Club Notes 12th October

Monday, October 12, 2015

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Glenamuck road tragedy
All the thoughts and prayers of all Bray Emmets members are wholeheartedly with the families devastated by the fire in Glenamuck Road.

Intermediate Hurling Final
A  big weekend for the club. The intermediate Hurling Final takes place on Saturday 17th October when Bray Emmets Take on Arklow Rocks Parnells in Arklow at  4.30. Please come along and support this great team.

Dublin Divison 2 Hurling League Final
Another  big weekend for the club. Our U15 hurlers play in the Dublin Division 2 League final against Erin's Isle on Sunday 18th of October  at 11.30 pm in Páirc Emmet Bhré.  They have won all the Division 2 games this year and currently top the table and are the only team within this division not to have lost a game.  Please come along and show your support for this team.

Peil Abu /Tag Gaelic Football is seeking new players
Peil Abu , every Thursday at 7. Cost €5. Open to all over 18. All you need is runners and plenty of water. Contact Gary on 086 8545 100 if you are interested or turn up on the night. This is a great non-contact way to get fit and have fun.

Club jerseys, unused hurleys and helmets
Would all players, parents and mentors to check if they have any Bray Emmets team jerseys.  There are a number of jerseys missing from juvenile and adult team sets .  The jerseys can be returned any night of the week to the clubhouse or on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 12.30pm. We are also looking for any hurleys and hurling helmets that are not being used at present to be dropped into the clubhouse where we will find good use for them.

Ciaran Barnes  is the Bray Emmets Referee Coordinator . He can be contacted at 0876693206. Requests for home-game referees should be made to Ciaran  on a Tuesday so he can plan for the week.

Dates for your Diary
Saturday 17th October: Intermediate Hurling Final, Bray Vs Arklow Rocks, Arklow, 4.30
Sunday 18th October:  Dublin Division 2 U15 Hurling  League final, Bray Vs Erin's Isle, Bray Emmets, 11.30.
Match Reports

Senior Hurling Final
Bray Vs Carnew
Bray Emmets are senior hurling champions for the second year in a row, it has been said if you can do back to back titles you are a great team, and they will take some stopping for the foreseeable future. A well prepared team, with Olan Savage a great strength and conditioning coach, John Henderson, Bill Maher and Liam Kenny at the helm. 
With only hurling on their minds and the fitness levels very high, not to mention hurling ability, they began the defence of their title in Aughrim last Sunday against Carnew. Christy Moorehouse got off to a flier with two points in the first two minutes, one from a free and one from play, Padraig Doran replied with a free for Carnew before Moorehouse and Paul Cunningham added two more points for Bray to leave the 4 to 1, with barely five minutes on the clock.
 The real hurling analyst could see when the first ball dropped between Paul Cunningham and Liam Kennedy with the Bray man plucking it from the air, it was going to be a tough day ahead for the men from Carnew. 
Inconsistency on the frees was not helping the Carnew cause with Doran missing a 65 and a close in free, however Don Hyland added a good point from play and also briefly took over the free taking duties, adding two more points, Moorehouse, Lee, Murphy and Cunningham all added points which set the huge Bray support on the bank in Aughrim wild. 
John Henderson back at number 6 was in total control and delivered great ball to the full forward line , the rest of the half backline was made up of Daire Henderson and Luke Maloney, two fine hurlers who were full of confidence after winning an al- Ireland under 21 Medal a couple of weeks earlier and literally let nothing pass. 
Peter Kiely held firm at full back as normal, giving great leadership to the two young men beside him, Cathal O’Dualachain and Daire Lohan, Half time saw Bray lead 10 to 6 but Carnew could have been closer had they converted some very score able frees. 
The second half saw Carnew ring in the changes, Myers for Donohue and Carter for TJ Hennessy coming on, but the Bray boys continue to dominate with Mikey Lee firing over a point from play after some great work by the youngster Eoin McCormack, Moorehouse and Lee again, Moorehouse with another two, one from a free and one from play, Masterson and Lee from play, left the men from the Wexford boarder with a mountain to climb. 
Timmy Collins added a point and after 51 minutes followed up with a well taken goal, this gave Carnew a slight bit of hope but after Christy Moorehouse miss hit a free, only for Mikey Lee to flick it past the helpless Bob Fitzgerald in the Carnew goal, it was game over, Cian O’Byrne was introduced for Mark Lennon, Ronan Cunningham for Padraig Doyle and Peter Walsh for Christy Moorehouse who was awarded his second man of the match award in two years, Doran added two frees for Carnew but Aran Murphy got the final score of the game from play .
 John Keenan sounded the final whistle and Bray had won their second senior hurling title in two years.
Bray Emmets: Eoin Mason, Cathal O’Dualachain, Peter Kiely, Daire Lohan, Luke Maloney, John Henderson, Daire Henderson,Diarmuid Masterson, Mark Lennon, Eoin McCormack, Paul Cunningham, Christy Moorehouse, Mikey Lee, Padraig Doyle, Aran Murphy, subs Cian O’Byrne, Ronan Cunningham, Peter Walsh.
Carnew Emmets: Bob Fitzgerald, Willie Collins, Mark Collins, Andrew Hughes, Graham Keogh, Liam Kennedy, Enda Donohue, Conal McCrea, Martin O’Brien, Thomas Kennedy, TJ Hennessy, Don Hyland, Timmy Collins, Padraig Doran, Robert Lambert, subs Adrian Myers, John Doyle and Stephen Carter.
Referee: John Keenan Aughrim.

