Dicksboro GAA Club hosted its second annual summer camp last week and what a huge success it was. 183 children attended this year, which was an increase on last year’s numbers. The camp included many different activities such as hurling, football, handball, tag rugby, team building exercises and despite rain on Thursday the children enjoyed indoor fun and games such as dancing and volleyball. The range of activities that the children can enjoy at this camp is what makes it so different to others. A visit from Kilkenny hurlers, Michael Rice and Lester Ryan on Friday put a smile on all the children’s faces as they queued to get autographs and photographs with their heroes. Each child received a ‘Boro Camp 2013 T
Shirt and a certificate on the last day and the week came to a conclusion on Friday evening with a BBQ and some exhibition matches. A very special thank you to John and Gráinne Timmons who are the driving force and chief organisers of this very important event in the Dicksboro calendar. Thank you also to all the coaches and numerous background helpers without whom this Camp would not be possible.
Congratulations to the ‘Boro under 13 panel who won the Lisdowney 7’s Shield Final on Saturday, defeating Gowran in the final. The boys also had very good wins over Bray Emmetts in the quarter final and Durrow Harps in the semi
final, all played earlier in the day. Each of the boys received a trophy and the team were also presented with a very impressive plaque. Panel: Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, Eoghan Moylan, Liam Stynes, Justin Cahill, William O’Sullivan, Daire Maher, Tommy Farrell, Nicky Burke, Tadhg Butler, Mark Kenny.
Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €6,350 was not won on Thursday, August 1st 2013. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 14 and 31. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Kathleen Walsh c/o Paddy Maher, €50 to Tim Horan c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to Pat McAuley c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Kay O’Neill c/o Ned Buggy, €25 to K.Brennan c/o Anne Tynan, €25 to Richie Kavanagh c/o Richie Kavanagh, €25 to Tom Casey c/o Kitty Phelan. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher, €20 to Sam Morrissey. Our next jackpot will be for €6,500. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Best of luck to Jenny Clifford from the Butts who flew out to Russia last Friday night with the Ireland Under 17 Women’s team to compete in the second round of the European Championships. Jenny bagged two goals against Northern Ireland in the first game in the Carrickfergus Cup and was then named in the squad for the UEFA Championships qualifying tournament. The squad are through to the Second Round of the UEFA European U17 Women’s Championship after topping a group that contained Belarus, Georgia and Finland and their opposition in Russia will include their hosts, Turkey and Bosnia.
WORLD DWARF GAMES
Congratulations to 13 year old local girl, Mary Fitzgerald on her outstanding performance at the World Dwarf Games which were held in Michigan, USA last weekend. Mary won six medals, three gold, two silver and a bronze and at the time of writing she still had to compete in Badminton and Soccer. Mary won gold medals at javelin with a winning throw of 11.2 metres, 100 metres and 60 metres sprints, coming in almost two seconds ahead of her nearest rivals. Mary’s silver medals were for the 100 metres relay and the discus with a throw of 11.03 metres and finally a bronze for the shot
putt. What a superstar.
Saturday 10TH August at 7.30pm, Mairéad Dullard. Sunday 11th August at 10.30am, Margaret Deegan. Sunday 11th August at 11.30am, Con O’Shea and Marie O’Shea. Friday 16th August at 9.10am, Timothy Maher.