Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 13th April

U12 Hurling
Our U12s entertained Youghal at the club grounds on the first round of the Town and Country League. Conditions underfoot were tough going with both teams finding it hard to score. It was nip and tuck the whole way right up to the end and Youghal got the goal that was needed and won in the end.
The panel was: Dylan O'Regan, Charlie Gough, Oisin Brazil, Andrew Norris, Jack Kiely, Michael Walsh, Fergie Slevin, Charlie Treen, Jack McGrath, Rian Cosgrave, Eoin Kiely, Seanie Callaghan, Rory Tyrell, Tomas Nee, Conor Bohane, Aidan Higgins and Mark McCarthy.

Kelloggs Cúl Camp
Our camp for the Kelloggs Cúl Camp this year is from the 4th to the 8th July. This is always a great camp and we always have big numbers attending. To book your place on this camp you can do so online on

Under 16
The next game for this group is pencilled in for next Monday night April the 18th against Gaultir in Abbeyside.

Minor Football
The next round of the minor football championship takes place tomorrow night (Thursday) against Clashmore in Clashmore.

Under 14
We took on neighbours Dungarvan in Dungarvan on Friday night last in the Under 14 football championship. After a good performance throughout we came away with victory on the night. Our next match here is against Kilrossanty on Sunday morning next.

Under 9
Our under 9 team will play matches every Monday night at 7pm for the next eight weeks. It will alternate between hurling and football each week with us being home one week and away the next. Details of fixtures will be written here weekly. Saturday morning training sessions for this group will also continue at 10.30 every week in club grounds.

Under 10 and 13
Our Under 10 team played Ring on Monday night of last week in Abbeyside and there was a big improvement all round from the team. They also took part on Saturday last in a football blitz in Carriganore where they competed against The Nire, Dunhill and Gaultir and performed well in all three matches.
Our Under 13 team lost to Cois Brid in their second championship game on Wednesday night last. They were also due to play against Gaultir on Monday night just gone in a must win game. At the time of going to print the result of this match was not known but will be included in these notes next week.

Best Wishes
The club would like to send best wishes to juvenile player Niall Buckley who recently had surgery. We all hope to see Niall back on the playing fields as soon as possible.

Well Done
Everyone in the club would like to say well done to Neil Montgomery and Darragh McGrath who both represented Waterford in the Munster minor hurling championship on Wednesday night last. While defeat for the team on the night was the overall outcome both players represented their county and club with pride.

Underage Hurling
Normal training resumes for the juvenile teams on Saturday morning next at the time of 10.30 to 11.30. The club send apologies to any parent who did not receive teamer of change of time last weekend.
Last Saturday morning the club was a hive of activity. The weather was magnificent and we had near to a full quota of all our panels from 5 to 9 years busy training with their dedicated coaches. We also welcomed twenty two Syrian boys and girls to the club to part take in a training session with our fantastic coaching officer Pat Moore and juvenile chairman Joe Cleary and coach Laurance Hurney. The kids learned some of the basic skills of hurling and football from the three lads and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would also like to thank the games and development coaches in the county for providing a loan of hurleys and helmets for this session. We look forward to welcoming this group back and any help with this initiative would be greatly appreciated on Saturday mornings at 10.30. We would also like to thank Paul Heffernan for providing transport to these kids on Saturday morning.

Easter Bunny
The Easter bunny arrived on Saturday morning last to the juvenile session also (a little late due to poor weather Easter Saturday) and provided every child with an Easter egg which they were all delighted about.

Note to Parents
Unless you receive a text saying training is cancelled, please take it that training will be on every Saturday for our underage coaching sessions.

Under 11
On a cold, windy (but dry) Thursday evening last (7th) we continued our build up to the start of the Town & Country League when we welcomed Lismore to Abbeyside. This game was originally to be played in Lismore but at their request it was moved. A good hours hurling was played, with little between the two sides. We'll train tonight (Wednesday) hopefully ahead of Dungarvan's visit on Friday.

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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