Bray Emmets club notes – May 19

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There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 16th May  when the numbers drawn were 15, 17, 27 and 28 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €7,800.  If you’re not already signed up please do so as not only are you in with a chance to win a serious Jackpot but you are also helping support your local club. It is €2 per week but goes a long way towards running all the facilities that we have. John J Smith wins the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at

Senior Hurling
Senior Hurlers capture Leinster League,
Our senior hurlers were crowned Kings of Leinster at a rain swept Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday by a score of 1-16 to 2-11 against Eire Og Chorachoill from Kildare. Bray were slow to start and it took a Mark Lennon goal midway through the first half and inspired hurling from Daire Henderson in defence to force a well-earned half time lead of 1-9 to 0-8. Mikey Lee’s unerring accuracy proved vital as he scored 7 pts, 6 from Frees, with Diarmuid Masterson chipping in two quality scores from play.
Eire Og Came out fighting in the second half and took the game to Bray, and started to run at the Bray defence. Bray’s full back line was under huge pressure and repelled everything that came at them marshaled by Peter Kiely and Ronan O’Brien. Bray were dealt two hammer blows with the loss of Eoin Mason and Diarmuid Masterson with shoulder injuries. Karl Lacey and Jim Doyle were holding their own in the half back line. Our opponents would not give in and clawed their way back into the game with two spectacular goals from close in frees by their county keeper Peter Williams. Then came two great individual scores for bray, one a solo effort by John Henderson who wove his way from midfield to shoot a powerful drive just over the bar. Mikey Lee gathered a long delivery to skin his man again and score another point to bring his tally to 0-11 for the day. Mark Lennon added another and victory was in sight. Bray were now fighting a rear guard action and their loyal supporters were praying for the final whistle which came 3 minutes into injury time. Special mention to our county players -Jackie Moorehouse, Luke Maloney, John Henderson and Mikey Lee who showed their dedication to their club by playing two games in 24 hours. Daire Lohan and Padraig Doyle showed that age is no barrier and Peter O’Reilly’s great save will live long in the memory.
Team P. O’Reilly  D .Henderson  P Kiely R O’ Brien J Doyle J Henderson K Lacey Eoin Mason L Maloney C Moorehouse P Doyle D Masterson M Lennon D Lohan   M Lee Subs: N Sweeney William Keane

Junior Hurling
Emmet Bhré  1-18,  Avondale  1-14.
The Junior hurlers faced a strong Avondale side on Wed 14 May. Barry Cowan made some very fine saves in goal, with Paul Barry the stand-out defender on display. Up front, Tom Cash had a fantastic individual haul.
Beidh an chéad chluiche eile againn sa bhaile ar an gCéadaoin beag seo.

Foireann : Barry Cowan, Billy Brazil, Enda McHugh, Paul Barry, Cathal Reddin, Ryan Tynan (0-1), Shane Anders, Sean Maloney, Danny Eglington, Luke O’Reilly (Captaen), Jordan Lee, David Ebbs, Colin Salmon, Bill Moorehouse (0-2), John Ward, Tom Cash (1-14), William Robinson, Robbie Mason, Alan Sweeney, Cathal Ó Dúlacháin (0-1), Ishmael Mnensa. Bainisteoir – John Ward.

Féile Trip to Monaghan
Plans are in place for the Bray Emmets U14 Féile Team to travel to Ulster for the All-Ireland Féile na nGael Finals. A lot of Fundraising is required to get them there. Anyone wishing or willing to donate, can do so by contacting one of the Féile Fundraising Committee Members – Lorette Jackson, Dee Kearney, Nora Kennedy, Seamus Phelan and Anne Healy

Please note that the following Fundraisers are in place and your Support & Help will be required and greatly appreciated.
6th June – U14 disco in the Club House at 8pm
14th June – Table Quiz in the Club House at 8pm.

The boys will also be holding ‘hurlathon’ at the hurling wall – date to be confirmed
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp website
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps – The Official GAA Summer Camps
Official website of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps for girls and boys aged between six and thirteen, an action packed and fun filled week during the summer holidays optimising learning in Gaelic football, Camogie and Hurling and enhancing friendships
U12 Football
The U-12’s footballers travelled with two teams on Monday 12/05/2014 to play a Blessington squad weakened by a number of late withdrawals, and performed very well on a wet pitch in very heavy showers.
The team lined out as 11 players and settled quickly. Midfielders Cathal Eddy and Charlie Dunne won a lot of difficult ball and with strong support from Jack Treacy at centre back put tremendous pressure on the Blessington defence. Gavin Rochford at half forward got a number of excellent scores including 2 goals that dropped in over the goalkeepers head. The other forwards Daniel Flavin and Michael Healy did great work acting as suppliers of quality ball to the incoming attackers, and Rory Mulcahy at full forward chased everything that came his way. The backs showed tremendous skill against some excellent Blessington forwards. Finn Treacy was immense, fielding, blocking and clearing every ball. Eoin Holmes worked tirelessly chasing down attackers and Luan Roddy made excellent blocks and clearance. The 4 backs with Owen Kelly in goal were so solid that they never looked like scoring a goal, the majority of Blessington’s scores came from frees struck from distance by their excellent midfielder. Gordon Dowling came on and did good work in defence and continued after half time as a forward. Bray Emmets held a six point lead at half time, and built their dominance after the break. Michael Healy switched to the goalkeeping position where he stopped many an attack and Owen Kelly moved to a forward position. Despite a very heavy downpour, Bray Emmets continue to play excellent football , with great link play and they grew the score with further goals from Gavin, Charlie, Jack and Cathal, and a number of well taken points. Blessington fought to the end and despite the scoreline are a fine side, with great skills. The match finished after a committed and skilful display on the scoreline Bray Emmets 7-6 Blessington 0-12
In the second game, Bray started with 10 players, as one of the parents got lost in Roundwood (you know who you are!!!) Despite starting well and getting good possession Bray missed a number of opportunities and paid the price with Blessington scoring a goal. This seemed to settle Bray who then went on to take a number of well worked scores from Brian, Aidan, Daniel and Sam. Excellent midfield play from Art and Matthew who had an great match, ensured the forwards got good ball. The back line of Evan, Peter, Philip and Donal were very tight with Conor playing well in goal with Bray ahead at half time. A few changes of personel and positions resulted in a slow start to the second half from Bray with Blessington quick off the blocks to score two goals. Again Bray settled with Peter now playing up front scoring a number of well worked points, soon Brian, Daniel, Art, Aidan and Sam got in on the scoring act with Evan bombing forward laying off great ball to the forward line. Matthew continued on from his first half performance providing excellent first time ball which led to a number of scores. What was pleasing about the team performance was the group’s appetite for work and many a Blessington attack was snuffed out by good tackling by the back line of Donal, Aaron and Conor. Blessington continued to press forward and Philip was called upon to make a number of saves. Overall this was a good performance especially on a night when conditions were slippy and there was a downpour during the second half. It must be noted however that Blessington were missing a number of key players (eight to ten players) which would cripple any team, and the scoreline was not reflective of the pressure Bray were under particularly in the second half.

The club would like to offer condolences to Philip Moynihan (Club Registrar) on the recent death of his father Con in his 96th year.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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