Dicksboro GAA Club

 

Seniors

 

24th April 2011 

St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League

No quarter was asked nor given in our debut match at Senior grade after an absence of two years when we played Erins Own, Castlecomer in the first round of the St. Canices Credit Union League today in Freshford.  Exchanges were robust and each ball was hotly contested by both teams.  With only one minute gone, each team had registered their first point, the 'Boro's coming from Martin Gaffney, who was to score all of our points in this half.  With twelve minutes gone, Peader Boran('Comer) had one of the few good goal chances of the match but thankfully he drove it low and wide.  On the 23rd minute, Peader Boran was again bearing down on the 'Boro goal but was then deemed to have been fouled and a penalty awarded. The score was now 0-4 to 0-5 in 'Comers favour and a goal at this stage would have put them in a commanding position, however it was brilliantly saved off the line and cleared.  Further points were exchanged with 'Comer going three points in front at one stage.  On the 31st minute, Paul O'Flynn was fouled in the square and it looked like we were going to be awarded a penalty but only a 20 metre free was given.  This brought us back to within one point of 'Comer, but they then scored two late points in injury time to leave the half time score:  Dicksboro 0-6  Erins Own 0-9. 
'Comer again started the scoring in the second half and we had to wait until nearly the 5th minute before Eddie O'Donoghue fired over a lovely point from the stand side.  Halfway through the half, Derek O'Gorman, who had played very well throughout, was shown a second yellow card and the 'Boro were reduced to 14 men. 'Comer looked like they were going to take full advantage of this situation by adding two more points to their score but on the 17th minute an Eddie O'Donoghue free was converted from all of 100 yards.  This drove on the 'Boro men and three more unanswered points followed, which meant that by the 26th minute the sides were level at 0-14 each, this after 'Comer had been in front throughout the game.  Martin Boran ('Comer) put them back in front on 27 minutes but this was cancelled out  90 seconds later with another O'Donoghue pointed free.  Level again. Within twenty seconds, however, M. Boran again obliged for 'Comer putting them in front again by the narrowest of margins.  With the game 90 seconds into injury time, Shane Maher caught a lovely high ball and deftly handpassed to Martin Gaffney who slotted it over the bar.  No more time was played and we had earned a draw from a game that could have gone from us, but for the dogged determination and never say die attitude of this group of players.
Job done. 
Dicksboro 0-16  Erins Own 0-16

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Eddie O'Donoghue, Paul O'Flynn, Adrian Stapleton, Sammy Morrissey, Oisin Walsh, Tom Manning, Diarmuid Molloy, David Ryan, Kevin Nolan, David Carroll, Paddy Henderson, Conor O'Loughlin, Michael Hayes, Jamie Lynch

Match Photos by John Glynn

 

 

Intermediates 

 

 

Heartache in Croke Park for Dicksboro

Ballymartle (Cork) 3-15, Dicksboro 1-20

With two minutes of injury time played with Dicksboro two points up, it turned into heartache when a free from 50 yards out for Ballymartle dropped into the corner of the ’Boro net to give the Cork side the AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club title by a one point margin.
It was a very disappointing end to an excellent game played under ideal weather conditions at Croke Park on Sunday, February
13th. 
With Ballymartle starting the game in electric fashion and six points up within the first six minutes, it took a very brave performance from the ’Boro during the remainder of the first half to claw back the lead. By half-time the Cork side were just one
point in front – 0-10 to 0-9. During the half the Ballymartle ’keeper brought off a good save from a Shane Maher penalty after Paul
O'Flynn had been fouled in the square. This was followed shortly afterwards by another fine save when Adrian Stapleton's shot looked destined to hit the back of the net.
The Cork side started the second half as they did the first and tacked on another 1-1 within the first two minutes of the restart. Up stepped Dicksboro again and by the 35th minutes were back on level terms - Ballymartle 1-11, Dicksboro 0-14.
When Adrian Stapleton, having received a good pass from Derek O'Gorman, rattled the Ballymartle net for a goal in the 46th minute
it pushed the ’Boro 1-17 to 1-13 in front. Ballymartle were not to be outdone and hit back with a goal, when a long range free found
its way to the ’Boro net. By the 60th minute, with Martin Gaffney adding three ’Boro points (two from play and  1 free) with a reply
of two points for Ballymartle - ’Boro 1-20, Ballymartle 2-15 - it looked as if Dicksboro were about to claim their second All-Ireland Intermediate Club title. However, that late, late goal saw the title go the Cork side's way.
It proved to be a double victory for Cork sides at Croke Park on Sunday, with Meelin capturing the AIB Junior Club title earlier in the afternoon with victory over John Lockes (Callan).
DICKSBORO v BALLYMARTLE SCORES BY THE CLOCK:
15 secs - play play Ballymartle
2 mins - point free Ballymartle
3 mins - point play Ballymartle
4 mins - point free Ballymartle
5 mins - point play Ballymartle
6 mins - point play Ballymartle
7 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
8 mins - point play Ballymartle
9 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
13 mins - point play Ballymartle
14 mins - point play, ’Boro, Conor O'Loughlin
15 mins - point play, ’Boro,  Martin Gaffney
16 mins - point play Ballymartle
17 mins - point play, ’Boro, Paul O'Flynn
21 mins - point ’65, Ballymartle
22 mins - Boro penalty, ’keeper saved from Shane Maher
27 mins - point play, ’Boro, Adrian Stapleton
28 mins - point play, ’Boro, Paul O'Flynn
30 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
31 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
HALF-TIME:  Ballymartle 0-10, DIcksboro 0-9
31 mins - play play, Ballymartle
32 mins - goal - Ballymartle
32.30 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
33 mins - point play, ’Boro, Shane Maher
34 mins - point play, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
35 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
37 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
39 mins - point play, ’Boro, Paul O'Flynn
40 mins - point play, ’Boro, Adrian Stapleton
42 mins - point play, Ballymartle
43 mins - point play, ’Boro, Paul O'Flynn
45 mins - point ’65, Ballymartle
46 mins - goal, ’Boro, Adrian Stapleton
47 mins - goal (from free), Ballymartle
51 mins - point play, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
54 mins - point free, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
56 mins - point play, Ballymartle
57 mins - point free, Ballymartle
60 mins - point play, ’Boro, Martin Gaffney
62 mins - goal (from free), Ballymartle
FULL TIME:  Ballymartle 3-15, DIcksboro 1-20.
Dicksboro scorers - M. Gaffney 0-12 (0-8 frees); A. Stapleton 1-2; P. O'Flynn (0-4); C. O'Loughlin, S. Maher (0-1 each).
DICKBORO - Sam Morrissey, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Conor O'Loughlin, Paul O'Flynn, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Cillian Starr, Shane Maer, Adrian Stapleton. Subs: Kevin Nolan for Derek O'Gorman (53 mins); Tom Manning for Cillian Starr (58 mins).

