Dicksboro GAA Club

 

June 2011

 

 

30th June 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League

Our Under 16 Roinn A team defeated Glenmore by 4-15 to 3-11 in our last group stage game to ensure their place in the League final. This was a very impressive seven wins out of seven. Other matches still have to be played in group and so our opponents in the final are unknown at the moment. The final will take place in early August.

 

 

28th June 2011

Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup

Graigue/Ballycallan provided the opposition in this Aylward Cup tie in Kilmanagh. The teams were level at half time at 1-5 each but this was after Ballycallan squandered quite a number of scoring opportunities by driving them wide while we were not making the most of our possession. Both of our back lines put in a very solid display throughout the match. After Ballycallan scored a point on the twenty second minute, the resultant puck out from Cillian Breathnach was collected by Martin Gaffney who moved a fast ball to Adrian Stapleton who in turn delivered an excellent hand pass to James Maher. James made a drive for the goal and was pulled down in the small square to be awarded a penalty, which Eddie O'Donoghue duly sent to the net. Regretfully, within a minute, Ballycallan replied with a goal of their own. Two points from a placed ball finished our scoring in this half whilst Ballycallan added another point. HT Dicksboro 1-5 Graigue/Ballycallan 1-5.

The quality of the 'Boro attacking play was far better in the second half and a number of positional changes reaped more rewards. In less than two minutes we had scored 1-1, the goal coming from a long high delivery from Martin into the danger zone which was deftly deflected into the net by James Maher. Ballycallan were not to be outdone and the sides were level again at 2-8 on the thirteenth minute. This was the last time that we were level as the 'Boro pulled away with some good scores, one a long range point from Cillian Starr. Eddie O'Donoghue added to his tally when he blocked down an attempted clearance from the Ballycallan goalie and quickly pounced on the loose ball to convert it to a goal. The game was over as a contest when in the last minute, Adrian let fly with a rasper, which the goalie parried, only for Jamie Lynch to pull and notch up another goal for the 'Boro. FT Dicksboro 4-14 Graigue/Ballycallan 2-10.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Ciaran Gough, Kieran Cuddihy, Michael Rafter, Paddy Henderson, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Eddie O'Donoghue(Capt)(2-7, 1-7 from frees), Derek O'Gorman, Tom Manning(0-1), James Maher(1-0), Martin Gaffney(0-1), Cillian Starr(0-1), Adrian Stapleton(0-3), Davy Ryan(0-1), John Kelly for Ciaran Gough, Jamie Lynch(1-0) for Davy Ryan, Mark Nolan, Jessie Waters.

 

27th June 2011

Duggan Steel Minor Roinn C League

Our Minor Roinn C team returned to competitive action against Carrickshock at Palmerstown this afternoon following their break for exams and notched up a very good result to remain at the top of the table with Danesfort. Halfway through the first half we on top of the game, leading by 0-6 to 0-1 when Carrickshock scored a goal against the run of play, and they followed that up with a point within a couple of minutes to bring themselves right back into it. Our lads stuck to their task and responded with three points in a row and in the dying seconds of the half, Carrickshock had another goal chance but thankfully the sliothar was driven over the bar. HT Dicksboro 0-9 Carrickshock 1-3.

Carrickshock seemed to be throwing down a marker to our boys when they scored a point within the first minute of the start of the second half, but the surge did not come as they were up against a very skillful 'Boro outfit, who dominated the next twenty minutes by scoring six points without reply. Carrickshock could only manage four points in this half and two of them were from frees while most of our scores were coming from play in what was a solid team performanve. FT Dicksboro 0-16 Carrickshock 1-7.

Match Photos

 

 

26th June 2011

Lá na gClub and Ball Wall Opening

Todays Lá na gClub held at Palmerstown cannot be described as a success....it was a huge success. Bright sunshine brought people in their droves to enjoy a fun packed afternoon. While the raising of money is important, and money was raised on the day, the bonding of old and new families within the club, which days like today creates, cannot be bought. Dicksboro will be a far better club as a result of todays activities. Driven by an active committee, the team building, work ethic and sense of community was superb.

Dicksboro's Under 6 and 8 hurling and camogie teams put their skills on display with some very competitive games, and the future is looking bright with these young stars.

Today was a twin celebration as it was also the offical opening of our new Ball Wall, which was performed by club chairman, Eddie Houlihan after a blessing from Fr. Jim Murphy. The crowd was then entertained with a demonstration of ball wall skills by our under 16 players under the watchful eye and guidance of Richie Mulrooney.

