Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Club Notes - 5th August

Championship 2020 Tickets
Our senior hurlers play De La Salle on Saturday night next, 8th August in Walsh Park in the second round of the County Senior Hurling Championship. As with last week's match we have received 45 tickets for the game. Any fully paid up adult member is eligible to enter the draw for a ticket. This will take place should demand exceed supply. If any member is interested in entering the draw, please submit your name to secretary, Jonathan O'Donovan by 1:00pm on Thursday, 6th August. Tickets cost €10 and there are no concessions.
Also, our junior hurlers play the second round of the Western championship on Sunday, 9th August in Bushy Park. Anyone wishing to apply for a ticket for this game should contact club chairman, Neil Moore by 1:00pm on Thursday, 6th August. Tickets cost €8 and again there are no concessions.

Senior Hurling
We finally had our 1st senior championship outing last Saturday when Ballysaggart provided the opposition in Fraher Field. A solid, workmanlike and overall excellent team performance saw us run out winners on a score line of 2-23 to 1-06. This Saturday we play De La Salle in what is sure to be a stiffer test. Throw in is at 6.30pm in Walsh Park.
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 A hurlers took on Brickey Rangers in Dungarvan club grounds on the Bank Holiday Monday. Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side of a 1-15 to 0-12 score line.
We are back in action next Sunday at 12.00 noon against Kilrossanty in Bushy Park.

The Junior B hurlers are back in action on Friday in our own field at 7.00pm when Ballyduff will provide the opposition. A win will see us top the group so hopefully the lads can put in a big performance.

Minor Hurling
A fine first half performance set the minor hurlers up for an excellent 2-19 to 2-09 victory over St. Pats/Naomh Brid at the club grounds last Saturday. This championship continues on Wednesday 5th August when we travel to Clonea for a 7.30pm throw in.

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
Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions we have been forced to push back the relaunch of the ever-popular Jack The Joker. This will now return on the weekend ending 09th August. We will be picking up where we left off on with a Jackpot of €2,800.

This Weeks Fixtures
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 1 Group B Round 2
Abbeyside v Clonea – Clonea, Wednesday, 5th August, 7:30pm
Western Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Round 2
Abbeyside v Ballyduff Upper – Abbeyside, Friday, 7th August, 7:00pm
County Senior Hurling Championship Group D Round 2
Abbeyside v De La Salle – Walsh Park, Saturday, 8th August, 6:30pm
Western Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Round 2
Abbeyside v Kilrossanty – Bushy Park, Sunday, 9th August, 12:00 noon

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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