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

More in this Section

VIDEO: Nemo Rangers stunned as Clonmel Commercials make history

Oulart-The Ballagh finally enjoy glory day

Crafty Crossmaglen Rangers survive Scotstown scare

'We have broken the mould', says Charlie McGeever

You might also like

Breaking Stories

Formula One 2015: How did each driver perform - and who won't be back next year?

The rise in agents' fees in the Premier League last year will make your mind boggle

Premier League in numbers: Newcastle's confidence is at rock bottom

Is this the man to lead Mayo to All-Ireland glory?


Duhallow group honoured for wildlife and environmental work

Gaz Coombes is still alright after Supergrass

Equal pay for equal work but no country pays men and women the same

Boredom is a key part of creativity and should be explored

More From The Irish Examiner