Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photo of the Week

Abbeyside N.S. Sheehan Cup Winners, 1966
Back Row (L to R): J. Murphy, M. Cosgrave, E. Cashin, J. Kiely, H. Kelleher, M. Lennon, M. Kiely, P. Brett, J. Fraher, D. O'Connor, J. Moloney.
Front Row (L to R): J. Kenneally, K. Lennon, J. Hourigan, P. Kiely, N. Cashin (Capt.), J. Kelleher, T. O'Donnell.
Seated (L to R): J. O'Donnell, B. Lynch, P. McGovern, P. Cleary.

This week's photo shows the Abbeyside National School team that won the Sheehan Cup at Fraher Field in 1966 beating the combined Tallow-Ballyduff National Schools by 6-2 to 4-2 in what was a curtain-raiser to that year's County Senior Hurling Final.  The Sheehan Cup, played for many years, was a trophy for National Schools hurling.  To show the strength of the connection between club and school, many of the boys on this team subsequently went on to play with distinction on various Abbeyside / Ballinacourty teams down the years.
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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