Senior hurling/ Dublin League

18 October, 2015

Bray vs Cuala

Coming to the end of the Dublin League now with the last couple of matches, we welcomed our near neighbours Cuala to Bray in a crunch match to decide this Div 5 league. Cuala would be no strangers to our grounds and it was a bit like a home game for both teams.

The match itself turned out to be a cracker with Bray just edging it by the bare minimum, on a score line of 2.21 to 3.17. With Cuala making an explosive start and racing into a 2.3 to no score lead with only 10 minutes on the clock, however we settled in to the pace of the game and Tom Cash and seventeen year old Padraig Doyle knocking over some lovely scores, a cracking goal included to bring us right back into the game, the two McCormack brothers also chipped in with some fantastic scores, 

Mark Lennon kicked a point from 30 yards straight over the bar and at half time the teams were level at 2.10 each. The second half again saw Cuala take the lead with a goal from Andrew Murphy and a point in quick succession but back we came point after point, Lorcan Pratt, Aron Murphy making a fine contributions from mid field, with the teams being level on several occasions it made for a cracking finish, and so it was Tom Cash put Bray ahead with two minutes to go, but great pressure by the Cuala boys Cillian Sheanan and Waldron forced Lorcan Pratt to over-carry and Waldron as he did for the whole game fired over the equaliser. Peter O’Reilly pucked out the ball with only seconds left to Peter Walsh who drilled it to Padraig Doyle and the youngster struck a monster point from right out on the sideline, this was the last play and the curtain came down on cracker. This game was played with full commitment and passion of a local derby, both teams left everything on the park, and roll on next year where both teams will meet again in Div 4. 

With most of our senior team rested for Sunday when we play Castleknock or Plunketts in the Leinster club championship in Aughrim at 2.15 all your support would be greatly appreciated, best rgds Pat.