31 May, 2014
Our first U-7 football match was a great success. We played two matches away to Geraldines in Cornelscourt. There was great excitement about our first official match and our two teams played great together. The Geraldines coaches were very complimentary about our players but are looking for a rematch in Bray in a few weeks time. Players were as follows:Adam Butler, Cameron Bagley, Ciaran Cottrell, Cillian O'Neil, Conor Dwyer, Luca Coppola, Luke Cotter, Philip Cooney, Mark Staunton, Rian O'Rourke, Ronan Hardiman, Ruadhan Hipwell, Tiernan Ryan, Senan Croke, William Cash & Kimberly Kennedy....
|Under-8 Camogie Blitz|
14 April, 2013
On Sunday morning 14th April, Bray Emmets U-8's Camogie team made their debut in the Dublin U-8's Camogie Blitz at Páirc Emmet Bhré. Our visitors were Kilmacud Crokes and Faughs with each Club providing two teams. Sixteen Bray girls turned up to play and put on a great display, showing many of the skills they have learned from the Academy every Saturday morning. We won games, we lost games, we drew games and we had a lot of fun which is the nature of Go Games. Thanks to our visitors for the sporting games and to our fantastic supporters. Well done to all! The teams lined out as follows:Green Team: Jessica Woods, Julia Jakob, Aoibhe Traynor, Eimear Hardiman, Rachel O'Brien, Emma Brandon, April Morris and Alva.
Pink Team; Emma Nesbitt, Laura Doyle, Allannah Harrington, Erica Brierton, Roisin Dubh, Jasmine Kennedy, Annie Redmond and Martha....
|2004 group play at Croke Park|
27 August, 2012
Our 2004 (under 8) squad travelled to the hallowed ground of
Croke Park last Monday morning. It was another day of rain but the
players did not mind in the slightest. We had a great show of
support from parents and mentors. The kids got off to a slow start
I think that was due to the fact they were admiring Croke Park from
the pitch not many of us can say we have done that. The second half
we got into some form and knocked in 2 goals and 4 points to bring
the game to close. There was a lot of skill shown on the day and
would like to congratulate everyone who took part and look forward
to see them play there again someday.
Emmet Bray 2004
Adam Prunty, Joshua Butler, Kaleigh Broderick, Rory Farrell,
Cian Longmore, Shane Baguley, Nathan Hunter, Cian Eddy, Sean Byrne,
James Byrne, Ellen O'Doherty, Cal Quinn, Cathal McMaolain, Luke
Micallef, Luke Kane, Killian Murphy & Jack Kearney.
More photos can be seen here.
|inaugural outing for U6 |
23 June, 2012
The U6 hurlers, our youngest age-group in Bray Emmets, played
their first match in Greystones on Saturday 23rd June. Other teams
participating in this Hurling blitz were Kilcoole and Eire Óg. All
our stars of the future (and parents) were filled with excitement
on their inaugural outing. The players showed skill and
determination on the pitch. Thank you to all the coaches, parents,
players and U6 manager John McMahon for a taste of things to
Emmet Bhré U6 : Aisling O'Keefe, Beth Cummins, Ciara Lambe,
Charlie Maguire, Conor Broderick, Christopher Murray, Donnacha Mac
Maoláin, Éanna Hayes, Emily Ryan, Elsa Micallef, Eimear Farrell,
Finn Morrissey, Gregory Healy, Jack Ebbs, Jonah Burke, Joshua
Mahon, Layla , Mia Byrne, Reuben Dehantschutter, Ronan Hardiman,
Saibh Smierciak, Sam Goggin, Tadhg McDonagh, Tadhg Treacy.
|U8’s host Foxrock/Cabinteely|
4 February, 2012
The U8's hosted Foxrock/Cabinteely on Saturday morning
with two teams making the short journey to Old Conna for a Football
Blitz.The U10's Foxrock/Geraldines teams were also in attendance at
Old Conna on Saturday playing football against two
Bray Emmets teams.
