Friday, May 27, 2016

Surprise Visit by U2

Shortly after 9:00am this morning a helicopter carrying world renowned rock band, U2 with all four members (Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton) on board, touched down in our club grounds for a brief visit to the town. Following their engagements in Dungarvan, the lads returned to the field before departing for Dublin at around 11:30am. All four were very complimentary of our grounds, posed for photographs and signed autographs. They also graciously signed a hurley for the club to mark the momentous occasion.

U2 Visits Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club Grounds
L to R: Helicopter Pilot, Bernard Shields, Jason O'Donovan, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Martin 'Switchy' O'Donnell, Ian Kiely, Paddy Keohan, Adam Clayton, Niamh Enright, Jonathan O'Donovan, Helicopter Pilot.

Hurley signed by the members of U2

Helicopter which carried U2 to Abbeyside / Ballinacourty
GAA Club Grounds

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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