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……….
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