|AGB FOOTBALL BLITZ|
28 September, 2009
The Under 8 squad travelled to the sun-drenched soils of Arklow
to compete in a well-organised, highly hospitable AGB football
blitz. Three games later and the troops were well and truly
satisfied. On one team, Eoin Fitzsimons, Rory Lambe and Oisín Drury
got some eye-catching scores, while on the other team, David
Nesbitt, Finn O'Loughlin and Alex Russell gave a 100% to their
cause. The mentors were very happy with the general cohesion and
spirit shown by the players.
Beimid ag imirt in aghaidh Ballinteer an tseachtain seo
chugainn, agus muid ag tnúth go mór leis an dúshlán sin.
5 September, 2009
An Tóchar CLG in Roundwood hosted this blitz Saturday morning.
20 Bray players proudly represented us on 2 different teams.
Blessington, Newtown and An Tóchar all provided stern opposition
but Bray Emmets team-work paid dividends in the final analysis.
The Coaches were more than happy with the first outing of the
new season. A promising start for a promising and eager young
Beidh muid ag imirt arís Dé Sathairn seo chugainn ag an
'Kick-Fada' in Emmet Bhré.
Emmet Bhré : Aaron Graham, Alex Russell, Brian Nesbitt, Carla
Lennon, Conor Dowling, Conor Hardiman, Conrad Ruddy, David Nesbitt,
Davy Maloney, Jamie Baguley, Joe Dillon, Leah Carroll, Michael
Connolly, Michael Timmons, Mikey Donnelly, Oisín Drury, Sarah
Lambe, Sam Kearney, Sammy Butler, Seán McDonagh.
6 July, 2009
A 10 player selection was in Croke Park last week for a game
against Graiguenamanagh from Kilkenny. The experience was a great
thrill for all involved, young and old. The players got an
opportunity to not only play on the hallowed-turf but to visit the
changing rooms too.
The game itself started briskly. Eleanor Carroll-Hayes and Sean
McDonagh cleverly found the Kilkenny net. Out in midfield Davy
Maloney, aided by Michael Timmons, were both being made to earn
their stripes. The duos dug deep and were assisted in no small part
by Gavin O'Shea's reading of the breaking ball. Bray net
minder Oisin Drury was marshalling his defence with good effect and
keeping a squeaky clean sheet. The half finished 7 - 1 in favour of
Emmet Bhre. The half-time team talk was complimented by our
near neighbour, Wicklow and Ireland star, Leighton Glynn.
The second half began with some changes made by managers Larry
Timmons and Brian Lambe. Jamie Baguley came into the play with
re-newed determination and David Nesbitt dropped back to help his
midfield when required. As legs tired, and hearts nearly stopped,
the outstanding contributions of Eoin Fitzsimons and the 2 sided
Rory Lambe brought this great game over the white line at a final
temperature of 10 goals and one point to Kilkenny's 3 goals.
Ni dheanfaimid dearmad go deo ar an la seo. Go raibh mile maith
agaibh do na tuismitheoiri ar fad a thainig chun tacaiocht a
Bray: David Nesbitt, David Maloney, Eoin Fitzsimons,
Eleanor Carroll-Hayes, Gavin O'Shea, Jamie Baguley, Michael
Timmons, Oisin Drury, Rory Lambe, and Sean McDonagh.
|Bray Emmets Football Go-Games|
22 June, 2009
Bray Emmets Academy hosted a Football Go-Games. A very
successful evening saw the visiting Barndarrig, An Tóchar and
Arklow, Hospitality was generously provided by many of the parents.
On the field of play, Leah Carroll, Aaron Graham and Nick Hederman
made a significant impact for their team. On the other team,
big-hearted, skilful inputs were made by Eleanor Carroll-Hayes,
Mikie Donnelly and Emily Deveney.
