Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 24th February

Feile Fast Approaching
We intend to hold a sponsored walk and run on the 13th March at 5.30 pm in aid of the Feile 2016. Everyone is welcome to participate including young and old, so grab your trainers and put this date in your diary and help raise a few Euro to host this prestigious event in June. 

Under 16
Our Under 16 footballers start their county championship campaign this coming weekend against Tramore. This team has been preparing away quietly for the last few weeks and hopefully they will get their campaign off to a winning start. All in the club wish everyone involved well.

Under 14
Our Under 14 team were due to take on Tramore in the Under 14 Football Championship first round game on Sunday last. However due to poor weather conditions this game was called off along with all other under 14 matches in the county. This game will now have to be played at a later date. The next game for this group of players is pencilled in for a fortnight’s time against Gaultir.

Membership for 2016 for our juvenile players is now due. We ask for parents to co-operate with us and pay the membership as soon as possible. This is to make sure that all players are insured as if they are not members they are not insured which is outside our control.

Under 11
Under eleven hurling training continues this Friday night between 6 and 7 pm. New members are always welcome and membership forms will be handed out on the night.

Under 10 and 13
Training for the Under 10 and Under 13 age groups will go ahead again this Friday night in the wall ball. The Under 10 team will train between 7 and 8 pm and the Under 13 team will train between 8 and 9 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Under 8
On Saturday week last the 13th February our Under 8 football team took part in a blitz in Kilgobinet. On the day all the lads performed well and all who took part really enjoyed the experience. Well done to all.

Under 9
On Saturday morning last our Under 9 hurling team took part in their first blitz of the year in Kilgobinet. Again all accounted themselves well on the day and showed steady improvement on the year before. All must have been out practising against their walls at home over the winter. The action continues this weekend for this group of players when they will travel to the same venue for a football blitz.

Outdoor Hurling
The underage outdoor hurling season began on Saturday morning last for the groups between Under 5 and Under 8. The Under 9 team would usually be included in these sessions too but were playing a blitz last weekend and have another one coming up this weekend. These sessions continue this Saturday February 27th 2016 for anyone between the ages of 5 and 8. New members are always welcome and hurleys and helmets will be available on the day. These sessions will continue weekly on a Saturday morning between 10.30 am and 11.30. This and next Saturday which are February 27th and March 5th will be allocated as membership days where we hope to collect all the membership for the relevant age groups.

Minor Football
Our minor football team got their championship up and running on Sunday morning last against the Nire. After a hard fought game throughout our lads came away with a fairly comfortable victory in the end. We played some good football throughout but like in all games we need to show improvment as we go on in the championship if we are to progress.

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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