15 June, 2009

Bray Emmets 8-17 V Clara 3-3

Bray got off to a bad start when Clara scored a 1st minute goal, but for the most part the action was in the Clara half of the pitch. At half time, Bray led 3-11 to 2-2, and the second half became increasingly one-sided as the visitors tired and their counter-attacks were broken up at the Bray half-back line.

It was a great team performance from Bray. The back line smothered most Clara attacks. Danika Goulding and (especially) Erin Horan proved very effective at getting the ball forward, providing service to the forwards and picking up points themselves. Aoife O'Donovan and Zoe Mulvaney dominated midfield, while the forwards racked up the scores: reliable sharpshooters Orlaith Whelan (1-4) and Siofra Heffernan (2-4) both did extremely well, but Sinead Kelly showed she could compete with them with a massive 3-3. Cliona Horgan and newcomer Saoirse Hetherington came close on several occasions and were unlucky not to get their names on the scoresheet.

Emmets Team:

1 Laura McCarthy, 2 Lauren Barry, 3 Tara Brady, 4 Kate O'Connor, 5 Aoife Sherlock, 6 Danika Goulding, 7 Erin Horan, 8 Aoife O'Donovan, 9 Zoe Mulvaney, 10 Beth Cummins, 11 Sinead Kelly, 12 Siofra Heffernan, 13 Cliona Horgan, 14 Saoirse Hetherington, 15 Orlaith Whelan,

Subs used: Jennifer Byrne, Juliette Fortune, Grace Curham

Managers: Austin Heffernan, Gay Heffernan and Dave Barry