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Shillelagh

15 June, 2009

The senior football team travelled down to Shillelagh to take on the locals in a tough dogged encounter. They came away with another two valuable league points having withstood a Shillelagh onslaught in the first quarter of the second half.

 Bray started purposely, asserted themselves strongly and dictated most of the first half. Playing with a strong wind they pinned Shillelagh in their own half. Ray Lambe opened the scoring with a well taken point but shortly afterwards had to leave the field with a sprained wrist. Points from Niall MacGraynor Stephen Fox settled nerves and a pile-driver of a goal from Fox put them into the driving seat. Further points from Mikey Browne, Niall MacGraynor, John O Keeffe and Oisin o ÓhAnnaidh meant they went in at half time 1-8 to 0-1 in front.

In the second half Shillelagh came out all guns blazing and set up camp in the Bray half .A goal and three points without reply from Bray necessitated a few swift changes. Stephen Fox was moved to midfield and the young Niall MacCague was introduced. With Liam MacGraynor acting as sweeper Bray got another grip on the game .Two wonderful points from MacGraynor sealed victory for Bray.

 Scorers N.MacGraynor 0-4 S.Fox 1-1, R. Lambe 0-1, L. MacGraynor 0-1, M.Browne 0-1, J. O Keeffe 0-1, O. ÓhAnnaidh 0-1

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