2 Games, 6 Goals, No Feet – The David Dillon Story

Tinahely Football has been on the up lately with some very promising young footballers coming through with the likes of Eoin Darcy and Matthew Ging winning Players of the Week in their Minor Football campaign but even that magnificent achievement pales in comparison to the heroics of one long serving Tinahely Fisting Veteran who is no stranger to silverware having slept with a few big cups in his day.

Ladies and Gentleman we give you David Dillon, scorer of no less than 6 Goals in just two games in the Arklow Bay Junior C Football Championship and not one of those goals were score with his feet. 5 Goals came from the David’s well manicured and delicate ladylike fingers that automatically clench into a ferocious fist any time an O’Neill’s football has the misfortune of passing near and urban legend has it that the other goal came from another of David’s scoring legs but not one with toes at the end.

Legendary Tinahely Footballer and Ultimate Junior C Footballer Stephen Hickey was even starstruck witnessing the amazing achievements of David Dillon over the past two championship outings and conceded that even he would probably have struggled to score too many more goals than David has:

“I’d probably have got 7 or 8 but i’d have kicked at least one or too, he learned from the master”

This incredible feat is surely unequaled in any GAA competition across the GAA in Ireland and if it is then we would like to hear about it because unless it was Stephen Hickey or Don Jackman that did it then frankly we don’t think it happened!! Could David fist his way to another Cup and Pint Bottle Photo?? Only time will tell……….


RankPlayerTeamPositionGoalsPointsTotal Pts
1Jordan MurrayForward61836
2Des MannForward12326
3Jason WalshForward12326
4David BlakeForward31221
5Gary ElliotForward4820
6David DillonMidfielder6119
7Jordan McGarrDefender21117
8Luke BradleyMidfielder01717
9Willie O HaganDefender11215
10Davy MileyForward2915
11Willie QuaileDefender2814
12Conor ScullionForward2713
13Ed FlynnForward2713
14Sean GeogheganDefender1912
15Patrick WoodsMidfielder3312
16Niall GormanForward, Midfielder2612
17Damien CullenForward1912
18Adam CondonDefender1811
19Tommy DwyerForward01111
20Padraig MurphyForward2410
21Nicky DonovanForward2410
22Austin BrennanForward3110
23David BrennanForward3110
24Kurt StarkForward099
25Ciaran McDonaldForward309
26Stephen WilloughbyForward169
27James EagerForward169
28Eric DonohueForward228
29Malachy StoneDefender066
30Stewart GilbertForward206
31Colm MaherForward136
32David WalshForward206
33Enda O KeeffeForward206
34Brian O SullivanForward136
35Eoin BrennanForward136
36Eoin DoneganForward, Midfielder125
37Stephen MurphyForward055
38Gary CoadyForward055
39Adam MurphyForward055
40James JacksonForward055
41Gary WalshForward125
42Brandon ByrneForward055
43Darren O NeillForward055
44Eoin O NeillForward125
45Shaun HughesDefender044
46Eoin HigginsMidfielder114
47Kieran McGovernForward044
48Brian HickeyForward044
49Anthony PhelanForward044
50Dermot BlakeDefender103
51Michael FoleyDefender103
52Brian BohanDefender103
53Phil O BrienMidfielder033
54Niall DeeneyMidfielder033
55Diarmuid NugentForward033
56Jonathan BehanForward103
57Richard Murray SnrForward033
58Shane EvansForward033
59Richard KeaneForward033
60Darren BourkeDefender103
61Paul DohertyForward033
62Andrew ReillyDefender022
63Fionn FurlongDefender, Forward022
64Shane EagerDefender022
65Kiev LeonardMidfielder022
66John CoveneyForward022
67Fionn WalshForward022
68Tom SweeneyForward022
69Kenny NaughtonForward022
70Barry DoyleForward022
71Sammy WalkerForward022
72Dara McGormanForward022
73Dean MannForward022
74Charlie MaguireDefender011
75Sean MinogeDefender011
76Chris CarrollDefender011
77James WalshDefender011
78Gerry MurrayDefender011
79James ScullionDefender011
80Rory ToomeyMidfielder011
81Gary GeogheganMidfielder011
82Tom DoyleForward011
83Paul CarrollForward011
84Ciaran DoyleForward011
85Stephen CullenForward011
86James SmullenForward011
87Johnny CahillForward011
88Kevin DoyleForward011
89Glenn DunneForward011
90Andy FarringtonForward011
91Gavin WalshForward011
92David RichardsonForward011
93Jamie MurrayForward011
94Philip MatuskaForward011
95Jeff KemmyForward011