St Canice's School won the Roinn A Primary Schools Hurling Final for the fifth time in a row yesterday evening in Nowlan Park. Managed by Martin Hanrick, Padraig Crowley, Demot Hoyne, David Delaney and Paddy Lennon and captained by Rory O'Connor, they beat Skeoughvosteeen/Graignamanagh in a very tight game. All the players except one are from Dicksboro GAA Club
Cake Sale in aid of Féile bound lads
A Cake Sale in aid of the Under-14 hurlers/footballers going to this year's National Féile will be held in St Canice's School on Friday. Parents/friends/supporters bring a cake or buy one please.
’BORO – COUNTY UNDER-14 FOOTBALL FÉILE CHAMPIONSThe all conquering Under-14 squad won the County Football Féile title on Monday night, May 23rd, against a gallant Thomastown side and now go to the home of Gaelic football in North Kerry for the national finals in late June. This adds to the Roinn A county hurling Féile title won earlier this month.
Team and subs: Nick Doheny, Luca Loli, Niall Rowe, David Walsh, Tom Carroll, Padraig Moylan, Eamon O’Reilly, Mikey Clifford, Rory O’Connor, Aaron Murphy, Liam Moore, Eoghan O’Neill, Timmy Clifford, Cormac Kennedy, Eoin Dalton, James Carroll, Sean Maher, Oisin Timmons, Stephen Dermody, Paddy Fitzgerald, Zac McHardy, Brian Manogue, Vinny Roberts, Andrew Brennan-Smyth, Charlie Nolan, Evan Rowe, Liam Connolly, Finn O’Brien, D.J. Delaney, Colm O’Hara (inj), Charlie Delahunty (inj), Killian Phelan (inj).
Photo 1: John Byrne, chairman of Kilkenny bord na nOg presenting the County Feile shield to Dicksboro captain, Cormac Kennedy. Photo 2: The winning squad.
NEED YOUR HELP
Following the great success of the Under-14 hurlers in the county final, fund-raising has started for the trip to Tipperary for the National Finals in the middle of June. It is a huge honour for the club to represent Kilkenny in the National Finals of Féile so we have to make sure we have them well togged out and well prepared form the fray.
RACE NIGHT – It costs just €10 to get your own nag for the Race Night in Palmerstown on Sunday, June 12th. It should be a great night of fun as well. If you would like to sponsor a race or give anything towards the substantial costs of sending a team to Féile then manager Jim Kerwick and his men would be delighted. The Under-14 players are selling horses for €10 each and you can contact Sean Moore, Tom O'Donoghue, Jim O'Neill or John Treacy to make sure we have them well togged out and well prepared for the fray.
DICKSBORO UNDER-10s AT CUALA GAA, DUBLIN
Dicksboro under-10s had a fantastic day at Cuala GAA club in Dublin on Sunday. They played great and afterwards received their medals from Dublin County stars Colm Cronin, Cian O'Callaghan and Mark Schutte.
Seniors record great victory over James Stephens
The senior hurlers recorded their second win in a row when they beat James Stephens in Round 3 of the Kilkenny Hurling League in a tight game at Nowlan Park on Saturday night, May 21st on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-11.
And after going three points ahead without reply, they found themselves a point behind after 21 minutes when Ray Coady pointed for James Stephens. The following minute Andy Gaffney scored the all important goal after a pass from Stephen Farrell following great harrying and blocking by Robbie Murphy to leave the score 1-4 to 0-5. It was nip and tuck from there to the break and the ’Boro went in at the interval, 1-5 to 0-7 ahead.
After the break, Andy Gaffney got an excellent score after hard pressing by Cillian Starr who was a revelation at centre field. While James Stephens came back to equalise twice afterwards the ’Boro had the upperhand for the remainder of the game and could have won by more.
In the 28th minute of the second half, the Village introduced former underage star and Shamrock Rovers player Mikey Drennan but he saw no action for the few minutes he was on the pitch.
Every player gave 100% commitment and the final score was 1-12 to 0-11.
In defence, Mikey Hayes was really good while Philly Hogan equally so, especially in the first half. Again Aaron Duggan was flawless in goals and Robbie Fitzpatrick was excellent in the left corner back position. Eoin Fennelly slotted in with ease to the right half back position and Cillian Buckley was colossal. Midfielders Ollie Walsh and Cillian Starr were superb while up front Paul O'Flynn continued his great start to the season with super work while Stephen Farrell, at centre forward, was a match for Jackie Tyrrell and he also got two great points. Martin Gaffney was very effective and made a number of scores for others while Andy Gaffney pitched in with 1-07. Eddie O'Donoghue put over two crucial points and Robbie Murphy's commitment was incredible and his blocking and hooking led directly to three scores for the ’Boro.
One of the things that will please manager Richie Mulrooney about this win was the commitment of the players – they hooked, blocked and tackled for the entire match and The Village players hadn't time to dwell on the ball and the other key was the performance of Cillian Buckley who managed to keep Eoin Larkin quiet. Buckley was inspirational and he was almost outshone by Ollie Walsh who is enjoying a rich vein of form and was fantastic again on Saturday night.
Eddie O'Donoghue had a brilliant second half after taking a heavy knock in the first half and he showed great vision and pace as the game wore on. It was great to see Kevin Kenny back in action and hopefully there will be no recurrence of the hamstring injuries that have plagued his last few seasons.
Team: A. Duggan, M. Hayes, E. Cody, R. Fitzpatrick, E. Fennelly, C. Buckley, P. Hogan, O. Walsh, C. Starr, P. O'Flynn, S. Farrell, M. Gaffney, A. Gaffney, E. O'Donoghue, R. Murphy. Sub: Kevin Kenny for Robbie Murphy after 28 minutes.
Scorers: A Gaffney 1-8, S Farrell 0-2, E O'Donoghue 0-2
’Boro club members served tea and sandwiches to all attendees at the conclusion of the meeting.
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"
Dicksboro Juvenile Chairman John Treacy wishes to advise that the "GAA Kits for Kids" is live at Caulfield's SuperValu – Shop local to help provide much needed equipment for Dicksboro GAA Juvenile Club.
The under 14 team had a great win in the Roinn A county league final against Mooncoin yesterday evening away in Mooncoin.
They led by just two points at half time but powered on in the second half, winning 5-11 to 1-5.
The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €7,550 was NOT WON on Thursday, 19th May 2016.
Numbers drawn were: 9, 10, 11, 24.
€100: Nellie Kavanagh (℅ Denis Molloy).
€50: Andy Ryan (℅ Andy Ryan).
€40: Ted Carroll (℅ Ted Carroll).
€25 each: Mary Lawlor (℅ Paddy Maher), Donie Duggan (℅ Paddy Maher), TC Tyres (℅ Martin Gaffney), Jimmy McGarry (℅ Jimmy McGarry).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Paddy Maher. €20 Mick O'Brien.
The Jackpot for Thursday (May 26th 2016): €7,700.
PLAY LOTTO ONLINE – See link 'Play Lotto' at top of this page.
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