Dicksboro GAA Club

March 2014

29th March 2014

All County Junior League Group A

Dicksboro 0-9 Myshall 1-18

It was a long road home from Myshall in Co. Carlow for the 'Boro Junior team who failed to get going in this All County League game today.  The pitch was wet, slippery and heavy underfoot and the Myshall lads seemed more able to adapt to the conditions, putting the 'Boro under pressure from the off.  With a point already on the board, a Myshall forward was heading direct for the 'Boro goal and but for an excellent block from Evan Guilfoyle, would have succeeded in his aim.  Three minutes later, Cillian Breathnach was called on to stop a point blank effort with his body and we had to wait until the twelfth minute for the first 'Boro point from James Murphy.  A number of 'Boro chances failed to be converted in the first half, our best score coming from Derek O'Gorman from out on the sideline.  Trailing by 0-3 to 0-8 after twenty four minutes, it was Philly Hogans turn to defend the 'Boro net when he had tracked back to save the ball on the line.  Our last score of the half came from Cillian Starr who both started and finished the move.  HT Dicksboro 0-4 Myshall 0-10.

The second half started just as badly for the 'Boro, conceding two points within three minutes before Michael Rafter pointed. From the thirteenth minute it was all Myshall who were deserving winners on the day but they definitely did not see this 'Boro team at its best.

Panel:  Cillian Breathnach, Ruairi Morrissey, Mikey Hayes, John Kelly, Rory Glynn, Evan Guilfoyle, James Gittens, Michael Rafter, Philly Hogan, Shane O'Brien, Derek O'Gorman, Peter Turley, James Murphy, Cillian Starr, Ger O'Donoghue, Drew Phelan, Graham Egan, Aaron Rowe, Alan Purcell.


22nd March 2014

All County Junior League Group A

Dicksboro 0-13  Erins Own 1-9

The 'Boro's first competitive game of the year ended with a hard earned win over Erin's Own in the All County League.  Playing against a strong wind in the first half, the 'Boro did very well to keep the game level at HT, Dicksboro 0-6 Erins Own 1-3 and would have fancied their chances of pushing on in the second half.  The wind alone, however, never won a match and the 'Boro were made to dig deep to etch out this one point win.  Our next game is against Naomh Eoin in Myshall next Saturday.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Ruairi Morrissey, Mikey Hayes, Michael Rafter, Rory Glynn, Kevin Nolan, Evan Guilfoyle, Phil Hogan, Jessie Watters, James Gittens, Peter Turley, Stephen Farrell, Ger O'Donoghue, Cillian Starr, Shane O'Brien, Derek O'Gorman, Marc Cudmore, Peter Fitzpatrick, James Murphy, Graham Egan, Alan Purcell.

6th March 2014

Code of Behaviour Night

There was a very good attendance tonight from juvenile mentors and executive members for a presentation night in Palmerstown on the GAA Code of Behaviour given by the County Board Childrens Officer, Conor Brennan.  The night itself was organised by the Club's Childrens Officer, John Timmons.  Conor went through the Code, highlighting the responsibilities of all involved in our games, including spectators, and reporting procedures in the event of any breach of the Code, emphasising that the overall purpose of the Code is the protection of the child and ensuring their enjoyment of Gaelic games.

The complete code can be viewed HERE.