MATCH REPORT | Opening Day Defeat As A Braniff Fluke Clips The Dollybirds Wings

Delighted to finally get our league campaign under way at the pristine Planters Park in front of a very good crowd but unfortunately we ended up on the wrong end of a 1-0 loss to Lisburn Distillery.

Missing two influential midfielders from Tuesday night’s game we still competed very well throughout the 90 minutes and were only beaten by a fluke goal from a cross by the enigmatic Irish league veteran Kevin Braniff on 77 minutes.

Distillery created first goal chance on 5 minutes but home keeper Maguire got down well to smother the shot.

Thompson was lively for the home side in the first half with some good runs from deep but both sides went into the break all square.

Gourley created a good chance on the left for Johnson on the hour mark and few minutes later the best flowing move of the game resulted only in a corner for DFC when they were hoping to open the scoring.

After Braniff put the away team in front Liggett and Kernahan replaced Paterson and Gourley.

Moffett headed against the post from a corner before he was replaced by young Caolan Conlon making his debut.

Overall a draw would have been a fair result but we move on now to next week and away to Limavady another former premier league side.

We would like to thank Playing for the Future for sponsoring the Matchday and also our Chaplain David Pierce for sponsoring the Matchball, much appreciated,

Tonight we are happy to confirm the signing of experienced midfielder David McCullough from Loughgall before the transfer window closes at midnight.

Welcome to our club Davy.

DRAW | Dollingstown Heading To The Showgrounds For BetMcLean Cup Tie

The draw was made today (Friday 30th August) for the next round of the BetMcLean League Cup,

The full draw:

  • Glenavon v Newry City
  • Ballymena United v Dollingstown
  • Dungannon Swifts v Ballinamallard United or Linfield
  • Coleraine v Glentoran
  • HW Welders v Institute
  • Larne v Dundela
  • Cliftonville v Bangor
  • Limavady United v Crusaders

Ties to be played on Tuesday 8 October (kick-off: 7.45pm)

Our Bluefin Sport PIL Kit Announcement with Huhtamaki

We received our new kit for the season which is modeled by Richy Thompson & Jake Redpath.

Cracking looking kit and with the Huhtamaki branding this is hopefully the start of a great relationship between Dollingstown and Huhtamaki.

The new signage is now up behind each of the goals and we thank Richard and his team for coming on-board with us.

Richard Smith from Huhtamaki presenting Dollingstown Chairman Hubert Watson with the new kit for the season at Planters Park
Richard Thompson modeling the new full home kit for the 2019/20 Bluefin Sport PIL season and Jake Redpath modeling the new goalkeeping kit
Richard Thompson modeling the new full home kit for the 2019/20 Bluefin Sport PIL season and Jake Redpath modeling the new goalkeeping kit
DRAW | Dollybirds To Host Lower Maze In Irish Cup Round 2

Dollingstown will host Lower Maze in Round 2 of the Tennent’s Irish Cup, ties to be played on Saturday 28th September 2019.

Tennent’s Irish Cup Round 2 draw

Hanover v Oxford United Stars

Tandragee Rovers v 18th Newtownabbey OB

Moneyslane v Mossley

Armagh City v Dunloy

Newtowne v Newington YC

Comber Rec v Coagh United

Brantwood v Moyola Park

Ballymacash Rangers v Dunmurry YM

Lisburn Distillery v Strabane Athletic

Crewe United v Crumlin United

Killyleagh YC v Downshire YM

Maiden City v Tullycarnet

Aquinas v Craigavon City

Dunmurry Rec v Newbuildings United

Dollingstown v Lower Maze

Newcastle v Banbridge Town

Banbridge Rangers v Bangor

Suffolk v Larne Tech. OB

Shankill United v Lisburn Rangers

Islandmagee v Shorts

Richhill AFC v Valley Rangers

Rathfriland v Seagoe

Crumlin Star v Trojans

Ballymoney United v East Belfast

Portstewart v Belfast Celtic

Lurgan Town v St James Swifts

Limavady United v Immaculata

Ardstraw v Wakehurst

Glebe Rangers v Chimney Corner

Woodvale v Annagh United

Tobermore United v Oxford Sunnyside

Greenisland v Albert Foundry

DRAW | Euro Electrix Mid Ulster Cup

The draw has been made for the Euro Electrix Mid Ulster Cup.

Dollingtown have been handed an away trip to Warrenpoint Town in the 1st round.

Full Draw (Tuesday September 10th with 7.45pm KO)

Warrenpoint Town v Dollingstown

Dungannon Swifts v Armagh City

Loughgall v Banbridge Town

Newry City AFC v Moneyslane

Annagh Utd v Portadown

Glenavon v Rathfriland Rangers

Banbridge Rangers v Windmill Stars


Saturday September 21st  (2.00)

Hanover v Fivemiletown Utd

DRAW | Euro Electrix Bob Radcliffe Cup

The first round draw has been made for the Euro Electrix Bob Radcliffe Cup.

Dollingstown have been handed a bye in Round 1 in the road to the Boxing Day showpiece at Lakeview Park.


Full Draw (ties to be played on September 14th with 2pm KO)

Richhill AFC v RBL (Cookstown)

Dungannon Swifts (U20’s) v Seapatrick

Ambassadors v Warrenpoint Town (U20’s)

Windmill Stars v Lurgan Celtic

Coagh Utd v Cookstown Youth

Fivemiletown Utd v Armagh City

Craigavon City v Bourneview Mill

Rectory Rangers v Hanover

Lurgan Town v St Marys

Oxford Sunnyside v Rathfriland Rangers

Valley Rangers v Tullyvallen

Dromore Amateurs v Banbridge Town

Moneyslane v Annagh Utd


Banbridge Rangers


Tandragee Rovers

Dollingstown Welcome Huhtamaki Ireland As Corporate Club/Shirt Sponsorship

Dollingstown Football Club are delighted to announce an agreement with Huhtamaki who will be the clubs new corporate sponsor which will see the new 1st team kit sporting Huhtamaki across the front of it.

We would like to thank Richard & Paul for their time in agreeing this which will also see 2 pitch side signs located behind each goal at the new look Planters Park after heavy investment over the off season.

We look forward to working with Huhtamaki over the coming season and building on the relationship between club and company.

Our new shirts are now in the process of being finished and we look forward to receiving them from Next Level Sports.