Saturday, December 15, 2012

Photo of the Week

Noel McGovern's Jersey from the
1957 County Senior Hurling Final
L to R: Jack O'Donovan, Ben O'Donovan

On this day 55 years ago, 15th December 1957, Abbeyside played in its second ever County Senior Hurling Final against Mount Sion at Fraher Field. This week's photo shows Jack and Ben O'Donovan with the jersey worn by their grandfather, Noel McGovern, on the day. Although Abbeyside were defeated 2-10 to 1-2, there was great praise for Noel who nullified the threat posed by the great Frankie Walsh, restricting him to just one point, that being the final score of the game.

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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