot goes up to €2,400. We ask all Club members to promote the Lotto to others. You can play for as little as €2 or register online and pay €20 for 10 weeks, €50 for 25 weeks or €100 for 52 weeks. The Club needs this support, so please do all you can to encourage others to take part. Further details are available at

Parents and players are reminded that the Academy will not be taking place next Saturday, 4th May. We hope everyone enjoys the Bank Holiday break!

In order to raise funds for Bray Emmets, the Club will once again host a clothing recycling drive on Saturday, 25th May. Members are asked to donate all their clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels and textiles including shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Clothes and textiles should be kept separate and old mobile phones will also be accepted. Items should be dropped off before 1.00 p.m. but if you cannot make it to the Clubhouse on the day, please contact Paul Sweeney (086 3934273) before 22nd May to make alternative arrangements.

Dinner Dance Photos
A selection of photos from the Dinner Dance are now available to view on the Club’s Facebook page. Anyone interested in ordering a professional print of any of these images should contact Paul Messitt (

Wicklow V Longford
Ticket details have just been released for the Leinster Senior Football Championship tie between Wicklow and Longford. The game takes place at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, 26th May in Aughrim. Terrace tickets cost €10 while children under the age of 16 will be admitted for €3. Further details, including information on Family Tickets, Group Passes and Club Group Tickets, are available from Club Secretary, Anne Healy.

Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps
Details of the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps have just been announced and registration is now open to members. At Páirc Emmet Bhré, football takes place on 15th-19th July with Hurling/Camogie following on 22nd-26th July. More details are available on the Club website.

FAO Club Coaches
New coaching materials are now available in the Club Shop. Any coaches interested in using these materials are asked to sign in and return them within a fortnight.

Senior Camogie
The Club is considering establishing a senior Camogie squad with the intention of entering competitions in 2014. Any ladies/girls aged 15 or over that are interested in playing Camogie with Bray Emmets should contact Paul Sweeney (086 393 4273) or Siobhán Egan (086 059 8077). All levels will be welcome, from complete beginners to experienced players. The emphasis will be on fun and the social aspects this year!!!

Update: Cumann na mBunscol
Congratulations to Dave Maloney who took part in the County Finals of the INTO Alliance Cumann na mBunscol Skills Competition last Wednesday in Aughrim. Despite the terrible wet and windy conditions, Dave qualified with flying colours and will now go on to represent his family, school, Club and County in Croke Park at half-time during the All Ireland semi-final or final in September. Maith thú a Dhaithí!
Congratulations also to the St. Patricks National School Girls Football team who won the Girls Alliance Football Blitz in Roundwood last Wednesday, 24th April. Laura Butler won the Player of the Tournament award for her outstanding display.
Team: Emily Deveney, Jane Butler, Ailbhe Byrne, Leah Carroll, Eleanor Carroll Hayes, Rebecca Forde Connolly Rachel Woods, Shauna Ryan, Carla Lennon, Alice Fitzgerald, Sadhbh Kavanagh, Eve Murphy, Laura Butler, Emily Cahill, Emily Ridell, Amy Maguire, Saoirse Guilfoyle.

Junior Hurlers loose out to Arklow Rocks

The Junior Hurlers began their season on Wednesday, 24th April with a tie against Arklow Rock Parnells. Some early good work and fine scores from Nicky Sweeney and Dara Maloney didn’t prevent Arklow from being deserving half-time leaders with Bray seeming to struggle to shake off the winter cobwebs. The second-half was a very different tale. Liam Kenny entered the fray and gave Bray more strength in the middle. Luke O’Reilly battled hard and Tom Cash got the vital breaks he needed to ripple the opposition’s net. At the final whistle, only two points separated the teams; Arklow Rock Parnells 2-16 Bray Emmets 3-11.
The 2012 Hurler-of-the-Year award was presented afterwards to a very worthy recipient, Billy Brazil. Comhgairdeas leis agus beimid ag imirt i gcoinne Western Gaels sa chéad chluiche eile i bPáirc Emmet Bhré Dé Céadaoin beag seo ag 7:15pm.  
Emmet Bhré – Peter O’Reilly, Billy Brazil, Danny Eglington, Enda Ó Maolmhuaidh, Ryan Tynan, Michael Walsh, Jordan Lee, Craig Brack-Synott (0-1), Jim Doyle, David Ebbs, Luke O’Reilly, Nicky Sweeney (0-2), Tom Cash (2-7), Dara Maloney (1-1), Shane Anders. Liam Kenny for S. Anders, John Ward for D. Ebbs, Brian Lambe for N. Sweeney. Bainisteoir – Jackie Napier.

U-12 Hurlers battle to the end

The U-12 Hurlers faced Oliver Plunketts on the Navan Road, Saturday 27th April. The opposition were very strong and the first half proved to be an uphill battle for Bray Emmets. Goals were conceded goals when the marking could have been a lot tighter but Gavin Henderson and David Maloney deservedly got their names on the scoreboard.
The second-half saw a much improved display from Emmets. Hard work in the defence from a commanding Michael Timmons and up front from Luke Brandon and Aaron Graham, allowed Fionn Dougan to grab a thundering goal. Scores followed from Rory Lambe and an excellently taken free from marksman, Seán McDonagh. Our spirits were lifted, but this game was won in the end by a more formidable Plunketts team. Bhí na traenálaithe sásta leis an iarracht sa deireadh.
Emmet Bhré Under-12:  Aaron Graham, Conor Hardiman, Darragh McCormack, David Maloney (0-1), Fionn Dougan (1-0), Gavin Henderson (0-1), Jamie Baguley, Luke Brandon, Michael Timmons, Peter Aherne, Rian Knox, Rory Lambe (1-1), Seán McDonagh (0-1).  Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe.

U-10 Camogie V Naomh Mearnóg

The U-10 Camogie team played Sunday, 28th April against Naomh Mearnóg in a blitz organised by the Naomh Ólaf club in Sandyford. The two games were very close. The Portmarnock girls won the first game by two goals despite great work from Róisín Benville, Doireann Smith and Saoirse Canavan. In the second game, an ever-improving Aoife Carter defended bravely, Catherine McGarry and Pearl O’Connor chased everything while Sarah Lambe nicked the all-important winning goal. Bhí na tuismitheoirí go léir an-sásta leis an méid a chonaic siad.   
Emmet Bhré U-10: Amy Butler, Aoife Carter, Catherine McGarry, Doireann Smith, Ellen O'Doherty, Eimear Timmons, Meadhbh Wogan-Murphy, Pearl O’Connor, Róisín Benville, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe (1-0). Bainisteoir - Tony Doyle.