Dicksboro GAA Club


September 2012



29th September 2012

Under 14 Roinn 'A' County Final 2012

Dicksboro 2-9 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-12

Dicksboro and O’Loughlin Gaels under 14’s have it all to do again after playing out a draw game in the County Championship Final Nowlan Pk. The sides were also level after fourteen minutes of the first half at 0-3 each, when the ‘Boro had a very good period, adding 1-3 to their tally in four minutes and looked at that stage like they were going to pull away. A pointed free from O’Loughlins allowed them to settle again and before the half-time whistle there was a scary moment in the ‘Boro square when the sliothar travelled all along the ‘Boro goal-line and it only looked like it needed the wind to change a little to make it cross the line. Thankfully it didn’t. HT Dicksboro 1-6 O’Loughlin Gaels 0-6, five of the O’Loughlin points coming from placed balls. The start of the second half was frantic stuff, O’Loughlins scoring a goal within a minute and adding a point two minutes later to take the lead. The tide turned back the ‘Boro’s way on the fourth minute when we regained the lead with a goal. Points were exchanged and O’Loughlins were never too far behind us, drawing level again after twenty eight minutes. In the last few minutes, it was the ‘Boro who had the better chances, but unfortunately these not converted. Panel: Gavin Byrne, Eoghan Moylan, Cian Butler, David Ryan, Justin Cahill, Evan Carroll, Johnny Manogue, Chris Kavanagh, Liam Kennedy, Joe Sheehan, Oisin Gough, Alan Corcoran, Brian Cleere, Edward Moylan, Sean Boyd, Colin Dempsey, Jack Condren, Mark Nolan, Harry Duggan, Cillian Timmons, David Campion, Conor O’Mahony, Kieran Galvin, David Delahunty, Sean Foley, Stephen Cass, TJ Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth, Liam Stynes, Jack Connolly, Gavin Walsh, James Griffin, Tadhg Butler, Charlie Buckley.

Match Photos Video Clips


29th September 2012

Dicksboro 2-13 St. Lachtains 2-9

Our minor Roinn ‘A’ team have booked their place in the County Final against James Stephens following their win over St. Lachtains today on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-9. The ‘Boro were first up on the scoreboard with 1-1 before the Freshford lads got going, but we were never to relinquish the lead throughout the game, leading at HT by 1-6 to 0-7. The ‘Boro were well on top in the second half, St. Lachtains only adding two points to their score up to injury time when they got two late goals to put a better look on the final scoreline.

Match Photos

 23rd September 2012

Junior Hurling Championship

Our Junior team suffered a disappointing defeat today at the hands of Clara in our second round championship game, held in St. John’s Pk. Things were looking good for us in the first half as we lead for most of it until Clara came back in the closing stages of the half to leave it level at Dicksboro 1-7 Clara 0-10 and all to play for in the second half. We were not as decisive in the second half and a ten minute wait before we scored our first point was ominous. With sixteen minutes gone in the half we were only on 1-9 while Clara had upped their tally to 1-18 and while we persevered to the bitter end, the gap was just too wide to bridge. FT Dicksboro 2-14 Clara 2-21.

Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Michael Hayes, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Kevin Nolan, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, John Fagan, Peter Turley, Tom Manning, Eoin Fennelly, Kevin Kenny, Eoin Gough, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Darragh Holohan, Evan Cody, John Kelly, Enda O’Donoghue, Darragh Buggy(inj), Stephen Farrell, Craig Cahill, Marco Ruessman, Ger O’Donoghue, Willie Cuddihy, Jesse Watters, James Gittens, Shane O’Brien, Podge Lacey, Michael Kealy, Graham Egan, Conor Maharaj(inj), Briain Dollard.


22nd September 2012

Under 11/12 Tournaments

Dicksboro’s, Dennis Molloy sponsored under 12 tournament proved another huge success last weekend in Palmerstown. All profits from this year’s event will go to the Mother of Fair Love School. An under 11 tournament was also organised to run simultaneously. Teams from O’Loughlin Gaels, Thomastown, Gowran, Erin’s Own(Castlecomer), Dunnamaggan,, James Stephens and Ballyboden/St.Endas took part in the under 12 blitz, which comprised of two groups of four teams, each playing three games in the group stage and each then playing a final game against a team from the other group. The under 11 blitz had teams from Clara, Tullaroan, Ferbane/Belmont, Mountmellick and Naas taking part in a similar format to the under 12’s. Pat Murphy, on behalf of Denis Molloy presented the cup to Thomastown, who won the under 12’s and the shield to Clara, who won the under 11 section. A very sincere thank you to all who helped out on the day, referees, umpires, pitch co-ordinators, parking attendants and all the parents who supplied the refreshments and those that helped with the catering. Without their help events such as this, simply would not happen.


17th September 2012

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Championship

Dicksboro’s under 14’s played a last round game in the Roinn ‘A’ hurling Championship last week against O’Loughlin Gaels and despite been defeated we still qualify to play O’Loughlins in the County Final which is due to be played this weekend.

Panel: Gavin Byrne, TJ Stynes, Liam Stynes, David Campion, Harry Duggan, Stephen Cass, Cillian Timmons, Jack Condren, Jack Connolly, Mark Nolan, James Griffin, Tadhg Butler, Kieran Galvin, David Delahunty, Conor O’Mahony, Liam Brennan Smyth.


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


8th September 2012

Andy Egan Tournament

Dicksboro's U12 team recorded a fantastic victory in the Annual Andy Egan Memorial Cup, Shield section, in James Stephens today. Dicksboro recorded notable victories against James Stephens in the first round before suffering their first and only defeat of the day, narrowly to a Graigue Ballycallan side. We then went on to beat Naas. Dickboro and James Stephens qualified for the final by virtue of their superior points difference as 3 teams, Dicksboro, James Stephens and Graigue Ballycallan had finished on equal points.

Play then transfered from St Kierans College to Larchfield for the Shield Final. We trailed by 2 points to no score at halftime, but with the aid of the breeze and an overall fantastic team effort hauled back James Stephens and by the end, had 2 points to spare to the absolute delight of all the team, parents and mentors present.

Our other Under 12 team, playing in the Cup section were unlucky not to progress to the final after drawing with Castlecomer (eventual winners of the cup) and beating Naas. We failed to progress on score difference.

Article & Photo by Ger Egan


2nd September 2012

Junior Hurling Championship

Well done to our Junior team who got their championship hopes off to a great start with a fine win over city rivals, James Stephens, last Sunday in Bennettsbridge with a final scoreline of 4-13 to 0-15. The Village did take a short lived one point lead after five minutes but from there on the ‘Boro lads took control of this game, leading at HT by 2-7 to 0-6, in what was an excellent team performance. Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Mikey Hayes, David Carroll (Capt), Jamie Lynch, Kevin Nolan, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, John Fagan, Peter Turley, Tom Manning, Eoin Fennelly, Darragh Buggy, Eoin Gough, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Enda O’Donoghue, Evan Cody, Craig Cahill, Podge Lacey, Shane O’Brien, Michael Kealy, Darragh Holohan, Ger O’Donoghue, James Gittens, Jessie Waters, John Kelly.