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Brian Dillons Reach McSwiney Cup Semi-final with Comfortable win over Bishopstown.

posted 16 Dec 2012, 09:10 by Willie Horgan
                                  Showing no sign of their lenghty period of inactivity, the Brian Dillons Junior (A) Footballers advanced to the semi-final of the McSwiney Cup when they easily accounted for Bishopstown on a 2-15 to 1-5 scoreline, at a wintry Bishopstown venue, on Sunday morning, 16th December, 2012.   They now meet Delanys in the semi-final, which will be played after the Christmas holiday festivities , on Sunday, 13 th January, 2013.
                                 Leading from the first minute of the game, Brian Dillons were never in any difficulties against Bishopstown and ,after 23 minutes they had raced into a 0-9 to nil lead.  Bishopstown did manage to open their account with two late first half points which left the half-time score reading; Brian Dillons, 0-9; Bishopstown, 0-2.
                               The dominance of Brian Dillons continued in the second half ,although a Bishopstown goal, from the penalty spot ,left only five points between the sides after 41 minutes play. However, Brian Dillons asserted their superiority with a string of further points and two goals,from Chris Daly and John Horgan ,which saw them emerge as comfortable winners by a 13 point winning margin.
                               Scorers for Brian Dillons were; John Horgan, 1-2; Cillian Brosnan, 0-4 (0-1 "65 );Chris Daly,1-0; Tomas Lawrence,0-2; Dave O"Donoghue,0-2; Philip O"Brien, 0-1; Shane Maher, 0-1; Michael Colohan, 0-1; Darragh Brosnan,0-1; and Michael Peters, 0-1;
                              Team; (1) Tom Triggs; (2) Dylan O"Donoghue; (3) Edmund Hussey; (4) Michael Colohan; (5) James O"Shea; (6) Tomas Lawrence; (7) Chris Daly; (8) Darragh Brosnan; (9) Darren McGrath; (10) Philip O"Brien; (11) Cillian Brosnan; (12) Shane Maher; (13) Dave O"Donoghue; (14) Brian Barrett; (15) John Horgan;  Subs; Michael Peters for Shane Maher (39 mins.) James Murphy for Philip O"Brien (48 mins.);