Club Notes - Monday, 18th February, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Club Registration Day
Please note that to facilitate those members who do not wish to use the online payment system, a Club Registration Day will take place in the Clubhouse this coming Saturday, 23rd February from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. All playing members must be registered by the start of March while for any parents of juveniles who registered between September and December, payment is now also due. A complete list of subscription rates can be found attached to this e-mail.

The Club Lotto draw, which took place on Friday, 15th February, produced no winner of the €1300 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 12 5, 1 and 20 with Patti Moynihan winning the €25 lucky dip prize. Patti proves the old adage of "the more I play, the luckier I get", as it's not the first time her name has come out of the lucky dip hat! Next week's Match 4 Jackpot is €1,400, so make sure you're in with a chance of winning the big one by registering to play the Club Lotto at

Bray Emmets Dinner Dance - Saturday, 23rd March
The Bray Emmets Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, 23rd March, 2013 in the Clubhouse at Old Conna. It promises to be a great night with the highlight sure to be the presentation of medals to our victorious hurling and football teams. Places are limited and entry will be by ticket only. Further details on the event and the purchase of tickets will be issued shortly.

Senior Hurling Challenge Match: Wicklow V London
The Wicklow Senior Hurlers have made Old Conna their second home as once again they took to the field in a Senior Hurling challenge match on Sunday, 17th February. On this occasion, London provided the opposition and again, the game was of huge benefit to Casey O'Brien's squad. Next up is the team's competitive bow for the 2013 season, a tough away assignment in Division 2A of the National Hurling League at Derry's Celtic Park on Sunday, 24th February. We hope John Henderson, Christy Moorehouse, Mikey Lee, Eoin Mason, Harry Stephenson and the rest of the Wicklow team  experience plenty of success in 2013. 

Sigerson Cup
The hurlers of Wicklow and London weren't the only inter-county stars to play at the Bray Emmets grounds this week. On Wednesday, 13th February, Old Conna hosted the Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Quarter-Final between Dublin Institute of Technology and last year's beaten finalists NUI Maynooth. The game, played on our all-weather 3G pitch, saw a final quarter scoring surge ensure that DIT had nine points to spare at the full-time whistle on a scoreline of DIT 2-15 NUI Maynooth 0-12. The victory was secured by the Dublin college's vast array of high profile inter-county players including Jason Doherty and Aidan O'Shea (Mayo), Tomás O'Connor (Kildare), David Givney (Cavan), Kevin O'Brien (Dublin) and Darran O'Sullivan (Kerry) who can now all boast about having had the privilege of using our playing facilities!

Camogie Awards
The Club hosted its Camogie Awards and Medal Presentation on Tuesday, 12th February. Wexford's three time All-Ireland Camogie winning star Josie Dwyer was guest of honour on what was a very enjoyable night for all of the players who were thrilled to get their hands on the O'Duffy Cup! Pictures from the night are available on our Facebook page.

St. Cronan's National School Football Blitz
This Friday night, 22nd February, will see the finals of the St. Cronan's 5th and 6th Class football blitz take place in Old Conna at 6.30 p.m. when in total,  four finals will be played. Presently three teams are on top with 10 points - Darragh Rochford's Kerry team, Andrew Conway's Wicklow team and Mick O'Gara's  Kildare. Tuesday's matches will decide which teams contest which final. Please come along and support all the young players. Ní neart go cur le chéile!

The Club extends deepest sympathies to Ray Donohue and his family on the tragic death of his cousin, Detective Garda Adrian Donohue, who was killed on duty while responding to a robbery of a Credit Union on 25th January near Dundalk, Co. Louth. Ray is an active member of Bray Emmets, currently managing the Club's website and also served as Adult Games Officer last year.

Mens Senior Footballers
The Mens Senior Football Team will get their County League Division 1 campaign underway when they travel to play Stratford-Grangecon on Sunday, 24th February. All in the Club wish new manager, former Dublin player Jack Sheedy, and his backroom team the best for the season ahead and hope that our young squad can continue to build on the progress made in 2012.

