2 April, 2016
Bray Emmets 6-12. Lucan Sarsfields 1-1
On a day of persistent heavy rain Bray Emmets under 13 hurlers played their latest Dublin Hurling League match. Despite the weather the team put in scintillating performance running out winners by a score of 6-12 to 1-1.
Playing initially against the elements the team blasted a couple of early goals with Shane and Adam getting on the end of moves that originated in the backs. These set the tone for the game as the team tried constantly to move the ball around the pitch constructively. At half time the team led 3-3 to 1 goal.
Quintin in nets launched many attacks with his accurate puck outs and was in the main protected by the pacy duo of Simon and Louie. Luan played in between these and used his power to break out of defence. Nathan, Michael and the ever though Conor ran and ran to both provide cover to the full back line and also launch attacks. Gavin and Art in midfield pressed forward when needed and tracked back too with both adding to the score line. The half forward line of Oscar, Tim and Cian sought to run at their opponents at times and move the ball in to the full forward line and they too kept the scoreboard ticking over. Evan inside these players always ran to provide options for all and also added to the score line.
A quick word of thanks must be given to Lucan who travelled in great numbers on a horrible day, they always fought hard and their efforts were not fully reflected by the final score.
Team: Quintin, Louie, Luan, Simon, Michael, Nathan, Conor, Art, Gavin, Tim, Oscar, Cian, Evan, Shane and Adam....
17 October, 2015
Bray vs Erin's Isle
The u -13 hurlers finished their Dublin League season with a disappointing loss away to Erin’s Isle on Saturday 17/10/2015. The backs put in a characteristic battling display and were excellent all game, with stand-out performances from Eoin at corner back, Adam at centre back and especially Zack at wing back. Sam put in another excellent performance at midfield and scored 1-2. The pitch was very small, and the forwards each of whom was marked by a bigger and stronger opponent struggled to find any space to play, but played and tried to the final whistle. Final Score: Bray Emmets 1-3 , Erins Isle 4-10. Team: Ben, Eoin, Aaron, Luan, Tadhg, Adam, Zak, Philip, Sam, Daniel M, Brian, Andrew, Daniel F, Cathal, Rian, Cian F, Oscar, Gavin
This has been a good year for the 2002 Hurlers. They have all made good progress as hurlers and have been a great group to support and encourage each other. They showed great form in the league up to the summer break, but have been hit hard by injury and unavoidable absences since then. Special thanks to the 2003 hurlers who helped out when necessary...
3 October, 2015
Bray vs St Vincents
The u-13 hurlers, returned to winning ways against St Vincent’s in Old Conna last Saturday 03/10/2015. With almost the full squad for only the second time since the summer break, and with the help of their regular 2003 players, the team put on an excellent first half display to lead by 8-8 to no score at half time. Special mention to Sam who was in devastating form, controlling the middle third and scoring 4-4. While it was very much a forwards day, a super display by Cathal saw him score (2-5) and others chipped in with scores too Brian (1-1), Daniel m and Andrew (1-0 each) Daniel F and Oscar (0-1): the backs put in a very solid performance and denied St Vincent’s a score. Special mention to St Vincent’s who produced a full hearted performance and remained competitive and played like true sportsmen to the final whistle. Squad: Ben, Eoin, Aaron, Sebastian, Tadhg, Adam, Zack, Philip, Sam, Brian, Rory, Daniel F, Rian, Cathal, Andrew, Daniel M, Luan, Oscar, Conor D....
|Bray Emmets Vs Lucan Sarsfields|
19 September, 2015
The U-13s travelled to Griffeen Park on Saturday afternoon to play Lucan Sarsfields.
Seriously depleted by late withdrawals due to illness and injuries, Emmets were caught for two early goals. Boosted by characteristically gritty, stand out performances from Sam, Zack, Tadhg and Brian, and solid work from Daniel F, Adam and Eoin, Emmets fought their way back into the game to play an excellent second quarter to lead by 6 points at half time 3-4 to 2-1. Unfortunately, Emmets couldn’t sustain the effort, and boosted by a strong bench Lucan inched back into the game, scoring a number of close in frees and a few fortunate goals. Emmets found scores hard to come by but clung to a narrow lead into the final 5 minutes. Lucan then benefitted from a number of scorable frees and on the final whistle finished with a well struck goal, to finish winners on a scoreline of Lucan Sarsfields 5-7 Bray Emmets 4-6. Special mention to Brian and Sam who scored 2 goals each, and special thanks to Jack K and Cian who stepped in at very short notice to fill in for absent players.
