Alan Dillon

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Alan Dillon
Personal information
Irish name Alan Ó Diolun
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Half Forward
Born (1982-09-28) 28 September 1982 (age 36)
Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Occupation Senior Validation Consultant
Club(s)
Years Club
1999– Ballintubber
Club titles
Mayo titles 3
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2003–2017 Mayo 134 (3–225)
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 8
All Stars 2
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 28 November 2017.

Alan Dillon (born 28 September 1982) is a two time All Star winning Gaelic footballer for Mayo and previous captain of the Mayo senior Gaelic football team.[1]

Career[edit]

He played football with his local club Ballintubber in Mayo and was a pivotal member of the Mayo senior football team from 2003 until his retirement in 2017, playing in 6 All-Ireland finals. His fine-tuned skill, his sharp roving eye & his clever reading of the game all contribute to his exceptional footballing abilities. Dillon won his first All Star award in 2006 [2] and a second All Star award in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Dillon has participated in a marketing campaign for Ireland West Airport Knock.[3] Dillon attended Davitt College in Castlebar for his Secondary school education.[4]

Retirement[edit]

On 28 November 2017, Dillon announced his retirement from inter-county football.[5][6][7]

Following his retirement from inter-county football in 2017 there was much speculation that Dillon would replace former Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a Fine Gael candidate for Mayo.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dillon to captain Mayo". Hoganstand.com. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "Champions Kerry top All Star list". RTÉ. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Donegal GAA stars join forces as Ambassadors for Ireland West Airport Knock". Donegal Democrat. Johnston Press. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.mayonews.ie/sports/31206-alan-dillon-the-man-who-made-it-look-easy
  5. ^ "Eight-time Connacht champion Alan Dillon calls time on his Mayo career". The 42. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/ciar%C3%A1n-murphy-alan-dillon-leaves-knowing-he-gave-it-his-all-1.3309787
  7. ^ https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/1128/923311-alan-dillon-calls-it-a-day-with-mayo/
  8. ^ http://www.thejournal.ie/alan-dillon-fine-gael-3727918-Dec2017/
  9. ^ http://www.mayonews.ie/news/31209-fine-gael-and-footballer-alan-dillon-in-talks-about-surprise-general-election-bid-2