Dicksboro GAA Club


July 2013

22nd July 2013

Minor Hurling League

Dicksboro 4-7  Erin's Own 2-13

Dramatic.  That is the only way to describe the conclusion of this, our last group match in the league, a game in which we had to at least draw to get into the league final.  The 'Boro were up by 0-6 to 1-0 after fourteen minutes and were looking good but warning signs came a couple of minutes later when a clear goal chance for 'Comer was bravely saved.  Amazingly, we were to score only one more point in the game and 'Comer finished the second quarter of the first half with 1-3 to leave the HT score, Dicksboro 0-7  Erins Own 2-3 and we were left to wonder during the break whether we would regret all the scoring chances that were missed during the first half.
'Comer stretched their lead further at the start of the second half, adding two points within three minutes before the 'Boro scored the first of our four goals on the fifth minute.  'Comer were now dominating the game and we were certainly on the back foot as our opponents added six points without reply over the following sixteen minutes.  Another goal on the twenty first minute gave us a life-line but we still continued to struggle after it.  At the end of normal time, we were staring at a defeat as we trailed by 2-7 to 2-12 and our place in the league final seemed to be ebbing away but two quick 'Boro goals on the thirty first and thirty second minute meant a dramatic change in fortunes as we now lead by a single point, it has to be said against the run of play.  As often happens in these situations there was just enough time left in injury time for 'Comer to go down the field and secure a draw before the final whistle, a result we could not begrudge them after their second half performance.  We will now contest the league final against James Stephens.

Panel:  Darragh Holohan, Brian Comerford, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, Dylan Scott, Corey Cahill, Ronán Butler, Mark Slater, Marc Cudmore, Conor Doheny, Kevin Kenny, Thomas Kenny, Paddy Boyd, Kieran Ryan, Paddy Cahill, Jason Carroll, Evan Carroll, John Hanrick, Mark McGarry, Conor Fitzpatrick.

12th July 2013

Junior Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-12  O'Loughlin Gaels 0-10

The 'Boro Juniors had a very good win this evening over top of the table, O'Loughlin Gaels in a very warm Palmerstown to gain our first points in the group.  We had two points on the board within two minutes of the start and a brilliant Cillian Breathnach save a couple of minutes later kept us in front.  O'Loughlins did bring the game back to level at 0-2 each after ten minutes but that is as close as they got to us for the rest of the game as we continued to put together some good scores.  A goal in each half was of course crucial and the one in the first half started with a long delivery from Michael Rafter which was met by Paddy Cahill who gave the defence no chance with a first time pull.  HT Dicksboro 1-6  O'Loughlins 0-5.

The 'Boro did not allow the Gaels settle into the second half as we started with great intensity, adding 1-2 to our HT score within four minutes.  Constantly meeting a brick wall in our defence, O'Loughlins were only able to score one point from play in the second half, their remaining three points coming from frees.  Meanwhile, the 'Boro matched their first half score of 1-6 to win convincingly.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, DD Molloy, Mikey Hayes, David Carroll, Rory Glynn, Kevin Nolan, Michael Rafter (0-4, frees),  Derek O'Gorman, Philly Hogan, Conor O'Loughlin (1-0), Tom Manning, Eoin Fennelly (0-4), Shane O'Brien, Marco Ruessman, Paddy Cahill (1-4, 0-3 frees), Willie Cuddihy, Enda O'Donoghue, James Murphy, Graham Egan, Padraig White, Graham Egan, Dylan Scott, JJ Hickey, Ciaran Gough, Alan Purcell, Corey Cahill.

11th July 2013

Minor Roinn 'C' Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-14 Carrickshock 3-9

The Dicksboro Roinn ’C’ team that played Carrickshock would have started as underdogs in this league game due to the standings of both teams in the league table but we certainly put up a marvellous performance and could even have won in the end.  The ‘Boro were deservingly leading at HT by 1-7 to 1-3 with some great displays of team play and scoring.  The second half was equally as exciting with both teams neck and neck all the way to the final whistle, drawing level with each other on five occasions but unfortunately when the final whistle blew it was Carrickshock who had just edged it by a point, FT Dicksboro 1-14 Carrickshock 3-9.

Panel:  Edward Moylan, Billy Rowe, John Curtin, Cian Butler, Brian Comerford, Mark Slater, Evan Carroll, Jason Carroll, Ronán Butler, Thomas Kenny, Paddy Boyd, Ciaran Ryan, Mark McGarry, John Hanrick, Oisin Gough, Aidan Nolan.


Dicksboro Camogie U14 squad set out at 8:30 on Friday morning for Kilkeshin, Co. Clare, to represent Kilkenny in Féile Luimneach 2013.  Our first match was against our hosts, Kilkeshin and after a slow start, Dicksboro found themselves two goals down. The girls kept their heads and dug deep to go in at half time with a 1 point lead, 2-1 to 2-0. In the second half the Dicksboro girls drove on to win by 3-3 to 2-1.

