Club Notes 2nd September

Monday, September 2, 2013

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 30th August when the numbers drawn were 6, 19, 20 and 26 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €4,200. Edward Healy 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. Further details are available at

Dublin Airport Authority Kick Fada Hall of Fame
Bray Emmets GAA Club are delighted to announce that former Mayo star Willie Joe Padden is this year’s inductee into the DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) Kick Fada Hall of Fame. At a ceremony in Croke Park on Tuesday, 27th August, Padden received the honour from Club Chairman, Dermot O’Brien who spoke about how the Mayo midfielders swashbuckling displays will live long in the memories of everybody who saw him play. During an illustrious playing career, Willie Joe Padden won one Minor Connacht title, one U-21 Connacht title and five Connacht Senior titles. He also received many personal accolades for his time in the green and red of Mayo, culminating in All Star awards in 1985 and 1989. Considered to be one of the finest footballers to have played for Mayo, his legendary status in the West was cemented when he was voted fourth best ever midfielder in the Irish Independent newspaper. Padden spoke very graciously on receiving his award and thanked Bray Emmets for bestowing the honour on him. At the event, Padden was joined by previous Hall of Fame winners; Peter Nolan of Offaly, Billy Morgan of Cork, Jimmy Keaveney and Mickey Whelan of Dublin and Mick O’Dwyer and Donie O’Sullivan of Kerry. The assembled media, with the majority of that national newspapers represented, were quick to quiz the group with the destination of Sam Maguire in 2013 being the hot topic of conversation!
The Club would like to thank Dermot O’Brien and Frances Stephenson for handling the event on the day, Vincent Wall from the Dublin Airport Authority and of course PJ Cunningham, who once again, did a fantastic job ensuring that the event received plenty of coverage in the national media.
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. Away from the action on the pitch, we will host a barbecue at 6.00 p.m. followed by music in the Clubhouse from 8.30 p.m. In between, we will also host a special presentation to honour the victorious Junior Hurlers of 1963 and Intermediate Footballers of 1973. Members are asked to keep this date free as we are hoping to attract a large crowd this year. Also, you can keep up to speed with all the latest Kick Fada news and updates by checking out the Kick Fada 2013 section of the Club website,
Update: Academy
The Academy, which caters for 5-7 year olds boys and girls, will be starting back on Saturday, 7th September. Roll call at 10.15 with activities scheduled to start at 10.30 sharp. Emphasis is on fun, games and learning the basic skills of football and hurling. As a voluntary organisation, we are always looking for help and there are lots of ways to get involved - bringing in/out the equipment, setting up stations, taking the roll call, giving out name stickers, helping to put on bibs and helmets, helping the coach, looking after a station, etc. All help is welcome and any parents/players who would like to help out on Saturday mornings should contact Dave Barry 086 1208083 or Paul Sweeney 086 3934273. Also, the meeting with Garrett Doyle for U-8, U10 and U-12 coaches didn't take place last week but has now been rescheduled for 7.00 p.m. this Wednesday, 4th September in the Clubhouse.
The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Donal O’Connor and his family on the death of his father Tom. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis. 
Facebook/Twitter Competitions
We are currently running two competitions on our Facebook and Twitter profiles this week where members can win a Club hoodie. If you’re not already doing so, make sure you’re following us or

Good win for Senior Hurler V St. Pats
The Senior Hurlers faced St. Patrick’s Wicklow in the last group game in the Championship in Pearse Park, Arklow on Saturday, 31st August. A win was needed to secure a place in the top four. St. Pats drew first blood with a score from play but Emmets responded with an accurate free from Mickey Lee. When Jackie Moorehouse won a 21 yard free Lee had no hesitation in blasting a shot to the back of the net to give Emmets an early goal. Shortly after Moorehouse sent over a brilliant point to give Emmets the early lead.  Just before half time St. Pats goaled bringing the gap back to two points with Emmets leading at half time 1-8 to 1-6.  Eoin Mason got the second half off on the right note with a shot fired over the bar leaving a three point gap. St. Pats came back as determined as ever and came within two points but some more superb free taking from Mickey Lee put Emmets ahead again with frees and a 65.  The backs continued to hurl with a dogged determination and never let up with Peter Kiely leading at no. 3. Substitute Willy Keane made a huge impact when at 17mins he burst through and raised a green flag with a neatly taken goal to open up a gap.  Daire Lohan then picked out Eoin Mason with a bullet of a pass across the 21 with Mason scoring and a third green flag for Bray.  Lohan then chipped in a fine score from the middle of the park to leave six points in it at the end. Well done to the management team and the huge panel who have been working solidly since early February. After the game amid the celebrations there was a cake on hand for Chris Masterson form the backroom team who celebrated a big birthday on Saturday. The cake was nice but was all the sweeter with a semi-final to look forward to! Final score: Bray Emmets 3-14 St Patricks 1-14.
Team: D. Maloney, M. Lennon, P. Kiely, P. Lee, K. Lacey, R. O Brien, H. Stephenson, L. Maloney, G. O Murchu, J. Doyle, E. Mason, J. Henderson, M. Lee, B. Duggan, C. Moorehouse.  Subs used: W. Keane for O Brien, N. Sweeney for Doyle, D. Lohan for Duggan. Scorers: M. Lee (1-11), C. Moorehouse (0-1), W. Keane (1-0), E. Mason (1-1), D. Lohan (0-1)

