Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Juvenile Notes - 29th February

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 - 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

Membership Forms
Membership forms and Code of Conduct forms for the under 12’s & 14’s have been given out during the week. Coaches are asked for their assistance in getting this done in an orderly and efficient manner and parents/guardians and players are asked to sign, complete and return as soon as possible.
Many thanks to all of those who have already completed and returned their forms, your prompt co-operation is much appreciated.

New Members Welcome!
If anyone is interested in having their child join our club, we would invite them to come out to the pitch and speak with the coaches who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
We would also encourage any of our existing 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.

Walk a Mile, Share a Smile Update
Just to remind everyone that we are still walking every Monday evening at 6.30pm. Participants fill in an envelope at Centra and show whether they wish to contribute to the Juvenile GAA or SERT. The fee is €1 a mile and the walk is from Centra, out the New Line, down by St. Augustine's College in Duckspool and in the Burgery and back to Centra, which is just about 2 miles, so the cost per walk would be €2.
The organised walk takes place each Monday at 6.30pm but people can walk anytime they wish. We will keep a record of the people walking and a chart will be available after a few weeks. That’s the reason for writing your name on the envelope.
So far, over €600 has been collected for our club, well done and thanks to all and....keep on walking!

Harty Cup
Last Sunday was an historic day for Waterford hurling as Coláistí na Déise became Harty Cup champions for the first time ever with a fantastic display against Nenagh CBS. The lads were quick out of the blocks and led the game early on; a lead they would never relinquish. In an extremely tough and whole hearted match, there were some brilliant passages of play and they ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-10. Well done to all players involved, particularly our club members Eamon Crotty, Evan Collins, David Collins, Laurence Power and Brian Looby. This is a marvellous achievement for these lads and they progress now to an All Ireland semi final.

Under 9's
Last Saturday our under 9’s were in action again, one team travelling to Ballinameala for a blitz and one team going to Kilgobnet. They played 4 games each against all the local clubs and performed excellently in all matches. The panel that travelled to Kilgobnet were William Beresford, Seamus O’Sullivan, David Byrne, Oisin O’Riordan, Conor Kent, John Joe Queally, Mark Sheehan.
The panel that went to Ballinameela were Rian Walsh, Kevin Keohan, Seanie Lenihan, James Murray, Sean Lanigan, Adam Carroll Lawlor, Joe Flynn, Jack Ahearne.

Well done to all players and many thanks to the parents who travelled.

U9 Footballers in Ballinameela

Under 13/14
Last week we our under 13 campaign started off. This year we have two teams in this championship again. We played Clashmore at home in Div 1 and ran out convincing winners. 7-12 to 0-2. Our other team travelled to Ardmore where the game was much more competitive. Ardmore started well and had a good lead after 10 mins.  Our boys competed well after the slow start and there was very little in it at half time and 10 mins into the second half there was only a point in it. Ardmore fought back and got 2 quick goals and finished the stronger to win the game 6-11 to 3-7.
Last Sunday our Div 3 team were in action at home to Ballyduff Upper.  Ballyduff started the stronger and we were 4 pts down after 10 mins. Our lads settled down and the sides we level at half time. In the second half we become more and more competitive and had some great passages of play to recorded a 4-3 to 1-7 win.
Next week we switch to under 14 football. We also have 2 teams in this championship. 33 different players got a lot of game experience at under 13 over the last 2 weeks which will help them all develop for the future.  All players will be notified of times and venues during the week. Training 6:45pm Wednesday.
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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