Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Juvenile Notes - 21st September

Our academy training sessions for those between the under 6 and under 9 age groups continues on Saturday morning next at the club grounds between 10.30 and 11.30.

Lá na gClub
The Burgery on Saturday morning last was a hive of activity when we hosted our annual Lá na gClub day. There was a big turn out on the day and many cups were played for. The morning turned out to be a huge success and the weather on the morning was perfect. A big thank you to anyone who helped out in any small way to make sure the morning ran smoothly. There are too many names to mention here but a big thank you to everyone involved. A big thank you must go to all the parents and kids who turned out because without those we would have no club.

Under 16
Our Under 16 hurling team received a walkover from Passage in the quarter final of the Under 16 Championship. They are now due to take on Roanmore in the semi final in Roanmore on Monday night next.

Under 11
We took on Lismore last Wednesday evening in Abbeyside in a challenge game. After a competitive hours hurling we came up just short in the end. Then on Friday night last we were due to play St Pat’s in the town and country league football competition. However due to a mix up on the St Pat’s side the game never went ahead and will now be played tomorrow night (Thursday).

Under 14
Our Under 14 hurling team bowed out of the championship on Monday night last against a strong Ballygunner team who were at home on the night. The pitch was far from ideal on the night with the grass too high for hurling. However it was the same for both teams and our lads tried their hearts out throughout. As the saying goes, goals win games and it was the home side that got two early goals and left us chasing the game throughout. Our players tried hard throughout to close the gap and tried till the very end but it wasn’t to be and Ballygunner ran out deserved winners. It wasn’t one of our better performances of the year but everyone in the club is proud of all the lads that played on the night and throughout the year. At the end of a long season it is only right to thank all the players and mentors involved for giving so much of their time to the cause since last February. Well done to all.

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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