Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Juvenile Notes - 3rd April

We played Brickies in Bushy in the Feile Football last Wednesday evening. This was a competitive game and we came away with the win. We now meet Naomh Brid in the Western Final of this competition Wednesday 3rd April. Our second team played in a western semi - final away to Ballyduff Upper last Sunday. This was played in very poor weather conditions but despite this the lads played their hearts out with some excellent football but were unable to peg back the good lead Ballyduff had built in the first half.
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, Michael Troy, Colin Foley, Eoin Ahearne, Ethan Raher, Senan Travers Fionn Gibson Kiely.

We played Ballyduff Lower in the first round of the U16 County Hurling Championship on Monday last in Ballyduff. At the time of going to print the result of this match was unavailable but we will include the result in next week’s notes. This Monday coming we have a bye and the next match to be played in this championship will be at home to De La Salle on Thursday, 11th April.

Congratulations and the Best of Luck
Heartiest congratulations to everyone involved with the Friary College on their All Ireland victory last weekend. This was a very battling performance which was played in Newbridge in County Kildare. The final score was 2 -8 to 0-10. This is a tremendous achievement for all involved because All Ireland medals in football in Waterford are rare. A special word must be given to our own players involved on the team who are namely Michael Maher, Conor Prunty, Kevin Dwane, Eoin Kiely, Kevin Dee, Eamonn Crotty and specially Brian Looby who captained the team. It is heart warming to see so many of our players with these coveted medals at such a young age.
It is for some of these players however straight back into action this weekend in the pursuit of another All Ireland medal, this time on the hurling field. We would like to wish Colaiste Dun Garbhain the very best of luck in the All Ireland Croke Cup Final at Thurles this weekend. This is colleges hurling of the highest standard and the skill levels this team have shown from the beginning of the year has been remarkable and hopefully they can finish the job this weekend. Support would be greatly appreciated. The players on this panel from Abbeyside are Brian Looby, Eamonn Crotty, Sean Daly, Conor Prunty and Laurance Power.

Get Well Soon
Everyone in the club wishes Eoin Kiely a speedy recovery after breaking his ankle playing for The Friary at the weekend. Eoin is a very talented hurler and footballer and we hope to see him running around again soon.

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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