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]
SOCIAL DANCING - Social dancing lessons continue in the Dicksboro Club Rooms, Palmerstown every Tuesday. All welcome: Singles or couples, beginners and Improvers. Make New Friends while learning to Waltz, Quick Step, Fox Trot and Jive. Club chairman, Eddie Holohan and club treasurer Seamus Rochford are among those who are taking part and they are already being tipped for Strictly Come Dancing fame
The Dicksboro Lotto jackpot of €5,450 was NOT WON on Thursday, 11th February 2016.
Numbers drawn were: 4, 16, 18, 31
€100: Malachy Hogan (℅ K&J Phelan).
€50: Carmel Murphy (℅ K&E Begley).
€40: Mickie & John (℅ Jimmy Mulrooney).
€25 each: Hilary Walsh (℅ Denis Molloy), Seán Brennan (℅ Bridie Brennan), Bríd Dowling (℅ Jim Murphy), Tom Clancy (℅ Martin Morrissey).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Frank & Eileen Morrissey. €20 Paddy Maher.
The Jackpot for Thursday (February 18th 2016): €5,600.
PLAY LOTTO ONLINE – See link 'Play Lotto' at top of this page.
John Treacy,(Juvenile Chairman, Dicksboro GAA Club) and friends present Therese Buckley (School of the Holy Spirit) and Therese Healy (O`Neill Centre, Kilkenny) with cheques from the proceeds of U8 -U12 Charity Blitzes held in Palmerstown.
The draw has been made for the Kilkenny Senior Hurling League 2016.
Dicksboro are in the same group as newly promoted Bennettsbridge along with
James Stephens, St Martin's, The Rower-Inistioge and the Fenians.
Congrats to three members of Dicksboro who were involved with the St Kieran's College hurling team that won the All-Ireland Colleges under 161/2 final against Athenry on Saturday - Photo below (from left):Mark Nolan, Liam Brennan-Smyth and Eoghan Moylan.
Michael Devane (The Nore Bar) makes a presentation to aid development in Dicksboro Camogie Club to Chairperson Noreen Phelan. On left is Andy Ryan, Dicksboro Camogie Secretary.
Dicksboro's Camogie Under-16, Minor and Under-21 County 'A' winning sides for 2015 were presented with their medals at a presentation night in Palmerstown on Friday, 4th December. Medals were presented by Dicksboro, Kilkenny and All-Star hurler Cillian Buckley. See slideshow above (photos by Tom Beirne) of the night's presentations.
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.
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.
Adult Teams Sponsor 2015
Juvenile Teams Sponsor 2015
Congratulations from all in Dicksboro GAA Club to
on receiving his second ALL-STAR AWARD