Senior Hurling Championship 2019
The Stage is set for the 2019 Wicklow Senior Hurling Championship Finale as Glenealy seek to make it 3 In A Row but standing in their way are the might Bray Emmets who are themselves no strangers to the 3 In A Row. Glenealy will be led on the field by the fearsome Gary Byrne who will look to captain his Glenealy side to glory with Manger Gary Laffan pulling the tactical strings from the sideline. In Marc Lennon, Bray Emmets have a very capable captain of their own with the thrilling attacker having tormented so many defenders on route today and Bray will have Paul Carley masterminding the Bray Emmets plot to overthrow the reigning Champions. The conditions after heavy rain will no doubt put a big twist on proceedings but by 3:30pm in Aughrim the weather and underfoot conditions will be well forgotten about as the white heat of battle will descend on all players.
Below we have a few bits on the players and stats from this years Championship and who will have their hands on this lovely cup by days end is anyones guess….
PREVIOUS CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS
|28/06/2019||7:30 pm||Senior Hurling Championship 2019||2019||28 Jun 2019|
|07/08/2018||7:30 pm||Dacia Senior Hurling Championship||2018||07 Aug 2018|
Bray Emmets Path To The Final
CONOR MCNALLY – A cool calm and collected nut job that you might think twice about introducing to your mother!
PETER WALSH – The Silver Backed Gorilla, The old head that thinks he has young legs!
KARL LACEY – Like a fine wine. The Fr Romeo Sensini of Bray Hurling he’s getting better with age!
SEANIE MALONEY – A Bull in a China Shop. The Big Man in a Little Mans body!
CIAN LOHAN – First year Hurling senior and one of the standout men on the team. The youngest of the three Lohan men.
JOHN HENDERSON – Wristy, Intelligent, Kilkenny-esque
DARA HENDERSON – Tough, Tenacious, Known To Break A Hurl
DIARMUID MASTERSON – Anyone for a Frappa-Latte-Mocha-Cino?
LUKE MALONEY – A vocal member of the group, or is that just because of the singing?
PODGE DOYLE – Unstoppable on his day. Always capable of coming up with something when needed. U-16 Leinster League Football Semi Final against Tinryland, couple of goals to win it in additional time.
MARC LENNON (C) – Taught Con O Callaghan all about going straight for goal and you’ll get a point. Captain Fantastico.
EOIN MCCORMACK – Skillful, Wristy, The list goes on. On his day unstoppable.
CHRISTY MOOREHOUSE – The Main man. Three Man Of The Matches in the 3 in a Row! What more is there to say?
DAVY MALONEY – A young bull taking after his brother Seanie. New kid on the block.
MICHAEL BOLAND – According to Thin Lizzy, “The Boy is Back in Town”. Came back to win the Holy Grail that is the Wicklow SHC. Much bigger than winning the Liam McCarthy.
JAMES ANDERS – One of the longest strikes on the team. Will be a prominent name in years to come.
RONAN MCMAHON – Some say he has been known to get dressed in a wardrobe in the dark! Definitely a confidence player.
CATHAL O DULACHAIN – Possibly the only lad to be sent off as a waterboy in the county final.
PETER KIELY – Pull hard or don’t pull at all! Mainstay of the last few years and an experienced head.
CIARAN MCKAY – Like an octopus, arms in everywhere. Solid when he’s on his day!
DAIRE LOHAN – Eldest of the three Lohan Brothers. Will Pull Like A Dog!
SHANE LOHAN – Another Dual Star. Getting back into the Hurling after a few years away.
BEN MCCORMACK – Definition of an impact sub off the bench. Always pops up when needed.
JOE PHELAN – Another Kilkenny Influence. Smart, Wristy, Capable when needed.
MACDARA O MIDHEACH – Could potentiality rival some of the top free takers in the game.
SEAN MCDONAGH – Rumour has it he also won Minor Hurler of The Year in Galway the other day. Can stitch a tasty sideline.
PAUL CUNNINGHAM – Decided to come back from Canada to grace Aughrim with that luscious hair. Like an Ox!
LIAM KENNY – Still can do a job if needed. Goal Poacher!
BEN KEARNEY – He’s like how Bill Likes his Ladies: Strong, Fast and Durable
DARA MALONEY – A year in Australia and he comes back with the same tan!?
PAUL CARLEY – The reason Davy Fitz went to Wexico! Mad for the craic, Easy Going and a pure hurling man.
BRIAN DUGGAN – Tipperary’s finest export since Bulmers. Still causing Junior Hurling Full Back Lines Trouble
RONAN O BRIEN – The Doctor, he can stitch a cut but can he stitch a sideline? That’s the Question on everyone’s lips!
SKIPPY “ADAM SANDLER” MCDONAGH – Now that’s what I call High Quality H2O
Bray Emmets Scorers 2019
Glenealy’s Path To The Final
CIAN STAUNTON – Shot stopping machine, Has been known to stop the odd penalty or 2 in his day! Safe hands! #nextgeneration
SAM O DOWD – His First year senior in both football and hurling respectively… And is equally comfortable with the oval ball, One for the future!
