Sunday, June 11, 2017

Austin Deasy R.I.P.

Austin Deasy R.I.P.
On behalf of all in our club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Austin Deasy, who passed away yesterday. Prior to his election as a TD, where he served Waterford for twenty five years in the Dáil, including five as Minister for Agriculture, Austin had been deeply involved in our club for many years.
After hanging up his playing boots Austin served as a club committee member, going on to become club Treasurer in the 1960's and he was centrally involved in the successful amalgamation of our club in 1967. Austin was also a selector on numerous club teams including the Senior Hurling team who contested the 1969 County Final.
A lover of all sports, but especially GAA and horse racing, Austin remained a lifelong supporter of our club and indeed he had an encyclopedic memory of matches going back to the 1950's. He greatly enjoyed recalling these memories or discussing the issues of the day in the company of others over a drink or two and he remained a very popular figure around the Village up to his recent illness. 
Once again we send our sympathies to Austin's family especially his wife Kathleen and children John, Sally, Jane and Jamie.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
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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