Dicksboro GAA Club

Minors 2012


4th November 2012

Minor County Final

Dicksboro 1-5 James Stephens 1-8

James Stephens once again proved to be our bogie team at this age when they beat us in the Minor County Final today in a cold and wet Nowlan Pk. The conditions did not lend themselves to a high scoring game but still the return was disappointing as we only scored 1-2 in the first half and could only add three more points in the second half.
Panel: Darragh Holohan, Conor Doheny, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, Enda O'Donoghue, Rory Glynn, Dylan Scott, Corey Cahill, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Stephen Farrell, Eoin Gough, Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Eoin Fennelly, Shane O'Brien, Andrew Gaffney, Marc Cudmore, Jim Dollard, Kieran Ryan, Mark McGarry, Jason Carroll, Mark Slater, Paddy Boyd, Frankie Nolan, Robbie Murphy, Brian Comerford, Conor Fitzpatrick, Jamie Byrne, John Hanrick, John Curtis.

16th September 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-18 Graigue/Ballycallan 1-6

The last weekend of September will not only be an important weekend for Kilkenny hurling as the county senior team await the replay of their All Ireland final against Galway, but the day before, the 'Boro minors have to take on St. Lachtain's, who are the current league champions, in the semi final of the Roinn 'A' Championship. This is as a result of their powerhouse performance today in their game against Graigue/Ballycallan. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, the 'Boro lads still managed to go in at HT leading by 1-8 to 1-4 despite not playing to their full potential. The second half was all so different as we took control all over the field, holding Graigue to 0-2 in the second half, while we were scoring freely.

Panel: Darragh Holohan, Conor Doheny, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, Dylan Scott, Rory Glynn, Corey Cahill, Enda O'Donoghue, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Eoin Fennelly, Eoin Gough, Stephen Farrell, Shane O'Brien, Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Jamie Byrne, Andrew Gaffney, Marc Cudmore, Jason Carroll.

Match Photos by John Glynn

 14th August 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling Championship

What was to be our preliminary round Championship match against Kilmacow this evening turned into farce when the opposition failed to turn up without notice. The referee, 'Boro panel, mentors and supporters had travelled to Mullinavat but all were left bemused with the lack of an opposition. In the end the referee threw in the sliothar with only one team on the field, the ''Boro duly scored a goal to secure the game.

Photos by John Glynn

 6th August 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-12 Rower Inistioge 3-13

Match Photos by John Glynn Video Clips

Minor Roinn 'C' Hurling League

Dicksboro 5-15 Cloneen/Railyard

This round, the Boro’s fifth in the League got off to a blistering start in Palmerstown on Monday night. The home team went into a 2 goal and 2 points after five minutes before got off the scoring mark with a point. This cushion was to prove im portent through the game. Basically the sides matched one another point for point for the next 15 minutes to leave the score 2.08 to 0.07 after 25 minutes.

The final five minutes was to see more fire works with Cloneen/Railyard first and then the Boro getting a goal. A further point to each side left the half time score at 3.09 to 1.08.

The second half started off as the first ended, with again both sides getting a goal. The mid portion of the second half saw some very well taken points by both sides and by the sixteenth minute Dicksboro were leading by 4.14 to 2.10. However Cloneen were not going to give up that easily and yet again goal scoring was about to change the entire complexion of the match. They took two goal opportunities in quick succession to leave the score at 4.14 to 4.13 with four minutes remaining.

As the Boro had started the game with a quick fire goal they were to finish in similar fashion with a 27th minute goal followed by a point in injury time to run out narrow winners by 5.15 to 4.14. This win leaves the Rionn C team in third place in the league behind Tullaroan and Dunamaggin. Their final game is against James Stephens ( date and & venue to be decided). A win in that game is essential to ensure their place in semi final.

Article by Eddie Holohan

17th July 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-19 Erin's Own 1-11

Dicksboro minors maintained their 100% record in the League, in the final game in the round robin series, with a hard fought win over Erin’s Own in Castlecomer. This win, their fifth of the campaign, leaves them in the top position in the League and in a Leagu Semi Final place.

The first half was a very low scoring tense affair with both teams competing at a high level of intensity. The first ten minutes of play yielded only four scores, two points to each side. The next ten minutes saw the Boro take control of the scoring with a goal and a point. By mid way Dicksboro had completed their first half scoring, 1.04 while Erin’s Own continued to tack on a few scores to leave the sides 1.04 to 0.05 at half time in favour of the Boro.

The third quarter was played in a similar vain with the teams matching one another, score for score. Erin’s Own looked like taking control of the scoring with a fifth minute goal from a 20 metre free leaving the score at 1
1.06 to 1.05. This however did not materialise as the Boro matched them point for point and was two points ahead at the fifteenth minute mark (1.12. to 1.10)

The final quarter saw a total change in the game. Dicksboro scored seven points while Comer only managed a single score. This resulted in a final tally of 1.19 to 1.11 in favour of the Palmerstown side.

It is expected that the League Semis will go ahead at the end of the month. The opposition will be provided by one of the Rower, James Stephens or O’Loughlin Gaels. There are a number of games yet to be completed in their group before we know our opponents.

The Rionn C League game against James Stephens, due to be played on Wed 18th has been postponed. So next game on the schedule is aginst Cloneen in Palmerstown on Monday 23rd.