Formalities over, the people lucky to be there could browse the various stalls selling delicious home make cakes, jersey's/books, sweets, drinks, tea/coffee, ice cream and impossible to resist burgers. Our face painters and raffle sellers were very busy while a DJ entertained us throughout.

Children were bound to go home happy and tired following the array of activities, from sack races, beat the goalie, crossbar challenge and a multitude of other events. Oh to be young...........

Special guests on the day were a number of children from Belarus, who entertained us with songs and dancing and each child was presented with a gift bag from the 'Boro club. A very special day indeed.

Many, many thanks to all those, who contributed in any way to making this day the huge success it was.

Ball Wall Opening Photos Team Parade Photos Team Photos Fun Events/Races Photos Match Photos General Photos

 

 

Under 16 Long Puck Competition

Dicksboro was represented in the first running of the Under 16 Long Puck Competition by Paddy Boyd. The event, held in Thomastown on Friday 17th June attracted entries from ten clubs. The 'Boro man immediately went into an early lead with his first puck. He held this lead through the second round and indeed until the last puck of the competition when Jason Shore, representing St.Martins passed Paddy's effort by a foot and a half to win the Kilkenny competition.

Article by Eddie Houlihan

 

 

21st June 2011

Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup

Dicksboro suffered their second loss out of three games in the Aylward Cup against St. Martins in Palmerstown this evening. Conor O'Loughlin was unfortunate to pull up within the first fifteen seconds and was replaced by Derek O'Gorman. The twenty sixth minute saw the teams level at 0-8 each and this was the fourth occasion that the teams were level up to this point. We had a good spread of scorers with points coming from Adrian Stapleton, Eddie O'Donoghue, Michael Rafter and Ollie Walsh. St. Martins, however were not finished and notched up a further 2-2 before half time while we were held. HT Dicksboro 0-8 St.Martins 2-10.

Ten minutes into the second half, each team had added a further 0-3 each with our scores coming from Ollie Walsh, Kevin Nolan (following a handpasss from Derek O'Gorman) and Davy Ryan. A goal midway through the half from St.Martins put us on the back foot as they were now leading by 0-12 to 3-13. While Adrian did pull on a low ball and send it to the net, the necessary rally did not materialize and we found ourselves at the wrong end of the result. FT Dicksboro 1-15 St. Martins 3-17.

Panel: Sammy Morrissey, Mikey Hayes, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Rafter(0-1), Michael Fagan, Enda Malone, Tom Manning, Conor O'Loughlin, Cillian Starr, Kevin Nolan(0-1), Ollie Walsh(0-2), Adrian Stapleton(1-7), Eddie O'Donoghue(0-1), Davy Ryan(0-3), Derek O'Gorman for Conor O'Loughlin (inj), David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Cillian Breathnach for Sammy, James Maher.

 

 

21st June 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Joe Walsh Cup

The management team of Martin Gaffney, Noel Tyrell and Eugene Begley 'blooded' a number of our younger members into the adult section in this Junior B Joe Walsh Cup game against Mooncoin, namely Rory Morrissey, Eoin Fennelly, James Gittens, James Murphy and Alex Quinlan and to a man they all gave a very good account of themselves when called upon. Two other young men, Rory Glynn and Eoin Gough, who had fielded before at this grade continued to state their claim on their positions on this team by also putting in excellent performances. It was one of the older hands, Podge Lacey, however, who got the ball rolling with our first point and in the first half Eoin Gough was to add 2-1, Rory Morrissey 1-2 and Peter Fitzpatrick 0-1. The experience that Paddy Phelan brings to this team cannot be underestimated as he marshals the full back line of Darragh Tynan, Ciaran Gough and JJ Hickey. Ciaran, yet again, put in a very solid display. Mooncoin could only manage one point from play in the first half and this does not happen by accident, as the untiring efforts of Willie Cuddihy, Padraig White and Stephen Rochford reaped its rewards. HT Dicksboro 3-5 Mooncoin 0-3.

We had a very formidable half forward line of Peter Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Burke and Captain Collins Connolly and it was Eoghan's hard work at breaking down ball that allowed Peter to add 0-3 to his first half tally and Collins 0-2. Mike Kealy came on for Eoin Gough(inj) and put in a good effort, but not before Eoin had pointed from a free. Rory Morrissey also added to his half time score by putting over two more points to leave the FT score: Dicksboro 3-13 Mooncoin 0-7.

