Dicksboro GAA Club

August 2015

The Lee Family of Stephen Street, Kilkenny were the lucky winners of the Dicksboro Lotto Jackpot of €8,600 on 20th August. Photographed below in the Clubhouse in Palmerstown at the presentation of the winning cheque (from left): Eddie Holohan (Club Chairman), Ann Lee, Patrick Lee, Ryan Lee, Freddie Lee, Jim Murphy (Vice-Chairman), Tom Knox (Lotto Committee).

Congrats to the five Boro boys on the North Kilkenny under 15 team that won the Michael Foley Leinster tournament in Enniscorthy on Saturday. They were: Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Justin Cahill, Liam Brennan Smyth and Mark Nolan

Congrats to the five ’Boro boys on the North Kilkenny under-15 team that won the Michael Foley Leinster tournament in Enniscorthy on Saturday. They were: Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Justin Cahill, Liam Brennan Smyth and Mark Nolan.

Photographed is the Dicksboro team which won the Lisdowney 7s over the August bank holiday weekend.
Back row (l.-r.): Tom Carroll, Brian Manogue, Colm O'Hara, Mikey Clifford, Rory O'Connor, Eoin Dalton.Front row (l.-r.): Aaron Treacy-Murphy, Niall Rowe, Padraic Moylan (Capt.), Liam Moore, Patrick Fitzgerald.

Dicksboro member Nick Doheny did the Club proud, winning the Under-12 Long Puc at the national finals of the Community Games in Athlone last weekend.



The four ’Boro men who played in the All Ireland semi-finals on Sunday, 9th August were excellent. And in what must be some kind of a record, all four scored.
In the senior game, Cillian Buckley was for many the man of the match and he got a great point when Waterford came back into it.
He must be a contender for player of the year.
In the minor game, Andy Gaffney showed nerves of steel and his free taking was immaculate as was his general play. The photo of him putting over the equalising point in regular time is on our sports pages and it is an excellent study in concentration. 
Conor Doheny gave a great performance at left half back and crowned it with a point.

Bill Sheehan got a great point after coming on and he might just start the replay against Galway on Sunday.



There was an empty seat at the weekly card night in Dicksboro GAA club in Palmerstown on Thursday of last week.
For the first time players observed a minute's silence for a man who epitomised all that is good about the club, the GAA and community.
Phil Doyle, Lord Edward Street, Kilkenny and formerly of Firhouse, Kilkenny, who was in his mid-60s and recently retired from Kilkenny Borough Council, lost his battle with illness on Thursday, 6th August 2015.
He was a great ’Boro man and as well as playing for the club for many years on the hurling field, he supported every initiative and never missed a game and attended most of them with his close friend, Sean Kerwick.
At his funeral Mass everyone agreed they had never met him in bad form. He always had a smile on his face. Even when he was playing with the ’Boro, opponents found it hard to rile him.
There were huge numbers at his removal and funeral mass and it must have come as some consolation to his heartbroken wife Stella a member of the Doheny family. 
He was also a member of Kilkenny fire service and members also formed a guard of honour as did members of Dicksboro.
He was a great outdoors man who had great respect for nature and for people.
Club chairman, Eddie Holohan said the club had lost a true friend in Phil and he passed on his condolences to all of Phil's family.

Phil is also survived by his brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.



ALL IRELAND MINOR HURLING SEMI-FINAL – The club has five players on the minor panel to play Galway in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday in Croke Park. We wish Conor Doheny, Andy Gaffney, Bill Sheehan, Robbie Murphy and Evan Carroll the best of luck.
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING SEMI_FINAL – Cillian Buckley is in great  form ahead of the Senior  All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday against Waterford in Croke Park. The good wishes of the club go with him.

