Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Club Notes 15th February

Joker Fundraiser
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in The Stables Bar where the Jackpot will be €3,330. This week Michael Rossiter was drawn out of the drum but did not find the joker but did win €50 while Frankie Wright and Lauren Cliffe won €25. We appeal to all our supporters to continue purchasing the tickets as the funds raised will go towards our ongoing development works at the club grounds.

Minor Football
On Friday night last our Minor Footballers took on Clashmore in the First Round of the Western Championship in our club grounds. It turned out to be a very entertaining game of football but it was our opponents who finished the stronger to run out winners by four points.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will take place this Sunday night and this Sunday we return to the CBS Hall where the Jackpot is €1,700. 

Booking of Pitches
We would like to ask all team managers to please ensure that they have booked the pitch with Bernard Shields before they arrange training sessions.

Please note that membership can now be paid to Jonathan O’Donovan or any member of the committee.

Club Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the club committee will take place in The Parish Office this Thursday night at 8 pm.

Juvenile Notes
Successful Medal Presentation
Last Saturday evening, a huge crowd of players and parents turned up at Scoil Mhuire for our 2011 medal presentation. Our Chairman Larry Cliffe welcomed everyone to the event and congratulated all of the teams that represented the club during 2011, not just the ones that managed to make it to a final. He also thanked the mentors and parents for their committment and continued support.
Thanks also to Lar Hurney who presented the medals and trophies to the respective teams. Thanks to all the parents who helped out with refreshments and to all who turned up and help make the evening a sociable and enjoyable occasion.

Membership Form
Membership forms are presently being circulated to the under 14's, 16's and minor squads. Many thanks to all of those who have already completed and returned their forms, your prompt co-operation is much appreciated.

Code of Behaviour
As mentioned last week Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club - Juvenile section have adapted a Code of Conduct or ask any of the coaches and they'll be happy to get a copy for you.

All age groups have now been given this Code and this agreement form sets out in simple terms what is expected from the Coach, the Parent and the Player. Over the coming weeks, we'll briefly mention some of the main sections in this code, so as to help educate all of us as to what standards we expect when working with underage players.
This code when properly implemented will encourage fair play, respect, equality, safety and no discrimination in all aspects of our work with children and young people.
This week, the most important person in the club, and the clubs most prized asset is discussed, namely the "Player".

Young players should be entitled to be safe and feel safe, be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity and experience a sense of enjoyment and fulfilment. They should represent their team, club and their family with pride and dignity. They should respect coaches, mentors, officials and opponents, be gracious in defeat and modest in victory. They should never cheat and should always play by the rules. They should never use unfair or bullying tactics to gain advantage or isolate other players and they must adhere to acceptable standards of behaviour.
Next week, the role of the "Coach" is outlined. 

New Members welcome
We would encourage any of our young members to bring a friend with them to their next training session and they can see at first hand what our club can offer them. Parents are especially welcome as well to see the coaching sessions and speak with the coaches afterwards should they have any questions.

Walk a mile, share a smile update
This week we're back walking for the club and SERT, so with over €400 collected for our club so far, well done to all and.....keep on walking !

Harty Cup Quiz
Table Quiz in Lawlors Hotel on Wednesday 15th February at 8 o’clock in aid of The Harty Cup Training Fund. Please come along and support the lads in their preparation for the upcoming Harty Cup final.

Friday 17th February –Indoor Hurling - New members welcome !
Just a note to remind everyone that our popular indoor Friday hurling sessions continue every Friday evening for boys & Girls and for ages 5 years and older and under 10 years
New players are always welcome. Players should be at least 5 years old.  Parents/guardians must be stay in attendance for the younger age groups. Any one interested in helping out with the younger ones please make yourself known to any of the coaches, as all help would be greatly welcomed.

