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.
DICKSBORO JUNIORS RETAIN PADDY CAHILL CUP
The Dicksboro junior team retained the Paddy Cahill Cup tonight (Sunday 17th July 2016) in Kilmanagh with a well earned victory against a John Lockes team that never gave up. The final score of 1-20 to 0-19 reflected the close nature of the contest.
There were tremendous performances all over the field for the Palmerstown Pumas but especially from Tomás Kenny up front who scored four points from play and from Mikey Hayes and Philly Hogan in defence.
This was a team effort and team captain, Jessie Waters played his part pitching in with a point from wing back. Goals win matches and it was a late first half strike from substitute Chris Kavanagh that found the back of the net after a kicked pass from marked man Bill Sheehan that left the half-time score 1-0 to 0-9 in favour of the ’Boro.
The ’Boro were behind for the first two minutes of the game and by the 11th minute they led and never relinquished that lead.
Cillian Breathnach was superb in goals and his puck outs were immense. The full back line were first to the ball and marshalled Callan's best line with aplomb. The half back line were a driving force behind this win and never gave up. The ’Boro won the midfield battle and upfront everyone played well and Enda O'Donoghue was having a great game before going over on his ankle before halftime. Every time Bill Sheehan got the ball he was fouled and referee Conor Everard, who had an excellent game, dished out three yellow cards for fouls on Sheehan. Michael Rafter took over the free taking in the second half and was impeccable.
Team: C Breathnach, A Phelan, M Hayes, J Gittens, J Waters, D. Kenny, E Malone, P Hogan, K Nolan, E Carroll, T Kenny, E Fennelly, E O'Donoghue, B Sheehan, M Rafter. Sub: C Kavanagh for E O'Donoghue (inj).
Scorers: M Rafter 0-6, T Kenny 0-4, C Kavanagh 1-0, E O'Donoghue 0-2, E Malone 0-2, E Fennelly 0-2, E Carroll 0-1, J Waters 0-1, P Hogan 0-1, K Nolan 0-1.
The pitch was in magnificent condition and everyone was treated well by the host club, Graigue-Ballycallan. Mick Byrne would have been proud.
(Check out the Dicksboro Facebook page for a full set of photos)
REVERSE INTO PARKING SPACE PLEASE
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 €3,200 was not won on Thursday, 28th July 2016.
Numbers drawn were: 1, 8, 20, 28
€100: Noel McGree (c/o Dore's Bar).
€50: Des Walsh (c/o Paddy Maher).
€40: Donal Farrell (c/o Paddy Maher).
€25 each: Noel Tyrrell (c/o Paddy Maher), Deirdre Power (c/o Patsy Griffin), Brian Hayes (c/o Deirdre O'Reilly), Kathleen Bradley (c/o Kathleen Bradley).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Mick Byrne. €20 Kathleen Begley.
The Jackpot for Thursday (August 4th 2016): €3,350.
PLAY LOTTO ONLINE – See link 'Play Lotto' at top of this page.
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.
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
[Photos: Tom Beirne]
Adult Teams Sponsor 2015
Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015
BUY A BLOCK FOR THE ’BORO
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 ALL-STAR AWARD