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Historic day for our Hurlers

21 September, 2013

Match Report: Senior Hurling Championship
On a historic day for the Club, our Senior Hurlers reached the County Final for the first time since 1952 after they defeated St. Patricks Wicklow in the semi-final of the Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday, 21st September in Aughrim. From the moment Christy Moorehouse set up Mikey Lee for a goal early in the first half, Emmets never looked back and in truth, ran out comfortable winners in the end. Aided by the breeze, that goal was followed by a flurry of Bray points and St. Patricks simply had no answer for the tigerish displays of the men in green and navy. A superb first half performance was capped by a Brian Duggan goal and at the break, Bray had a commanding lead 2-10 to 0-4. Not surprisingly, the second half was a more even affair as St. Patrick’s tried to find a way back into the match. However, thanks to Mikey Lee’s unerring free-taking, they were never able to gain a stranglehold in the game as Bray matched them for each score. In the end, there was a huge thirteen points between the sides. Final score: Bray Emmets 2-17 St. Patricks Wicklow 1-7.
Team: Peter O’Reilly, Ronan O’Brien, Peter Kelly, Patrick Lee, Marc Lennon, John Henderson, Karl Lacey, Luke Maloney, Gearoid O Murchu, Eoin Mason, Paul Cunningham, William Keane, Mikey Lee, Brian Duggan, Christy Moorehouse.
Substitutes: Darragh Maloney, Tom Cash, Ed Keating, Craig Brack-Sinnott, Nicky Sweeney, Enda Molloy, Cillian Molloy, Jim Doyle, Ryan Tynan, Luke O’Reilly, Mikey Brown, Michale Walsh, Daire Lohan, Cian O’Byrne, Alan Sweeney.
Management:  Shane O’Brien, Chris Masterson, John Tracey, Martin Kennedy
Scorers: Mikey Lee 1-9; Brian Duggan 1-0; Luke Maloney 0-2; Eoin Mason 0-2; Gearoid O'Murchu 0-2; Paul Cunnigham 0-1; Tom Cash 0-1.

Bray do not yet know who their opponents in the County Final will be as the other semi-final between Glenealy and Carnew Emmets ended in a draw but regardless, everyone in the Club can look forward to the build-up over the next few weeks