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North City & District Sports Awards.

posted 10 Mar 2014, 02:23 by Tom Myers   [ updated 10 Mar 2014, 10:03 ]
The Annual North City & District Sports Awards were held at the Ambassadore Hotel on Saturday March 8th.
Brian Dillons Camogie Club had previously won the February 2013 monthly award. Representing the Club at the awards were Mary O Sullivan Chairperson, Mary Walsh Secretary, Committe members Margaret O Sullivan, Mary Connolly, Karen O Leary, and Tom Myers. Also present were Intermediate players Therese Drummond and Orla Lawrence. Coach/Trainer Linda Mellerick was also in attendance.
Former Cork Hurler Tony O Sullivan  read a number of citations including Dillons Camogie;
''Brian Dillons was founded in 1981 with their facilities close by in the Tank Field. As a result of winning the Junior League and Championship double in 2012, Brian Dillons were promoted to Intermediate level for the 2013 season and reached the Intermediate League final only to be beaten by Newtownshandrum.
There is a renewed impetus in Brian Dillons during the past two years and the club is going from strenght to strenght. There is a noteable increase in new members particularly at underage and the club, under the guidance of chairperson Mary O Sullivan, has put in place a structure and organisation which they hope will reap rewards in the years to come.
Brian Dillons have teams competing at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 and at Intermediate Level.  Thers is tremendous commitment in both training and matches from players, coaches, mentors and parents, all supporting each other for the overall benefit of the club.
It has been noted by neutral observers that in all catergories Dillons are becoming tough teams to beat.  There is an incredible spirit amongst the girls on the pitch, a never say die attitude instilled in their teams that when games are going against them, they never give up , they compete to the very last whistle.
It has also been noted that in defeat eventhough the pain of defeat hurts, Brian Dillons have shown great respect for the opposition and officials at all times and this is very gratifying and a reflection of the excellent coaches the girls have mentoring them.
In 2013 Brian Dillons also successfully defended their U16B League title and that was a tremendous achievement.  A very young U18 team also advanced to both League and Championship finals.
Eleven of Brian Dillons players had the honour of representing Cork in the red jersey in 2013 and that included two Cork captains one of whom captained the All Ireland winning Cork U16B team.
Brian Dillons ethos is that talent alone does not win games but team work, motivation, respect, responsibility and commitment is of paramount importance. The club looks forward to a promising future ahead''.
Former  Mininster for Sport Bernard Allen was the Key- Note Speaker on the night.
The Team of the Year award went to Grenagh GAA Club.
The Youth Award went to Castleview Football Club.
The Overall Winner was Valerie Mulcahy for her achievements on the GAA field.  
The Hall of Fame Award went to Donie Lyons of Brian Dillons. Donie has given Dillons 40 years of total committment and many of his friends were present to honour him. Accepting his award Donie said '' I am honoured to be in the Hall of Fame . I will never be anywhere else except Brian Dillons,  I will work with them until I die.
It's all about competing and always remember the good days''.
All at Brian Dillons Camogie Club wish to congratulate Donie on his award, one which is greatly deserved.