Panel: Paddy Phelan, Darragh Tynan, Ciaran Gough, JJ Hickey, Rory Glynn, Willie Cuddihy, Padraig White, Stephen Rochford, Eoin Fennelly, Peter Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Burke, Collins Connolly(Capt), Rory Morrissey, Eoin Gough, Podge Lacey, Mike Kealy, James Gittens, James Murphy, Alex Quinlan.

 

 

21st June 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Hurling League

The result, St Martins 1 -15 Dicksboro 0 - 2, the score line tells the story of this match. The stronger St. Martin's panel were always in control but the 'Boro boys never gave up in the trying conditions.

The Dicksboro Panel was Colin Dempsey, Niall Brennan, Robert Crotty, Brian Power, Liam Kennedy,Cian Butler, Cormac Buggy, Shane O'Gorman,Kieran Ryan,Alan Corcoran, Panus Brennan, Jack Condron. Peter Lynch, Oisin Gough, Dara Lynch and Sean Foley.
Article by Patsy Dempsey

 

 

20th June 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn A Hurling League

Our Under 14 Roinn A team had a facile win over the Rower Inistioge this evening in Palmerstown to make it five wins out of six in the Duggan Steel League. The writing was on the wall for the visitors after only two minutes of the game when we were leading by 2-1 to 0-0. We completely dominated every area of the field. FT Dicksboro 10-16 Rower Inistioge 2-3.

 

 

17th June 2011

Dicksboro Golf Classic

The 3rd annual Dicksboro Golf Classic was a huge success with 76 adult teams and 4 juvenile teams playing over Thursday evening & Friday in Kilkenny Golf Club. Golf conditions were excellent on Thursday evening but Friday dawned wet and dreary. However to everyones credit, all teams turned up on Friday as the day brightened by 11am and Golf Classic 2011 proved a huge financial and social success. Great credit to treasurer Seamus Rochford and his organising finance committee for a job well done. Winners of the classic were Kerry born trio – Sean Keane, rugby legend Mick Galway and Cathaláin Muircheartaigh (93 pts), second: Liam Morrissey, Mikey Hayes & Philly Larkin (90 pts) and third: Michael Raggett, Derek Shelly & Pat Walsh (89 pts) - click here to see full results. The juvenile section of the golf classic proved a big hit with the winning team of Robbie Murphy, Chris Kavanagh and Andy Gaffney, second placed Thomas Kenny, Edward Moylan and Aidan Nolan & third placed team of Colin Dempsey & Kieran Ryan. Following the golf, a well attended social function was held in Kilkenny Golf Club with brilliant music by Patsy Dempsey, Mike Hennessy, Dan Richardson & friends till the wee hours. Winning captain Mick Galway succinctly summarised that the 18th June 2011 would be remembered for two reasons: 1. Rory McIlroy blew away the opposition at the US Open and 2: Three Kerry men won the Dicksboro Golf Classic in Kilkenny Golf Club. What a classic!

Article by Pat Moylan Photos by Martin Gaffney

 

 

16th June 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons All County Junior Hurling League

Picturesque St. Mullins welcomed us with a deluge of rain for the first fifteen minutes of this All County League game. Most of the play in the first half took place between the two 21's, with neither set of forwards really dominating. DD Molloy pulled off an excellent save after twelve minutes, but efforts on goal were rare in this game. The closest we came to taking our first score came on seventeen minutes when David Carroll's effort from a placed ball and struck from halfway, struck the upright and was cleared. We had to wait for twenty four minutes before we raised the white flag when Collins Connolly slipped one over. Ger O'Donoghue was to add two more from frees before the half ended, following fouls on James Maher in both cases. St. Mullins were not having any more success as they also only managed three points in this half, all scored in the first sixteen minutes. HT Dicksboro 0-3 Naomh Moling 0-3.

We never got going in the second half and the St. Mullins men seemed to be at the end of every breaking ball. The fact that we only added two more points to our total tally (one from play ), shows the dominance of the opposition. FT Dicksboro 0-5 Naomh Moling 0-10.

Panel: DD Molloy, Rory Glynn, David Carroll, John Kelly, Mikey Hayes, Paddy Henderson, Willie Cuddihy, Jamie Lynch, Kevin Nolan(Capt), Jessie Waters, James Maher, Ger O'Donoghue, Podge Lacey, Cillian Breathnach, Collins Connolly, Darragh Tynan, Eoghan Burke.

