Bray duo in Fut­sal action

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SOME OF Bray Wan­der­ers’ stars of to­mor­row have been putting their skills on show this week with the Repub­lic of Ire­land Fut­sal squad who were in Lough­bor­ough Uni­ver­sity, Eng­land, con­tin­u­ing with their prepa­ra­tions for the UEFA Fut­sal Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fiers in Fe­bru­ary.

On Fri­day, the team fea­tur­ing Seag­ulls duo Shane O’Neill and Dane Massey took on an Eng­land side that has ex­pe­ri­enced over sixty se­nior in­ter­na­tional Fut­sal games with vary­ing de­grees of suc­cess. And they got their week off to a fan­tas­tic start with a 3-3 draw against our over­seas neigh­bours on Fri­day. Ire­land went 1-0 down but came back to lead 2-1 at the half time whis­tle with two goals from our very own Dane Massey. Eng­land came back strong in the sec­ond half scor­ing two goals but the Ir­ish re­sponded with a goal from Alan Lynch.

On Satur­day then, Ire­land took on a strong Libya team who has just re­turned from a rel­a­tively suc­cess­ful FIFA World Cup cam­paign in Brazil where they ran World Cham­pi­ons Spain very close. Ire­land matched and out­played them for pe­ri­ods of the game but ba­sic er­rors gave away three goals within a five minute pe­riod. Luck was not on the Ir­ish team’s side as they hit the post in the first half and dom­i­nated play for long spells through­out but were un­for­tu­nate not to score.

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