Dicksboro GAA Club

Lip Sync needs you

There is still time to take part in Lip Sync Legends in aid of Dicksboro GAA club in Cillin Hill on Saturday, March 25. 
A total of 14 acts have been confirmed and that leaves two places. If you would like to help the club and have a great time in doing so, then you should join the cast of Lip Sync.
The idea is based on the concept of the US Hit TV Show Lip Sync
Battle. Our adaptation of Lip Sync Legends Fundraiser, gives you the
opportunity to take to the stage and perform as a music legend to
raise much needed funds for the Boro.
Solos, Duets, Groups - Are all catered for and all different age
groups and personalities will be accommodated to ensure everyone in the club gets involved.
From Iconic Solo Legends such as Freddy Mercury, George Michael, Elvis, Meatloaf, to groups such as ABBA, The Jackson Five, and The Spice Girls, we have an act and place to suit all contestants.
This is a great opportunity for the community and club members to get involved in a high class professional production. For some, it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to train and practice and achieve a big stage routine.
For More Information, Register as a Contestant, or Buy Tickets Contact: Frank Morrissey, 087-2632471; Eddie Holohan, 086-2586568 or Sean Keane, PRO, 087-8772688.

Lip Sync Legends for Dicksboro thrown into controversy over the Carrolls

Controversy surrounds the decision to name RTE presenter, Helen Carroll as a judge in Lip Sync Legends at Cillin Hill on Saturday, March 25 in aid of Dicksboro.
A number of acts have complained to the club chairman, Eddie Holohan that she will be bias in favour of her brothers, Pat Donal, David and Ted who will be going on stage as "The Jackson 5 Minus 1".
One contestant said he was shocked and said it reminded him of the time he was taken off at half time in an Under 8 hurling match in the Boro.

’Boro Lip Sync will be unreal but The Village might not be happy

Many of the artists are already in place for the Dicksboro Lip Sync Legends fundraiser in Cillin Hill on Saturday, March 25.
A number of the senior male hurlers are going to go as The Spice Girls while one of the club executive is to tog out as Elvis. The ladies Gaelic football team will team up as The Bangles.
This promises to be a fantastic fun night and there is till time to sign up. It's almost certain that Johnny Campion will star as Johnny Cash while his wife Joan will play June Carter. Rumour has it that Sean Moore is going to play Bruce Springsteen. He has the shirt at home for it anyway. While Liam Busty Kerwick is a sure thing to play Ed Sheerin. 
We need people to dress up and mime a song on stage, with or without, backing singers in aid of the club. There will be excellent training and tuition beforehand and it promises to be the biggest fundraiser in the history of the club. Anyone who takes part in Lip Sync loves and it is a great experience. join in the fun and contact any of the club officers.
However, James Stephens GAA Club might not be happy because one of the songs that will be mimed on the night is CYMS by "The Village" People.
Oh, and the The Village are doing Lip sync in November.

Medals galore at presentation night

Great night in Dicksboro at medal presentation in the clubhouse in Palmerstown on Saturday, 4th February 2017. Photographed on right (l.-r.): Alan Phelan, representing junior captain Jesse Watters of team that won The Cahill Cup; Mikey Hayes, captain, county Intermediate football champs, Cillian Breathnach, captain county Junior B Hurling Champions and Darragh Holohan, captain Under-21 Northern Hurling Champions.

Lip Sync Legends
 Dicksboro GAA is bringing you the latest craze, based on the concept of the US Hit TV Show Lip Sync Battle.
Our adaptation of Lip Sync Legends Fundraiser, gives you the opportunity to take to the stage and perform as a music legend to raise much needed funds for the ’Boro. Solos, Duets, Groups - are all catered for and  all different age groups and personalities will be accommodated  to ensure everyone in the club gets involved.
From iconic Solo Legends such as Freddy Mercury, George Michael, Elvis, Meatloaf, to groups such as ABBA, The Jackson Five, and The Spice Girls, we have an act and place to suit all contestants, Johnny Campion.
It is expected that around 40 club players, members and supporters will get involved with between 12 to 16 acts.
A stylist will advise on all the costumes and all accessories, required to ensure your as near to the real thing as possible. The contestants will train for four weeks to prepare a group dance and individual performance.
This is a great opportunity for the community and club members to get involved in a high class professional production. For some, it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to train and practice and achieve a big stage routine.
For More Information, Register as a Contestant, or Buy Tickets Contact: Frank Morrissey, 087-2632471; Eddie Holohan, 086-2586568, Sean Keane, PRO, 087-8772688, or Edmund Nolan 086-8773615. (Tickets will also be available from any member performing on the night)

SOCIAL DANCING IN THE BORO

Social Dancing lessons resume in the Dicksboro Clubrooms, Palmerstown every Tuesday at 8pm. All Welcome.

