Our Feile team did us proud this weekend in true Dillons style. The Tank looked fantastic on Saturday for the visit of Midleton thanks to the 'Gardeners' that were summoned at the last minute by Secretary Yvonne. We beat Midleton in a classic, a one point win which showed how much we wanted to win on our own patch. Cameron made some wonder saves in goal and Aoife O Callaghan was superb at wing back. This result meant we had to play away to Ballincollig today. Our oppenents were too strong for us but we gave it everything. Overall a great weekend and coaches Liz and Gayle were very proud of their girls.
Our Senior team kept their unbeaten run going today with a home win against Barryroe at the Tank. We won by eight points but in reality it was a lot closer than that. An impressive start with a class long distance point by Susan was followed by one from Clair. Barryroe had a good ten minute spell scoring 1-03 without reply but we did exactly the same in the last eight minutes of the first half. A goal from Jane and points from Lauren, Clair and Sinead put us ahead at H.T 1-06 to 1-03. Two goals from Clair in the second half was the difference between the two teams. Barryroe worked hard but were rellying on scores from frees to keep in touch. Their five points in the second half all came from frees. Additional points from Sinead and Clair made the game safe for us and the final score was 3-10 to 1-08. Our work rate was tremendous and our hard training is clearly paying off. Saoirse was rock solid in goal today, Sinead's work rate was phenomenal but it was Amanda who stole the show, she was awesome. Next up is Carrigaline.
Our U12 team played their last blitz this morning at the Glen Resource Centre. We had a small squad of 10 but as usual they did us proud. We played Douglas, St.Vincents and Passage. All the games were hard fought and the girls played well especially Tara, Sophie, Sarah and Ciara. Next up we hope to play an U13 match and then the U12 league will start in May.
Our Senior team had an impressive win in their first league match of the season away to Valley Rovers. Played in beautiful sunshine, we were slow out of the blocks but we showed our class as the game went on. At H.T we were 0-2 to 1-3 down with both points coming from Clair. We upped a few gears in the second half and scored some beautiful scores. Two goals from Jane and one from Clair made it comfortable for us. Points from Emma and Sinead were the result of some hard graft partcularly around the middle of the field. We reduced Valleys to just one point in the second half. F.T score 3-6 to 1-4. A great start for us with two points on the board. A great all round team performance with Niamh at full back and Molly at wing back outstanding.
Some of our smallies had a great time at the Open Day in Mayfield Garda Station showing off their skills. The Garda Band played their tunes in beautiful sunshine and our girls got the opportunity to see the Garda Horses, Squad Cars etc and some face painting and sweets and treats. Thanks to Yvonne, Niall and Trevor for organising.
Our U16 team had a great victory away to Bishopstown. It was a great match by two very committed teams. DIllons showed great determination to win by two points and it was just what they deserved. Abbie was excellent in goal, Anna and Olivia impressed in midfield and Rebecca and Aine were fantastic. A great start to the season with two wins from two matches. Thanks to the parents for the transport.
Our U14 team travelled to play Glen Rovers. We played very well and at H.T the score was 1-3 to 0-1. It was a close match but the Glen pulled away in the last ten minutes. As it was our first match of the season, it was a great performance. Cameron was excellent in goal. Emily, Sarah and Claire were solid in the back line. Ellen and Ruby covered fierce ground and Olivia and Aine played really well in midfield. Every one of our forwards gave it everything and coach Liz was delighted with the efforts of the entire team. Next up is St. Catherines next Saturday April 8th at 3pm at the Tank.
There's no stopping our U12 team as they had their second blitz of the weekend at the Glen Resource Centre this morning. Three tough matches for our squad of 13 players. We played Blackrock, The Glen and the Barrs. All three matches were close affairs. We had some great goals from Sophie and some brilliant points from Sinead. Our defence were outstanding today particularly Sarah McSweeney and Tara. All the girls got a great run out and they are looking forward to another blitz next weekend.
The Munster U12 Blitz was held in Mallow today and our U12 team did exceptionally well remaining unbeaten after three matches. First up was Monlean from Limerick. Both teams cancelled each other out for a draw with our defence outstanding. Next up were Burgess Duharra from Tipperary with the same result as our first match. Our final game was against Ballyduff from Waterford which we won by two goals to nil. A great day our for our U12 squad of 20 players with valuable experience against Munster opposition. A pit stop on the way home for fast food made it a day to remember. Thanks to Anna for refereeing for us today and thanks to Brian for driving the Garda bus.
Our U16 team had a great start to their league campaign with an impressive home win against Dungourney this evening. Goals from Megan, Olivia, Rebecca and Ellen were the result of a brilliant team performance. Dillons won out on a score line of 4-5 to 1-3. Ruby, Rebecca and Olivia were superb. Next up is Bishopstown away.
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