Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Club Notes - 14th October

Covid Update
Following on from the communication from Croke Park last week suspending matches, the club took the decision on Thursday last to temporarily suspend all playing related activity. This was due to a large uptick in cases locally and as a club we felt continued collective training posed too high a risk to the wider community. These measures will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and once the situation stabilises we hope to have our players back in the field.
We understand the frustration that this will inevitably cause amongst the membership, but in these unprecedented times there can be no compromise when it comes to the safety of our players and by extension our family and friends. This cloud will pass but until then we’d ask you all to remain vigilant and continue to adhere to the published guidelines. We need to pull together as a club, a parish and a community to get through this.
We will of course provide updates as they become available.
Senior Football
The County Board issued a directive this week that the senior final versus Rathgormack will take place only after the Waterford senior intercounty teams have finished their respective seasons. There will be at a minimum a 2 week period allowed for preparation and so at the very least we are looking at a December date.
Deise Draw 2020
The 3rd draw will take place in this week. As this is one of our primary fundraising streams, we’d appeal to all our members and supporters to purchase a ticket from any committee member or promoter if you haven’t already done so.
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place in Minnies on Monday night last. Laurance Power was drawn and picked number 17. This however wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Consequently, the jackpot rolls on to next week and will be €3,700. James Cullinane and Shane Hallahan also won €25.
This week’s draw, and all draws until further notice will take place in the clubhouse.
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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