Dicksboro GAA Club


Dickboro's under 14 footballers got their national Feile Gaelic football final weekend in Kerry off to a winning start with a comprehensive win over the Scottish representatives at Cordal GAA club grounds, nestled between KillarneyCastleisland and Tralee.
They won 6-11 to 0-0 and at half time the score was 4-6 to 0-0.
Liam Moore did the damage in that first half with three goals. Eoin Dalton also got a goal in that period and the points came from: Ruairi O'Connor 0-4, AAron Treacy-Murphy 0-1;
In the second half, Liam Moore and Harry Shine got the two goals and the points came from: Ruairi O'Connor 0-2; Kevin Moore 0-2; Harry Shine 0-1.
In the second match, the Boro played Currow, home club of Kilkenny resident, Mick Galway and home to another great Kerryman who lived in Kilkenny, Bill Costello (RIP).
The Boro led at half time 1-1 to no score but in the second half, size was made to count and the Boro boys were out-muscled and failed to score with Currow getting 1-4 to leave the final score 1-4 to 1-1. Dicksboro would fancy their chances if they were to meet again. Liam Moore got the goal and Timmy Clifford got the point.
As it stands, the Boro have to beat host club, Cordal/Scartaglen tomorrow morning in the game fixed for 11am in Currow
Two teams go through to the quarter finals from each group and the boys have every chance especially as Currow beat Cordal/Scartaglen in the first round of games in the pool.
Tonight the boys were treated like royalty by their hosts and were then heading off to a disco. God help the Kerry girls.

Feile hurlers did the club proud and bowed out unbeaten

Dicksboro U14 hurlers experienced great excitement and huge joy before eventual heartbreak as they exited the Féile na Gael competition at the quarter final stage to Glen Rovers (Cork) following a shoot-out of 45 yard frees at host club Eire Óg Nenagh GAA grounds last Saturday. Having enjoyed three straight wins in the group stages the drama unfolded against Cork side Glen Rovers with the Boro boys gallantly coming from behind twice to force extra time and a free kick shoot-out which ended in bitter disappointment for the Palmerstown brigade eventually losing out by six converted free kicks to five. One wonders if the GAA can surely come up with a better option for deciding Féile games after extra time than putting undue pressure on any one individual 14 year old player.

The great adventure began on Friday afternoon as the splendidly bedecked Dicksboro lads (well done to design supremo Busty Kerwick) departed Palmerstown on board M & A coaches for the trip to Roscrea to play the home club at 4pm. The coach arrived in Roscrea to be greeted by Kilkenny Soccer Kennedy Cup team colleagues Liam Moore, Padraic Moylan & Mikey Clifford who earlier that day in UL had captured the Bowl trophy with a great 1-0 win over Midlands. On arrival the host club provided great hospitality – the start of a weekend of tea, sandwiches & the sweet stuff  .... Roscrea GAA aided by the breeze opened brightly to lead 1-04 to 1-03 at half time. Settling into the new half the Boro lads upped the ante and drove on to win on a 2-11 to 2-05 final score line. Scorers for the Boro : D. Walsh (2-0), P. Moylan (0-03), M. Clifford, AT Murphy & H. Shine (0-02), L. Moore & T. Carroll (0-01). Great to see club stalwarts Eugene Begley, Sam Oakes, Martin Morrissey, Mick Byrne, Kitty & Joe Phelan, Joe Walton, Jimmy McGarry, Seamus Rochford et al.in attendance supporting the Boro youngsters. With the game over it was all aboard for game two v Naas in our hosts; Eire Óg GAA Grounds in Nenagh.

From the very moment we arrived in Eire Óg, the welcome and the hospitality shown by our hosts was overpowering led by juvenile chairman Michael Geany and secretary Anne Malone neé Kennedy (sister of our own Mary Maher, Bonnettstown). As the travelling supporters indulged in more tea & `sangwiches`, Jim Kerwick and his mentors Sean Moore, Jim O`Neill & Tom O`Donoghue honed their charges for a tough encounter against great rivals Naas GAA club. Early exchanges were close and tough as Naas enjoyed a half time lead of 1-02 to 0-03, their goal being fortuitous on the stroke of half time. The half time `chat` was highly effective as the Boro lads held their opposition scoreless in the second half to prevail on a 0-07 to 1-02 scoreline. Scorers for the Boro : P. Moylan (0-03), M. Clifford (0-02), K. Hackett & T. Carroll 0-01). With day one successfully concluded the Boro players sat down to a very welcome meal in the Eire Óg clubhouse before introductions were made and lifetime friendships forged with our host families. Mentors & supporters travelled onto the magnificent Strand Hotel in Limerick where it is reported that Dan O Connor & Mikey Clifford Snr et al. led the `banter` till the early hours (CD release very soon…).