Match Photos by John Glynn


 

 

AIB Club Championship

15th January 2011

Dicksboro travelled to Ruislip on Saturday 15th to play Kilburn Gaels in the All Ireland Intermediate Quarter Final. The game was played after a pitch inspection following two days of rain in the London area. Under foot conditions  were very soft and contributed to many unforced errors. Kilburn  opened the scoring after four minutes with a pointed free by Stephen Alden.  Ollie Walsh quickly responded with a point and Eddie O’Donoghue soon put the Boro into the lead with his first pointed free of the day. Almost immediately Cillian Starr netted his first goal following an excellent interpassing movement involving the entire forward division.
Two further points, one from a free, by O’Donoghue followed two Kilburn points left the score at 1.04 to 0.03. O’Donoghue closed the first half scoring with another free.
( H.T 1.05 to 0.03.)
Martin Gaffney extended the Boro immediately after half time with a long range point from play. The Boro was then shocked when a close in Kilburn free was netted by Ml O’Dwyer the Kilburn number 14. Before  they fully appreciated their improvement position Paul O’Flynn soloed down the right wing before delivering a marvellous point. Not to be out done Kilburn almost stopped many Boro hearts with a low across the

goal which mercifully did not get the required touch to convert it. Matters were steadied in the eighth  minute when O’Donoghue, playing with the strong wind converted  the first of his two 65s of the day. Following an excellent pass from Cillian Starr Paul O’Flynn pointed to leave the score1.09 to 1.03. The gap widened further with O’Donoghue’s second 65 before O’Dwyer of Kilburn pointed.
Kevin Nolan who had just replaced Shane Maher delivered a long range shot from midfield for Cillain Starr to score his second goal. In the final 10 minutes O’Donoghue scored his fourth free while Starr brought his tally to 2.01. However another shock was in store for the Palmerstown team when a long range shot from Reddin ended in the Boro  net  (2.12 to 2.04).  It was too late to really upset matters and having opened the Boro scoring, Ollie Walsh closed the scoring to sealed a hard fought win.
Overall it was a difficult game to play in with conditions almost unplayable but the Boro lads stuck to their task throughout and fully
deserved their win. This results in a semi final place against St John’s of Antrim currently scheduled for January 30th at a venue to decided.

Team:

Sam Morrissey, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derrick O’Gorman, Eddie O’Donoghue (0.07, 4Fs, 2 65s) Paul O’Flynn,(0.02)  Martin Gaffney(0.01) OlliE Walsh, (0.02)Cillian Starr(2.01)  Shane Maher, Adrian Stapleton.. Subs Conor O’ Loughlin for Adrian Stapleton (42 Mins) Kevin Nolan for Shane Maher (47 Mins)

Article by Eddie Holohan. 
Match Photos by John Glynn


 

LEINSTER CLUB INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

21st Nov 2010
Dicksboro 5-9 Celbridge 0-8
Dicksboro went into this AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Championship Final without the services of Conor
O' Loughlin and Derek O'Gorman, who were unavailable, in a very cold but dry Nowlan Pk this afternoon.  Celbridge were certainly dominant during the opening ten minutes
of this match but they did not convert this dominance into scores, as they moved 0-2 to 0-0 in front.  On the eleventh minute Dicksboro recorded their first score with a point from Paul O'Flynn and indeed the period between the eleventh and sixteenth minute of this half changed the game in the 'Boro's favour as an incredible 2-6 was scored by both teams in this five minute spell.  Paul followed up his point with the 'Boro's first goal and then within a minute, he was driving the ball across the box from the Old Stand side to the waiting Shane Maher who blasted to the net.  Celbridge replied to the 'Boro's two consecutive goals with two points, one each from Billy White and Leo Quinn.  Eddie O'Donoghue then added two points from placed balls.  On the twenty fourth minute Cillian Starr was fouled in the square and the referee, David Hughes from Carlow,  instantly signalled for a penalty.  Shane Maher's effort was half blocked but found it's way to the net.  Our last score of the half came deep in injury time with a fine point from Martin Gaffney.

