Leinster Club Intermediate Championship

25 October, 2015

The senior hurlers were back in Aughrim on Sunday for the first round of the Leinster Club Intermediate Championship, blessed with the weather again, this team would be facing there toughest test so far this year, when they faced St Oliver Plunketts of Dublin. The Bray boys had an explosive start to this game and lead 6 points to no score with 8 mins on the clock, Padraig Doyle, Mikey Lee (2) Diarmuid Masterson and Christy Mooorehouse (2) getting off the mark, Plunketts settled a bit with two frees from Liam Corbett, but back came the Emmets, Paulie Cunningham, Mark Lennon, Aron Murphy with points for Bray and really we were in complete control of this game. Cian Boland the Dublin hurler and Plunketts go to man for scores, was been well marshalled by Luke Maloney, Mark Lennon and Diarmuid Masterson were running the show at midfield, and there was no way past the Henderson brothers, Daire and John, in the Half back line. Boland did manage a point coming up to half time but Mikey Lee sent over a bomb from the far side line to leave Bray 12 points to 5 ahead at the break.

The second half did see a big improvement in the Dublin side and they managed to score a goal and 2 points in the first ten minutes, the goal coming after a slight mix-up in the full back line and maybe we thought a free out had been awarded but instead Ronan O’Broin managed to stick the ball over Eoin Mason in the Bray goal, 1.7 to 12 and game on. Cathal O’Dulachain came on for Peter Walsh and Bray needed to settle and take a few scores having been guilty of a few bad misses. However a long ball into Christy Moorehouse, who gathered the ball, beat the corner back, squared it to Padraig Doyle and that man that just doesn’t score bad goals blasted it past Joseph McDonnell into the top of the Plunketts nett, 1.14 to 1.7 and seventeen minutes gone, Diarmuod Masterson had two long range frees over and Mikey Lee finished with three in a row from play giving Bray a very satisfying victory 1.18 to 1.9 and will face the Kilkenny champions Bennetts bridge, in Aughrim again in two weeks. Thanks to all the supporters who travelled down, the dream of a Leinster title is still alive and who Knows! with this bunch of lads improving with every game, we could be training over the Christmas!

Team: Eoin Mason, Peter Walsh, Peter Kiely, Daire Lohan, Luke Maloney, John Henderson, Daire Henderson, Mark Lennon(1), Diarmuid Masterson(3), Eoin McCormack, Paul Cunningham(1), Christy Moorehouse(5), Aron Murphy, Padraig Doyle(1.2), Mikey Lee(6) (capt) Cathal O’Dulachain, Peter O’Reilly, Ronan Cunningham, Liam Kenny, Dara Maloney, Ben McCormack, Ronan O’Brien,Willie Keane, Lorcan Pratt, Tom Cash, Barry Cunningham, Karl Lacey, Paddy Lee, Cian O’Byrne and Jim Doyle.