Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Club Notes - 24th July

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 49
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €2,426 as on Sunday night Mikey Tutty was drawn out of the drum and picked card 49 but did not find the Joker, yet he did win €50. Mike Kiely and Sarah Power won €25 each.

Mary and Mollie Tournament
To describe the inaugural Mary and Mollie tournament, which took place on Saturday last, as a success would truly be an understatement. Huge crowds showed their support not alone for the tournament but for the Walsh and Enright families by turning up on the day to enjoy the games. After some great games of football, which is a tribute to the girls involved such was the heat on the day, Abbeyside and Dungarvan competed for the Mary and Mollie Cup with Dungarvan emerging victorious whilst Inch and Moyle Rovers contested the Shield Final with claiming the Shield after a thrilling sudden death points competition. In his speech before presenting the trophies Pa Enright said that all the girls who participated on the day were winners and all of them were presented with a medal. As well as being a great day it was also a fantastic fundraiser for the Temple Street Children’s Hospital and we thank all those who supported this worthy cause on the day, by purchasing the t shirts. As I said already it was a fantastic day, and a fitting tribute to Mary and Mollie Enright and no doubt next year’s event will be anticipated by all those present on the day. Photos of the event can be seen by clicking here.

Senior Football
We played The Nire on Saturday evening last in Fraher Field in the County Championship and came away with a good win. This Sunday we play Ballinameela in Fraher Field in our fourth game of the Championship.

Ballinacourty Senior Football Panel v the Nire

Intermediate Football
On Sunday last we recorded a very good win over Dungarvan in the Western Championship to leave us on two wins in this Championship. This Friday night we play The Geraldines where a win could see us qualify for the knock out stages.

Minor Hurling
We play Roanmore this Wednesday night in the County Championship in Abbeyside at 7:30pm and this game is being played for the Kieran Lennon Cup which was presented to the club by the Lennon family in memory of the late Kieran Lennon who was involved in training many underage teams in the club through the years. We ask as many club members as possible to come along and show their support on the night.

Field Development
As any visitor to our club grounds lately can see work is progressing on our Ball Wall and it should be completed in the next few weeks whilst the pathway to our new grounds has also been laid.

Construction of Ball Alley begins

Groundwork being carried out on Ball Alley

Groundwork being carried out on Ball Alley

Club Bingo
Our Bingo continues this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €1150.

On behalf of all in the Club we would like to send our sympathies to the Sweeney family, Kildorerry, Co.Cork on the death of Maurice Sweeney. Maurice was a brother of our club Chairman, Frank Sweeney and had a great interest in GAA. Once again we extend our sympathies to Frank and all his family on their loss.
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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