Bray ladies secure a crucial victory
Bray 2, Trinity College 1: Bray Ladies first squad travelled to Santry to face Trinity College for their second away fixture of the season.
HOCKEY This was a vital fixture for Bray who was determined to obtain needed points and secure safer positioning in Division 1.
Wasting no time, they dominated play from the opening whistle and with just minutes into the game, were awarded a short corner. Bray midfield Cheryl O’Toole struck the ball with pinpoint accuracy getting the first goal of the game.
Unfortunately with just seconds to go to half-time, Trinity managed to equalize. A more focused and determined Bray emerged after half-time and they were unlucky not to convert many short corner opportunities.
However, Bray’s midfield Catherine Murray presented a magnificent ball to forward Linda O’Neill who beat the Trinity keeper, putting Bray back in the lead. A deserving and motivating win for Bray who now sit more comfortably in the league table.
Bray 1, Loreto 1: Bray ladies seconds played away against Loreto last weekend. It was a slow start from Bray with Loreto applying most of the pressure. Bray’s defence of Andrea Challoner, Gill Hohn, Lauren Kelly and Katie Burgess remained solid and prevented Loreto from scoring.
The score remained 0-0 at half-time. Bray came out in the second half more focused and applied a lot of pressure but this strong Loreto side penetrated Bray’s defence and scored the opening goal of the game. Bray continued attacking and were awarded a goal from Sinead Lenihan to equalise. Even more pressure was applied by Bray but unfortunately they couldn’t snatch the victory.
Bray 0, Genesis 1: Bray travelled to UCD for their second match of the season. The match was fast passed from the start and Bray were unlucky not to score in the first-half.
Genisis started off strong in the second-half and Bray soon conceded a goal.
Bray’s Caoimhe Guilfoyle was unlucky not to score in the second-half, but it just wasn’t to be Bray’s day. Man of the match went to Aishling Carthy who made some terrific saves in the match. Bray will be hoping for better result after the mid term away to Swords.
Bray 2, Dios 0: It was the first match back of the season for Bray’s Ladies 5ths team. Played late in the day on Sunday at home in Bray against Dios 4ths.
A well deserved result of 2-0 to Bray with Caoimhe Guilfoyle and Susan Curran scoring two excellent goals. It was a great match with everyone giving it their all and a well deserved result! A special mention to our player of the match, Rachel Maguire, who played brilliant on the right wing.
Bray mens 1st 4, Navan 1: Bray men’s first team continued their good start to the season with a 4-1 away win against Navan. An early goal from Simon Cox and goals either side of half-time put the Bray men three up with 15 minutes to go, when Naas scored a consolation goal before Phil Davis scored with the last hit of the match.