End Of Season Awards Night To Be Held At The Seagoe Hotel

The Dollingstown Football Club ‘End Of Season Dinner And Awards Night’ is to be held in the Seagoe Hotel on Saturday 9th June 2018.

Special Guest this year will be Ex Glenavon Star Tony Grant.

Tony has 219 appearances for the Lurgan Blues, scoring 74 times and has also over 200 appearances in the League Of Ireland with Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Drogheda. Tony has a League Of Ireland medal as well as Setanta Cup and Irish Cup medals to go along with it.

The night will be £20 per head and we encourage all players, management, club members and supporters to attend.

Please contact Hubert on match days to book your place or give us a message below.

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Norton Nets Hat-Trick As Dollybirds Run Rampant At Lakeview

DFC made the short trip to neighbours AFC Silverwood in there first mid-week game and came away comfortable 7-0 winners.

Andy McMath set the tone early on when he hit the bar from distance and couple of minutes later Ryan Gourley played a great ball into Richy Thompson who rounded the defender very easily before firing low into the bottom corner and then Josh Norton doubled the lead when he poked the ball over the line from a corner.

On the half hour mark Thompson rounded the keeper from a long ball but his weak shot was easily cleared off the line and then Aaron Duke turned provider when he pulled the ball back for McMath whose shot was then deflected into his own net to leave a comfortable 3-0 half time lead.

Skipper Aaron Moffett didn’t appear for the second half suffering rib injury from Saturday and was replaced by Marc Davidson and Thompson settled the game in the opening minutes firing low into the bottom corner.

Norton then headed home from a corner but went on to complete his hat trick with a sublime shot from fully 30 yards into the top corner to make it 6-0 on the night.

Gourley and Duke then combined to set up Glenn Hand for goal number 7 on the night before Norton and Hand were replaced by Michael Ferguson and Stephen Jones.

DFC now have a 10 day break from league fixtures as they travel to Navan on Saturday to represent MUFL before a really tough away fixture to the well organised Windmill Stars in Armagh as it all comes down now to the business end of the season.

Dollingstown Win Local Derby To Make The Semi Finals Of The Marshall Cup

Local neighbours who rarely have a competitive game between the sides faced up to each other in the quarter-final of the Marshall Cup and it was the intermediate league side who ran out comfortable winners by 3 goals to nil.

DFC have much bigger fixtures ahead of them in terms of final run in to league campaign with a very tough away fixture on Tuesday evening against AFC Silverwood but still started this game on the front foot and went in front very early on when a short corner by Glenn Hand found his partner Andy McMath in plenty of space and he calmly stuck the ball low into the bottom corner.

Richy Thompson then scored the second goal shortly afterwards when he calmly tucked the ball under the on rushing keeper after being set up by Josh Norton.

Aaron Duke then wrapped up the game on the half hour mark when he finished superbly after a fantastic cross field pass from McMath.

Credit to Hill street in the second half they came more into the game but really it should have been 4-0 at the start of the second half when the extremely hard-working Hand fired wide from inside the area.

Both teams travel together next Saturday to Navan to represent the MUFL against Leinster FA teams.

40th Anniversary Celebrations Venue & Date Confirmed

Dollingstown Football Club will be celebrating the 40th year since the formation of the club with a special night to be held at The Seagoe Hotel in Portadown on Saturday 1st June 2019.

We will have a compere for the evening and there will have food and entertainment and we would love as many old managers, players, coaches or people who have been involved with the club at any stage to come and join us for a great night.

Lavery With Last Ditch Winner To Keep Dollybirds Winning Run Going

DFC made very hard work of over coming a resolute Moneyslane team who defended well in numbers and were dangerous on the break.

Josh Norton and Richy Thompson combined well in the opening minutes before Thompson has to leave the field with bad ankle injury and he was replaced by Andy McMath returning from injury himself.

Indeed McMath cane closest to scoring just before the break but the visiting keeper pulled off a great save and it was McMath again at the start of the second half but again the keeper excelled.

Stephen Jones was then replaced by Michael Ferguson who had been out for last month with injury as DFC went in search of the opening goal and Moneyslane were hard done by when there center back was sent off after what looked a very good tackle.

DFC then went 3 at the back in final few minutes with Matthew Walker making way for Nathan Lavery and  it was that man Lavery who fired in the only goal of the game to keep everything very tight at the top with 4 games now to go.

The Dollybirds Enjoy Rare Win Over Tandragee With Duke Brace

DFC made the short trip to neighbours Tandragee Rovers on Saturday and came away with there first victory there for many years.

Aaron Duke who has been in good scoring form this month settled the nerves early on when he controlled a Matthew Walker pass but still had a lot to do before firing into the bottom corner.

And few minutes later a mistake by the home keeper when he brought down Josh Norton after a left-wing cross gave Duke the opportunity to double the lead from the resultant penalty.

Ryan Gourley was very lively in the opening period down the left but his strike partners were unable to convert any of these openings and this allowed Tandragee to get a foot hold in the game and DFC needed Aaron Moffett to clear off the line after Stephen Croft came racing out of his goals.

Richy Thompson who was struggling with a bad back had great chance right on half time to wrap up the game following a great cross from Norton on the right but headed wide.

Both wide men continued to pressurize Tandragee full backs and Norton was unlucky himself not to score on couple of occasions in the second half.

Nathan Lavery then replaced the injured Thompson and worked hard alongside Duke up top before Bicker was sent off near the end for second yellow card and DFC held out for solid victory with Stephen Jones and Glenn Hand having very solid performances in midfield.

Next Saturday DFC host Moneyslane at Planters Park after they hammered Ballymacash Rangers today so yet another very hard game in the final run in for the league.