Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Club Notes - 30th March

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,600. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Football League
The first competitive playing action for our adult teams took place over the weekend with the Seniors going down to defeat against The Nire last Friday evening in the club grounds on a score line 0-08 to 1-09. The Intermediates were in action also and were defeated by Newtown on Saturday evening 0-09 to 2-07.
This weekend fixtures are as follows –
County Football League Division 1 Round 2
Ballinacourty A v Gaultier – Abbeyside, Friday, 1st April, 8:00pm
County Football League Division 4 Round 2
Ballinacourty B v Colligan – Abbeyside, Saturday, 2nd April, 2:00pm

Academy Update
Our under 8 boys enjoyed the spring sunshine on Saturday morning as 27 of them took to the field for a fun and active football session.  As well as ducking and diving through obstacle courses, the boys took part in fun activities aimed at developing the core skills of football and build team spirit. The juice and biscuits at the end of training were well deserved!  Our academy runs every Saturday morning and new members are always welcome.

Under 9 Football Blitz
Our club grounds were also busy on Saturday afternoon when our under 9 footballers welcomed Gaultier to play a football blitz.  31 young Ballinacourty footballers lined out and played four fun-filled matches against the boys from the Barony.  It was all smiles afterwards as the boys enjoyed the well-deserved refreshments.
Under 13 Hurling Day Out
34 of our under 13 boys travelled by coach to Kilkenny on Sunday to take in the national hurling league semi-final.  Before going to Nowlan Park they played James Stephens, who like us, are also known as “The Village”.  It was the boys’ first hurling match for a long time and gave a really good account of themselves before going on to support their clubmates Neil and Mikey as they lined out against Wexford.
Under 13 & Under 15 Football Championship
On Monday 28th our under 15 division 1 team play St. Olivers in Ballinameela while our division 4 team host Affane in the Burgery. Our under 13 divison 1 team are away to Naomh Bríd on Wednesday evening while the division 4 boys take on Clashmore/Kinsalebeg at our club grounds.  Best of luck to all!
The Waterford Senior Hurlers scored a resounding victory over Wexford last Sunday in the Division 1 League semi-final with our own Neil Montgomery and Michael Kiley playing prominent roles. They now face off against Cork in the Final in Thurles this Saturday evening at 19.15 and we wish all involved the very best of luck. It would be fantastic to bring a national title back to the Deise.
Aaron Beresford, and Brian Looby meanwhile were part of the Waterford Senior Footballers panel last Sunday in Cavan where unfortunately they were beaten.
Sunday Night Bingo continues every Sunday at 8pm.

With the new season rapidly approaching, 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 also offer our condolences to the Power family, especially Robert and Patrick, who played for the club, on the death of Catherine Power. Out thoughts are with all her family and friends 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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