Hurling Dublin League Div 4

18 July, 2016

Bray Emmets:  1-15 - St Judes: 0-15

Bray v St Judes at home on Monday 18th July 2016. We needed a win in this one if we were to keep our hopes of promotion alive from this Division. It was Judes that started well despite a great point from Karl Lacey from the throw in. Colm Manning the St Judes centre forward, was on fire with three long range points, one after another and Colm O’Callaghan at corner forward banging over two more, one from play and the other from a free, we found ourselves 7 points to 2 down with 20 minutes gone on the clock, points from Padge Doyle, Enda Forde and Cian O’Byrne gave us a fighting chance. Leo Sexton at centre back for the Templeogue boys was having a stormier, along with Mark Hannon at number 10 who kept the score board ticking for them. John Henderson and Cathal O’Dualachain were sprung from the bench with five to go before half time and straight away Hendo carved out a goal chance, with the goalie saving for a 65, which Christy pointed, The Judes boys were guilty of a large number of wides in this half and we could have been facing a bigger deficit at the break but instead we were only three points down after playing against the wind, 10 to 7. The second half saw a big improvement in our boys and seemed to get their composure after the break, and with the breeze in our backs, went about reducing the deficit, and so it was, points from Christy, Ciano and a great goal from Hendo, followed by point from centre of the field, left us with our tails up and leading by 4 points. Judes hit back with three points on the trot, making it a one point game, Liam Benville replaced Jim Doyle and Conor Doherty for Karl, we now had a cracking game of hurling with the excitement building, who could keep their nerve and take the points, up stepped Mark Lennon and landed an absolute monster from well inside his own half, two points up and a small bit of day light again, next up Liam Benville after butchering two chances previous, redeemed himself with a cracker, three up, moments later Liam Kenny after doing all the hard work, rounding the entire Judes defence blasted against the keeper and cleared, back came the Judes boys, another point from Mark Hannon reduced it to two before Christy finished and ended with a free in front of the goal, a big turn out from our lads which is always great but hard to give everyone a game, Judes battled hard right to the end and were it not for a fine save from Peter O’Reilly in the Bray goal right at the end, could have snatched a draw. The final score 1.15 to 15, two big games coming up Senior hurling this Friday night in Greystones 8 pm and Monday night in Arklow for the intermediates at 7.30, see you all there and thanks for all the support last night.

Peter O’Reilly, Sean Maloney, Peter Kiely, Ronan O’Brien, Enda Forde(1), Luke Maloney, Peter Walsh, Karl Lacey(1), Darragh Maloney, Christy Moorehouse(6), Jim Doyle, Mark Lennon(1), Cian O’Byrne(2), Liam Kenny, Padraig Doyle(2), Cathal O’Dualachain, John Henderson(1.1), Liam Benville(1), Conor Doherty, Mick Walsh, Conor McNally, Matt Thompson, Brian Duggan and Diarmuid Masterson.