Dicksboro GAA Club


April 2011



29th April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Football Final

Dicksboro Under 14 footballers fought the valiant fight in Thomastown this evening in the League/Feile football final against O'Loughlin Gaels.

O'Loughlins were leading at half time by 1-5 to 1-2, our goal coming from a high lofted ball into the square which was caught and kicked to the net.

To be fair to O'Loughlins they pressed home their advantage in the second half and outscored our lads by 1-3 to 2-4 to leave the full time score Dicksboro 2-5 O'Loughlins 3-9.

Full credit to this Dicksboro team who fought to the bitter end and finished the game with the last two scores (1-1).

Panel: Ben Tynan, Cormac Buggy, Chris Kavanagh, Adam Clifford, Thomas Kenny, Jim Dollard, Robert Crotty, Edward Moylan, Aidan Nolan, Robert Murphy, Kieran Ryan, Alan Phelan, Shane O'Gorman, Andrew Gaffney, Bill Sheehan, Cian Butler, Oisin Gough, Aidan Tuohy.

Match Photos



24th April 2011

St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League

No quarter was asked nor given in our debut match at Senior grade after an absence of two years when we played Erins Own, Castlecomer in the first round of the St. Canices Credit Union League today in Freshford. Exchanges were robust and each ball was hotly contested by both teams. With only one minute gone, each team had registered their first point, the 'Boro's coming from Martin Gaffney, who was to score all of our points in this half. With twelve minutes gone, Peader Boran('Comer) had one of the few good goal chances of the match but thankfully he drove it low and wide. On the 23rd minute, Peader Boran was again bearing down on the 'Boro goal but was then deemed to have been fouled and a penalty awarded. The score was now 0-4 to 0-5 in 'Comers favour and a goal at this stage would have put them in a commanding position, however it was brilliantly saved off the line and cleared. Further points were exchanged with 'Comer going three points in front at one stage. On the 31st minute, Paul O'Flynn was fouled in the square and it looked like we were going to be awarded a penalty but only a 20 metre free was given. This brought us back to within one point of 'Comer, but they then scored two late points in injury time to leave the half time score: Dicksboro 0-6 Erins Own 0-9.
'Comer again started the scoring in the second half and we had to wait until nearly the 5th minute before Eddie O'Donoghue fired over a lovely point from the stand side. Halfway through the half, Derek O'Gorman, who had played very well throughout, was shown a second yellow card and the 'Boro were reduced to 14 men. 'Comer looked like they were going to take full advantage of this situation by adding two more points to their score but on the 17th minute an Eddie O'Donoghue free was converted from all of 100 yards. This drove on the 'Boro men and three more unanswered points followed, which meant that by the 26th minute the sides were level at 0-14 each, this after 'Comer had been in front throughout the game. Martin Boran ('Comer) put them back in front on 27 minutes but this was cancelled out 90 seconds later with another O'Donoghue pointed free. Level again. Within twenty seconds, however, M. Boran again obliged for 'Comer putting them in front again by the narrowest of margins. With the game 90 seconds into injury time, Shane Maher caught a lovely high ball and deftly handpassed to Martin Gaffney who slotted it over the bar. No more time was played and we had earned a draw from a game that could have gone from us, but for the dogged determination and never say die attitude of this group of players.
Job done.
Dicksboro 0-16 Erins Own 0-16

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Eddie O'Donoghue, Paul O'Flynn, Adrian Stapleton, Sammy Morrissey, Oisin Walsh, Tom Manning, Diarmuid Molloy, David Ryan, Kevin Nolan, David Carroll, Paddy Henderson, Conor O'Loughlin, Michael Hayes, Jamie Lynch

Match Photos by John Glynn



24th April 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling League

Under the expert guidance of management team, Noel Tyrell, Eugene Begley, Martin Gaffney and Phil Hogan this young team continues to develop into a formidable outfit. Today, we were up against Danesfort in Palmerstown and with the half time score reading 0-6 each, it was obvious we had a game on our hands. The 'Boro pressed on in the second half and were playing the better hurling, adding 1-7, the goal being our last score from Ger O'Donoghue, while Danesfort had added 0-3 up to that point. Following our goal, Danesfort did rally in the last few minutes and scored 1-2, but the 'Boro had done enough.

Final score: Dicksboro 1-13 Danesfort 1-11

We now have two wins out of three and our next game is fixed for 5th May in Clara at 7pm.

Match Photos

24th April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn C Hurling League

James Stephens got off to the better start in this first round match of the Duggan Steel Roinn C Hurling League held in Larchfield, with a goal after a couple of minutes and they managed to hold on to this lead throughout the match. The Boro boys did keep trying and at one point reduced the Village's lead to five points. The Village defence were strong, but the woodwork also came to their rescue twice when we struck both the upright and crossbar. If it were not for this the final screline would have looked quite different.
Final score: Dicksboro 3 - 4 James Stehens 4-10
The Dicksboro panel today was: Gavin Byrne, Colin Dempsey, Cian Butler, David Ryan, Alan Corcoran, Evin Carroll, Peter Lynch, Kieran Ryan, Cormac Buggy, Robert Crotty, Shane O'Gorman, Kieran Dunne, Brian Power, Panus Brennan, Tadgh Butler and Liam Kennedy.