Half time score: Dicksboro 3-4 Celbridge 0-7.


The second half saw David Carroll start instead of David Glynn, who received a head injury in the first half.  Ten minutes in saw another forced change when Martin Gaffney suffered a leg injury and was replaced by Kevin Nolan, who in turn received a very heavy tackle and was replaced within another fifteen minutes by Evan Guilfoyle.  The fact that Celbridge only scored one point in this half was testament to a fine display from the 'Boro back lines of David Carroll, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny and Enda Malone.  Dicksboro's third point of this half was one of the scores of the game with Ollie Walsh putting the ball over the bar from all of eighty yards.  Paul o'Flynn finished off the half with two more goals, both scored in the twenty ninth minute to leave the final score:
Dicksboro 5-9  Celbridge 0-8.

Panel:  Sam Morrissey, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda
Malone, Tom Manning, Ollie Walsh(0-1), Paul O'Flynn(3-1), Martin Gaffney(0-2), Shane Maher(2-0), Cillian
Starr, Eddie O'Donoghue(0-5), Adrian Stapleton, Cillian Breathnach, David Carroll, Paddy Henderson(for
Tom Manning), Michael Rafter, David Ryan, Gary Gaule, Evan Guilfoyle, Darragh Buggy, Jessie Waters,
Derek O'Gorman, Conor O'Loughlin, Oisin Walsh(for Adrian Stapleton), Cillian Buckley, Kevin Nolan. 

Match Photos by John Glynn 

 

 

LEINSTER CLUB INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP



7th November 2010

A total of 4-2 (all from play) from Adrian Stapleton helped Dicksboro to a comfortable win over Kildalkey (Meath) in the semi-final of
the Leinster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship at Nowlan Park on Sunday, November 7th.  Dicksboro opened the scoring with a
point from Adrian Stapleton with Kildalkey replying with two pointed frees and a point from play when Stapleton rattled the net with
his first goal.  Kildalkey's midfielder Padraig Keogh added a point from play to be followed by a rather lucky goal for the ’Boro when
Kildalkey's goalie Gary McNally misjudged a long range free from Eddie O'Donoghue and had collected the ball behind the line with the
umpire immediately reaching for the green flag. Dicksboro added another three points from E. O'Donoghue (free), Paul O'Flynn and Martin
Gaffney, who also had a penalty saved by the Meathmen. Kildalkey had the last two scores of the half, when a mix-up in the ’Boro defence
allowed Kildalkey in for a goal and added a pointed free from Noel Kirby to leave the half-time score:
Dicksboro 2-4, Kildalkey 1-6.
Kildalkey levelled the scores soon after the restart when Noel Kirby pointed a free. Then up stepped Adrian Stapleton with a brace of
goals – the first when he received a good pass from Conor O'Loughlin who had made a good run through the centre – the second courtesy
of a good pass from Tom Manning.  This put the ’Boro firmly in the driving seat and they held control of the game through to the final
whistle. Kildalkey knocked over a point, followed by two points from play by Martin Gaffney and Derek O'Gorman for the ’Boro. Two
further points for Kildalkey where replied to by two further goals for the home side – the first when Paul O'Flynn made a run through the
Kildalkey defence, passed to Shane Maher who rifled the ball to the net, followed shortly afterwards by another pass from Paul O'Flynn
to Adrian Stapleton who knocked up his fourth goal of the day. Kildalkey kept trying and tacked on two points from play when Shane Maher
added his second goal followed by a point from play by Adrian Stapleton. Kildalkey had their final score of the day – a point from play.
Coming towards full time Dicksboro added another goal to their tally courtesy of Eddie O'Donoghue – to leave the final score 8-7 to 1-14 –
and put them through to the Leinster Club Intermediate Hurling Final.

Dicksboro Scorers – Adrian Stapleton (4-2), Eddie O'Donoghue (2-1), Shane Maher (2-0), Martin
Gaffney (0-2), Paul O'Flynn (0-1), Derek O'Gorman (0-1). 
Dicksboro – Sam Morrissey, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny,
Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Conor O'Loughlin, Paul O'Flynn, Martin Gaffney, Tom Manning, Cillian
Starr, Eddie O'Donoghue (Capt.), Adrian Stapleteon. Subs: Shane Maher (for T. Manning), David Ryan
(for C. O'Loughlin), David Carroll (for P. Hogan), Paddy Henderson (for Enda Malone), Michael Rafter
(for Cillian Starr).

