Saturday, February 11, 2012

Club Notes 8th February

Joker Fundraiser
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in The Stables Bar where the Jackpot will be 3,000 euro. This week Marie Maloney was drawn out of the drum but did not find the joker but did win 50 euro while Trish Dunford and Eileen O’Donovan won 25 euro. 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
This Friday night, our minor footballers will be the first team into Championship action in the club, as they play Clashmore in our pitch at 8pm.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will take place this Sunday night and this Sunday we return to the CBS Hall where the Jackpot is 1,650 euro. 

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.

Schools Activity
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate Colaiste na Déise on their victory in the Harty Cup Semi Final against De la Salle college last Saturday in Fraher Field. From our club Evan and David Collins, Brian Looby, Laurence Power and Eamon Crotty are on the panel and we wish them the very best of luck in the final in two weeks time.

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.

Camogie training will return this Saturday the 11th starting in the Friary at 11.30 for 5and 6 year olds and 12.30 for all other age groups new members always welcome. Well done to all involved with Colaiste na Deise  who had a great win over De la Salle in the Harty cup semi final and best of luck to them in the final which goes ahead on the weekend of the 25th of Feburary. Best of luck to St Augustines senior girls who play in the All Ireland semi football final against St. Flananans in Tipperary town today. As always the joker can be bought through the club just ask Claire or Carmel any Saturday this fundraiser will benefit our girls in the future so all support is very welcome.

Juvenile Notes
Football Training
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.
Friday 10th 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. Anyone 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:     
Under 6’s & 7’s(players born in 2005/2006) 6.00pm-6.45pm                     
Under 8’s(players born in 2004) 6.45pm -  7.30pm                        
Under 9’s(players born in 2003) 7.30pm -  8.30pm                            
Under 10’s(players born in 2002)8.30pm -  9.30pm
Hurleys will be provided , bring a helmet (if you don’t have one ,we'll get you one),€ 2  per child per nightIn the interest of safety, children MUST be dropped off and collected inside hall area

Code of Conduct & Membership Form
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club- Juvenile section have adapted a Code of Conduct in accordance with GAA guidelines. 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.
 These forms are presently being circulated to the under 14's,16's and minor squads. Each form MUST be signed by the coach first and then by both the parent and player and a seperate form to be completed for each player. On the reverse side, is the Players Membership form. The juvenile club being very conscious of the financial pressures that people are under, has kept the membership rate the same as last year and indeed for the last few years at €15 for the 1st child and €10 each for any other siblings. To ensure players are properly registered, Signed and Completed forms must be returned with the appropriate remittance by 15th February to the respective team managers
Code of Conduct & Membership Forms for the younger age groups (ie ages 6 to 12 year olds) or what we call the "go -games" groups will be given out next month.

New Members Welcome
Our new Chairman Larry Cliffe, along with the juvenile committee, met with coaches of all the age groups last week, where he emphasised the importance of EVERY child getting a chance and each child being treated fairly and equally. Particularly at the age groups of up to under 12 where the ‘Croke Park - Go Games ‘ principle applies, Abbeyside/Ballinacourty Juvenile section will endeavour to ensure that these principles will be adopted and followed .
With this in mind and 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.
Larry, along with some committee members will be visiting the local schools over the next few weeks to spread the word.

Walk a Mile, Share a Smile
€400 collected for our club after 3 weeks, so well done to all and.....keep walking!
This week the focus of the Walk will turn to the families of the Union Hall Sea tragedies, where proceeds raised for this week will be collected for their benefit. So we would encourage as many people as possible to get walking and support a worthy cause.

Under 8 Blitz
Our under 8's took part in their first hurling blitz of the year on Saturday morning last. Our squad was divided into two teams of 7 aside to fill fixtures in Ballinameela and Kilgobnet. Half of our team, consisting of M. Walsh, J. Kiely, E. Spratt, L. Cummins, C. Gough, A. Norris and T. Nee togging off in Ballinameela which left the other half of J. Mcgrath, C. Treen, S. Callaghan, R. Cosgrave, E. Kiely, R. Tyrell, F. Slevin and B. O’Connell being drafted in from our under 7's to make up a team of 8 togging off in Kilgobnet. A fine team performance was witnessed in both venues and the main aim of these events was focused on fun for all. Well done to all the clubs who took part on the day as the "fun for all" motto truly fitted the bill on this occasion. Thanks to the complex management in both venues as everything went off very smoothly throughout the morning. A special thanks to Michelle Power the Games & Development officer who organised these fixtures to a tee, as we all know kids love and need games.  Next Saturday the 11th sees the same teams travelling to the same venues only this time it will be football so don't forget your Ballinacourty jersey lads for another fun filled morning! Best of luck to all involved.

Harty Cup
Another fantastic and wholehearted display from the Colaiste na nDeise against De La Salle on Saturday last. For the second game running, they were reduced to 14 men before the ball was even thrown in. It seemed to only drive the lads on further because they produced a fantastic half of hurling. They held their lead and won comfortably in the end. The final will be played the weekend of 25th/26th February against either Ardscoil Rís or Nenagh CBS. Well done to our club members involved on the day.

Medal Presentation
There will be a medal presentation on Saturday 11th February at Scoil Mhuire at 8.00pm. This is for our U12’s, U14’s and U16’s who won various western and county titles last year and also for those who represented their county in the primary games.
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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