Dicksboro GAA Club


St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League



13th August 2011

St Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling League

'Boro supporters came to Nowlan Pk this evening in the hope that a win over O'Loughlin Gaels would see us out of the relegation semi finals. Early optimism when we went into a two point lead within six minutes soon faded as O'Loughlins asserted their authority on the game to lead at half time by Dicksboro 0-7 O'Loughlin Gaels 2-11.

A number of positional and personnel changes by the 'Boro management team in the second half failed to stem the O'Loughlin flow, who pressed home their advantage to cruise to a 0-10 to 3-16 victory. We will now have to play Clara in a relegation semi final.

Panel: Cillian Beathnach, Michael Rafter, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Kevin Nolan, Michael Fagan, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Ollie Walsh, Paul O'Flynn, Tom Manning, Eddie O'Donoghue, Cillian Starr, Adrian Stapleton, Davy Ryan, Sam Morrissey, Danny Kenny(for Enda Malone,inj), Paddy Henderson, Conor Maharaj(for Paul O'Flynn), Michael Hayes(for Philly Hogan), Martin Gaffney(inj), Evan Guilfoyle(for Cillian Starr), David Carroll, Mason Clifford, Darragh Buggy, James Maher, Aaron Duggan, Conor O'Loughlin( for Adrian Stapleton).

Match Photos by John Glynn



10th July 2011

St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League

A great win over Tullaroan has given us all to play for in our next and last group stage game against O'Loughlin Gaels on 13th August. While we are still in the danger zone at the moment a victory against O'Loughlins and Carrickshock to lose against the Village would be enough to take us out of the relegation semi's.

The 'Boro were deserving winners of this encounter after Eddie O'Donoghue opened our scoring with a point after one minute and from that moment we were always ahead. Eddie was to add five more before the end of the half(four from frees), whilst Davy Ryan added two and Derek O'Gorman, Adrian Stapleton, Ollie Walsh and Paul O'Flynn added one each. HT Dicksboro 0-12 Tullaroan 0-7.

Tulloaroan did start the second half well with a couple of points but at no stage in this half did they come closer than two points. On the nineteenth minute we were awarded a penalty which was converted by Eddie to give us a lead of 1-16 to 0-13 and put us in an even more commanding position. We continued to press ahead and finished at 1-18 to Tullaroan's 1-14, their goal coming from the last puck of the game.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Michael Rafter, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Kevin Nolan, Michael Fagan, Paddy Henderson, Derek O'Gorman(0-1), Eddie O'Donoghue(1-9) (1-6 from frees), Tom Manning, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh(0-2), Adrian Stapleton(0-2), Paul O'Flynn(0-1), Davy Ryan(0-2), Sam Morrissey, Cillian Starr, Michael Hayes, Conor O'Loughlin, Jamie Lynch, Evan Guilfoyle, Darragh Buggy, Conor Maharaji.

Match Photos by John Glynn


26th May 2011

St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League

We travelled to Thomastown this evening to take on Carrickshock in our third match of the St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League. Winning the toss, we opted to play against the strong wind and we also had the disadvantage of playing withe the setting sun shining directly into the eyes of our backs In the first minute, Carrickshock were awarded a 21 yd free, which was struck well by Jamie Power but saved and cleared by David Glynn. In the first thirteen minutes, Carrickshock had put 1-2 on the scoreboard and driven seven wides compared to no score and one wide from the 'Boro. At this stage a good passage of play saw David Glynn collect the ball on our half back line and give a handpass to Kevin Nolan who drove a long ball into the Carrickshock box which was caught by Shane Maher who in turn passed to Paul o'Flynn who's shot was bravely saved by the Carrickshock keeper. On the sixteenth minute, it was the turn of Cillian Beathnach to pull off a great save to keep the score at 1-3 to 0-0. Our first score came on the nineteenth minute from Eddie O'Donoghue, who was to add two more points before the half ended. One of these points came from a free after the hard working Philly Hogan had made an excellent clearance. The last three minutes of the half were certainly ones to forget from a 'Boro point of view when Jamie Power and Michael Rohan put the ball into the 'Boro net, which took the gloss off what was a very good defensive display, with Michael Fagan controlling things from the centre back position. Half time score: Dicksboro 0-3 Carrickshock 3-6.

When Adrian Stapleton was fouled in the first minute of the second half, Eddie O'Donoghue put over what was to be the first of four unanswered points from the 'Boro, one of which came from Ollie Walsh from a tight angle forty five yards out. The 'Boro needed goals which never came in this match despite a couple of chances that came our way. Nothing seemed to be going our way, even the wind died and the sun that was in our backs eyes in the first half was now hidden behind cloud. However, goals win matches and so it proved again when Carrickshock ran out winners by 0-13 to 4-10.

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Danny Kenny, Kieran Cuddihy, Philly Hogan, David Glynn, Michael Fagan, Kevin Nolan, Eddie O'Donoghue (0-10, 8F), Cillian Starr, Paul O'Flynn, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh(0-2), Adrian Stapleton(0-1), Shane Maher, Davy Ryan, Michael Rafter for Danny Kenny(inj), Tom Manning for Shane Maher(inj), Sammy Morrissey, Paddy Henderson, DD Molloy, Jamie Lynch, Michael Hayes, Marco Ruessman, David Carroll.

