Dicksboro GAA Club


 Minors 2014


 

16th November 2014

Minor County Final

Dicksboro 3-6 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-10



In a county that has one of the highest standards of adult and underage hurling in the country it is a fantastic achievement to reach a county final and so Dicksboro’s minor team should be very proud of themselves on reaching the Minor County Final yesterday.  Indeed, in the last nine years our minors have played in six finals, winning three, which indicates that Dicksboro are to the fore at this grade in recent years.  Yesterday, however, was not to be our day, O’Loughlin Gaels winning in the dying minutes bringing their overall County minor wins up to five, which is four behind the ‘Boro.  Well done boys, your club is very proud of you.

Team photo courtesy of Donal Foley.

Match Photos by John Glynn


1st November 2014

Minor Championship semi-final

Grit and determination is what was required and it was grit and determination that the Boro had in abundance as they beat Thomastown in the Roinn 'A' County semi-final by 1-11 to 0-5 in a rain swept Bennettsbridge this afternoon.  The first half started with the Boro playing into the wind and rain. The conditions were truly appalling and as such scoring was to be at a premium. It was Thomastown who rose the first white flag from the placed ball. The Boro soon responded with three points in a three minute spell.  Thomastown knew that a lead at half time was crucial with the prospect of facing into the conditions awaiting in the second half and they soon hit back to restore a slender one point lead with the half fast approaching. As the weather continued to deteriorate the Boro had to withstand a late barrage by Thomastown, which they did with steely determination to leave the half time score Thomastown 0-4 Dicksboro 0-3.

If the first half was a tight tense affair the second proved the complete opposite as the Palmerstown men blitzed Thomastown. A well taken goal early into the half was the precedent for the Boro to kick on as they held their opponents to only one score in the second period as they tagged on 1-8 of their own. It was an impressive win for the Boro youngsters, the defence was airtight all afternoon, while the midfield was tireless and the forwards worked hard and provided the firepower.

Next is a county final date with rivals O’Loughlins in two weeks’ time.

Match report by Kevin Nolan

Team:  J. Hanrick, E Carroll, J Dollard, C Doheny, R Crotty, A Nolan, A Phelan, C Fitz, T Kenny, K Ryan, C Cahill, A Gaffney, R Murphy, C Kavanagh, B Sheehan.  Subs Used: O Gough, J Byrne, E Moylan, C Butler, R Butler.

25th October 2014

Minor Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-17 Conahy Shamrocks 1-17

Dicksboro minors earned their place in the semi-final of the Roinn ‘A’ hurling championship on Saturday with a win against Conahy Shamrocks in the quarter finals.  Dicksboro, playing against the wind in the first half, had a very encouraging lead at HT of 1-8 to 0-9.  The ‘Boro were deserving of their lead, playing better hurling than their opponents who only scored 0-1 of their 0-9 from play, despite having a substantial wind at their backs. 

Now assisted by the wind, it looked like the ‘Boro were going to push on for a good win in the second half and after eight minutes we had opened the gap to 1-14 to 0-10.  But then there was a Conahy resurrection as they doggedly fought back, scoring 1-3 without any reply from the ‘Boro who seemed to be losing a bit of their shape and were a bit taken aback with Conahy’s never say die attitude.  With now only a point in the difference, it was the ‘Boro boys turn to pull up their socks, and so they did as the Shamrocks ability to score from play again deserted them while we looked more dangerous from open play.   Conahy certainly gave us a good fright on the day and no doubt they will be in the thick of things again next year.   

Panel: John Hanrick, Evan Carroll, Jim Dollard, Ronán Butler, Robert Crotty, Aidan Nolan, Alan Phelan, Thomas Kenny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Andrew Gaffney, Conor Doheny, Jamie, Byrne, Bill Sheehan, Corey Cahill, Robbie Murphy, Chris Kavanagh, Kieran Ryan, Edward Moylan, Óisín Gough, Cian Butler, Adam Clifford, Brian Power, Kieran Dunne, Shane Stapleton, Darragh Lynch, David Ryan, Billy Rowe, Travis Fahy, Richie Stapleton.


