|U-14 Dublin Hurling Division|
1 October, 2016
Bray Emmets 4-8 Lucan Sarsfields B 2-4
Having suffered a heavy defeat to Luke O Tooles in the Wicklow u-14 championship the previous Saturday, and again without the full squad, the U-14 hurlers returned a fine victory last Saturday against Lucan Sarsfields in a very entertaining game in Old Conna.
Once again, Emmets were without a full squad due to illness and school sport commitments. The first half was nearly 20 minutes old before either side registered a score but what it lacked in scoring was more than made up for with intensity and effort. Both sides were hurling well but the defences were well on top. Sam then broke the deadlock with a well taken goal, only for Lucan to reply almost immediately with a goal of their own. Brian added a couple of points and with Philip and Peter taking one each, half time gave a welcome break with Emmets leading by 1-4 to 1-0. Lucan started the second half stronger and 2 points halved the deficit.
With the game in the balance Brian goaled and Peter and Sam took points. Lucan struck back with a goal of their own and 4 further points before Emmets secured their win with goals from Sam and Philip and 2 further points from Brian. There were good performances all over the field, Ben was excellent in goal in the second half and once again the 6 backs did great work all afternoon, Daniel F, Aaron and Eoin worked very hard and covered very well for each other.
Adam put in another excellent stopping display at centre back and Tadhg dragged all over the pitch by his man beat him in whatever position he had to, at one stage being far enough up the field to try for a score of his own. Peter and Jack both put in a great shift, as did Cathal who played the first half in goal and second half at midfield. Sam’s presence and work and scores, as ever were vital to the performance. Philip, Rian and Daniel M were busy throughout against very strong opponents and Brian provided both excellent scores and very valuable assists.
Team: Ben, Daniel F, Aaron, Eoin H, Tadhg, Adam, Jack, Sam(2-1), Cathal, Brian(1-4), Philip(1-1), Rian, Peter(0-2), Daniel M....
|U14 Hurling League Division 5 |
1 October, 2016
Whitehall Colmcille 8-12 Bray Emmets 5-3
The U-14 hurlers finished the league campaign last Saturday in Whitehall. On a lovely morning for hurling , but again without many first choice players, the hurlers struggled against a Whitehall side that have romped through the league thus far. Despite some outstanding individual performances, Aaron at full back, Adam and Daniel F at half back and Ben and Sam at midfield, Emmets struggled to contain Whitehall, and with the concession of a brace of soft goals went into the break trailing 4-4 to 1-1, Ben and Sam with a point and a goal respectively. Sam had a storming second half and scored 3-2, Tadhg, Adam, Aaron and Rian fought for everything and Ben and Fionn swapped places in goal. Andrew scored a further goal for Bray, but Whitehall found space and added too many further scores and emerged comfortable winners. This was a gutsy and determined performance by the team but with so many absences found themselves with too much to do.
Team: Fionn, Aaron, Eoin, Tadhg, Adam, Daniel F, Sam, Ben, Brian, Rian, Andrew, Conor, Daniel M....
|Dublin U14 Div 5 Hurling League|
22 August, 2016
Clontarf B 3-02 Bray Emmets 3-07
With the previous night’s drubbing still raw, the u-14s travelled to Clontarf to continue their Dublin League campaign. With four lads who missed the previous night restored to the squad, the team was determined to put in a good performance, and that they did. As both teams were short, the match was 13 –a side and the open spaces facilitated a very open and enjoyable game. As in previous matches with Clontarf it started at a great pace and Rory netted early. Both teams then struggled to score, the excellent Clontarf keeper denying a multitude of goal attempts with fine saves and excellent anticipation. The Bray lads were excellent in defence and passed the ball well to each other in attack and defence. As the half wore on both sides picked up scores, Clontarf with a fine score from play and two rather fortunate goals, while Philip found the net for Bray, and Ben playing the full game as a forward took a fine point from play. The score of the half was an excellent long range free from Adam, and the sides went in to the break with Bray a point to the good.
The second half grew in intensity and Emmets struggled to score, Clontarf goaled again but a goal and a point from Jack steadied the nerves and Andrew scored an excellent point from play after a good build up. Clontarf came back with a further score before a further point from Jack and 2 excellent scores from Cathal secured the win.
The game was very enjoyable and Bray were very good collectively and individually. As usual the defence was excellent and worked well together. Fionn’s puck outs were good, Daniel F was excellent throughout and showed excellent speed in building attack, Aaron was very solid throughout and very good in the air, and Tadhg, Adam and Zack were excellent as a defensive unit and in building attacks. Jack was outstanding at times, Philip brought great energy and attacked well, Rory was dangerous every time he got the ball as full forward and did excellent work in neutralising their strongest player when he moved to mid field. Cathal put in another very good shift and Ben playing his first full game out of goal in a long time showed great promise as a forward .Andrews movement was very good throughout and Daniel M worked well.
Team: Fionn, Daniel F, Aaron, Tadhg, Adam(0-01), Zack, Jack(1-02), Philip(1-0), Andrew(0-01), Cathal(0-02), Ben(0-01), Rory(1-0), Daniel M....
|Wicklow u-14 Hurling Championship|
19 August, 2016
Carnew Emmets 10-08 Bray Emmets 0-02
A very tough outing for the u-14s in a wet and windy Ballinakill on Friday night. Forced to travel without 10 of the regular team, the lads did their best against a well drilled Carnew side that appeared to be at full strength. With a very strong wind blowing into the Emmets goal in the first half, Bray struggled to get out of their own half and despite our best efforts, and Cathal having an excellent game in the unaccustomed role of sweeper, Carnew had built up an unassailable lead by half time. With the wind in the second half the Bray lads played most of the half in the Carnew half of the pitch but struggled to find scores in the heavy rain.
Team: Gavin, Fionn, Conor, Aaron, Jamie, Adam, Tadhg, Rory, Jack ( to half time) Finn, Andrew, Cathal, Oscar, Nathan, Luan, Daniel M...
|Dublin u-14 Division 5 Hurling League|
11 June, 2016
Pine Forest Gaels 4-3 Bray Emmets 1-2
A depleted U-14 side travelled to Glencullen to play PFG, refixed from the previous Saturday when heavy rain had prevented the game going ahead. Bray opened the scoring with a well struck goal by Rory in the first few minutes, and the game settled into a keen struggle with no further score for the next 20 minutes.
The Bray defence held the skilful, physical PFG side scoreless with stand out performances from Adam and Tadhg, fine displays from Aaron at full back , and Zack at wing back and Jamie and Daniel F at cornerback. At 25 minutes PFG scored 2 goals in quick succession. Cathal and Jack were strong and determined at midfield, aided by Sebastian who dropped back to help contain a very able PFG midfield pairing. Cathal and Sebastian worked especially hard and Cathal won some fine ball in the air.
However Bray struggled to feed ball into their forwards and scoring opportunities were rare despite the best efforts of Rory, and Ben who made his first starting appearance at centre forward. Andrew showed well and won some good ball and Rian and Daniel M worked well in the corners. Cathal added a point from a free, and PFG added one of their own to leave them ahead at halftime on a scoreline of 2-1 to 1-1.
The second half was very competitive but despite the best efforts of Fionn in goal, PFG added two further goals and 2 points to their tally. Emmets made a number of goal chances but were denied by some fine saves from the PFG keeper. Cathal added a further consolation score, but PFG finished worthy winners.
