U12 Hurling

2 November, 2014

Bray Under 12 Hurlers finished the league campaign with a well-deserved win against St Maurs to finish top of their group and remain unbeaten in Dublin this year. The lads played St Maurs in their home pitch in Rush, a long journey but for once no-one got lost. Missing a number of players through injury and holidays Bray were fortunate to be able to call on two under 11s to make up the squad.
Playing into a strong breeze Bray settled very quickly and had St Maurs under pressure from the off, Sam and Philip bossed the midfield area and played good quick low ball in the dangerous forward line of Zack, Brian, Cathal and Daniel F and were soon ahead. It must be said that St Maurs keeper made some exceptional saves in the first half to keep St Maurs in the game. As the half wore on St Maurs came more into the game but the very tall and fit half back line of Tadhg and Eoin repelled a lot of the Maurs attacks. Anything that got past them was dealt with very efficiently by Aaron and Peter and Gavin in goal had a quiet game such was the protection he had in front of him. St Maurs did not give up however scoring a goal and two excellent points. The introduction of Michael, Daniel M and Riain who scored a great goal ensured Bray finished the half well and were well ahead at half time. 
In the second half the wind was at Bray's backs and if anything got stronger with Bray continuing on where they left off in the first half to run out comfortable winners. This was a great performance with everyone contributing to the win. Special thanks to St Maurs for hosting us and to the referee who came in at the last minute to ensure the match went ahead. 
This team have been excellent throughout the season, starting back at training in January and working hard and contributing positively in training and games throughout the season. The team have improved out of all recognition from last year and special credit must go to Terry, Brendan, John, Michael, Peter and Niall for all the work that they put into the team through the year. The team bought into what the coaches were trying to do and the coaches were very lucky to have such a hardworking group of players to work with. They have been a credit to their parents, their coaches and to the club.
Training for this group will continue until the end of November in both hurling and football. 
Finally hurling by its nature is a skill based game and the coaches are asking that every member of the group continue to hurl throughout the winter to keep their skill levels up so that they are ready for the under 13 Hurling league in Dublin next year.
Entire Panel: Cathal, Rory, Fionn, Tadhg, Ben, Eoin, Sebastain, Sam, Peter, Riain, Luke, Daniel Flavin, Daniel Munro, Oscar, Philip, Aodain, Gavin, Michael, Jack, Zack and Aaron