Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Club Notes - 19th May

Antisocial Behaviour
Unfortunately, we are being forced once again by a wholly unsavoury element within our community, to address issues surrounding loutish behaviour at our grounds in the Burgery. On Friday night last a large number of youths took it upon themselves to hold an alcohol fueled party on our main pitch. If this wasn’t bad enough, the idiots involved proceeded to light a large fire, endangering both themselves and potentially causing significant damage. Club officers were forced to head out in extremely inclement weather close to midnight and on arrival found a scene of chaos with the perpetrators scattering in several directions, in their haste abandoning 3 cars. The Gardai were called to the scene and the registrations of these cars were taken. On Saturday morning, a cleanup of a significant amount of glass bottles and cans had to take place before our juvenile academy took to the field.
This sort of reprehensible behaviour has no place in a civilised society, and we are at a loss to understand the mentality of the cretinous individuals involved. 
As a club we can no longer tolerate this sort of behaviour and as such we have taken the decision to close the club grounds to all but club members. The Gardai have been informed to arrest anyone found to be trespassing and engaging in this sort of behaviour going forward. This is a step we are taking reluctantly, but as it is obvious there is a cohort locally who have no regard for civilised behaviour we are faced with no alternative.
As we return, we would like to emphasis the importance of getting your membership paid as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please contact our membership officer Kevin Tobin on 087 9954448 to arrange payment. From a playing perspective it is compulsory that you are a member as it ensures you are included in the insurance scheme. Rates for this year are Adult €150 / Student €75, Married Couple (non-playing) €70, Single (non-playing) €50 and OAP €40. Of course, members of our 300 Club are fully covered.

We had a number of players involved in intercounty activity last weekend. The Senior hurlers had a 3 point win over Westmeath and unfortunately the footballers were on the wrong end of the result against Carlow.  Both teams are in action again this weekend as the footballers make the journey to Wexford for a 3pm throw in on Saturday whilst the hurlers renew rivalry with Limerick in Walsh Park at 3.45pm on Sunday.
We wish all involved the very best of luck, in particular our own lads, Brian, Aaron, James and John in the football and Conor, Neil and Michael in the hurling.
On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to John Kelleher, Ballinacourty on the death of his brother Paul in Millstreet. Since coming to Abbeyside many years ago John has been a great supporter of our club and his sons Michael and Kenneth remain involved today.
We also extend our sympathies to the Margaret Hogan Ballinacourty on the death of her sister Marie Currie. Of course the Hogans have a deep history with our club and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Maurice O Donnell was drawn and picked number 40. When turned this was not the Joker, but he did win €50. Pakie Hurney and John Cosgrave won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €3,700.
All Star Bingo
Our online Bingo continues every Saturday night with at 8pm on the ZOOM Platform. We are extremely grateful to each and every one of the players to have supported us over the past 15 weeks.
This weekend will have €1850 up for grabs again with €400 extra on offer in game 7 for a full house in 50 calls or less. Books are available to purchase through the following link and cost €12 for a Single and €18 for a Double Book. . Books will be emailed to those who purchase after 2pm on Saturday.
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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