Club Notes 7th March

Monday, March 7, 2016

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Bray Emmets St Patricks Day

St Patrick's Day
We will be marching in the St Patrick's Day Bray parade. All members are urged to attend. Please wear Bray Emmets gear  and bring the noise. Time TBA.

Bray Emmets Easter Camp Monday 21st-Thursday 23rd March
There is an application here. Please fill in and return ASAP.

Easter Camp coaches
For applications for working on the Easter Camp please contact Willie Braine at williebraine@eircom.netor text 0860266506. applications to be returned by Friday 11th. Induction and training will take place on Saturday 12th at 12 noon. Priority will be given to coaches already helping out other teams or with the Academy.

Dates for your Diary
St Patrick's Day Parade: 17th March
Easter Camps:  21st - 24th March

Club and County Fixtures

Friday 11.3.16
Campus Oil Football League Div. 3 Rd 2
Baltinglass v Bray Emmets 8.00 p.m. (Referee TBC)

Sunday 13.3.16
At Wexford Park, National Football League Div. 4 Rd 5 Wexford v Wicklow 14.45 p.m.
At Castlebar, Mayo National Hurling League Div. 2B Rd 4 Mayo v Wicklow 12.45 p.m.

Saturday 19.3.16
Leinster Club Hurling League Rd 3 Bray Emmets v Harps (LS) 3.00 p.m.

Saturday 19.3.16
Leinster Minor Hurling League Rd 3 Wicklow v Down 2.30 p.m.

At Pearses Park, Arklow National Hurling League Div. 2B Rd 5 Wicklow v Donegal 2.00 p.m. (Referee T.B.C.)
Campus Oil Football League Div. 1 Rd 3 Bray Emmets v Tinahely 12 noon (Referee TBC)

Friday 25.3.16
Campus Oil Football League Div. 3 Rd 3 Bray Emmets v Hollywood 8.00 p.m.

Sunday 27.3.16 (Easter Sunday)
At Aughrim National Football League Div. 4 Rd 6 Wicklow v Antrim 2.00 p.m.

Match Reports

Leinster senior club hurling 2016 Div 2

Bray Emmets vs Crumlin
The 2016 senior hurling season got under way last Tuesday night v Crumlin. This was a very entertaining game with big scoring and high quality hurling from both sides. Cathal O’ Dualachain was in fine form on the night and got us up and running with a fine individual goal, Christy Moorehouse and Diarmuid Masterson kept the score board ticking with some lovely points, John Henderson was picking up a lot of ball around the half back line and delivering good ball into the forwards. Cathal added a second goal, along with two points to crown an outstanding half for him.

Michael (Brick) Walsh replaced Darragh Maloney who went off injured and he  netted from a very acute angle almost on the end line, drilled the ball low and hard to the corner of an empty net giving us a timely lead at half time 3.6 to 1.7 after playing with a strong enough breeze. Crumlin started the second half with purpose and landed a couple of nice long range points from out the field, cutting our lead to three points. Padge Doyle began to come to life having been moved inside to full forward and crashed a well worked goal to restore our lead, five minutes later Mick Walsh fired his second after another good passage of play, the lead now nine points.

At this stage the Henderson brothers were on top, with Karl Lacey putting himself about the field, clearing the world of ball, the Crumlin lads just couldn’t make in- roads through our defence, they had to resort to shooting from distance. Peter O’Reilly made a fantastic save heading into the last ten minutes, to keep score well in our favour, Sean Maloney making his debut for the seniors at corner back was playing like a veteran, with Peter Kiely and Ronan O’Brien watching over him, moving into the last five minutes you could see the maturity of our boys coming to fold, keeping possession and using the ball intelligently forcing the opposition to foul.

Despite missing a number of first team regulars the real desire to win was there and showed to the end.  Christy finished two long range frees, after Daire Lohan and Philip Collins were fouled to leave the final score 5.10 to 1.16. Good win, as they say goals win matches and it is off to Ballinmere, near Tullamore for the next game, next Tuesday night the 8th March at 8pm. Bring your hat, scarf and gloves.

Peter O’Reilly, Sean Maloney, Peter Kiely, Ronan O’Brien, Darragh & John Henderson, Karl Lacey, Peter Walsh, Daire Lohan, Christy Mooorehse, Paudge Doyle, Philip Collins, Darragh Maloney, Diarmuid Masterson, Cathal O’Dualachain, Michael Walsh, Daniel Kennedy, Ed Keating and Paul Barry.

Dublin League Div 4

Bray Emmets  v Ballyboden

Sunday morning last, kicked off our Dublin league campaign for another year, Ballyboden travelled down to Bray as their pitch was unplayable and with both teams agreeable the game went ahead.

We started slowly with David Carey firing over two points for Ballyboden giving them the early momentum. We soon registered with Gearoid Murphy firing over a point and young Dan Kennedy, making his debut for the senior team collecting a pass from Liam Kenny to slot the ball over the bar with almost his first touch. It was very close throughout this half with never more than a few points between the teams.

Liam Kenny fired in a customary goal, with a great catch and bang! Then points from, Gearoid with a couple more, Padge Doyle and another debutant to the senior ranks, Liam Benville, all getting in on the act, Mikey Lee fired over four more from frees. Mossy Nagle the Ballyboden full forward pounced on a mistake at the back to fire in a goal for them. The score at half time Bray 1.10 to 2.5 up but the talking point was the Ballyboden goalie, David Kelly who made three or four brilliant saves from Liam and Gearoid, kept St Enda’s in the game.

The second  half was less of a battle, with our boys moving up a gear, the Walsh brothers in the half backline were playing great stuff and Karl Lacey putting in an immense shift once again, Mikey Lee and Lorcan Pratt ran the midfield battle but it was Shane Lohan, younger brother of Daire that stole the show in the second half with five points from play, certainly one for the future, Ronan O’Bien the old worrier was in control at the back with Paul Barry back after a long injury finished the hour and was back to his normal self. Ballyboden did come back at us in the last few minutes but we had a big lead of nine points and Conor McNally who replaced Darragh Maloney in the goal brought off a great save to see us over the line safely, the final score 1.19 to 2.7, Con Benville came on for Dan, Danny Eglington for Liam Kenny and Dillon Terry for young Lohan. Next match is at home to St Bridgets  on 20/03/2016.

Darragh Maloney, Paul Barry, Ronan O’Brien, Peter Walsh, Michael Walsh, Daire Lohan, Karl Lacey, Mikey Lee, Lorcan Pratt, Shane Lohan, Padge Doyle, Liam Benville, Dan Kennedy, Liam Kenny, Gearoid Murphy, Dillon Terry, Danny Eglington, Con Benville, and Conor McNally.

Don’t forget Tullamore Tues night v Ballynmere 8 o clock throw in .

U-12 Dublin Hurling League

Bray Emmets 5-1 vs Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-0
Our under 12 hurling team got back to winning ways on Saturday with a fine victory over the Ballyboden C team at Old Conna. Trailing by 5 points at half-time, the players rallied in the second-half to win by 7. There were strong performances throughout, but special mention on this occasion goes to James Byrne for his fearless and highly effective blocking and Dara Byrne, who made two crucial saves in the second-half to keep Bray in the match. The pick of the goals came from Jack Kearney with a spectacular overhead strike, and Adam Prunty’s blistering shot from the tightest of angles in the last couple of minutes. A really great team performance all round.

Bray Emmets team: Dara Byrne, Finn Tracey (capt.), Jamie Healy, Jamie Mooney, James Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Adam Prunty, Shane Baguley, Cathal MacMaolain, Jack Kearney, Adam Dutton, Alex Colgan.

Match Report U -14 Hurling Dublin Division 5

Bray Emmets v Pine Forest Gaels

The u-14 hurlers began their Division 5 Dublin campaign with a well- earned 5-7 to 2-2 victory over a strong and determined Pine Forest Gaels team on the 3 G pitch in Old Conna on Saturday 27/02/’16.

Emmets dominated with excellent team play and coherent movement of the ball from defence to attack, but the strength of both defences saw the game scoreless for the first quarter, and a half-time score of 2-2 to 0-0.

Ben had another great day in goal and continues to impress with his puckouts. Aaron and Adam were stand outs in the central defensive positions, preventing even one shot on goal in the first half, while the other defenders Eoin, Tadhg and Daniel Munroe controlled the ball well and kept it moving forward to Philip, Sam and Jack who controlled the middle third. Once again Sam was excellent all day and finished the day with 2-3, and Jack chipped in with a point. The forward unit (Brian, Peter, Rian, Daniel Flavin, and Andrew) harried and won ball with great determination and were excellent throughout, though scores were generally hard to come by. Not for Brian however who finished with 2-3, and Peter with 1-0.

It was a very promising start to the season and the potential and determination shown by the lads on Saturday offers great hope for the year ahead.

Team: Ben, Daniel Munroe, Aaron, Eoin, Tadhg, Adam, Philip, Sam, Brian, Peter, Rian, Daniel Flavin, Jack , Andrew.

U10 Camogie Blitz v Cuala & Kilmacud Crokes

As Cuala's pitch was unplayable the blitz was rearranged to Bray on Saturday 5th. Six teams in total played three games each. Our team played two games against Kilmacud and one against Cuala. Kilmacud were too strong for us but we had a good win against Cuala. Our team was also a mix of U9 & U10 and the younger girls played very well. A hail storm in the middle of the blitz did not put anyone off and everyone dried off in the sunshine that followed. 

Foireann: Annie McLoughlin, Ciara Lambe, Ella Cummins, Emily Ryan, Grace Redmond, Kate Butler, Kate Slattery, Kimberly Kennedy, Niamh Clancy, Saibh Smierciak

Bainisteoir: Alan Kennedy