Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 3rd February

Medal Presentation
There was a large attendance at Ballinroad Hall last Friday night for our medal presentation for our successful teams of 2015. The teams that were represented on the night were our Under 13 team, our Under 14 team, our Under 15 team and lastly our Under 16 team of 2015. It was a fantastic to see so many young hurlers and footballers from our club pick up so many medals. There was also a huge turnout of parents on the night which made the occasion all the more special for the lads that were collecting medals. Our medals this year were presented by two very loyal clubmen, Austin Flynn who won an All Ireland medal with Waterford in 1959 and of course current Footballer of the Year in Waterford Patrick Hurney. We would especially like to thank these two gentlemen for taking time out of their busy schedules to be present with us on the night. We would also like to thank Tomas Kiely who acted as MC and as usual he went very professionally about his business. Also thanks must go to our Secretary Audrey Hallahan and Chairman Joe Cleary who put in great work to make sure everything ran smoothly during the event and decorating the hall before the event etc. However they were not alone and we would also like to say thanks a million to all the parents who brought along refreshments on the night and of course our wonderful ladies committee who as usual were brilliant at catering to such a big crowd and who helped tidy the hall up afterwards. All in all this night was a great success and everyone deserves a big pat on the back.

Under 16
Our Under 16 team began training again last night Tuesday (2nd February) and they will continue to train every Tuesday for the foreseeable future.

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 11 football 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.

Underage Outdoor Hurling
The underage outdoor hurling season is nearly upon us again. The season starts on February 20th 2016 for anyone between the ages of 5 and 10. New members are always welcome and hurleys and helmets will be available on this date for new members. These sessions will be weekly on a Saturday morning between 10.30 am and 11.30. The next two Saturdays after this date 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.

Under 10 and 13
Training for the Under 10 and Under 13 age groups will go ahead this Friday night in the ball wall. 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.

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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