Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Club Notes - 25th November

 
Intercounty
On Saturday last the Waterford senior hurlers had an excellent victory over Clare in the All Ireland Quarter Final. This was a very enjoyable game and it’s fantastic to see the team play with a bit of flair and confidence again. Once again, the 2 Village lads acquitted themselves more than admirably with Conor confidently anchoring the defence and Neil putting in a very energetic shift when introduced, including a super point. Next up is Kilkenny in the semi final next Saturday in Croke Park at 6.00pm. Best of luck to all involved.
 
Deise Draw 2020
The next draw will take place on 02nd December. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Alan & Jane Olive were drawn and picked number 27. When turned this was not the The Joker, but they did win €50. Alan Daly and David Hickey won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €1,200.
 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Club Notes - 18th November

 AGM
The committee had their 1st online meeting last week where a number of items were discussed. Primary amongst these was in relation to the holding of our Annual General Meeting for this year. Given the obvious constraints on gatherings it was decided unanimously to postpone until the new year. Hopefully restrictions will have eased by then so affording all members the opportunity to attend.
 
Intercounty
On Sunday last the Waterford senior hurlers put in a fine display in the Munster Final against Limerick. Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side in a close fought game and all involved can be proud of their efforts. There is no time however for the players to rest on their laurels as next Saturday at 3.45 Clare await in the All Ireland quarter final. We wish Liam Cahill and his charges all the very best and in particular of course Conor Prunty, who will once again captain the team and Neil Montgomery.
 
Deise Draw 2020
The next draw will take place on 02nd December. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Hugh O Neil was drawn and picked number 1. When turned this was not the The Joker, but he did win €50. Mike Briggs and Laura, Kieran & Darragh won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €1,100.
 

Memory Lane
This week's photo shows jubilant Abbeyside players, mentors and supporters following a seven point victory over Ballygunner in the replay of the 2004 U21 'A' County Hurling Final. The original fixture ended all-square at 1-14 a piece in one of the best hurling games in Waterford that year. The win secured only the club's second title at this grade and the first since 1966.
 
County U21 'A' Hurling Champions, 2004

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Club Notes - 11th November

 
Intercounty
On Sunday next Waterford play Limerick in the 2020 Senior Hurling Munster Final. We wish Liam Cahill and his charges all the very best and in particular of course Conor Prunty, who will once again captain the team and Neil Montgomery. It’ll be strange watching on from afar but hopefully the team can do the business and bring a little cheer to us all.
 
Deise Draw 2020
The latest draw took place last week and there were 2 club winners, with Kevin Ford and Kate Cullinane both winning €250. The next draw will take place on 02nd December. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Brian Looby was drawn and picked number 9. When turned this proved to be The Joker so Brian won the jackpot of €4,000. Sean Gormley and John Elsted won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €1,000.
 
Memory Lane
This week's photo shows the Ballinacourty team that beat the Nire, 0-6 to 0-5, to win the Western Junior Football League in 1997 in Touraneena.  This year also saw the club win the Western Junior Hurling League, thus completing a rare league double.

Western Junior Football Division 2 League Champions


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Club Notes - 4th November

 
Intercounty
There were contrasting fortunes for both Waterford Senior teams in championship action last Saturday.
First up at 3.30 the hurlers took the field, led by our own Conor Prunty to take on Cork. This is the 1st time an Abbeyside player has been captain of the senior hurlers in a championship encounter and is tremendous honour for Conor himself and a huge source of pride to his family and the club.
It was great to see the team play with a bit of flair and no little drive and determination to come out on top and book a return to the Munster Final. Both our lads acquitted themselves admirably with Conor putting in an assured and rock steady shift at full back and Neil Montgomery winning some valuable possessions when introduced. Well done to all involved and we look forward now to a clash with Limerick on the 15th of November.
 
Unfortunately, there was to be no such good news story from Fraher Field that evening as Limerick ran out winners. Hard luck to all involved, especially club players Aaron Beresford, Brain Looby and James Beresford.  
 
Deise Draw 2020
The 3rd draw took place last week and unfortunately there were no club winners. The next installment takes place this week. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Eoin Kiely was drawn and picked number 42. This however wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Carmel Power and Teresa Mc Govern also won €25. The jackpot next week will be €4,000.
 
Memory Lane
As the playing season winds down we thought it would be an idea to reprise our look down memory lane. This week we feature the the Abbeyside Minor Football team who won the Western title beating Ballinameela before going down to Tramore in the County Final.
 
1963 Western Football Champions


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Club Notes - 28th October

 
Covid Update
With the country returning to Level 5 restrictions club activity has been suspended for the duration. Given the timescales involved it is unlikely we will see a return to action in this calendar year. As such we’d like to take this opportunity to thanks all players, mentors, supporters and officials for all their efforts during the season. Like every year there were highs and lows and we must take the positives, in what was a very trying period and move onto 2021 with confidence. Hopefully we will be out the other side at that stage, and we can all get back to doing what we love, playing, coaching and supporting our great games. Until then please keep safe.
 
Championship 2020
The county board took the decision during the week to suspend all further club activity until the new year. Consequently, our Senior Football final is now provisionally fixed for the weekend of 20th / 21st of February.
Unfortunately, the U-20 hurling championship has been cancelled.
 
Intercounty
Both Waterford Senior teams are in championship action this coming Saturday and the club is well represented in both codes. First up are the hurlers who take on Cork at 3.30 in Thurles for a place in the Munster final. Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery are members of the panel. Then at 7.00 the footballers take to the Fraher Field in a quarter final clash with Limerick. Here we have Aaron Beresford, Brian Looby and James Beresford involved. Under normal circumstances there would of course be a large club contingent in attendance at both games. This time we will have to make do with the television, but our support will be no less passionate. We wish the lads, and all involved the very best if luck.
 
Deise Draw 2020
The 3rd draw took place last week and unfortunately there were no club winners. The next installment is in 2 weeks time. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Martina Cosgrave was drawn and picked number 24. This however wasn’t the Joker but she did win €50. David Hickey and Jimmy Lenihan also won €25.
 
Sympathy
On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Mulvihill family on the death of Maureen Mulvihill, McCarthy Ville. Her sons of course wore the club jersey with distinction for many years and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Club Notes - 21st October

Covid Update
On Monday the government announced that the country was returning to Level 5 restrictions. At the time of writing we are unsure what this means for us as a club. Once we fully briefed on the implications we will make publish a statement to the membership.
Please keep an eye on our Social Media accounts.
 
Deise Draw 2020
The 3rd draw took place last week. Unfortunately we had no winner. The next draw will take place in ealry November. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Ger Walsh was drawn and picked number 2. This however wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Consequently, the jackpot rolls on to next week and will be €3,800. Marion & Anthony and Paddy & Damien also won €25.
 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Club Gear Order Form

No doubt many of you are currently planning for Christmas a little earlier than normal with the huge amount of uncertainty around at present. With this in mind we are thrilled to be able to show you the designs for our new leisure wear tops which we will be taking orders for over the next 2 weeks.

As well as these tops we will have matching tracksuit ends along with our training jersey, Abbeyside jersey, Ballinacourty jersey, gear bags and jackets.

Please see order forms below. More details will be provided shortly.





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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