Team: Fionn, Daniel F, Aaron, Jamie, Tadhg, Adam, Zack, Cathal(0-2), Jack, Andrew, Ben, Seb, Rian, Rory(1-0), Daniel M....
|U-14 Wicklow Hurling|
8 June, 2016
Bray Emmets 8-13 Glenealy 3-5
The U-14s welcomed Glenealy to Old Conna on a foggy Wednesday night last 8/06/2016. Gleanealy travelled with 12 players, so from the throw in there was plenty of space even on pitch 2 which Emmets quickly exploited. The early exchanges saw Glenealy take a 0-2 to 0-1 lead but the inside forwards Zack, Brian, Gavin and Cian secured a steady supply of excellent possession from Jack, Cathal and Rory at midfield and had Emmets comfortably ahead after 20 minutes. The backs were their usual solid selves, Adam excellent at centre back, Tadhg anticipating and clearing well and Eoin and Aaron securing the back line and offering solid protection to Ben who was as dependable as ever in nets. With an excellent turnout of 20 players Emmets had plenty of players to bring on, and Luan Art, Sebastian and Rian came on after 20 minutes to play a big role in driving Emmets on. At half time, Emmets were comfortably ahead on a score of 6-5 to 2-4. In the second half, Fionn took over in goal and Daniel F, Daniel M and Conor stepped in to play their part, and Emmets added a further 2-8 to their tally and refused to let Glenealy back into the game, which finished Bray Emmets 8-13 Gleanely 3-5.
Special mention to Jack who was a power house all night and Adam, Sebastian, Tadhg, Luan and Rory who never let Glenealy settle on the ball, and Gavin and Brian whose excellent score-taking secured a platform for the win.
This was an excellent team performance, the lads showed tremendous fight to win possession. They distributed the ball well, took good scores and their discipline was excellent throughout.
Team: Ben, Aaron, Eoin, Tadhg, Adam, Cathal (0-1), Jack (2-2), Rory, Cian (1-0), Gavin (2-4), Zack (0-1), Brian (2-4), Luan, Art (1-0), Rian, Daniel F (0-1), Daniel M, Conor G, Sebastian (1-0), Fionn....
|U14 Boys Hurling|
28 May, 2016
Bray Emmets 3-3 , Whitehall Colmcilles 2-11
Bray Emmets U-14 Hurlers finished a busy week by hosting Whitehall on Saturday. On a beautiful afternoon for hurling the two sides produced a cracking, hard fought encounter that Whitehall just shaded at the end.
Whitehall began in flurry of activity but excellent defensive work by Aaron and Sam in the central defensive positions, Tadhg and Zack on the wings, and Jack and Adam in the corners held the much fancied Whitehall attack to a minimum of scores. Fionn in goal made a number of fine saves. Peter and Philip at midfield battled hard. Emmets struggled to get ball into the forwards but Andrew, Cathal, Rian, Rory, and Brian chased and harried and made the most of everything they got, and an ever sharp Brian finished the half with a goal and a point to his name. Scores were hard to get, and Sam was unlucky to see his excellent effort come back off the foot of the post.
We entered the break on a scoreline of 1-1 to 1-4. Seb and Conor were introduced in the second half. Emmets were clearly exhausted after a very busy week of matches, but dug deep in the second half and levelled the tie with five minutes on the clock thanks to goals from Peter and Cathal and then took the lead with a free from Sam from 45 metres. Whitehall stormed back and scored a fortunate goal, and despite valiant efforts, Emmets had nothing left in the tank and couldn’t stop Whitehall adding some further points at the end to run out winners by 5 points.
It was a very good team performance, with excellent performances throughout, Aaron a standout at full back, Sam at centre back, Tadhg at half back, and Fionn as a shot stopper in goal.
Team: Fionn, Adam, Aaron, Jack, Tadhg, Sam(0-1), Zack, Peter(1-0), Philip, Brian(1-2), Cathal(1-0), Andrew, Rian, Rory, Sebastian, Conor...
|U-14 Wicklow Hurling|
25 May, 2016
Bray Emmets 8-6 AGB 6-6
The U-14 Hurlers secured a hard fought win against a skilled and competitive AGB side in Arklow on Wednesday night 25/05/2016. On a sunny evening and playing with the aid of a freshening breeze Emmets repelled some early Parnells’ attacks before scoring a number of quick goals through Rory and Brian and looked to have control of the tie. Parnells’ refused to yield and stayed in touch with some excellent point taking and a number of goals taken just before half time in a half that seemed very long. The teams took the break with Emmets leading 4-5 to 3-3, but the sense that the momentum had shifted towards Parnells’ continued. The first 15 minutes of the second half saw no score on either side as the teams played to a stalemate in the middle third of the pitch, then Parnells’ started the find their mark with some well struck frees and found the net again to give a real urgency to the final quarter as Parnells’, came to within a point. Further goals from Rory, Philip, Brian and Sam settled Emmets and they ran out worthy 2 goal winners. Everybody played his part but special mention to Jamie, Tadhg, Aaron, and Luan who were excellent in defence all night and to Brian, and Rory in the forwards who scored 3 goals each. A welcome back to Sam who returned after a long injury, Fionn who has re-joined the side and Conor who made his debut with Bray Emmets on the night.
Team: Gavin, Daniel F, Aaron, Jamie, Tadhg, Adam, Luan, Sam (1-2), Peter, Andrew, Fionn, Philip(0-1), Rian, Rory(3-0), Brian(3-2), Jack, Oscar(0-1), Daniel M, Conor, Cian....
|U-14 Dublin Hurling League Division 5|
14 May, 2016
Lucan Sarsfields B 3-7, Bray Emmets 2-1
A disappointing day for the u-14 hurlers on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Lucan on 14/05 as they were second best to a lively and skilled Lucan side. Lucan settled early and created numerous scoring opportunities. Fantastic determined play by the backs with stand- out performances from Aaron, Adam, Tadhg and Daniel F, ably assisted by Zack and Daniel M and a very alert Ben in goal prevented Lucan scoring and Emmets lead much of the half on a single point scored from a free by Brian. Just before the break Lucan pointed and the sides exchanged goals, Jack’s speculative ball fooling the Lucan keeper and Lucan finally breaking the stranglehold at the other end. Level at half time it was all to play for in the second half, but unfortunately Lucan’s dominance continued and despite a goal from Rian from close in, Lucan found their range and they ran out comfortable winners at the end. Team: Ben, Daniel F, Aaron, Daniel M, Tadhg, Adam, Zack, Philip, Rory, Andrew, Cathal, Brian, Rian, Jack...
|Wicklow U-14 Hurling League|
11 May, 2016
Michael O ‘ Dwyers 3-20, Bray Emmets 3-03
The U-14 Hurlers were out again on Wednesday 11/05/2016 in the Wicklow league, facing Michael O Dwyer’s again for the second time in a fortnight. Emmets began with a focus and determination to salvage pride, and an epic battle followed.
Once again the backs to a man played brilliantly, harrying and blocking and hooking and completely unsettling their much fancied opponents. That effort was matched by midfield and the forwards and their efforts lead to Bray leading for stretches of the first half, but went into the break trailing by four points 2-2 to 2-6, having conceded two late scores. O’ Dwyer’s had a fine bench and they proceeded to use it very well as Emmets tired. They found space and gave an exhibition of fine point scoring.
Emmets responded with Rory taking his third goal and Brian his third point, but unfortunately it was not enough. The winning margin does little justice to a game that was enthralling to the end, with so many players producing their best performances of the season so far.
Team: Ben, Daniel F, Aaron, Daniel M, Tadhg, Adam, Zack, Philip, Peter, Jack, Cathal, Andrew ,Brian(0-3, Rory(3-0), Rian, Eoin, and Conor M....
