Senior Football- Dicksboro Seniors had a great win at the weekend over fancied Kilmoganny.
Our better start, putting 1-1 on the scoreboard within three minutes put us on a good footing, the goal coming from Marco Ruessman. DD Molloy was called into action on the goal shortly after, blocking down a Kilmoganny shot from three yards. Kilmoganny had to wait until the ninth minute to score their first point, but at this stage Paul O’Flynn had helped himself to his second point. It has to be said that the ‘Boro were playing the far better football in the first half, patiently hlding on to the ball and working it down field and well deserved their halftime lead of 1-6 to 0-3. Kilmoganny came into the game a bit more in the second half, a shot driven right across our goal line in less than a minute of the start was a sign of their intention to bring the game to us. Another Kilmoganny effort after seven minutes rattled our crossbar. Undeterred, our defence stuck to their task and never panicked, DD again being called on to pull off a save midway through the half, while Ciaran Gough’s blocking frustrated the opposition forwards. With Kilmoganny piling on the pressure, the ball was again cleared from our goal line, this time from Kevin Nolan. Two ‘Boro points in the second half, one each from Paul and Shane Maher was enough to keep our opponents at bay. A lot of spirit was shown by this ‘Boro team today. FT Dicksboro 1-8 Kilmoganny 0-8. Panel: DD Molloy, Ruairi Morrissey, Ciaran Gough, Enda Malone, Philly Hogan, Kevin Nolan, Eoin McCormack, Paul O’Flynn (0-6, 0-1F), Conor O’Loughlin, Cillian Starr, Martin Gaffney, Philip McCabe, Peter Higgins, Shane Maher(0-2, 0-1F), Marco Ruessman(1-0), Mikey Hayes, Willie Cuddihy, Daniel Farrell, Aaron Duggan, Ger O’Donoghue, Podge Lacey, Niall Morrissey.
Under 14 Football-The last week was very much a mixed bag for our under 14 Roinn ‘A’ footballers as they started their league campaign. We were involved in two, one side games, losing badly to O’Loughlin Gaels and winning very well over Erin’s Own. Our next game is currently fixed for this Sunday morning at 11am in Palmerstown against Ballyhale Shamrocks. Panel: Sean Boyd, TJ Stynes, Kieran Galvin, Tadhg Butler, Cillian Timmons, Johnny Minogue, Eoghan Moylan, Mark Nolan, Liam Brennan Smyth, Joe Sheehan, David Campion, Brian Cleere, Jack Connolly, Justin Cahill, Charlie Buckley, Evan Clarke, Tommy Farrell, Mark Kenny, Daire Maher, Liam Stynes.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €2,750 was not won on Thursday, February 14th 2013. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 26 and 29. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Kathleen Begley c/o K&E Begley, €50 to John Dullard c/o Phil Doyle, €40 to J. Cahill & L. Dooley c/o Jimmy McGarry, €25 to ‘Rinty’ c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Ann Woodcock c/o Tom Knox, €25 to T.P.J Kennedy c/o John Kennedy, €25 to Samantha Malone c/o Kitty Phelan. Promoters prize of €30 to Johnny Campion, €20 to Liam Barry. Our next jackpot will be for €2,900. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Colleges Hurling-Congratulations to St. Kieran’s College, captained by Dicksboro man Eoin Gough, on reaching the Leinster Colleges Senior hurling final, after their victory over Castlecomer CS. Eoin is ably assisted by Stephen Farrell, another ‘Boro man, on the team and we wish them luck in the final.
Anniversaries- Saturday 23rd February at 7.30p.m. Celia Rafter, Troyswood. Sunday 24th February at 9.30a.m, Elizabeth Donnelly Swift. Sunday 24th February at 10.30a.m, Kitty O’Donohue. Sunday 24th February at 11.30a.m. Jimmy Gahan.
Kilkenny City I.C.A.- 60th Anniversary. We are celebrating this great event on Wed. 20th Feb at 7.30p.m. in the Club House Hotel. We are seeking out all who were members over the years to join us for dinner and entertainment. Contact Catherine at 7764838 for details.
Man’s Action Network -Day Trip to Titanic Experience Cobh & Cork City Goal on 16th April. Cost €45 includes bus, admission fees & 4 Course Dinner. Leaving Butts Green Car Park at 8.30a.m. Contact Larry at 086 1290284, Bill at 7780876, or Eamonn at 7789749.
Bereavement Support-Kilkenny Bereavement Support will hold “A Healing Group” for people who have been bereaved by suicide for at least six months. This group will meet for 6 weeks in a row. This year the meetings will take place in Villa Maria, Talbots Inch, Kilkenny commencing on Tuesday 19th February at 8.00pm and will continue on the following Tuesday nights. The aims of the group are to help the participants to explore their loss in a safe environment, to help them feel comfortable in understanding their grief which may involve isolation, stigma, guilt or blame. It will also provide opportunities to meet and share with others who have had similar experiences, to discuss coping strategies, to identify feelings and to remember the deceased. If you want to know more about this group, please phone 056-7756538 or 087-9610334.
Volunteer Drivers- Volunteer drivers are urgently required assist with Home Dinner Delivery Service, especially weekend Drivers .Only requires one hour of your time but it would be much appreciated. Please contact Frances on 0567763117 for more information. Home Dinner Delivery Service is now up and running from St Canice’s Homes for the Elderly, Troy’s Court, seven days per week. If you or someone you know wish to avail of this service then why not contact Frances on 056 7763117.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes-Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place on May 22nd-27th. Fare is €735pps. Contact Eleanor at 051-880414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kilkenny Medjugorje Pilgrimage-Sat 1st June to Sat 8th June. Cost (inc. Tax and Insurance €609 if €50 deposit is paid before 16th Feb.) €659 after 16th Feb. Contact Ann, 7765840 or 086 8825622.
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.