Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Juvenile Notes - 1st October

U 14 County Hurling Champions
Our under 14 team had a fantastic 8-9 to 1-6 victory over Roanmore in the County Hurling Final played at Fraher Field, last Saturday afternoon, and in doing so retained their title from last year.
A tremendous second half performance was given as both teams were level at the halftime break 2-2 to 1-5. The Abbeyside boys really picked up their game after the break and played some very good hurling. The standard of blocking, tackling, passing and finishing was a joy to watch. There were some excellent individual performances, however it was the teamwork that really set them apart from the opposition. We outscored the city side by 6-7 to a single point in the second half.
A delighted Meldan O’Dwyer received the cup on behalf of the panel and in his acceptance speech thanked the management, players and parents for their work and help all year. Later the players went for a celebratory meal and afterwards toured the parish by car with the cup.
This has capped a tremendous year for this panel of players winning both the Feile Hurling and Football County Finals earlier this year and Saturday adding the hurling county championship to the football one captured in the spring. This is a rare achievement for any team and the first time achieved in the club. 

Minor Hurling
Our minor hurling team played against Clann na Gael on Wednesday night of last week and played well in the second half to come out on top in the county semi final at the Fraher Field. They now play Cappoquin in the County Final this Friday night coming again in the Fraher Field at 6.30 before the senior footballers take on St. Saviours. We would encourage all supporters to come along early and cheer on the team and we as a club would like to wish all the players and mentors well.

Danny Lenihan Cup
Just a reminder to parents that the Danny Lenihan Cup for juveniles will take place on Saturday morning, 11th October at the Burgery.

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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