Best of luck Joanne and Caitriona

Not many parishes can boast that they have two Olympians in their mist and so we are lucky to have Joanne and Caitriona Cuddihy participating in the London 2012 Olympics. Joanne will run in the 400m this Friday starting at 12 midday and they will both run in the 4x400m relay on Friday 10th at 7.10pm. Congratulations and best of luck to them both.

Not many parishes can boast that they have two Olympians in their mist and so we are lucky to have Joanne and Caitriona Cuddihy participating in the London 2012 Olympics. Joanne will run in the 400m this Friday starting at 12 midday and they will both run in the 4x400m relay on Friday 10th at 7.10pm. Congratulations and best of luck to them both.

Golf Classic - Dicksboro GAA Club’s Annual Golf Classic takes place this Friday in Kilkenny Golf Club and promises to be a huge success (weather permitting). Members are reminded that whether they are playing or not, they are welcome to the social evening in the Golf Club where they will be entertained with music and song with no admission charge.

Junior ‘B’ Championship - Willie Cuddihy’s return from injury helped to add that little bit of defensive experience that was needed to bring us over the line in this very tight game, held in Palmerstown. Of the twenty seven points scored in the entire game, twenty of them were scored in the first half. Paddy Cahill knocked over our first point from play before Collins Connolly added two from placed balls. The Village were matching us point for point when points from Craig Cahill and Shane O’Brien gave us a two point lead halfway through the half. The Village replied immediately with a point and the following four minutes brought a lot of scoring and defensive activity- first was a good Peter Turley point following a great catch, the resultant puck out went all the way into the ‘Boro danger area and Darragh Holohan was called on to make a save, but a point from the Village followed soon after. Eoin McCormack was the instigator of our next score when his clearance from defence found Craig Cahill who put up his second point of the half. There was a lull of a couple of minutes before the Village added a brace and our last point of the half came from Shane O’Brien following an excellent individual effort. The Village were finishing best and they managed to tack on four unanswered points before the HT whistle blew at Dicksboro 0-9 James Stephens 0-11. Collins Connolly got us off the mark at the start of the second half with a free which was succeeded by another pointed free, this time a long range effort from Enda O’Donoghue. Only four points in total came from play, one from the Village and three from the ‘Boro, two of the ‘Boro points instigated by Paddy Cahill and converted by Jamie Lynch and Ruairi Morrissey and the last came from James Murphy when the sides were level on twenty nine minutes to give us the lead and win. Dicksboro 0-14 James Stephens 0-13. Panel: Darragh Holohan, Eoin McCormack, Willie Cuddihy, Dylan Scott, James Gittens, JJ Hickey, Enda O’Donoghue, Shane O’Brien, Jamie Lynch, Paddy Cahill, Peter Turley, Peter Fitzpatrick, Craig Cahill, Ruairi Morrissey, Collins Connolly, Evan Cody for James Gittens, James Murphy for Peter Turley.

Minor Roinn ‘C’ League - This round, the Boro’s fifth in the League got off to a blistering start in Palmerstown on Monday night, 23rd July . The home team went into a 2 goal and 2 points after five minutes before got off the scoring mark with a point. This cushion was to prove important through the game. Basically the sides matched one another point for point for the next 15 minutes to leave the score 2.08 to 0.07 after 25 minutes. The final five minutes was to see more fire works with Cloneen/Railyard first and then the Boro getting a goal. A further point to each side left the half time score at 3.09 to 1.08. The second half started off as the first ended, with again both sides getting a goal. The mid portion of the second half saw some very well taken points by both sides and by the sixteenth minute Dicksboro were leading by 4.14 to 2.10. However Cloneen were not going to give up that easily and yet again goal scoring was about to change the entire complexion of the match. They took two goal opportunities in quick succession to leave the score at 4.14 to 4.13 with four minutes remaining. As the Boro had started the game with a quick fire goal they were to finish in similar fashion with a 27th minute goal followed by a point in injury time to run out narrow winners by 5.15 to 4.14. This win leaves the Roinn C team in third place in the league behind Tullaroan and Dunnamaggan. Their final game is against James Stephens ( date and & venue to be decided). A win in that game is essential to ensure their place in semi final.

