U8’s host St Judes

25 February, 2012

Under 8 Hurling - Dublin League Bray Emmet's Under 8 hurlers hosted St Judes (Rathfarnham) in Emmet Park Old Connaught Ave for our first Dublin Hurling League match. The game started at 10:00 sharp and was played over four 15 minute quarters. The game began as a very evenly matched affair with both teams showing great discipline regarding holding their positions well and putting up very solid defense. As the game progressed Bray started to move the ball very quickly up to the forwards who knew exactly what to do with it - particularly Cian Longmore who scored a hat trick of goals including a screamer from 20 meters out.Luke Jakob's ability to steal the ball move it quickly to the forwards made life very difficult for St Jude's who found it increasingly difficult to get out of their own half with the ball as the game progressed. Jack and Adam took some heavy knocks from their opposite numbers but kept their cool and let their hurling do the talking. Sean and Shane both used their speed and skill to great advantage which combined very effectively with an absolute lack of fear in taking on taking on physically larger opponents who found it difficult to mark or even catch the Bray duo. James, Nathan and Rory worked the mid field very effectively to disrupt the flow between the St Jude's backs and forwards, they did very well to draw the St Jude's defenders up while pumping ball up to the forwards who used both the space created and fast supply of ball to devastating effect! Overall a fantastic team performance and a great start to the Dublin League.

Emmet Bhré - Under 8: James Byrne, Adam Prunty, Jack Kearney, Cian Longmore, Rory Farrell, Nathan Hunter. Luke Jakob, Sean Byrne, Shane Baugley