Under 14 Football Champions- Congratulations to our Under 14 Roinn ‘A’ Football team who won our first bit of silverware of the year by defeating Thomastown in the Duggan Steel County Final. After the disappointment of exiting from the hurling Feile the weekend before, this was just the tonic these boys needed. Apart from being crowned County Champions, they will now go on to represent the club and county at the National Feile competition. Thomastown were a well schooled outfit and the game was tight right up until the end. The ‘Boro were leading at HT by 0-6 to 1-1 and perhaps could have been up a few more points if we took our chances. Eight minutes into the second half, with the sides level at 0-6 to 1-3, the ‘Boro hit the Thomastown post and it looked like one of those days when things would just not go our way. Both of these teams were evenly matched and every player fought his own corner. A two point lead is a dangerous lead and that is what we had as we hit the twenty eight minute mark, but we were then awarded a penalty which was drilled home, leaving the Thomastown keeper with no chance. A well deserved win for the ‘Boro lads. Panel: Colin Dempsey, Edward Moylan, Evan Carroll, Oisin Gough, Chris Kavanagh, Liam Kennedy, Sean Boyd, Johnny Minogue, Joe Sheehan, David Campion, Brian Cleere, Alan Corcoran, Conor O’Mahony, Cian Butler, David Ryan, Cillian Timmons, Sean Foley, Kieran Galvin, Gavin Byrne, David Delahunty, TJ Stynes, Stephen Cass, Jack Condren, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Tadhg Butler, Mark Nolan.
Junior Hurling-A game that could be named the ‘Cauldron in Comer’ as it was played at 2pm in bright sunshine and intense heat last Sunday. Definitely a day where fitness was going to tell and it was the ‘Boro’s youth and fitness that won the day with the added ingredient of skill. Both teams were evenly matched in the first half with scores being traded for most of it and ‘Comer only going into a two point lead minutes from the HT whistle to lead by 0-8 to 0-10. The second half started well for the ‘Boro when Eoin Gough collected a ball on the sideline and squared it to Brian Dollard. Goal. A point from Darragh Buggy followed within a minute and from that point on the ‘Boro never looked back, picking off all their scores in the second half from play. The icing on the cake came in the last minute or two when a high ball landed in the ‘Comer square and bounced high on the hard ground, Ger O’Donoghue following its path like a hawk and glancing it to the net as the sliothar came down. FT Dicksboro 2-15 Erin’s Own 0-12. This is two wins out of two in the league and our next game is timetabled for July against O’Loughlin Gaels. Our Juniors will also be playing this Friday in the All County League against St. Martin’s in Muckalee at 7.30pm. Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Gary Gaule, Rory Morrissey, Jamie Lynch, Mikey Hayes, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter(0-5,0-2 Frees), Kevin Nolan(0-3), Peter Turley, Tom Manning, Eoin Gough(0-1), Darragh Buggy(0-3), Brian Dollard(1-3), Peter Fitzpatrick, Willie Cuddihy for Rory Morrissey, Ger O’Donoghue(1-0) for Peter Fitzpatrick, Graham Egan, Eoin McCormack, Craig Cahill, Collins Connolly.
Junior B-The ‘Boro’s Junior ‘B’ team progressed to the semi final of the Joe Walsh Cup following their emphatic win over St. Lachtain’s last Saturday on a scoreline of 5-16 to 1-6. The ‘Boro never looked back, as Collins Connolly lead the charge with 1-1 within the first five minutes and seven different players registering a score before the game was over. To be fair to St. Lachtain’s, it has to be said that they were probably under strength on the night. Panel: DD Molloy, Eoin McCormack, Ciaran Gough, Graham Egan, Stephen Rochford, JJ Hickey, Enda O’Donoghue, Rory Morrissey(0-2), Matthew Nolan, Ger O’Donoghue(0-5, 0-1 frees), Peter Turley(1-2), Peter Fitzpatrick(0-2), Craig Cahill(2-2), Eddie Clifford(1-0), Collins Connolly(1-3), Willie Cuddihy.
Senior Football-The first round of the Senior Football Championship was played last Tuesday and we found ourselves up against a stronger Kilmoganny side who defeated us by 3-5 to 4-12.
Piltown Draw-Members are reminded that the first draw will take place on 12th June and it is important that all tickets are returned to Seamus Rochford ASAP.
Annual Golf Classic-Dicksboro’s Annual Golf Classic will take place on Friday 15th June in Kilkenny Golf Club. Teams of three, €150 including food and social event with live music that evening. The social evening in the Golf Club last year was hugely enjoyable and regarded by many as one of the best nights of the year in the club so it would be a shame to miss this years event. Offers of tee box sponsorship from €50 and tee time enquiries to Seamus Rochford(Club Treasurer) on 086-6026105.
