Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Club Notes - 22nd June

Pride of place this week undoubtedly has to go to all the members who helped out in any way to make the Féile last weekend such a resounding success. It was plain to see that a huge amount of work had gone into preparing for the weekend and all those involved can be extremely proud of how the weekend went as all the visitors to our grounds from Laois, Mayo, Meath and Tipperary were full of praise for how well the pitches looked and how professionally things were run in the field. On the field our young team played some wonderful hurling in all of their games, before being knocked in the semi final by JK Brackens of Tipperary, in a game where the referee certainly proved the theory of the “home” team getting all the decisions. Whilst losing in such a manner is a tough experience for any team, the happy memories and the friendships which were formed, will hopefully be the things that the team will remember in the years to come. Off the field there were also some great friendships formed between ourselves and members of our visiting teams, especially after Friday night’s enjoyable gathering in Alice O’Connor’s. Once again well done, to all our hardworking committee, on a job truly well done.

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 1
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connors where the jackpot is €6,200 as on Monday night last Darragh Cosgrave was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 1, which when turned was not the Joker though he did win €50. Liam Briggs and Maria O’Sullivan 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.

Intermediate Football
This Saturday night our Intermediate Football team will play their fourth game of the Western Championship when they play Geraldines in Bushy Park at 7:30pm

Junior Football
We play Shamrocks this Sunday at 2pm in Ardmore in the Western Championship.

Munster Final Tickets
Any member who wishes to order tickets for the Munster Hurling Final is asked to have their order with Jonathan O’Donovan by this Sunday night at 7pm.

Hooli Long Puck
Following Waterford’s great win over Clare last the weekend of the Munster Final in July is sure to be full of excitement as hurling fans look forward to what will surely be a cracker of a game. Why not get into the spirit of the weekend by taking part in the first Hooli Long Puck in Dungarvan GAA Grounds on Saturday July 9th, which is in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Held in remembrance of the late David Hoolihan it promises to be a great success with entry forms available in Alice O’Connor’s and entrance is €10 per person. That night there will be the prize giving ceremony and raffle with wonderful prizes held in Lawlors Hotel, which should help get everyone in the form for the Munster Final the following day. For further information contact Michael O’Halloran.

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.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will continue this Sunday night in the CBS Hall with a jackpot of €1,800.

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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