Dicksboro GAA Club

Under 14's 2013


4th October 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'C' League Shield Final

Dicksboro 3-3 James Stephens 4-6

Hard luck to our Roinn 'C' team in this evenings League Shield Final in Palmerstown.

Dicksboro GAA Facebook page shows video of two of the 'Boro goals and some points.

Panel: Padraic Moylan, Joe Lacey, Tadhg Butler, Daire Maher, Stephen Cass, Tommy Farrell, Evan Clarke, Nicky Burke, Liam Hennessy, Mark Kenny, Eoin de Buitlear, Darren Mullan, James Griffin, William O'Sullivan, Jack Tynan, TJ Stynes.

Photographed is the Dicksboro team which won the Lisdowney 7s over the August bank holiday weekend.
Back row (l.-r.): Tom Carroll, Brian Manogue, Colm O'Hara, Mikey Clifford, Rory O'Connor, Eoin Dalton.Front row (l.-r.): Aaron Treacy-Murphy, Niall Rowe, Padraic Moylan (Capt.), Liam Moore, Patrick Fitzgerald.

22nd September 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Hurling Championship

Dicksboro 3-8 O'Loughlin Gaels 3-16

O’Loughlin Gaels superior strength was to eventually prove telling when we played them on Sunday in the semi-final of the Roinn ‘A’ championship in Kilmanagh.  The warning signs were there in the first half when we failed to score from play, relying on the accuracy of our free-taker to keep the scoreboard ticking over.  HT Dicksboro 0-4 O’Loughlin Gaels 0-8.  The second half was much more exciting as the ‘Boro upped their game.  Three early points at the start of the second half from the ‘Boro meant the difference between the sides was back to a point, however, three pointed frees immediately after gave O’Loughlins the upper hand again.  When the ‘Boro were awarded a twenty metre free on the fifteenth minute, it was duly driven low and hard into the corner of the net.  A ‘Boro point two minutes later meant the game was level.  Unfortunately, it was the Gaels who responded best to the ‘Boro comeback as they pressed on, scoring 3-3 in the next seven minutes. A late rally from the ‘Boro boys gave us some hope, but the mountain proved high to climb in the end.  Well done to all the panel on a spirited performance.

Panel: Sean Boyd (Capt), TJ Stynes, Stephen Cass, Johnny Minogue, Joe Sheehan, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Mark Nolan, Cillian Timmons, Tommy Farrell, David Campion, Liam Brennan Smyth, Brian Cleere, Kieran Galvin, Justin Cahill, Gavin Walsh, Tadhg Butler, Evan Clarke, Daire Maher, Jack Connelly, Mark Kenny, James Griffin, Nicky Burke, Jack Tynan, Eoin de Búitlear, Joe Lacey, Darren Mullin, William O’Sullivan.

Match Photos

19th August 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Championship

Dicksboro 3-15  James Stephens 3-9

After the disappointment of our defeats in the Junior and Junior 'B' Championships to James Stephens over the weekend, it was great to get back to winning ways this evening with this victory in the Under 14 Championship.  The 'Boro boys had to do it the hard way by coming from behind as we trailed at HT by 0-8 to 2-7 but to their credit, they really knuckled down in the second half.  We were to hold the Village scoreless for twenty one minutes during this half, such was the dominance of our midfield and defence while our forwards helped themselves to a further 2-3 during this period to put us well ahead. The Village did manage to add 1-1 to their score in the final minutes to make the final score more favourable for them but there is no doubt who the better team was on the night.

Panel: Sean Boyd, Gavin Walsh, Stephen Cass, TJ Stynes, Joe Sheehan, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Cillian Timmons, Mark Nolan, Tadhg Butler, David Campion, Liam Brennan Smyth, Justin Cahill, Kieran Galvin, Brian Cleere, Tommy Farrell, Evan Clarke, Jack Connolly, Mark Kenny, Joseph Lacey, Jack Tynan, William O'Sullivan, Eoin de Buitlear, Nicky Burke, Darren Mullan.