Bray Emmets: Jack Kearney, Eoin, Adam, Daniel M, Tadhg, Jack, Zack, Philip, Sam (2-3), Brian (2-2), Andrew, Cian (0-1), Daniel F, Cathal, Rian....
5 September, 2015
Bray Vs Ballyboden
The U-13 hurlers returned to winning ways against a skilful and much bigger Ballyboden side on Pitch 1 in Old Conna on Saturday 5/09/2015. On a busy day in the club and playing with the aid of a fresh breeze in the first half, Emmets started in a determined fashion. They were made fight all the way, but putting in their best performance of the season they outhurled and out fought a very fancied Ballyboden side. In the first half scores were very hard to come by, and the Ballyboden backs repelled waves of attack built on fine performances by the Emmets half back line of Tadhg, Adam and Zack, and the midfield dominance of Sam and Philip. Oscar opened the scoring with a great team score and Rory quickly added a goal and a point. Gavin added another excellent goal and with Brian, Cian and Sam adding further points , Emmets went into the break leading by 2-4 to 0- 3. Andrew, Daniel Flavin, Conor, Rian and Daniel Munroe all did great work in the forward line as everyone contributed . Great praise to the half backs already mentioned who were joined by Sebastian after half time. The full back line was again very solid with fantastic work by Luan and Eoin and Aaron at fullback who all worked tirelessly to deny Ballyboden a foothold in the game. Ballyboden added 3-5 in the second half but were repeatedly repelled, with Ben putting in his best performance ever in goal. At the other end Sam and Oscar goaled at critical times, Rory took his second, and Cian finished the scoring with a super point, to see Bray Emmets victorious at the end on a scoreline of 5-5 to 3-9.
Team: Ben Gorman, Eoin Holmes, Aaron O Rourke, Luan Roddy, Tadhg Mac Carthy, Adam Bushe, Zack Collins, Philip Jakob, Sam Kearney, Brian Nesbitt, Oscar Harty, Rian Mac Maoilain, Daniel Flavin, Rory Mulcahy, Andrew Mac Cann, Daniel Munroe, Gavin Rochford, Sebastian Coleman, Conor Duff....
22 August, 2015
6 -2 - Bray Emmets 2 – 5.
The U13 hurlers travelled to Porterstown Park on Saturday August 22 to continue their Dublin Campaign. Missing most of the squad due to holidays and other commitments, sincere thanks to the u-12’s who played and allowed the fixture to go ahead with 13-a- side. T
he concession of a number of early goals had the lads chasing the game from the off, but they fought for everything and although they struggled to impose themselves on a skilful and physically bigger Castleknock side they were still in the game at half time and went in behind on a scoreline of 2-2 to 4-0. The lads continued their best efforts in the second half and imposed themselves on Castleknock, but unfortunately were unable to catch them, and the concession of a couple of goals in the final third decided the fixture. Special mention to Cathal who scored 1- 4 from midfield and Cian Forde who finished with 1-1 from play, to Aaron who was a dynamo in defence and to Michael who was playing his first full game of hurling. Ben’s puck outs were very good and all the backs, Adam, Aaron, Tadhg, Conor, and Eoin were excellent, keeping Castleknock to a single point from play. At midfield Cathal and Zack worked tirelessly, and the forwards Oscar, Rory, Cian, Michael and Andrew made the very best of their opportunities.
Team: Ben Gorman, Eoin Holmes, Aaron O’ Rourke, Tadhg Mac Carthy, Adam Bushe, Conor Duff, Cathal Eddy, Zack Collins, Oscar Harty, Rory Mulcahy, Cian Forde, Andrew Mc Cann, Michael Mac Carthy....
20 June, 2015
Bray Emmets Vs Clontarf
The U-13 hurlers continued their Dublin campaign with a determined win against Clontarf at home on Saturday June 20. Cathal opened the scoring with a well taken goal and quickly added another and a point. Oscar also goaled in the first half for a half time score of 3-1 to 0-2. Clontarf scored quickly and often at the start of the second half. Then the Emmets backs took control and very strong performances by Adam, Sebastian, and Ben at the back, Jack Sam and Philip in the middle third, and clinical finishing from Cian who scored 2-2, Gavin with a goal and Andrew with 0-2, saw Emmets win on a scoreline of 7-5 to 2-6.
The teams were very evenly matched, the difference being the determination of the Emmets players, and their better score taking on the day, and the full hearted contributions from every member of the squad.