23rd April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn A Hurling League

A well taken goal within the first couple of minutes of our first round match in the Roinn A Hurling League set the stage for a fine win today over John Lockes of Callan. The Lockes replied with a point but when we were awarded a penalty shortly after, the ball was driven low and hard to the Callan net. Callan did rally for a short time with two points in quick succession but the 'Boro finished the half with a pointed free to leave the half time score Dicksboro 2-2 John Lockes 0-3.

Callan had the first chance of the second half when the 'Boro conceded a 20 metre free but a low shot was well saved and cleared by the 'boro defence. Some excellent passages of play lead to two further goals from the 'Boro while our defence and midfield took control and denied Callan and scores apart from a point from a 65.

Final score: Dicksboro 4-7 John Lockes 0-4



23nd April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn C Hurling League

This top of the table clash against St. Patricks, Ballyragget proved to be a game of two halves with the 'Boro playing their best in the first half. Dicksboro were four points up within seven minute, but then St. Patricks scored two unanswered goals, one of which was from a close in free. Despite this setback, the 'Boro boys showed some true character and rebounded to lead at half time by 1-10(13) to 2-6(12).

St. Patricks were the stonger team in the second half and the 'Boro's tally of 1-4 was not enough to win as the opposition put another 1-10 on the scoreboard. Final score: Dicksboro 2-14 St. Patricks 3-16.

Our next match will not take place until July, as we break for exams. This will be a crucial match as we enter the knockout stage of the league.



21st April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League

The final score in this derby game against James Stephens in Palmerstown truthfully reflects the dominance that we exerted on this game. While the Village opened the scoring with a point, it was not a sign of things to come as our half and full back lines took control. This enabled us to score the next four points in a row, one from a free all of 80 yards out. The 'Boro's scoring run was only temporarily halted with a Village point as we continued to show no mercy in defence or attack. A high ball across the Village square was flicked into the net and this score seemed to demoralise the Village as despite numerous attempts, there was no way through the 'Boro's defence. The half time score of 1-8 to 0-3 could have been worst for the Village, but for a great save from their keeper in the last few minutes of the half.

The second half continued in the same vain as our forwards put on a display of excellent scoring. The Village's only score of the half was a goal from a penalty which was nearly saved, but it had just too much power behind it. A very good team effort from the 'Boro to keep us unbeaten in this league.

Final score: Dicksboro 1-17 James Stephens 1-3

Match Photos





Following a recent defeat, the 'Boro Minor A team got back to winning ways in convincing style this evening when they took on St. Lachtains at home. As a result of some fine ball striking from all areas of the field, we lead at half time by 1-11 to 0-5, the game finishing Dicksboro 2-18 St. Lachtains 1-13.

Panel on night: Aaron Duggan, Sean Scott, Rory Morrissey, Evan Cody, Stephen Farrell, Rory Glynn, Enda O'Donoghue, eoin Fennelly, Mason Clifford, Daniel Farrell, Eoghan Gough, Stephen Tynan, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Brennan, Eoin Cantwell, Marc Cudmore, Darragh Holohan, Joe Bollard, Alex Quinlan, James Murphy, James Gittens, Shane Brennan.


17th April 2011

Paddy Grace Under 14 Hurling Feile

A heroic battle was played out today in Grennan, Thomastown in the Paddy Grace Under 14 Hurling Feile semi final between the 'Boro and James Stephens. The healthy rivalry between these two teams guaranteed that those that made the trip would be given maximum entertainment and todays game was not to disappoint. The Village had the best of the opening exchanges, leading by 1-2 before the 'Boro replied with an excellent goal that was worked all the way from our back line before being driven to the net. Points from each team followed but a goal from the Village in the last seconds of the first half was critical to the final result.
Of course, these 'Boro boys would never say die and rallied in the second half to outscore the Village, but despite the constant pressure, the Village held on to win by 3-5 to 2-6.
The League and Championship now await us as we move into the summer and this team will certainly be there with as good a chance as any for silverware before the year is out. Well done boys.

Panel: B. Tynan, C. Fitzpatrick, A.Malone, E.Carroll, A.Nolan, C. Doheny, C. Kavanagh, T. Kenny, R.Murphy, K.Ryan, A.Gaffney, E.Moylan, A.Phelan, J.Dollard, B.Sheehan, C.Dempsey, P.Earle, A.Clifford, O.Gough, R.Crotty, C.Buggy, S.O'Gorman, C. Butler, O. Morrissey.

Photos Dicksboro vs James Stephens


16th April 2011

Paddy Grace Under 14 Hurling Feile

Our Under 14's had a comfortable enough journey through the group stage of the Kilkenny Hurling Feile today in Palmerstown. St. Martins, Slieverue, and Conahy Shamrocks provided the opposition, but scoring 24-40 to 1-2 overall tells it's own story. It will certainly not be the same tomorrow when we face James Stephens in Thomastown at 11am, when we will have to be at our best in order to defeat our city rivals.

