Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Club Notes - 18th March


Covid-19
To aid in the efforts to curtail the spread of the virus all club activity has been suspended for the foreseeable future. This includes all training and matches in addition to our weekly Bingo and the Jack the Joker draw.
We are aware that this will be a difficult time for many in our community. The club has put together a list of members who are available to provide assistance to any who may need it. This is available on the club Twitter and Facebook pages.
Stay safe everyone and we will see you all when we come through this.   

Jack the Joker
The draw took place in O Connors bar last Sunday night Una Lamden was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 8 which when turned over was not the joker, but she did win €50. Bernard Gorman & The Morning Club won €25. There will be no draw next week.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Club Notes - 11th March


Under 20 Football
With our fixture versus St Patrick’s / Naomh Brid having fallen victim to Storm Jorge our 1st outing in this championship was against St Oliver’s in the club grounds last Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side of a 2-08 to 0-12 score line and given the condensed nature of this championship we are now under pressure to progress. It’s knock football from here on and the lads know that nothing less than 100% application and commitment is necessary if we are to maintain an interest in this championship.

Senior Hurling
The Senior Hurlers commenced their competitive season last Friday night when taking on Lismore in the first round of the County League. On the night we came up short on a 0-15 to 0-13 score line. We go again this coming Friday when Tallow visit The Burgery, throw in 19.30, when hopefully we can get a positive result.

Intercounty
It’s another busy weekend upcoming on the intercounty front. On Saturday the footballers play host to London in Fraher Field whilst the hurlers, following a defeat to Limerick last Saturday, make the trip to Nowlan Park to face Kilkenny on Sunday afternoon. As ever we wish Brian, James, Conor and Neil all the best.


With the playing season commencing very shortly we ask all players to get their membership paid quickly. Also non playing members can pay their membership in the coming weeks. Membership can be paid to Kevin Tobin. Kevin will be in the field on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 11.30

Jack the Joker.
Our ever-popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in O Connors Bar where the jackpot will be €2600 as on Sunday night Patrick Hurney was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 6 which when turned over was not the joker, but he did win €50. Denis Cosgrave & Jenny (Lady Belle) won €25.

Deise Draw 2020
The 2020 Deise Draw will commence on the last Wednesday (29th) of April and will continue each month until September. Hopefully we will see a good number getting involved and we get a winner or two during the year as the prizes on offer are fantastic. 

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1400.

Sympathy
The parish of Abbeyside/Ballinroad/Garrnabane is the bedrock upon which our club is founded and from time to time we as a community endure tough and difficult times together. This was never more in evidence than over the course of the last week when we lost a number of persons who to varying degrees have had an association with CLG Dun Na Mainistreach/Baile Na Curite.

On behalf of all in the club, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and parishioners of the late Fr. Connie Kelleher, P.P., Clonea Road, Abbeyside and Touraneena who died recently. Fr. Connie played for us for many years, winning a Minor Football County title in 1963 and the inaugural County U21 Hurling Championship in 1966. He always kept a keen eye on our club teams and those of parishes where he served and was a regular at club and inter-county games in Waterford and beyond.

On Saturday morning last we awoke to the dreadful news that John “Chopper” Organ had passed away following a brave fight with a terrible illness. Chopper was part of a fantastic underage team in “The Village” colours who won numerous Western and County titles during the 70’s culminating in a Minor double in 1976. This was followed up in 1979 with an U-21 football title. Of course, to people of a certain vintage, especially those of us from the more far flung reaches of the parish, Chopper will be remembered as the fella you called to get you home after a night of revelry. Many’s the game was dissected and team picked on those journeys, but through it all Chopper’s enduring love of his club shone through. He will be missed around Abbeyside. and our thoughts are with his family and friends.  

Also at this time we remember Ned Coleman, John Clarke and Josephine Regan who sadly passed on recently.

The thoughts and prayers of all in the club are with the family and friends of all those bereaved at this difficult time.

