Dicksboro GAA Club


March 2015


March 2015


All ladies and women and girls are invited to join us for fun and fitness in Dicksboro as we start this years ‘Gaelic’ Campaign. No previous experience needed. Please contact Mary on 086-8699465 or Helen on 087-6645823 for more information. The beauty of this endeavour is that children, older then toddlers are invited to come. The coach has been working hard on new methods to knock the women into shape and........there is the possibility of....



Club News Update

UNDER AGE – The Under 12s won the Village tournament on Saturday with the Boro Maroons beating the Boros whites in the final. The winners were coached by Eoin Maher and Aidan Knox while the defeated whites were coached by Martin Rowe and former Boro star, Pat Carroll
There was a great turn-out on Sunday in James’s Park where Sixmilebridge from Clare provided the opposition. It was a similar situation at Palmerstown where Thos Farrell and David Carroll’s Under-16 had a great challenge against the same opposition. Afterwards, our guests enjoyed refreshments and sandwiches in Palmerstrown organised by the trojan workhorse that is Pat Moylan and his team of glamorous mothers: Majella Stynes, Yvonne Finlay, Catherine Moylan, Caroline Tynan, Mary Mulrooney (originally from The Village), Anita Sheehan and Pauline Carroll.
TABLE QUIZ - Conor Fitzpatrick and Conor Doheny are holding a table quiz in Palmerstown on Wednesday, April 1 at 9pm to raise funds for trip to Lourdes with ‘Irish Pilgrimage Trust’ at Easter.
All are welcome. Table of 4 costs €20..
BEGLEY’S THE MAN – No matter what game the Boro are playing or against what opposition, you can be sure of the support of one man, Eugene Begley. Just to see him at a game or a training session gives everyone a lift. Long may it continue.
SAM MORRISSEY - Another great supporter, Sam Morrissey is keeping an eye on the club too and he comes out with some great comments when watching the Boro teams in action.
MICK BYRNE – The main pitch in Palmerstown is still out of bounds even though the sod on it looks fantastic. Great credit to Mick Byrne and co for all their hard work and for laying down the law and telling mentors they can’t play on it.
REMINDER ON REGISTRATION – Deadline of Tuesday, March 31 for completion of club registration fast approaching - ALL PLAYERS must be registered pre deadline to be covered under the Player Injury Scheme. Final registration opportunity this Friday night in Palmerstown 7.30pm - 9.30pm for all members to join Dicksboro GAA club for 2015.
LONG PUC – Well done to juvenile members - Charlie Delahunty and Padraic Moylan who represented Dicksboro GAA Club in the U12 U14 Long Puc Competition at the Kilkenny GAA Raceday last Saturday in Gowran Park.
BEST OF LUCK LADS – Best wishes to St Kieran`s College and the Boro trio of Aidan Nolan, Edward Moylan & Evan Carroll in Masita All Ireland Senior Colleges Hurling Final v Thurles CBS on Sat 4th April in Semple Stadium, Thurles.
EASTER CAMP FRESHFORD – St Lachtains GAA are hosting their annual Easter Camp between April 7 to 10 from 10am to 2pm. It will cater for Boys and Girls between the ages of 7-13 inclusive. This has always been an enjoyable and a fun filled few days and an opportunity to meet some of the Kilkenny hurlers. The cost for the week is €40 per child / €30 per child for 3rd child onwards. Early registration can be sent to Sinead Butler, Cooleshal, Freshford and include the name of the child, their age along with a deposit of €20. Registrations will also be taken on the day.
FOOTBALL FINAL – The Intermediate football final will not be played this weekend. Again we have been well treated by the County Board who have postponed the match to allow Danesfort stars Paul Murphy and Richie Hogan to play. They can’t tog out this week as they are playing with the Kikenny senior hurlers at the weekend. Danesfort will now boast Paddy and Richie Hogan and Paul Murphy in their line-up in their attempt to go from the junior to senior grade in less than four months. Yes you heard correctly. The best of luck to them as they leave no stone unturned to hammer the poor ’Boro.
The disciplinary hearing into the TomManningGate wedding incident has been transferred from Cleere’s to Dick Walsh’s (Dores) on the Freshford Road where the CCTV footage of the lads leaving the hotel at 4.19am will be shown on the big screen.




The minor team had a good win against Bennettsbridge on Sunday night in Palmerstown in a well contested challenge game, watched over by the management team Podge Lacey, John Treacy, Sean Moore and Jim Kerwick. The four dedicated club stalwarts are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the boys get the maximum return for their hard work this year. And hopefully, Podge will have recovered from a serous knee injury to tog out with the footballers in the county final. He might have to give up the soccer following his recent, excellent performances for the Gaelic footballers and he has already been compared to Paul Galvin for his football not for his clothes. He has got that model look about him.


21st March 2015


Under 12s had a great win in the Village under 12 tournament today (Saturday, March 21st 2015), with both ’Boro teams getting to the final where the winning Maroons, captained by Andrew Brennan-Smith, with coaches Eoin Maher (from Tipp originally) pitched against fellow under 12 mentors, Pat Carroll and Martin Rose in charge of the ’Boro Whites team.
The grounds on the Kells Road were immaculate and the event was well run with lovely tea, coffee and sandwiches served by Ruth McIntyre and crew afterwards.


Dickboro Under-12 Camogie Panel photographed in James's Park on Sunday, March 22nd with their guests, Dublin's Kilmacud Crokes.


St. Patrick's Day Parade – March 2015


14th March 2015


Dicksboro’s footballers won the intermediate championship semi-final on Saturday, March 14th  with a hard earned 3-5 to 1-9 win against a much more fancied Erin’s Own side.

It was dynamic second half sub, Ger O’Donoghue who saved manager Sean Keane’s blushes with a well taken goal when the team had just gone two points down. He flicked the ball into the back of the net, just like the Gooch would, and soon after put over a point and it was a lead that the Palmerstown men would not relinquish.

To be honest, it was heart and honesty that won this game and it was only when the team went behind that the lads dug deep and put in a magnificent last 20 minutes.

Referee Eamon Larkin (The Village) had an excellent game and allowed the play to flow and played the advantage rule wisely in favour of both teams.