Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 9th March

Minor Football
Our minor football team play their second game in the county championship this Sunday morning away to Gaultir. This should prove a very tough test for the lads involved and hopefully they will come away with another victory.

Under 14
Our Under14 football team kicked off their championship on Sunday morning last in Ballygunner field against a very strong Gaultir team. The home team looked sharper throughout and in the end came away with a fairly comfortable victory. However our lads battled hard throughout and at the end of the game the score line was Gaultir 3-5 Ballinacourty 1-3. Training for this group continues every Monday and Thursday.

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 last week it was postponed due to a water logged field in Tramore.

Feile Fundraiser
We intend to hold a sponsored walk and run this Sunday the 13th March at 5.30 pm in aid of  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.  The walk and run will take place around the Clonea - Ballinacourty area and if you would like to participate please ask any of the juvenile commitee for details regarding meeting times etc. We will be joined in this event by the juvenile camogie club.

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.

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.

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 mid-way 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 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.

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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