It was another very busy week on the bowling front with Division 4 recording an excellent six points to nil victory at home to Lerne where Aidan Galvin gave an outstanding display.
The ladies were next up and playing away to Skerries and they came home with six points from a rink that is always difficult to do well on.
Vets 2 were at home to Crumlin and got 3.5 points out of 4 to maintain their top of the table position. Tommy Murphy got in with the very last bowl to level matters on his rink and secure the 0.5 point which could be very valuable come September.
Division 1 played at home to Dunbarton, the cup holders in the Irish Senior Cup, and really put it up to them before being overtaken in the last few ends. The holders left Bray having survived a mighty fright.
The Division 2 team made the long haul to Coleraine in Derry where the opposition were too strong for the Bray lads. Never the less John Dunne, Bob Neilson, Eddie Kelly and Robert Mac Clancy kept the Bray flag flying by drawing their rink.
The Saturday team suffered a setback in the title race on Monday when they lost 5-3 away to Pegasus/St James Athletic. Rovers led 1-0 but then fell 3-1 behind.
They battled back to draw level at 3-3 but were then hit with two counter attacks when they piled forward in search of a winner to lose out on a 5-3 score line.
Greg Dunne, Ciaran McGettigan and Conor Tobin scored their goals on the night.
On Thursday night the lads exited from the Tom Carroll cup when they lost out in extra time to Liffey Wanderers, with the game tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes it was on to extra time.
In a tight tense affair it looked like we were heading for a penalty shootout. Cruelly the Dublin side scored what proved to be the winner in the dying seconds, on the night Dave Rowan netted for Rovers.
Saturday saw the lads gain three points without kicking a ball due to their opponents, Verona, being unable to field a team.
Junior midweek action started on Tuesday night with the Under-13Bs losing a seven-goal thriller away to Coolboy. Noah Sheridan, David Lally and Scott Bushe all scored one apiece in a 4-3 defeat. The Under-14As defeated Coolboy Rangers 3-1 at the Whitegates, Dylan Kavanagh hit his 13th of the season, Cian Ward and Paul Marah were the other scorers on the night.
Our Under-15s recorded a good 5-1 win over Aughrim, Nathan Wynne and Chris Mabuza fired in a brace each with David McNabb getting one.
Wednesday night saw the Under-12As go down 3-2 away to Wolfe Tone in a game they should have got something from.
Cousins Tom and Mark Hodgkinson scored the goals to give them eight and six respectively for the season.
Our all girls team, the Under-12Cs, earned an excellent point against Arklow Town. After falling a goal behind, the girls showed their battling qualities to fight back with an equaliser from the impressive Molly Sweeney, her third of the season.
The girls put in a great shift with all 15 players playing their part.
The Under-16As kept their dream of a treble alive when they comprehensively defeated St Anthony’s 7-1 to book their place in the shield final.
On the night there was a brace a piece for Luca Rampersaud, Stuart Cox and James Lang, the game also saw a first of the season for Adam Cuddihy. Thursday’s action saw the Under-12Bs suffer a setback in the shield when they lost 2-1 away to Ashford Rovers. Alex Byrne scored his first goal of the season for the Under-12Bs.
The Under-14Bs have one foot in their shield final after a 5-0 victory over Ashford Rovers. Thomas O’Neill smashed home four goals to bring his tally to an incredible 41 for the season. Tom O’Shea now has 19n after he scored a single in what was a good team performance.
Junior action on Saturday saw the Under-11 greens lose 5-2 at home to St Anthony’s in their last group shield match. This result means the lads must now sit back and wait to see if results go their way to help them make the final. Louis Malcomson and Sam Christie scored their goals.
The Under-12As went down 6-2 to a very good Arklow Town side, the lads came up against a team very much in form, on the day Conor Hunter scored his first shield goal to bring his tally to 19 for the season while Tiernan O’Brien also nabbed his first shield goal for his second of the season.
The Under-13Cs lost 7-0 to shield favourites Roundwood, the lads battled through out but nothing went for them on the day. They gave it their all but found the physically bigger Roundwood team too strong on the day.
Our Under-14Bs defeated Greystones United 4-1 in the Whitegates, what this result means is they now require one point from three games to book their spot in the Division 2 Shield final. They are now unbeaten in 11 shield games and look very much on course for a place in the final.
