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'B' Hurlers break through the Barr's!

posted 24 May 2012, 04:04 by Niall Fahy   [ updated 24 May 2012, 06:40 ]
A very strong 'B' hurling team came out convincing winners last night in Togher. They beat the hosts on a scoreline of 0-16 to 0-05.

The Barr's side started well and opened the scoring with a point inside 30 seconds. Dillons traded points with the Barr's and after 15 mins Dillons lead 0-3 to 0-2 
and powered on to half time opening up a lead of 0-9 to 0-4, after some good scores from Chris Daly, James Varian and the ever reliable free taking 
of James Horgan.

The Second half started with a lot of pressure from the Barr's side, however the Dillons full back line stood strong and rebuffed each wave. Dillons tagged on some 
points from frees as the Barr's were guilty of indiscipline and just when it seemed like they were pulling away a silly mistake in the full back line lead to a Barr's 
penalty to give them a lifeline. 

However goalkeeper John O'Herlihy stepped up to the task and stopped the penalty as the defense cleared it's lines, when the Barr's did find the back of the net
five minutes later the referee blew up for a square ball. From there, Dillons raced down the other end and a long ball into the full forward line saw the full forward pull
the ball out of the air, take on his man and stick the ball over the bar to give Dillons a 0-13 to 0-4 lead with 15 minutes left. 

Dillons from here emptied there bench but didn't look any the weaker as the Barr's went on the hunt for the goals that would get them back in the game. Time after time
they were rebuked by a masterful display at centre back from Donagh McCarthy, and on the rare occasion they did get past him some tigerish defending from the back
three and Johno in goal put an end to their hopes.

Dillons tied up the game with a brilliant solo score from the half back line and two scores from James Horgan, one a free and the other a good score from the wing after good work
from Dave Whelan and Damien Horgan. 

With a few weeks to championship for this side it was an encouraging display for team manager Anthony O' Sullivan.