Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Club Notes - 24th February

 

All Stars 2020
Hard luck to our own Conor Prunty who was very unlucky to miss out on an award at last weeks virtual ceremony. Waterford did however come away with 3 statuettes on the night and we’d like congratulate Tadgh De Burca, Jamie Barron and Stephen Bennet.  
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Carmel Hurney was drawn and picked number 18. When turned this was not the Joker, but she did win €50. Roisin Cleary and Elaine Smyth won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,500.
 
Online Bingo
Our All-Star Online Bingo hosted by Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA Club continues every Saturday night on the ZOOM platform. We have a GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND of €1850 again this weekend, and we are very grateful to all our loyal supporters and lucky winners over the past few weeks!!
 
Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Book. bit.ly/abbeysidebingo. Due to the popularity of the event so far, people are encouraged to order their books as early as possible. Books will be emailed to those who purchase after 2pm on Saturdays.
 
Congratulations to our Hamper winners for the last three weeks, Marian Forbes, Clodagh Kiely and Pakie & Carmel Hurney. We are very grateful to our Hamper Sponsors, Cass & Co., Eurospar Abbeyside and The Country Store.
 
You can keep up to date on the weekly prize fund through our All-Star Online Bingo Facebook page.
 
If you or anyone you know isn’t too tech minded we can arrange to have the Bingo books delivered out - just get in contact with us either by email on allstaronlinebingo@gmail.com or by phoning (083) 1213777.


Bingo - 27th February


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Club Notes - 17th February

 

Jack The Joker

The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Alice Cullinane was drawn and picked number 9. When turned this was not the Joker, but she did win €50. Lar Power and Jimmy Lenihan won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,400.

 

Online Bingo

Our All-Star Online Bingo hosted by Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA Club continues this Saturday night on the ZOOM platform. We were delighted with how the first two weeks have gone with everybody who took part enjoying a good night in! We are very grateful to everybody who supported this new initiative for the club and hope that you will all join us again this weekend where there is a GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND of €1850!!

 

Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Book.bit.ly/abbeysidebingo. Due to the popularity of the event so far, people are encouraged to order their books as early as possible. Books will be emailed to those who purchase after 2pm on Saturdays.

 

You can keep up to date on the weekly prize fund through our All-Star Online Bingo Facebook page.

 

If you or anyone you know isn’t too tech minded we can arrange to have the Bingo books delivered out - just get in contact with us either by email on allstaronlinebingo@gmail.com or by phoning (083) 1213777.

 


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Club Notes - 10th February

 
AGM
Our Club AGM took place last Friday in very unique circumstances in that it was the 1st in our history to be held virtually. There was a sizable number of people logged in and thankfully everything went off seamlessly.  
Chairman Neil Moore opened proceeding by welcoming everyone and expressing the wish that hopefully this will be a one-off occurrence and we can return to normality for next year.  The financial accounts were presented and even in a year of somewhat curtailed activity it is still revealing to see the costs associated with running a club of our size. The accounts were approved and adopted, and thanks were expressed to Pakie Hurney for his diligent work throughout the year. Jonathan O’Donovan produced an excellent and comprehensive Secretary’s Report which covered in great detail all elements of the club’s activities in 2020. Having been received very favourably by all those present and following a discussion on areas raised therein the report was approved. 
The Chairman then gave a wide-ranging address which again touched on everything that has been happening over the past 13 months. He thanked in particular all his fellow officers, committee members, players, team management, everyone working away in the background and all those who continue to contribute to the ongoing development works at our club grounds. On the playing side he congratulated our Minor Hurlers who came so close to county glory and of course the Senior footballers who await a date for their county final.
 
The last item on the agenda was the election of Officers and the committee for 2021. The outgoing officers were ratified for reappointment and a new committee elected. This ended the meeting as there was no other business and the Chairman called preceding to a halt.
 
Below are the club officers and committee for 2021-
Presidents: Austin Flynn, Liam Enright, 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: Eddie O Halloran, Michael O Donovan, Joe Cleary, Frank Sweeney, Jim O Mahony, Timmy Organ, Danny McGrath, Tom Whelan, Tomas Kiely.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Eileen O Donovan was drawn and picked number 22. When turned this was not the The Joker, but she did win €50. Carmella Ianotta and Colm Kindergan won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,300.
 
