Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Club Notes - 12th December

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 19
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live at 9:30pm where the Jackpot will be €5,608 as on Sunday night Billy and Catherine were drawn out of the drum but did not find the Joker, however they do win €50, while Roisin Briggs and Maurice O’Donnell won €25. 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.

The Brawl in the Hall
It’s almost here!!  Saturday night in the Sports Centre sees the culmination of all the hard work by our brave boxers as they face the best Brickey Rangers has to offer.  The action begins at 8:00pm.  Tickets are now sold out and we wish all our boxers the very best of luck and hope all our supporters enjoy a wonderful evening.  We would also like to thank our many sponsors who have been so generous especially in these difficult economic times.  Here are the final profiles of our boxers who will be taking to the ring on Saturday night.

Richie Foley

Name: Richie Foley
Age: 25
Position: Half Back / Midfielder
Nickname: Richie "Hit the Kitchen" Foley
Favourite Boxer: Big Joe Joyce
Interests: All sports, Socialising, Keeping Fit, Family
Comments on the Event: Excellent idea for a fundraiser, should draw a huge crowd

Helena Byrne

Name: Helena Byrne
Age: 41
Club: Abbeyside / Ballinacourty
Interests: GAA, Golf
Favourite Boxer: Katie Taylor

Alan Tobin

Name: Alan Tobin
Age: 24
Nickname: Tobin
Position: Wing Back
Club: Bishopstown (Used to play for Abbeyside / Ballinacourty)
Interests: GAA, Music, Dancing, Soccer
Favourite Boxer: Hiker McGrath
Comments on the Event: Great fundraising event

Mags Hearne

Name: Margaret Hearne
Age: 33
Club: West Waterford AC
Interests: Having a laugh!!
Comments on the Event: You toughen up after the first punch!!

Lar Hurney

Name: Lar Hurney
Age: 35
Club: Abbeyside / Ballinacourty
Position: Keeping Foley company on the bench!!!
Interests: GAA
Favourite Boxer: Steve Collins
Comments on the Event: Hope everyone has a great night’s entertainment

There was a very good turnout for our AGM which took place on Saturday night last. The meeting began with a silent prayer for all those who have passed away during the year after which Packie Hurney presented the Financial Statement to the meeting. This showed the club to be in a good financial position despite the extensive development work that had taken place in the club in recent years. Bernard Shields’ excellent Secretary’s Report gave a comprehensive review of all club activities throughout the year with some very interesting suggestions for the future of the club. In his Chairman’s address Tony Mansfield thanked all those who worked for the club during the year especially those involved in our two main fundraisers, The Club Bingo and The Joker, as without the work of these people the club would not be able to exist. Tony also praised all those who give so much of their time to our Juvenile Section as this is the work which will ensure that our club will continue to grow and develop in the years ahead. Finally Tony paid tribute to all the workers involved in the development work in the club throughout the year as this voluntary labour has given the club facilities which we can be proud of. The election of officers and committee then took place.

Honorary Presidents: Austin Flynn, Liam Enright, Eamonn Keane, Joseph Organ, Jimmy O’Leary
Honorary Vice Presidents: Fr. Michael Brennock, Fr. Colin Fives, Fr. Michael Enright, Fr. Tim O’Riordan
Chairman: Tony Mansfield
Vice Chairman: Frank Sweeney
Secretary: Bernard Shields
Assistant Secretary and Membership Officer: Jonathan O’Donovan
Assistant Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
Treasurer: Pakie Hurney
PRO: Neil Moore
Committee: Carmel Power, Tom Whelan, Bernard Gorman, Michael O’Donovan, Seamie Murray, Michael Kelleher, Seanie Kiely, Jim O’Mahoney, Eddie O’Halloran, Seamus O’Brien, Gavin Breen

Club Bingo
Our Bingo continues this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot will be at €500.

Club Meeting
There will be a meeting of the club committee in the club grounds at 8pm on Monday December 17th.

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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