Match Photos

Dicksboro 2-6 James Stephens 3-5

Photos Dicksboro vs James Stephens


11th April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 FLC Roinn C

Our Under 14 Roinn C team sure gave us a rollercoaster ride in this local derby game against O'Loughlin Gaels at Palmerstown today. Loosing by 1-7 to 1-0 at half time, it looked like O'Loughlins would it have it all their own way in the second half. Not so, as our lads dug deep and brought the game back to within two points. O'Loughlins were not to be outdone and finished the last few minutes with a number of goals and so the final score did not reflect how close these teams were.

Match Photos


9th April 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 FLC Roinn A

Any game against city rivals, James Stephens is always hard fought and todays football match did not disappoint in it's intensity. Leading at half time by 1-4 to 0-0, you may be forgiven for thinking that this game was one way traffic but within five to seven minutes of the second half starting the Village had registered 2-1 without reply. Game on. The 'Boro boys managed to keep their focus and by full time had scored the same as in the first half, 1-4 while the Village added four more points. Final score Dicksboro 2-8 James Stephens 2-5. An excellent result for the 'Boro boys.


8th April 2011

Kilkenny Honda Minor Roinn C Hurling League

Danesfort got off to a flying start in this Roinn C match, going three points in front before the 'Boro got on the scoreboard in the tenth minute by scoring two goals in quick succession. Shortly after Danesfort has the ball in the 'Boro net. A number of points were exchanged and before the half ended each team had another goal to leave the half time score Dicksboro 3-6 Danesfort 2-7.
The second half was just as tight with both teams going score for score with each other, however we just did enough to get past the post to win by the narrowest margin. Dicksboro 4-13 Danesfort 4-12.
Our next match is fixed for Monday 18th April at 6pm in Palmerstown vs Dunnamaggan



7th April 2011 

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn C Hurling League 

Fenians proved to be a very strong outfit when we played them in our third round match today.  This is our first defeat in the league after two fine wins.  We will hopefully get back on winning ways when we take on top of the table, St. Patricks on 21st April in Palmerstown.


6th April 2011 

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League

The fourth round of the U 16 League took  place against O’Loughlin Gaels  in Palmerstown. The Boro lads got off to a flying start with a goal and a point in the first two minutes. While their domination continued in the first quarter it did not result in scores.  Midway through the first half the teams traded goals and points to leave the home team 2.04 to 1.04 ahead at half time.

The second half saw an increased intensity from the home side resulting in a further goal and three points to one point in the first ten minutes (3.08 to 1.05).  From then onwards scores were scarce, O’Loughlins pulled back a goal but the Boro maintained the pressure to win by 3.12 to 2.07. This is the fourth win in the league for Dicksboro, next opposition is James Stephens at home, currently scheduled for April 21st.  Meanwhile the Under 16 Roinn C team take on the Fenians on Thursday 7th in Johnstown. This will be their third outing in the League following wins over James Stephens and Tullogher.   




4th April 2011 

Duggan Steel Under 14 FLC Roinn A

Misty rain and a strong wind greeted our Under 14 footballers when they arrived in Glenmore for their third match in the Under 14 Roinn A FLC.  Very good performances throughout the field meant that our boys were never going to leave this game behind as they ran out comfortable enough winners on a final score of 8-4 to 2-3 after leading at half time by 3-4 to 1-2. 

Panel on night:  Thomas Kenny, Conor Doheny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Liam Kennedy, David Delahunty, Aidan Nolan, Alan Phelan, Bill Sheehan, Shane O'Gorman, Robert Crotty, Robbie Murphy, Chris Kavanagh, Oisin Gough, Andrew Gaffney, Ormond Morrissey, Darragh Lynch, Evan Carroll, Kieran Ryan.

Our next game in this league is fixed for Saturday 9th April in Larchfield  at 5pm vs James Stephens



2nd April 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons All County Junior Hurling League:

Black & Whites failure to capitalize on their scoring chances in the first half in this first round match in the All County Junior Hurling League, coupled with some excellent defending from the 'Boro, ultimately lead to this game ending in a draw.  Leading at half time by 0-6 to 0-4, the 'Boro had the advantage of the hill in the second half whilst Black & Whites had the breeze.  The teams could not be separated in the second half as they exchanged scores throughout.  With the game deep in injury time a great passing movement from Brian Dollard to Mark Nolan, saw Mark slot the ball over the bar to claim a draw for the 'Boro.  Full time was called on the puck out.
Final score Dicksboro 0-12   Black & Whites 0-12

Panel:  Cillian Breathnach, DD Molloy, David Carroll, Ciaran Gough, William Cuddihy, Kevin Nolan, Jamie Lynch, Conor Maharaj, Michael Rafter, Davy Ryan, Mark Nolan, Michael Cotter, Ger O'Donoghue, Brian Dollard, Eamonn Campion, Philly Byrne, Oisin Breathnach, John Kelly, Peter Fitzpatrick, Collins Connolly.

Our next match in this league is fixed for Monday 2nd May at 3pm in Palmerstown vs O'Loughlin Gaels.