|7:00-8:30||L1xi , L3xi, L4xi||Men , L2xi|
|8:30-10:00||Men, L2xi||L1xi , L3xi , L4xi|
Valid from Oct 2016
Bray Ladies 2's v Botanic 1's
Bray ladies 2nds travelled to Glasnevin on Saturday for their eagerly anticipated top of the table clash with Botanic. Bray started the game strongly with some great passing between midfield and forward line. An early injury to Kathy o Toole forcing her to come off was an early sign off a tough physical encounter to come.
Bray had a number of chances to score including a quick pass from Claire P which set Rhona off on a run from her own 18 yard line with the entire Bray and Botanic team in hot pursuit! Unfortunately the keeper pushed Rhona out of the way at the critical moment.
For all the effort Bray gave a quick free from Botanic and their first shot on goal put them 1-0 up at the half time break. Some inspiring words from stand in 1st team coach Cheryl o Toole sent the Bray team out for the 2nd half determined to get back into the game.
Despite some great opportunities and some tricky play by Honour and Luca; Bray were unable to capitalise on goal scoring chances. The Botanic keeper once again dented any Bray hopes even at one point sitting on the ball to foil Aoife K! On the other hand Botanic took their few chances and scored twice more in the 2nd half through some well worked set plays.
A bruising encounter and many lessons learned will ensure the Bray team look forward to welcoming Botanic in the return game.
Thanks to Cheryl for standing in for the absent Sinead H and Niamh for umpiring.
Bray 1st XI v Suttonians 1st XI
This Saturday the Bray ladies firsts took on Suttonians. The girls were raring to go before the match. This three nill victory was series revenge over Suttonians after a loss to them at the end of last season.
As usual, Charlotte Carney set the tone up front with some cracking runs and shots on goal. Bray played some lovely hockey and moved the ball around the pitch confidently. Suttonians couldn't keep up with Bray's patience and accuracy. Ten minutes into the game Emily Wray found the back of the net. This goal stemmed from a huge contribution from every single Bray player on the pitch.
Emily was quick off the mark in the second half as she deflected a shot from Charlotte Carney into the goal. Two nill up and Bray continued to put pressure on Suttonians up front. Jessica O'Chiarda scored a well deserved goal in the last ten minutes of the match.
Bray, once again kept a clean sheet during this match. This is a real credit to every single player on team. The clean sheet is a great reflection on the girl's determination and continuous hard work at both training and matches. Next weekend the girls will enjoy a well deserved weekend off and rest up before back to back cup matches.
Big thanks as always to Niamh Fleming for referring!!
RT @BotanicHOC: Thanks to all who supported Hallowe'en #BotanicBrekkie yesterday in aid of @Aware ! Thanks @BrayHC @avocahc @MonkstownHocke
Bray Men's 1st XI v Pembroke 3's
Bray Men's 1's returned to the hallowed turf of loreto to face off against a Pembroke side struggling to find their feet this season. There had to be a bit of a shuffle in defence due to the absence of John Lush but thankfully the 'Hockey Swiss Army knife' that is Sean Brennan slotted in perfectly.
Pembroke came out of the traps and seemed to rattle Bray somewhat. Bray finally started to find their feet after about 15 mins. This led to a couple of guilt edged opportunities and a bit of work for Michael Green to do, the half finished a stalemate.
The realisation hit at half time that Bray were not playing as well as they could and they certainly rectified it in the second half! Pembroke weren't given space to breath in the second half. Cian Brennan worked tirelessly on the left along with Dan Paul.
After a few close calls from short corners and open play, the goal finally came after a bit of a scramble that Grattan Evans buried home from short range! There was a sense of expectancy that Bray were going to score but the relief was far more prominent.
Bray saw out the game showing how mature a side they have become in the past few months. They face off against Mullingar in the Neville cup next Saturday and all support would be much appreciated. Many thanks to Audrey Collins for umpiring at short notice and doing some of the game on her own!
A quick round up of yesterday's fantastic results!!
