Slideshow (photos by John Glynn) of the J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Kilkenny Under-21 'A' Hurling North Quarter-Final – St. Lachtain's 4-18, Dicksboro 1-24 (after extra time) played at St. John's Park on Saturday, 21st November 2015.
The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €3,950 was NOT WON on Thursday, 26th November 2015.
Numbers drawn were: 14, 17, 19, 24.
€100: Jim Kerwick (c/o Ann Kerwick).
€50: John Joe Ryan (c/o Noel Deevy).
€40: Jim Buckley (c/o Tom Maher).
€25 each: Rose O'Donoghue (c/o Rotts & Fruits), Jim Buggy (c/o Ned Buggy), Mairead Phelan (c/o Kitty Phelan), Ger Egan (c/o Sean Moore).
Meat Voucher: E. & S. Phelan (c/o Patsy Phelan).
Box Biscuits: Maeve Hoyne (c/o Stella Doyle).
Bottle Wine: Tess Buggy (c/o Ned Buggy).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 P. & J. Cody. €20 Pat Moylan. Box Sweets: Denis Molloy.
The Jackpot for next Thursday (December 3rd): €4,100.
PLAY LOTTO ONLINE – See link 'Play Lotto' at top of this page.
BORO UNDER-21s BOW OUT OF CHAMPIONSHIP
The Under 21s were beaten by St. Lachtain's in the Northern championship semi final on Saturday afternoon at St John's Park where the pitch was immaculate. Final score: St. Lachtain's 4-18, Dicksboro 1-24 (aet).
See Slideshow of action below (Photos by John Glynn).
Goals win matches and despite having the majority of possession and scoring chances, it has to be said that we gave away a number of fortuitous goals and it was the goals that made the difference coming at crucial times, especially the final one before the full time whistle which brought them within a point before another soft free was put over the bar to draw the sides level at the death.
The game went to extra time and again Freshford got a goal early on and in the end this was the difference between the sides.
You could argue that one of the St Lachtain's goals was actually a point which was brought back into play by goalie Jamie Byrne and that the umpire was going for the white flag before a Freshford forward came in, flattened Jamie and put the ball in the net.
However, Dicksboro can take comfort from the fact that they played in a wonderful game of hurling and contributed to a hugely exciting contest and the final score after 20 minutes of extra time, 4-18 to 1-24 is testament to that. It was 1-9 to 1-8 at half time in favour of the Boro.
Every young man gave their best on the field and sometimes we need to step back and realise there are more important things in life and we should count our blessings to have such a fine group of young men playing for the club,
Team: Jamie Byrne, Jim Dullard, Evan Cody, Evan Carroll, Conor Doheny, Eoin Gough, Ruairi Glynn, Aidan Nolan, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Chris Kavanagh, Stephen Farrell, Oisin Gough, Alan Phelan, Dara Holohan, Bill Sheehan. Full match report on sports pages of the Kilkenny People.
See Slideshow above of action from the game.
BUY A BLOCK FOR THE ’BORO
We are delighted with the response to date as in a space of just over two months 226 ‘Blocks’ have been bought. Many thanks to all .
We are amazed and honoured that so many former members, players, supporters and people from the community still hold the club in such high esteem and have generously contributed.
In addition our current membership, players and parents have similarly contributed.
At present we are preparing to issue an acknowledgement certificate to all as a way of saying ‘Thanks’ and have arranged for a ‘Party Night’ in the clubhouse on Saturday, October 31 (All are welcome). We will hold the draw for a prize of €1,000 on the night with some more additional prizes to be won.
Finally, if you have not yet bought ‘A Block’ or if you know of a friend, family member, neighbour or a former ’Boro Person’ who might be away please encourage them to buy. We are proud and blessed to have such fantastic facilities at Palmerstown which is a testament to all past and present.
Again, a thousand thanks to all. Yours in Sport
SEAMUS ROCHFORD, Club Treasurer
UNDER-21 'A' COUNTY TITLE FOR DICKSBORO CAMOGIE
Dicksboro U21 Camogie had a great victory over Thomastown in
the Roinn A County Final on Sunday. Despite playing into the breeze, the 'Boro
girls led by 5 points at half time, eventually running out winners with a
scoreline of 2-10 to 1-3. It was a great performance by everyone on the field,
including the subs, as it takes a strong panel to make a strong team. The win
finishes a great year for the club, who are now Roinn A Champions at Under 16,
Under 18 and Under 21, a first in the County.
Half Time: Dicksboro 2-4 Thomastown 1-2.
Final Score: Dicksboro 2-10 Thomastown 1-3.
Squad names and team photograph on right.
Mentors: Jim Kerwick, Emer Tynan,Tommy Bawle, Anne Bawle.
