Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 17th June

Under 6 and 7
On Saturday morning last we took part in an under 6 and 7 blitz against Fourmilewater at the Burgery. In glorious weather everyone from both sides acquitted themselves well and a good day was had by all.

Under 8
The under 8 season is currently in full swing with lots going on. We played in the second night of the Western Football tournament in Clashmore on the 3rd June and a great night was had by all. We host the final night of this tournament on this Wednesday night the 17th June at 18.30. The group also had two teams in Carriganore for a hurling blitz last Saturday morning and all the lads played some great hurling on the day. The Tuesday night wall ball sessions are really paying off for this group. A big thank you must go to all the parents who bring their kids out to training and providing transport to the blitz games. Play and Stay games for the under 8 team start with hurling on Monday the 22nd in Dungarvan. As always new members are always welcome to join at any stage throughout the year.

Under 10
Wednesday the 10th we continued the U10 Western Football Tournament. Host club for the night was Kilrossanty, so we headed off to Lemybrien on a beautiful summers evening. First up was Affane, and not since we beat Tramore by one point to nil in the minor football county final of 1959 did Ballinacourty record the same score line in a game, but that was the score on the night. Cormac got the point for us. Our 2nd game was against Clashmore. A much closer game than the 1st night saw us lose by four points. In to the B final again on the night and we met a much stronger St. Olivers outfit than on the first night we played them and we lost out by a couple of goals. Final night will be played in Cappoquin on Wednesday 24th where we will bring our full squad. Panel on the night: Conor Gough, Jake Fitzgerald Drummey, Jake O Donnell, Cathal Sweeney, Ethan Keohan, Jack O Donovan, Sean Walsh, Cormac Dunne Fitzgerald, Darragh Walsh, Sam Phelan. Missing on the night was Brian Callaghan, who we wish a speedy recovery from a broken collar bone sustained recently. We also wish his brother Sean well who also broke his arm during the past week.

Under 13
We had a great win last Saturday in the Under 13 Football Championship Final against Gaultier. This was a great team performance full of determination, skill and a never say die attitude.
We started very well with Daire and Alec winning the midfield battle and kicked 7 unanswered points in the first 10 minutes, then Gaultier got going and scored three points. We then scored the first goal of the game where DJ Kiely slipped through the defence to finish to the net. Then Gaultier really came into the game and brought the game back to a two point game .We exchanged points in the second half with the opposition, and the game was very tight when Ben O Donovan rose high above the goalie to fist the ball to the net.
Our defence were playing really well, with Niall, Daniel, Jamie, James, Sean and Colin cutting out several scoring chances. The forwards of Willy, Eoin, DJ, Tadgh, Ben and especially Jack battling very hard and taking their scoring chances. We then introduced Oisin, Joe and Rian as legs were getting tired.
As the final whistle blew it was all square so extra time was awaiting us. The extra time was five minutes a side and Gaultier got first run and scored two unanswered points in the first half. On the changeover we moved the ball very quick and up stepped Rian Walsh to find the net and within two minutes we had another goal from Daire Slevin. We defended very well for the last minute and ran out deserving winners. Our goalkeeper David played very well between the posts and stopped several goal chances. Our captain Niall Buckley received the trophy on behalf of the panel and thanked the opposition for a very sporting game. Every panel member whether playing in the final or not contributed to this fantastic win.
County U13 Division 1 Football Champions, 2015

Captain Niall Buckley raises the
County U13 Football Division 1 Championship Shield

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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