Dicksboro GAA Club

Dicksboro summer Camp

The amazing Dicksboro summer camp will be held from Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 in Palmerstown.

Book now please to avoid disappointment. 

It promises to be wonderful and caters for boys and girls aged between 6 and
14 years of age.

The camp starts each morning 10am and finishes at 2.30pm.

Our sports star, Cillian Buckley will make a few appearances and the emhpasis will be on fun, fun, fun.
Book now and book early.

Cillian Buckley-Walter Walsh  summer camp a huge success

There was a fantastic turnout for the Cillian Buckley-Walter Walsh GAA summer camp in Dicksboro this morning. 
Completely oversubscribed, the youngsters received one to one tuition with Cillian, Walter, Padraig Walsh, Joey Holden and other county players. It continues all week.

Cillian Buckley/Walter Walsh Elite Hurling Camp

This Eilte summer Camp will be held from Monday, July 10 to Thursday, July 13 in the club
grounds at Palmerstown.
It has everything that a young hurler needs and is organised by two of Kilkenny's finest and more importantly by our own great club man, Cillian Buckley.
It includes skill development, keep-fit exercises, game preparation, wall ball sessions, nutrition information, fun, games and drills.
Come and make new friends and support Cillian Buckley who has done so much for the club. Email; elitehurling@gmail.com or call 0852455674. It costs just E50 and book in advance please.

Boro footballers win national Feile title

 The under 14 footballers crowed an incredible eight days when they won division 5 of the national Feile competition in Castleblaney on Sunday afternoon. They beat  favourites, Buttevant 1-12 top 2-4 at Castleblaney Faughs pitch in a fantastic contest. They were two points down at half time but cam  back well in the second half with the wind behind them and again their work rate and willingness to give everything for their team mates was what set them apart. They don't know when to give up and they are a credit to their club, parents, mentors and county.
In the semi-final they played Clonduff of Down in Latton and again they got better as the game went on. They won well in the end, 3-9 to 2-3. In the quarter final played in Ballyjamesduff, They beat odds-on favourites Ardfert of Kerry 2-6 to 0-5 and again they just never gave up and Ardfert had no answer to their fast, free flowing football. it was a joy to watch  them playing the ball long and not depend on the handpass game. They were just super in that game and Ardfert mentors said afterwards they they had never seen a team to work as hard when they didn't have the ball.
In the group games they had two great wins on Friday evening in Cootehill, Co Cavan. They beat Mohill 3-4 to 1-2 and in the second match defeated Cootehill 5-6 to 1-2.
Panel: Brian Manogue, Luca Loli, Eamon O'Reilly, Eoghan O'Neill, Charlie Nolan, James Carroll, Stephen Dermody, Zac McHardy, Sean Maher, Charlie Delahunty, Rory O'Connor, Vinny Roberts, Nick Doheny,
Timmy Clifford, Andrew Brennan Smyth, Cillian Hackett, Harry Shine, Kevin Moore, Michael Raggett, Sam Tynan, Johnny Keane, David Mulrooney, Liam Connolly, Evan Rowe, Mick Carrolll, Matthew Kelliher and Conor Kavanagh.
Manager of the team was Richie Mulrooney with selectors, Donal Carroll, Sean Moore, Jim O'Neill  and Conor O'Grady. Physio for the weekend was the wonderful Tommy Bawle.

Féile na nGael 2017

Below is a Slideshow from the Féile Div 1 Cup Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday, 18th June. Dicksboro 3-11, Sixmilebridge 0-1.

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Féile na nGael 2017

Below are two Slideshows from the Féile Weekend – On the left is the Dicksboro 'Welcoming Party' in Palmerston on Saturday, 17th June for Craughwell Hurling Club (Galway) and Ballinascreen Camogie Club (Derry) – both hosted by Dicksboro for the weekend. On the right is a Slideshow of action from the Div 1 Cup Semi-Final – Dicksboro v Na Fianna (Dublin) on Sunday, 18th June. Match result: Dicksboro 2-9, Na Fianna 1-6.

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Summer camp on July 24 to 28 - sign up!!!

