Dicksboro GAA Club


July 2012



28th July 2012

Junior 'B' Championship

Dicksboro 0-14 James Stephens 0-13

Willie Cuddihy's return from injury helped to add that little bit of defensive experience that was needed to bring us over the line in this very tight game, held in Palmerstown. Of the twenty seven points scored in the entire game, twenty of them were scored in the first half. Paddy Cahill knocked over our first point from play before Collins Connolly added two from placed balls. The Village were matching us point for point when points from Craig Cahill and Shane O'Brien gave us a two point lead halfway through the half. The Village replied immediately with a point and the following four minutes brought a lot of scoring and defensive activity- first was a good Peter Turley point following a great catch, the resultant puck out went all the way into the 'Boro danger area and Darragh Holohan was called on to make a save, but a point from the Village followed soon after. Eoin McCormack was the instigator of our next score when his clearance from defence found Craig Cahill who put up his second point of the half. There was a lull of a couple of minutes before the Village added a brace and our last point of the half came from Shane O'Brien following an excellent individual effort. The Village were finishing best and they managed to tack on four unanswered points before the HT whistle blew at Dicksboro 0-9 James Stephens 0-11.

Collins Connolly got us off the mark at the start of the second half with a free which was succeeded by another pointed free, this time a long range effort from Enda O'Donoghue. Only four points in total came from play, one from the Village and three from the 'Boro, two of the 'Boro points instigated by Paddy Cahill and converted by Jamie Lynch and Ruairi Morrissey and the last came from James Murphy when the sides were level on twenty nine minutes to give us the lead and win.

Panel: Darragh Holohan, Eoin McCormack, Willie Cuddihy, Dylan Scott, James Gittens, JJ Hickey, Enda O'Donoghue, Shane O'Brien, Jamie Lynch, Paddy Cahill, Peter Turley, Peter Fitzpatrick, Craig Cahill, Ruairi Morrissey, Collins Connolly, Evan Cody for James Gittens, James Murphy for Peter Turley.


26th July 2012

Under 16 Roinn 'A' League Semi Final

Dicksboro 2-17 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-17

No amount of worthy adjectives can be used to describe this game of hurling between two excellent teams. Skillful, courageous and honourable are a few, but the dictionary could be exhausted. The first attempt to separate these two sides in the league semi final occurred on 13th July and that game also ended in a draw after extra time. This evenings game in St. John's Pk was played in excellent conditions. The game was played at a high tempo, but particularly so in the first half, when no two minutes passed without one of the teams scoring and of the 2-18 we saw in this half only six points were scored from frees and the sides were to be level six times during the half. HT Dicksboro 1-9 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-9.

The second half decended from being a truly great game to just being a great game. Boths teams defensive lines were holding strong in this half and if the first half was about forwards, the second half was about defenders and scores were much harder to come by. It looked like the 'Boro had just done enough as we headed into injury time leading by a goal but cruely O'Loughlins last puck of the half turned out to be a goal and so we headed into extra time. Normal time Dicksboro 2-14 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-14.

The first ten minute period gave a return of just one point and that was in favour of the Gaels. The second ten minute period saw the 'Boro boys score two points within the first four minutes giving us a one point lead. Back came O'Loughlins with two points to swing the pendulum their way and so it stayed until the dying seconds when the 'Boro were awarded a free 45 yards out and at a 45 degree angle to the posts. Nerves of steel were needed and shown as the sliothar sailed over the bar in the last puck of the game. FT Dicksboro 2-17 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-17. This league semi final will now have to be played for a third time and this will be a must see game.

Panel: John Hanrick, Conor Fitzpatrick, Aaron Malone, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan, Corey Cahill, Mark Slater, Chris Kavanagh, Kieran Ryan, Thomas Kenny, Jim Dollard, Edward Moylan, Bill Sheehan, Andrew Gaffney, Jamie Byrne, Michael Phelan, Robbie Murphy, Ormond Morrissey, Adam Clifford, Cormac Buggy, Billy Rowe, Aaron Purcell, Peter Lynch, Liam Walsh, Evan Carroll, Brian Power, Robert Crotty, Gaby Lapuste, Darra Lynch.


24th July 2012

Junior 'B Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 2-8 Cloneen 0-7

Undoubtably the main talking point about this game was the weather conditions. It rained non stop throughout the game leaving the pitch almost unplayable with casual water lying throughout the pitch. The fact that the game was finished was a credit to both teams who served up a very competitive and exciting game.

