Saturday, April 5, 2014

'Abbeyside Senior Hurling Team'

This song appeared in the Dungarvan Observer in 1966 after our senior hurlers 2-10 to 1-4 win in the Sargent Cup against Iar-Dhéise, a selection from the Tallow, Shamrocks and Ballyduff Upper clubs.

[Air: “The Men of the West”]

There’s a dear little village in Ireland,
So beautiful, lovely and fair,
With grand sea air all around it;
What a joy it is to live there!

It’s so pleasant to go for a ramble
Or to take a wee journey by car,
And to meet all your friends at the local
As they travel from near and far.

You have heard of great statesmen and heroes
Renowned for their fortune and name;
But our own darling team from the Village,
Oh! they have greater powers and fame.

Well, you just have to see them in action
And their nice manly ways while they play,
In a clean, sporting manner befitting
Our clever young men of today.

They have beaten the pick of Iar-Dhéise,
The Brickeys are next team to meet,
But when our lads step out to oppose them
’Twill be victory and not defeat.

So “Good Luck” to our loyal Abbeyside boys,
Those stalwarts so faithful and true,
Who kept up the good name of the Village,
As they don the old Gold-and-Blue.

And whoever they meet in the final
I know they will never give up,
But will hurl with the strength that is in them
And bring back that grand Sargent Cup.

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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