Glenealy are best in tough con­di­tions

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Glenealy 1-3, Bray Em­mets 0-3: The low score in this U-12A hurl­ing cham­pi­onship fi­nal might give the im­pres­sion that this was a poor game.

U-12 A HURL­ING Noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth. Win­ners Glenealy and Bray Em­mets served up an ex­cel­lent ex­hi­bi­tion of hurl­ing at Wick­low on Satur­day and that de­spite the atro­cious con­di­tions in which the match was played.

A hur­ri­cane wind made it dif­fi­cult from the team play­ing against it and not sur­pris­ing Bray and Glenealy failed to score against the wind.

Glenealy dom­i­nated the first-half with the wind and led by 1-3 at half-time.

Some peo­ple doubted if that lead would be enough to hold out against wind-as­sisted Bray Em­mets on the change over.

How­ever, some heroic de­fend­ing by manof-the-match Dean O’Gor­man and full-back Stephen Cruise kept Bray’s for­wards at bay, only con­ced­ing three points for the 30 min­utes.

From a Glenealy point of view, hav­ing lost the U-14 fi­nal to Bray the pre­vi­ous week­end, this was sweet re­venge.

This is a very tal­ented group of Glenealy play­ers and the man re­spon­si­ble for their skil­ful play is Jonathan O’Neill, who has worked with them over the last cou­ple of years.

Credit must also go to Bray Em­met’s man­age­ment for hav­ing their team well drilled and giv­ing such won­der­ful en­ter­tain­ment de­spite the con­di­tions.

Coiste na nOg thank the St. Pa­trick’s Club and grounds­man Brian Fin­negan for hav­ing the pitch in such ex­cel­lent con­di­tion con­sid­er­ing the weather we have had.

Af­ter the game Pat Mitchell pre­sented the cup to Glenealy cap­tain Dean O’Gor­man who also re­ceived the Peo­ple News­pa­pers man-of-the-match award from Ed­die Leonard.

Scor­ers for Glenealy: Kevin O’Halloran (1-0), Aaron Meade (0-1), Ro­nan Man­ley (01), Stephen Cruise (0-1).

Bray Em­mets scor­ers: Michael Boland (0-2) and Eoin McCormack (0-1).

Glenealy, win­ners of the Un­der-12 A hurl­ing cham­pi­onship.

Run­ners-up Bray Em­mets.

Ed­die Leonard presents the Peo­ple News­pa­pers man of the match award to Dean O’Gor­man.

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