Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Club Notes - 15th January

Waterford GAA Awards
The above awards took place in Lawlors Hotel on Friday last and there was a sizable club contingent present given we had two players nominated for awards on the night, Brian Looby (Adult Footballer of the Year) and Colin Foley (Young Footballer of the Year).
Unfortunately, Brian was out of luck with the award going to Rathgormack’s Conor Murray, however to the delight of those club members present Colin was announced as the winner of his category.
This of course is a great personal honour for a dedicated and skilful player who has been a mainstay of many underage teams over the years, including the County Champion U-19 football team last year. Wholehearted congratulations to Colin from all in the club as he becomes the 7th Abbeyside / Ballinacourty player to win this prestigious award. We look forward to seeing him don the jersey with distinction for many years to come.
Also, over the course of the evening it was wonderful to see the 1959 team honoured, which it must be said was a wonderful gesture by the organising committee. This of course included our own Austin Flynn and it was a tremendous privilege to spend some time with and be in the company of these great men.
This was an excellently run event and credit to all involved. Hopefully we’ll have reason to attend again 12 months hence.

With the playing season commencing very shortly we ask all players to get their membership paid quickly. Also non playing members can pay their membership in the coming weeks. Membership can be paid to Kevin Tobin.

Jack the Joker
Our ever-popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnie’s Bar where the jackpot will be €4800 as on Sunday night Eugene Hickey was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 23 which when turned over was not the joker, but he did win €50. Shane Briggs and Mary McGrath won €25 each.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1100.

On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Vincent Byrne, The New Line, Abbeyside. Vincent spent many years playing with the club and was indeed a member of the Ballinacourty team that 1st achieved Senior status following victory over Rathgormack in the 1965 Intermediate County Final. Subsequent to hanging up the boots he remained active in the club and was a mainstay of fundraising initiatives for many years.
Also, our thoughts are with the respective families of Breda Veale and Teresa Dalton who both passed to their eternal reward this week Both families play crucial and active roles within the club and our thoughts are with all concerned at this difficult time.

As the new season begins to click into gear if any team managers or indeed anybody within the club membership as a whole have anything they would like included here any week please feel free to drop us a line at This is the primary outlet we have for keeping people up to date with what is going on so we’d encourage you to avail of this facility.

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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