Team: Ben Gorman, Adam Bushe, Aaron O’ Rourke, Eoin Holmes, Tadhg Mac Carthy, Sebastian Coleman, Zack Collins, Philip Jakob, Sam Kearney, Jack Treacy, Rory Mulcahy, Andrew Mc Cann, Daniel Munroe, Cathal Eddy, Rian Mac Maolin, Michael Mac Carthy Luan Roddy, Oscar Harty, Cian Forde, Gavin Rochford,.
Manager: Terry Mulcahy....
5 June, 2015
Bray Emmets Vs Erins isle
Bray Emmets under thirteen hurlers played their sixth game against Erins Isle in the Dublin hurling league on Friday night last in old conna.
Playing with a very strong breeze Bray settled quickly with Sam and Philip dominating midfield.
The half forward line of Rory , Daniel and Jack were getting on a lot of ball resulting in some excellent ball being played into the full forward line of Riain Daniel M and the ever dangerous Cathal. However the wind and quick pitch ensured that Bray's hard work wasn't being reflected on the scoreboard early on. Daniel F had to come off due to injury and was ably replaced by Peter. You may wonder what of the Bray defence, but such was the strength of the wind that the backline of Eoin , Sebastain, Tadhg, Adam, Zack and Aaron had a quiet first half with Ben restricted to one save and puck out. As the half wore on Bray's fine approach play paid off with a number of excellent (and a few fortunate) scores to have a good lead at half time.
Erins Isle started the second half well and scored two excellent points followed by two quick goals.
In the end Bray won handsomely but it was the way they played that was the most pleasing part of the night.
Team: Ben, Aaron, Adam, Tadhg, Sebastain, Zack, Eoin, Sam, Philip, Zack, Rory, Riain, Cathal, Daniel M,Daniel F and Peter. ...
17 May, 2015
The U13 Hurlers travelled to Ballyboden St Endas on Friday Night 17/04/15 for their 3rd round game in Div.5 of the Dublin Hurling league. The game was brought forward to an 1845 throw in on Friday to facilitate many players who were not available for Saturday.
On a good evening for Hurling on a rough pitch, both teams settled smartly, and were evenly matched in the early exchanges. Ballyboden took an early lead with some fine co-ordinated attacking play , but Bray responded to the early challenge as Philip and Sam began to impose themselves at midfield and Jack and Aaron began to dominate at the centre of the defence. A flicked in goal from Rory added to Brays momentum and Sam consolidated Brays dominance with a few frees and a fine effort at goal that was deflected over the bar for a point. Zak and Tadhg completed a strong half back performance and the ball coming into the forward line through their efforts and Cathal’s work at centre forward, resulted in 2 more goals before half time; Philips exemplary work rate resulting in a well taken goal from a ground shot, and Sam added to his tally, with a well struck penalty, hard won after the spirited work of Rian, Daniel, Brian and Philip. Despite Emmets strong performance, Ballyboden continued to work the ball into the danger areas and frees won were well converted by their very able free taker. The Bray backs with Adam and Eoin in the corners and Aaron a powerhouse at full back did excellently to stop Ballyboden dominating, but they did score another fine goal before half time. Luans introduction at the start of the second half added options in the half forward line and Daniel in to replace an injured Andrew in the first half continued to work his way through the second half. Ballyboden started the second half stronger and through the second half wrested control of the game from Bray. An early goal and a point from them saw them level the score for the first time some 10 minutes into the second half and it looked like they might pull away. Some great saves by Ben in goal and two great goal-line stops by Aaron and Zak kept Bray in touch. Sam and Brian added further goals, both well taken efforts , and Emmets were in the game right to the end. Ballyboden sealed the win with a couple of well taken goals and the game finished on a scoreline of 6-5 to 5-3.
This was an excellent Ballyboden side with a team of skilled hurlers. It is a tribute to the character of all the Emmets hurlers, to their bravery and their efforts to work and improve as hurlers that they competed so well,...
14 May, 2015
Bray Vs St Vincents
Bray Emmets under thirteen hurlers played their fifth game in the Dublin league last Thursday against St Vincents. Rush hour traffic did not discommode the team who started well with Sam scoring two quick points. Philip as always was commanding in midfield ensuring that the forward line of Brian, Rory, Daniel Cathal, Zack and Riain got plenty of ball resulting in some excellent scores.
