Dicksboro GAA Club


Under 16's 2011


11th December 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn 'A' Football Final

Dicksboro 2-6 Rower Inistioge 1-4

Our Under 16 panel put another trophy in the press today following their win over the Rower Inistioge in a game played in Clara. We were never behind in this game and thankfully a few scoring chances that we missed in the first half, turned out to be not a crucial as they might have been. The 'Boro were deserving leaders at halftime however, having played the more direct and stylish football. HT Dicksboro 1-2 Rower Inistioge 0-1.

Our opponents came out of the blocks sprinting at the start of the second half and within ten minutes had the game back to level at 1-3 each and we looked like we were struggling. A number of key positional changes by the management team steadied the ship and we started to regain control but still with twenty eight minutes gone we were only one point in front and so anything could have happened. Thankfully, the 'Boro lads kept their heads and finished the game off clinically with a further 1-1 to leave the final score Dicksboro 2-6 Rower Inistioge 1-4.

Joe Pyke, Secretary Bord na nÓg, presented 'Boro captain, Thomas Carroll with the trophy.

Panel: John Hanrick, Aaron Purcell, Evan Cody, Dylan Scott, Shane O'Brien, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Conor Doheny, Thomas Carroll(Capt), Cory Cahill, Stephen Farrell, Kevin Kenny, Jason Carroll, Darragh Holohan, Patrick Cahill, Andrew Gaffney, Liam Walsh, Mark McGarry, David Kenny, Patrick Boyd.

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28th November 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 F.C.L Roinn A

The final round in the league aspect of this competition against the undeated Rower Inistioge was played in Palmerstown on Monday night in an almost constant downpour. This was a must win game for the 'Boro as defeat would result in them being out of the Championship as they already had lost narrowly to James Stephens.The weather conditions very much dictated the outcome with scores very difficult to come by. Indeed the early scores were mainly from frees and the 'Boro having the benefit of a very strong wind were far more dominant and led by four points to one at half time.

Early second half exchanges were similar to the first half with both sides finding scoring very difficult. Midway through the half the Rower had pulled back the deficit to a point (0.04 to 0.03). The Boro then had a purple patch when the notched up two quick goals and a point to lead 2.05 to 0.04. The Rower however was not for surrendering when they narrowed the gap to four points with time up.

Injury time brought further drama when the Rower was awarded a penalty. Despite the driving rain which added to the difficulties the penalty was deflected over the bar to leave the Boro lads winners by three (2.05 to 1.05).

This result leaves both teams and James Stephens on the same points tally. Bord na nOg are to draw two of the three teams to play a semi final with the winner of the semi playing the third team in a Championship final.

Panel: John Hanrick, Dylan Scott, Evan Cody, Andrew Gaffney, Shane O’Brien, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Conor Doheny,Thomas Carroll, Cory Cahill, Michael Phelan, Kevin Kenny, David Kenny,Darragh Holohan,Patrick Cahill, Paddy Boyd, Mark Mc Garry, Aaron Purcell.

Article by Eddie Holohan 

27th November 2011

Under 16 Roinn C Shield Final

The final outing for the U 16 hurling panel was Sunday in Ballyhale with the Roinn C Shield final against Dunnamaggan. These two teams met earlier in the League when the Dunnamaggan boys had enjoyed a comprehensive win. With winter conditions and a strong wind the outcome was likely to be somewhat closer.

The Boro got off to a spectacular with a goal in the second minute but this did not deter Dunnamaggan who replied with three unanswered points to leave the sides level after fifteen minutes. Scores were rare in the second quarter and the teams ended even at half time 1.02 to 0.05.

The start of the second half was similar to the first with the Boro going on the offensive resulting in a lead of 1.06 to 0.07 by the eighteenth minute. The final quarter produced a scoring frenzy with two goals and two points to the Boro with Dunnamaggan replying with a single goal resulting in a final score of 3.08 to 1.07

Panel: John Hanrick, Billy Rowe, Conor Doheny, Aaron Malone, Ronain Butler, Aaron Purcell, Frank Nolan, Cory Cahill, Jason Carroll, Jamie Byrne,Michael Phelan, Liam Walsh, Mark Mc Garry ( Capt) Paddy Boyd, Conor Fitzpatrick, Jim Dollard,Robbie Murphy, Andrew Gaffney.

Article by Eddie Holohan


County Roinn 'A' Champions

Dicksboro 6-14 James Stephens 2-8

The last time these two teams met was in the league final just over a month ago and a game in which the Village gained an upper hand on us to win by fifteen points. This was a freak result as we all knew that this 'Boro team were so much better than what was on display that day. And so, when we ended up in the County Final against the same opponents, it created an opportunity to show what we were made of.

The game started at a frantic pace with the Village putting two points on the board before we replied with a point, all in the first two minutes of the start. Both teams were evenly matched in the first half and were level on two occasions at 0-3 each in the seventh minute and 1-4 each on the seventeenth minute and so it was not at all clear who would eventually come out winners. A one goal advantage to the 'Boro at half time could have been more but for the sliothar hitting the crossbar in the dying seconds. HT Dicksboro 2-7 James Stephens 1-7.