Saturday morning dawned dry & bright as the Boro boys concluded their group games with a comprehensive win over hosts Eire Óg, Nenagh on a 4-07 to 0-04 scoreline. Gratifyingly, this game allowed all Dicksboro Féile panellists gain invaluable game time. Word came through by all forms of social media and pigeon carrier that the Boro would face Glen Rovers (Cork) in the quarter final at 3.30pm in the afternoon. With time to kill the Boro squad made a short visit and a paddle to nearby Dromineer on the banks of Lough Derg before roaring on the Boys in Green against the Belgians till half time. Back on the pitch the overhead storm clouds were gathering in anticipation of a titanic battle between the Glen Rovers & Boro youngsters. In the spitting rain the drama began as the men from the Glen led at half time by 3pts to 2pts (Padraic Moylan, two frees) in a tough physical encounter. The second half yielded the best hurling of the weekend as both teams fought for victory. Cormack Kennedy gave the Boro boys a huge boost with a great goal only for the Corkonians to find the net moments later. With scores continuing to be exchanged two points (one each by Padraic Moylan & Timmy Clifford) forced the game into 5 minutes each half of extra time. Again the Southerners led at the interval 1-07 to 1-05 but again the Boro boys dug deep and levelled proceedings through Liam Moore & Mikey Clifford.

A quick review of the rules confirmed that each side had to encounter a nerve racking 45 yard free shootout. Akin to Ireland v Romania in Italia `90 a `club held its breath` as both teams converted the first ten 45 yard frees – the tension was unbearable as very unfair responsibility was dumped on very young shoulders. In the sudden death that followed the Glen Rovers lads prevailed on a 6-5 tally. Shattered and heartbroken the Boro community regrouped on the pitch comforted by the glowing tribute of the Glen Rovers manager and the consoling support of our fantastic Nenagh hosts.

And so ended chapter one in our Féile crusade, unbeaten on the field of play, fantastic county ambassadors and unbowed. Well done to all on a memorable weekend - chapter two will be played out next weekend as Dicksboro represent Kilkenny in the National Féile Peil na nÓg in Co. Kerry – another terrific experience awaits…who needs a foreign holiday ! ..C`mon the Boro….


Féile Panel 2016 : Brian Manogue, Niall Rowe, Padraic Moylan, Zac McHardy, Charlie Delahunty, Colm O Hara, Seán Maher, Rory O Connor, Aran Treacy Murphy, Liam Moore, Tom Carroll, Timmy Clifford, Mikey Clifford, Eoin Dalton, Cormack Kennedy, David Walsh, Harry Shine, Patrick Fitzgerald, Stephen Dermody, Cillian Hackett, Eoghan O Neill, Finn O Brien, Killian Phelan, Oisín Timmons, Andrew Brennan Smyth, James Carroll, Liam Connelly, Nick Doheny, Luca Loli, Charlie Nolan, Eamonn O Reilly, Vinny Roberts, Evan Rowe, Kevin Moore & Kyle Maher.


Dicksboro under 14 hurlers suffered heartbreak in the quarter final of the national Feile after an unreal encounter against Glen Rovers of Cork in Nenagh this afternoon. The Boro boys put over five 45 yard frees in a sudden death showdown after drawing 1-7 apiece following extra time. It was nail biting stuff and in sudden death, Glen Rovers scored and we didn't. However we finished the tournament unbeaten and the boys were magnificent.

The under 14 Feile hurlers are through to the quarter final of national competition following their third and final pool game against Eire Og Nenagh which they won 4-7 to 0-3.

They play Glen Rovers of Cork in the quarter final at 3.30pm in Nenagh GAA grounds.

Dicksboro 0-7 Naas 1-2

In their second game of the day at the national finals of the Feile under 14 hurling, Dicksboro again came back from a first half deficit to win their crucial pool match against a valiant Naas at Nenagh GAA Club this evening.

The boys were 1-2 to 0-3 behind at half-time after a fortuitous goal by Naas. Mikey Clifford, Tom Carroll and Cillian Hackett scored the Boro's points in the first half.

In the second half Mikey Clifford scored a point while man of the match, Padraig Moylan put over three points to clinch the win for the Boro.

The boys will play Eire Og Nenagh at 10.30am in the morning and Eire Og have lost their first two matches.

