U12 camogie V Roundtowers

21 April, 2012

A great second half display by the Bray Emmets U12 camogie team resulted in a great victory over Roundtowers in the Dublin league on Saturday. Trailing by a goal at halftime Emmets lost their inspirational forward Jane Butler to a serious hand injury in virtually the first play of the second half. Now a player and a goal down Bray faced an uphill battle to get back into the game. However each and every one of the team put their shoulders to the wheel to kick start a fantastic comeback.First to strike for the Emmets was Tricia Phelan. Showing her Kilkenny and Tipperary pedigree she rifled a 65 to the net to rock Roundtowers back on their heels. This score inspired her team mates and Emmets competed brilliantly all over the pitch. Playing some fantastic ground hurling the Emmets were now in the ascendency.

In goals Olivia Duffy distributed superbly with her puck outs. The full backline of Grace Brown and Lauren Healy defended resolutely and expelled every Roundtowers attack. At half back Shauna Ryan and Eve Murphy attacked every breaking ball. In midfield Clare Benville and Olivia Mc Garry covered a huge amount of ground and ensured that there was a steady supply of ball into Tricia Phelan, Katie Baguley and Lauren Mc Kenna in the forwards. Emmets needed to turn pressure into a score and Olivia Mc Garry duly obliged. She latched onto a lose Roundtowers clearance and showing great technique arrowed a fabulous strike to the net to push Emmets ahead. The inevitable Roundtowers backlashes came but try as they might they could not breakdown the Emmets defence. With Olivia Duffy now freed to midfield and Emmets players working tirelessly all over the pitch they pushed on to try and get further score. After some great team work goal poacher supreme Lauren Mc Kenna pounced for a third goal to kill off the game. By that stage all the Bray Emmets players had played in different positions around the pitch showing great adaptability. At the final whistle Jane and her exhausted team mates celebrated a famous victory. A victory which showed the true fighting spirit of this U12 squad.

Team: Eve Murphy, Lauren Healy, Shauna Ryan, Tricia Phelan, Grace Brown, Katie Baguley, Clare Benville, Olivia Duffy, Olivia Mc Garry, Jane Butler, Lauren Mc Kenna