Senior Hurling League-After a disappointing final quarter to our last league game against O’Loughlin Gaels, a much more spirited performance was need tonight against Carrickshock and that is exactly what we got. From the off we played with much more determination, despite getting a setback after less than three minutes when Eddie O’Donoghue received a serious arm injury and during all the confusion, Jamie Power slipped in for a goal. We got more than our share of bad luck during the first half when both Cillian Buckley and Enda Malone suffered leg injuries and also had to be replaced. Rain fell throughout the duration of the match and the slippery conditions lead to a second Carrickshock goal on the twentieth minute when one of our defenders slipped and Michael Rohan took full advantage. The ‘Boro kept to their task and by halftime, there was only three points in it, Dicksboro 0-8 Carrickshock 2-5. The second half started with another Jamie Power score, this time a point in less than a minute. The trojan work of Ollie Walsh and Derek O’Gorman was bound to pay dividends at some stage and that came on the ninth minute when Kevin Kenny picked up a ball on the 65 and directed it straight to Cillian Starr who in turn moved it on to Shane Maher who registered the ‘Boro’s first goal of the league and brought us to within a point of our opponents. Carrickshock stretched out their lead to three points by the twenty sixth minute but they were to score no more. Trailing by one point and with thirty three minutes on the clock, Paul O’Flynn found himself with a little space, one touch got the ball into his hand, and a first time strike put the ball over the bar for the equalising score with the last puck of the game. Dicksboro 1-14 Carrickshock 2-11. Our next outing in the league is on 15th July.
Feile-A large contingent of ‘Boro under 14’s travelled to Ballyhale last Saturday for their group stage games in the Paddy Grace Under 14 Hurling Feile, arriving at 9.30am for our first game against Bennettsbridge at 10am. Firstly, let us thank the Ballyhale Shamrocks club for the way their fields were turned out and the hospitality they showed. The cuppa was very welcome on what was not a very warm day. The game against Bennettsbridge was one sided and to all intents and purposes over at halftime when we were leading by 5-11 to 0-1. This gave us an opportunity to use the panel and still run out easy winners 6-13 to 0-6. The impressive part of this score was that all of the ‘Boro scores, apart from one point, came from play. Next up was Mooncoin, who also succumbed to the ‘Boro boys rock solid defence and direct scoring and a HT score of 3-9 to 1-1 set us up for another good victory. FT Dicksboro 3-13 Mooncoin 1-2. Our last game was against Slieverue in a must win match as Slieverue had beaten Bennettsbridge and if they beat us, they would go through. Slieverue proved to be our toughest game when they made a real match of it in the early stages but again our superior strength came through and the game finished at Dicksboro 3-9 Slieverue 0-1 and again all but one of our points came from play. We then had to play James Stephens in the semi final at 5pm in Clara. You simply could not write the script for this one, a game between two evenly matched sides with the added edge of local city rivalry. The ‘Boro lads had a good start and were looking good when the Village were awarded a penalty which was converted to maximum points. We replied with a point to make it level and then we had a nervous moment when the sliothar was driven against the ‘Boro post, only to cross along the goal line before it was knocked out for a 65 which was converted. The final score of the first half came from the ‘Boro to leave the sides level at HT Dicksboro 0-4 James Stephens 1-1. The ‘Boro got the best possible start to the second half with an excellent goal early on and this was soon followed by a further point to give us a four point lead. Not to be outdone, the Village then scored 1-2 without reply. It seemed that nothing would separate these two teams and that proved to be the case as the match ended Dicksboro 1-6 James Stephens 2-3 after normal time. After playing three games this morning compared to the Village’s one, it was inevitable that they would be the fresher team as we headed into extra time. We managed to stay with them until the end of the first five minutes of ET which again ended level at Dicksboro 1-7 James Stephens 2-4. Our tired legs were now really starting to tell as the Village boys were a half yard ahead of us. After just short of three hours of hurling and giving their all we eventually succumbed. These ‘Boro boys put in a heroic performance and can be very proud of their efforts. Ft Dicksboro 1-7 James Stephens 2-6. The Management team would like to thank hurley/water carriers, first aid and all who helped out for their assistance in the smooth running of the day.
Annual Golf Classic-Dicksboro’s Annual Golf Classic will take place on Friday 15th June in Kilkenny Golf Club. Teams of three, €150 including food and social event with live music that evening. The social evening in the Golf Club last year was hugely enjoyable and regarded by many as one of the best nights of the year in the club so it would be a shame to miss this years event. Offers of tee box sponsorship from €50 and tee time enquiries to Seamus Rochford(Club Treasurer) on 086-6026105.
