Senior Ladies hard work pays off against Tinahely

7 April, 2013

Naturally, confidence was low after losing our first three games and it proved difficult to field a team for our match against Tinahely on Sunday, 7th April. However, eleven unenthusiastic girls lined out at Páirc Emmet Bhré (which was in great condition thanks to Pat Wogan) and turned in a fine performance. Every one of the girls played out of their skin, with great passing and calling for the ball.  Our stand in goalkeeper Lauren Barry had an amazing game and made numerous saves.  As in our last two games, our backs performed well with Pam McDermott, Sarah Longmore and Cliona Horgan holding firm. Cliona, along with Danika Goulding, are two of our younger players but both played superbly and deserve their place on this team.  Our forwards also combined well with Siofra Heffernan scoring a goal and three points, Cathy Waters kicking a point and a very sick Lauren Rowe, playing through the pain barrier to also add a point. But the main plaudits must go to our three midfielders, Aoife O’Donovan, Clare Frawley (the new girl!) and especially Aoife Heffernan.  Aoife ran the length of the pitch and caught every ball that came her way. Her skill and commitment to this team is simply outstanding.  Clare Frawley and Aoife O’Donovan marked their players very well and fed the forwards with some exceptional good passes. Well done girls and it’s great to have the first win of the season under the belts!
Final Score: Bray 1-7 Tinahely 2–1.
Panel –  Pam McDermott (Captain), Cliona Horgan, Cathy Waters, Aoife Heffernan, Siofra Heffernan, Aoife O’Donovan, Clare Frawley, Sarah Longmore, Lauren Barry, Lauren Rowe, Danika Goulding.