Club Notes 24th March

Monday, March 24, 2014

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 22nd March when the numbers drawn were 1, 9, 24 and 28 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €7,100. Yes were still climbing!!!! 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. Anne Carroll wins the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at

Nutrition talk
"Bray Emmets have organised a talk on nutrition and nutritional therapy in the Clubhouse for Tuesday 25th March at 8.30pm. The talk is aimed at parents for young children up to the age of 13-14 and will be given by Maureen Healy, a professionally qualified nutritional therapist. Key areas of Maureen's expertise and experience include working with childhood illnesses including allergies, food sensitivities, asthma, eczema as well as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other areas. The talk will include key areas of interest to parents including
· Dietary changes to a more whole food diet
· Lifestyle changes for stress relief
· Exercise to rebalance energy and fitness
· Food labels and how to read them
· Food composition and essential nutrients
· Blood sugar balance, hydration
· Do's and don'ts and examples for healthy breakfast, lunch and dinners
It promises to be a fascinating evening with a highly topical and relevant topic of interest to us all"
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.

Football Feile
Well done to all the lads who did the club proud on Saturday at the football Feile.

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

Bray Emmets Intermediate Ladies Team Combined Cup North District

The Senior Ladies played the second game of the Combined Cup on Sunday last against our near neighbours Enniskerry. This was our first home match and it was good to see a large turnout of supporters to cheer them on. Bray started well and we had a goal and three points notched up within the first 10 minutes. Enniskerry did not give up and our three backs, Grace O'Donovan, Sarah Longmore and Sheena Smith had to defend well to keep our opponents at bay. Claire Frawley was on hand to make numerous saves and kept the rivals score down to two goals in the first half. Bray passed the ball well and we gained some more points from Seona Michel who had a tremendous game along with Juliette Fortune who scored a hat trick. Enniskerry started well in the second half, but Bray had more strength in their forwards and we scored three more goals from the boot of Amy Barry, Sinead Kelly and Sarah McGraynor. Mikaela Shelly scored a point, but came off injured and was replaced by Anna Ryan. Siofra Heffernan scored two points but was also injured and was substituted by Cathy Waters. Aisling Ni Hannaidh gave us two points from frees. Rachel Cunningham as always caught every ball that came to her and with Laura Richardson, Aoife O'Donovan and Caoimhe Lohan playing incredible football we soon closed out the game on a score of 6 – 11 to 4 – 3. This was a marvellous, skilled and clean game of football and great to watch. Thanks to all who made the sandwiches and especially Rosemary & PJ who served & cleaned up and we hope Enniskerry enjoyed our hospitality.

Clare Frawley ,Mikaela Shelly, Seona Michel, Sarah McGraynor, Sarah Longmore, Siofra Heffernan, Anna Ryan, Laura Richardson, Aoife O'Donovan, Grace O'Donovan, Sheena Smith, Sinead Kelly, Rachel Cunningham, Juliette Fortune, Aisling Ni Hannaid, Caoimhe Lohan, Amy Barry, Cathy Waters

Division 3 Football -v- Eire Og

The Men's Junior A team played their second league game in Division 3 against our neighbours Eire Og in a very closely contested game, played last Friday night in Bray. Eire Og had the benefit of a strong win in the first half, and lead Bray by four points at the interval. In the second half Bray took the game to Eire Og,, with some well taken points from Garrrett Crowley, Cathal McGee, and Shane O' Sullivan , we began to pull our way bank in to the game. At the closing stages of the game Mark Nolan was bursting through on goal be pulled down, and we were award a penalty, which Garrett Crowley duly scored, and victory was snatched from Eire Og.

Final score 02-05 to 0-10.

The team lined out as follows, Tadgh Doran, Mark Mulvaney, Mark Nolan, James(Taz) Duggan, Fin Greene, Geoff Morrissey, Ishmael Mnensa, Peter Walsh, James Queney , Matt, Thompson, Sean Liddy, Lee Brandon, Brendan Snow, Garrett Corwley, Marc Lennon, Shane O'Sullivan, Cathal McGee , Declan Snow, Robert McNamee, Oisin O'Hannaigh, Patrick Cunningham

Our next game is away to Kilbride on Sunday, 6th April 2014 , throw in at 11.30am. Training every Tuesday night at 8.00pm in Old Conna, and training this Saturday at 11.00am in old Conna.