Match Photos by John Glynn

 

 Intermediate County Final 2010

 

17th Oct 2010
Dicksboro earned the right to senior status for 2011 following a nerve tingling, nail-biting finish to this Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Championship Final played under ideal conditions at Nowlan Park on Sunday, October 17. By the time the referee blew full time, just one point separated the teams in a game which earlier on looked as if the city side were on the road to a relatively easy victory.
The oft-used phrase, a game of two halves, could also be applied to this game – with
Dicksboro holding the upper hand in the first half and Mullinavat holding control for long
passages of the second half.  Mullinavat got off to a flying start and had two points from play in the early stages before the ’Boro could get into stride. The ’Boro got onto the scoreboard with points from Adrian Stapleton and Cillian Buckley, followed by a pointed free from Eddie O'Donoghue. Then one of the best moves of the game, which started with a fine catch by corner back Darren Tyrrell, passed up through the field to Adrian Stapleton who blasted to the net. The city side tacked on another four points (0-3 frees E. O'Donoghue and 0-1 Paul O'Flynn) to leave the score at  1-7 to 0-2. From there to the break Mullinavat added 0-3 (0-2 play, 0-1 free) to a reply of one point from play by Eddie O'Donoghue to leave the half-leave the half time score: Dicksboro 1-8, Mullinavat 0-5. An early point for Mullinavat at the start of the second half was replied to by a point from play by Cillian Starr, A long range shot for the southern outfit managed to find its
way to the net to bring  Mullinavat right back into the game 1-9 to 1-6. A point from play by Derek O'Gorman was followed by three points from play by Mullinavat to close the gap to one point. Up stepped Adrian Stapleton to score his second goal of the day but the joy was short lived as Mullinavat hit back immediately with a like score at the other end. Derek O'Gorman pushed the ’Boro two points clear with a fine point.
Mullinavat reduced the lead again to one point and Eddie O'Donoghue pushed it out to two with a pointed free.  The southern boys had the last score of the game to leave the final score:   Dicksboro 2-12, Mullinavat 2-11, with Mullinvat left to rue their many wides during this half.
As a result, Dicksboro made up for their loss to St. Lachtain's (Freshford) in last year's final and now find themselves up amongst the elite of the senior grade for next year's League and Championship. 

Scorers – Adrian Stapleton (2-1), Eddie O'Donoghue (0-6), Derek O'Gorman (0-2), Paul O'Flynn, Cillian Buckley, Cillian Starr (0-1 each).
Dicksboro – Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrrell, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Cillian Buckley, Derek O'Gorman, Martin Gaffney, Eddie O'Donoghue (Capt.), Ollie Walsh, Cillian Starr, Paul O'Flynn, Adrian Stapleton.
Subs: Tom Manning for C. Starr; Shane Maher for D. O'Gorman; C. O'Loughlin for A. Stapleton.
Remainder of panel: Cillian Breathnach, David Glynn, David Carroll, Paddy Henderson,
Michael Rafter, Evan Guilfoyle, David Ryan, J. J. Hogan, Gary Gaule, Darragh Buggy,
Jesse Waters, Kevin Nolan (inj.).
 Photos of County Final    Photos by John Glynn

 

 

 

 

Leinster Club IH Championship

24th Oct 2010

Our Intermediate team got off to a flying start in this AIB Leinster Club Championship game against Half Way House
Bunclody in sunny Palmerstown this morning when Derek O'Gorman delivered an inch perfect pass to Adrian
Stapleton who struck an unstoppable shot to the net.  This was soon followed by a point from a placed ball by Eddie
O'Donoghue.  Bunclody stuck to their task and could have had a goal themselves but for a diving clearance off the
'Boro goal line by David Glynn.  They did, however start to put points on the scoreboard but the @Boro stayed in
the game with another goal, this time from Martin Gaffney at his second attempt following a great initial save from
the Bunclody keeper.  Bunclody could easily have gone in at half time as leaders but for a late goal from Paul O'Flynn
and a point from Adrian Stapleton which meant that we lead at half time by 3-6 to 0-12.
Scores were harder to come by for both teams in the second half with Bunclody again missing a good goal chance
early in the half when a high ball floated across the 'Boro goalmouth but was struck over the bar when a goal would
have been just as easy.  Dicksboro's score tally of 1-2 in the second half could have been worse as the goal came
from a 65 when Eddie O'Donoghue struck directly to the net.
Final score Dicksboro 4-8(20) Half Way House Bunclody 0-19
Our next match in this competition is against Kildalkey of Meath

