Lip Sync HUGE Success
One of the greatest social nights ever for Boro
Lip Sync a huge success
Over 1,000 people cheered, jeered, laughed (with tears in their eyes) and clapped their way through 12 acts at the Dicksboro Lip Sync legends night in the Hub at Cillin Hill in what was the club's largest and most successful social event ever held.
Hard to believe that just four weeks ago there were serious concerns about it going ahead but the optimism and dedication of a small team of people headed by Eileen and Frank Morrissey (who came up with the idea) ,Eddie and Liz Holohan, Ed and Catherine Nolan, Davy Ryan, Fergal Murphy and the rest of the committee.
In the end it was family affair for the Gaffney family with mam, Mary playing Tina Turner against her son Murt (Scary Spice) and four other senior hurlers in the final. Judges Kieran Cuddihy, Helen Carroll, John Mulhall and Eileen Magnier could not separate the five, who included Paul O'Flynn (Ginger Spice); Mikey Hayes (Posh Spice), and Davy Ryan (Sporty Spice) along with Murt from Tina Turner and they drew the name out of a cup to decide the winner.
There were some hilarious moments like when Fr Jim Murphy, Parish Priest of St Canice's appeared on stage in leather as Bon Jovi while Darragh Holohan flashed a bit too much, to the delight of the female contingent who had the camera phones ready for the Destiny's Child star. We have since learned that Darragh wore his girlfriend's dress on the night.
This was a special night and people were queuing from before the doors opened at 7.15pm and shows what can be achieved when everyone in a club puts their shoulder to the wheel and works for the good of the club.
The final four acts had to do it all again and first up was Frank Morrissey followed by The Village People with Mary Gaffney next and last were the Spice Girls.
The comments of the judges throughout the night added to the sense of fun that was around and everybody was in great form and it augers well for the upcoming hurling season.
The night started on a high with the entire ensemble for the opening number led by Sr Fergal Murphy and Ber Brennan with a song from Sister Act.
It's hard to be the first act but Danielle Kenny, Ciara Phelan, Orla Fennelly and Jenny Clifford were super as One Direction complete with facial hair. And the acrobatics were a real treat.
Frank Morrissey became Frank Sinatra for five minutes on Saturday night and he brought the house down and he received a gret cheer at the of New York, New York. Despite threatening the judges with the mafia, he made the final.
Abba were next with Ber Brennan, Breda Clohosey, Jimmy McGarry and James Murphy. Again they were super and the choreography was top class.
Then it got raunchy with Destiny's Child made up of Darragh Holohan, Enda Donohoe and Robbie Fitzpatrick. Helen Carroll made the comment that all the boys were very comfortable wearing womens' clothes. Enough said.
What came next was most unexpected. Eucharisitic minister at St Canice's Church, tomas Turley became Elvis and was fantastic, a real surprise and a highlight of the night.
But when the Village People came on stage led by juvenile club secretary, Fergal murphy and his "harem" the crowd went wild.
Unfortunately, Valerie Brennan broke a bone in her foot the night before while rehearsing in the Boro club and was in a wheelchair for the night but her co-stars Eilis O'Shea, Yvonne Finlay, Grainne Timmons. Sinead Maher, Olive Lacey and the absolutely fantastic Siobhan Nolan complete with builder's hat, didn't leave her down and gave a rapturous performance that got them through to the final.
Some men were born to go on stage - John Hanrick, Shane O'Brien and Robbie Murphy were brilliant as the Bee Gees right down to the hair. They were magic.
And when Sinead Butler came on as Britney, the young lads went crazy and she didn't lave the down with a raunchy version of One More Time.
And the biggest cheer of the night was kept for fr Jim and his sexy backing singers Ariane Gravilan, Alice Holden and Catherine Nolan.
Helen Carroll said that if Fr Jim did that act every Sunday the church would be full to overflowing.
Mary Gaffney is a natural mover and her Tina Turner performance was electric and she received a deserved standing ovation. She was exceptional and helped make the night ahuge success.
However, straight afterwards hers son Murt as Scary Spice and the four others spicers made their way on to the stage from the back of the hall, like boxers going into the ring, with hooded robes straight out of Lord Of The Rings.
They were fantastic and I will never be able to look Mikey Hayes in the eye again and not laugh as he played Posh Spice to perfection.
Last on stage was Ronan Morrissey and he was excellent singing Is This The way To Amarillo.
this was entertainment at its best and they just about deserved the crown of Lip Sync Legends winners 2017.
This was a mammoth undertaking by the club and it will go down in local folklore for all the right reasons.
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.
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
Adult Teams Sponsor 2015
Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015
The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €3,800 was not won on Thursday, 23rd March 2017.
Numbers drawn were: 3, 10, 16, 18.
€100: Eileen Purcell (c/o Paddy Maher).
€50: Noel & Martina (c/o Kitty Phelan).
€40: Yvonne Finlay (c/o Donal Carroll).
€25 each: Willie Kavanagh (c/o Joe Walton), Martin Kelly (c/o Liam Barry), John Devane (c/o Nore Bar), Aoife O'Dwyer (c/o Dicksboro).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Tom O'Donoghue; €20 Paddy Maher.
The Jackpot for Thursday (March 30th 2017): €3,950.
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Double All Ireland glory for Boro girls with Loreto
It was two All Irelands in one week for Jane Cass, Kate Dempsey and Ciara Mullan as Loreto Secondary School added the All Ireland Post Primary Junior A Camogie Championship to the Senior title for 2017.
The Loreto team showed great character and had to dig deep to achieve victory against a very strong Cross and Passion College from Ballycastle in County Antrim.
After five minutes the Northern girls had 1 goal and two points on the score board to no score and this was the trend of the first half as they lead at half time by 2 -8 to 2 – 2.
In the second half the Loreto girls scored eight points to just one from the northern side, to leave the game tied and as hard as Ballycastle tried they could not add another score before Loreto sealed the win with a goal and point.
This win was three Junior A, All Ireland titles in row and Jane and Kate were part of all three.
The Dicksboro girls on the winning team was, Ciara Mullan, Kate Dempsey, Jane Cass, Niamh Moore and Asha McHardy.
Congratulations to the Loreto Management team of Colm Kerr, Ned Kelly, Hannah Murphy, Julia White and Brendan Williams.
Boro girls on All Ireland winning Loreto team
Saturday was a memorable day for seven Dicksboro girls who were part of the victorious Loreto All Ireland Post Primary A champions for 2017. The final against the Ursuline Secondary School Thurles was played in the excellently presented Conahy Shamrocks grounds.
The sun shone down as the Loreto girls dominated from the start with a style of camogie and teamsmanship that the Tipperary school had no answer for.
It is four years since the Corn Sceilge prize was won by the Granges road school who now lead the roll of honour of Kilkenny schools with five titles, just one ahead of Presentation secondary school while St. Brigid’s Callan have two titles.
Dicksboro Camogie Club had a strong representation with Ciara O’Shea at full back, Tara Clifford on the half back line and Caoimhe Dowling mid field with Jane Cass, Kate Dempsey, Ciara Mullan and Issey Carroll making up the septet of Dicksboro players on the panel.
Congratulations to the Loreto Management team of Mr.Colm Kerr, Mr. Ned Kelly, Ms.Julia White and Mr.Brendan Williams.
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on receiving his second ALL-STAR AWARD