Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Club Notes - 16th August


Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €8,800. 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.
Championship 2023
County Senior Hurling Championship Group A Round 2
Abbeyside 2-15 Passage 2-15 – Fraher Field, Sunday, 13th August
Western Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Group A Round 3
Abbeyside 1-13 Brickey Rangers 5-10 – An Rinn, Friday, 11th August
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 6
Abbeyside 1-14 St. Mary’s 1-8 – Abbeyside, Wednesday, 9th August
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 7
Abbeyside v Cois Bríd – Tallow, Wednesday, 16th August, 7:00pm
County Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Final
Abbeyside v Dunhill – Fraher Field, Sunday, 20th August, 3:30pm
Academy Update
Literally every corner of the club grounds were being put to good use on Saturday morning.  We had the “Well Kids”, who were playing fun games and exploring at the very beginning of their journey with our games and we also had fantastic groups of boys from U6 right through to U10 who were being guided by their coaches while having great craic playing hurling and football.
We had two clubs from outside the county visiting us.  The U9’s welcomed St. Mary’s of Clonmel while the U10’s hosted Douglas from Cork.  The young boys in the blue and gold gave a great account of themselves and they really enjoyed the challenges from our visitors.
As well as the dedicated coaches and supportive parents, there’s another important part of our Saturday morning academy and that’s the volunteers that are always on hand with the juice and treats after training for our young players.  We have a wonderful team to fulfil this important role and at this stage they’re all well aware of the tricks that might be played by a young lad in order to try and get a few extra custard creams!  Joking aside, it’s a lovely treat for the boys after training and we appreciate the volunteers that facilitate this.
Our U11 hurlers were on the road on Saturday to take part in a hurling tournament hosted by Fr. O’ Neill’s in Cork. The village boys played against teams from Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny. They had a wonderful day of hurling and came home having won the shield final. Thanks to Fr O’ Neill’s for organising and hosting us on the day. A big thanks to all the supporters that travelled on the day and cheered on the lads.
While the U12’s have started their football championship, they play Rathgormack and Ardmore (both away) on Friday, they still haven’t put down the hurleys yet.  They played two good challenge matches last Friday against Ballygunner with both matches ending in a draw.
The U13 hurlers hosted Passage on Tuesday evening in round 5 of the division 1 hurling championship.  It was a tense affair as both teams are contesting for a place in the county semi-finals.  After a bit of a shaky start, the boys showed real grit, determination and good hurling, to claw their way back and win on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-09.  Mount Sion are the visitors in the next round on Monday (21st Aug).
Congratulations to Owen Morrissey and Colm Kiely who were part of the “Waterford White” team that won the Jim Power Memorial plate final on Saturday.  They beat Limerick and Waterford Blue (including their clubmates Charlie Gleeson, Jack Hurney and Sam Hodge) on the way to the final where they played Offaly. They came from 7 points down in the final to score late on, and snatch the victory. Missing from the photo is Micheál O' Grady who's still recovering from a long term injury. Well done to all our boys!!!
Jim Power Memorial Plate Winners, 2023

The U15 hurlers continue to prepare for the knockout phase of the county championship.  They are scheduled to play St Molleran’s in Carrickbeg (div 2) and St. Pats in Colligan (div 4) on Monday 28th August.  They boys have been putting in a great effort through out the year and we wish them the best of luck!
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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