Club Notes 3rd March

Monday, March 3, 2014

A special word of Congratulations to our former Minor Hurling and Football Star Pierce Sweeney on his well deserved FAI U19 International Player of the Year. Pierce wore the Bray Emmets Jersey with pride throughout his career with Bray Emmets. All at the club wish him the best in his future professional soccer career. His brother Nicky is continuing to carry the family name with Bray Emmets and was part of our County Final Senior Hurling Team last year.

There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 28th February when the numbers drawn were 19, 21, 26 and 30 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €6,800. 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. Tom Kearney was the name drawn in the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at

Bray Emmets's membership year runs from Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Subscriptions fall due on Jan 1st. All players, coaches, mentors and committee members must pay their membership to ensure they are insured whilst carrying out their roles within the club. There will be a registration day in the clubhouse on Saturday 8th March between 10am and 1.00pm for anybody wishing to register manually. Any problems please contact club registrar Phil Moynihan.

Wicklow Minor Hurling
The minor hurlers were defeated by Kildare in the first round of the league on Saturday. The match was played at Hawkfield, Kildare GAA's impressive centre of excellence. Wicklow were always chasing the game and a strong Kildare team never took their foot of the pedal.
Bray Emmets were represented on the panel by Minor Hurler of the Year Eoin McCormack, Donnchadh O Midheach, Paraic Doyle, Peter Conroy, Bill Moorehouse, Conor Doherty, Daniel Kennedy and Conor McNally.

Schools Gaelic football
Congratulations to Ben McCormack and the Coláiste Eoin team who powered their way into the Leinster Schools SFC 'A' final with an impressive 10-point victory over St Pat's, Navan in Parnell Park on Saturday afternoon.
Coláiste Eoin will face Marist, Athlone who defeated Wicklow Schools in the quarter final, in the Leinster final next Saturday in Croke Park - the curtain-raiser to Dublin v Kildare in the NFL Division 1.

Wicklow Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp Coaches
Are you interested in becoming a Coach for the camps? If so Coaches Application Form for WICKLOW Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps 2014 are available from Club Officials. Coaches must be over 18 Years no exceptions. Positions only offered to Suitable qualified candidates. Closing Date Friday 4th April 2014

U14 Hurling:

Saturday, 1st March 2014, there was a lively start to the Dublin U14, division 2 hurling league which saw Bray Emmets overcoming a competent St Judes outfit. The early running was done by the eager work of Andrew Conway and Joe Phelan, while fine scores from Andrew O'Brien (1-1) and Macdara Ó Midheach settled the home team. 
By half-time, there were 2 points between the teams. In the second-half, Ciarán McKay, a colossus throughout, set the tone with a point from play from nearly 50 metres. He was hugely helped by the industry of Ronan McMahon, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll and Stephen Flynn. The defining scores were crowd-thrilling goals from Conway and Ben Kearney, the latter skilfully following the flight of the sliotar to the opposition netting. There are 5 divisions in this age-group, so the team deserves credit for what they are achieving at this level in the widely acknowledged Dublin juvenile hurling domain. Go nádúrtha, bhí an-áthas ar na traenálaithe uilig chomh maith.
Emmet Bhré 3-13,
Naomh Jude 2-6.