Emmet Bhré : Davy Maloney, Carla Lennon, Seán McDonagh, Eleanor
Carroll-Hayes, Emily Deveney, Eoin Fitzsimons, Brian Glass, Gavin
Henderson, Michael Connolly, Nick Hederman, Michael Timmons, Oisín
Drury, Leah Carroll, Mikie Donnelly, Darragh McCormack, Aaron
Graham, Gavin O'Shea
6 June, 2009
Ballyboden GAA Club hosted us Saturday morning in atrocious
weather conditions. Nonetheless, 3 Bray teams braved the elements
to kick points and rattle the nets. On one pitch, Leah Carroll,
Carla Lennon and Darragh McCormack were the main movers, defending
and creating in equal measure. Pitch number 2 was backboned by the
endeavours of Gavin Henderson, Jamie Baguley and the ever-improving
Michael Timmons. The conditions often meant the players had to dig
deep. Finally on pitch 3, the compliments of the crowd went in the
direction of the all-round contributions of Rory Lambe and Sam
Emmet Bhré 2001: Oisín Drury, Emily Deveney, Seán McDonagh,
Conor Hardiman, Eleanor Carroll-Hayes, Michael Timmons, Eoin
Fitzsimons, Jamie Baguley, Gavin Henderson, Sam Kearney, Rory
Lambe, Sarah Lambe, Leah Carroll, Darragh McCormack, Joe Dillon,
Carla Lennon, Davy Maloney.
Bhíomar an-bhuíoch do na tuismitheoirí go léir a tháinig amach
|Newtown GAA club Football Go-Games|
25 May, 2009
Newtown GAA club hosted this Football Go-Games last Friday
night. A strong Bray squad travelled: Aaron Graham,
Brian Glass, Conor Hardiman, Brian Nesbitt, David Nesbitt, Eoin
Fitzsimons, Eleanor Carroll-Hayes, Gavin O'Shea, Jamie Baguley,
Michael Timmons, Oisín Drury, Rory Lambe, Sarah Lambe and Seán
Bray played Enniskerry and two Newtown selections. They were in
a relative comfort zone in all three fixtures, a welcome return for
the winter training sessions which often took place in inclement
weather. Oisín Drury, Conor Hardiman and Seán McDonagh worked
tirelessly showing their defensive and attacking skills. This was a
very strong overall team performance.
Go raibh maith agaibh don lucht tacaíochta a tháinig chun
|‘Go-games’ hurling blitz|
16 May, 2009
A monsoon weekend almost prevented us hosting this
'Go-games' hurling blitz last Saturday. However, the elements could
not keep back the deluge of eager hurlers and generous parents who
helped to carry the morning. Bray fielded 3 teams, Glenealy, Carnew
and Kilcoole one each. A Gavin O'Shea lead Bray team, supported by
the hard work of Carla Lennon and others, beat Carnew. In another
top-notch encounter, Davy Maloney was the stand-out player against
Glenealy, a game which was sealed by a tenacious Joseph Dillon
goal. Other players to be noticed for their skilful contributions
were Nick Hederman, Oisín Carney and Gavin Henderson. The afters
were the final high-point, sandwiches, tea and goodies in
abundance. The visiting teams all complimented their Bray Emmets
Míle buíochas do natuismitheoirí a rinne ceapairí agus a
tháinig le rudaí deasa le n-ithe
|Barndarrig Go Games|
8 May, 2009
A 9 player squad competed in the Barndarrig Go Games last Friday
Seán McDonagh, Sarah Lambe, Rory Lambe, Michael Timmons, Gavin
O'Shea, Eoin Fitzsimons, David Nesbit, Conor Hardiman and Brian
The squad played 3 very competitive games. The first against
Kilcoole, which Bray dominated. A great Brian Glass goal, powered
by fine players like Eoin Fitzsimons in midfield. The second game
against Avoca was a tough affair, capable strong footballers who
pounded the Bray defence. Rory Lambe blocked bravely while Gavin
O'Shea ensured we remained in touch. Energy levels were being
tested by the time we met Barndarrig. A well balanced team and a
tooth-and-nail exchange. Michael Timmons showed courage and loyalty
to his team mates while David Nesbit showed his silky skills.
