Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Juvenile Notes - 16th December

Australian Rules
On Thursday night last there was a buzz of excitement around the Burgery, as we welcomed two Australian rules teams to Abbeyside, who were on a tour of Ireland. We played them in two games, one at under 15 level and one at under 16 level. While we were defeated in both games this was a great experience for our lads to test themselves against some of the best Australian Rules players at their respective age groups. There was a large turnout on the night despite the poor weather conditions and everyone enjoyed the games. A big feature of both games was seeing how our lads adapted to playing the last quarter in each match with an oval ball which was a completely new experience for them and of course the tackle. A big thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of this visit and especially to our parents who put the kids from Australia up for the night. Also to Pierce Flynn and his team in the Park Hotel a big thank you for making sure all our visitors and our own lads were well fed and watered on the night. After the meal in the Park a piece of crystal was presented to our visitors on behalf of the club as a souvenir of their trip to Abbeyside. Also all the visiting players got to take home a personal certificate of their trip. Thank you to all.

Ballinacourty & Australian U15 Panels

Ballinacourty & Australian U16 Panels

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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