Club Notes 16th March

Monday, March 16, 2015

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St Patrick's Day Parade 


We are taking part in the St Patrick's Day Parade. It's a great day out. We will meet at 2.40 on St. Patrick’s Day just outside St Cronan's school. Please wear your club jerseys, jackets , hoodies, t-shirts, hats, whatever you have. We will have our face painters there from 2.30 and if anyone has wigs, leprechaun hats or  club flags to brighten things up a bit it would be great to see them.

Easter Camps
Age: 5 to 13 years of age - Boys and Girls
Location: Old Conna, Bray, Co Wicklow
Times: 10.00 to 2pm
Dates: Monday 30th March to Thursday 3rd April
Contact: Willie Braine 0860266506 or Dave Barry 0861208083

See below for more details and application form

Beard shave for charity


A beard shave in aid of Purple House (Bray cancer support) will take place in club house on Wed 18th March at 8pm. 

Tony Denver, Peter Walsh, Geoff Morrissey, Aaron & Cailean Murphy, Paul. & Ronan Cunningham & Eoghan Wogan will have their beards removed, and Rob Murphy will have his head shaved. 

All are welcome, tea, coffee and treats available. 

All donations greatly appreciated. You can sponsor by logging on to:


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Mens Junior Football
The men's Junior football team are back training on Wednesday evenings at 7.15 pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00 am, in Old Conna. Anyone interested in playing is welcome. come to training or  contact Ian Smith 086-85157232 for further details.  

Adult Camogie
This year Bray Emmets are entering a team in the Wicklow Adult Camogie League. it will be the first time in 35 years that the club has fielded an adult camogie team.

This is a great opportunity to capitalise on the fantastic progress that has been achieved in the past 7 years. If you would like  to take part in this great  adventure please contact

training is every Wednesday 7.45-9pm on 3G.

Evening with the  Bray Emmet  Ladies Camogie Teams who won Two Senior Championship 1972 & 1974
Living history talk by the members of the Bray Emmets ladies camogie team who won two senior championships in 1972 and 1974 will take place on 1st April 2015 in Delgany. This year Bray Emmets are entering a team in the Wicklow Adult Camogie League, it will be the first time in over 35 years that the club has fielded an adult camogie team. The 1972/74 camogie championship winners  will speak to the present squad about the long history and tradition of camogie in Bray. All past camogie players are invited to come along.  

Dates for your Diary

17th March: St Patrick's Day Parade, meet at St Cronan's at 2.40pm
18th March: Charity beard shave in clubhouse, 8pm
30th March: Start of Easter Camp, 10pm, Old Conna.
1st April: Living history talk on Bray Emmets camogie county champions 1972, 1974, Delgany. Contact
24th April: Club Dinner Dance, Royal Hotel, Bray
26th-28th June: Football Feile

Bray Easter Camps
Age: 5 to 13 years of age - Boys and Girls
Location: Old Conna, Bray, Co Wicklow
Times: 10.00 to 2pm
Dates: Monday 30th March to Thursday 3rd April
Bray Emmets Easter Camps 2015
A wet weather plan will be put in place for inclement weather
Bray Emmets School of Excellence is dedicated to the highest level of coaching in football, hurling & camogie through a fun filled environment. To ensure your child gets the very best in coaching in the skills required of the GAA, they are coached in a progressive, structured and safe environment under the Bray Emmets Players Pathway, designed specifically for Bray Emmets players.

Activities: Age specific FUN activities in Football, Hurling & Camogie
Price: 1 child €25, 2nd child €15 & 3rd child €10
Contact: Willie Braine 0860266506 or Dave Barry 0861208083

Application Form for Bray Emmets Easter Camps

Please complete in block letters and return with fee to

Willie Braine 0860266506 or Dave Barry 0861208083 drop into Bray Emmets Shop any Sat morning from 10.30 to 12.30

Name: _________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

Date of Birth: _____________ Mobile No: ________________

School: ____________________ Email: _____________________

Member of Bray Emmets? Yes No

Fee: €25 one child, €15 for 2nd child & €10 for third or more

(Cheques/postal orders to Bray Emmets GAA Club)

Amount Enclosed _____________ (Cheque or Cash)

I consent to my child participating in all camp activities.

Medical Details:

Does your child have any medical condition or allergies that our coaches should be made aware of: Yes No

Does he/she take any medication? Please specify


Should it be deemed, due to medical consideration, that my child would require constant supervision, it shall be my repsonsibility to provide qualified adult cover.

