Under 12 Hurling

19 April, 2015

Bray Emmets vs Glenealy.

Bray Emmets hosted Glenealy  on Monday evening last . Bray played with the breeze in the first half and steadily built up a lead though the half.

Glenealy though are nothing but a proud club and their player’s tenacity shone through and they never let the Bray team fully settle as they continually hooked, blocked and tackled. Art and Conor who both played in nets for part of the first half kept a clean sheet and the back line made up of Simon, Jamie, Oscar M and Luan held Glenealy to a scoreline of two points. The midfield of Gavin, Michael and Oscar H fought tenaciously against their physically imposing opponents and helped set up and score a number of points.

The move of the first half saw three of the forwards, Tim, Adam and Evan combine to work the ball first left the right before Evan crashed the ball to the net. Cian, ever dangerous sent in a rasper of a shot that clipped the post to leave the score at the end of the half 1-5 to 0-2.

The second half saw a number of positional changes by both teams but still the intensity of the match didn't drop. John up front allied by Luan, Quintin and Nathan continued to add scores. This was bolstered by the backs now made up of Tim, Art, Jamie and Conor who played powerful but clever hurling and sought to play passes to either side of the pitch. Glenealy though managed to find a way back into the match, in true credit to their heritage, by scoring two goals from close in frees and by another from a powerful shot from the side of the pitch.

Bray however refused to give up and despite losing their talismanic midfielder Oscar H to a nasty cut on the back of his ear (stitches will be on show soon) the remaining midfielders piled the pressure onto the Glenealy team. They were now playing their best hurling and scored a number of points as a result of fantastic free flowing moves built quickly from the back and also because of constant pressure from Simon and Adam, now in the forward line, and managed to close the game out.

Final score: Bray Emmets 2-9, Glenealy 3-3.

Squad: Art, Conor D, Oscar M, Luan, Jamie, Simon, Michael, Gavin, Oscar H, Tim, Evan, Qunitin, John, Adam, Cian.