Dicksboro’s Roinn ‘C’ team were pitted against Emeralds, the same team that beat them in the championship, in last weekends league final, held in Freshford. An early pointed free got us off to a good start but Emeralds replied with three unanswered points and the county champions were looking strong at this stage. The changing point in this game was very obvious and that was when the ‘Boro scored two goals within two minutes to the great surprise of the Emerald boys who had beaten the ‘Boro quite comfortably only a few weeks earlier. Shaken to go behind, the Emeralds game plan came unstuck and we finished the half ahead by 2-5 to 0-7. An early attack from Emeralds in the second half, yielded a point, but within six minutes the ‘Boro had replied with 1-2 and were playing much better hurling. We were now starting to gain more and more control all over the field and looked like a team that had no intention of been beaten. The Urlingford boys, to their credit did keep trying to the end but as is often the case, it was the goals that won this game. The Dicksboro under under 16 panel have without doubt been the most successful in the club this year, having won the Roinn ‘A’ Championship and now Roinn ‘A’ and Roinn’C’ League. Well done to all the boys and their mentors, Jim Kerwick, John Treacy, Seán Moore and David Carroll. Panel: Gavin Byrne, Panos Brennan, Cian Butler, David Ryan, Shane O’Gorman, Robert Crotty, Liam Kennedy, Conor, Fitzpatrick, Alan Corcoran, Brian Power, Adam Clifford, Alan Phelan, Kieran Dunne (Capt), Oisín Gough, Dara Lynch, Eoghan Moylan, Brian Cleere, David Campion, Johnny Minogue, Joe Sheehan, Kieran Galvin, Travis Fahy, Jack Connelly.
A last minute goal from James Stephens clinched the game for them in the replay of the Under 21A Championship match last Saturday. Numerous missed chances from the ‘Boro, particularly in the first half were to prove costly as we lost on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-13. Despite these missed chances, the ‘Boro were on top for lots of this game, leading by 1-5 to 0-6 at HT. Within nine minutes of the start of the second half, the Village had drawn level and it was nip and tuck up to the final whistle but the final score was a cruel way to lose. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Evan Cody, Mikey Hayes, Corey Cahill, Stephen Farrell, Eoin Gough, Gary Gaule, Cillian Buckley, Ollie Walsh, Darragh Buggy, Conor Fitzpatrick, Evan Guilfoyle, Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Aidan Nolan, Conor Doheny, Shane O’Brien, Darragh Holohan, Aaron McDonald, Peter Turley, Alex Quinlan, James Murphy, James Gittens, Ruairi Morrissey, Mark McGarry, Stephen Tynan, Dylan Scott.
A Twenty Year Reunion of the Dicksboro Senior Champions of 1993 along with our minor champions of 1973 will take place on this Saturday night 23rd November in the clubhouse at Palmerstown. It will be great to have both groups of players and their families in Palmerstown for this celebration. The night will commence with a video showing of the 93 final at 9.15pm followed by a presentation to both panels. Music from the nineties by Willie Meighan will follow and finger food will be served. All welcome to attend this night of celebration as part of Dicksboro`s participation in The Gathering 2013.
DICKSBORO GAA club AGM is now changed to Friday night 13th December at 8pm in Palmerstown - full details incl. requests for nominations, motions & recommendations in post soon to all members.
CHRISTMAS 25’S-The Christmas 25’s sessions have started in Dicksboro’s clubhouse in Palmerstown so if you are interested in playing 25’s, come along on Thursday nights at 9pm. Food and prizes each night.
Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €3,050 was not won on Thursday, November 14th 2013. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 22, and 29. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Phil & Walter c/o Phil Doyle, €50 to Gina McGrath c/o Gina McGrath, €40 to Jim Gaffney c/o Tommy Gaffney, €25 to Sinéad & Darragh c/o Liam Barry, €25 to Miriam Bolger c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Norman Kelly c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Shem Tynan c/o Paddy Maher. Meat Voucher, Mag & Dinny c/o Doherty’s. Box Biscuits, Ann Tynan c/o Ann Tynan. Bottle Wine, Shane Foley c/o Kathleen Bradley. Promoters prize of €30 to Jimmy Mulrooney, €20 to Fiona Morrissey. Box Sweets, Paddy Maher. Our next jackpot will be for €3,200. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Dicksboro Camogie Club AGM will be held in Palmerstown at 8pm on Friday 29th November 2013. All parents and members over 16 are welcome to attend.
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
St Canice’s Parish Community. Wednesday 27th November 7.30 pm. We invite all of you, your families and friends to join us for this time of remembrance and prayer for all our loved ones who have died & a special welcome is extended to all who have lost loved ones during the past year. The Eucharistic celebration will begin with a service of Light and Remembrance. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Parish Centre.
Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm, Edward Delahunty. Sunday 24th November at 9.30am, Jim Kerwick. Sunday 24th November at 10.30am, Michael Shields. Sunday 24th November at 11.30am, Nora Mahony.
PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS
This year’s newly designed Parish Christmas Cards are now available at the Parish Centre.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the parish hall “Spring Clean” on Saturday, 30th November. The much needed clean-up will focus on painting and cleaning inside of hall and general tidy-up in/around the hall. With lots of work to be completed in just one day, we are looking for as many volunteers as possible. The parish hall facilitates many activities during the year, so your time/effort is greatly appreciated. If you have some time to spare on the November 30th please contact the parish office or Shane at 087-9580957.
SENIOR CITIZENS MASS
St Canice’s Senior Citizen Mass will be held in Troy’s Court on December 10th at 3pm. Light refreshments afterwards. If transport is required please contact 086 8359425.
We are hoping to start a grandparents association in the parish. The first meeting will take place on Monday 25th November at 7.30pm in the parish centre. All grandparents welcome. For more information contact Mary 087 7565380 or 056 7765535.
RETIRED NURSES ASSOCIATION
Mass for retired nurses and deceased nurses will be celebrated in St Fiacres Church Loughboy on Wednesday 20th November at 10.30 am. After Mass a coffee/tea morning collection will take place in the parish centre in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team.
A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in The Mother of Fair Love School on 23rd & 24th November 2013 between 10.00am and 6.00pm each day. Tea & coffee will be served and there will be lots of raffle prizes. Everybody welcome.
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM
The annual general meeting of the Sycamores/Aylesbury Residents Association will take place ón Saturday 30th November at 8.30pm upstairs in Dore’s Kilkenny House Hotel, Freshford Road. It will be followed by our annual Christmas Social Night (downstairs in bar) with finger food served, live music and spot prizes. Do come along and support.