Dicksboro GAA Club

Should goal have been disallowed

The Boro senior hurlers were unlucky to lose the league shield final on Sunday against O'Loughlins in Callan.
They had a goal disallowed near the end of the match which seemed to have been legitimate. It would have put the teams on level scores. 
The photos below give the time-line leading up to the score and it is a matter of opinion on whether or not it should have been given. There can be no blame attached to officials because they didn't have the three excellent, on-the-spot photos taken by John Glynn.

Dicksboro under 14 hurlers were crowned Roinn A County champions early this afternoon. It was a dismal day in John's park and the rain never stopped during the entire game.
Once again it was amember of the Clifford family who grabbed the headlines and the all important score.
Because of the wet, it was difficult to convert chances and at half time The Village, with the aid of a good breeze, were ahead 0-2 to 0-1 ahead with The Boro’s only point coming from Mikey Clifford.
It looked ominous for The Boro when the village got the first score of the second half.
All that changed within 30 seconds. in the second half when Mikey Clifford at No 15, took the game by the scruff of the neck, rose the ball, one handed, on the run, as sweet as a nut, and made his way goalward. He finished to the roof of the net and suddenly for the first time in the match, Dicksboro were ahead.
Not to be outshone, Mikey’s cousin Timmy came up with the next point and when Mikey pointed in in 5th minute, it made the score, 0-3 to 1-3.
The Boro's dominance can be gauged from the fact that The Village scored just one point in the second half. Aaron Murphy got into his stride as the half wore on, landing two great points from play. There were leaders all over the field none more so than Padraig Moylan who asserted his presence when it was needed at centre back.
The final score was 1-10 to 0-4.
Goalie Brian Minogue did everything that was asked of him. On their right we had a right pair of Charlies, Nolan (No 2) and Delahunty (no 5). They were simply superb.
Full back Niall Rowe snuffed out any danger and in the other corner, Zac McHardy made up with heart for what he lacked in size. Padraig Moylan was inspirational and Rory O'Connor was committed as ever and brilliant at left half back.
Liam Moore and Colm O'Hara were great in the centre the field and as the game wore on kept up the pressure. Tom Carroll at right half forward was superb and again showed great heart. Aaron Murphy showed his class at centre forward and Sean Maher was again exceptional. Inside, Timmy Clifford and Mikey Clifford (who came out the field in the second half to great effect) were super while Cormac Kennedy on the edge of the square covered himself in glory.
There are no stars on this team – They are a collective. They back each other up and there is a great bond between them forged by the excellent management team of Jim Kerwick (manager), selectors, Sean Moore, Tom O’Donoghue and Jim O’Neill.

Team: C Nolan, N Rowe, Z McHardy, C. Delahunty, P Moylan, R O'Connor, L Moore, C O'Hara, T Carroll, A Murphy, S Maher, T Clifford, C Kennedy, M Clifford. David Walsh for T Carroll, Cillian Hackett for C O'Hara, Stephen Dermody for C Delahunty and Oisin Timmons for C Kennedy.
Scorers: M Clifford 1-3, L Moore 0-3, A Duggan 0-2, T Clifford 0-1, P Moylan (0-1).

Chance to sponsor new electronic scoreboard at Palmerstown

Dicksboro GAA Club will soon be erecting a new electronic scoreboard at Palmerstown. It is an excellent opportunity for a local firm, business or company to promote themselves as sponsor of the scoreboard and timer.

There is a match a night in Dicksboro and many of the major county senior and intermediate games are played there as well as under age matches that attract over 1,00 people.

Contact Eddie on 0862586568.

Specsavers Look for Longer Competition

Many thanks to Hilary Cantwell who nominated Dicksboro GAA Club in the Specsavers Look for Longer Competition which she won. Hilary enjoyed prime seats at the All-Ireland hurling final, while Dicksboro won €5000 which will now be used to improve our facilities in Palmerstown to the benefit of every man, woman, boy and girl who play there.

WINNERS – The lucky winners of the All-Ireland raffle draw in Dicksboro last night were – 1st (2 All-Ireland Stand Tickets + €100): Ruth Carey, c/o Granges Road, Kilkenny; 2nd (2 All-Ireland Terrance Tickets + €50): Tony Butler, Lacken, Rathfoyle; 3rd (€50): Declan Farrell, Reade's Terrace, Circular Road. The ’Boro Club wishes to thank all those who supported the raffle draw.

Dicksboro created history when they captured the Northern Junior 'B' Hurling Championship for the first time with victory over James Stephens by 0-17 to 0-10 at Freshford on Sunday. Photographed is the team with their management of Declan Gough, Brian Fitzpatrick, Pat Carroll and E.J. Ryan. Also photographed is team captain Cillian Bhreathnach accepting the Johnny Ivory Memorial Cup.


