Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Club Notes - 22nd January

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 13
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €8,342 as on Sunday night Fran Hyslop was drawn out of the drum and picked card 23 but did not find the Joker, yet he did win €50. Sandra Cliffe and Dylan and Chrissie Terry won €25 each.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo will return to the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €950.

Park Hotel Awards
On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish Niamh Briggs the very best of luck ahead of the Annual Park Hotel Sports Awards. Niamh had a year to remember in 2013 as she was part of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team that claimed a historic first Grand Slam, with Niamh being one of the leading members of the team. Her contribution to the Grand Slam did not go unnoticed by those involved in Ladies Rugby around the world as in recent weeks she was declared World Player of the Year for 2013, which was fitting recognition for the performances she delivered over the last 12 months. Niamh is always extremely generous with her time and it was very much appreciated by all in the club that she took time out from her hectic schedule to present the medals to our underage players at last Friday’s medal presentation. Once again we congratulate Niamh on her fantastic success in 2013 and wish her the very best of luck on Saturday night and indeed for the year ahead.

With a number of football Championships due to get underway in the next number of weeks we would ask that all players and indeed non players make a special effort to pay their membership to our Membership Officer Kevin Tobin as soon as possible. Kevin will be in the club grounds on Monday night from 7:30 to 8:30 pm to collect membership from anybody who wishes to pay it.

Club Social
Our Club Social has been fixed for Saturday February 15th in the Park Hotel, and 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.  Tickets costing 25 euro can be ordered from Michael Ferncombe, Kevin Tobin, Niamh Enright, Jonathan O’Donovan, Tiernan Murray or Neil Moore.

GAA National Draw
This year for the GAA are staging a National Draw with some truly fantastic prizes on offer. The prize fund is being fully paid for by Croke Park meaning that 100% of the money the club makes from the draw will be kept by the club. Tickets cost €10 each and are currently available to purchase from any member of the Club Committee or the Juvenile Committee.
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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