Féile: A Fabulous Weekend of Hurling and Hospitality
Last weekend saw the club hosting a Féile team for the first time since 1997, and it is fair to say that the club certainly did itself proud, as the club grounds never looked so well with everything running like clockwork all weekend. We welcomed Abbeyleix of Laois to Abbeyside and thank you to everyone in the club who helped out in any way, to make this a very enjoyable and successful weekend, with our visitors leaving with some great memories of the club and parish.
The grounds looked extremely well with both pitches in great condition for hurling and camoige, with a special thanks to the Community Employment team and our Chairman who oversaw these works leading up to the weekend.
On the hurling side of things our lads played extremely well over the weekend, beating Trim, Lismore and our visitors Abbeyleix, and St Marys of Clonmel to reach the semi final on Saturday evening. We played JK Brackens from Templemore in Cahir and due to some absolutely crazy decisions by the referee we lost out by a single point. Our players were very upset at the end of the game and rightly so, as it was not a fair way for this team to be finished in the tournament and they would have relished another close encounter with Abbeyleix who went on and won out the competition. Well done to them.
Our panel of players showed huge passion, skill and flair and can be extremely proud of the way they represented themselves and their club last weekend, and we have no doubt that that this bunch will have some great days ahead of them in the future once they stick together and put in the effort in training.
Abbeyside 0-8 Trim 1-3
Abbeyside 2-9 Lismore 1-7
Abbeyside 2-5 Abbeyleix 1-7
Abbeyside 3-10 St Marys Clonmel 0-5
Abbeyside 2-6 JK Brackens 2-7
Panel of Players
Kevin Keoghan, Niall Buckley, Sean O’Sullivan, Sean Lanigan, Jamie Moylan, Daniel Treen, Daire Slevin, Alec Norris, Ben O’Donovan, Colin Foley, Eoin Flynn, Tony Dwyer, Tadgh Collins , DJ Kiely (Capt) , Jack Riordan , Kaylem Beresford, Ronan Foley, Rian Walsh, Joe Flynn, John Joe Quealy, William Beresford, Oisin O Riordan, Conor Kent, Louis Campbell, Adam Carroll Lawlor and Cathal Cosgrave.
A special thanks to the Féile committee for all their work which started last December and a special thanks to our sponsors Garveys, Eurospar, Irish Pride, Fay Milk and our main sponsor, Alice O’Connor’s.
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.
Our academy training sessions will return this Saturday morning for players between Under 5 and Under 10 at the club grounds between 10.30 and 11.30.
Our Under 10 hurling team had a challenge match against Gowran of Kilkenny on Saturday morning last in Kilkenny. This was a tough game for the lads against a team who have produced the likes of Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey over the years. On the morning the lads played with tremendous spirit and a great morning was had by all involved. Former All Ireland winning player Pat O Neill was the manager of Gowran and refereed the game and gave our lads plenty of great advice throughout the match. We also would like to thank Pat as he agreed to come up to Abbeyside sometime over the summer months to do a morning coaching with our players. We look forward to that morning immensely.
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.