Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Club Notes - 19th December

Jack the Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnies Bar where the jackpot is €3800 as on Sunday night B. Carroll was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 50 which when turned was not the joker but she did win €50. Bridget and Crow and Kevin Barry won €25 each.

Christmas Greetings
On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend Christmas Greetings to all our members and supporters especially those who have travelled home to our parish to celebrate the season with family. We also send our greetings to the editor and staff of the Dungarvan Leader and the Dungarvan Observer who are a great help to us throughout the year. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh go léir.

Club AGM
Our AGM took place on Friday night last in Ballinroad Hall with a very good crowd in attendance.  The first item in the agenda was the Treasure's Report and as normal Packie Hurney presented an excellent set of accounts which that despite the significant costs associated with running the club remains in a healthy financial position. Packie thanked all those who help to raise money for the club as without these hardworking volunteers the club couldn't continue to exist.
Next on the agenda was our Secretary Tomás Kiely's report. This was a thorough review of what was a most successful year for the club. Tomás offered some thoughts on what lies ahead for the club in the years ahead. There was widespread praise for Tomás as he announced he would be stepping down as club secretary due to work commitments in Dublin. Whilst Tomás is a huge loss to the club we are most fortune that Jonathan O’Donovan will be returning as Club Secretary.  Our Club Chairman Michael Briggs then addressed the meeting and in a wide-ranging address Michael congratulated all the club teams who had tasted success in the last 12 months, a year that will him down as one of the most successful in the club's history.  Michael thanked all those who gave of their time helping the club during the year before going onto outline the work our Development Committee have carried out in the last 12 months.  It is hoped that after our club surveys have been returned the Development Committee will then work on devising a development plan for the club.
The following officers were then elected:-

Chairman: Michael Briggs
Vice Chairman: Michael Cosgrave
Secretary: Jonathan O’Donovan
Treasurer: Packie Hurney
Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
PRO: Neil Moore
Children's Officer: Bríd Slevin
Healthy Club Officer: Eamonn Cashin
Juvenile Chairman: Joe Cleary

County Board Awards
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate our award winners and nominees which were announced at last week's County Convention.  Moll Shields was announced as the winner of the Recognition to Culture Award for her work in Scór for many years whilst Daithi Brunnock was announced as the winner of the Under 18 Footballer of the Year.

We have been nominated for Club of the Year with Stephen Enright nominated for Adult Footballer of the Year and Conor Prunty nominated for Adult Hurler of the Year and Michael Kiely is nominated for Young Hurler of the Year.  Well done to them all.

Granville Hotel/WLR FM Sports Star Award
On Friday morning last we heard the great news that Michael Kiely was the December winner of this award. Michael was chosen for his display in the County Under 21 Hurling Final, and it is a fantastic honour for Michael, his family and the club.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €450.

On behalf of all in the club we would like to send our sympathies to Ken Walsh on the recent death of his mother Lilly in County Laois.

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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