Match Photos By John Glynn



7th May 2011

St Canice's CU Senior Hurling League – Group A Round 2

James Stephens 3-15, Dicksboro 2-12

In this second round game of the Senior Hurling League played under ideal conditions at Nowlan Park on Saturday evening, May 7th, turned in favour of James Stephens when they scored two goals, one from full forward David McCormack and the second from sub Shane Egan, in the last quarter to seal victory by six points. First on the scoreboard were the ’Boro with a Eddie O'Donoghue free. With play evenly matched early on, the teams were level on four occasions before the Village added five points in-a-row (two frees, three from play) to put them 0-8 to 0-4 ahead. The ’Boro added 1-2 by Eddie O'Donoghue (the goal from play) replied to by a point and a goal just before the break for James Stephens which left the half-time score: James Stephens 1-9, Dicksboro 1-6. Eddie O'Donoghue accounted for 1-5 of the ’Boro's total in this half, with the other point coming from play from Adrian Stapleton from out on the sideline on the new stand side of the pitch. The Village added the first score of the second half – a pointed free by David Walton. Two points from Eddie O'Donoghue (free and a ’65) followed by a goal from full forward Shane Maher put Dicksboro one point up – 2-8 to 1-10. The Village hit back with 1-3 to put them back in front. The ’Boro reduced the deficit with a point from play by Martin Gaffney, followed by a pointed free by Eddie O'Donoghue and a point from play by corner back David Glynn, but a Village free by David Walton and a goal by Shane Egan sealed victory for James Stephens. Scoring from the 'Boro completed with a point from a free by Eddie O'Donoghue and a Village point from play by David McCormack – to leave the final score: James Stephens 3-15, Dicksboro 2-12.
Dicksboro scorers – Eddie O'Donoghue (1-9), Shane Maher (1-0), Adrian Stapleton (0-1), Martin Gaffney (0-1), David Glynn (0-1).
DICKSBORO – Cillain Breathnach, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Ollie Walsh, Paul O'Flynn, Martin Gaffney, Eddie O'Donoghue, Adrian Stapleeton, Shane Maher, David Ryan. Subs: Conor O'Loughlin for D. O'Gorman; Cillian Starr for P. O'Flynn.

Match Photos by John Glynn



24th April 2011 

St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League

No quarter was asked nor given in our debut match at Senior grade after an absence of two years when we played Erins Own, Castlecomer in the first round of the St. Canices Credit Union League today in Freshford.  Exchanges were robust and each ball was hotly contested by both teams.  With only one minute gone, each team had registered their first point, the 'Boro's coming from Martin Gaffney, who was to score all of our points in this half.  With twelve minutes gone, Peader Boran('Comer) had one of the few good goal chances of the match but thankfully he drove it low and wide.  On the 23rd minute, Peader Boran was again bearing down on the 'Boro goal but was then deemed to have been fouled and a penalty awarded. The score was now 0-4 to 0-5 in 'Comers favour and a goal at this stage would have put them in a commanding position, however it was brilliantly saved off the line and cleared.  Further points were exchanged with 'Comer going three points in front at one stage.  On the 31st minute, Paul O'Flynn was fouled in the square and it looked like we were going to be awarded a penalty but only a 20 metre free was given.  This brought us back to within one point of 'Comer, but they then scored two late points in injury time to leave the half time score:  Dicksboro 0-6  Erins Own 0-9. 
'Comer again started the scoring in the second half and we had to wait until nearly the 5th minute before Eddie O'Donoghue fired over a lovely point from the stand side.  Halfway through the half, Derek O'Gorman, who had played very well throughout, was shown a second yellow card and the 'Boro were reduced to 14 men. 'Comer looked like they were going to take full advantage of this situation by adding two more points to their score but on the 17th minute an Eddie O'Donoghue free was converted from all of 100 yards.  This drove on the 'Boro men and three more unanswered points followed, which meant that by the 26th minute the sides were level at 0-14 each, this after 'Comer had been in front throughout the game.  Martin Boran ('Comer) put them back in front on 27 minutes but this was cancelled out  90 seconds later with another O'Donoghue pointed free.  Level again. Within twenty seconds, however, M. Boran again obliged for 'Comer putting them in front again by the narrowest of margins.  With the game 90 seconds into injury time, Shane Maher caught a lovely high ball and deftly handpassed to Martin Gaffney who slotted it over the bar.  No more time was played and we had earned a draw from a game that could have gone from us, but for the dogged determination and never say die attitude of this group of players.
Job done. 
Dicksboro 0-16  Erins Own 0-16

Panel: Cillian Breathnach, David Glynn, Kieran Cuddihy, Philip Hogan, Michael Fagan, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Derek O'Gorman, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Eddie O'Donoghue, Paul O'Flynn, Adrian Stapleton, Sammy Morrissey, Oisin Walsh, Tom Manning, Diarmuid Molloy, David Ryan, Kevin Nolan, David Carroll, Paddy Henderson, Conor O'Loughlin, Michael Hayes, Jamie Lynch

Match Photos by John Glynn