Bray Emmets club notes November 23

Bray Emmets Notes, 23rd November

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Christmas shopping at the club shop

The club shop will be open on Thursday’s 26th November, 3rd & 10th December from 7 to 8pm and Saturday  28th November & 5th December from 10 to 12.30 for Christmas shopping.

We now have fantastic hurley Christmas tree decorations in stock but hurry, stocks are limited!



Annual General Meeting     

The Bray Emmets AGM was held on Friday 20th November in the clubhouse.        

While the attendance was a little disappointing, all those present contributed to a positive and constructive meeting.  

At the outset of the meeting, a minutes silence was observed in memory of all the deceased members of the club. 

In particular, the  chairman Dermot O Brien, remembered Tom Walsh, who was Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee at the time of his sad and sudden passing.  

The dedication and commitment that Tom had to the GAA and Bray Emmets in particular, will never be forgotten in the clubs history.

Also remembered was Declan Molloy, who passed away so tragically at a young age.  Declan played a big part in the coaching and training of many of our present senior hurling panel. 

The Annual Report was again excellently prepared by An Runai, Anne Healy, which included reports from members of the executive, the Games Promotion Officer, Willie Braine and team mentors.  The Chairman reviewed another successful year for the club, on and off the field. The Secretary, Anne Healy and Treasurer, Paul Cunningham provided comprehensive reports.

There was a good discussion on the level of finance that is required to run the club and suggestions to reduce the cost and raise more funds were proposed.               .                                                                             

Election of Executive Officers: 

The outgoing chairman, Dermot O Brien had completed his three year term and his tremendous work for the club as chairman was acknowledged by the President of the Club Jackie Napier on behalf of all club members.

Chairman :  Liam Mc Graynor, who previously held the position from 2002 to 2004.

Vice-chairman:  Dermot O Brien.

Runai: Anne  Healy

Treasurer: Paul Cunningham

Registrar: Philip Moynihan

Communications: Conn O Midheach

Development Officer: Denis Mc Cague

Registrar: Philip Moynihan

Coaching Officer: Dave Barry

Adult Games: Patrick Wogan

Children’s Officer: Frances Stephenson,

An tOifeach Gaelige: Brian O Luain

Players Rep: Sean O’ Neill

Juvenile Rep: Neal O’ Doherty

Ladies Football/Camogie Rep: Tomas O Midheach.

The AGM concluded with discussions on a number of motions that were submitted.


Coaching courses


Bray Emmets GAA Foundation course will take place Tues 24th & Thurs 26th from 7 to 9.30 for all coaches and helpers.

Child protection workshop, Wednesday 2nd December  starting at 8. All welcome
(From January all coaches working with children have to have completed a Child Protection Workshop so this is a great opportunity to get completed).

Football Workshop Tuesday 1st December from 7 to 8 for all football coaches from U8 to 14

Hurling Workshop Friday 4th December from 7 to 8 for all football coaches from U8 to 14

Please text Willie if interested 0860266506


GAA Foundation Course/Foundation Award
The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic Games. The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organisation of activities to develop hurling or football.

The course is seven and a half hours in duration and covers four key modules, as well as introductory and conclusion modules. These four modules are:

Ø  Introduction to Games

Ø  Skill Development

Ø  Movement Skills

Ø  Coaching Children, Youths and Adults


Coaching Competencies to be developed
By the end of this course participants will be able to:

Assist a coach in organising a programme of games and skill development activities appropriate to each participant’s needs and abilities
Identify the skills of hurling
Assist a coach in organising progressive activities (drills and fun games) to develop five key skills
Assist a coach in organising progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic Games
Assist a coach in organising and managing players for an effective practice session
Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players

Course Philosophy
The GAA is committed to implementing an integrated Coach Education Programme with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards and ensuring that players’ needs are catered for in a balanced way.

The course is designed to promote the development of the How to Coach skills through modelling of best practice, as demonstrated by the tutor, experimential learning and through the guided reflection on previous experiences – as a coach, player, official or parent – facilitated by the tutor.


GAA Games Development Conference

The Liberty insurance GAA Games Development Conference will take place on Friday January 22nd and Saturday January 23rd next in Croke Park. The 2016 Conference will focus on issues related to the Adult Player (aged 18 years +).

On Friday, January 22nd we will have a special forum on the progression of players from the minor and underage ranks through to the adult game.


Saturday, January 23rd will see a spectacular range of speakers presenting both key note and parallel workshops on issues related to the adult player. The full list of speakers is currently being finalised, however confirmed speakers include:

  • ​Eamonn O’Shea, former Manager Tipperary Senior Hurling Team
  • Bryan Cullen, All Ireland Winning Captain 2011 Dublin Senior Football Team
  • Prof Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Sharon Madigan, Sports Nutritionist Irish Institute of Sport
  • Paul Brady, World Handball Champion
  • Dr Richard McCann, Sports Institute of Northern Ireland
  • Prof Niall Moyna, Dublin City University
  • Damien Young, Lecturer Setanta College/LIT and Performance Analyst Tipperary Senior Hurling Team

Tickets are available to reserve your place now, from http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2016-liberty-insurance-gaa-games-development-conference-tickets-19011202017


Please note that tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are expected to sell out quickly.


For more information please visit: http://learning.gaa.ie/coach 


Dates for your Diary

Scór na n-Óg : December 13th, St Marys College, Arklow.


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