Bray sign two more as Brian Maher and Marlon Marishta join the Seagulls

Thu, Jul 30 2020

Bray manager Gary Cronin Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

First Division Bray Wanderers have signed both Brian Maher and Marlon Marishta as the 2020 season inches closer to a return.

The Seagulls have managed to retain keeper Maher after he was released by his parent club St Patrick’s Athletic earlier this week.

The Dubliner previously played with Raheny United and St. Kevin’s Boys, and has also represented the Republic of Ireland on several occasions at underage level.

He made appearances at the 2017 UEFA Under-17 Championship and the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship, reaching the knockout stages with Ireland on both occasions.

Also joining is midfielder Marishta who joins after a recent stint with Bohemians. He has impressed on trial with the Seagulls in recent weeks.

Bray began their 2020 campaign in the worst possible way, losing 4-2 away to Pat Devlin’s Cabinteely on the opening night of the season.

The Seagulls went 4-0 down to their Green and White counterparts in a horrendous first-half which was dogged by even worse weather conditions.

However, Bray rallied in the second half, but it wasn’t to be as they could only claw back half of their first-half deficit.

Building on an improved second half display at Stradbrook, the Seagulls earned a hard-fought win over Wexford a week later to improve the mood at the Carlisle Grounds.The Seagulls have managed to retain keeper Maher after he was released by his parent club St Patrick’s Athletic earlier this week.