U12 Hurling
Bray Emmets vs Cuala
Bray Emmets 3-3 Cuala 2-4
Bray Emmets under 12 hurlers travelled the very short distance to Shanganagh Park this past Saturday to play Cuala in their second last Dublin league match of the year. After winning against Round Towers Clondalkin earlier in the week, under lights, they were in good spirits as the game began.
During the first half the team played with their customary vigour and skill but found Cuala to be worthy opponents. This half found Bray on top in terms of pressure and chances created but Cuala's back line refused to buckle and aided by some super saves by their goalkeeper they held Bray level as the half time whistle blew.
The second half turned out to be a real test of the teams hurling ability and desire to dig out a win. It was characterised by skilful and committed hurling by both teams with each of the teams ahead at different stages. As the clock ticked down Bray found themselves one point behind. The team however managed to work an opportunity to get a shot off, after great work by the backs and midfield, which found the top corner of the goal. The team then denied any more scoring chances to their opponents and finished the game tired but victorious.
A final reflection on the game was provided by the Cuala coaches who were very complimentary of the teams' ability and particularly praised their first touch. Bray responded by spontaneously cheering Cuala off the pitch to end a match which could have gone either way.
Team: Cian, Louie, Felim, Jamie, John, Conor M, Conor D, Luan, Tim, Art, Michael, Oscar H, Gavin, Fionn, Evan and Nathan.

U8 Camogie
Bray v Westmanstown 
We hosted Westmanstown for their first trip to Bray.  We had some 2008 girls to help make up two teams and Niamh and Siofra played very well. Hannah also played her first match.  After a difficult week it was great to Aine playing and she was brilliant, whether it was playing for us or the opposition. I don't know what the Lambe's are having for breakfast these days but Ciara was on fire, again.  We were 2-0 down and she was off injured from the other game. Siofra got a knock and had to come off and Ciara said she would go on for the last two minutes.  That's all she needed to knock in two quick goals and Rosa so nearly got the winner with the last hit of the match.
Foireann: Aine Hayde, Ciara Lambe, Grace Kennedy, Hannah Lynch, Kate Butler, Kate Slattery, Katie Curran, Kimberly Kennedy, Laoise O'Driscoll, Lili Neilson, Naosie Sweeney McMaster, Niamh Redmond, Orla Fitzsimons, Rosa Lackey, Ruby Hannon, Siofra O'Beaglaoich
Bainisteoiri: Alan Kennedy, Mary Hayde, Marie Curran