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Dillons advance to Semis.

posted 29 Aug 2014, 13:15 by Tom Myers   [ updated 31 Aug 2014, 04:21 ]
Our intermediate team have reached the semi final of the championship following a dramatic draw against Tracton.
The match was played at Carrigaline on August 29th. A draw was enough for us to advance and once again we showed our never say die attitude to score a last minute point to level the game. Enniskeane await in the semi final.  We started fairly well with Claire Dooley scoring two early points for us before Tracton were awarded a soft penalty which they put away. Points from Susan Brosnan, Caoimhe Rodgers followed before Essie O Connell scored two excellent points from frees. We were a point down on the stroke of H.T before Jane Dooley scored a goal after great work by Susan Kate. That put us up two points up at H.T. We had the wind and should have been well ahead. H.T score 1-6 to 1-4. In the second half we got an early goal from Caoimhe. Tracton then took control and added seven points on the scoreboard, four from frees and three from play. We were under a lot of pressure and Shauna Walsh made an outstanding save to keep us in the game. Essie put over another free late on. We were a point down at the death before Sinead Mills showed her class once again to score a brilliant point to level it. In injury time Caoimhe received a straight red from the referee, who blew for full time almost immediately. Final score 2-8 to 1-11. Despite not playing to our potential, our girls stuck in there and were determined not to loose. Amanda Dorgan was by far our best player at wing back. Essie O Connell and Shauna Cronin were also outstanding in the middle of the field.  Two wins and a draw from our group keeps us unbeaten in the championship and we deserve to go on to meet Enniskeane in the semis which is scheduled to be played on Saturday September 6th.