Bray Emmets Fun In Training
Well done to all involved who have been quietly continuing with their training programme over the last few weeks. The group are now entering Week 6 of the 10 week programme which runs on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. Recent excursions have included walks to Powerscourt Waterfall and Bray Head. The Club thanks all of our coaches and leaders who are giving their time voluntarily. Training continues with the completion of a 5km run on St Patrick's Day still the objective for our 65 BE FIT participants.

Senior Scór 
This year's Senior Scór Finals will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 2nd March in Roundwood. The Club is very keen to have representation in at least one event so if you are interested, please contact the Bray Emmets Irish Language and Culture Officer, Brian Lambe on  087-6970589 or

Facebook Competition
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Club hoodie as part of our Facebook competition is Paul Tyrrell. Congratulations to Paul who is sure to be the envy of his friends with his brand new Bray Emmets top! We had such a great response to our the competition that we are sure to run one again in the near future. If you haven't already done so, please become a fan of our Facebook page ( or encourage your friends and family to do so. 

Match Report: Bray Emmets U-12 Hurlers
On Saturday, 16th February the Under-12 Hurlers had a pre-season friendly against Faughs at a dry but windy Old Conna.  The new season sees the amalgamation of the 2002 and 2001 Hurlers, so the match was played in three periods to ensure everyone had a decent run out and got used to new team-mates (as well as coaches learning new names!). At the end of the first third, the teams were evenly matched but by the start of the second third, the rustiness and cobwebs had all but disappeared and Bray really began to put some combinations together. Peter and Luke from the 2002's formed a solid back line with Michael and David from the 2001's and were so effective that Darragh in goal had little to do. Davy, Rory, Seán and Jamie were their usual hive of industry, ably assisted by Sebastian in breaking up Faugh's attacks and setting up Bray ones. Rian produced a lovely pick up and strike to add a further score to Bray's total.  Conor engineered a fine pick up, turn and shot from distance and with the keeper well beaten, the bar came to Faughs rescue, only for a quick reacting Bray forward to pounce and rifle it into the net. Up front Fionn, Aaron, Ciarán and Rory M kept the Faughs defence busy and the Bray scoreboard ticking over.  The players and coaches have every reason to look forward to the serious business of the Dublin Hurling Leagues. The final score was Bray Emmets 7-4 Faughs 1-3.
Emmet Bhré - Under 12.  Aaron O'Rourke (1-0), Ciarán Ó'Mongáin, Conor Hardiman, David Martin, Darragh McCormack, David Maloney (1-1), Fionn Dougan (1-0), Jamie Baguley (2-0), Luke Brandon, Michael Timmons, Peter Aherne, Rian Knox (0-1), Rory Lambe (1-2), Rory Mulcahy, Seán McDonagh (1-0), Sebastian Coleman. Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe.

Match Report: Bray Emmets U-11 Hurlers
Bray Emmets Under-11 Hurlers played their counterparts from Faughs over the weekend on the excellent astro pitch in Old Conna (where would we be without it!!). In a game played over 3 periods everyone played their part in this friendly to get the hurling season underway. In the first period excellent work by the midfield pairing of Sam Kearney and Jack Treacy ensured a steady flow of ball into the forward line where Sebastain Coleman, Oscar Harty, Cathal Eddy and Ben Gorman proved very dangerous.
The backline of Philip Jakob, Tadhg McCarthy, Eoin Holmes and Aaron O'Rourke ensured the Faugh's fowardline were kept quiet.
The second period saw the introduction of Riain MacMaolin, Hannah Surpless, Aodain Daly, Ciaran Mangan and Daniel Munro who all played very well and the team as a whole built on their first period performance keeping Faughs scoreless whilst scoring an excellently worked goal. Playing into the wind and getting tired, Bray wilted a small bit in the final period allowing Faughs to come back into the game but Bray finished the game with a goal in the last puck of the game. Overall this was a worthwhile exercise with everyone contributing to the effort. Particular mention must go to our goal keeper, the most difficult position on the pitch, Zack Collins who was brilliant through out, making numerous saves and using very accurate puck outs to turn defense into attack. Thanks to Faughs for coming out to play and ensuring the Under-11's go into the league campaign with a game under their belt. The Under-11's first match is against St. Judes next Saturday in Old Conna.