Friday, September 17, 2010

Bohs Ease past Bray

Bohemians continued their fine form by booking a place in the FAI Ford Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park.

Mark Quigley (21), Raffaele Cretaro (53) and substitute Aaron Greene (79) were on target for the home side, with Shane O'Connor seeing red for Bray in the 56th minute.

Cretaro received the man-of-the-match award for a fine display, with Bray rarely troubling Chris O'Connor in the Bohs goal.Bohemians named the same side for the third game running with Mark Quigley, Jason Byrne and Raffaele Cretaro forming their attack.

Dane Massey came in for Jake Kelly in Bray's only change from the 2-2 draw with Sporting Fingal last Monday night.
Bohemians were the first to threaten.

Raffaele Cretaro did well to control a long punt forward just passed the half-way line. The former Sligo Rovers man fed Mark Quigley and his cross found Gareth McGlynn, but the linesman adjudged the midfielder offside.

Bray began to trouble the Bohs defence shortly after.

McGlynn had to deflect the ball over his own crossbar and then Chris Sheilds' header from the resulting corner was just off-target.

It proved to be a rare opening for Bray in the first 45 minutes as the home side went on to create nearly all of the chances in the remainder of the half.

Jason Byrne came very close to scoring the opener for the home side when Cretaro's deft pass found his striker partner, but the effort towards goal flashed just wide with Matt Gregg rooted to the spot.

In the 20th minute Cretaro took advantage of an excellent through-ball by Brian Shelley but the striker's shot was blocked by Wanderers defender Sean Houston.

However, Pat Fenlon's side were in front shortly afterwards.

Quigley's sweet shot from around 25 yards out found the bottom corner of the net with Matt Gregg, at full stretch, unable to get a hand to it.

It was a magnificent strike by Quigley, who is finally finding goalscoring form after a difficult start to his career in Dalymount.

It was almost two for Bohs moments later when Cretaro's snap shot was palmed away by Gregg.

The Gypsies were well on top now with Byrne heading wide from the middle of the area after good work by Powell on the left.

In the 33rd minute the busy Cretaro was fouled close to the corner flag. Powell's free-kick picked out Brennan but Bray managed to clear the ball to safety.

Powell and Cretaro linked up again three minutes later but the striker's cross had too much power on it for any of his colleagues to get near it.

Bray almost drew level out of nothing in the 42nd minute when Shaw's effort from a Massey pass was pushed away by Chris O'Connor.

The rebound came to Dean Zambra, but his goal-bound strike was cleared off the line by Jason McGuinness.

Just before half-time the Premier Division champions were delivered a blow when McGuinness was forced off with what look liked a hamstring problem. Ken Oman was introduced in his place.

In the second half both sides started slowly but the tie was effectively ended in the space of three minutes with a second Bohs goal and a red card for the Wicklow side.

Killian Brennan claimed the ball in the middle of field, he slid in Cretaro and the Sligonian confidently struck the ball passed Gregg and in to the Bray net.

On 56 minutes it was Cretaro who was once again terrorising Bray.

He was pulled back by Shane O'Connor when looking to run on to a through-ball and referee Neil Doyle produced a red card for the Wanderers man.

Gary Dempsey tried to get Bray back in it just after the hour mark but his effort from distance went wide of goal.

Owen Heary was the next to have a pop at goal. The defender's effort was poor and sailed over the Bray crossbar.

The game went very quiet for a long period in the half with Bray offering little to trouble Bohs and a host of substitutions disrupting any rhythm the home side had.

A lull in the game was ended on 79 minutes when the excellent Cretaro played a sublime ball to substitute Aaron Greene and the ex-Galway striker rounded the goalkeeper to score the third goal for the home side.

Brennan's stinging shot was well held by Gregg with four minutes to go. Greene then produced a contender for miss of the season when he was once again jinked passed Gregg, but he somehow conspired to knock the ball wide of the empty goal.

Houston had the last attempt at goal in the game with O'Connor claiming the ball well despite a crowded penalty area.

Bohs move on to the last four of the competition, while Bray will now focus on their fight to stay in the Airtricity Premier Division



Padraic

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 17th Septemeber

Friday 17th September
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The future of the Taosieach following his controversial interview earlier in the week was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment and reaction from local FF councillors Pat Fitzgerald and David Grant.

On today’s show we discussed the future of 145, 84 and other local bus routes with Councillor Tom Fortune and Dublin Bus spokesperson Chris Rafferty, we heard about an EU grant to improve Irelands flood response and we were told about proposed plans for a National Film Museum in Bray by Councillor John Brady and Ardmore Studios MD, Kevin Moriarty.

The show also featured a discussion on the rise in salmonella and the need for caution for people keeping their own poultry, we heard details on the risks involved from FSAI Director of Food Sciences Dr Wayne Anderson and we got practical advice from Michael Kelly, founder of the GIY movement and local egg supplier Sylvestour Bourke.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bohs V Bray-Team News

Bray Wanderers travel to Dalymount Park to take on Bohs, in the quarter-final of the Ford FAI Cup. (Friday 17th September K.O.7;45)


Bray have played Bohemians on six occasions in the F.A.I. Cup and have yet to win a tie, they have managed just one draw in those six games. Bray have conceded 14 goals and scored just 3 in those games.

