Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Club Notes - 12th August

Championship 2020 Tickets
We play Lismore in the County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final on Sunday evening next, 16th August at 6:15pm in Fraher Field. As with previous matches, our ticket allocation is extremely limited and undoubtedly demand will far outstrip supply. Any fully paid up adult member who would like to enter the draw for a ticket must give their name to the secretary, Jonathan O'Donovan by 1:00pm on Thursday, 13th August. Only one ticket per member. All tickets will be charged at full price and there are no concessions.

At time of writing we do not have fixture details for the Junior B Western Semi Final. If similar restrictions are in place details will be posted on our Club Zap. Likewise, if the Junior A hurlers qualify for their semi-final.

Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers played De La Salle on Saturday last in our final group game. On a blistering evening both teams performed admirably to put on a tough honest championship encounter. Although we were on the wrong side of a 3-15 to 1-15 score line there were plenty of positives to take from the performance. Following our victory over Ballysaggart we finished second in the group and we now play Lismore in the quarter final on Sunday next in Fraher Field in what is sure to be another tough encounter. Best of luck to the lads.
Again, we will remind you that whilst tickets are limited, this game will be streamed live. Details are available in the Waterford Co Board website. Of course, nothing beats being there but this is an excellent initiative by all involved affording all who want to see the game the opportunity to do so.

Junior Hurling
The Junior B hurlers took on Ballyduff in our own club grounds on Friday last in their second group. This was a true championship test and the team showed great fighting spirit throughout and just came up short in the end with the final score being 1-19 to 2-15. We have however qualified for the Western semi-final against Fourmilewater. Although there are no fixture details to hand at the moment it is expected to take place next weekend. Once we receive confirmation it will be posted on Club Zap and the club website.

The Junior A hurlers are in action this evening (Monday) where a win over Kilrossanty will see them qualify for the Western semi-final.

Minor Hurling
The minors continued their fine form with a good 1-17 to 2-11 victory over Clonea last Wednesday evening. We now progress to a County semi-final versus De La Salle this coming Thursday.

Deise Draw 2020
Just a reminder once again that 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 members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member.

Jack The Joker
The relaunch of the ever-popular Jack The Joker took place in Minnies on Monday night. Prize winners will be published in next week’s notes.

This Weeks Fixtures
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 1 Semi Final
Abbeyside v De La Salle – Carrickbeg, Thursday, 13th August, 6:30pm

Western Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Semi Final
Abbeyside v Fourmilewater – Colligan, Friday, 14th August, 7:00pm

Western Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Semi Final
Abbeyside v Colligan – Dungarvan Club Grounds, Saturday, 15th August, 3:00pm

County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Abbeyside v Lismore – Fraher Field, Sunday, 16th August, 6:15pm

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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