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Senior Hurling

17 May, 2014

Senior Hurlers capture Leinster League,
Our senior hurlers were crowned Kings of Leinster at a rain swept Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday by a score of 1-16 to 2-11 against Eire Og Chorachoill from Kildare. Bray were slow to start and it took a Mark Lennon goal midway through the first half and inspired hurling from Daire Henderson in defence to force a well-earned half time lead of 1-9 to 0-8. Mikey Lee's unerring accuracy proved vital as he scored 7 pts, 6 from Frees, with Diarmuid Masterson chipping in two quality scores from play.
Eire Og Came out fighting in the second half and took the game to Bray, and started to run at the Bray defence. Bray's full back line was under huge pressure and repelled everything that came at them marshaled by Peter Kiely and Ronan O'Brien. Bray were dealt two hammer blows with the loss of Eoin Mason and Diarmuid Masterson with shoulder injuries. Karl Lacey and Jim Doyle were holding their own in the half back line. Our opponents would not give in and clawed their way back into the game with two spectacular goals from close in frees by their county keeper Peter Williams. Then came two great individual scores for bray, one a solo effort by John Henderson who wove his way from midfield to shoot a powerful drive just over the bar. Mikey Lee gathered a long delivery to skin his man again and score another point to bring his tally to 0-11 for the day. Mark Lennon added another and victory was in sight. Bray were now fighting a rear guard action and their loyal supporters were praying for the final whistle which came 3 minutes into injury time. Special mention to our county players -Jackie Moorehouse, Luke Maloney, John Henderson and Mikey Lee who showed their dedication to their club by playing two games in 24 hours. Daire Lohan and Padraig Doyle showed that age is no barrier and Peter O'Reilly's great save will live long in the memory.
Team P. O'Reilly  D .Henderson  P Kiely R O' Brien J Doyle J Henderson K Lacey Eoin Mason L Maloney C Moorehouse P Doyle D Masterson M Lennon D Lohan   M Lee Subs: N Sweeney William Keane