Dicksboro capped off such a fantastic year for the club by claiming the under 21 championships defeating the stalwarts Shamrocks in the process.
On scoreline at the weekend, we managed to catch up with Dicksboro Captain Mark Nolan, who told us just how special it was for him personally aswell as the club as a whole
“It was very special. After the year we had with the minor, the u19, and capped off with the 21s, it really seals the year for underage hurling in Dicksboro.”
“Captaining this club means a lot to me, especially with the young team we have with such great players, it just means a lot to me. It is a huge honor”
Obviously is has been a great year for the club winning underage accolades however there has also been success on the camogie side of things. Last week we spoke with Jane Cass, and Mark has echoed her sentiments in regards to the One Club Rule being a key to the future of the club.
“When we joined the club last year, it has brought us along. The Camogie team is setting standards, they are winning trophies, so all the lads are seeing that and doesn’t want to be letting the club down.”
“The bond between the teams, the camaraderie and the environment of the place, it is just paying all off already. Long may is continue”
It now seems important for the club to transfer that success at underage to the senior side. Shamrocks have dominated the championship, with the last time it was won by someone else, was when Dicksboro claimed the title in 2017. There’s a lot of players that are in and around a similar age bracket to Mark now and he hopes the reason success will lay the foundation for the senior side to succeed for the next five to ten years;
“It is the holy grail. We have been getting underage success for a long time and have not kicked on to much. We need to drive it on and win the county championship.”
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