Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Juvenile Notes - 6th June

Under 10
We travelled to Ballyduff last weekend to play in the Division 1 semi final of their hurling tournament which is run on a yearly basis. Our semi final was against Lismore and even though we played well, it was our opponents who ran out winners in the end. We then played in the Shield, where our opponents were Fermoy. Our lads upped the tempo in this game and we had some very good performances and ran out good winners. We then played De La Salle and again our team played very well to reach the final in the Shield. Our opponents in the final were St Catherine’s from Wexford and this was a good game. Our lads fought hard and played well to run out deserved winners. Well done to all the players over the two weekends:Daniel Treen, Sean Sullivan, Jamie Moylan, Colin Foley, Daire Slevin, Niall Buckley, Eoin Flynn, Ronan Foley, Tadgh Collins, Tony Dwyer, D J Kiely, Jack Riordan, Ben O Donovan, Alec Norris. We would like to thank Ballyduff for the invite as it is a very well run tournament and no doubt we are seeing some county hurlers of the future.
We have several tournaments coming up over the next few weeks with football starting next Wednesday evening, details will be sent by teamer.

Ballinacourty win Under 13 County Football Final
U13 County Football Champions
Our under 13’s travelled to Dunhill Saturday morning to play in the Football county final against Gaultier.  This was a very competitive match, we had to play into a breeze in the first half and despite having a lot of possession we trailed at half time 0-3 to 0-1. We started the second half with a lot of determination; we matched Gaultier point for point. We took a further setback half way through the second half when Gualtier got a goal to put us four points behind; 1-5 to 0-4. A bit like the Western final our lads really dug deep and got three quick points and followed this with a goal of our own and finished winners 1-5 to 1-9. This was a great team win where all of the panel played their part. This was the first under 13 county championship for the club since the under 13 championship structure changed last year.  A word of thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled to Dunhill and back to McDonalds afterwards for the celebration.

Panel: Aaron Beresford, Tommy Walsh, Shane Ahearne, Sean Whelan Barrett, Sean Crotty, David Montgomery,  Mark Twomey, Padraig Moore, Bearach Moore, Gearoid  Hallinan Capt, Tom Looby, Jack Kiely, Jamie Walsh, Shane Kiely, James Riordan, Daithi Brunnock,  Fionn Gibson Kiely,  Ben Flynn, John Power, Johnny Treen, Dean Beresford.

There is no rest for the under 13 players as they will have played the first round of the Under 13 western hurling Championship by the time of reading these notes (both divisions) on Monday evening  4th against Brickies and Ardmore.
Our Under 14’s played Ardmore in the Western Hurling semi (div 3) last Wednesday evening. With this fixture clashing with the county finals of the primary schools running and with one or two players sick we had the bare 13 players. We played very well into the wind but in the second half we conceded a number of goals and Ardmore came away with the win and proceed to the western final on 16th June. This was great experience for a lot of our younger players and will benefit them in the future.

Panel: Padraig Moore, Bearach Moore, Tiernan Fagan, Jamie Walsh, Tommy Walsh, Jake O’Riordan, Fergal Roche, Shane Kiely, James O’Riordan, Johnny Power, Meldan Dwyer, Sean Kent.

Upcoming Fixtures:
Under 14 Western Hurling Semi Final Div 1 on in Lismore - Wednesday 6th.
Under 14 Hurling first round of championship at home to Lismore - Monday 11th.

U12/ U11
Our under 11’s played Lismore, in Lismore in the Town and country league last Monday. This was a tremendous game of hurling throughout, there was nothing between the two teams all the way, in the end Lismore held on for a one point win 3-8 to 3-7. The positive thing is we were invited back to an under 11 tournament hosted in Lismore on the 16 June. We play Youghal in the final round of this league on Wednesday night.
Panel: Michael Kiely, Eoin Ahearne, Senan Travers, Oisin Hallahan, Patrick Fitzgerald, David Hayes, Sean Roche, Michael Troy, David Roche, Cian O’Riordan, Ethan Rahar, Jack O’Riordan, David Kiely, Colin Foley.

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.

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.

Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps
A special promotion token is available of €5 on Cornflakes and Rice Krispies boxes to receive an online discount; 1 token per child can be used. The annual camp takes place in our club from the 2nd of July to the 6th this year more details can be got from Carmel on 0872598923.

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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