Summer Camp-The first ever Dicksboro Summer Camp will take place in Palmerstown from Monday 30th July to Friday 4th August, 10am -2.30pm daily. There will be numerous activities/sports for both boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years. The week will conclude with mini blitzes and a BBQ on the Friday evening at 7pm. The Camp is very reasonably priced at €40 for the first child, €30 for second child and €20 for third child. The price will include a sports gift and the BBQ. Application forms should now have been distributed to our younger members and these should be returned ASAP as it will be first come, first served. Children outside the club are welcome to apply for a place by contacting John Timmons 087-9970566 or Patsy Dempsey 087-6797051
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 17th May 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 22, 24 and 26. Prizes drawn were €100 to Loan Doheny c/o Mick O’Brien, €50 to Maura Clifford c/o Maura Clifford, €40 to Kevin Hennessy c/o F&E Morrissey, €25 to Florence Wallace c/o Phil Doyle, €25 to Breda Slattery c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Joe Walton c/o Joe Walton, €25 to Kevin Gallagher c/o Paddy Maher. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher and €20 to ‘In Touch’. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €4,700.
Anniversaries- Saturday 26th May at 7.30pm, Sean Monahan. Sunday 27th May at 9.30am Jack and Nan Crowley. Sunday 27th May at 10.30am Catherine, Timothy and Sean Cleere. Sunday 27th May at 11.30am Miriam Margot Delehanty.
Party Time-The Annual Parish Social will take place this year on the 25th May, in Langton’s, John St at 8.30pm. 3 Course Dinner, music and dance, all for €10. Tickets on sale after Mass from P.P.C Committee or at the Parish Office. Enjoy a great evening out in nice May weather.
Liturgy Committee-The Liturgy Committee will be meeting on Friday 25th May at 9.45a.m. in Parochial House.
First Holy Communions - This weekend brings us to the conclusion of our First Holy Communion celebrations and we thank sincerely the Parents, the Teachers and all the musicians who have made such great efforts throughout the year. We pray that the boys and girls may continue to grow healthy and strong and be joyful followers of Jesus the Lord!
Weddings -Congratulations to Donal Holland (Jnr) who married Monica Savage from New York here at St Canice’s on Thursday. Word has it that Donie Senior is a third cousin of the new President of France, Francois Hollande !! Vive la France. Congratulations to Enda Cunniffe who married Catherine Hogan in Gortnahoe, Co. Tipperary on Friday. There was a great showing of the Blue and Gold and the Black and Amber. All celebrated in the finest of spirits!!
Camphill Community Callan-Will hold their Annual Plant Sale at the Mill Lane Car Park, Callan on Sunday (20th May) from 12noon to 4p.m.
Run for Crumlin and Chernoby- Kids Mini Marathon and Adult 5K on 17th June at Kilkenny Castle Park starting at 2p.m. Entry fee: Children €5 and Adults €10. Register on the day at 12.45p.m. Contact 087 2805059.
Men’s Shed and Veg Shed Sale-Good Sheppard Centre Car Park(beside St. Canice’s Tower) on Sunday 3rd June at 12pm. Bedding, herb and veg plants, along with filled/unfilled window/herb boxes and more. Proceeds supporting both projects.
Senior Help Line- Is a National Programme of Third Age which promotes the value of older people who volunteer in programmes throughout Ireland’s communities. Don’t be alone with your problem, loneliness, financial, health worries, elder abuse. LoCall 1850 440 444.
Mens Action Network- is organising a day trip to Dublin on 5th June-Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library. Cost of €40 includes bus, all admission fees, dinner in Maldron Hotel. Bus leaves at 8.30am from Butts Green. For booking and more information please contact - Eamonn 0567789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 567780876.
GROW- Mental Health meetings: Tuesday mornings 10am-12md and Wednesday nights 8-10pm every week at Ormonde Home, Barrack St. Contact 056-7761624 if you are interested in attending.
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.
Parish Registration- 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.
Kilkenny Bereavement Support- Kilkenny Bereavement Support holds an open Support Group for adults bereaved by Suicide in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch at 8.00 on the first Thursday of every month. Open to anyone who has lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. For further information, please contact 7756538.
Aware Depression Support Group- Aware’s Kilkenny support group for individuals experiencing depression, meets every Thursday at 7.30pm, in the Father McGrath Family Resource Centre, St. Joseph’s Road. Support groups can help people to better understand depression and to learn tips and skills for managing the condition and minimising its impact. The support group is free of charge. For more information call Katy on 087 646 2079 or see www.aware.ie.
SVDP- St. Vincent de Paul Helpline is 086-0721598.