SUMMER CAMP SUCCESS – Last week was a major highlight of the Dicksboro GAA and Camogie Club year to date as 264 kids embarked on a fantastic week of multi-activity and fun in the Annual Kids Summer Camp delivered by no less than twenty seven club juveniles under the close supervision of camp co-ordinators fantastique Gráinne ans John Timmons. 
The Gods smiled on Palmerstown as not a drop of precipitation wet the sod during a week of fun fun multi-activity each day from 9.30am to 3pm. AA roadwatch were busy reporting on the traffic on the Tullaroan road as family cars heading to the ’Boro Camp & busy farmers delivering the harvest bid to be the kings of the road. On Friday morning Kilkenny`s finest, Cillian Buckley, Colin Fennelly, Joey Holden and Padraic Walsh caused quite a stir with all the boys and girls and many a Mammy too... as they gracefully signed, hugged & selfied their way around the huge crew. Friday night`s family fun games and BBQ evening was a burning success as 400 burgers and 300 hotdogs were rapidly guzzled and washed down with minerals and soothed with the auld favourite ice cream wafer as the masses were fed – what a carnival and fun atmosphere – here`s to 2016!. Huge, huge thanks to the aforementioned coaches, the entire Timmons family, the multi-skilled Mick Byrne, Tom Casey for the parking, Eilis O'Shea for all her help, Tom Beirne photographer and the BBQ families and ice cream maids and Joan Campion et al. in the shop and the many many more that Summer Camp 2015 a week to remember. Check out www.dicksborogaa.com / facebook for photographs and slideshow of the week.

KCLR LIVE BROADCAST – Fresh from the night's activities before, Palmerstown opened its doors to the KCLR 96FM crew on Saturday morning as Edward Hayden in conjunction with Super Valu entertained both young and old between 10am & 12 noon on The Saturday Morning Show focusing on the role of the club in the local community. The Laois musical duo of Paula and Patsy Dempsey set the tone with a rousing rendition of `Boro Boys Hurrah` as the ’Boro faithful gathered for this unique live show. Many a mothers heart skipped a beat as Chef Hayden tasted the home baking on offer and gleefully conversed and cajoled with members of the GAA & Camogie Club. In resplendent sunshine, Palmerstown looked and sounded great and the club would like to thank Edward Hayden, show producer Mary Ann Vaughan and KCLR96FM for the magnificent PR ocassion.

DICKSBORO U13`s – JJ Kavanagh & Sons Lisdowney 7`s Champions 2015 – Following five matches over the last two weekends a skillful U13 boys team captured the prestigious tournament brilliantly hosted by the Lisdowney GAA Club for over 30 years. Victories over Graigue-Ballycallan and Tullogher on the first Saturday set the ’Boro boys up for a quarter-final clash last Saturday v. Mullinavat at high noon (just as KCLR signed off in Palmerstown). The Boro boys shone through as a win over the southerners led to a semi-final v Thomastown with the Palmerstown boys coming through to the final on a 3-09 to 1-06 scoreline to face an impressive Clarecastle (Co. Clare) side. The Boro boys cut loose in the early minutes of the final and were surprising easy winners in the end – goals being big scores in 7`s competitions. Captain Padraic Moylan (his grandfather ironically hailing from Lisdowney) gratefully accepted the magnificent trophy previously won by the ’Boro in 2008, 2004 and 1991. Well done to Lisdowney GAA on their supreme hospitality over the last three weekends.

LOTTO – Please support Dicksboro GAA club by buying a €2 ticket in either Mick Gaules, Dohertys Bar, Sycamore Stores, Glynns Store, Dores Bar, Top Oil, Roots & Fruits, Kieran St. or Silversprings, Johns Green. Weekly raffle cash prizes of €340. *BUY ON LINE at www.dicksborogaa.com. You can also purchase tickets from Seamus Delaney's pub on Patrick street, Kilkenny.

"BUY A BLOCK FOR THE ’BORO" – Unique fundraiser for households to support the club. Buy a block for a once-off donation of €100 or pay €10 per month x 10 months on D.D. All donors will have their names displayed on the exterior of the clubhouse in Palmerstown. Donations received pre September 1 will be entered into a draw for €1,000 in cash prizes. Funds will be used to reduce significant debt remaining on clubhouse (available to you for any function).  Full details have been delivered to all club households. We appeal to all households to support this initiative. Donations can be returned to any club official / mentor or to Seamus Rochford (Treasurer) 086 6026105.

RECENTLY DECEASED – The following died in the last week and are much mourned: Billy Tobin (Talbot's Gate & Johnstown), Bríd White (Bonnettstown), Martin Mulhall (Bonnettstown) and Jack Corcoran (The Sycamores).