DFC Reserves to host Dromore in The Fonacab Irish Junior Cup

The draw has been made for the 1st round of the Fonacab Irish Junior Cup which our Reserves compete in.

Dollingstown have a home draw and will host Dromore FC at Planters Park on Saturday 15th September 2018 with a 1.30pm KO.

Saturday, 15th September, 2018
4th Newtownabbey OB v. Kilrea United
AFC Silverwood Reserves v. Oxford Sunnyside Reserves
Albert Foundry II v. Aghadowey
Ambassadors v. Annalong
Antrim Rovers v. Portvogie Rangers
Ballynure OB B v. Dromore Amateurs Reserves
Beann Mhadaghain v. Lurgan Town Reserves
Bessbrook United v. Derrybeg
Clough Rangers v. Ballysillan Swifts
Coalisland Athletic v. Kashmir
Cookstown Youth Colts v. Armagh Blues
Cumann Spoirt an Phobail v. Bangor Rangers
Desertmartin Swifts v. St Malachys OB
Dollingstown Reserves v. Dromore
Donaghadee v. Knocktonagh
Dunbreen Rovers v. Willowbank
Enniskillen Rangers v. Crieve Rovers
Fivemiletown United Reserves v. Sandy Hill
Foyle Wanderers v. Killough
Greysteel v. Fintona Swifts
Irvinestown Wanderers v. Malachians II
Kelvin OB v. Shorts II
Kircubbin v. Rosario YC II
Lincoln Courts v. Brantwood Reserves
Lisnarick v. Grove United II
Loughgall Reserves v. Millburn United
Lower Shankill v. Rooftop
Lurgan Celtic II v. Enniskillen Galaxy
Lurgan United v. 18th Newtownabbey OB II
Maguiresbridge v. Mallusk Athletic
Moneyslane Reserves v. Loughside
Mountfield v. FC Penarol
Newhill v. Donegal Celtic Reserves
Newington Reserves v. Lurgan BBOB
Orangefield OB II v. Ardmore
Portrush v. Glebe United
PSNI Olympic v. Castlewellan
Raceview v. Newry Celtic
Rathfriland Rangers Reserves v. Ballinamallard United II
Rectory Rangers Reserves v. Eglinton
Red Star Carrick v. Bryansburn Rangers II
Rock Athletic v. North Belfast United
Rossowen v. Moira Albion
Sport & Leisure Swifts Reserves v. St James Swifts Reserves
St Marys YC II v. Ballymacash Rangers II
St Matthews v. Drumquin United
St Teresas v. Donemana
Suffolk Swifts v. Omagh Hospitals
Tandragee Rovers Reserves v. Sporting Ballymoney
Tollymore United v. Orchard Farm
Tullymore Swifts v. Strathroy Harps
Tummery Athletic v. Windmill Stars Reserves
Valley Rangers II v. Beragh Swifts
Villa Rovers v. Caledon Rovers
Whitehead Eagles v. Mountjoy United

Saturday, 22nd September, 2018
Ards Rangers II v. St Oliver Plunkett
Ballybogey v. Goodyear
Ballykeel v. Annagh United Reserves
Ballykelly United v. Knockmenagh Swifts
Ballymoney United Reserves v. Heights
Banbridge Town Reserves v. Derriaghy CC II
Banbridge YCOB v. Ardstraw
BBOB Londonderry v. Nortel
Belfast Celtic YM v. Hanover Reserves
Burnfoot United v. Dergview Reserves
Castle Star v. Cloughmills
Claudy Rovers v. Ballycastle United
Cleary Celtic v. Queens Grads
Coagh United Reserves v. Ahoghill Thistle
Comber Rec II v. H&W Welders II
Connor v. Carrickfergus Athletic
Craigavon City II v. Hillsborough Boys
Crosscollyer YM v. 22nd OB
Damolly v. Newtown Forest
Derryhirk United v. Magherafelt Reds
Dervock v. Macosquin
Donacloney v. Enniskillen Athletic
Draperstown Celtic v. Caw
Dunmurry Rec II v. Enniskillen Town United
Finn Harps v. Sion Swifts
Gilford Crusaders v. Dromara Village II
Greenisland v. All Saints OB
Hill Street v. Newtownbreda
Islandmagee II v. Ballyoran
Killymoon Rangers v. Dundela Reserves
Limavady Rugby v. Crumlin United II
Lisahally v. FC Whiteabbey
Magheraveeley v. Claudy United
Newbuildings United Reserves v. Waveney Swifts
Newmills v. Harryville Homers
NFC Kesh v. Lisnaskea Rovers
North Down II v. Ford
Portadown BBOB v. Finaghy
Rathcoole v. Ballyclare North End
Realta v. Bangor YM
Riada v. Irish Street
Rockview United v. 3rd Bangor OB
Roe Rovers v. Southside Rangers
Rubys Rovers v. Bloomfield II
Scarva Rangers v. Bangor Swifts II
Shamrock v. Richhill AFC Reserves
Sporting Lisburn v. Parkview
St Lukes II v. Garvagh
St Marys v. Portstewart UUC
St Patricks YM II v. Killeavey United
Strule United v. Michelin
The Dons v. Abbeyview
Tullans Red Star v. Seapatrick Reserves
Tullyally Colts v. Lisbellaw United
Woodlands v. Killen Rangers

