Bray Emmets notes – May 12

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There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 9th May  when the numbers drawn were 13, 14, 21 and 29 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. Suzanne Nicell wins the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at


Junior Football

Enniskerry 1-12 Bray Emmets 2-10
On Saturday evening Bray made the short journey to our neighbours in Enniskerry in Div3 of the adult football league. Armed with a full bench for the first time this year all be it with a few injuries. Bray made use of the first half wind and led 9 – 3 at the break. The second half was ominous to be an onslaught from our opponents and it was. Enniskerry turned the screw chipping away at the Bray lead but 2 excellent goals kept Bray above water as the wind proved a difficult factor in this half. To their credit Bray displayed some ferocious commitment and tackling for long periods. As players emptied the tanks the introduction of Daire Henderson, Matt Thompson, Rob Connaughton and Geoff Morrissey increased the intensity of the work rate being displayed. Bray held out to win by a single point  

Team Lee Brandon, James Duggan, Oisin O’Hannaigh, Mark Mulvaney, Ishmal Mnensa, Dara Gaskin, Mark Nolan, Ray Lambe, Peter Walsh, Shane Sullivan, Eoin McCormack, Jamie Queeney, Cathal McGee, Garreth Crowley, Donnacha O Midheach Subs, Tadgh Doran, Matt Thompson, Hugh Armstrong, Daire Henderson, Brendan Snow, Rob McNamee, Geoff Morrissey, Rob Connaughton

Senior Hurling
The Senior hurlers continue their championship preparation when they line out this Sunday 18th May in the Leinster League Div 2 final. The competition has provided Bray with some quality competition and top class games most notably their semi final win which went to extra time. The lads face off against Eire Og Corra Chill from Kildare in Dr Cullen Park at 1.15.Any and all supporters fit for a trip to Carlow are urged to get down to roar the lads on as they aim to capture some early season silverware.

Junior Hurling

Emmet Bhré  2 – 19, Éire Óg  0 – 8.

The Junior hurlers faced Greystones on Wednesday night, 7 May in their second league game. Both Barry Cowan and Cathal Reddin had telling games in defense, complimented in particular by very fine midfield displays from Ryan Tynan and Shane Anders. This was a well-earned, promising result offering a taste of more to come. Beidh an chéad chluiche eile againn ar an gCéadaoin seo chugainn.  

Foireann : Conor McNally, Billy Brazil, Cathal Reddin, Ryan Tynan (0-3), Shane Anders, Sean Maloney, Danny Eglington, Barry Cowan, Michael Walsh, Luke O’Reilly (Captaen, 1-2), Jordan Lee, David Ebbs, Colin Salmon, Daniel Kennedy (0-1), Bill Moorehouse (0-3), John Ward, Tom Cash (1-8), William Robinson (0-1), Robbie Mason, Conor O’Doherty, Cathal Ó Dúlacháin (0-1), Elliot Douglas. Bainisteoir –  John Ward.   

U14 Camogie

The U14 Camogie team had a successful friendly-fixture against Naomh Ólaf in Páirc Emmet Bhré, Mon 5 May. The game was beneficial for both sides, and especially for the Bray girls as a pre-Féile preparation.  The team was back-boned by the skillful Rachel Rice, with Jane Butler and Olivia McGarry working hard around the middle. Very good scores came from Olivia Duffy and Doireann Ní Dhúnaí among others, while Leah Carroll and Shauna O’Kelly made significant contributions also. Tá na cailíní ag tnúth go mór leis an bhféile seo i nDún Luain.

Foireann : Alannah Barry, Grace Browne, Laura Butler, Jane Butler (1-1), Leah Carroll, Allie Byrne, Eleanor Carroll-Hayes (1-0), Sarah Lambe, Olivia Duffy (1-1), Olivia McGarry (1-0), Lauren Healy, Doireann Ní Dhúnaí (1-0), Líadain Ní Dhúnaí (1-0), Shauna O’Kelly, Rachel Rice (1-1), Tricia Phelan, Shauna Ryan, Nicole Ryan. Bainisteoir – Séamus Phelan.


