Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 22nd July

Hurling on the Green
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The club would like to send out apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced in any way with the cancelling of hurling on the green on Thursday last. The Irish weather was the main reason for this and it was out of our hands completely with the amount of rain that fell on the day. We are hoping to see better weather conditions this Wednesday.

Under 10
The U10 panel travelled to Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 18th July to take part in the Munster U10 Hurling blitz. This was played in Dr Morris Park which is right beside Semple Stadium. First game on the day was against Scariff Ogonnelloe from Co. Clare and the lads won this one well. Second up was Doon from Co. Limerick, this was a much tougher game but the lads dug in and came away with a one point victory. Last game was against Cork's Lisgoold and again we played very well and made it three out of three on the day. The emphasis of the blitz was participation, improve skill levels and fun and all three were achieved. Well done to the boys on the effort put in, thanks to the parents who travelled and a special thanks to Paschal for refereeing the games. Also thanks to Shane Briggs who took a training session with the boys on Friday evening, this was something different for the boys and they enjoyed it too. We take a break for a few weeks now to enjoy holidays and recharge the batteries and a text will be sent out a couple of days before we come back.

Abbeyside U10 Hurling Panel that took place
in a Munster Hurling Blitz in Thurles
Back Row (L to R): Rian Walsh, Cormac Dunne Fitzgerald, Jack O Donovan, Daniel Morrissey, Sean Walsh, Ben O Donovan, Jake Fitzgerald Drummy, Darragh Walsh, Sam Phelan, Hannah Walsh, Laura Cosgrave.
Front Row (L to R): Aaron Walsh, Billy O Connell, Ethan Keohan, Darragh Cosgrave, Aodhan Barrett, Kieran Cosgrave, Jamie Mulcahy (Missing from photo Cathal Sweeney).

Under 13
We took on Fourmilewater in the Under 13 Western Hurling Championship on Wednesday night last. After playing very well on the night it was the visitors who came away with victory and while we lost the game the lads gave it everything on the night. We also played on Monday night of this week in this championship against St. Pat’s but the result of this match was not available at the time of going to print but will be included in next week’s notes.

Under 14
Our Under 14 hurlers took on a very strong Ballygunner team in the first round of the Under 14 County Championship on Monday night of last week. Again a loss here was the result but everyone was full of praise for our boys on the night. They fought tooth and nail throughout before losing out by a goal. Well done to all who played on the night.

Under 16
Our Under 16s play their second game of the County Championship on this Wednesday night against Tramore. After losing in the first round a win here is a must if we have ambitions of qualifying for the knockout stages of the championship.

Minor Hurling
Our minor hurling team also played their second game of the county championship on Sunday night last against Mount Sion. On the night we were too strong for our opponents and came away with victory. Our next match at this age group is on Wednesday night next against Clann na Gael.

Player Profiles

Conor Byrne
Name: Conor Byrne
Favourite Food: Apples
Favourite Sport: Hurling
Favourite TV Programme: Watching Hurling

Alex Lubek
Name: Alex Lubek
Favourite Food: Meat
Favourite Sport: Hurling
Favourite TV: Watching Hurling

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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