Dtown In Opening Day Win After Dogged Display At The Bluebell

Our Reserves kicked off their season with a fairly comprehensive and dogged display against a resolute and threatening Ballymacash side.

The fixture was initially put in doubt when no league appointed referee appeared, but our thanks go to a member of the Ballymacash party for stepping in, and giving an honest account when officiating.

Dtown started the game very brightly and after just 2 minutes, a Dan Bennett out-swinging corner was nodded home powerfully by the impressive Adam Montgomery.  Dtown continually posed problems in the opening exchanges, and Ballymacash had their excellent young keeper to thank for several strong saves, twice denying Daire McCluskey and Montgomery in a series of minutes.

Somewhat against the run of play, Ballymacash equalised from the penalty spot after a deemed handball.

Dtown continued to threaten and retook the lead with the move of the game.  A crisp move involving Ryan Hill and Davy Gray released Bennett in the flank, who crossed to McCluskey who fed Montgomery at the back post for his second of the game.

Shortly before half time, Stuart Armstrong delivered delicately to the towering Montgomery, whose header was excellently parried by the home keeper, with McCluskey on hand to knock home the rebound.

Half time:  1:3

If the first half showed a clinical Dtown, the second half was about controlling the game, but what ultimately became a strong defensive performance.  Dtown lacked tempo in the second half, on a heavy pitch, and became embroiled in a physical battle with Ballymacash as the home side pushed to get back into the game.

Captain Sammy Wright and Andrew Denver were dominant in midfield, breaking up any rhythm the home side tried to generate, and a number of strong saves from Gavin O’Neill and a strong backline kept chances to a minimum before a brave header from the lively Neil Allen sealed the victory with 10 minutes remaining.

Ballymacash scored a consolation in injury time to reduce the deficit.

Full Time:  2:4

Team: G O’Neill, N Forsythe, A Harrison, R Hill, S Wright, A Denver, D Bennett, S Armstrong, D Gray, A Montgomery, D McCluskey, J Irwin, A Ewins, N Allen, M Duffy, E Taylor

MotM – Andrew Denver


A Montgomery (2), D McCluskey, N Allen

Dollingstown Drawn Away Again, This Time In The Tennant’s Irish Cup

Dollingstown will travel to The Dub Stadium in Belfast to take on Queen’s University in round 2 of The Tennant’s Irish Cup which will be played on Saturday 29th September 2018 with a 1.30pm KO.

The Full Draw

Ballymoney United Strabane Athletic
Banbridge Town Rathfriland Rangers
Bangor Banbridge Rangers
Bangor Amateurs Tullycarnet
Brantwood Laurelvale
Colin Valley Shorts
Comber Rec Lisburn Rangers
Crewe United Moyola Park
Crumlin United Moneyslane
Downshire YM Drumaness Mills
Dundonald Larne Tech. OB
Dunloy Armagh City
Dunmurry Rec Dungiven
Grove United Abbey Villa
Islandmagee Albert Foundry
Killyleagh YC Crumlin Star
Kilmore Rec Sport & Leisure Swifts
Lisburn Distillery Wellington Rec
Lurgan Celtic St. Patrick’s
Lurgan Town Desertmartin
Maiden City Trojans
Newbuildings United Ards Rangers
Newington Valley Rangers
Newtowne Ballynahinch Olympic
Oxford Sunnyside Portstewart
Queen’s University Dollingstown
Rosemount Rec Annagh United
Seagoe Ballynahinch United
Shankill United 1st Bangor
St. James’ Swifts Coagh United
Tobermore United Ardstraw
Wakehurst Fivemiletown United
Dollingstown’s Bad Run On The North Coast Continues On 1st Day Of The Season

DFC made the long journey to the coast on there return to the premier intermediate league after suffering a play off defeat to the opposition 15 months ago and despite a much improved team performance today the result was yet another defeat at this venue.

