Saturday, July 7, 2012

Photo of the Week

U16 County Hurling Champions, 1973
Back Row (L to R): P. Byrne, P. Organ, L. Byrne, S. Whelan, D. Kiely, J. Organ, P. Keane, R. Fives, B. Hogan, J. Wright, P. Healy, P. Spillane, D. Hourigan.
Front Row (L to R): T. Mansfield, O. Carroll, T. Wade, S. Feehan, J. Kiely (Capt.), J. Regan, E. Griffin, B. Foley, T. Kiely, A. Kelly.

This week's photo shows the Abbeyside U16 Hurling team that won the 1973 County Title. A first round victory over Tallow was followed by a 5-1 to 3-0 win over Shamrocks in the Western Final, the club's first divisional crown at this level in 11 years. The County Final, played at Walsh Park in September, pitted the team against the famed Mount Sion. After a pulsating game, Abbeyside emerged victorious on a scoreline of 4-6 to 3-8.  Thus, the honour of being the first Abbeyside team in any grade to defeat Mount Sion in championship hurling fell to this fine team.
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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