Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Club Notes - 20th April

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 39
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connors where the jackpot is €4,400 as on Sunday night last Mai Donnelly was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 39, which when turned was not the Joker though she did win €50. Jack Kiely and Aidan Landers 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, Abbeyside Post Office and Crotty’s Corner Bar.

Senior Football
We played out first match in the County Senior Championship on Friday night last when we took on Ring in Fraher Field. Trailing at half time by 3 points we played much better in the second half to lead by a point with time almost up, but Ring pointed in injury time to earn a deserved draw. This Saturday night we play St.Saviours in Kill in our second game of the championship. Bizzarely our request to play this game mid week this week was turned down by the CCC despite clubs being told that mid week games will have to be played to finish the Championship. So while all the other clubs in the Senior Hurling Championship prepare for the Championship by playing Sargent Cup games this weekend we will be playing a football match we offered to play Tuesday or Wednesday night. It will be interesting to see how consistent the County CCC will be with fixing games mid week in the months ahead.

Intermediate Football
On Wednesday night last we played Modeligo in our pitch, the second round of the Western Championship. A much improved performance by the side form their first round game saw them earn a hard earned draw on the night.

Junior Football
Our Junior Footballers, who are this year taking part in the Western Premier Junior Football Championship, got their campaign under way on Saturday afternoon last when they took on Colligan in Dungarvan. In the first half we found the step up from last year hard to handle as Colligan led convincingly at half time. However in the second half the team played much better to show that they are capable of competing at this level in the months ahead.

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 CBS Hall with a jackpot of €1350.

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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