Saturday, May 11, 2013

Photo of the Week

1953 Senior Hurlers v Dungarvan
Back Row (L to R): J. O'Connor, J. Clancy, N. Hayes (background), Paddy Whelan, J. Cripps (background), A. Flynn, L. Whelan, P. O'Connor, L. O'Dea, G. Flynn, Fr. M. Walsh, CC, M. Fives.
Front Row (L to R): P. Browne, Patcheen Whelan,  M. Farrell, N. McGovern, M. Organ, D. O'Connor.
Seated in Front: J. Leahy, J. Hogan.
Among Boys on Left: J. Flynn, G. Keating.
Boys on Right: C. Fives, G. Fives.

This week's photo brings us back to 1953 and the first Abbeyside team to win a match in Senior Hurling Championship. Having gone out in the first round of their first two senior campaigns, the Village men were anxious to stamp their mark on the premier hurling competition in the county. Early season challenge games prepared the team for the battle with Dungarvan in the opening round. A hard fought game at Fraher Field saw Abbeyside come out on top by 4-5 to 2-4. Interest in that year's championship ended with a third round, six point defeat to Mount Sion, 3-9 to 2-6.

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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