23 October, 2011
Bray U14 Girls played the Final of the A Championship against St
Patrick's in Laragh on Sunday afternoon 23rd Oct 2011.
This was an excellent game played in great spirit and commitment by
both teams despite the heavy rain and slippery underfoot
St. Patrick's had the better start whilst playing with the
benefit of the elements and dominated possession but tenacious
defending from Bray ensured that that scores were kept to a
St. Patrick's were good value for their half time lead of 1g
-3pts to 0g - 1pt. Due to the inclement weather conditions this
game always looked as if it would be decided by who took their
scoring chances best and who benefited from the lucky breaks.
An outstanding display from goalkeeper Sophie Connolly including
saving a penalty at a key time early in the second half inspired
her team mates to greater efforts. Bray who lined out with dynamic
injured trio of Shauna Douglas, Ruby Stewart and Emma Groves were
re-energized in the second half and finished strongly. St Pat's
again enjoyed a period of dominance early in the second half and
were leading up until the final ten minutes but were unable get
enough sores to close out the game. A brilliant goal from Roisin
Quigley who soloed through the heart of the Pat's defence and
rattled the net with an unstoppable shot rallied Bray who upped
their work rate and enjoyed a purple patch where their they added
three more goals. Ace sharpshooters Juliette Fortune (2g) and
Caoimhe Loahan (1g 2pt) once again came to the fore and showed
their predatory instincts in front of goal.
This was a real team effort and underlines the efforts put in by
these girls over the past number of years.
Heroic Bray captain Jessica Conway was delighted to accept the
trophy on behalf or her team was magnanimous in her praise of the
display given by the St Pat's girls who battled bravely until the
final whistle made it a really exciting and tense game.
Bray Emmets: Sophie Connolly, Clarice Meaney, Jessica Conway,
Ruth Ahearne, Anna Ryan, Allanah Douglas, Roisin Corrigan, Seona
Michel, Roisin Quigley, Danielle Kennedy, Caoimhe Lohan, Roisin
Mooney, Juliette Fortune, Grace O' Donavan, Sinead
Horgan. Subs: Lauren Kelly, Emma Cunnane , Molly Hunt, Amy Barry,
Niamh Sullivan , Niamh Sutton ,Ciara Nolan, Orla Gleeson.