8 May, 2016
Dublin Hurling League Division 5:Bray Emmets 1-05 vs Castleknock B 2-06
The 2002 Hurlers continued their Dublin league campaign with a match against Castleknock B on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in Old Conna on May 8. In a game that was keenly contested from the throw in Emmets established a marginal advantage in key areas of the pitch and took an early lead that was maintained to half time. The back line played superbly with eye catching performances from all. Daniel F and Eoin in the corners, Tadhg and Zak on the wings and Aaron and Adam in the centre caught and blocked and harried and cleared and frustrated almost every attack. Ben had another great day in goals and distributed the ball well with his puck outs. Peter and Philip worked tirelessly from midfield as did Cathal when he changed there. Jack won great ball and carried well while the other forwards Rian, Daniel M, Rory and Andrew, struggled against big and aggressive Castleknock backs, but created problems every time the ball came to them. Emmets went into the break leading 1-4 to 1-01 and got the first score of the second half, but things then began to go wrong as players tired. We had no subs with Sam and Seb both out injured and Brian unavailable, and as Castleknock cleared their bench fresh legs impacted and a goal for Castleknock seemed to make weary legs wearier. The Emmets lads battled on but couldn’t regain the momentum and Castleknock ran out worthy winners on a score of 2-6 to 1-5.
Bray Emmets: Ben, Daniel F, Aaron, Eoin, Tadhg, Adam, Zack, Peter, Philip (1-3), Jack, Cathal (0-1), Andrew, Rian, Rory (0-1) and Daniel M....
|U-14 Hurling Feile |
1 May, 2016
The boys’ interest in Feile this year ended on a tough afternoon for them in Ballinakill on Saturday April 30th. An 18 man squad, seriously depleted by player injury, involvement in school sports and family commitments, played in the group stages against two very strong divisional sides in Luke O’ Tooles and Michael O’ Dwyers. All of the Emmets' boys showed great effort and commitment, and fought from beginning to end, but were beaten by their opponents in both games.
Team: 2003 Players, Cian, Conor, Evan, Jamie, Luan, Nathan. 2002 Players: Aaron, Adam, Andrew, Ben, Cathal, Daniel M, Jack, Peter, Rian, Rory, Sebastian, Tadhg...
|U14 Wicklow hurling league|
13 April, 2016
Bray Emmets vs North District
The u-14s began their Wicklow campaign on Wednesday night 13/04/’16 in Éire Óg with a fine win V’s North District.
On a good evening for Hurling, on a fast pitch, Emmets settled well and put in an energetic and determined display and established an early dominance on the score board that they didn’t relinquish.
First half goals from Brian and Peter, some good point taking by Cian, Brian, and Gavin; and excellent defensive work by Ben in goal and Aaron, Luan, Jamie, Zak, Adam, Philip and Andrew at the back, saw the teams reach half time on a score of Bray 3-3 to North District 0-3.
Cathal, Peter and Jack did great work at midfield throughout and had their work cut out to contain a lively North District unit. They supplied very good ball into the forwards; Brian, Oscar, Cian and Gavin were very lively, and great battling work by Rian, Daniel F and Daniel M, saw them unlucky not to get their names on the scoresheet. North District did force their way back into the game, scoring 2-5 as Emmets tired but the Emmets work ethic was rewarded, Brian and Oscar added further goals and Brian and Cian added further points to see out the game on a scoreline of Bray Emmets 5-5 North District 2-8.
Team: Ben, Luan, Jamie, Zak, Adam, Philip, Zak, Peter, Cathal, Jack, Brian, Gavin, Cian, Oscar, Rian, Daniel F and Daniel M ...
2 April, 2016
Bray Emmets 9-13. Clontarf 0-0
The U-14 hurlers continued their Dublin League campaign on Saturday April 2 with a committed and skilful display to beat a very sporting Clontarf B side in Old Conna. Both sides were forced to play with the minimum. Despite this Bray established an early dominance that they maintained throughout. Sam and Peter took charge of the midfield from the start and kept a continuous supply of ball into the forwards Riain and Daniel. Brian and Cian in the half forward line worked tirelessly intercepting puck-outs and adding to the scoreline. The defence consisting of Eoin, Zack, Aaron and Adam dealt comfortably with any attacking play from the visitors giving keeper Luan a quiet game. With no substitute to bring in, some of the players were rotated at half-time. However they all managed to keep up the intensity and went on to win comfortably. Final score Bray Emmets 9-13 Clontarf B 0-0....
|Match Report U -14 Hurling Dublin Division 5|
27 February, 2016
Bray Emmets v Pine Forest Gaels
The u-14 hurlers began their Division 5 Dublin campaign with a well- earned 5-7 to 2-2 victory over a strong and determined Pine Forest Gaels team on the 3 G pitch in Old Conna on Saturday 27/02/’16.
Emmets dominated with excellent team play and coherent movement of the ball from defence to attack, but the strength of both defences saw the game scoreless for the first quarter, and a half-time score of 2-2 to 0-0.
Ben had another great day in goal and continues to impress with his puckouts. Aaron and Adam were stand outs in the central defensive positions, preventing even one shot on goal in the first half, while the other defenders Eoin, Tadhg and Daniel Munroe controlled the ball well and kept it moving forward to Philip, Sam and Jack who controlled the middle third. Once again Sam was excellent all day and finished the day with 2-3, and Jack chipped in with a point. The forward unit (Brian, Peter, Rian, Daniel Flavin, and Andrew) harried and won ball with great determination and were excellent throughout, though scores were generally hard to come by. Not for Brian however who finished with 2-3, and Peter with 1-0.
It was a very promising start to the season and the potential and determination shown by the lads on Saturday offers great hope for the year ahead.
Team: Ben, Daniel Munroe, Aaron, Eoin, Tadhg, Adam, Philip, Sam, Brian, Peter, Rian, Daniel Flavin, Jack , Andrew....
9 September, 2015
Bray Vs Arklow Rocks
The U14 hurlers had a very tight, competitive game against Arklow Rocks on Wed 9th Sept. While Bray lead at half-time, both teams had a lot to give before the ring of the final whistle. Oisín Drury in goal, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob and Aaron O’Rourke all made large and gutsy contributions to proceedings, while some of the best scores of the evening came from David Maloney, Sam Kearney, Rory Lambe and Seán McDonagh. Bhuaigh an tInbhear Mór sa deireadh agus comhghairdeas leo.
Foireann : Oisín Drury, Aaron O'Rourke, Adam Bushe, Ben Moroney, Brian Nesbitt, Conor Hardiman, Daniel Flavin, David Maloney (Captaen), Eoin Holmes, Jack Treacy, Gavin Henderson, Michael Timmons, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob, Rian Mac Maoláin, Rory Lambe, Rory Mulcahy, Sam Kearney, Seán McDonagh, Sebastian Coleman, Tadhg McCarthy, Zack Collins. Bainisteoir - Larry Timmons....
27 May, 2015
Bray Emmets Vs Carnew
The under 14 Hurlers travelled to Pearse Park Arklow on Wednesday evening for their league fixture against Carnew. Bray played into a light breeze and a low lying sun in the first half but managed to go in at half time just 2 points down with great defending from Tadhg McCarthy and Davy Maloney. The second half was a different story with the hard working Bray team taking full advantage of the now favourable conditions, great scores from Rory's Lambe and Mulcahy with some long range peach's from Maloney contributed to a final scoreline of 6:5 to 3:6 giving our under 14's a deserved victory. This was a great team performance with everybody in the panel contributing. Foireann : Aaron O'Rourke, Cathal Eddy, Conor Hardiman, Daniel Flavin, David Maloney, Eoin Holmes, Jack Treacy, Gavin Henderson, Michael Timmons, Rory Lambe, Rory Mulcahy, Sam Kearney, Seán McDonagh, Sebastian Coleman, Tadhg McCarthy, Zack Collins. Bainisteoir - Larry Timmons....
