Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Juvenile Notes - 30th April

Under 9
The latest round of the Western hurling and football league was played last week with a trip for group two to Tallow (Tues 22nd) and group one travelled to Lismore (Wed 23rd). Group two played great hurling and recorded a fine victory on the night while the boys in group one found the going much tougher against a fine Lismore set up. Monday gone (28th) saw both teams play the same opposition in football in Abbeyside. Details next week.

Under 8
Our under 8 hurling team played against Fourmilewater on Sunday last in the Fraher Field at half time in the match between the same two teams at senior level. All players acquitted themselves well before a large attendance .Well done to all.

Outdoor Hurling
Our underage outdoor hurling commences this Saturday morning the 3rd May at the Burgery at 10. 30 Am. All are welcome. This covers all age ranges from under 5 to under 10. Anyone who has not paid their membership yet is asked to pay it on the morning for insurance reasons. Membership forms will also be given out on the morning. Helmets are compulsory and there will be a €2 cost to cover expenses.

Under 16
Our under 16 footballers were due to play their last match in the round robin series of their football county championship last night, Tuesday 29th of April in Abbeyside against Gaultir. Going to print no score was available but will be covered in next week’s notes.

Under 14
Our under 14 Footballers played in the Féile football county final last Wednesday night against the Eastern champions De La Salle in Walsh Park. Playing with the breeze in the first half we were slow to get going, as the half progressed we settled in well and were 1-4 to 0-0 up at half time. In the second half we played much better and went on to record a good win 2-10 to 0-2. This was a great achievement for this panel of players, who now go on to represent the county in the Féile national championships. This is the second consecutive year that the club has qualified for this tournament. Plans are underway to fundraise to send the panel to Mayo for this year’s competition on the 27th June.
Panel: Jake O’Riordan, Eoin Ahearne, Danial Raher , Sean Kent, Fergal Roche, Johnny Treen,  Meldan O’Dwyer, Eoin Flynn, Shane Kiely, Dathi Brunnock, Jamie Walsh, Ben Flynn, Senan Travers, Cian O’Riordan, Michael Kiely, Sean Roche, Barry Morrissey, Rory Ahearne, Patrick Fitzgerald, David Hayes, Michael Troy, Oisin Hallahan, Danny Reynolds, James Riordan.
On Saturday morning we switched to hurling for the Western Féile semi final against Lismore. This was a much tougher game and with less than 10 minutes to go we were one point down but boys battled away well and won 3-5 to 1-7.

Under 13
Our under 13 are out next weekend in the Football Western Semi Final against the Nire.

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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