Club Notes 6th May

Monday, May 6, 2013

There was no Match 4 winner of the jackpot when the numbers drawn on Friday, 3rd May in the Club Lotto were 14, 16, 18 and 26. Joe Breslin was the winner of €25 in the Lucky Dip, so next week, the jackpot goes up to a significant €2,500. 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

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.

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!!!

Christy Ring Cup: Derry V Wicklow
The Senior County Hurlers made the long trip to Derry for the opening game of this year’s Christy Ring Cup competition. Despite a poor start, the Garden County only trailed by a goal at half-time but Derry added a further three points to lead by six with twenty minutes remaining. However, Wicklow dug deep and responded with the next five scores to leave the bare minimum between the sides. Unfortunately, the final whistle blew too soon to leave Casey O’Brien’s men on the end of another agonising defeat. Final score: Derry 1-11 Wicklow 1-10. Mikey Lee (0-1), John Henderson (0-1) and Christy Moorehouse were the Bray Emmets players who featured while Eoin Mason was an unused substitute. Wicklow will now face Mayo next Saturday in Arklow as they try to get their 2013 campaign back on track.

Goals seal it for Senior Footballers

On Tuesday, 30th April, the Senior Footballers played host to Ballinacor at Páirc Emmet Bhré in Round 6 of the Senior Football League. After a very disappointing result the previous week against neighbours Kilmacanogue, Bray were eager to get back on track despite having to do without some of their regular panel due to injuries and work commitments.
Bray started well, winning plenty of possession but the home team were unable to turn this into scores and so it was the visitors who got on the score board first with two points before Rory Breslin and Mark Linehan settled things down for Emmets with a goal each on 8 and 12 minutes.  Despite Ballinacor kicking a further two points, Bray were beginning to dominate and with a point each from Liam McGraynor, Adam Conway, John Breslin and two from Aaran Murphy, things were starting to look good for the home side. However, Ballinacor refused to give up and on 23 minutes had the ball in the Bray net. Des Kelly responded quickly for Bray with a well taken goal on 25 minutes only to have to be replaced a minute later with a hamstring problem by the ever lively Cathal O’Dúlacháin. Ballinacor got two more points, both from frees, before half-time to leave the score at the break Bray Emmets 3-05 Ballinacor 1-06.  
Within the first minute of play restarting, Bray’s Adam Conway raised the green flag for a goal to be followed six minutes later by Cathal O’Dúlacháin who added another to put the result beyond any doubt. While the visitors, who never gave up, did add another three points (all from frees) to their tally, Bray dominated the scoring with a point each from Brian O’Keeffe, Paul Cunningham, Liam McGraynor and another goal from Ross McAnespie. Fergal Devlin who had come on for Eoin O’Dea at corner back after 48 minutes had the final say for Bray with a well taken point. Final score: Bray Emmets 6-09 Ballinacor 1-09. 
On Friday next (10th May), Bray will have a much sterner test when they play host to last years championship finalists Baltinglass at 8.00 p.m. in Páirc Emmet Bhré so looking forward to seeing a big home crowd to give them as much support as possible. 
Emmet Bhré: Stephen Carton, Eoin O’Dea, Sean O’Neill, Adam Benson, Cormac Martin, Aaran Murphy (0-2), Ross McAnespie (1-0), John Breslin (0-1), Brian O’Keeffe (0-1), Des Kelly (1-0), Paul Cunningham (0-1), Liam McGraynor (0-2), Adam Conway (1-1), Rory Breslin (1-0), Mark Linehan (1-0), Subs: Paul O’Keeffe, Mark Nolan, Cathal O’Dúlacháin (1-0), Fergal Devlin (0-1).

Junior Hurlers V Western Gaels

Western Gaels also provided the opposition for our Junior Hurlers in a game played in Páirc Emmet Bhré on Wednesday, 1st May. Bray fielded a strong side with the talented Karl Lacey and a sharp shooting Jim Doyle putting the Bray show on the road. In the second-half, a neatly dispatched goal from Tom Cash and hardwork from Enda Ó Maolmhuaidh and team captain Danny Eglington, typified the difference between the two teams. Final score: Emmet Bhré 1-19 Western Gaels 2-5. Next up is a game away to Éire Óg Greystones.
Emmet Bhré: Peter O’Reilly, Billy Brazil, Danny Eglington (Captain), Enda Ó Maolmhuaidh, Ryan Tynan, Michael Walsh, Jordan Lee, Craig Brack-Synott (0-1), Karl Lacey (0-2), Luke O’Reilly (0-2), Jim Doyle (0-2), Dara Maloney (0-2), Tom Cash (1-9), Liam Kenny (0-1), John Ward. Substitutes: Nicky Sweeney (0-1) for D. Maloney, Shane Anders for J. Doyle, Brian Lambe for J. Ward.

U12 hurlers face Western Gaels

On Monday, 29th April, the Under-12 Hurlers played their first Wicklow Hurling League match against Western Gaels in Hollywood in near perfect weather for hurling, dry and warm with a clear blue sky. This was the first time this particular group of lads had all played together, but after just a few minutes it was apparent that every player wanted to play their part, each using their own individual talents to maximum effect. Over the course of the match players changed positions, this happened seamlessly with the lads getting on with whatever task they were asked to do, be it keeping the net empty, marking and breaking up attacks, bossing midfield or adding to the score board. What was highly evident was that every player had the right attitude from the first to the last minute, they all worked hard as individuals and as a team which led to a comfortable victory. The match was played in a really sporting spirit and Western Gaels were gracious hosts. Final Score: Western Gaels 1-6 Bray Emmets 9-17
Emmet Bhré Under-12 (2001): Conor Hardiman (1-1), David Maloney (1-10), David Nesbitt (3-2), Fionn Dougan (0-1) , Jack Treacy, Jamie Baguley (2-2), Michael Timmons (0-1), Philip Jakob, Rian Knox (1-0), Sam Kearney (1-0), Seán McDonagh.