Dicksboro GAA Club

 

April 2015


27/4/2015

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP

MINOR (KILKENNY) HURLING – Andrew Gaffney scored 1-10 as the Kilkenny minor hurlers beat Wexford in Wexford park on saturday afternoon. With seconds remaining he got the equalling point to force extra time and well known he brought the hurling fom his mother, Mary.Conor Doheny and Robbie Murphy also togged out and acquitted themslves well.
CAMOGIE - U-14 League Camogie Championship – Dicksboro U14 camogie team had a good win over James Stephens at Palmerstown on Thursday evening. The two teams provided an entertaining first half and there was nothing in it at half time. The boro girls powered on after the break to record a convincing win 5-8 to 3-3.
U-16 Camogie League Champsionship - The U16 team continue their campaign when they host Glenmore at Palmerstown this evening at 6.30pm.
Minor and Senior Camogie - Training continues for our senior and minor teams and there has been a good turn out to date.
KILKENNY CITY LADIES FOOTBALL - A number of girls from the Boro played on the Kilkenny city under 14 football team that won the county feile competition in Thomastown where they beat the host club.
There were 10 girls on the panel from the club including;Hannah Clifford, Sarah Martin, Kate Dempsey, Jane Cass, Niamh Moore, Lucy Keane, Ciara Mullan, Sophia O’Shea, Eimer Stynes and Katie Breen. Eleven girls from the panel are past pupils of St. Canice’s Co. Ed National school (all the above and Aoibheann Power)
COMMUNITY GAMES - Dicksboro Area Community Games Athletics on Thursday, May 28 at 6pm in Scanlon Park, Kilkenny.
Events: Boys & Girls U/8 years (Must be over 6) : 60M & 80M; Boys & Girls U/10 : 100M, 200M & 60m Hurdles; Boys & Girls U/12 : 100M, 600M & Ball Throw; Boys & Girls U/14 : 100M, 80m Hurdles, 800M, Javelin, Long Jump & Shot Putt; Boys & Girls U/16 : 100M, 1500M, 7Km Marathon, Discus, High Jump & Triple Jump. €1 Per Child.


23/4/2015

COUNTY INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL

Danesfort 0-9, Dicksboro 1-5.

The footballers came very close to winning the County Intermediate final on Saturday with a gutsy performance against Danesfort. In the end it was the free taking prowess of current hurling all Star, Paul Murphy that proved the difference between the teams.
He scored two magnificent 45s against the wind and try as the Boro could, they just couldn’t get the equalising score. In the end it was 1-6 to 0-8. It’s easy to criticise but football in the club has improved and the future is bright with many of the players committing to next year and promising to take part in training sessions. Because in the end, the seven or eight football sessions and two challenge matches that Danesfort had paid off. They passed the ball crisply and moved the ball better than us and it was only in the last 10 minutes that the Boro bucks found their rhythm. Really it was rustiness that beat them and the management must take a share of the blame for not organising training but they will say they were afraid to call training sessions because they thought no one would turn up.
Although the loss in the final is hard to take, the voyage through the league and championship was great fun and every man who put on the jersey on did so with pride.


22/4/2015

PACKED - The club was packed on Sunday morning with juvenile teams from Clonmel (St Mary's) and Dublin (Howth) in the city for the national hurling league semi-finals. They had a wonderful day out and all the visitors were impressed with the hospitality and the facilities. The new clubhouse is and will continue to be a huge success. Well done to John Treacy and everyone else involved.

INTERMEDIATE FINAL - With Cillian Starr, Davy Ryan, Murt Gaffney, Aaron Duggan and Cillian Buckley along with a number of other doubtful starters, unable to tog put on Saturday in the intermediate football final against overwhelming favourites, Danesfort, the boys will be up against it.The match is at 5pm in Nowlan Park. The last time we won the title was in 1991 and it led to a period of unprecedented success in the Boro.

Every able bodied member of the club should consider it an honour not a burden to tog out for any club team be it rounders, hurling or football or the quiz team and don't be worried about those telling ye its only football and ye might get injured, the sea air in Ballybunion will cure anything.

STEPHEN KENNEDY - Former Boro hurler and footballer Stephen Kennedy got in touch to say best of luck Saturday in the football final. He said he is the proud holder of an intermediate football medal from 1991. "We beat Conahy in a replay to secure Intermediate hurling and football double and followed it up with the U-21 double a month or two later. Oh to be young again," he said

JUNIORS - The junior team suffered defeat at the hands of Mount Leinster Rangers, Carlow on Saturday night at a windy and chilly Palmerstown. The deficit was three points but might have been worse but for good defending and goalie, Cillian Breathnach. Mount Leinster Rangers were that bit sharper, having playeda number of games in recent weeks, and most of the team are dual players who play football every week as well. The Boro didn't want for heart but were always chasing the game and... were always a few points behind.Worryingly, Davy Ryan who was having a good game seemed to pick up a serious leg injury.With 14 minutes remaining, Shane O'Brien, who had a great match, put over a free to leave just a point between the teams. However, that was as good as it got for the Boro men. The Rangers came back strongly with two unanswered points and it finished 1-12 to 0-12.
Marco Russo went off near the end after scoring two great points.Another Boro star, Michael Rafter got the opening point but then disaster struck with Rangers getting a goal followed by three unanswered points. Boro fought back well and were 1-4 to 0-4 behind after 22 minutes. Half time score; 1-6 to 0-6.
Team: C Breathnach, P Dunne, P Hogan, J Gittens, J Waters, M Hayes, R Glynn, K Nolan, M Rafter (0-2), D Ryan (0-1), M Russo (0-2), D O'Gorman, D Holohan, A Stapleton (0-1), S O'Brien (0-6). . Subs: T Manning for Ryan; Enda O'Donoghue.