Summer Camp-The first ever Dicksboro Summer Camp will take place in Palmerstown from Monday 30th July to Friday 4th August, 10am -2.30pm daily. There will be numerous activities/sports for both boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years. The week will conclude with mini blitzes and a BBQ on the Friday evening at 7pm. The Camp is very reasonably priced at €40 for the first child, €30 for second child and €20 for third child. The price will include a sports gift and the BBQ. Application forms should now have been distributed to our younger members and these should be returned ASAP as it will be first come, first served. Children outside the club are welcome to apply for a place by contacting John Timmons 087-9970566 or Patsy Dempsey 087-6797051
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 24th May 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 10 and 26. Prizes drawn were €100 to PJ Dunne c/o Denis Molloy, €50 to Sean Morrissey c/o Johnny Campion, €40 to Ann Grace c/o Paddy Grace, €25 to John Collins c/o Phil Doyle, €25 to Richie Brown c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Lily Kavanagh c/o Richie Kavanagh, €25 to Tony Grace c/o Richie Kavanagh. Promoters prize of €30 to F&E Morrissey and €20 to Paddy Maher. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €4,850.
Anniversaries- Saturday 3rd June at 7.30pm, Tom Cunniffe. Sunday 4th June at 9.30am Jimmy Lee. Sunday 4th June at 11.30am Joseph Heffernan. Friday 8th June at 9.10am Patsy Lacey, Greenfields Road.
Eucharistic Congress-Ossory day-Tuesday 12th June(Family Day). Costs: 7 days at €95, 3 days (any three consecutive days) at €60 or single day €30(at RDS on site for an additional cost of €5). Limited number of tickets for the closing Ceremony on the 17th June in the Upper Cusack and Upper Hogan Stands. Those can be purchased for €10 from selected Centra and Supervalu stores. OSSORY YOUTH: There is a bus travelling on Sunday 17th to Croke Park and there are seats still available. www.ticket.ie or selected Centra/Supervalu stores. More info from Ossory Youth 087-9482753. Tuesday train is cancelled. Sunday train- Irish Rail are urging people to book ASAP. Please consider spending some time at the Eucharistic Congress.
Baptism in the Spirit- A Baptism in the Spirit ceremony will be held at the Black Abbey this Pentecost Sunday at 2.30pm led by Fr. Mark Condon of St. Mary’s Cathedral and Youth 2000. A testimony will be given by Mrs. Magt Keane followed by individual prayer. All welcome.
Baptisms- The following babies were baptised in May: Michael Philip Beale, Pearse St, Rory John Everard, The Sycamores, Ava Marie Dawson, The Green Ayrfield and Roisin Bridget Bergin, Talbot’s Gate. Baptisms take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 5.00pm in St. Canice’s. Newly Baptised are invited to attend 11.30am Mass on the last Sunday of the month.
Summer Wine Tasting- A wine tasting will take place on Thursday 31st May in Gardenia Garden Centre Courtyard, John St in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Tickets €10 from the Wine Centre. Entertainment from the Unity Singers and tasty bites from Langtons. Contact Sally on firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Men’s Shed and Veg Shed Sale-Good Sheppard Centre Car Park(beside St. Canice’s Tower) on Sunday 3rd June at 12pm. Bedding, herb and veg plants, along with filled/unfilled window/herb boxes and more. Proceeds supporting both projects.
Senior Help Line- Is a National Programme of Third Age which promotes the value of older people who volunteer in programmes throughout Ireland’s communities. Don’t be alone with your problem, loneliness, financial, health worries, elder abuse. LoCall 1850 440 444.
Mens Action Network- is organising a day trip to Dublin on 5th June-Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library. Cost of €40 includes bus, all admission fees, dinner in Maldron Hotel. Bus leaves at 8.30am from Butts Green. For booking and more information please contact - Eamonn 0567789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 567780876.
GROW- Mental Health meetings: Tuesday mornings 10am-12md and Wednesday nights 8-10pm every week at Ormonde Home, Barrack St. Contact 056-7761624 if you are interested in attending.
Parish Registration- You are welcome to register as a member of St. Canice’s Parish by sending in your names and addresses to the Parish Office-056 7721533 and Margaret will be happy to look after you.
Kilkenny Bereavement Support - Kilkenny Bereavement Support holds an open Support Group for adults bereaved by Suicide in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch at 8.00 on the first Thursday of every month. Open to anyone who has lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. For further information, please contact 7756538.
Aware Depression Support Group- Aware’s Kilkenny support group for individuals experiencing depression, meets every Thursday at 7.30pm, in the Father McGrath Family Resource Centre, St. Joseph’s Road. Support groups can help people to better understand depression and to learn tips and skills for managing the condition and minimising its impact. The support group is free of charge. For more information call Katy on 087 646 2079 or see www.aware.ie.
SVDP- St. Vincent de Paul Helpline is 086-0721598.