Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Club Notes - 22nd November

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connor’s Bar where the jackpot is €5400 as on Sunday night Maurice Fennell was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 40 which when turned was not the joker but he did win €50. Christy Dunford and James, Jack and Joey 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 Bar.

Senior Football
On Thursday night last we were defeated by the Nire in the County Championship in Fraher Field. Despite having a number of scoring in both halves it was our opponents who emerged as winners and we wish them the best of luck in the remainder of the year. We would like to thank our players and the management team for all their efforts throughout the year.

Under 21 Hurling
This Saturday night we take on Dungarvan in the Western Final at 7pm in Fraher Field.

On behalf of all in the club we would to congratulate Gary Hurney and his bride Tammy Hehir, who were married on Friday last. We hope they had a wonderful day and wish them many happy years together.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place in Ballinroad Hall on Saturday December 9th at 8pm.

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

On Saturday morning last all in our club were left in a state of deep shock as word of the tragic death of Philip Cashin spread throughout our parish. Like all the members of the Cashin family, Philip was deeply involved with the club all of his life and indeed he had played in goal for us in the Western Junior Football Final on Sunday morning last against Kilgobnet.
Being a member of a family so synonymous with our club and living so close to our own pitch it was only natural that Philip played with the club from a young age where he quickly established himself as a fine goalkeeper in both hurling and football. Philip’s brothers both played with the club and his father Eddie of course captained the Club to Senior Football County honours, whilst his uncles all wore the club colours with distinction. Philip was deeply proud of this legacy and was keen to continue on this proud family tradition. The team that Philip came up through the ages with had many notable victories, none more so than in 2009 when they won a County Minor Hurling Championship, by defeating Clashmore in the County Final, making up for losing the Minor Football Final earlier in the same year. In 20012 Philip was again in goal for the under 21 Football team who firstly defeated Dungarvan in a thrilling Western Final, before going onto defeat Roanmore in the County Final. The same year the team continued their progress on the hurling front by qualifying for the Western Final, where they narrowly lost to a strong Lismore team. In 2013 Philip once again lined out in goal for our under 21 football team who staged a dramatic comeback in the Western Final to seal a memorable win against St. Olivers. Throughout all of these successful campaigns Philip was an assured and commanding presence in goal and saved many certain goals, without which the team would not have won as many honours.
Philip continued to play for the club after finishing at under 21 level, playing in goal for both codes and was never found wanting in helping the club whenever he was called upon to do so. Whilst all involved in the club are still in shock at Philip’s untimely passing, our sense of loss is insignificant compared to the heartbreak being experienced by his family and circle of close friends. All we can do is offer our help and support to the Cashin family and assure them that the club will be there for them in the dark days that lie ahead for them. Once again we send our sympathies to Philip’s heartbroken parents Eddie and Jacinta, sister Clíodhna, brothers Éamonn and Thomas and all the members of his extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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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