13 May, 2015
Bray Vs Greystones
The Under 14 hurlers played Éire Óg, Greystones, Wed 13th May in Páirc Emmet Bhré. It was a ideal evening for a game and the lads were quick to settle. Gavin Henderson and Tadhg McCarthy got on to a lot of good early ball, distributing with pace to the alert Zack Collins and Eoin Holmes up front. Seán McDonagh and Rory Lambe scored some fine points from play, laying the foundation for a Bray lead.
In the second-half, David Flavin did very well, Philip Jakob fielded some fantastic high ball, but the score of the half was a David Nesbitt goal, excellently caught outside the square then venemously dispatched to the roof of the rigging. Bhí na traenálaithe sona sásta leis an mbua seo.
Foireann : Cathal Eddy, Conor Hardiman, Daniel Flavin, David Maloney (0-5, Captaen), David Nesbitt (2-1), Eoin Holmes, Jack Treacy, Gavin Henderson (0-1), Michael Timmons, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob, Rory Lambe (2-7), Seán McDonagh (0-6), Sebastian Coleman, Tadhg McCarthy, Zack Collins (0-2). Bainisteoir - Larry Timmons....
28 March, 2015
The U14 boys hurling team were competing for Féile qualification on Saturday 28th March down in Ballinakill. They played 2 games, enjoying a victory over Arklow Rocks and sustaining a 2 point defeat to Luke O’Tooles, an amalgamated west Wicklow team. The boys are now through to a semi-final against Carnew. Thank you to the many people who came down to support us. Tá na buachaillí ag tnúth go mór le Carn an Bhua.
Foireann : Aaron O'Rourke, Adam Bushe, Brian Nesbitt, Cathal Eddy, Conor Hardiman, David Maloney (Captaen), David Nesbitt, Eoin Holmes, Jack Treacy, Gavin Henderson, Michael Timmons, Oisín Drury, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob, Rory Lambe, Rory Mulcahy, Sam Kearney, Seán McDonagh, Sebastian Coleman, Tadhg McCarthy, Zack Collins. Bainisteoir - Larry Timmons....
|U14 hurling 1st game|
6 March, 2015
The Under 14 boys Hurling team had their first game in preparation for the Wicklow Féile on Friday night, 6th March. The opposition being Kilmacud Crokes, the game was of a very sporting, free-flowing nature. There were many fine displays from the younger 2002 players while the older 2001 lads had the benefits of last summer’s Féile under their belt. Training continues Wednesday night 7 – 8pm.
Tús maith a bhí ann, éireoidh go geal leis an bhfoireann seo.
Foireann : Aaron O'Rourke, Aaron O'Dwyer, Ben Gorman, Cathal Eddy, Conor Hardiman, Daniel Munro, David Nesbitt, Jack Treacy, Gavin Henderson, David Maloney, Rory Lambe, Michael Timmons, Oisín Drury, Peter Aherne, Philip Jakob, Rory Mulcahy, Sam Kearney, Seán McDonagh, Sebastian Coleman, Tadhg McCarthy, Zach Collins. Bainisteoir - Larry Timmons.
31 May, 2014
The U14 hurlers played Naomh Mearnóg in a Dublin league encounter, Sat 31 May. The game began slowly and was very low-scoring from a Bray perspective. Seán McDonagh was showing well at corner-forward, with Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll and Mick O'Gara chasing down every loose ball. However by half-time, the Portmarnock players led 0-5 to 0-1. The magic water was duly discharged at the interval, and in the minutes that followed Ciarán McKay came back to life. McKay scored 2 fine points, followed by a fortuitous David Maloney goal. The Bray Emmets roadshow was back in town. Battling spirit from Ronan McMahon, solid displays from Andrew O'Brien, Lochlann Dougan and Sid Hunt all conspired to earn a one point victory for us. Tá an fhoireann ag ullmhú go maith don bhféile a bheas ar siúl i gCúige Uladh ag deireadh na míosa seo. Emmet Bhré 3-5, Naomh Mearnóg 2-7.Foireann: Stephen Flynn, Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (Captaen, 0-2), Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Mick O'Gara, Ben Kearney, David Maloney (2-0), Joe Phelan, Cian Lohan, Rory Lambe (1-3), Andrew O'Brien, Sam Kearney, David Kennedy, Seán McDonagh, Rian Knox. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. ...
|Under 14 Hurling|
30 April, 2014
The Under 14 hurlers competed in the Wicklow Féile final against Carnew on Wed 30th April in Pearse Park. This short, thirty minute match was an all-action, full-blooded affair. Carnew hit the ground running in every sense. As one Bray mentor remarked, their pursuit of breaking ball resembled greyhounds chasing a rabbit. Ciarán McKay and Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll worked hard to stem the tide, as did the speedy, courageous Andrew Conway. In the second-half, Cian Lohan created chances and Rory Lambe did his best amid very tight, tough marking. However, the 5 point gap could not be bridged. All hands were to the pump for the tense concluding minutes, but a relieved Carnew were the deserving winners on this occasion. Good news did follow later that evening, when we heard that Wicklow were being allowed to enter 2 teams into this summer's Féile. Tagann an ghrian i ndiaidh na fearthainne. Foireann: Macdara Ó Midheach, Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (Captaen), Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-2f), David Maloney, Joe Phelan, Andrew Conway, Rory Lambe, Cian Lohan, Andrew O'Brien, Tony Jackson, Michael Timmons, Rian Knox, Seán McDonagh, David Kennedy, David Nesbitt. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. ...
|U14 Hurling Feile|
26 April, 2014
The U14 Wicklow hurling Féile took place on Saturday 26th April in Ballinakill. Bray Emmets were looking forward and preparing eagerly for these games. Michael Dwyers were first up. James Anders and Cian Lohan got deft first-half goals which helped greatly to settle the team. The second-half saw more great touches from David Maloney, Seán McDonagh and Gavin Henderson. In the second game, Bray was again the better side against a spirited Arklow Rocks. Team Captain Ciarán McKay led from the front, posting 4-4 by the interval with the help of Andrew Conway and Joe Phelan. Ben Kearney's brace, along with Sid Hunt and Rory Lambe were the pick of the second-half contributions. Game three involved the tenacious Avondale, a tussle which saw Ronan McMahon, Lochlann Dougan and Macdara Ó Midheach shine brightest, clearing their lines and applying vital tidy touches. A 20 man panel lined out across the 3 victorious games, and the efforts of all 20 were what pleased the Mentors most. The final will be played against Carnew this Wed 30th. Mílebuíochasarís do nadaoinear fad óngclub a tháinigchunféachaintorainn.
Foireann: Macdara Ó Midheach, LochlannDougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (Captaen, 4-3), Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon (2-0), Ben Kearney (0-2), James Anders (2-1), David Kennedy, Tony Jackson, David Maloney (0-1), Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (3-7), CianLohan (1-1), Andrew O'Brien, Andrew Conway (3-2), Michael Timmons, Rian Knox, SeánMcDonagh (0-2), Stephen Flynn. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. ...
12 April, 2014
The U14 hurlers played another Dublin league, division two game against Sylvesters, Malahide, Friday 11th April. The Bray team expressed themselves with panache from the initial throw-in. A wide range of scores came from Andrew Conway, Rory Lambe and David Maloney.James Anders and Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll were particularly good in the opening tentative exchanges.
