Club Notes 28th March

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Club photo
The photo takes place on Saturday 2nd April at 11am and will be followed by a coffee morning. We would like all players of all ages and all mentors, managers and supporters to attend. Please wear your Bray Emmets gear.
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Hurling presentation
The medal presentation for the senior hurlers, with special guest JJ Delaney, takes place on Saturday 9th of April at 8pm. Please contact  Pat Lee for tickets
Oral Irish classes
Bray Emmets Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Brian Lambe, will be giving an Oral Irish class in the  Clubhouse, on a date in April yet-to-be finalised. This class is for any Bray Emmets members who are sitting their Leaving Cert Oral Irish exam in the coming weeks. If you are interested  in enrolling, please text your name to Brian 087-69 705 89. 
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New jerseys for  U16 Girls
The team showed off their new kit, thanks to Bray Credit Union, at the St Patrick's Day parade.
Dates for your Diary
Club photo: Saturday , 2nd April, 11am, clubhouse
Hurling Awards Night: Saturday, April 9th, 8pm, clubhouse
Match Reports

Dublin League Div 4

St Brigids 2-15, Bray Emmets 1-9

Last Sunday morning at home, with conditions ideal for hurling, we faced a strong St Bridgets team, the men from Blanchardstown started well, with two good scores from full forward David Smith, we responded with two great points from young Conor Doherty, Peter Kieley pointed two long range frees, and Liam Kenny grabbed a goal. 

However JP Costigan the Bridgets corner forward replied almost immediately with a goal and was giving Paul Barry a tough time of it for the first twenty minutes. Gearoid Murphy showing some good form added two more for Bray before the half time whistle. The teams level at 1.6 each at the break. The second half with everything to play for was “nip and took” for the first quarter, points from Gearoid and Liam Kenny kept us in a game that was slowly slipping away from us, as the boys from Bridgets introduced a few fresh players and began to turn the screw, another goal followed from full forward Smith, which gave them day light and the same player who was tapping over frees all day added another couple of points to see them move six points ahead with very little time left, we introduced young Con Benville and although we tried hard for goals in the last few minutes we just couldn’t breach the gap, with St Bridget’s winning comfortably in the end 2.15 to 1.9

We are finding it difficult to get players available for these early matches in the adult hurling league and hopefully for the next match v Kilmacud in two weeks, we will have the full squad back and rearing to go. Ishy made it back in this one, and along with Liam & Con Benville and Conor Doherty.  

We have unearthed some great talent who showed they could do a job when some of the regulars are missing. Cathal Reddin also back in action after the birth of his new baby girl Aimee. Ronan O’Brien, Danny Eglington and Sean Maloney all tried hard in defence and deserve a well- earned rest after a hectic schedule. 

Next match in the Leinster league is next Saturday  at home to Craanford at 3 o clock.  

Looking forward to the medal presentation on the 9th April with JJ Delaney and Lukie on the vocals, be sure to get your tickets as there are limited numbers available, €20, remember we are intermediate and senior champions so there will  lots of crack….

Team: Conor McNally, Sean Maloney, Ronan O’Brien, Paul Barry, Danny Eglington, Peter Kieley(2) Cathal Reddin, Karl Lacey,  Darragh Maloney, Liam Benville, Conor Doherty,(2) Ishy Mnemsa, Brick Walsh, Liam Kenny,(1.1) Gearoid Murphy,(4) Con Benville, John Ward, and Padge Doyle.

U16 hurlers
Coolderry (Offaly)  3-12, Emmet Bhré  1-9.
The U16 hurlers were in Offaly for the quarter final stage of this competitive Leinster Hurling league, on Sat 26th March. We were pitted against a young side who really knew how to ply the art form of Setanta. Fast, first-time strokes coupled with high-intensity, team workrate were the order of the day. Luckily for Bray Emmets, James Anders' radar was keenly honed, providing the whetstone for further scores from Rory Lambe and Cian Lohan. Mick O'Gara, his selfless, energetic play and clever reading of the breaks proved the catalyst for the successes of our first-half. The break left the sides on level pegging.
                   With the driving wind and pitch incline, the second-half was always going to be a significant assault. Unfortunately, the gap widened despite heroic efforts from Tony Jackson, Sam Kearney and David Maloney. Points from Darragh Rochford and Anders followed, but the home team were eventually dominant with some very fine individual scores. Bhí Séamus an-sásta leis an gcomórtas agus iarracht chroíúil a fhoirne.
Foireann : Macdara Ó Midheach (Captaen), Sam Kearney, Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Darragh Rochford (0-1), Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-6), Tony Jackson, David Maloney, Joe Phelan, Rory Lambe (1-1), Mick O’Gara, Cian Lohan (0-1), Andrew O’Brien, Andrew Conway, David Kennedy, Seán McDonagh. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan.