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Bray Emmets recently entered ‘ Comórtas na nGael ‘ a competition run by the GAA in conjunction with Glór na nGael, to encourage the promotion of Irish in GAA clubs throughout the country. We are delighted to say that Bray Emmets won the ‘ Duais Contae ‘, a cash prize of 250 Euro. Many people across the club played a part in this prize, promoting the language through our Club gear, Scór na nÓg, Comhaltas, Emmet Bhré car stickers, Irish signage around Páirc Emmet Bhré, our match reports, club website etc etc.
Comhghairdeas le gach duine a thugann tacaíocht don Ghaeilge in Emmet Bhré. Coinnigí orainn !
The management, squad and supporters of the seconds adult football team surprised Geoff Morrissey last Thursday evening by calling into his house to present him with his Junior B championship medal. Geoff recently donated his kidney to his older brother Eoghan and both are recovering well but Geoff was up to attending the recent dinner dance.
Geoff has been a integral part of the firsts and seconds football squads over the past 18 years and his legendary status within the club was only enhanced by his selfless act. Geoff gave an emotional thank you speech which provided the team the motivation it needed prior to their victorious opening championship match of the year on Saturday against Valleymount.
We look forward to seeing Geoff about the club in the coming weeks and months.
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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.
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.
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 [email protected]
gmail.com. Training is every Wednesday 7.45-9pm on 3G.
Dates for your Diary
26th-28th June: Football Feile
The U13 Hurlers travelled to Ballyboden St Endas on Friday Night 17/04/’15 for their 3rd round game in Div.5 of the Dublin Hurling league. . The game was brought forward to an 1845 throw in on Friday to facilitate many players who were not available for Saturday.
On a good evening for Hurling on a rough pitch, both teams settled smartly, and were evenly matched in the early exchanges. Ballyboden took an early lead with some fine co-ordinated attacking play , but Bray responded to the early challenge as Philip and Sam began to impose themselves at midfield and Jack and Aaron began to dominate at the centre of the defence. A flicked in goal from Rory added to Brays momentum and Sam consolidated Brays dominance with a few frees and a fine effort at goal that was deflected over the bar for a point.
Zak and Tadhg completed a strong half back performance and the ball coming into the forward line through their efforts and Cathal’s work at centre forward, resulted in 2 more goals before half time; Philips exemplary work rate resulting in a well taken goal from a ground shot, and Sam added to his tally, with a well struck penalty, hard won after the spirited work of Rian, Daniel, Brian and Philip. Despite Emmets strong performance, Ballyboden continued to work the ball into the danger areas and frees won were well converted by their very able free taker.
The Bray backs with Adam and Eoin in the corners and Aaron a powerhouse at full back did excellently to stop Ballyboden dominating, but they did score another fine goal before half time. Luans introduction at the start of the second half added options in the half forward line and Daniel in to replace an injured Andrew in the first half continued to work his way through the second half. Ballyboden started the second half stronger and through the second half wrested control of the game from Bray.
An early goal and a point from them saw them level the score for the first time some 10 minutes into the second half and it looked like they might pull away. Some great saves by Ben in goal and two great goal-line stops by Aaron and Zak kept Bray in touch. Sam and Brian added further goals, both well taken efforts , and Emmets were in the game right to the end. Ballyboden sealed the win with a couple of well taken goals and the game finished on a scoreline of 6-5 to 5-3.
This was an excellent Ballyboden side with a team of skilled hurlers. It is a tribute to the character of all the Emmets hurlers, to their bravery and their efforts to work and improve as hurlers that they competed so well,
Bray Emmets under thirteen hurlers played their fourth game in Dublin last Thursday against Lucan Sarfields. Trying to bounce back from their first defeat in the league Bray took time to settle with Lucan starting well but the half back line of Adam, Tadhg and ever excellent Zack held their own. The fullback line of Andrew, Aaron and Eoin cleared a lot of ball giving Ben in goal great protection. However Lucan’s pressure paid off and half way through the first half Bray were behind by five points. Eventually Bray settled with Sam and the tireless Philip taking over in midfield getting good ball into the forward line. Scores were still hard to come by with the Lucan keeper making a number of key saves. Gavin continued to show for ball and brought Brian, Rory the two Daniels and Cathal into the game. A sudden rush of scores before half time gave Bray a big but flattering lead at the break.
