Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 3rd August

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 Officer, Walsh Pk, Keane’s Road, Waterford.
Liam Cheasty, 087/2325990 – email:
Eoin Breathnach 087/9219345 – email:

Hurling on the Green
A big crowd turned out for our third HOTG session in McCarthy Ville on Wednesday evening last. Although we had one or two showers, the fun and enjoyment was not dampened in any way. Thanks to the residents and everyone who contributed to making the event such a success. This week we are heading to Páirc na mBláth in Ballinroad. This session covers Kilminion, An Grianán, Knocknagranagh, An Rosán, Cúl na Cille and surrounding areas.  Registration commences at 6:30pm, with activities running from 7 to 8 pm. If you enjoyed HOTG, or 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 and Camogie on Friday evenings from 6pm. New members are always welcome at our Academy sessions.

Hurling on the Green - McCarthyville

Former Team Mates
Pictured at the HOTG session in McCarthy Ville on Wed last was our ever busy club chairman Bernard Shields, who was taking a quick break from the HOTG activity to chat to long time resident & former team mate Eddie Moore.
A native of Holycross in Co. Tipperary, Eddie wore the club colours for many years, with both himself & Bernard playing in the 1964 County Senior Hurling final against Mount Sion, in which the city side took the honours by 3-6 to 1-6.
A year later, in 1965 both were involved in Ballinacourty’s historic first ever county Championship winning side, which captured the County Intermediate Football title & earned our place in senior ranks for the very first time.

Bernard Shields & Eddie Moore

Our academy training sessions will continue this Saturday morning for players between under 5 and under 10 at the club grounds between 10.30 and 11.30.

Under 11
We play our first town and country league football match this Friday night coming the 5th August when we are away to St Pats. A report on this match will be included in next week’s notes.

Under 14
Under 14 hurling training continues on Tuesdays and the last round of the league will be played on Monday next. We wish all involved the very best of luck.

In our second game in the County Minor Hurling Championship we took on Clonea. In what turned out to be a great free scoring game we came out on top on a score line of 3-16 to 3-12. This was a much improved performance on the first match against De Le Salle and that improvement will have to continue as our next match up is against a very strong Ballygunner team on Wednesday 10th August.

Under 16
Our under 16 hurling team were due to play two fixtures this week. The first was to have taken place on Monday night last and the second is due to be played tonight Wednesday (ask players or mentors for details). We will be trying hard to win these two games to give us the best chance of getting out of the group.

Under 15
On Saturday afternoon last we played our first game in the Under 15 County Hurling Championship against Mount Sion. Despite being under strength on the day due to commitments over the bank holiday weekend the lads battled away bravely throughout. On the day it was the city team that took the spoils on a score line of 5-7 to 2-8.

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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