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Junior (A) Hurlers Have Comfortable Win Over Glen Rovers in McCurtain Cup (Quarter-final).

posted 22 Oct 2014, 15:45 by Willie Horgan   [ updated 24 Oct 2014, 07:42 ]
               The Brian Dillons Junior (A) Hurling team advanced to the semi-final of the McCurtain Cup when they recorded a comfortable, 4-20 to 2-12, victory over Glen Rovers , which was played ,under the lights, in Pairc Diolunaigh on Wednesday evening, 22nd October, 2014. Following on from their ,4-13 to 1-10, victory ,over Ballinhassig, in the County League (Quarter-final) five days earlier, Brian Dillons, once again produced a sparkling performance in this latest win over the Glen.
               On an ideal night for Hurling, Brian Dillons began this game in devastating fashion , plundering 2-8 before Glen Rovers had their opening point, from a free, after eighteen minutes play. Cian McCarthy, looking deadly dangerous at full-forward, and Mark Buckley got the opening Brian Dillons goals and, after nineteen minutes, Cian McCarthy scored his second, which pushed his side , 3-8 to 0-1, ahead. At half-time, Brian Dillons held a commanding lead of 3-10 to 0-2.
               Understandably, the tenacity of the Brian Dillons performance eased off, somewhat, in the second period ,which allowed Glen Rovers to creep closer. With ten minutes left in the game, Glen Rovers, scored their second goal, which left them trailing by 3-18 to 2-10, but, a fourth Brian Dillons goal, from John Horgan,three minutes later, rubber-stamped a comprehensive victory for the home side.
 Scorers for Brian Dillons were; Cian McCarthy,2-0; John Horgan, 1-3 (0-2 frees); Mark Buckley, 1-2; Kevin Varian,0-5; Danny Murphy, 0-2; Darragh Rodgers,0-2; Tomas Lawrence, 0-2; Cillian Brosnan,0-2, (frees);Shane Maher and Michael Noonan, 0-1 each: The Brian Dillons team lined out as follows; Andrew Murphy; Maurice Carey; Darragh Brosnan; Philip O"Brien; Cillian Brosnan; Darragh Rodgers; Dave Cremin; Tomas Lawrence; Kevin Coughlan; John Horgan; Danny Murphy; Shane Maher; Kevin Varian; Cian McCarthy; and Mark Buckley.  Subs; Michael Noonan for Cian McCarthy (half-time); Eric O"Donoghue for Shane Maher (50 mins.)