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

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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……….


RankPlayerTeamPositionGoals ScoredPoints ScoredTotal Pts
1Jordan MurrayKilcoole 2Forward61836
2Des MannDonard Glen 2Forward12326
3Jason WalshKilcoole 2Forward12326
4David BlakeTinahely 2Forward31221
5Gary ElliotEire Og 3Forward4820
6David DillonTinahely 2Midfielder6119
7Jordan McGarrBlessington 3Defender21117
8Luke BradleyEire Og 3Midfielder01717
9Willie O HaganEire Og 3Defender11215
10Davy MileyValleymount 2Forward2915
11Willie QuaileTinahely 2Defender2814
12Conor ScullionKilcoole 2Forward2713
13Ed FlynnDonard Glen 2Forward2713
14Sean GeogheganValleymount 2Defender1912
15Patrick WoodsKilcoole 2Midfielder3312
16Niall GormanTinahely 2Forward, Midfielder2612
17Damien CullenTinahely 2Forward1912
18Adam CondonValleymount 2Defender1811
19Tommy DwyerDonard Glen 2Forward01111
20Padraig MurphyTinahely 2Forward2410
21Nicky DonovanDonard Glen 2Forward2410
22Austin BrennanTinahely 2Forward3110
23David BrennanBlessington 3Forward3110
24Kurt StarkEire Og 3Forward099
25Ciaran McDonaldEire Og 3Forward309
26Stephen WilloughbyBlessington 3Forward169
27James EagerDonard Glen 2Forward169
28Eric DonohueTinahely 2Forward228
29Stewart GilbertTinahely 2Forward206
30Colm MaherAnnacurra 2Forward136
31Malachy StoneBarndarrig 2Forward066
32Brian O SullivanEire Og 3Forward136
33Enda O KeeffeTinahely 2Forward206
34David WalshStratford Grangecon 2Forward206
35Eoin BrennanBarndarrig 2Forward136
36Eoin DoneganAnnacurra 2Forward, Midfielder125
37Adam MurphyBlessington 3Forward055
38Stephen MurphyAnnacurra 2Forward055
39Gary CoadyKilcoole 2Forward055
40Gary WalshValleymount 2Forward125
41James JacksonBlessington 3Forward055
42Brandon ByrneEire Og 3Forward055
43Darren O NeillDonard Glen 2Forward055
44Eoin O NeillEire Og 3Forward125
45Shaun HughesEire Og 3Defender044
46Eoin HigginsBlessington 3Midfielder114
47Kieran McGovernBlessington 3Forward044
48Anthony PhelanTinahely 2Forward044
49Brian HickeyTinahely 2Forward044
50Dermot BlakeEire Og 3Defender103
51Michael FoleyDonard Glen 2Defender103
52Brian BohanBlessington 2Defender103
53Niall DeeneyEire Og 3Midfielder033
54Phil O BrienKilcoole 2Midfielder033
55Diarmuid NugentValleymount 2Forward033
56Richie MurrayBarndarrig 2Forward033
57Jonathan BehanBlessington 3Forward103
58Shane EvansKilcoole 2Forward033
59Richard KeaneBarndarrig 2Forward033
60Darren BourkeKilcoole 2Defender103
61Paul DohertyEire Og 3Forward033
62Andrew ReillyBarndarrig 2Defender022
63Shane EagerDonard Glen 2Defender022
64Fionn FurlongTinahely 2Defender, Forward022
65Kiev LeonardValleymount 2Midfielder022
66Fionn WalshBlessington 3Forward022
67John CoveneyEire Og 3Forward022
68Tom SweeneyStratford Grangecon 2Forward022
69Kenny NaughtonEire Og 3Forward022
70Barry DoyleKilcoole 2Forward022
71Sammy WalkerAnnacurra 2Forward022
72Dean MannDonard Glen 2Forward022
73Dara McGormanBlessington 3Forward022
74Charlie MaguireKilcoole 2Defender011
75Sean MinogeEire Og 3Defender011
76James WalshAnnacurra 2Defender011
77Chris CarrollKilcoole 2Defender011
78Gerry MurrayKilcoole 2Defender011
79James ScullionKilcoole 2Defender011
80Rory ToomeyDonard Glen 2Midfielder011
81Gary GeogheganValleymount 2Midfielder011
82Ciaran DoyleAnnacurra 2Forward011
83Paul CarrollValleymount 2Forward011
84Tom DoyleBarndarrig 2Forward011
85Stephen CullenBarndarrig 2Forward011
86James SmullenEire Og 3Forward011
87Johnny CahillValleymount 2Forward011
88Kevin DoyleTinahely 2Forward011
89Glenn DunneKilcoole 2Forward011
90Andy FarringtonValleymount 2Forward011
91Gavin WalshDonard Glen 2Forward011
92David RichardsonValleymount 2Forward011
93Jamie MurrayKilcoole 2Forward011
94Philip MatuskaDonard Glen 2Forward011
95Jeff KemmyValleymount 2Forward011


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