The backline had a quiet first half but jack,Adam, Tadhg, Sebastain, Aaron and Andrew had their moments with Ben well protected in goal. The introduction of Luan, Gavin, Michael and Jamie further improved matters and Bray were in a commanding lead at half time.
Now playing into a freshening breeze Bray again settled down well with Cathal scoring his hatrick early on,he was ably assisted up front by Michael Luan, Gavin, Jack, Daniel Riain Rory and Brian to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Sam and Philip continued their good form in midfield with the backline now under a bit more pressure coped well with Aaron, Adam,Andrew, Jamie, Zack Sebastian and Tadhg all playing well. Ben in goal had a quiet night but his huge puck outs set up a number of attacks which yielded scores.
This was a good performance against a team which we very lucky to beat last year. A lot of credit must go the players for their efforts and commitment at training and games.
Special mention must go to Terry Mulcahy for all the hard work he has put into training and conditioning the team which is evidenced by the improvement in the 2002 group particularly over the last two years. The lads are committed trainers and are beginning to reap the rewards of drills that Terry has devised for the group. Jimmy Barry Murphy better watch out!
Team: Ben, Aaron, Andrew,Sebastain, Tadhg, Jack, Adam, Sam, Philip, Zack, Rory, Brian, Riain, Cathal, Daniel, Jamie, Luan, Gavin and Michael. ...
30 April, 2015
Bray Emmets under thirteen hurlers played their fourth game in Dublin last Thursday against Lucan Sarfields. Trying to bounce back from their first defeat in the league Bray took time to settle with Lucan starting well but the half back line of Adam, Tadhg and ever excellent Zack held their own. The fullback line of Andrew, Aaron and Eoin cleared a lot of ball giving Ben in goal great protection. However Lucan's pressure paid off and half way through the first half Bray were behind by five points. Eventually Bray settled with Sam and the tireless Philip taking over in midfield getting good ball into the forward line. Scores were still hard to come by with the Lucan keeper making a number of key saves. Gavin continued to show for ball and brought Brian, Rory the two Daniels and Cathal into the game. A sudden rush of scores before half time gave Bray a big but flattering lead at the break.Bray started the second half much better and the forwardline of Luan, Brian, Rory, Cathal Gavin and the two Daniels got on more ball but were still finding scores hard to come by. Sam and Philip continued to dominate midfield and eventually Bray made their pressure pay and managed to stretch their lead with Rory scoring an excellent goal despite shipping a number of hard tackles.The backline of Adam, Tadhg, Michael, Eoin, Zack, Aaron and Andrew continued their excellent first half and thwarted many of the Lucan attacks. Ben with his big puck outs ensured that the pressure on the backline was kept to a minimum.However as the game wore on Bray tired and Lucan finished strongly with a number of well worked scores but Bray held out to win.This was a game that Bray struggled for long periods in both halves but were clinical in taking their scores when they needed to. Special mention must go to Zack who was outstanding at centre back, reading the game very well and clearing his lines excellently . Zack has been brilliant for the under thirteens all year playing in his best position in the half back line where he has been contributing to the success of the team this year. While not the team's best performance the team continue to work hard and won well despite not firing on all cylinders
Team: Ben, Aaron, Andrew, Adam, Tadhg, Michael, Eoin, Zack, Sam, Philip, Luan, Daniel,Rory, Cathal, Daniel, Brian and Gavin....
27 March, 2015
Bray Emmets Under 13s had their third match in the Dublin Hurling League against Castleknock on Friday. Played in perfect conditions Bray settled well with Sam and Philip getting on top early on at midfield ensuring quick accurate ball going into the forward line of Brian, Riain, Rory, Cathal, Daniel and Michael . However Castleknock came more into the game as the half wore on with the backline of Adam, Tadhg, Sebastain, Aaron, Andrew and Zack defending stoutly, however all their efforts could not keep the Castleknock boys at bay as they swept into a well deserved lead.
So after 10 minutes Bray were down by 5 points and it looked like it was going to be a long night. What happened from that point until the end was some of the most entertaining and skilful hurling performances by an underage Bray team ever seen by this writer and it was a privilege to be there.
Spurred on by the calming influence in goal by Ben, the Bray backline now hunting in packs , blocking and hooking and tackling to ensure the tide turned in Bray’s favour, the introduction of Jamie, Jack, Gavin, the ever excellent Eoin and Luan who despite being unwell ensured Bray were on top at half time.
