U10 hurlers double date with Round Towers

2 June, 2012

No rest for the wicked as they say, for the second long weekend in a row Bray Emmets played in the under 10 two team Dublin Hurling League. In very competitive and extrememly close matches against Round Towers, the team featuring the excellent skills of Tim Harrington allied with the staunch defending of Tadhg McCarthy and Aodain Daly and Donal Spain made it very difficult for the Round Towers forward line and midfield. The strong running of Art Whittle covering between the two 45 meter lines ensured there was no easy ball coming out of the Round Towers defence. Our forward line of Jamie Ryan, Matthew Collins and Finn Treacy played with great commitment against a huge Round Towers defence. Special mention must go to the three goal keepers used on the day, Finn Treacy, Tim Harrington when he was injured and Luan Roddy who was also very effective outfield. 

Another team from the 2002 squad put in a fine performance against a very well drilled and sporting Round Towers side on Saturday June 2nd in Corkagh Park. The Team of Gavin Rochford, Philip Jakob, Zack Collins, Rory Mulcahy, Sam Kearney, Jack Treacy, Brian Nesbitt, Luke Brandon and Aaron O Rourke, hurled well from the beginning.On a pitch where the long grass prevented ground hurling , they showed very good picking and striking skills, and competed very well for every ball. Some excellent point taking from Brian Nesbitt and a few goals from Jack, Luke and Sam, saw us well in contention at half time. In the second half some positional changes saw Aaron put in a commanding display in the backs ably supported by Philip and Rory , and Zack put in a fine performance at midfield. Gavin who switched places with Sam, scored a very good 65 in a difficult wind, and the scores continued from the forwards and midfielders who played well both individually and as a unit.The game was decided in the end by two fine scores from Round Towers.
Both Bray teams played extremely well in hot conditions and on a poor pitch and the coaching team are very happy with their performances which have been improving in every match and the progress they are making in training.
We would like to thank all the parents and players who were able to make it on the day, particularly in finding the pitch after what could only be described as very questionable directions and our host Round Towers for very even and sporting games.