Wicklow SHC final: Bray bridge 64-year gap

October 06, 2014

Bray Emmets 2-9
Glenealy 1-11

Bray Emmets won their first Wicklow SHC title since 1952 after staging a late comeback to dethrone Glenealy at Aughrim yesterday.

The holders looked to be on course for their expected victory when they led by 1-10 to 2-4 entering the final quarter against a Bray team that had their captain and full back Peter Kiely sent off. But with county star Christy Moorehouse in inspirational form, the town side finished with a flourish to register a famous victory.

Bray had led by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break thanks to goals from Moorehouse and Mikey Lee, but Glenealy turned the game on its head after the restart when Enan Glynn netted and his brother Leighton struck a series of frees. However, Bray wrestled back control in the closing stages.

Bray Emmets - E Mason; P Lee, P Kiely, C O Dulachain; A Murphy, J Henderson, J Doyle; D Masterson, D Lohan; C Moorehouse (1-5, 0-4f), M Lennon (0-1), R Cunningham; M Browne (0-1), M Lee (1-2, 0-1f), T Cash. Subs: P Doyle for T Cash, P Cunningham for R Cunningham, C Byrne for M Browne.

Glenealy - J Driver; C O'Neill, MA O'Neill, R Byrne; G Byrne, T Doyle, G Devlin; J O'Neill (0-1), D Staunton; S Nolan (0-2), W O'Gorman, L Glynn (0-7f); G Weir, E Glynn (1-0), A Nugent (0-1). Subs: T McGrath for G Devlin, N Driver for G Weir.

Referee - J Kelly.

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