As a light rain fell in the second half Bray started the second half as they ended the first with the backline of Adam, Jamie, Aaron, Tadhg, Zack, Eoin and Sebastain keeping their direct opponents at bay. Ben made two excellent saves and his accurate puck outs were the launching pads for many an enterprising attack by Jack and Philip in midfield. The young but brilliant wing forwards in Michael and Gavin ensured that hat-trick hero Riain, Andrew, Brian, Rory Daniel and Cathal were given plenty of scoring opportunities, the re-introduction of Sam halfway through the second half saw Castleknock heads go down and Bray ran out deserved winners
This was the best performance so far by this group of players. They have been training hard and the dynamic drills and warm ups prepared and devised by Terry are ensuring that the players are trying things in games.
The passing, while not always perfect, is being done at pace and there is a greater appreciation of space within the group. The under 13s are well conditioned and prepared by Terry and as the saying goes Níl gá a eagla na gaoithe tinn nuair a bhfuil do stoic féar a ceangailte síos.
Special mention must go to Riain who scored a hat-trick on the night, Riain may not be the biggest player on the team but he has the heart of a lion and when he wasn’t scoring goals he was blocking and hooking ensuring his marker did not have a minutes peace. Another player that deserves huge credit on the night is Ben our goal-keeper. It would have been easy for Ben’s head to drop after Castleknock scoring two quick goals but Ben made a number of critical saves in both halves and was calmness personified.
A special thank you to Castleknock for rescheduling the game and coming out on a Friday night and a special thanks to the referee who had to come by Bus from Lucan leaving his house at five to be out in Bray on time, now that’s commitment!
Team: Ben, Jamie, Aaron, Adam, Tadhg, Eoin, Zack, Andrew, Sam, Philip, Jack, Daniel, Brian, Luan, Michael, Riain, Gavin, Rory and Cathal...
14 March, 2015
On a bitterly cold day and despite some match on in Cardiff the under 13 hurling team had their second game in the Dublin hurling league. Despite missing a number of players due to confirmations and other commitments Bray settled quickly with Sam, Jack and Philip providing good quick ball into the hard working Riain, Daniel, Andrew, Aaron and Brian. While scores were hard to come by early on, with the St Peregrines goalkeeper in top form, the level of blocking and harassing by the forward line was very encouraging. As the half wore on St Peregrines came more into the game but the Bray defence was in top form with hugely impressive Eoin and Tadhg clearing a lot of ball. Zack with Aaron playing in positions that they have made their own over the last two years totally dominated their direct opponents leaving Cathal to have a quiet first half in goal.The introduction of Luan and Oscar brought further urgency to proceedings as did Mark (who had just come back from playing Feile football in the morning) to leave Bray ahead by three points at half time.Playing with a slight breeze in the second half Bray began to dominate the game with the excellent Philip, Jack and Mark spreading good low ball into the forward line of Brian, Oscar,Aaron Andrew,Riain and Daniel who were beginning to get the scoreboard ticking over. Sam (who had a busy weekend playing with the under fifteen hurling team on Sunday) played a slightly withdrawn role, due to his marker pushing forward, controlled the middle with Aaron supreme at full back catching a huge amount of ball. Zack, Tadhg and Luan were excellent in defence with Cathal, despite being unwell, keeping a clean sheet in the second half.
Special mention must go to Eoin with his excellent reading of the game and his option taking was top class. Eoin has improved so much over the last three years by his dedication and proves with hard work and willingness to learn, anything is possible.
While not playing as well as they did against Clontarf the team dug in and made things happen with the standard of defending by both forwards and backs as well as trying to move the ball fast and accurate as possible. This team continues to improve as the season progresses with players putting huge efforts to hone their skills and teamwork.
Well done to the players who managed to make the under fourteen team that recently beat the Kilmacud Crokes B under thirteen team in a friendly. As the 2002s were playing against many of opposition they played and drew with last year the step up was thankfully not as big as expected though it has to be acknowledged they were playing against players who were the same age as them so hopefully when they actually play against fourteen years olds they will be able to hold their own.
