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.
WINNERS – The lucky winners of the All-Ireland raffle draw in Dicksboro last night were – 1st (2 All-Ireland Stand Tickets + €100): Ruth Carey, c/o Granges Road, Kilkenny; 2nd (2 All-Ireland Terrance Tickets + €50): Tony Butler, Lacken, Rathfoyle; 3rd (€50): Declan Farrell, Reade's Terrace, Circular Road. The ’Boro Club wishes to thank all those who supported the raffle draw.
GOLD FOR ANNIE AND MARATHON WONDERS
IN NATIONAL COMMUNITY GAMES FINAL
Sunday brought much better weather which was important for our marathon runners, both of whom excelled. The marathon distance was 7Km starting with two laps of the track followed by a circuit of the streets in Athlone. The boys race was first and Shay McEvoy was competitive from the start. Early in the race he moved into second place which he held to the end to collect the silver medal. The girl’s race followed and here Annie McEvoy was superb. Tracking the leading runners for much of the race she had moved to second place as the finish came into sight. Upping her pace once again she took to the front and crossed the finish line in first place to win the gold medal. Her fine run was a great help to the Kilkenny girls marathon team which also took first place leaving Annie with a second gold medal - a just reward for a really fine performance.
Congratulations to all our athletes and thanks to the parents and committee who helped out at area, county and national events. Special thanks to team managers Olive Lacey and Sean Lynch for looking after the preparation and training of the athletes.
1. Annie McEvoy on her way to winning gold in the marathon at the National Community Games
2. The relay team of Johnny Keane, Mick Carroll, Conor Kavanagh, Kevin Moore and Brian Moore.
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.
(Check out the Dicksboro Facebook page for a full set of photos)
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 €4,400 was not won on Thursday, 22nd September 2016.
Numbers drawn were: 1, 18, 21, 31.
€100: Mick O'Connor (c/o Paddy Maher).
€50: Leo O'Toole (c/o Billy Walsh).
€40: Aoife O'Dwyer (c/o ’Boro).
€25 each: Therese Kelly (c/o Paddy Maher), Eileen Rafter (c/o Tom Rafter), David Kerwick (c/o Ann Kerwick), Esther Byrne (c/o Mick Byrne).
Promoters' Prizes: €30 Kitty Phelan. €20 Ann Kerwick.
The Jackpot for Thursday (September 29th 2016): €4,550.
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