CARNEW killed off the challenge of Bray in this Junior hurling championship clash at Arklow on Sunday with four killer goals.
CARNEW EMMETS 4-12 BRAY EMMETS 0-10
Three of those goals came in the second quarter of the first half and were all scored by predatory attacker Jody Byrne as Carnew built up a commanding 3-6 to 0-5 lead at the break.
Bray had a smashing hurler in Cathal O Dulachain at midfield, Lorcan Pratt also caught the eye, John Anders made some fine saves in goal and his son Shane Anders chipped in with a point.
This match was played with 13 players a-side and Carnew were overall the stronger and better outfit.
Padraig Doran was shooting the points from frees, Drew Brennan drilled home the fourth goal early in the second half, Paul Murphy was impressive in defence, and Philip Rosney kept a safe goal.
Carnew again had a strong start to the second half as Doran pointed two more frees and added another point from play, while Drew Brennan found the net to extend their lead by 4-9 to 0-5.
Bray never threw in the towel, kept battling to the end, and responded with points from Lorcan Pratt, Willy Nolan and Michael Walshe.
Carnew: Philip Rosney, Paul Murphy, James Joyce, Patrick Sinnott, Paudge Bolger, Wayne Brennan, Sean Walsh, Michael Sullivan, Padraig Doran, Drew Brennan, Stephen Carter, Jody Byrne, Quentin House. Subs: Ciaran Mulhall for M. Sullivan, Stephen Byrne for Q. House.
Bray Emmets: John Anders, Ryan Tynan, Emmett Fitzgerald, Billy Brazil, Liam Og McGraynor, Michael Walshe, Lorcan Pratt, Cathal O Dualachain, Enda Molloy, Willy Nolan, Shane Anders, David Ebbs, John Ward.
Referee was Paul Porter.