Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 10th August

Our fourth HOTG session was held in Páirc na mBláth, Ballinroad on Wed Aug 3rd last and for the fourth successive week, we had another large turn-out.
Guest coaches were Waterford Ladies footballers, Maria Delahunty and Caoimhe McGrath and County U-21 hurler Conor Prunty.
Thanks to the residents for cutting the grass and supporting the event.

Hurling on the Green - Páirc na mBláth

Alot of people contribute to making “Hurling On The Green” a success and due to the fact that we have now completed our 2016 Programme it’s only fitting that we thank everyone who has helped us this year.
Firstly, to all the residents in the four estates, who made us welcome and helped prepare the greens and promote the event, thank you.
Thanks to all the parents for supporting each event and to all the children, who enjoyed themselves so much and made it all so worthwhile.
To the Staff of Waterford County Council, who had the greens in Tournore, Cruchan and  McCarthyville like a billiard table and who supplied us with cones and safety barriers over the four weeks, it was much appreciated.
A large band of club members put in a lot of work to ensure the events run safely and smoothly. Much of the work is unseen; however, it’s very much appreciated.
If you enjoyed HOTG and wish to play more Hurling, Football or Camogie, you are welcome to come along to our Academy sessions on Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 & Camogie on Friday evenings from 6.30pm.

We will be holding a special blitz for all our young camogie players, hurlers & footballers on Saturday 17th September, more news over the coming weeks.

Cúl Camp
2016 has been a fantastic success for Waterford GAA Cúl Camps with a huge increase in the numbers of children taking part.  The camps have all been great and the feedback from parents has been wonderful, so we are looking to try and give something back and so we will hold two extra camps. Both will be the same week, 22th to 26th August and will take place in our County Grounds, Walsh Park and Fraher Field. We will have loads of unique prizes and lots of visits from County Players, including our Cúl Camp Ambassadors, Tadhg Bourke and Patrick Curran.

Second Camp Specials
Venues: Walsh Park and Fraher Field.
Dates: 22th to 26th August, Monday to Friday 10 am to 2.30 pm.
Cost: €35 per child
Please note no gear is available at these camps.
Limited number of places at each venue.
Booking: Use the 2016 Cúl Camps Booking form and return to Coaching Office, Walsh Pk, Keane’s Road, Waterford.
Liam Cheasty, 087/2325990 – email:
Eoin Breathnach 087/9219345 – email:

Under 11
The U11’s got their football campaign off to a winning start with a fine display against St. Pats in Kilgobnet on Friday night last (5th of August). Next up is Gaultier in Abbeyside.

Under 14
Our U14 hurling team played their final league game on Monday of last week away to Portlaw. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at the club grounds.

Under 15
Roanmore travelled to Abbeyside on Saturday to play our U15’s in the second round of the U15 Hurling League. Despite our boys not being as physically big and strong as the city side, they stuck with them for most of the game, but in the end were well beaten 7-7 to 3.4. Despite being beaten Abbeyside played with huge heart and commitment until the final whistle.

Under 16
Our U16 hurling team played Passage on Monday night of last week in Abbeyside and had a comprehensive win (6-14 to 0-09). The same team travelled to Roanmore two nights later and were well beaten by a much improved and better Roanmore side on a scoreline of 6-19 to 0-1.

Our Minor Hurling Team are playing the next round of their county championship tonight (Wednesday) away to Ballygunner at 7pm. Support for the team would be appreciated.

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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