 

 

Under 10 Camogie

The under 10 camogie girls, 'Boro Sharks, travelled to Ballyragget early on Saturday morning, June 11th, for a Blitz. The Blitz was contested by ourselves, Conahy, St. Martins and the hosts Ballyragget.

Our first game put the girls under pressure and despite a valiant performance by our back line St Martins just proved too strong with a final score of 0 - 4. The team regrouped and in a very exciting second game held Conahy to a draw with a strong perfomance by the midfield and forward line, score 0-0. The final game saw the whole team rising to the challenge of a very stong host team Ballyragget and with some fantastic goal keeping and despite loosing a player to injury the final score was 0-0.
Panel - Ciara Davis, Kate Dempsey, Christine Doheny, Lucy Keane, Orla Morrissey, Dara Scobie, Aoibheann Smyth, Laura Walsh, Katie Breen, Nicole Dragos, Cliona Dunne, Issey Shine
Report by Dor Keane

On Saturday the 11th of June the U10 camogie team 'Boro Tigers, hosted a blitz in Palmerstown. Three teams: Clara, Lisdowney and St. Lachtains came to Dicksboro for the blitz.
They played three matches in total. In the first match against Lisdowney they won 2-0 thanks to Ciara Mullan who scored both goals. In the second match against Clara they drew 6-6 with Jane Cass scoring all 6 goals for dicksboro. In the third match against St. Lachtains dicksboro won 1-0 thanks again to Jane Cass who Scored the only goal. It was a great morning and the sun shone.
The Dicksboro team consisted of: Jane Cass, Aideen Ryan, Eimear O'Reilly, Ciara Mullan, Moli Byrne, Ellie Kane, Annie McEvoy, Anna O'Shea, Niamh Walsh, Lucy Buckley, Eva Carroll, Robyn Comerford, Niamh Moore, Alice Murphy and Sophie Slattery.
Report by Meabh O'Reilly

 

 

Football for Ladies

'Boro Gaelic Football for ladies will commence on Wednesday 15th June at 8pm in Palmerstown. Ladies Football and Gaelic 4 Mothers is already very popular in many clubs and communities in Kilkenny and nationwide. It is hoped that Mothers who usually drop their children at the club will now get involved as well as other female members and supporters. The sport offers an opportunity for fun and fitness training as well as learning the skill of football. Please come along on Wednesday 15th and help make this adventure a success.

For more information contact Helen 087-6645823, Mary 086 -8699465 or Noreen 087- 7634529

 

14th June 2011

Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup

Our Senior team had a reasonable start in this Aylward Cup game against John Lockes in Callan, leading by 1-2 to 0-2 after ten minutes, our goal coming from Adrian Stapleton who made full use of a long ball delivered in by Michael Fagan. Unfortunately, it was then all Callan who scored a further 0-7 to 0-0 in an eighteen minute period. A late rally in the dying minutes of the half made the score look more respectful from a 'Boro point of view, Davy Ryan scoring the goal from another long ball in, this time delivered by Kevin Nolan. HT Dicksboro 2-3 John Lockes 0-10.

Weather conditions in the second half could be described as deplorable. A misty rain and poor lighting conditions made quality hurling very difficult and would certainly be a factor for both teams only registering 0-3 each in this half. Weather alone, however cannot be blamed for this defeat and a stronger performance will be required in future games. FT Dicksboro 2-6 John Lockes 0-13.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, David Carroll, Kieran Cuddihy, Paddy Henderson, David Glynn, Michael Fagan, Kevin Nolan, Enda Malone, Conor O'Loughlin, Tom Manning Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Jamie Lynch, Adrian Stapleton, Davy Ryan, Mark Nolan for Jamie Lynch, Mikey Hayes, James Maher, Jessie Waters, Ger O'Donoghue, Willie Cuddihy, John Kelly.

 

11th June 2011

Naas Under 10 Tournament

The U10 squad travelled to Naas last Saturday to take part in the prestigious Naas annual U10 tournament featuring teams from all over the country. The Boro boys had a thrilling first game against Passage East (Waterford) and were unlucky to be defeated on a 3.01 to 2.01 scoreline after hitting the Passage East crossbar in the dying seconds. In the next game they found the host team Naas too strong and finished their involvement in the well organised tournament with a thrilling draw with Ahane (Co. Limerick). Following a nice feed of chips & sausages and a hurley grip for their efforts the Boro boys arrived home after a great days hurling experience. The U10s continue this week with a match in the Castlecomer hurling blitz.

