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9 August, 2014

Bray Emmets U-10; Fingallians Tournament, Saturday 9th August
Bray Emmets under 10 footballers produced a series of magnificent displays in the Fingallians Tournament, across their 5 matches against teams from Dublin, Meath, Down and Donegal. A comfortable win in their first group match was followed up by an incredible comeback in their second game, against St Sylvester's. Trailing 3-4 to 0-1 at half-time, the players fought back with a determined display in the second-half, spurred on by a rousing motivational talk from team manager Gary Prunty. The team were beaten by a very impressive Ratoath team in their final group game, but the earlier results had earned qualification for a semi-final meeting with their Swords hosts. Again, it was the concentrated effort of the players in the second half that led to a win here, booking a place in the final against An Riocht from County Down. The scores were tied at a point a piece at half time, before Bray took the lead with a goal, during a torrential downpour, early in the second half. A victory, and first trophy for this group of players, appeared to be on the cards until An Riocht equalised following confusion amongst both teams, who mistakenly thought that the referee had blown his whistle for a free kick. He waved for the players to 'play-on', when the An Riocht forward kicked the ball into the net. Another goal followed less than half a minute later. Bray came close to equalising a number of times before the end, but the goal that they required alluded them. Overall, this was a great day out for the players, coaches, and the strong team of supporting parents. Bray Emmets squad: James, Adam P, Adam D, Cillian, Jamie M, Finn, Cathal, Kyle, Cian, Alex, Jack.