Kerry FC v Bray Wanderers Match Preview

Bray Wanderers Match Preview

League of Ireland First Division

Kerry FC

Friday May 19, Mounthawk Park

Kick-off 7.45pm

History will be made on Friday as Bray make their first ever visit to Mounthawk Park to take on Kerry FC.
Both teams will face off on the back of victories last week with the side from the Kingdom registering a their first ever win when beating Athlone.
“It will be our first time down there. It will be all new to us” explained Head Coach Ian Ryan ahead of the over six-hour round trip over 620 kilometres.
“You can see they have been improving each week over the season. That win was coming for them probably. It’s our luck. They get the win the week before we play them. That adds to their value, and what they’ll bring to the game. We know it’s going to be really hard, and we’ll have to up to it.”
But the Seagulls ended a five-match winless streak when defeating Finn Harps 2-0 at the Carlisle Grounds.
“The last couple of weeks have been very good performance wise. Last week, we were able to get the win. It’s important that we build on that and get a bit of momentum. As good as last week’s win was, it would be better if we can top that with two in a row” stressed Ryan.


Defender Max Murphy and First Team Coach/player Lorcan Fitzgerald are available after serving suspensions.
Despite having resumed light training, both midfielder Conor Crowley and striker Jake Walker (both foot) remain out.
Defender Len O’Sullivan has also resumed training. But is 50/50 to play some part.
But playmaker Guillermo Almirall won’t feature having limped off last week against Finn Harps.


When the teams met back in February at the Carlisle Grounds in what was the first ever meeting between the clubs, Bray won 3-1. Cole Omorehiomwan scored twice for the hosts along with Chris Lyons. Leon Gaxha claimed Kerry’s first ever senior goal.