Brian Dillons U16's lost out narrowly to Blackrock in the Championship final held earlier today at Castle Road. Defeat by two points in what was a very exciting contest. The match started brightly for Dillons with a point from a free from Caoimhe Rodgers and a goal from Emma Carroll. Another point from Caoimhe from play and in reply Blackrock scored four points all from play. That left the score at H.T Dillons 1-2 to 0-4. Dillons went in a point up thanks to Shauna Walsh who made some great saves. Blackrock levelled the score early in the second half with a point from a free. Caoimhe scored a superb point from play before Blackrock scored the opening goal after fourteen minutes of the second half. Then Dillons were dealt a hugh blow when Caoimhe had to be substituted after an injury. Blackrock then scored three points without reply to make the score Dillons 1-3 to 1-8. Dillons dug deep to get back in the game. Ruth Brosnan was outstanding at wing back and Niamh O Leary was rock solid at full back. Dillons scored a late goal, again from Emma Carroll but it was not enough. Blackrock won on a scoreline 1-9 to 2-4. Hearbreak for the girls, coaches and mentors after a great effort. The team still have the opportunity to win the league so there is still a chance for a trophy. Team, Shauna Walsh, Niamh Cotter, Niamh O Leary, Deirdre Keane, Ruth Brosnan, Emma Sharpe, Essie O'Connell, Alison Smith, Shauna Collins, Sinead Mills, Caoimhe Rodgers, Lauren Barry, Chloe O Mahoney, Rachel Carroll, Kayleigh Looby, Emma Carroll, Stephanie Mangan, Rachel O'Connor, Caroline O Connor, Fiona McGuickin, Laura O Donovan, Lucy Burke and Sarah Carroll.
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