St. Nicholas

13 July, 2009

Bray Emmets 3-7 V St. Nicholas 0-3

The match started after a minute's silence in memory of the late father of St Nicholas' manager Nessa Harney. For the first quarter it was a really tight game with just two scores, Aoife O'Donovan's goal giving Bray the advantage over St Nicholas' point, but then Bray pulled ahead while the visitors' attacks broke down on the Bray back line with Kate O'Connor, Tara Brady and Lauren Barry reducing shooting opportunities while Laura McCarthy kept the ball out of the net with a couple of fine saves.

The Bray half-backs, Aoife Sherlock, Danika Goulding and Erin Horan were once again highly effective at getting the ball forward quickly, whilst the midfield partnership was outstanding: Zoe Mulvaney coolly handled her county-level opponent and Aoife O'Donovan ranging from deep in the rear to the full forward line as opportunities arose. She added a point to her early goal, a tally equalled by Orlaith Whelan and Siofra Heffernan, while Kathy Waters, Sinead Kelly and Aoife Keady all contributed points to the Bray scoreline.

Emmets Team:

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

Subs used: Jessica Conway, Grace O'Donovan, Juliette Fortune, Jennifer Byrne, Grace Curham

Managers: Austin Heffernan and Gay Heffernan