Dicksboro GAA Club

October 2014

1st October 2014

Under 14 Football Final

Dicksboro 4-15 Thomastown 1-3

Dicksboro under 14’s had a very convincing win in the Duggan Steel Under 14 Roinn ‘A’ County Football Final today, leading from start to finish.  From the off, the ‘Boro boys displayed a lovely brand of football, distributing the ball by hand and foot to each other in an effortless fashion.  Congratulations to them all and their management team, finishing the year on such a high note.

Panel:  Cian Rowe, Nicky Burke, Tadhg Butler, Liam Hennessy, Padraic Moylan, Liam Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Daire Maher, Evan Clarke, Eoghan Moylan, Tommy Farrell, Darren Mullan, Justin Cahill, Patrick O’Shea, Bobby O’ Mahony, Mark Kenny, Joe Lacey, William O’Sullivan, Jack Tynan, Kevin Fitzpatrick, David Conway, David Delahunty, Shay, McEvoy, Conor Egan, Keith O’Connor, Luke Morrissey, Oisín Tynan, David Kelleher, Liam Moore, Colm O’Grady.  

Video clips on Dicksboro Facebook Page


Clubhouse Reopening Night

4th October 2014


11th October 2014

Under 16 Roinn 'A' County Final

Dicksboro 1-7  O'Loughlin Gaels 5-13

Hard luck to the 'Boro under 16's, who found themselves overwhelmed by the sheer physicality of their opponents, O'Loughlin Gaels in the Roinn 'A' County Final today.  We needed to be up to full strength going into this game and when we were not, it was always going to be a difficult task.  Another injury just before the end of the first half of another key player, really put us on the back foot as we trailed at HT by 0-5 to 2-5.  O'Loughlins started the second half with an unanswered 1-4 within eight minutes and while we briefly rallied with a goal and a point, the Gaels replied with two more consecutive goals to put the game beyond doubt.

Panel: Kieran Galvin, David Ryan, Cian Butler, Jack Condron, Joe Sheehan, Evan Carroll, Liam Kennedy, Cillian Timmons, Chris Kavanagh, Justin Cahill, Alan Corcoran, Edward Moylan, Brian Cleere, Eoghan Moylan, Mark Nolan, Oisin Gough (inj), Sean Boyd, Nickey Burke, Johnny Minogue, David Campion, TJ Stynes, Stephen Cass, Gavin Byrne, James Griffin, Jack Connelly, Gavin Walsh, Jason McCann, Liam Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth.

Match Photos

Video Clips on Dicksboro Facebook Page

11th October 2014

Senior League Shield Final

Dicksboro 0-19  Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-20

Report to follow....

Panel:  Aaron Duggan, Evan Cody, David Glynn, Danny Kenny, Michael Fagan, Cillian Buckley (Capt), Eoin Gough, Ollie Walsh(0-1), Martin Gaffney(0-1), Oisin Walsh, Eddie O'Donoghue(0-2), Paul O'Flynn(0-2), Andrew Gaffney (0-11, 0-9F), Shane Maher(0-1), Kevin Kenny,Darragh Holohan, Cillian Breathnach, Michael Hayes, Cillian Starr, Stephen Farrell, Tom Manning, Conor Doheny, Enda Malone, Philip Hogan, Marco Ruessman, Shane O'Brien, Michael Rafter, Eoin Fennelly, Rory Glynn, Enda O'Donoghue, Kieran Cuddihy, Corey Cahill, Kevin Nolan.