The annual Dicksboro GAA Club summer camp is going ahead from Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 from 10am to 2.30pm each day.
It is the best week of the year.
As always the emphasis for the week is on fun and it all finishes up with a mini blitz for all children on the Friday evening at 7pm with burgers and refreshments.
Contact the Summer Camp Helpline on 089-4774343 for any questions. Application forms will be available through mentors and you can also register online HERE

You can print off the application form Here or email: secretary.dicksboro.kilkenny@gaa.ie

Stars of the future

Dicksboro U10 hurlers who played in the Naas Blitz last Saturday.

Third win in a row puts Dicksboro in pole position


[All photos courtesy of John "Hawkeye" Glynn]

Dicksboro 5-13, Danesfort 1-9

All three games won in the league, senior status safe for next year, a championship quarter final berth secured and a bright future with a young team. Not bad for the month of May.

There was just two points between the Boro and Danesfort at half-time in this crucial senior league game at Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Saturday evening. Up steps Andy Gaffney who came on as a sub after eight minutes of the half. In 19 minutes he scored four goals and a point from play. A few of the goals were set up for him by his older brother Martin Gaffney who showed the potential we all know that he is capable of at full forward, coming out the field for the ball in the second half to devestating effect and scoring a crucial goal n the first half when the team were struggling a small bit.

This was a fantastic win and the players go away at the break with maximum points from three games and a very healthy score difference which makes us favourites to win a quarter final berth with two games to play. Those games against Clara and Bennettsbridge have to be won and no one is getting carried away especially when you consider that Danesfort were without Richie Hogan.

The Boro struggled a bit at the start of this game and it was a goal from Martin Gaffney after ten minutes that steadied the nerves and put the Boro ahead, 1-1 to 0-3 . The team went in two points ahead at half time, 1-5 to 0-6.

By the 12th minutes of the second half, the Boro had stretched their lead to six and on came Andy Gaffney to get his four goals, which turned the game.

Everyone played well and Cillian Buckley was again excellent at centre back. There was no weak link and the subs who came on played a major role in this victory.

Team: Darragh Holohan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Evan Cody, Evan Carroll, Conor Doheny, Cillian Buckley, Aidan Nolan, Ollie Walsh, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Oisin Gough, Shane Stapleton, Edward Moylan, Robbie Murphy, Martin Gaffney, Bill Sheehan. Subs: Andy Gaffney for Sheehan, Tom Kenny for Nolan, Stephen Farrell for Moylan, Paul O'Flynn for Walsh and Kevin Kenny for Gough.

Scorers: Andy Gaffney 4-1, Shane Stapleton 0-6, Robbie Murphy 0-3, Martin Gaffney 1-1, Oisin Gough 0-1, Ollie Walsh 0-1, Bill Sheehan 0-1.

BELOW – Photographs (by John Glynn) from Dicksboro's SH League victories over Ballyhale Shamrocks (left) [23/4/2017] and James Stephens (right) [7/5/2017]

Boro do well in under-age football tournament

Dicksboro U8 and U10 teams who played well in James Stephens Juvenile Football Blitz at the weekend.
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

Summer Camp Registration

Click on above link to register for this years Dicksboro GAA Club Summer Camp which will be held in Palmerstown from 24th to 28th July.

Adult Teams Sponsor 2015

 Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015

The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €6,350 was not won on Thursday, 20th July 2017.

Numbers drawn were: 8, 12, 18, 31.

Draw prizes:
€100: Rose Rowe (c/o Ian Morrissey).
€50: Trish McGarry (c/o Jimmy McGarry).
€40: Mary O'Leary (c/o Kathleen Bradley).
€25 each: Mairéad Kehoe (c/o Patsy Griffin), Deirdre O'Reilly (c/o Deirdre O'Reilly), Timothy Haide (c/o Roots & Fruits), Sharon Kiely (c/o Paddy Maher).

Promoters' Prizes: €30 Jimmy McGarry;  €20 Paddy Maher.

The Jackpot for Thursday (July 27th 2017):  €6,500.

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

Archived Lotto Results

Photograph below shows Dicksboro U10 Camogie players with trainer Aidan Maher being presented with training tops generously sponsored by Mark Sheahan of Caint Speech Therapy Services.

Double All Ireland glory for Dicksboro 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.

Dicksboro girls on the Loreto
All-Ireland winning 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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Congratulations from all in Dicksboro GAA Club to

on receiving his second