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……….

RankPlayerTeamPositionGoals ScoredPoints ScoredTotal Pts
1David DillonTinahely JuniorsMidfielder6018
2Des MannDonard Glen JuniorsForward11518
3David BlakeTinahely JuniorsForward11013
4Jordan McGarrBlessington Junior CGoalkeeper1912
5Padraig MurphyTinahely JuniorsForward3312
6Jordan MurrayKilcoole JuniorsForward2612
7Colm MaherAnnacurra JuniorsForward2612
8Eric DonohueTinahely JuniorsForward2511
9Ed FlynnDonard Glen JuniorsForward2511
10Nicky DonovanDonard Glen JuniorsForward2410
11Jason WalshKilcoole JuniorsForward099
12Willie QuaileTinahely JuniorsDefender158
13Niall GormanTinahely JuniorsMidfielder088
14Tommy DwyerDonard Glen JuniorsForward077
15Malacy StoneBarndarrig JuniorsDefender066
16David BrennanBlessington Junior CForward206
17Eoin BrennanBarndarrig JuniorsForward136
18Adam CondonValleymount JuniorsDefender125
19Gary Walsh (Valleymount)ValleymountForward125
20Gary ElliotEire Og JuniorsForward125
21Willie O’HaganEire Og JuniorsDefender044
22Sean GeogheganValleymount JuniorsDefender044
23Eoin HigginsBlessington Junior CMidfielder114
24Adam MurphyBlessington Junior CForward044
25Stephen Murphy (Annacurra)Annacurra JuniorsForward044
26Kurt StarkEire Og JuniorsForward044
27Stephen WilloughbyBlessington Junior CForward114
28Stewart GilbertTinahely JuniorsDefender, Forward, Midfielder114
29Dermot BlakeEire Og JuniorsDefender103
30Michael FoleyDonard Glen JuniorsDefender103
31Patrick WoodsKilcoole JuniorsMidfielder103
32Eoin DoneganAnnacurra JuniorsForward, Midfielder033
33Conor ScullionKilcoole JuniorsForward033
34Daniel GingTinahely JuniorsForward033
35Declan LoftusAnnacurra JuniorsForward033
36Tom SweeneyStratford Grangecon JuniorsForward103
37Davy MileyValleymount JuniorsForward033
38James JacksonBlessington Junior CForward033
39Ciaran McDonaldEire Og JuniorsForward103
40Richie MurrayBarndarrig JuniorsForward033
41Shane EvansKilcoole JuniorsForward033
42Anthony PhelanTinahely JuniorsForward103
43Richard KeaneBarndarrig JuniorsForward033
44Eoin O Neill (Eire Og)Eire Og JuniorsForward103
45Conor HumphriesStratford Grangecon JuniorsForward033
46Andrew ReillyBarndarrig JuniorsDefender022
47Shane EagerDonard Glen JuniorsDefender022
48Luke BradleyEire Og JuniorsMidfielder022
49Niall DeeneyEire Og JuniorsMidfielder022
50Kiev LeonardValleymount JuniorsMidfielder022
51John CoveneyEire Og JuniorsForward022
52Austin BrennanTinahely JuniorsForward022
53Brian O SullivanEire Og JuniorsForward022
54James EagerDonard Glen JuniorsForward022
55Darren O NeillDonard Glen JuniorsDefender/Midfielder/Forward022
56Brian HickeyTinahely JuniorsForward022
57Charlie MaguireKilcoole JuniorsDefender011
58Conor KinsellaStratford Grangecon JuniorsDefender011
59James ScullionKilcoole JuniorsDefender011
60Fionn FurlongTinahely JuniorsDefender011
61Ciaran Doyle (Annacurra)Annacurra JuniorsForward011
62Tom Doyle (Barndarrig)Barndarrig JuniorsForward011
63Stephen Cullen (Barndarrig)Barndarrig JuniorsForward011
Eric Fenlon
Stratford Grangecon JuniorsForward011
65Kenny NaughtonEire Og JuniorsForward011
66Gavin WalshDonard Glen JuniorsForward011
67Paul CarrollValleymount JuniorsForward011
68Dara McGormanBlessington Junior CForward011
69Dean MannDonard Glen JuniorsForward011
70Sean PollardTinahely JuniorsDefender, Forward, Midfielder011
71James WhelanStratford Grangecon JuniorsForward011
72Paul SleatorStratford Grangecon JuniorsForward011
73Jeff KemmyValleymount JuniorsForward011
74Damien CullenTinahely JuniorsForward011



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