Club Notes 1st November

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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Leinster Championship First round

Senior Hurling Team 2016

The first round of the Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship takes place this Saturday at 2pm in Bray Emmets against Castletown from Laois. Please show your support for our fantastic three-in-a-row team in this crucial game.

U14 Team County Champs 

The victorious U14 team.
See match report below

Scór na n-Óg 

The 2016 Scór na n-Óg Performance County Final will be held in the clubhouse of St Patrick's GAA Club, Wicklow on Friday 11th November commencing at 7.30pm. We are hoping that every club will enter an act in at least one category of the competition this year. The All-Ireland Finals will be held in the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast, so that's certainly a goal to aim for!

The categories in the Scór performance competitions are as follows:

1. Rince Foirne Céilí Figure Dancing (4-8 dancers)

2. Amhránaíocht Aonair Solo Singing
3. Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht Recitation/Storytelling
4. Ceol Uirlise Instrumental Music (2-5 members)
5. Léiriú Stairiúil Historical Presentation/Novelty Act (3-8 members)
6. Bailéad Ghrúpa Ballad Group (3-5 members)
7. Rince Seit Set Dancing (4-8 dancers)

If you would like a hard copy of the updated rules or have any questions about the categories, please don't hesitate to contact Kathryn below. Please find below, a link to the Scór rulebook. Competitors must be under the age of 17 from 1st January 2017. All entries should reach her by Wednesday 9th November.
Entries can be submitted to or by phone to 086 8664931 or contact Brian Lambe, Oifigeach na Gaeilge Emmet Bhré, ring or text me 087-6970589. Go raibh maith agaibh.


For Your Diary
Leinster Hurling Championship: Bray vs Castletown from Laois, 2pm, Saturday 5th, 2pm, Bray Emmets

To all coaches
Please find below a standard application form for the up coming Award 2 Youth and Adult Football starting 5th November 2016. This Course will run for 10 sessions over a 5 Month Period From November 2016 - March 2017

If this course is of interest to coaches (especially those working with talent academies and Minor to adult at club level ) can you please complete the form and return it to Hugh Kenny or Paul Garrigan as soon as possible. We have put a cut off date of the 29th of October in order to give us enough time to select suitable candidates if required. Please note ALL Coaches must have completes the Award 1 Course before they can be selected to complete the Award 2. This is the first time that an Award 2 Course will be held in Wicklow and this is a great Opportunity for coaches to Upskill to meet the mandatory coaching standards... 
Thanks in advance
Is mise le meas,
Aodh Ó Cionnaoith
Bainisteoir Forbartha na gCluichí

Award 2 Coach Education Program

overview of the award 2 programme 
The Award 2 Coach Education course is the third award on the coaching pathway of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have progressed through the Foundation Award and Award 1 programs and have experience as a Coach.

The course covers a number of key modules, as well as Introductory and Conclusion modules. These modules are:

Role of the Coach
Technical Proficiency
Tactical Prowess
Team Play
Physical Fitness
Participant Feedback/Playing Facts
Psychological Focus
Talent Identification
Nutrition and Hydration

The focus of the course is the “Why to do it” and further development of the coaching skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches – the organisation of games activities, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various physical fitness skills.

Entry Requirements: 
Applications will be considered from those who:
Hold both Foundation Award and Award 1 Youth/Adult qualifications.
Have substantial experience in a coaching and are currently coaching a youth/adult team. 
Must be 18 years or over.
Candidates must be Garda vetted and have complete the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
Candidates must be currently actively involved coaching a team.
Course cost: €150 per person payable before the first session 
The course is designed to promote the development of the coach self-awareness and reflection through modelling their coaching against best practice.

Coaches will learn more effectively if they are active in the learning process and have an opportunity to apply their knowledge.

The old proverb:
I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand

Within the Award 2 course, the practical activity delivered by the participants. There are 4 major practical elements – Spot& Fix Advanced Technical skills, Coaching for Decision Making, Principles of Team Play and Physical Fitness. Participants are asked to plan sessions for all 4, and to deliver 2 during course contact time.

Coach Portfolio. 
A portfolio of all this information including tutor feedback, lesson plans and course assignment’s must be keep by each coach, this will be submitted on completion of the course. (All coach receive this on the first session.)