In the second-half, while Bray took their feet somewhat off the gas, two great goals from Ronan McMahon and Ciarán McKay ended the fixture as a contest. Bhí ard-mholadh ag dul do gach éinne a bhí páirteach ann.
Emmet Bhré 5-14,Sylvesters 3-4.
Foireann: Gavin Henderson, Macdara Ó Midheach (0-1), Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (Captaen, 1-0), Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon (1-0), Ben Kearney, James Anders, David Kennedy, Tony Jackson, David Maloney (0-2), Joe Phelan, Rory Lambe (2-3), Andrew O'Brien, Andrew Conway (1-4), Cian Lohan (0-2), Stephen Flynn, Michael Timmons, Seán McDonagh. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. ...
29 March, 2014
The U14 hurlers played Dublin league against Erins Isle, Sat 29th March. This was an excellently entertaining match, tough as well, and not for the faint-hearted. The first-half saw nice scores from CianLohan, David Maloney and James Anders. At half-time, it was level. In the second-half, great battling from Lochlann Dougan, Sid Hunt and Andrew Conway, built the platform for two excellent goals – Ronan McMahon's strike a particularly good one. The players who entered the fray gave a 110%, with particular mention deserved for Tony Jackson and Michael Timmons. The final ten minutes of courageous, battling spirit was what really enthused the Emmet Bhre manager. Chríochnaigh na foirn earchomhscór, 2-7 an fhoireann. Foireann: CianLohan (0-1), Macdara Ó Midheach, LochlannDougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay (Captaen, 0-1), Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon (1-0), Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-1), David Kennedy, Tony Jackson, David Maloney (1-2), Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (0-1), Andrew O'Brien, Andrew Conway, Stephen Flynn, Michael Timmons, SeánMcDonagh, Rian Knox. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan. ...
12 March, 2014
The U14 hurlers faced Oliver Plunketts on Wednesday night, 12th March in Páirc Emmet Bhré. The Navan Road men were first division last year, so their quality was evident from the earliest clash of
the ash. However, it was Brí Chualann who drew first blood with Rory Lambe scoring a self-assured goal. Fine points followed from the all-action Andrew Conway and Joe Phelan.
The second-half began on an even keel, but the momentum was leaning in favour of the visitors. Their two goal raid proved the difference between the sides, despite a sublime score from team captain, Ciarán McKay. David Maloney gave a fine performance for the hour. The final whistle saw Plunketts four points to the good.
Beidh an chéad cluiche eile againn i gcoinne Erins Isle i gceann coicíse.
Foireann : Cian Lohan, Macdara Ó Midheach, Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Ciarán McKay, (Captaen, 0-1), Gavin Henderson, Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Ben Kearney, James Anders, Tony Jackson, David Maloney, Joe Phelan (0-1), Rory Lambe (1-0), Andrew O'Brien, Andrew Conway (0-3), Michael Timmons, Seán McDonagh. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan.
Leaving Cert Oral Irish Bray Emmets, Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Brian Lambe, will be giving an Oral Irish class in the Clubhouse on a date yet to be finalised in March. This class is for any members of Bray Emmets who are sitting their Leaving Certificate Oral Irish examination in the coming weeks. If you are interested in enrolling, please text your name to 087-6970589. Go raibh maith agaibh....
1 March, 2014
Saturday, 1st March 2014, there was a lively start to the Dublin U14, division 2 hurling league which saw Bray Emmets overcoming a competent St Judes outfit. The early running was done by the eager work of Andrew Conway and Joe Phelan, while fine scores from Andrew O'Brien (1-1) and Macdara Ó Midheach settled the home team. By half-time, there were 2 points between the teams. In the second-half, Ciarán McKay, a colossus throughout, set the tone with a point from play from nearly 50 metres. He was hugely helped by the industry of Ronan McMahon, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll and Stephen Flynn. The defining scores were crowd-thrilling goals from Conway and Ben Kearney, the latter skilfully following the flight of the sliotar to the opposition netting. There are 5 divisions in this age-group, so the team deserves credit for what they are achieving at this level in the widely acknowledged Dublin juvenile hurling domain. Go nádúrtha, bhí an-áthas ar na traenálaithe uilig chomh maith.Emmet Bhré 3-13,Naomh Jude 2-6....
|U-14 Féile Competition|
13 April, 2013
The Under-14 Hurlers travelled down to Pearse Park, Arklow on Saturday afternoon to participate in Round 2 of the Wicklow Hurling Feile competition. In the driving rain and wind, Bray Emmets beat Kilcoole and lost to Carnew but this was enough for them to go through to the semi-finals which will be played on Saturday, 27th April. A word of thanks to the ground staff at Pearse Park for facilitating us in using the grounds over the last two weeks. We wish the Under-14's all the best in their upcoming semi-final. Further details of times, location and opposition will be available on the website in due course....
|Under 14 Hurling County Final|
3 September, 2011
Bray Emmets 2-2 Carnew Emmets 3-9.
After two weeks of tough preparation and hard training our under
14s headed to Pearse Park Arklow on Saturday afternoon to face old
rivals Carnew in the A Final. The first five minutes was tough with
our backs working hard to ensure Carnew did not take an early lead,
with the full back line coming under severe pressure. Then the
Emmets landed and goal when Michael Boland linked up with a perfect
ball into Gavin Dowling who netted to give us a two point lead.
Unfortunately our scores were slow to come as Carnew kept up the
pressure at the other end. At half time we trailed by a few points
and were determined to put it right. The lads determination and
effort never gave up. Well done to all our lads, we never gave up
to the end of the game. Your club, families and coaches are proud
of you. A big thanks to all our support on the day.
Team: C McNally, C O Doherty, D Terry, E Sweeney, C Foley, P
Doyle, T Foley, P Michel, L Benville, O Duffy, G Dowling, M Boland,
B Hoskin, G Byrne, D Kennedy. Subs: A Reynolds, K Spaine, K Nolan,
C Benville, K Kelly,
|u14 Hurling V Ballinteer St Johns|
26 August, 2011
The under 14s have had a busy two weeks as they prepare for the
Under 14 County Final. On Friday night last Ballinteer St Johns
travelled out to Bray to give us a challenge game. This
was a tough game and tested us from the start.Thanks to
Ballinteer for making the trip out to Bray.
Team: C McNally, D Kennedy, D Terry, K Spaine, C O Doherty, P
Doyle, O Duffy, E Sweeney, G Byrne, A Reynolds, M Boland, P
Redmond, B Hoskin, S O Neill Lawlor, K Nolan.
Well done to our players who took part representing Wicklow in
the Tony Forristal Tournament on Saturday. A great days hurling was
capped off with a win against Derry in the Shield. Also on Saturday
some of our Under 13s were in action representing Wicklow also in a
tournament in Mountmellick. Well done to all.
