Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Club Notes - 31st January

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connor’s Bar where the jackpot is €7400 as on Sunday night Sandra Cliffe was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 22 which when turned was not the joker but she did win €50. Maurice O'Donnell and Cat Dee 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.

Under 21 Football
Our 2017 County Semi Final against The Nire takes place this Saturday at 2pm in the Gold Coast.

Inter County Activity
On Sunday last Waterford footballers secured a very good draw against Wicklow in Round 1 of the National League where Stephen Enright and Brian Looby were on the team and Michael O Halloran and Conor McCarthy were on the panel. This Sunday they play Antrim in Carriganore.

Best of Luck
On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish Ardmore the very best of luck ahead of their Junior All Ireland Hurling Club Final in Croke Park this Sunday.

Booking of Pitches
As our teams begin returning to training we would like to remind all our coaches to please ensure that they book the pitches with Michael O’Donovan before training.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Friday night with a jackpot of €1550.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our sympathies to the Hurney family and especially Pakie Hurney, on the death of his mother Sheila Hurney in Moycullen, Galway last weekend. Pakie has been our club treasurer for nearly 20 years now and has managed numerous club teams to County Championship honours, whilst Sheila’s grandsons have all given fantastic service to our club on the playing field where they have won many County Titles in both codes and Sheila always took great pride in their achievements.
We also wish to send our sympathies to the Gorman family and especially Mary Gorman on the death of her father Paddy Coburn who passed away this week. Whilst Mary's husband Bernard has of course been a great servant to the club Mary has given a huge amount to our club for more than 20 years. Mary is always willing to lend a hand with catering for club functions and the treasure trove of photos she has amassed following our teams for two decades or more as one of our most loyal supporters will no doubt prove to be a valuable resource in the years ahead. Paddy’s grandsons have of course won many County Titles with the club from Juvenile up to Senior Level and Paddy loved to watch the lads playing on his visits to Abbeyside.
Once again we send our sympathies to Pakie Hurney and Mary Gorman on their losses.

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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