Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 11th March

Under 10
With 6 weeks training under our belt we started the Western Under 10 Football League. With a big panel we divided our squad to enter two teams so all the lads would get equal playing time. First up we travelled to Cappoquin and played very good football in windy and boggy under foot conditions. Unfortunately our game against the Nire was called off due to the conditions in Ballymacarbry. We will play this at a later date. The weekend just gone we welcomed Lismore & Ballyduff Upper to Abbeyside. Again we played very well against Lismore and a big thanks to all our boys who helped out Lismore by lining out for them as they were short a few players. In the other game Ballyduff were strong and our boys battled hard for every ball. The panel who've played to date are Billy O Connell, Brian Callaghan, Cathal Sweeney, Conor Gough, Cormac Dunne Fitzgerald, Daniel Morrisey, Darragh Cosgrave, Darragh Walsh, Ethan Keohan, Fionn O Murchu, Jack O Donovan, Jake Fitzgerald Drummy, Jake O Donnell, Kieran Cosgrave, Sam Phelan, Sean Queally, Sean Walsh. Thanks to Cal Tutty from the U9 panel who togged out against Ballyduff, we had a couple of lads away and a couple sick. We have plenty more games to play in this league so we look forward to welcoming back the few yet to play. Training continues Friday night 6 till 7 unless you hear otherwise.

Outdoor Hurling
Our outdoor hurling sessions continue again on Saturday morning the 14th March at our club grounds. These sessions will include under 6, 7 and 8s and will run from 10.30 to 11.30. Our under 9 team will train between the time of 11.30 and 12.30 at our wall ball. All are welcome to attend and it would be great to see some new faces. Helmets will be available to buy at a discounted rate at these sessions.

Under 10, 11 and 12
This group will train on Friday evenings at the club grounds. The under 10 team between the time of 6 and 7 and the under 11 and under 12 teams between 7 and 8. Again all are welcome to attend.

Just to let everyone know that membership for the current year is now due. Mentors for each group of players now have membership forms and there also available if needed from Niamh Enright. We ask all players that this membership is paid as soon as possible for insurance reasons.

There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of Abbeyside/Ballinacourty Juvenile Club for the next three Saturdays. Please drop off all items at the clubhouse between 10.00am to 12.30pm on March 14th and March 21st.  They can be dropped at the clubhouse between 10.00am and 3:30pm on March 28th. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and re-used and other items will be recycled for items, such as, industrial wipes or soundproofing. Laptops (must be intact with lead) also mobile phones are accepted but please keep separate. No household bric a brac. If you cannot make it to the clubhouse on the day, please contact Audrey (087-6987388) or email ( before the 28th March to make arrangements for collection of items.

Minor Football
Our minor football team played De La Salle on Sunday morning last at home and played good football at times to come away with a win.

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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