Saturday, July 11, 2015

Photo of the Week

Abbeyside Junior Hurlers v Éire Óg, 1949
Back Row (L to R): J. Tobin, D. Whelan, S. Callaghan, S. Cullinane, P. O'Connor, T. Cowman, T. Kiely, F. McGovern, D. O'Connor, N. Hayes, J. McGregor, T. Waters, M. O'Connor, P. Burke, M. Landers, S. Leahy.
Front Row (L to R): M. Fives, J. Flynn, P. Whelan, S. O'Brien, P. Whelan, J. O'Connor, M. McGovern, M. Organ, N. McGovern, T. Ryan, J. Hayes.
Children in Front (L to R): S. Whelan, C. Fives, J. Organ.

This week's photo comes from 1949 and shows the St. Augustine's (Abbeyside) team, as it was known then, prior to the Round 4 Western Junior Hurling Championship clash with Éire Óg. A comprehensive 6-7 to 0-1 victory set up a Western Final against Tourin. A replay of this fixture was ordered after Tourin had fielded two illegal players. A narrow 3-6 to 2-7 defeat meant another year in the junior ranks, but the stay was short-lived as the following year promotion to senior was achieved with victory over Dunhill in the County Final.
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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