Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Club Notes - 23rd February

Club Lotto
This Monday night saw the first draw in our new club lotto with an opening Jackpot of €1000. Tickets available from our usual sellers and will be available online.

Fitzgibbon Cup
What a week Mikey Kiely is having as he struck a goal deep in injury time today to win the Fitzgibbon cup for University of Limerick, following his heroics on Thursday night!! On behalf of all in the club well done to Mikey and also to Mark Twomey who was on the UL panel...two Fitzgibbon Cup medal winners for our club.
Academy 2022
The end of February always marks a key time in the club calendar because it's when our juvenile academy starts up. This means that Saturday mornings at the field will be full of fun and games for our youngest hurlers and footballers.
The 2022 academy starts on Saturday 26th February, and we cater for boys aged from 5 to 10 who would like to get active and build friendships in a safe, inclusive, team environment.
The start times are as follows: U8, U9 & U10 start at 10:00AM and U5, U6 & U7 start at 10:30AM.
The year kicks off with football so make sure the boys have their gumshields.
Newcomers of all ages are always welcome throughout the season so be sure to come out and sample the fun and there'll be a cup of tea for parents.
If you have any questions, you can email or contact us through the club Facebook page.
Sunday Night Bingo continues continue every Sunday at 8pm.
The Waterford Senior footballers, with our own Brian Looby and Aaron Beresford on board, continued their league campaign when they travelled to Carlow last Saturday, where unfortunately they came up short on the night.
The hurlers meanwhile are in action versus Antrim this Sunday in Belfast at 13.00.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Club Notes - 16th February

Championship 2022
The draws for the Senior Hurling and Football Championships too place recently and we were drawn as below –
Abbeyside, Mount Sion and Tallow
Ballinacourty, Clashmore, Brickey Rangers
Sunday Night Bingo returned last Sunday February 13th in the CBS Hall and will continue every Sunday at 8pm.

The Waterford Senior hurlers had a good win over Laois on Sunday last with Conor Prunty, Michael Kiely Neil Montgomery. They now have a break until the trip to Belfast in 2 weeks’ time.
The footballers meanwhile are in action versus Carlow this Saturday in Dr Cullen Park at 19.00.
All-Ireland Club
Heartiest congratulations to all in Ballygunner on a fantastic win in Croke Park last Saturday, playing right to the death and winning the All-Ireland title in style.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Club Notes - 9th February

County Champions
The year got off to the best possible start last Friday evening when our U20 footballers defeated Rathgormack 1-05 to 0-05 in the delayed 2021 County Final. It was a very hard-fought victory with the lads showing great composure and battling qualities to overcome excellent opponents. From the outset it was obvious we were in for a tough evening and so it proved as the hour progressed. We had to work hard for each score whilst at the other end the lads put in a fine defensive performance to limit opportunities for Rathgormack. It was clear that a goal would be a decisive score and so when Michael Kiely raised the green flag we were in a great position and thankfully we held out to the great joy of players and supporters alike.
This was a magnificent team performance and each and every player, along with Mark Ferncombe and his management team can be very proud of their efforts. The win caps a fine season for this great bunch of players who also of course won the hurling Western title.
It's a significant win as we won the very first under 20 County title having won the last under 21 title (we also contested the 1st final) and indeed, we won the only under 19 Championship that was played too. It was especially poignant to be the first team to receive the Greg Fives Cup and when DJ Kiely lifted the cup, we're sure the big man was smiling down with pride.
Also well done to man of the match Michael Kiely who’s had a busy few days!

2021 County U20 Football Division 1 Champions

DJ Kiely lifting the Greg Fives Cup

Man of the Match Michael Kiely

Sunday Night Bingo is back from next Sunday February 13th in the CBS Hall at 8pm. We are looking forward to welcoming all our regular players back and hopefully we will see a few new faces.
U12 Poc Fada
Our under 12 hurlers had their second annual Poc Fada last Saturday in very challenging conditions on Abbeyside beach. We had 22 players split into seven teams that took on the course in the heart of the parish. 
The boys started under the ruins of the abbey and pucked their sliotars as far as far as the cove and back again. The team that completed the course in the fewest pucks would be crowed the winners. The tricky two-kilometre course meant that the boys had to consider many factors, from rocks to seaweed and even dog walkers, but the fierce headwind that they faced as they turned at the cove and struck for home, was the biggest challenge.
The practice that the boys have been putting in over the last few weeks stood them in good stead as there was some impressively long striking which led to low scoring from all the teams.
The winners on the day were Rory, Danny and Sean Óg, with Noah, Kieran and Tomas as runners up. Darrach, Fionn and Darragh coming in third place.
Well done to all the boys who took part!

2022 U12 Puc Fada Competitors

Both the Waterford Senior teams were in action over the weekend with Conor Prunty, Michael Kiely Neil Montgomery involved with the hurlers in their draw with Dublin in Parnell Park. Whilst Brian Looby and Aaron Beresford made the long trip to London with footballers, where unfortunately they suffered a 1 point defeat.
This weekend the hurlers are in action again versus Laois and we wish them the best of luck.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Club Notes - 2nd February

U20 Football
The U20 footballers play the Final of the 2021 county championship this coming Friday evening when facing Rathgormack in the Fraher Field at 19.30. All the best to Mark Ferncombe and his team. If you can please get along to support the lads and hopefully we’ll have the Greg Fives cup back home Friday night.

Jack The Joker
The jackpot in the Jack The Joker was won last Monday when Louise O Donnell was drawn and picked number 40 which when turned was the Joker. Pat Buckley and Geraldine Briggs both also won €25 each. This was the last draw in the Joker and we will be looking at introducing a new initiative in the very near future.
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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