Congratulations to all involved in our recent Strictly Brian Dillons night, the night was a fabulous success and credit to all involved. A big thank you goes to all our dancers, organizers, audience and those who helped out in any way. Below are some photos from the night.
In the run up to our Strictly Brian Dillons event, which will take place on November the 11th 2016 in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, there will be a quiz night to assist the fundraising for our dancers. Information on the table quiz can be found below:
Contact Liz for further information on 0860308909
Junior Football Championship
BRIAN DILLONS (A) vs NERO RANGERS
SATURDAY 7th MAY
BRIAN DILLONS (B) vs PASSAGE
TUESDAY 10th MAY
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT BOTH TEAMS
Don’t forget Brian Dillons Juvenile Academy Registration Day this Saturday at 11am.
Registration is only €40 for the year (€25 for second and subsequent child) and each boy registering will receive a free club training top.
There will be refreshments for parents and kids and the club shop will also be open selling club gear and equipment.
We look forward to seeing all our players and hopefully some new and returning players on the day.
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A. Glen Rovers v Na Piarsaigh.
B. St. Vincents or Whitechurch v Blackrock.
Mayfield v Douglas.
St.Finbarrs v Brian Dillons.
Winner of A v Passage.
Winner of B or Blackrock v Nemo Rangers.
Third Round - Brian Dillons v Nemo Rangers
1/4 Finals -
Douglas v Whites Cross
Delanys v Passage/Bishopstown
Brian Dillons/Nemo v St.Finbarrs
St.Michaels/St.Nicks v Na Piarsaigh
It is with great regret that we acknowledge the passing of Willie Horgan, a Brian Dillons club stalwart, a gentleman and a great friend to many. Willie was a life long member of Brian Dillons, but he was also so much more to the club than just a member.
Willie was a double city championship medalist, winning in 1965 and 1968 with the Brian Dillons junior hurling team. His commitment to the club didn't end on the playing field, Willie was firmly committed to developing the under age section and getting kids involved in playing GAA. He became secretary of the under age club for Brian Dillons as an eighteen year old and went on to be a successful secretary of the adult section also.
Willie took up refereeing with Bórd n’Óg and progressed to national prominence. At the time of his passing he was the club's County Board delegate and Club PRO.
The 1991 season was the most successful in Willie Horgan’s extensive refereeing career. Highlighted by his handling of the All-Ireland senior hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny, it also featured that season’s NHL final between Offaly and Wexford, as well as the county senior hurling final between Midleton and Glen Rovers. A year earlier he had charge of the League final in Gaelic Park between Kilkenny and New York.
He first became involved at Munster Council level in the mid-seventies, starting with the 1976 minor hurling semi-final between Limerick and Waterford and the Munster club game between South Liberties and Portlaw. His first assignment at senior level was in 1984 for the game between Clare and Waterford and in 1989 he refereed the Munster final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh between Tipperary and Waterford.
Nationally, he also handled the All-Ireland minor finals of 1982 and 1989. He had charge of the Munster under-21 finals of 1984, 1985 and 1986, the 1982 and 1983 minor finals and the 1986 and 1988 club finals.
Among other appointments at Cork championship level, he refereed the 1976 senior hurling final between Glen Rovers and Blackrock and the final between Erins Own and Na Piarsaigh in 1992.
In the last number of years Willie could be seen in attendance at every game the club was fielding a team in and helping out when needed, be it transportation, water, score board operator, you name it and at some point Willie would have stepped in to help out. Most recently he became the public relations officer for the club and looked after the clubs website, Facebook and Twitter account as well as match reports for the adult teams. A true gentleman his work throughout the years with the club has been amazing, at some point everybody in the club has benefited from his hard work and devotion to developing GAA talent.
Willie was predeceased by his wife Peggy (neé Dorgan) and is survived by daughter Sinéad, sons, Mark, James and John, sister, Jean, and brothers Tim and Noel.
Everyone involved with the club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Donal Lyons runai.
Lying in repose at the Coburg Street Funeral Home of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal this evening (Saturday) at 7pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mayfield. Requiem Mass at 2pm on Monday. Funeral afterwards to Rathcooney Cemetery.
The Brian Dillons Junior A Hurlers will open their 2015 championship season this Sunday against local rivals Glen Rovers in Ballinlough. Throw in for this game has been moved to 2pm from its earlier time slot. After a disappointing exit in last years championship the lads will be looking forward to putting that right this year.
A tough opening fixture is what comes our lads way against Glen Rovers who defeated us earlier in the year in the league. This promises to be a hard fought and good game of hurling and we hope to see plenty of support this Sunday afternoon on Ballinlough.
The Brian Dillons Junior (A) Footballers will meet Whites Cross in the City Division Junior (A) Football Championship First Round Replay on tomorrow (Friday) evening, 8th May,2015,out in Ballinlough ,with a 7.00pm throw-in. In the event of another draw, extra time will be played. In last Saturdays thrilling drawn game, Brian Dillons will feel they left it behind, as they held a two point lead ,with the game entering stoppage time.. However, Whites Cross, who looked likely winners, earlier on, slipped over two late points to send the game to a replay. Another thrilling encounter is anticipated ,tomorrow evening. Best of luck to the Brian Dillons players and to Manager ,Chris Daly and his Management team..
The Brian Dillons Junior (A) Footballers open their City Division Junior (A) Football Championship campaign when they meet Whites Cross on Saturday evening, 2nd May, 2015, out in Ballinlough with a 7.30 pm throw-in (Please note change of starting time ). This will be the third consecutive meeting , in Championship Football, of Brian Dillons and Whites Cross with victory going to Brian Dillons on the two previous occasions . In 2013, at the semi-final stage, Brian Dillons had a 1-12 to 1-7 victory while in the 2014 quarter -final, the honours ,once again, went to Brian Dillons on 2-15 to 2-11 scoreline, after a highly entertaining tussle.. Howvever, those results will count for nothing in Saturdays game, and a third Championship win in a row for Brian Dillons, over Whites Cross, will prove extremely difficult, if recent League results are anything to go by. Whites Cross have begun the season in impressive style with an unbeaten League run to date, while Brian Dillons had a most unsatisfactory opening to their season when their long time Manager, Alan Whelan, stepped down from his post ,days before their opening game. Going into that game a bit disorganised, Brian Dillons were beaten by Passage . However, things have picked up since then with Chris Daly taking over the reins and the team winning their next four League games,which has restored a little more confidence going into Saturdays Championship showdown. We wish Chris and the boys the best of luck.
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