Monday, May 30, 2016
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Senior Hurling: Leinster League Division 2 Final
Hard luck to the senior hurlers. Many, many thanks for being fantastic sporting ambassadors for the club and doing us proud!
The under 8 girls graduated from the academy on Saturday. To celebrate this big achievement the girls went on Squirrel Scramble, climbing trees and going on zip lines, in other words a normal training session! The girls got their certificates and now move onto the stage of their development in GAA within the club.
Many thanks to John and Enda for organising the day.
Please find Summer Camp application forms attached to this newsletter.
Dates for your diary
June 3rd: 1st &2nd Year Party, clubhouse, 8pm
Leinster League Division 2 Final.
All roads led to the Aquatic centre in Abbotstown. Last Saturday, 28th May, saw us make our way in big numbers to the National Sports Campus on a beautiful sunny evening to face Erins Own hurling Club from Bagenalstown ijn Carlow, in the final of the Leinster League Div 2.
It was the Erins Own boys who got off to a flier with two great points from centre forward Craig Dolye, Christy Moorehouse pointed a free to get us on the board, but back came Carlow scoring a great goal from centre forward Doyle yet again, with our defence in chaos.
Moments later we were dealt another blow when Luke Maloney had to leave the field after a pull by one of the Carlow forwards which was not deemed actionable by referee Anton Keating.
Willie Keane was introduced causing a shuffle with Daire Henderson (who was our most committed player on the day) moving back into the corner and Diarmuid Masterson dropping to half back.
Carlow continued to pile on the scores and raced into a 1.7 to 3 points lead, as the half went on, bit by bit we clawed our way back, with points from Eoin McCormack, Diarmuid, Christy and Mikey leaving a four point deficit at the break 1.8 to 7, with us having missed several scoring chances including a great goal chance, that been said, were it not for a terrific interception by Daire Henderson, that butchered a certain goal chance, the Carlow boys may have been further ahead at half time.
John Henderson & co couldn’t wait to get our lads into the dressing at half time, where he unleashed a huge amount of passion and clearly pointed out that anyone who thought we had the right to win this game was very clearly mistaken, and it was time to die with your boots on.
The second half started with certainly more intensity from our lads and we pressed forward for a point from Christy after two wides, again Carlow responded with three points from Craig Doyle(capt), and man of the match by a country mile, finishing the game with a total of 1.12, we did have point in between but it was from this point on that Erins own hit another purple patch, adding another 1.2 from play, Minchin the full forward firing the goal past Peter O’Reilly after our defence lost possession and a ball that should have been cleared ended in our net.
Our lads tried hard to get back the deficit but opted for goals when maybe a few more points would have brought us to a better position, none the less a lot cynical fouling towards to end by the Carlow backs ment we just couldn’t get through for the badly needed goals.
Paddy Lee and Sean Maloney came on for Paudge Doyle and Gearoid Murphy, John Henderson was pushed up and tried very hard to get us a bit more possession but to no avail, Christy and Mikey were lively inside but just couldn’t get that all important goal and the Carlow men, who were the better team on the day eased to a 2.18 to 13 point victory.
A great day out and well done to all the boys, they gave it their all and maybe if we could get few practice matches against teams like this one, we will improve no end, the pace and level of hurling improving all the time. For now it is back to the Wicklow championship, best of luck to all involved, and thanks for all the support.
Team: Peter O’Reilly, Cathal O’Dualachain, Peter Kiely, Luke Maloney, Daire Henderson, John Henderson, Karl Lacey, Mikey Lee, Eoin McCormack, Diarmuid Masterson, Padraic Doyle, Christy Moorehouse, Gearoid Murphy, Liam Kenny, Mark Lennon, Paddy Lee, Willie Keane, Seanie Maloney, Peter Walsh, Michael Walsh, Liam Benville, Conor Doherty, Ronan O’Brien, Paul Barry, and Shane Lohan. Injured were Philip Collins, Daire Lohan, Enda Forde, Ben McCormack, Eoin Mason, Darragh Maloney.U14 Boys Hurling
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, ConorU10 Girls Football
Bray Emmets v St. Marks
Girls played outstanding against St. Marks. They were down players so Roisin & Niamh were good enough to play for St. Marks and helped make our girls work that bit harder. We had a strong start with no scoring from St. Marks so we had to move around the girls at half time to make make our team less attacking and help make a fairer match for everyone. Birthday girl Ashling celebrated with a cracking goal. Great team work with great passing
Foireann: Aisling, Anna, Cara, Erica, Grace K, Grace R, Katie C, Katie C, Niamh M, Roisin, Tara.
Bainisteoir: Marie CurranU10 Girls Camogie
Camogie Blitz - Greystones
We also had a camogie blitz and played matches against Eire Og, Glenealy and Kilcoole. Such a contrast to the soaking we got last week, we all got sunburnt this time. The first game against Eire Og was a well played out draw. Glenealy had a strong team out and were too much for us. The last game against Kilcoole was a cracking game. End to end stuff and we took the lead with a brilliant goal with a clearance from defence by Saibh, another from Kimberly in mid and finished off by Lily. We held them off until just at the end when they got one back for the draw.
Foireann: Aine, Ciara, Kate B, Lily, Kimberly, Orla, Rosa, Saibh
Bainisteoir: Alan KennedyU14 Girls Football
Emmet Bhré 4-8, AGB Arklow 0-6.
The U14 Girls Football team played Arklow Geraldines Tuesday 24 May. This fixture is often a very tough one for Bray and one in which we often come out second best. Tuesday evening however began at a different pitch, with a determination to redress the balance. From the back, players like Captain Jordan O’Brien, Emily Cahill, Amy Healy did great work setting up team belief and creating scoring opportunities. Bray lead at the break.
In the second-half, Brian O’Keeffe’s passionate team talk had the immediate incendiary effect. Scores from Orla Jackson, Sarah Lambe and Amy Butler capped a brilliant evening and a sweet victory.
Bhí an bua seo tuillte ag cailíní Emmet Bhré.
Foireann : Rachel Messitt, Alice O’Doherty, Amy Butler, Amy Healy, Caoimhe Byrne, Caoimhe Purcell, Caoimhe Reilly, Carla Lennon, Emily Cahill, Emma Doyle, Jordan O’Brien (Captaen), Lucy Corrigan, Orla Jackson, Orla O’Keeffe, Rebecca Mahon, Róisín Murphy, Sarah Lambe, Sinéad Quigley, Síofra Ní Mhidigh, Úna Smierciak. Bainisteoir – Brian O’Keeffe.