Dillons spring shock

Brian Dillons 1-14 Mayfield 1-10
Brian Dillons shocked favourites Mayfield in a thrilling City JAHC final at Ballinlough yesterday.

Mayfield were attempting to win this championship for the third consecutive year but they came up against a resilient Dillons side.

The champions fell behind early but got back into the game when Dan Lucey converted a penalty following a foul on Terry Lotty,

However, the Tank Field outfit showed their class when they responded 55 seconds later courtesy of a Kevin Coughlan goal.

Having led 1-6 to 1-5 at the interval, Lotty increased Mayfield’s advantage with a superb point three minutes into the restart but their failure to add to that tally in the next 17 minutes came back to haunt them, with Cian McCarthy sealing the game for Dillons with a brace of points.

Scorers for Brian Dillons: J Horgan 0-8 (2f, 2 65), K Coughlan 1-0, C McCarthy 0-2, J Noonan, T Law-rence, B Barrett, P O’Brien 0-1 each.

Scorers for Mayfield: N Kelly 0-6 (5f, 65), D Lucey 1-0p, S Kelly 0-2, T Lotty, K Punch 0-1 each.

BRIAN DILLONS: T Triggs; N Fahy, D Murphy, M Noonan; D McCormack, M White, D Brosnan; T Lawrence, C McCarthy; K McCormack, J Horgan, C Brosnan; J Noonan, B Barrett, P O’Brien.

Subs: MCarey for N Fahy (ht), P O’Brien for K Coughlan (38), D O’Donoghue for K McCormack (59), A Murphy for J Noonan (59).

MAYFIELD: D Wyse; B O’Leary, E Barry, C O’Sullivan; G Lehane, D Lucey, S O’Donovan; S Kelly, I Fleming; I Looney, C Brosnan, N Kelly; D Buckley, T Lotty, M Barry.

Subs: PDuggan for C Brosnan (inj, 16), R Mullane for M Barry (50), K Punch for I Looney (52).

Referee: J Dorgan (Nemo Rangers).

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Spending will stay above €1m, says Mayo treasurer

‘Underrated’ Eoin Larkin calls time on Kilkenny career

Orla Finn Q&A: ‘I was driven to do my absolute best whenever I got my chance’

Dublin footballer Con O’Callaghan a scoring sensation for Cuala hurlers


Breaking Stories

Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

Lifestyle

Top eight foodie gifts for Christmas under €10

How to be a better person in the digital age

Dublin Strolls provides a guide to the rich interiors of the city's architecture

The people behind the gardens

More From The Irish Examiner