Match Photos by John Glynn 

3rd Oct 2010
Dicksboro and Young Ireland met in the semi final of the Intermediate Championship in
Nowlan Park today with the Gowran team hoping to exact revenge for their defeat in the
League Shield Final a couple of weeks ago. 
Young Irelands started the brighter with two points from frees when Adrian Stapleton
scored the 'Boro's first point, followed by another from Cillian Buckley.  The'Boro went
on to score another three points with Gowran scoring one.  The score being 0-5 to 0-3
midway through the first half. 
Then came a period in which both teams could have scored a goal but for the
dominance of the backs.  Half time score Dicksboro 0-6 Young Irelands 0-4.
A couple of wides by the 'Boro at the start of the second half was offset by a goal from
Eddie O'Donoghue.  After that the 'Boro never looked back despite losing Darren Tyrell
to injury.  The Gowran side were not to score in the second half.  Final score Dicksboro
2-14 to Young Ireland 0-4
Panel:  Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrell, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan,
Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Cillian Buckley(0-2), Derek O'Gorman(0-1), Martin Gaffney
(0-3), Eddie O'Donoghue (2-4), Ollie Walsh, Cillian Starr, Paul O'Flynn(0-1), Adrian
Stapleton(0-3), Paddy Henderson, David Ryan, Evan Guilfoyle, Cillian Breathnach,
Michael Rafter, JJ Hogan, Darragh Buggy, David Glynn, Kevin Nolan, Conor O'Loughlin,
Jessie Waters, David Carroll, Shane Maher, Gary Gaule, Tom Manning. 
Match Photos by John Glynn

Dicksboro 8-7 (31 pts), Kildalkey (Meath) 1-14 (17 pts)

 

Michael Lyng IH Championship

A strong first half performance set Dicksboro on their way to victory over Emeralds (Urlingford) in the quarter-final of the
Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Championship game played under ideal conditions at Freshford on Saturday
afternoon. 
The ’Boro were first on the scoreboard with a pointed free from Eddie O'Donoghue. This was replied to by a point from a
free by Emeralds ’keeper Alan Guilfoyle from well within his own half. Two points from play by Eddie O'Donoghue and a
pointed free for Emeralds by Aidan Fogarty put the city boys 0-3 to 0-2 ahead. A two-goal burst within a minute, both
scored by Paul O'Flynn, pushed Dicksboro into a commanding lead they held until the final whistle. Emeralds added a point
by Aidan Fogarty followed by a pointed free for the ’Boro by Eddie O'Donoghue when up stepped Emeralds goalie Alan
Guilfoyle to rifle a penalty to the net to leave the city side leading by 2-4 to 1-3. Four further points – Eddie O'Donoghue
free, Adrian Stapleton, Ollie Walsh, Eddie O'Donoghue (0-2, free and ’65) to one reply from Emeralds left the half-time
score: Dicksboro 2-8, Emeralds 1-4.
Dicksboro were quickly into their stride at the start of the second half with a pointed free by Eddie O'Donoghue and a point
from play by Martin Gaffney. Aidan Fogarty replied with two pointed frees to be followed by three points for the city side
from Paul O'Flynn, Cillian Buckley and Eddie O'Donoghue (free). Emeralds at this stage upped their game with continuous
pressure on the ’Boro backs and added 1-2 to their score to leave Dicksboro ahead by 2-13 to 2-8. Dicksboro added three
points from play – Adrian Stapleton (0-2) and Ollie Walsh. Aidan Fogarty replied with a pointed free. On the call of full-time
Emeralds got through for a goal to put a better look on the scoreboard. Full-time score: Dicksboro 2-16, Emeralds 3-9.
Dicksboro – Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrrell, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone,
Cillian Buckley, Derek O'Gorman, Martin Gaffney, Eddie O'Donoghue (Captain), Ollie Walsh, Cillian Starr, Paul O'Flynn,
Adrian Stapleton. Sub: Shane Maher for Cillian Starr.

Match Photos by John Glynn

 

Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Shield Final

19th Sept 2010

It took extra time to separate Dicksboro and Young Irelands in the final of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Shield
Final at Ballyhale on Sunday, with the city side eventually securing victory on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-14.  In a low scoring first half,
with Dicksboro playing with the wind, during which a couple of heavy showers made the underground conditions very slippery, the
teams retired for the break with Dicksboro leading 0-5 to 0-3. The ’Boro scorers during this half were Eddie O'Donoghue (0-3, 0-2 from frees),
with one point each from Adrian Stapleton and Ollie Walsh.
Dicksboro started the second half the stronger of the two teams and stretched the lead to 0-8 to 0-4 before Young Irelands had their first
score of the half. Three further points for the city side stretched their lead to 0-11 to 0-5. From there on Young Irelands upped their game
and clipped away at the ’Boro lead, gradually reducing the lead point by point. A fine point from Michael Fagan from out beside the dugout
pushed Dicksboro ahead by 0-12 to 0-9, but a point from a ’65 and two from play had the sides level when the referee blew for full time.
Young Irelands were the first to score in extra time but this was replied to by a point from play by Davy Ryan to leave the half-half score at
0-13 each.
The ’Boro held the upper hand for most of the second half of extra time with four points from play by Kevin Nolan, Shane Maher, Ollie Walsh
and Adrian Stapleton with just one point reply from the Gowran side. Young Irelands were pushing hard for an equalising goal when referee
blew for full time and victory going to the city side.
Dicksboro – Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrell, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Cillian Buckley,
Derek O'Gorman, Martin Gaffney, Eddie O'Donoghue (Captain), Ollie Walsh, Cillian Starr, Paul O'Flynn, Adrian Stapleton. Subs used: Shane
Maher, Kevin Nolan, David Glynn, David Ryan, Paddy Henderson. Also on panel: Cillian Breathnach, David Carroll, Michael Rafter,
J. J. Hogan, Conor O'Loughlin, Gary Gaule, Evan Guilfoyle, Darragh Buggy, Jesse Waters, Tom Manning.