Daniel Murphy hit a brace to make it 12 for the season, Thomas O’Neill and Tom O’Shea scored one a piece in another good all round team performance.
Goalkeeper Joe O’Shea and his defensive four must take a lot of credit for their recent great run.
On Sunday our Under-11 White team went down 4-3 to Wolfe Tone, Ben Bowen, Aran Cavanagh and Mikey Nolan scored their goals in a great all round team performance.
The Under-13As lost 3-1 away to Roundwood, Sam Brown nabbed his 23rd of the season.
This result means the lads now require one win from their last three games to make the final. The Under-15s lost narrowly to table toppers Ashford Rovers by two goals to one. Nathan Wynne put the Rovers of Wicklow in front but Ashford fought back to run out 2-1 winners.
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Three members of our underage section travelled to Mullingar for the Leinster underage time trial championships. In the Under-16 section Liam Curley rode a great time trial to take the silver medal. In the Under-14 section Eoghan Cooke rode brilliantly to take home the bronze medal and Conor Shortt finished in 10th position well done to all on their fantastic achievements.
On Sunday last three of our senior members took to the start line in the Shay Elliott memorial race . The lads put in a great performance to finish in the bunch on a very hard demanding course. Well done to Tony Barnes, Derrick Evans, and Ronan Shortt.
With only one race left in the summer league races in Davidstown our very own Larry Doyle tops the table after some great riding winning two races and finishing third in the other two Larry just needs to be placed in the last race to take the overall honours. Best of luck Larry.
Our weekly spin leaves Fernhill Plaza every Sunday at 9.30am all are welcome.
Bray Wanderers Lotto - There was no jackpot winner on Sunday, May 17. Numbers drawn were 13, 22, 26, and 28.
€30 lucky dip winners were, J Keating c/o Bwsc, L Lennox c/o C Kavanagh, D and A treanor c/o Bray Lakers, R Kavanagh c/o D Crinion, S Slevin c/o F Slevin. The next Lotto draw is on Sunday, May 22 for a jackpot of €9,800.
You can play the Bray Wanderers lotto online at www.braywanderers.com.
Bus to Derry - On Sunday, May 29, we make the long trip up to Derry.
The supporters club will run a bus to this game, pending on demand. Seats can be booked by text to 087 9968969. Bus departs from the Carlisle Grounds at 11.30 am for a 5pm kick off, picking up at Shankill.
Fares for Supporters Club members are adults €20, 16-18-year-olds €15, Under-16s €10, non-members €5 extra.
FAI Cup - The FAI Cup game UCD v Bray Wanderers will take place on Friday, May 20, at the UCD Bowl, with kick off at 7.45pm.
A replay, if required, would be in the Carlisle Grounds on Tuesday, May 24, at 7.45 pm.
Greystones Under-11 v Avonmore Under-11s – Under-11s beat Greystones 1-0 yesterday in a hard fought game. After some very poor decisions, we lost two players to injuries in the last five minutes and the team were very unfortunate not to come away with at least another three goals.
Well done to all the players on the day who played out of their skin. Scorer was Kelvin Browne with a beauty of a goal.
We play Aughim at home next weekend.
Avonmore Under-10s v St. Anthony’s Under-10s - Avonmore Under-10s Yellow welcomed St. Anthony’s to Tullylusk yesterday on a beautiful Saturday morning for a game of soccer.
With one of our main players out with a broken elbow, we were down to nine men.
Throughout the year, this team has played some great football, but from our goalkeeper in Oscar to our forward in Calem, this was without doubt the best type of football we have played all year.
With St Anthony’s keeping us on our toes! Anyone on the Avonmore sideline with understand that one, we totally dominated play in all areas of the pitch. Our passing, touches and shooting were excellent.
Having said all that we lapsed concentration at times and this is when we leaked the goals.
The St Anthony’s goal-keeping skills definitely kept them in the game as he absorbed a huge amount of pressure from us, especially in the last 15 to 20 minutes. We may have lost the goal tally but we were definitely winners when it came to the football. Goalscorers: Calem Nangle, Ethan Tarmey, and Mark O’Reilly.
Pooling their talents - Winners of the South East Pool League First Division Cup were the Parkview House team from Shillelagh. Pictured are: Nicky Lyons, Eamon Murphy, Sean Carroll, team captain Johnny Lyons, Darragh Breen and Jim Cousins.