Thursday, July 21, 2022

Club Notes - 20th July

Shauna McGrath RIP
It was with profound sadness that all in our club learned of the tragic passing of Shauna McGrath on Tuesday morning. As is always the case in such untimely deaths, everyone was left in a state of shock asking why such a bright, beautiful lady was taken from her loving family so young.
 Shauna played camogie with our sister club and won an Under 16 All Ireland medal with Waterford in 2015.
Shauna and her sister Cadhla formed an extremely tight knit family with their parents Eleanor and Hiker. Shauna's grandfather Noel Fleming was a former club chairman whilst Hiker wore our club jersey for many years winning County Titles in both codes. Eleanor of course is currently Chairperson of our Camogie Club and she was centrally involved in the installation our Astro Turf and the erection of the floodlights in our club grounds some years ago. For many years Hiker has been the man we turn to in the club to do a variety of jobs in our pitch and Shauna was a constant by his side, they really made an excellent team. As mentioned above the two girls and their parents formed a really tight family unit and we will all miss seeing the happiness and joy that they brought to each other. Shauna, we will miss your warm and caring nature, your beaming smile that could light up a room and of course your fantastic sense of humour and fun!
Our loss of course pales into insignificance compared to that of Shauna's family and close friends. To Eleanor, Hiker, Cadhla and Liam we send our deepest sympathies and promise to be there for you all in the tough times that lie ahead.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Shauna McGrath RIP

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,200. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Senior Hurling Championship
The fixtures for the Senior hurling championship were released recently.
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
Minor Hurling Championship
The Minors continued their championship last week with a victory over Lismore.
Abbeyside 2-22 Lismore 2-19 – Abbeyside, Thursday, 14th July.
Next up is a trip to Mount Sion on Wednesday.
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 3
Abbeyside v Mount Sion – Mount Sion, Wednesday, 20th July, 7:30pm
Win A House Draw
As you are no doubt aware Waterford GAA are holding a raffle to win a house in Monksfield. All clubs have been given an allocation of tickets to sell, so if you are interested in purchasing one please do so through the club.
Along with the main prize, the house or €340k, there are also additional draws taking place over the next few months. For example, any tickets purchased before 31st August will be entered in a draw for 5 x €1000.
Please contact any committee member if you would like to purchase a ticket.
Our Sunday Night Bingo will take place for the next few weeks in St Mary’s School. Eyes down at the usual time of 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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