Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Club Notes - 28th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,100. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
Dates For The Diary
The Divisional and County hurling championships will be kicking off soon. Below are a few dates to put in your diary to ensure you miss none of the action next month:-
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 1
Abbeyside v Tramore – Abbeyside, Wednesday, 5th July, 7:30pm
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 2
Abbeyside v Ferrybank – Abbeyside, Wednesday, 12th July, 7:30pm
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 3
Abbeyside v Dungarvan – Dungarvan Club Grounds, Wednesday, 19th July, 7:30pm
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 4
Abbeyside v Clonea – Abbeyside, Wednesday, 26th July, 7:30pm
County Senior Hurling Championship Group A Round 1
Abbeyside v Ballygunner – Fraher Field, Saturday, 29th July, 2:00pm
Camoige News
It's been a busy summer so far for our camogie girls, great to see so much activity, and hope everyone is enjoying!
U8 & U10
Last Sunday 25th June, Abbeyside camogie hosted a blitz, with Cappoquin, Lismore and Mount Sion travelling down to play.  The blitzes are always a great day out and the girls really enjoyed themselves.
Great games were had between the sun and the rain, all finished off with a cuppa and the obligatory goodie bags!  Special thanks to the fantastic group of Abbeyside coaches for hosting the blitz, to Lismore, Cappoquin and Mount Sion camogie clubs for travelling to play, to the parents for taking the girls not only to blitzes, but to training every week, and to all of the Abbeyside camogie committee who helped on the day.  Special thanks also goes to Abbeyside GAA for the use of the field, it is much appreciated.

U8 & U10 Blitz

U8 & U10 Blitz

Holiday season has definitely begun as we had 15 girls at our last training session, about half our usual numbers.  The girls played matches on June 8th against Portlaw which Abbeyside won, a total of 28 girls attended, and girls did very well winning as a different squad was played for each half including subs. Last Thursday the girls lost to Modeligo in a low scoring game.

U12s at Training

Next 2 matches are away on 29th June in Portlaw and on 13th July in Mount Sion both at 6.30pm.  The girls are doing well in their group with St Molleran’s, Modeligo, Mount Sion, Portlaw and St Anne’s, having played 3 games and won 2 at this point, keep up the great work!


Best of Luck!
Best of luck to Dearbhla and Megan in the inter-county championship this weekend as they and the Waterford Senior camogie team take on Antrim in their last game of the group.  The Waterford Senior camogie team have already qualified for an All Ireland quarter final which is fantastic!  The game against Antrim is in SETU Arena Saturday 1st July at 4.30pm, why not go along and give this great group your support!

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Club Notes - 21st June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €8,000. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
County League Division 1 Champions
In Fraher Field last Saturday evening our Senior Footballer picked up the first silverware of the season when they defeated Rathgormack by 3 points (2-11 to 2-08) in a very keenly contested Division 1 final.  Well done to all involved and attention now turns to preparing for championship which gets underway in a few weeks.

2023 County Football League Division 1 Champions

Mini All Ireland Hurling 2023
Sunday 11th June was a special day for our academy as the over 120 boys took part in our annual Mini All Ireland hurling festival.  The event is split into two age ranges with U7’s & U8’s making up a group that played under the banners of Waterford, Tipperary, Galway, Offaly, Antrim & Dublin.  The U9’s & U10’s represented Cork, Clare, Limerick, Kilkenny, Laois & Wexford.  In the weeks leading up to the first round of matches, the team sheets were posted up in each of the primary schools in the parish and there was a clamour from the boys to see who’s on their team and what county they’ll be playing for!  The school yard and training sessions were abuzz with excitement about who’ll mark who and what positions lads will play in – all very important to get right for match day!!!
Proceedings began with team the all-important photos before the traditional parading of the teams.  The parade, which was lead by our friends the Popup Pipers, adds great pageantry to the day and places our young hurlers and the centre of proceedings and allows them to feel special and to share the occasion with their friends and team mates.  The parade concluded on the main pitch with a fine rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.   
When the time came to take to the field the weather was kind to us and underfoot conditions were perfect for fast flowing hurling and there was plenty of that served up by our young hurlers.  The games were played in line with the GAA Go Games model with a focus on inclusion and development for all the boys taking part.  Each team played five matches and every boy played every minute of all the games and the quality of hurling was very impressive indeed with striking, blocking, hooking & catching amongst the many skills on display.  A key part of making these days special for our young players is the massive support coming from family and friends.  The sidelines were thronged and the cheering and encouragement definitely meant a lot to all the players.
When the final whistle sounded all the players descended on the clubhouse where they were presented with their medals and goodie bags which were well deserved.  Days like this are important for our youngest players so that they can build happy memories of having fun and enjoyment with their friends.  It wouldn’t have been possible to do any of this without the work and support of our academy coaches (along with a few U13 players too!) who all pulled together to help ensure that things run smoothly and that the day is as enjoyable as possible for the players.  Keep an eye on social media for photos and videos.
“Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!”
2023 Mini All-Ireland's

Action for the 2023 Mini All-Ireland's

Our U13’s travelled down the coast to play Micheál McCraith Tramore in round two of the U13 hurling championship.  The boys returned home with a victory under their belts and are now preparing for the next round, away to De la Salle, on Wednesday.

