Last Years Finalists Drawn Together in The Bob Radcliffe Cup Draw

DFC will be looking to get their own back after losing last years Bob Radcliffe Cup final to a Strong Armagh City team who won on penalities as the teams have been drawn together in Round 2 of this years competition,

The game will take place at Planters Park on Saturday 13th September 2014 with an afternoon kick off (time tbc).

Its always a big favourite of a competition as everyone wants to be part of the big christmas final.

Recent 2 Time Winners Strathroy Harps To Visit Planters Park in Junior Cup

Could we really of had a tougher draw???

DFC RES will take on Strathroy Harps in Round 1 of The Coca Cola Junior Cup at Planters Park on Saturday 13th September 2014.

Strathroy Harps have a fantastic history in the Junior Cup having won it twice in a row:

Season 2011/12 – Strathroy Harps 4-1 St. Mary’s Portadown
&
Season 2012/13 – Harryville Homers 0-3 Strathroy Harps.

Last year they exited in Round 5 – Strathroy Harps 0-1 St Pauls

Massive ask for our lads but we will be up for this and we encourage the locals to come and support to try and make our home advantage count.

Linfield Under 19’s to visit Planters Park

On Thursday 21st August 2014 the Linfield Under 19 development squad will travel to Planters Park to take on DFC RES.

It will be the 2nd game for the reserves in 2 days as they travel to Mahon Road in Portadown the previous night to play Ambassadors Reserves in another pre-season friendly as they gear up for the start of the competitive season.

Both games will KO around 6.30pm or so and we encourage all connected to the club to come down on Thursday night to see the Linfield game.

Full Draw: The Wasp Solutions League Cup

UPDATED: The draw has been made for the second round of the Wasp Solutions League Cup.

Ties will be played week beginning Monday, 25th August, 2014. Home advantage has been changed on some of the ties due to grounds unable to host evening games due to no floodlights. These games are all on a Monday night due to new rules that our games cannot be held on Champions League evenings.

Round 2 Full Draw

Dundela vs Carrick Rangers 6:30 pm
PSNI vs Ards 6:30 pm
Annagh United vs Portadown 7:45 pm
Ballyclare Comrades vs Linfield 7:45 pm
Ballymena United vs Newington YC 7:45 pm
Ballymoney United vs Ballinamallard United 7:45 pm
Bangor vs Portstewart 7:45 pm
Cliftonville vs Wakehurst 7:45 pm
Coleraine vs Larne 7:45 pm
Crusaders vs Glebe Rangers 7:45 pm
Donegal Celtic vs Knockbreda 7:45 pm
Glenavon vs Lisburn Distillery 7:45 pm
Institute vs Dollingstown 7:45 pm
Loughgall vs Dungannon Swifts 7:45 pm
Moyola Park vs Glentoran 7:45 pm
Warrenpoint Town vs HW Welders 7:45 pm
New Home Strip Sponsored by Kilbroney TimberFrame

We would like to pass on our Thanks to Kilbroney TimberFrame who are our new home strip sponsor.

We hope to have a long & successful partnership.

http://www.kilbroneytimberframe.com

Kilbroney Timberframe
Valley Business Park, 
48 Newtown Road, 
Rostrevor, Co. Down, 
N. Ireland. BT34 3DA

From N. Ireland: 
T: (028) 4173 9077 
F: (028) 4173 9933

From Southern Ireland: 
T: (048) 4173 9077 
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Here We Go – Championship 2

Good Luck to Gary Duke & his squad in today’s NIFL Championship 2 opener

Bel tel champ 2

DFC kick off life in The NIFL Belfast Telegraph Championship 2 with a home match against Ballymena area team Wakehurst.
What is sure to be a great occasion at Planters Park, after all the hard work by numerous people at the club to get DFC to this standard.
Lets hope the sun shines and the players and coaches can do the club proud on this day with a great support down from the local community to start of this new era.

Thanks to Craigavon Office Supplies who are the ‘Matchday’ sponsor for this game.

Craigavon Office Supplies

Craigavon Office Supplies
50 Millennium Way
Lurgan
Co. Armagh
Northern Ireland

T: 028 3832 7231

F: 028 3832 1801

W: www.jameshamiltongroup.com/office-supplies

E: cos@jameshamiltongroup.com

 

Our ‘Matchball’ sponsor is JT Photography

E: joni@mcglade.eu

 

RESULT: DFC 0 v 1 Wakehurst

The Rise at Planters Park

Exciting times at Planters Park as team enjoys a meteoric rise up six divisions

The Dollingstown team in their new away kit sponsored by Autocrew from Lurgan.

Dollingstown eased to an easy 3-0 win over Valley Rangers in their final pre-season game on Tuesday night at Planters Park.

Colin Cunningham opened the scoring after 20 minutes just after Valley Rangers missed an early penalty which was superbly saved by Chris Fletcher.

The home side doubled the lead at the half hour mark with a defender putting the ball into his own net following an excellent cross from Adam Walker.

The third goal came in the final minutes with Ritchie Thompson firing home after a strong run through the middle of the defence.

Dollingstown are excited about the challenges ahead as they prepare for their first game in senior football.

Planters Park is once again looking its splendid best with the playing surface in immaculate condition and the envy of many clubs in the higher divisions.

“All our players from last season have once again been retained and they are the ones who have been highly successful for the club in the past four years in the Mid Ulster League and our manager has decided to stick with these players as we now embark on yet another phase in our journey,” said club chairman Hubert Watson.

“Our club has come along way in the past 15 years with owning our own ground plus the team now playing senior football some six leagues higher than when we embarked on this journey back in 1999.

“We remain ambitious but also realistic for the season ahead. Our initial aim is to make sure we retain senior status for the 2015/16 season as Championship 2 will be reduced from current 15 clubs to 12 clubs, so it is critical that we all focus on achieving this task first before trying to then make a more serious challenge to gain promotion to Championship 1 over the next three to five years.

“We have added new members to our management committee to help with the extra administration involved with senior football including Lisa King as treasurer and Ross McCartney. We hope to soon add another two more members to our committee over the next month.

“Likewise our Reserve team under the management of Simon Brown and Chris Loney are equally excited about the challenges they face in the new Championship Reserve League.

“We appeal to all those in the community to come out and support us on the next phase of our journey.”

Reported in The Lurgan Mail on Wednesday 6th August 2014