This was the final round of the league aspect of the Championship. The result would decide who each team would meet in the first round of the knockout aspect of the Championship.

As mentioned the weather was the dictating factor resulting in very low scoring game. However Dicksboro got off to a very fast start a very well taken goal from Craig Cahill, and two points leaving them 1.02 to 0.01 after 10 minutes. Each team had two further points each over the next 20 minutes leaving the score 1.04 to 0.03 as half time approached. Then as the break loomed Dicksboro got the crucial score of the game. A rocket of a shot from Graham Egan rattled the Cloneen net and the Boro went in 2.04 to 0.03 at half time.

Cloneen staged a brief comeback with two frees in four minutes. A further free for Cloneen on the 12th minute matched a Collins Connolly point (score 2.05 to 0.06). From then on the Boro dominated the scoring with points from Ger O’Donoghue and two from Peter Turley with the only a response from Cloneen being a fourth free, leaving the final score 2.08 to 0.07.

This result places Dicksboro third in their group and they will now face James Stephens in the knockout stage of the championship. This game is currently fixed for this Saturday 28th July at 7.30pm, venue to be announced.

Panel: Darragh Holohan, Eoin Mc Cormack, Evan Cody, Drew Phelan, Enda O’Donoghue, JJ Hickey, Eoin Butler, James Gittens, Ruairi Morrissey, Ger O’Donoghue, Peter Turley, Peter Fitzpatrick, Graham Egan, Collins Connolly, Craig Cahill, James Murphy, Shane O’Brien.

Article by Eddie Holohan


Minor Roinn 'C' Hurling League

Dicksboro 5-15 Cloneen/Railyard

This round, the Boro’s fifth in the League got off to a blistering start in Palmerstown on Monday night. The home team went into a 2 goal and 2 points after five minutes before got off the scoring mark with a point. This cushion was to prove im portent through the game. Basically the sides matched one another point for point for the next 15 minutes to leave the score 2.08 to 0.07 after 25 minutes.

The final five minutes was to see more fire works with Cloneen/Railyard first and then the Boro getting a goal. A further point to each side left the half time score at 3.09 to 1.08.

The second half started off as the first ended, with again both sides getting a goal. The mid portion of the second half saw some very well taken points by both sides and by the sixteenth minute Dicksboro were leading by 4.14 to 2.10. However Cloneen were not going to give up that easily and yet again goal scoring was about to change the entire complexion of the match. They took two goal opportunities in quick succession to leave the score at 4.14 to 4.13 with four minutes remaining.

As the Boro had started the game with a quick fire goal they were to finish in similar fashion with a 27th minute goal followed by a point in injury time to run out narrow winners by 5.15 to 4.14. This win leaves the Rionn C team in third place in the league behind Tullaroan and Dunamaggin. Their final game is against James Stephens ( date and & venue to be decided). A win in that game is essential to ensure their place in semi final.

Article by Eddie Holohan


22nd July 2012

Under 12 Joe Prendergast Memorial Tournament

Dicksboro under 12’s had a very successful and enjoyable day last Sunday at the excellently organised Joe Prendergast Memorial Tournament in Thomastown.  Our group comprised of Ballyhale Shamrocks, Mount Sion(Waterford) and Sarsfields(Cork). Victories over our first two opponents put us in a commanding position as we went into our last group game against Sarsfields.  This was a very tight game throughout and fittingly ended in a draw, leaving us on top of our group.  Clarinbridge(Galway) topped their group and therefore we met them in the final.  After having a very early start to their day(they had to be in Thomastown at 10am) the Galway boys wilted and we won well after dominating throughout the pitch.  Congratulations to these young ‘Boro boys who are shaping up well.  Thank you to the Thomastown Club and the Prendergast family for a lovely day.

Panel: Daire Maher, Liam Stynes, Bobby O'Mahony, Tommy Farrell, William O'Sullivan, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Joe Lacey, Nicky Burke, Eoghan Moylan, Justin Cahill, Eoin De Buitlear, Padraic Moylan, Liam Dowling, Sean Richardson.


22nd July 2012

Junior Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-7 Mooncoin 3-11

Our Junior hurlers ended in mid table of Group 3 of the hurling league following their defeat at the hands of Mooncoin last Sunday.  Three good goal chances in the first half and at least one in the second half that were not taken made all the difference as we went down by 2-7 to 3-11. 

Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Mikey Hayes, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Kevin Nolan, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Conor Maharaj, Stephen Farrell, Tom Manning, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Kevin Kenny, Eoin Gough, Darragh Buggy, Peter Turley for DD Molloy(inj), Paddy Cahill for Stephen Farrell.


21st July 2012

Na Piarsaigh Under 14 Hurling Tournament

A group of our Under 14 panel had an early start this morning to travel to Na Piarsaigh's grounds in Cork for a blitz, in what was a lovely day for hurling. Abbeyside from Dungarvan were our first opponents in what turned out to be a very tight match which we lost despite putting them under intense pressure for the last few minutes of the game. Killeagh from Cork were next up and they managed to get an early lead on us but two quick 'Boro goals brought us back into the match but Killeagh still hung on for a win. Our hosts, Na Piarsigh, were too strong for us, pulling away in the second half after we lead at halftime.

We then went into the Shield Final against Abbeyside and found ourselves eight points down at the end of the first half, after playing against the wind. A brave performance in the second half brought us back and we went in front with only minutes left on the clock. However, two goals in the dying minutes sealed a victory for the Waterford boys. Thank you to Na Piarsaigh Club for the invitation and hospitality.

Panel: Liam Kennedy, Conor O'Mahony, Brian Cleere, Gavin Byrne, Johnny Minogue, Stephen Cass, David Campion, TJ Stynes, Jack Condren, David Ryan, Cillian Timmons, Jack Connolly, Gavin Walsh, Sean Boyd, Kieran Galvin.


19th July 2012

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-12 Danesfort 2-15

A point from Collins Connolly after JJ Hickey's clearance from the half back line first found Craig Cahill who supplied Collins was a great start to this enthralling encounter in Palmerstown. Within a minute, Danesfort were on the attack and could have snatched a goal but for a goal-line catch from Stephen Dawson who put it out for a 65. By the time Danesfort scored their first point on eleven minutes, the 'Boro had already added two points from frees. 'Fort followed up with another point from a free and immediately after were unlucky not to score a goal when a low shot struck the 'Boro post. Our halfback line of Podge Lacey, JJ Hickey and Eoin Burke were playing very well as a unit and when Podge went off injured after eighteen minutes the balance shifted in Danesfort's favour as they added a further 2-5 to their score to our one point. Danesfort's tally could have been more but for a great save from Darragh Holohan in the closing minutes of the half, one of two crucial saves from Darragh in the game. With the scoreboard reading Dicksboro 0-4 Danesfort 2-7 a little bit of desperation was coming into the 'Boro team and an injury time 21 yard free was drilled low by Craig Cahill, only to be saved. HT Dicksboro 0-4 Danesfort 2-7.

Danesfort started the second half with a point after two minutes and it looked like the game was going to slip away from us. Five minutes in and Peter Turley lead the comeback with a point which was followed within a minute by a Craig Cahill goal, Ger O'Donoghue been the provider. Two minutes later a high ball was delivered into the crowded Danesfort square, their goalie advanced to bat it out to a waiting Craig Cahill who pulled on the high ball to score his second goal. Danesfort did break up this very good passage of play from the 'Boro with a point but we soon got back to scoring, adding four unanswered points, two from Craig and two from Peter Fitzpatrick, one of which he scored from an acute angle on the sideline. And so, after seventeen minutes the sides were level at 2-9 each. Three points from Danesfort and Darragh's second great save meant that our opponents were starting to get the upper hand again but their gallop was halted with a Ruairi Morrissey point. Not to be outdone Danesfort replied with another point to put the gap between the teams back to three points with five minutes of normal time remaining. Peter Turley was next to score and then on the thirtieth minute both teams scored points in very quick succession, giving Danesfort a lead of 2-14 to 2-12 as we went into injury time. With thirty three minutes played, the 'Boro had a free in and the Ref was asked how much more time was left, thirty seconds was the reply. A lofted ball from the free into the Danesfort square fell to James Murphy who rifled it to the top of the net. We were now a point up with literally seconds left, Danesfort naturally pucked out quickly, gathered and scored to draw the game. What a finish.

