Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 16th March

Under 16
Our Under16 Football team play their first championship game away to Tramore on St Patrick’s Day morning in Tramore. This game is a re fixture as when they were due to play two weeks ago it was postponed due to a water logged field in Tramore.

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. The Town and Country Leagues for this group of players starts in a few weeks time  and hopefully all the training that this group are doing will pay off when they begin.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
Our underage section will be participating in this year's Dungarvan St Patrick’s Day Parade. We are inviting all our underage players to walk with our group in the Parade. We will be assembling at Garveys Service Station on Coolagh Road at 2.30pm. All players should wear their club colours and bring their hurleys and helmets. We will follow the route of the parade until we reach the traffic lights midway up O'Connell Street (Walsh’s Spar). At this point we will turn right, heading towards Dunnes & Aldi. Children can be picked up at this location @ approx 4pm. All are welcome to participate.

Underage Hurling Sessions
Our weekly underage training sessions on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am are proving to be a great success and we welcome back all previous players and say a Céad Míle Fáilte to all our newcomers. Thank you to all the parents who have returned the membership forms so far and we respectfully request any outstanding forms are to be returned this Saturday to allow us to register all players with Croke Park (for insurance purposes). Hurleys, Helmets & Junior Gum Shields can be purchased from our Equipment Officer, Séan Fischer, on Saturday's and are very competitively priced.

Suzanne Gough is our Membership Officer and all coaches of Juvenile Teams are asked to return all membership forms and fees as soon as possible and prior to a deadline of March 27th to Suzanne. Players who have not paid their membership and who may be injured during a match will not be covered by player injury scheme. Your cooperation in this matter would be appreciated.

Child Welfare Officer
Bríd Slevin is our Child Welfare Officer. If you wish to contact Bríd regarding any matter, please pass your number onto our juvenile secretary, Audrey Hallahan (0876987388) and she will forward on to Bríd. We are delighted to welcome Bríd on board and know that she will execute her duties in a professional, confidential caring and efficient manner.

Féile Fundraiser
We held a fundraising sponsored walk and run on Sunday evening last in the Ballinacourty area along with the camogie club in aid of being a host club for Féile 2016. Luck was on our side on the evening as the weather was beautiful for walking and as a result we had a massive turnout. The juvenile club would like to thank all those who helped on the evening in any small way including stewards on the roads to make sure safety was a priority. We would also like to thank most sincerely anybody who took part in the walk or run and anybody who dipped their hands in their pockets and sponsored those partaking. Well done to all.

Minor Football
We took on Gaultir in the second round of the Minor Football Championship on Sunday morning last in Gaultir. On the morning we played some fabulous football at times and came away with a comfortable enough victory. The next game for this group of players is this Sunday morning at home to Rathgormack at 11.30.

Under 10 and 13
On Saturday morning last our Under 10 team took part in a hurling blitz in Carriganore. This was our first action of the year in this grade and all the boys that took part acquitted themselves well and had a very enjoyable day. To top off a busy weekend for this group they played on Sunday morning in football against Clashmore and again done well.
Also on Saturday morning last our Under13 football team played the first round of their championship against a very strong St Pat’s side. On the morning St Pat’s proved to be the better team and came away with victory.
Training for the Under 10 and Under 13 age groups will go ahead again this Friday night as usual 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 14
Our Under 14 football team play their second game of the Under 14 championship tonight (Wednesday) against Tramore in The Burgery at 7pm. We wish all involved well. Training for this group continues on a weekly basis on Monday and Thursday nights.

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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