DFC were fantastic in the first 25 minutes of the game moving the hall around very well and creating chances right from the start and on 20 minutes it was veteran Glen Hand who led by example throughout who opened the scoring after Josh Norton headed on.

After this DFC dropped deeper to protect the lead but still kept the opposition at length without any great difficulty but right on half time instead of kicking the ball into touch they managed to create there own problem and gave away a very soft penalty that was superbly despatched.

Credit to Portstewart in the second half who went in front on 47 minutes with a wonderful finish if it was really meant right into the bottom corner and then on the hour mark they broke away from a DFC corner and a superb run and finish made it 3-1.

Manager Stephen Uprichard then made 3 substitutions with Richmond , Jake Redpath, and Ryan Gourley replacing Stephen Jones , Marc Davidson and Chris Coleman but Portstewart almost increased there lead when they hit the post from distance from a free kick.

Yet another break away on the right resulted in Portstewart wrapping up all 3 points on the day for a deserved victory.


DFC Finish Pre-Season With A Tight Win As They Look Forward To The PIL

Big thanks to Gary Redpath for taking his young Newry side to planters park today in last friendly game before the season kicks off next Saturday away to Portstewart.

Experienced Glen Hand scored a very good goal direct from a free kick on the quarter hour mark and Nathan Lavery missed from literally 3 yards out right on half time after great work down the right by Jake Redpath making his first start from last season after long term injury.

Credit to the young Newry side who kept plugging away and deservededly equalised also from distance from a free kick.

Davy Gray and Lavery went close as DFC searched out the winner which came in the final minute when Marc Davidson popped up at the back post to poke home the winner from a Michael Denver corner.

Good luck to Newry AFC U20’s for the season ahead.

The Mid Ulster Cup & Bob Radcliffe Cup Draws

The draws for both The Mid Ulster Cup and The Bob Radcliffe Cups were held on Friday 10th August 2018 at the MUFL HQ.

In The Mid Ulster Cup Dollingstown will travel to Warrenpoint Town in the 1st round. Ties to be played on Tuesday 18th september 2018 with a 7.45pm KO.

The Full Draw – Round 1

Armagh City v Banbridge Rangers

Glenavon v Windmill Stars

Warrenpoint Town v Dollingstown

Newry City AFC v Rathfriland Rangers

Dungannon Swifts v Hanover

Portadown v Valley Rangers

Loughgall v Fivemiletown Utd

Annagh Utd v Banbridge Town


In the draw for The Bob Radcliffe Cup Dollingstown have again been draw as the away team, this time traveling to Dungannon to take on the Tigers, with the tie to be played on Saturday 15th September 2018 with a 2pm KO.

The Full Draw – Preliminary Round

Markethill Swifts v Lurgan Celtic

Camlough Rovers v Valley Rangers

Round 1

Dromore Amateurs v Annagh Utd

Bourneview Mill v Oxford Sunnyside

Seapatrick v Lurgan Town

Windmill Stars v Newry City AFC Res

Dungannon Swifts Res v Cookstown Youth

Fivemiletown Utd v AFC Silverwood

Hanover v Rathfriland Rangers

St Marys v Coagh Utd

Markethill Swifts or Lurgan Celtic v Warrenpoint Town Res

Dungannon Tigers v Dollingstown

Banbridge Town v Moneyslane

Armagh City v Seagoe

Richhill AFC v Camlough Rovers or Valley Rangers

Cookstown RBL v Tandragee Rovers

Banbridge Rangers v Craigavon City

Tullyvallen v Rectory Rangers

Launch Night Of The Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate

Dollingstown players Chris Coleman and Stephen Croft attended the launch night of the Bluefin Sport Championship & Premier Intermediate at the National Football Stadium in Belfast, accompanied by Dollingstown Chairman Hubert Watson and Assistant Manager and Committee Member Barry Taylor.

Now lets get the season started . . . . .

Stephen Croft & Chris Coleman in our our strips raising awareness for Diabetes UK with the PIL Trophy
All the PIL clubs represented in the official league launch photo
Chris Coleman up for some quick fire questions