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 www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.
Please note that there will not be any underage hurling training for academy players on Saturday morning next the 18th June due to the Féile taking place.
Hard luck to Abbeyside National School who on Thursday last lost the county final of the Waterford Primary Schools Hurling A Competition. The lads fought hard throughout but came up against a far superior Ballygunner NS team in the final. Thank you from the club goes to all the teachers and players involved.
Under 13 and Under 10
Hard luck also to our Under 13 football team who on Saturday last lost out in the County Football Final at Walsh Park to a very strong Gaultir team. The final score was Gaultir 1-13 Ballinacourty 2-3. Thank you must also go here to all the players and management involved. This team’s attention now turns to hurling later on in the year.
The Under 10 team play a football blitz in Abbeyside tonight (Wednesday). Hopefully all will enjoy the experience.
Our Under 8 team took part in a football blitz at the Gold Coast on Saturday morning last. On the morning the team played against Tramore, St Marys and Rathgormac and all the boys involved thoroughly enjoyed their morning. Well done to all involved.
Underage Academy - “Mini” All-Ireland Hurling Series
Our 2016 Mini All-Ireland Hurling Finals were held on Sunday afternoon last at the club grounds in glorious sunshine. Once the players arrived at the venue, the respective managers got to work and some of the warm ups wouldn’t have been out of place in Croke Park. The big surprise of the day was the visit of the Dungarvan Brass Band, which paraded the teams to the main pitch and afterwards played Amhrán na bhFiann. We really appreciated the band making the effort to attend and the club would really like to thank William Dee and his fellow band members for making the day so special for all the players.
We had three (3) very competitive games for the Abbeyside, Ballinroad & Garranbane trophies.
Clare had the edge over an illness impacted Kilkenny out-fit. A big call out to Rian Cliffe , one of U-7’s, who stepped into help out the Cats and acquitted himself well through-out the game. Charlie Feeney and his team lifted the Abbeyside cup, presented by our Club Chairman Bernard Shields.
Nothing separated these teams during the round robin series; however, it was Galway who had the upper hand over the Dubs on this occasion. Audrey Hallahan presented the Ballinroad Cup to Oisin Power and his team.
A thrilling game saw Limerick battle back from 2 goals down with 5 minutes to go, to force extra time. The sides could not be split after 30 minutes of fantastic hurling and great endeavour by two very committed teams, as hard as Tipperary fought, Limerick were not found wanting. Cathal McGrath & Alex Lubek were the goal scorers for the Treaty men during those final 5 minutes. It was Limerick, who prevailed after 10 minutes of extra time and on a final score line of Limerick 9 goals, Tipperary 8 goals. Team captain Scott Collins accepted the Garranbane Cup from Child Welfare Officer Brid Slevin. For the 2nd week in a row Abigail Henley lined out for Limerick and made a big impact throughout the game.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the occasion such an outstanding success.
Hurling on the Green - 2016
HOTG is back in 2016 & coming to a green near you very soon. The committee are currently finalising plans for this year’s HOTG, which will run in July & August. More details over the coming weeks.
Disappointment for the U11's in Abbeyside on Friday evening last, not because we lost the match by a fluke goal, or last gasp point, but Youghal were unable to field a team for our latest Town & Country Fixture. This is the 2nd game now that we received a walk over, and with only 5 games in the league the boys are missing out on valuable game time. We trained as usual instead. No training this Friday night (17th) due to the Féile, with us being a host club to Abbeyleix of Laois. Best of luck to all involved. We hope to train with the U12's soon, text will be sent confirming same.
Féile is finally upon us with this national festival of hurling for under 14 players taking part in Waterford and Tipperary over the coming weekend. Preparations are going really well , with the grounds looking well for this coming weekend .We are hosting the Abbeyleix club of Laois and we hope our visitors will really enjoy themselves for the weekend around Abbeyside.
List of Fixtures:
Abbeyside v Trim @ 4.30 Friday
Abbeyside v Lismore @ 5.30 Friday
Abbeyside v Abbeyleix @10.30 Saturday
Quarter finals won't be known until after the above games are played.
We would ask all players and members of the club to come out over the weekend and support the players. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a lot of the players involved to be part of this competition which is one of the biggest underage competitions in Europe and one that they should remember for the rest of their lives. Best of luck goes to all the players, mentors and organisers of the event.
Also well done to Under 14 player Niall Buckley who on Saturday last took part in the Féile Skills Hurling Competition in Dublin. Niall represented himself, his club and his family with great pride.