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Convincing Win For "Killer Bees" Over Glen in Craobh Ruadh Cup.

posted 20 Oct 2014, 12:36 by Willie Horgan
                              The Brian Dillons Junior (B) Hurlers, popularly referred to , in club circles, as the "Killer Bees", advanced to the quarter-final of the City Division Craobh Ruadh Cup (Junior (B) Hurling) competition, when they recorded a convincing, 6-11 to 2-8, victory over Glen Rovers (B), which was played ,in the Glen Field, on Sunday morning, 19th October, 2014.
                             With the final of the Championship, against Whitechurch, scheduled for the coming Sunday, this game with Glen Rovers served as a useful workout for Brian Dillons and enabled the selectors to empty the bench , which afforded the fringe players a chance to impress and stake a claim for inclusion in next weeks showpiece. Played on a tight pitch with heavy ground conditions, caused by the torrential rain of the previous few days, quality hurling was always going to be difficult.  However, goals from James Horgan, Tommy Boland and Martin Corbett had Brian Dillons leading by 3-4 to 1-4, at half-time, even though they had played against the stiiff breeze in the opening half.   With the Brian Dillons mentors introducing five substitutes,during the second half hour, the trend of the game remained the same, with the issue never in doubt and with further goals from Tommy Boland, Edmund Hussey and sub., John Shek, the "Killer Bees " eased into a comfortable, 6-11 to 2-8, victory.  Scorers for Brian Dillons were; Martin Corbett, 1-6 (1-5 frees); Tommy Boland, 2-2; James Horgan, 1-1; Edmund Hussey, 1-0; John Shek, 1-0; and Luke O"Connell, 0-2. The Brian Dillons team lined out as follows; John O"Herlihy; Eoin Keane; Derek McDonnell; Eoin Hennessy; James O"Shea; Dylan O"Donoghue; Luke O"Connell; Ken McCarthy; Edmund Hussey; Martin Corbett; Chris Daly; James Murphy (Captain); Tommy Boland; James Horgan; and Damian Horgan.  Subs.; Stephen Kearney for Eoin Keane; Ciarain Kelleher for James O"Shea; Darren McGrath for Ken McCarthy; Stephen Coughlan for Damian Horgan and John Shek for Tommy Boland;