U12 Hurling – Wicklow
The u-12 Hurlers travelled to Glenealy on Tuesday. On a damp and windy evening, the game started at a furious pace that continued for the full 50 minutes. Glenealy fielded a strong and skilful side and from the throw in exerted huge pressure. The 3 midfielders of Sam Kearney, Cathal Eddy and Daniel Flavin and the 3 half backs Zack Collins , Tadhg Mc Carthy and Luke Brandon were in constant action and repelled continuous attacks into the strong breeze.

Defending was brave and accurate and the full back line of Aaron O Rourke and Ben Gorman had plenty to do, while good goalkeeping from Luan Roddy ensured that after the first quarter Glenealy led by only a point after Cian Forde had pointed for Bray. Positional changes were made with Jack Treacy at Midfield and Cathal at half back, and Daniel Munroe, Conor Duff and Tim Harrington came on and played their part. A combination of wind and excellent hurling from Glenealy meant that the forwards Cian Forde, Oscar Harty, Brian Nesbitt and Rory Mulcahy saw very little ball and Emmets struggled to create scoring opportunities.

Sam added a point. At the close of the half Emmets were unlucky to concede a goal to a speculative free that hung in the breeze, but did excellently to go to the break only two points down.
The second half continued the breakneck pace, and Aaron and Tadhg at the back repelled many attacks, and Bray concede only 2 more scores, a goal and a point. The turning point came when Sam struck a free from out the field that dropped straight into the net and then repeated that with another free a few minutes later to edge Bray in front. Emmets fought hard and bravely and with skill to see out the game as winners on a 2-3 to 2-2 scoreline.


U12 Hurling – Dublin
The Under 12 hurlers were out again on the 10th in the first game of the Dublin League proper v Faughs. The team were missing a few players due to a school feis and injury but settled to their task quickly with the midfield of Jack, Sam and Philip ensuring that there was good ball going into the forward line of Zack, Aodain, Daniel, Rory and Peter. With some good scores, including a gem from Daniel, Bray got on top albeit playing with the help of a strong breeze. Faughs came more into the match as the half wore on but the strong back line of Tadhg, Luke, Aaron and Ben repelled many of the Faughs attacks with a number of expertly taken frees the only scores that Faughs could show for all their hard work. Cathal’s lengthy and accurate puck outs ensured that Bray finished the half stronger with a number of well taken goals.

In the second with the advantage of a freshening breeze Faugh’s tried to get on top but with Jack, Zack and Sam controlling matters in midfield they were finding it very hard to get ball into their forward line. Indeed whatever ball did come in was expertly dealt with by an ever improving Luke, with assistance from Aaron, Ben, Philip and a totally dominant Tadhg. The forward line of Peter who was very prominent on the wing, Aodain, Rory and Daniel ensured that the score line continued to tick over. However as the half wore on Faughs did come more into the match but the ever vigilant Cathal in goal made sure that the Templeogue men did not raise a green flag.

This was a satisfactory performance in the team’s first league match, one of the pleasing elements was the level of blocking down and closing down of their opponents. Some of the hurling in the second half was the best the team have played this year, but as always there is still room for improvement. Thanks to Faughs for providing a fair and sporting game. Special word of praise must go to the groundsman Ger Conroy, the pitch was immaculate and was perfect to play hurling on.

Team: Cathal, Aaron, Ben, Tadhg, Luke, Sam, Zack, Jack, Philip, Daniel, Aodain, Rory and Peter    


Leinster Championship

Sunday 18th May sees Wicklow take on Laois at Aughrim at 3.30pm.  This is an all ticket match.  Anyone looking for tickets please contact Club Secretary Anne Healy.  Tickets will also be available for purchase in Aughrim on Sunday


Darkness in to Light

Well done to all in Bray Emmets who took part in the Pieta House Darkness into Light walk on Saturday morning.  The club was well represented by players from all our adult teams and BE FIT members who all started the 5 k at 4.15am on Saturday morning in the dark and finished in the light. It was a really good cause and each member supported the great work of Pieta House and helped raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health.  Thanks too to our members who acted as stewards along the route.

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