Dicksboro GAA Club

Under 14's 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

Féile Peil na nÓg

The Féile weekend is always a special weekend in the GAA calendar and last weekend Dicksboro had the privilege of representing Kilkenny in the Féile Peil na nÓg which was held in Mayo/Sligo.  The ‘Boro boys were hosted by St. Marys GAA Sligo and more hospitable hosts they could not have been.  Each and every one of the boys and their parents enjoyed the weekend immensely.  On the field of play we had a great run, our first two games, held in Ballaghaderren ending in victories for the ‘Boro.  The first game against Swinford ended in a surprisingly comfortable win for us on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-3 while our second game against Warwickshire was far tighter as we won by 2-5 to 2-2.  The boys then went to Sligo to meet their host families and go to their houses while the team management and travelling supporters travelled out the road to Rosses Point where they were billeted, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.  On Saturday morning the boys played the host club and won well and so were through to the cup quarter final to be held in Ballaghaderren in the afternoon against St. Mary’s of Leitrim.  The writing was on the wall for St. Mary’s as we lead at HT by 4-1 to 0-2 and we were to advance to the semi-final which was played on Sunday in Ballyhaunis.  Before that, however, both the boys and their supporters were invited to our host club for a social night which was very enjoyable.  The semi-final against St. Dominic’s of Roscommon was a tight contest as you would expect coming into the last stages of a national competition but the ‘Boro’s goal scoring capabilities backed up by resolute defending won the day by 4-4 to 2-3.  We were now in the final against John Mitchells from Kerry.  The ‘Boro had a great start in the final with a goal in less than a minute and another shortly afterwards but Mitchells came back at us but by HT we were still in front by 2-1 to 1-2.  Unfortunately we were held scoreless in the second half while Mitchells added another three points to win by a single point to leave our valiant warriors defeated.  This group of boys have been fantastic ambassadors for their club and we should all be very proud of their achievements.  A very big well done to the players and management who organised the weekend and left nothing for the parents to do only go and enjoy the weekend.

Féile Photos

21st June 2014

National Féile

The top tier of hurling Féile counties had a new format to their National event this year, their games being played off in one day on Saturday last in Thurles. The twelve teams were divided into four groups of three, the ‘Boro been grouped with Athenry and Midleton. Our first game against Athenry was like a lot of our games, a slow burner from the ‘Boro. Drawing at HT by 0-2 each, we saved our best hurling to the second half where we took control and finished off, winners by 2-2 to 0-3. A win against Midleton would put us into the semi-final, but Midleton were a very strong team and indeed they were to eventually lose the Féile final by only one point. Midleton had the best of starts, scoring 2-1 without reply within three minutes of the start but the ‘Boro came back at them and at HT we were only trailing by 2-3 to 1-2. In the second half, the ‘Boro threw the kitchen sink at Midleton in what was one of a couple of brilliant team performances on the day. Despite some late chances we were to succumb by a single point, Dicksboro 2-5 Midleton 2-6.

We now went into the shield section of the competition, Garryspillane, the Limerick champions being our next opponents in the semi-final. The first half was tight, the ‘Boro leading by 0-5 to 1-1 but the second half was all so different with a dominant Dicksboro team winning by 4-9 to 1-1, our opponents held scoreless in the half.

Moycarkey-Borris, a local team, were next up in the shield final. Moycarkey had an exceptional start, just like Midleton did with us and were up by 2-2 before we registered our first score. But this Dicksboro team simply do not give up and pressed on but still losing at HT by 1-1 to 2-3. When Moycarkey started the second half with another goal, stretching their lead to eight points, it looked like we had given ourselves too big a hill to climb in this fifteen minute Féile halves.  Courage, steel and determination gripped the ‘Boro boys and back they came, snatching a draw in the dying minute of the half. Two five minute periods of extra time would be required to determine a winner and the ‘Boro, now on a roll lead at HT by 0-2 to 0-1. When even the spectators were  tired after a long day in the sun, our boys summoned the energy to press home their advantage and win by 0-6 to 0-2 and be crowned the Féile Shield Champions. This was a day that will live in the memory for a long time and everyone involved should be very proud of themselves.

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

Match Photos

5th May 2014

Paddy Grace Féile

The Paddy Grace Féile semi finals and final were held in Clara today.  Our semi final was against Thomastown while James Stephens had to take on O'Loughlin Gaels.  The game against Thomastown, who we had faced on numerous times in the past turned out to be very one sided which came as a bit of a surprise as our games are normally much closer.  FT Dicksboro 4-7 Thomastown 0-1.

On the opposite side, the Village and O'Loughlins were having a much tougher contest, O'Loughlins eventually winning by four points. The final between ourselves and O'Loughlins was full of drama, our 0-3 to 1-2 deficit at HT together with the fact we were reduced to fourteen players just before the end of the half did not favour a 'Boro win.  The second half saw a tremendous 'Boro performance, each and every player raising their efforts but still it looked like we were going to come out the wrong end of this game as we were still a goal behind with less than a minute left on the clock.  In a dream ending and with the last puck of the game, the 'Boro got the goal they craved which put the game into extra time.  Only five minutes were to be played in each half of extra time and so it was obvious from the start that every score was going to be precious.  Neither team scored in the first half of ET and by now the excitement and tension was at fever pitch.  O'Loughlins were first to score in the second half, a point, but yet again the 'Boro boys refused to be beaten and replied with two points to clinch the title.  FT Dicksboro 1-10 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-9.

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

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27th April 2014

Under 14 Féile

The group stages of the Paddy Grace under 14 hurling Féile was held on last Sunday.  Dicksboro were in Group ‘B’ along with Mooncoin, Lisdowney and Danesfort and all our games were played in Thomastown.  A slow start against Mooncoin meant that despite the ‘Boro having a lot of the possession, we were only up at HT by 0-3 to 0-1.  In the second half the boys made better use of their possession and finished deserving winners on a score-line of 2-6 to 0-2.  In our next game against Lisdowney, we again started against the wind and so our HT lead of 0-5 to 0-2 was encouraging. An impressive second half resulted in a convincing ‘Boro win by 2-9 to 0-4.  Last up was Danesfort and by now the ‘Boro boys were in full swing, two goals in each half being decisive.  FT Dicksboro 4-6 Danesfort 0-4.

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

13th April 2014

Duggan Steel Under-14 F.C. Roinn A

Dicksboro 3-9 Lisdowney 3-2

Dicksboro's under 14 team had a very good win today over Lisdowney in the quarter final of the Roinn 'A' Football Championship in a game held in Palmerstown.  Lisdowney had patches in the game where they played a nice style of football, putting together some nice moves but were unable to maintain this over the sixty minutes.  The 'Boro on the other hand were more consistent throughout and although only leading by a single point at HT (Dicksboro 1-5 Lisdowney 2-1), looked the more likely team to win.

Lisdowney went through one of their good patches at the start of the second half, scoring 1-1 without reply in the first eight minutes, the goal coming from a penalty but that was the last they were to score in the game as the 'Boro took over scoring 2-4 in the last quarter.

Panel: Bobby O'Mahony, Nicky Burke, Liam Hennessy, Joe Lacey, Jack Tynan, Liam Stynes, Daire Maher, Mark Nolan, Tommy Farrell, Evan Clarke, Eoghan Moylan, David Conway, Darren Mullan, Justin Cahill, William O'Sullivan, Mark Kenny, Patrick O'shea, David Delahunty, Shay McEvoy, Keith O'Connor, Conor Egan, Oisin Tynan, David Kellegher, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Luke Morrissey.