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Final weekend for hurlers!
This weekend sees our Senior and Intermediate hurlers contest both finals in Aughrim. This is a great achievement by both teams and congratulations to the players and management. Please turn out on Sunday in your Bray Emmets gear with flags and banners. Let’s make some noise!
Intermediate Final: 1.15pm. Senior Final: 3.15pm. Venue: Aughrim
PJ Gallagher live Royal Hotel Bray
McGettigan’s and the Royal Hotel Bray presents PJ Gallagher with support from Eric Lalor. Bank Holiday Sunday, 30th October with doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets for the event are €15 and are available from the club shop, Ticketmaster and the Royal Hotel and all profits from the night will be donated by McGettigan’s and the Royal Hotel Bray to Bray Emmets GAA Club.
For your Diary
Saturday, 15th October: Senior + Intermediate Hurling Finals.
Aughrim. 3.15 pmand 1.15pm
Sunday, 30th October: PJ Gallagher fundraiser. 7pm
Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-final
Bray Emmets v Arklow Rocks (replay)
It was back to St Pat’s of Wicklow town, last Saturday 8th Oct 2016 for the replay against the Rocks and after a minute silence for Margaret Byrne the game got underway. Having rode our luck the first day, getting an equaliser with the last puck of the game, it was imperative that we brought our A game on this occasion. It was Arklow though that opened the scoring with two points on the board before Willie Keane and Tim Devine brought us level, Darragh Maloney having missed a free beforehand. Arklow again went in front with free and Paddy Lee levelled with a free also.
Michael Walsh had to retire with a shoulder injury and Shane Lohan came on to replace him. Lohan was only on the pitch when he fired over a lovely point and was looking very lively in the corner. It was TJ Byrne again that caught a long ball in and eventually rounded Enda McHugh for a well taken goal, the number of steps was very questionable. Back came Bray but try as they might just couldn’t get the ball in the Arklow net, Liam Kenny, Tim, Darragh Maloney and Michael Walsh before he went off, all missing good goal chances in this half, however it was a good half for us with intensity level well up on a fortnight ago, the score at half time 1.3 to 4 points for the Rocks. Sean Maloney took up marking TJ and Paul Barry moved up on Tiernan Mellon. The second half saw Bray push forward and really take the game to the Rocks, Willie Keane was powering his way through the Arklow defence and was rewarded with a well-deserved goal when he blasted the ball past the Arklow goalie. Liam Kenny was having one of those days that although he was catching everything inside he just couldn’t find the net with one of them. Arklow came back at us again and levelled, Paddy put us ahead again Darragh also fired over and slowly but surely we were grinding them down, Brian Duggan came on for Paddy and Ed Keating for Matt.
Tim Devine had now stepped up a gear and his two goals in the last quarter put pay to the Arklow challenge. Shane Lohan again popped up with a lovely run through the middle to fire over his second point and put seven between us. Arklow needed goals at this stage and Conor McNally who started his first intermediate championship match was in no mood to let anything pass, Jordan Lee was outstanding and Cathal Reddin back to normal, Karl Lacey ran himself into the ground as usual, so it is another county final and the double-double is still on, Kiltegan are waiting for us in the final, should be a cracker before the senior game next Sunday 16th at 1.15. The final score 3.7 to 1.7.
Team: Conor McNally, Paul Barry, Enda McHugh, Peter Conroy, Cathal Reddin, Sean Maloney, Jordan Lee, Karl Lacey, Matt Thomson, Paddy Lee (2), Willie Keane (1.1) Darragh Maloney(1), Tim Devine(2.1),Liam Kenny, Michael (brick) Walsh, Shane Lohan(2) Ed Keating, Brian Duggan and Craig Brack Sinnott.
Dublin Hurling League Div 4
Bray Emmets v Na Fianna
We welcomed Na Fianna to Bray last Wednesday night in the final game of this league. We hopefully have just done enough to make the play-off stage having drawn the match 11 points each. This would be a great achievement going for promotion three years running and facing the thoughts of playing Div 3 hurling in Dublin next year, which would have been one of our aims when we first entered, but there is a bit to do before that happens. Anyway back to the match, Cian O’Byrne was given the free taken duties for this one as Christy Moorehouse was being rested as where John Henderson, Mikey Lee, Masterson and Lukie Maloney, and indeed he showed no signs of nerves in this dept scoring 10 points of the 11, nine from placed balls and one from play on the night. A very close match from start to finish with never more than two or three points between the teams. With only 15 minutes of the game gone Peter Walsh pulled up with a hamstring and was replaced by Paddy Lee who dropped into corner back , Padge Doyle, Ben McCormack and Aran Murphy were playing well and causing the Na Fianna defence to foul. At half time we lead 6 to 5 and we introduced Willie Keane and Paulie Cuiningham for Ben and Karl. The two boys immediately made an impact and Bray started to get a slight grip putting a small bit of daylight between the sides for the first time. We moved 10 points to 7 a head with 10 minutes to go, Cathal O’Dualachain then pulled up and John Henderson replaced him, and he also made a big impact, none the less Na Fianna came back at us and fired over three points one after another, Ciano put us back in front but the boys from Mobhi road fought hard for the equaliser and got it with injury time looming. We did have chances to win it, Willie, Paulie and Aran all missing the target and the miss of the night, Ronan Cuiningham with a moment of brilliance took the ball down with his hurley from a long range free and rounded the two defenders but just as he was about to pull the trigger he was struck on the legs causing him to lose his balance and fire just wide of the post and this would surely have won the game for us, but it wasn’t to be, and unfortunately he had to go off as a result, then Gerry Gough blew the final whistle and it was a job well done. The draw enough to see us through.
Team: Peter O’Reilly, Daire Lohan, Peter Kiely, Phil Collins, Karl Lacey, Eoin McCormack, Peter Walsh, Enda Forde, Aran Murphy, Ben McCormack, Ronan Cuiningham, Mark Lennon, Cian O’Byrne(10), Padraic Doyle, Cathal O’Dualachain(1), Paddy Lee, Willie Keane, Paulie Cuiningham, John Hendo, Christy Moorehouse, Sean Maloney and Conor McNally.
U10 Camogie Blitz in Ballinacor
The end of season Wicklow camogie blitz was held in Ballinacor on Sunday. We sent two teams and we used this opportunity to give some of new girls a run out. But I think our opposition had other ideas and seem to send out their very best players for this. So it was a tough start for the new girls to come up against some very good hurlers but as seems to be our way this year against good teams the girls dug in and got back into the games with great tackles, hooks and blocks and never giving up. Of the six matches we won three and lost three. And well done to our new players Caitlin, Ellie, Sarah and Rianna.
Bainisteoiri: Anita, Marie & Lisa
U10 Girls Football
Bray Emmets vs Templeogue
We played a very good Templeogue team on Sat who were probably the best we have come up against this year. So we were a little overawed at first and they converted a number of points. The the girls switched on and our battling spirit kicked in and then it was a different match. We fought for every ball and blocked every attack so we may have lost the first half but to win the second half was a great achievement. Standout player was Tara who caught every high ball and cleared our line brilliantly.
Foireann: Annie, Anna, Ella, Erica, Grace R, Katie Q, Kimberly, Niamh C, Niamh R, Roisin, Tara