Match Photos

 

Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League


Tuesday, August 17th:


Rower-Inistioge 1-18, Dicksboro 2-13

Dicksboro suffered their first loss in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League at Thomastown on Tuesday
evening, August 17th. In this fifth and final round of the League, the Rower-Inistioge came out on top on a scoreline of 1-18
to the ’Boro's 2-13.
The game started on a high note for the city side with Eddie O'Donoghue finding the net in the first few minutes.
Unfortunately, the lead didn't last long, as the Rower-Inistioge lobbed home a goal almost immediately to level the scores.
Midway through the half the ’Boro lost centre back Danny Kenny to injury and he was replaced by Paddy Henderson. With
the Rower-Inistioge making most of every chance they got and Dicksboro struggling to find their rhythm, the country side
were 1-10 to 1-7 ahead at half-time.
Dicksboro had the first score of the second half with David Ryan adding a point from play, but with the Rower-Inistioge's
James Cashin in top form from frees and also adding a point from play, the ’Boro were finding it very difficult to make
inroads into the lead. With time running out the best move of the game led to Cillian Starr rattling the net after receiving
a great pass from Cillian Buckley to reduce the deficit to three points. The Rower-Inistioge converted another free. Two
pointed frees for the ’Boro by Eddie O'Donoghue reduced the lead to two points, but time ran out and the Southerners
secured their third win of the League.

Dicksboro (and scorers) – Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrrell, David Carroll, Philly Hogan, Michael Rafter, Danny Kenny,
Enda Malone, Michael Fagan, Kevin Nolan, David Ryan (0-1), Martin Gaffney (0-1), Derek O'Gorman (0-1), Cillian Starr
(1-1), Eddie O'Donoghue (1-8, seven frees), Adrian Stapleton (0-1). Subs used: Paddy Henderson, Cillian Buckley, Ollie
Walsh.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SLIDESHOW (Photos by John Glynn) – Dicksboro v Rower-Inistioge

 

 

DICKSBORO 0-12, DANESFORT 0-8
Dicksboro showed true grit and determination in overcoming Danesfort in this Round 4 game of the Michael Lyng Motors
Intermediate Hurling League played at a very wet and windy Bennettsbridge on Saturday evening.

Playing against a very strong wind in the first half, Dicksboro held Danesfort's lead to a minimum, 0-5 to 0-4, at the break.
Even though the wind eased during the second half and with the rain increasing in intensity, the ’Boro dug in and in what was
an overall outstanding display and knocking over the last four points without reply, the city side were 0-12 to 0-8 ahead at
full-time to give the city side four wins from four outings in the League.

Dicksboro – Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrrell, David Glynn, Philly Hogan, Michael Rafter, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, 
Michael Fagan, Cillian Buckley, Ollie Walsh, Martin Gaffney, Derek O'Gorman, Cillian Starr, Evan Guilfoyle, Adrian
Stapleton. Subs: David Ryan for M. Gaffney, Paddy Henderson for C. Buckley.

 

Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup (Group A)

13th July 2010

Our Intermediates played their last round game of the Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup Group A in Palmerstown this
evening against rival city team, O’Loughlin Gaels.  Having just one win and a draw in their previous four outings there was
nothing at stake except pride. Both teams exchanged scores in an evenly matched first half, leading to a half time score of
Dicksboro 1-8 O’Loughlins 0-11.
O’Loughlins got off to a great start in the second half with a goal and indeed of the first eight scores in this half, O’Loughlins
scored seven of them giving them an eight point advantage and they were looking very strong.  Points from David Ryan and
Adrian Stapleton kept the ‘Boro in the game and it was at this point that the ‘Boro midfield and defence started to get more
on top of the game. O’Loughlins did reply with a couple of more points but they were then shaken with a great goal from
Adrian Stapleton. This was the catalyst for a three goal and two point blitz on O’Loughlins without reply, with a point from
Michael Fagan and a goal and a point from Derek O’Gorman and Adrian finishing off the run with another goal.

Final score Dicksboro 4-14 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-20

15th June 2010

Dicksboro 0-12, Graigue/Ballycallan 2-10

Two second half goals for Graigue/Ballycallan proved to be Dicksboro's undoing in this second round game in the Michael
Lyng Motors Aylward Cup (Group A) at a sunny St James's Park on Tuesday evening.
Dicksboro started on a positive note with a fine point from midfield scored by Kevin Nolan. Two points from frees for
Ballycallan were replied to by two good scores from Eddie O'Donoghue. At this stage James Maher replaced the injured
’Boro full back John Traynor. From there to the break Dicksboro added three points from play from Ger O'Donoghue,
Derek O'Gorman and Eamonn Campion, with Graigue/Ballycallan adding three points from frees, to leave the half-time
score: Dicksboro 0-6, Graigue/Ballycallan 0-5.
An pointed free early in the second half by Eddie O'Donoghue was replied to by a goal for the country boys. Two further
points by Eddie O'Donoghue (frees) put the ’Boro in front by 1 point. The lead was short-lived as Ballycallan upped their
game and added 1-5 to their total during the remainder of the second half. Dicksboro's final scores came from Killian
Starr, Eddie O'Donoghue (free) and Eamonn Campion to leave the score at full time at:
Dicksboro 0-12, Graigue-Ballycallan  2-10.
Dicksboro – Cillian Breathnach, John Kelly, John Traynor, Philly Hogan, Michael Rafter, Tom Manning, J. J. Hogan,
Kevin Nolan, Derek O'Gorman, Collins Connolly, Eddie O'Donoghue, Cillian Starr, Ger O'Donoghue, Evan Guilfoyle,
Eamonn Campion. Sub: James Maher for John Traynor (inj.)


