Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photo of the Week

1977 U14 Western Hurling Champions
Back Row (L to R): J. Moore, J. McGovern, O. Wright, R. Moloney, D. Hogan, J. Morrissey, C. Clancy, P. Dee, J. O'Mahony, J. Keohan, D. Coleman, F. Prendergast, M. Kelly.
Front Row (L to R): T. Mansfield, M. Kiely, I. Pericho, B. Harnett, M. Collins, J. O'Riordan, P. Mullaney, M. Terry, G. O'Connor, A. Organ, T. Organ, J. Collins, G. Collins.

This week's photo shows the Abbeyside U14 team that captured the Western Hurling title in 1977.  A first round win over Tallow saw the young lads qualify for the Western Final against near neighbours, Dungarvan.  A 5-3 to 1-1 victory meant a third divisional title for the club at this grade.  Defeat to Mount Sion in the county decider was avenged one month later as the footballers beat the Monastery men, 1-7 to 3-0, after a replay in the county final played at Fraher Field.
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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