Dicksboro GAA Club


May 2011 



31st May 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling League

This game was a bit of a slow burner for our Junior B team, where we only managed to score 0-5 in the first half compared to Galmoy's 1-6. Three of these points came from frees, which were converted by Eamonn Campion and one each from Ger O'Donoghue and Peter Fitzpatrick. Peter added to his earlier point by scoring our first two points of the second half, one of which was struck over his shoulder on the right hand sideline. Galmoy, however had also added a further goal and a point to their tally and so with five minutes gone in the second half we were losing 0-7 to 2-7. After seven minutes the 'Boro were awarded a free approximately 100 yards out from the Galmoy goal which was taken by Eamonn and went straight to the net. Meanwhile Ciaran Gough was playing a very good game in the full back position as was Marco Ruesmann in midfield. More points were exchanged, but it was in the last seven minutes that the 'Boro men got the upper hand with a point from Eamonn Campion, a lovely ground struck goal from Mark Nolan and a final point from Sean Tyrell. Our Juniors lost out to a late goal scored from a 21 yard free on Sunday and when Galmoy were awared a 21 in the thirty second minute, it would have been cruel to lose in the same way. Thankfully, their effort was saved.

Final score Dicksboro 2-12 Galmoy 2-10.

Panel: Paddy Phelan, Jamie Lynch, Ciaran Gough, Brian O'Donoghue, Willie Cuddihy, Mikey Hayes, Padraic White, Mark Nolan(Capt)(1-0), Marco Ruesmann, Peter Fitzpatrick(0-3), Aaron Rowe, Michael Cotter, Graham Egan, Ger O'Donoghue(0-1), Eamonn Campion(1-7, 1-4 from frees) Podge Lacey, Mike Kealy, Collins Connolly, Cian Tynan, John O'Gorman, Sean Tyrell(0-1), Colm Brady.

Match Photos by Kevin Nolan



29th May 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling League

It was to be a very disappointing end from a 'Boro point of view, to this, our second game in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling League played in Palmerstown against Erins Own, Castlecomer. Playing with the wind in the first half we went in at half time leading by 0-10 to 0-6. The second half seemed to be going all 'Comer's way when they scored six points without any reply from the 'Boro to give them a 0-10 to 0-12 lead. There was never more that three points between these two teams and they were level on five different occasions in this half, Eoin Gough scoring a goal at one stage to bring us back from a three point deficit. A late point from Marco Ruessman could have won this game for us as the score then stood at 1-15 to 0-17, but the controversial awarding of a 21 yard free to 'Comer which was put low and hard to the 'Boro net brought heartbreak as there was not enough time left to recover. Dicksboro 1-15 Erins Own 1-17.

Match Photos by Claire Nolan



26th May 2011

St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League

We travelled to Thomastown this evening to take on Carrickshock in our third match of the St. Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling League. Winning the toss, we opted to play against the strong wind and we also had the disadvantage of playing with the setting sun shining directly into the eyes of our backs. In the first minute, Carrickshock were awarded a 21 yd free, which was struck well by Jamie Power but saved and cleared by David Glynn. In the first thirteen minutes, Carrickshock had put 1-2 on the scoreboard and driven seven wides compared to no score and one wide from the 'Boro. At this stage a good passage of play saw David Glynn collect the ball on our half back line and give a handpass to Kevin Nolan who drove a long ball into the Carrickshock box which was caught by Shane Maher who in turn passed to Paul O'Flynn whose shot was bravely saved by the Carrickshock ’keeper. On the sixteenth minute, it was the turn of Cillian Beathnach to pull off a great save to keep the score at 1-3 to 0-0. Our first score came on the nineteenth minute from Eddie O'Donoghue, who was to add two more points before the half ended. One of these points came from a free after the hard working Philly Hogan had made an excellent clearance. The last three minutes of the half were certainly ones to forget from a 'Boro point of view when Jamie Power and Michael Rohan put the ball into the 'Boro net, which took the gloss off what was a very good defensive display, with Michael Fagan controlling things from the centre back position. Half time score: Dicksboro 0-3, Carrickshock 3-6.

When Adrian Stapleton was fouled in the first minute of the second half, Eddie O'Donoghue put over what was to be the first of four unanswered points from the 'Boro, one of which came from Ollie Walsh from a tight angle forty five yards out. The 'Boro needed goals which never came in this match despite a couple of chances that came our way. Nothing seemed to be going our way, even the wind died and the sun that was in our backs eyes in the first half was now hidden behind cloud. However, goals win matches and so it proved again when Carrickshock ran out winners by 0-13 to 4-10.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Danny Kenny, Kieran Cuddihy, Philly Hogan, David Glynn, Michael Fagan, Kevin Nolan, Eddie O'Donoghue (0-10, 8F), Cillian Starr, Paul O'Flynn, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh (0-2), Adrian Stapleton (0-1), Shane Maher, Davy Ryan, Michael Rafter for Danny Kenny (inj), Tom Manning for Shane Maher (inj), Sammy Morrissey, Paddy Henderson, DD Molloy, Jamie Lynch, Michael Hayes, Marco Ruessman, David Carroll.

