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All Set For St Patrick's Day Parade
As usual our club will be taking part in Friday's St Patrick's Day parade with a plea from Chairman Paul Cunningham for families to come out and support the event through the town.
The Bray Emmets All Star grouping feels very honoured to lead 
out our club in this year's festivities and Jenny Lackey has
 invited parents and volunteers also to become part of the
There will be a large Bray Emmets contingent taking part in the event and the following info may be helpful re where to gather etc. 
☘️ST PATRICKS Day Parade Details â˜˜ï¸

Meeting from 1-1.30pm in place between St Patrick's and St Cronan's schools on the Vevay Rd. All participants need to be in place before start time. NB: Traffic restrictions will be in place from 1.30pm.

WHAT TO WEAR - Bray Emmets jerseys. Coats under jerseys please so jerseys are visible. If you don’t have Bray Emmets gear wear club colours Blue, Green and white please.  St Patrick’s hats, wigs etc also encouraged, FacePaint welcome, Irish flags and shamrocks also add to colour.

Bray Emmets Format: All Star group at the front, then Academy groups and upwards by age group. Children to march out front with mentors, parents stay at the back or side of group with the exception of the
 academy and All Stars' groups.
Collection immediately after the parade will be on the grass verge behind the viewing stand on the seafront.

NB  for safety reasons all children must assemble there after the parade even if walking with a parent and all children must be collected from this point.

Please let one of the coaches from your group know that you have
 collected your child so we can keep track as it is a very busy spot.

We encourage all kids and parents, siblings, grandparents to march in the parade. If parents don’t want to they can drop off at the place in parade 
and collect at the meeting point at the seafront afterwards. Parade will
 take approx one hour in duration.

Quiet ZoneBray is an Autism friendly town and this year there will be a quiet-zone designated from the junction of Quinsborough Rd & Bray Wanderers.
Silly string is banned by parade organisers this year
Bray Emmets Hosts Co Board Meeting
It was just another meeting for the delegates but for all at Bray Emmets, Monday night's Co Board meeting was a historic occasion.
Delegates were delighted during their hour plus on the premises and were welcomed with tea and biscuits to help them on their way.
In keeping with a new policy, Co Board Chairman Damien Byrne plans to rotate the monthly meetings around the county which is
a novel decision and probably means some delegate will have
less travel than usual when their turn to host comes around.
Worry over Hendo injury as our county men excel

The Bray contingent on the Wicklow hurling team are again leading from the front and were to the fore as the side easily accounted for Donegal following a long journey north for
Sunday's meeting.

The only black mark in the  comprehensive 2-24 to 0-11 victory was the fact that centre back and captain John Henderson
suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury which has seen
him miss previous matches.

Eoin McCormack was in top form with 1-5 to his personal credit while Ben Kearney continues to excel in defence.

Our club midfield of Luke Maloney and Diarmaid Masterson was again the preferred county duo in this vital sector where they dominated proceedings from start to finish.

In attack Padraig Doyle, David Maloney and Christy Moorehouse also showed up well while Mikey Lee gave added impetus when introduced.
Boland's virtuoso Performance For Hurlers

In terms of one-man-shows, there will hardly be a player across the country this year  who will come near the display of Michael Boland when leading Bray to a great win over Round Towers in
Div 3 of the Dublin League on Sunday morning.

The young doctor had a cure for all Bray ills when he single-handedly accounted for 2-17 of Bray's 2-22 total in a 14 point victory over the Clondalkin side.

Michael is fast becoming unmarkable and no doubt he has benefitted from how well he has played against some of the best defences at this level not just in Wicklow and Dublin but across Leinster in the past year.

Paul Carley will be delighted at how his side, shorn of a dozen
key players through county activity and injury, continues to excel in this standard of league play.

With every player showing up well, it was nice to see Cian
O'Byrne return at this level with a fine display as midfield
partner to the burgeoning talents of Cian Lohan on the day, capping it all off with a point to his name.

Bray Emmets: P O'Reilly; D Kennedy, D Henderson, S Maloney;
D Lohan, J Anders, G Henderson; C O'Byrne, C Lohan;
J Fitzgerald, M Lennon, S McDonagh; R Lambe, M Boland, C O Dualachain Subs S Anders K Ryder.

Footballers Great Win against Rathnew 

It's not too often that Bray seniors go down to Rathnew in the league and bring back the two points on offer. 
That is precisely what Shane Smith's crew did last Friday night when against the odds, they kept going in the face of refereeing adversity to end up triumphant by two points in front of a large home crowd.

The Bray support at the match were vocal and while the loss of two soft goals in the first half made it look very hard to see us winning, no one told the players that and it is testament to their determination and resilience that they upped their performances and were by far the better team in the second 30 minutes.

Without a dozen possible starters due to county hurling and football commitments, it looked like an uphill path for the side when former county man Paul Cunningham had to leave the field just before the interval with a head injury which left him dazed.

Down 2-5 to 1-7 at that stage (our goal was also a gift from the sporting gods but Rory Gunning wasn't complaining), Bray took
to their task in the second half with better application in terms
of tackling, blocking and support running. 

 It was the old adage of doing the simple things well which stood to the Bray side, who showed no fear as they went about their task.

The introduction of Brian Nesbitt and  Daragh Rochford gave the offensive end both direction and pace and with Dessie Kelly defying the hand of time with that trusty left peg slotting over seven points,  Bray kept the scoreboard ticking over.

The flash of two black cards to our lads for minor offences going down the final stretch could have been game changers for previous teams but the 13 players left on the field refused to
bow the knee when there was an excuse there if they wanted it.

Instead they played the ball around with great speed and
accuracy and I've no doubt that is a direct result of the  internal sevens tournament the club ran in January and February. 
Good preparations comes from such moments and allowed the team the confidence and fitness to keep going to the very last whistle.

So hats off to all, especially those who  made up for little lapses. Well done, Keego, that save at the death more than made up for those first half green flags. Best of all, it was great to see the team keep going to the very end.

Once one or two players get back their confidence by just doing the simple things well, it will give Shane and his backroom team even more ammunition to take on other opponents.

The full back trio were tight and shifted the ball on well while  Cathal and David in the half line were able to carry to great
effect. James is a real find at centre-back and has the power to
go right up to the scoring sector and raise flags; a county man
in the making for sure.

Rob was strong and available midfield while Ronan McMahon has
a cutting edge that I like and and attitude that doesn't come
along every day. He too is a real find for this club.

Ben McCormack always works hard and  took his point well while Daire Lohan grew in stature as the game went on and can build even more now on this showing. 

The full forward line that started out got little possession early doors but Dara earned his corn late in the game at the other end with several astute interventions.

Bray Emmets: P O'Keeffe; C Martin, S Kearney, F Green; C O Dualachain, J Healy (0-2), D Martin; R McMahon, R Walsh; B McCormack (0-1) D Kelly (0-7), D Lohan; P Cunningham, R Gunning (1-0), D O hAinnaidh Subs B Nesbitt (0-2), D Rochford (0-2), D Kelly.

Irish class for 6th Year Oral Exam 2023 

It has been confirmed that Bray Emmets Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Brian Lambe, will
be doing a Leaving Cert Oral Irish class in the Clubhouse. The date can be
finalised when we make contact with the interested students.

This class is for any members of Bray Emmets who are sitting their
Leaving Certificate Oral Irish examination in a few weeks. If you are interested
in enrolling, please text your name to  087- 6970589.  Go raibh maith agaibh.

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