8th June 2010

A strong first half performance was enough to secure victory for Dicksboro’s Intermediates this evening in a very wet Gowran against
Young Irelands in this first round match of the
Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup Group A. 
Leading by 2-7 to 0-4 the ‘Boro only added three more points in the second half to bring the final score to Dicksboro 2-10 Young Irelands 1-8.

Panel: S Morrissey, D Carroll, J Traynor, P Hogan, M Rafter, E Malone, P Henderson, D O’Gorman, K Nolan, M Gaffney, E O’Donoghue, C Starr,
B Dollard, P O’Flynn, D Ryan. T Manning for E Malone, L Lenehan for B Dollard, G O’Donoghue for D Ryan.

Michael Lyng Motors IHL Group A

27th May 2010

Dicksboro 2-16, Blacks & Whites -10

Dicksboro chalked up their third win in-a-row in the Michael Lyng Intermediate Hurling League on Thursday evening
(May 27) with a comprehensive 2-16 to 0-10 victory over Blacks & Whites at a well turned-out but cool Gowran. Of the
’Boro score, a total of 2-12 came from play.
The ’Boro lined-out with a number of changes due to players being exam-tied at this time of year but this did not seem to
hinder the on-field performance.  In what was a rather one-sided first half, the city side were into stride early on when
Eddie O'Donoghue burst through the centre, laid off a good pass to full forward Evan Guilfoyle, who gave Blacks & Whites
’keeper John O'Grady no chance with a rasping shot to the back of the net. This was followed by a string of scores  during
the half through Adrian Stapleton (0-2), Derek O'Gorman (0-3), Eddie O'Donoghue (0-4, two frees), Paul O'Flynn (0-2)
and Kevin Nolan (0-1). Blacks & Whites only reply during the half was 0-1, which left the half-time score: Dicksboro 1-12,
Blacks & Whites 0-1.
The Blacks & Whites put in a stronger performance during the second half and added nine points to their total, but a goal
for Dicksboro late on by Paul O'Flynn left the city side comfortable winners at the final whistle. Other ’Boro scorers during
the second half were Adrian Stapleton (0-2) and Eddie O'Donoghue (0-2, frees).
Dicksboro – Sam Morrissey, David Carroll, Danny Kenny, Philly Hogan, Michael Rafter, Tom Manning, Enda Malone,
Cillian Buckley, Michael Fagan, Paul O'Flynn, Eddie O'Donoghue, Derek O'Gorman, Kevin Nolan, Evan Guilfoyle, Adrian
Stapleton. Sub: Paddy Henderson.

9th May 2010

Dicksboro 1-17, Graignamanagh 2-6
Dicksboro's intermediate hurlers made it two wins from two games in the Michael Lyng Intermediate Hurling League,
following an eight points victory over Graignamanagh at a sunny Thomastown on Sunday, May 9th.
The ’Boro got off a good start and had two points on the scoreboard in the very early stages of the game and held the
upperhand for most of the proceedings thereafter. By half-time Dicksboro were 0-10 to 1-1 ahead.
While Graignamagh scored a goal from a penalty early in the second half,  the ’Boro tagged on a few quick points and
when Paul O'Flynn added a goal, there was no way back for Graignamanagh. Overall a good performance from the ’Boro
who fielded without a few exam-tied players.
Full-time score: Dicksboro 1-17, Graignamanagh 2-6.
Dicksboro: Sam Morrissey, David Carroll, Danny Kenny, Philly Hogan, Darren Tyrrell, Tom Manning, Enda Malone,
Cillian Buckley, Michael Fagan, Derek O'Gorman, Eddie O'Donoghue, Paul O'Flynn, Ollie Walsh, Shane Maher, Adrian
Stapleton.  Subs used: J. J. Hogan, Briain Dollard, Paddy Henderson. 


25th April 2010

Playing with the wind in the first half of this first round
Michael Lyng Motors IHL Group A game against Conahy
Shamrocks, Dicksboro put on a fine display of score taking. The first half was all Dicksboro, despite a slow start, with
six different players registering a score, all but one from play. Eddie O’Donoghue was the first to score with a point
which was soon followed by a point from John Wallace for Conahy. Adrian Stapleton, Shane Maher added two points
each while Paul O’Flynn scored a goal and two points. Cillian Starr and Tom Manning added a point each and a pointed
free from Eddie O’Donoghue made it look like the ‘Boro were going to go in at half time well on top. The last two scores
of the half, however, came from Conahy, Alan Healy scoring a point from a free while Michael Lawlor found the ‘Boro
net in the last couple of minutes of the half giving Conahy something to build on in the second half. 
Half time score: Dicksboro 1-10 Conahy Shamrocks 1-2.