We can be proud of all our athletes who competed in the National finals of the Community Games in Athlone at the weekend. First to compete on Saturday morning was Sinead Carroll in under 10 Ball Throw. Sinead threw well but didn’t get into the throw –off for medals. Next up were the boys under 12 Relay squad – Kevin Moore, Johnny Keane, Conor Kavanagh, Mick Carroll and Brian Moore. Having stood in the rain for some forty minutes while volunteers swept the water off the track they ran well, got good baton changes and qualified for the semi –final. Unfortunately they did not make it to the final. This was to be the story for most of our athletes on Saturday. Emma Hogan in the 60m under 8, Eoin Moore in 80m under 8 and the under 10 mixed relay team – Luke Browne, Cara Duggan, Bill O’Shea, Angela Carroll and Patrick Lacey –all qualified for their respective semi-finals but failed to make the finals. The two exceptions were under 12 athletes Ruairi McEvoy who finished fifth in his 200m heat and Caoimhe Carroll who made it through to Sunday’s final of the 600m where she placed eight.
Sunday brought much better weather which was important for our marathon runners, both of whom excelled. The marathon distance was 7Km starting with two laps of the track followed by a circuit of the streets in Athlone. The boys race was first and Shay McEvoy was competitive from the start. Early in the race he moved into second place which he held to the end to collect the silver medal. The girl’s race followed and here Annie McEvoy was superb. Tracking the leading runners for much of the race she had moved to second place as the finish came into sight. Upping her pace once again she took to the front and crossed the finish line in first place to win the gold medal. Her fine run was a great help to the Kilkenny girls marathon team which also took first place leaving Annie with a second gold medal - a just reward for a really fine performance.
Congratulations to all our athletes and thanks to the parents and committee who helped out at area, county and national events. Special thanks to team managers Olive Lacey and Sean Lynch for looking after the preparation and training of the athletes. 
1. Annie McEvoy on her way to winning gold in the marathon at the National Community Games 
2. The relay team of Johnny Keane, Mick Carroll, Conor Kavanagh, Kevin Moore and Brian Moore.


Dicksboro Under-13 hurlers won the Lisdowney 7s today. Captained by Niall Rowe, they beat Gowran 5-8 to 1-9 in a great game of hurling. Afterwards Rory O'Connor was named player of the tournament.

Photo (left to right):Sean Maher, James Carroll, Stephen Dermody, Brian Minogue (goalie), Zach McHardy, Niall Rowe (Capt), Rory O'Connor, Eoghan O'Neill, Vinnie Roberts, Nick Doheny.


Dicksboro off to good start in Lisdowney 7s with two victories

The Dicksboro Under-13 squad who beat Naas and Wexford opposition in the Lisdowney 7s over the weekend. They won't play again in the competition or two weeks.

Féile Peil Photos by Pat Moylan here
Photographs from the Dicksboro Family Barbecue in Palmerstown on Friday, 10th June 2016.
(Check out the Dicksboro Facebook page for a full set of photos)


For safety reasons, all motorists visiting the club grounds in Palmerstown are asked to reverse into parking space for safety reasons. Statistics have shown that reversing into the space dramatically reduces the danger of having an accident or of hitting a pedestrian. Signs will go up over the next few weeks. So the message is: "Don't be in a spin, Reverse in"

Dicksboro Juvenile Chairman John Treacy wishes to advise that the "GAA Kits for Kids" is live at Caulfield's SuperValu – Shop local to help provide much needed equipment for Dicksboro GAA Juvenile Club.

The under 14 team had a great win in the Roinn A county league final against Mooncoin yesterday evening away in Mooncoin. 

They led by just two points at half time but powered on in the second half, winning 5-11 to 1-5.


The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €4,400 was not won on Thursday, 22nd September 2016.

Numbers drawn were: 1, 18, 21, 31.

Draw prizes:
€100: Mick O'Connor (c/o Paddy Maher).
€50: Leo O'Toole (c/o Billy Walsh).
€40: Aoife O'Dwyer (c/o ’Boro).
€25 each: Therese Kelly (c/o Paddy Maher), Eileen Rafter (c/o Tom Rafter), David Kerwick (c/o Ann Kerwick), Esther Byrne (c/o Mick Byrne).

Promoters' Prizes: €30 Kitty Phelan.  €20 Ann Kerwick.

The Jackpot for Thursday (September 29th 2016):  €4,550.

PLAY LOTTO ONLINE – See link 'Play Lotto' at top of this page.

Archived Lotto Results

The wonderful Under-8 hurlers of Dicksboro who took part in the blitz at St Kieran's College on Saturday morning. All three teams did well and mentor Mark Dowling was pleased with their progress. 

Dicksboro's Minor and Junior hurlers were presented with their winning medals at a presentation in the Clubhouse on Friday, February 5th 2016.
A presentation was also made to All-Ireland Senior Hurling winner and All-Star Cillian Buckley.

On the right and below are three Slideshows of the
night's events.
[Photos: Tom Beirne]


Adult Teams Sponsor 2015

 Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015


We are delighted with the fact that over 300 blocks have been sold to date but we are conscious that there is still others out there who could contribute and ensure that their name(s) are permanently displayed in the clubhouse.  Your contribution of €100 would be greatly appreciated.  Please enter your details below and click on the Buy Now button to contribute securely through PayPal.  


 If you have not yet got a copy of "Up the ’Boro" – they are still available – call to the Clubhouse in Palmerstown any Thursday night or contact any Dicksboro Executive member.

Congratulations from all in Dicksboro GAA Club to

on receiving his second