Training continues this Saturday morning between 10:30am and 12:00 noon at our club grounds. Children from age 5 to 10 are welcome to come along and enjoy the fun. Below is a selection of photos from last week's session. Many thanks to Kieran Russell for providing us with these pictures.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Jack The Joker
|No. Drawn - 41|
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnies Bar where the jackpot is €5,600 as on Sunday night last Marita Collins was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 41 which wasn’t the Joker although she did win €50. Helen Rossiter and John Cosgrave won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar and Crotty’s Corner Bar.
On Friday night last our Junior B hurlers took on Shamrocks in the Western Semi Final in Fraher Field. After a highly entertaining and hard fought match we were defeated by the narrowest of margins on a night when we could have secured a victory. None the less the team gave a performance which they can be proud of and great credit is due to them all and the management team for the commitment they have given all year, which we thank them for.
TEAM: J.P. McGRATH, A. O’RAGHNAIGH, D. BYRNE, C. O’DWYER, J. MULLEN, D. MORRISSEY, P. COLLINS, N. DEE, D. HICKEY, O. YOUNG, I. KIELY, K. DWANE, J. BERESFORD, R. RYAN, M. MAHER.
SUBS: D. LOOBY, B. HENLEY, S. FLYNN.
Our Club Bingo will continue this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €1,150.
On Monday last our Under 14 team travelled to Ballygunner to play in the semi final of the hurling championship. Despite their best efforts and some excellent displays by some players we were unable to match an excellent Ballygunner team on the night. Well done to this group of players and their mentors for their time and efforts during the year. A big thank you must go to Fergal Slevin, for his medical help during the match and a speedy recovery is wished to Michael Kiely on the injury he picked up.
The Under 16’s travelled to Ballygunner last Sunday morning to play in the quarter final of the hurling championship. The team had a slow start to the game and trailed by nine points at half time. In the second half they played some of the best hurling they played all year which put them a point up with two minutes over time played but unfortunately a close in free was awarded to Ballygunner and the teams were level at the full time whistle.
The game went into extra time and despite our lads trying their hearts out Ballygunner got on top with a few quick scores early in extra time and went on to win the game and qualify for the semi finals.
Well done to this group of players and their mentors for their time and efforts during the year.
Our minor hurlers will play in the County Final this weekend. The match has been scheduled to be played on this Friday night coming at Carriganore. This group of players have trained very hard throughout the whole year and hopefully with a bit of luck on the night they will be successful. They take on Clann na Gael who they beat by a tight margin earlier on in the championship. Throw in at Carriganore is at 7:00pm and support for the lads on the night would be very much appreciated. We wish all the players and mentors involved all the best and hopefully they can add a hurling crown to the football title that they won earlier in the year.
Name: Donal Rowe
Favourite Food: Hoops
Favourite Sport: Hurling
Favourite TV: Muppets Treasure Island
Name: Cian Lacey
Favourite Food: Tikka Masala
Favourite Sport: Swimming
Favourite TV: Jurassic World
Saturday, September 26, 2015
|Western Minor Hurling Champions, 2003|
This week's photo comes from 2003 and shows Abbeyside captain, Simon Hanrahan (in Ballinacourty colours) with the Western Minor 'A' Hurling trophy following victory over Lismore in Cappoquin. This win secured our ninth divisional title and second in two years. The boys went on to claim the county title against De La Salle later in the year.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Jack The Joker
|No. Drawn - 21|
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnies Bar where the jackpot is €5,400 as on Sunday night last Louise Power was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 21 which wasn’t the Joker although she did win €50. Barry Goode and Rosarie Donovan won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar and Crotty’s Corner Bar.
This Friday night our Junior B hurling team take on Shamrocks in the Western Semi Final in Fraher Field at 8 pm.
The raffle for 2 All Ireland tickets and €300 spending money took place in Minnies Bar on Friday night last where Breda Power, Seapark was drawn out winner. We would like to thank all those who supported the draw by selling or buying tickets.
Our Club Bingo will continue this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €1,100.
On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and many friends of the late Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Hanrahan, Ballinacourty. The Hanrahan family is one that has been connected to our club for generations of the family and has given outstanding service both on and off the field to our club. Mrs.Hanrahan’s sons Michael, Laurence and Richie all wore the club jersey with distinction winning many County Titles, including the breakthrough Senior Championship in 1978 during illustrious playing careers and this commitment to our club continues to the present day as another generation of the family, Peggy’s grandsons, don the club jersey with pride. Again we extend our sympathy to the Hanrahan family but especially to Bernie, Mary, Michael, Laurence and Richie on their loss.
On Saturday last we ran our annual club day for our juvenile members. On the day we got a great turn out and we had 191 children present between 5 and 12 years of age. The gods shined on us throughout as the weather was wonderful which added to the occasion. Everyone within the club would like to thank our special guest Waterford hurler Colin Dunford who was a success with both adults and juveniles alike and gave of his time very generously to make the event the success it was.
A special word of thanks must go to all the parents who helped out with cakes, buns and their free time to make sure everyone was well fed and watered. Also a big thank you must go to Audrey and Niamh who were the main organisers on the day, without whom the event would not have run as smoothly as it did. Also to all the coaches present a special well done must go as they did a superb job with the massive numbers present. Well done to all.
Click here to see a selection of photos from the day.
On Wednesday last we took on Clonea Power in the semi final of the minor hurling championship at Fraher Field. On the night we played our best hurling to date in this year’s championship and came away with a comprehensive win. We now await Clann na Gael in the final who beat a very strong St. Pat's team in the other semi final and at the time of writing the fixture of this match has not been announced but will be included in these notes as soon as possible.
Under 12 Hurling
On Saturday last week we travelled to Erins Own in Cork to take part in a blitz. On the day the lads played tremendous hurling throughout and got to the final against a very strong Midleton group who won the blitz by six points in the end. Every one of the lads present gave their all throughout and were very unlucky in the final to just come up short. Again a special word of thanks must go to all the players, mentors and parents who travelled on the day.
Under 16 Hurling
Our Under 16 hurling team take on Ballygunner in the quarter final of the county championship on Sunday next. Our lads will be up against it here but hopefully with some heart and determination our lads can lift it from previous matches and get a good performance going on the day.
Under 14 Hurling
On Monday night last we took on Ballygunner in the under 14 hurling semi final away from home. At the time of going to print the result of this match was not available but will be included in next week’s notes.
Name: Séan Kiely
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite TV: Wrestling
Name: Cathal McGrath
Favourite Food: Potatoes
Favourite Sport: Hurling
Favourite TV: Tom & Jerry
Sunday, September 20, 2015
On Saturday last, our annual Club Day took place at our grounds in the Burgery. Over 150 children from 5 to 10 years of age joined us for a morning of fun and games. The Langan, Eddie Higgins, Danny Lenihan and Joe Flynn Cups were played for on the day. It was wonderful to see our regular attendees joined by so many from the summer 'Hurling on the Green' sessions. Many thanks to Waterford Senior Hurling player Colin Dunford for coming along to meet the children, offer words of advice and sign autographs. Also, a huge 'thank you' to all who organised the event, the coaches for the training and referees for officiating at the matches. Below is a selection of photos of the day, kindly provided by Audrey Hallahan.