Club Notes 6th April

Monday, April 6, 2015

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Senior Football
The senior football team take on Blessington in the championship at 5.30 in Aughrim this Saturday. All support welcome.

Easter Camp
Bray Emmets Easter Camp was one of the most successful camps we ever had, with over 200 boys and girls from 5 to 13 taking part. The aim of the camp was for all players to have FUNfilled and enjoyable time while learning FUNdamentals GAA skills as well as age specific Athletic Development through ABC (Agility, Balance & Coordination) and RGT’s (Running, Jumping, Throwing/striking), all leading into conditions games.
We also had dance, picture drawing, and a full wet weather plan swung into action with all the players having fun indoors until the weather dispersed. Each day we had our age specific Mini All Ireland, while the coaches kept an eye out for Players of the Week – the winners showed they "Shared their Skills, Tried their Best and were Kind to their Teammates". All the younger players received a Bray Emmets Superstars Award Certificate.
The success of the camp was down to the very enthusiastic and skilled Bray Emmets coaches. After running an induction day of training we had over 30 coaches make sure the boys and girls had a great time, made friends and learned skills with the Super Bray Emmets Coaches.
Coaching position selection was given to those applicants who meet the criteria set down by the Coaching Dept. This includes coaching qualification, coaching ability, attending the camp induction day and due consideration will be shown to those applicants who have partaken in the ‘Give an hour back’, where players from 14 up help younger teams with their coaching needs.
We would like to thanks all the coaching staff and helpers, whether it was the grounds, facilities, registration or the super ladies in the shop. We deliberately kept the price of the camp at €25 euro and reducing for families for a couple of reasons: to reward Bray Emmets players for their support, to encourage new members to join Bray Emmets, to show our facilities and standard of coaching and to provide the equivalent of 16 training sessions for our players to improve in the skills of GAA.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming Bray Emmets Mini All Ireland and Summer Camps.

Easter Camp

Club Dinner Dance
The annual club dinner dance takes place on the 24th of April in the Royal Hotel, Bray. Put it in your diary. A great night to celebrate a fantastic 2014 for the club.

Leaving Certificate Irish Oral Class
Bray Emmets Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Brian Lambe, will be giving an Oral Irish class in the Clubhouse, on a date yet to be finalised in April. This class is for any members of Bray Emmets who are sitting their Leaving Certificate Oral Irish examination in the coming weeks. If you are interested in enrolling, please text your name to 087-6970589

Trath na gCeist/Quiz Night
Coiste Chairde Raithin are holding a quiz night on 16 April at 8 in The Martello, Bray. €10 per person/€40 per table. All welcome

Peil Abu /Tag Gaelic Football
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.

Living history talk with the champions of ’72
Historic meeting between the Bray Emmets Camogie County Champions of 1972 and the current Camogie squad
A great evening was had by all. See attached for full report on the night or go to

Bray Camgie  72

Men's 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.

Dates for your Diary
16th April: Coiste Chairde Raithin Quiz Night, Martello, Bray, 8pm
24th April: Club Dinner Dance, Royal Hotel, Bray
26th-28th June: Football Feile






Sat 4th April

Senior Football


Aughrim, 5.30 pm

Sun 5th  April

U 18 Camogie

Na Fianna

Old Conna (P4) 11am

Sun 5th  April

Senior Ladies Football


Old Conna (P4) 6pm

Match Reports

U11 Hurling

The U11 Emmets’ boys’ team were invited to play in the St Kevin’s Hurling club Easter festival tournament in Dolphin Park, Crumlin Road on Good Friday. St Kevin’s are one of the teams Bray regularly plays in the Dublin Area underage hurling leagues.

The U11s met very strong and skilled opposition in Castleknock, St. Judes (Tempelogue), Setanta (Ballymun) and St Kevin's themselves. Despite a strong wind sapping energy levels, the boys came away with two good wins against Setanta and St. Kevin’s. An enjoyable day's hurling for all.

U11 hurling report from Weekend of 29th March

The under 11 hurling team lost for the first time this season in this keenly contested match with Westmanstown. However, all of the coaches agreed that this was the best performance that this group of players has ever shown in a match. The quality of the hurling from both sides was exceptional, and Bray led with 5 minutes remaining, but were undone by a couple of late scores following an injury to goalkeeper Dara Byrne, who had been in outstanding form up to that point - making some fine saves and delivering accurate and long puck-outs. Performances were very strong throughout the team, with a tight defence of Alex Colgan, Cathal MacMaolain and Finn Tracey, a highly energetic midfield of Adam Prunty, Fiachra O'Dunai and James Byrne, and a very competitive and eager forward line of Shane Baguley, Jamie Mooney and Nathan Hunter. A great performance all round, but coming up just short in the end.

U14 Football

Bray had their second under 14 Division 3 game last Wednesday against Kilbride Lacken. Missing players due to injury, sickness and holidays a number of 2003s were drafted in to ensure the game went ahead. Playing with the wind in the first half, Bray started well with Cathal and Gavin scoring a number of well worked points, Kilbride found it difficult to get into the game due to the hard working midfield of Eoin and Tadhg with the half back line of

Philip and Daniel breaking up a number of attacks. Bray continued to dominate with Eoin and Gordon working hard upfront with Evan scoring an excellent goal to give Bray a good lead. However Kilbride came more into the match but the full back line of Donal and Jamie allied with the good work in goal by Art ensured Bray were 11 points ahead at half time.

Now playing into the breeze and up the hill Bray immediately came under pressure with Daniel and Philip really upping their game to stop Kilbride getting the scores they needed. Jamie and Donal were very solid in the full back line ensuring the Cathal now in goal was well protected.

As the game wore on Bray gained the upper hand in midfield with Tadhg and Eoin working really hard to break up attacks and set up the extremely dangerous Evan (remember the name) and Gavin (already well known!!) for attempts on goal, Eoin Art and Gordon continued to work so hard to ensure Kilbride never got into any rhythm and finishing in almost total darkness Bray ran out winners.
This was another good performance with everyone contributing to the win.

Thanks to all the parents who made the journey hopefully we will get to play a game in calm and dry conditions as the season goes on.

U14 vs St Pats

The Under 14 boys Football team played against St Pats in their first competitive game of the year, Wed 1st April. The platform of assault came from the steely spine of the team. Conor Dowling and David Maloney were excellent for the hour, while Conrad Ruddy and Sam Kearney were courageous, leading their team-mates by example. All four got vital scores. At the very back, Rory Whelan, Sebastian Coleman and goal-keeper Zack Collins stood out for their endeavours. In the second-half, the scores were more free-flowing. Rory Lambe, Oisín Drury, Jack Treacy and a tenacious Gavin Henderson all combined to maximum effect. Bhí na traenálaithe ar fad an-sásta leis an iarracht a rinneadh.

Emmet Bhré 5-9,
St Pats, Wicklow Town 2-3.

Foireann: Zack Collins, Sebastian Coleman, Josh Pyper, Oisín Hayde, Jack Treacy, Conor Dowling (0-3), Conrad Ruddy (1-1), David Martin, Gavin Henderson (0-1), David Maloney, Rory Whelan, Seán McDonagh, Stephen Reynolds, Conor Hardiman, Charlie Dunne, Luke Dunne, Rory Lambe (2-1), David Nesbitt, Oisín Drury (0-1), Sam Kearney (2-1), Sam Whelan. Bainisteoir – Niall McGraynor.