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Dillons are U16 League Champions

posted 1 Dec 2013, 07:20 by Tom Myers   [ updated 1 Dec 2013, 07:43 ]
Our U16 team are once again league champions following a tremendous win over Ballinhassig. The match was
played at Castle Road on December 1st. The first half was very close. Ballinhassig scored three points and in reply we scored four points, all from Sinead Mills. At half time we were just one point up however we should have been well ahead as we had the vast majority of possession. In the second half, Sinead put over two early points one from play and one from a free. Then Jessica Aigbaloga scored a goal to put us in control. To their credit, Ballinhassig kept plugging away and scored a great goal to get right back in to it. Then Sinead scored an unbelievable point from play before putting over a point from a free. Going in to the last ten minutes the game was in the balance. We kept working hard and then Rachel Carroll showed her class scoring three points from play to get us over the line. Final score 1-11 to 1-6.  It was a great team performance, hunting in packs and our determination was clearly evident. We are a bloody tough team to beat, that's for sure. Eoibhe Atkinson who only just took up as goal keeper is growing in confidence. Lucy Burke at corner back had a great game. Niamh O Leary at full back showed why she is Cork's fullback and captain. Deirdre Keane's great form is continuing. Caroline O Connor worked her socks off. Essie O Connell was solid at centre back as usual. Shannon McHale is a tough wing back who is playing really well at the moment. Shauna Cronin was outstanding again today, what an engine this girl has. Stephanie Mangan stepped up to the plate just when we needed her most. Lauren Barry broke Ballinhassig's heart today with her strenght and pace. Sinead Mills was player of the match scoring a total of eight points. I'm after running out of things to say about Sinead, she is an exceptional talent. Rachel Carroll got those three points just when we needed them. Molly at corner forward got stuck in to everything and caused havock. Jessica did what she does best, score goals. Siofra Deane at corner forward put in a good shift before being substituted at H.T. Kate O'Connell came on and did really well. Niamh Burns and Makela Broe were unused subs today but have made a difference this season. No one can say we didn't deserve to win this league. We wanted it more than any other team and boy, did we work hard for it. There is now a never say die attitude in this team. ''Losers quit when they're tired, winners quit when they've won''.........That's Dillons.