AHL 4 – Bray Emmets 0 11 BBSE 0 07

Limrick Layder reports from Seaside

Our Junior A hurlers headed south on Sunday morning to the seaside town of Bray to challenge the local Bray Emmet’s team who inherited its name from one of our great patriots Robert Emmet who himself had a lot of connections with Rathfarnham through his fiancée Sarah Curran and comrade Anne Devlin.

The pitch was in very good condition, land near the sea usually drains off well ….hoping our prunty pitch does likewise! The team had a fairly youthful look about it, excepting the silver fox himself Aidan Dundon who helped himself to a quick point within 30 seconds of the throw in.  Fergal (Ryan) scored from a free and Neal Farrell scored from play after picking up a handy loose ball. Ciaran Cashman made  good run into space to get onto a free from Fergal and squared a good ball to Fergal’s older brother Morgan (both offspring of the poet ‘in residence’ – Brendan) who scored a fine point. Playing against a stiff breeze things were looking well at half time, down by 3.

Aidan repeated his trick from the 1st half and scored another quick point,  Jack Kenny came on and scored from out on the wing – after a long puc out from Ronan, Dan Nugent got a tasty point, Fergal (2) and Aidan (1) scored from frees. However try as they might the Boden lads just never got motoring in the 2nd half and as the game wore on Bray played the simpler and smarter hurling. The final score Bray 0 – 11 – BBSE 0 – 7.

In the press briefing after the match Dan Boland (Counsellor and Ass’t Manager) expressed his overall happiness with the attitude and commitment of his team and is looking forward to better days ahead ….and more particularly the return of the Manager Timothy Sweeney who headed off on a short break just after Christmas and hasn’t been seen since!

Rock on for the moment!

p.s. Coincidence that our 2 brightest stars… the day being in it  – ‘International Women’s Day’ (Susan Creed & Carina Cashman) sorted out a very appreciative young Bray player who dislocated his knee….while about half a dozen useless langers looked on!