DANNY STAUNTON – A First Touch that men would sell their wives for!!… Does all his talking on the field! One from the Great Byrne dynasty! #nextgeneration
RONAN MANLEY – Next generation with big shoes to fill and yet taking it all in his stride with ease!!! He’s a forwards nightmare! #nextgeneration
GARY BYRNE (C) – Is the reason there’s not an ash tree left in the country.. Pull hard, ask questions later!!! It takes balls to put your hand up around this man!! Captain Fantastic!! Another from the great Byrne Dynasty!! #nextgeneration
WARREN KAVANAGH – JOHN!!! Has that special something you’d sell your soul for.. Calmness personified, His mother captained the Great Leinster winning Camogie team of the 90’s!! One From the Great O’Gorman Dynasty #nextgeneration
JOEY DRIVER JNR – Steady Eddie. Babby Joe has been known to pop over the odd long range point in his day.. one of the great Driver dynasty.. #nextgeneration
PAUL O’BRIEN – This young man done the all elusive double last year in both grades and well deserved.. Floats around the park like a young gazelle.. bags of skill and an engine to match!!
JONATHON O’NEILL SNR – The evergreen Benjamin ‘Bosco’ Button… The legend that keeps on giving. Pinpoint accuracy from open play and deadly dangerous when gifted a placed ball! Vast experience and a rare talent no money can buy, A joy to watch! From the great O’Neill Dynasty!! #nextgeneration
GAVIN WEIR – With ease can split the posts in half .. Must be the Cork blood in him!! Thanks for coming!!!
TOM DOYLE – The heart of a lion, Years of experience and the medals to prove. He earned a well deserved man of the match a few years back just for good measure .. No1 wants to end up in a 50/50 ball with this man.. Leaves it all on the field!! One from the Great Doyle Dynasty!! #nextgeneration
MATTHEW TRAYNOR – YOUNG, strong and dangerous… He is of the Phelan bloodline, following the footsteps of His late Grandfather and Uncle….!! #nextgeneration
GARY HUGHES – “Flash” Nicknamed after his late Grandfather the legendary Don O’Gorman.. Gary possesses all the talent, speed and skill any man could wish for, Quick as a “FLASH” will rattle the net at any moment!!.. #nextgeneration
ALAN DRIVER – Built for the small ball.. A very Dangerous man inside and very hard to handle on his day.. Another one of the great Driver dynasty.. bags of skill and knows how to use it… #nextgeneration
JOHNATHON O’NEILL JNR – The young “Bosco”.. striving towards an epic 3 in a row beside his father Bosco snr which is an unbeliveable achievement in itself, very few father and son combinations can boast that accolade I’m sure… Massive shoes to fill but he’s wearing them well… Game changer and Goal merchant!! #nextgeneration
LEIGHTON GLYNN – What can you say about this man that hasnt already been said, 21 yes… “21” senior championship medals across both grades…. A Leinster football medal in 2001(Rathnew) And 2 Cormac McAnallen cups playing for his Country.. That’s just the tip of the Iceberg.. Google the rest… THE MAN, THE LEGEND!! Of the Great Glynn Dynasty!!#nextgeneration
ROBERT BYRNE – His nickname is Silent Bob… until he gets onto the field and turns into a different animal.. Plagued with injuries this year unfortunately but is now fully fit and chomping at the bit to get in.. A forwards nightmare … Another from the Great Byrne Dynasty.. #nextgeneration
RUAIRDHI O’NEILL – Has been also unlucky this year through injury, but back fighting fit and ready to step in and do the damage when needed!! Of the great O’Neill Dynasty!! #nextgeneration
WAYNE O’GORMAN – A fullbacks nightmare on his day!! Wayno can flip a game upside down in seconds… Suffered a Nasty ‘should have been’ career ending leg injury a few years back but never let it control his destiny…. always was and always will be a dangerous Goal merchant !! Another of the Great O’Gorman Dynasty #nextgeneration
GARY LAFFAN – Hero of 96, The Wexican Messiah to Glenealy has Glenealy at the top of Wicklow Hurling and will be masterminding another Glenealy Title
JOHN DOYLE – Johnny Hurling. Eat, Sleeps and Dreams about Hurling, some say he may actually be made of sliotars but either way he is the man you want in the trenches when the going gets tough.
MICHAEL ANTHONY O NEILL – An aristocrat of Wicklow Hurling from the time he could crawl, a general of the great Glenealy Championship winning sides and he has transitioned from a top class hurler to top class mentor with ease.
Glenealy Championship Scorers 2019
SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP TOP SCORERS TABLE 2019
Current Championship Top 10 Scorers 2019
|Rank||Player||Team||Goals Scored||Points Scored||Total Pts|
|1||Andy O Brien||St Pats Senior Hurlers||5||68||83|
|2||Enda Donohoe||Carnew Senior Hurlers||2||70||76|
|3||Christy Moorehouse||Bray Emmets Senior Hurlers||3||47||56|
|4||Jonathan O Neill Snr||Glenealy Senior Hurlers||2||40||46|
|5||Eamon Kearns||Avondale Senior Hurlers||0||35||35|
|6||Seanie Germaine||Kiltegan Senior Hurlers||0||30||30|
|7||Gary Hughes||Glenealy Senior Hurlers||2||23||29|
|8||Shaun Cranley||Eire Og Senior Hurlers||1||24||27|
|9||Eoin McCormack||Bray Emmets Senior Hurlers||5||10||25|
|10||James Cranley||Eire Og Senior Hurlers||0||24||24|
St Pats Andy O Brien looks to have an unassailable lead at the top of the top scorers table and looks on course to claim the €100 One For All Voucher generously sponsored by Winners Enclosure Bookmakers.