Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Club Notes - 9th April

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 49
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €3,468 as on Sunday night Louise Tutty was drawn out of the drum and picked card 49 which wasn’t the Joker though she did win €50. Bernard Gorman and Bridie Murphy 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
On Friday night last we took on Kilrossanty in round two of the County League. At the end of a game played in terrible conditions we came away with a good six point victory.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €1450.

Senior Football
We take on Rathgormack in the first round of the County Championship this Sunday in Fraher Field at 3:30 pm.

Intermediate Football
This Sunday evening we play Geraldines in Bushy Park at 7pm in the first round of the Western Championship.

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.

Inter County Activity
On Sunday last Shane Briggs and Stephen Enright were part of the Waterford Senior Football team that defeated Carlow in Fraher Field in their final game of the National League. We would like to wish the Waterford Minor hurlers the very best of luck ahead of their Munster Championship game against Clare this Wednesday night in Ennis. Conor Prunty and Sean Daly are on the panel while Donnacha Enright is a member of the backroom team.

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.

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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