U12's resume league campaign
The Bray Emmets Under-12 Footballers continued their league campaign on Monday, 26th August with a home game against Baltinglass. The home team started very slowly where they struggled to get to grips with a very good Baltinglass midfield. A lot of pressure was put on the Bray backs where Rory, Conor and Michael were working overtime. A few changes were quickly made to midfield and this increased the supply into the forward line which always looked dangerous. Some fine scores from Enda, David Nesbitt and Jamie left the match finely balanced at half time. The second half saw a marked improvement in the attitude and effort of the Bray players with Aaron, Jack and David Martin leading by example. They fought for every ball and got some more fine scores from Enda, Jack and Gavin. However Baltinglass were more clinical in front of the posts and took every opportunity that came their way and only for some excellent saves from Zack the score line could have been worse for Bray. Despite the disappointing result the Bray mentors were pleased with the effort of all the players, particularly in the second half.
Final Score: Bray Emmets 4-6 Baltinglass 6-9
Team: Gavin Henderson, Jamie Bagualey, David Nesbitt, David Martin, Conor Hardiman, Conrad Ruddy, Aaron O’Rourke, Jack Treacy, Enda Douglas, Zack Collins, Rory Mulcahy, Michael McCarthy, James Coffey.
In the other game, the west Wicklow men were proficient in their art and Bray chased the first-half all-through. Sebastian Coleman moved back into defence with Michael Timmons and that did help to stem the tide.The second-half was a far more equal affair. Josh Pyper and David Maloney commanded the half-back line, while Rory Lambe picked off some nice scores. One of the highlights of the half was an excellent Luke Dunne goal, bravely fisted to the back of the net but in the end a deserving Baltinglass were victorious. Táimid ar ais ag traenáil gach Máirt ag 7.00 p.m. i bPáirc Emmet Bhré.
Emmet Bhré U-12:  Charlie Dunne, Daniel Munro, Darragh McCormack, David Maloney, Donal Spaine, Josh Pyper, Luke Dunne (1-0), Michael Timmons, Richard Meany, Rory Lambe (0-3), Seán McDonagh (0-1), Sebastian Coleman, Todd Downer.

U-13 Hurlers ease past Clontarf
The U-13 Hurlers welcomed Clontarf to Páirc Emmet Bhré on Saturday, 31st August. Without the injured Ronan McMahon, Joe Phelan went into the number 6 berth and commanded his area very impressively. As the half wore on, James Anders, Gavin Henderson and Rory Lambe provided good direct ball into the hungry full-forward line. An accurate Macdara Ó Midheach and the valuable Mick O'Gara proved to be the scorers in chief. In the second-half, Clontarf did make a resurgent challenge to the Bray lead. Sid Hunt, Cian Lohan and Fiachra Bond put their shoulders bravely to the wheel, and the seasiders weathered the storm. Tá ard-mholadh tuillte don bhfoireann óg seo. Final Score:  Emmet Bhré  3-8 Clontarf 1-2.  
Emmet Bhré U-13:  David Maloney, Macdara Ó Midheach (1-4), Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Jacob Stanley, Ciarán McKay, Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-1), Cian Lohan (1-0), Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (0-1), Mick O'Gara (1-1), Andrew Conway, Andrew O'Brien, Fiachra Bond, David Kennedy. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan.  

Big score sees Minor hurlers past St. Pats
The Minor Hurlers entertained St. Patricks Wicklow in Páirc Emmet Bhré on Wednesday, 28th August. Bray got off to an explosive start to match with an early goal from Captain Mark Lennon. The tone and pace of the match could not be matched by Pats as Bray reeled of points from Ben McCormack, Pauric Doyle, Conor Doherty and Dara Henderson. Pauric Doyle at full forward was causing all sorts of problems for the St. Patricks full back line and finished the half with a tally of 2-3. Half backs Seanie Maloney, Ishy and Shane Lohan rarely let the ball past in first half and whatever went back was cleared up by Dunnie, Peter Conroy and Shane Anders in the full back line. Bray Emmets led 3-8 to 1-2 at half-time making the team talk quite easy. Four changes were made early in second half with Dara Henderson & Dunnie making way for Bill Moorehouse and Patrick Cunningham. Just after scoring a fine goal, Conor Doherty made way for Daniel Kennedy and Matt Thompson for Liam Benville. Mark Lennon scored another goal with Pauric Doyle adding another two goals. Three points from Bill Moorehouse and one each from Seanie Maloney and Eoin McCormack finished a comfortable win for Bray. Scorers:  Pauric Doyle (4-5); Mark Lennon (2-2); Conor Doherty (1-1); Dara Henderson (0-3); Bill Moorehouse (0-3); Ben McCormack (0-1); Seanie Maloney (0-1); Eoin McCormack (0-1).
Final score: Bray Emmets 7-17 St. Patricks Wicklow 2-7

U-10 Camogie double header
The U-10 Camogie team played in St. Judes on Sunday, 1st September. Their opening game was against the host club and it was very evenly contested. Mary-Anne Aherne and Fionnuala Crowley worked hard, allowing Áine Farrell and Aoife Carter attack the Judes rear-guard and the game ended in a draw. In the second game, we met Cuala and came away with the spoils. Eimear Timmons, Méadhbh Wogan-Murphy and Ellen O'Doherty all played with great competitive heart. Meanwhile, Sarah Lambe seized on a loose ball and housed it firmly in the Cuala netting. Tús iontach sásúil a bhí ann do na cailíní.  
Emmet Bhré U-10: Áine Farrell, Amy Butler (1-0), Aoife Carter, Chloe Messitt, Ellen O'Doherty, Eimear Timmons, Fionnuala Crowley, Méadhbh Wogan-Murphy, Mary-Anne Aherne, Pearl O'Connor, Róisín Benville, Sarah Lambe (1-2). 
Bainisteoir - Tony Doyle.