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Junior (A) Hurlers beat St.Finbarr's in the League

posted 10 Jun 2015, 08:53 by Niall Fahy   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 08:54 ]
Yesterday on an evening ideally suited to hurling, Brian Dillons Junior (A) hurlers kept their winning form up by defeating St.Finbarr's on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-15 in Pairc Diolunaigh. In a fast paced game of hurling and after a break over the past few weeks for football the performance delivered was good enough to win the game however all involved know there is plenty to improve upon once the team get back to regular training.

Lining out with a much changed team from their championship victory over Glen Rovers, Dillons started the game at fierce pace and moved the ball quickly into their inside line. As the game settled after a frenetic first 10 minutes both sides traded points, it was Dillons however who begun to edge ahead with a smart puck out plan and the full back line absorbing the pressure being applied it built a great platform for the forward line to do damage. And this is what they did with plenty of movement and good delivery into them they found the space to pop over some nice scores. Colin Lynch starting his first 'A' game for Dillons popped up with a few of these points in the opening half after strong work from the Dillons inside line winning ball and laying on the assists. Score of the first half went to John Horgan after being found by a long pass from keeper Triggs, he let the ball run across him and turned onto it leaving the defender in his wake as he picked and slotted the ball over the bar. The first half came to a close with Dillons getting a strong grip on the game.

The second half continued with Dillons in the ascendancy, at midfield Lawrence and McCarthy began to dictate the pace and get on top here delivering good ball to the inside line. The first ten minutes were to be key here as Dillons added a goal and four points in this period to put the game beyond the Barr's, the goal coming from Lynch at full forward after good work out the field. The final 20 minutes saw the Dillons play get a bit sloppy as they tired, the heat and the lay off for football contributing here , as the quality of ball finding it's way into the inside line began to dip. They did however steady the ship with another goal by Ross Murphy and points by Lawrence and Horgan, while ensuring they didn't concede a goal at the back in a period where the Barr's actively looked for one to get them back in the game.

Best on the night for Dillons were the full back line of Eoin Hennessy, Darren McGrath and Michael Noonan, midfielders Cian McCarthy and Tomas Lawrence and in the forwards the stand outs were Colin Lynch and Ross Murphy, the former for his scoring contributions and the latter for his sheer work rate whilst also chipping in with a goal. The most disappointing aspect of the evening was seeing Andrew Murphy leaving the field with his arm in a sling, we all hope it is a short term injury and wish Andrew a speedy recovery.

Scorers: J Horgan, 0-11 (0-7f); C Lynch, 1-5; R Murphy, 1-0; T Lawrence and M Carey, 0-1 each.

Team: 1. T Triggs; 2. E Hennessy; 3. D McGrath; 4. M Noonan; 5. D Cremin; 6. D O'Donoughue; 7. P O'Brien; 8. T Lawrence; 9. C McCarthy; 10. J Horgan; 11. C Lynch; 12. A Murphy; 13. M Carey; 14. R Murphy; 15. J Noonan; Subs used: M Buckley for M Carey, N Fahy for E Hennessy, K Coughlan for T Lawrence, D Coughlan for R Murphy and S Kearney for A Murphy.