Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Club Notes - 29th February

Joker Fundraiser
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in The Stables Bar where the Jackpot will be €3,928. This week Laura Morrissey was drawn out of the drum but did not find the joker but did win €50 while Jonathan O’Donovan and Maurice O’Donnell 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.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will take place this Sunday night and this Sunday we return to the CBS Hall where the Jackpot is €1,800.

Railway Cup
On Sunday afternoon last Munster were narrowly defeated by Ulster in the Railway Cup Final in Armagh where our club was honored to have no fewer than three players on the Munster panel. Gary Hurney started the game at full forward and scored two points, while Shane Briggs  and Patrick Hurney were members of the panel.

Harty Cup Final
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate Coláistí na nDéise on their fantastic victory in the  Harty Cup Final against Nenagh CBS last Sunday in Cashel. Representing our club on the day were David and Evan Collins, Brian Looby, Laurence Power and Eamonn Crotty who all become the first members of our club to win a Harty Cup medal and we wish the team the best of luck ahead of the All Ireland Semi Final on St.Patrick’s Day.

Under 21 Football
This Friday night we play Clashmore in the first round of the Western Championship in Fraher Field at 8pm.

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.

Development Work
Any visitors to the club grounds in recent weeks can see that work is progressing very well on the extension and refurbishment of the clubhouse and dressing rooms. All of the work is being carried out on a voluntary capacity and we must sincerely thank all those who are giving of their time so generously to complete this work.

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 on Thursday night March 1st at 8 pm.
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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