Match Photos by John Glynn



21st May 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling League

Our junior B's travelled to Skeoghvosteen this evening to take on Black & Whites in atrocious conditions. Wind and rain lead meant that most of the game was played in poor light, the sun only coming out towards the end. As a result, there was never going to be any high scoring, and so it turned out with a final score of Dicksboro 0-6 Black & Whites 0-8, Dicksboro's scores coming from Michael Cotter, Eamonn Campion, Cian Tynan and a very good point from Willie Cuddihy. The ever young Collins Connolly as well as Michael Cotter put in a hard working performance.

Panel: Paddy Phelan, Jamie Lynch, Ciaran Gough, Podge Lacey, Willie Cuddihy, Michael Hayes, Rory Glynn, Marco Ruessmann, Michael Cotter, Peter Fitzpatrick, Paddy Griffin, Collins Connolly, Eamonn Campion, Ger O'Donoghue, Mike Kealy, Philly Byrne, Cian Tynan, Brian O'Donoghue, Drew Phelan, Graham Egan, Eoin McCormack.

Our next match is fixed for 25th May in Palmerstown at 7.30pm vs Galmoy.



21st May 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn A Hurling League

We remain on top of the Under 14 hurling league following a one sided game against valiant Clara today.


14th May 2011

Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn A Hurling League

Our Under 14's had a comfortable win today over Glenmore to make it two wins out of two in the Roinn A Hurling league. Leading by 1-9 to 2-1 at half time, we held Glenmore to a single score in the second half to win by 5-16 to 3-1. No doubt, sterner tests are to come.



10th May 2011

Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor A Hurling League

The 'Boro Minor Roinn A team can consider themselves very unfortunate to lose this game against Bennettsbridge by a single point. While we were leading at half time by 0-9 to 0-4, four points from frees without reply in the first ten minutes of the second half put the 'Bridge right back into the game. Their run was temporarily halted on eleven minutes when Dicksboro's first goal came from a quickly taken free from our half back line. A second goal for the 'Boro from a penalty on eighteen minutes put us in a commanding position, but the 'Bridge were kept in the game by converting nine points from frees in the second half alone. Misfortune struck for the 'Boro on thirty minutes when a long range free for Bennettsbridge fortuitously went to the 'Boro net. A late point in injury time was not enough to salvage a draw.

Final Score: Dicksboro 2-12 Bennettsbridge 1-16

Match Photos



8th May 2011

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling League

Today, we played in our first game of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling League Group 4 against St. Lachtains of Freshford in a windswept Palmerstown, with the wind favouring the 'Boro in the first half. Just four minutes had passed and Davy Ryan had already put two points on the scoreboard when his third attempt came off the post and Mark Nolan was quickest to react and send the ball to the net. Five minutes were to elapse before our next score with Eamonn Campion obliging with a point. It was around this time that Freshford threatened the 'Boro box with a high floating ball which was blocked down by Ciaran Gough and cleared and within thirty seconds Paddy Henderson had blocked down another attack before being awarded a free out. John Kelly at full back can be accredited with an assist in the next 'Boro point when he drove a long cross field pass to Mark Nolan, who slipped it over. Very shortly after another very good passage of play saw Eamonn Campion collect the ball on the wing and send it across the 21, where Davy Ryan collected and pointed. To finish what was a great three minute spell, Cillian Breathnach's long puck out was well fielded by Oisin Walsh, who then went on a twenty metre solo before putting the ball over. Willie Cuddihy and Marco Ruessman were to replace the hard working Paddy Henderson and Kevin Nolan respectfully who picked up injuries. Ominously for the 'Boro, Freshford finished the half strongly, scoring 1-3 in the last three minutes of the half. HT score: Dicksboro 1-10 St.Lachtains 1-7.

Our strong defensive lines continued to hold up well in the second half with Jessie Watters dogged work leading to a Willie Cuddihy clearance early on. This did not stop Freshford from scoring the first three points to make it a draw game after five minutes of the second half. Kevin Nolan returned to the fray after recovering from his earlier knock. Points from Davy Ryan and Oisin Walsh helped to steady things on the 'Boro side and in the middle of the half Davy added three more in a row, making the score Dicksboro 1-15 to Freshfords 1-11 with eighteen minutes gone. More points followed for each team, Michael Rafter adding his name to the scorers when he pointed from forty meters against the wind, but when Eoin Gough pounced on a breaking ball on twenty seven minutes in the Freshford square and sent it to the net, it proved to be decisive.

