Club Notes 17th March

Monday, March 17, 2014

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 15th March when the numbers drawn were 3, 11, 19 and 24 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €7,000. This is the first time we have crossed in to the €7,000 zone. If you're not already signed up please do so as not only are you in with a chance to win a serious Jackpot but you are also helping support your local club. It is €2 per week but goes a long way towards running all the facilities that we have. John Walsh wins the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at

St Patrick's Day
A big thank you to all the parents and players that marched in the St Patricks day parade we had another large turn out with at least 140 children marching. It was great to see and their voices where heard all over Bray. With some great skill showed along the route we hope everyone enjoyed themselves and a big thank you again from all at Bray Emmets. See Bray Emmets Facebook page for a gallery of photographs

Bray Emmets are running a "Talk on Nutrition for young players". This is a chat for parents on suitable nutrition for young players aged 10-14 . The talk, which will be roughly an hour, is on in the club house starting at 8.30 on the 25th March, all are welcome.

Bray Emmets Gym
All members are reminded that anyone using the Gym must be a gym member. The cost for the year for the gym is as follows: Players €20 and non playing members €50. Please contact Pat Wogan for Gym Membership.

Club Physio
The Club Physio is available to treat injuries that occurred during Bray Emmets Club involvement. The Physio is only available to paid up members. Anyone attending must sign in and pay a fee of €5 per session.

Leaving Cert Oral Irish
Bray Emmets, Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Brian Lambe, will be giving an Oral Irish class in the Clubhouse on a date yet to be finalised in March. This class is for any members of Bray Emmets who are sitting their Leaving Certificate Oral Irish examination in the coming weeks. If you are interested in enrolling, please text your name to 087-6970589. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Your Club Needs You
Have you one or two hours spare per week and not involved in training/managing a team or other club activity in the club. We are looking for people to give a small bit of time in other roles within the club. If you can give any help at all please contact Gabriel Plower or reply to this email

Senior Football

Three goals by David Finn and an injury-time goal bound block by half back Des Kelly helped Bray overcome St Patrick's by 3-08 to 1-13 in their Division 1 League game in Bray on Friday night.  In blustery conditions both sides were guilty of some early untidy play. A well-taken point from Niall McGraynor got Bray off the mark, unfortunately their momentum was some what disrupted when full back Conor Power had to be replaced by Geoff Morrissey.  The next 10 minutes or so proved difficult for the home side as Pats hit three unanswered points. Bray battled their way back into the game with some good scores, the pick of them a long range free out of the hand by Johnny Kinch. Then just when it appeared the home side was getting on top, another injury forced key midfielder Ronan Cunningham to depart just before half time. However, much to Bray's credit they continued to carve out chances and finished the half leading 1-06 to 0-03.  A point for Pats just after the restart was immediately cancelled out by a Ross McAnaspie point but a well-worked goal by the visitors left it a three-point game. By this stage Mark Lennon was operating in the half forward line and in a man of the match performance was giving the Pats defenders a torrid time. Finn's second goal and a Niall McGraynor point deservingly had the home side in the ascendancy but again the 2012 County Champions responded well with three points. Substitute Conor Flannery came on and immediately had an impact with a point and when Finn coolly finished off an excellent move with his third goal the two points look secured.  However, some careless play from Bray saw the visitors cut the lead to two points thereby setting up a dramatic end to the game.  There were some impressive performers for Bray on the night particularly in young centre back Daire Lohan and corner back Mark Lenihan.

Bray Emmets: Paul O'Keeffe, Cormac Martin, Conor Power, (Geoff Morrissey) Mark Lenihan, Ross McAnaspie (1) (Lee Brandon), Daire Lohan, Des Kelly, Luke Benson, Ronan Cunningham, (Mark Nolan) John O'Keeffe, Johnny Kinch (1) Stephen McNicholos, (Conor Flannery (0-1)) David Finn (3-0), Niall McGraynor (0-3), Mark Lennon.