UNDER 16 - Despite being missing six regulars the under-16s put up a wonderful fight against Naas in the county league. Naas were worthy of their win and had a good few supporters out in Palmerstown.

CYCLE - Dicksboro GAA Fundraising Cycle; Three routes to suit all coming up on Sat 13th June 2015 - more details very soon.

VENUE - Clubhouse available for birthday parties of all ages  / family celebrations / community events etc. - contact Eddie Holohan (086 258 6568) / Pat Moylan (087 9266 042) for more info....Parents - dates for your diary - The Dicksboro GAA Annual Fun Summer Camp for boys & girls aged 6-14 years will take place from Mon 27th July - Friday 31st July - more details soon.


18/4/2015

 MOUNT LEINSTER RANGERS ON TOP

Mount Leinster Rangers 1-12, Dicksboro 0-12

The junior team suffered defeat at the hands of Mount Leinster Rangers, Carlow on Saturday night at a windy and chilly Palmerstown. The deficit was three points but might have been worse but for good defending and goalie, Cillian Breathnach.
Mount Leinster Rangers were that bit sharper, having playeda number of games in recent weeks, and most of the team are dual players who play football every week as well.
The Boro didn't want for heart but were always chasing the game and... were always a few points behind.

Worryingly, Davy Ryan who was having a good game seemed to pick up a serious leg injury.
With 14 minutes remaining, Shane O'Brien, who had a great match, put over a free to leave just a point between the teams. However, that was as good as it got for the Boro men. The Rangers came back strongly with two unanswered points and it finished 1-12 to 0-12.
Marco Russo went off near the end after scoring two great points.
Another Boro star, Michael Rafter got the opening point but then disaster struck with Rangers getting a goal followed by three unanswered points. Boro fought back well and were 1-4 to 0-4 behind after 22 minutes. Half time score; 1-6 to 0-6.
Team: C Breathnach, P Dunne, P Hogan, J Gittens, J Waters, M Hayes, R Glynn, K Nolan, M Rafter (0-2), D Ryan (0-1), M Russo (0-2), D O'Gorman, D Holohan, A Stapleton (0-1), S O'Brien (0-6).
. Subs: T Manning for Ryan; Enda O'Donoghue.


12/4/2015
DICKSBORO SENIORS LOSE TO CLARA IN LEAGUE (Round 1)
Clara 1-14, Dicksboro 0-14
The Boro hurlers were really unlucky in the first round of the senior league in James Stephens’ new grounds on the Kells Road.
In the last five minutes of the game they showed too much respect and were too merciful to Clara who scored two unanswered points.
However it was a goal conceded by the Boro defence after 42 minutes that left them trailing by two points.
In contrast, the Boro had a number of goal chances which were squandered and the younger players might have been better off taking points. It’s a hard lesson but one might just pay dividends in tight matches later in the season.
Darragh Holohan had the teams level just after that and when Andrew Gaffney pointed from a free the Boro were a point up and looking hood.
However, that was as good as it got and Clara finished the stronger thanks in large measure to goalie. Kevin Nolan who had a fantastic game and denied the Boro two goals late in the game.
That was the story of the match, Clara made the most of the ball they got. A few missed frees also cost us dear but were not the winning or losing of the match.
It was a great performance and the team were really unlucky to go down by three points to Clara with the final score 1-14 to 0-14.
The Boro were a point down at half time and statistics for the first 30 minutes showed that Clara converted 71% of their chances during that period while the Boro converted 36% of their chances.
To be honest the most important thing to come from this game was the performances of the younger players, from last year’s under 21 team who played well and demonstrated they are well able. Richie Mulrooney and his selectors have a lot to ponder but have the nucleus of a good, young team and the future looks bright, in some ways a lack of experience might also have been a factor.
Has to be said that Boro midfielder Eddie O’Donoghue was denied a perfectly good point in the first half when the ball was wrongly adjudged to have crossed the sideline.
Left half forward, Kevin Kenny was particularly impressive with three points from play. Team: A Duggan, K Cuddihy, E Cody, R Fitzpatrick, M Fagan, C Buckley, E Gough, E O’Donoghue, E Fennelly, D Holohan, O Walsh, K Kenny, A Gaffney, M Gaffney, P O’Flynn.Subs; Robbie Murphy (who was excellent) came in for injured Martin Gaffney early in the first half and Eddie O’Donoghue also went of hurt and was replaced by Adrian Stapleton for the last 10 minutes. Scorers: A Gaffney 0-6, K Kenny 0-3. D Holohan 0-2, P O’Flynn 0-1, M Gaffney 0-1, R Murphy 0-1.