The U14 & U16 County Hurling Champions 2016 were presented with the winning medals at a function in the clubhouse in Palmerston on Friday, 25th November 2016. Slideshows of both U14 and U16 presentations below.

[Photos and Slideshows by Tom Beirne]

The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €3,050 was not won on Thursday, 16th February 2017.

Numbers drawn were: 9, 10, 11, 18.

Draw prizes:
€100: Eileen Rafter (c/o Tom Rafter).
€50: Eoin Gough (c/o Declan Gough).
€40: James Tynan (c/o Paschal Bergin).
€25 each: Noel Malone (c/o Doherty's Bar), Ann Foley (c/o Kitty Phelan), Brian Hayes (c/o Deirdre O'Reilly), Pauline McKane (c/o Anne Tynan).

Promoters' Prizes: €30 Doherty's Bar;  €20 Roots & Fruits.

The Jackpot for Thursday (February 23rd 2017):  €3,200.

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

Archived Lotto Results

New Club Juvenile Chairman appointed

One of the most wholehearted members of the club, Pat Moylan has been selected as Dicksboro Juvenile Club Chairman, effective immediately. He was ratified at Thursday's specially convened club executive meeting. He is already busy at work preparing for a juvenile AGM. We wish him well in his new role.

Lotto Winner Cheque Presentation
Pat Cody – the winner of the Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €6,200 in the draw on Thursday, 15th December 2916 – was presented with his cheque in the Clubhouse on Thursday, 19th January 2017. Photos show Pat (centre) being presented with his winning cheque by Eddie Holohan (Dicksboro Chairman) and Paddy Maher (seller of the winning ticket). Also in the second photograph are Jim Murphy (Dicksboro Vice-Chairman) and Lotto Committee members Tom Knox and Tom Beirne.

New electronic Scoreboard unveiled at Dicksboro GAA Club

Good medicine for Dicksboro: Olivia Dowling, marketing manager at Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny; Eddie Holohan, chairman of Dicksboro GAA Club and Margaret Swords CEO, Aut Even Hospital inspecting the new electronic scoreboard at the club grounds in Palmerstown. Aut Even Hospital  are the club's juvenile club sponsors.
Photo by Pat Moore

All Ireland winners from The Boro

Great day for the club. Padraic Moylan and Mark Nolan won Junior Colleges All Ireland medals today with St Kieran's College. They overcame St Colman's, Fermoy in the final.

Mark Dowling, winner of a senior county hurling championship with the club in 1993 has been appointed manager of the senior hurling team for next season.
Mark, who has represented Kilkenny at all levels, was a member of the successful Clara GAA Club backroom team when they won the All-Ireland Intermediate club championship. He will announce his backroom team later. He is wished every success for 2017 and the entire club is behind him.

Below is a slideshow of general photographs from the U14 and U16 presentation night in Palmerstown on Friday, 25th Nov 2016.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES

Get out those dancing shoes, apply the Brylcreem or eye shadow and get ready. Social Dancing classes for everyone started back in Palmerstown on Tuesday last – and continues each Tuesday at 8pm.
Why not come along to Palmerston? – you will be made very welcome.
Thanks to twinkle toes himself, Mick Maher.

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DICKSBORO – J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Intermediate Football Champions 2016
Congratulations to the Dicksboro Intermediate footballers who captured the J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Kilkenny Intermediate Football crown on Saturday 22nd October when they defeated Blacks & Whites by 3-8 to 1-3 in the final played at Bennettsbridge. See full MATCH REPORT below Slideshow and Team Photograph. [Photos by John Glynn]

Dicksboro - County Intermediate football Champions 2016

While the sporting world was paying homage to Anthony Axel Foley in Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday, the Dicksboro footballers paid their own tribute to the fallen hero when they dedicated their win in the intermediate county final to Axel, his wife Olive and his two boys, Tony and Dan.

A group of die-hard ’Boro supporters were in Bennettsbridge for the match and they were not disappointed by what they saw.

Facing Blacks & Whites, who drew with the ’Boro earlier in the year during the League, the Palmerstown Pumas got off to the perfect start with two well taken goals and were eight points up before Blacks and Whites had their first score. Skeoughvosteen got back into in the game in the 17th minute with a goal against the run of play. The ’Boro responded well and by half time were six points clear, 2-4 to 1-1.

