Dicksboro GAA Club

April 2014

28th April 2014

Minor Hurling League

Dicksboro 3-11 Tullaroan 4-11

Panel:  John Hanrick, Ronán Butler, Jim Dollard, Alan Phelan, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan, Robert Crotty, Thomas Kenny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Andrew Gaffney, Corey Cahill, Kieran Ryan, Jamie Byrne, Robbie Murphy, Bill Sheehan, Evan Carroll, Edward Moylan, Cian Butler, Richie Stapleton, Oisin Gough, Shane O'Gorman, Cormac Buggy, Kieran Dunne, Dara Lynch, Brian Power, Peter Lynch, Shane Stapleton.

27th April 2014

Under 14 Féile

The group stages of the Paddy Grace under 14 hurling Féile was held on last Sunday.  Dicksboro were in Group ‘B’ along with Mooncoin, Lisdowney and Danesfort and all our games were played in Thomastown.  A slow start against Mooncoin meant that despite the ‘Boro having a lot of the possession, we were only up at HT by 0-3 to 0-1.  In the second half the boys made better use of their possession and finished deserving winners on a score-line of 2-6 to 0-2.  In our next game against Lisdowney, we again started against the wind and so our HT lead of 0-5 to 0-2 was encouraging. An impressive second half resulted in a convincing ‘Boro win by 2-9 to 0-4.  Last up was Danesfort and by now the ‘Boro boys were in full swing, two goals in each half being decisive.  FT Dicksboro 4-6 Danesfort 0-4.

Panel: Nicky Burke, Joe Lacey, Liam Stynes, Liam Hennessy, Padraic Moylan, Eoghan Moylan, Daire Maher, Justin Cahill, Liam Brennan Smith, Evan Clarke, Tadhg Butler, Tommy Farrell, Darren Mullan, Mark Nolan, Mark Kenny, Patrick O’Shea, Colm O’Grady, Jack Tynan, David Conway, Cian Rowe, David Delahunty, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Bobby O’Mahony, Conor Egan, Luke Morrissey, Keith O’Connor, Oisín Tynan, Shay McEvoy, David Kelleher. 

27th April 2014

Junior 'B' Hurling League

Dicksboro 0-15 Danesfort 3-15

The ‘Boro’s second outing of the week took place in Palmerstown today and resulted in a loss to now top of the table Danesfort.  Dicksboro played against a significant wind in the first half but even still, 0-3 was a poor return while Danesfort’s 1-10 put them in a very strong position, this coupled with their ten wide’s of the half looked ominous for the ‘Boro.  We did start the second half well, Ger O’Donoghue converting a pointed free while Shane O’Brien created his own score when he caught a ‘Fort puck out and duly put it over the bar.  Ruairi Morrissey followed this up with a great point from approx. seventy yards.  Danesfort, unfortunately replied with 2-2, effectively killing off the game.  Eoin McCormack added another very good point and DD Molloy’s free taking softened the final score.   

Panel: Alan Purcell, Philip Dunne, Diarmuid Molloy (0-3, frees), Ruairi Morrissey (0-2), Eoin McCormack (0-1), James Gittens, Gary Lynch, Jamie Lynch, Jessie Watters (0-2, 0-1 frees),  Stephen Tynan (0-1),  Shane O’Brien 0-2, Peter Fitzpatrick, Ger O’Donoghue(0-4, 0-1 Frees), James Murphy, Drew Phelan.

21st April 2014

Junior 'B' Hurling League

Dicksboro 3-11 Conahy Shamrocks 0-10

A healthy lead was required by the 'Boro at the end of the first half of todays Junior 'B' league game in Jenkinstown as we were playing with a very strong wind and so we had to be happy with our HT lead of 2-7 to 0-4, Shane O'Brien proving to be a goal scorer and provider when he set up Niall Morrissey for the second goal of the half.  The 'Boro were on the scoreboard within a minute of the start with a pointed free from Ger O'Donoghue which was quickly followed by a Shane O'Brien point, a point which started off with a DD Molloy clearance to Ruairi Morrissey.  Ruairi also contributed to Niall's goal when his hard work broke down the ball for the 'Boro.

