Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Club Notes - 1st January

U19 Hurling County Final
Our U-19 hurlers were the final club team in action in 2019 when they faced off against Ballygunner at Carrickbeg in the County Final on the 22nd of December. The weather on the day was certainly as good as could be expected for the time of year and with the pitch in decent condition both teams produced some fine passages of play in an open game. Unfortunately, however there was to be no early Christmas cheer as we ran into a fine Ballygunner outfit who were that bit more crisper in their striking and clinical in their score taking. Great credit is due to the lads who tried to the last puck but in the end, we were on the wrong side of a 2-22 to 1-11 score line. Disappointed but certainly not disheartened, there will be other days for this fine group of players. Given the truncated nature of the competition the team and mentors can be very pleased with what was achieved. Hopefully in 2020 there will be a more structured championship which will afford the lads more playing opportunities. 

Panel Eoin Fitzgerald, Patrick Fitzgerald, Johnie Treen, Daire Slevin, Colin Foley, Cian Fagan, Seanie Lannigan, Ben Flynn (Capt), Daithi Brunnock, Eoin Ahern, Willie Beresford, Michael Kiely, Niall Buckley, Jamie Walsh, Oisin Hallahan, David Byrne, Conor Kent, DJ Kiely, Dean Beresford, Rian Walsh, Sean Roche, Ben O Donovan, Jamie Moylan, John Joe Queally, Cian O Riordan, Jake Moore.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to club stalwart John Hurney who married Lorraine Walker in Ballinroad Church on Monday last. They were joined on the day by many club members who helped the happy couple celebrate in style. On behalf of all on the club we’d like to wish John and Lorraine every happiness in their future life together.  

Jack the Joker
Our ever-popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnie’s Bar where the jackpot will be €4400 as on Sunday night Kay O Connor was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 26 which when turned over was not the joker, but she did win €50. Jimmy Tobin and Tony Ryan won €25 each.
The previous week Pat Earley won €50 after being drawn out and picking card 11. Eammon Power and Eoin Brackett both won €25 each.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €950.

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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