Kick Fada in Bray

Bray People - - Sport -

A HOST of top names will bat­tle it out for the hon­our of Ire­land’s long­est kicker at Bray Em­met’s grounds in Old Conna next Satur­day start­ing at 1 p.m.

Reign­ing MBNA Kick Fada cham­pion John Bren­nan ( Car­low) will find him­self go­ing head to head with three pre­vi­ous win­ners, Mark Her­bert ( Kil­dare), Pádraig Kelly (Of­faly) and Fin­tan Ruddy (Mayo) as well as an im­pres­sive line-up of in­ter-county big hit­ters.

Th­ese in­clude Meath’s Joe Sheri­dan, Ross Mun­nelly (Laois), Mark Vaughan ( Dublin), Dick Clerkin ( Mon­aghan), Paul Hearty ( Ar­magh), Marty McGrath ( Fer­managh), Liam McBar­ron (Fer­managh), John­nie Magee ( Dublin), Gerry Gill ( Done­gal), Alan Bro­gan and Conal Keaney ( Dublin) and Paddy Keenan (Louth) to name but a dozen.

Bray would nor­mally have a few play­ers, Paul O’Ke­effe, Conor Flan­nery and Niall Gaffney, who are com­pet­i­tive at this level but with the Se­niors play­ing St. Pat’s in the county semi-fi­nal on Sun­day, man­ager Liam McGraynor may not al­low his charges to par­tic­i­pate for fear of in­jury.

A top class ladies field is also be­ing lined up while the day would not be the same without the MBNA Mini All- Ire­land where clubs from eight coun­ties take part in a hurlingfest at the club.

The day will be com­pered by RTE leg­end Micheal O Muirc­heartaigh.

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