Final Score: Dicksboro 2-16 St. Lachtains 1-15

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Eoin Burke, John Kelly, Ciaran Gough, Paddy Henderson, Kevin Nolan(Capt), Mason Clifford, Jamie Lynch, Michael Rafter, Michael Cotter, Oisin Walsh, Jessie Watters, Eamonn Campion, Mark Nolan, Davy Ryan, Ger O'Donoghue, Willie Cuddihy, Collins Connolly, Marco Ruesmann, Eoin Gough.

Match Photos



7th May 2011

St Canice's CU Senior Hurling League – Group A Round 2

James Stephens 3-15, Dicksboro 2-12

In this second round game of the Senior Hurling League played under ideal conditions at Nowlan Park on Saturday evening, May 7th, turned in favour of James Stephens when they scored two goals, one from full forward David McCormack and the second from sub Shane Egan, in the last quarter to seal victory by six points. First on the scoreboard were the ’Boro with a Eddie O'Donoghue free. With play evenly matched early on, the teams were level on four occasions before the Village added five points in-a-row (two frees, three from play) to put them 0-8 to 0-4 ahead. The ’Boro added 1-2 by Eddie O'Donoghue (the goal from play) replied to by a point and a goal just before the break for James Stephens which left the half-time score: James Stephens 1-9, Dicksboro 1-6. Eddie O'Donoghue accounted for 1-5 of the ’Boro's total in this half, with the other point coming from play from Adrian Stapleton from out on the sideline on the new stand side of the pitch. The Village added the first score of the second half – a pointed free by David Walton. Two points from Eddie O'Donoghue (free and a ’65) followed by a goal from full forward Shane Maher put Dicksboro one point up – 2-8 to 1-10. The Village hit back with 1-3 to put them back in front. The ’Boro reduced the deficit with a point from play by Martin Gaffney, followed by a pointed free by Eddie O'Donoghue and a point from play by corner back David Glynn, but a Village free by David Walton and a goal by Shane Egan sealed victory for James Stephens. Scoring from the 'Boro completed with a point from a free by Eddie O'Donoghue and a Village point from play by David McCormack – to leave the final score: James Stephens 3-15, Dicksboro 2-12.
Dicksboro scorers – Eddie O'Donoghue (1-9), Shane Maher (1-0), Adrian Stapleton (0-1), Martin Gaffney (0-1), David Glynn (0-1).
DICKSBORO – Cillain Breathnach, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Ollie Walsh, Paul O'Flynn, Martin Gaffney, Eddie O'Donoghue, Adrian Stapleeton, Shane Maher, David Ryan. Subs: Conor O'Loughlin for D. O'Gorman; Cillian Starr for P. O'Flynn.
Match Photos by John Glynn



4th May 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Hurling League Roinn A

Weeks of very good weather turned to heavy rain for this penultimate game of the group stage of the Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League against St. Lachtains in Freshford. Leading from start to finish, the 'Boro boys always looked in control and eventually won by 2-11 to St. Lachtains 2-6.

The next and final game in the group will take place in early July, as the boys will break for their Junior Certificate exams. Very best of luck to all our scholars.



2nd May 2011

All County Junior Hurling League

O'Loughlin Gaels provided the opposition in our second game of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons All County Junior Hurling League. O'Loughlins lead of 1-9 to 0-3 at half time was not unsurmountable as they had been playing with the advantage of a very strong wind. The 'Boro's comeback started well when we outscored O'Loughlins by 1-4 to 0-1 in the first fifteen minutes of the second half but then, for no obvious reason, this scoring momentum deserted us, and we only added a pointed free to our tally before the end of the game while O'Loughlins added three more from play to finish the stronger team. Final score: Dicksboro 1-8 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-13.

Match Photos


1st May 2011

Na Fianna Under 11 Tournament

The Dicksboro U10 & U11 squads (32 in total) enjoyed a terrific days hurling & outing last Sunday as they travelled to the Annual Dermot McNulty tournaments hosted by Na Fianna GAA club in Dublin. Despite the early (8am) departure from Palmerstown they soon livened up (thanks to a few episodes of Killnascully) and arrived to a terrific reception of glorious food at the Na Fianna Club. Both games played five games against Eire Og (Nenagh), James Stephens, Na Fianna, Na Piarsaigh(Cork) & Kilmacud Crokes. The U11s enjoyed three victories in close thrilling encounters against James Stephens, Eire Og & Na Piarsaigh and succumbed to the fine hurling of the Dublin clubs Na Fianna & Kilmacud Crokes. The U10s played gallantly throughout in the U11 Shield competition and enjoyed one win in their five games. Armed with a mighty feed of chicken & chips (thanks to Na Fianna ladies committee) both squads marched on to Croke Park for the NHL final v. Dublin but alas as happened earlier the Dublin team came out on top. Back on the bus, a few kit kats, jaffa cakes & few more Killinascully DVDs later, all returned home tired but happy - a great day out in the hurling calendar 2011 - well done to all the Boro youngsters & their mentors !
Article by Pat Moylan