3rd August 2013

Lisdowney Sevens

Congratulations to the 'Boro under 13 panel who won the Lisdowney 7's Shield Final on Saturday, defeating Gowran in the final.  The boys also had very good wins over Bray Emmetts in the quarter final and Durrow Harps in the semi-final, all played earlier in the day.  Each of the boys received a trophy and the team were also presented with a very impressive plaque.

Panel: Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Justin Cahill, William O'Sullivan, Daire Maher, Tommy Farrell, Nicky Burke, Tadhg Butler, Mark Kenny.

11th June 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 4-11  Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-3

The 'Boro under 14 Roinn 'A' team collected another two points in the league to bring them up to mid-table with four matches to play, with this convincing win against Ballyhale Shamrocks in Palmerstown.  As the scoreline reflects, it was the 'Boro all the way but it has to be said that the Shamrocks were weakened on the night due to the absence of a couple of their key players.

Panel:Kieran Galvin, Jack Connolly, Johnny Minogue, TJ Stynes, Gavin Walsh, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Sean Boyd, Mark Nolan, Nicky Burke, David Campion, Tadhg Butler, Evan Clarke, Brian Cleere, Mark Kenny, Tommy Farrell.

1st June 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Hurling League

The last week was a successful one for our under 14 Roinn ‘A’ panel who put their first points on the league table with a very low scoring game against Erin’s Own in a very wet Palmerstown which ended in a draw, 0-6 each and a very good win over Clara, also held in Palmerstown, a game which ended at Dicksboro 6-10 Clara 1-4. 

Panel: Nicky Burke, Gavin Walsh, Johnny Minogue, TJ Stynes, Stephen Cass, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Evan Clarke, David Campion, Sean Boyd, Mark Kenny, Brian Cleere, Jack Connolly, Padraic Moylan, Darren Mullan, Eoin de Butlier, Tadhg Butler, William O’Sullivan.

28th May 2013

Under 14 Roinn 'A' Hurling League

Dicksboro 0-6  Erin's Own 0-6

Panel:  Sean Boyd, Gavin Walsh, Johnny Minogue, TJ Stynes, Stephen Cass, Liam Stynes, Cillian Timmons, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Tadhg Butler, David Campion, Justin Cahill, Tommy Farrell, Brian Cleere, Jack Connolly, Bobby O'Mahony.

4th May 2013

Paddy Grace Hurling Féile

The final stages of the Paddy Grace Hurling Féile was held last weekend when the semi-finals and final were played on Saturday.  The ‘Boro’s semi-final was held in Clara against a very good Graigue/Ballycallan side.  It was obvious from the off that this Kilmanagh team were well coached and a half-time lead by the ‘Boro of 1-3 to 0-2 was assisted by a strong breeze and so a lot more work was still required in the second half.  The second half started with a pointed free from Graigue which was immediately followed by a ‘Boro goal to put us two goals to the good.  From that point, however, Graigue came more and more into the game and with five minutes remaining, they were only one point behind us as we had failed to score since our goal in the second minute.  Thankfully our second and last score of the half was another goal, which probably came against the run of play, but it was enough to put us over the line.  FT Dicksboro 3-3 Graigue/Ballycallan 0-9.

And so we were in the final to be held in Jenkinstown that afternoon against local rivals, O’Loughlin Gaels, a team that we have had many great clashes with in the past.  Yet again the strong wind favoured the ‘Boro in the first half and so we would have hoped to be going in at half-time with more than a one point lead, as was the case, HT Dicksboro 0-7 O’Loughlins 1-3.  Some comfort could be taken from the fact that our defence was performing well as the Gaels three points all came from frees and they were finding it difficult to score from play.  O’Loughlins had a whirlwind start to the second half, scoring 1-1 in the first minute, which was followed three minutes later with another point.  A brace of points on the seventh and ninth minute kept us within shooting distance as we trailed by three points but the Gaels knocked over another couple of points to put more distance between the teams.  A goal on the fourteenth minute ended our scoring and O’Loughlins ran out winners on a scoreline of Dicksboro 1-9 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-9.  We will now put this defeat behind us and concentrate on our league and championship campaigns.  We done to all the boys and good luck to O’Loughlins in the National Féile.

