Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Juvenile Notes - 18th December

Under 15 and Under 16 Australian Visit
Everyone involved with the club would like to send out a big thank you to anyone who helped in any way to making the trip of the Australian touring side so successful last Monday night week last. From the parents who took in children to Babs Kiely and her staff at the Friary College for providing the food after the game a big thank you to everyone. Without everybody’s help the staging of this very successful compromise rules game would not have been possible. The games themselves were interesting to say the least. Each game consisted of the normal football in the first half and the oval-ball in the second half. In the under 15 game we were up against very strong opponents and despite trying very hard on the night the Aussies were physically too strong for us and we got beaten in this game. However the under 16 squad all put their shoulder to the wheel to make sure we weren’t going to lose both games and matched their opponents in the physical stakes and came away in the end with a hard fought win. Thank you to all the players who played on the night. I think it’s fair to say they all enjoyed the experience and will remember it for a long time to come. Thank you to our field committee for having the grounds looking so great for this time of the year. It was a credit to everyone involved. Thank you to the parents who brought desserts and cakes with them to the Friary after the game to help feed our local players and parents as well as our touring visitors. After the game our chairman Michael Ferncombe made a presentation to all the touring Australian players as well as thanking them for visiting as well as the Man of the Match awards. Overall a very successful night was had by all and we would most like to thank the touring side for giving us the opportunity to host them and to their referee who helped our lads beforehand with the rules. Well done to all.

Happy Christmas
Everyone on the juvenile committee would like to wish all our supporters players and parents well over the Christmas. Happy Christmas and New Year to one and all and hopefully we will see ye all again soon in the New Year.
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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