Team News is as follows
Pat Devlin has added the experienced Colm Treson and striker Shane O' Neill who has missed Bray's last two games having picked up a shoulder injury in the win over Dundalk to the squad.

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The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 16th September

Thursday 16th September
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan



A study on changing Irish attitudes towards was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard details from the study which looked at Irish people’s views on Gay unions and sex before marriage from Behaviour and Attitudes MD, Ian Mc Shane and we got reaction to the positive outcomes from Gay and lesbian equality Network spokesperson Tiernan Brady. We also got comment on further results from the study which shows a majority of people say priests should be allowed to marry from political analyst Susan Philps and Fr Arthur O’ Neill.

On today’s show we also spoke to Mick O’Dwyer about why he chose to stay with Wicklow for another year, Organic Trust, Quality Assurance Manager, Colm Keogh talked to us about national organic week and Journalist Martina Devlin gave us the latest details on the fallout affecting the Taoiseach since that interview.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 16th September

Wednesday 15th September
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


Yesterday’s controversial interview by the Taoiseach was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment from FG deputy Billy Timmins and also heard analysis on the international impact the story had from Stephen O’ Leary of O’Leary Analytics.

On today’s show financial expert Liam Croke told us how cutting out a daily luxury can save over €12,000 in a year, we heard how for the first time you can plan your own funeral on-line and we got comment on this years Junior Cert results and the future of the state exam from IBEC Head of Education Policy, Tony Donohoe.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 14th September

Tuesday 14th September
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


Last January’s severe weather conditions and how the big freeze was dealt with earlier this year was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard details of yesterdays meeting to plan how to best deal with a similar situation in the future from Councillor Tom Fortune and also got comment from Wicklow Civil Defence officer Bill Downes.

On today’s show we heard how important it is for women to be aware of the “cancer gene” with designer genes author and cancer survivor Emma Hannigan, we discussed Mick O’Dwyers future with Wicklow football and we heard further details from


The Morning Show also featured a discussion about the county’s success in the Tidy Towns competition 2010. We spoke to Bernard Keating, chairman of Aughrim Tidy Town group about their award and we also heard good news for Baltinglass, Bray, Stratford-on-Slaney and Wicklow Town from Wicklow County Council Assistant Environment Awareness Officer, Jim Callery.

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Seagulls Soar from Basement


Bray Wanderers are off the basement of the Airtricity Premier Division for the first time this season after holding Sporting Fingal at Morton Stadium.

Alan Kirby put the hosts ahead on two minutes following a swift break but the in-form Jake Kelly equalised with a shot from ten yards on 16.

Kelly added his second with a neat finish nine minutes before the
break to put Bray 2-1 up only for former Seagull Eamon Zayed to nick a point for Fingal by tapping home on 59 minutes.

Following two impressive back-to-back victories over Dundalk and
Galway United, Pat Devlin's young side were once again on form and had their chances to collect another three points.

However, they found themselves trailing after only two minutes to a superb Fingal opener. Gary O'Neill teed up Ronan Finn to burst through the centre and his pass to the left was dummied by Eamon Zayed, allowing Alan Kirby finish into the bottom corner with a first-time curler.

Bray hit back on 16 minutes when Jack Kelly, fresh from his brace
against Galway on Friday, evaded full-back Kevin Dawson inside the box and buried a low shot which squirmed through Darren Quigley's grasp.

Quigley was forced into terrific save to tip over David Webster's long
range free-kick on the half hour but Kelly delivered again after 34
minutes by latching onto Gay Dempsey's through ball in a crowded penalty area and stroking home.

That lead could have been extended three minutes after the break only for Kenny Browne to race back and deny Gary Shaw with a blocked tackle eight yards out.

Fingal got more of a grip on the game and Bray 'keeper Matt Gregg was on hand to foil a pair of Ronan Finn drives a minutes apart.

But the hosts drew level on 59 minutes when Conan Byrne nicked the ball past the onrushing Gregg in a chase and, despite only clipping the post with the goal gaping, Zayed spared his blushes by tapping home the rebound.


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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 13th September

Monday 13th September
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan



Recent comments about the green party and by-elections made by Deputy Willie O’Dea were just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard reaction to this from Minister Dick Roche ahead of the Fianna Fail think-in taking place today and tomorrow in Galway. We also heard comment on the conference from Political Correspondent Padraig Gallagher.

On today’s show we discussed the future of AIB with Money Doctor John Lowe, Irish Times Pricewatcher Conor Pope told us the real cost of a baby and greystones solicitor Mark Felton joined us to talk about making a will and planning your estate.

The Morning Show also featured a discussion on dealing with anger in children. Mediator and conflict coach Fiona McAuslan gave advice on resolving anger and conflict issues with children. For more details on dealing with this and other issues go to www.resolvingbooks.ie


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sporting V Bray Team News

Bray Wanderers travel to the Morton Stadium to take on Sporting Fingal in the Airtricity Premier Division . (Monday 13th September K.O.. 7;45)

Wanderers go into this game with confidence after beating Galway United 4 nil on Friday night,


Bray Director of Football Pat Devlin has a full squad to pick from, while Shane O Neill returns to the fold after missing Fridays win.


Bray will be looking for their first ever win over Sporting.Fingal.The sides have met on six previous occasions with Fingal winning on five times with one ending in a draw.


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