Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Club Notes - 19th April

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €7,100. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

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.
County Leagues 2023
County Hurling League Division 1 Round 2
Abbeyside A 2-14 Roanmore 0-22 – Abbeyside, Friday, 14th April, 7:30pm
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 2
Abbeyside B 0-16 Ballydurn 2-13 – Abbeyside, Thursday, 13th April
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 1
Abbeyside B 0-10 Clonea 2-16 – Clonea, Saturday, 8th April
County Hurling League Division 1 Round 1
Abbeyside A 2-13 Dungarvan 2-12 – Abbeyside, Friday, 7th April
County Football League Division 1 Round 3
Ballinacourty A v Rathgormack – Abbeyside, Friday, 21st April, 7:30pm

Abbeyside In Croke Park
On Tuesday of last week our U12 hurlers had the honour of playing three matches in the historic Croke Park. 26 boys left the Burgery at 10am and arrived on Clonliffe Road in the early afternoon. The boys were taken on a tour of the stadium and got a great lesson on the history and heritage of "headquarters". After the tour it was game time and the boys played three matches against Cashel King Cormac's, St. Oliver Plunketts and Templeglantine. It's fair to say that the Abbeyside boys played hurling that reflected the quality of the pitch and they had hugely enjoyable experience. Big credit must go to all the coaches who helped organize the day and make it so special for the boys. 
Memories have been made for life!
Hopefully they won’t be the only Abbeyside lads to get their hands on the Liam McCarthy in Croke Park this year.
Abbeyside U12s in Croke Park

U14 Waterford Panels
Well done to Seán Óg, Alex, Colm, Dara, Coleman and Jack on being selected for the Waterford U14 hurling panel who played Laois recently. Also in actions were 8 of our young footballers involved with the Waterford U14 team
Seán Óg, Charlie, Gavin, Owen, Micheál, Jack, Sam and Colm played against Limerick and competed very well.  Well done to all of our young hurlers and footballers, they did the club, their families and themselves very proud!
U14 Waterford Panels

Camoige News
U15 Feile
Last Saturday our U15girls competed in the Feile competition at SETU arena, and to say it was nail biting stuff is an understatement. The girls won their first 2 games against Ballyduff Upper and Portlaw to meet Butlerstown in the final. The game was level after extra time, went to 5x 45's and then sudden death. The girls displayed amazing grit and determination but were defeated in the end.
The feedback they received in relation to their superb attitude, workrate and display of hurling was fantastic.  Well done girls, you should be so proud of yourselves, and when the win comes it will be all the sweeter.  Thanks to the coaches PJ, Padraig and Nollaig for all you do with the girls.
Return to Training
Our U6/U8/U10's will all be back out at Abbeyside GAA field training from this Friday 21st April, keep an eye out on social media for training times.
Paula Collins Memorial Blitz 1st May, Abbeyside GAA Field, 2.30pm
Following the sad loss of Paula Collins 1 year ago, who was and will always be a much loved, valued member and coach of Abbeyside camogie club, the club will host an underage memorial camogie tournament in Paula's memory. This will take place with U8/U10 and U12 teams on Monday May 1st at 2.30pm at Abbeyside GAA field.
We will host a few fun friendly games, have a cuppa and fondly remember Paula on the day. There will be refreshments available, and all are welcome to attend.
Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall. Eyes down at 8.00pm
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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