Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Club Notes - 5th March

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 1
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €2,376 as on Sunday night Mary Rossiter was drawn out of the drum and picked card 1 which wasn’t the Joker though she did win €50. Clodagh Caufield and Jacqueline McGrath 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.

Under 21 Football
On Sunday last we were defeated by a strong St. Oliver’s side in the Western Semi Final in Fraher Field. We would like to thank the players and management team for their efforts and commitment during their two games.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €1250.

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.

Club Facilities
Over the past number of years we have carried out some extensive work to our club facilities to enable our own Club Members to avail of the best of facilities which we can provide. We have been able to carry out this work thanks to the generous support of many of our loyal members and supporters. We emphasise that these facilities are for the use of our own paid up members and we will not tolerate any kind of intimidation of our members by any “guests” or “visitors” to our club grounds in the future. To date a number of County and indeed other Club teams have availed of our facilities and these teams are all most welcome to use them provided they are booked accordingly through Michael O’Donovan, but we once again stress that individuals are neither allowed or welcome to simply enter our club grounds and prevent our own members from using these facilities and if such behavior continues we will take these matters further.

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.

County Board Quiz
This Thursday night, March 6th Alice O’Connors will be the venue for our Club members who wish to take part in the County Board Radio Quiz with proceedings getting under way at 8pm.

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.

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.
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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