Seniors-Dicksboro’s senior team played their last game in the group stage of the league on Sunday in Nowlan Pk against Graigue/Ballycallan. This may not have been a classic, but the objective was to win. Job done, more to do. Dunnamaggan are our next opponents in the first round of the championship and so all games from now on carry high stakes. Five times the sides were level in the first half in our game against Graigue in what turned out to be a goal-less game. That was not to say there was not goal chances, Aaron Duggan was called on to make a spectacular save whilst Paul O’Flynn saw his shot go narrowly wide after some very good work to put himself in a scoring position in the first half. HT Dicksboro 0-8 Graigue/Ballycallan 0-6. The second half was much the same for the first twenty one minutes, neither side taking control of the game. At this point, when the sides were again level, the ‘Boro scored four unanswered points to give us a lead of the same margin. A couple of late points from Graigue and a pointed 65 in injury time from the ‘Boro left the FT score Dicksboro 0-18 Graigue/Ballycallan 0-15. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Enda Malone, Kieran Cuddihy, Danny Kenny, Michael Fagan, David Glynn, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Cillian Buckley, Ollie Walsh, Martin Gaffney, Eoin Gough, Kevin Kenny, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher, Paul O’Flynn, Cillian Breathnach, Tom Manning for Cillian Starr, Stephen Farrell for Martin Gaffney(inj), John Fagan, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Michael Rafter, Mikey Hayes, Rory Glynn, Eoin Fennelly, Evan Cody, Stephen Farrell, Davy Ryan, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Oisin Walsh, Enda O’Donoghue.
Under 14-Congratulations to our under 14 panel who won the Roinn ‘A’ County Hurling Championship last Saturday in Thomastown. O’Loughlin Gaels provided the opposition and a match report can be found in the Kilkenny People Sports Section. Some video clips and photos of the game can be found in the Latest News section of our website, www.dicksborogaa.com.
Greyhound Benefit Night-Our clubhouse in Palmerstown is very much in need of refurbishment and a decision has been made to modernise the front and interior. Naturally this takes funding and we have organised a greyhound night on Friday 26th October with the hope of raising €30,000. Ticket sellers will be calling to every door in the parishes of St. Canice’s and St. Mary’s and people are asked to be as generous as they can to help us continue to provide the best facilities for our members, young and old, and the broader community. Tickets are €10, which includes admission on the night and entry into a draw for a total prize fund of €1,500. Admission for children is free. If anyone wishes to place an ad in the race programme please contact Seamus Rochford on 086 6026105.
Sympathies-Dicksboro GAA Club wishes to sympathise with the family of the late David Deloughry, New York. David, who came home for the All Ireland Final, died suddenly on Monday October 1st. David lived in Abbey Sq, Kilkenny before he emigrated to America in the mid 1950’s. He played with Dicksboro and won Minor County Championship in 1952/53. He then moved to Bennettsbridge to live and won a Senior Championship with the ‘bridge. While in the US, David played for Kilkenny in the New York Championship, winning it in 1958. His remains were removed back to New York after Mass in Bennettsbridge on Thursday in the presence of his sons, Stephen and Kevin and daughter, Denise. David is also survived by his wife, Teresa. The coffin was draped with the colours of both his clubs. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 4th October 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 12 and 22. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Peter Mulhearn c/o Martin Morrissey, €50 to Ben & Ella c/o Mick Byrne, €40 to Paula Farrell c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Denis Foley c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Blue Bottle c/o Delaney’s Bar, €25 to Mary Dwyer c/o Gerry O’Neill, €25 to Kevin Burke c/o Paddy Maher. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher and €20 to Top Oil. Our next jackpot will be for €4,100. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Anniversaries- Saturday 13th October at 7.30pm, Maisie Brennan, Green St. Sunday 14th October at 11.30am, Moss Hogan, Castlecomer Rd-Months Mind.
Parish Registration- The Parish Pastoral Council has put a great deal of work into trying to update the Parish Register – Please return the Data Sheet you received in your envelope package, and mark the dates of our November Conferences on your Calendars. The Area Promoters will distribute the October Stations Envelopes in this pack too. Thank you for your continued support and confidence. 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.
Liturgy Meeting-A Liturgy meeting will take place on Wednesday 17th Oct. at 9.45a.m. in the Parochial House.
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. Mass for Deceased Patients- Mass for Deceased Patients of St. Luke’s Hospital on Wed. 17th Oct. at 7.30p.m. in St. Canice’s Church.
Divine Mercy-Divine Mercy Hour of Adoration and Prayer will take place in the Friary on Sunday 14th Oct.
City Library News- Thursday Craft Group: If you are interested in meeting with others while you knit/crochet/ make cards, etc. why not join our group in the reference room on Thursdays from 11-1pm? Readings in City Library: Irish authors, Paul Murray and Val Mulkerns will be in the City library, Kilkenny on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm. The evening is part of the Peregrine Reading Series which is sponsored by The Irish Writers’ Centre. The event is free and all are welcome.