Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Club Notes - 23rd March

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 25
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connor’s where the jackpot is €3,600 as on Sunday night last John David Power was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 25, which when turned was not the Joker though he did win €50. Noah Landers and Marian and Anthony 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.

Senior Football
On Saturday last our Senior Footballers traveled to Ballymacarbery to take on The Nire in round 2 of the Phelan Cup, and at the end of an entertaining game the sides were level.

Under 21 Football
This Thursday night we play The Nire in the Western Semi Final in Dungarvan Club Grounds at 7:30 pm.

Senior Hurling
This Friday night we play Dungarvan in round one of the Sargent Cup in Fraher Field at 8pm. The game is being staged in Fraher Field as a fundraiser for Sesame Special Needs Preschool, so we ask as many supporters as possible to come along on the night and support this very worthy cause. Admission on the night is €5
Sesame Special Needs Preschool has been running in Dungarvan for the past 30 years.  The main function of Sesame is to provide an early intervention service for Children with additional needs.  Children attend Sesame from Co. Waterford. 
In Sesame we provide a positive and safe learning environment for Children. We are funded by the HSE Disability Service.  At present 20 Children attend Sesame on a weekly basis.  Applications are accepted through the HSE West Waterford Early Intervention team (WWEI). Children can access the service on reaching 2 years of age.  Sesame is supported by the HSE Early Intervention Team and Children access therapies such as occupational therapy, speech & language, psychology and physio as needed in the service.
As a team we carry reflective practice through observations, assessments, reports, team meetings and family interventions. Throughout the day we provide opportunities for choice, turn taking, creative imagination and individualism.
In July 2014 Sesame moved to its new premises at White Strand, Abbeyside.  This move has afforded the service the opportunity to grow and has seen the service increase to a greater number of families. We are looking to fund raise for an outdoor specialised playground and we cannot emphasise the benefits of outdoor play for children with additional needs.
Playing outside, whether it’s directed play or independent play, offers significant physical and social  benefits to children with special needs.. Regular outdoor play helps children to improve body awareness, motor skills, and balance. This outdoor playground would be a very valuable resource to our children.

Contact details for Sesame are and 058-40001.
The Management, Staff and Families of Sesame would like to take this opportunity to thank Dungarvan GAA Club and Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club and their Senior Hurling Teams & supporters for suggesting this charity event on our behalf. 

Wedding Bells
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate Eoin Enright and Sarah O’Brien who were married last Friday. We wish them every happiness in their lives together. We would also like to congratulate Gary Hurney and Tammy Hehir on their engagement last weekend.

We would like to remind intending members and especially players that membership fees are now due and can be paid to Kevin Tobin or any team manager. We would ask players to make a special effort to pay their membership before returning to training to ensure they are covered by insurance. We remind all those intending to join that March 31st is the closing date to pay.

Booking of Pitches
As teams start back training over the next few weeks we remind all team managers that they must book the pitches/astro turf with Michael O’Donovan prior to training and also managers are asked to remember that the main pitch remains closed until further notice.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will continue this Sunday night in the the CBS Hall with a jackpot of €1150.

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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