Club Notes 6th January

Monday, January 6, 2014

Lotto – Jackpot at €6,000
It could be a very Happy New Year for someone of the Bray Emmets' family in January as the Lotto Jackpot climbs to €6,000 on the 10th January. The numbers drawn on the 3rd January 2014 were 4, 22, 12 and 26 and Monica Flood won the Lucky Dip prize of €25. The numbers drawn on the 27th December 2013 were 13, 12, 15 and 11. Paul Cunningham, our club treasurer picked up the final €25 Lucky Dip of the year.

As the jackpot reaches €6,000 we would encourage all of you to participate in the Lotto and spread the word among your family and friends.  If you are not in you can’t win. Further details on signing up are available at  and please do call Anne Healy on 087 255 6193 if you have any questions regarding signing up for the Lotto.

BE FIT - Bray Emmets Fun In Training
BEFIT starts its second year in 2014. Registration will take place Saturday the 11th January at 11.00am in the clubhouse. If you have any queries  you can contact Frances on 087 249 9362 for further information.

Mailing List
The Club Notes are also circulated every week by e-mail. To be included on this mailing list, please send your details to and we will be happy to include you in future correspondence.

The Academy returns on the 1st February 2014. For all other age groups mentors will be in contact with the parents regarding the resumption of training in due course.

The GAA recently announced details of the forthcoming national roll-out of the compulsory wearing of mouthguards for all adults for Gaelic football matches and practice sessions from 1st January, 2014. In addition, from 1st January, 2014, this rule will apply to all players at all age grades. The move to make the wearing of mouthguards obligatory reiterates the Association’s long-term commitment to player welfare.

Research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related. In many sports such as rugby and hockey, the wearing of gumshields is the norm with nearly all Clubs adhering strictly to a 'no gumshield - no game' rule. Significantly, if a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard. Information on the use of mouthguards for clubs, parents and players can be found at

The GAA are also pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouthguards. The product range includes both boil and bite mouthguards and custom fitted mouthguards. The boil and bite mouthguards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. They are available for purchasing through the following local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle, Elverys and O'Neills.

Please note that the Club Shop in Páirc Emmet Bhré also stocks approved mouthguards.