On a more important note the "warm down " after the game on Saturday had to be cut short as the players were rushing away to get ready for the club disco. (Our babies are growing up so quickly!!!)...
|U13 hurling 1st game|
7 March, 2015
Bray emmets under thirteen hurlers played their first game of the division five Dublin hurling league against a well drilled Clontarf team in a soft pitch in St Anne's park.Playing with a strong breeze in the first Bray settled quickly with Sam and Cathal providing good quick ball into the ever dangerous full forward line of Rory,Riain and Daniel. Not to be outdone the hard working half forward line of Brian and Aaron who both got good scores and the ever excellent Jack ensured Bray kept Clontarf on the back foot for much of the first half. Clontarf came more into the game as the half wore on but any attacks were repelled by the excellent half back line of Philip, Adam and Andrew. The fullback line of Daniel, Tadhg and the swashbuckling Aaron ensured that Ben in goal had a quiet first half. The introduction of Sebastian, Oscar and Luan did not weaken the team and Bray were a few goals ahead at half time. Now playing into a freshening breeze Bray again got off to a good start with Sam scoring a number of frees. The expected onslaught from Clontarf materialised but excellent defending from Aaron, Adam, Tadhg, Luan,Daniel Cathal Andrew and Sebastian ensured scores were kept to two long range points. Ben with his huge puck outs ensured Bray got a stranglehold in the game as the half wore on with Philip, Brian and Sam tacking on a number of well worked scores. The hardworking forward line of Aaron, Daniel, Rory, Riain, Oscar kept their direct opponents under huge pressure all the way through resulting in a great win on the team's first day out.This was a great performance by all the squad which included a number of new players. The lads have been going well at training and hopefully it bodes well for the season. Team: Ben, Aaron, Adam, Daniel, Tadhg, Andrew, Luan, Oscar, Sebastian, Sam, Jack, Philip, Aaron, Daniel, Rory, Cathal, Brian and Riain....
|U-13 Hurlers ease past Clontarf|
31 August, 2013
The U-13 Hurlers welcomed Clontarf to Páirc Emmet Bhré on Saturday, 31st August. Without the injured Ronan McMahon, Joe Phelan went into the number 6 berth and commanded his area very impressively. As the half wore on, James Anders, Gavin Henderson and Rory Lambe provided good direct ball into the hungry full-forward line. An accurate Macdara Ó Midheach and the valuable Mick O'Gara proved to be the scorers in chief. In the second-half, Clontarf did make a resurgent challenge to the Bray lead. Sid Hunt, Cian Lohan and Fiachra Bond put their shoulders bravely to the wheel, and the seasiders weathered the storm. Tá ard-mholadh tuillte don bhfoireann óg seo. Final Score: Emmet Bhré 3-8 Clontarf 1-2.
Emmet Bhré U-13: David Maloney, Macdara Ó Midheach (1-4), Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Jacob Stanley, Ciarán McKay, Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-1), Cian Lohan (1-0), Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (0-1), Mick O'Gara (1-1), Andrew Conway, Andrew O'Brien, Fiachra Bond, David Kennedy. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. ...
|U13 hurlers take league leaders |
1 June, 2013
The U-13 hurlers faced unbeaten league leaders Sylvesters in Páirc Emmet Bhré on Saturday, 1st June. This was a game that was drumming up some excitement as The Evening Herald were also in attendance. The first-half started with a flurry of good scores. Ben Kearney and Sid Hunt did a lot of hard work which resulted in scores for David Maloney and Cian Lohan among others. The Malahide men led at the break but Bray Emmets were kick started into top gear in the second period with towering performances from Ciarán McKay and Ronan McMahon in particular. The sequence began with an opportune goal from Rory Lambe, quickly followed by goals from Macdara Ó Midheach and the sharp-shooting Joe Phelan. Other modest players very worthy of mention were Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll and Fiachra Bond. This victory was testament to the graft of the U-13 unit, with a minimum of individuals standing out. Míle buíochas do na tuismitheoirí ar fad a thug cabhair dúinn ar an lá. Final score : Emmet Bhré 3-7, Sylvesters 2-3.Emmet Bhré – U13. Darragh Rochford, Macdara Ó Midheach (1-0) , Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (0-1), Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Ben Kearney, Cian Lohan (0-1), David Kennedy, Tony Jackson, David Maloney (0-1), Joe Phelan (1-3), Rory Lambe (1-0) Andrew Conway (0-1), Fiachra Bond. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan....