Bray started the second half much better and the forwardline of Luan, Brian, Rory, Cathal Gavin and the two Daniels got on more ball but were still finding scores hard to come by. Sam and Philip continued to dominate midfield and eventually Bray made their pressure pay and managed to stretch their lead with Rory scoring an excellent goal despite shipping a number of hard tackles.
The backline of Adam, Tadhg, Michael, Eoin, Zack, Aaron and Andrew continued their excellent first half and thwarted many of the Lucan attacks. Ben with his big puck outs ensured that the pressure on the backline was kept to a minimum.
However as the game wore on Bray tired and Lucan finished strongly with a number of well worked scores but Bray held out to win.
This was a game that Bray struggled for long periods in both halves but were clinical in taking their scores when they needed to. Special mention must go to Zack who was outstanding at centre back, reading the game very well and clearing his lines excellently. Zack has been brilliant for the under thirteens all year playing in his best position in the half back line where he has been contributing to the success of the team this year. While not the team’s best performance the team continue to work hard and won well despite not firing on all cylinders
Team: Ben, Aaron, Andrew, Adam, Tadhg, Michael, Eoin, Zack, Sam, Philip, Luan, Daniel, Rory, Cathal, Daniel, Brian and Gavin.
On Monday 27th of April some of our under 12 squad travelled the short distance to Eire Og in Greystones.
We where against some strong winds in the first half but the lads kept on going with a great display of hurling from every player out on the field, this meant going in at half time to a score line of 1-1 to 1-1. We went out in the second half and pulled of some great team play and worked the ball up the field to give us a win on the night. Every player out on the field looked like the really enjoyed the game of hurling from the keeper to the forward line they all got a go and at the end of the day isn’t the game for the children to enjoy. Well done on a win well deserved Bray Emmets 3-6 Eire Og 1-1.
Team: Nathan P, Finn, Gavin, Simon, Shane, Oscar H, Jack, Adam, Michael, James, John, Jamie R, Oscar M, Cian F, Conor D.
The Junior hurlers began their season against Kilmac, Wed 22nd April and played their second game, Wed 29th against Kilcoole. Liam Benville and Conor O’Doherty were impressive against Kilmac and the team won out scoring a satisfying (2-18) over the hour.
The Kilcoole game was a tougher proposition. Regardless, there were big performances from Lorcan Pratt, Colin Salmon and Ed Keating. In the end, bruised and defeated in the final 10 minutes, Bray were still content with the heart and energy shown by the lads in green. Something that will stand them in good stead. Beimid sa Bhearn Dearg Dé Céadaoin seo chugainn ag 7.15pm.
Foireann: Conor McNally, Shane Anders, Danny Eglington, Enda McHugh, Ed Keating, Cillian Ó Maolmhuaidh, Conor O’Doherty, Lorcan Pratt, Enda Ó Maolmhuaidh, Willie Robinson, Will Nolan (Captaen), Alan Sweeney, Liam Benville, Brian Duggan, Colin Salmon, John Ward, Daniel Kennedy, Brian Lambe, John Anders. Bainisteoir – John Ward.
Bray Emmets Vs St Pat’s
Our two under 12 teams were on home ground Monday 20th April against St Patricks of Wicklow.
Our White Team were a bit slow to start off. It took them 15 minutes to settle into the game and some great midfield efforts from Gavin and superb defensive work from Conor M was required to keep us only 2 points behind going into half time. In the second half Bray looked like a different team on the pitch with all players playing lovely football from defenders right up to the forward line passing and scoring all the way to a great win 7-10 to 3-6.
White Team: Gavin, Conor M, Nathan P, Finn, Dara, Patrick, Adam P, Shane, Jamie M, Oscar, James, Jack, Adam D
Bray Emmet’s Green Team too fought their way to a deserved victory in their game against St Pats. Pats started the game in a storming manner and were a number of scores up early in the first half.
