Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Club Notes - 23rd April

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 29
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €3,820 as on Sunday night Siobhan O’Mahony was drawn out of the drum and picked card 29 which wasn’t the Joker though she did win €50. Barry Goode and Martin Lavan 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.

Senior Football
On Saturday evening last we took on Ardmore in the second round of the County Championship and recorded a good win on a score of 4:10 to 1:08.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €1550.

Senior Hurling
We play Fourmilewater this Sunday afternoon at 2pm in Fraher Field in the first round of the County Championship.

Intermediate Hurling
This Sunday we play Brickey Rangers in the first round of the Western Championship  at 7pm in Colligan.

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.

Intercounty Activity
On Wednesday last Waterford Minor Footballers were narrowly defeated by Tipperary in the Munster Championship where Kevin Dwane and Conor Prunty were on the team while Stephen Cliffe and John Elstead were on the panel and Gary Hurney is a selector with the team. On next Wednesday they take on Clare or Limerick where a win would see them qualify for the Munster Semi Final and we wish them the very best of luck.

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
We are delighted to report that there has been a truly fantastic response to our Fundraising Cycle from Limerick to Abbeyside. Liam O’Connor and his group of helpers  have done a huge amount of work to date and now have the 24 cyclists signed up for the full cycle which is the maximum amount allowed to do the full cycle due to health and safety guidelines. The second leg of the cycle is from Cappoquin to Abbeyside and this part of the cycle is open to all club members and supporters, whilst the last leg of the cycle will be from Quills to Abbeyside and it is hoped that as many as possible of our members both young and old will join the cycle there, to give the 24 brave cyclists who are doing the full cycle, a final push for home. Liam informs us that the formal launch for the cycle will be taking place in late June in our pitch and we will have more details on this closer to the time. In the meantime anybody who has any questions on the cycle or who would like to volunteer to help in anyway should contact any of the people listed below. This event promises to be a huge success and we urge all our supporters and members to lend a hand in whatever way you can.
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.

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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