Brian Dillons GAA

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Brian Dillons
Na Briain Diolúnaigh
Founded: 1910
County: Cork
Nickname: Dillons
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, White's 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. On 9 September 2012 Brian Dillons defeated their great rivals again by the score line of 1-14 to 1-10. This was Dillons' 7th championship title first since 2006.

On 29 November 2013 Brian Dillons Junior A hurlers claimed the County Hurling League, with a win over Cloughduv by the scoreline of 0-20 to 1-10. In 2014 Dillons also won the County Hurling League with a win over Dungourney with the scoreline of 3-11 to 0-15.

Dillons won the Hurling Championship in 1968. Three years before this they had won the City (Seandún) 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.

On 6 September 2015 Brian Dillons junior 'A' hurlers won the city title. Brian Dillons defeated Nemo Rangers by the scoreline of 2-20 to 2-15 after extra-time. This is Brian Dillons 8th title, first since they defeated their great rivals Mayfield back in 2012.

On 11 September 2016 ended an 18 year famine for Brian Dillons junior 'A' footballers beat there northside neighbours Delanys on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-7 after extra time. With 5 minutes remaining Dillions were trailing by 7 points; John Horgan converted a free to up the tempo for Dillons, a last gasp goal by Brian Dillons' Darragh Brosnan took this JAFC City final to extra time. During extra time Brian Dillons pushed on to score 6 points to Delanys' 1 point. Cian McCarthy collected the 'Man of the Match' award for being outstanding all throughout the game when the match looked out of Dillons' hands. Captain Darragh Rodgers collected the cup for Dillons


  • Cork City Junior Hurling Championship Winners (3): 2006, 2012,[1] 2015 [2]
  • McCurtain Cup Winners (2): 2012, 2014
  • Junior A Hurling County League Winners (2): 2013, 2014
  • Cork Junior Hurling Championship Runners-Up 2012[3]
  • Cork City Junior Football Championship winners: 2016 Runners Up 2013[4]
  • Cork City Junior B Hurling Championship Runners Up: 2014

Notable players[edit]


2015 [1]

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