11/4/2015

Club News Update

UNDER 16S – The Boro Under 16 team gave a good account of themselves against O’Loughlins on Tuesday night of last week going down by five points.
MINORS – Jim Kerwick had his charged well oiled when they comprehensively beat Ballyhale Shamrocks last week. Well done.
FOOTBALL FINAL – The Intermediate Football final will be played in Nowlan Park on Saturday, April 25 at 5pm. All players will receive new togs and socks, courtesy of treasurer and Laois legend, Seamus Rochford.
BORO U9 & U10 – Well done to the mentors and parents of the Dicksboro U9 and U10`s last Sunday for royally treating Na Fianna GAA club in Palmerstown on and off the playing field with fantastic refreshments drawing very favourable twitter comment no less from Mr. Paul O Donoghue TD, Minister for Tourism, Transport & Sport who was in attendance (hopefully Minister O Donoghue will favourably receive any subsequent Boro Grant applications) - Well done to juvenile secretary Yvonne Finlay & Sheila Canning who co-ordinated the catering in the very popular club coffee dock. Next Sunday visitors from Howth GAA club will be in town accompanied by former Boro great, Stephen Kennedy.Boro Café & Shop now open in Palmerstown on Friday evenings from 6.15pm during U6, 7 & 8 training & on Saturday mornings from 9.45am for Camogie training - call in for a welcome cuppa, treats, chocs & drinks, chat with your fellow friends & maybe buy a club Lotto ticket !
CAMOGIE – U16 Camogie League: The Dicksboro U16 camogie team started their league campaign last Friday night. They were impressive winners over Thomastown in Palmerstown. The Boro girls won 12 – 7 to 1 – 4. Training continues tonight in James Park at 6.30pm.
Flying Start for Dicksboro U14 Girls! by Clíona Dunne
The Dicksboro U14 camogie team got off to a flying start with two well earned points secured after a deserved away victory over Piltown on Friday April 10. After a great display of camogie, Dicksboro led at half-time by 2-3 to 1-2. The quality of the second half was just as good. All of the girls contributed to the game and there was great work done in all areas of the pitch. The final score of 5-6 to 2-3 was a sweet victory and a great start to the League Championship. The next challenge is the Féile on Saturday April 18. Bring it on!
Team: Emer Stynes, Annie McEvoy, Aideen Ryan, Katie Breen, Issey Shine, Ciara Mullan, Clíona Dunne, Kate Dempsey, Lucy Keane, Hannah Clifford, Jane Cass, Niamh Moore, Emer Phelan, Moli Byrne, Eimear O’Reilly, Sarah Martin, Eva Loli, Aoibhín Leamy, Ellie Kane
U18 Camogie League - Dicksboro minor girls hit the ground running when they hosted Piltown in Palmerstown last Monday evening. There was huge commitment and skill level displayed by both teams on the night. Dicksboro displayed some clinical finishing to win 3 – 7 to 2 – 2. Training will take place tonight in Palmerstown.
Senior Camogie: Dicksboro senior camogie team will play Windgap in Windgap next Sunday morning. The senior team has been training regularly in order to prepare for the challenges ahead.
CLUB VENUE – Palmerstown clubhouse venue available for birthday parties of all ages / family celebrations / community events etc. - contact Eddie Holohan (086 258 6568) / Pat Moylan (087 9266 042) for more info....
SUMMER CAMP – The Dicksboro GAA Annual Fun Summer Camp for boys & girls aged 6-14 years will take place from Mon 27th July - Friday 31st July - more details soon.

10/4/2015

FLYING START FOR DICKSBORO U14 GIRLS

by Clíona Dunne

The Dicksboro U14 camogie team got off to a flying start with two well earned points secured after a deserved away victory over Piltown on Friday, April 10. After a great display of camogie, Dicksboro led at half-time by 2-3 to 1-2. The quality of the second half was just as good. All of the girls contributed to the game and there was great work done in all areas of the pitch. The final score of 5-6 to 2-3 was a sweet victory and a great start to the League Championship. The next challenge is the Féile on Saturday, April 18. Bring it on!

Team: Emer Stynes, Annie McEvoy, Aideen Ryan, Katie Breen, Issey Shine, Ciara Mullan, Clíona Dunne, Kate Dempsey, Lucy Keane, Hannah Clifford, Jane Cass, Niamh Moore, Emer Phelan, Moli Byrne, Eimear O'Reilly, Sarah Martin, Eva Loli, Aoibhín Leamy, Ellie Kane.

4th April 2015

Dicksboro trio – Edward Moylan, Evan Carroll and Aidan Nolan – part of victorious St. Kieran's College All-Ireland Colleges Champions 2015.


29th April 2016

Congratulations to Dicksboro girls – Jenny Clifford, Kirsty Maher
and Ciara Phelan – on their Kilkenny All-Ireland Minor 'A' Camogie Championship final victory over Tipperary on Saturday last
by 3-9 to 1-12.