|U14 Hurlers reach county final|
17 August, 2011
Emmet Bhré 6-4 Glenealy 1-6
Last Wednesday night out under 14 hurlers faced Glenealy in the
under 14 championship semi final at Kilcoole. A big
performance was required and the team did not let us down. From the
start we fought hard and defended brilliantly. In goal Conor
McNally made a number of great saves and Dylan Terry was strong as
ever at full back, saving a penalty at a crucial moment in the
second half.Also impressive in the backs was Conor O
Doherty who had a terrific second half.In the forwards
Cormac Foley and Gavin Dowling were on form contributing many fine
scores. With a lead a half time we powered on in second half with
McNally on form in the goal and our forwards taking their chances,
Ben Hoskin with the final goal to make sure of it. Well done
lads.A big thanks to all our parents for their great
support. We are looking forward to a county final in two weeks. All
players are asked to make a big effort to make it to all
Team: C McNaly, C O Doherty, D Terry, S O Neill Lawlor, K
Spaine, P Doyle (0-1), O Duffy, T Foley, P Michel, C Foley (0-2), G
Dowling (3-01), L Benville, C Benville, G Byrne (1-0) , A Reynolds
(1-0), subs B Hoskin (1-0) for A Reynolds (1-0) (HT) and K Nolan
for C Benville (36mins)
|U14 in Carnew Hurling Blitz|
23 July, 2011
On Saturday last our u-14 hurlers travelled to
Carnew to a blitz. With a number of our team on summer holidays we
had short numbers. Well done to all our lads who were available and
worked hard throughout a sunny morning in Carnew. Team: M Boland, S
O'Neill Lawlor, C O'Doherty,
Philip Redmond, Padraig Doyle, Gareth Byrne, C Kelly, B Hoskin, C
McNally. In our first game we beat travelling team Bunclody in a
good game of hurling. In the second we suffered a defeat to
Glenealy and we finished in style with a win over Arklow Rocks in
the third. Well done to Cormac Kelly, an u12 player making his
debut with u14s. Thanks to our travelling parents for your support
and Carnew for organizing a great days
|U14 Hurlers V Erin go Bragh |
20 June, 2011
Last Monday (20th June 2010) Erin go Bragh made the trip out to
Bray in a Dublin Hurling Lague Division 4 game. The game was played
in very wet conditions. Well done to both teams for battling
through the wintry conditions at Old Conna. Bray had the upperhand
throughout the game. Team: Philip Redmond,Saoirse Lawlor, Dylan
terry, Daniel Kennedy, Thomas Foley, Padraig Doyle(0-5), Conn
Benville, Patrick Michel, Liam Benville, Gareth Byrne, Gavin
Dowling(0-3), Andy Reynolds, Conor O'Doherty(2-0), Michael
Boland(5-10), Cian Rowe, Adam Barry, Kevin Spain, Kevin Nolan. We
are now placed 6th in our Division. The league table can be
accessed at the results section of Hill16.ie.
|U14 Hurlers V St . Peregrine's|
18 June, 2011
On Saturday afternoon the team made the trip to Blanchardstown
to face St . Peregrine's. To date we have had some mixed results in
Dublin league and we were really looking for a win. Leading
from the front was Michael Boland with 5-17, a hugely impressive
score for one player. Gareth Bryne made his return our team
in style with a well taken score and and Gavin Dowling who has also
recently returned to hurling stuck over a neat point. St.
Peregrines never gave up and tested our backs in the second half.
Daniel Kennedy and Kevin Spaine worked hard and performed well
showing huge improvements. At midfield Patrick Michel was our
ground hurling specialist showing the advantage of pulling on the
ball straight away and delivering fast ball into our forwards. Well
done to all. Bray Emmets 5-19 St Peregrines 3-3 Team: C McNally, C
Benville, D Terry, D Kennedy, C O Doherty, P Doyle, K Spaine, P
Michel, L Benville, G Byrne, G Dowling, A Reynolds, D Murno, M
Boland, K Nolan.
|Busy week for U14 hurlers|
11 June, 2011
Last week was a busy for our under 14s. On Thursday
Conor Britton from the Co Wicklow VEC Sports Promotion Unit gave
the panel a talk on healthy eating.He discussed a range
of issues from choosing food correctly from the food pyramid to
match preparation.He emphasised drinking water the day
before a game and stressed the importance of being fully hydrated
for all games and training. Eight glasses of water needs to be
drank the day before a game, throughout the day not just in one
go.According to Conor going to a game or training
without eating is like trying to drive a car without petrol so a
full healthy breakfast needs to be had the morning of a game. A big
thanks for Conor for coming up to the club. We hope all the players
stick to his tips.On Wednesday night Mick Murray,
senior football coach gave us a training session, thanks to Mick.
On Saturday the club hosted an u14 hurling
blitz.Newport from Tipp made the journey to Bray along
with Carnew and Eire Og.
The blitz ran from 11am to 1.30pm with some great hurling
from each of the teams.Team: C. McNally,D
Kennedy, C O Doherty, P Michel, P Doyle,, D. Terry, L. Benville, M.
Boland, Gavin Dowlig, B Hoskin, K Spaine, A. Barry,C.
Benville. A special word of thanks to Liam McGraynor for helping
out with pitch set up and Anne Longmore, Brenda Maloney and Gaye
Heffernan for helping out with catering. Thanks to all our parents
who supported the team on the day and all who contributed towards
catering. Go raibh maith agaibh go leir. Results Bray 3-3 Newport
6-5; Bray Emmets 2-3 Carnew 3-6; Bray Emmets 3-5 Eire Og 0-3. We
put in great effort throughout the day and put up a great display
in the second half of the Carnew game. Players were changed around
with some playing in new positions. Well done to all
|U14 Hurling V Cuala|
5 May, 2011
Emmet Bhré 7-8 Cuala B 1-3.
Last Thursday evening we hosted our close neighbours Cuala in a
Dublin leage game. Leading our forwards again this week
was Michael Boland who scored 6-2 from wing forward.He
was helped out in the first half with a nicely taken goal from
Kevin Nolan and a well taken point from Ben Hoskin. In the second
half Dylan Terry from midfield found his range with some neat shots
straight over the bar. Leading in the defence was Padraig Doyle at
centre back and Owen Duffy in his new role at wing back who along
with others in the backs kept the scores we conceded to a
minimum.Team: C. McNally, S. O Neill Lawlor, P Michel;
A Reynolds; Owen Duffy; P Doyle, C O Doherty, D. Terry, L.
Benville, M. Boland, B Hoskin, K Spaine, K Nolan, D Kennedy, C.
Benville,C. Rowe, A. Barry, D Murno.
|Wicklow Under 14 Hurling League|
27 April, 2011
Last Wednesday night the Wicklow Under 14 Hurling League began
with a game against Carnew in Arklow. Last month we faced
Carnew in the Féile semi-final and suffered a larged defeat.
However, last Wednesday our Under 14's attitute and focus was
much better. Leading in the forwards was Michael Boland with 4-4.
Our overall performance was much better but at the final
whistle we trailed by 4 poitns, loosing out 6-10 to 5-9. Trainig
continues this week with a Dublin league game this weekend (texts
to follow to confirm the date and time) Team vs Carnew 27th
April 2011: C. McNally, S. O Neill Lawlor, C. O;Doherty, D.
Kennedy, B. Hoskin, D. Terry, P Michel, T. Foley(0-1), L. Benville,
M. Boland (4-4), P. Doyle (1-2), C. Foley (0-1), A. Reynolds, O.
Duffy, C. Benville, Subs in second half: K. Spaine, C. Rowe, A.
Barry, K. Nolan.
|Under 14 Hurling County Final|
20 October, 2008
Bray 4-2, Glenealy 2-5
Bray Emmets collected their 6th U14 A Hurling Championship in a
row on Saturday after a hard fought battle with Glenealy. While the
score was close in the end, Bray had led by 7 points with minutes
remaining but Glenealy scored a goal and a point late on to put
pressure on the Champions up to the final whistle.
The game was played in dry conditions with a stiff breeze which
spoiled the game slightly. Glenealy started with the breeze and
scored the first point. The Bray defence played well and kept the
scores at 0-1 to 0 until 20 minutes when a move involving Jim Doyle
with a pass to Ryan Tynan, a hand pass to Cian O'Byrne , a cross to
Andy Bartley and a goal for Bray put them in the driving seat.
