Table Quiz- ‘Boro players, Robbie Fitzpatrick and Jessie Waters are organising a table quiz as a fundraiser for their upcoming pilgrimage to Medjugorje. The quiz will take place in Palmerstown this Friday, starting at 9pm and a table of four is €20. Offers of spot prizes will also be gratefully received and they can be dropped into Silversprings on Johns Green or brought out on the night. Come along and have a good night out.
Senior Hurling League- Our senior team suffered a disappointing defeat by James Stephens in the hurling league last weekend. Full report in Sports Section.
Minor Roinn ‘A’- Dicksboro Minors played their fourth round of the League against Kilmacow on Tuesday 10th July despite the torrential rain which almost rendered the pitch unplayable. The Boro lads got off to a flying start and had a five point lead before Kilmacow got their first score, a point, in the ninth minute. The Boro domination continued throughout the mid-part of the first half leading by 9 points to 2 by the twentieth minute. The teams traded points for the last ten minutes resulting with the Boro leading by 11 points to 5 at half time. The second half started in a flurry with the Palmerstown 18’s scoring 1-5 to Kilmacow’s one point in the first ten minutes, putting the game almost out of reach of the Southern lads. A further 1-5 was scored during the next 15 minutes leaving the Boro leading by 2-20 to 0-7 with five minutes left. A further four points were to the Boro rounded off the scoring leaving them convincing winners, 2-24 to 0-7. This is their fourth win in the league leaving them top of the table on 8 points with St. Lachtain’s and Erin’s Own, Castlecomer on 6 points with Freshford in 2nd place on scoring difference. The last round of games consists of Dicksboro meeting Erin’s Own and St. Lachtain’s going toe to toe with Kilmacow. The top two teams go through to the League Semi Finals. The current positive differences are as follows, Dicksboro +41, St. Lachtain’s +8 and Erin’s Own +6. In Group 1 of the League the top two places are between James Stephens, Rower Inistioge and O’Loughlin Gaels. This all means that the final fixtures, which are scheduled for the week of the 10th of July, will finalise the pairings for the League Semi Finals. The concluding stages of the league have been arranged to be played at the end of this month.
Minor Roinn ‘C’-The fourth round of the Roinn C league versus Dunnamaggan was played in Palmerstown on Wednesday July 11th. To date the Boro team has enjoyed wins over Young Irelands and Carrickshock and suffered defeats to Tullaroan, the league leaders. Although Dicksboro got the first point, Dunnamaggan charged into a goal feast with two quick efforts before the game even settled down. However the middle section of the first half saw the Boro lads settle into a rhythm, matching their opponents score for score. Unfortunately the two early goals continued to divide the teams until the half time whistle rang with the score at 3-6 to 1-6 for Dunna’. The second half was to be a completely different game. Again Dunnamaggan got two very quick goals and went on to outscore Dicksboro by 4-5 to 0-3 in the second half. The final score of 7-11 to 1-9 reflects Dunnamaggan’s impressive performance in the second half. Dunnamaggan now move up to second place in the table behind Tullaroan while the Boro sit in fourth position behind James Stephens. Our next outing will be against familiar opposition when we play James Stephens on Monday July 16th. Holding onto fourth place will hopefully give us a coveted place in the semi finals which will give this team a further chance to develop. Panel : Paddy Boyd, Brian Comerford, Aaron Purcell, Billy Rowe, Frank Nolan , Thomas Carroll, Dylan Scott, Shane O’Brien, Ronan Moriarty, Jason Hennessy, Aidan Walsh, Adam Comerford, Robert Crotty, Ciaran Brennan, Gaby Lapuste, Jordan Conroy.
