Cian Dillon

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Cian Dillon
Personal information
Irish name Cian Ó Diolún
Sport Hurling
Position Left Corner Back
Born (1988-10-30) 30 October 1988 (age 32)
Ennis, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Occupation Primary school teacher
Club(s)
YearsClub
2006–
Crusheen
Club titles
Clare titles 2
Colleges(s)
YearsCollege
NUI Galway
Inter-county(ies)*
YearsCountyApps (scores)
2010–2018
Clare 74 (0-4)
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 1
NHL 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 23:01, 9 January 2018.

Cian Dillon (born 30 October 1988) is an Irish hurler who plays for club side Crusheen. He usually plays as a left corner-back, but can also be deployed as a full-back. Dillon was a member of the Clare senior hurling team that won the 2013 All-Ireland Championship. [1]

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Career

Dillon first came to prominence as a hurler at juvenile and underage levels with the Crusheen club, however, it was as a member of the club's senior hurling team that he has enjoyed his greatest successes. He won back-to-back Clare Championship titles in 2010 and 2011.[ citation needed ]

Dillon first played for Clare as a member of the minor team in 2006, before later playing at full-back on Clare's All-Ireland Under-21 Championship-winning team in 2009. He made his first appearance with the Clare senior team in 2010. Dillon won an All-Ireland Championship medal in 2013, when Clare claimed the title for the first time in 16 years. He later won a National Hurling League medal as joint captain of the team in 2016. Dillon announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on 9 January 2019. [2] [3]

Career statistics

TeamYear National League Munster All-Ireland Total
DivisionAppsScoreAppsScoreAppsScoreAppsScore
Clare 2010 Division 2 70-0010-0010-0090-00
201170-0010-0010-0090-00
2012 Division 1B 60-0010-0020-0090-00
2013 Division 1A 00-0020-0060-0180-01
201470-0010-0020-01100-01
201560-0010-0020-0090-00
2016 Division 1B 80-0210-0030-00120-02
2017 Division 1A 60-0010-0010-0080-00
201800-0000-0000-0000-00
Total470-0290-00180-02740-04

Honours

Crusheen
Clare

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References

  1. "Clare bridge 16-year gap after Shane O'Donnell becomes hat-trick hero". Irish Independent. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. "Another Clare All-Ireland winner retires as corner back Dillon steps away from inter-county hurling". Irish Independent. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. "Clare hurler Dillon opts to retire from inter-county". RTÉ News. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.