I give my permission to bring my child to hospital in case of emergency.

Signed: Parent/Guardian: ______________________________


Senior Hurling

Our first match in the Dublin league for the 2015 season was away to St Finbar's in Cabra. Newly promoted to Division 5 we were short a huge number of players, for one reason or another, but managed an excellent win on a score line of 3.15 to 12 points.

Slow to start, we eventually got going with a great goal from Brian Duggan (Duggs), soon followed by another from Luke O’Reilly who also scored a great point from a side line, Cian O’Byrne kept the score ticking with frees and was proving to be a hand full for the Finbar's defence, before half time Nicky Sweeney scored a monster point to leave us well in control at the break 2.8 to 3 points.

The second half was a much tighter affair with the home team coming into the game with some fine scores, however we responded well, the McCormack brothers Eoin & Ben engineering some lovely scores, Eoin following his great goal against Glenmore last week in the Leinster league with another. Darragh Henderson, Harry and Lacey were under immense pressure at times in the half back line but dealt with it really well, Darragh Moloney was outstanding in the goal, and kept a clean sheet. Lorcan Pratt is back and looking fit, Mick Walsh and Paul Barry put in a good shift. One would say it was an overall team performance against a very powerful and physical side. Two subs were introduced, Jordan and Sean Moloney back after injury.

Next match is at home 29th March and your support would be greatly appreciated, in the meantime if you fancy a trip to Bagenalstown, Carlow, on the Monday 23rd, we play Erin’s Own at 7.30pm in the Leinster league.

U-11 Hurling

Bray Emmets v St Kevins. Our under 11 team made it two wins from two in their Dublin league campaign with an incredible comeback in the final few minutes of their encounter with St Kevins. Playing into a stiff  breeze in the first half, Bray Emmets found themselves trailing by 2-2 to 0-0 at the interval, with scoring opportunities proving hard to come by.

The second half started very brightly for the home side, getting a goal back in the early stages but this was soon cancelled out by a long-range goal from St Kevins, who looked to be in full control of the match.

Bray upped the intensity again, and had several good chances which were all snuffed out by some excellent St Kevins goalkeeping. With five minutes remaining, the away side still led by 3-2 to 1-0. Adam Prunty and Fiachra O'Dunai were moved in to provide an extra presence in midfield alongside Finn Tracey and Alex Colgan, and the Bray forwards, Cillian Murphy, Jamie Mooney, Shane Baguley and Jack Kearney closed down the St Kevins defence, preventing them from clearing their lines and forcing their defenders into a series of mistakes. The pressure told, with Bray scoring four goals in the final five minutes. St Kevins, who had played very well throughout the match, mounted some final challenges on the Bray goal, but the defence of Cathal MacMaolain, Dara Byrne, Jamie Healy, James Byrne and Nathan Hunter who was now in goals, held firm for the closing stages. An absolutely brilliant display from the Bray Emmets u-11s, who showed the importance of never giving up.

U13 Hurling

On a bitterly cold day and despite some match on in Cardiff the under 13 hurling team had their second game in the Dublin hurling league. Despite missing a number of players due to confirmations and other commitments Bray settled quickly with Sam, Jack and Philip providing good quick ball into the hard working Riain, Daniel, Andrew, Aaron and Brian. While scores were hard to come by early on, with the St Peregrines goalkeeper in top form, the level of blocking and harassing by the forward line was very encouraging. As the half wore on St Peregrines came more into the game but the Bray defence was in top form with hugely impressive Eoin and Tadhg clearing a lot of ball. Zack with Aaron playing in positions that they have made their own over the last two years totally dominated their direct opponents leaving Cathal to have a quiet first half in goal.
The introduction of Luan and Oscar brought further urgency to proceedings as did Mark (who had just come back from playing Feile football in the morning) to leave Bray ahead by three points at half time.
Playing with a slight breeze in the second half Bray began to dominate the game with the excellent Philip, Jack and Mark spreading good low ball into the forward line of Brian, Oscar,Aaron Andrew,Riain and Daniel who were beginning to get the scoreboard ticking over. Sam (who had a busy weekend playing with the under fifteen hurling team on Sunday) played a slightly withdrawn role, due to his marker pushing forward, controlled the middle with Aaron supreme at full back catching a huge amount of ball. Zack, Tadhg  and Luan were excellent in defence with Cathal, despite being unwell, keeping a clean sheet in the second half.