Ladies 1st XI v Sutton 1st XI WON 3-0
(Jessica O'Ciardha, Emily Wray x2)
Ladies 2's v Botanic 1's LOST 0-3
Ladies 3's v Navan 2's WON 4-2
(Caoimhe Guilfoyle x3, Luca Dunne)
Men's 1's v Pembroke 3's WON 1-0
Men's 2's v TRR 5's WON 2-1
(Graham Codd, Adam Brennan)
Ladies 4's v Pembroke DREW 1-1
Such a massive day of results!! Well done everyone!
Bray Ladies 3's v Navan
Bray ladies 3rd team took on Navan 2nds at home today. Bray started the game strong with a quick tip taken by Caoimhe Guilfoyle. The Bray team dominated the first 15 minutes with great passes between the midfield and forwards. Ali Kavanagh, Ailsling Darby and Luca Dunne made several attempts on goal but were unsuccessful. In the middle of the second half Navan were awarded a short corner and scored a goal. The Bray defence kept their heads held high nonetheless and Trish encouraged the whole team, keeping us focused. Unfortunately a quick break by the Navan midfield, down the centre of the pitch, resulted in another goal for Navan. Tensions began to rise but Bray knew that they needed to pick up their game. Sophie Delaney, Luca & Erika Hoffmann worked hard to get the ball up the pitch to our forwards. Great work between Ali, Ailsing and Caoimhe resulted in a goal by Caoimhe. Brays spirits lifted and everybody worked together resulting in another goal by Caoimhe, a great recovery after being 2-0 down.
The score was level at half time.
Bray came out fighting in the second half. After a loss last week we knew we had to win today. The defence kept tight and there were some fabulous clearances made by Rowena Kehoe, Caroline Kennedy and Francis Kearns. Both teams fought head on but Bray demonstrated their strength with great passes between the backs and immaculate clearances from Emma Groves and Rani. The Bray side supported each other and really came together as a team. Bray received number of short corners but could not seem to gain a goal. The competitive streak of both teams revealed itself as the half continued. A foul by Navan in their D awarded Bray a penalty which was flawlessly executed by Luca, leaving bray in the lead 3-2. Bray knew it was important not to let Navan get another goal. The defence kept tight together and Trish Martin kept us all in formation. There were some great balls up the pitch, especially on the right hand side but our focus was on keeping the ball away from the Bray circle. Navan began to tire and the ladies 3rds took full advantage making a series of passes up the left hand side of the pitch. The great game-play and fast paced passes by Bray gave Caoimhe and Clara the opportunity to go for goal. This break resulted in a hat trick by Caoimhe, leaving the final score 4-2, a tremendous recovery for bray after being 2-0 down in the middle of the first half.
The Ladies 3's move forward with a new sense of victory and are determined to bring our A-game to our next match. Thanks to all who came out to play on Saturday, to our coach Sean and to Niamh for umpiring.
Bray ladies 4ths vs muckross 5ths
Wednesday night saw bray ladies 4ths despite the late cold night come out strong against muckross 5ths. From the start we knew it was going to be a tough game so everyone had their game faces on and faught hard, with a goal right at our finger tips! Unfortunately just before half time muckross put a ball in the back of our net. After a good re check we were ready to fight again. Even though there was a few injuries nobody backed down and that saw Dee Bourke put and amazing goal in for Bray! Muckross tried hard to get another one but with Sharon, sile, rowena and Erika playing a stormer in defence nothing was going in! We ended happily with a 1-1 draw! Thank you so much to the floats and those that came out to help! And Our coach Adam! Was great having you there!
Ladies 1st XI beat @SuttoniansHC 3-0!! Well done girls!! #gwanthebray
Well done to the winners of the Annual Golf Classic! Great day out!! #golfclassic #fundraiser #winners https://t.co/d4TzWWOvP0 RT @foreverhuss: Fun afternoon taking snaps at the @BrayHC annual golf classic! #golf #fundraiser #hockeyfamily https://t.co/aTyQkS7jLM
Some snaps of the Golf Classic! Thanks so much to Fred O'Toole and all the boys for the organisation that went into this!