Times as follows:          
6.00pm - 6.45pm           Under 6’s & 7’s (players born in 2005/2006)
6.45pm - 7.30pm           Under 8’s (players born in 2004)                                 
7.30pm - 8.30pm           Under 9’s (players born in 2003)
 8.30pm – 9.30pm          Under 10’s (players born in 2002)

Hurleys will be provided, bring a helmet (if you don’t have one we'll get you one) €2 per child per night. In the interest of safety children MUST be dropped off and collected inside hall area

Football Training Wed. 15th February at 6.00pm
Football training takes place every Wednesday evening under the lights at 6.00pm until 7.00pm for under 8’s, under 9’s and under 10’s.

Under 8’s
Our under 8's were on the road again last Saturday morning with half the squad going to Ballinameela and the other half going to Kilgobnet to compete against other local clubs this time with the big ball and again without fail fun was had by all that took part with some fine individual performances produced by all clubs but above all team efforts were most noticeable on the day. Well done to all that took part and thanks to the parents who travelled and offered their support. A special mention must be given to Oisin Brasil who broke through to the ranks of the under 8 grade for the first time and looks to be an exciting prospect for the future. Welcome aboard Oisin.

Under 9's
Next Saturday our under 9's travel to Kilgobnet and Ballinameala to play in an indoor hurling tournament run by Games and Development. Texts will be sent out on Wednesday evening, where we'll be meeting up at 9.45am on Saturday morning at the pitch with one team travelling to Ballinameala and the other travelling to Kilgobnet for a 10.30am start. We'd hope to be back in Abbeyside at approximately 1.00pm

Under 11’s & 12’s
Medal presentation for Town and Country leagues took place on Saturday evening. We had nearly 50 players present for the presentation of trophies for this age group, we entered 3 teams in last year’s event. It is great to have such large numbers and much credit must go to the coaches involved to ensure all the players develop their skills. We would like to thank the team manager Pat Moore and coaches Tomas Walsh, Conor Barrett, Ian Kiely & Benny Kiely for all the work and commitment last year. This was a great evening for all our young players.
Under 12 players:  Shane Ahearne, Sean Crotty, Jack Kiely, Tom Looby, Padraig Moore, Bearach Moore, Gearoid Hallahan, Sean Whelan Barrett, Mark Twomey, John Power, Larry Brazel, Aaron Beresford, Tommie Walsh, David Montgomery, Michael Lenihan, Cian Power, Jack Dwane, Paddy Dwane, Fion Gibson Kiely, , Michael Kiely, Michael Troy, Oisin Hallahan, Senan Travers, Liam Fennell, David Hayes, Jamie Power, Eoin Ahearne, Patrick Fitzgerald, Ethan Raher, David Roche, Sean Roche, David Shields
Under 11 players:  James Riordan, Johnny Treen, Jamie Walsh, Daithi Brunnock, Dean Beresford, Ben Flynn, Ruairi Cusack, Meldan O’Dwyer, Fergal Roche, Eoin Flynn, Sean Kent, Shane Kiely, Jake Moore, Jack O’Riordan, Cian Fagan.

Under 12’s
Our U12's traveled to Clonmel on Sunday afternoon to play our good friends Moyle Rovers in hurling & football challenge matches. The winter cobwebs were soon blown off and the lads got stuck in giving good performances in both matches. All agreed that this trip was well worthwhile and eagerly await the next game. Many thanks to Moyle Rovers for the tea and sandwiches afterwards.
Hurling & Football training on Wednesday at 7.00pm
Hurling match on astro pitch on Friday night versus Sacred Heart, Waterford at 6.00pm.
Meet at Abbeyside pitch at 5.00pm sharp.

Under 13’s
The under 13 Football championship starts off next Sunday, we have two teams in this again this year and have games against Clashmore and Ardmore. Details will be given at training on Wednesday evening.

Minor Football
We played Clashmore last Friday night in the first round of the Western Minor football championship. We started very brightly and took some fine scores and were level at half time. Unfortunately Clashmore finished the game stronger and ran out winners at the end of a very tight game. We now turn our attention to the County Championship which begins this Friday night versus St. Patricks in Abbeyside. Throw in is 8pm and all support is greatly appreciated.
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
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.
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.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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