Saturday, March 29, 2014

Photo of the Week

1965 Western Intermediate Football Champions
Back Row (L to R): V. Byrne, L. Enright, B. O'Connor, J. Cosgrave, J. Elstead, M. Kiely, T. Mansfield, D. Whelan.
Front Row (L to R): D. Barry, D. Murray, P. Enright, J. McGrath, P. Hogan, J. Hogan, P. McGovern.

This week's photo shows the Ballinacourty Intermediate Football team that won the Western Championship in 1965. Comprehensive victories over Cappoquin and Affane set up a final appearance against Clashmore. At the final whistle, the green and white hoops had won on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-2 and in the process secured the club's first divisional title at this grade. A few weeks later the players capped off a wonderful year with victory in the county decider against Rathgormack. Thus, Ballinacourty entered the senior ranks for the very first time.
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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