Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Juvenile Notes - 25th April

Under 9’s (players born in 2003)
Generally, hurling training on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm – 7.00pm and Friday evening training from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.Teamers will be sent out for each session. Parents are asked to reply to the teamers after each text as each team are only allowed a certain number of free teamer texts.

Teamers, the service we use to contact players about team events is now only allowing each team to have 200 free texts per month. It is vital when you receive a teamer that you respond straight away so as it does not cost your manager money. Also if you have given your email address the teamer notification will automatically go to your email because it is still free so please check your emails as well.  We ask all our members for their cooperation in this so as to keep our running costs down.

Membership Forms
Membership forms and Code of Conduct forms for most age groups have been given out 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.

Under 13/14
We played Lismore in the Western Feile hurling final last Monday in Cappoquin. A very strong Lismore side started very well and had a good lead at half time. Our lads battled well in the second half but Lismore were convincing winners and go on to represent the west in the county Feile final.

Panel: Aaron Beresford, Jack Kiely, Shane Ahearne, James Beresford, Padraig Moore, Bearach Moore, Gearoid Hallinan, Tom Looby, Neil Montgomery, Patrick Power, Ryan Daly, Darragh McGrath, Tony Collins, Sean Whelan Barrett, Sean Crotty, David Montgomery, Michael Riordan, Tommy Walsh, Seamus Ryan, Mark Twomey.

Next matches in this age group is Under 14 football at home in both divisions to Dungarvan and Stradbally.

U11/ U12
This week it was the turn of the U 11’s in their hurling league. We travelled to Tallow to play Cois Brid. This was a very good competitive game of hurling with a high standard through out. Our lads were always just holding slight advantage to win by 5pts 1-6 to 3-5. Our second team travelled to Ballinameela to play St. Olivers. This was a very low scoring game and we lost out 2-0 to 0-2. Next matches in the age group is away to both Dungarvan and St. Pats on Friday 4th May.
This week our two U12 teams play Cois Brid and Ardmore on Friday evening in Abbeyside.

Under 16
Our under 16 boys had a very busy week on Monday night. They played Dungarvan in the Dungarvan club grounds. The weather on the night was atrocious.  The boys never got into this game and Dungarvan came out on top.
On Saturday morning the boys made the trip down to Gaultier. This was a vital game for the boys as they badly needed a win, the weather once again on this occasion was not the best with the lads playing into a strong wind in the first half but to be fair to the boys they worked hard and came out on top at the final whistle. Next Saturday morning the lads play at home to Roanmore with an 11.30 throw in.

Under 8
Our under 8's went on tour on Saturday last to Dublin, leaving the club grounds at 8.30a.m to arrive in the big smoke at 11.30 for a tour of Croke Park. After the tour we enjoyed a packed lunch overlooking the stadium in the kids’ cafe above the Davin Stand. Back onto the bus heading for St. Jude’s of Templeogue, where we played both hurling and football; making up two nine aside teams with great team performances on show from both clubs. Thanks to St. Jude’s for their hospitality in serving up teas, coffees, sandwiches, crisps and drinks for their Waterford visitors and expressed much interested in a return match sometime in the future. A huge thanks to our travelling parents, without their support this event would not have been possible. Thanks also to Flynn’s buses and to Tom our driver for the day. Thanks again to all involved and well done to our under 8 squad who did their club proud both on and off the pitch.

Under 10
We had a busy week with plenty of games:
We played the under 11 town & country hurling league against St. Olivers on Thursday night, this was a very close game and some good hurling.
We travelled to Castlemartyr on Saturday morning for a football tournament, we played three games in this tournament with our lads playing some good football in all the games especially their last game where they showed great spirit. Our goalie, Eoin Flynn made several brilliant saves on the day and we better be careful that his dad’s premier league club don't send a scout. Our back line of Ben O’Donovan, Jack Riordan, Sean O’Sullivan and Daniel Treen played very well. Our midfield trio DJ Kiely, Colin Foley and Alec Norris delivered some great ball and worked very hard and our forwards took some great scores with the dominant Niall Buckley, Jamie Moylan, Darragh Slevin, Tadgh Collins and of course Tony Dwyer who was outstanding. We would like to thank the organisers for an enjoyable tournament.
We are out this Saturday in the Carriganore football tournament where the throw in is at 11am.
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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