Under 16 League - No amount of worthy adjectives can be used to describe this game of hurling between two excellent teams. Skilful, courageous and honourable are a few, but the dictionary could be exhausted. The first attempt to separate these two sides in the league semi final occurred on 13th July and that game also ended in a draw after extra time. This evenings game in St. John’s Pk was played in excellent conditions. The game was played at a high tempo, but particularly so in the first half, when no two minutes passed without one of the teams scoring and of the 2-18 we saw in this half only six points were scored from frees and the sides were to be level six times during the half. HT Dicksboro 1-9 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-9. Both teams defensive lines were holding strong in the second half and if the first half was about forwards, the second half was about defenders and scores were much harder to come by. It looked like the ‘Boro had just done enough as we headed into injury time leading by a goal but cruelly O’Loughlins last puck of the half turned out to be a goal and so we headed into extra time. Normal time Dicksboro 2-14 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-14. The first ten minute period gave a return of just one point and that was in favour of the Gaels. The second ten minute period saw the ‘Boro boys score two points within the first four minutes giving us a one point lead. Back came O’Loughlins with two points to swing the pendulum their way and so it stayed until the dying seconds when the ‘Boro were awarded a free 45 yards out and at a 45 degree angle to the posts. Nerves of steel were needed and shown as the sliothar sailed over the bar in the last puck of the game. FT Dicksboro 2-17 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-17. This league semi final will now have to be played for a third time and this will be a must see game. Panel: John Hanrick, Conor Fitzpatrick, Aaron Malone, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan, Corey Cahill, Mark Slater, Chris Kavanagh, Kieran Ryan, Thomas Kenny, Jim Dollard, Edward Moylan, Bill Sheehan, Andrew Gaffney, Jamie Byrne, Michael Phelan, Robbie Murphy, Ormond Morrissey, Adam Clifford, Cormac Buggy, Billy Rowe, Aaron Purcell, Peter Lynch, Liam Walsh, Evan Carroll, Brian Power, Robert Crotty, Gaby Lapuste, Darra Lynch.

Semple Stadium -St. Canice’s/Dicksboro were well represented in the Go Games exhibition match played during the half time interval of the Kilkenny/Limerick Senior Championship game at Semple Stadium. It was a great buzz for all the children to play in front of such a huge crowd and hopefully some of them will be back in a few years to represent Kilkenny at Senior level. Players involved were: Johnny Minogue, Joe Sheehan, Sean Boyd, Brian Cleere, Cillian Timmons, David Campion, Mark Nolan, Eoghan Moylan, Evan Clarke, Liam Brennan Smyth, Liam Stynes and William O’Sullivan. The girls who played in the Camogie were: Caitriona Gough, Issey Carroll, Tara Clifford, Grainne Hennessy, Katie Keenan, Sarah Walsh, Annie O’Connor, Aobhna O’Gorman, Caoimhe Dunne Dowling, Ciara O’Shea and Niamh Mulrooney.

Lotto Results - Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 26th July 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 18 and 27. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Martin McCormack c/o Martin Morrissey, €50 to Catherine O’Brien c/o Mick O’Brien, €40 to Shem Tynan c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to MJ Molloy c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Martin Kelly c/o Liam Barry, €25 to Michael Gaule c/o Michael Gaule, €25 to Richie Kearns c/o Fiona Morrissey. Promoters prize of €30 to Ned Buggy and €20 to Joe Walton. Our next jackpot will be for €2,600. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Parish Centre- Expressions of Interest are hereby invited from suitably qualified Main Building Contractors who wish to be included on the approved tender list of main contractors for the construction works to the new St. Canice’s Parish Centre. The works will comprise of the renovation and fit-out of the 140SqM unit to include all mechanical & electrical systems, internal reconfigurations, and fitted furniture units. The closing date for submission of an Expression of Interest for assessment by Brian Dunlop Architects 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny is 12.00 noon on Thursday 02nd August.

Anniversaries- Saturday 4th August at 7.30pm, Michael Walsh, Broguemakers Hill. Sunday 5th August at 10.30am, Dixie Hayes-Months Mind. Sunday 5th August at 11.30am, Michael (Mock) Lawlor.

St. Rocks Cemetery Mass- Will be celebrated on Thursday 2nd Aug. at 7.30p.m. or The Friary if weather is inclement.

Baptisms- The following babies were welcomed into Gods Family through Baptism in July. Daniel Joseph, Hogan, New Orchard, Orla Patricia Palmer, East Lothianm, Lily Kate Butler, Talbot’s Gate, Robert Michael Tynan, Riversdale, Daniel James Dowling, Chapel View, Lily Susan Dimond, Aylesbury, Skye Ellie McCabe, Sycamores, Coinneach Noel Maher, Parkview Drive. 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.