Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 27th May

Under 10
On a lovely Saturday morning for hurling we headed off to Ballyduff Upper for their annual U10 tournament. We entered division 1 to test ourselves against the best and our first game at 10:30 was against De La Salle, and with 5 points to spare the city side came out on top. After a break we played our next game at 11:30 against Cork side Sarsfields, and lost out by 2 points, conceding a late goal. Last up was a match against Fourmilewater and unfortunately defeat was our lot again by 2 points, again a fortunate goal denying us. Well done to our lads on a tough but good day's hurling. On any given day we can match these teams and with the bit of luck you needcould have won a couple of these games. A big thanks to Ballyduff for the invitation and well done to them on a successfully run tournament. Please god they'll keep it going for many years to come. Panel on the day: Darragh Cosgrave, Kieran Cosgrave, Jamie Mulcahy, Ethan Keohan, Sam Phelan, Cormac Dunne Fitzgerald, Jake Fitz. Drummy, Brian Callaghan, Fionn O Murchu, Conor Gough, Daniel Morrisey, Jake O Donnell, Billy O Connell, Sean Queally, Darragh Walsh, Sean Walsh, Jack O Donovan.

Under 8
The U8’s took part in the first night of the Western Football tournament last Wednesday evening in Bushy Park. The lads played 3 games and a great night was had by all. The next night for this tournament will be Wednesday 4th June when we will travel out to Clashmore. A big thank you to the Brickeys club who ensured all adults and children were looked after on the night.
The U8’s have also started using the wall ball for hurling training every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 and this has proved to be a big hit with the boys. New members are always welcome.

Under 16
Last Saturday morning our Under 16 Footballers took to Fraher Field in the Division 1 Football County Final against De La Salle. The previous time both teams played earlier this year we had a slight advantage of 4 points, so this was set up to be a good game and go down to the wire.
We got off to a slow start and conceded a penalty and despite a great initial save from Aaron the rebound found the net. We trailed in the early stages by 0-1 to 1-2. We settled in after about 15 minutes and picked off a number of good points to lead at half time 0-8 to 1-2. Early in the second half the city side fought back and were a point up with 15 minutes to go 0-9 to 2-4. At this point our boys dug deep and put in a great closing 15 minutes to record a 2-11 to 2-5 win. This was a great result for the panel who trained well since the end of January.
We would like to wish the players on this panel doing exams well and the others after a short break will start preparing for the Hurling championship.
Panel: Aaron Beresford, David Montgomery, Shane Ahearne, Jack Kiely, Mark Towmey Bearach Moore, Jamie Walsh, Tom Looby, Shane Kiely Dáithí Brunnock, Ben Flynn, Pádraig Moore, Cian Fagan, James Riordan, Seán Whelan-Barrett, Adam Clarke, Eoin Fynn, Seán Kent, Danny Reynolds, Tommy Walsh, Jake O’Riordan, Dean Beresford.

Under 14
Our Under 14’s went to Fraher Field on Sunday morning to play the Western Football Final against An Ghaeltacht. This was the 4th time this year that both these teams met in football. This was a very entertaining game with some excellent football played by both teams. Our boys proved too strong and ran out winners 6-6 to 2-6.
Next up here is the County Final on the 6th June in Fraher Field against Gaultier.
Panel: Tadhg Collins, Sean Roche, Michael Troy Patrick Fitzgerald, Colin Foley, Eoin Ahearne, Alec Norris, Senan Travers, Rory Ahearne, Cian O Riordan, Oisin Hallahan, Dáire Slevin, David Hayes, Danial Raher, David Shields, Cathal Cosgrave, Ben O Donovan, Danial Treen, Jamie Moylan, Calum Beresford, Niall Buckly, Eoin Flynn, DJ Kiely, Michael Kiely, James Cowler.

Minor Football
Our minor football team got a great week for the club in football going on Wednesday night last when they contested the County Minor ‘A’ Football Championship at the Fraher Field. This was a tough encounter throughout against a very well balanced Gaultier fifteen. We trailed at the break by a point and were lucky in some respects to be only down by the minimum. However after the break we came out and kept the city team scoreless while kicking some great scores of our own. The final score line was Ballinacourty 2-6 Gaultier 1-4. There were great scenes of jubilation at the final whistle when our team captain David Looby raised the cup for the first time in ten years. A big thank you must go to the panel of players and especially all the team mentors involved who have put in so much time and effort into this group since January. The team had a meal on Saturday in the Park Hotel after the Under 16 Final because it was too late after the game on Wednesday night to get food.
Our attentions at this grade now turn to hurling and hopefully after the exams this team will train just as hard at the small ball to try and be as successful as they were at football. Well done to all.

Outdoor Hurling
Our outdoor hurling sessions continue again on Saturday morning, 30th May 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 of11.30 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.

Kelloggs 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

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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