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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.


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


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.


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.


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 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

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