Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 1st July

Under 14
On Friday last our under 14 panel and mentors headed off on their bus to Carnew in Co. Wicklow to play in this year’s Feile Peil. Our first game was against Crossbeg from Wexford. Our boys started very well and won 6-5 to 0-0. Second game Friday evening was against Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh, this was a much tougher and closer game. We were down by 6 pts early on but our lads responded well but could not get the required scores hitting the post 3 times in the last 10 minutes and lost out 2-5 to 1-4. The Carnew club organised a parade through the village Friday evening for the four teams they were hosting as they also had a girls team staying there. The whole village came out to view and support the players.
Saturday morning we played the host team and played very well to win 5-10 to 2-2. From here we moved to Ferns where we played Ardee from Co Louth in the quarter final. We played our best football in this game after a very slow start we were 2-3 to 0-1 down with 10 minutes gone playing with the wind. To their credit out boys fought back and were unlucky not to get a draw losing out 3-5 to 3-4.
On Saturday night our hosts had a barbecue for the players’ parents and supporters and a kids disco was organised. On the Sunday morning our lads went to support the host team in Plate Final in Ferns before heading home. On the way home they stopped in Kilkenny for some fun and games and a meal.
This was a fantastic weekend for all the kids and one they will remember for many years. We would like to thank all the parents and supporters that travelled all of whom had a great weekend also.
A word or appreciation must go to the host club Carnew who put in some effort to ensure a really enjoyable weekend for everyone that was there.
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, Ben O Donovan, Danial Treen, Jamie Moylan, Tony Dwyer, Calum Beresford, Niall Buckley, DJ Kiely, Michael Kiely, James Cowler.

Under 16
Our under 16 hurling team get their championship up and running on Monday night next the 6th July at home to Ballygunner.

Minor Hurling
Now that the leaving cert has finished minor hurling training has started again. Our first game was fixed for Monday June 29th away to the Brickies. At the time of going to print the result of this match was not available but will be included in next week’s notes.

Under 10
Wednesday evening last (24th) we completed the U10 Western Football Tournament on a lovely sunny evening in Cappoquin. First up was a match against the hosts and after a good come back by Cappoquin we held on to win 3-7 to 3-4. Our second game, we faced Kilrossanty and won 3-5 to 3-1. After a long wait we found out that we would play Clashmore in the 'A' final on the night. At the full time whistle the game ended in a draw so we had 5 mins a half extra time to decide the winners. With time up and we winning by a goal, (5-9 to 4-9) Clashmore had one last chance to equalise, but this effort was magnificently saved by Conor and the final whistle was blown to great cheers from the lads. With us winning our three games on the night this meant we finished second overall after the three nights and duly the boys collected their medals. A big well done to the boys and a huge thanks goes to the host clubs over the nights (Ballinameela, Kilrossanty and Cappoquin).

Ballinacourty team that took part in Western U10
Football League in Cappoquin

Player Profiles

Charlie Gleeson 
Name: Charlie Gleeson
Age: 5 ½
Favourite Food: Chicken Nuggets
Favourite Sports: Soccer & Hurling
Favourite Film: Toy Story

Rory Mulcahy
Name: Rory Mulcahy
Age: 5 years
Favourite Food: Chips
Favourite Sport: Hurling
Favourite TV Programme: Spongebob

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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