|U13 Hurling update|
11 May, 2013
The Under-13 squad have had a busy time over the last few weeks with away games in the Dublin League against Cluain Tarabh, Naomh Barrog and Craobh Chiaran, respectively. The Bray team had already suffered a narrow defeat away to Fingallians in the previous round when they travelled to St. Anne’s Park, Raheny to play Cluain Tarbh on Friday, 19th April. Bray were slow to start, allowing Cluain Tarabh to lead by a goal which was cancelled out by a Davy Maloney strike before half-time. In the second half the Bray lads got motoring and outscored Cluain Tarabh by six points to one. Final score Bray Emmets 1-7, Cluain Tarabh 1-1.Tuesday, 7th May 2013 saw the Emmets return to St. Anne’s Park to play a strong Naomh Barrog team on the first of two mid-week evening fixtures. Bray were again guilty of allowing the opposition to settle early with a score of 1-2 to 0-0 after 10 minutes. However, as is the case with this team Bray slowly began to grind the opposition down and finished the half strongly with a goal before the break from Joe Phelan. The second half was dominated by Bray with fine performances from the back six of Lochlann Doogan, Macdara O Mhidigh, Donnchadh Griffin, Ciaran Mc Kay, Tony Jackson and Sid Hunt. Darragh Rochford in the Bray goal brought off a number of great saves and exerted his dominance around the goal mouth on every attacked mount by the opposition. The midfield partnership of Andrew Conway and Ronan McMahon were the catalyst for the scoring prowess of the forwards lead on this occasion by Joe Phelan. The contribution of Cian Lohan, Jamie Baguley and Fiachra Bond were most telling and throughout the match they frustrated Naomh Barrog in their attempts to build their attack from deep. The sharp free taking of James Anders and the predatory instincts of Ben Kearney ensure a memorable victory on a score line of Bray Emmets 5-3 Naomh Barrog 2-4.Saturday, 11th May 2013 saw Bray return to St. Anne’s Park for their third match in what is beginning to feel like a home venue for the players! On this occasion the opposition were a well fancied Craobh Chiaran side who had some impressive results in their previous league matches. Brays were somewhat under pressure in this match with the absence of a number of players. The match got off to a frantic pace with a handful of goals for both sides in what was proving to be a tit for tat encounter. The half time break saw Bray lead by a single point in a high scoring opening 30 minutes. The second half saw Bray take to the field with a determination and will to win that is becoming the hallmark of this team. The lads must be complemented from 1 to 16 (on this occasion) for their application, focus, determination and discipline, qualities which will stand to them in forthcoming matches. The final score was Bray Emmets 13-7 Craobh Chiaran 5-2. The next match is the top of the table decider with St. Sylvester on Saturday, 1st June at Páirc Emmet Bhré.Squad: Darragh Rochford, Macdara O Mhidigh, Donnchadh Griffin, Tony Jackson, Lochlann Doogan, Ciaran Mc Kay, Sid Hunt, Ronan Mc Mahon, Jacob Stanley, Ben Kearney, Andrew Conway, James Anders, Joe Phelan, Cian Lohan, Davy Maloney, Fiachra Bond, Jamie Baguley, Andrew O Brien, Gavan Henderson,...
19 April, 2013
The Under-13 Hurlers had a successful outing to the northside on Friday evening, 19th April. We played Clontarf in St.Anne's Park, Raheny and came away with a superb win. Many thanks to the parents who supported us and to the boys who made their confirmation injury free on the Saturday!...
|First outing for the U13 hurlers|
28 February, 2013
The U-13 Hurlers had their first outing in this year's
Dublin league last Thursday, 28th February against Faughs. On a
fine night, Bray got off to a lively start with early points from
Rory Lambe. More good combinations saw a clinical Ben Kearney
score two goals, while Macdara Ó Midheach and Sid Hunt worked
feverishly in the engine rooms. The second-half saw the
introduction of super-sub Cian Lohan who went on to become the
leading scorer on the night. Lochlainn Dougan was another man who
gave an eye-catching display in the half-back berth, tirelessly
reading the game while linking up with David Kennedy and Joe
Phelan. Final score: Emmet Bhré 6-6, Faughs 1-2. Bhí
bainisteoir na foirne an-sásta lena fhoireann.
Emmet Bhré - U13. Darragh Rochford, Macdara Ó Midheach,
Lochlainn Dougan, Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Donnchadh
Griffin-Carroll, Ronan McMahon, Ciarán McKay, James Anders (0-1),
Andrew Conway (1-1), Joe Phelan, Ben Kearney (2-0), Rory Lambe
(0-3), Cian Lohan (3-1), Tony Jackson (1-0), David Kennedy, Andrew
O'Brien. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan.
