Under 16 Hurling

21 April, 2014

Bray played their first game last Monday away v Glenealy. It was their first time together as a group and there were very encouraging signs of the potential of the group. Glenealy, having the wind and playing down the slope on the pitch, made the better start getting a goal and a couple of points without reply. Bray's touch wasn't great at first but improved as the game went on. Bray's defence got to grips with the Glenealy attack after about 20 minutes and more than matched them from then until the final whistle only conceding 2 points in the second half. Lochlann was very dependable in goals. Kevin Nolan, Fiachra, Joe and Owen worked hard in defence; Kevin Spaine in particular did very well in the half back line. William put in a man of the match performance in the full back line and never once did his opponent win a ball against him and drove the ball out of defence on numerous occasions. Evan and Philip worked hard around the middle of the field as did Donncha, Stephen, David and Cian. Daniel, Donnchadh, Shane and Andrew provoked panic in the Glenealy defence when they got the ball. Andrew was top scorer for Bray with 1-3 to his credit. Glenealy won the game but were made to work for it particularly in the second half of the match.
Team: Lochlann Dougan, Donncha Morgan, William Hennessy, Kevin Nolan, Joe Phelan, Owen Duffy (0-1), Kevin Spaine, Evan Sweeney, Philip Redmond (0-1), David Munro, Cian Rowe, Andrew Conway (1-3), Daniel Jakob, Stephen Finn, Shane Slattery, Fiachra Murphy, Donnchadh Griffin.