Dicksboro GAA Club

REGISTRATION DAY

The juvenile registration day at Dicksboro GAA Club on Saturday was a great success and a big thank you goes to juvenile chairman, John Treacy; secretary, Yvonne Finlay and the team for a great job. It’s still not too late to join your children and enjoy the facilities of a fantastic sports organisation, boasting excellent facilities with a strong social dimension. Just contact John on 0868290932.

Members are reminded to return completed forms & respective fees to club registrar Paschal Bergin (086 314 6507) or club secretary Pat Moylan (087 9266042). We ask members to renew / take up the Membership + Lotto packages available - Your support is required at this time to enable the club make its commitments on substantial investments completed recently to the magnificent club house in Palmerstown.

FOOTBALL

The club’s senior footballers lost out by a point against Erins Own (Castlecomer) on Saturday afternoon. it was a great match and both sides played some lovely football. A soft goal at the beginning of the game was, in the end, the difference between the two sides.

Boro played with great heart and were a credit to themselves and a few stray passes cost them in the end.

They never gave up and should have at least got a draw. Again, Murt Gaffney, at the edge of the square got every ball kicked into him and more should have been more of his aerial prowess. Everyone played their best and there is no more you can ask of human being. We live and learn and look forward to the first round of the championship with real hope. Fr Jim Murphy’s prayers for a victory didn’t work on this occasion.

PALMERSTOWN LAD

The identity of the twitter account holder palmerstown lad has been uncovered.

He is a city based business-professional man who was an above average hurler.

 TABLE QUIZ IN AID OF ST CANICE’S HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY TROYS COURT

A table quiz in aid of the St Canice’s Homes For The Elderly Troy’s Court, Troy’s Lane, Kilkenny will be held on Friday, March 6 in Dore’s (Dick Walsh’s) on the Freshford Road at 8.30pm.
The nuns and lay people who volunteer there also provide meals for the residents and neighbours from the Butts area while a further 20 meals day are delivered.
It is a great service at the heart of the community. Teams of four cost €20 and further info from Noel Deevy on 0868186098.

THANKS

Dickboro GAA Club and the community played their role in helping out in the search for missing local woman, Ann Kenny at the weekend. It was heartening to see such support for the family in their hour of need and it shows how popular they are and what people think of them.

The club laid on tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches for all those who helped with the search on Saturday and many attended Mass for the family on Saturday morning.

To chairman, Eddie Holohan and everyone involved well done, especially Samantha Malone and family who did so much. People are great in your hour of need.

LATE ANN KENNY

Ann was buried yesterday (Tuesday) in St Kieran’s Cemetery after requiem Mass in St Canice’s church at 11am.

She was a lovely, kind person who never put in or out with anyone. Originally from outside Castlegregory she adored her family and everyone’s thoughts are now with her husband, John, son Kevin and daughter, Danielle at this time.

MINORS

The Dicksboro minor football team, missing a number of key players went down to a better O’Loughlin’s team at the weekend.

The lads did their best but O’Loughlins were a little bit stronger. I’m sure that Jim Kerwick will have this year’s minor team well drilled ahead of the season following the defeat.


LORETO ARE LEINSTER CAMOGIE CHAMPS

Congrats to Loreto Secondary School on winning the Leinster Colleges’ Junior Roinn A Camogie Final last Saturday on a score line of Loreto 3-5 to St. Brendan’s Birr 0-2. The Final was played in Park Ratheniska Co. Laoise in icy cold windy conditions. The Kilkenny girls won the toss and played with the wind in the first half and although they got a dream start with a goal in the first minute it took them time to settle and match a very determined Offaly team with ten girls on their panel from last year’s All Ireland Winning side. By the half time whistle the Loreto Girls had scored 3 -3 to 0-0.

Everyone expected the Birr team to bombard the Loreto Goal in the second half as the wind got stronger and they played with the hill advantage. But it was the Loreto Girls who opened up the game with fluent passing, holding possession and using the open spaces. They were rewarded for their skill and work rate as they matched their opponents scoring tally of two points each to emerge Champions and retain the Purcell Cup.

The Girls now face Ursuline Thurles in the All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday 21st February 2015. Congratulations to the Management Team of Niamh Deely, Mr. Keher, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Kent and Mr. Williams.

A special congratulations to the nine Dicksboro Girls on the panel; Tara Clifford, Issy Carroll, Caoimhe Dowling, Kate Dempsey, Elaine Cullinane, Aisling Morrissey, Annie O’Connor, Ciara O’Shea and Jane Cass also nine of the panel are past pupils of St. Canices Co. Ed National School.

DICKSBORO JUVENILE AGM

There was a fantastic turn-out for the club’s juvenile agm tonight with up to 100 people present in the clubhouse on Friday night.

Newly installed chairman, John Treacy made an impressive start to his career in administration and was full of positivity. He said that the main thing during his tenure of office would be enjoyment for the children in a safe environment.

Glamour was provided by dentist, Yvonne Finlay who has taken over the role as juvenile secretary.

The new vice-chairman is Liam Kerwick while John Treacy will be the county board delegate.

FOOTBALL

Following the controversy surrounding Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho and refereeing standards in the Premiership we will not comment on the refereeing at Saturday’s Intermediate league match between Dicksboro and The Rower-Inisitioge. The team fought gallantly and the home team understood the value of playing uphill better than the Boro and in the end they were flattered by the five point victory.

The Boro team play Castlecomer on Sunday in Castlecomer and this is a must win game for the club and let’s hope that all the players turn up to ensure we don’t suffer the fate of playing junior football next year. The team will leave the Boro at 1pm on Sunday.

DICKSBORO JUVENILE AGM

There was a fantastic turn-out for the club's juvenile agm tonight with up to 100 people present in the clubhouse.
Newly installed chairman, John Treacy made an impressive start to his career in administration and was full of positivity. He said that the main thing during his tenure of office would be enjoyment for the children in a safe environment.
Glamour was provided by dentist, Yvonne Kavanagh who has taken over the role as juvenile secretary.
The new vice-chairman is Liam Kerwick while John Treacy will be the county board delegate.
Photo: Liam Kerwick, John Treacy and Yvonne Kavanagh, the new officers of Dicksboro Juvenile GAA club after the AGM.

Congratulations to our Under 21 panel who made no mistake
in the County Final replay against Thomastown, winning by a comprehensive 5-9 to 0-10.

Niall Lacey (on behalf of the Lacey family) and Frank Morrissey
(Games Chairman) present the Patsy Lacey Dicksboro 'Player of the Year' Award to Cillian Buckley at the recent Club AGM.

Adult Teams Sponsor 2014

 Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2014

The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €4,700 was NOT WON on Thursday, February 19th, 2015.

Numbers drawn were: 4, 10, 11, 16.

Draw prizes:
€100: Tom Gaffney (c/o Paddy Grace).
€50: Brian Galvin (c/o Ted Carroll).
€40: Margaret McAuley (c/o Paddy Maher).
€25 each: James Lynch (c/o Bernie Lynch), Sean Heffernan (c/o Paddy Maher), Mary Lawlor (c/o Paddy Maher), Ann O'Brien (c/o Mick O'Brien).

Promoters' Prizes: €30 Jimmy McGarry, €20 Paddy Maher.

The Jackpot for next Thursday (February 26th):  €4,850.


Archived Lotto Results

Congratulations from all in Dicksboro GAA Club to
CILLIAN BUCKLEY
on receiving his first ALL-STAR AWARD