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posted by Tom Myers

U8 Blitz 17th June

Our Under 8’s headed off to Bishopstown on a lovely sunny afternoon. We played three matches, the first against Carrigaline, the second against Bishopstown and the third against Sarsfields. By the end of the third game the Factor 50 sun cream was beginning to wilt but not our players. While everyone played well in every match Aoibheann, Kellie and Orlaith were prominent as forwards, Caoimhe was outstanding in goal as were the others on their turn while Saoirse was tireless running up and down the field with Roisin and Meadbh close behind in the metres covered. One of the opposing mentors was very impressed with the showing of a number of our players, particularly Ellie Mai, Theia, Katie and Mairead and made a gentle enquiry about the possibility of transfers but this approach was quickly shot down. It was a great day out.


U5/U6’s 19th June.

Our younger brigade were invited to Blackrock on Monday evening for a mini-tournament with Ballincollig and Blackrock. We played the two Ballincollig teams (they had over twenty players in attendance!) and Rocky the Blackrock tiger mascot came and joined in the fun – but they couldn’t get a helmet or boots to fit her so she had to be a spectator. As we were short in numbers we had to get the services of very experienced players to be the goalie and are very grateful to Meadbh (whose 7th birthday was imminent) and Caoimhe for helping us out. While it was Ava and Clodagh’s first outing they had Orlaith, Rose and Aoibheann well experienced from their U8 outings as great support. At the end all the players got a cake, sweets and a drink and most sat down for a picnic before they headed off home to their leaba.


posted 17 Jun 2017, 00:17 by Tom Myers

Our U12 team travelled to Castlemartyre and came away with a victory. We had 16 players and everyone gave it their all. It was great to have Emily back as our brick wall at full back. Sophie Ahern was brilliant in goal with great puck outs. Sophie Porter scored 2-2, Sarah 1-0 and Sinead 0-1. F.T score 3-3 to 2-4. Great result. 

Garda Blitz.

posted 11 Jun 2017, 00:32 by Tom Myers   [ updated 11 Jun 2017, 06:46 ]

What another feast of camogie we had at the annual Garda Blitz at the Tank. Twelve teams from around the city and county battled it out for this coveted trophy. The weather held up for us and the Tank was in excellent condition thanks to Donie Lyons. There was a great atmosphere all day with everyone having great fun and thats what its all about. We had a barbecue, ice cream van, tea/coffee, sandwiches and cakes. Our committee once again were unreal. Secretary Yvonne, Margaret, Mary Connolly, Mary Walsh, Karen, Cathriona, Veronica and Martina put in a great shift. The refreshments were going all day long and all the clubs were very appreciative. We also had the Garda Horses who are always a great attraction. John O Connor was M.C once again and he made us laugh. On the pitch Dillons had a very tough draw against the Glen, Douglas and the Barrs. We competed well but the opposition were too strong  for us on the day. Douglas and the Glen qualified for the semis and from the other group Sars and Inniscarra qualified. Sars won well and Inniscarra won a cracker of a match to reach the final. There was a parade and the National Anthem before the final where Sars showed their class and won well. They are an exceptional team and everyone sat back and just admired their talent. Camogie Legend Linda Mellerick picked the player of the tournament and this year it was in memory of refereee Doninic Rooney who died in October of last year while refereeing a Dilons v Douglas U16 match. The winner was Katelyn Sheehan. Dominic's wife Margaret and son Adam were present to present the trophy to raptourous applause. Supt Michael Comyns presented the trophy to the Sars captain and medals to both teams. It was a fabulous day and the effort that went to organising it was immense. Garda John O Driscoll and Tony Harnett once again were the driving force behind it. All the Community Gardai in Mayfield worked tirelessly ensuring every detail was attended to. Eve and Anna were the official score keepers making sure the records were correct. The referees Ger, Billy, Dave and William did a great job and worked hard all day. Tracey and Mary O Sullivan from the Juvenile Board were present to watch what everone agrees is the best Camogie Blitz of the year. Brian Dillons Camogie Club once again put on a great show and should be very proud of their efforts. 

Club Draw.

posted 7 Jun 2017, 23:04 by Tom Myers

Results with an additional 4th Prize are as follows.