If successful, Dicksboro will play a quarter final at 2.30pm in Nenagh GAA club grounds.

All club members able to travel should go to Nenagh tomorrow afternoon to support our young heroes.

Dicksboro 2-11 Roscrea 2-5

Dicksboro finished well to account for host club Roscrea in the first of the round robin matches in the Roinn A national hurling finals in Tipperary this afternoon.
After a sluggish start, the boys came into it and were just a point behind at the end of the first half, 1-5 to 1-4. They really came to life in the second half and changes made worked and they finished up winners, 2-11 to 2-5. Team: Brian Minogue, Niall Rowe, Padraig Moylan, Zac McHardy, Charlie Delahunty, Colm O'Hara, Sean Maher, Rory O'Connor,  Mikey Clifford, Liam  Moore, Tom Carroll, Timmy Clifford, Eoin Dalton, Cormac Kennedy, David Walsh. Subs used Harry Shine, Aaron Murphy, Cillian Hackett and Eoin O'Neill. They play Naas in the next half hour

National Féile Finals 2016

Best wishes and best of luck from everybody in Dicksboro GAA Club to our Féile Panel and Mentors as they take part in the National Féile Hurling Finals this weekend.

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)

Tiger Woods to miss Dicksboro GAA Club Golf Classic

Tiger Woods looks disgusted after learning he will miss the Dicksboro GAA Club Golf Classic on Friday, July 1 at Kilkenny Golf Club.
However, you have the chance to win one of the prizes at the event which includes a fourball on the Old Course at Ballybunion. To secure a tee time for the classic simply call Seamus Rochford on 086-6026105

St Canice's School won the Roinn A Primary Schools Hurling Final for the fifth time in a row yesterday evening in Nowlan Park. Managed by Martin Hanrick, Padraig Crowley, Demot Hoyne, David Delaney and Paddy Lennon and captained by Rory O'Connor, they beat Skeoughvosteeen/Graignamanagh in a very tight game. All the players except one are from Dicksboro GAA Club

St Canice's school won the Roinn A primary schools hurling final for the fifth time in a row yesterday evening in Nowlan Park. Managed by Martin Hanrick, Padraig Crowley, Demot Hoyne, David Delaney and Paddy Lennon and captained by Rory O'Connor they beat Skeoughvosteeen/Graignamanagh in a very tight game. All the players except one are from Dicksboro GAA Club


The all conquering Under-14 squad won the County Football Féile title on Monday night, May 23rd, against a gallant Thomastown side and now go to the home of Gaelic football in North Kerry for the national finals in late June. This adds to the Roinn A county hurling Féile title won earlier this month.
Team and subs: Nick Doheny, Luca Loli, Niall Rowe, David Walsh, Tom Carroll, Padraig Moylan, Eamon O’Reilly, Mikey Clifford, Rory O’Connor, Aaron Murphy, Liam Moore, Eoghan O’Neill, Timmy Clifford, Cormac Kennedy, Eoin Dalton, James Carroll, Sean Maher, Oisin Timmons, Stephen Dermody, Paddy Fitzgerald, Zac McHardy, Brian Manogue, Vinny Roberts, Andrew Brennan-Smyth, Charlie Nolan, Evan Rowe, Liam Connolly, Finn O’Brien, D.J. Delaney, Colm O’Hara (inj), Charlie Delahunty (inj), Killian Phelan (inj).
Photo 1: John Byrne, chairman of Kilkenny bord na nOg presenting the County Feile shield to Dicksboro captain, Cormac Kennedy.  
Photo 2: The winning squad. 


Dicksboro under-10s had a fantastic day at Cuala GAA club in Dublin on Sunday. They played great and afterwards received their medals from Dublin County stars Colm Cronin, Cian O'Callaghan and Mark Schutte. 


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 €2,450 was not won on Thursday, 23th June 2016.

Numbers drawn were: 14, 18, 21, 31.

Draw prizes:
€100: Murt Morris (c/o Doherty's Bar).
€50: Nellie Kavanagh (c/o Denis Molloy).
€40: Emma Wall (c/o Michael O'Brien).
€25 each: Sean Heffernan (c/o Paddy Maher), Linda Molloy (c/o Tom Knox), Dolly Malone (c/o Paddy Maher), Barney O'Neill (c/o Gerry O'Neill).

Promoters' Prizes: €30 Paschal Bergin.  €20 Stella Doyle.

The Jackpot for Thursday (June 30th 2016):  €2,600.

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


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 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