Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Club Notes - 29th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,900. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

County Hurling League Final
The Junior hurlers played the Division 7 league final last Friday evening where unfortunately, after a great effort we lost to Kilrossanty on a score line 1-19 – 1-21.
Senior Hurling Championship
The fixtures for the Senior hurling championship were released last week:-
County Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 1
Abbeyside v Mount Sion – Fraher Field, Sunday, 31st July, 2:00pm
County Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 2
Abbeyside v Tallow – Fraher Field, Sunday, 14th August, 3:30pm
Juvenile Championship Updates
It has been a busy week for our U13 & U15 hurling teams.
On Monday (20th June) our U15 division 1 team hosted Naomh Bríd and won 6:16 to 0:06. The division 4 boys also had a great win down in Leamybrien, beating Kilrossanty on a scoreline of 7:18 to 1:06.
Wednesday (22nd June) saw both U13 teams take on Ballygunner. The division 1 team played out an intense encounter in the Burgery but eventually lost out by 4:08 to 1:11.
The division 4 boys, who played down in Ballygunner, managed to win their match by 2:01 to 0:01. They are also in action this Wednesday as they host Tramore in the Burgery with a throw-in time of 7pm.
U11 & U12 Hurling League
Our U12 division 1 team get their All County League on Saturday at midday as De La Salle make the trip down from the city. Tuesday (28th June) also sees the U11’s from De La Salle coming to play our own U11 in their county league and there’s a quick turnaround for the boys as the travel to Waterford on Friday to play Ballygunner and Mount Sion. Good luck to all.
Academy Update
The academy is in full swing for the summer with lots of blitzes and fun-filled coaching sessions taking place. If you have a boy from the age of five to ten years old come along any Saturday morning.
Our under 9’s played two blitz’s over the weekend. Two very enjoyable games against Lismore and Tramore. The lads are currently in the middle of an all county hurling league which is set to continue up until the middle of August with games every second weekend. These games will hopefully bring these lads on even more and they really enjoy representing their club at these events.
Sunday Night Bingo continues every Sunday at 8pm.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Club Notes - 22nd June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,800. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

County Hurling League Final
This coming Friday. June 24th our Junior Hurling team take on Kilrossanty in the Division 7 league final. Throw in at Fraher Field is at 7.00pm.
London to Paris Cycle
We’d appeal to all our supporters to please support our longstanding Club Sponsor Jack O'Hare, who will be cycling from London to Paris to raise funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital and Great Ormonde Street Hospital –

Deise Draw
We had three winners in the latest draw week.  Both Denis Cosgrave and Seamie & Joan O Brien won €200 each, with Pa McGovern selling the lucky tickets.  Kay Aird won €100 with the ticket sold by Jim O’Mahony and Bernard Gorman.
Juvenile Championship Updates
U15 Hurling
Both of our U15 hurling teams began their hurling championship on Monday (20th June) as the division 2/3 boys hosted Naomh Bríd and the division 4 boys played Kilrossanty in Leamybrien.  Keep an eye on social media for the results.
U13 Hurling
Our U13 teams are up and running in their respective championships too and both recorded good wins away to Roanmore (division 1) and at home to Clashmore/Kinsalebeg (division 4).  This Wednesday (22nd June) sees both teams playing Ballygunner in the next round of the championship.  The division 4 boys travel down to Ballygunner while the division 1 match will take place at our own field at 7pm.
U12 Hurling
Our U12’s had a good start to the all county hurling league last Friday (17th June) when they travelled to Tramore and played really well to claim the win.
U11 Hurling
Our two U11 teams are in action this Friday (24th June) with one team taking on De la Salle at 6:30pm in the Burgery and the other heading down the coast to Dunhill to play Na Gaeil.
Academy Update
The academy is as busy as usual with lots of blitzes and fun coaching sessions for U10’s and younger.  The U8’s played football and hurling blitzes in the Fraher Field over the last two weekends, the U9’s played a very well run hurling blitz in Tallow.
There’s a busy summer ahead for all, with school holidays, Cúl Camps and our Well Kids programme, which continues every Saturday morning at 10:30am for boys aged 4-6.
Members of our U12 panel received their new Abbeyside jerseys last which were kindly sponsored by Autoboom fuel and valet service in Sexton Street.
It's great to receive such support from a business located in the heart of our village.
We ask all of our members and friends to support Autoboom, whether it's for fuel, carwash or valet, they provide a great service. Anyone who brings kids to matches will definitely need to get the car cleaned from time to time so you know where to go!

