Dicksboro GAA Club


March 2012



25th March 2012

Junior 'B' North Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-14 Blacks & Whites 1-12

Picturesque Skeogh was the venue for this first round game in the Junior 'B' North hurling league. The game was played in ideal conditions, with a bright sun and unseasonally warm weather. The 'Boro played up what gradient was there in the first half and did well to be leading at half time by a single point. Just before Skeogh scored their goal on the fourteenth minute, Sam pulled off a great save from a ball hit at point blank range and so the HT score could have been much different. HT Dicksboro 0-7 Blacks & Whites 1-3.

The second half started well for the 'Boro when Craig Cahill raised the white flag in less than a minute and Rory Morrissey had added to that following good work from Peter Turley. Blacks & Whites replied immediately and scored four points in a row, and all this in the first six minutes of the half. Shortly after, the aforementioned Peter was fouled in the square and the referee had no hesitation in a awarding a penalty, which Rory Morrissey took and skimmed the ball over the bar for a point. Halfway through the half, Ger O'Donoghue switched with Sammy in the goal and this was to prove a vital move later in the game. With twenty six minutes gone and the 'Boro trailing by a point, a high ball was delivered into the Skeogh goalmouth which was knocked down by their goalie only to be pounced on by Sammy and sent to the net. After a brief converstation with his umpires, querying a square ball, the goal was allowed. Both teams added two further points each before the game ended with a victory for the 'Boro. Dicksboro 1-14 Blacks & Whites 1-12.

Panel: Sam Morrissey(1-0), Eoghan Burke, Ciaran Gough, Alex Quinlan, Enda O'Donoghue, Padraig White, Rory Morrissey(0-2 0-1 free), Peter Fitzpatrick, Eoin McCormack(0-1), James Murphy(0-1), Peter Turley(0-2), Ger O'Donoghue, Graham Egan(0-1), Collins Connolly (0-5 0-4 frees), Craig Cahill(0-2), Matthew Nolan.


24th March 2012

All County Junior Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-11 Fenians 0-9

The hurling season started in earnest today with both our Junior and Roinn 'A' Under 16 teams out in competitive action for the first time this year. Our Juniors travelled to Johnstown to take on the local team in the All County League and came away with a deserving win. The wind favoured the Fenians in the first half and I'm Sure they would probably have been hoping to finish the half with more than a three point lead, but that is all they had as we finished the half with a point from the last puck of the ball. HT Dicksboro 0-5 Fenians 0-8.

The second half started as a slow burner, taking ten minutes before a flag was raised, but thankfully it came from the 'Boro. We were to take control of the game from here on as our half back line were leaving nothing through. Never a dirty game, the Fenians were feeling the brunt of some physical 'Boro challenges as we pressed on with a further 1-5 before the half ended. Our goal, it has to be said was rather fortuitous as it can from a Michael Rafter free from all of 80 yards, the Fenians goalie stretched to catch the high ball but it slipped through his fingers and into the net. The Fenians only score of the second half came from a free on twenty seven minutes. FT Dicksboro 1-11 Fenians 0-9.

Panel: Philly Byrne, DD Molloy, Mikey Hayes, David Carroll (Capt), Jamie Lynch, Gary Gaule, Rory Glynn, Conor O'Loughlin, Kevin Nolan, Peter Fitzpatrick, Mark Nolan, Peter Turley, Darragh Buggy, Brian Dollard, Ger O'Donoghue, Michael Rafter for Peter Fitzpatrick(inj), Paddy Henderson for Peter Turley, Collins Connolly, Podge Butler, Ciaran Gough, Rory Morrissey, Oisin Breathnach, Eoin McCormack, Matthew Nolan, Graham Egan, Alex Quinlan.


24th March 2012

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn 'A' League

Dicksboro 1-18 Mooncoin 3-9

Just like our Junior team, the Under 16 Roinn 'A' team had to make a long journey to play thier first competitive hurling match of the year, this time to Mooncoin. This turned out to be a very closely fought game with nothing to separate the two teams as they finished the first half level at Dicksboro 0-11 Mooncoin 2-5. The 'Boro started the second half with a point but Mooncoin followed this with three points in a row. The 'Boro replied but still managed to go four points behind at one stage before finishing strongly to win by 1-18 to 3-9. Conor Doheny suffered a serious shoulder injury in the second half of this match and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Panel: John Hanrick, Cormac Buggy, Jim Dollard, Aaron Purcell, Thomas Kenny, Corey Cahill, Conor Doheny, Jason Carroll, Liam Walsh, Andrew Gaffney, Kieran Ryan, Robbie Murphy, Bill Sheahan, Jamie Byrne, Aidan Nolan, Billy Rowe, Robert Crotty.


17th March 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Trumpet blast and chants of “Boro” announced the arrival of the Dicksboro GAA and Camogie Clubs all along the St. Patricks Day Parade last Saturday. The theme of the float was “Married to the ‘Boro-Don’t tell the bride”. At the front of the float (Fr.) Patsy Dempsey, decked out in a referee kit prepared to marry the groom (Sean Keane) and his blushing bride (Jackie Tracey) while at the rear of the float the couple (who had now morphed into Andy Ryan as the husband and Pat Moylan as the striking blond wife dressed in a little black dress) had settled into married life, listening to sport on the radio and TV, washing jersey’s and making sandwiches. Wolf whistles could be heard from the men watching the parade and one hopes they were directed at Jackie but perhaps it was towards Pat in his fishnet tights. Walking behind, were the VIP guests, our enthusiastic boys and girls, who despite getting a wetting from the rain at the start of the parade continued to chant and effervesce right to the end and richly deserved their wedding meal of crisps, sweets and a drink at the end. A lot of work went into the preparations, from the organising committee, float builders, cast and mentors on the day and they deserve great praise for their efforts in portraying the club in such a positive light.


4th March 2012

Kilkenny Citroen Minor Football Championship

After a League programme of mixed performances the Boro Minors played the first round of the Championship against St Fiacres in Graiguenamanagh on Sunday. The first quarter of the encounter was totally owned by the hosts with St Fiacre’s going into a 4 point to one lead. Indeed two of their points were goal bound only to be deflected by the Boro keeper. Ownership of the game swung in the Boro’s favour for second 15 minutes with a wave of constant attacks on the home goal. This pressure eventually resulted in a goal and 2 points with St Fiacre’s raising the white flag on two occasions, leaving the sides level at half time 1.03 to 0.06.

The Dicksboro team maintained their new level of intensity. The first 15 minutes saw a further goal and three points to two points. Entering the final ten minutes the Boro lads had a 2.06 to 0.08 points lead and were enjoying control of the game. However the twenty first minute was to be a turning point. A ball rebounding from the cross bar was dispatched to the Boro net, a one point game. The Boro recovered quickly to tack on another point but then totally against the run of play the St Fiacre boys capitalised on a short kick out to score their second goal and take a 1 point lead. Try as they might, time ran out and the Palmerstown team made their exit from the competition. (2.08 to 2.07).

Panel: John Hanrick, Aaron Purcell, Rory Glynn, Conor Doheny, Enda O’Donoghue, Shane O’Brien, Jason Carroll, Cory Cahill, Thomas Carroll, Paddy Boyd, Ronan Moriarty, Jamie Byrne, Andrew Gaffney, Darragh Holohan, Frank Nolan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Mark Mc Garry, Robbie Murphy.