Panel: Darragh Holohan, Eoin McCormack, John Kelly, Stephen Dawson, Podge Lacey, JJ Hickey, Eoin Burke, Ruairi Morrissey, James Gittens, Ger O'Donoghue(Capt), Peter Turley, Peter Fitzpatrick, Collins Connolly, Drew Phelan, Craig Cahill, Matthew Nolan for Podge Lacey(inj), Graham Egan for Drew Phelan, James Murphy for Collins Connolly, Enda O'Donoghue for Eoin Burke, Michael Kealy for Ger O'Donoghue, Sammy Morrissey, Dylan Scott, Paddy Cahill, Shane O'Brien, Aaron McDonald.


17th July 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-19 Erin's Own 1-11

Dicksboro minors maintained their 100% record in the League, in the final game in the round robin series, with a hard fought win over Erin’s Own in Castlecomer. This win, their fifth of the campaign, leaves them in the top position in the League and in a Leagu Semi Final place.

The first half was a very low scoring tense affair with both teams competing at a high level of intensity. The first ten minutes of play yielded only four scores, two points to each side. The next ten minutes saw the Boro take control of the scoring with a goal and a point. By mid way Dicksboro had completed their first half scoring, 1.04 while Erin’s Own continued to tack on a few scores to leave the sides 1.04 to 0.05 at half time in favour of the Boro.

The third quarter was played in a similar vain with the teams matching one another, score for score. Erin’s Own looked like taking control of the scoring with a fifth minute goal from a 20 metre free leaving the score at 1
1.06 to 1.05. This however did not materialise as the Boro matched them point for point and was two points ahead at the fifteenth minute mark (1.12. to 1.10)

The final quarter saw a total change in the game. Dicksboro scored seven points while Comer only managed a single score. This resulted in a final tally of 1.19 to 1.11 in favour of the Palmerstown side.

It is expected that the League Semis will go ahead at the end of the month. The opposition will be provided by one of the Rower, James Stephens or O’Loughlin Gaels. There are a number of games yet to be completed in their group before we know our opponents.

The Rionn C League game against James Stephens, due to be played on Wed 18th has been postponed. So next game on the schedule is aginst Cloneen in Palmerstown on Monday 23rd.

Article by Eddie Holohan Match Photos by John Glynn


14th July 2012

Senior Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-15 James Stephens 3-14.

With one match left in the group stage of the senior league against Graigue/Ballycallan, this result has unfortunately left us facing a relegation semi final later on. Failure to take full advantage of goal chances in the first half and a defensive mistake leading to a Village goal gave us the narrowest of leads at halftime. Despite this we were playing well in the first half and were worthy of our HT lead of 0-10 to 1-6.

The second half however was a different story with the Village scoring 2-1 to the 'Boro's 0-1 in the first ten minutes, the second goal coming from a penalty. The Village were now on top by 0-11 to 3-7 and looked like increasing their lead and indeed after a couple of points were exchanged the Village did put six points between the teams half way through the half. A 'Boro goal followed but the big comeback never arrived.

Panel: Aaron Duggan, Danny Kenny, kieran Cuddihy, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Michael Fagan, David Glynn, Rory Glynn, Cillian Starr, Ollie Walsh, Martin Gaffney, Oisin Walsh, Eoin Gough, Kevin Kenny, Shane Maher, Paul O'Flynn, Eoin Fennelly for Eoin Gough, Mason Clifford for Cillian Starr, Stephen Farrell for Shane Maher(inj), Cillian Breathnach, Tom Manning, Kevin Nolan, Michael Rafter, Mikey Hayes, Jamie Lynch, Evan Cody, DD Molloy, John Fagan, Enda O'Donoghue, Paddy Cahill, Briain Dollard, Conor Maharaj, Darragh Holohan.


13th July 2012

Under 16 Roinn 'A' League Semi Final

The under 16 Roinn 'A' league semi final was held in Palmerstown this evening between Dicksboro and O'Loughlin Gaels. The weather played a big part in this game and from the beginning the ground was very soft as the rain poured down. The 'Boro got off the mark first and lead by a point for a while before O'Loughlins scored their first point, both sides saw chances go wide in what was a very entertaining first half. Dicksboro lead at HT 0-3 to 0-2.

The second half got under way and with it the rain stopped. O'Loughlins were first to score, but the 'Boro quickly replied. Both sides had a few wides until the 'Boro found the O'Loughlin net, but their joy was short lived as O'Loughlins responded with a goal soon afterwards. The game was on a knife edge with the 'Boro just edging it, but O'loughlins were awarded a free which they duly scored. The match ended at the end of normal time with the teams level at 1-5 each.