BUY A BLOCK DRAW
The results of the hugely successful Boro Buy A Block draw in the clubhouse on Sunday night: 1st prize went to the McPhillips Family; 2 Catherine and Paul Brady; 3 Fergus and Denise Kelly; 4 The Browne Family; 5 Anita and Niall Sheehan; 6 Ann Dunphy (Brennan’s Bar); 7 The Cody Family; 8 Breda and Tom O’Loughlin; 9 Declan and Kristina Meighan; 10 Catherine and Edmund Nolan
Dicksboro minors produced a fantastic second half performance to win the Roinn A county Minor Championship final at Nowlan Park this afternoon. They went a goal down after a penalty was awarded to O'Loughlin Gaels early in the second half and it looked like their city rivals would pull away.
However, the boys who became men today, displayed tenacity and courage beyond their years to draw level and with the sides locked at 15 points each, it was the Boro men who had the heart to finish it off.
They came up with two fantastic scores to clinch victory to make up for last year's agonising defeat at the hands of the same opposition.
There were heroes all over the field but the two final scores came from midfielder Chris Kavanagh and inspirational team captain, Robbie Murphy to leave the final score 1-14 to 1-12 in favour of the Palmerstown Pumas.
The club needed this win and the panel delivered a tonic for everyone and I thought both, Johhny Campion and Mick Byrne would have heart attacks such was the excitement and the tension at the end.
The Boro raced into an early lead in the first half thanks to Andy Gaffney (free) and Robbie Murphy before O'Loughins came more into the game.
Vitally, the Boro scored the only goal of the half from Robbie Murphy after good work by Gaffney and Chris Kavanagh out the field.
At the end of the half, the Boro led by a point 1-7 to 0-9 after O'Loughlins were guilty of a few bad misses before the half time whistle was blown.
In the second half, O'Loughlins upped the tempo and after they were awarded a penalty, they went two points up. A further point from play after nine minutes meant the Boro were down three points with less than 20 minutes remaining.
You never know what reserves of energy and hunger you have until the question is asked of you.
The players and subs responded magnificently with skill, style, composure, heart and grit.
Every player made a major contribution. Richard Stapleton in goals was, as always, super and, as always, brave.
The full back line of Evan Carroll, Jim Dollard and Aidan Nolan did their bit and as the match wore on, they provided the team with a solid platform.
The half back line did the same thing and again, in the last 10 minutes showed what they are made of, epitomised by Robert Crotty's well taken point. The Kerry breeding came out in Alan Phelan and he was great. Thomas Kenny was also well up for the challenge and all three held their positions well, especially in that vital final quarter of the game.
Chris Kavanagh and Conor Doheny are a formidable partnership in the middle of the field and it was great too see Kavanagh playing so well and Doheny is simply, class.
Kieran Ryan when he came on was great and was instrumental in helping the team win.
Conor Fitzpatrick played through the pain barrier as did Conor Doheny and Edward Moylan never, ever gives up. Inside were the real aces - Bill Sheehan, Oisin Gough and Andrew Gaffney.
They are all proven finishers.
And it was Gaffney who put over the score of the match from the touchline on the new stand side, midway through the second half when it seemed impossible. It really lifted the team and it was this score that helped make the difference.
Great credit is die to the management team of Jim Kerwick (manager) and selectors, Sean Moore, John Treacy and Padraic Lacey.
Club chairman, Eddie Holohan; secretary Pat Moylan and treasurer, Seamus Rochford gave the team every assistance and it was fantastic to see club stalwarts like Eugene Begley and Martin Morrissey there to witness the historic win and celebrations. It was equally heartwarming to see men like Shane Prendergast, coming up from Cork for the day to watch his beloved Dicksboro.
Team: Richard Stapleton, Aidan Nolan, Jim Dollard, Evan Carroll, Robert Crotty (0-1), Thomas Kenny, Alan Phelan, Conor Doheny (0-1), Chris Kavanagh (0-2), Andew Gaffney (0-7, six frees), Conor Fitzpatrick, Edward Moylan, Bill Sheehan (0-1), Oisin Gough, Robbie Murphy (1-3). Subs: Kieran Ryan for Conor Doheny and Doheny for Edward Moylan.
The Buy A Brick celebration and draw for €1,000 in cash prizes and much more is on Sunday, yes SUNDAY in Palmerstown at 7pm. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all members, supporters & friends of Dicksboro for the fantastic response to a unique novel fundraiser.
Still time - If you would like to buy a Block for the Boro (€100) and have you or your family name on permanent display in Palmerstown contact Seamus Rochford, Hillcrest, Kilkenny or Pat Moylan 166 The Sycamores before Sunday.
Photos from the Dicksboro Hallowe'en Party
ABOVE – Dicksboro Under-16 'A' County Champions 2015
DICKSBORO – County Minor Camogie Champions 2015.
The ’Boro Minor Camogie Panel and Management Team (Emer Tynan, Tommy Bawle, Jim Kerwick) following victory by 3-7 to 2-7 over Piltown on Sunday, 27th September.
THREE BEST LOOKING MEN IN THE BORO
Cillian Buckley, pictured after training and before going to the gym, flanked by two great servants of Dicksboro GAA Club, Mick Byrne (left) and Brian Fitzpatrick (right) after handing over €100 to them for the "Buy a Block For The ’Boro" campaign.
