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Brave Display by Minor Footballers in League tie with Clondrohid.

posted 17 Mar 2014, 16:52 by Willie Horgan   [ updated 18 Mar 2014, 13:45 ]
       ( Match Report courtesy of Minor Team Manager, Keith Burns.)
                    A spirited performance by the Brian Dillons Minor Football team saw them, eventually go down on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-6, to a fancied Clondrohid in the Rebel Og County Minor Football League game, which was played in the Tank Field, on Sunday morning, 16th March, 2014.
                   The Clondrohid team had a good sprinkling of players from their under-21 Premier team, who have reached the Muskerry Divisional final, so this was going to be a stern test for this youthful Brian Dillons team, who were without several of their stronger players, including Eric O"Donoghue and Gavin Walsh. However, not to be intimidated, it was the Brian Dillons team who put it up against the opposition , in the opening 20 minutes, with some stylish play. Dillons shooting let them down , however, and it was Clondrohid that finished the half strongly, leading 0-7 to 0-2, at half time.
                  The second half was ,almost, a mirror image of the first with Brian Dillons gaining most of the possession, in the first 20 minutes of the half, picking off the next three points. However, in the next phase of play, the Dillons defence was split and Clondrohid scored a goal which pushed them further ahead again.  Not to be outdone, Brian Dillons replied with a goal of their own but, however, they could not bridge the 6 point gap and the points, eventually, went to the visiting side.
                The Brian Dillons team, again, showed great spirit and were unlucky not to get a share of the spoils. Goalkkeeper, Mark Sheedy, marshalled well between the sticks , whilst, the backline played particularly well, keeping control of a lively Clondrohid attack. The midfield pairing of Andrew Whyte and Adam Cotter played some intelligent ball into  the young Brian Dillons forwards, who picked off some splendid scores.