On Saturday, our U8’s and U9’s travelled to the Big Smoke to play the mighty Mount Sion. The rain cleared as we arrived and the conditions were perfect for hurling. All of our teams battled hard and there was no little skill on show. They did the village proud. Thanks to all the parents who travelled, the lads really appreciate the support from the sidelines. Keep encouraging the boys to practice at home, the improvement is really showing

U9 Hurlers

Junior Camogie
Our junior girls are training hard while they await their first championship game in August. Last Thursday night they took advantage of the lovely weather and location, and had a great session at the beach! Well done girls and keep up the great work!
They play a challenge game against Youghal this week - best of luck!
Junior Camogie Players

Junior Camogie Players Training Session

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Club Notes - 14th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €7,900. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -
Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
County Leagues
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 5
Abbeyside B 0-09 Ardmore 1-21 – Abbeyside, Friday, 08th June
County Hurling League Division 1 Round 5
Abbeyside A 1-14 Passage 1-10 – Abbeyside, Saturday, 9th June

County Football League Division 1 Final
Ballinacourty A v Rathgormack – Fraher Field, Saturday, 17th June, 7:00pm

The young boys of our academy played their annual "Mini All Irelands" tournament on Sunday morning. Almost 120 village hurlers took to the field and had great fun while being cheered on by a massive crowd. Full photo report next week and keep an eye on our social media for some great photos and videos.
Last Friday evening saw a hive of activity over at the pitch with both our under 11 teams out in action against Dungarvan and Ballygunner. The boys put in a great effort despite the heat and all four teams put on a great display of hurling. Thanks to all who came out to shout on the lads!

U11 Hurlers

The U12 boys continue their hurling programme and had a good run out against our neighbours Dungarvan on Friday evening. They await a fixture for the last match in the round robin stage of the U12 all county league, when they will play Mount Sion.
Our U13 hurlers got the division 1 championship of to a start with a loss to a strong Ballygunner side but the attitude of the Abbeyside boys couldn't be faulted. They've only had just over three weeks to prepare for championship since they played the division 1 county football final, so they're still playing catch up against the city teams. Our lads love their hurling and will have a good crack at it through the summer.
They travel to Tramore on Tuesday 13th to play round two.
Both of our U15 teams are training well and will have had four challenge matches played before the commencement of their championships on Monday 26th June. Also, thanks to the senior panel for their generous donation of sliotars to the U15 panels. It's very much appreciated.
We had five boys representing our club on the Waterford U14 panel on Saturday in the Fraher Field. Alex Doyle, Coleman Radley, Dara Sullivan (missed out though injury) and Seán Óg O' Regan took on the Tipperary u14 boys in two well contested games. Well done boys and good luck with the remainder of the season.
On behalf of all in our club we wish to extend our sympathy to the Byrne family on the death of Johnny Byrne who passed away this week. Johnny's family have strong connections with our club for many years with his grandsons continuing to play for our club, whilst his wife Lenore helped with many fundraising events for our club, especially helping with the development of our current club grounds.
We send our deepest sympathies to all the Byrne family but especially to Lenore and their children Liam, Pat, Maura, John, Gearoid, Helena, Mairead and Michael.
We also send our sympathies to the Cliffe family on the death of John Cliffe in England this week. Prior to moving to our present club grounds, Cliffe's field was our home for many years. John's brother Larry is still centrally involved in our club, whilst his nephews and grand nephews continue to train and play for our club teams. We send our sympathies to the wider Cliffe family, but especially John's brothers to Larry and Maurice and his sisters Mary and Theresa.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Club Notes - 7th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €7,800. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
U9 Hurling
Last week our U9 hurlers travelled to play De La Salle in the last round of the county league.  Depleted by injuries, our lads battled hard and never gave up against strong opposition.  Well done boys and thanks to all who travelled for your support from the sidelines.  A few well deserved ice creams were enjoyed on the journey home.  We’ll continue to train at 10am each Saturday and on Thursday evenings.  New players always welcome.  Our next fixture is a blitz vs Mount Sion on Saturday, 17th June for U8’s and U9’s.

U9 Hurlers v De La Salle

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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