Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Club Notes - 15th February

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €6,000 as on Sunday Vinny O’Brien was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 40 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Katie Briggs and Brian Byrne won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crotty’s Corner Bar.

Membership
As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane, or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training / matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Inter County Games
All in the club would like to congratulate Stephen Enright, Brian Looby, Michael O’Halloran and Patrick Hurney and indeed all the Waterford Senior Footballers on their second win in the NFL as on Saturday night last they defeated Wicklow in Carriganore. In two weeks time they play Wexford in round three of the league.

Post Primary Schools Games
This Saturday St. Augustine’s College will play Coláiste Treasa Kanturk in the Munster Colleges Senior Hurling Final in Cahir at 12:30 pm. All in the club wish the team, especially our own club players the very best of luck and we ask as many members as possible to get along to the game and support the team.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €500.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Club Notes - 8th February

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €5,800 as on Sunday Brendan Cosgrave was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 33 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. John Michael Duggan and Eleanor McGrath won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crotty’s Corner Bar.

Membership
As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane, or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training / matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Club Leisure Wear
The designs for our new club leisure wear can now be viewed on the club website and Facebook page. So far there has been an extremely good response to the gear, which will be worn by all our teams in 2017 and 2018. It is available from size 5/6 years right up to all adult sizes, and it is open to all our club supporters and players to purchase the gear. As it will personalised with initials we will require full payment upfront when ordering the gear. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on Friday night February 10th from 6:45 to 8pm, Saturday February 11th from 11am to 12pm and Sunday February 12th from 11am to 12pm. Please note we will not be accepting any orders after February 12th.

Inter County Games
All in the club would like to congratulate Stephen Enright, Brian Looby, Michael O’Halloran and Patrick Hurney and indeed all the Waterford Senior Footballers on their win in the opening round of the NFL over London in Ardmore on Sunday last. We wish them the best of luck ahead of this Saturday night’s game against Wicklow in Carriganore.

Third Level and Post Primary Schools Games
On Tuesday last UCC defeated DCU/St.Pat’s in the first round of the Sigerson Cup and it was great to see Brian Looby getting a game in this prestigious competition and we wish Brian the best of luck ahead of their quarter final today against Carlow IT.
Meanwhile St. Augustine’s College continued their excellent run of victories on Saturday last with a dramatic win over Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in the Munster Senior Football Semi Final in Limerick. With time almost up the Friary lads trailed by 2 points but a goal by our own James O’Riordan ensured that St Augustine’s will contest both Munster Finals in the coming weeks and we wish them the very best in both games where a large number of our players will be involved.

National Draw
Tickets are currently for sale from all Committee members for the GAA National Draw. There are some fantastic prizes on offer such as a car and holidays, but the great thing about the draw is that the club retains all of the €10 which the ticket costs. Therefore you are doing your bit to support the club whilst also having a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €450.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Club Notes - 1st February

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €5,600 as on Sunday Sean McGrath were drawn out of the drum and chose card number 11 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Rose Cosgrave and Switchie O’Donnell won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crottys Corner Bar.

Membership
As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane, or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Championship Draws
The various Championship draws took place last week and can be viewed in full on our club Facebook page. In Senior Football we will play Rathgormack in the first round of new structure to the championship, whilst in Senior Hurling we play Dungarvan, Tallow, De La Salle, Ballygunner and Ballyduff Upper in that order. In under 21 Hurling we will play St Carthages in the Western Semi Final, in Junior B Hurling our opponents are Tallow, Ballyduff Upper, Fourmilewater, Lismore and Dungarvan whilst our Junior C hurlers have plenty of games as they will take on Modeligo, Ring, Kilgobnet, Clashmore, Brickeys, Mellary, Shamrocks and Cappoquin. Our Intermediate football team will play Modeligo, Geraldines, Colligan, Stradbally, Dungarvan and Ballyduff Upper and our Junior Footballers will play Dungarvan, Kilgobnet and Geraldines. The draw for Under 21 Football was not made yet but it is likely that this team will be our first team in Championship action in 2017 in the coming weeks.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training/matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Club Leisure Wear
The designs for our new club leisure wear can now be viewed on the club website and Facebook page. So far there has been an extremely good response to the gear, which will be worn by all our teams in 2017 and 2018. It is available from size 5/6 years right up to all adult sizes, and it is open to all our club supporters and players to purchase the gear. As it will personalised with initials we will require full payment upfront when ordering the gear. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on Friday nights February 3rd and 10th from 6:45 to 8pm and Sunday February 5th and 12th from 11am to 12pm. Please note we will not be accepting any orders after February 12th.

