Our U14 team did our club proud this evening with a tremendous effort against Newtownshandrun which finished in a draw in the league Q.F. which was held at the Tank. What a game this was. Without exaggeration this was one the best games seen at the Tank in a long time. Credit to both teams, the match was played in great spirits and there wasn't a bad challenge in the entire match. There was great support for Dillons including our Intermediates who finished training earlier. Dillons were on top in the first half but credit to Newtown who came back strong in the second. In the last minute Katie O Brien made a world class save to deny our opponents certain victory. The full time score was 4-1 to 2-5, and so came extra time. The skill shown from these young players was exceptional and their commitment was commendable. The game was on a knife's edge and could go either way. Both teams wanted it as much as the other. Eve O Connor and Abbey O Farrell were rock solid in defence and were well supported by Clare Mulcahy. Ellen, Aoife O Callaghan, Jasmine and Mary O Sullivan were a great half back line. Hannah Roche and Anna Myers ran themselves in to the ground. Rebecca Barry was at her best. Olivia Gibson was quite simply awesome. Chloe Ahern, Ria White, Aine, our two Aoife's, Megane and Courtney gave it everything. Extra time was a pleasure to watch. Both teams were exhausted but still they drove each other on. Newtown went a goal up but Dillons dug deep and got their reward when Hannah Roche hit the net. The referee blew up at all square again, 5-2 to 4-5. An absolute cracker of a game. Neither team deserved to lose and it was great to see both teams line up to shake hands. These girls are a credit to both clubs. A replay is required and lets hope its just as exciting. A word of appreciation for the referee Dominic Rooney who allowed the game to flow and without a doubt contributed to a great contest.
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