Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Club Notes - 21st January

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 26
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connor’s Bar where the jackpot is €3,800. On Sunday night last Fiona Flynn was drawn out and chose card number 26 which wasn’t the Joker although she did win €50. Jim O’Mahony and Miguel Garcia won €25 each.  As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar and Crottys Corner Bar.

National Draw
Tickets for the GAA National Draw are currently on sale from any member of our club committee and the adult players. There are some fantastic prizes on offer in the draw with tickets costing €10 each all of which is retained by the club. We would ask any ticket sellers to please return their tickets by January 23rd along with the money for these tickets.

Minor Football
Our minor footballer will get their County Championship Campaign underway on the weekend of February 7th /8th away to Rathgormack.

Inter County Duty
On Sunday last the Waterford Senior Footballers continued their good start to the year with victory over Cork in the McGrath Cup. This was Waterford’s first victory over Cork in Senior Football in over 50 years and they now go in search of a first McGrath Cup title since 1981. Stephen Enright, Michael O’Halloran and Patrick Hurney were all on the team and we wish them the best of luck against UCC in the final this weekend in Fraher Field.

We would ask all players to please make an effort to get their membership fees paid as soon as possible as any player who suffers an injury in training or matches is not covered by insurance unless they have paid their membership .

Booking of Fields
With a number of teams starting back training we would like to remind all team managers to please ensure that they book the field with Michael O’Donovan prior to training.

Club Bingo
Our Club Bingo will continue this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €750.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Jimmy O’Dea, Home Rule Street who passed away last week. Jimmy played with the club for many years and this tradition was continued on by Jimmy’s sons and his late brother Liam O’Dea served the club on the playing fields and as an administrator for many years. Once again we send our sympathies to all the O’Dea family especially to Jimmy’s wife Bridget, daughter Siobhan, sons Ciaran, Timmy and Donncha and his sister Joan.
We would also like to send our sympathies to the Dwyer and Elstead families on the death of Mrs. Mary Dwyer, Caseyville recently. Mrs. Dwyer’s grandsons are very valued playing members of our underage and adult teams at present and we once again send our sympathies to the family and many friends of Mrs. Dwyer but especially to her daughters Eileen, Kay, Joan and Alice and to her sons Noel, Liam, Anthony, Raymond and Michael.

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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