Bray Emmets Under 11 Hurlers vs Oliver Plunketts

25 February, 2012

On Saturday morning the under 11s commenced their Dublin hurling campaign welcoming Oliver Plunketts to a warm Emmet Park. The first half was won by both defences and thus a low scoring affair. The half time talk by Brian and Larry proved inspirational as the second half was dominated by Bray. Rian Knox continued his excellent goal keeping, making several saves (as every bit valuable as scoring goals at the other end).  Michael Timmons, Seán McDonagh, and Rory Lambe defended well, keeping Rian's work load down and only allowed Oliver Plunketts  1-1 for the whole match. Gavin Henderson refused to be bullied in midfield and physically dominated despite competing with lads bigger than him. Jamie Baguley competed tirelessly alongside, bravely playing on despite a nasty accidental chop to his hand. Up front David Nesbitt, Conor Hardiman and Nick Hederman played as a unit rather than individuals, all three found the back of the net, but more importantly passed to each other rather than shoot from impossible angles. Daragh McCormack and Aaron Graham fitted seamlessly into the side when called into action. Two of the main and noticeable reasons for Bray's victory were the accurate passing between all players and the way the lads performed as a team with everyone putting the cause of the team before themselves.

Well done lads, you even made Colm smile.

Bray Emmets 5-3 - Oliver Plunketts 1-1

Emmet Bhré : Rian Knox, Michael Timmons, Seán McDonagh, Rory Lambe, Gavin Henderson (1-0), Jamie Baguley (0-1) Conor Hardiman (2-1), David Nesbitt (1-1), Nick Hederman (1-0), Daragh McCormack, Aaron Graham.