Dicksboro GAA Club


August 2014

17th August 2014

Junior Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-9 James Stephens 1-20

Dicksboro Juniors did not fare as well as our seniors when they took on James Stephens today in their final league game of the year.  Still well and truly in the game at the start of the second half, albeit trailing by 1-6 to 1-11, we were unable to muster a comeback and were well beaten with a FT score of 1-9 to 1-20.

Match photos by John Glynn

16th August 2014

Senior Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-18 James Stephens 2-14

Dicksboro seniors had a fantastic win last weekend over city rivals, James Stephens in the final group game of the league in a game that ebbed and flowed in each teams favour at different points.  The final turning point came on the twenty fourth minute of the second half when Eddie O’Donoghue found himself wandering on our half forward line, like a rattlesnake ready to pounce on its prey and latched onto a free ball before splitting the uprights.  This brought the game back to level but more importantly it fired up Eddie, who, three minutes later scored a great goal by pulling on an attempted clearance by Derrick Brennan.  The ‘Boro had a very good start to this game, leading by 1-2 to 0-1 after three minutes, our goal coming from a ball delivered by Cillian Buckley down the wing to Andrew Gaffney, who drove a very powerful shot to the net.  This was the start of Andrew’s huge contribution to Dicksboro’s cause as he finished the game with a very impressive 1-8 to his name before been substituted due to injury.  The Village did rally themselves, however, and after twenty five minutes were in front by 2-5 to 1-3 and this lead could have been more as they twice seriously threatened the ‘Boro goal on other occasions only to be repelled by the ‘Boro’s defence.  HT Dicksboro 1-7 James Stephens 2-7.

The Village stretched their lead to 2-10 to 1-8 after only three minutes of the start of the second half but the ‘Boro soon caught up, bringing it level after ten minutes.  The game was nip and tuck after that before Eddie’s point and goal sealed the victory.

FT Dicksboro 2-18 James Stephens 2-14.

Match photos by John Glynn

6th August 2014

Junior 'B' Championship

Dicksboro 3-16 Barrow Rangers 2-20

It took over 140 minutes spread over two matches and a dose of controversy before Barrow Rangers overcame Dicksboro by the slimmest of margins in the Junior B championship in Palmerstown tonight.  It was the Paulstown men who made the brighter start putting three points on the board before the Boro opened their account. By the 16th minute though the Boro found themselves three points to the good after a high ball into the square was expertly caught under pressure by Ger o Donoghue who then turned and finished neatly. Dicksboro maintained their three point lead until deep into stoppage time of the first half before Barrow Rangers plundered a goal of their own to send the sides in level at 1-6 each.

The second half started in the same vain as the first with the Rangers on top, but the Boro men kept in touch thanks to some solid free taking and a lovely point by Stephan Farrell from wide on the left. As the half wore on Dicksboro began to exert their dominance on the match and in a three minute spell from the 23rd to 26th minute scored 2-1, with the goals coming once more from Ger o Donoghue and Sub Paddy Cahill who latched on to a hand pass through to whip the ball home. Barrow Rangers rallied back and three points in stoppage time were enough to send the game to extra time. Full Time score Dicksboro 3-12 Barrow Rangers 2-15.

The Boro came out for the first period of extra time looking the stronger and were camped in the Paulstown half for the first few minutes, but were unable to capitalise with the width of the post denying them on at least two occasions from opening up a lead. The remaining five minutes saw both teams trading points to leave the score at half time in extra time 3-15 2-18.

The second period of extra time saw very little scoring with both sides exhausted after giving there all for 70 minutes at this stage. The vital score of the match arrived with five minutes of the second period gone when Paulstown tapped over to put themselves two up, the Boro did pull one back but they ran out of time, time they should have had to launch one more attack with the final whistle being blown with only 9:48 on the clock. Although they may feel slightly aggrieved the Boro can be proud of their performance as they gave everything for the Jersey. Final Score 3-16 2-20.

Match report by Kevin Nolan.

Video Clip including Ger O'Donoghue and Paddy Cahill's goals can be found on Dicksboro Facebook Page

Team:  A Purcell, D Phelan, R Morrissey, DD Molloy, J Lynch, C Gough, J Watters, M Cudmore, A Nolan, E o Donoghue, G Egan, S Farrell, P Fitzpatrick, G O'Donoghue, J Murphy.
Subs:  P Cahill, C Fitzpatrick, P Turly, R Crotty, C Maharaj, S Tynan, P Dunne, E McCormack, P Dunne.