Sunday Night Bingo continues every Sunday at 8pm.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Club Notes - 15th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,700. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Upcoming Fixtures
County Minor Hurling League Group B Round 3
Abbeyside v An Ghaeltacht – An Rinn, Sunday, 19th June, 11:30am
County Minor Hurling League Group B Round 4
Abbeyside v Cappoquin – Abbeyside, Tuesday, 21st June, 7:00pm
Sunday Night Bingo continues every Sunday at 8pm.
On behalf of all in the club we’d like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Wright Family on the recent death of Joe last week. Joe was a member of the double winning minor panel in 1976, starting the hurling final at corner back. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Club Notes - 8th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,600. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Club Notes - 1st June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,500. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

County Leagues
The Senior footballers scored a good victory over Rathgormack last Friday evening, coming away from the Comeragh venue with a 2 point win 0-11 to 1-06.
Double U13 County Football Champions
Last week our mighty bunch of U13 footballers accomplished a truly impressive feat of winning two county titles in the same age group.  On Monday (23rd May) in Fraher Field the division 1 team beat a strong Stradbally side on a scoreline of 5-07 to 2-11 while 24 hours later the division 3 team beat Gaultier by 3-12 to 1-7.  Both teams really deserved their victories and all the smiles and laughter after the full-time whistle was a result of their dedication throughout the season. It was great to see the time-honoured tradition of parading in cars around the parish to let everyone know about their success.  The satisfaction of winning with your teammates is the true reward and the boys enjoyed a lovely lunch in the Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon. It was great to bring the two cups to the pier in Ballinacourty.  Big congratulations boys and well done!
Winning county titles in two divisions at the same age grade is a testament to the time and effort that the coaching team have put in to help the boys reach their potential. Well done to all and keep going!!
U13 County Football Champions, 2022

U12 County Football Finals
On Monday (30th May) both of our U12 teams travelled to Carriganore to contest county finals at their own age group.  The division 1 team play Gaultier, and the division 3 team play St. Pats.  Keep an eye on social media for updates.
Mini All-Ireland Finals
The Mini All Ireland Hurling tournament returned in blazing sunshine this morning (28/05/2022). Like any All Ireland final, the proceedings started with a parade of the teams. The fantastic "Popup Pipers" helped to add a real sense of occasion for the boys as they marched to the playing pitches. Almost 130 boys aged between 7 and 10 hurled their hearts out in front of an impressively large crowd, made up of brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers and all kinds of friends and relations!
Each team had two matches of the round robin to play before the finals. Each of the 12 teams in action contested a final and despite the heat, every one of the boys worked their socks off. They all deserved the goody bags, and it was great to see the players and the parents enjoying refreshments in the sun and discussing the top quality hurling that they had witnessed.
Thanks to two of our senior panel, Michael O'Halloran and John Elsted, who were on hand to present trophies which is great as both of them are doing great work coaching some of our underage teams and it's important for our young players of the future to have contact with, and learn from senior players.
Based on buzz around the field and all the smiles and laughter, it's fair to say that the day was a great success.
A day like this would not have been possible without the work behind the scenes from the coaches, committee members, refreshments crew and the parents that supplied sandwiches and assisted with organizing parking etc., thanks to all for your efforts and the day was beautifully captured by photographer Eddie Dee.
It's days like this that make memories for the boys and build a strong bond with our club.
U15 Hurling
Our U15 panel has switched its attention to hurling and is in preparation for their upcoming championship.  Again we’ll be lining out two teams so that as many boys as possible get the opportunity to play championship hurling.  Best wished to Darragh Mansfield who suffered an unfortunate injury recently.  We hope that Darragh makes a full recovery and returns to action as soon as possible.
Primary Schools Skills
Congratulations to Rian Cliffe and Coleman Radley who were part of the Scoil Gharbháin team that won the recent primary school county skills competition for football.  In the hurling skills competition Darrach McGrath and Fionnán Murray were on the team that came in second place, also for Scoil Gharbháin.
Sunday Night Bingo continues every Sunday at 8pm.
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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