Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Club Notes - 22nd July

Junior B Hurling
There was a little bit of history created last Sunday when our Junior B hurlers became the first team from the club to be involved in an all ticket game versus Dungarvan. Happily, the lads really rose to the occasion and those lucky ticket holders were treated to a fine exhibition of hurling. It was a bit of a surreal occasion as due to the ongoing Covid restrictions there were no dressing rooms open, so it was back to the good old days of getting togged out on the side of the pitch. The grounds were in excellent condition and were a credit to our hosts and the weather conditions were ideal.
The game started at a hundred miles an hour and it was proper championship fare. Our lads started well, competing for every ball and taking some nice scores which gave us a nice lead. Unfortunately, we were hit with a sucker punch of a goal which brought Dungarvan right back into the game. We regrouped at half time however and put on an exhibition of free flowing hurling and score taking in the second half to run out comfortable winners on a score line of 2-23 to 1-04 with Tony Collins and Richie Ryan raising the green flags and Colm Kindergan kept the scoreboard operator busy with 18 points.
This was an overall excellent team performance with super displays all over the pitch. We did pick up a few knocks and bruises but with our next game not until August 07th there will hopefully be plenty of time for the bodies to heal.
It was great to finally get the championship season up and running and even better to get a good result and performance.  
U-15 Hurling
The U-15 travelled to De La Salle on Friday evening last and came up against a fine team. Unfortunately, defeat was our lot but we have a quick opportunity to make amends when Brickey Rangers visit the club grounds on this Wednesday at 7.00.

Deise Draw 2020
The revised Deise Draw will kick off on August 26th. Over the coming weeks we will be making a big effort in this regard as it is one of our primary fundraising streams. We’d appeal to all our member and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member.

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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