Tired limbs came out on both sides for extra time which saw O'Loughlins score twice without reply from the 'Boro. The 'Boro boys dug deep and scored a point to bring the score at the end of the first period of extra time to Dicksboro 1-7 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-8. The second half of extra time was very tense with each side missing opportunities to score. However the 'Boro were awarded a free which they converted to bring the sides level. The final whistle blew soon after with the sides level 1-8 to 1-8. This was a highly entertaining match by two evenly matched teams, here's hoping the replay will be as exciting.

Panel: John Hanrick, Conor Fitzpatrick, Aaron Malone, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan, Corey Cahill(Capt), Ronán Butler, Mark Slater, Kieran Ryan, Thomas Kenny, Jason Carroll, Michael Phelan, Andrew Gaffney, Jamie Byrne, Bill Sheehan, Jim Dollard, Robbie Murphy, Adam Clifford, Billy Rowe, Aaron Purcell, Brian Power, Peter Lynch, Gaby Labapuste.


11th July 2012

Minor Roinn 'C' Hurling League

The fourth round of the Roinn C league versus Dunnamaggan was played in Palmerstown on Wednesday July 11th. To date the Boro team has enjoyed wins over Young Irelands and Carrickshock and suffered defeats to Tullaroan, the league leaders.
Although Dicksboro got the first point, Dunnamaggan charged into a goal feast with two quick efforts before the game even settled down. However the middle section of the first half saw the Boro lads settle into a rhythm, matching their opponents score for score. Unfortunately the two early goals continued to divide the teams until the half time whistle rang with the score at 3-6 to 1-6 for Dunna’.
The second half was to be a completely different game. Again Dunnamaggan got two very quick goals and went on to outscore Dicksboro by 4-5 to 0-3 in the second half. The final score of 7-11 to 1-9 reflects Dunamaggin’s impressive performance in the second half. Dunnamaggan now move up to second place in the table behind Tullaroan while the Boro sit in fourth position behind James Stephens.
Our next outing will be against familiar opposition when we play James Stephens on Monday July 16th.
Holding onto fourth place will hopefully give us a coveted place in the semi finals which will give this team a further chance to develop.

Panel : Paddy Boyd, Brian Comerford, Aaron Purcell, Billy Rowe, Frank Nolan , Thomas Carroll, Dylan Scott, Shane O’Brien, Ronan Moriarty, Jason Hennessy, Aidan Walsh, Adam Comerford, Robert Crotty, Ciaran Brennan, Gaby Lapuste, Jordan Conroy.

Article by Eddie Holohan


10th July 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-24 Kilmacow 0-7

Dicksboro Minors played their fourth round of the League against Kilmacow on Tuesday 10th July despite the torrential rain which almost rendered the pitch unplayable.
The Boro lads got off to a flying start and had a five point lead before Kilmacow got their first score, a point, in the ninth minute. The Boro domination continued throughout the mid-part of the first half leading by 9 points to 2 by the twentieth minute. The teams traded points for the last ten minutes resulting with the Boro leading by 11 points to 5 at half time.
The second half started in a flurry with the Palmerstown 18’s scoring 1-5 to Kilmacow’s one point in the first ten minutes, putting the game almost out of reach of the Southern lads. A further 1-5 was scored during the next 15 minutes leaving the Boro leading by 2-20 to 0-7 with five minutes left. A further four points were to the Boro rounded off the scoring leaving them convincing winners, 2-24 to 0-7.
This is their fourth win in the league leaving them top of the table on 8 points with St. Lachtain’s and Erin’s Own, Castlecomer on 6 points with Freshford in 2nd place on scoring difference. The last round of games consists of Dicksboro meeting Erin’s Own and St. Lachtain’s going toe to toe with Kilmacow. The top two teams go through to the League Semi Finals. The current positive differences are as follows, Dicksboro +41, St. Lachtain’s +8 and Erin’s Own +6. In Group 1 of the League the top two places are between James Stephens, Rower Inistioge and O’Loughlin Gaels.
This all means that the final fixtures, which are scheduled for the week of the 10th of July, will finalise the pairings for the League Semi Finals. The concluding stages of the league have been arranged to be played at the end of this month.

Article by Eddie Holohan

Match Photos by John Glynn


7th July 2012

Junior H.C

Just like the Kilkenny Senior team, our Junior hurlers had a bad day at the office when we met O’Loughlin Gaels last weekend but in both cases there is no doubt but that it was just a glitch and better is yet to come before the summer is out. Dicksboro 3-9 O’Loughlin Gaels 5-17.


