Dicksboro GAA Club

August 2013

25th August 2013

Senior Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-15 Erin's Own 1-13

Dicksboro came out on the right side of this tight match, held in Freshford this afternoon, to give us our first points in the league and the life-line we needed to perhaps stay out of a relegation semi-final.  Our halftime lead of 1-5 to 0-6 could have been greater if we took some more of the scoring chances that came our way but the important thing to do in these kind of situations is to keep the head and continue to put in the effort and this is exactly what we did.  Nine minutes into the second half, 'Comer had managed to bring the game back to level at 1-8 each and it looked like the team with the greatest determination were going to be the eventual winners.  The 'Boro were just edging it in the second quarter of the second half and we never went behind in the half, although 'Comer did come within a point of us with two minutes of normal time remaining to maintain the pressure.  This was a good win for the 'Boro and hopefully it is something we can now build on.

Panel:  Aaron Duggan, Evan Cody, Kieran Cuddihy, Enda Malone, Tom Manning, David Glynn (Capt) (0-1), Kevin Nolan, Cillian Buckley (0-3, frees), Cillian Starr, Derek O'Gorman (1-1), Marco Ruessman, Ollie Walsh (0-1), Kevin Kenny (0-1), Shane Maher (0-8, 0-7 frees), Paul O'Flynn, Cillian Breathnach, Oisin Walsh, Martin Gaffney, Eoin Fennelly, Danny Kenny, Mikey Hayes, Michael Rafter, Shane O'Brien, Darragh Holohan, Darragh Buggy, Willie Cuddihy, Davy Ryan, Mason Clifford, Conor O'Loughlin, Stephen Farrell.

19th August 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Championship

Dicksboro 3-15  James Stephens 3-9

After the disappointment of our defeats in the Junior and Junior 'B' Championships to James Stephens over the weekend, it was great to get back to winning ways this evening with this victory in the Under 14 Championship.  The 'Boro boys had to do it the hard way by coming from behind as we trailed at HT by 0-8 to 2-7 but to their credit, they really knuckled down in the second half.  We were to hold the Village scoreless for twenty one minutes during this half, such was the dominance of our midfield and defence while our forwards helped themselves to a further 2-3 during this period to put us well ahead. The Village did manage to add 1-1 to their score in the final minutes to make the final score more favourable for them but there is no doubt who the better team was on the night.

Panel: Sean Boyd, Gavin Walsh, Stephen Cass, TJ Stynes, Joe Sheehan, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Cillian Timmons, Mark Nolan, Tadhg Butler, David Campion, Liam Brennan Smyth, Justin Cahill, Kieran Galvin, Brian Cleere, Tommy Farrell, Evan Clarke, Jack Connolly, Mark Kenny, Joseph Lacey, Jack Tynan, William O'Sullivan, Eoin de Buitlear, Nicky Burke, Darren Mullan.

14th August 2013

Under 16 Roinn 'C' Championship

Dicksboro 4-6 Galmoy/Windgap 1-14

What a finish we experienced in this Roinn 'C' championship semi-final against Galmoy/Windgap, held in Ballyraggett this evening.  Things were not looking too good for the 'Boro in the first half and indeed we did not really get going until fourteen minutes into the second half.  Trailing by 0-2 to 1-8 at HT, we certainly had an uphill battle ahead of us and the Galmoy/Windgap lead could not be put down to weather or any other reason than they were playing better than us.  Four minutes into the second half and our opponents had added two more points to give them an eleven point lead.

A pointed 65 on the sixth minute, followed two minutes later by a goal gave us a lifeline but Galmoy/Windgap replied with three more unanswered points to give them back a commanding ten point lead.  A few positional and personnel changes started to play dividends when we scored a goal on the fourteenth minute which we immediately followed up with a point.  Another 'Boro point a couple of minutes later gave us the belief that we could win this game.  Galmoy/Windgap were to score only one more point in this half while the 'Boro added another 1-1 in normal time, but we were still two points behind as we headed into injury time.  It has to be said that the 'Boro were playing much better than our opponents at this stage and with great determination.  Deep in injury time we were awarded a free, thirty metres out, which was driven in low but blocked.  The Galmoy/Windgap defence were not able to clear the ball and as everyone struggled to get possession in the square, the ball was pulled on and ended up in the top of the net.  This was the final passage of play in a very exciting and determined second half from the 'Boro.  The boys have earned their place in the championship final.

Panel:  Gavin Byrne, David Ryan, Kieran Galvin, Eoghan Moylan, Johnny Minogue, Shane O'Gorman, Petar Lynch, Cormac Buggy, Alan Corcoran, Adam Clifford, Kieran Ryan, Dara Lynch, Brian Cleere, Brian Power, Kieran Dunne, Panos Brennan, David Campion, Joe Sheehan, Sean Boyd, Jack Connolly, Travis Fahy.

13th August 2013

Junior Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-20 Dunnamaggan 0-8

After this emphatic win over Dunnamaggan in the Junior hurling championship preliminary round, held in Callan CBS grounds, we will now face James Stephens this Sunday 18th August at 6.30pm in St. Johns Pk.

Panel:  Darragh Holohan, DD Molloy, David Carroll, Willie Cuddihy, Rory Glynn, Mikey Hayes, Michael Rafter, Derek O'Gorman, Philly Hogan, Tom Manning, Marco Ruessman, Eoin Fennelly, Darragh Buggy, Eddie O'Donoghue, Shane O'Brien.

