Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 31st August

Our U12s had a very busy schedule last week. Firstly we headed to Thurles to take part in the Munster hurling activity day. We had 3 short games which we were pitted against Aghabullogue, Killeagh and Kilruane McDonaghs and thankfully we won our 3 games and then we had a stadium tour with Michael Breen the Tipperary senior hurling star.  We had a great time in Semple Stadium and it was a great opportunity for our young players to grace the historic venue.
Next on our schedule was we had Town and Country Football League in which we entertained St. Patricks and it was nip and tuck the whole way. We won by a couple of points at the end.
Our final outing was back to hurling again and this time we travelled to Erins Own in Cork to take part in Colman Dillion Tournament in which we were pitted against 3 very strong teams. We played Midleton in our first game and this was a very tough game and won it with a very fine performance in the second half. Next up was Kilmacud Crokes. This also was a very tough game and unfortunately we lost this game narrowly in the end. In our last game we needed to win against Valley Rovers and unfortunately we came up against a very strong team and lost this one.
Well done to all involved.

U12s in Semple Stadium

Our academy training sessions will continue this Saturday morning for players between under 6 and under 9 at the club grounds between 10.30 and 11.30.

Under 11
We travel to the Mill Field on Friday evening next to take on the Nire in the latest round of the Town and Country League Football. A report of this game will be included in next week’s notes.

Under 9
The Under 9s welcomed Lismore and St Patricks to the Burgery last Saturday morning for a hurling blitz. Some great games were played with the four teams at a similar level. We would like to thank Lismore and St Pats for attending. A huge thank you to the parents who brought buns cakes etc for the blitz and who helped out to make sure adults and kids alike were well looked after. This is greatly appreciated. Finally we would like to thank our own boys who continue to come along to the field for training or matches in big numbers and are really enjoying it.

Under 16
Our Under 16 hurling team play against De Le Salle tonight (Wednesday 31st) in Abbeyside in the latest round of the Under 16 Hurling Championship. Please come out to support the lads and best of luck to all concerned.

Well Done
Well done to our club players who represented their county in the Under 14 Tony Forristal and Sonny Walsh tournaments in Waterford last weekend as well as the players who represented Waterford in the Under 15, 16 and 17 tournaments last weekend also. We would also like to wish William Beresford from our Under 13 team the best of luck as he lines out in Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day as part of the Mini Sevens exhibition game. This is a wonderful achievement for William and we hope he has a day that he will never forget. Hopefully it will be the first time of many he lights up the pitch at headquarters.

We were beaten in the latest round of the minor hurling championship against Portlaw/Ballyduff on a score line of 2-19 to 2-14. Next match here is against Dungarvan on September the 7th.

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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