Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 20th May

Minor Football
Best of luck to our Minor football team who play in the County Final tonight Wednesday against Gaultier. Everyone in the club wish all the players and mentors involved the very best of luck.

Eveyone in the club would like to congratulate all the children of the parish who have made their First Holy Communion in recent weeks and to those who will make them in the next few weeks.

Under 16
Our under 16 football team also take part in a county final this Saturday against De La Salle. Like our minor team we wish everyone involved the very best of luck.

Under 14
Our under 14 football team play in a Western Final this Sunday morning. For times of this game please look elsewhere in the issue of this paper.

Outdoor Hurling
Our outdoor hurling sessions continue again on Saturday morning the 23rd May at our club grounds. These sessions will include under 6, 7 and 8s and will run from 10.30 to 11.30. Our under9 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
The under 10 team will train between the time of 6 and 7 on a Friday evening at the wall ball and the under 11 team between 7 and 8 on a Friday night. Our under 12 team will train between 7 and 8 on a Wednesday night again at the wall ball. Again all are welcome to attend.

Kellogs Cúl Camps
The Waterford GAA Cúl Camps are back again this year and this year they will take place in Abbeyside /Ballinacourty from June 29th to the 3rd July. Our club co-ordinator is Audrey and she can be contacted on (087) 6987388 for any information regarding these camps. Alternatively you can find information on these camps and book your place on

Over the last few days we played a couple of challenge matches as we prepare for the Ballyduff Upper Festival of U10 Hurling. First up was Mount Sion, on a beautiful evening in Abbeyside where, after a slow start we played much better in the second half. This is a very good Mt. Sion team and a good learning curve for our lads. Then onSaturday morning just gone we travelled to Lismore, again a lovely morning for hurling. A great game was played by both clubs and you could see that the lads learned from the Mt. Sion game, with improvements all round the pitch. A couple more training sessions before Ballyduff (which is starting for us on Saturday 23rd) and we'll be well prepared for the tournament and we'll give it a right go. We are due to play De La Salle, Fourmilewater and Sarsfield. If we come out of the group we'll be playing the semi-final the following week. Also coming up we have an U10 Western Football Tournament. Dates for your diary regarding the football are: May 27th in Ballinameela,June 10th in Kilrossanty and June 24th in Cappoquin.

Player Profiles

Jack Burns

Name: Jack Burns
Age: 5 years
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Sport: Soccer
Favourite TV Programme: Ben 10

Leonardo Maxwell 

Name: Leonardo Maxwell
Age: 5 years
Favourite Food: Chips & Sweets
Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite TV Programme: Horrid Henry

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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