11 October, 2014
Bray Emmets 9-09 Blessington 3-02
The U14 Ladies played Blessington on Saturday in the A Shield Final. This was our second year to reach the A Shield Final having won last year against Cumann na Mara. The venue this year was Roundwood and we were lucky to get a beautiful October day for our match. The girls had trained well but we were very aware that Blessington would not be easily overcome. From the start the girls went hard at it and it was not long before Bray had a goal and a point on the score board. The Blessington girls were not for letting us off too easily though and they replied with a very well taken goal.Tit for tat followed and at half time it was 4 goals 4 points to Bray v 3 goals and 1 point to Blessington. A rousing team talk took place at half time and suffice to say that the Bray girls went out and to say that they took no prisoners would be putting it mildly. How do you pick out girls when all played so hard? Well, Eve Murphy was responsible for 5 goals and a few points. I reckon that if Martin O Neill had been in An Tochar she would have been brought to the Aviva straight away! Jane Butler was immense as was the whole half back line including Alice Fitzgerald and Alannah Barry. Molly Fitzgerald and Leah Carroll ran their hearts out in midfield and never looked like they would stop! Emily Devenney was unlucky to get a hand injury but prior to that did a great job in the full back line and came back on to play in the forwards and scored 2 goals. The half forward line of Eimear Martin , Shauna Ryan and the afore mentioned Eve Murphy were totally dangerous. Eleanor Carroll Hayes and Laura Butler did plenty of damage in the full forward line ensuring a constant supply of ball to Rachel Rice in the centre and managing a couple of scores themselves as well.I know this is a lengthy report but truth to tell I could actually mention every single player.
Team; Nicole Ryan-Goalie, Kerri Keane, Grace Browne Captain, Emily Devenney, Alannah Barry, Jane Butler, Alice Fitzgerald, Leah Carroll, Mollly Fitzgerald, Shauna Ryan, Eimear Martin, Eve Murphy, Eleanor Carroll Hayes, Laura Butler, Rachel Rice, Brona Murphy, Caoimhe Hardiman, Eva Cullen, Alannah Henry, Aine Clarke, Shauna O Kelly, Lauren Healy.