Contact
As the new season begins to click into gear if any team managers or indeed anybody within the club membership as a whole have anything they would like included here any week please feel free to drop us a line at abbeycourtypro@gmail.com. This is the primary outlet we have for keeping people up to date with what is going on so we’d encourage you to avail of this facility.



Saturday, March 7, 2020

Results


County U20 ‘A’ Football Championship Group A Round 2
Ballinacourty 0-12 St. Oliver’s 2-8 – Abbeyside, Saturday, 7th March

County Hurling League Division 2 Round 1
Abbeyside 0-13 Lismore 0-15 – Abbeyside, Friday, 6th March


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Club Notes - 26th February


Intercounty
It was a good weekend on the intercounty front with both the Senior Footballers and Hurlers recording victories. On Saturday afternoon, Brian Looby and James Beresford were part of the Waterford Senior Football panel who had a tremendous victory over Sligo and Sunday Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery continued their good form when contributing handsomely to the defeat of Galway. Well doe to the lads and their teammates and we wish them the best of luck in their games next weekend versus Carlow and Tipperary respectively. Unfortunately, there was no such joyful tidings for Colin Foley and his Under 20 team who were defeated by Clare last Thursday.

Under 20 Football
On Saturday next our U20 footballers will be the first club team into championship action this season when they take on St Patrick’s/Naomh Brid in Bohadoon @ 2.30pm. This is the 1st year this grade is being played in Waterford and hopefully the lads can get us off to a winning start.

Senior Football
The Senior Footballers kick off their season on Friday night when we entertain Gaultier in the club ground in the 1st round of the County Football League. Throw in is at 8.00pm.

Membership
With the playing season commencing very shortly we ask all players to get their membership paid quickly. Also non playing members can pay their membership in the coming weeks. Membership can be paid to Kevin Tobin. Kevin will be in the field on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 11.30.

Jack the Joker
Our ever-popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in O Connor’s Bar where the jackpot will be €2200 as on Sunday night Collette Veale was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 19 which when turned over was not the joker, but she did win €50. Jim Egan and Laura, Kieran & Darragh Cosgrave won €25.

Deise Draw 2020
The 2020 Deise Draw will commence on the last Wednesday (29th) of April and will continue each month until September. Hopefully we will see a good number getting involved and we get a winner or two during the year as the prizes on offer are fantastic. We will have more info regarding draw dates and prize structure in our notes next week.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1200.

Sympathy
On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to extend our sympathies to Pajo Lanigan on the death of his mother Eileen who passed away last week. Our thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time.

Contact
As the new season begins to click into gear if any team managers or indeed anybody within the club membership as a whole have anything they would like included here any week please feel free to drop us a line at abbeycourtypro@gmail.com. This is the primary outlet we have for keeping people up to date with what is going on so we’d encourage you to avail of this facility.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Fixtures


County Football League Division 1 Round 1
Ballinacourty v Gaultier – Abbeyside, Friday, 28th February, 8:00pm

County U20 ‘A’ Football Championship Group A Round 1
Ballinacourty v St. Patrick’s / Naomh Bríd – Bohadoon, Saturday, 29th February, 2:30pm

County Hurling League Division 2 Round 1
Abbeyside v Lismore – Abbeyside, Friday, 6th March, 7:30pm

County U20 ‘A’ Football Championship Group A Round 2
Ballinacourty v St. Oliver’s – Abbeyside, Saturday, 7th March, 2:30pm

County Hurling League Division 2 Round 1
Abbeyside v Tallow – Abbeyside, Friday, 13th March, 7:30pm


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Club Notes - 19th February


Club Executive
There have been one or two small tweaks to the makeup of the Club officers and committee since the AGM. The full listing of same for 2020 is below –

Presidents: Austin Flynn, Liam Enright, Éamonn Keane, Joseph Organ, Bernard Shields, Fr. Michael Enright, P.E.
Vice Presidents: Fr. Michael Brennock, OSA, Fr. Colin Fives, OSA, Fr. Ned Hassett, PP
Chairman: Neil Moore
Assistant Chairman: Michael Ferncombe
Secretary: Jonathan O’Donovan
Treasurer: Pakie Hurney
Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
PRO: Paidi Shields
Committee: Bernard Gorman, Eddie O Halloran, Michael O Donovan, Joe Cleary, Frank Sweeney, Jim O Mahony, Timmy Organ, Danny McGrath, Ian Kiely, Tom Whelan

