Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €4,400 as on Sunday night Benny Flynn was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 22 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Kurt Shrubb and Lauren Cliffe won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar,Abbeyside Post Office and Crottys Corner Bar.
Under 21 Hurling
Our under 21 hurlers brought the curtain down on our 2016 playing season on Sunday last when they took on De La Salle in the County Final in Fraher Field. Despite going into the game as underdogs the lads played with great spirit in the first half and led by two points with half time approaching, only for De La Salle to hit a late goal to give them the lead at the interval. Unfortunately it was a lead they weren’t to surrender for the remainder of the match as they ran out deserving winners at the fulltime whistle. Great credit must go to our team though not alone for the manner in which they kept fighting right to the end of the game but also the way in which they hurled throughout the Championship. They have made fantastic progress this year and with such a young team hopefully it won’t be too long before the Tony Mansfield Cup comes back to Abbeyside. We thank the players and the management team of Donncha, the two Michaels and Donal for all the commitment they gave to the team during the year.
TEAM: L. POWER, C. McCARTHY, B. LOOBY, M. COLEMAN, P. COLLINS, C. PRUNTY, M. TWOMEY, J. ELSTED, D. McGRATH, N. MONTGOMERY, J. BERESFORD, S. CLIFFE, E. KIELY, S. DALY, T. LOOBY.
SUBS: P. COLLINS, K. DWANE, S. WHELAN BARRETT, D. LOOBY.
There are still a limited number of club keyrings available to purchase costing €5. These would make an ideal stocking filler for any club supporter and they can be purchased from Jack O’Hare.
Tickets are currently on sale from any committee member for our Annual Christmas Raffle, which takes place in Minnies Bar this Thursday night at 9pm. We appeal to all our supporters to please support this raffle as best you can to help us raise the funds required to run our club.
This week our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall at 8pm with a jackpot of €1250.
On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish all our members and supporters a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We especially think of those who are traveling home to our Parish to spend Christmas with family and we hope they enjoy the holidays in Abbeyside. We would also like to thank the editor and staff of the Dungarvan Leader and Observer for all their help and support throughout 2016. Nollaig Shona agus athbhliain faoi shéan ‘s faoi shonas daoibh go léir.
On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and many friends of the late Emma Flynn, Murphy Place who passed away over the weekend. Like all the Flynn family Emma was a life long supporter and worker for our club. A talented camoige player in her day Emma gave a lifetime of service to our club, especially when it came to fundraising. Emma was a constant presence at our weekly Bingo sessions for over 30 years and was never found wanting when it came to carry out any role asked of her in the club. Members of the Flynn family continue that tradition in our club today and once again we send our sympathies to her family but especially to Robert, Shelly, Sheron and Collette and to her brother Peter.