Junior Football

1 November, 2014

Junior B Championship Final Replay 2014. 
Bray Emmets 1-9 Rathnew 0-3
Our men’s junior football team travelled to Arklow last Saturday to take on Rathnew in a replay of the Wicklow Men’s Junior B football final. The weather conditions were very poor for the game, but this did not dampen the spirit or resolve of the Bray lads. Bray lead at half time on a score line of 1-2 to 0-1, with a fine point by one of Brays veterans Raymond Lambe, and a well-executed goal by Garret Crowley. 
The weather condition did not improve for the second half, but Bray continued to battle well against Rathnew, with some good tackling, and well executed scores from Ben McCormack, Cathal McGee, Matt Thompson and Dylan Terry, Bray ran our victors on a score line of 1-9 to 0-3. The man of the match was Peter Walsh, who had a very strong game for the victors. Other notable performances were from Brian O’Keeffe, who ended his playing days with Bray on a high. The Bray captain Mark Mulvaney accepted the cup on behalf of the team, with a lengthily acceptance speech as Gaeilge, and the celebrations continued in the Ardmore in Bray. 
This was a good team performance on the day. The team is a mixture of youth and age, with the vastly experienced Brian, Ray, Oisin and Geoff, along with the introduction of seven minors from this year’s minor football panel in to Adult football. 
The team on the day lined our as follows: Lee Brandon, James ‘Taz’ Duggan, Geoff Morrissey, Mark Mulvaney (Captain) Mark Mulvaney, and Oisin O’Hannaigh. Shane Lohan, Ray Lambe, Brian O’Keeffe, Eoin McCormack, Peter Walsh, Donnie O’Midheach, Ben McCormack , Cathal McGee, Garret Crowley, Matt Thompson for (G. Crowley) Dylan Terry (D O’Midheach) Ross Masterson (E McCormack) Fin Greene (Taz Duggan) Shane O’Sullivan (C McGee). 
On foot of this Championship win we now play Blessington in the Swan Cup next Friday night (7th November) in Eire Og, Greystones, and throw in is at 7.45pm. This competition is the Junior A Champions playing the Junior B Champions. We would encourage you all to come along and support the Bray lads on Friday night in this unique competition. 
The Junior team also have a league game against Ashford on Sunday 9th, in Old Conna at 11.00am.