Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Notes - 29th March

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €7,200 as on Sunday night Michael O’Donovan was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 51 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Emma Toal and Noah Landers 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.

Hurling League
On Saturday last we played our first game in the County Hurling league when we welcomed De la Salle to Abbeyside. In ideal conditions for hurling we emerged victorious on a score of 1:19 to 1:14.

Under 21 Football
This Friday night we play Stradbally in the first round of the County Championship in Leamybrien at 8pm.

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.

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.

Post Primary Schools Games
On Friday last St Augustine’s College ended what has been a remarkable year for them by defeating St. Fintan’s College, Sutton in the All Ireland Colleges Hurling Final in Thomastown. In doing so they became the very first St Augustine’s team to win an All Ireland Hurling title, which in itself is an achievement to be proud of, but coming with winning a Munster Hurling and Football Double it makes it all the more remarkable. There were scenes of great joy after the full time whistle when Neil Montgomery was presented with the cup on behalf of a truly marvelous team.  We say well done to all the players, but especially to all our club members who were part of the team, and thank the teachers in the school for all the work they do to promote our games.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €800.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family and many friends of the late Mary Fitzgerald, Ballinroad, who passed away last week. Mary was a great supporter of our club for all her life, but it was her role in a variety of fundraisers that she will be best remembered.  Mary was a regular at our Sunday night bingo in the CBS Hall since it began while she loved travelling the county for the monthly Déise Draw wherever it took place. Mary was a loyal supporter of Scór and she travelled the highways and byways of the county and indeed beyond supporting a variety of Club singers, musicians, novelty acts and quiz teams, and she took great delight in their successes. Mary will be dearly missed by all in the club especially her friends at the Sunday night bingo and once again we send our sympathies to her family of the sad loss.

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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