Special mention must go to Eoin with his excellent reading of the game and his option taking was top class. Eoin has improved so much over the last three years by his dedication  and proves with hard work and willingness to learn, anything is possible.

While not playing as well as they did against Clontarf the team dug in and made things happen with the standard of defending by both forwards and backs as well as trying to move the ball fast and accurate as possible. This team continues to improve as the season progresses with players putting huge efforts to hone their skills and teamwork.

Well done to the players who managed to make the under fourteen team that recently beat the Kilmacud Crokes B under thirteen team in a friendly. As the 2002s were playing against many of opposition they played and drew with last year the step up was thankfully not as big as expected though it has to be acknowledged they were playing against players who were the same age as them so hopefully when they actually play against fourteen years olds they will be able to hold their own.

On a more important note the "warm down " after the game on Saturday had to be cut short as the players were rushing away to get ready for the club disco. (Our babies are growing up so quickly!!!)

U8 Camogie

U8 Camogie blitz at Commercials.
Sunday 15th v Kilmacud. 
We finally play our first match after the postponement two weeks ago. The first U8 girls match for a few years. All the girls were up at the crack of dawn such was the excitement. We played against Kilmacud and despite two goals from Grace we lost our first game, which was a bit of a wake up call for the team. The girls showed great improvement in the the next two games and goals from Kate B, Ciara and a special goal from Orla on her first ever game helped win the next  two games. A great morning in Rathcoole for our first Blitz in Dublin and we had great support from all the families. 
Team: Ciara Lambe, Grace Kennedy, Kate Butler, Kate Slattery, Katie Curran, Kimberly Kennedy, Lili Neilson, Niamh Canavan, Naoise Sweeney McMaster, Orla Fitzsimons. 
Banisteoir: Alan Kennedy.

U10 Camogie

Sat 14th blitz v Roundtowers, Kevin's & Perequins.
Our 2nd blitz in Dublin and the girls played really well . Played 3, won 3 but also lots of skill points and teamwork. Toughest match was versus Kevin's but goals from Emma Nesbit and Jasmine Kennedy and a superb save from Katrina Smyth saw us through. Team was: Alannah Harrington, Annie Redmond, Aoibhe Traynor, Cara Mahony, Eimear Hardiman, Ella Cummins, Emma Nesbit, Emily Ryan, Jasmine Kennedy, Katrina Smyth, Martha Lackey. 

Coach: Ian Nesbit
Mentors were: Alan Kennedy & Lisa Mahony. 

U12 Camogie

The U12 Camogie team played in St Anne’s, Bohernabreena on Sat 14th March.  Three games against good opposition, comprising of St Marks, Naomh Pádraig and hosts St Anne’s. The Bray girls were delighted with their winning performances. Míle buíochas le John Broderick a bhí mar bhainisteoir ar an lá.  

Foireann : Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Eimear Timmons, Erica Brierton, Fionnuala Crowley, Kaleigh Broderick, Madge Redmond, Mary-Anne Aherne, Róisín Benville, Sarah Lambe.

U14 Football

The U14 boys Football team played a pre-Féile competition in Gorey on Sat 14th March. This was a good opportunity to see the players in their first contest of the year. In the first game we faced a very strong St Nicholas outfit. Despite the challenge, players like Mark Cullen in particular, David Maloney and Rory Whelan rolled up their sleeves and took the game to them. In the second game, Bray and Naomh Éanna (Gorey) were a lot more evenly matched. Michael McCarthy showed his courage, Eoin Fitzsimons his ability to field and Donal Spaine his willingness to track back.  Niall complimented the many promising endeavours on show and said that the team would build steady momentum in the next few weeks. Míle buíochas le Kevin Hardiman a d’eagraigh gach rud dúinn don chomórtas seo.  

Foireann : Rory Lambe (Cúl báire), Craig Pritchard, David Martin, Donal Spaine, Eoin Fitzsimons, Eoin Mahony, Eoin O’Leary, Gavin Henderson, David Maloney, Michael McCarthy, Mark Cullen, Michael Timmons, Rory Whelan, Seán McDonagh, Stephen Reynolds, Conor Hardiman, David Nesbitt, Oisín Drury. Bainisteoir – Niall McGraynor.