Lotto Presentations-It was a happy night for two families in the Dicksboro GAA Clubhouse on Thursday night last, July 19, when they attended to collect recent Lotto winning cheques. Club Chairman Eddie Holohan, in welcoming the Mulrooney and Rowe families, thanked them for their support of the weekly lotto draw and wished them well with their winnings. Eddie also stressed the importance of the weekly lotto in funding the many on-field activities undertaken by the club. First up to receive their winning cheque for €5,150, which was won on June 14, were the Mulrooney family – Seamus, his wife Brandy and three daughters Ciara, Tara and Leah. Next up to receive a winning cheque for €2,150, which was won on June 28, were the Rowe family – Martin, his wife Liz and sons Evan and Billy. In conclusion, Eddie Holohan, appealed for ongoing support of the weekly lotto and the various fund-raising events organised by the club.
Sympathies-Dicksboro GAA Club would like to offer it’s sympathies to the Tyrell and Kavanagh families on the loss of May Tyrell (nee Kavanagh), especially to her husband Sean, children, Mary, Madeline, Veronica, Michael, Mossy, Brian, Seanie, Noel, Eamonn, Dinny, Paddy and Gerry. The Tyrell family are steeped in the GAA culture in Kilkenny and it was very fitting to see the Guard of Honour at her removal comprising of youths from the three City clubs. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Junior Hurling- Our Junior hurlers ended in mid table of Group 3 of the hurling league following their defeat at the hands of Mooncoin last Sunday. Three good goal chances in the first half and at least one in the second half that were not taken made all the difference as we went down by 2-7 to 3-11. Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Mikey Hayes, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Kevin Nolan, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Conor Maharaj, Stephen Farrell, Tom Manning, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Kevin Kenny, Eoin Gough, Darragh Buggy, Peter Turley for DD Molloy(inj), Paddy Cahill for Stephen Farrell.
Junior ‘B’-A point from Collins Connolly after JJ Hickey’s clearance from the half back line first found Craig Cahill who supplied Collins was a great start to this enthralling encounter in Palmerstown. Within a minute, Danesfort were on the attack and could have snatched a goal but for a goal-line catch from Stephen Dawson who put it out for a 65. By the time Danesfort scored their first point on eleven minutes, the ‘Boro had already added two points from frees. ‘Fort followed up with another point from a free and immediately after were unlucky not to score a goal when a low shot struck the ‘Boro post. Our halfback line of Podge Lacey, JJ Hickey and Eoin Burke were playing very well as a unit and when Podge went off injured after eighteen minutes the balance shifted in Danesfort’s favour as they added a further 2-5 to their score to our one point. Danesfort’s tally could have been more but for a great save from Darragh Holohan in the closing minutes of the half, one of two crucial saves from Darragh in the game. With the scoreboard reading Dicksboro 0-4 Danesfort 2-7 a little bit of desperation was coming into the ‘Boro team and an injury time 21 yard free was drilled low by Craig Cahill, only to be saved. HT Dicksboro 0-4 Danesfort 2-7. Danesfort started the second half with a point after two minutes and it looked like the game was going to slip away from us. Five minutes in and Peter Turley lead the comeback with a point which was followed within a minute by a Craig Cahill goal, Ger O’Donoghue been the provider. Two minutes later a high ball was delivered into the crowded Danesfort square, their goalie advanced to bat it out to a waiting Craig Cahill who pulled on the high ball to score his second goal. Danesfort did break up this very good passage of play from the ‘Boro with a point but we soon got back to scoring, adding four unanswered points, two from Craig and two from Peter Fitzpatrick, one of which he scored from an acute angle on the sideline. And so, after seventeen minutes the sides were level at 2-9 each. Three points from Danesfort and Darragh’s second great save meant that our opponents were starting to get the upper hand again but their gallop was halted with a Ruairi Morrissey point. Not to be outdone Danesfort replied with another point to put the gap between the teams back to three points with five minutes of normal time remaining. Peter Turley was next to score and then on the thirtieth minute both teams scored points in very quick succession, giving Danesfort a lead of 2-14 to 2-12 as we went into injury time. With thirty three minutes played, the ‘Boro had a free in and the Ref was asked how much more time was left, thirty seconds was the reply. A lofted ball from the free into the Danesfort square fell to James Murphy who rifled it to the top of the net. We were now a point up with literally seconds left, Danesfort naturally pucked out quickly, gathered and scored to draw the game. What a finish. Dicksboro 3-12 Danesfort 2-15. Panel: Darragh Holohan, Eoin McCormack, John Kelly, Stephen Dawson, Podge Lacey, JJ Hickey, Eoin Burke, Ruairi Morrissey, James Gittens, Ger O’Donoghue(Capt), Peter Turley, Peter Fitzpatrick, Collins Connolly, Drew Phelan, Craig Cahill, Matthew Nolan for Podge Lacey(inj), Graham Egan for Drew Phelan, James Murphy for Collins Connolly, Enda O’Donoghue for Eoin Burke, Michael Kealy for Ger O’Donoghue, Sammy Morrissey, Dylan Scott, Paddy Cahill, Shane O’Brien, Aaron McDonald.
