Bray Emmets club notes September 15

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U21 B Hurling All Ireland Championship victory!


Marc Lennon and Jim Doyle celebrate the victory


Congratulations to the Wicklow U21 hurling team for winning the B final. It’s a fantastic achievement for the team and 9 Bray Emmets players on the panel. Well done to Jim Doyle, Luke Maloney, Daire Henderson, Diarmuid Masterson, Cian O’Byrne, Padraig Doyle, Marc Lennon, Daire Lohan and Cathal O Dulachain .


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See below for an interesting All Ireland Bray Emmets story



County Camogie Final Replay

The replay against Carnew is on Saturday 19th Sept in Baltinglass at 1.30pm. The team and the club would appreciate as much support as possible.



Ladies Football County Final

Our Ladies Senior Team, unfortunately,  came up short in the county final but the club is extremely proud of this team and its achievements.

Junior Football County Quarter Final

Well done  to the juniors who beat St Pats on Sunday and are now in the county semi-final.

Kick Fada


The 16th annual Bray Emmets Kick Fada competition will take place on Saturday, September 26th at 1pm this year with a host of the county’s and the country’s leading kickers expected to attend. More details to follow. Please check our Facebook page.


Peil Abu /Tag Gaelic Football is seeking new players


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.


Club jerseys, unused hurleys and helmets


Would  all players, parents and mentors to check if they have any Bray Emmets team jerseys.  There are a number of jerseys missing from juvenile and adult team sets .  The jerseys can be returned any night of the week to the clubhouse or on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 12.30pm. We are also looking for any hurleys and hurling helmets that are not being used at present to be dropped into the clubhouse where we will find good use for them.




Ciaran Barnes  is the Bray Emmets Referee Coordinator . He can be contacted at 0876693206. Requests for home-game referees should be made to Ciaran  on a Tuesday so he can plan for the week.


Dates For Your Diary

County Camogie Final Replay: Saturday 19th, Baltinglass, 1.30pm

All-Ireland Football Final and Fun Run: Sunday, 20th September

Kick Fada Competition: Saturday 26th of September at 1pm

Clothes recycling fundraiser: Saturday, 3rd October, Bray Emmets


From the archives

Bray Emmets All Ireland Champions

Bray Emmets were plying their trade in County Dublin in the early years of the last century. In 1902, they won the Dublin Senior football championship and went on to lead the Dubs to All-Ireland victory. The man who lifted the cup on the banks of the Lee however, after the ‘Jackeens’ had beaten London in the final proper was Wexford native Jack Dempsey. Jack was a fine footballer, earning his crust by the banks of the Dargle in Bray.

Many fans claimed that the title should have been credited to Wicklow and not to Dublin. In the early days, it was the county champions that went on to play in the All-Ireland series. Times were changing.

Around the turn of the century the champions still led the county team into battle. They were given the choice of selecting from other clubs in the county and that was the road that Jack Dempsey and the Bray Emmets mentors chose to go.

To clear up all doubts about the validity of that victory by Bray Emmets, we will go through the championship step by step. First of all, they beat the reigning All-Ireland champions Star of the Sea in the Dublin championship, before disposing of an all-powerful Kickhams team in the Dublin final.

Ironically, their first match in the Leinster Championship was against the Wicklow champions Rathnew, a game which they won comfortably at Jones Road.

They beat Louth in the second round and while the Leinster final against Wexford had to be replayed after the Emmets had qualified for the All-Ireland home final, they still added the Leinster Trophy to their collection.

They beat Armagh in the All-Ireland semi-final at Drogheda by a very impressive score of 4-13 to 1-6. That put them into the All-Ireland home final where they beat Tipperary,  0-6 to 0-5  in Kilkenny. At that time London was included in the championship, and the final proper, which incidentally was not played until September 11th 1904, was fixed for Cork. 

Many thanks to Brian Lambe for this.


Match Reports

U14 hurling

Bray Vs Arklow Rocks


The U14 hurlers had a very tight, competitive game against Arklow Rocks on Wed 9th Sept. While Bray lead at half-time, both teams had a lot to give before the ring of the final whistle. Oisín Drury in goal, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob and Aaron O’Rourke all made large and gutsy contributions to proceedings, while some of the best scores of the evening came from David Maloney, Sam Kearney, Rory Lambe and Seán McDonagh. Bhuaigh an tInbhear Mór sa deireadh agus comhghairdeas leo.


Foireann : Oisín Drury, Aaron O’Rourke, Adam Bushe, Ben Moroney, Brian Nesbitt, Conor Hardiman, Daniel Flavin, David Maloney (Captaen), Eoin Holmes, Jack Treacy, Gavin Henderson, Michael Timmons, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob, Rian Mac Maoláin, Rory Lambe, Rory Mulcahy, Sam Kearney, Seán McDonagh, Sebastian Coleman, Tadhg McCarthy, Zack Collins. Bainisteoir – Larry Timmons.


U13 Hurling

Bray Vs Ballyboden

The U-13 hurlers returned to winning ways against a skilful and much bigger Ballyboden side on Pitch 1 in Old Conna on Saturday 5/09/2015. On a busy day in the club and playing with the aid of a fresh breeze in the first half, Emmets started in a determined fashion. They were made fight all the way, but putting in their best performance of the season they outhurled and out fought a very fancied Ballyboden side.

In the first half scores were very hard to come by, and the Ballyboden backs repelled waves of attack built on fine performances by the Emmets half back line of Tadhg, Adam and Zack, and the midfield dominance of Sam and Philip. Oscar opened the scoring with a great team score and Rory quickly added a goal and a point. Gavin added another excellent goal and with Brian, Cian and Sam adding further points , Emmets went into the break leading by 2-4 to 0- 3.

Andrew, Daniel Flavin, Conor, Rian and Daniel Munroe all did great work in the forward line as everyone contributed . Great praise to the half backs already mentioned who were joined by Sebastian after half time.

The full back line was again very solid with fantastic work by Luan and Eoin and Aaron at fullback who all worked tirelessly to deny Ballyboden a foothold in the game. Ballyboden added 3-5 in the second half but were repeatedly repelled, with Ben putting in his best performance ever in goal. At the other end Sam and Oscar goaled at critical times, Rory took his second, and Cian finished the scoring with a super point, to see Bray Emmets victorious at the end on a scoreline of 5-5 to 3-9.

Team: Ben Gorman, Eoin Holmes, Aaron O Rourke, Luan Roddy, Tadhg Mac Carthy, Adam Bushe, Zack Collins, Philip Jakob, Sam Kearney, Brian Nesbitt, Oscar Harty, Rian Mac Maoilain, Daniel Flavin, Rory Mulcahy, Andrew Mac Cann, Daniel Munroe, Gavin Rochford, Sebastian Coleman, Conor Duff.



U12 Hurling

Bray Vs St Pats Palmerstown

Bray Emmets under 12 hurlers continued their recent run of good form winning away against St Pats Palmerstown on Saturday last.

The team lost the toss and had to play against a strong breeze during the first half. They fought off a number of determined Pats attacks but scored when they had the chance and led 1-5 to 1-1 at half time.

With a few words of encouragement and warnings from parents that a wind never won match the team set about their second half business. They played with continued vigour and tenacity and despite missing a couple of early chances soon had the scoreboard ticking over. The Pats keeper was always the busier of the two but when called upon the Bray backs harried their opponents and launched balls into Pats final third. This paid dividends and team ran out comfortable winners as Emmets finished with a final tally of 7-9 to 1-3.

Team: John, Louie, Jamie, Conor M, Nathan, Art, Luan, Oscar H, Cian, Gavin, Tim, Evan and Fionn.


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