September 24, 2023


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Hungry Tinahely romp home against Bray Emmets

Tinahely 8-9

ray Emmets 2-7

Tinahely recovered from the concession of an early goal to electric power residence to a extensive victory over a battling Bray Emmets in the Division 1 league final Saturday night in Bray.

Electrical power, motion, talent and abrasiveness had been some of the key characteristics that established the defending champions aside from their opponents on what was a steep but really precious mastering curve for last year’s Intermediate champions.

When Anna Craig concluded dwelling to the back of Shona Byrne’s net in the opening moments immediately after a Mikaela Shelley totally free dropped quick, there were being tips that Bray Emmets may well be in a position to difficulty the powerhouse of Wicklow club football.

On the other hand, by the 20th minute all such notions had been scattered on the mild breeze after objectives from Laura Hogan (2) and Aoife Gorman experienced knocked Bray again on their heels.

It was the energy and the instinctive hunger in attack that Bray could not stay with. Every single single option Tinahely sensed, they went for with ruthless ambition, no matter whether that was through thundering operates up the center from Gorman, Jessie Byrne or Shannagh Goetelen or very long ball to Jack Kinch or Sarah Byrne or wicked exchanges involving Laura Hogan, Ciara Byrne, Eimear O’Brien or Eimear O’Sullivan.

Bray were far from overpowered in this sport but they could by no means match their opponents’ push or clinical application and have been ripped asunder for objectives considerably much too easily.

The house side led by 1-2 to -1 soon after 10, Shelley (cost-free) and Laura Butler including to Craig’s goal with Aoife Gorman receiving Tinahely off the mark.

Laura Hogan was the initially to elevate a eco-friendly flag after a stunning ball from Jackie Kinch. The dual star would add a second important a second afterwards in advance of Gorman would lash household soon after a very long run with 20 on the clock with Bray saying ‘steps’ as she trundled by means of their defence. Jackie Kinch experienced added an exquisite stage.

The guests also experienced four wides at this phase, one a aim probability.

Bray experienced some first rate participate in of their have and some top quality operators all-around the field, but they lacked the cohesion of the champions. Aoife Gillen worked hard, and she had a lot of colleagues who did likewise, but this was a critical firefight from their point of see.

A point from Ciara Byrne and 1-1 from Hogan remaining Tinahely 4-5 to 1-3 ahead at the break.

Shannagh Goetelen, a participant who epitomises what Tinahely are all about in conditions of strength and toughness, got them off to a desire commence in the 2nd when she fired household immediately after a lung-bursting run up the center. It was extremely challenging to see any opportunity of a Bray revival right here as the night drew in beside the hectic M50.

Shauna Douglas fired about for Bray as both equally sides created modifications, with Alice Mulhall, Aobha Harmon, Leah Geraghty and Niamh Byrne seeing action for Tinahely even though the residence aspect sent Lauren Rowe, Saoirse Canavan, Emma Nesbitt and Katrina Smith into the fray.

Bray rallied a little and produced it 5-7 to 1-7 immediately after 22 of the second half but Tinahely were not relenting and plans from Gorman, Alice Mulhall and one more from Gorman despatched Tinahely home resounding winners by 8-9 to 2-7.

Bray will cause most teams in the county issues and won’t be out of their depth presented the means of their workforce but towards a aspect like Tinahely who offered some high quality recreation time to their future era of stars they’ll have to have to clearly show major enhancement.

Tinahely: Shona Byrne Anna Lalor, Emily Hadden, Ciara Stokes Niamh Kenny, Shannagh Goetelen (1-), Roisin Byrne Aoife Gorman (3-1), Jessie Byrne Ciara Byrne (-2), Laura Hogan (3-3), Eimear O’Brien Eimear O’Sullivan (-1), Jackie Kinch (-1), Sarah Byrne. Subs: Alice Mulhall (1-1), Aobha Harmon, Leah Gerathy, Niamh Byrne.

Bray Emmets: Catherine Corbett Emma Doyle, Jane Butler, Emily Devaney Una O’Grady, Alice Fitzgerald, Joanne O’Sullivan Shauna Ryan, Shauna Douglas (-1) Laura Butler (-1), Anna Craig (1-1, 1f), April Harty Aoife Gillen, Mikaela Shelley (-3, 2f), Orla O’Keeffe. Subs: Lauren Rowe, Laura Doyle, Saoirse Canavan, Emma Nesbitt (-1), Katrina Smyth (1-).

Referee: Con Ó Ceadaigh (Kilcoole)