Panel:  Kieran Galvin, Gavin Walsh, Liam Stynes, Stephen Cass, Liam Brennan Smyth, Johnny Minogue, Cillian Timmons, Joe Sheehan, Sean Boyd, Eoghan Moylan, David Campion, Mark Nolan, Justin Cahill, Brian Cleere, Tommy Farrell, Eamonn Morrissey, Tadhg Butler, TJ Stynes, Evan Clarke, Jack Connolly, Nicky Burke, Bobby O'Mahony, Daire Maher, Joseph Lacey, James Griffin, William O'Sullivan, Jack Tynan, Darren Mullen, Mark Kenny (inj).

Photos vs Graigue/Ballycallan
                     Photos vs O'Loughlin Gaels

27th April 2013

Under 14 Hurling Féile

The Paddy Grace hurling Féile was comprised of four groups this year, with the 'Boro playing in Thomastown today against Piltown, James Stephens and Ballyhale Shamrocks.

Our first game against Piltown was one sided, with the 'Boro well on top throughout. Despite this, you would have to complement the Piltown boys on their spirit, never hanging their heads, determined to try their best for their club. They seemed to have to dip into a younger age group and so would have difficulty coping with a strong outfit like the 'Boro.

Our next opponents, James Stephens, would not have the same problems and like all our games against our city neighbours, this was going to be a lot tighter. It's been said so many times, but once again it holds true, goals win matches. Our first two scores in the first seven minutes of the twenty minute halves rose the green flag and we had 2-2 on the scoreboard before the Village registered their first point after twelve minutes. That would seem to suggest that we were having it all our own way, but that was not the case, as our defence were holding the Village well (or they were squandering their chances, depending which side of the fence you were sitting on). A late goal in the half gave the Village a lifeline. HT Dicksboro 2-3 James Stephens 1-1.

An early point from the Village in less than a minute of the start of the second half may have signaled a comeback but the 'Boro boys were not having any of it and struck back with 1-1 and all of this before the fourth minute has elapsed. That seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Village who were only able to add two pointed frees before the end of the game.. FT Dicksboro 3-5 James Stephens 2-4.

The way the group was panning out, we had to at least gain a draw in our last game against Ballyhale Shamrocks to be assured progression to the semi final. This was not going to be easy, as Ballyhale had played out a tight game aginst the Village earlier and so were obviously a serious outfit. This proved to be the case as going into the dying seconds of the first half we only had the narrowest of leads at 0-3 to 0-2. Crucially, the last puck of the half resulted in a goal for the 'Boro which put a different outlook on the HT score of Dicksboro 1-3 Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-2.

The one thing about this 'Boro team is that the more they play, the better they play, and despite the growing fatigue, they pressed on for the victory to set themselves up for a semi-final game aginst Graigue/Ballycallan next weekend. FT Dicksboro 1-8 Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-4.

Panel: Kieran Galvin, Gavin Walsh, Liam Stynes, Stephen Cass, Liam Brennan Smyth, Johnny Minogue, Cillian Timmons, Joe Sheehan, Sean Boyd, Eoghan Moylan, David Campion, Mark Nolan, Justin Cahill, Brian Cleere, Tommy Farrell, Eamonn Morrissey, Tadhg Butler, TJ Stynes, Evan Clarke, Jack Connolly, Nicky Burke, Bobby O'Mahony, Daire Maher, Joseph Lacey, James Griffin, William O'Sullivan, Jack Tynan, Darren Mullen, Mark Kenny (inj).

Photos vs Piltown                     Photos vs James Stephens                                      Photos vs Ballyhale Shamrocks