Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Club Notes - 28th October

Covid Update
With the country returning to Level 5 restrictions club activity has been suspended for the duration. Given the timescales involved it is unlikely we will see a return to action in this calendar year. As such we’d like to take this opportunity to thanks all players, mentors, supporters and officials for all their efforts during the season. Like every year there were highs and lows and we must take the positives, in what was a very trying period and move onto 2021 with confidence. Hopefully we will be out the other side at that stage, and we can all get back to doing what we love, playing, coaching and supporting our great games. Until then please keep safe.
Championship 2020
The county board took the decision during the week to suspend all further club activity until the new year. Consequently, our Senior Football final is now provisionally fixed for the weekend of 20th / 21st of February.
Unfortunately, the U-20 hurling championship has been cancelled.
Both Waterford Senior teams are in championship action this coming Saturday and the club is well represented in both codes. First up are the hurlers who take on Cork at 3.30 in Thurles for a place in the Munster final. Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery are members of the panel. Then at 7.00 the footballers take to the Fraher Field in a quarter final clash with Limerick. Here we have Aaron Beresford, Brian Looby and James Beresford involved. Under normal circumstances there would of course be a large club contingent in attendance at both games. This time we will have to make do with the television, but our support will be no less passionate. We wish the lads, and all involved the very best if luck.
Deise Draw 2020
The 3rd draw took place last week and unfortunately there were no club winners. The next installment is in 2 weeks time. 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 on Monday night last. Martina Cosgrave was drawn and picked number 24. This however wasn’t the Joker but she did win €50. David Hickey and Jimmy Lenihan also won €25.
On behalf of everyone in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Mulvihill family on the death of Maureen Mulvihill, McCarthy Ville. Her sons of course wore the club jersey with distinction for many years and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
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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