23 August, 2008

Bray Emmets 3-2. Kilcoole 3-0

Following on from the Bray girls excellent game V Annacurra 2 weeks ago where they lost 2-0 but played great camogie, the girls were in fine form as they played their neighbours Kilcoole in a fast paced and exciting game.  In a spirit of sportsmanship two Bray girls Emma Groves and Aoife Connaughton donned the Kilcoole jerseys to make up numbers for Kilcoole who were missing their players and the management of both clubs agreed to play a 10 a side game.  In the second half Sarah Kate Hayde and Ciara Nolan donned the Kilcoole jerseys. Despite excellent goal keeping by Eimear Ivory. Kilcoole got off to a good start with 2 early goals however Lauren Sweeney cracked home a beautiful point and a goal which bucked up the girls spirits. 

In the second half a different side emerged as both sides battled for every ball. Seana Carroll had some great solo action and scored a great goal  from a hand pass and Lauren Sweeney scored another long range point. Kilcoole got back with another goal and a hard won goal was scored by Jane Moriarty of Bray Emmets near the end of the second half. Throughout the game there was great skill  and sportsmanship displayed, and the girls gave their all. The match was about skill and participation in sport and was enjoyable for spectator and players alike. An excellent Lauren Sweeney played a wonderful game and seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. Seana O Carroll, Aifric Murphy and Jane Moriarty  played with tireless determination and gave their all in midfield. In the defence Eimear Ivory in goals, Sophie Mooney Eimear Clancy and Sarah Kate Hayd and Emma Groves  gave great performances as did Fiona Faherty, Aoife Connaughton, and Ciara Nolan in forwards. 

Well done girls on both teams, you provided us with an exciting and skillful game!
Bray Emmets Team: Eimear Ivory, Sophie Mooney, Eimear Clancy, Emma Groves, Sarah Kate Hayde, Lauren Sweeney, Seana O Carroll, Aifric Murphy, Aoife Connaughton, Ciara Nolan, Jane Moriarty, Fiona Faherty(captain)