Girls had a great win in the Féile na nGael final

CAMOGIE FÉILE- Dicksboro U14 girls had a great win in the Féile na nGael final, played in Mullinavat on Saturday against Glenmore. Glenmore got the better start, putting a point on the board in the first minute, and following up with a goal a minute later. Despite the setback, the Dicksboro girls kept their composure and settled into the game. The teams were well matched, and every ball was strongly contested. After 15 minutes, Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling collected a ball 30 meters out from the Glenmore goal and fired in a strong shot, all the way to the back of the net. This left just a single point between the teams. Glenmore then replied with a point, and the teams went in at half time, 1-2 to 1-0, Glenmore in the lead. Dicksboro had the benefit of the breeze in the second half which was blowing diagonally across the pitch, and began to take control of the game. A goal from Bronagh Doheny put the ‘Boro girls one point up, and ten minutes from the end a shot from Niamh Mulrooney also found it’s way to the net, giving the girls a four point lead. Glenmore worked hard, fighting for every ball and never giving up. The final score was a pointed 45 from Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling, leaving the final score at Dicksboro 3-1, Glenmore 1-2. Congratulations to the girls and mentors, as they prepare to represent Kilkenny in the National Féile na nGael finals, which will be held in Limerick from 5th – 7th July. Check out our Facebook page, ‘Dicksboro Camogie Club’.

CAMOGIE FÉILE- Dicksboro U14 girls had a great win in the Féile na nGael final, played in Mullinavat on Saturday against Glenmore. Glenmore got the better start, putting a point on the board in the first minute, and following up with a goal a minute later. Despite the setback, the Dicksboro girls kept their composure and settled into the game. The teams were well matched, and every ball was strongly contested. After 15 minutes, Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling collected a ball 30 meters out from the Glenmore goal and fired in a strong shot, all the way to the back of the net. This left just a single point between the teams. Glenmore then replied with a point, and the teams went in at half time, 1-2 to 1-0, Glenmore in the lead. Dicksboro had the benefit of the breeze in the second half which was blowing diagonally across the pitch, and began to take control of the game. A goal from Bronagh Doheny put the ‘Boro girls one point up, and ten minutes from the end a shot from Niamh Mulrooney also found it’s way to the net, giving the girls a four point lead. Glenmore worked hard, fighting for every ball and never giving up. The final score was a pointed 45 from Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling, leaving the final score at Dicksboro 3-1, Glenmore 1-2. Congratulations to the girls and mentors, as they prepare to represent Kilkenny in the National Féile na nGael finals, which will be held in Limerick from 5th – 7th July. Check out our Facebook page, ‘Dicksboro Camogie Club’.

HURLING FÉILE- The final stages of the Paddy Grace Hurling Féile was held last weekend when the semi-finals and final were played on Saturday. The ‘Boro’s semi-final was held in Clara against a very good Graigue/Ballycallan side. It was obvious from the off that this Kilmanagh team were well coached and a half-time lead by the ‘Boro of 1-3 to 0-2 was assisted by a strong breeze and so a lot more work was still required in the second half. The second half started with a pointed free from Graigue which was immediately followed by a ‘Boro goal to put us two goals to the good. From that point, however, Graigue came more and more into the game and with five minutes remaining, they were only one point behind us as we had failed to score since our goal in the second minute. Thankfully our second and last score of the half was another goal, which probably came against the run of play, but it was enough to put us over the line. FT Dicksboro 3-3 Graigue/Ballycallan 0-9. And so we were in the final to be held in Jenkinstown that afternoon against local rivals, O’Loughlin Gaels, a team that we have had many great clashes with in the past. Yet again the strong wind favoured the ‘Boro in the first half and so we would have hoped to be going in at half-time with more than a one point lead, as was the case, HT Dicksboro 0-7 O’Loughlins 1-3. O’Loughlins had a whirlwind start to the second half, scoring 1-1 in the first minute, which was followed three minutes later with another point. A brace of points on the seventh and ninth minute kept us within shooting distance as we trailed by three points but the Gaels knocked over another couple of points to put more distance between the teams. A goal on the fourteenth minute ended our scoring and O’Loughlins ran out winners on a scoreline of Dicksboro 1-9 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-9. We will now put this defeat behind us and concentrate on our league and championship campaigns. Well done to all the boys and good luck to O’Loughlins in the National Féile.

NATIONAL HURLING LEAGUE-Congratulations, yet again to Cillian Buckley on winning a National League medal with Kilkenny on Sunday. The victory over Tipperary was all the more sweet as it was achieved on Kilkenny’s home turf of Nowlan Park.

LOTTO RESULTS- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €4,400 was not won on Thursday, May 2nd 2013. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 15 and 19. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Billy O’Rourke c/o Seamus Rochford, €50 to Cillian Starr c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to Indra Jekabsone c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Michael Hogan c/o Kitty Phelan, €25 to Liam Brennan c/o Bridie Brennan, €25 to Tom McGrath c/o Gina McGrath, €25 to Tom Clancy c/o Martin Morrissey. Promoters prize of €30 to Delaney’s Bar, €20 to Jim Murphy. Our next jackpot will be for €4,550. 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.

SATURDAY CAFE -We plan soon to open the clubhouse on Saturdays during underage training for parents to have a cuppa, have a chat etc - full details soon. Anyone willing to help out should give Pat Moylan a ring on 087 9266042.

HURLERS CO-OP DRAW-Kilkenny County Board are extending the Hurlers Co-Op Draw, Online Sales. In future a person buying a Co-Op draw ticket on the County Website www.kilkennygaa.ie can designate the club they wish to support. By doing so the nominated club will receive the same percentage as a normal sale by the Club.

ANNIVERSARIES- Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm, Desmond & Brenda Crowley. Sunday 12th May at 9.30am, Gertie Downey. Sunday 12th May at 10.30am, Eamonn Creegan 1st Anniversary. Monday 13th May at 9.10am, Tom Crotty.

OLDER PEOPLES FORUM-If you are over 50 and are interested in Kilkenny’s Age Friendly activities and programme please attend the Bi-Annual meeting of the Kilkenny Older Peoples Forum where your views, interests and contributions are important. Where: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny. Date: Wednesday 15th May 2013 Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm

FAITH FEST-Friday 10th May to Sunday 12th May. Much of the weekend’s activities will take place in St. Kieran’s College, celebrating all that is good here in the diocese. Parishes and organisations in Ossory will be represented (including our own!) for that weekend on Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm, which will provide an opportunity to highlight some of the work and service that occurs in the diocese. On this weekend there will also be many workshops, talks and lectures, sporting events as well as activities for younger members of the family. A programme of events is now available for every home.

FAITH FEST CONCERT-To mark the opening of the Faith Fest 2013, Celebrating Faith in Ossory, there is a concert in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Liam Lawton with special guests the Unity Singers will lead us in an evening of song and music on Friday 10th May at 8pm. Tickets €20 are on sale now from our own Parish Centre, Dean St.

READERS NEEDED-We are blessed to have so many Ministers of the Word who read for us every weekend at our Masses. We are currently on the lookout for those of you who may be interested in sharing God’s Word through your voice with the community. If you would like to be part of this ministry please contact Fr. Jim, Fr. Kieran or call to the Parish Centre, or if you know someone who might be interested let us know.

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.

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.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE-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 glenmore@ossory.ie.

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.