26 March, 2016
Coolderry (Offaly) 3-12, Emmet Bhré 1-9.
The U16 hurlers were in Offaly for the quarter final stage of this competitive Leinster Hurling league, on Sat 26th March. We were pitted against a young side who really knew how to ply the art form of Setanta. Fast, first-time strokes coupled with high-intensity, team workrate were the order of the day. Luckily for Bray Emmets, James Anders' radar was keenly honed, providing the whetstone for further scores from Rory Lambe and Cian Lohan. Mick O'Gara, his selfless, energetic play and clever reading of the breaks proved the catalyst for the successes of our first-half. The break left the sides on level pegging.
With the driving wind and pitch incline, the second-half was always going to be a significant assault. Unfortunately, the gap widened despite heroic efforts from Tony Jackson, Sam Kearney and David Maloney. Points from Darragh Rochford and Anders followed, but the home team were eventually dominant with some very fine individual scores. Bhí Séamus an-sásta leis an gcomórtas agus iarracht chroíúil a fhoirne.
Foireann : Macdara Ó Midheach (Captaen), Sam Kearney, Lochlann Dougan, Donnchadh Griffin-Carroll, Darragh Rochford (0-1), Sid Hunt, Ronan McMahon, Ben Kearney, James Anders (0-6), Tony Jackson, David Maloney, Joe Phelan, Rory Lambe (1-1), Mick O’Gara, Cian Lohan (0-1), Andrew O’Brien, Andrew Conway, David Kennedy, Seán McDonagh. Bainisteoir - Séamus Phelan.