The second half was going to be an all so different affair as we now played against the wind.  The full back line of DD Molloy, John Kelly, and Drew Phelan were called more and more into the action, along with Eoin McCormac and James Gittens.  James Murphy added two more points to his tally within four minutes of the start of the half, which was not in Shamrocks script.  Shane's second goal on thirteen minutes stretched our lead to 3-10 to 0-6.  Conahy did have their chances but thankfully they did not take them all, while Alan Purcell dealt with anything landing around his square.  Conahy would have been favourites to win this half but the 'Boro's dogged determination won the day, outscoring our opponents by 1-4 to 0-6 in the second half.

Panel: Alan Purcell, DD Molloy, John Kelly, Drew Phelan, Eoin McCormac, James Gittens, Ruairi Morrissey, Jamie Lynch, Shane O'Brien (2-1), Peter Fitzpatrick, Stephen Tynan (0-1), James Murphy (0-5), Graham Egan, Niall Morrissey (1-2, 0-1 free), Ger O'Donoghue (0-2, frees), Podge Lacey, Gary Lynch.

18th April 2014

Under 16 Roinn 'A' League

Dicksboro 3-15 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-15

The 'Boro under 16 team managed to turn around a nine point deficit at one stage in the first half to a one goal victory against neighbours, O'Loughlin Gaels in our second league game of the season. OLG were firing on all four cyclinders from the start and after twenty minutes we found ourselves behind by 0-4 to 1-9, and without any significant breeze advantage this looked worrying.  We would have a lot of work to do in the dressing room at HT to spur ourselves on as we trailed at HT by 1-7 to 2-12, four of our points coming from frees.

The management team worked wonders during the HT interval as an altogether more determined 'Boro team took to the field for the second half, registering 2-5 in the first twelve minutes, leaving OLG a little shell shocked as we now lead by two points.  The Gaels were unable to recover and a brief spell in the middle of the half when they scored two unanswered points was short lived as the 'Boro lads replied with the last three scores of the game.

Panel: Kieran Phelan, Eoghan Moylan, Cian Butler, David Ryan, TJ Stynes, Evan Carroll, Johnny Minogue, Chris Kavanagh, Jack Condren, Edward Moylan, Alan Corcoran, David Campion, Joe Sheehan, Oisin Gough, Brian Cleere, Gavin Byrne, Justin Cahill, Stephen Cass, Mark Nolan, Liam Brennan Smith, Jack Connelly, James Griffin.

13th April 2014

Junior Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-12 Erins Own 0-13

Unlike our seniors, the ‘Boro junior team had a great start in their first round league game with a victory over Erin’s Own in Canon Kearns Pk today.  ‘Comer were looking very good in the first half, and were value for their HT lead of Dicksboro 0-7 Erins Own 0-11 but they were rocked in the second half by a determined ‘Boro team and the ‘Comer lads looked a bit shocked at the rate we had stepped up our game.  Three goal opportunities came Shane O’Brien’s way in the space of five minutes and he converted two of them, the first was a screamer into the roof of the net.  His second came from a good build up involving Philly Hogan and with only twelve minutes of the second half played we had turned around our HT deficit to lead by 2-9 to 0-13.  Erins Own had no reply and three more ‘Boro points sealed the victory.

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Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Rory Glynn, Michael Hayes, James Gittens, Michael Rafter, Evan Guilfoyle, Jessie Watters, Davy Ryan, Philip Hogan, Shane O’Brien, Derek O’Gorman, Stephen Farrell, Ger O’Donoghue, Marco Ruessman, Cillian Starr, Darragh Holohan, Peter Turley, James Murphy, Ruairi Morrissey, Jamie Lynch, John Kelly, Philip Dunne. 

13th April 2014

Duggan Steel Under-14 F.C. Roinn A

Dicksboro 3-9 Lisdowney 3-2

Dicksboro's under 14 team had a very good win today over Lisdowney in the quarter final of the Roinn 'A' Football Championship in a game held in Palmerstown.  Lisdowney had patches in the game where they played a nice style of football, putting together some nice moves but were unable to maintain this over the sixty minutes.  The 'Boro on the other hand were more consistent throughout and although only leading by a single point at HT (Dicksboro 1-5 Lisdowney 2-1), looked the more likely team to win.

Lisdowney went through one of their good patches at the start of the second half, scoring 1-1 without reply in the first eight minutes, the goal coming from a penalty but that was the last they were to score in the game as the 'Boro took over scoring 2-4 in the last quarter.

