Dicksboro GAA Club


May 2015

 Photographed with juvenile club members at the Dicksboro Mini Games and Barbecue on Fri, May 29th are John Treacy (’Boro Juvenile Chairman), Niall Lacey and Debbie Woodcock (Marketing Manager, Aut Even Hospital – main sponsor of ’Boro Juvenile Section).

John Treacy, Juvenile Chairman Dicksboro GAA Club is presented with a Mentor/Training Top by Debbie Woodcock, Marketing Manager, Aut Even Hospital, main sponsor of Dicksboro Juvenile Section. Also in photo is Sam Woodcock.

24/5/2015 – St. Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling League Group A (Round 3)


The senior hurlers were fantastic in the second half of the senior league game against Carrickshock at Nowlan Park on Sunday afternoon. 
Eddie O'Donoghue was inspirational when he moved out to the half forward line. He was just fantastic and took his chances with great authority. He scored five from play in 35 minutes and was unlucky not to add a sixth.
There was the small matter of 20 wides over the hour but the team is heading in the right direction and the two changes made at half time worked with Cillian Buckley much more dominant at centre forward. 
He is willing to play anywhere for the team and as a current All Star and senior inter-county player, he always gives 112% for the team. 
Long haired Mikey Hayes may need a hair cut but he certainly gave his man a trimming when he came on in the second half at corner back while Enda Malone was equally as effective and commanded his space with military precision on the other side displaying a hunger for the game. And the man he replaced Robbie Fitzpatrick was very effective up front in the second half.
Again we were dominant for the first ten minutes of the match and had a number of great chances that went a begging before Carrickshock scored a goal from their first serious attack.
We went in at the break five points down and came out in the second half all fired up and had the first two points and to be honest. Carrickshock were extremely lucky to get a draw and got a fortuitous penalty which they converted.
The final score was 0-17 to 2-11 and if the game had gone on another five minutes, we would have won it.
Murt Gaffney had a great game and really showed his mettle in the second half along with Ollie Walsh who blossomed and is beginning to show serious signs of what he we all know he is capable of. In goal, Aaron Duggan was superb and Evan Cody at full back gets better with every game – he looks like a Kilkenny senior hurler.
Conor Doheny is still a minor but minded his corner very impressively, showing a maturity beyond his years (brings it from the mother who hails from Tipp).
Michael Fagan and Eoin Gough are powerul and getting better.
Eoin Fennelly returned to form and was great for 60 minutes. Paul O'Flynn was super throughout and got a great point when it was badly needed. Derek O'Gorman was unlucky to be taken off and he is a fantastic club man and maybe a bit underrated. He also received a bad bang to the side of the head.
The changes made on the line worked and the future does indeed look bright and once we get Kevin Kenny and Robbie Murphy and a number others back and get Oisin Walsh fully fit, we will be a match for anyone. 
A bit of confidence is coming back and dare I say it, we just might be dark horses for the championship. It also proves something else, hard work does pay off, even if it takes a bit of time.
Bring on the Village and Castlecomer but let's hope the lads don't wait til the second half to show us they have guts and heart.
Team and scorers: A Duggan, C Doheny, E Cody, R Fitzpatrick, M Fagan, C Buckley 0-1, E Gough, Ollie Walsh, E Fennelly, M Gaffney 0-9 (0-1 from play), Oisin Walsh, P O'Flynn 0-1, Eddie O'Donoghue 0-5, D Holohan 0-1, D O'Gorman. Subs: M Hayes for O'Gorman, E Malone for Oisin Walsh, Conor Fitzpatrick for Holohan.



There was a fantastic turn-out in the club house for the sports nutrition and training information evening with nutritionist, Ellen Roche of the Nutri Vive Clinic and our own William Cuddihy, strength and conditioning  coach who has worked with Munster and the All Blacks and has now joined Fitter Faster Stronger (FFS). One of the most interesting facts to come out of the talk is the importance of sleep and how teenagers need to get eight to ten hours sleep per night to stimulate growth hormones.  Ellen gave out some leaflets on nutrition and what to eat and will drop some more down to the clubhouse this week. both speakers dispelled some myths and pointed out that recovery and not training at the right time is just as important as  workouts.Well done to Ted Carroll for organising what was a fascinating event.

 Comprehensive Win for Dicksboro  U14 Camogie
by Clíona Dunne
Congratulations to the Dicksboro U14 camogie team who had a comprehensive victory over a strong Glenmore side on Wednesday, May 13. There was a great display of camogie skills in all areas of the pitch. Every player gave their all to secure two points on a scoreline of 9-6 to 2-4, keeping DIcksboro at the top of the league table. Our next match will be against Gowran on May 27.

Panel: Aideen Ryan, Anna O'Shea, Aoibhín Leamy, Aoibheann Smyth, Christine Doheny, Ciara Davis, Ciara Mullan, Clíona Dunne, Dara Scobie, Ellie Kane, Emer Phelan, Emer Stynes, Eva Loli, Hannah Clifford, Issey Shine, Jane Cass, Kate Dempsey, Katie Breen, Lucy Keane, Megan Harding, Moli Byrne, Niamh Moore, Orla Morrissey, Sarah Martin.


U16 Camogie League Championship

Dicksboro U16 Camogie team maintained their unbeaten record last Sunday night at a windswept Polo Grounds, Conahy but only just.  The Boro girls raced into a three point lead only to see their hard graft undone by a Conahy goal.  The hosts led at half time 1-1 to 3 points.  Dicksboro controlled the second half and went two points ahead with a goal mid-way through.  Conahy responded with a goal of their own which brought the sides level with ten minutes remaining.  C. Dunne Dowling pointed a free with minutes remaining and Dicksboro held on for a gutsy win 1-5 to 2-1.
  Team – L. Dunne, E. Dowling, I. Carroll, O. Moore, C. O’Shea, T. Clifford, K. Dempsey, A. O’Connor, A. O’Gorman, C. Dunne Dowling, L. Raggett, J. Cass, C. McPhillips, A. Morrissey, G. Hennessy, A. Trait, B. Doheny, C. Gough.




Conor and Frances Hogan and family – winners of the signed Kilkenny jersey at the Dicksboro Mini Games and Barbecue in Palmerstown on Friday, May 29th