Article & Photo by Pat Moylan

 

9th June 2011

Michael Lyng Motors Aylward Cup

The first round of the Aylward Cup was held at Palmerstown tonight with Dicksboro taking on Mullinavat( the team they beat to join the senior ranks last year). We were without some of our regular players and this gave an opportunity to some others to show their talents. After a slow start, Davy Ryan connected with the sliothar on the ground put it in the net. Eddie O'Donoghue was to add two points before Mullinavat registered their first score and they then added two more for good measure. Eddie suffered an injury in this half and was replaced by Cillian Breathnach. Three points each were traded before the half time whistle. HT Dicksboro 1-5 Mullinavat 0-6.

The start of the second half was similar to the first as again we had scored 1-2 before the 'Vat men got going. Indeed we scored the same in this half 1-5, as we did in first to have a final score of 2-10 whilst we held the 'Vat to 1-1 to give a FT score of Dicksboro 2-10 Mullinavat 1-7.

Panel: Sam Morrissey, David Carroll, David Glynn, Paddy Henderson, Mikey Hayes, Michael Fagan, Enda Malone, Michael Rafter, Kevin Nolan, Conor O'Loughlin, Eddie O'Donoghue, Tom Manning, Jamie Lynch, Martin Gaffney, Davy Ryan, Cillian Breathnach for E.O'Donoghue (inj), James Maher for Kevin Nolan (inj), Willie Cuddihy for E.Malone(inj), Ger O'Donoghue, Peter Fitzpatrick, Mark Nolan

 

7th June 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling League

The match this evening against Bennettsbridge was the last in our group stage and a win was required to progress. In the first twenty three minutes of the first half the teams were level on no fewer than five occasions in this hotly contested game. Dicksboro were to score 0-9 in this half and incredibly six different players registered a score. Collins Connolly was the main play maker up front, providing vital passes to allow Michael Cotter and Sean Tyrell knock the ball over the bar. The 'Bridge men were finding it hard to break through our half back line of Podge Lacey, Willie Cuddihy and Padraig White, who were breaking down ball for Jessie Waters and Jamie Lynch (who covered an awful lot of ground and played very well). Paddy Phelan, on goal, dealt with a number of high balls and one shot on target without mistake.
HT Score: Dicksboro 0-9 Bennettsbridge 0-6.
The first five minutes of the second half was not a happy one from a 'Boro point of view as the 'Bridge added 2-2 to their halftime tally to lead by 0-9 to 2-8. However the game changed again on the sixth minute when Ger O'Donoghue got on the end of a flicked ball and sent it to the net from twenty five yards. One minute later Colm Brady collected a ball and sent it into Seanie Tyrell in the corner, who had time to spot Collins free in the box and deliver a pin point cross and the ould head made no mistake, goal. Three more points followed from the 'Boro without reply and halfway through the half the score was Dicksboro 2-12 Bennettsbridge 2-8. From this point on, however we failed to score, whilst the'Bridge added 1-4, the goal coming from a long range free that dipped between defenders and left Paddy no chance on the goal.
Final Score: Dicksboro 2-12 Bennetsbridge 3-12

Panel: Paddy Phelan, Darragh Tynan, Mikey Hayes, Eoghan Burke, Podge Lacey, Willie Cuddihy, Padraig White, Jamie Lynch(0-1), Jessie Waters, Peter Fitzpatrick(0-1), Michael Cotter(0-1), Colm Brady(0-1), Sean Tyrell(0-2), Ger O'Donoughue(1-5,0-4 from frees), Collins Connolly(1-1), Mike Kealy, Eoin Mc Cormack, Drew Phelan, Graham Griffin.

 

5th June 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons All County Junior Hurling League

Our Junior team recorded a very good win against Windgap in Palmerstown this afternoon in the All County League, following a disappointing loss in the Junior League on 29/5/11. Windgap started the game brightly, leading at one stage by 1-4 to 0-3, but this 'Boro team showed an unbeatable spirit and persevered, fighting for every ball. After a tussle in the Windgap square, James Maher managed to put the ball in the net to put us right back in the game and finish the first half a point in front. HT Score: Dicksboro 1-6 Windgap 1-5.

