Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Juvenile Notes - 15th May

Last Wednesday evening in Walsh Park our under 14’s had a memorable evening by qualifying to represent the county in this year’s Feile hurling tournament by beating De Le Salle in the county final. This was the last of four games we played to qualify. We played Dungarvan, Lismore and the Brickeys along the way but the final was a tremendous game against the Eastern winners.
From the throw in this game was played at a high standard and high intensity with both teams really up for the challenge. There was very little between the two teams throughout, with the Abbeyside boys finishing the stronger to force a draw at full time. As a winner was needed on the night, we played five minutes a side extra time, at the end of the extra time both teams were still level. A second lot of extra time was required. The city team went two points ahead as we went into the final few minutes but our boys never gave up and finally got the score we needed, a super goal to put us ahead. This turned out to be the final score of the game; 3-8 to 2-10. This was a super game of underage hurling where both teams really played their hearts out, with tremendous spirit and without a malice strike in the whole game. All players on both teams should be proud of themselves.
The only negative point of the game was Tom Looby who received a leg injury. We would like to wish Tom a speedy recovery.
This was a great achievement for the players to qualify for both hurling and football Feile finals in the one year. This is first time ever in the club and only the third time ever in the county. We are currently in the middle of fundraising and working out the logistics of both trips. Update will be given to all players this week.

Our minor football team had two home games in the last week. The first was against Gaultier and the second was against Rathgormack. We played some good football in these games and won both to qualify for the semi finals. The semi final will take place on this Saturday coming in Bushy Park and we wish everyone involved well.

Cul Camps
The Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place from July 1st to 5th this year for boys and girls from age 6 and up. Registration can be done on line at Kellogg's Cul Camps or by contacting your club coordinator Carmel on (087)2598923.

Outdoor Hurling
Outdoor hurling continues every Saturday morning from 10.30 for boys age five and up. Helmets and Hurley's can be purchased through the club at a discounted price.

Membership for the club for this year is now overdue so if there is anybody who hasn’t yet paid the membership could they do so please as quickly as possible.
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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