St. Canice’s: Under 12 tournamant a huge success

Juniors - Our Junior team suffered a disappointing defeat on Sunday 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.

Juniors - Our Junior team suffered a disappointing defeat on Sunday 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.

Under 14-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.

Under 12’s- 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.

Under 9- September was a very busy and successful month for our under 9 age group. Earlier in the month we travelled to Castlecomer to take part in the Erin’s Own run Dinny Brennan Cup. Victories over our hosts, Danesfort and James Stephens meant that we retained the cup for a second year in a row. Then on 15th September they played in the Seamus Fry Shield tournament, held by James Stephens and had a narrow win over Kilmacud Crokes in the first game. They then had wins over both Naas and James Stephens in the group stage before proceeding to have a very hard fought win in the final after extra time, again over Kilmacud Crokes.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 20th September 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 16, 18, 24 and 27. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Edward O’Donoghue c/o Enda O’Donoghue, €50 to Carol Walsh c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to Mary Buckley c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Martin Murray c/o Mick Byrne, €25 to Helen Dunning c/o Tony Dunning, €25 to Kevin Hennessy c/o F&E Morrissey, €25 to John Slattery c/o Paddy Maher. Promoters prize of €30 to Maura Clifford and €20 to Tony Dunning. Our next jackpot will be for €3,800. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Anniversaries- Saturday 29th September at 7.30pm, Annette Clifford. Sunday 30th Sept at 10.30am, Toddy Kealy.

Care to Drive- Care to Drive is a volunteer delivered transport initiative in which the Irish Cancer Society recruits and trains volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to and from their hospital appointments. Volunteers are needed to drive patients to and from Waterford Regional Hospital. The service is free to the patient/hospital. Volunteers use their own cars and the Irish Cancer Society covers fuel, tolls and offer €8 per trip (receipted). Call Gail on 01-2310566 or email transport@irishcancer.ie.

Blood Donor Clinic- Thursday 27th Sept, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1st to 4th October from 4.30pm-8pm at the Rivercourt Hotel.

Renewal & Responsibility-Empowering today’s Church for Ownership and Outreach. To commemorate the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Dioceses of Ossory and Waterford & Lismore, are offering an opportunity, over four gatherings, to explore the responsibility we all have within our Church communities: Sandra Cullen: 1st Oct. 7–9p.m. A Teaching Church: Our role in handing on Faith. Liam Power: 6th Oct 10am-1pm. Empowering: All in decision. Venue: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre.

Baptisms- 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.

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.