Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Club Notes - 1st February

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €5,600 as on Sunday Sean McGrath were drawn out of the drum and chose card number 11 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Rose Cosgrave and Switchie O’Donnell 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.

As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane, or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Championship Draws
The various Championship draws took place last week and can be viewed in full on our club Facebook page. In Senior Football we will play Rathgormack in the first round of new structure to the championship, whilst in Senior Hurling we play Dungarvan, Tallow, De La Salle, Ballygunner and Ballyduff Upper in that order. In under 21 Hurling we will play St Carthages in the Western Semi Final, in Junior B Hurling our opponents are Tallow, Ballyduff Upper, Fourmilewater, Lismore and Dungarvan whilst our Junior C hurlers have plenty of games as they will take on Modeligo, Ring, Kilgobnet, Clashmore, Brickeys, Mellary, Shamrocks and Cappoquin. Our Intermediate football team will play Modeligo, Geraldines, Colligan, Stradbally, Dungarvan and Ballyduff Upper and our Junior Footballers will play Dungarvan, Kilgobnet and Geraldines. The draw for Under 21 Football was not made yet but it is likely that this team will be our first team in Championship action in 2017 in the coming weeks.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training/matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Club Leisure Wear
The designs for our new club leisure wear can now be viewed on the club website and Facebook page. So far there has been an extremely good response to the gear, which will be worn by all our teams in 2017 and 2018. It is available from size 5/6 years right up to all adult sizes, and it is open to all our club supporters and players to purchase the gear. As it will personalised with initials we will require full payment upfront when ordering the gear. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on Friday nights February 3rd and 10th from 6:45 to 8pm and Sunday February 5th and 12th from 11am to 12pm. Please note we will not be accepting any orders after February 12th.

National Draw
Tickets are currently for sale from all Committee members for the GAA National Draw. There are some fantastic prizes on offer such as a car and holidays, but the great thing about the draw is that the club retains all of the €10 which the ticket costs. Therefore you are doing your bit to support the club whilst also having a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Club Bingo
This week our club bingo session returns to the CBS Hall with a jackpot of €400.

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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