|UNDER 13 HURLERS play under lights |
23 November, 2008
Matt Thomson and a team of parents brought the under
13 squad to Craanford in Co Wexford last Wednesday night to play
under lights for the first time. In a free flowing game Craanford
were the stronger team and eventually won the match by eight or
nine points but it was a great experience to play outside the
County and to give a good account of ourselves. The two McCormack
boys Ben & Eoin played like men that were born to play
hurling, Ryan Tynan was a power house at centre back, Matt
Thomson and Mark Lennon hardly put a foot wrong, while up front
Danny O'Toole and Paul Moran scored some creditable points. Eoin
O'Reilly finished to the net after a fine save by the Craanford
goalie. Next week its Ballyfad and with a few more players back we
should hold our own in this league, "Well Done
|Bray U13 Hurlers prove competitive Hosts Leinster Feile|
13 September, 2008
While there were many senior intercounty stars competing on the
main kicking pitch, there was no shortage of underage stars
competing in the Leinster U13 hurling competition.
Bray Emmets U13 hurlers certainly demonstrated heart,
determination and no shortage of skill as they hosted the Leinster
Feile Hurling competition at Old Conna.
Run in parallel with the MBNA Kick Fada, a large crowd milled
around expectantly wondering how Bray would cope in a group
containing Mount Sion (Waterford), Drumcullen (Offaly) and Naas
First up was Naas who provided lively opposition. Bray overcame
a slow start to lift the tempo and pull off a blistering second
half performance to win this game.
Mount Sion were next up and although tradition favoured the
famous Waterford team, the local lads didn't read the script and
tore in to the visitors from the throw in. A hugely competitive
display saw Bray come narrowly on top. Drumcullen was the
last test in this group. A test passed with flying colours. The
Bray hurlers were enjoying the day as they had the opportunity to
test their skills against new opposition. With three wins out
of three, Bray qualified to play Portlaoise who were winners of the
second group. This group was also played at Old Conna. This group
comprised Naomh Eanna (Wexford) O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim), Port
Laoise (Laois), Thomastown (Kilkenny).
Portlaoise proved to be deserving winners as a first half
performance put intense pressure on the young Bray team. However,
credit must go to the entire panel for the fighting spirit they
displayed in the second half.
Thanks to all who contributed in organising a very well run U13
|Under 13's Hurling versus Cuala|
10 May, 2008
The under 13's were against Cuala this saturday with their best
match this season. Both teams had just 15 players.
Bray started out with a point from Marc Lennon in the first few
minutes which was matched by Cuala from a follow through from the
goalies puck out.
It looked like it was to be an evenly matched game but Emmet's
Paul Moran and Dylan Grimes changed that with 3 goals in quick
sucession.Caula followed with another point followed by a goal. But
Marc Lennon featured again with another point followed by 2 more
from Daire Henderson. The match flowed well with play in both ends
but Cuala couldn't get through the brays very strong back line. The
half time score 5-4 to 1-2.
After half time both teams came out with determination but Bray
continued to be the better team with some very good team
work. They all worked very well together and despite some changes
in positions including Edward going to midfield and Stephen going
into goal for 2nd half they continued to work as a team with
goals from Ben , Danny , David , Marc , and Eoin . Cuala tried hard
and managed two goals and two points in the second half never
giving up until the final whistle .
Final Score: Bray 12-8 Cuala 3-4
Bray Emmets Edward O'Brien, Padraig Lennon, Ben
McCormack(1-1),Daniel Cody, Matthew Thompson,Daire
Henderson(1-4),Emmet Healy,Craig Dowling, Stephen Kirwan, David
Gallagher(3-0),Marc Lennon(1-4),Danny O'Toole(1-0), Eoin
O'Reilly(1-0) ,Paul Moran (3-0),Dylan Grimes(1-0).
|League Game V Eire Og|
11 April, 2008
Bray played Greystones on Thursday evening in Old Conna and came
away with a handsome victory. Bray used 26 players so there is no
team list. However it was an enjoyable experience for all involved.
Greystones were short some regulars so we played 13 a side. The
game was well contested and maintained the supporters interest
right up to the end.
This week we host Avondale in Old Conna so we look forward to
reversing the away result when we lost narrowly. Preparation
continues for the All Ireland Feile in Laois/Offaly in June.
|League Game V Rathdrum|
3 April, 2008
Bray Emmets entered a team in the East Coast league
at U14 level and our U13 team travelled to Rathdrum on
Thursday last and lost to the locals on a scoreline of 2-10 to
0-10. We have matches every week in this competition and it gives
our U13 players some games. Chris took the team to Rathdrum while
the remainder of the Feile squad trained in Old Conna. Best
for Bray were Kelvin Keane, Mark Lennon and Daragh