Dicksboro U-12's led by captain Andrew Brennan Smith won the Joe Prendergast Memorial tournament in Thomastown at the weekend defeating Faythe Harriers, Thomastown and James Stephens along the way
Dicksboro 2-10, Erin's Own 1-7.
Match Photos by John Glynn
Cillian Buckley got to celebrate winning an All-Ireland with his grandmother, Mary Buckley, Castletownroche, Co Cork in Croke Park yesterday evening.
Photographed on the right is a Slideshow from the very successful Under-8 Hurling Blitz organised and run by Dicksboro GAA Club at the club grounds in Palmerstown on Saturday, 5th September.
This U-8 Tournament is run annually in aid of Enable Ireland (O'Neill Centre) Kilkenny.
Thanks to all who participated, supported and helped out on the day.
The Under 6 team that played so fantastically in the O'Loughlin Gaels blitz last Sunday under the stewardship of Boro legend Mark Dowling and others.
Congrats to the five ’Boro boys on the North Kilkenny under-15 team that won the Michael Foley Leinster tournament in Enniscorthy on Saturday. They were: Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Justin Cahill, Liam Brennan Smyth and Mark Nolan.
The Lee Family of Stephen Street, Kilkenny were the recent lucky winners of the Dicksboro Lotto Jackpot of €8,600. Photographed below in the Clubhouse in Palmerstown at the presentation of the winning cheque (from left): Eddie Holohan (Club Chairman), Ann Lee, Patrick Lee, Ryan Lee, Freddie Lee, Jim Murphy (Vice-Chairman), Tom Knox (Lotto Committee).
Slideshow of Dicksboro
GAA Club Summer Camp 2015.
County hurling stars Colin Fennelly, Joey Holden and Padraic Walsh being welcomed to the Dicksboro Summer Camp by club members and Camp Co-Ordinators John and Grainne Timmons. From left: John Timmons, Mick Byrne, Colin Fennelly, Joey Holden, Padraic Walsh, Martin Morrissey, Joe Phelan and Grainne Timmons.
Dicksboro member Nick Doheny did the Club proud, winning the Under-12 Long Puc at the national finals of the Community Games in Athlone last weekend.
Photographed is the Dicksboro team which won the Lisdowney 7s over the August bank holiday weekend.
John Treacy, Juvenile Chairman Dicksboro GAA Club is presented with a Mentor/Training Top by Debbie Woodcock, Marketing Manager, Aut Even Hospital, main sponsor of Dicksboro Juvenile Section. Also in photo is Sam Woodcock.
Photographed with juvenile club members at the Dicksboro Mini Games and Barbecue on Fri, May 29th are John Treacy (’Boro Juvenile Chairman), Niall Lacey and Debbie Woodcock (Marketing Manager, Aut Even Hospital – main sponsor of ’Boro Juvenile Section).
A slideshow from the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Series launch in Dicksboro GAA Club's grounds
at Palmerstown, Kilkenny
on Tuesday, 14th July.
Dicksboro's KILKENNY CYCLING CHALLENGE 2015 – Slideshow of photographs from Saturday, June 13th
Conor and Frances Hogan and family – winners of the signed Kilkenny jersey at the Dicksboro Mini Games and Barbecue in Palmerstown on Friday, May 29th.
MAJOR PR BOOST FOR CLUB - Dicksboro GAA club has been selected as the venue for the Launch of the GAA All Ireland Hurling Series on Tuesday. July. Palmerstown will be on show all around the world as national & local media, new GAA President Aogán O Fearghail & players from the counties still in the hunt for Liam McCarthy converge at the Tullaroan road venue - great honour for the club.
and Ciara Phelan – on their Kilkenny All-Ireland Minor 'A' Camogie Championship final victory over Tipperary on Saturday last
by 3-9 to 1-12.
Dicksboro trio – Edward Moylan, Evan Carroll and Aidan Nolan – part of victorious St. Kieran's College All-Ireland Colleges Champions 2015.
St. Patrick's Day Parade – March 2015
Dickboro Under-12 Camogie Panel photographed in James's Park on Sunday, March 22nd with their guests, Dublin's Kilmacud Crokes.
DICKSBORO JUVENILE AGM
There was a fantastic turn-out for the club's juvenile agm tonight with up to 100 people present in the clubhouse.
Newly installed chairman, John Treacy made an impressive start to his career in administration and was full of positivity. He said that the main thing during his tenure of office would be enjoyment for the children in a safe environment.
Glamour was provided by dentist, Yvonne Kavanagh who has taken over the role as juvenile secretary.
The new vice-chairman is Liam Kerwick while John Treacy will be the county board delegate.
Photo: Liam Kerwick, John Treacy and Yvonne Kavanagh, the new officers of Dicksboro Juvenile GAA club after the AGM.
Congratulations to our Under 21 panel who made no mistake
in the County Final replay against Thomastown, winning by a comprehensive 5-9 to 0-10.
(Games Chairman) present the Patsy Lacey Dicksboro 'Player of the Year' Award to Cillian Buckley at the recent Club AGM.
Adult Teams Sponsor 2015
Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015
Congratulations from all in Dicksboro GAA Club to
on receiving his first ALL-STAR AWARD