The 'Boro management team must have sprinkled some magic dust on the boys in the dressing room at half time because they somehow managed to change the boys into young men who came out with such determination that it was clear that they were not prepared to let this one slip away. The team play, skill levels and scoring was a joy to watch and as one senior 'Boro spectator commented if someone on the Kilkenny senior team scored some of the scores people would be speaking of them for a long time. The final score was a true reflection of our complete dominance of this half and richly deserved. Well done to all the panel and the management team of Brian Fitzpatrick, Paddy Cahill, Eddie Holohan, Richie Mulrooney, Pat Cody and Paddy Grace.

Panel: Darragh Holohan, John Curtin, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, David Kenny, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Dylan Scott, Cory Cahill, Marc Cudmore, Aidan Walsh, Stephen Farrell, Shane O'Brien, Jamie Byrne, Kevin Kenny, Patrick Cahill, John Hanrick, Mark Slater, Ronan Butler, Frank Nolan, Aaron Purcell, Jason Carroll, Michael Phelan, Brian Comerford, Mark McGarry, Billy Rowe, Paddy Boyd, Liam Walsh, Dion Guilfoyle, Sean O'Neill.

Match Photos Match Photos by Kieran Carroll Video Clips


9th August 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn C Hurling Championship

Our under 16 Roinn C team had an early exit from the championship this evening. The match, against Dunnamaggan, was held in Palmerstown and the away team proved too strong for our team on the night. Dunnamaggan proved convincing winners and fully deserved their victory.

Dicksboro 3-4 Dunnamaggan 6-22

Panel: John Hanrick, Sean O'Neill, Aaron Malone, Billy Rowe, Brian Comerford, Aaron Purcell, Paulie Clifford, Jason Carroll, Thomas Kenny, Frank Nolan, Liam Walsh, Robbie Murphy, Andrew Gaffney, Mark McGarry, Kieran Ryan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Aidan Nolan.

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8th August 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Championship Roinn A

Well done to our Roinn A team who got back to winning ways in this first round championship game against city rivals, O'Loughlin Gaels following our recent league final defeat. O'Loughlin's early one point lead was soon nullified and we never looked back after that. Well worked passing, showing great team work resulted in seven goals for the 'Boro in this game. We had a convincing lead at HT Dicksboro 5-4 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-8.

The supremacy of our back lines and midfield showed even more in the second half when we held the Gaels to 0-3 in the entire half. FT Dicksboro 7-11 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-11

Panel: Darragh Holohan, John Curtin, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, David Kenny, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Dylan Scott, Cory Cahill, Marc Cudmore, Michael Phelan, Stephen Farrell, Shane O'Brien, Jamie Byrne, Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Jason Carroll, Brian Comerford, John Hanrick, Mark McGarry, Frank Nolan, Aaron Purcell, Aidan Walsh, Liam Walsh.

Match Photos Video Clips Match Photos by Kieran Carroll 


31st July 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn A League Final

Our Under 16 Roinn A team would probably have gone into this League Final in Clara as favourites even though we knew we were up against a strong James Stephens side. From the off, things were not going our way and we found it hard to get into this game but at half time we were still only trailing by 1-4 to 2-6.

Despite an early goal in the second half, bringing the score after three minutes to Dicksboro 2-4 James Stephens 2-7, hopes of a revival faded as the Village gained control all over the field. FT Dicksboro 3-4 James Stephens 6-10.

Did the Village deserve their win today? Yes

Did the final score reflect the potential of this 'Boro team? Definitely not.

We now look forward to a first round championship game against O'Loughlins which is currently set for Monday 8th August. Bring it on.

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2nd July 2011

Carlow Town Tournament

Last week was a very successful one for the Under 16 hurlers. They completed their Rionn A League campaign with a win over Glenmore. This win results in the Boro heading the League with full points and will play in the League Final on August 1st. Their opponents will be decided over the coming weekends when the remaining games in the section are completed. The Rionn C team will play Dunamaggin on Saturday next in Palmerstown at 4.00 P.M. This will also be their final game in their section. A win could result in the team playing in a league Semi Final.

Saturday last saw the 15th Edition of the Carlow Town Hurling Club Annual Under 16 Hurling Tournament. This event, over the years, has attracted the leading underage teams from around the country and this year was no different with forty three teams competing at four venues in and around Carlow.

Dicksboro drew Kilmacud Crokes, Kilmallock and Loughrea in their Group and the Boro got off to a flying start with a 2.07 to 0.02 win over the Dubliners. A 3.09 to 0.04 success over Loughrea as quickly followed by a 4.13 to 0.01 win against Kilmallock. The Boro was now in Semi Final.

Opponents from the other side of the draw came in the form of Sixmilebridge from Clare. The Claremen had seen off Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) Camross (Laois),Killenaule (Tipperary) and Blackrock (Cork) who had won the Tournament in both 2009 & 2010. Despite their form the Boro went into an early three point lead and by half time were in control with a 2.03 to 0.01 advantage. The second half saw some excellent long range point taking from Dicksboro which resulted in a 3.08 to 0.01 win and a place in the Final.

