Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Club Notes - 26th March

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 53
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €3,056 as on Sunday night Lar Power was drawn out of the drum and picked card 53 which wasn’t the Joker though he did win €50. Killian Lyons and Nora Tobin won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, The Village Inn, Village Flowers, Kennedys Live, Spar, Mike Kiely’s Butchers and Mousies Takeaway.

County Football League
We played De la Salle on Friday night last at 8pm in Abbeyside in the first round of the County League and recorded a good win on the night.

County Hurling League
We play Tallow in the first round of the County league in Abbeyside tonight, Wednesday 26th at 8pm.

Table Quiz
This Friday night we are holding a fundraising table quiz in Minnies Bar at 9pm to help raise funds for the club. This promises to be a most enjoyable night and we appeal to as many people as possible to come along and lend their support.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €1350.

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.

Deise Development Draw
Tickets for the 2014 Deise Development Draw are currently on sale from members of both our Adult and Juvenile Committees. Again this year there are a number of very attractive prizes on offer every month but the main attraction of the Draw is that as well as being in with a chance of winning one of these prizes you are supporting our club and helping us raise some badly needed funds to run the club. Our ticket sellers will be calling on the houses of the parish over the next number of weeks but if we manage to miss you and you wish to purchase a ticket then please contact any member of our Club Committee.

Fundraising Cycle
One of our most loyal and dedicated Club Members Liam O’Connor is calling on all Abbeyside/Ballinacourty members, players, supporters, friends and cycling enthusiasts to support a Fundraising Cycle which he is organising on Saturday August 2nd. Liam is organising the cycle from Limerick to Abbeyside to raise much need funds towards the running and further development of the club. As you all know the club has had huge success on the playing fields last year and all our club teams and ladies represented the club with great pride throughout the year.  The club would not be able to run as smoothly as it currently does without the huge volume of volunteers who give so much of their time to coaching teams, by working on committees and doing countless tasks in fundraising and all other events run by the club. The facilities in our club have been brought to a new level in recent years thanks to the generosity of all in our Parish who give very generously when club people come calling at their homes, work places, shops and businesses to raise funds to help pay for projects such as  the refurbishment of the dressing rooms, installing state of the art floodlights and generator to run lights, the erection of a state of the art ball alley to improve hurling skills and the purchase of almost 8 acres and the developing of the third pitch which will cater for the needs of the club teams for many years to come.  We would like to thank all those people who have dug deep into their pockets to allow the club to be able to provide all these amenities. Liam is calling on any who would like to join him on the cycle to let him know in the next few weeks.  The cycle will cater for all levels of cyclists and will involve a trip of around 85 to 90 miles. Please contact Liam, Michael, Benny or Beanie to let them know of your interest and meetings will be organised to let people know of what it takes to be a part of a huge fun cycle.  Liam can be contacted at 0851191908 or, Michael can be reached at or 0877682068, Benny can be contacted at or 087-9352716 while Beanie can be reached at or 087-6436046.

Booking of Pitches
All team managers are reminded to please ensure that they have booked the pitch for training or matches with Michael O’Donovan. We would also ask tem managers to please try and do as much heavy training in the areas behind the goals.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Johnny Hourigan, Abbeyside, who passed away last week. Along with all his brothers Johnny wore our club jersey and was a great supporter of not alone our club but of many organisations in Abbeyside. Johnny tasted success with us as an underage player and remained a loyal supporter of our club after he finished playing.
We would also like to send our sympathies to the Power family, Dungarvan on the death of Tommy (Snail) Power over the weekend. One of the finest footballers ever to grace the playing fields in Waterford, Tommy won numerous County Titles with John Mitchels, before going on to play with Ballinacourty for a number of years, which along with his near ever presence at matches in Fraher Field, or other venues in Waterford and indeed further afield ensured he had an enormous circle of friends in the GAA community.  Once again we send our sympathies to Tommy’s family and friends on the passing of one the true characters of the GAA.
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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