Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Juvenile Notes - 13th March

Under 14
Next week we are at home to Naomh Brid and away to Cappoquin.
We played the Brickies in Bushy Park on Saturday morning last in the 4th round of the under 14 football and came away with the win. Our second team finally got their championship off to a start Saturday evening at home to Stradbally where we registered our first points.
Panel: Aaron Beresford, Tommy Walsh, Shane Ahearne, Cian Fagan, Padraig Moore, Bearach Moore, Gearoid Hallinan, Tom Looby, Sean Crotty, Sean Whelan-Barrett, Shane Kiely, Ben Flynn, James Riordan, Jack Kiely, David Montgomery, Dean Beresford , Jamie Walsh, Mark Twomey, Meldan Dwyer, Daithi Brunnock, Johnny Treen, Michael Kiely, Sean Kent, Eoin Flynn , John Power, Jack Dwane, Cian Power, Alec Norris, Jack Riordan, David Hayes, Michael Troy, Colin Foley, Eoin Ahearne, Ethan Raher, Senan Travers.

Minor Football
On Sunday last we played our second game in the county minor football championship. In near unplayable conditions our lads played some good football and came away with a battling win. Our next match at this level will be this Sunday morning when we take on Dungarvan in a rescheduled fixture and we wish these lads the best of luck.

Bishopstown Visit
It was brilliant to see so many underage players from under 8 upwards turn out at our club grounds on Sunday morning last for a trip from Bishopstown in conjunction with their trip to the Waterford - Cork National Hurling League game at the Fraher Field. Conditions were awful on the day with wind and rain being to the forefront. It was remarkable that any games could be played in such awful conditions. While the under 8s were disappointed that their match had to be called off due to the rain the three games of under 12s and two games of mixed under 9s and 10s that went ahead were very skilful matches indeed in the weather conditions. Every ball was fought for like their lives depended on it. To the parents of the under 8s we must apologise for the late notice in calling the under 8 match off but this was outside our control. To everyone else we must thank you all for coming out and playing and even though everyone went home cold everyone seemed to go home happy.

Indoor Hurling
Again hurling indoor training continues this Friday night at the Friary College hall starting with the five and six year olds at 6 pm. Helmets will once again be on sale for anybody interested in purchasing one.

Fun Table Quiz
The juvenile club is running a fun family table quiz on the 24th March in Minnies beginning at 3pm. This promises to be a fantastic event and certainly not one to be missed. This quiz is aimed at families where both adults and children can get involved and where fun is the most important aspect.

It was great to see the two local schools reach all Ireland Finals at the weekend. Congratulations to both the Friary and the CBS on their wins and especially our club representatives.
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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