 

Minor Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-17 Conahy Shamrocks 1-17

Dicksboro minors earned their place in the semi-final of the Roinn ‘A’ hurling championship on Saturday with a win against Conahy Shamrocks in the quarter finals.  Dicksboro, playing against the wind in the first half, had a very encouraging lead at HT of 1-8 to 0-9.  The ‘Boro were deserving of their lead, playing better hurling than their opponents who only scored 0-1 of their 0-9 from play, despite having a substantial wind at their backs. 

Now assisted by the wind, it looked like the ‘Boro were going to push on for a good win in the second half and after eight minutes we had opened the gap to 1-14 to 0-10.  But then there was a Conahy resurrection as they doggedly fought back, scoring 1-3 without any reply from the ‘Boro who seemed to be losing a bit of their shape and were a bit taken aback with Conahy’s never say die attitude.  With now only a point in the difference, it was the ‘Boro boys turn to pull up their socks, and so they did as the Shamrocks ability to score from play again deserted them while we looked more dangerous from open play.   Conahy certainly gave us a good fright on the day and no doubt they will be in the thick of things again next year.   

Panel: John Hanrick, Evan Carroll, Jim Dollard, Ronán Butler, Robert Crotty, Aidan Nolan, Alan Phelan, Thomas Kenny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Andrew Gaffney, Conor Doheny, Jamie, Byrne, Bill Sheehan, Corey Cahill, Robbie Murphy, Chris Kavanagh, Kieran Ryan, Edward Moylan, Óisín Gough, Cian Butler, Adam Clifford, Brian Power, Kieran Dunne, Shane Stapleton, Darragh Lynch, David Ryan, Billy Rowe, Travis Fahy, Richie Stapleton.


15th July 2014

Minor Roinn 'A' League

Dicksboro 2-17 Bennetsbridge 0-23

Dicksboro’s minor Roinn ‘A’ team drew their latest league game against Bennettsbridge last week in a tough contest.  There is a lot of very strong teams in this league this year and all our games so far have been very competitive.  Eleven minutes had ticked by before our first score, a point, but the ‘Bridge had not been waiting as long as they already had 0-5 to their credit.  A goal from the ‘Boro midway through the half turned out to be our only score from play in the first thirty minutes, the half ending at Dicksboro 1-4 Bennettsbridge 0-12.

Some Jaffa cakes and some serious talking during the HT interval transformed the ‘Boro and in less than four minutes of the start of the second half, we were level and three minutes after that, we were three points up at 2-10 to 0-13.  Bennettsbridge dug in and brought themselves back into the game and sixteen minutes in, we were level again.  Fortunes fluctuated with both sides putting their noses in front at various time but as we hit the thirty minute mark the ‘Boro scored a point to draw the game at 2-16 to 0-22 with only injury time to play.  In a tense last couple of minutes of injury time, the ‘Boro scored first but a ‘Bridge point in the dying seconds left the game ending in a draw, which was on balance a fair result. 

Panel: John Hanrick, Cian Butler, Jim Dollard, Ronán Butler, Robert Crotty, Aidan Nolan, Alan Phelan, Thomas Kenny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Conor Doheny, Corey Cahill, Robbie Murphy, Bill Sheehan, Andrew Gaffney, Jamie Byrne, Evan Carroll, Oisin Gough, Aaron Malone, Shane O’Gorman, Kieran Dunne, Adam Clifford, Dara Lynch, Jason Carroll, Liam Kennedy, Travis Fahy, Brian Power, Shane Stapleton, Richie Stapleton.


28th April 2014

Minor Hurling League

Dicksboro 3-11 Tullaroan 4-11

Panel:  John Hanrick, Ronán Butler, Jim Dollard, Alan Phelan, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan, Robert Crotty, Thomas Kenny, Conor Fitzpatrick, Andrew Gaffney, Corey Cahill, Kieran Ryan, Jamie Byrne, Robbie Murphy, Bill Sheehan, Evan Carroll, Edward Moylan, Cian Butler, Richie Stapleton, Oisin Gough, Shane O'Gorman, Cormac Buggy, Kieran Dunne, Dara Lynch, Brian Power, Peter Lynch, Shane Stapleton.