Brian Dillons GAA

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Brian Dillons
Na Briain Diolúnaigh
Founded: 1910
County: Cork
Nickname: Dillons
Club colours: Blue and White
Grounds: Tank Field, Montenotte
Coordinates: 51°56′33.73″N 8°26′32.96″W / 51.9427028°N 8.4424889°W / 51.9427028; -8.4424889Coordinates: 51°56′33.73″N 8°26′32.96″W / 51.9427028°N 8.4424889°W / 51.9427028; -8.4424889
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Brian Dillons Hurling & Gaelic football Club is located at the Tank Field in Murmont in the north side of Cork, Ireland. The clubhouse was originally located at "the Hole in the Wall" in Dillons Cross. It is one of the oldest GAA clubs in the city of Cork. The club also has playing pitches and dressing rooms at Lisnahorna, Whites Cross.

The club is named after Brian Dillon, a leader of the Fenian organisation.


The club had success in the City Division Championship Junior A Football in 1998 and 1991. Dillons have won 6 Junior A Seandun titles in Gaelic Football. In 1998 they were beaten in the semi final of the County Championship by Newmarket after a replay. Incidentally Newmarket went on to win the Cork Junior Football Championship title subsequently. In the quarter final, Dillons overcame Adrigole, the Beara representatives, also after a replay. Adrigole fielded Cork senior Brendan Jer O'Sullivan and former Cork underage full back John O'Shea.

In hurling, the Club was beaten finalists in 2004 & 2005, but defeated their great rivals Mayfield in the 2006 final on 27 August 2006, by a scoreline of Brian Dillons 1-13, Mayfield 0-11. This was their 6th Championship title, and their first for 38 years.

Dillons won the Hurling Championship in 1968. Three years before this they had won the City Division (1965), and progressed to the Cork Junior Hurling Championship Final only to be defeated by Ballinhassig.

In 1938, Brian Dillons club won their only Cork Junior Hurling Championship defeating Cloughduv in the Final. The team won the Seandun Championship from 1936, 1937, & 1938 (3-in-a-row). Their football team also won the Seandun Title in 1936 and 1938.

Glen Rovers GAA was created as a "breakaway" club from Brian Dillons in 1916.


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  1. ^ "Dillons spring shock". The Irish Examiner. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "O’Brien the hero as Kildorrery stun Dillon’s". Irish Examiner. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Murphy settles it for Barr’s". The Irish Examiner. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

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