National Draw
Tickets are currently for sale from all Committee members for the GAA National Draw. There are some fantastic prizes on offer such as a car and holidays, but the great thing about the draw is that the club retains all of the €10 which the ticket costs. Therefore you are doing your bit to support the club whilst also having a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Club Bingo
This week our club bingo session returns to the CBS Hall with a jackpot of €400.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Club Notes - 25th January

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €5,400 as on Sunday night Carmel and Jim were drawn out of the drum and chose card number 1 which wasn’t the Joker but they did win €50. Ritchie Walsh and Jamie Cliffe won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crottys Corner Bar.

Medal Presentation
On Saturday night we held a very enjoyable medal presentation to our Under 21 Hurlers in Minnies Bar. Club Chairman Michael Briggs welcomed all those in attendance and praised both the players and management team for the fantastic job they did in 2016 in winning the Western Title after which Donncdha Enright and himself presented the medals to the players. A presentation was then made to Emer Enright on behalf of all the players, before Michael Briggs brought the formalities to a close with a presentation to Conor Prunty in recognition of him winning an All Ireland Under 21 Hurling medal in 2016. We would like to thank Pat O’Brien and all the staff of Minnies Bar for their help and hospitality on the night.

Membership
As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training / matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Club Leisure Wear
The designs for our new club leisure wear can now be viewed on the club website and Facebook page. So far there has been an extremely good response to the gear, which will be worn by all our teams in 2017 and 2018. It is available from size 5/6 years right up to all adult sizes, and it is open to all our club supporters and players to purchase the gear. As it will personalised with initials we will require full payment upfront when ordering the gear. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on Friday nights January 27th, February 3rd and 10th from 6:45 to 8pm and Sunday mornings January 26th, February 5th and 12th from 11am to 12pm.

National Draw
Tickets are currently for sale from all Committee members for the GAA National Draw. There are some fantastic prizes on offer such as a car and holidays, but the great thing about the draw is that the club retains all of the €10 which the ticket costs. Therefore you are doing your bit to support the club whilst also having a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Club Bingo
This week our club bingo session returns to the CBS Hall with a jackpot of €1450. Our thanks to the management and staff of the Park Hotel for their hospitality over the last two weeks.

Sympathy
On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Kevin Dwane, Kilminion, who passed away last week. The Dwane family have given great support to our club for generations and Kevin’s grandson Kevin Dwane was a member of our Under 21 hurling team who won the Western Title last year. Once again we send our sympathies to his wife Monica, daughters Margaret, Michelle and Majella and son Francis.

We would also like to extend our sympathies to Michael O’Donovan and Kieran O’Connor on the death of Kay O’Donovan, Ballyduff Upper over the weekend. Kay’s son Michael has been in charge of our pitch for a number of years now whilst he also served a s a selector on a number of County Title winning teams in both hurling and football and of course her step brother Kieran has been involved in the club in many capacities for nearly 20 years now. Kay’s grandsons Shane and Cathal have won man County Titles in the club colours as has her nephew Stephen O’Connor. Once again we extend our sympathies to Michael and Kieran and all of the O’Donovan family on the passing of Kay.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Senior Championship Draws

The draws for the 2017 Senior Hurling and Football Championships took place at tonight's County Board meeting.

In the Senior Hurling Championship, Abbeyside will play the following:-

Round 1 - Dungarvan
Round 2 - Tallow
Round 3 - De La Salle
Round 4 - Ballygunner
Round 5 - Ballyduff Upper

The Senior Football Championship will change for 2017. Six first round matches will be played with the six winners playing each other in round two. The six losers will play each other in round two.

In Round 1, Ballinacourty will play Rathgormack.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Club Leisure Wear

The club has designed new leisure wear which will be available in the coming weeks. Please see samples below. Personalised half zips, polo shirts, t-shirts and tracksuit ends will be available for purchase in both adult and juvenile sizes. Details on how to order will be announced shorty.






Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Club Notes - 18th January

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €5,200 as on Sunday night Teresa Keane was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 37 which wasn’t the Joker but she did win €50. Jim and Ken and Seanu Kiely won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crottys Corner Bar.

Medal Presentation
This Saturday night at 8:30 pm in Minnies Bar we will be presenting the Western Under 21 ‘A’ medals to our victorious team from 2016. We would ask all our members to come along on the night and show your appreciation to this young team who showed great spirit in winning the Western Title last year.

Membership
As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training/matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Club Leisure Wear
We are currently finalising the design for our new club leisure wear which will be worn by all club teams in 2017 and 2018. This leisure wear will be available to buy directly from the club to all club members from 5 years up, and is sure to be very popular with all our loyal supporters. Please keep an eye on our club website, Facebook page and Twitter for details of where orders can be placed. As it will personalised with initials we will require full payment upfront when ordering the gear.

National Draw
Tickets are currently for sale from all Committee members for the GAA National Draw. There are some fantastic prizes on offer such as a car and holidays, but the great thing about the draw is that the club retains all of the €10 which the ticket costs. Therefore you are doing your bit to support the club whilst also having a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Club Bingo
This week our club bingo session continues in the Park Hotel at 8:30pm with a jackpot of €1400.

Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
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Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
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Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
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