Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Club Notes - 3rd May

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €8,200 as on Sunday night Fred Forsey was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 6 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Richie and Sonya and Emma Toal 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 Crotty’s Corrner Bar.

Senior Football
On Saturday last our Senior Footballers recorded a comprehensive win over Gaultier in the Phelan Cup. This Sunday we play Rathgormack in the first round of the County Championship in Leamybrien at 3:15 pm.

Intermediate Football
This Sunday night we play Balyduff Upper in the first round of the Western Championship at 7pm in Colligan.

300 Club and Déise Draw
As you may be aware we recently launched our “300 Club” Fundraising initiative. This is similar to the Development Fundraiser we ran in the last number of years whereby people donated €300 to the club to help with the development of our club grounds. The money raised from this latest version will be used to help pay for extending our hurling wall and astro turf, provide additional car parking and repay our loan with Croke Park. Those who sign up for the 300 Club will be given a Déise Draw ticket and it also includes their membership. The €300 can be paid in instalments by Direct Debit or up front, and all monies raised will be used to improve our facilities for all our playing members, both young and old. If you are interested in joining the 300 Club then please contact any committee member and they will be happy to help you join up.
The Déise Draw has been changed for 2017 and it now consists of 6 draws costing €15 a month or €90 in total. The Déise Draw has been our main fundraiser for many years and the funds raised from the draw help us meet the ever rising costs associated with running our club. If you would like to join the draw please contact any Committee Member.

Club Leisure Wear
Our new range of Club Leisure wear has arrived and is proving extremely popular with young and old alike. If you missed out on the gear this time then there’s no need to panic as we will be taking orders for the next two weekends.

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 Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €1050.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Mrs. Kathleen Collins who passed away last week. Mrs. Collins’ sons, Mick, Ger and Jim all played with the club for many years and her daughter Marita has been a great help to the club through her work in the Dungarvan Observer office. Mrs. Collins’ grandsons continue the great family tradition by playing for the club today and once again we send our sympathies to her family especially to Marita, Mary, Jim and Ger.

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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