Sarah Lambe, our only girl, kept the flag flying high with a
Go raibh míle maith agaibh do Colm McDonagh, Rod O'Shea agus na
tuismitheoirí uilig a tháinig linn go dtí an Bhearna Dhearg.
|Blitz in Old Conna|
12 July, 2008
On Saturday we hosted a very successful Wicklow Under 8
and Under 10 Hurling Blitz. There were 8 Clubs
represented. A most enjoyable morning was had with some great
games taking place. A special work of thanks to the parents
who helped prepare the pitches and feed all the players and
parents. The Academy wishes Conor Ryanandhis
family all the bestas he departs for 2 years for work
commitments in America. Conor has been an ever present part
of the Academy for the past number of years jetting in from all
over the world to be in Old Conna on Saturday mornings to
coach.Also to Michael we hope to see you back in 2
years raring to go.Your team mates will miss you. We
will sayfarewell to Conorafter the Golf Classic in Bray
Golf Club on Friday 18th from 9pm. We wish our 2 teams
playing in the Golf Classic the best of luck.
|Blitz in Kilcoole |
14 June, 2008
Saturday last we enjoyed an excellent blitz in
Kilcoole for the Under 8's. Some good performances all
round. The weather was excellent and this lead to great
hurling conditions. We fielded three teams. The score
of the day was Rory Lambe cutting a sideline ball over the
bar. We now have two weeks left to the summer break
Next Saturday Arklow Geraldines/Ballymoney are bringing
some teams up to play us and we look forward to this. Special
word of congratulations to Tom and Dee Kearney on the birth of
Daughter Rebecca. This is sure to keep Tom tied to the
Academy for another few years and adds to the future of
|Blitz in Ballinteer|
17 May, 2008
This was a very busy weekend for the Academy. The Year
2000's had a blitz in Ballinteer with St. Johns and Cuala.
There were some very evenly contested matches. The Year
2001's hosted a blitz in Bray with St. Johns and Cuala. Again
this was a chance for the children to continue with their skill
development as well as the competitive side of things. The
highlight of the Weekend was our trip to Croke Park on
We had 85 parents and children on the trip and a great day was
had. A memorable experience for the children to be present
for such a great Wicklow Win. Our Congratulations to Dara and
the team and we wish them well against Laois in the next round.
|Blitz in Old Conna|
12 May, 2008
Last Saturday we hosted a Hurling Blitz. We were well
represented with 3 teams. These teams are now getting more
used to the competitive games and playing different clubs is
helping develop them. A special word of thanks to the parents
who helped set up the pitches and for those that provided all the
Next Saturday the Year 2000 team have a football blitz in
Ballinteer and theYear 2001 are hosting a football blitz in
Bray. The Year 2002/2003 will train as normal from 10am
-12pm. Also on Sunday we will be on our annual trip to Croke
Park. We wish the Wicklow Team the best of luck.
|Blitz in Kilcoole|
14 April, 2008
This week our Under 8's took part in a Hurling Blitz in
Kilcoole. We were well represented with 3 teams. There
were great performances all round.
Team 1 was Darragh Rochford, Mcdara O'Mhidigh, Noah Daly, Cian
Lohan, Michael Ryan, Brona Murphy, Ben Kearney, Fiachra Bond,
Team 2 was Conor Plower, Ciaran McKay, Andrew Conway, Patrick
Regan, Sean MacGabhann, Tricia Phelan, Joe Phelan, Mark
Team3 wasJames Anders, Gavin O'Shea, David Maloney,
Matthew Dehanschutter, Rory Kenny, Alannah Donohoe, Andrew O'Brien,