Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Club Notes - 19th October


Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €4,500. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Championship 2022
The Senior Footballers overcame Kilrossanty in their County Quarter Final last Sunday. Absolutely horrendous weather conditions ensured it was going to be a tight close affair and so it proved. After playing with the aid of the elements in the 1st half we went in at half time with a 5 point lead. The 2nd half was a real battle as our opponents threw everything at us, but the lads defended resolutely and fought tenaciously for every ball and in the end we ran out 4 point winners.
Next up is a semi final date with The Nire next Sunday in Fraher Field at 2.00pm.
Meanwhile the Minors travelled to Walsh Park to take on Gaultier in the Division 1 County Final. This was a great game of football and the lads but in a tremendous performance of which they can be very proud. It was a tight affair all through and after 60 minutes it was all square. The extra time period took a similar pattern, and it was close all the way, with unfortunately Gaultier finishing the stronger which got them over the line.
Having won the plate final of the Division 1 hurling already, this was a very good year for this group of players and each and every one can be proud. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts.
County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
Ballinacourty 0-8 Kilrossanty 0-4 – Fraher Field, Sunday, 16th October
County Minor Football Championship Division 1 Final
Ballinacourty 1-8 Gaultier 2-8 – Walsh Park, Saturday, 15th October (AET)
County Senior Football Championship Semi Final
Ballinacourty v The Nire – Fraher Field, Sunday, 23rd October, 2:00pm

Please note that this week our regular Sunday Night Bingo has returned to the CBS Hall. Eyes down at the usual time of 8pm.
U14 Hurling – Munster Super 10’s
Well done to our Under 14 hurlers who took part in the Munster GAA Super 10s blitz on Saturday.  The lads defeated St Marys, Ballygunner and Ballyduff to qualify for the Munster Finals Day in Mallow on November 5th.
Academy Update
Even though it’s mid October, our academy boys are still going hard at it!  On Friday evening the U10’s travelled to Killeagh where they gave a great account of themselves.
The U9’s travelled to Mallow to play in the under 9 Munster football blitz.  They lads played Fr. O’Neills (Cork), The Banner (Clare) & Clondrohid (Cork) and had great fun while playing quality football.
The youngest of our hurlers and footballers finished their season on Saturday with their normal fun filled session, followed by goodie bags (thanks to Eurospar, Abbeyside) and medals to reward their effort through the year.  Well done to all the coaches for their enthusiasm and dedication through the year and no doubt they’re looking forward to the 2023 season already.
Mini All Ireland Football Tournament
On Saturday morning at the field we have over 60 boys, aged 7 and 8, taking part in the football version of our Mini All Ireland tournament.  They lined out for Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Meath and Waterford and we witnessed some great contests and team work with no shortage of skills on display.  The U7 and U8 groups played the first four fixtures of the round robin section with the U9 and U10 boys scheduled to play their round robin matches on Tuesday (17th Oct).  The finals will take place on Sunday morning (23rd Oct) when we will have over 120 boys contesting for silverware and having fun in what promises to be a very enjoyable morning.
We would like to thank David Walsh Office, School & Computer Supplies for their very generous sponsorship of the Mini All Ireland tournament.  We ask all of our members and friends to support the business whenever they can. 
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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