22 March, 2009

Our senior team had another fine performance when they played county champions Kiltegan last Sunday morning down in Kiltegan.

The sun shone and we witnessed a tremendous team effort from the Bray boys. Opening in style with points from Paul Cunningham, Niall MacGraynor and Paddy Moynihane they raced into a four point lead before the home team opened their scoring with a point from play. A defence-splitting move saw Niall MacGraynor goal ward bound but his shot ricocheted off the crossbar. With seven minutes to go to half time Bray led 0-6 to 0-1. Kiltegan then scored three quick points in succession to leave only two points between the teams going in at the break.

Playing against the breeze in the second half Bray continued as they had played in the first half with true grit and determination. The movement on and off the ball was excellent; defenders were sharp and observant and constructive on the overlap. Ray Lambe and Niall Gaffney in midfield worked tirelessly all day and were ably assisted by that workhorse Brian O' Keeffe. Up front all the forwards were a constant threat and were unlucky not to have scored three goals. A swift passing movement out of defence and worked all the way down to the Kiltegan goalmouth saw John O Keeffe tap into an empty net. The final score line 1-11 to 0-5 paints its own picture.

Scorers: P Cunningham 0-4, N.MacGraynor0-2, P. Moynihane 0-2, J. O' Keeffe1-0,  B. O' Keeffe0-1, N.Gaffney0-1, R. Lambe  0-1.