Saturday morning and off to Crecora, County Limerick for our second match of the group and again we had a slow start, but came back into the game aided by Caoimhe Dowling’s free taking and by half time the score was Dicksboro 0-6 to Crecora 2-0. The ‘Boro again took command in the second half, winning with a final score of 2-7 to 2-1, Caoimhe Dowling 2-6, Annie O’Connor 0-1. The final group match at 1:30pm against Truagh Clonlara was the toughest yet, against the dogged, determined Clare Co. Champions. Half time and the ‘Boro trailed by 0-2 to 1-3, our two points coming from Caoimhe Dunne. The second half was fought from end to end, the ‘Boro gradually closing the gap, with a goal from Aisling Morrissey, and two points from Caoimhe Dunne, to see Dicksboro win by the narrowest of margins to top the group and go through to a semi-final against St Ibers Shelmaliers.

This match was played in Patrickswell at 6:15pm and the weather was still very hot, with a slight breeze. The Wexford side fought hard but were no match for the Dicksboro girls, who gave an exhibition of camogie skills to finish the day’s business, 2-6 to 0-2. Scorers, Aisling Morrissey 1-2, Caoimhe Dowling 0-3, Sarah Walsh 1-0 and Bronagh Doheny 0-1.  Dicksboro Camogie Club had reached the All Ireland Féile Final!

Sunday morning, and mass in Kilkishen after which we all said goodbye to the host families who looked after us so well. A light stretch and puck around and off to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick to face Éire Óg Nenagh.  The ‘Boro girls started strongly but despite intense pressure failed to score, while the Nenagh girls settled and began to raid up the field. Nenagh were awarded a free, which they pointed, leaving them ahead by the only score. One minute to half time when a low dropping ball was met by Gráinne Hennessy and sent to the net! Half time, Dicksboro 1-0, Nenagh 0-1. The sun was strong but the ‘Boro girls were stronger, they fought and chased, never gave up and began tagging on the scores, 0-2 from Caoimhe Dowling, then a goal from Aisling Morrissey. Dicksboro kept piling on the pressure and were rewarded with a third goal from Niamh Mulrooney. This was to be the final ‘Boro score, Nenagh replied with a goal at the other end, and the match finished, Dicksboro 3-2, to Éire Óg Nenagh 1-1. Dicksboro are Division 1 Camogie Féile Champions for the first time in the club’s history. 

The Club would like to thank their host club Kilkishen, for the wonderful hospitality and for looking after the girls so well, Crecora for their hospitality on Saturday, the trainers and mentors, parents, sponsors, Dicksboro GAA Club for a wonderful homecoming BBQ on Sunday night, our bus driver who had us everywhere we needed to be when we needed to be there, and most of all the girls, who gave everyone involved a weekend never to be forgotten.

U14 Féile Squad: Leah Dunne, Ella Dowling, Issey Carroll, Orlaith Moore, Ella Brennan, Tara Clifford, Ciara O’Shea, Aobha O’Gorman, Annie O’Connor, Jane Cass, Caoimhe Dowling, Niamh Mulrooney, Gráinne Hennessy , Aisling Morrissey, Bronagh Doheny, Caitríona Gough, Sarah Walsh, Leah Raggett, Amy Lennon, Kate Ryan, Grace O’Neill, Áine Trait, Kate Dempsey, Aideen Ryan.

Trainers: Enda Morrissey, Alan Dowling, Marie Gough, Lucy Ryan, Pauline Carroll.

5th July 2013

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 2-11 Barrow Rangers 1-18

Barrow Rangers have moved to the top of the table in the Championship thanks to this win over the 'Boro this evening.  We had a very good first half, indeed we were ahead at HT by 1-8 to 0-10 but we just couldn't get ourselves going with the same rhythm in the second half.  Our first half goal from James Murphy started in our full back line when Ruairi Morrissey sent in a direct ball which made its way to James on the tenth minute.  This was quickly followed by points from Niall Morrissey and Collins Connolly to give us a 1-4 to 0-3 lead.  Rangers came straight back at us with four unanswered points to bring the game level and both teams were experiencing periods of dominance as Craig Cahill started a three point run from the 'Boro before Rangers also added a further three points before Niall Morrissey finished off the half with a late pointed free.
The second half was a different matter with Rangers getting on top, our first point coming from Craig on the twelfth minute. 1-2 in the last five minutes from the 'Boro took the bad look off the scoreboard as we were behind by 1-9 to 1-17 up to that point.  

Panel: John Hanrick, Ruairi Morrissey, DD Molloy, Padraic White, James Gittens, Ciaran Gough, Shane O'Brien, Stephen Tynan (0-2), Drew Phelan, Collins Connolly (0-1), Niall Morrissey (1-3, 0-1 Frees) , Graham Egan, James Murphy (1-1), Marco Ruesmann, Craig Cahill (0-4), Stephen Rochford, Alan Purcell, JJ Hickey.