Club Notes 31st March

Monday, March 31, 2014

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 28th March when the numbers drawn were 1, 15 ,16 and 30 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €7,200. 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. Sean O'Neill wins the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at

Referee's report from U14 hurling match
I feel I have to put pen to paper in relation to a match which I refereed on Wednesday the 12th of March in Old Conna Bray. It was an under 14 hurling match Division 2 at 7.15pm. This was a really super match to be part of. This was the sort of match you would pay in to see, so much that I nearly felt guilty accepting my travelling expenses. This was a very hard physical game of hurling, but it had everything that you could want in a match. A physical presence but no dirt, great skill on the ball, blocking, catching, putting their bodies behind every ball and making it count. These young lads from Bray Emmets and Oliver Plunketts/ER deserved to be congratulated on their performance and in the manner which they played the game. The right way. They went out to enjoy themselves and in doing so lived up to the spirit and ethos of the GAA. During the whole course of the game there were only six frees and four of them were technical in nature. During the match the players and mentors showed great respect to myself and to each other and the voices from the side line only encouraged the players to great heights. I would very much obliged if you could read this letter out at the next board meeting as I feel these two teams and mentors are an example to all clubs as to how the game should be played and winning at all costs is not the answer. The two clubs should be rightly proud of these two teams and their mentors for the superb performance and their attitude to our game. I do hope in the future we will have more games like this, a joy and privilege to referee.

For all Juvenile team managers
If you have a match report, photographs, announcement, fundraisers or change of time for training or matches, please forward it to Conn O Midheach at and it will be posted on facebook, twitter, the club website and included in the notes.

Senior Hurlers - Leinster League Round 3

Bray Emmets 3-12 Confey (Kildare) 0-10

With two wins from 2 Bray Emmets welcomed Confey of Kildare to Emmet Park last Monday. It was a winner takes all game as the victors would progress to the knock out stages so the contest was keen from the start. It was a close games with teams trading points in the opening 20 mins, but a fortunate long range free dropped under the bar for the Bray men and another good goal from Mikey Lee gave Bray a healthy cushion at half time 2-7 to 6 points. Bray were quick out of the blocks again in the 2nd half winning the early exchanges and a goal from Tom Cash effectively put the tie beyond Confey. The Kildare side never gave up and kept tacking on scrores but in this case, it was goals that win games with Bray running out winners 3-12 to 10pts.  Bray now meet Wicklow rivals Carnew in the semi final of the competition set for April 9th in Bray.

We hope for a good crowd to roar Bray on and thank those than have done so thus far. 

Bray Team- P' O'Reilly, L.Maloney, E Mason, J Doyle, L O'Reilly, J Henderson, D Masterson, D Lohan, K Lacey, M Lee, P Doyle, M.Lennon, T Cash, C Moorehouse, C O'Byrne

Senior Hurlers - Round 2 Dublin League

Bray Emmets 0-21 St. Kevins 2-07

On Sunday morning Bray travelled to Dolphin Park in Synge Street in their 2nd game in the Dublin League. Bray were under pressure early as the home side settled quickly. Once Bray got to grips with the tight pitch they began to exert some influence on the game. The scores were level at half time Bray 0-9 to Kevin's 1-6. Bray were quick off the mark in the 2nd half with Tom Cash accurate on frees and the full back line coping well with their big opponents. Brays superior skill won out against their hard working opponents with the Bray men running out victors. That makes 2 wins from 2 in the Dublin league with these additional fixtures adding huge competition to the Bray adult hurling teams. Next up are St. Sylvestors in Emmet Park on Sunday. 

Bray Team- D.Maloney, C Brack, H Stephenson, S Anders, C O'Dualachain,P Lee, D Henderson, G O'Muirchu, E.McCormack ,K Lacey,W Keane,B.Cunningham ,T Cash,D Lohan, C O'Byrne

U14 Hurling

The U14 hurlers played Dublin league against Erins Isle, Sat 29th March. This was an excellently entertaining match, tough as well, and not for the faint-hearted. The first-half saw nice scores from CianLohan, David Maloney and James Anders. At half-time, it was level.  In the second-half, great battling from Lochlann Dougan, Sid Hunt and Andrew Conway, built the platform for two excellent goals – Ronan McMahon's strike a particularly good one. The players who entered the fray gave a 110%, with particular mention deserved for Tony Jackson and Michael Timmons. The final ten minutes of courageous, battling spirit was what really enthused the Emmet Bhre manager.  Chríochnaigh na foirn earchomhscór, 2-7 an fhoireann.
Foireann: CianLohan (0-1), Macdara Ó Midheach, LochlannDougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (Captaen, 0-1), Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon (1-0), Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-1), David Kennedy, Tony Jackson, David Maloney (1-2), Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (0-1), Andrew O'Brien, Andrew Conway, Stephen Flynn, Michael Timmons, SeánMcDonagh, Rian Knox. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. 

U12 Girls football

The U12 Girls Football team played against Ballyboden, Sun 30th. The game was a free-flowing, competitive affair, played in a very amicable manner. At half-time, the teams were level, with Amy Butler notching up a fine point.   In the second-half, Ballyboden applied more pressure. Emily Cahill and Emma Doyle were very much to the fore, supported by the goalscoringOrla O'Keeffe and Amy Healy in the midfield. In the end however, Ballyboden took the honours. Mar sin féin, bhí Brian an-sásta leis anbhfoireann.  
Foireann : Amy Butler (0-1), Amy Healy, Clodagh O'Keeffe, Emily Cahill, Emma Doyle, Jordan O'Brien, Méadhbh Wogan-Murphy, Orla O'Keeffe (1-0), Rachel Messitt, Róisín Murphy, Sarah Lambe, Sinéad Quigley, SíofraNíMhidigh. Bainisteoir – Brian O'Keeffe.