Club Notes 1st September

Monday, September 1, 2014

Please note that our Jackpot now stands at a Whopping €9,400. Now is the time if you are not already signed up to register. Not only are you helping your club but you are in with the chance of a great win. There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 29th August when the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 10 and 12. It is €2 per week but goes a long way towards running all the facilities that we have.  What’s going on here John McMahon has come out again and gets the lucky dip. Further details are available at

Senior football and Senior Hurling Fixtures
Please be aware that the Senior football Championship replay has been changed and is now on Saturday at 6pm in Aughrim - The Senior Hurling game v Glenealy will be moved

Kick Fada
All club members are reminded that the Annual All Ireland Kick Fada will take place at Pairc Emmet Bhre, on Saturday 13th September 2014. This is the clubs biggest day where the top kickers in the GAA world ascend on Bray to try and get their name in to the records. It is also a day where children and parents alike will get to meet with these players. Please put the date in your diary and make sure you are part of making it a great day.

Bray Emmets Small Business Network. A network for Bray Emmets club members who are small business owners/self employed has been set up. If you have a small business or are self employed and are a member of the club contact Tony(0861098550) or Frances (0872499362) or email   There will be an opportunity to showcase businesses within the club at the Kick Fada on 13th September.

Under 13 Hurling
Our club players continue to be involved with the various Wicklow county squads. Last Saturday, we had 5 players in action on the U13 Wicklow hurling squad who played a challenge against a Naas team which combined U13 and U14 hurlers. Representing Bray Emmets were: David Maloney, Rory Lambe, Conor Hardiman, Michael Timmons and Seán McDonagh. Go n-éirí leo.

Croke Park Trip 
A big contingent of 8-12 year old boys and girls from Bray Emmets along with their coaches and parents were present at the Dublin v Donegal on Sunday last. There was great excitement meeting up at bray dart station at noon with over 50 children ,many making a trip to Croke park for the first time, though trepidation might have been a more appropriate word if you were a grown up!
The overall feeling among the kids was that Dublin would win easily though there was Mark who seemed to be defying all known wisdom and proudly wore his Donegal Jersey and bravely ignored all the friendly jibes on the way into Dublin City.
Fun zone in Croke park was a great hit with face painting, seeing who was the most accurate and hardest shot and everyone having their photos taken with Sam. Getting close to game time the lads went for something to eat, "a cup of coffee and fifty snack boxes" was the order and the Croke park catering section went into overdrive to keep everyone happy. The match was a rip roaring affair with a surprise win for Donegal who deserved it on the day. On the trip home there was huge debate over who derserved black cards and the Marty morrissey ice bucket challenge and what colour will Kerry have to wear because their jerseys are similar to Donegal.
Back in Bray in one piece grown ups and children alike were tired but happy, but happiest of all was Mark in his Donegal Jersey taking all the plaudits for picking the winning team.
Undertaking a venture such as this takes a lot of work and we are grateful to the dart station officials at bray and Connolly stations for helping getting the group in and out so quickly. Special thanks to the Croke park catering area, getting 50 snack boxes for hungry kids in a short space of time is no joke. Thanks to all the coaches and parents who assisted on the day. Special praise to the kids who were very well behaved and were a credit to the club and their parents. Finally this great day would not have happened without the Trojan work done by Gary Prunty who organised everything from the match tickets to the food, he was our man of the match on the day.

Senior Football

Bray Emmets 0-13 Baltinglass 0-13
On Sunday our Senior Footballers took on Baltinglass which was a game that swung both ways before Bray got on top in the third quarter.  The team really dug in and can feel a little unhappy at ending up in a replay given that the referee managed to find 5 minutes of injury time in which Baltinglass got a free to draw the match.  Some really solid performances on the day.
Please be aware that the Senior football Championship replay has been changed and is now on Saturday at 6pm in Aughrim - The Senior Hurling game v Glenealy will be moved

U14 Football.

U14 County Championship

Bray Emmets have entered 2 teams in this year’s U14 county championship. The first team in the ‘A’ championship and a development team primarily for the younger players in the ‘D’ championship. Both sides made their debut last Wednesday.

Bray Emmets 5-8 St Nicholas 3-6
The ‘A’ championship team made the long journey to Dunlavin to take on Féile finalists St Nicholas. In tough windy conditions Bray Emmets played with the wind in the first half. They dominated the half and took some fine scores including two goals by midfielder Ciaran McKay. They led by eight points at half time.
The wind got even stronger in the second half and after conceding two goals early in the half Bray Emmets had a battle on their hands but the lads dug deep and scored three goals, the highlight being a Jordan Temple effort that came after the ball was won back in defence and passed through six player’s hands before Jordan dispatched his shot to the corner of the net.
Team: James Anders, Andrew O’Brien, Donnchadh Griffin-Caroll, Rory Whelan, Ben Kearney, Davey Maloney, Charley Delaney-Byrne, Ciaran McKay, Sid Hunt, Joe Phelan, Mick O’Gara, Ronan McMahon, Darragh Rochford, Andrew Conway, Jordan Temple, Cian Lohan, MacDara ó Midheach, Tony Jackson, Lochlann Megannety.
Bray Emmets 7-8 Kilbride/Lacken 2-1
The ‘D’ championship team made up of U12 and U13 players enjoyed a successful debut in Old Conna. They played some fine attacking football against a physically bigger team. 
The backs were anchored by a great performance from Sam Kearney. Josh Pyper’s speed helped him dominate the midfield area with Gavin Henderson while David Nesbitt and Gavin Rochford took their goal scoring opportunities with confidence.
This team has a great chance of going the whole way in this competition.
Team: Aaron O’Rourke, Stephen Reynolds, Conor Hardiman, Michael Timmons, Andrew Croker, Sam Kearney, Gavin Henderson, Josh Pyper, David Nesbitt, Rory Lambe, Sean McDonagh, Gavin Rochford, David Martin.