Saturday, July 28, 2012

Photo of the Week

Ballinacourty Junior Football Team, 1954
Back Row (L to R): J. Power, D. O'Connor, A. Flynn, A. Foley, J. Power, J. Terry, M. Burke, J. Morrissey, J. Clancy, T. Parsons.
Front Row (L to R): G. Morrissey, J. O'Connor, J. Hogan, P. Whelan, M. Foley, T. Hogan, M. Farrell, M. Hogan.

This week's photo shows the Ballinacourty Junior Football team from 1954 that won the Western title by beating Stradbally 2-4 to 1-5 in the final at the Gaelic Field, Dungarvan. However, the Reds appealed claiming that the referee had awarded a free at the end of the game but had not allowed it to be taken.  The Western Board upheld the result but a successful appeal to the County Board followed. It ordered a replay which Ballinacourty refused to take part in. Subsequently, Stradbally lost the final by a point to the Geraldines. The whole incident, which dragged on for many weeks, soured the ending of that particular playing year.
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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