10th August 2013

Junior 'B' North Championship

Dicksboro 3-14  Barrow Rangers 1-15

These two teams met only a few short weeks ago on 5th July in the League/Championship, a game in which the Paulstown outfit came out on top by 1-18 to 2-11.  Tonights match was in the Northern Championship and so we were in the business end of the season, a loss meaning the end for this year.
Niall Morrissey was again to lead the charge for the 'Boro when his penalty effort after five minutes was saved at the expence of a 65 but somehow his resultant 65 went straight to the Rangers net to give us an unexpected lead.  Further points from play from Paddy Cahill, Evan Guilfoyle and Stephen Tynan and two pointed frees from Niall meant that we were only trailing by a single point at HT, despite playing against a wind and facing the setting sun.  HT Dicksboro 1-5 Barrow Rangers 0-9.

The second half started with another pointed free from Niall within a minute to bring the game to parity but neither team could pull away for a long period of the half, Rangers being kept in the game with four pointed frees in the first fifteen minutes but no score from play during that time, while the 'Boro only managed three points during the same period of time.  The game started to change in our favour on the seventeenth minute when Ruairi Morrissey cleared a ball from our full back line which was collected by Ciaran Gough who landed the sliothar in our full forward line and Niall Morrissey did not need to be asked twice, pulling first time to rattle the Rangers net.  Back came Rangers three minutes later to yet again bring the game back to level at Dicksboro 2-9 Barrow Rangers 0-15 but from this point the 'Boro pulled away, scoring 1-5 in the last ten minutes to Rangers 1-0. 
Our semi-final game is against James Stephens which is currently scheduled for this Friday 16th August at 6.45pm in St. Johns Pk.

Panel:  Darragh Holohan, Padraig White, Ruairi Morrissey, JJ Hickey, Corey Cahill, Ciaran Gough, James Gittens, Jessie Watters (0-1), Enda O'Donoghue (0-1), Willie Cuddihy, Aaron Rowe, Evan Guilfoyle (0-2), Stephen Tynan (0-2), Niall Morrissey (3-6, 1-5 frees), Paddy Cahill (0-2), Collins Connolly, James Murphy, Graham Egan, Ger O'Donoghue, John Hanrick, Alan Purcell.

Some video including one of Morro's goals can be seen on Dicksboro's Facebook page

7th August 2012

Under 16 Roinn 'A' Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 4-27  Mooncoin 1-4

Our under 16 team had an emphatic win over Mooncoin this evening in Windgap in the Roinn 'A' championship.  Our opponents in the semi-final of the Roinn'A' championship has yet to be decided.

Panel:  Oisin Gough, Evan Carroll, Cian Butler, Liam Kennedy, Robert Crotty, Aidan Nolan, Aaron Malone, Chris Kavanagh, Thomas Kenny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Conor Doheny, Alan Phelan, Bill Sheehan, Edward Moylan, Robbie Murphy.

6th August 2013

Junior 'B' North Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-16  Bennettsbridge 1-14

A pointed free from Niall Morrissey in less than a minute and another from Willie Cuddihy two minutes later gave us a promising start in this Northern championship game in Bennettsbridge but a resurgent 'Bridge, playing with a strong wind took advantage of the conditions to hold the 'Boro scoreless for the next twenty one minutes at the end of which time the 'Bridge were 0-7 to 0-2 to the good.  Indeed this could have been worse but for John Hanrick bravely coming out to narrow the angle of a good 'Bridge attack which as a result ended in the side netting.  John was called on for a second time to pull off a good save just before the end of the half and this, coupled with some strong defence lead by CiarĂ¡n Gough meant we went in at HT behind by only 0-5 to 1-7.

Within nine minutes of of the start of the second half we had brought the game back to level at 1-9 each and an Aaron Rowe goal one minute later gave us a lead that we were not to relinquish as we were now playing some very good hurling, a Willie Cuddihy point from the sideline following a surging solo being but one of the highlights.  A Niall Morrissey goal on the nineteenth minute gave the 'Boro a commanding lead of 3-13 to 1-11, one which we were to hold on to until the end.  If we can reproduce this second half performance we will make formidable opposition in future games.  Our next match is scheduled for this Saturday in Clara against Barrow Rangers.

Panel:  John Hanrick, JJ Hickey, DD Molloy, Padraig White, Corey Cahill, Ciaran Gough, James Gittens, Enda O'Donoghue (0-1), Marco Ruessman, Willie Cuddihy (0-2), Aaron Rowe (1-1), Shane O'Brien (0-2), Stephen Tynan (1-1), Niall Morrissey (1-8, 0-5 frees), James Murphy, Mason Clifford, Craig Cahill, Ger O'Donoghue, Collins Connolly, Graham Egan, Stephen Rochford, Ruairi Morrissey, Alan Purcell, Evan Guilfoyle.

3rd August 2013

Lisdowney Sevens

Congratulations to the 'Boro under 13 panel who won the Lisdowney 7's Shield Final on Saturday, defeating Gowran in the final.  The boys also had very good wins over Bray Emmetts in the quarter final and Durrow Harps in the semi-final, all played earlier in the day.  Each of the boys received a trophy and the team were also presented with a very impressive plaque.

Panel: Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Justin Cahill, William O'Sullivan, Daire Maher, Tommy Farrell, Nicky Burke, Tadhg Butler, Mark Kenny.