During this period team captain Cathal O'Dualachan and Enda Molloy
were outstanding while Daragh Lohan made a great save to keep us in
the game. Graham Sutton had his best game ever for us getting out
in front and clearing great ball while Luke Maloney tidied up a lot
of ball and drove the team forward. Our new full back Dara
Henderson never put a foot wrong and was coolness personified when
Glenealy applied the pressure. Mark Lennon was narrowly wide with a
great effort but himself and Ben Mc Cormack got through a lot of
Just before half time Glenealy broke through for 2 points from
frees and a goal to lead by 1-3 to 1-0. While Bray were only 3
points behind and about to play with the wind it looked like
Glenealy had the upper hand thanks to that late goal.
Bray started the second half and almost got a goal when Danny
O'Toole was wide from close in however everything turned on 5
minutes when Jim Doyle gathered on the 14 and blasted to the net.
We were now all square and dominating around the half back line
with Molloy in defiant mood. Bray went ahead on the 10th minute
when Luke Maloney came up the field and delivered a long ball to
the forwards. The ball was gathered by Cian O'Byrne who beat his
man and unleashed a great shot to the corner of the net. Almost
immediately Bray got their 4th goal when Jim Doyle once again beat
the full back and kicked the sliothar to the net. Doyle added 2
points from long range frees and we were almost home leading by 4-2
to 1-4. Glenealy rallied and scored 1-1 in the last minute and
extra time but time ran out for this valient side.
Enda Molloy was magnificent all through the game and deservedly
got the man of the match award. Muiris O'Floinn and Diarmuid
Masterson broke even in the middle while Jim Doyle was always a
threat up front aided by Cian O'Byrne. Ryan Fagan did well when
introduced as did Josh Connolly and Alan Dougan.
The team had a great year and a special thanks to the players,
parents and mentor Chris Masterson and his wfe Kate who did
everything to ensure the team was well prepared and looked after.
The team, mentors and families went for a celebration meal with the
cup in Arklow after the game.
Team: Daragh Lohan, Cathal O'Dulachan, Dara Henderson, Graham
Sutton, Luke Maloney, Enda Molloy, Mark Lennon, Diarmuid Masterson,
Muiris O'Floinn, Andy Bartley (1-0), Jim Doyle (2-2), Ben Mc
Cormack, Cian O'Byrne (1-0), Danny O'Toole, Ryan Tynan, Ryan Fagan,
Josh Connolly, Alan Dougan, Stephen Kirwan, Eoin Mc Cormack,
Matthew Thompson, Paul Moran.
|Under 14 Hurling Championship V Michael Dwyers|
11 October, 2008
Bray Emmets 4-9, Michael Dwyers
Emmets travelled to Blessington on Saturday last and came away
with a good victory after a stuttering start. Michael Dwyers got an
early goal when Bray were slow to clear their lines. Bray opened
their account shortly afterwards with a point and were getting
going when we conceded another goal. Bray clawed themselves back
into the game with 2 goals from Jim Doyle and led at half time by
2-2 to 2-0.
In the second half Bray dominated and pulled themselves clear
without ever hurling well. The long lay off led to some poor
striking and scoring attempts. Jim Doyle continued to dominate at
full forward and scored 2-3 in the second half to take his personal
total to 4-4.
Luke Maloney played well as the extra man after Michael Dwyers
were reduced to 14 just before half time. The team had to
compete well with a tough , strong and bigger Michael Dwyers team.
We eventually came to grips mainly through Jim Doyle , Enda Molloy
and Muiris O'Floinn in the second half.
Bray: Daragh Lohan, Cathal O'Dualachain, Dara Henderson, Ben Mc
Cormack, Luke Maloney (0-2), Enda Molloy, Mark Lennon, Diarmuid
Masterson, Muiris O'Floinn, Danny O'Toole, Jim Doyle (4-4), Andrew
Bartley, Cian O'Byrne (0-2), Ryan Fagan, Josh Connolly, Ryan Tynan
(0-1), Matthew Thompson, Stephen Kirwan, Graham Sutton.
11 August, 2008
Bray under 14 Hurlers had a good performance against Carnew
Emmet's in their final match before the semi final draw. This squad
has a great strength in depth with a squad of nineteen players on
the day. The team performed very well, with all players
contributing, including substitutes.The final score was a very
creditable 8-7 to Carnew's 0-7
Well done to all the lads, especially to the younger ones again
The lineout was D. Holohan, B McCormack, J Doyle, O McCormack, C
Dowling, E Molloy, D Henderson, D Masterson, L Moloney, K Keane, L
Brandon, D OToole, J Connelly, A Barclay, S Kirwin, J Curran, P
Doyle, M Conroy, S Moloney.
Ther are some very important Football Matches this week away to
Arklow Geraldines's on Wednesdays and home to Baltinglass on
Friday. We need the full squad for both matches. Anybody not
available please contact Chris Masterson on 087 2332381.
3 August, 2008
On Sunday 3rd August, our U14 hurling team hosted Michael Dwyers
in Bray. We were however very short in numbers due to holiday and
could only field 12 players. We had to call on some younger players
who performed extremely well. Due to our depleted numbers we
struggled a bit in the first half, however we came back strongly in
the second half and in the in the end losing creditably by 5- 9 to
4- 3 with great performance from all the lads. Well done to our
younger players Ishmael Mnensa, Sean Maloney and Padraig Doyle who
stepped into some older shoes for the day and played very well.
We need to get the full Squad back training as we are
approaching quarter and semi finals in both Hurling &
Any one going on holidays in August could you contact Chris
Masterson @ 087 2332381.
Thanks again to all the lads that turned up on Sunday.
23 June, 2008
Bray 4-6, Carnew 5-1.
Bray travelled to Carnew on Saturday evening and slept their way
through a very close encounter. While we were short a good
few of the Feile team we never really got going and were 3 goals
down in the first 10 minutes. We awoke for a while and with 3
goals, all as a result of long range frees came back to lead
at half time by 3-4 to 3-1. We continued in the same vein and
another lucky goal from a long range free put us well ahead however
Carnew took over and we gave up 2 more goals of slightly higher
quality than ours to leave ourselves hanging on for the last 5
minutes which included a 21 yards free against us that Carnew did
not convert. Diarmuid Masterson was our best player and Danny
O'Toole tried hard and will be a great hurler in the future
Overall our attitude was very poor and we did not give Carnew
enough respect and nearly paid the price.
Bray: Josh Connolly, Ben Mc Cormack, Jim Doyle, Marc Lennon, Dara
Henderson, Muiris O'Floinn, Luke Maloney, Diarmuid Masterson (1-1),
Pierse Sweeney (1-2) , Andy Bartley, Lee Brandon(0-1), Danny
O'Toole, Cian O'Byrne (1-2) Ryan Fagan (1-0), Eoin Mc Cormack,
Stephen Kirwan for Lee Brandon injured.
|All Ireland Feile |
23 June, 2008
Bray Emmets were hosted by Tullamore this weekend. As
Wicklow winners we were in Div 2 which is very competitive.
Celbridge and Ferbane-Belmont were the other teams in our
We played our hosts on Friday afternoon and won well on a
scoreline of 2-9 to 1-2. Luke Maloney and Enda Molloy were
outstanding at the back and Jim Doyle mopped up everything while
Lee Brandon and Cian O'Byrne scored the points and Marc Lennon
landed 2 goals.The weather was lovely and stayed fine for the
parade that evening in Portlaoise. In the other opening game
Ferbane and Cellbridge played a draw at 2-9 each and both were seen
as very strong teams.
