Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Club Notes - 16th October

Jack the Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnie’s Bar where the jackpot is €2200 as on Monday night Jack Duggan was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 16 which when turned was not the joker, but he did win €50. Kathleen Murray and Ger Briggs won €25 each.

Senior Football
Our Senior Footballers take on Rathgormack this Sunday in the County Final in Fraher Field as we attempt to win the County Championship for the first time since 2013. We appeal to all our supporters to please come out and support the team.

Junior Hurling
This Saturday we play St Mary's in the Western Final in Fraher Field at 2pm. Again we ask all our supporters to please come out and cheer on the team. It is surely unprecedented that players are being asked to play finals in different codes in the space of 24 hours.

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 extend our deepest sympathies the family and wide circle of friends of Laura Cliffe who tragically passed away last weekend.  As news of Laura’s passing spread throughout the Village on Saturday morning there was sense of shock and disbelief at the news, coupled with an outpouring of support for her family. Along with Suzette, Laura had turned their local business Cafe Bliss into a thriving success and it was a hub of activity in our community. A lover of many sports Laura would fly our club colours, Waterford or Ireland flags proudly from the top window in Café Bliss, with a New Zealand flag also making an occasional appearance! Laura was extremely popular with her customers, with many Saturday or Sunday morning breakfasts turning into informal club gatherings where the weekend’s matches or events would be discussed in depth. Laura supported all the teams in our club, both mens and ladies, taking great interest in and getting great pride from the performances of her nieces and nephews in the club jersey.
Cliffe’s Field was of course our home for many years before we moved to our current location and Laura's father Larry was a hurling missionary in our juvenile section for many years as he trained thousands of youngsters at our Saturday morning coaching sessions. To this day Larry and Laura's mother Margaret run our weekly bingo whilst her brothers Damien and Raymond played for the club for many years. Laura's sisters Sandra and Maria are some of our most loyal supporters with her nieces and nephews maintaining the proud family link to the club to the present day.
All who knew Laura will miss her warm and generous personality, as she was always great company in Cafe Bliss and other social settings. Whilst she will be missed by us all, it is nothing compared to the deep sense of loss her loved ones are going through at this time.
Once again we send our deepest sympathies to Laura's family but especially to Suzette, Larry and Margaret and to Sandra, Maria, Damien and Raymond and all her nieces and nephews. 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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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