Dicksboro GAA Club


November 2013

17th November 2013

Under 16 Roinn 'C' Hurling League

Dicksboro 4-12 Emeralds 1-9

Dicksboro's Roinn 'C' team were pitted against Emeralds, the same team that beat them in the championship, in todays league final, held in Freshford.  An early pointed free got us off to a good start by Emeralds replied with three unanswered points and the county champions were looking strong at this stage.  The changing point in this game was very obvious and that was when the 'Boro scored two goals within two minutes to the great surprise of the Emerald boys who had beaten the 'Boro quite comfortably only a few weeks earlier.  Shaken to go behind, the Emeralds game plan came unstuck and we finished the half ahead by 2-5 to 0-7.

An early attack from Emeralds in the second half, yielded a point, but within six minutes the 'Boro had replied with 1-2 and were playing much better hurling.  We were now starting to gain more and more control all over the field and looked like a team that had no intention of been beaten.  The Urlingford boys, to their credit did keep trying to the end but as is often the case, it was the goals that won this game.

Panel: Gavin Byrne, Panos Brennan, Cian Butler, David Ryan, Shane O'Gorman, Robert Crotty, Liam Kennedy, Conor, Fitzpatrick, Alan Corcoran, Brian Power, Adam Clifford, Alan Phelan, Kieran Dunne (Capt), Oisín Gough, Dara Lynch, Eoghan Moylan, Brian Cleere, David Campion, Johnny Minogue, Joe Sheehan, Kieran Galvin, Trav
is Fahy, Jack Connelly.

Match Photos             Check out Dicksboro's Facebook Page for some video of the match.

 10th November 2013

Under 16 Roinn 'A' League Final

Dicksboro 1-16  O'Loughlin Gaels 2-7

Congratulations to our Roinn ‘A’ panel on completing the championship and league double with yet another fine display of hurling last Sunday in the league final against O’Loughlin Gaels.  The ‘Boro lads set out their stall early, putting three points on the board within four minutes, not allowing their opponents to settle.  The Gaels did come back at us as you would expect from a team of their quality, bringing the game back to parity after twenty minutes on a score line of Dicksboro 0-7, O’Loughlin Gaels 1-4. The ‘Boro pushed on and finished the half very strongly and it was this scoring spree which was to eventually prove the winning of the game.  HT Dicksboro 0-13 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-5.  Both defences battened down the hatches in the second half in a very tenacious half.  Despite the low scoring from both sides in the second half, it was still very exciting and engaging.  Full marks to both sides for giving us such great entertainment in a time of year not suitable to hurling. 

Panel:  Oisín Gough, Cian Butler, Jim Dollard, Liam Kennedy, Thomas Kenny, Aidan Nolan, Robert Crotty, Chris Kavanagh, Conor Doheny (Capt), Alan Phelan, Kieran Ryan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Bill Sheehan, Robbie Murphy, Andrew Gaffney, Edward Moylan, Evan Carroll, Gavin Byrne, Adam Clifford, Alan Corcoran, Peter Lynch, Dara Lynch, David Ryan, Panos Brennan, Kieran Dunne, Cormac Buggy, Shane O’Gorman, Brian Power, Travis Fahy, Aaron Malone (inj).

 9th November 2013

Under 21 Championship

Dicksboro 0-18 James Stephens 0-18

Dicksboro’s under 21A team had a slow start to their championship game against James Stephens at the weekend, waiting until the fourteenth minute to register their first score while the Village had already scored 0-6. We then had a good patch as we added four more without reply and we now were only trailing by a point.  The initiative, however, shifted again in the Village’s favour and we found ourselves behind at HT by 0-12 to 0-6.  Two early points from the ‘Boro at the start of the second half put us back in the game again and by the twenty third minute, the game was level at 0-13 each.  Both sides traded points to also finish level at the end of regulation time at 0-14 and so extra time was needed.  Every score was now crucial as it looked like a single point could be the winner of this encounter.  At the end of the first half of extra time the sides were still level at 0-16 each and it was only in the final minute of the second half of extra time that the ‘Boro took the lead for the first time in the entire game. A very late pointed free from the Village earned them the chance of a replay.  FT Dicksboro 0-18 James Stephens 0-18.  Our under 21B team were unfortunately well beaten by Bennettsbridge in the second game of the day.