JUNIOR HURLING-Dicksboro’s run in the All County Junior League came to an end last Friday when we went down to a much stronger Bennettsbridge side by 1-8 to 4-17. A Darragh Buggy free after one minute of play gave us the first score of the game but twenty two more minutes were to elapse before we raised another flag, while the ‘Bridge had amassed 1-6. Darragh had a hand in our second score also when his free into the square was pulled on in the air by Willie Cuddihy for a goal. HT Dicksboro 1-2 Bennettsbridge 2-6. The second half did not hold much joy for the ‘Boro, adding only 0-6 to our HT score whereas the ‘Bridge added 2-11 for an emphatic victory. Panel: Cillian Breathnach (Capt), DD Molloy, David Carroll, John Kelly, Dylan Scott, Mikey Hayes, James Gittens, Conor O’Loughlin, Kevin Nolan, Stephen Tynan, Willie Cuddihy (1-0), Eoin Fennelly, Darragh Buggy (0-7, 0-4 frees), Craig Cahill (0-1), Shane O’Brien.
UNDER 14 HURLING LEAGUE-The last week was a successful one for our under 14 Roinn ‘A’ panel who put their first points on the league table with a very low scoring game against Erin’s Own in a very wet Palmerstown which ended in a draw, 0-6 each and a very good win over Clara, also held in Palmerstown, a game which ended at Dicksboro 6-10 Clara 1-4. Panel: Nicky Burke, Gavin Walsh, Johnny Minogue, TJ Stynes, Stephen Cass, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Evan Clarke, David Campion, Sean Boyd, Mark Kenny, Brian Cleere, Jack Connolly, Padraic Moylan, Darren Mullan, Eoin de Butlier, Tadhg Butler, William O’Sullivan.
GROUNDS SAFETY-Members and visitors to Dicksboro GAA Club are asked to exercise extreme care at all times while driving in the environs of the club car park. It is very important to remember that children also cross this car park and it is the motorists’ responsibility to ensure their safety. Please drive slowly. It is also best practice to reverse into a parking space as you would then have better vision when leaving.
SUPPORTERS CO-OP DRAW-The first draw in the Kilkenny GAA hurlers Co-Op Members Draw 2013 will take place on Tuesday 11th June and members who have received their tickets should return them ASAP to any committee member or at the club this Thursday night after 9pm.
LOTTO RESULTS- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €5000 was not won on Thursday, May 30th 2013. The numbers drawn were 2, 17, 21 and 32. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Andy Ramsbottom c/o Phil Doyle, €50 to Sean Breathnach c/o Sean Breathnach, €40 to Bella Scott c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Caroline Cummins c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Maeve Dunne c/o Phil Doyle, €25 to Trish McGarry c/o Jimmy Murphy, €25 to Mary Maher c/o Edmund Nolan. Promoters prize of €30 to Jimmy McGarry, €20 to Patsy Phelan. Our next jackpot will be for €5,150. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
GOLF CLASSIC- This year’s Dicksboro Golf Classic will take place on Friday 28th June in Kilkenny Golf Club with some tee times on Thurs evening also. To book tee times or to sponsor a tee box contact club treasurer Seamus Rochford 086 6026105.
CAMOGIE NEWS-Fundraising is in full swing in preparation for the Under 14 girls trip to Féile Limerick 2013 to represent Kilkenny. A Horse Race night will be held in the Clubhouse on Friday 14th June. Sponsorship cards are being sold by the players and mentors, anyone wishing to support the night by buying a horse, sponsoring a race or supplying a spot prize for the raffle can contact Andy Ryan on 087 7468543 or any of the team mentors. The team will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores McDonagh Junction on Saturday 15th June and in Supervalu Loughboy on 27-29 June. Anyone available to help out with this fundraising can also contact Andy Ryan on the above no.
ANNIVERSARIES- Saturday 8th June at 7.30pm, John O’Toole. Sunday 9th June at 9.30am, William Oakes, Mary Lawlor. Sunday 9th June at 11.30am, Joe Heffernan. Thursday 13th June at 9.10am, Special Intention.
GOSPEL CHOIR FESTIVAL-This summer choirs and singers from across the country are being invited to participate in the 2nd International Gospel Choir Festival taking place in Kilkenny. Places still remain available for local singers and choirs to sing in Ireland’s largest every Gospel Choir concert at the Festival and to participate in one of the many singing workshops being facilitated by internationally acclaimed Choir Director Ja Ronn Thompson. The 2nd International Gospel Choir Festival takes place in Kilkenny from 14th – 16th June; 17th & 18th July and 8th – 12th August 2013. Full programme of events and details on choir registration available at www.kilkennygospelchoirfestival.com.
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.
TROY’S COURT VOLUNTEERS-Would you like to help out in Troy’s Court Day Centre-have you got a hidden talent for arts & crafts, singing, playing music, playing cards, flower arranging, story-telling etc. We would welcome volunteers to spend some time with the elderly who attend the Day Centre, in an attempt to add variety and increase their activity level and make their day more enjoyable. The Day Centre is opened Monday to Thursday between 11am and 3pm. If you are interested, please contact Frances on 056-7763117.