GOLD FOR ANNIE AND MARATHON WONDERS
IN NATIONAL COMMUNITY GAMES FINALWe 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.
Padraig Moylan heads off on Irish international soccer duty after helping Dicksboro Under 16s to victory in the Roinn A Hurling Championship today, (final score 2-22 to 3-9.)
Padraig, who starred at left half back, is part of the Irish Under 15 soccer team that play next weekend in the Hibernian Cup
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.
(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 €3,650 was not won on Thursday, 18th August 2016.
Numbers drawn were: 2, 7, 24, 32.
€100: Valerie Dunne (c/o Stella Doyle).
€50: Tom O'Donoghue (c/o Tom O'Donoghue).
€40: John McCormack (c/o ’Boro).
€25 each: Ann Scott (c/o Anne Tynan), Alan Purcell (c/o Paschal Bergin), Sophie Phelan (c/o Kitty Phelan), Kathleen Dunne (c/o Stella Doyle).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Gina McGrath. €20 Paddy Maher.
The Jackpot for Thursday (August 25th 2016): €3,800.
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
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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 ALL-STAR AWARD