The start of the second half started best for Windgap again as they were awarded a 21 yard free which they converted to a goal. This however, was to be their last score of the half while the 'Boro were to add a further five points to their half time tally. An interesting and encouraging aspect of this game was that six 'Boro players were to score. Final score Dicksboro 1-11 Windgap 2-5.

Panel: DD Molloy, David Carroll, Oisin Breathnach, John Kelly, Mikey Hayes, Kevin Nolan(Capt), Willie Cuddihy, Michael Rafter(0-1), Jamie Lynch, Jessie Watters, James Maher(1-1), Ger O'Donoghue(0-1F), Eamonn Campion(0-5 of which 0-3 from frees), Cillian Breathnach(0-1), Collins Connolly(0-2), Dan O'Neill

 

5th June 2011

Ballyboden/St. Endas Under 11 Tournament

It was an early start for our Under 11 panel this morning, meeting in Palmerstown at 7.45am to make their way to Dublin to take part in a tournament run by the Ballyboden/St. Endas club. The tournament comprised of four teams, the hosts, ourselves, Naas and Camross and the top two teams were to play in a Cup final while the bottom two would play in a Shield. First up was a very strong and well organised Naas. We were a little sluggish in this game and Naas were the deserved winners. After only a very short interval, we took on the challenges of Camross but the boys were now coming into their stride and recorded their first win of the day. A short walk across the road brought us to our new venue where we were to play the hosts. This was a ding dong battle, where our lads played some lovely hurling, blocking, hooking and fighting for every ball and they deserved their victory.
We therefore found ourselves in the Cup Final against the only team that had beaten us, Naas. This was a totally different game to our first meeting and the 'Boro boys had the bit between their teeth and tore into this game with a determination not to lose again. They ran out very clear and well deserved winners. A presentation followed and our Captain was presented with a very nice trophy and each boy received a hurley grip and bag of chips. Food was provided to all on the day by Ballyboden, who had done an excellent job organising this tournament. We had a bus load of very happy children on the way home and this victory should give them the confidence to build on this.

Panel: Mark Kenny, Padraic Moylan, Nicky Burke, Tadhg Butler, William O'Sullivan, Liam Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth, Evan Clarke, Mark Nolan, Tommy Farrell, Daire Maher, Eoghan Moylan, John Wiswall, Sean Richardson, Liam Hennessy,

Photo by Pat Moylan

 

Under 10's have busy week

A busy week for the U10s last week who had matches on Tuesday night v. J. Stephens, on Thursday night v. Freshford in the Castlecomer U10 tournament and topped off the week with thrilling wins over Piltown in the Kilkenny GAA Go Games finals played in Nowlan Park on Saturday. Next Saturday sees the U10s head to Naas for the prestigious annual Naas U10 hurling tournament where they will play teams from all over the country, best of luck to them and their mentors - no sign of a hurling recession !

Article & Photo by Pat Moylan

 

5th June 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn C Hurling League

Dicksboro revenged yesterdays Roinn A result by winning todays Roinn C U14 clash against O'Loughlin Gaels at Palmerstown. The Dicksboro team built up an early lead and ran out convincing winners. The boys from St. Johns never gave up and the final score did not reflect their determination and skill.

The Dicksboro panel was Gavin Byrne, David Ryan, Alan Corcoran, Liam Kennedy, Cormac Buggy, Cian Butler, Peter Lynch, Kieran Ryan, Shane O'Gorman, Robert Crotty, Evan Carroll, Oisin Gough, Colin Dempsey, Panus Brennan, Dara Lynch, Niall Brennan and Kieran Dunne.

 

4th June 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn A Hurling League

There was a disappointing result to this Roinn A game against O'Loughlin Gaels in St. Johns Pk today. While we were still well in the game at half time, losing by only a goal (0-5 to 1-5), the fact that all our scores came from frees was worrying. We did have two goal chances in the first eight minutes of the second half which could have made this a different game but unfortunately they were not converted into scores and when O'Loughlins took a quick free after twelve minutes from 25 yards out and scored a goal as a result, we found ourselves on the back foot and were never really going to recover. Another goal from O'Loughlins on twenty minutes sounded a death knell. There is absolutely no doubt that this 'Boro team is better than what was on display this evening and while during a game it is always the next ball, now it is a case of next game.

Final score: Dicksboro 0-8 O'Loughlin Gaels 3-10