SENIOR HURLING-For a full report on our senior hurling league game against Danesfort please see the People Sports Section.
JUNIOR HURLING-The ‘Boro had a blistering start in our second round league match against Erin’s Own in Canon Kearn’s Park in perfect weather conditions for hurling, scoring 1-3 without reply from the ‘Comer men in the first nine minutes of play, with points from James Murphy, Craig Cahill and a goal and a point from Shane O’Brien. However, as the game was progressing you could see our opponents settling into their stride and they replied with 1-2 before Willie Cuddihy caught a puck out from Darragh Holohan and neatly put it over the bar to maintain a two point lead. A brace of frees from Michael Rafter and a point from Cillian Breathnach kept our noses in front at HT by a point as ‘Comer had added another 1-1. HT Dicksboro 1-7 Erin’s Own 2-3. The first quarter of the second half was nip and tuck and it looked like we were going down to the wire, but unfortunately it was the ‘Comer men who finished strongest, outscoring us by 1-4 to 1-1 in the last twelve minutes to take the spoils. FT Dicksboro 2-12 Erin’s Own 3-12. Panel: Darragh Holohan, David Carroll, John Kelly, Ciarán Gough, Evan Cody, Kevin Nolan, Mikey Hayes, Michael Rafter (0-3, frees), Dylan Scott, James Murphy (0-1), Willie Cuddihy (0-2), Stephen Tynan, Shane O’Brien (1-1), Cillian Breathnach (0-2), Craig Cahill (1-2), Aaron McDonald (0-1) for James Murphy, James Gittens for Stephen Tynan, DD Molloy(inj).
LOTTO RESULTS- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €4,700 was not won on Thursday, May 16th 2013. The numbers drawn were 5, 15, 20 and 21. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Liam Brennan c/o Paddy Maher, €50 to Teresa Long c/o Bridie Brennan, €40 to Nuala Coyne c/o Joe Coyne, €25 to K. Brennan c/o Ann Tynan, €25 to Martin Morrissey c/o M. Morrissey, €25 to P. Kenny c/o Doherty’s, €25 to Trish Beattie c/o Paddy Maher. Promoters prize of €30 to Patsy Phelan, €20 to John Kennedy. Our next jackpot will be for €4,850. 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 MORNING CAFE-Dicksboro’s Saturday morning Cafe opened its doors quite successfully last Saturday morning for all to enjoy a cup of tea / coffee, fresh scones & snacks during juvenile camogie & hurling training. The cafe will open every Saturday in Palmerstown from 10am - 12 noon - so come in enjoy a cuppa / a read of the paper / bring your book / watch Sat morning TV & chat to your club colleagues while your young starlets learn their camogie/hurling trades ! All welcome - anyone interested in joining the weekly rota can contact club sec. Pat Moylan 087 9266042 or camogie sec Andy Ryan 087 9389618.
UNDERAGE TOURNAMENTS-Next Saturday 25th May sees the running of the Dicksboro U11 hurling blitz with games starting at 10am - proceeds going to the School of the Holy Spirit while on Sat 8th June the annual Denis Molloy Sand & Gravel U12 tournament takes place -details soon. Finally on Sat 15th June the ever popular U8 hurling blitz in aid of the O Neill Centre, Kilkenny will start at 2pm in Palmerstown with 16 teams taking part.
CAMOGIE FÉILE FUNDRAISER-Dicksboro U14 Camogie Féile fundraising horse race night goes ahead on Friday 14th June in Palmerstown with first race at 8pm - Please support our camogie girls in National Féile 5th - 7th July in Co. Limerick.
MONSTER RAFFLE- Dicksboro Camogie club are running a Monster Raffle in conjunction with the County Board to raise much needed funds for both Club and County. There are over 30 Fantastic prizes on offer and for just €3.00 per line it’s a draw not to be missed, so please support our girls when they call on you. Advanced notice of the upcoming Camogie Camp on June 8th for all registered camogie players from 6 to 16 yrs., venues; Piltown, Slieverue, Thomastown, Clara, O’Loughlin Gaels, Dicksboro and Freshford GAA grounds, please contact club sec/mentor’s for more details.
SCHOOL FETE-St. Canice’s School Fete will take place this Sunday 26th May in St. Canice’s Community Hall and St. James’s Park. All funds raised will go towards new playground facilities at the school. Donations of cakes, cookies (on the day), raffle prizes (biscuits, wine chocolates etc.) to school office. Lots of activities for young and old. Great family day.
ANNIVERSARIES- Saturday 25th May at 7.30pm, Sean Monahan. Sunday 26th May at 9.30am, Kate Quigley. Sunday 26th May at 10.30am, Nora Dalton. Sunday 26th May 2013 at 11.30am, Martin Phelan.
BAPTISMS- On Sunday 26th May a special celebration will be held at our 11.30am Mass as we welcome those who have been baptised during the last year. Invitations have been issued to all the families concerned. This celebration marks the year of faith and also is part of our continuing outreach to the families of children baptised in our community. The event is being prepared by the Pastoral Council ‘Growing in Faith’ Group and the Parish Baptism Team. 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.
READERS NEEDED-We are blessed to have so many Ministers of the Word who read for us every weekend at our Masses. However there is always need for many more. 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. Don’t be shy in volunteering! We will be delighted to have you. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.