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1's Management Team

Season 2022/23

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Season 2022/23

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Season 2022/23

2's Squad

Season 2022/23

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We are always on the lookout for new blood to get involved with Dollingstown FC. There are many ways in which you can help support your local club & local football. There are ways which you can physically get involved & ways that you can support from behind the sceens . . . the decision is yours

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Chairman's Welcome

The current 2022/23 season will mark my 24th year with this great club and during this time we have experienced much success on and off the pitch. Much investment has gone into Planters Park during this time including a new 4g training facility a couple of years ago and this summer will see new floodlights installed on the main pitch which will enable us to play mid week games. Further investment is also planned from the forthcoming Sub Regional Stadia Program, where we plan to build new state of the art changing facilities together with new community hub center. Our club is positioned at the heart of the community as evidenced in mid June when over 1200 enjoyed free hospitality in partnership with Magheralin Parish Church. We are actively seeking new volunteers for match days and general upkeep of the ground and we would be delighted to speak with you in person about this, we urge the local community to get involved in their local club. Hubert Watson

Pre-Season Games Schedule Announced

Stephen Uprichard & his team have been working hard on getting the 1’s pre-season games organised for the 2022/23 season.

Currently they are as follows (date & times may change closer to the time):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Season Awards 2022

On Saturday 30th April we had our 1st awards night in 2 seasons with both teams getting together at Planters Park.

The awards winners are as follows:

1st team

Player of the Year – Gareth Buchanan

Player’s Player of the Year – Gareth Buchanan

Leading Goalscorer – Mark McCabe

2nd team

Player of the Year – Adam Dennison

Player’s Player of the Year – Adam Dennison

Leading Goalscorer – James Mitchell

Young Player of the Year – Patryk Suchonski

Our Clubman of the Year – Stanley Watson

Dollingstown Enable Slighty Better Christmas For Local Families

Over the past few weeks all connected with Dollingstown Football Club have been trying to raise money for 2 families who urgently needed help with money for heating oil, clothes and food.

There is a family with a terminally ill child only 11 years old, they also have 2 other kids wee boys aged 8 and 10. Another wee family have 3 kids 2 girls aged 6 and 7 and a wee boy aged 9.

We are delighted to say that with Committee members, supporters, players and a few local care agencies we have completely outdone what we hoped for.

After yesterdays presentations to Barry Trainor, the families in question received fills of oil this morning, lots of presents for the kids which will be handed over for Christmas and with raising more than we expected 2 or 3 other families will also be helped.

A massive well done to all involved

John Hatton from Homecare/I-Care
2 x Christmas Hampers
Toys for all the Children
DFC Chairman Hubert Watson and player Paddy Mooney presenting Barry Trainor with all the money & gifts for the families in need
Moffett Announces Retirement After 13 Glorious Years

Aaron joined Dollingstown Football Club way back at the start of the 2008 season which from memory was only our second season in the top tier of Mid Ulster Football under the then manager Gary Duke who had taken over the managers role the year before from our now club chairman Hubert Watson who was in the hot seat for the previous 7 years himself.

Indeed it was whilst playing for Portadown BBOB in a cup final in 2007 against Dollingstown that Moffett was first targeted as a future player for DFC and as we all know some 13 years later the success that this man has personally and collectively achieved as club captain over those 13 years has been nothing short of unbelievable.

Aaron was even late into his first meeting at university as Watson was trying to secure his signature for DFC but wasn’t it worth it all in the end for both parties.

Under Gary Duke, Aaron established himself as a true leader and warrior winning trophy after trophy and only last season under the guidance of our current manager Stephen Uprichard he lifted the ultimate trophy in the local game namely the Irish Intermediate Cup which is one, If not the oldest trophies in the whole of Ireland dating back to 1895.

Aaron has headed more footballs than most players have kicked in there lifetime and has literally bled in matches like the Irish cup a few years ago at Richill where one minute he was knocked out cold and then suddenly came alive again after treatment to lead the team to victory.

Other times he has suffered fractured cheek bones and other injuries all to further the cause for his teammates, a true leader.

During his 13 years with the club all as captain he only has played under the 2 managers Gary Duke and now Stephen Uprichard and he has continued to lead his players during this time to 14 major trophies with the pinnacle last year as mentioned above.

5 times Intermediate A titles
5 times Marshall cup winners
2 times premier cup winners
1 time Bob Radcliffe cup winners
1 time Irish Intermediate cup winners

Indeed I think we can confidently say that it is doubtful if there has been any other serial winners lifting 14 trophies in there career all at one club in the local game.

This man mountain has given his all and more for DFC and we are very saddened that our skipper has decided that it is now time to hang up his boots and hand the armband onto someone else.

We often referred to him in many matches over the years as our John Terry as he always was in the right place to cut out the dangerous cross or get something on the ball to clear the danger.

He also was very useful in the opposition’s box from set pieces and very adapt from the penalty spot when called upon.

Hubert Watson – Chairman
While we are very sad that he has announced his retirement from playing I am over the moon that he has agreed to join our management team and hopefully he will be able to replace myself as chairman of our great club in the next couple of years and help drive us forward for the next 25 years ahead and I will support him 100% from the background.

One man one club one huge success and skipper thanks for 13 glorious trophy led years at DFC.