Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Club Notes - 3rd July

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 48
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €2,260 as on Sunday night Emma Flynn was drawn out of the drum but did not manage to find the Joker behind card number 48. Lynn O’Mahony and Fran c/o Kennedys Live both won €25.

Intermediate Football
On Thursday evening last we were defeated by Sliabh gCua in the Western Championship in Fraher Field.

Club Bingo
Our Bingo continues this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €1000.

Presidential Visit
On Wednesday last we had the great honour of welcoming President of the GAA, Liam O’Neill to our club grounds. On his arrival at The Park Hotel, Liam was welcomed by Club Chairman Frank Sweeney after which he was shown a presentation about the history of our Club and our current development plans for our club grounds. In his address to the club members gathered, Liam praised the club for its ambitious development plans and for the work in promoting both hurling and football to the youth of our parish. He went onto say that it was very pleasing to see that our club is working so closely with the Ladies Football and Camoige Clubs in our parish as the GAA are trying to bring the different organisations together at National Level.
Following some light refreshments it was on to the Club Grounds for the main purpose of the President’s visit. Having viewed the development work which has taken place in the grounds and inspecting the proposed new playing pitch Liam presented the playing gear to our double Féile Champions. Liam spoke with the players at considerable length and from listening to his speech it was very obvious he has a strong belief that with younger players the emphasis should be on coaching of skills and most importantly, enjoyment of our games. This is a view that we of course share fully. Juvenile Chairman Michael Ferncombe thanked the President for honouring us in the club by coming down to present the gear to the players and wished the Féile panel the very best of luck at both Féiles. The President remained in the club grounds for a considerable amount of time afterwards viewing various underage coaching sessions and meeting as many Club Personnel as possible. It was a night to remember for us in the club and we thanked all those who helped on the night especially the hard working ladies who had fabulous spread of food available for the massive crowd in attendance.

Munster Final Tickets
Any member wishing to order tickets for the Munster Minor and Senior Hurling Finals must do so by this Thursday evening, July 4th. Prices are as follows:-
Adult - Covered Stand - €35.
Adult - Uncovered Stand - €30.
Juvenile - Both Stands - €5.
Terrace - €20. Please note there is no juvenile rate on terrace tickets.
Family tickets are also available. The prices are the same as above.
Please call 0870921104 or email to place your order. All tickets ordered must be taken. Arrangements for collection of tickets will be announced in next week's notes.

Déise Draw
The June Déise Development Draw took place in Minnies Bar on Friday night last with a very nice gathering of club members in attendance. We would like to thank the staff of Minnies Bar for their wonderful hospitality on the night and we went on to have two winners in the draw. Kieran and Bernie O’Connor won €200 and Michael Brett won €150.

Club Committee Meeting
There will be a meeting of the club committee this Thursday night at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

Wedding Bells
On behalf of all in the Club we would like to congratulate Emmet “Mixer” Byrne and Nicky Power on their marriage last Friday. All involved celebrated in style over the weekend and we wish Emmet and Nicky many happy years together. 
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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