Well done to our Senior football team who successfully came through their quarter-final match on Saturday, beating Baltinglass in a nail-biting finish with a final scoreline of 0-9 to 0-8. The U-10 squad had the honour of representing the club at the half-time mini game during the match. Thirteen players made the trip and all got a run out on the Aughrim turf for the short game.
During the Senior match the lads contributed significantly to the noise level from the stand while cheering on the adult players. At the end of the game the lads led a mini pitch invasion to be the first to congratulate their clubmates.
Hopefully this was the first of many future appearances in Aughrim for these lads. The U-10 squad on the day was Liam Carolan, Oisin Dougan, Owen Duffy, Stephen Finn, Ryan Hannon, Ben Hoskin, Mark Kenny, Jimmy Mason, Kevin Nolan, Fintan O’Shea, Philip Redmond, Kevin Spaine and Evan Sweeney. Ninth Annual MBNA Kick Fada The Big kickers come into town on Saturday week (September 13) for the ninth annual MBNA Bray Emmets Kick Fada at Old Conna grounds. This will be a good day out for all the family.
TONY FORRISTAL INTERCOUNTY U-14 HURLING IN WATERFORD
Wicklow won the C Division for the second year in a row. Diarmuid Masterson captained Wicklow and Jim Doyle got man of the match. Bray had eight players on the squad and all played vital roles in the tournament. Wicklow won all four matches and were easily the best team in our group. Laois won the B and Cork won the A. The winning players were presented with inscribed Waterford Crystal and the man of the match in the final Jim Doyle got a special award.
Bray representatives were Pierse Sweeney, Cian O’Byrne, Diarmuid Masterson, Luke Maloney, Muiris O’Flionn, Cathal O’ Dualachan, Jim Doyle and Enda O’Maolmhuaidh
U-16 WICKLOW HURLERS ALL-IRELAND SUCCESSS
Congratulations to the Wicklow U16 Hurling team that won the U-16 B All Ireland C competition in Kinnegad on Saturday. Bray Emmets had seven players on the team including Peter O’Reilly, Luke O’Reilly, John Henderson, Arran Murphy, John Conroy, Cillian O’Maolmhuaidh and Harry Stephenson, Capt.
U-14 BOYS FOOTBALL
Bray defeated Rathnew in the last game of the qualifying round on Wednesday last in Rathnew by 4-14 to 2-6. This placed Bray Emmets as the winner of the league section and a place in the County Semi-final on Saturday next in Avondale where we will meet the winners of Rathnew and St Nicholas who play a quarter final on Wednesday this week. The other semi is also in Avondale on Saturday next between Baltinglass and Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney. The final is due to be played on the 20th Sept. The team has been playing well and hopefully we can maintain our momentum to qualify for the final.
UNDER-14 GIRLS FOOTBALL
Castleknock 8-4, Bray Emmets 4-3: In their first outing since the summer break, Bray Emmets under-14 girls were put under early pressure in this 13-a-side game as the hosts scored 6-1 in the first half. Bray’s sole score of the half was a goal from Orlaith Whelan as a result of an excellent pass from Cathy Waters. Castleknock could even have scored more had it not been for some good saves from Naoise Concannon.
Bray began to find their rhythm in the second half, as a reorganisation of positions helped to settle the team. An early goal, again from Orlaith Whelan, gave the team some confidence and although Castleknock soon countered, the half was a much more lively affair. Further Bray scores came in the shape of a goal and two points from Siofra Heffernan (1-2), whilst girl of the match Danika Goulding, playing in a more forward role than the first half, took a goal and a point herself. Although Castleknock’s lead was dented, they had plenty of fresh legs (unfortunately Bray were playing without substitutes) and managed to respond at a quick enough rate to keep their heads comfortably in front, to win 8-4 to 43.
Team: 1 Naoise Concannon, 2 Lauren Barry, 3 Laura McCarthy, 4 Tara Brady, 5 Danika Goulding, 6 Kate O’Connor, 7 Siofra Heffernan, 8 Zoe Mulvaney, 9 Aoife Sherlock, 8, 11 Cathy Waters; 12 Orlaith Whelan, 13 Grace Curham
BRAY EMMETS ACADEMY
Bray Emmets G.A.A. Academy caters for children from Junior Infants up until the age of 8 years. The academy develops children in team sports as well as the development of their motor, co-ordination and agility skills. Children partake in both Gaelic Football and Hurling. There is also a fun and games part to the coaching.
Coaching is provided by experienced coaches attached to the club. The club has in place a code of conduct and a charter for the welfare of children. The academy has been developed over a number of years with children going on to play for the underage teams and on to adult teams. Bray Emmets GAA Academy will start its new season on Saturday 6th, September, at Old Conna starting at 10 a.m. Registration will start from 9.45 a.m. and all children must be registered.
Registration will continue each Saturday morning for the month of September at 9.45 a.m. We would ask that those of you that know of any children that would be interested in joining inform them as there is a limit on the number of places available. For further information please contact Gabriel Plower 0876591716 or Tom Kearney 0863983399