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County Final Awaits Dillons.

posted 26 Sept 2015, 11:26 by Tom Myers   [ updated 26 Sept 2015, 11:37 ]
Brian Dillons Intermediate team have reached the county final following victory over Blackrock in the semi final replay at Castle Road. It was close right to the end but in truth we should have been out of sight. We were against a strong wind in the first half and were ready for an onslaught from Blackrock. They scored the first five points of the match but we maintained our composure and didn't panic. Our concentration and our work rate was excellent. We scored the next three points from Caoimhe, Ruth and Lauren which brought us to H.T with the score 0-3 to 0-5. We were more than happy with that and particularly happy as we kept Blackrock scoreless for the last twelve minutes of the half primarily due to our outstanding defence. In the second half we really upped the pace and were dominant all over the field. We scored five points without reply from Caoimhe with a free, Amanda with an inspirational point, Shauna put over two from play and one from Sinead. The game would have been over except for the Blackrock keeper who was superb today. Credit to our opponents, they stuck in and against the run of play they scored an unstoppable goal to level it with six minutes left. It could have knocked the stuffing out of us but we're make of steel. We wanted this county final so badly nothing was going to stop us. We pulled away in the last five minutes with three points all from Caoimhe, two from free's and one from play to wrap it up. Final score 0-11 to 1-5. Every player played their part today, it was a real team performance. Susan and Ruth worked their buts off in midfield and Claire at wing forward was excellent. Essie and Emma stuck to their tasks well but once again it was the performance of Amanda at wing back that everyone was talking about, she was awesome. Now it's on to the county final against Tracton which is likely to be next weekend. We haven't won anything yet, it's more hard work at training this week and prepare as best we can to bring the cup back to the Tank. Once again a big thank you to all our supporters who turned out in great numbers.