Match Photos by John Glynn

17th October 2014

Greyhound Benefit Night

Despite the early evening inclement weather, a respectable crowd attended the Dicksboro GAA Greyhound Benefit night in St James Park this evening. Indeed the weather held fine for the full race proceedings which greatly helped the running of the races, presentation of sponsor & raffle prizes. A good nights entertainment was had by all with the kids enjoying the photo opportunity with both the McCarthy & Irish Press Cups (thanks to Rackard Cody) and the hot food on offer from the Tasty Frier cook wagon. Featuring nine races, with five sponsored by @Palmerstownlad (?), Paddy Ragget Homes, Aut Even Hospital, Grassland Fertilisers & Dicksboro GAA Club, the night flew with the Grand Raffle for €1500 in cash prizes taking centre of stage after the sixth race - congrats to the Hackett family on winning the 1st prize of €1,000. A fantastic gate raffle saw Sheila Brennan & the Richardson family win superb overnight breaks in Mount Juliet along with a multitude of other prize winners. Thanks to the `band of brothers` who sold tickets door to door from the Rock Bar to the Callan road ,all members, friends & supporters of the Boro and those businesses who took up advertisements in the well produced racecard - please SUPPORT our sponsors. The proceeds of the night will be directed to reduce the debt on the recently refurbished club house.

Photos by Tom Beirne

19th October 2014

Senior Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 2-13 St. Martins 2-16

Two periods of inspirational play, one in each half, lead to goals on both occasions for the 'Boro in our quarter final championship game today against St. Martins, held in a windy Freshford.  The difficulty for the 'Boro was that this type of play was not consistent throughout the game and so we eventually succumbed to our opponents.  Playing with the wind in the first half, we were probably a bit surprised to find ourselves behind after only seven minutes by 0-1 to 1-2, the goal coming from John Maher, who was one of St. Martin's best performers on the day.  The next eight minutes belonged to the 'Boro, Michael Fagan providing Shane Maher with the opportunity to point, the first of an unanswered 1-5 spell.  Cillian Buckley, who worked tirelessly throughout the game, was next to split the uprights within a minute.  We had to wait all of three minutes before the next, a driving run from Martin Gaffney before he hand-passed to Shane Maher who scored his first of two within a minute.  Two minutes later, Evan Cody, who was marking John Mulhall at the time picked up a loose ball about 90 yards out and took his own score.  One of our best passages of play was to follow when an Aaron Duggan clearance was brilliantly caught by Andrew Gaffney who then moved it on to his big brother, Martin. Martin made up another few precious yards before again hand-passing, this time to Eddie O'Donoghue who buried it in the net.  So, after sixteen minutes we were now leading by 1-6 to 1-2 and we should have pressed on but the opposite occurred, St. Martin's replying with three unanswered points.  Cillian Buckley stopped the rot with a point before we went into injury time, which was to last for four minutes, allowing the 'Boro to add two more to St. Martins one.  HT score Dicksboro 1-9 St. Martins 1-6.

In the second half, Dicksboro were now playing against the wind, but despite this you would still expect to creat good scoring opportunities and so it was very disappointing that our first and only score from play in the half came on the thirtieth minute, all other points coming from Andrew Gaffney and placed balls.  St. Martins, meanwhile were squandering a lot of their chances by driving them wide, but they still amassed 1-9 in the half.  Our goal was again worked from a defensive position, Michael Fagan supplying Cillian Buckley, whos immediate and accurate pass to Martin Gaffney split the St. Martins defence before Martin finished.  But it was all too late as St. Martins held on for a three point win.

Panel:  Aaron Duggan, Evan Cody (0-1), David Glynn, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Eoin Gough, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Ollie Walsh(0-2), Cillian Buckley (Capt) (0-2), Martin Gaffney (1-0), Oisin Walsh, Paul O'Flynn, Andrew Gaffney (0-5, 0-4 frees),  Shane Maher (0-3), Eddie O'Donoghue (1-0), Kevin Kenny for Oisin Walsh, Darragh Holohan, Cillian Breathnach, Michael Hayes, Cillian Starr, Stephen Farrell, Tom Manning, Conor Doheny, Enda Malone, Philip Hogan, Kevin Nolan, Marco Ruessman, Shane O'Brien, Michael Rafter, Eoin Fennelly, Rory Glynn, Enda O'Donoghue, Kieran Cuddihy, Corey Cahill.

Match Photos by John Glynn

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.