Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Club Notes - 12th January

U20 Football
The U20 football was due to get underway last weekend, however our opponents St Oliver’s informed the County Board that they would be unable to field. We are awaiting confirmation of our next fixture and will post on social media once available.

Team Managers 2022
Any person wishing to be considered for the position of team manager of any club team from U20 to Senior in 2022 must submit their name to the secretary, in writing or via email, on or before Friday, 21st January 2022.

Jack The Joker
The ever-popular Jack The Joker draw took place on Monday night last. Johnsie Kiely was drawn and picked number 12. When turned this was not the Joker, but he did win €50. Niamh Briggs and Claire Cosgrave won €25 each. The jackpot next week will be €1,900.
It was with a deep sense of shock we learnt of the sudden passing of former player Michael O Connor on Sunday. On behalf of all in the club we would like to extend our sympathies to his family and wide circle of friends. The O Connor family have of course a long association with our club, with Michael’s father Danny playing many years and indeed was a member of the 1st Abbeyside team to win an adult title when we defeated Dunhill in the 1950 Junior Hurling Final. Michael and his brothers Liam and Austin carried on that tradition for many years and Michael himself was part of some of our greatest moments as a member of the Senior Football panel in 1978 and 1979, whilst also winning an U21 football title in 1971.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Munster Club
Congratulations to Ballygunner on their victory over Kilmallock on Sunday in the Munster Club Senior Hurling Final. It’s great to see a Waterford team flying the flag successfully on the national stage and we wish them all the best in the upcoming All Ireland series.
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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