Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Club Notes - 19th February

Club Executive
There have been one or two small tweaks to the makeup of the Club officers and committee since the AGM. The full listing of same for 2020 is below –

Presidents: Austin Flynn, Liam Enright, Éamonn Keane, Joseph Organ, Bernard Shields, Fr. Michael Enright, P.E.
Vice Presidents: Fr. Michael Brennock, OSA, Fr. Colin Fives, OSA, Fr. Ned Hassett, PP
Chairman: Neil Moore
Assistant Chairman: Michael Ferncombe
Secretary: Jonathan O’Donovan
Treasurer: Pakie Hurney
Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
PRO: Paidi Shields
Committee: Bernard Gorman, Eddie O Halloran, Michael O Donovan, Joe Cleary, Frank Sweeney, Jim O Mahony, Timmy Organ, Danny McGrath, Ian Kiely, Tom Whelan

Jack the Joker
There was great excitement in Minnie’s Bar on Sunday evening last when the jackpot of €5,600 was won. The lucky winner was Louise O Donnell who chose card 40, which when turned was the elusive Joker. Also, on the night both Eddie O Halloran and Dermot O Shea won €25. Congratulations to Louise, we hope she will enjoy her winnings, and massive thanks to all who continue to sell or buy a ticket each week. It is the club’s primary income stream and we are very grateful for your support. The show, of course goes on this Sunday when the draw moves to O Connors with a jackpot of €2,000 up for grabs.

Storm Dennis wreaked havoc on intercounty fixtures last weekend with the Waterford Senior Hurling team’s game versus Limerick one of those to fall victim to the rain and high winds. Hopefully there will be no such problems this Sunday when Galway visit Walsh Park and we’d like to wish club panellists Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery all the best. Prior to that on Saturday afternoon the footballers make the long trek west to Yeats’ County to take on Sligo. All the best to Brian Looby, James Beresford and all involved. Finally, congratulations to Colin Foley who was named joint captain of the county U-20 football team. Colin and his teammates are in action this evening, Wednesday 19th, versus Clare and hopefully we will have good news to report next week.

Fitzgibbon Cup
On Wednesday evening last Neil Montgomery joined a select group of club players who have captured one of the premier third level competitions. It was fantastic to see Neil continue his great early season form and make such a huge contribution to the UCC victory. All in the club pass on our congratulations on this fantastic achievement.

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. Kevin will be in the field on Saturday morning between 10.30 and 11.30.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1200.

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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