Roinn’A’ Minors- Dicksboro minors maintained their 100% record in the League, in the final game in the round robin series, with a hard fought win over Erin’s Own in Castlecomer on the 17th. This win, their fifth of the campaign, leaves them in the top position in the League and in a League Semi Final place. The first half was a very low scoring tense affair with both teams competing at a high level of intensity. The first ten minutes of play yielded only four scores, two points to each side. The next ten minutes saw the Boro take control of the scoring with a goal and a point. By mid way Dicksboro had completed their first half scoring, 1.04 while Erin’s Own continued to tack on a few scores to leave the sides 1.04 to 0.05 at half time in favour of the Boro. The third quarter was played in a similar vain with the teams matching one another, score for score. Erin’s Own looked like taking control of the scoring with a fifth minute goal from a 20 metre free leaving the score at 1.06 to 1.05. This however did not materialise as the Boro matched them point for point and was two points ahead at the fifteenth minute mark (1.12. to 1.10). The final quarter saw a total change in the game. Dicksboro scored seven points while Comer only managed a single score. This resulted in a final tally of 1.19 to 1.11 in favour of the Palmerstown side. Dicksboro 1-19 Erin’s Own 1-11. It is expected that the League Semis will go ahead at the end of the month. The opposition will be provided by one of the Rower, James Stephens or O’Loughlin Gaels. There are a number of games yet to be completed in their group before we know our opponents.
Under 14’s-A group of our Under 14 panel had an early start this morning to travel to Na Piarsaigh’s grounds in Cork for a blitz, in what was a lovely day for hurling. Abbeyside from Dungarvan were our first opponents in what turned out to be a very tight match which we lost despite putting them under intense pressure for the last few minutes of the game. Killeagh from Cork were next up and they managed to get an early lead on us but two quick ‘Boro goals brought us back into the match but Killeagh still hung on for a win. Our hosts, Na Piarsigh, were too strong for us, pulling away in the second half after we lead at halftime. We then went into the Shield Final against Abbeyside and found ourselves eight points down at the end of the first half, after playing against the wind. A brave performance in the second half brought us back and we went in front with only minutes left on the clock. However, two goals in the dying minutes sealed a victory for the Waterford boys. Thank you to Na Piarsaigh Club for the invitation and hospitality. Panel: Liam Kennedy, Conor O’Mahony, Brian Cleere, Gavin Byrne, Johnny Minogue, Stephen Cass, Edward Moylan, David Campion, TJ Stynes, Jack Condren, David Ryan, Cillian Timmons, Jack Connolly, Gavin Walsh, Sean Boyd, Kieran Galvin, Eoghan Moylan.
Under 12-Dicksboro under 12’s had a very successful and enjoyable day last Sunday at the excellently organised Joe Prendergast Memorial Tournament in Thomastown. Our group comprised of Ballyhale Shamrocks, Mount Sion(Waterford) and Sarsfields(Cork). Victories over our first two opponents put us in a commanding position as we went into our last group game against Sarsfields. This was a very tight game throughout and fittingly ended in a draw, leaving us on top of our group. Clarinbridge(Galway) topped their group and therefore we met them in the final. After having a very early start to their day(they had to be in Thomastown at 10am) the Galway boys wilted and we won well after dominating throughout the pitch. Congratulations to these young ‘Boro boys who are shaping up well. Thank you to the Thomastown Club and the Prendergast family for a lovely day. Panel: Mark Kenny, Nicky Burke(Capt), Liam Stynes, Joe Lacey, Mark Nolan, Darragh Maher, Liam Brennan Smyth, Bobby O’Mahony, Justin Cahill, Tommy Farrell, Sean Richardson, Eoghan Moylan, William O’Sullivan, Liam Dowling, Eoin de Buitlear.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 19th July 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 16, 27, 28 and 32. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Grainne Gaffney c/o Tommy Gaffney, €50 to John Curran c/o Kathleen Bradley, €40 to Dick McGrath c/o Mick O’Brien, €25 to Bernie Lynch c/o Bernie Lynch, €25 to Ann Fahey c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Ber Galwey c/o Ian Morrissey, €25 to Timmy Clifford c/o Maura Clifford. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher and €20 to Joe Walton. Our next jackpot will be for €2,450.
Thornback Cemetery Mass- The Mass in the Cemetery which had to be cancelled due to the deluge in early July will now take place this Friday, 27th July at 7.30pm. Many thanks to all the members of the community who have helped with the grass cutting and clean up of the cemetery.
Anniversaries- Saturday 28th July at 7.30pm, Jimmy Lennon, Dicksboro. Sunday 29th July at 9.30am, Linda Reade. Sunday 29th July at 10.30am, Bridie Callaghan and John Cleere. Sunday 29th July at 11.30am, Michelle Donovan. Tuesday 31st July at 9.10am, Josephine McGuire.
Golden Jubilee- Congratulations to Sister Frances Condon of Villa Maria who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of her profession as a Sister of Mercy last weekend. We also offer our good wishes to Sr. Anne McEneaney, St. Patrick’s, Kells Rd, who has recently celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a Sister of Charity.
Mens Action Network-Mens Action Network is organizing a day trip to Wicklow Historic Gaol & Castletown House on 18th September 2012. Cost €40 includes bus, all admissions and dinner in Maldron Hotel Portlaoise. Tea/coffee & scones can be got in Wicklow Gaol Cafe at € 3,50. Bus leaves Butts Green at 8.30am. For booking please contact Eamonn 056 7789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 056 7780876. All welcome!
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.