16 February, 2009

The senior footballers had another fine workout against a strong determined Raheny team last Sunday morning down in Old Conna.The sun shone and we witnessed a game full of end -to-end stuff with some thrilling tussles, exceptional movement  and some wonderful scores.

Oisín o hAnnaidh relishing his role at wing back  opened the scoring with a well taken point. Playing with the breeze, Raheny took the game to Bray and raced into a four point lead. Conor Flannery hit back with a typical Flanno score before Stephen Fox hit the back of the net from the penalty spot. Three minutes later we had the score of the match. Niall McGraynor winning the ball around midfield popped the ball to Ray Lambe who handpassed to Brian O Keeffe who popped it to Ross MacAnaspie who finally transferred it back to the incoming Ray to fist to the net. Quick hands, great support play, a joy to watch.!

At half time Bray went in leading 2-3 to 0-5 .The Emmets upped their game in the second half and with the wind to their backs they controlled long passages of play. We saw some great score taking from John O Keeffe, Flanno, Niall McGraynor and Ross.The defence dealt more than competently with everything that came their way and finished very strongly.This was a tough physical contest and it was encouraging to see everyone weather the storm. Bray ran out eventual winners on a score line of 3-8 to 1-8.

If you would like to catch this team in action come along to Ballyboden next Sunday at 12 oclock.