1st Prize. Mark O Brien C/ O Wendie Sexton. Two tickets for every gig at the Marquee.

2nd Prize. Kathryn Byrne C/O Seanie Dwyer. Two tickets for a one day pass for Indie Fest.

3rd Prize. Una Henderington C/O John O Connor. Two tickets gigs at Marquee.

4th Prize. Serena C/O John O Leary. Two tickets for a selected gig at Marquee.


posted 7 Jun 2017, 22:54 by Tom Myers

We had a home game against Carrigtohill and in a hard fought match, it finished a draw at 3-05 each. It was a great game and it would be unfair to single out any one girl as they all did great and worked so hard. Next up is Castlemartyre away next week.


posted 31 May 2017, 12:22 by Tom Myers

Our U13 team played the Barrs at the Tank this evening in Seandun. We had only 15 players but our girls competed very well. Despite this, the Barrs proved too strong and won well. Cameron on goal for us was outstanding.

Tough Defeat for Seniors in Semis.

posted 30 May 2017, 23:25 by Tom Myers

Our Senior team were beaten by the smallest of margins in the league semi final by Fr O Neills. Played on a poor pitch in Ballincollig on a beautiful evening, the game was set for a very close encounter and so it proved. We were missing some of our first team players but as usual we stepped up to the plate when needed. We had a great start with a cracker of a goal from Caoimhe. In reply our opponents put over four points, three from frees. Two points from Clair and one from Jane kept it very tight but we conceded a soft goal late on to go in at H.T a point down 1-03 to 1-04. ONeills scored a goal and a point early in the second half to stretch their lead to five points but we dug deep. Susan scored two goals from distance and Clair put over a couple of frees. However ONeills kept coming at us and scored some lovely points. It was level after 60 minutes but we conceded a free which they converted. We had a chance to win it late on but it wasn't to be. F.T score 3-07 to 2-11. A great effort from our girls who gave it everything, in particular Emma and Susan who were superb. Bitter disappointed at the end as we could almost touch the final. Best of luck to ONeills against Blackrock in the final. For us it's back to training for the championship which is coming down the tracks very soon.


posted 23 May 2017, 00:14 by Tom Myers

Our U12's had their first league match away to Mallow last night. Unfortunately we were very much under strength with a number of our older girls ill so we were always going to be up against it to get a result. We lost 3-02 to 1-02 however our girls work extremely hard and shut them down well in the second half but the damage was done. Onwards and upwards, next up is U13 on the 31st against the Barrs.


posted 15 May 2017, 12:51 by Tom Myers

We played our first U13 Seandun game against Na  Piarsaigh at the Tank. We had 16 girls on the day with tremendous spirit. In the first half we started slowly but 20 minutes in Sophie Porter Foley scored a great goal, which was soon followed with another from Ruby. Cameron made some great saves. Our defence of Tara, Leah, Niamh, Ciara, Zoe and Sophie Ahern were excellent. Sophie scored a second goal early in the second half followed by a point from Ruby. The impressive Sinead Roche played a blinder with great free taking and a great point. Jane was outstanding and our forwards of Sarah, Martha, Orlaith, Naoise and  Liadhan fought for everything. A great start to the season and their coach's are very proud of their efforts. 

Seniors March On.

posted 11 May 2017, 13:15 by Tom Myers   [ updated 11 May 2017, 13:24 ]

DIllons Senior team have qualified for the semi final of the league following an impressive win over Tracton at the Tank this evening. We were missing some regular first team players but the strenght of our squad once again proved invaluable. Two quick points from Clair set the tone early on. 1-02 from play from the impressive Susan put us well in control but credit to Tracton they scored three points all from frees to make the H.T score close at 1-05 to 0-6. In the second half we showed our class. Points from Sinead, Clair, Orla and Jane were followed by goals from Caoimhe and Jane to put us out of sight. Tracton were reduced to just three points in the second half. F.T score 3-09 to 0-9. Lots of positives tonight, Saoirse made some great saves, Mikeala and Rebecca stepped up when they were needed and once again Molly was outstanding. I have to mention our captain tonight who was Jane, she inspired us to victory. We are unbeaten in the league so far, we have topped our group and we look forward to the semi final with confidence. 

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