Moorehouse magic helps Bray make it a double
Bray Emmets 1-18 Carnew Emmets 1-9
Wicklow ShC final Christy Moorehouse bagged 10 points as Bray Emmets overpowered Carnew Emmets in Aughrim yesterday to retain their title.
Bray had a more clinical forward line, a quality half-back line, a more assured touch and skill level and they dominated puckouts - they were full value for their 0-10 to 0-6 half-time lead.
Mikey Lee and Moorehouse controlled the second half, and the death knell for Carnew came from a poorly-hit free that was flicked to the back of Bob Fitzgerald's net by Lee to effectively end the game. The hard-working Timmy Collins did fire past Eoin Mason to give some slight hope to the Carnew supporters, but there was no time for a comeback.
Scorers - Bray Emmets: C Moorehouse 0-10 (6f), M Lee 1-4, A Murphy 0-2, D Masterson, P Cunningham 0-1 each. Carnew Emmets: D Hyland 0-5 (4fs), T Collins 1-1, P Doran 0-3. Bray Emmets - E Mason; C Ó Dúlachain, P Kiely, D Lohan; L Maloney, D Henderson, P Doyle; D Masterson, A Murphy; E McCormack, J Henderson, C Moorehouse; M Lennon, P Cunningham, M Lee. Subs: C O'Byrne for C Moorehouse (45, BS, reversed); C O'Byrne for M Lennon (46); R Cunningham for P Doyle (57); P Walsh for C Moorehouse (62). Carnew Emmets - R Fitzgerald; W Collins, M Collins, A Hughes; G Keogh, L Kennedy, E Donohue; C McCrea, M O'Brien; T Kennedy, TJ Hennessy, D Hyland; T Collins, P Doran, R Lambert. Subs: A Myers for E Donohue (24); J Doyle for A Myers (33, inj); S Carter for TJ Hennessy (38). Ref - J Keenan (Aughrim).