Dicksboro GAA Club

December 2014


14th December 2014

Under 21 Championship

Dicksboro 2-17 Clara 1-20

Over 80 minutes of hurling was not enough to separate Dicksboro and Clara, on a bitterly cold December morn at the Kells road venue. Despite the fierce effort from both sides, which lead to more than a few weary limbs, they will be forced to do it all over again next weekend.

It was Clara who sparked into life first knocking over two points without reply in the opening four minutes. The Boro took until the seventh minute to finally get going, but soon found themselves in front thanks to an Aaron Duggan long distance free.

The rest of the half saw each side go tit for tat. Yet as the half time whistle approached Clara put on a scoring spurt to give themselves the lead at the whistle. To make matters worse for the Boro Conor Doheny was forced off after a nasty bang to the head.

The Palmerstown men would have been somewhat disappointed to go in down at the break after playing with a strong breeze for the first period. It was not to matter however a Clara likewise were unable to take advantage.

In fact it was the Boro who took the game to Clara, as Andrew Gaffney and Darragh Holohan got the scores to put the Boro back in front. Again after the early flurry of scores the match settled into the same pattern as the first.

It wasn’t until the final ten minutes or so that things began to get exciting. Clara were first to come within a whisker of raising the green flag only for Duggan to pull off a fine save. Where Clara failed the Boro succeeded as five minutes from time Holohan struck to score what would look like the crucial goal.

As it is with the Boro though things are rarely simple. Losing by four with only moments left Clara somehow managed to claw their way back to level par. The equalising goal coming with virtually the last puck of the game. It was a cruel blow to the Boro and the backline in particular, who’d been marshalled well by Evan Cody all afternoon.

So to extra time we went with the score after 60 minutes reading 1-14 apiece. The Boro though had been dealt another blow just at the end of normal time as Stephan Farrell went off injured, the result of a knock picked up early in the match.

Mid-way through the first period of extra time the Boro struck again with what looked to be another all important goal. A shot by Gaffney from out on the right dropped short only for Shane O Brien to steal in and flick the ball home.

2-17 to 1-17 Dicksboro lead at half time in extra time. Yet once again the Boro faced into the wind for the second half. Even with their bodies cramping badly the Boro side put in Trojan effort to maintain their lead, only to just come up short as Clara got the scores they needed to force the replay.


A Duggan, A Nolan, E Cody, J Dollard, E Gough, R Fitzpatrick, R Glynn, K Kenny, C Dohney, A Gaffney, S Farrell, E Fennelly, C Fitzpatrick, D Holohan, S O’Brien.  Subs Used: R Murphy, E Cantwell, E O’Donoghue, B Sheehan.

Match report by Kevin Nolan. 

Photos by John Glynn.

13th December 2014

Under 16 Roinn 'A' Football Championship

Dicksboro 4-5 James Stephens 1-1

Dicksboro under 16's had an excellent win today in a very cold Palmerstown against James Stephens in the quarter final of the Duggan Steel Roinn 'A' championship.  The Village scored the first point but the 'Boro were totally dominant thereafter finishing the half with a lead of 3-4 to 0-1.  The 'Boro were in a position to empty the bench for the start of the second and while we may not have scored as much as in the first half, we were still well on top throughout the field, the Village goal coming from a penalty.

Panel: Johnny Minogue, David Ryan, Liam Kennedy, TJ Stynes, Cillian Timmons, Edward Moylan, Jack Condren, Evan Carroll, Cian Butler, Sean Boyd, Oisin Gough, David Campion, Brian Cleere, Kieran Galvin, Joe Sheehan, Mark Nolan, Chris Kavanagh, Eoghan Moylan, Jack Connelly, Stephen Cass, Liam Stynes.