Magic Maloney has a bright fu­ture in hurl­ing

Bray People - - SPORT - LUKE MALONEY

GET­TING con­grat­u­lated be­fore a county fi­nal is not a very com­mon oc­cur­rence. But that is the ex­act sit­u­a­tion Luke Maloney found him­self in be­fore his side's mi­nor county fi­nal re­play this sea­son. The young­ster had found out the night be­fore that he'd been named the mi­nor hurl­ing county player of the year but he had to put all the well-wishes to the back of his mind as he had the small mat­ter of a county fi­nal to win; which he duly did.

'My mam told me the night be­fore the county fi­nal. She'd got­ten a text off some­one at the club. It was weird get­ting con­grat­u­lated be­fore the match'.

Maloney also fea­tured for the Ju­nior hurlers who tasted glory as well and be­tween all that he even found time to rep­re­sent the club at Se­nior level.

What does the former Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege Bray stu­dent have planned for 2013?

'Hopefully to get into a county fi­nal with the Se­nior team and push on and de­velop as a player.'

And de­spite be­ing recog­nised as the hottest prop­erty in Mi­nor hurl­ing in 2012, the Bray man is mod­est about any fu­ture county rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

'It's a bit early!', he chuck­les. Thank­fully, the 18-year-old has plenty of time on his side.

Bray’s Luke Maloney.

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