U12 Camogie start league campaign

4 May, 2012

Bray Emmets U12 camogie team started their Wicklow U12 league campaign in Annacurra on Friday night with a two goal draw. The Bray girls were dominant across the pitch from 1 to 11 and had a remarkable number of goal and point scoring opportunities to put the game beyond any doubt.

The game started with a Bray flourish and domination of the home opposition but scores were very hard to come by. A number of sorties into the Bray defence resulted in an undeserved lead for the home side at half time. Great goal keeping skills from Eleanor Hayes Carroll kept Bray in the match and ensured that a two goal lead was all Annacurragh took into the second half. The combined efforts of Molly Fitzgerald and Rachel Rice in midfield drove the team forward and ensured that heads were not allowed to drop coming to the break.

Katie Baguley moved into the midfield position at the start of the second half and Bray quickly upped the tempo and a goal followed. An equalising goal was soon scored and for a while it looked like the flood gates would open. However, good defensive work by the home side and some wayward shooting by the visitors settled the score line. Commanding performances by Grace Brown and Maeve O Doherty at the back built a solid foundation for the team. This coupled with the work rate of Tricia Phelan, Molly Fitzgerald, Katie Baguley, Nicole Ryan and Daisy King in the midfield area kept constant pressure on the home side. Rachel Rice on her debut start stood out as she moved the ball effortlessly and with skill turning defence into attack at every opportunity. Lauren Mc Kenna and Ali Byrne works throughout the game and were a constant threat to the opposition goal.

It was a very commanding performance by Bray and proved yet again that this team fails to accept defeat where ever they go. Even on a night when goals were hard to come by they scored what mattered and refused to leave empty handed.

Team: Eleanor Hayes Carroll, Tricia Phelan, Grace Brown, Katie Baguley, Molly Fitzgerald, Daisy King, Rachel Rice, Lauren Mc Kenna, Nicole Ryan, Ali Byrne and Maeve O Doherty,