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.
The Dicksboro Club AGM will be held on Friday, December 2 at 8pm. It is open to all members.
Club Constitution can be viewed here. Members can now view the following documents: Financial Statements 2016, Secretary's Report 2016, Motions, Recommendations and Proposals, AGM Agenda and Minutes of last year's AGM by clicking here
Loreto Cookery Demonstration
Christmas Cookery Demonstration with Anne Neary in Loreto Secondary School on Thursday, December 1st at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 includes entry into a raffle for a Dunnes Stores hamper. Non alcoholic punch and nibbles on arrival. All proceeds towards upgrading school facilities. Tickets available from Claire Brennan (086 8203534). Please support what should be a great nights entertainment!
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 €5,900 was not won on Thursday, 1st December 2016.
Numbers drawn were: 3, 6, 10, 30.
€100: Niall O'Neill (c/o Dore's Bar).
€50: Paddy O'Brien (c/o Denis Molloy).
€40: Sean Doherty (c/o Doherty's Bar).
€25 each: Ann Shasby (c/o Michael Gaule), Louie Relliss (c/o John Hackett), Brian Lannon (c/o Dore's Bar), Jack de Loughry (c/o Gerry O'Neill).
Meat Voucher: Petrina Murphy (c/o Denis Molloy).
Box Biscuits: Monica Murray (c/o Joe Walton).
Bottle Wine: Martin Shasby (c/o Michael Gaule).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Pat & Jackie Cody; €20 Paddy Maher; Box Sweets: Maura Clifford.
The Jackpot for Thursday (December 8th 2016): €6,050.
PLAY LOTTO ONLINE – See link 'Play Lotto' at top of this page.
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.
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.
Thank you Richie, Mickey and Simon
The dust has settled on the senior championship defeat against Clara and it's fair to say their are a lot of tired bodies and bruised egos.
The management team did a great job this year and should be thanked for the fantastic effort they have put in over the last three years. And to quote the great Kerry corner back, Jimmy Deenihan: "Your'e
only as good as your last game."
We have retained our senior status and the new management team, whoever they will be, will have learned from this season.
There are few more decent characters in the club than Richie Mulrooney and he did a great job over the last three years, keeping us senior and allowing is to dream of more.
He gave up his time and effort for the sake of the club he loves and which he also served as juvenile club chairman.
The same can be said about his co-selectors, former All Star, Mickey Walsh and Simon Walton as well all the rest of the backroom team. Thank you for all the hours you spent in Palmerstown, the commitment
and dedication to the Boro.
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.
Specsavers Look for Longer Competition
Many thanks to Hilary Cantwell who nominated Dicksboro GAA Club in the Specsavers Look for Longer Competition which she won. Hilary enjoyed prime seats at the All-Ireland hurling final, while Dicksboro won €5000 which will now be used to improve our facilities in Palmerstown to the benefit of every man, woman, boy and girl who play there.
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.
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"
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
BUY A BLOCK FOR THE ’BORO
We are delighted with the fact that over 300 blocks have been sold to date but we are conscious that there is still others out there who could contribute and ensure that their name(s) are permanently displayed in the clubhouse. Your contribution of €100 would be greatly appreciated. Please enter your details below and click on the Buy Now button to contribute securely through PayPal.
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