Jack the Joker
There was great excitement in Minnie’s Bar on Sunday evening last when the jackpot of €5,600 was won. The lucky winner was Louise O Donnell who chose card 40, which when turned was the elusive Joker. Also, on the night both Eddie O Halloran and Dermot O Shea won €25. Congratulations to Louise, we hope she will enjoy her winnings, and massive thanks to all who continue to sell or buy a ticket each week. It is the club’s primary income stream and we are very grateful for your support. The show, of course goes on this Sunday when the draw moves to O Connors with a jackpot of €2,000 up for grabs.

Intercounty
Storm Dennis wreaked havoc on intercounty fixtures last weekend with the Waterford Senior Hurling team’s game versus Limerick one of those to fall victim to the rain and high winds. Hopefully there will be no such problems this Sunday when Galway visit Walsh Park and we’d like to wish club panellists Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery all the best. Prior to that on Saturday afternoon the footballers make the long trek west to Yeats’ County to take on Sligo. All the best to Brian Looby, James Beresford and all involved. Finally, congratulations to Colin Foley who was named joint captain of the county U-20 football team. Colin and his teammates are in action this evening, Wednesday 19th, versus Clare and hopefully we will have good news to report next week.

Fitzgibbon Cup
On Wednesday evening last Neil Montgomery joined a select group of club players who have captured one of the premier third level competitions. It was fantastic to see Neil continue his great early season form and make such a huge contribution to the UCC victory. All in the club pass on our congratulations on this fantastic achievement.

Membership
With the playing season commencing very shortly we ask all players to get their membership paid quickly. Also non playing members can pay their membership in the coming weeks. Membership can be paid to Kevin Tobin. Kevin will be in the field on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 11.30.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1200.

Contact
As the new season begins to click into gear if any team managers or indeed anybody within the club membership as a whole have anything they would like included here any week please feel free to drop us a line at abbeycourtypro@gmail.com. This is the primary outlet we have for keeping people up to date with what is going on so we’d encourage you to avail of this facility.



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Club Notes - 12th February


Intercounty
On Saturday evening, last in weather conditions reminiscent of the Great Flood, Brian Looby and James Beresford were part of the Waterford Senior Football panel who lost out by the narrowest of margins against Wexford. The lads now have a well-earned two week break before making the long journey to Sligo on the 22nd.  Meanwhile Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery will be with the Senior Hurling team who travel to Limerick this coming Saturday evening. We wish all involved the best of luck. 

Membership
With the playing season commencing very shortly we ask all players to get their membership paid quickly. Also non playing members can pay their membership in the coming weeks. Membership can be paid to Kevin Tobin. Kevin will be in the field on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 11.30.

Jack the Joker
Our ever-popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnie’s Bar where the jackpot will be €5600 as on Sunday night David Whelan was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 46 which when turned over was not the joker, but he did win €50. David Collins and Paul Lennon won €25 each.

National Draw
The club are once again participating in the GAA National Club Draw. The purpose of this is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much needed funds with Croke Park covering the cost of some fantastic prizes including a new Renault Clio 4 Expression Car, Travel Voucher worth €2,000, All Ireland Hurling & Football packages, shopping vouchers and a host of other great prizes. The tickets are €10 each and can be purchased from any committee member.
The beauty of the draw for us is that Abbeyside Ballinacourty retains the proceeds from all tickets sold by the Club.


Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1150.


Contact
As the new season begins to click into gear if any team managers or indeed anybody within the club membership as a whole have anything they would like included here any week please feel free to drop us a line at abbeycourtypro@gmail.com. This is the primary outlet we have for keeping people up to date with what is going on so we’d encourage you to avail of this facility.

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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