Fellow finalists were Cuala of Dublin who had a similair path toi the final as the Boro lads. They had wins over all their opponents which included Dungarvan, Na Piarsiagh and Leitrim Kilmadeama of Galway. So a competitive fast moving challenge was expected and indeed became a reality with Cuala shooting a goal after only 17 seconds. However the Boro lads quickly equalised and settled into their rhythm to take four unanswered points and a lead at half time of 1.05 to 1.01. The second half was a period of sustained pressure with Cuala confirmed to only a goal while the Boro tacked on three further points to run out winners by 1.08 to 2.01. This the third time for the Boro to win the tournament haven previously being successful in 2007 and 2008.

Panel: Paddy Boyd ,Ronain Butler, Jamie Byrne, Cory Cahill, Patrick Cahill, Jason Carroll, Evan Cody (Capt) Brian Comerford, Marc Cudmore, Stephen Farrell, Robbie Fitzpatrick, John Hanrick, Darragh Holohan, David Kenny, Kevin Kenny, Mark Mc Garry, Frank Nolan, Sean O’Neill, Michael Phelan, Dylan Scott, Mark Slater, Aiden Walsh, Liam Walsh.

Article by Eddie Houlihan


4th May 2011

Duggan Steel Under 16 Hurling League Roinn A

Weeks of very good weather turned to heavy rain for this penultimate game of the group stage of the Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League against St. Lachtains in Freshford. Leading from start to finish, the 'Boro boys always looked in control and eventually won by 2-11 to St. Lachtains 2-6.

The next and final game in the group will take place in early July, as the boys will break for their Junior Certificate exams. Very best of luck to all our scholars.


31st March 2011

Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League:

Our second round match in the Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League was an away fixture in Castlecomer this evening. The first thirteen minutes of this game saw the 'Boro boys mostly on the defensive as 'Comer came at us. Attack after attack was repelled by our very hard working defence and midfield. The fact that the home team had only two points on the scoreboard after thirteen minutes was testamount to the 'Boro's defensive work rate. Our break then came when we were awarded a 20 metre free, which by accident or design was driven to the top of the net. This brought the 'Boro more into the game and we started to pick off our scores, finishing the half with two more goals, one of which went straight to the net from a 65 metre free.

Half time score: Dicksboro 3-4 Castlecomer 0-5.

The second half started with our forwards piling on the pressure and within seven minutes of the start of the half we had added another 1-4 to 'Comers 0-1. The fact that we were now playing against a strong

wind did not upset our flow. The final score of this game would have looked very different if it was not for a late rally from 'Comer who scored 3-1 in the last seven minutes.
Final score: Dicksboro 4-13 Castlecomer 3-11

Our next game in this league is fixed for Wednesday 6th April in Palmerstown at 6.30pm vs O'Loughlin Gaels


29th March 2011

Under 16 Roinn C Hurling League:

It was a long but ultimately successful journey to Tullogher on a school night for our under 16 Roinn C panel for this match which was due to start at 6pm. The 'Boro were leading at half time by 2-2 to 0-5 but we had the advantage of a hill and so Tullogher Rosbercon probably fancied their chances in the second half. It was the 'Boro who started the second half the best with two well taken points early on. Tullogher Rosbercon did reply with a pointed free but when the 'Boro were awarded a 65 that was sent direct to the Tullogher net, it seemed that we had the upper hand. The result of this game could have changed, however, in a five to seven minute spell when Tullogher had three goal chances bravely stopped by our keeper, John Hanrick. As the light began to fade, the final whistle blew--Dicksboro 4-9 Tullogher Rosbercon 1-8.

Our next match in this league is due to be played on 7th April in Johnstown at 6.30pm vs Fenians. 

27th March 2011

Under 16 Roinn A Hurling League:

The Under 16 Roinn A team had their second outing of the year today against the Rower Inistioge. This was a very competitive and tight game, however the 'Boro lads had the upper hand at half time, 1-3 to 0-2. The second half was a different affair with the home team picking off their scores. A second goal halfway through almost sealed the game. The Rower were not finished and pulled back a goal of their own with ten minutes to go. Two unanswered points by Dicksboro gave the home team their second win of the year. Final score Dicksboro 2-13 Rower Inistioge 1-6. Next game for this team is against Erins Own in Castlecomer on next Thursday.

The Roinn C team are away to Tullogher Rosbercon on Tuesday next for their second game of the year. They hope to continue their winning ways following their four point win over James Stephens in the first game of the year.


13th March 2011 

Both 'Boro Under 16 teams were in action today in the first round of their respective hurling leagues. One team had to make the journey south to take on Mooncoin in the Duggan Steel Under 16 Hurling League Roinn A and came away convincing winners on a scoreline of 5-21 to 1-8.

Our other team had home advantage in their Duggan Steel Hurling League Roinn C game against James Stephens. This game was much more competitive even though the 'Boro lead at half time by 4-6 to 0-6. The Village had the advantage of a strong wind in the second half and made good use of it to bring the game back to a one point difference with only two minutes left to play. A late goal from the 'Boro sealed this victory.

Dicksboro 5-9 James Stephens 2-14

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