Online Bingo
Our All-Star Online Bingo hosted by Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA Club commenced last Saturday night on the ZOOM platform. We were delighted with how the first week went with everybody who took part enjoying a good night in! We are very grateful to everybody who supported this new initiative for the club and hope that you will all join us again this weekend where there is a GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND of €1850!!
 
Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Book.bit.ly/abbeysidebingo. Due to the popularity of the event so far, people are encouraged to order their books as early as possible. Books will be emailed to those who purchase after 2pm on Saturdays.
 
You can keep up to date on the weekly prize fund through our All-Star Online Bingo Facebook page.
 
If you or anyone you know isn’t too tech minded we can arrange to have the Bingo books delivered out - just get in contact with us either by email on allstaronlinebingo@gmail.com or by phoning (083) 1213777.



Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Club Notes - 3rd February

AGM
A reminder that our AGM be held online via Microsoft Teams on Friday 05th February at 7.30pm.
Any member wishing to attend will need to email the Chairman or Secretary to register in advance. 
 
National Draw
Word came from Croke Park during the week that this draw has been postponed until May at the earliest. Tickets continue to be available from any committee member. Please if you can purchase a ticket as 100% of the funds earned will go to the club.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Patricia Sweeney was drawn and picked number 19. When turned this was not the The Joker, but she did win €50. Frank Sweeney and Laura, Kieran & Darragh won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,200.
 
Sympathy
On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to extend our sympathies to the Kiely and Conway families who suffered bereavements recently. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
 
Online Bingo
We are delighted to launch our weekly All-Star Online Bingo hosted by Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA Club.
 
Our 9 Game Bingo will commence on Saturday 6th February 2021 on the ZOOM platform with a GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND for week 1 of €1850!!
 
Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Book.
https://abbeycourtygaa.clubifyapp.com/products or check out the club Facebook page where the link is also posted.
 
Books will be emailed to those who purchase for Week 1 after 2pm on Saturday 6th February.
 
You can keep up to date on the weekly prize fund through our All-Star Online Bingo Facebook page. 
 
If you or anyone you know isn’t too tech minded we can arrange to have the Bingo books delivered out - just get in contact with us either by email on allstaronlinebingo@gmail.com or by phoning (083) 1213777.
 
Please Spread the Word!
 
Online Bingo Starts - Saturday, 6th February @ 8:00pm


 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Club Notes - 27th January

 

AGM
A reminder that our AGM be held online via Microsoft Teams on Friday 05th February at 7.30pm.
Any member wishing to attend will need to email the Chairman or Secretary to register in advance. 
 
Team Managers 2021
Anyone interested in being considered for the position of team manager for any of our adult teams from U20 to Senior must submit their name, in writing or via email, to the secretary on or before Friday, 29th January 2021.
 
Fun Quiz
On Saturday next we will once again be hosting an online quiz which hopefully will be a bit of fun and help alleviate those lockdown blues. No apps are required, and the quiz will be streamed via YouTube. To register please text or WhatsApp 087 9119445 or 083 1213777 or alternatively check out our Social Media Pages. The cost to enter is €10 per team and we will have prizes for the first 3 teams.
                                                 
 
National Draw
Word came from Croke Park during the week that this draw has been postponed until May at the earliest. Tickets continue to be available from any committee member. Please if you can purchase a ticket as 100% of the funds earned will go to the club.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. James O Mahony was drawn and picked number 26. When turned this was not the The Joker, but he did win €50. Katie Briggs and Mark & Kevin won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,100.
 
Sympathy
On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Derry Twomey who passed away recently. Our thoughts are with all her family and friends at this difficult time.
 
Online Bingo
We are delighted to launch our weekly All-Star Online Bingo hosted by Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA Club.
 
Our 9 Game Bingo will commence on Saturday 6th February 2021 on the ZOOM platform with a GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND for week 1 of €1850!!
 
Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Book.
https://abbeycourtygaa.clubifyapp.com/products or check out the club Facebook page where the link is also posted.
 
Books will be emailed to those who purchase for Week 1 after 2pm on Saturday 6th February.
 
You can keep up to date on the weekly prize fund through our All-Star Online Bingo Facebook page. 
 