Ladies Intermediate League 2014

Bray's first game of the league was played in Blessington last Sunday Morning 9th March. We had a very good turnout of players, and everyone was eager to play. Blessington were stiffer opposition from Newtown in our Cup game. We played with the wind in the first half but were unable to notch up enough points to make playing easier in the second half. Blessington started very well in the second half and made up the difference quiet easily. Bray had to defend well to keep this game from ending in a defeat. In the end we settled for the draw and praise to all the girls for a very enjoyable game of football.  The Score was Bray 3 – 4 Blessington 2 – 7

Clare Frawley ,Clarice Meaney ,Mikaela Shelly 1pt, Niamh Coleman 2 – 1, Ruby Stewart 1pt, Seona Michelle 1pt, Orlaithe Whelan 1g, Sarah McGraynor, Sarah Longmore, Siofra Heffernan, Anna Ryan, Cliona Horgan, Sinead Horgan, Laura Richardson, Aoife O'Donovan, Grace O'Donovan, Aoife Gillan, Aoife Heffernan, Sophie Connolly, Juliette Fortune, Erin Horan

Bray Emmets Intermediate Ladies Team 2014

Combined Cup North District:  Bray Ladies played their first match of the season against Newtown on Monday Evening 3rd March under lights in Newtown. We had a full squad out, consisting of U16, Minors and Senior Ladies. This Cup Competition enables us to play our underage players and gives them a sense of being part of the Senior Squad. The Newtown Girls were strong for a Junior team, but Bray managed to hold them at bay and had a good win of 3 – 6 to 0 – 3. Well Done Ladies

Lauren Rowe 1- 0, Mikeala Shelly 0- 1, Seona Michell 0 – 3, Caoimhe Lohan 0 – 1, Amy Barry 1 – 0,

U 14 Football County Feile

The U14 footballers qualified for the next group stages of the 2014 Football Feile by comfortably winning their group yesterday in Ballinakill in fine but windy conditions. Eleven teams registered for the competition and Bray Emmets were drawn in Group 2 with Derry Gaels and AGB.

Their first match was against Derry Gaels and playing with a stiff breeze in their favour they came flying out of the blocks. Early goals from Ben Kearney and Mick O'Gara got the team off to a great start and they never looked back after that. They ran out comfortable winers on a scoreline of 7-9 to 0-1.

Highlights of the game were full forward Mick O'Gara's four goals, the work of his full forward line partners Jordan Temple and MacDara O'Mhideach, Andrew Conway's power house display in midfield and the industry of the half backline of Joe Phelan,Davey Maloney and Rory Whelan who excelled in his new role at centre back and also a magnificent long range point from Cian Lohan.

In the match vs AGB Bray Emmets had to play the first half into a stiff breeze. They played their best half of football of the day during this period moving the ball at pace and putting togethor some fine passing movements – a testimony to the hard work they have put in under coaches Niall McGraynor, Rory Breslin and Paul Barry.

The match finished 4-11 to 1-1 in Bray's favour. Highlights of this game were the brilliant corner back play of Andrew O'Brien with solid support from Sid Hunt and Donnchadh Griffin in the full back line, the dominance of Ciaran McKay in midfield and Darragh Rochford's five points from play in the first half.

Every player in the panel for the day contributed to fine performance. We will train twice this week before the next round next Saturday in Ballinakill.

Team; James Anders, Andrew O'Brien, Donnchadh Griffin, Sid Hunt, Joe Phelan, Rory Whelan, Davey Maloney, Ciaran McKay, Andrew Conway, Darragh Rochford, Cian Lohan, Ben Kearney, Jordan Temple, Mick O'Gara, MacDara O'Mhidheach, Tony Jackson, Josh Pyper, Blue Glennane, Gavin Henderson, Seanie McDonagh

U14 Hurlers

The U14 hurlers faced Oliver Plunketts on Wednesday night, 12th March in Páirc Emmet Bhré. The Navan Road men were first division last year, so their quality was evident from the earliest clash of

the ash. However, it was Brí Chualann who drew first blood with Rory Lambe scoring a self-assured goal. Fine points followed from the all-action Andrew Conway and Joe Phelan.

The second-half began on an even keel, but the momentum was leaning in favour of the visitors. Their two goal raid proved the difference between the sides, despite a sublime score from team captain, Ciarán McKay. David Maloney gave a fine performance for the hour. The final whistle saw Plunketts four points to the good.

Beidh an chéad cluiche eile againn i gcoinne Erins Isle i gceann coicíse.

Foireann : Cian Lohan, Macdara Ó Midheach, Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay, (Captaen, 0-1), Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Ben Kearney, James Anders, Tony Jackson, David Maloney, Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (1-0), Andrew O'Brien, Andrew Conway (0-3), Michael Timmons, Seán McDonagh. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan.

Leaving Cert Oral Irish Bray Emmets, Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Brian Lambe, will be giving an Oral Irish class in the Clubhouse on a date yet to be finalised in March. This class is for any members of Bray Emmets who are sitting their Leaving Certificate Oral Irish examination in the coming weeks. If you are interested in enrolling, please text your name to 087-6970589. Go raibh maith agaibh.