Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 23rd March

Under 10 and 13
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 Under14 football team played their third match of the championship on Sunday morning last against the Nire. The team played very well on the day and came away with victory. Training for this group of players continues weekly on Monday and Thursday nights.

Minor Football
Also on Sunday morning last our minor football team played their third match of the championship at home to Rathgormack. After another good display by the team over the hour the team won this game also and remain unbeaten so far in the championship. Well done to all.

Under 16
Our Under16 football team played their first championship match on St Patrick’s morning last away against Tramore. In what was an exciting game of football played between two evenly matched teams the score at full time was level. This was a solid start to our championship and hopefully this will be a result that can be improved upon as the championship goes on.

Congratulations from everyone in the club must go to brother and sister combination Dara and Caoimhe McGrath who were recently shortlisted to the final 12 in the prestigious Pat Noctor Awards for their outstanding achievements in GAA over the past 12 months. Well done to both indeed who did not win the overall award on the night but represented the club with pride.

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.

Under 8
Our under 8 team are heading to a blitz this Saturday morning in Carriganore and we all hope they have a fantastic day out.

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.

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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