Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Club Notes - 10th February

Our Club AGM took place last Friday in very unique circumstances in that it was the 1st in our history to be held virtually. There was a sizable number of people logged in and thankfully everything went off seamlessly.  
Chairman Neil Moore opened proceeding by welcoming everyone and expressing the wish that hopefully this will be a one-off occurrence and we can return to normality for next year.  The financial accounts were presented and even in a year of somewhat curtailed activity it is still revealing to see the costs associated with running a club of our size. The accounts were approved and adopted, and thanks were expressed to Pakie Hurney for his diligent work throughout the year. Jonathan O’Donovan produced an excellent and comprehensive Secretary’s Report which covered in great detail all elements of the club’s activities in 2020. Having been received very favourably by all those present and following a discussion on areas raised therein the report was approved. 
The Chairman then gave a wide-ranging address which again touched on everything that has been happening over the past 13 months. He thanked in particular all his fellow officers, committee members, players, team management, everyone working away in the background and all those who continue to contribute to the ongoing development works at our club grounds. On the playing side he congratulated our Minor Hurlers who came so close to county glory and of course the Senior footballers who await a date for their county final.
The last item on the agenda was the election of Officers and the committee for 2021. The outgoing officers were ratified for reappointment and a new committee elected. This ended the meeting as there was no other business and the Chairman called preceding to a halt.
Below are the club officers and committee for 2021-
Presidents: Austin Flynn, Liam Enright, Joseph Organ, Bernard Shields, Fr. Michael Enright, P.E.
Vice Presidents: Fr. Michael Brennock, OSA, Fr. Colin Fives, OSA, Fr. Ned Hassett, PP
Chairman: Neil Moore
Assistant Chairman: Michael Ferncombe
Secretary: Jonathan O’Donovan
Treasurer: Pakie Hurney
Membership Officer: Kevin Tobin
PRO: Paidi Shields
Committee: Eddie O Halloran, Michael O Donovan, Joe Cleary, Frank Sweeney, Jim O Mahony, Timmy Organ, Danny McGrath, Tom Whelan, Tomas Kiely.
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Eileen O Donovan was drawn and picked number 22. When turned this was not the The Joker, but she did win €50. Carmella Ianotta and Colm Kindergan won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €2,300.
Online Bingo
Our All-Star Online Bingo hosted by Abbeyside Ballinacourty GAA Club commenced last Saturday night on the ZOOM platform. We were delighted with how the first week went with everybody who took part enjoying a good night in! We are very grateful to everybody who supported this new initiative for the club and hope that you will all join us again this weekend where there is a GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND of €1850!!
Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Due to the popularity of the event so far, people are encouraged to order their books as early as possible. Books will be emailed to those who purchase after 2pm on Saturdays.
You can keep up to date on the weekly prize fund through our All-Star Online Bingo Facebook page.
If you or anyone you know isn’t too tech minded we can arrange to have the Bingo books delivered out - just get in contact with us either by email on or by phoning (083) 1213777.

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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