Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Club Notes - 3rd October

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 4
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in The Parish Office where the Jackpot will be €2,978 as on Sunday night Liam Briggs was drawn out of the drum but did not find the Joker, however he does win €50 euro while Mary O’Halloran and Niamh McGrath won €25. Ticket sellers can hand their tickets into the Parish Office from 7:30 pm to 8 pm. We appeal to all our supporters to continue purchasing the tickets as the funds raised will go towards our ongoing development works at the club grounds.

Intermediate Football
This Saturday we play Ballinameela in the Western Final in Fraher Field at 5pm. We ask all our supporters to get along to the game and cheer on the team.

Under 21 Hurling
On Saturday afternoon last we took on St. Carthage’s in the Western Final in Cappoquin. We got off to the worst possible start to the game as our opponents struck for two early goals but to our lads’ great credit they didn’t panic and battled back into the game and were arguably the better team for the last 40 minutes but we couldn’t get through for the goal that could have led to victory. We congratulate St. Carthage’s on their victory and wish them well in the County Final. All in the club would like to thank the players and management team for the commitment they have given during the year which saw them claim the County Football Championship and reach the Western Hurling Final. One final thing to consider when mentioning this team is that throughout the hurling campaign our centre back Maurice Power has given fantastic performances and indeed on Saturday he maintained these excellent standards, which makes the decision not to include him on the County Under 21 hurling panel this year all the more extraordinary. If there are 26 or 27 better under 21 hurlers than him in the County then the future of Waterford hurling is very bright indeed.

The Brawl in the Hall
Our club has teamed up with Brickey Rangers in a novel fundraising event called “The Brawl in the Hall” organised by White Collar Boxing.  Twelve boxers from each club will square up to one another in three 1½ minute rounds of action.  Training will commence in the near future so all boxers will be in prime condition in time for the big night.  The event takes place on Saturday, 15th December at Dungarvan Sports Centre with tickets priced at €10.  These will be available shortly.  More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will continue in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the Jackpot is €1,600. We would ask all members to check the rota to see what nights they are due to help with clearing the hall after the bingo.

Club Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Club Committee will take place on Wednesday October 10th at 8pm.

Booking of Pitches
We would like to ask all team managers to please ensure that they have booked the pitch with Bernard Shields before they arrange training sessions.
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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