Under 14 League Final-Congratulations to our under 14 panel who have added the Roinn ‘A’ League title to their collection of trophies this year. They have already been crowned County Champions at hurling and football, something last achieved by a ‘Boro team in 2006. O’Loughlins had won the toss for venue and so the game was played in a sunny but cold St. John’s Pk last Saturday. We had the advantage of a strong win in the first half but the cold must have been effecting us as we were not performing on all four cylinders and only managed to be drawing at halftime. That said, of O’Loughlins four scores in the half, two of them(points) were scored in the first four minutes and the other two (goals) were scored in the last five minutes of the half. HT Dicksboro 1-5 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-2. Nothing but a complete team performance was required in the second half as we now played against the strong wind and that is exactly what we got as we knuckled down to our task and started playing much better hurling. Adding 1-3 without reply in the first twelve minutes, we had the Gaels on the back foot but a finish from them like in the first half was always possible but did not materialise as this ‘Boro team both defended and attacked heroically, playing good hurling right to the final whistle. Dicksboro 2-10 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-4. Match Photos can be found on www.dicksborogaa.com or http://www.facebook.com/DicksboroGaaClub. Panel: Gavin Byrne, Eoghan Moylan, Cian Butler, David Campion, Liam Kennedy, Evan Carroll, Johnny Manogue, Chris Kavanagh, Alan Corcoran, Mark Nolan, Óisin Gough, Brian Cleere, Joe Sheehan, Edward Moylan, Sean Boyd, Colin Dempsey, Liam Brennan Smyth, Cillian Timmons, Harry Duggan, Liam Stynes, TJ Stynes, Gavin Walsh, Stephen Cass, James Griffin, Jack Connolly, Tadhg Butler, David Ryan, Conor O’Mahony.
Minor County Final- James Stephens once again proved to be our bogie team at this age when they beat us in the Minor County Final last Sunday in a cold and wet Nowlan Pk. The conditions did not lend themselves to a high scoring game but still the return was disappointing as we only scored 1-2 in the first half and could only add three more points in the second half on a day that defenders ruled. Well done to the boys on their efforts. Panel: Darragh Holohan, Conor Doheny, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, Enda O’Donoghue, Rory Glynn, Dylan Scott, Corey Cahill, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Stephen Farrell, Eoin Gough, Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Eoin Fennelly, Shane O’Brien, Andrew Gaffney, Marc Cudmore, Jim Dollard, Kieran Ryan, Mark McGarry, Jason Carroll, Mark Slater, Paddy Boyd, Frankie Nolan, Robbie Murphy, Brian Comerford, Conor Fitzpatrick, Jamie Byrne, John Hanrick, John Curtis.
Seniors- Best wishes to the ‘Boro senior team in this weekend’s County Final when they take on Ballyhale Shamrocks. A large turnout of support would help the cause.
Retirement-Club Chairman, Eddie Holohan, retired from his position as bank manager with Bank of Ireland after over forty years service last Wednesday. We wish Eddie, his wife, Liz and family all the best in the future.
Seasonal Food Extravaganza-Dicksboro GAA Club will be hosting a Seasonal Food Extravaganza with Anne Neary, Ryeland Cookery School, on Thursday 29th November at 8pm in the Newpark Hotel. A food producers fair will be held from 7pm and there will also be a bumper raffle and a complimentary glass of wine on the night.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 1st November 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 17, 19 and 23. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Chris Byrne c/o Phil Doyle, €50 to Sam Kerwick c/o Ann Kerwick, €40 to Kathleen Phelan c/o T&J Knox, €25 to Declan Lacey c/o Davy Dalton, €25 to Jim Gaffney c/o Tom Gaffney, €25 to Matt Canavan c/o Mick O’Brien, €25 to Rory Kavanagh c/o Richie Kavanagh. Promoters prize of €30 to Martin Gaffney and €20 to Kathleen Bradley. Our next jackpot will be for €4,700. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Cards-On every Thursday, commencing at 9pm in our clubhouse in Palmerstown from now until Christmas there will be 25’s for various generous prizes. Food will also be served on the night and everyone is welcome to come along.
November Talks-During the month of November, St. Canice’s Parish, will offer a series of talks entitled Voices of Hope. Beginning on Wednesday 7th November and continuing each Wednesday of the month, these events provide an opportunity for all of us to reflect on where it is that we find hope today in the midst of the many difficulties and problems that permeate the lives of so many of our people, our Church and Society. The speakers include, Most Rev. Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland Archbishop elect of Armagh (7th November), Dr. Gail Grossman Freyne, Dom. Mark Patrick Hederman OSB, Fr. Desmond O’Donnell OMI. The first three evenings will follow the same format-the celebration of Mass with a different speaker each evening. On the fourth evening there will be a service of Reconciliation and healing again with a guest speaker. Each evening begins at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Deans Gate centre adjacent to St. Canice’s Church. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St. Canice’s Church on each of the four days from 12 noon to 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish community for this event.
Parish Pastoral Centre-Our Parish Centre is up and running and the doors will be opening on Friday 9th November, with all necessary equipment moved in. To ensure the smooth running of the Centre volunteers will be required. If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position please give your name at the Parish Office. This is a very exciting time for our Parish Community and we are looking forward to the possibilities the new Parish Pastoral Centre will provide, to enhance our outreach to the community.
Anniversaries- Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm, Billy, Geoffrey and Mary Ann Brennan. Sunday 11th November at 9.30am, Denis Philpott. Sunday 11th November at 10.30am, Teresa Clifford. Sunday 11th November at 11.30am, Paddy Mullins and his parents.
Open Day-The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College) would like to invite all students interested in taking the first year of their BA Degree in Kilkenny City to join us at our Open Day on Saturday, 10th November 2012 at 12.00pm. Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the 1st year of their BA degree close to home in a friendly, learner centred environment - before moving to the main NUI Maynooth Campus for 2nd and 3rd year. Those living locally will also have the advantage of making significant savings on travel and accommodation costs. Further information and a timetable for the Open Day can be found at: www.nuim.ie/kilkenny.
Men’s Action Network- Mass of Remembrance on Friday 9th November at 11am in the Neighbourhood Centre, Butts Green, remembering the past members of our Community. All welcome.
Retreat for Men-In Peace in Christ Retreat House, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November, guided by Rev. Dan Baragry CSsR. Ring 7721054..
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.