Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Club Notes - 30th July

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 21
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €6,560 as on Sunday night Kevin and Nora Tobin were drawn out of the drum and picked card 21 which wasn’t the Joker though they did win €50. Jim Egan and JJ Whelan 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 Sunday evening last we defeated Ring in Round 3 of the County Championship in Fraher Field.

On Thursday night we play Clashmore in the County Championship at 8:00pm in Fraher Field.

Sponsored Cycle
After months of very careful planning and indeed hard training by many of the participants our Sponsored Cycle from Limerick to Abbeyside goes ahead this Saturday. When Liam O’Connor first mentioned the idea of the sponsored cycle last year few could have envisaged that it would be as successful as it now looks like being, which is thanks to the hard work of the small group of people who worked so hard behind the scenes. On Saturday morning 30 cyclists will depart Limerick city at 8.30am for the 130kms to Abbeyside. While many of the group are experienced cyclists, a good few are new to the sport. Many hours of training has gone into prepare for the cycle. For the people that are joining the group on the route please be in Glenshenane Woods car park at 2pm. Family cycle will leave Quills The Pike at 2.45pm. We would like to invite all club members to get out the bikes and join in the cycle. Children must be accompanied by an adult and helmets must be worn by all participants. Finally we would also like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors, and we look forward to seeing a big turnout on Saturday to cheer home the cyclists in Abbeyside at 3pm.

Summer Barbecue
To round off what should be a great day for the club on Saturday we are holding a Summer Barbecue in Kennedys Live at 8pm. Music on the night is by the Waxies and we will be holding a raffle on the night for some very attractive prizes.
1st Prize - 2 nights B&B in the Clarion Hotel Limerick.
2nd Prize - Newbridge Cutlery set.
3rd Prize - €100 Holiday voucher.
4th Prize - €100 Easons voucher.
Plus many more prizes. Tickets for barbecue and 5 tickets for raffle cost only €5. Please come along and show your support for the club at what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo returns to the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €1050.

Intercounty Activity
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate the County Minor Hurlers on their great victory over Dublin on Sunday last in Thurles. Conor Prunty was on the team while Stephen Cliffe and Sean Daly were on the panel and Donnacha Enright and Pat Moore are part of the backroom team.

Anybody looking to order tickets for the All Ireland Minor Semi Final against Kilkenny is asked to do so by this Friday by contacting Jonathan O’Donovan.

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 team 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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