Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Club Notes - 20th June

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €2800 as on Sunday night Alice Marie was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 13 which when turned wasn’t the joker but she did win €50. Alice Marie and Carmel and Pakie Hurney won €25 each.

Junior Hurling
Our Junior C hurlers took on Melleray in the Western Championship on Saturday evening last in Bushy Park. As the match neared its conclusion our opponents held a narrow lead but great credit is due to our team as they fought to the end a well taken goal gave us a two point win.
This weekend our Junior C hurlers play Shamrocks in Cappoquin on Saturday night at 7pm while our Junior A hurlers take on Ballinameela on Sunday evening in Bushy Park at 7 pm.

Best of Luck
On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish the Waterford Senior Footballers especially Stephen Enright, Brian Looby and Conor McCarthy the very best of luck ahead of their Qualifier game against Monaghan in Fraher Field on Saturday.

Healthy Club Initiative
The club are launching a very exciting new initiative, namely the GAA Healthy Club this Saturday 23rd June at 11am.

Healthy Club project aims to transform GAA clubs into health-enhancing hubs for their communities. Flagship Healthy Clubs such as us are now in every county of Ireland. So far, over 12,000 people have benefitted from physical activity programmes and 50% of Healthy Clubs are now smoke-free zones. 1,000 people engaged with mental health and emotional wellbeing programmes. Over half (55%) of Healthy Clubs delivered healthy eating programmes targeting teenagers in particular.

We have 4 target areas that we are addressing in our first phase:

A. In association with Waterford Sports Partnership. 
This is a 6 week initiative and will run each Wednesday and Friday from July 18th and 20th at the club respectively. It will finish on Friday August 24th (Names, mobile contact numbers, and email addresses with an expression of interest will be taken at the launch). It will be open to committee members, coaches, former players, members of our community etc being the participants! It's all about inclusion. Along with the help of 2 Waterford Sports Partnership tutors this exciting programme will see 10 to 30 participants the chance to become healthier by getting on the move!!

B. Tobacco free Club from January 1st 2019 (Ban includes cigarettes and vapes).

C. Recipes for Success.
About Recipes for Success:
We all want to maximise our health and our performance both on and off the field but with so many mixed messages out there about what we should eat and drink it’s hard to know what’s best.
The Community & Health Section in Croke Park along with the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College, Sligo and leading sports performance nutritionist Dr. Críonna Tobin have developed a Recipes for Success toolkit – which is filled with tasty, performance enhancing recipes that are easy to make and aims to support GAA players and members in making the right food choices.

This unique collaboration is about bringing together expertise from an array of sectors and is designed to respond to an identified need in GAA clubs for both educational and practical programmes supporting healthy eating for sport and the game called life.

Workshop is open to both male and female. Ideal age group for the workshop is minor (U18’s) to U21’s.

D. Wellbeing Talks: 
A series of talks will be organised for our adult and juvenile players, mentors and parents which we hope will give them the skills required for dealing with the many challenges people face in their every day life.

We hope to see you at the launch this Saturday.

Booking of Pitches
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 Sunday night with a jackpot of €650.

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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