Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 21st October

Under 10
After a busy few months the playing year for the U10's is nearly over. August & September saw us participate in the division one hurling league against Lismore, Fourmilewater, Dungarvan & St. Pats. A couple of weeks ago we travelled to Carriganore for matches organised by the Games and Development Committee. Here we played De La Salle, Cois Bride & Clonea. Finally, weekend just gone Ballybacon-Grange from Tipperary came to Abbeyside with their U10 panel where we divided the squads to play two matches. A great afternoon's hurling was had by all and thanks to Ballybacon-Grange for coming down, to our parents who helped in anyway (serving teas, moving goals, bringing 'goodies' etc) Thanks to James for refereeing and Audrey & Niamh for assistance they provided on the day. To all, much appreciated. I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate my fellow coach, Richie and his U13 Camogie panel on their county final win over Gaultier at the weekend. Well done to all. Training for the year will continue Friday's 6 till 7 with us going into the hurling wall soon.

Nights Under Lights
Please note, next Friday 23rd October, to mark the end of the season for some age groups, we will be hosting a "Nights under Lights" for our underage groups of U8, U7, U6 & U5. This will give the players an opportunity to have a game under lights and experience the atmosphere of it.  As a result there will be NO training for any of these age groups on Saturday 24th.  This will be the last training for the U5 & U6 age groups. U7 will continue on Saturday morning until mid / end November (weather permitting). U8 will continue on Friday nights to end of November (weather permitting). Mentors will keep you posted via texts so please ensure you are receiving same, if not speak with your mentor ASAP. Lastly, we would ask all travelling to the pitch on Friday night to be vigilant when driving down to pitch and parking. Please adhere to the instructions of those who will be controlling traffic as it will be dark especially on departure. See you all from 7pm to 8pm and as usual the teas and coffees will be available.

Under 15 Hurling
Our Under 15 hurling team took on near neighbours Dungarvan on Sunday morning last in the Western Championship. After a slow start our boys settled down to play some fine hurling on the morning and come away with a comprehensive victory. Next up for this age group is against Lismore on Sunday morning next at 11:00am.

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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