They played a quick hand passing game which the team initially found hard to cope with. Bray soon warmed to the task and gradually began to exploit their strong kicking game. The backs made up of Luan, Jamie, Simon and Michael continually fed Art and Tim in the midfield and these ensured that quality ball reached Daniel, John, Quintin, Cathal and Cillian in attack. Special praise should be given to Alex, playing in nets, who in this first half saved Bray on a number of occasions. The team playing with desire and skill finished the half level.
The second half saw the teams swap scores with St Pats continuing their hand passing game and Bray seeking to use both the foot and hand pass. Neither team however could build a commanding lead and with 5 minutes to go the teams were level.
The last few minutes saw Bray firstly go behind by one goal after a fantastic move by Pats. Bray had to dig deep and scored a couple of quick goals the first as a result of a great movement involving all of the lines starting with Jamie now in nets and the second because of pressure put on the subsequent Pats kick out. They then tacked on a couple of points to kill off, what was a super game of attacking football.
Green Team: Alex, Jamie, Simon, Luan, Michael, Art, Tim, John, Daniel, Quintin, Cathal and Cillian.
Final score: Bray Emmets 9-9, St Pats 8-7.
U14 Development Football
22 April, 2015
Bray Emmets Vs Bartndarrig
The under fourteen development football team had their third match in Wicklow last Wednesday against Barndarrig. In sunny conditions Bray settled quickly with Tadhg and Michael playing really well in midfield. Playing against much bigger opponents the forward line of Daniel, Gavin, the two Eoins and Cathal were always dangerous and took their scores well. The backline were fantastic all through with the ever excellent Philip, Rory, Donal and Jamie tacking harrying and blocking their direct opponents to distraction. Aaron playing in goal had a brilliant game.
Level at half time, Bray were under pressure for most the second half. The back line was immense throughout and particularly the tackling of Rory, Philip , Jamie and teak tough Donal was very encouraging for the coaches. The midfield of Tadhg and Michael ran themselves to a standstill. The forward line of the now injured Gavin, the ever sharp Daniel, the two Eoins and the hardworking Aaron kept working all the way through. In the end the strength of Barndarrig won through for a hard fought win.
Special mention to Cathal who played in goal in the second half, he made a number of top class saves and a calming influence throughout. While defeat was their lot this was the team’s best performance so far. They were disciplined and hardworking throughout. Apart from one player all the team will be underage next year so they are getting great experience.
Bray Emmets Vs Baltinglass
The Under 14 boys Football team played a very competent Baltinglass, Wed 22nd April. This was our most demanding fixture so far, faced with a physically strong group of accomplished Footballers. David Maloney gave two hundred per cent, Michael Timmons a fervent display in the fullback line and Jack Treacy was involved in a lot of good cohesive inter-play. New player, Nathan Murphy also made a very bright début. Despite our best efforts Baltinglass were worthy winners. Beidh an chéad chluiche eile againn i gceann coicíse.
Foireann : Oisín Hayde, Jack Treacy, Michael Timmons, Conor Dowling, Conrad Ruddy, Nathan Murphy, David Martin, Gavin Henderson, David Maloney (Captaen), Rory Whelan, Seán McDonagh, Stephen Reynolds, Conor Hardiman, Rory Lambe, Sam Kearney, Sam Whelan.
Bainisteoir – Niall McGraynor.
Upcoming Bray Emmets fixtures
Date 2015 Bray Team V Home/Away Time Mon 4. 5 U 12 Hurling
U 16 Hurling
U 14 Camogie
Ladies Senior Football
7.15pm C. O Ceadaigh
Tues 5.5 Men’s Senior F/ball Lge
Girls U 16 Football
Men’s Div 3 Football
7.30pm L. Cullen
Wed 6.5 Boy’s U 14 Football
Boy’s U 14 Football (2)
7.15pm I. Culbert
7.15pm. J. Power
Thurs 7.5 Girls U 14 Football St Nicholas Away 7.30pm
Fri 8th May Girls U 14 Football
Go-Games U 8/10 Hurl
Arklow R.P. ,Bray, Avondale, Fergal Og
Sat 9 May U 11 Hurling
U 10 Go Games Camogie
O/Plunketts,Bray E, Naomh Olafs
Sun 10th May
U 8 Go Games Camogie
Men’s Division 3 F/ball
Stars of Erin, Thomas Davis, Round Towers, Bray E
Stars of Erin
11.30. P Braken