Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Club Notes - 11th December

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 44
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €7,010 as on Sunday night Ger Darcy was drawn out of the drum and picked card 44 but did not find the Joker, yet he did win €50. Laurance Power and Kay O’Connor won €25 each.

Club Christmas Draw
Tickets are currently on sale from any Club Committee member for our Annual Christmas Raffle which will take place in Minnies Bar on Friday night, December 20th at 9pm. Tickets are priced at €2 each or three for €5 and we ask all our supporters to please support the draw.

On Friday night last there was a very large crowd present at our AGM in St.Laurance’s Hall, Ballinroad. The meeting began with a moments silence for those members who passed away during 2013. Club Treasurer Packie Hurney then presented what can only be described as a fantastic set of accounts to the meeting. The amount of work that Packie puts into keeping our Club accounts healthy could clearly be seen in his report, which showed that despite the huge amount of development work carried out this year our Club Finances are on a very sound footing. Secretary Jonathan O’Donovan’s Secretary’s Report gave a very detailed and informative account of the year both on and off the playing fields and again we should all be most appreciative to Jonathan for the work he carried out on our behalf this year. Bernard O’Gorman gave a report on the extensive development work carried out at the Club Grounds this year, and all those who worked with Bernard on these projects are to be thanked for providing us with such fantastic facilities. Frank Sweeney then delivered his Chairman’s Address where he refered to the huge loss the club suffered this year with the passing of men like Tony Mansfield, Seamus O’Brien, Felix Shields and Richie Duggan. He then praised all those who were involved in our successes on the playing fields especially our Senior and Under 21 Footballers and Junior Hurlers. Frank thanked all those who had worked for the club in the past year and hoped that 2014 will be equally as successful for the club. The election of officers then took place and the following were elected:

Presidents: Fr. Michael Enright, Ned Keane, Austin Flynn, Joseph Organ, Jimmy O’Leary, Liam Enright
Vice Presidents: Fr. Brunnock, Fr. Fives
Chairman: Bernard Shields.
Vice Chairman: Frank Sweeney
Secretary: Jonathan O’Donovan
Assistant Secretary: Éamonn Cashin
Treasurer: Packie Hurney
PRO: Neil Moore
Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
Cultural Officer: Tomás Ó Faoláin
Child Welfare Officer: Eddie O’Halloran
Committee: Michael Ferncombe, Niamh Enright, Brendan Mansfield, Seamie Murray, Bernard O’Gorman, Ian Kiely, Jim O’Mahoney, Sean McGrath, Gavin Breen

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €650.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate all in Ballysaggart on their fantastic victory in the Munster Junior Hurling Final on Sunday last and wish them the very best in their All Ireland Semi Final in the New Year.

Club Committee Meeting
There will be a meeting of the club committee on Thursday, December 19th at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

Team Managers
Anybody who is interested in managing any of our adult teams next year is asked to inform Jonathan O’Donovan by January 8th.

Club Social
Our Club Social has been fixed for February 15th in the Park Hotel, and we will have more details on this in the coming weeks. It promises to be a great night where we will be presenting medals to our victorious Senior and Under 21 Football teams and our Junior Hurling Team.

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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