A post course coaching assessment is conducted either in person by a Tutor, or a DVD of active coaching is submitted by the participant for review. More details of this assignment will be explained on the last session.

Coaches must attend All sessions if for some reason a session is missed the coaches must catch up when these sessions are delivered again.
Coaches will not be signed off for accreditation until all aspects of the course are complete. This includes Full attendance, on course practical’s and the final assessment.

Code: Football
Grade: Youth & Adult
Venue: Ballinakill, Wicklow

Date Month Start Finish 
5th November 9.30am 2.00pm 
19th November 9.30am 2.00pm 
3rd December 10.30am 12.30pm 
14th January 9.30am 2.00pm 
28th January 10.30am 12.30pm 
11th February 9.30am 2.00pm 
25th February 10.30am 12.30pm 
11th March 9.30am 2.00pm 
18th March 10.30am 12.30pm 
25th March 9.30am 2.00pm

All completed applications must be returned to Hugh Kenny Or Paul Garrigan on or before Friday October 29th. Not all applicants will be successful as there is a limited number of places available

Leinster GAA Award 2 Course Application Form
Code (Please tick box)
Hurling Football

Preferred Venue: ________________________

Phone Number: __________________________________________________________

E-mail: __________________________________________________________________

Club: ______________________________ County: ________________________

Team/s you are currently coaching:
Why you would like to take part in this course:


TG4 show
Dia Duit,
I am contacting you on behalf of TG4's brand new show "An Ríl Deal" to give your members the chance to see our celebrities strut their newfound Irish dancing and sean nós skills!
We are offering your members free tickets to be part of the audience on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of November. It promises to be a fun dance related shoot and a great insight into the TV studio environment. The show is as Gaeilge. The available show recording times are:

Tuesday 1st November 1pm
Tuesday 1st November 6:30pm
Wednesday 2nd November 1pm
Wednesday 2nd November 6:30pm
Thursday 3rd November 1pm
Thursday 3rd November 6:30pm
Recording In RTE Studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
If you would like tickets please reply as soon as possible, as the audience is filling fast, to
Best Regards, 
Fionnuala Moran
Audience Coordinator 
Ríl Deal 

Match reports

U14 Football Final
Following the Senior Final curtain raiser the BIG game was played when the Under 14s replayed their final against neighbours An Tochar. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half Bray started slowly and An Tochar took an early lead. Through the hard work of Jack Treacy and Luke & Charlie Dunne in the forwards Bray came into the game with Brian Nesbitt and captain Sam Kearney scoring crucial goals to put Bray in front. It wasn’t one way traffic though with An Tochar through Darragh Fee were causing problems for the Bray backs and only for a timely intervention by Philip Jacob late in the first half An Tochar would have been in for a goal. Buoyed by this let off  Bray finished the half well with the half back line of Art Whittle, Sebastain Coleman and Donal Spaine beginning to dominate and with further excellent scores from Gavin Rochford and Charlie Dunne Bray led by 2.5 to 0.3 at the break.

With a big pitch and strong breeze it was unclear if an eight point lead would be enough. However Bray were quickly out of the traps in the second half scoring a goal almost straight from the throw in to give the team a bit of a cushion. Playing into the wind meant the hard running Evan Barry, Ben Robinson and Sam Kearney were on the ball more and with spaces opening up Bray scored a number of goals. An Tochar however kept rallying and with the ever sharp Gordon Brady keeping the scoreboard ticking over for An Tochar Bray were never really pull away. The back line now were under more pressure but the ever reliable Jamie Ryan, Michael McCarthy, Luan Roddy, Tadhg McCarthy and Aaron O’Rourke kept the An Tochar attacks at bay ensuring Ben O’Gorman (who like Sam had being part of the victorious Under Sixteen hurling team a couple of weeks previously) was not a lot of pressure. The introduction of Nathan Prunty and Oscar Harty brought further threat upfront for Bray who eventually ran out 6:6 to 1:11 winners for a great double for the club on the day.

This was a great effort by the squad in a very competitive division, everyone played their part with a number of players injured for the final being instrumental in getting the team there. Special thanks to all the parents and under 16 squad who stayed for the game, their support was really appreciated by the team. The squad would also like to thank members of the victorious Senior team who made time after their own victory to come over to provide words of encouragement before the game.