Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Club Notes - 18th March


Covid-19
To aid in the efforts to curtail the spread of the virus all club activity has been suspended for the foreseeable future. This includes all training and matches in addition to our weekly Bingo and the Jack the Joker draw.
We are aware that this will be a difficult time for many in our community. The club has put together a list of members who are available to provide assistance to any who may need it. This is available on the club Twitter and Facebook pages.
Stay safe everyone and we will see you all when we come through this.   

Jack the Joker
The draw took place in O Connors bar last Sunday night Una Lamden was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 8 which when turned over was not the joker, but she did win €50. Bernard Gorman & The Morning Club won €25. There will be no draw next week.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Club Notes - 11th March


Under 20 Football
With our fixture versus St Patrick’s / Naomh Brid having fallen victim to Storm Jorge our 1st outing in this championship was against St Oliver’s in the club grounds last Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side of a 2-08 to 0-12 score line and given the condensed nature of this championship we are now under pressure to progress. It’s knock football from here on and the lads know that nothing less than 100% application and commitment is necessary if we are to maintain an interest in this championship.

Senior Hurling
The Senior Hurlers commenced their competitive season last Friday night when taking on Lismore in the first round of the County League. On the night we came up short on a 0-15 to 0-13 score line. We go again this coming Friday when Tallow visit The Burgery, throw in 19.30, when hopefully we can get a positive result.

Intercounty
It’s another busy weekend upcoming on the intercounty front. On Saturday the footballers play host to London in Fraher Field whilst the hurlers, following a defeat to Limerick last Saturday, make the trip to Nowlan Park to face Kilkenny on Sunday afternoon. As ever we wish Brian, James, Conor and Neil all the best.


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

Jack the Joker.
Our ever-popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in O Connors Bar where the jackpot will be €2600 as on Sunday night Patrick Hurney was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 6 which when turned over was not the joker, but he did win €50. Denis Cosgrave & Jenny (Lady Belle) won €25.

Deise Draw 2020
The 2020 Deise Draw will commence on the last Wednesday (29th) of April and will continue each month until September. Hopefully we will see a good number getting involved and we get a winner or two during the year as the prizes on offer are fantastic. 

Club Bingo
Our club bingo continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night where the jackpot is €1400.

Sympathy
The parish of Abbeyside/Ballinroad/Garrnabane is the bedrock upon which our club is founded and from time to time we as a community endure tough and difficult times together. This was never more in evidence than over the course of the last week when we lost a number of persons who to varying degrees have had an association with CLG Dun Na Mainistreach/Baile Na Curite.

On behalf of all in the club, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and parishioners of the late Fr. Connie Kelleher, P.P., Clonea Road, Abbeyside and Touraneena who died recently. Fr. Connie played for us for many years, winning a Minor Football County title in 1963 and the inaugural County U21 Hurling Championship in 1966. He always kept a keen eye on our club teams and those of parishes where he served and was a regular at club and inter-county games in Waterford and beyond.

On Saturday morning last we awoke to the dreadful news that John “Chopper” Organ had passed away following a brave fight with a terrible illness. Chopper was part of a fantastic underage team in “The Village” colours who won numerous Western and County titles during the 70’s culminating in a Minor double in 1976. This was followed up in 1979 with an U-21 football title. Of course, to people of a certain vintage, especially those of us from the more far flung reaches of the parish, Chopper will be remembered as the fella you called to get you home after a night of revelry. Many’s the game was dissected and team picked on those journeys, but through it all Chopper’s enduring love of his club shone through. He will be missed around Abbeyside. and our thoughts are with his family and friends.  

Also at this time we remember Ned Coleman, John Clarke and Josephine Regan who sadly passed on recently.

The thoughts and prayers of all in the club are with the family and friends of all those bereaved at this difficult time.

Contact
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 abbeycourtypro@gmail.com. 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.



Saturday, March 7, 2020

Results


County U20 ‘A’ Football Championship Group A Round 2
Ballinacourty 0-12 St. Oliver’s 2-8 – Abbeyside, Saturday, 7th March

County Hurling League Division 2 Round 1
Abbeyside 0-13 Lismore 0-15 – Abbeyside, Friday, 6th March


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
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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.
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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.
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Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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