Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Juvenile Notes - 22nd January

Indoor Hurling
Indoor training will recommence in the Friary College on Friday 31st January. Teamer will be sent out to all. U5’s and U6’s are between the times of 18:00 to 18:45 and under 7’s 18:45 to 19:30. To help cover costs a small charge of two euro a child will apply.

Medal Presentation
Our medal presentation for the victorious underage teams of 2013 took place in the Friary college canteen on Friday night last. This was an outstanding success with no fewer than 80 young children receiving medals on the night. Our MC for the night was Kieran O’ Connor and as usual we thank him for doing a very professional job. We had speeches on the night from our juvenile chairman Michael Ferncombe and our adult chairman Bernard Shields. From everyone involved a special word of thanks must go to Babs Kiely and her team in the Friary for providing refreshments which were enjoyed by both young and old alike.
The medals on the night were presented by our special guest Niamh Briggs from the Irish international ladies rugby team who last year won the grand slam for the very first time. Niamh then went on to win international player of the year which is an outstanding achievement for a local girl with strong connections to the club through her playing involvement with the ladies footballers and through her dad Michael and of course her brother Shane. We thank Niamh most sincerely for taking time out of her busy schedule to present our medals and give the youngsters plenty of advice in her speech.
The teams who received medals on the night were the under 12 hurlers and footballers, the under 13 hurlers and footballers the under 14 hurlers and footballers and the under 16 footballers. All in all on the playing field 2013 was a very successful year for our juvenile section and let’s hope these medals are the first of many for most involved. We would also like to thank all the players and especially their parents for turning up on the night and making the night the success it was.
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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