Blacks and Whites had the aid of a slight breeze in the second half but never threatened and it was the ’Boro who were first to score. They ran out comfortable winners in the end 3-8 to 1-3.

Every player showed great heart and character and while many turn their noses up at Gaelic football, this group of players did their club proud and had a great time doing it and are ready to go back up senior next year.

D.D. Molloy in goals is the rock on which the team is built, while our full back line of Conor Doheny, Kevin Nolan and Eoin McCormick were stingy, denying their men any posession. Equally so the half back line of Eddie O’Donoghue, Philly Hogan and the ciotóg Cillian Starr. Midfield were powerful – Eoin Fennelly and Martin Gaffney did trojan work.

The forwards were always ahead of their men with the half forward line leading the attack with some dazzling footwork – Bill Sheehan could turn on a euro coin while team captain Mikey Hayes and Enda O'Donoghue worked tirelessly. The full forward line has been our real weapon this year and the three lads, Edward Moylan, Mick McAdden and Paul O'Flynn scored 2-6 of our total.

We won't mention the 18 wides or who contributed seven of them.

Aaron Duggan who was centre back all year, was injured and couldn't play although he did help with the celebrations afterwards. Robbie Murphy came on for Enda O'Donogue and got a great point while the Prince of full backs, Kevin Nolan got a cut on the temple (from one of his own players) and had to go off. William (three goals) Cuddihy came on in his place and played really well. Darragh Holohan replaced Paul O’Flynn and scored a goal with his first touch to put the game out of reach of Blacks and Whites. Shane O'Brien came on for Conor Dohney and was fantastic up and down the right wing.

The management did a great job and it is great to see men like Niall Morrissey, Frank Morrissey, Liam Scott and Mick Byrne commit to the fray. Declan Lacey was a fantastic addition as logistics manager and Johhny Keane was the ever dependable water carrier.

Club secretary, Ed Nolan, an unsung hero of this club, did the tweets and the match statistics.

Scorers: Mick McAdden 1-2, Edward Moylan 0-4, Darragh Holohan 1-0, Paul O'Flynn 1-0, Bill Sheehan 0-1 and Robbie Murphy 0-1.

Boro are Northern Junior champions

Dicksboro ended the weekend on a high after the juniors beat James Stephens in the northern junior final replay under lights in Ballyragget. The final score 1-20 to 0-14.
This was a wonderful game of hurling played at a very fast tempo with each team contributing to a great spectacle.
At half time the Boro were just three points ahead having had the majority of possession.
However, the Plamerstown Pumas started the second half really well and were five points up within five minutes, before man of the match, Bill Sheehan struck for the only goal of the game to stretch the Boro's lead and put the game out of reach from a very good and skillful James Stephens team who were unable to match the Boro for pace and determination.
The village started the better and were 0-2 to no score ahead after just four minutes and seemed intent on starting off as they had finished the drawn match - going forward. But that was as good as it got for the Village men with the Boro gaining parity after six minutes to leave it 0-4 apiece.
As the half wore on the Boro maintained a two point cushion and went in at the break three points ahead.
This was above all, a team performance and the Boro were, after the first few minutes, on top in every position with the forwards receiving a great supply of chest high ball or ball played to their feet.
Their first touch was good and this was the difference between the two sides.
Everyone of the six forwards that started scored from play and there was no weak link.
The midfield played as link men and the backs were Tigerish without being overly zealus.
After the match, team captain, Jesse Watters was presented with the Jim Rice memorial cup by Conor Dennieffe of the Kilkenny County Board
The draw for the county semi-final will be made tomorrow night in Nowlan park.
Referee Pat Dunphy had a very good game and let the play flow while the pitch was in excellent condition.
Dicksboro: Killian Breathnach, Alan Phelan, Danny Kenny, Mikey Hayes, Michael Rafter, Philly Hogan, Jesse Waters (captain), Kevin Nolan, John Fagan, Oisin Gough, Tom Manning, Aidan Nolan, Bill Sheehan, Davy Ryan, Edward Moylan. Subs; Tom Kenny for T Manning, Conor Fitzpatrick for D Ryan and Cillian Starr for J Fagan.
Scorers: B Sheehan (1-6), D Ryan 0-4, T Manning 0-2, A Nolan 0-2, E Moylan 0-2, O Gough 0-1, T Kenny 0-1.J Fagan 0-1, P Hogan 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.

28/8/2016
DICKSBORO ARE NORTH JUNIOR 'B' HURLING CHAMPIONS
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.
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

CILLIAN BUCKLEY
on receiving his second 
ALL-STAR AWARD