Under 16-The under 16 Roinn ‘A’ league semi final was held in Palmerstown this evening between Dicksboro and O’Loughlin Gaels. The weather played a big part in this game and from the beginning the ground was very soft as the rain poured down. The ‘Boro got off the mark first and lead by a point for a while before O’Loughlins scored their first point, both sides saw chances go wide in what was a very entertaining first half. Dicksboro lead at HT 0-3 to 0-2. The second half got under way and with it the rain stopped. O’Loughlins were first to score, but the ‘Boro quickly replied. Both sides had a few wides until the ‘Boro found the O’Loughlin net, but their joy was short lived as O’Loughlins responded with a goal soon afterwards. The game was on a knife edge with the ‘Boro just edging it, but O’Loughlins were awarded a free which they duly scored. The match ended at the end of normal time with the teams level at 1-5 each. Tired limbs came out on both sides for extra time which saw O’Loughlins score twice without reply from the ‘Boro. The ‘Boro boys dug deep and scored a point to bring the score at the end of the first period of extra time to Dicksboro 1-7 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-8. The second half of extra time was very tense with each side missing opportunities to score. However the ‘Boro were awarded a free which they converted to bring the sides level. The final whistle blew soon after with the sides level 1-8 to 1-8. This was a highly entertaining match by two evenly matched teams, here’s hoping the replay will be as exciting. Panel: John Hanrick, Conor Fitzpatrick, Aaron Malone, Conor Doheny, Aidan Nolan, Corey Cahill(Capt), Ronán Butler, Mark Slater, Kieran Ryan, Thomas Kenny, Jason Carroll, Michael Phelan, Andrew Gaffney, Jamie Byrne, Bill Sheehan, Jim Dollard, Robbie Murphy, Adam Clifford, Billy Rowe, Aaron Purcell, Brian Power, Peter Lynch, Gaby Labapuste.
Lotto Online- You can now play Dicksboro GAA Club’s Lotto online simply by following the link on our website, www.dicksborogaa.com. By following this simple process you need never miss a draw again. Current/past members and members of the community are encouraged to support the club in what is a major source of revenue for us.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 12th July 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 17, 20, 24 and 28. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Eoin Dunne c/o Denis Molloy, €50 to Kathleen Mulrooney c/o Jimmy Mulrooney, €40 to Melanie Hyland c/o Mick O’Brien, €25 to Sean Breathnach c/o Sean Breathnach, €25 to Jim Gaffney c/o Tommy Gaffney, €25 to Jim Neary c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Kevin Cleere c/o Nore Bar. Promoters prize of €30 to Jimmy McGarry and €20 to Denis Molloy. Our next jackpot will be for €2,300.
Fr. Kieran O’Shea- Fr. O’Shea took up duty in St. Canice’s last weekend. Kieran hails from the parish of Durrow in Co. Laois and he was ordained to the priesthood in 2001 by Bishop Laurence Forristal. Kieran has ministered at St. Mary’s and Ballycallan and he is also the Diocesan Catechist with responsibility for religious education at Primary School level in the diocese. He is a keen liturgist and theologian, a fine linguist and preacher. We are delighted to welcome Fr. Kieran to the Parish Community of St. Canice.
Anniversaries- Saturday 21st July at 7.30pm, Eileen Jordan, Pearse St. Sunday 22nd July at 10.30am, Bridget Ryan. Sunday 22nd July at 11.30am, Michael Manning and Michael Murphy. Wednesday 25th July at 9.10am, John Shasby and daughter Margaret.
Holidays- St. Canice’s Parish Secretary will be on holidays from July 16th to 21st. Messages can be left on the answer machine at the Parish Office, 7721533, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s Cathedral- The launch of the Cathedral Restoration Project took place on Thursday 12th July. The Chapter House has now been completely restored and will open to the public shortly with a religious Book Shop and a Coffee Dock.
Coffee Morning- A coffee morning will be held in the Butt’s Green Hall on Thursday 19th July from 10-12.30pm in aid of Ceart, Callan. Homemade confectionery will be served. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Knock Shrine- A bus to Knock Shrine on Thursday 19th July will be leaving from the cinema on Jail Road at 7.30am sharp. Fare €20. Contact Pauline 7765540, Eileen 7763259 or Marian 7762247 if you wish to travel.
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.