7th July 2012

Erin's Own Under 12 Tournament

What a truly fantastic day was had in sunny Castlecomer today for the annual Erin's Own Gerry Holden Pertetual Trophy. The honesty, determination and zeal shown by all players is what makes our Gaelic games the greatest sports in the world. Hats off to 'Comer for their hospitality and organisation.

The 'Boro were invited back as defending champions and our group consisted of Dunnamaggan and Erin's Own and in the other group there was O'Loughlin Gaels, Kilmacud Crokes and Carnmore (Galway). Dunnamaggan were our first opponents and we got on top from the start, leading at HT by 1-3 to 0-1 and eventually winning by 4-4 to 1-2. Erin's Own were next and they proved to be much more difficult opposition. 'Comer went in at HT leading by 1-3 to 1-1 but they had been playing with the assistance of the wind and with our puckouts landing in the opposition square, it was only a matter time before we bagged some goals and these were enough for us to come out on top by 3-5 to 1-6.

On the other side, Kilmacud had finished on top and so we had to face them in the cup final. Two evenly matched teams put up a superb performance and some of the skills on display were beyond the years of the players. Full time finished all level and so we headed into two five minute halves of extra time which also ended level. It was decided that the final would go into sudden death, the first to score taking the laurels. Kilmacud scored after four minutes and our heros were vanquished.

Panel: Tadhg Butler, Mark Kenny, Liam Hennessy, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Bobby O'Mahony, Eoghan Moylan, Evan Clarke, Eoin De Buitlear, Liam Stynes, Tommy Farrell, Sean Richardson, Justin Cahill, Nicky Burke, Mitchell Synott.

Tournament Photos


5th July 2012

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 3-10 O'Loughlin Gaels 0-13

The first half of this encounter was played in ideal conditions for hurling this evening St. Johns Pk. The game was evenly matched until about halfway into the first half when we found the O'Loughlin net and another goal soon after put us well on the way, giving us a commanding enough lead at HT Dicksboro 2-6 O'Loughlin Gaels 0-5. However, conditions deteriorated in the second half and the game turned into a more dogged affair. The 'Boro were always ahead but O'Loughlins never gave up and if not for some very good saves by our keeper near the end, the result may well have been far closer. FT Dicksboro 3-10 O'Loughlin Gaels 0-13.

Panel: Colin Dempsey, David Ryan, Cian Butler, Eoghan Moylan, Evan Carroll, Chris Kavanagh, Justin Cahill, Liam Kennedy, Joe Sheehan, Oisin Gough, Sean Boyd, Edward Moylan, Brian Cleere, Johnny Manogue, Alan Corcoran, David Campion, Jack Condren, Cillian Timmons, Mark Nolan, Conor O'Mahony, David Delahunty, Jack Connolly, Sean Foley, Liam Stynes, TJ Stynes, Kieran Galvin.


1st July 2012

Minor Camogie

Our minor team had a good win over Clara in the first round of the league on Monday evening, July 1st in Palmerstown. Playing with 14 due players in Irish college, on holidays etc we ran out winners in the end on a scoreline of 6-11 to 3-12. Our next match is on Wed 11th July.

Team: Kirsty Maher, Rachel Bawle, Niamh O Connor, Claire Nolan, Rebecca Knox, Rachel Lynch, Louise Kenny, Sarah Hennessey, Lucy Sherwin, Ciara Conefery, Jenny Clifford, Aoife Prendergast, Rachel Doyle, Orla Hanrick.


1st July 2012

Lá na gClub

Poor weather mitigated against us when we held our annual Lá na gClub in Palmerstown on Sunday. Despite drizzly rain a very good crowd turned out to enjoy a family day out involving sack, egg and spoon races, face painting, wet sponge throwing, beat the goalie and many other events. We were also treated to exhibition hurling and football games from our under 6 and 8 boys and girls as well as a very good Gaelic for Mothers and others football match against Clara which we won under the watchful eye of manager, Sean Keane. Bargains of second-hand sports goods, books and other items were snapped up as were delicious homemade cakes and breads and in this regard thank you to all the parents (mothers) whose effort was very much appreciated. The smell of frying onions and burgers was impossible to resist and there was a constant queue for them and likewise for the ice-creams that were very kindly sponsored by the PRL Group, Freshford Rd. Far too many people to name were involved in making this day a success but to each and every one-thank you.

Lá na gClub Photos