|7:00-8:30||L1xi , L3xi, L4xi||Men , L2xi|
|8:30-10:00||Men, L2xi||L1xi , L3xi , L4xi|
Valid from Oct 2016
Bray Ladies 2's v Pembroke 5's
(Aoife Kenna, Amy Armstrong x3)
The Ladies 2's travelled to Pembroke for an early game and with most of the talk in the week focussing on whether we could wear pink war paint, spirits were high! With the idea being overruled by our sweatier players, there was instead a strong aroma of fake tan in the changing rooms and requests to wear white every week as it made their tan look better!
Appearances aside, coach Huss started the team talk with a motivational quote which a couple of the players didn't quite understand! I'm blaming the quote rather than the intelligence of the individuals involved!
In true form, the ladies started slowly with Pembroke putting pressure on the Bray defence. This didn't last long though as the team started to pass the ball around and dominate play. A lovely left to right switch from Luca Dunne, opened up the pitch allowing the right hand side to make a couple of short passes, before Aoife Kenna calmly slotted the ball home. Bray never looked backed and continued to dominate. Pembroke grew more and more frustrated with long crash balls failing to be controlled allowing Bray to intercept and create more and more chances. Luca saw a lovely strike from top of the D get stuck in the keepers pads leading to a short for Bray. After the initial save, Amy A hit the back of the net to make it 2-0 at half time! Superb play in Mid-field from Honour Nethery, Emer O'Reilly & Amy Buckley had the Pembroke attackers struggling to get the ball through!
More positive motivational words from coach Huss and we were back on the pitch looking for more goals. The passing continued, and after Bray played the ball out of the back from Sinad Hingston to Niamh Byrne then sweetly up the line to Amy Carroll, the ball was played across and Amy Armstrong found the corner to make it 3-0. The rain came down and Huss got worried. The fake tan was streaking and her top was white! With clever play the forwards won several short corners, Amy Armstrong, like a woman possessed, lifted the ball into the back of the net to make it 4-0.
A really great team performance today. The team needs to take this confidence into the last two league games before the Christmas break as we push for promotion.
Thank you to Ruth who stayed to umpire and of course, coach Huss and manager Jim O'Connor for his words of encouragement on the sideline.
RT @RuthMcDonagh: Cool to have @topazenergy up @BrayHC pitch today after we won 5000 in their #CashForClubs campaign. Now to see if I star What a day! Wins all round and a little promo video done for our @topazenergy 5000 win! #soproud #leinsterhockey https://t.co/yGVwKcjbMf
What a stunning day today, with wins all round for all of our squads!!!
Ladies 2's v Pembroke 5's WON 4-0
(Aoife Kenna, Amy Armstrong x3)
Ladies 3's v Naas 2's WON 4-0
(Claire P x2, Caoimhe Guilfoyle x2)
Ladies 4's v UCD 7's WON 5-3
(Rhona Baker, Ruth McDonagh, Rebecca Wall, Mia, Deirdre)
Men's 1st XI v Wicklow 1st WON 5-0
(Sen Brennan x2, Jamie Crawford, Cian Brennan, Adam Brennan)
Thanks to all who came out to support today, and for being such incredible advocates for the club!! The Topaz team were so impressed with our club spirit!!
Fantastic 4-0 win against @PWHC for the ladies 2's with a goal from @aoifekenna & Hat-trick from @AmyArm11!! https://t.co/b2qFotcWb2 RT @RuthMcDonagh: Currently 2-0 up to @BrayHC against @pwhc in division 5.some lovely play from the blues, even if they are playing in whit
Thanks to Colm Carroll for our fab teddy for the Christmas raffle. Get those raffle tickets back to not only win "Patrick" but some amazing prizes ...pls return your tickets to the pitch today in loreto or tmn at the kiddies Christmas party!
It's game day!! First up we have the Ladies 2's in Pembroke, then a jam packed day in Loreto Bray and also the M1 in Templecarrig! Best of luck to all of our squads!
Let's all show as much support as we can!
Super 4-0 win for our ladies vets team tonight against Albert! #gwanthebray
** BREAKING NEWS **
Topaz will be at Loreto Bray from 2pm tomorrow to record a little video & promote our club! We are absolutely thrilled to have won 5000 so it is so important to show them just how grateful we are!!
We would LOVE to see as many members down at the club as possible tomorrow and with the 4's taking on UCD in their cup campaign it's even more important to give them our support!
So slap on your camera faces and get down to Bray and let's show them just how awesome our wonderful hockey club is!! You never know, you may even get your own little piece in the video!
RT @PWHC: On Saturday, with only ladies teams playing at home, PEM is running a Ladies Charity Day in support of Breast Cancer. Please com @PWHC is there anything we can do to contribute? What a great idea! #breastcancerireland RT @PWHC: @BrayHC wear pink!! (socks, sticks, hats... Collection Buckets at club @BreastCancerIre. Facilities for whole family so supporte
The Men's 1st XI will now be playing Wicklow in the Irish Hockey Challenge at 3pm on Saturday in Templecarrig!! Please make sure you head down to support the lads!
Also the Men's 2's game has been postponed.
A look at this weeks Fixtures!
#leinsterhockey #gwanthebray https://t.co/QtZ168K4AA @BernardJKD @PWHC @UCDLadiesHockey @GateHockey nope not this weekend! RT @RuthMcDonagh: Great craic tonight @skillzonedublin with the @BrayHC L1s. Nothing like a bit of team bonding! #banter #whogotskills http The Men's 1's will now be playing @WicklowHC at 3pm in Templecarrig school on Saturday the 3rd of Dec! #leinsterhockey #gwanthebray @WicklowHC should be a great game alright! Always good banter! It's freezin season out there RT @WicklowHC: Hopefully it will be a great competitive game! Training tonight was interesting...Good excuse not to cough up for a water ba