If you or anyone you know isn’t too tech minded we can arrange to have the Bingo books delivered out - just get in contact with us either by email on allstaronlinebingo@gmail.com or by phoning (083) 1213777.
 
Please Spread the Word!
 
 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Club Notes - 20th January

Ned Keane
On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend our sympathies to the family and wide circle of friends of Ned Keane who passed away last week.
Ned’s name will be eternally etched in the folklore of Abbeyside / Ballinacourty as he was at the helm as Chairman for two of the most momentous occasions in our history. Of course, he will forever be associated with the breakthrough year of 1978 when the 1st Senior title was annexed but probably more importantly, he was the man who signed the cheque for £60,000 to purchase our current home in 1979.
For many years now Ned had been Club President, a fitting honour for a man who gave a lifetime of service as a player, team mentor and officer.
Following retirement from the committee he of course remained a great supporter of all our teams and was a regular attendee at our matches wherever they were played, taking great delight whenever a County title was won.
Along with GAA Ned had a great interest in Irish music and culture. He would attend many music sessions in the area including the ones in the local bars in Abbeyside.
There can surely be no greater testament to a man’s character than the fact that it would be nigh on impossible to find anyone with a bad word to say about them. This was certainly true of Ned, one of life's true gentlemen he always had time for others and his amiable personality meant any time spent in his company was never wasted as you always left in better form.
In the aftermath of the 1978 Senior football victory Dom Enright composed a celebratory ode which included the following line, “In the highest esteem we have Chairman Ned Keane” Words as fitting today as the day they were written and certainly sums up how we will remember a great man.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
 
AGM
A reminder that our AGM be held online via Microsoft Teams on Friday 05th February at 7.30pm.
Any member wishing to attend will need to email the Chairman or Secretary to register in advance.
Nominations for officer positions and motions for discussion at the AGM to be with the secretary, in writing or via email, on or before this Friday, 22nd January 2021.
 
Team Managers 2021
Anyone interested in being considered for the position of team manager for any of our adult teams from U20 to Senior must submit their name, in writing or via email, to the secretary on or before Friday, 29th January 2021.
 
All Stars 2020
On behalf of all in our club we would like to congratulate Conor Prunty on being nominated for the GAA Hurling All Star Team for 2020. A tremendous honour not alone for Conor, but also for our club.
We wish Conor and all the other Waterford nominees the very best of luck.
 
National Draw
Word came from Croke Park during the week that this draw has been postponed until May at the earliest. Tickets continue to be available from any committee member. Please if you can purchase a ticket as 100% of the funds earned will go to the club.
 
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Frank Sweeney was drawn and picked number 17. When turned this was not the The Joker, but he did win €50. T Kiely and Michael O Halloran won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,000.
 
Sympathy
This week we also extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Chrissie Terry, Ballinacourty who passed last week. Chrissie’s family have of course had a long and distinguished association with our Club. Her husband Mossie was a member of the first Ballinacourty team to play championship in 1947, whilst her brothers Johnny and Pakie Hogan were mainstays of club teams in the 60’s and to this day her grandson Patrick Lynch continues to wear the jersey with distinction.  Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
Also, in our thoughts this week are the family and friends of Joe Murray and Breda Moore both of whom families have been involved with the club for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families.
 
Online Bingo
To fill the void left by the current cancellation of our regular Sunday night games we will be running online Bingo commencing on Saturday February 6th. This will be run on the Zoom platform and we will have more details on prize money etc. next week. Books can be purchased online from the end of this week and will be available up to 12 noon each Saturday. Those who can’t access online books will be catered for. All details can be found on Facebook or via the Abbeyside Ballinacourty ClubZap.

Online Bingo


 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of CLG Dún na Mainistreach / Baile na Cúirte will take place on Friday, 5th February 2021 at 7:30pm. Due to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, the AGM will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Any member wishing to attend the virtual AGM must submit their name and email address to Neil Moore or Jonathan O'Donovan in advance. A link to the AGM will be sent to the relevant email address in the days preceding the event. Microsoft Teams will have to be downloaded to your device in order to access the meeting.

Furthermore, nominations for election to the Executive Committee (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Cultural Officer, Membership Officer, Public Relations Officer) and Motions for discussion at the AGM must be submitted to the secretary, in writing or via email, on or before Friday, 22nd January 2021.

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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