Article by Eddie Holohan  Match Photos by John Glynn

11th July 2012

Minor Roinn 'C' Hurling League

The fourth round of the Roinn C league versus Dunnamaggan was played in Palmerstown on Wednesday July 11th. To date the Boro team has enjoyed wins over Young Irelands and Carrickshock and suffered defeats to Tullaroan, the league leaders.
Although Dicksboro got the first point, Dunnamaggan charged into a goal feast with two quick efforts before the game even settled down. However the middle section of the first half saw the Boro lads settle into a rhythm, matching their opponents score for score. Unfortunately the two early goals continued to divide the teams until the half time whistle rang with the score at 3-6 to 1-6 for Dunna’.
The second half was to be a completely different game. Again Dunnamaggan got two very quick goals and went on to outscore Dicksboro by 4-5 to 0-3 in the second half. The final score of 7-11 to 1-9 reflects Dunamaggin’s impressive performance in the second half. Dunnamaggan now move up to second place in the table behind Tullaroan while the Boro sit in fourth position behind James Stephens.
Our next outing will be against familiar opposition when we play James Stephens on Monday July 16th.
Holding onto fourth place will hopefully give us a coveted place in the semi finals which will give this team a further chance to develop.

Panel : Paddy Boyd, Brian Comerford, Aaron Purcell, Billy Rowe, Frank Nolan , Thomas Carroll, Dylan Scott, Shane O’Brien, Ronan Moriarty, Jason Hennessy, Aidan Walsh, Adam Comerford, Robert Crotty, Ciaran Brennan, Gaby Lapuste, Jordan Conroy.

Article by Eddie Holohan


10th July 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 2-24 Kilmacow 0-7

Dicksboro Minors played their fourth round of the League against Kilmacow on Tuesday 10th July despite the torrential rain which almost rendered the pitch unplayable.
The Boro lads got off to a flying start and had a five point lead before Kilmacow got their first score, a point, in the ninth minute. The Boro domination continued throughout the mid-part of the first half leading by 9 points to 2 by the twentieth minute. The teams traded points for the last ten minutes resulting with the Boro leading by 11 points to 5 at half time.
The second half started in a flurry with the Palmerstown 18’s scoring 1-5 to Kilmacow’s one point in the first ten minutes, putting the game almost out of reach of the Southern lads. A further 1-5 was scored during the next 15 minutes leaving the Boro leading by 2-20 to 0-7 with five minutes left. A further four points were to the Boro rounded off the scoring leaving them convincing winners, 2-24 to 0-7.
This is their fourth win in the league leaving them top of the table on 8 points with St. Lachtain’s and Erin’s Own, Castlecomer on 6 points with Freshford in 2nd place on scoring difference. The last round of games consists of Dicksboro meeting Erin’s Own and St. Lachtain’s going toe to toe with Kilmacow. The top two teams go through to the League Semi Finals. The current positive differences are as follows, Dicksboro +41, St. Lachtain’s +8 and Erin’s Own +6. In Group 1 of the League the top two places are between James Stephens, Rower Inistioge and O’Loughlin Gaels.
This all means that the final fixtures, which are scheduled for the week of the 10th of July, will finalise the pairings for the League Semi Finals. The concluding stages of the league have been arranged to be played at the end of this month.

Article by Eddie Holohan

Match Photos by John Glynn

6th April 2012

Minor Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 5-17 St. Lachtains 3-11

Our Minor Roinn 'A' team put in a very good start to this, their second game in the hurling league, held in Palmerstown. Things were going well for us up to the ninth minute when we were leading by 1-4 to 0-2. We then went into a valley period and Freshford came back at us and by the nineteenth minute had gone ahead by two points, 1-5 to 1-7. A late rally by the 'Boro towards the end of the half, including another goal, meant that the sides were level at HT Dicksboro 2-7 St. Lachtains 1-10.

The second half was an completely different affair as the 'Boro maintained their momentum throughout, scoring a very impressive 3-10, while at the same time holding Freshford to 2-1

3rd April 2012

Minor Roinn 'C' Hurling League

Dicksboro 1-8 Young Irelands 1-4

This game took place in very cold and windy conditions in Gowran and because of the conditions a high scoring game was not on the cards. It took nine minutes before either team scored and that was a point for the ‘Boro from a placed ball. Young Ireland’s response was to score a goal and a point and they lead all the way to the halftime whistle. HT Dicksboro 0-5 Young Irelands 1-3. The second half was a dogged affair with each team’s defensive lines holding strong. The game was level at 0-7 to 1-4 after nineteen minutes and we had to wait until the twenty nineth minute before the next score, which was a ‘Boro goal. A pointed free on thirty one minutes sealed this Dicksboro victory at 1-8 to St. Lachtain’s 1-4.

Panel: John Hanrick, Shane O'Brien, Aidan Walsh, Ronan Butler, Aaron Purcell, Jason Carroll, Conor Fitzpatrick, Thomas Carroll, Paddy Boyd, Ronan Moriarty, John Curtin, Briam Comerford, Jason Hennessey, Dylan Scott, Frank Nolan, Andrew Gaffney, Robbie Murphy, Aidan Nolan.


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.