The second half started with a period of Conahy dominance. Two points from a placed ball from Alan Healy and a
point from Kieran Mooney, meant Conahy were now only five points behind. Adrian Stapleton replied with a point for
the ‘Boro and any hope that we could further build on that was dashed when Conahy took the next four scores, points
from Kieran Mooney, Alan Healy and Michael Lawlor and a goal from Gary Kavanagh. The sides were level. Game on.
 What followed next was a see saw of points scoring, firstly Dicksboro scoring two from Adrian Stapleton and Eddie
O’Donoghue, followed by one each from Michael Lawlor and Alan Healy for Conahy to bring the sides level again. 
Thankfully, Cillian Buckley and Eddie O’Donoghue finished off the game with a point each to leave the final score at
Dicksboro 1-15 Conahy Shamrocks 2-10. The ‘Boro defence of Sam Morrissey, Darren Tyrell, Enda Malone, David
Carroll and Michael Fagan showed  great steel throughout the game with the performances of  Danny Kenny and
David Glynn particularly noteworthy.

Panel:  Sam Morrissey, David Glynn, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Darren Tyrell, David Carroll, Michael Fagan,
Tom Manning, Cillian Buckley, Paul O’Flynn, Derek O’Gorman, Eddie O’Donoghue, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher,
Adrian Stapleton, Cillian Breathnach, Philly Hogan, J.J Hogan, Ollie Walsh, Davy Ryan, Kevin Nolan, Michael Rafter,
Jessie Waters, Liam Lenehan, Gary Gaule, Brian Dollard, Oisin Breathnach, Collins Connolly and John Kelly.
   

Match Photos by John Glynn

Leinster Club Hurling League

1st May 2010

A slow start in this Leinster Club Hurling quarter final against Erins Own, Castlecomer, proved to be our undoing today.
Despite a much better performance in the second half, the ‘Boro were unable to turn around a half time score of 0-4 to
3-4 to eventually lose by 1-11 to 3-8.

27th March 2010

Dicksboro’s Intermediate hurlers 2010 campaign got off to a winning start in sunny Palmerstown this Saturday in their
Leinster Club Hurling league match against Raharney of Westmeath. The match was played on an excellent surface thanks
to the great work done over the winter by numerous people under the stewardship of Joe Phelan. Raharney, playing with
the wind, had two points from frees before the ‘Boro got on the scoreboard with a point from adrian Stapleton. With further
points from Paul O’Flynn, Derek O’Gorman, Adrian Stapleton and a pointed free from Martin Gaffney, the ‘Boro lead at half
time by the slimmest of margins, 05 to 0-4. This could have been so much different if Dicksboro converted more of their
chances, driving ten wides and a great effort on goal by Shane Maher coming off the crossbar. Midway through the first
half Kevin Nolan replaced the injured Michael Fagan. The ‘Boro’s scoring average increased in the second half with eight
more points, two each from Adrian Stapleton and Michael Rafter as well as one each from Derek O’Gorman, killian Starr,
Shane Maher(free) and Martin Gaffney(free). Paul O’Flynn put the icing on the cake with two good goals. The ‘Boro finished
comfortable winners at 2-13 to 0-7. As the game swung in the ’Boro’s favour, a number of subs were introduced.

Panel: Sam Morrissey, David Glynn, David Carroll, Enda Malone, John Fagan, Danny Kenny, J.J Hogan, Martin Gaffney,
Michael Fagan, Paul O’Flynn, Derek O’Gorman, Tom Manning, Killian Starr, Shane Maher, Adrian Stapleton. 
Subs: Kevin Nolan for M.Fagan, John Kelly for Danny Kenny, David Ryan for A. Stapleton, Michael Rafter for
D.O’Gorman, Oisin Breathnach for E. Malone.

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2009

                                                                                                    

Michael Lyng Motors IHC Final 2009

Dicksboro 1-11 St. Lachtains 0-16

Disappointment for our players and supporters followed the final whistle of this Intermediate Final held in Nowlan Pk
today.
After a bright start for the 'Boro, the Freshford side came more into the game and the half time score showed the sides
level at Dicksboro 1-7 to St. Lachtains 0-10.  The second half was a low scoring affair with the 'Boro scoring four points
to Freshfords six.  Great credit goes to all our players who kept hurling to the end but despite their valiant efforts it was
not to be on the day.

Match photos by John Glynn

Michael Lyng Motors IHC Semi Final

Dicksboro 0-20 Rower Inistioge 2-10

Dicksboro got off to a flying start and led the Rower Inistioge by 7 points to 1 in the first fifteen minutes of this
Championship semi final in Nowlan Pk.  We were to lead from start to finish and showed great skill, determination
and team spirt in achieving this win.  We will now play St. Lachtains, Freshford in the Intermediate Final on Sunday next.

Match photos by John Glynn