Dicksboro GAA Club

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Only nine players have committed to playing tomorrow in the 2017 Under 21 football championship match against Muckalee at 2pm in Palmerstown. If we don't get at least six more in the next hour we will give them a walk over.
Not an ideal start to the year while it has to be acknowledged that we only got notice of the match on Thursday.
If you are able bodied and under 21 call 0878772688.
If nothing else we can guarantee you a bit of fun.

Scór participants needed

The club is looking for people to take part in the senior Scór to be held in the James Stephens Clubhouse at 8pm on Wednesday January 25. 
Dicksboro's Irish officer, Jim O'Neill is looking for people to take part and the only stipulation is that you must be over 17.
Events are:
Set Dancing
Ceili Dancing
Ballad Group Singing
Instrumental Music
Solo Signing

Rulebook attachment - http://www.gaa.ie/…/TheGAA/CultúrAgusGaeilge/12/21/31/Scor_W


The Strictly come Dancing event being hosted by Dicksboro GAA club will be held in Cillin Hill on Friday, March 24. This is a crucial  fundraiser for the club and dancers are needed.
To ensure it's a success we need at least 36 dancers and at the moment we are well down on that figure.
This is a great event and while it is fun, there is a serious element to it. If you would like to help the club and be part of a very enjoyable project contact club secretary Ed Nolan on 0868773615 or club
chairman, Eddie Holohan on 0862586568.

Camogie Club AGM

Camogie Club AGM will take place on 27th Jan at 8:00 in the Clubhouse.
Motion, recommendation and proposal form can be downloaded here.

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

Last surviving member of 1950 winning team passes away

The second last surviving member of the 1950, Dicksboro team that won the senior hurling county championship has passed away.

Tommy Dowling, St. Colman's, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny died today at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny.

He was predeceased by his wife Peggy. He is survived by his sons Frank, John, Brian, Vincent and Martin, daughters-in-law, brother Joe, sisters Teresa and Maura, sisters-in-law Brid and Frances, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing in Johnston's Funeral Home from 5pm on Friday with Funeral Prayers at 6.30pm followed by removal to St. Canice's Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Private Cremation will follow at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co.Cork.

Under 21 northern Champions

Dicksboro Under 21s beat James Stephens 0-22 to 0-10 in the Northern Final today in Clara with a great display of marksmanship and skill.
They will now play The Rower-Inistioge next Sunday in the Roinn A County Final.
By the 16th minute of the first half, the score was 0-12 to 0-2 in favour of Dicksboro. Helped by a good breeze, the boys were majestic and took the game to their city rivals.
At that stage, the Village lads, who showed great spirit, came back into the match and by half-time were 0-14 to 0-5 behind with the wind to come at their backs in the second half.
And by the 16th minute of that second period, they had brought the deficit back to six points and were really beginning to get on top and a goal for the Village at that stage would have made for a very tense last quarter.
However, it was the Boro who got the next four crucial scores to make it 0-19 to 0-9 and with ten minutes remaining, the game was ebbing away from James Stephens.
The first of those four scores came from current minor, Edward Moylan who was his usual industrious self, followed by super scores from Kevin Kenny, Robbie Murphy and the last, a monster from Stephen Farrell.
The final score of 0-22 to 0-10 did not reflect the closeness of the contest.
The Boro were 0-7 to 0-1 ahead after 10 minutes with the half back line completely on top - The trio of Conor Doheny, Evan Cody and Aidan Nolan would be a fabulous half back line at any level with any team.
That's not to say the men they marked played poorly, far from it, but these three were the rock on which this victory was built.
The second point of the game from Doheny, came from well inside his own half while all through the game, Oison Gough was excellent from placed balls.
Every player and every line was on top as the boys fought for each other with great hooking and blocking.
It was a team effort and nothing more than another Trojan effort will be enough to guarantee victory on Sunday against The Rower-Inistioge.
Team: D Holohan (Capt), A Phelan, R Fitzpatrick, E Carroll, C Doheny, E Cody, A Nolan, R Murphy, T Kenny, E Moylan, S Farrell, K Kenny, B Sheehan, C Kavanagh, O Gough.
Subs: C Fitzpatrick for Kenny, S O'Brien for Sheehan, J Dullard for Nolan.
Boro Scorers
Oisin Gough 0-7, Edward Moylan 0-3, Bill Sheehan 0-3, Chris Kavanagh, Stephen Farrell and Robbie Murphy 0-2 each, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan and Kevin Kenny 0-1 each.

All Ireland winners from The Boro

Great day for the club. Padraic Moylan and Mark Nolan won Junior Colleges All Ireland medals today with St Kieran's College. They overcame St Colman's, Fermoy in the final.

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 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 €2,300 was not won on Thursday, 12th January 2017.

Numbers drawn were: 7, 12, 25, 27.

Draw prizes:
€100: Bridie Brennan (c/o Bridie Brennan).
€50: Johnny McKee Jnr (c/o Johnny McKee).
€40: John Kealy (c/o Tom Knox).
€25 each: Paddy Cambell (c/o Maura Clifford), Ben & Ella (c/o Mick Byrne), Jamie Lynch  (c/o Bernie Lynch), Ber Galway (c/o Ian Morrissey).

Promoters' Prizes: €30 Denis Molloy;  €20 Paddy Maher.

The Jackpot for Thursday (January 17th 2017):  €2,450.

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

Archived Lotto Results

Below is a slideshow of general photographs from the U14 and U16 presentation night in Palmerstown on Friday, 25th Nov 2016.


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 – J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Intermediate Football Champions 2016
Congratulations to the Dicksboro Intermediate footballers who captured the J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Kilkenny Intermediate Football crown on Saturday 22nd October when they defeated Blacks & Whites by 3-8 to 1-3 in the final played at Bennettsbridge. See full MATCH REPORT below Slideshow and Team Photograph. [Photos by John Glynn]

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.

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.

Dicksboro created history when they captured the Northern Junior 'B' Hurling Championship for the first time with victory over James Stephens by 0-17 to 0-10 at Freshford on Sunday. Photographed is the team with their management of Declan Gough, Brian Fitzpatrick, Pat Carroll and E.J. Ryan. Also photographed is team captain Cillian Bhreathnach accepting the Johnny Ivory Memorial Cup.
Dicksboro's Minor and Junior hurlers were presented with their winning medals at a presentation in the Clubhouse on Friday, February 5th 2016.
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
night's events.
[Photos: Tom Beirne]

Adult Teams Sponsor 2015

 Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015


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