Panel: Bobby O'Mahony, Nicky Burke, Liam Hennessy, Joe Lacey, Jack Tynan, Liam Stynes, Daire Maher, Mark Nolan, Tommy Farrell, Evan Clarke, Eoghan Moylan, David Conway, Darren Mullan, Justin Cahill, William O'Sullivan, Mark Kenny, Patrick O'shea, David Delahunty, Shay McEvoy, Keith O'Connor, Conor Egan, Oisin Tynan, David Kellegher, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Luke Morrissey.

12th April 2014

Senior Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-11 Rower Inistioge 1-13

Our first round game in the senior hurling league yielded a disappointing result for the 'Boro, losing out by two points at the final whistle. Playing against the wind in the first half, we failed to create a lot of scoring chances, three of our points of the half coming from frees while Paul O'Flynn scored our only point from play. The Rower's first half tally of 1-7 could have been greater but for a vital interception by David Glynn who prevented what looked like the first goal of the game at the expence of a 65. A goal was to come for the Rower shortly afterwards from their top scored, Michael Grace who converted a penalty. HT Dicksboro 0-4 Rower Inistioge 1-8.

The wind died a bit in the second half so we lost whatever advantage that could have given us but still up to the nineteenth minute we had only added three points, two of which were frees. David Glynn, meanwhile prevented another sure Rower goal with a great stop and clearance from the 'Boro goal-line. The last twelve minutes of the game were the best for us as we pressed hard, Derek O'Gorman pouncing on a rebounding shot from Cillian Buckley to score a goal and giving us a lifeline while a Shane Maher pointed free on the twenty seventh minute put us within a point but unfortunately that was our last score of the game.

Match Photos by John Glynn

Panel:  Cillian Beathnach, Kieran Cuddihy, David Glynn, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Eoin Gough, Danny Kenny, Cillian Buckley (0-1, free), Ollie Walsh (0-1), Martin Gaffney, Oisin Walsh, David Ryan, Paul O'Flynn (0-4), Kevin Kenny, Shane Maher (0-5, frees), Cillian Starr, Darragh Holohan, Michael Hayes for Robbie Fitzpatrick inj, Stephen Farrell for David Ryan, Philip Hogan, Evan Guilfoyle, Michael Fagan for Cillian Starr, Tom Manning, Derek O'Gorman (1-0) for Kevin Kenny, Shane O'Brien, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Marco Ruessman.

6th April 2014

All County Junior League Group A

Dicksboro 0-14 Windgap 0-12

Playing with a strong wind in the first half, it was important for the 'Boro to put a good gap on the scorebaord by HT against Windgap in Palmerstown today and there was a worry that our lead of 0-12 to 0-5 may just not be enough.  The 'Boro spent most of the second half defending relentless attacks from Windgap and we were not creating many chances up front but still Windgap were not able to get the upper hand on us as our first score of the second half came from a really good Michael Rafter free which was followed two minutes later by a Philly Hogan point, our only scores of the second half, but crucial as we won by two points.

Panel:  Cillian Breathnach, Rory Glynn, Mikey Hayes, James Gittens, Jessie Watters, Evan Guilfoyle, Michael Rafter, Philly Hogan, Derek O'Gorman, Shane O'Brien, Stephen Farrell, Graham Egan, James Murphy, Marco Ruessman, Ger O'Donoghue, Philly Dunne, Alan Purcell.

5th April 2014

Junior 'B' North Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-12 Barrow Rangers 0-15

With only two minutes left on the clock, the 'Boro Junior 'B' team were staring down the barrel of a defeat at home in their first game in the league as they trailed by three points.  The 'Boro were awarded a twenty metre free which was saved by Rangers, but quickest to react was Ger O'Donoghue who tapped the sliothar into the net, bringing us back to parity.  The resultant puck-out, however, lead to a point from Rangers and we were again on the back foot.  The game had been pretty level throughout, the HT score been 0-6 each and it seemed that a draw would have been a fair result and this is was came to pass as Graham Egan scored a late point to draw the game.

Panel: Alan Purcell, Graham Egan, Ruairi Morrissey, James Gittens, Jessie Watters, Evan Guilfoyle, Marc Cudmore, Stephen Tynan, Jamie Lynch, Ger O'Donoghue, Aron Rowe, Shane O'Brien, James Murphy, Niall Morrissey, Drew Phelan, Peter Fitzpatrick, Philly Dunne.