12 May, 2008

This is one match where the score line can be misleading as in a very evenly contested match Kilcoole ran out winners after scoring 4 late goals. Bray Emmets started very well and were in front through a great solo run and hand passed goal from Shauna Douglas and Bray quickly doubled the lead with a goal from Lauren Sweeney. The Bray Emmets forward line of Maeve Ni Mihidigh, Ciara Nolan and Jenny Sparks were putting the Kilcoole backline under pressure all the way through and it is a great credit to Kilcoole that they were level at half-time. 

Excellent work by Shauna Douglas, Afric Murphy and Lauren Sweeney in midfield plus excellent work from Sophie Mooney and Sara Hayd in the backline and brilliant goalkeeping by Aoife Connaughton ensured it was very even all the way through the second half but with tiredness setting in and resilience by their opponents resulted in a deserved but hard fought win for Kilcoole.  Final score line: Kilcoole 6:00 Bray Emmets 2:00  

This group of players has great potential and all girls are welcome to training on Monday nights at 7.00 which is already well attended, all Wicklow league matches are played on a Friday night and we urge girls who are training to make themselves available for the matches. We were short of a full team on Friday night and greatly appreciated the Kilcoole management's agreement to play nine.