We would like to wish Ross Masterson a speedy recovery to a hand injury, which he picked up in our game against St Pats, and which required surgery last Friday. Hopefully we will see him back shortly in a Bray Emmet's jersey. Also we would like to extend our congrats to Oisin and Monika on the arrival of their new baby Cormac.

Under 12s Hurling

Bray Emmets Under 12s had their third game in the Dublin Grading League at Naomh Mearnog on Saturday. In a windswept Portmarnock, Bray playing with a very strong breeze were slow off the blocks and were struggling in most areas of the field. Brian however was on form scoring a number of long range points to ease Bray into the lead. The Bray backline were under pressure but sterling performances from Tadhg, Aaron, Ben, Eoin and Sebastain when introduced were repelling the dangerous Mernog forwards. The midfield of Peter, Zack and Luke got more into the game but the fluidity of recent games was not in evidence. The forward line of Daniel Flavin, Daniel Munro, Rory, Riain, Aodain and Philip finally got more into the game leading to an excellently worked goal by Brian. However Bray conceded a goal late in the half to be only 2 points up after playing with a breeze that was strengthening all the time.

There was a frank and honest discussion at half time and for the first time in this years league Bray were under pressure to perform against opponents that would have been buoyed by their first half performance.

What happened in the second half was exceptional with Bray playing the best hurling this group has played this year. The backline of Ben, Eoin, Tadhg, Aaron and Sebastain blocked,hooked, harried and bossed their opponents, what rare ball got past them was capably dealt with by Zack now playing in goal.

Sam now playing in midfield gave an exhibition of hurling in the second half ably assisted by a revitalised Peter where Bray got completely on top. Playing into the wind ensured that the ever dangerous Brian and Philip could run onto the ball and were able to set up a number of chances which the lethal full forward line of Rory and Daniel Flavin took. The hard work of Luke, Riain, Daniel Munro and Aodain ensured there was no way back for Naomh Mearnog with Bray, eventually, running out derserving winners.

It is said you get to know your team more in adversity than when you are comfortable in games and in the second half every player stood up and was counted with great support play and players working for each other. The team's approach play in the second half was the best we have seen this year from this group and the coaches were very proud of the second half performance. Special thanks to all our supporters who made the long journey out to Portmarnock. Our next match will be at home (hopefully!!) details to follow.

Team: Sam Kearney, Ben Gorman, Eoin Holmes, Aaron O'Rourke, Tadhg McCarthy, Sebastain Coleman, Zack Collins, Peter Aherne (Capt), Philip Jakob, Luke Brandon, Daniel Flavin, Daniel Munro, Brian Nesbitt, Riain MacMaolin, Aodain Daly and Rory Mulcahy

Under 12s Camogie

The U-12 Camogie team played a blitz in Naomh Ólaf on Sat 22nd March. It was a bitingly cold afternoon as the large assembled group went up against two St Judes selections. The Templeogue girls were strong, with admirable striking ability. While Laura McGarry, Mary-Anne Aherne, Síofra Ní Mhidigh and Úna Smierciak gave fine displays of commitment, the

opposition were worthy eventual winners. Bhí Tomás agus Larry Smierciak an-sásta leis an taispeántas.

Foireann: Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Amy Healy, Caoimhe Byrne, Caoimhe Purcell, Eimear Timmons, Emma Doyle, Fionnuala Crowley, Jordan O'Brien, Laura McGarry, Mary-Anne Aherne, Neasa Ryder, Pearl O'Connor, Rachel Messitt, Róisín Murphy, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe, Sarah Lynch, Sinéad Quigley, Síofra Ní Mhidigh, Úna Smierciak. Bainisteoir - Tomás Ó Midheach.