Monday, July 29, 2013
Dublin Airport Authority Kick Fada – Saturday, 14th September, 2013
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On Saturday, 27th July, Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain launched the 14th annual All-Ireland Kick Fada competition which this year will take on an international flavour to coincide with The Gathering and appropriately, the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) will act as main sponsors. Ó Briain, star of BBC shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ and a former footballer and hurler with Bray Emmets, was in attendance at Croke Park for the three Round 4 Football Qualifiers and took time out form his hectic schedule to assist the Club launch the promotional campaign for what promises to be the biggest competition in the contest’s history so far.
The National All-Ireland Kick Fada competition, the longest running event of it’s kind in the country, will see kickers from all over Ireland take part in the hope of succeeding last year’s winners Damien Sheridan (Longford) and Serena Hannon (Dublin). In addition, this years DAA Kick Fada is being expanded to include an international competition as part of The Gathering 2013 with champion kickers from Britian, Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States among those flying into Bray for the 14th September event. Competitors of any level are welcome to register for the event for free while there is also free admission for people attending on the day.
Bray Emmets GAA Club, in conjunction with the DAA, will also be revealing the identity of the next inductee to their Kick Fada Hall of Fame next month. Previous winners include Jimmy Keaveney (Dublin), Mick O’Dwyer and Donie O’Sullivan (Kerry), Billy Morgan (Cork), Brian McEniff (Donegal) and Frank McGuigan (Tyrone).
The Club wishes to acknowledge the efforts of Frances Stephenson, Gary Prunty and Tom Walsh for making the launch such a success and to thanks the juvenile players and parents who attended the Croke Park event.
There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, 26th July when the numbers drawn were 3, 10, 27 and 28 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €3,700. Cormac Ó Dúlacháin was the name drawn in the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. As always, we encourage members to register to play online or to promote the Lotto to others. Further details are available at www.brayemmets.com
Update: Football Championships
Three of our football teams are in championship action this week. The Ladies Senior Football Team play their third and final group match against Kiltegan in Páirc Emmet Bhré at 8.00 p.m. on Monday, 29th July but unfortunately, cannot qualify for the knockout stages, having already suffered two defeats in their previous games. The Boys Minor Footballers will hope to continue their recent good form and secure a fourth victory on the trot when they line out in Rathnew against the home side at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 31st July. Finally, our Mens Senior Football team face 2011 County Champions St. Mary’s at 1.45 p.m. on Sunday, 4th August in Aughrim in what promises to be a serious test of the Emmets’ side championship credentials. As always, support for our teams is most welcome so if you can attend any of these games, please do!
Senior Hurlers edge out Kiltegan
The Senior Hurlers were in action in the championship against Kiltegan last Saturday evening, 27th July, at Aughrim. This was a must win game to keep championship hopes alive. Kiltegan drew first blood with an early free. The sides remained close for the opening stages with some accurate free taking from Mickey Lee and points from play from Brian Duggan and Gearoid O Murchú keeping Bray level. Duggan then raised the green flag with a well taken goal from a high dropping ball. With another similar goal for Duggan and a 65 from Lee Emmets looked like they were taking control with a 2-9 to 0-8 score line at the half time break. Christy Moorehouse produced a well taken scored from play early in first half but Kiltegan then responded with a goal and were now well back in the game. Frees from Lee and another score from Duggan widened the gap but Kiltegan once again goaled at a vital stage and then took two points from placed balls to reduce the gap to two points. In the closing stages the Bray men raised the game with some hard work around the middle of the field and in the backline. The forwards produced what was needed and got four crucial scores from play from Lee, Nicky Sweeney and substitutes Ryan Tynan and Cian O’Byrne. Despite a strong response from Kiltegan, the gap remained three at the final whistle.
Final score: Bray Emmets 2-17 Kiltegan 2-14.
Team: P. O’Reilly, L O Reilly, P. Kiely, C O Mollmhuaidh, H Stephenson, K. Lacey, L. Maloney, G O Murchu, C Brack Sinnot, D Maloney, E. Mason, C. Moorehouse, N Sweeney, M Lee, B Duggan, T Cash. Subs: R Tynan for Maloney (15mins), M Lennon for Cash, E Mason for Brack-Sinnot (all HT), E Keating for L O Reilly, C O Byrne for O Murchú (42mins).
Scorers: M Lee (0-9 two 65s, six frees), Brian Duggan 2-3, G O Murchu 0-1, C Moorehouse 0-1, C O Byrne 0-1, N Sweeney 0-1, R Tynan 0-1.