Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Juvenile Notes - 14th March

Indoor Hurling
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
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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday 17th March next, our club are taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade. Teamers will be sent out to participating age groups (ages 7 -12).
Where to Meet?  Garveys Service Station at 2.15pm
What to Wear?  Either Abbeyside or Ballinacourty colours
Where to meet up after Parade?  Tom Currans New Hardware Building
Anyone wearing Abbeyside colours can bring a hurley but no ball or sliotars are allowed. Crisps & drinks provided for participants after parade

Membership Forms
Membership forms and Code of Conduct forms for most age groups are 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 per mile and the walk is from Centra, out the New Line, down by St. Augustine’s College in Ducks Pool 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 €700 has been collected for our club, well done and thanks to all..... and keep on walking!
All Ireland Colleges Quarter Final
Colaistí na nDéise were defeated on Saturday last in the Quarter Final of the All Ireland Colleges by Kilkenny CBS. The lads battled bravely throughout and were unfortunate to lose after extra time. In spite of this, the lads have had a fantastic year, winning the Harty Cup. Well done to Eamon, David, Evan, Brian and Laurence for their achievements throughout the year.

Under 13 / Under 14
Last Sunday our Under 13 footballers travelled to play Lismore. Our lads played well to run out winners. Both under 13 teams are out again on Sunday 25th at home to the Brickeys and Kilrossanty.
Under 13 team: Gearoid Hallinan, Aaron Beresford, Tommy Walsh, Shane Ahearne, Fionn Gibson Kiely, Padraig Moore, Bearach Moore, Sean Whelan Barrett, Sean Crotty, Tom Looby, Johnny Treen, Shane Kiely, James O’ Riordan, Jack Kiely, Dean Beresford.
Next Sunday we play Clashmore in the second round of the under 14 football at home. Training at 6:45 pm 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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