Intermediate League/Championship

30 August, 2016

Bray Emmets v Kilcoole

The Lacey Furlong cup has returned to the cabinet up in Emmet Park for another year, with a convincing win over Kilcoole last Tuesday night, we have retained our league crown. The last match of the intermediate league v Kilcoole, last year’s Junior A champions went ahead last night, and despite home advantage the boys from the Goosebank just couldn’t contain our lads who went about getting the win right from the start. 
Gearoid Murphy, who was outstanding on the night, fired over two points, one from a free and the other from play, and before we knew it, we were 1.6 to no score up, Gearoid also adding the goal. We were in complete control in this half, with Karl Lacey, Paul Barry, Jordan Lee, and Seanie Maloney rock solid at the back, Liam Kenny, Brick Walsh, and Gearoid too hot to handle up front. There is no shortage of talent in this squad and picking a team for the semi-final is sure to give Mick and Pat a headache, if everyone is available. Philip Collins, Tim Devine both played their first game at this level and did well, Matt Thomson who was celebrating his 21st birthday on the night also made a good impression. 
At half time we lead 3.10 to 3 points and it was time to give some of the subs a run out, Brian Duggan was replaced by Paddy Lee, and Matt made way for Tim Devine.

Kilcoole did make a game of it in the second half, Ronan & Eoin Keddy winning the battle at mid-field and Ciaran Doyle doing well at number 6, however goals from Liam and Tim left the result in no doubt, Fintan Donnelly did fire two goals past Peter O’Reilly but it just brought respectability to the score line that finished 5.12 to 2.13. Mick Hagan was very complementary towards Bray, recognising the fact that we were unbeaten in the league, and to Kilcoole for a very sporting game, presented the cup to Darragh Maloney for the second year running. 
A special word for Jackie Napier who was unable to attend the game and missed the photo but I am sure he will be back on his feet in no time. Many thanks to Peter Walsh who took charge of the warm up, Cameron who got the boys strapped up and Colm McDonagh who once again had everything ready for the boys before the game, to Hendo, Ciano and Shane for the water and most of all to all the supporters who follow our teams with such great pride.

Team: Peter O’Reilly, Paul Barry, Sean Maloney, Ned Keating, Jordan Lee, Peter Conroy, Karl Lacey, Philip Collins, Darragh Maloney(capt)(1), Neil Doherty, Matt Thomson, Gearoid Murphy(2.8), Brian Duggan, Liam Kenny(2.1), Brick Walsh(2), Paddy Lee, Tim Devine(1.), Enda McHugh, Barry Cowan and Conor McNally.
Unable to play on the night were, Ronan O’Brien, Willie Keane, Ben McCormack, Shane Lohan, Cathal Reddin, Liam Benville and Cathal Magee.