However Saturday the rain started at 6am and continued all
day with a cold driving wind. We played all our games in the
revamped O'Connor Park which was a great treat for the
players and is a beautiful county grounds. We started the day
playing Ferbane who are one of Offaly's strongest underage Hurling
We played against the wind and defended really well and
approaching half time we were behind by 0-5 to 0-1 when we were
awarded a 30 metre free. Normally we would take the point however
Bray had other ideas and a short free from Cian O'Byrne to Pierse
Sweeney caught Ferbane cold and Sweeney blasted the ball low and
hard into the net so we were only 1 point behind going in to play
with the strong wind and driving rain in the second half.
Sweeney scored a 65 and 4 further points from play and we won
by 1-7 to 5 points. In the other games Ferbane easily beat
Tullamore and Celbridge also beat Tullamore,
This set up the final game between Bray and Celbridge and
again we played against the wind in the first half and were doing
well up to half time with Cellbridge taking the lead with a lucky
goal early on and we looked good at 1-4 to 0-2 but just before half
time a high ball into our square went off a defenders hurley into
the net and we went in at half time losing by 8 points. Again we
took the initiative and moved Jim Doyle to full forward and he
caught the first ball and drove through the defence but his rising
shot went over the bar. We pressed and pressed and there were many
goal line saves and last ditch interceptions and eventually we were
awarded a 21 metre free and again Doyle's rising shot cleared the
bar. We held Celbridge scoreless for the entire second half and the
spectators breathless as we attacked and attacked but the wind and
the rain meant slips and cold hands and we could not get a goal.
Again Luke Maloney was outstanding and Lee Brandon did well up
front, Sweeney played well at midfield along with Diarmuid
Masterson helped by Jim Doyle at full forward while Cian O'Byrne
struck the frees really well. However we lost by 2-4 to
We had a great tournament once again and great credit is
due to all the panel, the parents and supporters, particularly Tony
Connolly and Ger Fagan who raised the finance and also proudly
carried the Bray Emmets banner in the parade in Portlaoise. We
thank our host club Tullamore , the host families and everyone who
travelled to support us. We thank Chris Masterson the Feile
Manager, his wife Kate who looked after all the logistics, food
travelling etc and a special word to Kate and Brenda Maloney for
organising the Feile gear which had all the team and the mentors
looking so well. We did Wicklow proud and left Offaly with a very
positive impression of Wicklow hurling. Enda Molloy was our player
of the tournament closely folowed by Luke Maloney.
Panel: Josh Connolly, Dara Lohan, Cathal O'Dulachain, Jim
Doyle, Ben Mc Cormack, Dara Henderson, Enda Molloy, Luke Maloney,
Diarmuid Masterson, Pierse Sweeney, Marc Lennon, Lee Brandon,
Muiris O'Floinn, Cian O'Byrne, Ryan Fagan, Andy Bartley, Alan
Dougan, Kelvin Keane, Eoin Mc Cormack, Matthew Thompson, Stephen
Kirwan., Craig Dowling, Ryan Tynan, Graham Sutton.
|Championship Games V Michael Dwyers|
15 June, 2008
Bray Emmets 5-10, Michael Dwyers 1-1.
Bray traveled to Kiltegan on Sunday morning and came away with
another fine victory. Bray led by 0-6 to no score at half time and
really pulled away in the second half. Captain Cathal O Dualachain
was outstanding and his first touch brilliant, he was ably assisted
by Luke Maloney at midfield who won a lot of possession. Pierce
Sweeney hit 3-2 and Cian O'Byrne 1-8 with a newcomer to this level
Eoin Mc Cormack getting the other goal. Matthew Thompson also made
his debut and played well at corner back. Ben Mc Cormack
and Craig Dowling were the pick of the defense Bray Dara Lohan, Ben
Mc Cormack,Muiris O'Floinn, Matt Thompson,
Craig Dowling, Enda Molloy, Cathal O'Dualachain, Pierse Sweeney,
Luke Maloney, Ryan Tynan, Ryan Fagan, Cian O'Byrne, Alan Dougan,
Josh Connolly, Kelvin Keane, Eoin McCormack, Stephen Kirwan.
|League Games V Glenealy|
28 May, 2008
Bray played the final game in the North East League on
Wednesday and completely outclassed Glenealy. Bray were at full
strength and Glenealy never got going.
Bray tried the Feile players in different positions and
they all showed well. Ryan Fagan scored a hat trick of goals and
Luke Maloney looked the real deal in the half back line.
9 May, 2008
Bray 2-13, Glenealy 0-5.
Bray played the first game in the U14 Hurling Championship
on Friday night in Old Conna. Bray emerged worthy winners having
led by 1-6 to 0-2 at half time. Again we had our Feile squad on
duty and used most of the panel. Enda Molloy was oustanding
as was Jim Doyle at full back. Lee Brandon made a welcome return
from injury and scored the second goal. Graham Sutton had his best
game so far and revelled in the exchanges.
This game was fairly evenly contested however Bray had the better
strikers and scored some delightful points one of which was a 65
from Jim Doyle.
Bray Ben Mc Cormack, Dara Lohan, Jim Doyle (0-1), Graham
Sutton, Cathal O Dulachain, Enda Molloy, Marc Lennon, Pierce
Sweeney (0-3), Dermot Masterson,(0-3) Luke Maloney (0-1), Lee
Brandon (1-1), Muiris O'Flionn, Cian O'Byrne (1-1), Alan
Dougan (0-1), Ryan Fagan, Kelvin Keane (0-1), Stephen Kirwan,
Andrew Bartley,Craig Dowling, Dara Henderson,Josh Connolly, Paul
Moran, Ryan Tynan, Eoin Mc Cormack.
|League Games V Avondale|
8 May, 2008
Bray 8-15, Avondale 5-5.
Bray had an expected win over Avondale on thursday in Old
Conna in the East Coast League. Bray had their Feile squad out and
used all 24 players. Avondale beat us earlier in the year when we
sent the U13 squad however once the U14 ads are present there are
very few teams anywhere that have the depth of talent to compete
|League Game V Eire Og|
9 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.
7 April, 2008
Bray Emmets retained the Hurling Feile with a powerful
display in Ashford on Saturday. They travel to the All Ireland
Feile in Laois Offaly in June to represent Wicklow in Division 2.
This is the fourth year in a row to represent Wicklow at Feile and
some lucky players are going to their third Feile in a row.
Bray played Carnew in the semi final. Carnew had won twice
earlier in the dayand this probably showed in their display
where they made little impression on the dominant Bray team who
were playing their first game. Carnew were runners up to Bray at
U12 and were expected to qualify in second place however they were
paired with Bray in the semi and this finished their bid and they
went out on a scoreline of 5 -4 to 0-0. Bray used the 20 players
and it was very hard to pick out the top performers. However Jim
Doyle at full back, Diarmuid Masterson, Muiris O'Floinn, Pierse
Sweeney, Luke Maloney , Cathal O'Duileachain and Cian O'Byrne led
Bray played Glenealy in the final and won easily by 2-8 to 0-1.
Glenealy also qualified for the All Ireland Feile. Again this was a
one sided game but we can only play what is put in front of us.
Bray, Josh Connolly, Daragh Lohan, Jim Doyle, Graham
Sutton,Cathal O'Duileachain( capt), Enda Molloy,Daragh
Henderson,Diarmuid Masterson, Muiris O'Floinn, Luke Maloney,
Mark Lennon, Cian O'Byrne, Pierse Sweeney,Alan Dougan,
Ryan Fagan, Craig Dowling, Ryan Tynan, Stephen Kirwan, Ben Mc
Cormack, Danny O'Toole,
The Feile Hurling team is managed by Chris Masterson who
is putting in a huge effort with these players at Club and County